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Sunday, October 2, 2022

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...

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...

Maricopa buys parcel near Heritage District

The city is purchasing 4.1 acres north of Honeycutt Avenue and east of John Wayne Parkway south of the overpass near the Heritage District. The...

Country Music Icon Tracy Lawrence is Taking the Stage at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

Country music icon Tracy Lawrence with special guest Randy Rogers Band is coming to Maricopa on Friday, Dec. 9 at The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. Selling more...

A light goes on: Sync traffic signals on SR 347 within city limits, mayor...

Drivers might not necessarily get non-stop service from one end of Maricopa to the other, but Mayor Nancy Smith said she has experienced firsthand...

Roers Maricopa apartments get P&Z site plan, elevation approvals

Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday approved site, landscape, photometric and elevation plans for the 200-unit Roers Maricopa apartment project. The 12-acre, multi-story, multi-family...

Commercial project proposed near Honeycutt and Porter roads

Alpine Development Partners LLC is proposing a commercial development to be known as Maricopa Commercial Center on a site east of Porter Road and...
Apartment site near Estrella Gin

Villas at the Gin moves forward after zoning change, plan amendment 

The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday unanimously approved both a General Plan amendment and a zoning change for the Villas at the...

City sublets space at Estrella Gin to Chamber of Commerce

Maricopa has another tenant for its space at the Estrella Gin Business Park: the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will join Maricopa Economic Development Alliance...

Industrial project proposed for city’s west side 

Scottsdale developer Emmerson Holdings has submitted pre-application documents to build an 80-acre industrial development on the city’s west side, just north of State Route...

Council approves final plat for Hogenes Farms Phases 1 & 2 

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the subdivision final plat for the initial two phases of the Hogenes Farms housing development.  The six parcels,...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Ritual Wellness MediSpa

This week, JoAnn Vitiello and her family celebrated the grand opening of Ritual Wellness MediSpa with a ribbon cutting. “I was raised from humble beginnings,...

Expert: How to keep that summer glow

No matter how much we love the feel of the sun on our skin, we must acknowledge the sun can damage our skin. That...

Price looks to change fortunes of MEDA

When you have been mayor of a city for more than 10 years and step away, what more is there to do for your...

Labor Day celebrates workers, summer’s end

Labor Day, designed to appease workers in the 19th century, serves as the unofficial end to summer and gives recognition to the contributions of...
Slim Chickens chicken tenders

Construction, labor issues delaying Slim Chickens

Increasing labor and construction costs facing many restaurants coming to Maricopa – and other locations around the Valley – have claimed another victim. Tom Barnett,...

Construction, development around town

Verizon Wireless will spend $25,000 to modify each of its co-located cell towers at 43929 W. Bowlin Road and 19000 N. Porter Road in...
APEX Motor Club

Apex Motor Club lands prestigious new tenant

Apex Motor Club, the sports car country club headquartered on Maricopa’s west side, has acquired a prestigious new tenant, as Flying Lizard Motorsports is...

From doom to boom, Dayv Morgan adapts to changing realty market

When it comes to the Maricopa real estate market, there isn’t much that Dayv Morgan hasn’t seen or experienced on some level. Morgan, a Maricopa...

Global Water rate increase going into effect

Global Water customers will see their first increase in eight years in their September bill. The new rates went into effect Aug. 1 when the...

Family nurse practitioner opens 2 practices under 1 roof

JoAnn Vitiello believes health care is for everyone. Growing up in a household where it wasn’t always readily available, she understands the importance of proper...

September is Suicide Prevention Month — and perfect time to learn signs, symptoms

Every 11 minutes, a person dies by suicide. In 2020, 45,979 individuals took their own life. Almost as many people who live in the...

Exceptional Community Hospital increases capacity

Exceptional Community Hospital unveiled its first expansion on Wednesday, less than eight months after opening, with its Fast Track ER.  Fast Track ER is designed...

Copper Sky Medical Center to be economic driver for city

When the Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission approved a zoning change to allow the Copper Sky medical campus to move forward, it started the...

Exceptional Community Hospital expands with expedited ER service

Exceptional Community Hospital has completed its first expansion, less than eight months after opening, with its Fast Track ER. The new emergency room is designed...

Carniceria Sonora coming to Maricopa

One of the Valley’s best-known butcher shops is coming to Maricopa. Carniceria Sonora, which has four Valley shops – two in Phoenix and one each...

Flash to the past: When grocery shopping wasn’t nearly as pricey

With inflation high these days, it’s interesting to look at what prices on a few staples were back in 2009. At Bashas’, chicken breasts were...

Carl’s Jr. may be returning to Maricopa

A commercial real-estate developer has filed paperwork with the city to bring Carl’s Jr. back to Maricopa. SimonCRE, a Scottsdale developer, submitted an application for...

Groundbreaking for 2nd Burger King delayed

Burger King fans in Maricopa will have to wait a bit longer for a second location. Tom Barnett, owner of the original Burger King in...
Jobseekers interact with employers at the job fair. [Bryan Mordt]

More than 130 turn out for job fair at CAC

A job fair at Central Arizona College on Wednesday had quite the turnout, according to Project Director Aaron Moon.  The fair was sponsored by Arizona@Work,...