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Pinal Alliance panel discusses economy, prospects

Posted by   /  February 22, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Casa Grande “well situated” to attract online retail businesses and manufacturers By Heather Smathers | Pinal Central Leaders in the economic development arena say Pinal County is primed for growth. A panel speaking before members of the Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth said Pinal County communities should be ready for site selectors long before representatives […]

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House named Pinal supervisors chairman, wants to cut taxes

Posted by   /  February 22, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jake Kincaid | San Tan Valley Sentinel Todd House is the new chairman of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. For House, who was also chairman in 2015, the position involves more than just running the board’s public meetings. “I was chairman once before so it’s not new,” House said. “There is a great […]

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[IN-DEPTH] Pinal farmer’s woes illustrate diminishing production in 21-year drought

Posted by   /  February 13, 2018  /  Featured News, Water  /  No Comments

‘Give the farmer a little bit of respect,’ farmer asks By Angel Mendoza | Cronkite News As water supplies in Arizona dwindle due to drought, groundwater pumping and a warming climate, farmers increasingly are facing poorer crop yields and, in some cases, resigning once-fertile farmland to unusable barren ground. “About two-thirds of this farm isn’t […]

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County hits 27 property owners near Casa Grande with liens

Posted by   /  February 12, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Pinal County has placed liens on 27 property owners near Casa Grande for failure to pay fees related to sewer service. Residents of the Indian Hills subdivision have had the liens placed following a dispute over residential sewer service to the area. The liens were all issued last […]

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Pinal County RTA pushes for implementation of half-cent sales tax

Posted by   /  February 2, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County working to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county By Raquel Hendrickson | InMaricopa A joint-litigation attorney for Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority wrote a letter to the Department of Revenue on Wednesday asking when and how the voter-approved half-cent sales tax […]

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Pinal supervisors discuss hiring their own administrators

Posted by   /  January 26, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mark Cowling | Casa Grande Dispatch Amid debates over the benefits of creating a “district administrator” position for each Pinal County supervisor and how much these new jobs should cost, the Board of Supervisors voted to table the matter. Toward the end of Wednesday’s meeting, Supervisor Anthony Smith, R-Maricopa, nominated Supervisor Todd House as […]

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Elderly and disabled find scarce housing options in Pinal County

Posted by   /  January 24, 2018  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jake Kincaid | Casa Grande Dispatch Pinal County has very few affordable housing options for elderly and disabled people, and that pool of housing is shrinking. Manuela Bowler, executive director of United Way of Pinal County, called the lack of affordable housing, particularly one- or even two-bedroom units, a “crisis.” Many projects were built […]

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Schedule for Pinal road projects released

Posted by   /  January 17, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County working to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county. By Jake Kincaid | Arizona City Independent The timetable for the major road projects approved by Pinal County voters in November is still up in the air, but organizers have released […]

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Crowds swarm Casa Grande Sam’s Club as community reacts to planned closure

Posted by   /  January 16, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch After taking a day to process the announcement of the closure of Sam’s Club, area leaders are speaking out on the news. Pinal County spokesman Joe Pyrtiz told PinalCentral: “Our (Pinal County’s) reaction is like many in the area — a surprise to see it close.” Pyritz said […]

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Big projects top Pinal stories of 2017

Posted by   /  January 2, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Donovan Kramer Jr. | Casa Grande Dispatch Some big development projects proposed for Pinal County made big news during 2017, although time schedules and even their likelihood of happening have remained unclear. The projects were chosen as the No. 1 story of the year by the editors of PinalCentral. The huge sourcing center PhoenixMart […]

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