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Saturday, December 3, 2022

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...

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...

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...

No Black Friday lines at city’s major retailers as shoppers tightening belts

Shoppers evidently are taking a more-austere approach to holiday shopping this year. No lines were visible outside major retailers across the city shortly after 7...

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...

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...

State’s 1st flu fatality of season is Pinal County child

A child has died of influenza in Pinal County, the first death in Arizona this flu season, according to Pinal County Public Health Services...

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...

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...

Michael J. Kramarczyk Sr., 77

With deep sorrow we announce the passing of Michael J. Kramarczyk Sr., 77, of Maricopa, on Nov. 25, 2022. This devoted husband, father and...

Virginia Ross discusses success of Pinal County’s general election

The good news for Pinal County voters is this month’s general election went off without a hitch, votes were counted properly and on time,...

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...

City’s growth entices high-end, sit-down Mexican restaurant

Maricopa leaders have been saying that with increasing population comes the shopping, entertainment and dining options for which a city feeling growing pains clamors. That...

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...

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...

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?...

Police find cocaine and meth in vehicle, driver resists arrest

A man who displayed erratic driving behavior on Wednesday morning faces several drug-related charges, police said.  Justin T. Soto, 18, was booked into Pinal County...

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...

‘Come hell or high water:’ Despite defeat of Prop. 469, Martinez leads ongoing efforts...

Proposition 469 to improve transportation, most notably roads, across Pinal County was defeated in the General Election. Still, processes are moving forward that could result...

Maricopa Food Pantry’s Melting Pot Luck draws early Thanksgiving crowd

Copper Sky was the site Thursday for a feast that could feed a village, and it’s a good thing. While an entire village did...

Main Street Marketplace an opportunity to shop local

This weekend kicks off the holiday shopping season. Instead of battling hordes of people at a mall for a so-so Black Friday deal, Maricopans...

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...

Obesity treatable with 3-in-1 body transformation at Maricopa Wellness

There is no magic pill that will cure obesity or being overweight, conditions that affects more than 70% of adults in the U.S., but...

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...

Democrat Seaman pulls upset to win 2nd LD 16 House seat

In one of the more surprising results from this month’s midterm election, Democrat Keith Seaman, a retired public-school teacher, edged Republican Rob Hudelson for...

Critically-acclaimed restaurant coming to Maricopa

A critically acclaimed Phoenix restaurant is planning to open a location just south of the new Maricopa Library and Cultural Center near city hall. Cocina...

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...
Maricopa City Council 2021

Elected Officials

City of Maricopa 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza 520-568-9098 Maricopa-AZ.gov Mayor Christian Price 520-316-6821 Christian.Price@Maricopa-AZ.gov City Council Vice Mayor Nancy Smith 520-316-6822 Nancy.Smith@Maricopa-AZ.gov Councilmember Henry Wade 520-316-6825 Henry.Wade@Maricopa-AZ.gov Councilmember Vincent Manfredi 520-316-6823 Vincent.Manfredi@Maricopa-AZ.gov Councilmember Rich Vitiello 520-316-6826 rich.vitiello@maricopa-az.gov Councilmember Amber Liermann 520-316-6824 Amber.Liermann@Maricopa-AZ.gov Councilmember Bob Marsh 520-316-6829 Bob.Marsh@Maricopa-AZ.gov Maricopa Unified School...

Full STEAM ahead: Couple’s lifetime of model railroading becomes new education

Part toys-for-grownups, part engineering marvel and part art project, the model train layout fills an entire room of a Province home. More than anything,...

Opinion: Tragedy waiting to happen at Porter/Alan Stephens walk light

I live on the corner of Carlisle and Jameson in Glennwilde, which is right at the Porter Road and Alan Stephens Parkway walk light. This...