I-8 DETOURS

Interstate 8 between Bianco Road and the junction of I-10 will continue to have daily lane restrictions and detours in both directions next week, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.  For more information visit  www.haroldkitching.com/news.

MORE CANDIDATES

Four more prospective challengers for City Council seats in the August primary came to a candidates’ orientation meeting Wednesday night at City Hall. They are Marty Schmidt, Peter Redwine, Gary Wood and Gilberto Mendez. A guide answering questions about the city election is also posted. For more information visit www.haroldkitching.com/political.

TRAFFIC SLOWDOWN

Starting on Monday, Verizon will begin installation on a small cell site on the traffic signal pole at Cameron Avenue and Florence Boulevard in front of City Hall, the city announced. During installation, a small portion of the westbound through lane at the intersection will be closed. For more information visit www.haroldkitching.com/news.

DUST CONTROL

Parts of Isom and Arica roads in the south area near Casa Grande Mountain will receive dust control treatment under an agreement given final approval Monday night by the City Council. For more information visit www.haroldkitching.com/news.

HOLIDAY INN UPDATE

In an update issued this afternoon, the Pinal County Public Health Services District said that after working with staff at the Holiday Inn Casa Grande it has lifted the suspension of food service at the establishment. Pinal County staff temporarily suspended the food service permit while multiple complaints concerning foodborne illnesses potentially linked to the Holiday Inn were investigated. Once it was determined that … Read More…

RAINS NAMED

Deputy City Manager Larry Rains has been formally named Casa Grande’s next city manager. The vote during Monday night’s City Council meeting was unanimous. His appointment will be effective Aug. 7, the day present City Manager Jim Thompson has announced he is retiring. For more information visit www.haroldkitching.com/news.

HOLIDAY INN

Following multiple reports of foodborne illness after eating there, the Pinal County Public Health Services District has temporarily suspended the food permit for Holiday Inn Casa Grande. For more information visit www.haroldkitching.com/news.

CANDIDATE MEETING

A presentation about the mayoral and City Council election process will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 510 E. Florence Blvd. It is open to all candidates and members of the public interested in how the system works. Candidate nomination packets will be made available that night. For more information visit www.haroldkitching.com/political.

SUMMER SURVIVAL

Another session for Casa Grande business owners to discuss summer survival tips will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at BlackBox Studio for the Arts, 413 N. Florence St. It is billed as “an interactive exchange of ideas and support for local business heading into the summer months.” For more information visit www.haroldkitching.com/news.

MONTOYA RUNNING

Casa Grande City Council member Karl Montoya has filed his committee statement of organization to run for another term. For more information visit www.haroldkitching.com/political.