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Pinal County News & Opinion

Council moves to expand grant program

Last night, the Florence Town Council approved four Returning Stronger Grant applications in the amount of $26,619. That brought up a discussion as to why only $138,000 of the$500,00 in grant money …
Covid-19

Florence sees bump in number of COVID-19 cases

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Nov. 11 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Florence at 1,570 in the 85132 ZIP code. That is an increase of 32 from one week ago.
Covid-19

More COVID Cases in Florence

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Nov. 4 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Florence at 1,538 in the 85132 ZIP code. That is an increase of 30 from one week ago. More than 90% of …
First Responders

Thefts reported in Florence area

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office took the following reports of crime in Florence area Oct. 28-Nov. 4: Vehicle Theft, reported at 2:28 p.m., Oct. 30 in the 800 block N. Pinal Parkway …
Events

Florence, Pinal County honor veterans

A Veteran’s Day flag raising ceremony sponsored by the Joe Foss American Legion Post 97 is set for 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Florence Veterans Memorial located immediately south of …
Opinion

AAA Arizona: Tips to prevent animal collisions

During the fall months, drivers face an increased risk of animal-related crashes as deer and other wildlife begin to migrate and find their way onto highways and into suburban neighborhoods.

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Education
Register for spring 2021 classes at Central Arizona College

Registration is open for spring 2021 courses at Central Arizona College. Classes will begin Jan. 19, 2021. Funding may be available for those interested in starting or continuing their …

Central Arizona College graduate being considered for Rhodes Scholarship program

Central Arizona College celebrates Arizona Apprenticeship Week

Virtual college fairs, CAC 'live' sessions available for students to explore educational options

Entertainmenet
“Crossing,” acrylic on canvas, 16 inches x 20 inches, by Barbara Usey, who will be at the San Tan Artists Guild’s Holiday Art and Gifts Market.

Winter events showcase locally handcrafted artworks

Several art shows will be held in Pinal County and eastern Maricopa County in November and December, including one each in Florence, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon, Apache Junction and Queen Creek.

The man, the myth, the legend: Danny Zelisko tells all

Concert Promoter Danny Zelisko’s rise from everyday Chicago civilian to one of the most influential concert promoters in the southwest is a feat he owes to grit and tenacity. He grew up in a …
The model train at the museum; in the background is the 20-stamp ore crusher that was state-of-the-art technology for recovering gold in the 1800s.

Superstition Mountain Museum shines anew

After a temporary closure in March, April and May due to COVID-19 concerns, the Superstition Mountain Museum grounds is open to the public. A limited schedule of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Friday, …
Fans will have to wait to see country music acts like Eric Church at Country Thunder in Florence with the postponing of 2020's event to 2021.

Country Thunder postponed until 2021

Fans of Country Thunder will have to wait until 2021 after organizers there canceled this year's event.

Return of the movie theater: A pandemic guide to movie-going in 2020

In a typical year, the time between the Academy Awards and the summer blockbuster season has provided moviegoers with a steady, highly publicized buildup for those big-budget titles soon to draw thousands.
The meeting will take place on Zoom and be live streamed on YouTube.

May 16 San Tan Valley Democrats Club meeting on Zoom, YouTube

Delina DiSanto and Stuart Starky, who are vying to win the Democratic nomination to represent Congressional District 4, are the featured speakers for the San Tan Valley Democrats meeting 10-11 a.m. …

The Arizona Highways Collection presents Photography by Barry M. Goldwater

Since 1925, Arizona Highways has been sharing the history, culture and natural beauty of Arizona with readers around the world. And along the way, it has featured some of the most talented writers …
The meeting will take place on Zoom and be live streamed on YouTube.

May 16 San Tan Valley Democrats Club meeting on Zoom, YouTube

Delina DiSanto and Stuart Starky, who are vying to win the Democratic nomination to represent Congressional District 4, are the featured speakers for the San Tan Valley Democrats meeting 10-11 a.m. …

Parks and rec department shares COVID-19 updates, precautions, suggestions

When Governor Doug Ducey imposed a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a point stressed throughout his March 30 executive order was that while residents should follow all …
The festival is to be on North Main Street, between Ruggles and 11th streets in Florence.

Artists sought for Oct. 3-4 Florence Arts and Culture Festival

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce hosts the Florence Arts and Culture Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3-4 along historic Main Street. "At this event, there are numerous opportunities for …
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