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Pinal County Boosts Election Security with Certified Upgrades to Voting Equipment

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The election offices in Pinal County have been abuzz with activity as a significant upgrade to the county's election equipment is underway. ESNS, an e...

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Pinal County Elections Director Leaves Post Amid Controversy

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In a surprise move, Geraldine Roll, the Elections Director of Pinal County, left her position citing politicization and intimidation within the depart...

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Best Friends Animal Society Sponsors Fee-Waived Adoptions to Help Shelter Animals Find Loving Homes

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In a heartwarming initiative aimed at finding forever homes for shelter animals, Best Friends Animal Society is sponsoring all adoptions from June 30 ...

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New Casino Opens in Pinal County

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San Tan Valley, get ready for the grand opening of the newest gem in Pinal County! The Gila River Resorts & Casinos - Santan Mountain Casino, loca...

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Let's Shape Our Travel Future Together: The Superstition Vistas Transportation Study

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Hey there, San Tan Valley folks! We want to talk about an exciting project that's set to change the way we travel in our area: The Superstition V...

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Uncover the Secrets of the Criminal Justice System at PCAO's Engaging Citizens Academy

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Step behind the scenes of the local justice system with the Pinal County Attorney's Office (PCAO). It's your chance to walk the path of a criminal cas...

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Introducing the Pinal Family Resource Guide: An Essential Directory for Families and Agencies

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SanTanValley.com is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new and comprehensive resource for families in Pinal County: The Pinal Family Reso...

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Pinal County Animal Care and Control Faces Potential Loss of 'No-Kill' Status

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In a heartfelt appeal, the head of Pinal County Animal Care and Control (PCACC) recently acknowledged the reality that their 'no-kill' status, maintai...

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Celebrate Chip Your Pet Month with $5 Microchips from Pinal County Animal Care and Control

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In honor of Chip Your Pet Month this May, Pinal County Animal Care and Control (PCACC) is offering a special promotion designed to help keep pets safe...

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Annual Pinal County Peace Officers' Memorial Service to Honor Fallen Heroes

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Pinal County will hold its annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the Pinal County Sheriff's Office Memorial Wall locate...

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Pinal County's Draft 2023 Five-Year Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program Open for Public Comment

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Pinal County is inviting residents to review and provide feedback on the Draft 2023 Five-Year Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program (TIMP...

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Pinal County Implements Fire Ban in Managed Parks and Trails to Prevent Wildfires

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Pinal County's Open Space and Trails Department has announced a fire ban that will be implemented from Monday, May 1, 2023, until September 30, 2023, ...

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It's not a jury summons

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Hey there, San Tan Valley residents! Did you receive a mailing in your mailbox about jury questionnaires? Don't panic! We're here to clear up any conf...

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Superior Police Investigating Stolen Fuel Tanker - REWARD OFFERED

This message is to alert members of the public regarding a theft that occurred at the Superior Municipal Airport some time between March 5th and March 8th.

An unknown number of suspects used bolt cutters to gain access inside a locked side gate on airport property and then cut a second lock to obtain a jet fuel tank belonging to a local helicopter service.

The tank was attached to a 16' black utility trailer.  The tank itself is a 600 gallon, aluminum jet fuel tank with a fixed pump, filter and hose reel.  There was approximately 375 gallons of fuel in the tank at the time of the theft.  Value of the tank and fuel contents is estimated to be around $10,000. 

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PCSO Concludes Successful DUI Enforcement Weekend

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office concluded a successful weekend of DUI enforcement as part of the Pinal County Regional DUI Task Force.

The Task Force ran from March 16th through March 18th and targeted the Eleven Mile Corner area between Coolidge and Casa Grande. Saturation patrols were deployed to identify drivers suspected of operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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After 27 Years of Dedicated Service, All Good Things Must Come to an End

Chief Deputy Steve Henry and Sheriff Paul Babeu congratulating Cpl. Shafer on her last day at PCSO.

FLORENCE, Ariz. –  When Sylvia Shafer joined the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy in May of 1980, there were almost as many horses and cattle in Pinal County as there were people.

“It was vast, wide open spaces,” Shafer recalled, “Very agriculture.”

After working with PCSO for over a year, a job for a police officer opened up in a nearby city which she applied for and was accepted, but Shafer quickly learned bigger didn’t mean better.

“I missed the people, the rural lifestyle,” Shafer said.

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PCSO Budget Still $1.6 Million in the Red

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The Pinal County Board of Supervisor's meeting that took place yesterday, March 14th, was packed.  Many of those in attendance were waiting anxiously to hear from Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu regarding his budget.

In January 2012, it was brought to the County's attention, that if PCSO continued to spend as it had the previous 6 months, that PCSO would have exceeded its budget by $3.2 million dollars.  PCSO was asked to make changes and present a new budget in February.  At an unrelated press conference at the beginning of February, Sheriff Babeu stated that his budget was balanced.  During the Feb 22nd BOS meeting, Sheriff Paul Babeu was not present and his budget was not presented.  An extension was granted until the March 14th Board meeting.

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County's Response to PCSO Release Re: Budget

Sheriff Babeu pictured as he presents a budget update to the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.

The information posted below is a response from Pinal County to PCSO's press release stating that the Pinal County Sheriff's Office has not only balanced its budget but has a surplus.

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County seeks changes to signs, commercial parking, rezoning laws

Planning and development staff from Pinal County will be holding an informal meeting to seek public comment on three proposed text amendments to the Pinal County Zoning Ordinance concerning signs, commercial vehicle parking and rezoning.

The meeting is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the E.O.C. Room, Building F, Pinal County Florence Complex in Florence.

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Missing Florence Man Rescued from Canal

A Florence man who had been reported missing has been rescued from an irrigation canal.  On 4/3/2012, PCSO deputies were called to a home located in the 15000 block of North Sweetwater Road after the home owner called to report her 34?year?old son was missing.

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