San Tan Valley Area Information

The northbound lanes of Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction are scheduled to be closed or restricted on Monday (Oct. 19) and Tuesday (Oct. 20) for routine maintenance.

Grab your friends and neighbors and head over to the Queen Creek Olive Mill for their annual Artist of the Superstition art show from 10AM-3PM Sunday October 18th 2015.

Artists will be lining ther front grove with all their wonderful masterpieces for sale!

The Pinal County Animal Care and Control shelter will be closed from Thursday, November 26 to November 29. The shelter will reopen on Monday, November 30.

Donna McBride has been appointed by Arizona Governor Douglas A. Ducey to the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism. The commission's mission is to provide Arizona communities opportunities to be strengthened through service and volunteerism. McBride signed her Oath of Office in late August and will be representing Pinal County.

Bringing the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court (COSC) into the 21st Century is an unwavering goal of Clerk Amanda Stanford. “Smartphones are here to stay,” said Clerk Stanford, “and we need to understand that our customers no longer want to find a computer to get information from my office.” Indeed, Clerk Stanford is committed to the concept of the elimination of ‘office hours’ as we know it for most COSC customer needs.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 5000 block of North Toltec Buttes Road, near Casa Grande. PCSO received a 911 call from an adult female at the residence reporting an armed 16-year-old male was outside the house threatening to shoot her boyfriend. Deputies arrived on-scene and located the suspect near the house.

Starting October 1st, Pinal County Air Quality will resume issuing open burning permits in Area A, which includes San Tan Valley.

Burn permits allow for the disposal of plant material by open burning during limited daytime hours.

I grew up being told that "Girls can do anything better than boys" .... except be "Woman of the Year", apparently.

Caitlyn Jenner, aka Bruce Jenner, has just been given the title of Woman of the Year, by Glamour Magazine and I am not only stunned, but offended.  

It's that time of year again!  Time to vote for San Tan Valley's Spookiest House!

All of the entries were received and SanTanValley.com determined the top 12 finalists.  Now it's your turn to vote for your favorite!

Traffic Alerts Outside of Area:

Ellsworth Road - Empire Boulevard to San Tan Boulevard – A northbound double lane closure will be in place on Ellsworth Road for water and sewer line tie-ins for a new development. These restrictions will be in place for 24 hours a day beginning at 9 a.m. on Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

A long-discussed plan for a proposed passenger rail system linking Tucson and Phoenix has many more hurdles to clear, starting with where the money would come from. An important first step, however, is sharing your opinion on it.

Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs says a deal in principle has been reached to settle a long-running school funding lawsuit.

Biggs said late Saturday that documents were being prepared over the weekend and he will brief members of his Republican caucus Monday and Tuesday. House Speaker David Gowan notified Republican House members to come to the Capitol on Tuesday.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas' motion to sever ties with Common Core has passed on a 6-2 vote.

The vote affects schoolchildren in every classroom across the state.

Douglas addressed the Arizona Board of Education on Monday morning.

The Pinal County Public Health Services District will begin providing flu vaccine to the public on October 26, 2015. Adults can receive a flu shot by appointment only. We will begin scheduling appointments starting Monday, October 26th and continuing through November 6, 2015. Children can receive a flu shot without an appointment.

An overwhelming number of Arizona voters say they would once again vote to support First Things First should the early childhood education program be on the ballot in 2016. Voters also say they oppose shifting First Things First funds to K-12 education while the state continues to have a budget surplus, according to a recent statewide survey of likely voters conducted by Moore Information.

Residential home prices in Pinal County rose an average of 4.6 percent in the third quarter of 2015, when compared to the July through September period of last year. The average sale price rose from $166,632 in 2014 to $174,266 in 2015. The average size for residential properties in the county increased slightly from 1,964 square feet a year ago to 2,005 over the most recent three months.

If you have ever worried about missing an important court date in Pinal County Superior Court, worry no more! Clerk Stanford, dedicated to enhancements that will help make her office available 24/7, has introduced a new app that returns upcoming court dates for the next thirty days based on either a Name or Case Number search. Data is refreshed every thirty minutes. Results will not be returned on cases or parties that are Sealed or Restricted.

In honor of Veterans Day, J.O. Combs Unified School District has many school events planned to recognize our community’s veterans who have selflessly served our country. We would like to extend an invitation to all veterans, servicemen and women to attend any of the scheduled events in order to be honored and recognized. We look forward to seeing you!

Ricardo “Rick” M. Andres, 65, of San Tan Valley, Arizona, passed away on November 1, 2015. Rick never met a stranger. He spoke seven languages and lived around the world.

All American Meats, Inc., an Omaha, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 167,427 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  This is a Class 1 recall with a high health risk.

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