Attesa’s Podium Club Track Breaks Ground

The long-awaited motorsports-focused Attesa development has begun construction on the racetrack that will be the focus of its first phase, the Podium Club. Its developers, investors, and future members celebrated the groundbreaking July 14 with an event featuring speakers including Attesa managing members Dan Erickson and Pat Johnson, Casa Grande Mayor Pro Tempore Bob Huddleston, … Read More…

Lucid Studio Opens in Scottsdale

The future of Casa Grande is plugged into electric vehicles, and it’s getting closer. Lucid Motors, the luxury electric vehicle manufacturer that will fill its first consumer orders later this year from its Casa Grande factory, opened its first Arizona design studio in August. The retail location at Scottsdale Fashion Square had a steady stream … Read More…

Maricopa Outpaces CG in Census Results

Maricopa has become Pinal County’s largest incorporated municipality, according to figures released in August by the U.S. Census Bureau. But Casa Grande disputes the results. In Maricopa, the city’s population expanded by 33.7% from the 2010 census through 202, for a total of 58,125 residents, the bureau said. Casa Grande saw 10.5% growth during the … Read More…

Pinal Partnership Has New Executive Director

Pinal Partnership, the nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together Pinal County’s resources to market the county and study major regional issues, has appointed Rina Rien as its new executive director. A Realtor and marketing consultant, Rien led Main Street Casa Grande, an advocacy group promoting the city’s downtown, for seven years until 2019, helping to … Read More…

Pinal Farmers Hit as Water Shortage Declared

A long-expected and feared water shortage has been declared in the Lower Colorado River Basin, with Pinal County farmers taking the brunt of the first of what could be several cutbacks to Arizona’s water supply. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released its annual operations plan for Lake Mead on Aug. 16. It included a first-ever … Read More…

County Resident Tests Positive for West Nile

This summer’s monsoon rains have created ample breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and Pinal County’s first confirmed human case of West Nile virus this summer was reported Aug. 24. The person is a Pinal County resident, but no further patient information was released. The Pinal County Public Health District began finding mosquito samples that tested positive … Read More…

San Tan Library Opens its Doors

Pinal County opened its first new library in more than 20 years on Aug. 10. The San Tan Library is located within the county’s new District 2 complex on Bella Vista Road, just east of the Central Arizona College campus. It’s at the heart of the 100,000-resident region. In the past, residents had to travel … Read More…

Auto Mall Developer Plans CG Complex

The company that’s built several of the Phoenix area’s large-scale auto parks is getting ready to bring the concept to Pinal County by transforming a former Sam’s Club building into Arizona’s largest indoor showroom. Mullin360 has purchased the 17-acre property at the southeast corner of Interstate 10 and Florence Boulevard in Casa Grande plus 9 … Read More…

Water Study Digs for Data, Solutions

Arizona’s water supplies are coming under greater scrutiny, with a high likelihood of a first-tier shortage being declared on the Colorado River in August due to the historic drought. If that happens, the state will lose more than 500,000 acre-feet of its annual allocation. Pinal County farmers are the first major group of Arizona water … Read More…

County Unveils 3 Facilities, 4th on Way

Pinal County officials opened three new facilities within just over a month, expanding the services available in Districts 2 and 4 and giving San Tan Valley its first public library. The projects were funded by a $63-million bond issue approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2019 to provide local access in the two newest … Read More…