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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Pinal County officials discuss election challenges

Elections Director Virginia Ross and Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer provided an update from the Elections Department and related legal matters during a Pinal...

Police seek suspected shoplifter accused of pointing firearm at Walmart employee

Maricopa Police are looking for a man suspected of pulling a gun on a Walmart employee Friday afternoon after the man was confronted about...

Valley megachurch gets P&Z approval for Maricopa campus

The Planning & Zoning commission on Monday unanimously approved a request by Christ’s Church of the Valley for site, landscape, photometric and elevation-plan approval...

I-10 to close in both directions in Ahwatukee and Tempe this weekend 

Interstate 10 will close in both directions from U.S. 60 south to Loop 202 this weekend – but at differing times, according to Arizona...

Judge Riggs, city to part ways at year’s end; veteran jurist McCarville to oversee...

Maricopa is planning to hire an interim Presiding Judge next week to oversee City Court’s transition away from sharing a building and a judge...

Drone tour shows progress of eastside construction projects

While many Maricopans see only the central part of the city, Maricopa is continuing its explosive growth where many might not regularly check, on...

Man facing 6 charges after trespassing, pointing handgun at resident, officers say

A Maricopa man is accused of entering a home in his neighborhood, and, after being asked to leave by its resident, came back with...

P&Z continues request for scaled back Villas at Stonegate

The Planning & Zoning commission on Monday continued an application without approving it for the proposed 293-unit Villas at Stonegate townhouse project. Commissioners had a...

Maricopa man charged with 3rd aggravated DUI

Rolling into an intersection has sent a local man rolling off to jail. Hever I. Merino Garcia came to the intersection of State Routes 238...

Maricopa Chamber of Commerce seeks Board of Directors nominees

The Maricopa Chamber of Commerce is taking first steps to elect its Board of Directors for 2023 with its call for nominees. To serve on...

Napping behind wheel nets woman multiple charges

A woman found asleep at the wheel of her car Sunday was arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated DUI, child endangerment and weapons violations,...

P&Z approves zoning change for Surf Park

A major tourism attraction proposed for Maricopa that could bring a new type of visitor to the city took its first steps toward becoming...

Seniors encouraged to join array of upcoming Senior Center activities

It’s sad, Catherine Bailey of the Maricopa Community/Senior Center laments, there are new people who don’t even know there is a center in the...

Central Arizona College accepting applications for LPN to RN bridge program

Central Arizona College is accepting applications for its Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse bridge program, which is designed for Arizona LPNs looking to...

Murphy and Farrell development gets P&Z zoning OK

It will be a short commute to high school for hundreds of future Maricopa students when the city’s latest subdivision, unanimously approved Monday evening,...

Police: Alleged wrong-way driver faces weapons charges

A man is accused of driving on West Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway in the wrong direction and illegally possessing a firearm on Sunday morning, police...

Beautiful autumn evening greets thousands at Maricopa’s Salsa Night

A magnificent sunset was the backdrop as a gentle breeze kept thousands of visitors comfortable Saturday night at Maricopa's annual Salsa Night Market. The festival...

Teresa Martinez receives councilman’s endorsement for House

Editor: It is my privilege and honor to endorse Teresa Martinez for election in the Arizona House of Representatives in 2022. Teresa was appointed to serve...

Planning & Zoning to review four major proposals Monday

A cross-section of the many ways Maricopa is growing is reflected on the agenda for Monday’s Planning & Zoning Commission meeting. The four agenda items...

Police: Two arrested after reports of suspect passed out in car

A man and woman face drug charges after police responded to a welfare check on the woman, police said, on Thursday morning.  Drew W. Bortz,...

Modular apartments progressing at West Maricopa Village

The FlatZ 520 apartment community, a 342-unit project featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom units at the southeastern corner of State Route 238 and Loma...

Poll: Readers want to sync, shorten traffic signals

Most of our InMaricopa reader polls have a couple of responses that generate about the same number of votes. But this week we asked...

Vehicle theft, dangerous-drug possession among 4 charges man facing

A man is accused of stealing a vehicle and possessing dangerous drugs, among a list of charges he faces as a result of an...

New hospital campus near Copper Sky park given rezoning to move forward

City Council this week unanimously approved rezoning land surrounding Copper Sky Regional Park for two proposed campuses – one for a hospital and one...
Salsa Champ 2021

City celebrates fall with Saturday’s Salsa Night Market 

With summer finally over (at least according to the calendar), Maricopa celebrates the arrival of fall with its annual Salsa Night Market 6-10 p.m....

Live entertainment, dancing, drinks on tap this weekend at Ak-Chin Circle

Live entertainment, dancing and drinks are on tap this weekend at Ak-Chin Circle. Tejano music band Grupo El Regreso performs in the Luxe Lounge at...

Eastbound I-10 closed again this weekend

Paving on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 will close an East Valley section of the freeway again this weekend, and Arizona Department of...

Council approves subdivision of 132 acres at El Rancho Santa Rosa

Housing growth on Maricopa’s southeastern side will continue after City Council’s unanimous approval at its Sept. 6 meeting of a 132-acre subdivision at El...

Police: Man suspected of trespassing, intoxication asks to be jailed, then resists and is...

A man is accused of resisting arrest after asking to be taken to jail on Saturday morning after officers suspect he was intoxicated and...

Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation read at City Council meeting this week

Gov. Doug Ducey’s director of documents, Naya Carson, read and presented the Maricopa City Council a proclamation declaring Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 Hispanic...