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West Nile Virus mosquitoes detected in Pinal County

The Pinal County Public Health Services District during routine mosquito surveillance recently detected the first West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes in the county this season. Mosquito …
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New Florence town budget increases by almost 40%

The 2021-2022 budget for the Town of Florence has grown significantly over the past year. The budget, inclusive of all funds and expenditures, is $65.8 million. The town’s budget for the …
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Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission hearing July 23 in Florence

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission invites residents to participate in its first round of statewide public hearings beginning July 23 and continuing through Aug. 9. Information will …

Judge denies request to suppress evidence in Arizona murders

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to suppress evidence in a 2016 case involving the murders of an Apache Junction couple. Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three men …
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Paralympian ready to represent Team USA

After the hoopla of the Olympics is over, the sporting events continue with the Paralympics, the largest sporting event for people with physical disabilities.
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‘Kids at Hope’ taught to Pinal County staff

A youth-development strategy that demonstrates all children are capable of success — Kids at Hope — is being taught to employees in Pinal County governmental agencies and could be a tool …
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Equitable broadband Internet access for rural Arizona towns is 'life-and-death situation'

The vulnerabilities of rural Arizona communities to being disconnected from broadband Internet access for inordinate amounts of time have exposed life-and-death scenarios, an inability to develop new …
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County, Superior host sandbag event to promote post-fire flooding preparedness

To prepare for post-fire flooding, Pinal County and the town of Superior will be providing sandbags at the Superior Airport at 101 Airport Road. The event will take place 5 a.m.-1 p.m. July 2-3. …
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Telegraph Fire at 180,755 acres, is 91% contained

Light fire activity continues at the Telegraph Fire and crews are working on suppression repair in advance of forecasted rain. The Telegraph Fire in the Globe Ranger District has burned 180,755 …
Opinion

Letter: Infrastructure bill proves Washington, D.C. 'broken,' needs 'repair'

Here we go again … Chuck Schumer has introduced a $1 trillion infrastructure bill containing 2,700 pages. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was brought to the floor by Speaker of the House …

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Central Arizona College graduates recognized

Central Arizona College recognized the May 2021 graduating class and celebrated their success during a recent virtual graduation ceremony.Students Sarah Lautzenheiser and Alexsondra Nathan were …

Beloved football coach returns to Florence High School

CAC offering corrections officers certificate, degree opportunities

Central Arizona College recognizes 62nd nursing pinning class

Entertainmenet
St. Joseph's Youth Camp provides numerous outdoor activities for particpants.

Camp seeks Valley teens to serve as summer youth camp counselors

After a year-long closure due to COVID-19 for many Arizona overnight summer camps, the 2021 summer camp season is a light of fun at the end of a tunnel.
Megan & Shane, a country folk duo, will play at 5 p.m. May 21.

Gila River Music Festival May 21-22

The inaugural Gila River Music Festival is May 21-22 in Kearny, a small town on the Gila River an hour from the Valley just down the road from Superior. “The music festival will feature a …
Sydney Swanson, a 14-year-old singer/songwriter, will open the festival at 11 a.m. May 21.

Gila River Music Festival May 21-22

The inaugural Gila River Music Festival is May 21-22 in Kearny, a small town on the Gila River an hour from the Valley just down the road from Superior. “The music festival will feature a …
Guitar League members jam during a monthly session pre-COVID-19.

Guitar League to bring back live monthly meetings

The Phoenix chapter of the Guitar League will relaunch monthly live meetings beginning Tuesday, May 11.
The Joey’s, a young energetic rockabilly group from Scottsdale, are to perform at 4 p.m.

Gila River Music Festival May 21-22

The inaugural Gila River Music Festival is May 21-22 in Kearny, a small town on the Gila River an hour from the Valley just down the road from Superior. “The music festival will feature a …
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