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Free emergency preparedness seminar

On Saturday, November 6, 2010, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Paul Babeu and the National Sheriff’s Association will be co-sponsoring an All-Hazards Homeland Security Initiative Community Partnership and Awareness Training at the Coolidge/Florence Elks Lodge at 13682 N. Attaway Road.

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: San Tan Valley Subdivisions

Pinal County Public Works is alerting citizens of road construction that will be taking place over the next several months in the Copper Basin, Rancho Bella Vista and Circle Cross Ranch areas.  Public Works will begin repairing sink holes.  The worst failures will be repaired first.  The repairs will take several steps.  Crews will first remove failed material and re-compact a new aggregate base, allowing it to stand for a few weeks before paving.  Some trenches may be left open overnight so the ground can dry out.  There may also be loose gravel in the areas of construction.

ROCK OUT for Project Bridge!

Come show off your skills at our game night and support FUSD’s families in need.

Who: Everyone in the community

What: Video and Board Game Night

When: Friday, November 5th, 2010 from 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Where: Poston Butte High School Gymnasium

Why: To support FUSD’s families in need

Opinon: The high cost of border insecurity

With the controversy in the State of Arizona over illegal immigration -- particularly since the passage and signing into law of Senate Bill 1070 -- we have been inundated with news clips of angry people on both sides of the issue. We have also been lulled nearly to sleep by the talking heads on the evening news spouting figures about illegal immigration that have little or no meaning to us. Depending upon which television channel you watch, the numbers may even be different.

Recall: Frozen vegetables may contain glass

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard

Frozen Vegetable RecallA company in Tennessee is recalling some packages of frozen vegetables because they may contain glass fragments.

Pictsweet said Friday that 24,000 pounds of packages were distributed to Kroger stores in the southeastern U.S. and Walmart stores throughout the U.S.

ADOT to begin hearings on new link for I-10 and US60

The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a potential new route in Pinal County that would link Interstate 10 and US 60.

Held today in Florence will be the first of three public meetings on a North-South Corridor Study to identify and evaluate possible transportation routes.

Past studies, the last completed in 2006, indicated a need for the highway.

Trash Abatement Began in “Little Mexico”

Only two things unify people. One is fear, the other is love. One is easily manufactured, the other matters. A lot of “trash” was successfully confronted one Saturday morning in San Tan Valley. It’s a start.

Christopher Cravey Arrested for Aggravated Assault and Shoplifting

Christopher Allen CraveyOn Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 8:13 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from the Fry’s Food Store located at 542 East Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley. Employees were reporting a shoplifting had just occurred and the suspect was being detained by another shopper.

Lifepoint Church to host annual drive-in movie night

KidzLife at LifePoint Church presents its fifth annual Drive-In Movie Night at the LifePoint Church in Copper Basin on Saturday, October 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring a cardboard box to create their very own car to sit in during the screening. Families can design their car to match their imagination by visiting the special body shop and tire store, as well as the DMV for license plates and driver's licenses.


New OB/GYN Office Near Banner Ironwood Medical Center

Drs. Goodman & Partridge, OB/GYN is growing with the East Valley! In the last few years, the Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek areas have seen tremendous expansion, with many new families moving in! With the new neighborhoods come an increasing number of women searching for pregnancy care and general women’s health care closer to their new homes.

Bullying Needs to Stop

On October 12th, a very brave Ft Worth City Councilman named Joel Burns, used his time to address a very important issue.  An issue that is killing our children.  This video is being aired on CNN and was originally released on THE LAST WORD on MSNBC.

Ellsworth Road Improvement Project

South of Empire Boulevard to Cloud Road


Mews Road at Ellsworth Road (east side only)
5:00 a.m. on 10/18/10 through 5:00 p.m. on 10/24/10

Orchard Lane at Ellsworth Road (east side only)
5:00 a.m. on 10/25/10 through 5:00 p.m. on 10/31/10

Nominations requested for “Spirit of Giving” Award

12’s of Christmas Spirit of Giving Award presented by Gateway Airport

Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport will be presenting the first annual “Spirit of Giving” award – part of the 12k’s of Christmas, an annual event in Gilbert that helps raise money and find new homes for our furry friends.

Arizona to Join Multi-State Home Foreclosure Investigation

Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that Arizona will join 47 other state Attorneys General in an investigation of mortgage servicing companies and home foreclosure documentation.

Ariz. launches Pinal transportation corridor study

State officials are thinking about potential new transportation links in northern Pinal County in south-central Arizona.

The Department of Transportation says it will hold public meetings this month in Apache Junction, Florence, Picacho and Queen Creek regarding a study area between U.S. 60 in Apache Junction and Interstate 10 in the Picacho and Eloy area.

Community Safety

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard

A safety message from the City of Mesa's Energy Resources Department…

Community safety and the safety of its employees is the primary priority of Mesa’s Energy Resources Department, but please remember that energy safety is everyone’s responsibility:

Arizona immigration law: Judge denies bid to stop lawsuit

U.S. District Court Judge Susan BoltonA federal judge has denied motions by Gov. Jan Brewer, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the tough Arizona immigration law referred to as Senate Bill 1070.

Former Pinal employee sentenced in ID theft scam

Albert Robbs, a former employee in the Pinal County Recorder’s Office, has been sentenced to three years in prison for assisting a criminal syndicate and two years for unlawful possession of an access device. Pinal County Superior Court Judge Boyd Johnson also ordered on Sept. 27 that the sentences should run consecutively with no credit for jail time served.

Queen Creek road closures coming Monday

Several lanes of Ellsworth Loop Road near Rittenhouse Road in Queen Creek will be closed periodically beginning Monday through Oct. 22.The closures ar...

New Hours, New Dishes, Live Music at the Queen Creek Olive Mill

Queen Creek Olive MillThe Olive Mill is staying open late on Thursday, Friday and Saturday every week with 3 new hot, 5-layer pasta dishes in addition to our regular menu. Each pasta dish comes with your choice of a side salad for $10.99. Add a glass of wine and enjoy it on the patio while listening to live music every Friday and Saturday night from 6pm to 9pm.

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