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CONTENTS Important Numbers Driving Distances Weather Demographics Hiking Information Casa Grande Hiking Trail Map Ten Things to Do In Arizona Visitor Centers Golf

Ten Things to Do In Pinal County Area Map Museums Attractions Casinos Dining Entertainment Medical Dental Maricopa Points of Interest Community Organizations City of Coolidge

2020 Casa Grande Calendar of Events Disc Golf Welcome to Superior

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Utilities APS

520.421.8400

ED-2

520.723.7741

ED-3

520.424.9021

ED-4

520.466.7336

San Carlos Electric

520.723.6209

Hohokam Electric

520.723.7751

Southwest Gas 877.860.6020

Arizona Water Company 520.836.8785

Global Water Company

866.940.1102

Municipal City of Casa Grande - main 520.421.8600

City of Coolidge - main 520.723.5361

Airport

520.723.6075

Animal Control 520.723.6075

Fire (non-emergency) 520.723.5311

Library

520.723.6030

Police (non-emergency) 520.723.5311

City of Eloy - main 520.466.9201

Airport

520.466.3082

Animal Control 520.466.4152

Fire (non-emergency) 520.466.3544

Library

520.466.3814

Airport

Police (non-emergency)

Animal Control

City of Maricopa - main

520.426.3616 520.426.9300

Fire (non-emergency)

520.466.7324

520.568.9098

Ak-Chin Regional Airport

520.421.8777

520.568.1000

Library

Animal Control

Police (non-emergency)

Fire (non-emergency)

520.421.8710

520.421.8700

888.431.1311

520.568.3333

Library

520.568.2926

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Important Numbers


Miscellaneous

Cont’d Police (non-emergency)

Information

520.568.3673

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AZ Highway Road Conditions

520.509.3555

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Animal Control 520.509.3555

Emergency: Medical, Police & Fire

Sheriff (non-emergency)

911

Medical

AZ Department of Transportation

520.866.5111

AZ Pet Poison Control 480.732.0018

Banner Casa Grande Medical Center

520.381.6300

Banner Poison Control 602.253.3334

VA Clinic

520.836.2536

Overpass on State Route 347 Maricopa, AZ

888.411.7623

Motor Vehicle Department

520.836.0515

Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens 520.836.2758

Social Security Administration

877.405.0403

Valley Humane Society 520.836.0904

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DRIVING DIS TANCES

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We s te r n Pin a l Co unt y is ce nt r a ll y l oc ated a n d within a days’ drive of seve r a l pop ula r touris t communitie s .

Salt Lake City Denver

Moab

Durango

Las Vegas Kingman Los Angeles

Laughlin

Flagstaff Winslow

Prescott

Albuquerque

Phoenix San Diego Mexicali

Yuma

Casa Grande

Tucson 100 miles

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Phoenix, AZ

48 miles

45 min

Tucson, AZ

69 miles

52 min

Yuma, AZ

176 miles

Grand Canyon Village, AZ

277 miles

Las Vegas, NV

345 miles

San Diego, CA

347 miles

4 h 59 min

El Paso, TX

388 miles

5 h 36 min

Los Angeles, CA

420 miles

6 h 48 min

Durango, CO

475 miles

12 h 16 min

Moab, UT

515 miles

14 h 41 min

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El Paso

200 miles

Driving Distances


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WEATHER AND DEMOGRAPHICS PINAL COUNT Y DEMOGRAPHICS P O PU L ATI O N 4 65 , 0 0 0

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3,600 jobs

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PINAL COUNT Y AVERAGE TEMPER ATURES:

71° F

Annual high

54.2°F

71°F

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PLACES TO HIKE PHOENIX SOUTH MOUNTAIN 10919 S. Central Ave., Phoenix 602.262.7393 www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/ 1 locations/south-mountain CASA GRANDE MOUNTAIN 2090 E. Arica Rd., Casa Grande 520.421.8600 www.casagrandeaz.gov/rec /parks/cgmountain

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SAN TAN MOUNTAIN REGIONAL PARK 6533 W. Phillips Rd., Queen Creek 480.655.5554 3 www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan PICACHO PEAK I-10 @ Picacho Peak Rd.,Eloy 520.466.3183 www.azstateparks.com/Parks/PIPE

CATALINA STATE PARK 11570 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson 520.628.5798 www.azstateparks.com/Parks/CATA

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LOST DUTCHMAN STATE PARK (SUPERSTITION MTNS) 6109 N. Apache Trl., Apache Junction 480.982.4485 6 www.azstateparks.com/Parks/LODU TABLE TOP MOUNTAIN - IRONWOOD NATIONAL MONUMENT I-8 @ Vekol Valley Rd., Maricopa 623.580.5500 7 www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/ recreation/hiking/table_top.html

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BISBEE One of Arizona’s most colorfully eclectic historic communities, Bisbee began its life with traces of lead, copper and silver in the late 1800s. Through the ups and downs of the mining industry Bisbee has endured and blossomed into culturally rich community offering visitors a mix of art, music, history, architecture, outdoor activities, dining and nightlife. C A N YO N D E C H E LLY

The Canyon de Chelly National Monument is home to spectacular cliff dwellings found on and at the base of steep-sided canyons up to 1,000 feet deep. This is the best known of over a hundred cliff dwellings, mostly in inaccessible locations, which were occupied from around AD 350 to 1300.

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FO U R CO R N E R S You can stand in four states at one time at Four Corners Monument, situated on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. Unique amongst Arizona’s many landmarks, Four Corners Monument is the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. G R A N D C A N YO N

The biggest attraction in Arizona is the Grand Canyon, carved out by the Colorado River over the centuries. Most visitors see the canyon from the South Rim, where there are numerous lookout areas all along the road and walkway running along the canyon’s edge. It is also possible to hike down into the Grand Canyon or take a helicopter flight over and through it.

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H O OV E R DA M Hoover Dam is a testimony to the ability to construct monolithic projects during adverse conditions. Built during the Depression; thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River. It is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the ASCE as one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.

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LO N D O N B R I D G E Created by Robert McCullough, in 1968 Lake Havasu City was the recipient of the world-famous London Bridge, disassembled in London and reassembled here. “Arizona’s Playground” can give you all the adventure you can handle, from boating and off-roading, to hiking and fishing, making this one of the most family-friendly Arizona vacation and recreation spots. M E TEO R C R ATE R

Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater approximately 37 miles east of Flagstaff and 18 miles west of Winslow in the northern Arizona desert. The crater is about one mile wide and 570 feet deep. Scientists say the impact was about 50,000 years ago and the explosion was equal to 2.5 megatons of TNT.

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M O N U M E NT VA LLE Y Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park straddles the border between Arizona and Utah. Wild West landscape includes jagged rock formations, dramatic buttes, and sand dunes. Visitors can do a self drive tour through the valley, take a guided tour or photography tour, or simply appreciate some of the views from the passing highway. PE TR I FI E D FO R E S T

Large pieces of petrified wood, along with fossilized plants, fish, and reptiles, have been revealed in great numbers in what is today Petrified National Forest in the Painted Desert. The park access road allows visitors to drive passed many of the highlights and short interpretive trails allow for close up looks at a variety of unique sights.

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TO M B S TO N E Tombstone, a silver mining boomtown, quickly became notorious as a rough and tumble town, the best claim to fame was the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral (which actually took place in a vacant lot next to the corral), involving Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. The OK Corral exhibit is there, as are many of the old saloons and the old courthouse, now a museum.


VISITOR CENTERS ARIZONA CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 13640 S. Sunland Gin Rd., Arizona City 520.466.5141 8 www.arizonacitychamber.com

MARANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 13881 N. Casa Grande Hwy., Marana 520.682.4314 www.maranachamber.com

COOLIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 351 N. Arizona Blvd., #5, Coolidge 520.723.3009 4 www.coolidgechamber.org

MARICOPA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 19756 N John Wayne Pkwy., Suite 100, Maricopa 520.568.9573 5 www.maricopachamber.org

FLORENCE VISITOR CENTER 24 W. Ruggles St., Florence 520.868.9433 www.visitflorenceaz.com

SUNLAND VISITOR CENTER 3725 N. Camelot St., Eloy 520.466.3007 www.sunlandvisitorcenter.org

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GREATER CASA GRANDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 575 N. Marshall St., Casa Grande 520.836.2125 1 www.casagrandechamber.org

TRI-COMMUNITY VISITOR CENTER 1470 W. American Ave., Oracle 520.241.1142 www.visittricommunity.org

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GOLF WHIRLWIND GOLF CLUB 5770 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler 520.796.4653 1 www.whirlwindgolf.com

SAN MIGUEL 1505 N. Toltec Rd., Eloy 520.466.7734 www.sanmiguelgolf.com

AK-CHIN SOUTHERN DUNES GOLF CLUB Hwy 238, Maricopa 480.367.8949 2 www.akchinsoutherndunes.com

ARIZONA CITY 13939 S. Cleator Rd., Arizona City 520.466.5327 www.myazcitygolf.com

THE DUKE AT RANCHO ELDORADO 42660 Rancho El Dorado Pkwy., Maricopa 480.844.1100 3 www.thedukegolf.com

DOVE MOUNTAIN 6501 Boulder Bridge Pass, Marana 520.572.3500 13 www.thegolfclubatdovemountain.com

FRANCISCO GRANDE 12684 W. Gila Bend Hwy., Casa Grande 520.381.8200 www.franciscograndegolf.com DAVE WHITE MUNICIPAL 2121 N. Thornton Rd., Casa Grande 520.836.9216 www.casagrandeaz.gov/rec/golf-course GOLF CLUB AT JOHNSON RANCH 30761 W. Golf Club Dr., San Tan Valley 480.987.9800 www.johnsonranchgc.com GOLF CLUB AT OASIS 5764 E. Hunt Hwy.,Florence 480.888.8890 www.clubatoasis.com

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POSTON BUTTE GOLF CLUB 6100 Merrill Ranch Pkwy., Florence 520.723.1880 8 www.postonbuttegc.com MISSION ROYALE GOLF COURSE 11 S. Mission Pkwy., Casa Grande 480.951.4444 9 www.missionroyalegolfclub.com ROBSON RANCH GOLF CLUB 5750 W. Robson Blvd., Eloy 520.426.3333 www.arizonagolf.com/courses/eloy/ 10 robson-ranch-golf-club

RANCHO VISTOSO 955 W. Vistoso Highlands Dr., Tucson 520.797.9900 www.vistosogc.com SADDLEBROOKE 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd., Tucson 520.825.3048 www.saddlebrooke.org SADDLEBROOKE RANCH 59642 E. Robson Cir., Oracle 520.818.6403 www.saddlebrookeranchgolfclub.com PALM CREEK 1110 N. Henness Rd., Casa Grande 800.421.7004 www.palmcreekgolf.com

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APACHE STRONGHOLD GOLF CLUB Located 5 miles East of Globe on Highway 70, San Carlos 800.272.2438 18 www.apachestronghold.com TIERRA GRANDE 813 W. Calle Rosa, Casa Grande 520.723.9717 19 www.tierragrandeaz.com

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C A SA G R A N D E RU I N S Coolidge — An Ancient Sonoran Desert People’s farming community and Great House are preserved at Casa Grande Ruins. Whether the Casa Grande was a gathering place for the Desert People or simply a waypoint marker in an extensive system of canals and trading partners is but part of the mystique. The Casa Grande was abandoned around 1450 C.E. PI C AC H O PE A K

Picacho Peak’s most noted historic event occurred on April 15, 1862, when Confederate and Union scouting parties met in the Battle of Picacho Pass during the Civil War. Picacho Peak is not a volcanic cone, but is part of a volcanic flow that has been partially eroded away. It has long been known for its spring display of wildflowers.

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TO M M I X M O N U M E NT A roadside memorial to silent film cowboy Tom Mix is south of Florence. On Oct. 12, 1940, Mix was driving his 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton when he came upon construction barriers at a bridge washed away by a flash flood. He was unable to stop in time and died in the crash. Located south of Florence along Highway 79.

ST. ANTHONY ’ S GREEK ORTHODOX MONA STERY The monastery is dedicated to St. Anthony the Great, the father of monasticism, the renowned 3rd century anchorite. There are chapels dedicated to Saints Seraphim of Sarov, Demetrios of Thessalonica, John the Baptist, George the Great Martyr, Nicholas the Wonderworker, and Panteleimon the Healer. The main church is dedicated to Saints Anthony and Nectarios the Wonderworker. 4784 N. St. Joseph’s Way.

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The history of the park’s building provides visitors with a look into the past. The building represents a transition between Sonoran and Anglo-American architecture with its wood-shingled pitched roof surmounting traditional adobe brick walls. Soil from the area was used to make adobe bricks which were laid on a trench foundation filled with river rocks.

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G O LD FI E LD G H OS T TOWN A N D M US EU M Apache Junction — A living-history experience with restored 1800s-era buildings from a former gold-rush community. Tourists can ride a narrow gauge train, pan for gold and experience life as it was during the busiest days of the Goldfield town. B I OS PH E R E 2

One of the world’s only scientific research facilities in which scientists work in a sealed environment to study earth’s ecosystems, such as oceans and coral reefs, mangrove wetlands and Savannah grasslands.

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BOYCE THOMPSON SOUTHWESTERN ARBORETUM Discover the intricate beauty and many faces of Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden. Featured are plants from the world’s deserts, towering trees, captivating cacti, sheer mountain cliffs, a streamside forest, panoramic vistas, many natural habitats with varied wildlife, a desert lake, a hidden canyon, specialty gardens and more. TH E A PAC H E TR A I L (S TATE RO U TE 8 8)

This 40-mile trail winds along urban roadways and ends in the rugged desert mountains. Travelling past the deep reservoir lakes of Canyon and Apache Lakes the narrow, winding unpaved includes the town of Tortilla Flat and continues to Roosevelt Dam. With steep cliff drops and little in the way of safety barriers it is not recommended for large RVs, SUVs, or caravans.

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THE MATTHEW B. JUAN - IR A H. HAYES MEMORIAL PARK Located in Sacaton on the Gila River Indian Community, this is a memorial to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces, protecting our great nation. Ira Hayes was one of the men in the iconic photograph raising the U.S. flag over Iwo Jima in WWII.


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In Arizona’s Golden Corridor - the area between Phoenix and Tucson - winter visitors and residents alike can find unlimited opportunities for for fulfilling whatever you enjoy! Physical activities, gaming, shopping, entertainment, exploration it’s all here. Check out the fine establishments shown on our handy Golden Corridor Treasure Map - and tell them you saw it here! This map should not be used for navigation or legal purposes. It is intended for general reference use only; any exact locations should be researched fully before setting out. Not all roads may be shown or named. Some roads may be private, incomplete or unimproved. Forest, park and reservation boundaries are generalized. The user of this map bears the full responsibility for his or her safety. © Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved. ROX Media Group.

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his area has several museums, ranging from art to history to Native American to natural resources. The Museum of Casa Grande Preserves and exhibits the history of the Casa Grande region and the early days of Arizona. Numerous indoor and outdoor exhibits, including old black schoolhouse. 1 110 W. Florence Blvd. www.tmocg.org Santa Cruz Valley Historic

Museum and Visitor Center Housed in the Old Toltec Elementary School and featuring multi-cultural history of the Santa Cruz Valley. 3725 N. Camelot St., Eloy. www.scvhmuseum.org 2 Casa Grande Art Museum Shows and displays from various local artists. Located in the house built by Gus Kratzka in 1929 as the family residence and is on the National Register of Historic Places. 319 W. Third St. 3 www.casagrandeartmuseum. org Artisan Village of Coolidge Numerous activities and home of the Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum and Copper State Heritage Museum.

351 N. Arizona Blvd., Coolidge (Arizona Blvd. and Northern Ave). www.artisanvillageofcoolidge.org 4 www.pinalgeologymuseum.org

blacksmith shop, 1928 Pioneer Cabin, vintage fire engines. 6 715 S. Main St., Florence. www.pinalcountyhistoricalmuseum.org

Ak-Chin Him-Dak Eco-Museum and Archive Preserving the Ak-Chin way of life through the centuries and sharing values and identities 5 with visitors. 47685 N. Eco-Museum Rd., Maricopa. www.azcama.org/museums/akchin

Huhugam Heritage Center The Gila River Indian Community’s tribal facility for the preservation and display of important cultural artifacts and art. A repository for prehistoric and historic artifacts, cultural materials and vital records, a museum to display the materials to the public. 4759 N. Maricopa Rd., Chandler. www.gilariver.org/index. 7 php/enterprises/huhugam-heritage-center

Pinal County Historical Society Museum Indian exhibits, extensive bullet and barbed wire collections, cactus furniture, quilts and antique clothing, prison artifacts including hanging nooses, twoseater gas chamber chair, and prison registers, outdoor display of antique farm machinery, a

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In addition to being a key component in the City of Casa Grande’s strategy for destination marketing, Casa Grande Main Street is reaching out statewide to promote and attract new business and redevelopment interest with the park serving as a catalyst for nightlife.

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DINING A&M PIZZA 445 W Highway 287, Florence 520.868.0170

MT. ATHOS 444 N Pinal Pkwy, Florence 520.868.0735

A LATTE VINO 958 E Rodeo Rd, Casa Grande 520.788.6677

OCHOA’S 512 E Cottonwood Ln, Casa Grande 520.836.9867

BeDILLIONS 3933, 800 N Park Ave, Casa Grande 520.836.2045

OLD PUEBLO RESTAURANT 505 S Main St, Florence (866) 907.9935

CULVER’S OF CASA GRANDE 2453 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande 520.426.4225

SHO-GA 1115 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande 520.251.5405

GYRO GRILL 20987 N John Wayne Pkwy b102 520.217.4418

SUNRISE CAFE 20917 N John Wayne Pkwy # A104 520.568.8098

HEADQUARTERS 19640 N Maricopa Rd 520.568.2167

TAGS 156 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge 520.723.1013

LUCKY CHINESE 1350 E Florence Blvd B, Casa Grande 520.836.0102

TACO GIRO MEXICAN GRILL & SEAFOOD 139 W Cottonwood Ln, Casa Grande 520.340.4210

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CASA GRANDE MAIN ST 110 W 2nd ST, Casa Grande 520.836.8744

PINAL COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 512 S Eleven Mile Corner Rd, Casa Grande 520.723.7881

CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE 8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge 520.494.5485

SONORA WINGS 11934 North Russell Road, Maricopa 480.251.1515

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FITZGIBBONS LAW OFFICES 1115 E Cottonwood Ln Ste 150, Casa Grande 520.426.3824

AUTOMOTIVE GARRETT MOTORS 197 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge 520.723.5401

NORRIS RV 973 W Gila Bend Hwy, Casa Grande 520.836.7921

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CYPRESS POINT RETIREMENT APARTMENTS 1771 E McMurray Blvd, Casa Grande 520.836.6555

MERITAGE HOMES 2611 E. Questa Trail Casa Grande, AZ 85122 www.meritagehomes.com/activeadult 877.291.8747 REALTY ONE GROUP Barbara Howard Mobile 806.674.4468 barbarahoward123@sbcglobal.net TITLE SECURITY 421 E Cottonwood Ln, Casa Grande 520.426.4600

ELITE REAL ESTATE PROS Kathi Buckner 502 E. Cottonwood Ln., Ste. 11, Casa Grande 520.836.6325 Publishers notice: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basic .

SERVICES AL & RILEY’S A/C 40 N Brown St, Casa Grande 520.836.8450 DESERT SUN HEATING, COOLING 1102 W Jimmie Kerr Blvd, Casa Grande 520.466.1489

MANKEL MECHANICAL 1185 E Brenda Dr, Casa Grande 520.251.2807


MEDICAL BANNER / CGRMC 1800 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande 480.321.0160

JENKINS CHIROPRACTIC 1891 N Trekell Rd #2, Casa Grande 520.836.2969

CASA GRANDE CHIROPRACTIC 201 N. Florence St., Casa Grande 520.836.6700

MIRACLE-EAR - CASA GRANDE 1179 E Cottonwood Ln #3, Casa Grande 480.420.3292

COTTONWOOD MEDICAL CENTER 560 N Camino Mercado Ste 7, Casa Grande 520.836.5538 DOCTOR’S CHOICE MOBILITY & MEDICAL SUPPLIES 820 W. Cottonwood Ln Ste 10, Casa Grande 520.836.4907 EAST VALLEY FAMILY MEDICAL 1968 N Peart Rd #3, Casa Grande 480.963.1853 HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix 602.530.6920

OASIS PAVILION NURSING & REHABILITATION 161 W Rodeo Rd, Casa Grande 520.836.1772 PREMIER CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER 803 N Salk Drive Bldg A, Casa Grande 520.836.6682 SIRCLE PAIN CLINIC 820 W Cottonwood Ln Ste 6, Casa Grande 520.509.6380 STEWART CLINIC OF CHIROPRACTIC 1415 N Trekell Rd, Casa Grande 520.509.6160

SUMMIT REHAB 1295 E. Florence Blvd Ste 1, Casa Grande 520.836.3009 SUN LIFE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER 865 N Arizola Rd, Casa Grande 520.381.0366

THE HEARING CENTER 1201 N Pinal Ave, Casa Grande 520.431.9897 THETA WELLNESS CENTERS 958 E. Rodeo Drive Suite 21 Casa Grande, AZ 85122 520.214.8430

DENTAL AGAVE DENTISTRY 2028 N Trekell Rd Ste 107, Casa Grande 520.876.9955

DM FAMILY DENTISTRY 1968 N Peart Rd Ste 22 Bldg F, Casa Grande 520.426.0404

CASA GRANDE FAMILY DENTISTRY 1355 E. Florence Blvd. #107, Casa Grande 520.836.0100

PREMIER ORTHO 1968 N Peart Rd Ste C105, Casa Grande 520.421.0880

DESERT SKY DENTAL 1550 E Florence Blvd #104, Casa Grande 520.423.0022

YANG AND HORSLEY DENTISTRY 325 E. Cottonwood Ln, Casa Grande 520.836.9685

DICK & MITCHELL DDS 721 N Olive, Casa Grande 520.836.7111

Mitchell and Crosby Dental Mitchell & Crosby Dental 520-836-7111 Services Provided by an Arizona Licensed General Dentist

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Maricopa, Arizona POINTS OF INTEREST

Harrahs Ak-Chin Casino

Celebrating 25 years in Maricopa, Arizona, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is Arizona’s first and only tribal casino to have an international management partner. Harrah’s Ak-Chin is the only casino in Arizona that allows guests, through its Caesars Rewards program, to unlock benefits and other prizes that can be used worldwide at the entire Caesars’ family of casinos. Harrah’s Ak-Chin boasts the only Bingo hall in the Caesars organization, continuing the proud heritage of William F. Harrah, who opened his first Bingo hall in Reno in 1937. In addition to slot machines, video poker, video Keno, statewide progressives, live action poker and Black Jack, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino guests can enjoy a variety of dining options, including the Copper Cactus Grill, Chop, Block & Brew, Oak & Fork, Agave’s Restaurant, The Buffet and Dunkin’ Donuts®.

UltraStar Multi-tainment Center

UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle features state-of-the-art bowling, pure digital cinemas, fine dining, sports lounge, live entertainment, arcade gaming, as well as corporate and private event facilities. Come experience adventure, competition, entertainment, and relaxation all conveniently located under one roof.

Pacana Park

Pacana Park spans more than 22 acres of land with a pristine 2.25 acre lake that is home to various fish including catfish and blue gills. Pacana Park is the City’s first public park. Amenities include softball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer field, playgrounds and ramadas.

OTHER ACTIVITIES Maricopa is home to several exciting recreational activies including SKYDIVE PHOENIX, Inc., Arizona Soaring at the Estrella Sailport, and Airparamo powered paragliding at the Ak-Chin Regional Airport. Maricopa is also home to two privately-owned golf courses. The Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Course is ranked #5 in Arizona according to Golf Magazine. A Troon property, it is located five minutes west of the heart of the community on SR 238. The Duke Golf Course pays homage to the legendary Western hero, John Wayne. Nestled in the heart of the Rancho El Dorado community, The Duke provides outstanding views and a warm atmosphere.

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Copper Sky Recreational Complex The Copper Sky Recreation Complex encompasses 98 acres, offering endless opportunities for fitness, fun and leisure. The Multigenerational Center includes aquatics center, fitness equipment, and wide variety of classes and group sports activities. Space rentals available. The park includes fishing lake, special event amphitheater, interactive playgrounds, dog park, baseball and softball fields, batting cages, tennis courts, skate plaza, basketball courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and picnic area with grills and ramadas.


COMMUNIT Y ORGANIZATIONS AGAINST ABUSE PO Box 10733, Casa Grande 520.836.1239

Casa of Pinal PO Box 10173, Casa Grande 520.866.7076

PINAL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION P.O. Box 11487, Casa Grande www.pcvmf.org

PINAL PARTNERSHIP PO Box 904, Florence 520.518.1235

BLACKBOX FOUNDATION 413 N. Florence St., Casa Grande 520.428.7050 www.blackboxaz.org CASA GRANDE ALLIANCE 1460 N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande 520.836.5022 www.casagrandealliance.org

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BREAKFAST TAKES FLIGHT At the Coolidge Fly-In Every First Saturday Oct thru April Spread your wings towards the Coolidge Municipal Airport

Painting/Drawing • Glass• Mosaics • Metal Arts• Jewelry and more Sign up on line or simply walk in. See our web site www.artisanvillageofcoolidge.org for a complete list of classes offered. Have a project you want to do but don’t have the space or equipment? Come talk to us!

Volunteers Needed! Call 520-723-3009 for details. PINAL GEM & MINERAL MUSEUM Founded and curated by Dr Ray Grant, this museum is home to an amazing collection of local gem and mineral artifacts. Gift shop also. If you’re a rock hound or just want to explore, don’t miss this treasure trove of history.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes, eggs, bacon & sausage Served by the Coolidge Lions Club

• AVC ART GALLERY Featuring area artists & those who teach in the Village. Open Saturday mornings and by appointment WALK-IN WORKSHOPS EVERY SATURDAY 9 AM - NOON!

ARTISAN VILLAGE OF COOLIDGE

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Watch as pilots from all over the country fly in for breakfast and show off their planes. See relics from World War II like the Coolidge Air Army Airfield’s wooden hanger. Want more information? Go to our website www.coolidgeaz.com/airport Or call the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce 520-723-3009

City of Coolidge Events


2020 CASA GRANDE EVENTS January • Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Annual Home Health & Garden Show, Casa Grande. January 11, 2020. Call the Chamber at 520.836.2125 or visit casagrandechamber.org for info. • 15th Annual Maricopa’s Family Fishing Day, January 11, 2020. 8am. Copper Sky Regional Park. Visit www. maricopa-az.gov for more info.

Shopping, Arts and Crafts, RV Camping and more. Visit pinalfairgrounds.com for info. February • Arizona Classic Jackpot & Farm Show, February 1-2. Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center. Join us for the largest Southern Arizona International Livestock Show. Visit pinalfairgrounds. com for info.

• Casa Grande Cowboy Days and O’Odham Tash, February 14-23. Rodeo Grounds, 2525 N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande. Visit www. casagrandecowboydays. com for info. February/March • Arizona Renaissance Festival, February 8 - March 29, off of the US-60 near Gold Canyon. Open Saturdays & Sundays 10am-6pm. Call 520.463.2600 or visit arizona.renfestinfo. com for info. March

• Casa Grande 20th Annual Historic Downtown Street Fair & Car Show, January 1819, 10am. For info call 520-836-8744 or visit www.cgmainstreet.org • Agri-County Bluegrass Festival, January 2526, 10am-5pm. Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center. National, local & regional Bluegrass Bands, Quilts Wild & Wonderful Show, Food, 31

• Wuertz Farm’s 17th Annual Gourd Festival, February 7-9, Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center. AzGS judged gourd show, 100+ gourd artists & vendors, Kindergourden, mini gourdster races (Saturday), food, nonstop live music, farmer’s market, games & more. Visit pinalfairgrounds. com for info.

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• Pinal County Fair, March 18-22. Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center. Visit pinalfairgrounds.com for info. • 16th Annual Maricopa Salsa Festival, March 14, 12pm-5pm. Copper Sky Regional Park, Maricopa. Visit www.maricopa-az. gov for more info. April

• 62nd Annual Cactus Fly-In, March 6-7, Casa Grande Municipal Airport, 3225 N. Lear Ave., Casa Grande. Visit www.cactusflyin.org for info.

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• Casa Grande Fine Art Explosion, March 13-15, Peart Park, Casa Grande. 13th annual show and sale. Free admission contact 520-705-1343 for info.

• 39th Annual Coolidge Cotton Days, March 5-8, San Carlos Park, Coolidge. Visit coolidgechamber.org for info.

• 5th Annual Copa Color Run, Copper Sky Regional Park, Maricopa.5k run or a 1 mile walk while getting doused with various cool colors! Visit www.maricopa-az.gov for more info • Country Thunder Music Festival, April 16-19. Florence. Visit www. countrythunder.com for more info.

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2 0 2 0 E V E N T S CO N T I N U E D July • 4th of July Celebration at the Pool, Palm Island Family Aquatic Park, Casa Grande. Visit casagrandeaz.gov for info. • 4th of July Celebration 2020, Paul Mason Sports Complex, Casa Grande. For more information, please contact the Recreation Office at (520) 421-8677 or visit casagrandeaz.gov. • Maricopa Great American 4th, July 4. Copper Sky Regional Park, Maricopa. Visit www.maricopa-az. gov for more info. September • Eloy Fiestas Patrias, Main Street Park, Eloy. Annual parade, car show, entertainment, live music, food, free entry. Visit eloyaz.gov for more info. • The Museum of Casa Grande reopening for the season. Call 520.836.2223 for info.

October • Coolidge Days Celebration, San Carlos Park, Coolidge. Friday thru Sunday event with a parade, food, entertainment, 5k run and bike ride and carnival. Call 520.723.4551 or visit coolidgeaz.gov for info. • 34th Annual Taste of Casa Grande, hosted by Eva’s Fine Mexican Food, Casa Grande. Visit tasteofcasagrande. com for info. • Casa Grande Chamber Business Showcase, The Property Conference Center, Casa Grande. Visit casagrandechamber.org for info. • Halloween Harvest Festival, October 31, Paul Mason Sports Complex, Casa Grande. Visit casagrandeaz.org for info.

Merry Copa Holiday Festival Photo- Howard WaGGner November • Maricopa Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving Day, 8am-9am. Copper Sky Regional, Maricopa. 5k run/1 mile walk. Visit maricopa-az.gov for info. • 14th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ride for the Warrior, Peart Park, Casa Grande. Call 520.866.3645 for info. • 3rd Annual Mosaic Festival, Historic Downtown Casa Grande. Visit cgmainstreet.org for info. December • 34rd Annual Casa Grande Toy Parade and Auction, Dave White Park, Casa Grande. Call 480.518.3311 for info.

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• 7th Annual Merry Copa Copper Sky Regional Park, Maricopa. Annual Holiday festival. Visit www.maricopa-az.gov for more info.

• Casa Grande Tree Lighting & Electric Light Parade, December 5, 5:45pm-8pm, Parade starts at Colorado/ Florence Blvd. Tree lighting begins at 6pm. Visit casagrandeaz.gov for info. • 5th Annual Santa Run 5k, Merry Copa Holiday Festival at Copper Sky Park Visit www. maricopa-az.gov for more info. • 2020 Annual Masik Tas Celebration, Ak Chin Circle, Maricopa. 13th Annual Carnival, Fun Zone, Petting Zoo, Arts & Crafts, and Food Vendors! Visit masiktas. ak-chin.nsn.us for more info. Event information subject to change. Courtesy of the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce.


M A R I CO PA D I S C G O L F T O U R N A M E N T S OA R S F U R T H E R F O R I T S S E V E N T H Y E A R by Blake Herzog

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isc golf, the sport which began with throwing Frisbees at metal poles, then evolved its distinct equipment and identity, has been drawing professional players from across the state, nation and globe to western Pinal County every January for the better part of a decade. The 2020 Maricopa Open, sponsored by Infinite Discs, will be held Jan. 25-26 at the 27hole disc golf course at Maricopa Meadows, a park maintained by the homeowners’ association for the surrounding neighborhood. Tournament Director Sam Russ said he’s been volunteering for the tournament since it was founded in 2012. That’s three years before he moved to Maricopa. Laid out similarly to a “ball golf” course, the Maricopa Meadows course features “narrow fairways through neighborhood green belts (most throws are away from homes). Granite (out-of-bounds) areas along fences make for a tighter fairway - more control is needed,” according to the Professional Disc Golf Association’s website. “When Maricopa Meadows course was installed, the core players decided we needed

to host a tournament there. Since I’ve been playing disc golf since 2005 and played and ran several tournaments, I volunteered my help,” Russ said. It g ai n e d m o m e nt u m q u i c k l y w it h professional players, aided by a reputation for relatively large purses up for grabs. “We’ve hosted players from all over the state, country as well as the world. Several top touring pros have even participated,” he said. In 2019 the Open drew 185 players to play in the intermediate and top divisions, adding to its capacity by expanding to a new course at Copper Sky Regional Park, which Russ designed. For 2020 the organizers hope to attract 200 players, while also adding a recreational division. Its sponsorship by Infinite Discs, one of the top online disc golf vendors and the sponsor of a pro tour, ,should give it a major boost, Russ said. “ N at io nal n oto r iet y is t h e big ge s t significance, making this event more enticing for touring pros to come play this event,” he said.

Photo: @ChasingSunsetsPhotographyLLC OR Instagram @chasingsunsetsllc

D I S C G O L F CO U R S E S I N P I N A L CO U N T Y: Casa Grande Disc Golf CourseCollege Park 250 E. Viola St. Casa Grande, AZ 85122 (520) 421-8677 parksrecreg@casagrandeaz.gov Copper Sky Regional Park 44345 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Maricopa, AZ 85139 520-568-9098 Greens Park Disc Golf Course 1554 E. Omega Drive San Tan Valley, AZ 85143

For more information, visit www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/ Maricopa_Open_2020 or the Maricopa Open Facebook page.

480-987-8073 NOTE: Private course intended for Johnson Ranch residents. “Respectful non-residents may be permitted to play.” Maricopa Meadows Disc Golf Course 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave. Maricopa, AZ 85138 Facebook: @ maricopameadowsdiscgolfcourse Tortosa Disc Golf Course 36340 W. Picasso St. Maricopa, AZ 85138 520-423-9706 Source: www.DGcoursereview.com, Facebook, course owner sites

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Welcome to Superior! by Mila Besich, Mayor, Town of Superior

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s the gateway to Arizona’s Copper Corridor, the Town of Superior has a storied legacy as an important center for the mining industry. Today, Superior is in the midst of a renaissance - one that is being driven by long-time residents as well as newcomers and new business establishments that have been drawn to the community by its natural beauty, small town ambience and values, close proximity to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, and the potential of building a “new”, vibrant community. Nestled in the Superstition and Pinal Mountains and in the midst of Arizona’s most majestic beauty, Superior offers activities that appeal to a broad range of recreational interests. Hikers, bikers, mountaineers, campers and birders from across the world visit Superior to experience the majestic and stunning beauty of our natural terrain. Hikers and mountaineers enjoy experiencing our famous 98-mile Apache Trail route or scaling the 6,056-foot Iron Mountain and the 4,700-foot Apache Leap Mountain, where Apaches are said to have jumped rather than surrender to U.S. troops. The Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona’s largest botanical garden, encompasses more than 390 acres

of plants from the Ear th’s panoply of deserts and arid lands displaying them alongside pristine native Sonoran Desert vegetation. There are 3,900 species of plants in the arboretum, and visitors will find a remarkable range of bird species as well. The Tonto National Forest provides campgrounds with breathtaking vistas for campers, and outdoor recreation also includes access to public lands surrounding the town as well as to the Arizona National Scenic Trail. Along Superior’s Main Street as well as the U.S. 60, bustling eateries offer our visitors places for repast that appeals to all palates. Locally owned businesses offer clothing and fashion accessories, and our antique shops provide the discerning collector with unique furnishings and collectibles. Superior indeed is a very special community, and we invite you to visit our town, enjoy all that we have to offer and welcome you, your family and your business with open arms. Enjoy!

Hikers, bikers, mountaineers, campers and birders from across the world visit Superior to experience the majestic and stunning beauty of our natural terrain.

Superior is the gateway to Arizona’s Copper Corridor, but so much more. With one of the Southwest U.S.’ most beautiful terrains, Superior offers outdoor enthusiasts every type of recreational activity – hiking, biking, exploring, birding.

Just 40 minutes from the Phoenix Metro, Superior’s outstanding transportation access readily connects big city assets to small town charm.

Our community is experiencing a renaissance and we welcome new residents and businesses with open arms. Contact us to learn more about the abundant assets and amenities Superior offers to people and business.

520-689-5752 199 Lobb Ave., Superior, AZ 85173 manager@superioraz.gov

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