San Tan Valley Area Information

A report by the Arizona Auditor General's Office found that Former Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles did not follow established policies while distributing RICO funds between January 2013 and December 2016.
A town’s most basic responsibility is to provide infrastructure and protect natural resources for its residents. Each year, the Town builds new wells to obtain clean water, provides recreational amenities like hiking trails or pickleball courts, repaves roads and inspects bridges to ensure safe passage for motorists, and modernizes equipment at sewer plants to ensure its operations have a positive impact on the local environment. The Town routinely enforces international building and fire codes that protect our environment, our residents, our visitors, and our local economy.
The Town of Florence distributed a press release earlier this week, written by Assistant Town Manager, Benjamin Bitter.  In the release, the Town claims that "Florence Copper has sought to obtain permits that would allow for the direct injection of harmful chemicals into the groundwater, on State land within the geographical center of the Town of Florence, and directly into the drinking water supply."
We've seen some pretty bad damage from Monday night's storm, but our pilot Bruce Haffner in our news chopper says this is about the worst we've seen. A microburst in Florence was so powerful it actually uprooted a mobile home and flipped it into a field.
Construction of the Florence Copper project is now underway, and the new in-situ copper recovery facility is on track to produce its first copper cathode before the end of this year.
Authorities in Coolidge say a 12-year-old boy died after walking in the heat and passing out.
Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross is reminding voters and potential voters that the midterm election will be soon upon us.
The summer heat always comes too early for Arizona residents. With temperatures reaching 100+ degrees as early as late April it can be quite a shock. One day the doors and windows are open, the next the A/C is blasting. 
In previous years Schnepf Farm, through a partnership with Kiwanis International, was the place to go for many San Tan Valley residents to enjoy fireworks on the 4th of July. Due to extensive road construction this year surrounding the farm however, a decision was made back in May, not to host the event.
Did you know after the Fourth of July celebrations, nearly four dozen animals find their way inside our Pinal County Animal Care and Control shelter?
Fire crews are investigating the cause of an industrial fire that sent smoke pluming into the sky over the city of Casa Grande Sunday afternoon.
At a time when our country is celebrating its independence, hundreds of kids in Arizona’s foster care system are trying to finds theirs without the guidance and direction that traditionally comes from parents.
Pinal County’s Animal Care and Control will host the “Just One Day” event this Monday, June 11, at the PCACC Shelter located at 1150 South Eleven Mile Corner Road in Casa Grande.
Two Arizona medical centers, Gilbert Hospital, 5656 S. Power Rd., Gilbert, Ariz., and the only hospital in Florence, Florence Hospital at Anthem, 4545 N. Hunt Hwy., Florence, Ariz., have closed their doors. Gilbert Hospital closed its doors at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. Florence Hospital at Anthem will close at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 18.
Pinal County has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer protection for homeowners for exterior water service line. The coverage is voluntary and available at affordable monthly or annual prices. Founded in 2003, SLWA has partnered with over 400 leading cities and municipalities in the U.S. to provide repair service plans that offer peace of mind and convenience.
Pinal County residents will see nearly a four cent drop in their primary property taxes after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the 2018/2019 fiscal year budget in Wednesday’s meeting.
Representative David Cook (R-8) today announced his intention to introduce legislation next session to boost Pinal County’s economic development by addressing concerns with the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR).
In 2016, the all-volunteer San Tan Valley Substance Abuse Coalition (comprised of parents) and Pinal County teachers, principals, school counselors, County/State agencies, and behavioral health providers partnered together to address substance use, mental health, and suicide prevention in Pinal County.
Pinal County Sheriff’s Office K9s Bandit and Niko will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
Applications are being accepted for two vacancies on the Superior Court in Pinal County, created by the retirement of Judges Henry G. Gooday, Jr. and Brenda E. Oldham.

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