Get ready for Dial-A-Story

Casa Grande Public Library Help your child explore books and language in a new way through Dial-A-Story at the Casa Grande Public Library. Listen to new children’s stories weekly from the comfort of your own home by dialing 520-510-0990. Stories will be available in English and Spanish. Give it a try today! Be sure to … Read More…

Have You Insured Your Boat or Personal Watercraft?

Just because you’re out on the water doesn’t mean there aren’t risks to you and others or to your watercraft. But what kind of coverage do you need? While insuring a small boat or personal watercraft is similar to buying insurance for your car, buying insurance for a yacht is more like buying homeowner’s insurance. … Read More…

Splash Down in Arizona’s Forest Lakes

by Blake Herzog We have few recreational lakes to choose from in Pinal County, and the ones we may frequent in Maricopa County or on the Colorado River are also in the desert, providing little relief during our season of sizzle. But if you have time for a scenery-strewn road trip, these five forested Northern … Read More…

Find Old Arizona Along the Apache Trail

  by Blake Herzog The improbable route has been used for centuries by the tribe it’s named after, among others. It was developed for vehicles to get supplies to Roosevelt Dam while it was being built in the early 1900s. Sadly, the unpaved portion of the Apache Trail has been closed to traffic for nearly … Read More…

Arboretum Offers New Summer Programs

by Blake Herzog Take a drive to Boyce Thompson Arboretum — about an hour away from Casa Grande in the far northeast corner of Pinal County — and you’ll still be in the middle of the desert. Or more precisely about 10 deserts represented in different sections of the 353-acre garden. It’s also a hub … Read More…

Get ready for Dial-A-Story

Casa Grande Public Library Help your child explore books and language in a new way through Dial-A-Story at the Casa Grande Public Library. Listen to new children’s stories weekly from the comfort of your own home by dialing 520-510-0990. Stories will be available in English and Spanish. Give it a try today! Be sure to … Read More…

See More of Pinal County From Its Trails

by Blake Herzog The variety and number of trails and users of trails, across Arizona has exploded in recent years as people have fallen in love with the fitness benefits and the sheer joy of witnessing nature and its vistas at a slower pace. So much is missed from driving past at 50-plus mph — … Read More…

Join Newest Member of Seeds of Hope Community Garden

Terri Durham, Office Coordinator Somewhere between the rows of tomatoes, squash, and peppers, you’ll find the newest addition to our Seeds of Hope family: Community Garden Coordinator Melissa Bacigalupa. Melissa is an AmeriCorps VISTA member spending her time cultivating relationships with volunteers while cultivating seasonal produce in our garden. Melissa moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico … Read More…

Family Won’t Forget Out of Africa Day Trip

by Ray Newton If your idea of a family adventure at the zoo is fun, then you will really enjoy a day trip to Out of Africa Wildlife Park, about 2.5 hours north of Casa Grande and 4 miles off Interstate 17 at Exit No. 287 (Camp Verde). Unlike a zoo where animals are in … Read More…