San Tan Valley Area Information

Lucid Motors announced today that it has executed a $1bn+ (USD) investment agreement with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, through a special-purpose vehicle wholly owned by PIF.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on accident in Florence Wednesday night.
She wasn’t quite 5 feet tall and didn’t weigh 90 pounds soaking wet. She walked into the Apache Junction Food Bank thousands of times over 20 years completely put together – a stylish outfit with her nails, hair and make up done. As first impressions go, she gave off a no fuss attitude of someone who knew the score and could govern the whole place. And truth is, she knew more than most anyone in the building.
Maricopa High School is increasing security Tuesday after an overnight threat on an anonymous social media prompted parents to contact the school.
Stephen F. McCarville, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court in Pinal County, has selected and appointed two Commissioners to fill vacancies created by the gubernatorial appointments of Robert Carter Olson and Patrick Gard to the Pinal County Superior Court Bench.
Message to Pinal County Residents: Pinal County has recently noticed a solar company, advertising on social media, is making it seem that Pinal County is associated with them in offering free solar.
Apache Junction police arrested four students after one of them refused to take off a blue bandana.
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.

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