GET THE FACTS ON TAX CREDITS

  by Terri Durham, Office Coordinator There has never been a better time to help your community! As an Arizona taxpayer, you have a unique opportunity to give to Seeds of Hope and have it count dollar-for-dollar toward your tax liability with a tax credit. Here are some answers to questions you might have. What … Read More…

NEW FISHING REGULATIONS IN EFFECT

Some new fishing regulations have taken effect as of Jan 1. A partial list of changes include: Reduce the daily trout bag limit to five at the Colorado River from Lake Mead to California-Nevada boundary (including Lake Mohave and Willow Beach). Reduce the daily bag limits to two bass, minimum size 13 inches; and four … Read More…

WITH LOVE, THERE IS HOPE

by Michael Allen Our journey began on May 20 with the birth of our daughter, Skylar Allen. Because a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is not available in Casa Grande, we were sent to the Tucson Medical Center, where my wife, Jessica, underwent a cesarean section. While Jessica was getting to the recovery room, I … Read More…

ZERO TOLERANCE NOW IN EFFECT ON I-10

If you’ve traveled between Casa Grande and the Valley, you should have noticed a new sign on the highway announcing the SAFETY CORRIDOR and ZERO TOLERANCE. This means there will be strict enforcement of laws, including exact speed limits, with zero tolerance for violations. As of mid-December, the speed limit on Interstate 10 between State … Read More…

Out and About – July

Exciting events and striking scenery in Pinal County! If you would like to contribute images of area events, people, pets and scenery, please post on our Facebook page or email to:  editor@raxxdirect.com

Ticks Suck!

by Gigi McWhirter, Queen of Receptionland at Casa Grande Animal Hospital It is a fact: Ticks suck and are bad news. They are known transmitters of several illnesses which can not only be severe, but can lead to death in both animals and humans. Keeping your pet and your environment tick-free must be a top … Read More…

CITY UPDATES PLANS FOR CARR MCNATT PARK

by Harold Kitching As the Community Services Department continues to refine the master plan for improvements at Carr McNatt Park, changes have been made for a wider walking track, additional parking and two tennis courts rather than a pickleball area. Interim Director James Burke told the City Council during a study session Dec. 19 that … Read More…

MARIJUANA: THE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY

by Breanna Boland, Executive Director (ACPP II), Casa Grande Alliance Since 2006, there has been a 15 percent increase in the number of Casa Grande youth who have never used drugs or alcohol. What that means for our community is there are 1,190 more kids living alcohol and drug free!1 This is wonderful news but there … Read More…

A SNEAK PEEK INTO 2016/2017

Although the official 2015/2016 season officially wrapped up in May with the Central Arizona Symphony, the Coolidge Performing Arts Center is already gearing up for the 2016/17 season! The 2016/17 season will be as hot, if not hotter, than the Arizona summer! Not only are favorite performers Arvel Bird and Elvis tribute artist Jim Westover … Read More…