CAC Offers Free Tuition for Pinal County Residents

by Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing Central Arizona College is offering Pinal County residents free in-state tuition for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. Although classes began for fall Aug. 23, there are select late start courses still available. Enrollment is currently taking place for spring 2022; classes begin Jan. 18. … Read More…

Can We Pay back Sleep Debt?

by Tiffanie Grady-Gillespie, Certified Physical Trainer, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, WickedFiTT We are all guilty. Staying up late binge-watching our favorite movies when we should be sleeping. The new term being thrown around is sleep procrastination. What we are all doing is building up sleep debt — the difference between the amount of sleep we … Read More…

Need Sleep? Don’t Touch These Before Bed

Sleep seems to get more important to our health every time somebody decides to study its benefits. It’s enough to make you lose sleep over trying to get enough sleep. But there’s one easy way to improve your sleep quality — avoid foods known to interfere with sleep when consumed too close to bedtime. The … Read More…

Lead by Example

by Donna McBride, Councilwoman, City of Casa Grande; Program Administrator, Pinal County Juvenile Court Leadership. It seems to be a topic that everyone has an opinion about. I was honored recently to be named Supervisor of the Year for Pinal County Juvenile Court. My nomination was sent on to the Arizona Supreme Court, and I … Read More…

Trauma-Informed Leadership in Business Helps Clients, Staff

by Margo Willis, Family Engagement Specialist VISTA, Casa Grande Alliance Business leaders wear many hats and possess many skills. At the end of the day, leadership in business is about building safe, supportive and trusting relationships. In our community, we have found that some of the most successful business leaders have adopted and practice a … Read More…

Offering Affordable Cost for your Legal Needs

by Patricia Glover, Certified Paralegal, Certified Legal Document Preparer, Glover Court Solutions & Estate Planning Quality legal services are difficult to come by, especially for people with limited financial means. Glover Court Solutions & Estate Planning (GCSEP) is a new kind of law practice: non-attorney. Unlike attorneys, GCSEP is able to use its own in-house … Read More…

ASU Offers Residents Leadership Degrees through CAC

by Blake Herzog Annique Petit, senior director of Trusted Learner and community college partnerships at ASU, says there are currently two students enrolled in the organizational leadership program through ASU@Pinal at a reduced tuition rate, which is available to students currently taking classes or have earned credits from CAC. For now, all classes are virtual, … Read More…

Facing Overwhelming Numbers, We Continue to Care for your Pets

by Gigi McWhirter Those of us in the animal care field able to stay open during the pandemic quarantines did so by offering things like curbside service, mandatory masks, and limiting the number of humans into our buildings. A lot of us also had to do things like stop or limit walk-ins or refer patients … Read More…

Elusive Badgers are Digging Around Us

by Loren and Melissa Shelton, Critter-Photography Team Are there badgers in your backyard? Maybe? Close enough, probably, if you live on the outskirts of town. Most Arizonans have probably never seen one, and many don’t realize there are badgers in Arizona, let alone Pinal County. As a young man I grew up with my dad … Read More…

Magnify Your Home’s Natural Light

by Blake Herzog Getting more natural light into a home that doesn’t have much may not sound like an easy or affordable project to take on, but plenty of design tricks have been invented to maximize the brightness of the rays that do make it in. Putting a few of them together will create a … Read More…