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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Ex-colleague: Brian Simmons you knew — mentally ill after workplace radiation exposure — not...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR This is an open letter to the people of Maricopa who knew Brian Simmons or who followed his story. I am Ralph...

City to increase fees at Copper Sky, other facilities

Maricopa is increasing fees at Copper Sky, the Library and Cultural Center, and Maricopa Senior Center and Community Center effective Jan. 1. A Copper Sky...

Council set to swear in 3 members, name new vice mayor

Three City Council members will be sworn in for new terms after winning re-election in August, highlighting the agenda during Tuesday evening’s regular meeting. Council...

Feds extend deadline for travel ID to fly, but first Maricopans must drive

Rest easy, travelers. The deadline for getting a federally compliant travel-identification card has been extended by two years, to May 7, 2025. For Maricopans, getting...

Lights may bring cameras and action at annual neighborhood tree lighting

Lights may bring cameras and action tonight when Maricopa Realtor Dayv Morgan of HomeSmart Success flips the switch on his annual Christmas light show...

Safety is high priority in Heritage Academy Maricopa’s growth goal

When Heritage Academy Maricopa opened in 2019, we did so with the vision that our school would become an integral part of the Maricopa...

Editor’s Letter: May peace be with you and your family during the holidays

What is your favorite holiday-season memory? Getting a shiny new bike? A pony? Being with family? Maybe just having food on the table. The season evokes...

Highway to Grand Canyon North Rim closed for the winter, to reopen in May

Looking for a white Christmas or just a weekend winter getaway in the Arizona high country? It’s the time of year when many Maricopa residents...

Maricopa Pantry’s recovery from fire aided by OK for state tax-credit funds

The Maricopa Pantry food bank burned to the ground March 28, leaving hundreds of local families without a source for food – or so...

Ask Kristina: Q&A with a medical director

Dr. Kristina Donnay is medical director at Maricopa Wellness Center. Are chemical peels good for your skin? — A.M. Some chemical peels can help rejuvenate the...

Though the weather outside is frightful, MerryCopa fun seekers pour it on

The grounds might have been dampened but spirits weren't at the annual MerryCopa on Saturday afternoon at Copper Sky park. Despite precipitation, many braved...

Annual MerryCopa continues today after Friday tree-lighting kickoff

MerryCopa, which has grown into the largest event of the holiday season in the city, got under way Friday night with the annual tree...

Poll: Readers no longer feeling Black Friday

The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, and many of us already have done much of our shopping. But there also are those...

Police release body-cam footage of Aug. 7 shooting on MCG Hwy

The Maricopa Police Department on Nov. 30 released four body-worn camera videos in connection with an officer-involved shooting at West Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and...

Heart of Racing chooses 2 female shootout winners at APEX Motor Club

After selecting nine racers from more than 100 female applicants to participate in a two-day shootout at the APEX Motor Club in Maricopa, The...

MerryCopa at Copper Sky grows to 2 days starting with tree lighting tonight

The season of eggnog and fruitcakes is upon us. The annual MerryCopa Holiday Festival ushers in the season in the city with festivities expanded...

Local veteran seeking 2nd kidney transplant after 1st rejected

A Maricopa military veteran, who spent 23 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, is seeking a donor for a kidney transplant. Calvin Jordan needs a...

Police, sheriff release body-camera footage of fatal shootout in August

The Maricopa Police Department and Pinal County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday jointly released body-worn camera footage from three officers as well as footage from...

Maricopa Pantry founder Jim Shoaf named to ‘Who’s Who in America’

Jim Shoaf, who founded Maricopa Pantry Food Bank in 2004, has been named to “Who’s Who in America” for 2023. He will appear on...

Search for new police chief continues

Maricopa’s search for a new chief of police has moved to the next stage as the city has begun vetting applicants, according to city...

BMW crash was aftermath of 100 mph trooper pursuit, DPS says

A one-vehicle crash late Tuesday night near a fast-food restaurant on North John Wayne Parkway was the culmination of a DPS trooper pursuit that...

Former mayor earns state economic-development designation

Christian Price, president and CEO of Maricopa Economic Development, has earned an AZED Pro designation from The Academy of Arizona, the formal education program...

Late-night crash of BMW near restaurant yields no serious injuries

A late-night crash Tuesday drew a large first-responder presence near a fast-food restaurant at 20430 N. John Wayne Pkwy., where a heavily damaged vehicle...

Woman arrested after fatal accident southwest of town

A woman is accused of causing a three-vehicle fatal accident on Sunday night, after using alcohol and marijuana, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said.  According PCSO...

Light parade, carnival, rodeo, concerts highlight annual Ak-Chin Masik Tas

The annual Ak-Chin Masik Tas, or “birthday” celebration of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, opens Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 18 at venues around...

Man booked on DUI, excessive speeding and refusing to identify himself 

A man faces charges after passing police at 72 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, and refusing to identify himself, police said.  Omar...

PHX Surf expected to use less water than agriculture would on the land

Maricopa’s first true destination attraction is looking to make a big splash when it opens next year. But will that splash impact Maricopa’s water supply?...

Popular holiday-music presentation returns Dec. 10

Holiday music will fill the air Dec. 10 when Maricopa Music Circle chamber orchestra and the Maricopa Chorus combine for “Tunes & Toasts Holiday...

Give a little this ‘Giving Tuesday’

Tomorrow, Nov. 29, is a day that millions worldwide call Giving Tuesday, a day meant to encourage global generosity.  Maricopa Community Foundation is participating in...

Glitter among violations listed for Maricopa restaurant

According to Pinal County Environmental Services, seven inspections were done from Nov. 3 to Nov. 27.    Satisfactory rating    Helen’s Kitchen (Inspected Nov. 23)  Container of glitter found in...