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Superior copper mine plan advances in House
Pinal County News

by Erin Kelly - Jul. 14, 2011 12:00 AM Republic Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - A bill to clear the way for development of North America's largest copper mine, near Superior, was approved Wednesday by a deeply divided House Natural Resources Committee. The party-line vote by the committee was 26-19, with Republicans supporting the...

Stolen PCSO Weapons
Pinal County News

On 05-09-12, around 4:30 a.m., an unknown person(s) broke in to an unmarked Pinal County Sheriff’s Office vehicle parked at a residential address in Casa Grande and stole the following items:

Shooting Update from Antelope Peak
Pinal County News

On April 14th, 2011 at 2:15 a.m. the Arizona Department of Public Safety received a 9-1-1 call regarding a shooting which had occurred.  The female reported her father was at a rest area near mile post 150 and Interstate 8.  When DPS arrived, they found a 35-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.The shooting investigation was turned over to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies were able to speak with the shooting victim who told them himself and fourteen other individuals had come from Mexico and were walking towards Interstate 8.  As the group stopped to rest from walking, they were approached by another group of individuals.  The individuals opened fire on the group which had stopped to rest.

Sheriff's Office and Animal Control Team up to Save Dog from Drowning in Canal
Pinal County News

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office arrived just in time to save a young Rottweiler from drowning in a canal located at Rolling Ridge and Sierra Vista in San Tan Valley.

Sheriff Babeu's Response on U.S. DoJ Investigation into MCSO
Pinal County News

Several local and national media outlets have requested to interview Sheriff Babeu regarding the release of findings from the Department of Justice on their investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. At this time, Sheriff Babeu has not had the opportunity to read the investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice so he is not able to provide any information about it.  Sheriff Babeu is tied up with meetings for the remainder of the day and asked that I share with you this written statement regarding the timing of the release of information by the U.S. Department of Justice....

Sheriff Babeu Works with AZ State Library to Provide Reading Materials to Visually Impaired Inmates
Pinal County News

Teaming up with the Arizona Talking Book Library, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu now offers visually impaired inmates the ability to read books, magazines and other library resources while incarcerated.

Sheriff Babeu Honors AZ City Teens Who Helped Save Woman’s Life
Pinal County News

Sheriff Babeu recently honored two Arizona City teenagers for helping to save a woman who was discovered lying unconscious in front of a residential home. On April 27th, Salvador Morreno, 11, found the woman near South Huntington Road and Benito Drive in Arizona City. As Morreno tended to her, he flagged down Antonio Ramirez, 15, who called 911.

Sheriff Babeu announces Anti-Smuggling Posse
Pinal County News

Today, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu held a press conference at 10 a.m along with State Senator Sylvia Allen, Chief Deputy Steve Henry and SWAT Commander Lieutenant Matt Thomas to announce the creation of an armed Anti-Smuggling Posse (ASP) to assist in fighting the rampant drug smuggling in Pinal County.  The posse will be comprised of unpaid volunteers.

Supervisor Rios Recognized as one of the Most Influential Hispanic Leaders in Arizona’s 100 Year History
Pinal County News

Pinal County Supervisor’s Pete Rios’ 1991 ascendency to become the first Latino Senate President in Arizona history has earned him a high honor from the Hispanic community. Supervisor Rios’ time as Senate President was ranked third on the top-10 Arizona Hispanic Moments in Arizona history by Valle del Sol. The District One Supervisor received the honor at Valle del Sol’s 22nd Annual Profiles of Success Celebration held recently in Phoenix.  Over 1,400 people attended the noontime event.

Supervisor Rios Honored by Arizona State University
Pinal County News

District 1 Supervisor Pete Rios was recently honored by his alma mater Arizona State University for his many devoted years of service and self-sacrifice on behalf of others.  

Supervisor Rios comments on RICO fund debate
Pinal County News

There have been some letters to the editor regarding the Board of Supervisors wanting to tell our Sheriff and County Attorney how to spend RICO funds.

Supervisor Pete Rios Begins Second Term in a Familiar Role
Pinal County News

From his Florence office, Supervisor Pete Rios reflects upon his days in the legislature and says his next term on the Pinal County board will be somewhat familiar to his legislative past. “In all my years in the state legislature, the Democrats had the majority one time,” Rios recalls.  “That meant we, as Democrats, had to work with the Republicans to get our bills passed.  I can say it wasn’t cut-throat like it is now.  Everyone had their ideas and sometimes they passed, other times not.  Still to this day I remain good friends with many of those on the other side of the aisle.”

Supervisor Pete Rios and Casa Grande's HR Paddock Lauded for Service to Pinal County Employee Benefit Trust
Pinal County News

District 1 Supervisor Pete Rios, along with Casa Grande resident HR Paddock were recognized for their service as members of the Pinal County Employee Benefit Trust.  The Board of Supervisors partially self-funds a health benefit program to help manage costs through the Pinal County Employee Benefit Trust. A board of trustees, appointed by the Supervisors, oversee and manage the employee health benefits. The trust members are not compensated for their time. 

Supervisor Cheryl Chase to Host Pet Adoption, Licensing Event with Rabies Vaccine Offered, along with Discounted Microchipping
Pinal County News

Pinal County Supervisor Cheryl Chase has been busy meeting with and solving problems for her San Tan Valley area neighbors.  She today announced a meet and greet pet adoption event on Saturday, April 6.

Supervisor Cheryl Chase comments on Pinal County FY 2013/14 Tentative Budget
Pinal County News

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors recently passed a tentative budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  The vote was unanimous for passage of this document.  The tentative budget came out to $373,723,558. As your district representative to the board, I would like to tell you what is in this tentative budget.  I am pleased to tell all of you that there are two significant road projects coming to our area.  Many of you know that the Hunt Highway expansion is currently underway.  This budget has money set aside for the phase 1 and 2 of this project which is north of Gary Road.  

Supervisor Chase comments on RICO fund debate
Pinal County News

Below you will find a transcript of remarks from Pinal County Supervisor Cheryl Chase, read at the May 28th Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting, in response to the use of RICO funds by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office and Pinal County Attorney's Office. It is regrettable that what can be described as courtroom style maneuvers were employed this morning instead of open and honest dialogue regarding RICO funds and recipients. Unlike a courtroom, where there are winners and losers, the BOS seeks collaboration and an opportunity for a win-win solution.

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