• Sangria Social July 31st

    Sangria Social July 31st

    Mark your calendars for the next Summer Sangria Social at the Queen Creek Olive Mill. 

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  • Senior Dogs at Arizona Beagle Rescue Get Grant for Golden Years

    Senior Dogs at Arizona Beagle Rescue Get Grant for Golden Years

    Senior pups have something to wag about this week, as the national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants for animal welfare organizations providing programs for at-risk senior dogs--and Arizona Beagle Rescue’s dogs find themselves among the winners. Arizona Beagle Rescue (AZBR) is one of 38 organizations representing 25 states receiving over $225,000 in funding from the group in 2016.

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Board of Supervisors Approve Extra $1.5 Million for Sheriff

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's budget was again on the agenda at yesterday's Board of Supervisor's meeting and while he didn't get the full $2 million, he got most of it.

As did several other departments that asked to exceed their budgets for FY 2014-2015.

With a vote of 4-0, the Board increased the Sheriff's budget by $1.5 million. Initially the Sheriff had requested additional funding for three items: about a half million for personnel expenses, another half million to replace the video surveillance system and one million for new vehicles totalling a $2 million dollar budget increase.

Money for the video surveillance and vehicles was approved, but the $472,000 to cover shift differential pay, holiday pay and on-call pay was rejected.

Chairman Smith, who was concerned about the safety of the officers day to day, stated that the Sheriff’s Office was funded adequately to fund the personnel costs.