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Thursday, June 30, 2022

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....
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...

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...
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...

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...

Chapados: Re-elect Rich Vitiello to City Council

By Peg Chapados Another election year is upon us, and the 2022 Maricopa City Council election is vitally important for the present and future of...

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...

The whys behind weekend highway closures

By: The Broadway Curve Improvement Project Team You only have to work at the Arizona Department of Transportation for about five minutes to understand how...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...
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...

Boy George to bring New Wave pop to Harrah’s Ak-Chin

Music legends Boy George & Culture Club are taking the stage at The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin for an unforgettable show on Friday,...

Monsoon storms bring dust, rain… and health dangers

By Carla Berg Monsoon 2022 has arrived, and with it the promise of thunderstorms that will bring welcome rain. But the storms and the dust they...

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...

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...

Most expensive home sells for $735,000

The most expensive home sold May 10-June 9 was a two story, five-bedroom home at 22238 N. O’Sullivan Drive sold on May 23 for...