AVOID KITTEN “CAT-ASTROPHES”

by Gigi McWhirter Kitten “cat-astrophes” can be greatly reduced with these simple suggestions: Once you adopt your little bundle of joy, and if possible, before you take him or her home to meet the other people and pets in your home, take your kitten to your veterinarian for a wellness check. During the visit, your … Read More…

Custom Creations

Interview by Rock Earle • Story by Katie Mayer As you drive around Casa Grande, you may notice something sprouting up out here. And, no, we’re not talking about cotton. We’re talking about new houses. In fact, there is so much new construction in the area that we’ve coined it “the renaissance of custom home … Read More…

Homebuilding in Casa Grande remains steady

by Craig H. McFarland, Mayor, City of Casa Grande One of my key initiatives has been to help promote Casa Grande, and to also promote our need for new homebuilders. We have the platted infrastructure-ready lots just waiting for a new homebuilder. With our growing horizon, we will need businesses and homebuilding to grow! The … Read More…

Following laws, while supporting businesses

by Matt Herman, Council Member, City of Casa Grande There are many misconceptions about the city government’s role in local development. The city is here to help and encourage responsible development, while making sure all local rules, regulations and laws are followed. We don’t pick winners and losers, but we do make sure that businesses … Read More…

2017 DESIGN TRENDS

What’s hot and what’s not! by Staff Reports As 2016 comes to a close, that means the various DIY shows and magazines come out with the hot new trends for 2017. Here’s a roundup of what to consider incorporating into your home this year and what to think about replacing.  IN: Smart Home Features Technology … Read More…

THE DOMES: THEN & NOW

“Then” by Bea Lueck On Thornton Road, near Interstate 8 sit the buildings known collectively as The Domes. Built in 1982 as the headquarters of InnerConn Technology Inc, a circuit board manufacturing facility, each of the four dome-like structures cost about $150,000. The shells were constructed using a balloon, supported by a steel skeleton with … Read More…

TIPS FOR PREVENTING AND DEALING WITH WATER AND SEWAGE DAMAGE

Water is known for penetrating structural cavities and creating growing pockets of saturation without the knowledge of the homeowner. Unfortunately, it often requires sophisticated tools and technology to find the source of such water damage. If the moisture remains undetected, it causes damages that eventually lead to an expensive restoration process. IICRC-certified restoration specialists possess … Read More…

10 COMMON POISONOUS PLANTS FOR DOGS AND CATS

by Gigi McWherter Having to deal with a pet that has been poisoned by a plant is a very scary situation. Wondering who to call and what could have been done to prevent it is equally frightening. To answer the prevention question, here is a list of some of the most toxic plants: For dogs … Read More…

DIY RAISED BED PLANTERS

by Staff Reports There is nothing as flavorful and good for you as homegrown fruits and vegetables. But the idea of planting a garden is daunting for many. An easier method is to install a raised bed planter or two in your backyard. If you have basic DIY skills, you can make the planters in … Read More…