Sedona’s ‘Secret 7’ Unlocks New Destinations, Angles

It’s easy to feel like you know everything there is to know about Sedona, especially after you’ve been there and realized all those resorts and shops and vortexes are set among the red rocks in a relatively small town. But this burg of 10,000 residents has many less-explored sites and experiences, and its Chamber of … Read More…

March 19, Events Day at Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center

A day of fun, March 19 will bring people together with great food, classic cars, and one-of-a-kind entertainment with “little doggy” races. The event was postponed last year because of COVID-19. The Chihuahua Festival and Lil’ Doggy Races, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. One of the more popular events in the region returns with a few new … Read More…

The Untold Story of a Bar Rescue: Pushing Through Adversity

by John Stapleton, Contributing Editor It looked like a good idea even though it “wasn’t in the plans.” It also came with a “great price.” At the bargain price of $50K, it had the size and the atmosphere to become a steak house where people could watch their favorite team, hang out after hours. At … Read More…

Lots to Love at the Library this February!

In addition to storytimes and afterschool programs for children this February, your Casa Grande Public Library is offering fun activities for kids interested in Legos and getting crafty. Beginning Feb. 1, bring your kids by craft stations at both the Vista Grande and Casa Grande public libraries for a chance to design and create their … Read More…

Casa Grande Libraries Offer Loads of Holiday Fun

There are lots of fun things to do for kids and families this holiday season at your Casa Grande and Vista Grande public libraries. During the month of November, drop by and help us create a beautiful mosaic poster just in time for Thanksgiving. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in this fun, … Read More…

Verde Valley, Red Rock County Day Trips Memorable

by Ray Newton Are you looking for a cool road trip you can take? Maybe somewhere to inform and educate — a museum? Or an outing to entertain convivially — a wine tour? Or maybe you’re looking for invigorating recreation — golf? You can do all these without taking a loan on your house or … Read More…

Storytimes, More Return to Casa Grande Public Library

Calling all families! Beginning in September, in-person programs will return to your Casa Grande Public Library. First and foremost, we are excited about the long-awaited return of storytime! Preschool Storytime at the Vista Grande Branch, 1556 N. Arizola Road, will be Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and Toddler Storytime will be Thursdays at 10 a.m. Storytimes … 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…

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…