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Where are all the businesses in Coolidge?

Posted by   /  August 24, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairalla COOLIDGE — While areas throughout Pinal County continue to see expansion in the housing and industrial markets, smaller municipalities like Coolidge simply aren’t seeing the same economic boom. It’s a question that presents itself time and time again, as locals walk down the downtown streets only to be confronted the vacant windows […]

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New Coolidge marijuana cultivation center seeks expansion

Posted by   /  August 23, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

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Casa Grande Dispatch COOLIDGE — A new marijuana growing facility will expand to include several more buildings on its site. During Wednesday’s Coolidge Planning and Zoning special meeting, the commission gave the green light to add 59,640 square feet of new buildings to the facility, currently under construction. According to Development Service Director Gilbert Lopez, […]

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Coolidge amends zoning code to make way for potential recycling center

Posted by   /  August 18, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairralla COOLIDGE — A recycling center might just find a home in Coolidge, “might” being the key word. The Coolidge City Council voted Monday to rework the city’s zoning code to make the development of a recycling center possible within the city limits. According to Development Services Director Gilbert Lopez, the decision to […]

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Coolidge revamps Main Street, gives Historical Loop a facelift

Posted by   /  August 2, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairalla | Coolidge Examiner COOLIDGE — The city of Coolidge has launched its last phase of roadwork on the “Historic Loop,” with a project designed to reconstruct Main Street. This is the third of three major projects in the area. The first to be completed was Coolidge Avenue in 2014, then Central Avenue […]

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Approval of solar plant zoning first in country

Posted by   /  July 31, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Although the city isn’t opposed to it, City Manager Rick Miller has concerns about what the plant will mean for the expansion of SR 287 in future years. By Rofida Khairalla | Casa Grande Dispatch COOLIDGE — The recent county zoning approval for a 257-acre solar plant along State Route 287 may have some repercussions […]

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Pinal supervisors to hear case for controversial energy plant

Posted by   /  July 26, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | Casa Grande Dispatch FLORENCE — A Florida-based power company could get a green light from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to move forward with a solar power and battery-storage plant that earlier unhinged nearby residents. But as it turns out, comments at a previous Planning and Zoning Commission meeting indicated there […]

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Coolidge moves to court bigger businesses

Posted by   /  July 20, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairalla | Coolidge Examiner COOLIDGE — Coolidge is working to attract bigger businesses. The city took its first steps toward that goal during the July 10 council meeting, where council members approved an ordinance that enables the city to provide economic incentives. According to City Manager Rick Miller, the resolution will give the […]

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Coolidge drops tax levy, but maintains revenue

Posted by   /  July 11, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rofia Khairalla |Pinal Central COOLIDGE — At Monday night’s Coolidge City Council meeting, council members opted to drop the property tax rate down to $1.9062 per $100 of value for the new fiscal year. The reason for the drop, says Finance Director Gabriel Garcia, has to do with the rise in property valuations for Pinal […]

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Cancer takes life of Bob Flatley, Coolidge city manager

Posted by   /  May 6, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Robby Gal | Coolidge Examiner Bob Flatley died Tuesday after battling cancer for several months. News started to trickle in from friends, family and the many people Flatley worked with at the city of Coolidge on social media. Coolidge Mayor Jon Thompson passed the news on to friends and citizens first on his Facebook […]

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Coolidge recruited to push inland port application

Posted by   /  April 26, 2016  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Robby Gal | Casa Grande Dispatch (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Pinal Land Holdings.) Western Pinal County is a step closer to having a major inland port with significant cargo moving opportunities projected. Coolidge Public Works Director Susanna Struble said the city was approached by county staff and Pinal Land Holdings about assisting with […]

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