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Preliminary report shows opening old CG open pit mine profitable

Posted by   /  March 16, 2020  /  Economy  /  No Comments

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Elim Mining.) By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch CASA GRANDE — One of two companies competing to reopen the old Sacaton Mine near Casa Grande is inching closer to success while the other has faced a minor setback. Elim Mining Incorporated released its preliminary economic assessment to investors on […]

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Mayor says Casa Grande continues to boom

Posted by   /  March 12, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch CASA GRANDE — Casa Grande is booming and the future is bright, Mayor Craig McFarland said at his annual state of the city address Wednesday. “It has been a really, really good period for the city,” he said. City housing permits are up 322% since 2018, McFarland said. […]

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Casa Grande general plan won’t be on November ballot

Posted by   /  March 4, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch CASA GRANDE – Residents won’t get a chance to vote on the new general plan for the city in November’s election. Planning and Development Director Paul Tice told the Casa Grande City Council Monday evening that the process of engaging the public in the development of the new […]

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Casa Grande planner retires after 30 years of service

Posted by   /  March 4, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Laura Blakeman is retiring after working for the city of Casa Grande for more than 30 years./ Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa/CGD By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch CASA GRANDE — After starting as a part-time employee in the city’s parks department and working her way up to be a city planner, Laura Blakeman is ready to […]

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PinalCast: McFarland asks for another term as Casa Grande mayor; hints at major announcement

Posted by   /  February 22, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Pinal Central Casa Grande Mayor Craig McFarland is excited and concerned about what the future holds for Casa Grande and he wants to be a part of it. McFarland is currently running unopposed for another term as mayor. Mayor Craig McFarland gets a close look at an electric car during Lucid […]

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Housing, big projects, charters may impact future growth of Casa Grande high schools

Posted by   /  February 10, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch New jobs from companies such as Lucid Motors and Nikola Motor Company and new housing may bring more students into the Casa Grande area in the next 10 years, but it may not bring a great increase in the number of students enrolled in Casa Grande Union High […]

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New Casa Grande branding campaign to be revealed for council

Posted by   /  February 1, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

A proposed billboard design shows the new neon branding campaign for Casa Grande./City of Casa Grande  By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | PinalCentral A new branding campaign for the city capitalizing on its connection to neon will be unveiled at Monday’s City Council study session. The campaign designed by Dog Cat Mouse Media for the Greater Casa […]

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Casa Grande residents give feedback on proposed general plan options

Posted by   /  January 28, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Casa Grande City Hall./ City of Casa Grande. By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa Residents got their first opportunity to give feedback on the city’s proposed new general plan on Saturday. Armed with a series of land use definitions and maps of two different proposals from the general plan Technical Advisory Committee, residents at each table scribbled, sketched […]

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Casa Grande to unveil new general plan

Posted by   /  January 22, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Suzanne Adama-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch City officials are asking for public comments on a new general plan for the city during an event open to the public starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Community Recreation Center. The general plan governs land development and growth within the city. It’s required by state law and […]

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Casa Grande pushes forward with marketing commission

Posted by   /  January 9, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch The City Council got an update on the possible creation of a partnership between the city and the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce to create a marketing organization for the city. Chamber President Renee Louzon-Benn said the new marketing organization, if it is approved by the city, […]

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