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law-enforcement items

Pinal County Attorney’s Office receives funds for device to unlock cellular phones

Accepting a $15,756 grant for the purchase of a cellular phone unlock tool for the Pinal County Attorney’s Office and other law-enforcement items were approved at the Oct. 7 meeting of the …
new coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in Florence ZIP code 85132 up 20 from two weeks ago

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Oct. 7 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Florence is 1,441 --- in the ZIP code of 85132. It is an increase of 20 from two weeks ago. More than …
CDBG funding

20 Pinal County nonprofits to receive up to $80,000 for COVID-19 relief

Nonprofit organizations in Pinal County will receive $6,410 to $80,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Uses for the funds …
health care

Pinal County offers free COVID-19 testing in Florence, Casa Grande

Pinal County Public Health is offering free COVID-19 testing at two locations. In partnership with Paradigm Laboratories, testing will be offered 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and 1-6 p.m. Wednesdays in …
election 2020

Florence mayor candidates explain what they would accomplish in the first 100 days

Cleaning up the town’s core, adding businesses near Anthem and working with the developer of a sports complex are top priorities candidates for mayor said they would accomplish in the first 100 …
Opinion

Knecht: Voters deserve civil dialogue, integrity

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Entertainmenet

The man, the myth, the legend: Danny Zelisko tells all

Concert Promoter Danny Zelisko’s rise from everyday Chicago civilian to one of the most influential concert promoters in the southwest is a feat he owes to grit and tenacity. He grew up in a …
The model train at the museum; in the background is the 20-stamp ore crusher that was state-of-the-art technology for recovering gold in the 1800s.

Superstition Mountain Museum shines anew

After a temporary closure in March, April and May due to COVID-19 concerns, the Superstition Mountain Museum grounds is open to the public. A limited schedule of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Friday, …
Fans will have to wait to see country music acts like Eric Church at Country Thunder in Florence with the postponing of 2020's event to 2021.

Country Thunder postponed until 2021

Fans of Country Thunder will have to wait until 2021 after organizers there canceled this year's event.

Return of the movie theater: A pandemic guide to movie-going in 2020

In a typical year, the time between the Academy Awards and the summer blockbuster season has provided moviegoers with a steady, highly publicized buildup for those big-budget titles soon to draw thousands.
The meeting will take place on Zoom and be live streamed on YouTube.

May 16 San Tan Valley Democrats Club meeting on Zoom, YouTube

Delina DiSanto and Stuart Starky, who are vying to win the Democratic nomination to represent Congressional District 4, are the featured speakers for the San Tan Valley Democrats meeting 10-11 a.m. …

The Arizona Highways Collection presents Photography by Barry M. Goldwater

Since 1925, Arizona Highways has been sharing the history, culture and natural beauty of Arizona with readers around the world. And along the way, it has featured some of the most talented writers …
The meeting will take place on Zoom and be live streamed on YouTube.

May 16 San Tan Valley Democrats Club meeting on Zoom, YouTube

Delina DiSanto and Stuart Starky, who are vying to win the Democratic nomination to represent Congressional District 4, are the featured speakers for the San Tan Valley Democrats meeting 10-11 a.m. …

Parks and rec department shares COVID-19 updates, precautions, suggestions

When Governor Doug Ducey imposed a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a point stressed throughout his March 30 executive order was that while residents should follow all …
The festival is to be on North Main Street, between Ruggles and 11th streets in Florence.

Artists sought for Oct. 3-4 Florence Arts and Culture Festival

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce hosts the Florence Arts and Culture Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3-4 along historic Main Street. "At this event, there are numerous opportunities for …
Calexico

HEARTS for Arizona 24-Hour Virtual Telethon to be April 3-4

Arizona Citizens for the Arts has organized a 24-hour virtual telethon with live-streamed performances and appearances by Arizona artists, celebrities, business owners and elected officials statewide from 5 p.m. Friday, April 3 to 4:59 p.m. Saturday, April 4.
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