Interested parties have until November 7, 2019, to submit comments regarding the Forest Service’s findings outlined in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange.
As rock removal work advances along US-60 for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project, drivers should plan for several weeks of delays from lane restrictions and scheduled full closures.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting on Nov. 14 in southeast Mesa to provide information about the latest plans to build an interim four-lane section of State Route 24 (Gateway Freeway) east of Ellsworth Road.
In the aftermath of the Woodbury Fire, the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team warned of the dangers of flooding due to scarred earth. Now, just one month after SR-88 reopened between Tortilla Flat and Apache Lake (August 30), landslides caused by last week’s monsoon rain have closed …
At the September 18, 2019, Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, Kent Taylor, director of Open Space & Trails for Pinal County, presented an update to the Board on the CAP National Recreation Trail and Peralta Regional Park. The two projects, combined, will increase regional p…
Scams are common, and with advancing technology, it is getting easier for victims to be fooled by real-looking documents and scare tactics. One of the latest scams uses court logos and information available from public records to scam victims out of their money.
The Pinal County Community College District Governing Board conducted a swearing in ceremony of new Governing Board Member Dr. David Odiorne during the recent board meeting held at the Central Arizona College Maricopa Campus.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has posted its draft of the Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for the North-South Corridor. The 55-mile proposed roadway stretches from US 60 in Apache Junction to Interstate 10 in Eloy.
Pinal County 2019 Property Tax Statements will be mailed mid-September. Why wait? View your Tax Statement online! Click the pay button for payment options and select the option that works best for you.
Pinal County’s Public Health Services District is alerting residents to a possible measles exposure that occurred during the dates of August 9-11 at multiple locations in the Phoenix area. An international traveler tested positive for measles after participating at the World Hip Hop Dance Ch…
Banner Ironwood Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Aug. 12 to celebrate the opening of its new pediatric observation unit. The unit will provide medical evaluation, as well as management for health-related conditions on a short-term basis, to young patients who don’t re…
A crowd of over 100 people gathered inside the large auditorium at the American Leadership Academy High School in San Tan Valley on August 8. Even more residents attended the Town Hall that took place at Poston Butte High School on Tuesday earlier that week.
Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith announces that he will not run for re-election representing District #4. Smith said, “In 2008 when I was elected into my first public office, I had no idea I would have the pleasure of serving the people for twelve years. As I examine where I am in my li…
On January 22, 2019, after nearly two years in debate, the Arizona State Board on Geographic and Historic Names approved a proposal to designate portions of U.S. Highway 60 between Globe and Apache Junction as the “Governor Rose Mofford Memorial Highway.” Roberto Reveles, the Gold Canyon res…
Pinal County senior citizens have until Monday, September 2nd to apply for the senior freeze on their property values for property tax purposes.
On Friday, August 2, the U.S. Forest Service issued a press release modifying the previous notice concerning access to Apache Lake and several trails in the Superstition Wilderness.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is excited about our partnership with Securus Technologies, which will bring technology to the inmates at the Adult Detention Center. The launch of this technology aims at preparing the incarcerated with 21st century skills to help them have a successful fut…
The United Way of Pinal County has received notice that $197,693 for emergency food and shelter services (EFSP) will be made available for distribution to agencies, according to Allen A. Villalobos, Chief Executive Officer.
Family can mean many things to anyone. It can mean a mom, dad, siblings and grandparents. For others, family can mean a deep relationship that fosters a sense of community.
Infrastructure Improvement Plan Update
With 530 fatal crashes on roadways within Pinal County between 2008 and 2017, the Sun Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization, in cooperation with Central Arizona Governments, Maricopa Association of Governments and Pinal County, is developing a comprehensive Strategic Transportation Saf…
The Board of Supervisors have ended a month of speculation and guessing by voting to begin negotiations with Public Works Director Louis Andersen for the soon-to-be open county manager position.
In their update on July 2, 2019, the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) said that the Woodbury Fire containment has increased to 80 percent.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting on June 19, 2019, covered two primary topics: collecting and spending taxpayer dollars. Agenda items included setting the annual tax rates, approving the 2019-2020 budget and determining the amount of general obligation bonds to be sold to …
After months of working with veteran service organizations, community health programs, the Pinal County Housing Authority and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that a pilot program to house homeless and at-risk veterans in Pina…
On June 12, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously approved a resolution supporting the United States, Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement, which is currently before Congress. The agreement, if passed, would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was passe…
The Pioneer Justice Court opened the doors to its new facility at 3675 E. Hunt Highway, San Tan Valley on May 6, 2019.
Hot temperatures and increased fire danger have prompted fire officials to implement fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning 8:00 am, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Most types of fire or fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.
This week, during seasonal mosquito surveillance, the Pinal County Public Health Services District (PCPHSD) detected the first West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquitoes in the county. Mosquito surveillance is done throughout Pinal County in order to determine the relative risk of mosquito-bo…
Capital Improvement Projects Considered
Pinal Board of Supervisors to hold 3 separate hearings on June 19, 9:30 a.m.
U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee passes bill with language designed to provide critical funding
On May 22, 2019, The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed a civil case in Arizona Superior Court against Johnson Utilities, LLC, seeking penalties and injunctive relief in excess of $100 million.
When one thinks of the term “tech corridor,” the first thought to come to their mind is Silicon Valley, but Pinal County Economic Development Program Manager Tim Kanavel says that Silicon Valley is not the only tech corridor in the United States.
Public meeting highlights need to study access to developments
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) heard the recommended five-year plan for roadways in Pinal County. These construction, improvement or maintenance projects are funded by a voter approved half-cent transportation Excise Tax
May 3-9 proclaimed Peace Officers Memorial Week
More than 500 residents attend meeting with county representatives
Assessor reports $5.5 million in back taxes are yet to be collected
BOS approves purchase of land for N/S Corridor ROW, tapping funds for county road construction
On January 22, the Arizona State Board on Geographic and Historic Names approved a proposal to designate portions of U.S. Highway 60 between Globe and Apache Junction as the “Governor Rose Mofford Memorial Highway.”
“Flexibility” needed to create employment centers
The first step to overcoming a problem is admitting that you have a problem. From that standpoint, San Tan Valley residents, whose complaints about Johnson Utilities’ subpar service had been ignored for many years, are finally seeing progress toward a working solution to their water and wast…
More than half the State’s voters cast ballots, but Pinal County still lags at 41.8%
Scouts from Troop #758, San Tan Valley, attended the October 10 Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting as a requirement to earn their citizenship merit badge. Over the course of the two-hour meeting, they were able to observe a fair sampling of the issues and procedures that come before o…
Good news for taxpayers in Pinal County, as the Board of Supervisors adopted a lower tax rate for FY 2018-2019.
Statement intended to request halt to separation of families at the border
On May 16, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) met in special session. The agenda included a tourism video and discussions of pavement damage restoration fees and penalties, progress on the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority and FY 18/19 budget development. Supervisors also met …
Tax Injunction Denied
Pinal County Public Works Director Louis Andersen received an email recently from a grateful winter visitor that alerted him to an employee who went out of his way to return his lost wallet.