FLORENCE — Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer’s feelings were “relief” as well as excitement at the dedication of his department’s new office building at the county’s Justice Complex on Jason …
PHOENIX — A judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit by three current and former lawmakers claiming that former state Rep. Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma, “smeared’’ their names.
FLORENCE — Legislation that would give counties the authority to apply directly for federal water grants has passed the Arizona House, state Rep, David Cook said at a town hall with other elected officials on Feb. 24.
FLORENCE — Pinal County is applying for a $6.8 million state grant to install equipment and towers throughout the county to improve access to affordable and reliable internet, especially in rural areas.
CASA GRANDE — The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising drivers to plan for overnight lane restrictions in both directions of Interstate 10 between Tucson and Casa Grande next week.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors was asked to take a public stand against voter suppression, “The Big Lie” that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election and other issues.
FLORENCE — A local state of emergency declared two years ago at the beginning of the pandemic was repealed Wednesday by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
FLORENCE — Pending legislation would result in hefty pay increases for sheriff’s deputies all over the state, and possibly layoffs as counties struggle to meet the terms of the law, a Pinal County supervisor said.
PICACHO — The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for overnight lane restrictions on both directions of Interstate 10 between Eloy and Picacho Peak State Park (mileposts 209 to 220) starting Sunday night while crews install permanent striping.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb will be the master of ceremonies at a National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 24 near Toledo, Ohio.
FLORENCE — After 15 years of planning, the SunZia Transmission Project hopes to begin building 570 miles of extra-high-voltage transmission lines and substations next year, carrying renewable energy from New Mexico into central Arizona, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
FLORENCE — Pinal County residents can now view two proposed maps, labeled Map A and Map B, that redraw county supervisor districts.
FLORENCE — Repealing the county’s nearly-two-year-old state of emergency is premature and would send a message that the pandemic is over and life is back to normal, but “that’s far from the case,” the Pinal County Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
FLORENCE — Pinal County has scheduled a series of public meetings at which the public may view two options for new county supervisor districts and make comments. Scheduled meetings are:
FLORENCE — Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb’s son is facing new charges after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs in August in Tempe.
FLORENCE — Pinal County officials are considering creating a $100,000 contingency fund to reimburse the Sheriff’s Office for overtime, travel and other expenses related to protecting Arizona’s southern border, if called upon to do so.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors opted not to fill a vacancy for judge in Central Pinal Justice Court Wednesday.
FLORENCE — Pinal County will host public meetings in each supervisor district next month to give citizens a look at tentative new district lines, the first new boundary lines in 10 years.
FLORENCE — Antibody treatments that may reduce the severity of COVID-19 are available to employees covered under Pinal County’s health insurance, but supplies are short and there’s a waiting list.
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PHOENIX — Almost a dozen Arizona sheriffs, including Pinal County’s Mark Lamb, have endorsed Gov. Doug Ducey’s efforts to push for federal legislation to better secure the state’s border with Mexico.
COOLIDGE — Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology will receive a little more than $400,000 through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Plan over the next three years to help pay for COVID-19-related issues.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors asked for further information before voting for the Superior Court to apply for a federal American Rescue Plan Act grant to fund four part-time court commissioners to reduce a backlog of cases.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer’s feelings were “relief” as well as excitement at the dedication of his department’s new office building at the county’s Justice Complex on Jason Lopez Circle.
FLORENCE -- Public Fiduciary occupies a small corner of Pinal County government that most citizens never encounter — and most of those who do aren’t glad to see them, at least not at first.
FLORENCE — At its last regular meeting of 2021 on Wednesday, Dec. 15, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors elected new officers for the new year.
FLORENCE — Pinal County awaits the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s maps for congressional and legislative districts around the end of December.
FLORENCE — Be Connected, a statewide partnership designed to equip and connect veterans with their community, resources and employment, wishes to formalize its collaboration with Pinal County and programs that assist veterans, a spokeswoman told the Board of Supervisors Wednesday.
FLORENCE — As Pinal County officials contemplate the first major overhaul of their zoning code in a decade, they have been urged to work for a code that does the job in most cases without needing a map overlay to make everything fit.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority, although still awaiting a ruling that its tax is legal, now has a contract with Pinal County that outlines the responsibilities of each party for the funding, design and construction of roads.
MARANA — State troopers seized over 35 pounds of packaged heroin and arrested a Tucson woman following a traffic stop on Interstate 10 near the Pinal-Pima County line.
FLORENCE — A discount store across from Copper Basin K-8 School in San Tan Valley would bring traffic that would put children at risk and most likely harm surrounding property values, a neighbor told the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
FLORENCE — The Board of Supervisors congratulated the Pinal County Treasurer’s Office for winning the 2021 Arizona Association of Counties Summit Award.
FLORENCE — A Pinal County supervisor wants to know if low pay in the Community Development department is the reason for understaffing, which is causing a backlog in projects being approved.
FLORENCE — After its Nov. 3 meeting became bogged down in confusion over rules, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors is considering an expanded set of those for conducting meetings.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors is considering a new written policy for invocations, or prayers, at the beginning of its regular meetings.
RED ROCK — A man who was allegedly in the country illegally was captured after leading state troopers on a high-speed chase near Red Rock.
MARANA -- State troopers seized more than &1.7 million in illegal drugs during a traffic stop involving two vehicles on Interstate 10 near the Pinal-Pima County line.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Miller, R-Casa Grande, began Wednesday’s meeting with a denunciation of a blog post criticizing him, followed by criticism of the supervisor whose name was on the post, Kevin Cavanaugh, R-Coolidge.
FLORENCE — Two months after narrowly voting to reject it, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, sitting as the Pinal Public Health District board, voted to accept a $3.3 million grant to help bring COVID vaccines to the county’s underserved populations.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Economic Development Director Tim Kanavel, who died on Feb. 9, has been honored by the Arizona Association of Economic Development with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
FLORENCE — Two months after they voted to reject it, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors will reconsider on Nov. 3 accepting a $3.3 million federal grant to bring COVID vaccines to underserved populations.
FLORENCE — Pinal County deputies will receive raises to make their pay more competitive with neighboring jurisdictions following the Board of Supervisors’ approval of a budget amendment of $684,353 Wednesday.
FLORENCE – Neal Carter was appointed to fill the remainder of the late Frank Pratt’s term as state representative in District 8, and Teresa Martinez was appointed state representative in District 11 to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Bret Roberts.
FLORENCE – Some Arizona counties continue to grapple with administering COVID-19 vaccines equitably, even as cases spiked across the state in recent months and vaccination rates still lag in rural communities and among some people of color.
PICACHO — Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers stopped a vehicle carrying six people who had entered the country illegally and arrested the driver, who had also allegedly entered the country illegally.
CASA GRANDE — The latest maps drafted by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission include major changes for Pinal County and represent a shift from earlier maps to try and avoid splitting up municipalities.