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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Sweet option coming to Maricopa food scene

Dessert is coming to our little corner of the desert. Crumbl Cookie will celebrate the grand opening of its Maricopa location July 29, according to...

Police get new de-escalation tool to restrain suspects

Maricopa police have a new tool to help them restrain non-compliant suspects – and avoid escalation of such encounters. The BolaWrap device looks like something...

SpaceX rocket cruises through town (Video)

A rocket cruised through Maricopa overnight – at a snail's pace. The hefty first-stage rocket owned by SpaceX passed through the city in the early...

Pinal supervisors put transportation tax back on November ballot

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted unanimously to place a new half-percent transportation excise tax on the ballot for the Nov....

P&Z approves long-awaited office project

A long-anticipated project to bring affordable office space to Maricopa advanced Monday night. The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved site, landscape, photometric and...

Police: Man’s ‘ride’ arrested, requests one from officers and gets arrested himself 

A man and woman were arrested Friday morning, following a welfare check and a request for a ride to another gas station, police said.  Angela...

Tips to protect your teen driver

Submitted by ADOT Summer is not only a hot time for the weather, but also for parents to help potential teenage drivers get some training...
347 Overpass

Blast from the past: Mayor elected, fugitive arrested, and a new route opened

The month of June in the past. 2004: Maricopa native Kelly Anderson was elected mayor of the first elected City Council on June 1. Councilman...

City Council OKs more vacation days for Horst

City Manager Rick Horst will have another week of vacation annually to spend with family. Earlier this month, City Council approved an amendment to Horst's...

Poll: Readers skeptical parkway will take traffic off 347

The City of Maricopa broke ground last week on the initial section of the Sonoran Desert Parkway, an East-West route promoted as an alternative...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin enlisted guests to honor fallen service members

A donation to the local Maricopa VFW enabled the SALUTE Business Impact Group at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino to spread a sea of red poppies across...
Dylan Martin PRL committee

Parks, Recreation & Library committee gets new member

The Maricopa City Council has appointed a new member of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Library committee to replace Adam Leach, who stepped down...

MUSD Superintendent Lopeman gets full performance pay

Maricopa Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Tracey Lopeman was awarded her full 5% performance pay by the governing board. The five-member board met for about...

As far as the eye can see

InMaricopa photographer Bryan Mordt was on hand at the sunflower fields off North Ralston Road on Friday morning as a cropdusting airplane flew over...

Porter Road traffic a hot issue for candidates

When parents are waiting to pick up their kids from the schools that sit along Porter Road, the traffic can get ugly in hurry...

I-10 to close again this weekend

Eastbound Interstate 10 will be closed between State Route 51 and US 60 (Superstition Freeway) from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday for...

Police: Charges filed for fleeing officers in stolen vehicle

A man and woman were arrested and charged Sunday evening after they fled from officers in a stolen vehicle near Walmart, police said.  According to...

Update: Power restored in Hidden Valley

The power outage that affected about 1,000 Electrical District #3 customers in the Hidden Valley area has been resolved and power restored. ED3 recommends that...

O’Halleran, Sinema, Kelly react to Roe v. Wade reversal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday struck down Roe v. Wade, effectively overturning a woman's Constitutional right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago. The...

Final state budget has more than $65M for 347 upgrades 

The Arizona Legislature passed the state’s budget for the coming year Thursday, and it contains good news for anyone who travels State Routes 347...

City grants zoning change for Roers apartments

The Maricopa City Council Tuesday unanimously approved changes to the city’s general plan future land use and zoning maps, clearing the way for construction...

Missing Maricopa child found

Maricopa Police found a missing 9-year-old girl in Maricopa. The girl, Odyessa, was reported to have run away at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday. Detectives worked with...

Dust detection and warning system tracks its first season

By Kim Larson / ADOT Communications With its first monsoon season under its belt, data shows that ADOT’s innovative dust detection and warning system works as designed. Monsoon 2020,...

Oversize load to pass through Maricopa Tuesday morning

EZE Trucking of Rialto, Calif., doing business as Rig Runner, will be moving an oversize load through the area very early Monday and Tuesday...

Council approves commercial zoning south of city hall

The Maricopa City Council took a step toward one of its village concepts becoming a reality Tuesday night as it approved the rezoning of...

Comic standout Tracy Morgan to play Ak-Chin Casino

Legendary actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is coming to Maricopa for his No Disrespect tour on Friday, Sept. 23 at The Events Center at...

Price oversees final council meeting as Mayor

After more than a decade of leading the city, Mayor Christian Price orchestrated his last meeting as Mayor of Maricopa Tuesday night. The meeting itself...

Police: Man faces drug charges after failing to stop 

A man was charged Monday morning after he continued driving when officers attempted a traffic stop, police said.  Matthew L. Borquez, 24, faces charges of...
Copa House

Affordable housing community takes new name

A multi-family residential project has taken a new moniker. Copa Flats, a 312-unit apartment community under construction at 17845 N. Porter Road, just north of...

Ceremony retires American flags with flames of dignity – Photos

Last Tuesday was Flag Day, the celebration of the "Stars and Stripes" that occurs each year on June 14, the anniversary of the flag's...