Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

Some of InMaricopa’s favorite shots by staff and freelance photographers during 2017

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In April, Maricopa Police Department conducted a training exercise  in one of the buildings later demolished to make way for the coming overpass. See story


 

 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

May 4 has become a traditional Star Wars celebration, and Maricopa Public Library embraced it  with an afternoon of games and activities that added up to a fun time, whether in costume or not. See gallery


Photo by Dean Crandall/freelance

In March, an extravaganza of airplanes and vintage cars drew pilots and motorists to Chuck Millar‘s airfield and Vietnam Aviation Veterans of Arizona museum in Maricopa. The event included a death-defying aerialist. See gallery


Photo by William Lange/freelance

In February, Maricopa High School girls’ basketball season came to an end in the first round of the state playoffs. See story


Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In April, Joe Carpenter tells it this way: “I had a passion to work with and repair guitars and amps since I was a kid.” See story


Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In January, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb sat down with InMaricopa’s Mason Callejas to talk about his first days in office. See interview


Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In March, Yvette Villalobos was the winner of the chile-eating contest, part of 2017 Salsa Festival at Copper Sky. See gallery


Photo by Michelle Chance/InMaricopa

In April, the Sequoia Pathway Academy cast of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” paused in rehearsals for an off-beat photo. See story


Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In June, Jill McLaughlin of Jill’s Animal Encounters brought a few of her friends to educate the children at Maricopa Public Library. See gallery


Photo by Michelle Chance/InMaricopa

In August, a partial solar eclipse was visible to Maricopans using solar-safe glasses at Maricopa Public Library. See gallery

Photo composite by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

 

Photo by Victor Moreno/freelance

In July, Tonya Thompson of Water & Ice and other business owners explained how they  help Maricopans “keep it cool” in the long summer months. See story


 

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In March, high school wrestler Dakota Halverson was honored by the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board for winning the state title and gold medal. See story


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In February, a freight train “posed” perfectly for a winter-weather photo. See story


 

Photo by Victor Moreno/freelance

In May, Diamond Sims graduated a year early with the Maricopa High School Class of 2017. See gallery/video


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In March, members and guests of the Maricopa Historical Society listened to a presentation by the Buffalo Soldiers of America at City Hall, a Morning of History that included revered State Historian Marshall Trimble. See gallery/video


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In May, RUF Mixed Martial Arts came to an Ak-Chin ring at UltraStar Multi-taiment Center, and a clear victor crows over his opponent. See gallery


 

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In April, Maricopa High School Theatre Company performed “Beauty and the Beast,” and Carlos O. Venegas (seated) and Nikolas Mase later picked up statewide prizes for their performances. Review


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In May, the newly formed Sawtooth Ridge chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse was officially “patched in” to the organization with riders from Maricopa. See story


 

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In May, around 500 eighth graders from Desert Wind and Maricopa Wells middle school came together for a unification/promotion ceremony with a gorgeous sunset for a backdrop. See gallery


 

Photo by Dean Crandall/freelance

In June, dancers from Desert Sun Performing Arts in Maricopa performed their spring recital at Maricopa High School Performing Arts Center. See gallery


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In June, the outdoor event series Movies Under the Stars had its big finale with the Dive-In Movie at the Copper Sky Aquatics Center. See gallery


 

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In May, 61 seniors walked through commencement exercises at Sequoia Pathway Academy. See gallery


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In September, while “embedded” with Copa Central Command to bring help to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, multimedia journalist Mason Callejas came across a small Baptist church damaged by the storm. See story


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

Copa Central Command worked in Rockport, Texas, to help victims of Hurricane Harvey clean up. See travelogue/gallery/video


 

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In April, the Maricopa High School softball team ended a difficult season with Senior Night, but Kianna Miller-Gomez and Caitlin Wilson pulled off a nifty play. See story


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In February, Maricopan and race car driver Kim Bryant showed off her ’65 Chevelle. See story


 

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In May, Terrell Handy soared farther than he ever has, and Maricopa High School came away from the state Division II Track & Field Championships with gold, silver and bronze medals in a team fourth-place finish. See story


 

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In September, the local USA Swim team, Arizona Seals, held its annual two-hour Swim-A-Thon at Copper Sky Aquatics Center. See gallery


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In November, Col. Joseph Abodeely invited InMaricopa to his  “base camp” for fellow Vietnam vets. See story


 

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In March, Maricopa High School’s up-and-down baseball team lost to Vista Grande, and Nico Bandin (right) checked out an opponents bruise. See story


 

Photo by Michelle Chance/InMaricopa

In August, reporter Michelle Chance went on a ride-along on a COMET shuttle along with residents and sisters Judy Saxton and Julie Vachon. See story


 

Photo by Jonathan Williams/freelance

In August, the Maricopa High School varsity football team started its season with a win over Willow Canyon, and Logan Taylor walked into freelance photographer Jonathan Williams’ viewfinder. See story


 

Photo by Anita McLeod/freelance

In October, a cheerleader celebrated Sequoia Pathway Academy football team’s victory in its home finale. See gallery


 

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In March, Maricopa High School’s Matthew Dinh was in the middle of his final season of high school tennis. Gallery


 

Photo by Michelle Chance/InMaricopa

In May, Maricopa Police Department’s Explorers Post at Maricopa High School showed off some of its tactical training. See story/video


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In November, veteran John Turcott exhibited his glass-placement skills for a feature on veteran-owned businesses. See story


 

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In November, Aidyn Curtis received artful spotlighting during the MHS Theatre Company’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” See gallery


 

Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In October, the MHS football team ended its season with a win, as Trey Keel (55) lifted long-time teammate Jacob Cowing after a touchdown. See story


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In October, Maricopa Community Theatre staged the bloody musical “Sweeney Todd” with dramatic lighting. See gallery


Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In August, music director Ivan Pour and his wife, art teacher Maria Pour, talked about their mutual support of each other’s passions and collaboration inside classrooms at Maricopa High School. See story


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In November, Maricopa debuted its Veterans Day Parade with a long line on Bowlin Road and Porter Road followed by breakfast for the veterans. See gallery



Photo by Raquel Hendrickson/InMaricopa

In September, MHS volleyball was adjusting to changes, but was still running strong as Carli Rieman celebrated a kill. See story


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In November, the new Miss City of Maricopa Outstanding Teen Mackenzie Ford talked to InMaricopa about giving back. See story


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In November, an infrastructure project 15 years in the making finally broke ground as Maricopa prepared for construction of an overpass. See story/video


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In December, the MHS Performance Company presented its winter recital. See gallery


 

Photo by Mason Callejas/InMaricopa

In December, roping was an important part of rodeo events for the annual Masik Tas celebration at Ak-Chin Indian Community. See gallery


 

Photo by Michelle Chance/InMaricopa

In December, Ak-Chin Indian Community hosted a concert headlining Clay Walker for Masik Tas. See gallery


 

Photo by Victor Moreno/InMaricopa

In November, MHS girls’ soccer started its season with a loss, but Shannon Coutre scored against Queen Creek. See story


Photo by Jonathan Williams/freelance

In August, the MHS volleyball team started its 2017 campaign, and freshman Layla Gardner made her debut. See story/gallery


 

Photo by Victor Moreno/InMaricopa

In July, the Herrera family (Daniel and Florie with daughters Abcdee, Dani and Imogen) agreed to help welcome newcomers to Maricopa by having Abcedee on the cover of the New Resident Guide.


 

Photo by Jordan Robertson/MHS

In December, MHS students helped InMaricopa cover the action at Merry Copa with great photography, including the unhappiest elf. See gallery

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