Pinal County: Ak-Chin Indian Community

Composed of two cultures, Tohono O’odham (“Desert People”) and Pima Akimal O’odham (“River People”), Ak-Chin is the only Native American community located totally within Pinal County. It takes its name from the O’odham word “ak-chin,” which means “mouth of the wash” or literally, “the place where the wash loses itself in the sand. It became … Read More…

Florence Restauranteur Relishes Hot Dog Giveaways for Kids

by Blake Herzog Pete Koulouris, owner of Mount Athos Greek Restaurant & Cafe in Florence, said he knew he wanted to keep at least a few of his employees on the payroll, somehow, after Arizona’s restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  “I figured to keep the … Read More…

Pinal County: Queen Creek

With a deep-rooted history of farming and agriculture, Queen Creek offers small town charm with modern amenities, featuring a number of unique “agritainment” destination venues. Family-owned and operated, the Queen Creek Olive Mill is Arizona’s only working olive farm. Over 7,000 olive trees are grown sustainably, and olives are pressed to produce high-quality extra virgin … Read More…

Pinal County: San Tan Valley

Adjoining Queen Creek is the unincorporated community of San Tan Valley.  There’s evidence of agriculture during the classic Hohokam era from 1100 to 1450 A.D. There was little activity in the modern era pre-millennium other than occasional prospecting (more than 50 claims are still in place) and cattle grazing. A stagecoach trail ran through the … Read More…

Pinal County: Superior

Superior sits at the crossroads of Arizona’s history. In the early 1870s, legend has it that 75 Apache Indians (probably actually Yavapai Indians, who were then called Mohave-Apaches) leaped off of Picket Post Butte rather than surrender to the U.S. cavalry. The cliff has been known as Apache Leap ever since and the small, shiny … Read More…

PINAL COUNTY’S FUTURE: PURPOSE-DRIVEN GROWTH

Lucid Motors, Nikola Motors, Severtson Screens, Apex Motor Club, LKQ Corporation and Green Gas Partners just to name a few companies with recent significant announcements impacting Pinal County. Pinal County’s leaders, with officials from the cities and towns, are jointly laser-focused on that growth. They are marketing it – selling Pinal County to the nation … Read More…

VISIT THE GATEWAY TO THE COPPER CORRIDOR

Superior, unique in many ways, is the Gateway to the Copper Corridor.  The Town, with a population of approximately 3,000, is nestled between two beautiful mountains: Apache Leap and Picketpost.  The sunsets are some of the most beautiful to be seen, and area events draw crowds of people from all over the state, many discovering … Read More…

EASTERN PINAL COUNTY, A DESTINATION FOR OPPORTUNITY AND ADVENTURE

Tucked away in Eastern Pinal County is Arizona’s Copper Corridor. Nine unique communities comprise this region: Kearny, Hayden, Winkelman, Dudleyville, Aravaipa, San Manuel, Mammoth, Oracle and Superior. Each unique, but with its own charm and identity, together the communities comprise a region ripe for opportunity, and a place for everyone to find a new adventure … Read More…

MARICOPA: THE NEW AMERICAN CITY

MARICOPA IN THE NEWS APEX MOTOR CLUB On September 26, 2018 Apex Landco, LLC closed escrow on 273 acres of vacant land on SR238 near Ralston Road for $3,225.324. Apex Motor Club will be the only private motorsports club and race track featuring a 2.27-mile race-quality asphalt road course (expanding to 4.20 miles in a … Read More…