San Tan Valley Area Information

Public Health officials in Pinal and Maricopa Counties today said the Arizona Department of Health Services State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed at least two cases of rabies from animals near the Superstition Mountains.
Pinal County held its first all mail in election.  All registered voters in Pinal County were asked to vote on Prop 416 & 417 (Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority) as well as other school bond and special taxing district initiatives.  
The Pinal County Air Quality Department (PCAQD) is issuing an air quality advisory due to the potential for elevated particulates associated with smoke from a mulch fire in the area of Ironwood and Guadalupe Roads in Apache Junction.
Fry’s Food Stores has a lot to celebrate in Apache Junction this fall with the opening of its Fry’s Marketplace store on Old West Highway. The nearly 125,000-square-foot store will include amenities such as their ClickList curbside grocery pick-up service, wine bar, cheese shop, full-service sushi station, a bistro with pizza oven, expanded selections of organic products and apparel department.
All registered active voters should have received a ballot for the all mail-in election in Pinal County and according to the Secretary of State, those ballots should be mailed by today, November 1st, to be sure they are received by November 7th.
The Pinal County Elections Department reminds voters that all ballots for the Regional Transportation Authority Propositions 416/417 are due on Tuesday, November 7 by 7:00 PM.
The discovery of gold followed by California statehood in 1850, created a need for quicker mail to the growing western state. California’s population swelled to over 380,000 people making a new form of communication critical to the state’s economic health.
With summer heat letting up, a lot of us will be hitting the trails and taking a hike in the Superstition Mountains.
The effects of domestic violence are far-reaching not just for the partners involved but also for the children who may witness it. Witnessing violence by seeing, hearing, or observing the aftermath can leave children feeling anxious, fearful and angry. Often these situations become so volatile the children must be removed from their homes and put into the care of the state, exacerbating those feelings.
The infrastructure designed to solve Pinal County's lingering traffic issues will not only keep traffic moving, it will also bring more jobs to the area and improve home values.
The Apache Junction Police Department investigated a crash in the city between two vehicles that resulted in the loss of one life.
After more than six years of legal challenges and over a million dollars in legal fees, the Town of Florence's last set of appeals to stop the Florence Copper Project, have been denied by the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
After a two month investigation, PCSO investigators arrested James Love, 43, and shut down his $10,000 drug lab operation.
Federal authorities say three Apache Junction residents have been sentenced for filing false claims to get a tax refund. They say Douglas Joseph Charron and Beverly LaShea Lock each were sentenced to two years in prison while Judith Ann Eastman was sentenced to five years of probation.
County officials have ordered the demolition of dilapidated dome-like structures in Casa Grande that have attracted attention over the years, including being featured on a television show called "Ghost Adventures."
During the call to the public in August, at the Pinal County Board of Supervisors Meeting, long time Gold Canyon resident, Roberto Reveles, presented a proposal to change the name US 60.
Pinal County's Animal Care and Control Department is pleased to offer another day with extra hours for taking care of business or adopting a new furry friend.
A man out catching snakes for fun ended up getting bit twice on his face and neck. "I wasn't thinking," Victor Pratt said. "Instead of being a father, I was being a buddy."
Pinal County Transportation Advisory Committee is set to call to order the first of three public meetings. Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, the Transportation Advisory Committee is a 10-member panel that meets annually to review, update, and recommend projects for the Pinal County Five-Year Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program.
Residents in Pinal County want more roads and Pinal County elected officials hope a proposed sales tax increase will pay for those projects.

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