CG Community Rec Center Honored for its Design, Construction

The Casa Grande Community Recreation Center has won two major awards for its design and construction. ENR Southwest, a regional edition of the national construction industry publication Engineer News-Record, honored the structure in August as Best Government Building for the area including Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. It automatically will be submitted for consideration at … Read More…

Maricopa Parks and Rec Programs Win Statewide Awards

The City of Maricopa’s Parks and Recreation Department won big during August’s Arizona Parks and Recreation Association online awards presentation, with two innovative programs receiving top awards: Maricopa Swims, which has taught 198 first graders how to swim well enough to be safe in the water, was honored as Outstanding Educational Program, with the award … Read More…

Just Under 200 Multi Housing Units Approved by Maricopa Council

Zoning for a nearly 200-unit, single-story apartment complex at the southeast corner of Bowlin and Porter roads was approved by the Maricopa City Council on Aug. 18, possibly bringing up to 350 more residents to the area. The 25-acre development proposed by El Dorado Holdings, which was the first major developer in Maricopa’s initial housing … Read More…

Republic Services Orders 2,500 Refuse Trucks from Nikola

Republic Services, the second-largest recycling and waste removal company in the country, announced in August it ordered a minimum of 2,500 zero-emission trucks from Nikola Corp., the vehicle manufacturer that just broke ground for a massive factory in Coolidge. Republic President Jon Vander Ark said, “Our agreement with Nikola represents the industry’s first large-scale commitment … Read More…

Shower Trailer Serving Homeless Residents in CG

A Casa Grande nonprofit is offering free showers in a trailer parked at a church one day a week to people who are homeless, with hopes of expanding to other services for them. Melanie Velcko said The Rest Stop’s showers are available from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Fountain of Living Waters Church, … Read More…

Lucid Air Gets 517 Miles to the Charge on EPA-Aligned Test

  The Lucid Air should get 517 miles per electric charge under the Environmental Protection Agency’s rating system, its maker announced in August. The vehicles are scheduled to begin production at the end of this year at the company’s new Casa Grande facility. Lucid Motors officials brought a Lucid Air to the Michigan facilities of … Read More…

350-Acre Sports Complex Proposed for Northern Florence

by Blake Herzog A Mesa-based company unveiled its proposal to build a sports complex with facilities for baseball, softball, football, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, tennis, pickleball and field hockey to the Florence Town Council in June. Grinders Sports Group, Inc. has two properties along Felix Road on the northern and southern borders of the Magma … Read More…