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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...

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...
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...

Great gift ideas for Dad – just in time for Father’s Day

Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, whether it’s for Father’s Day (next Sunday!) or anything else. While trying to come up with a...

Poll: gas prices impacting travel plans for most

Summer vacations are a staple of American family life. But with gas prices reaching all-time highs almost daily, something has to give – at...

Kintner: An interesting track to a career in gaming

A self-proclaimed military brat, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino General Manager Michael Kintner moved around quite a bit growing up. Kintner was born in Texas, where his...

InFocus: At Harrah’s Ak-Chin, management bets heavily on employees

If you ask Michael Kintner, the senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, the key to a successful operation lies within...

Another sit-down restaurant on the horizon

Nando’s Mexican Café, a southeast Valley mainstay for nearly 20 years, has chosen Maricopa to build its fifth restaurant, with a target opening date...
Desert Passage parcel 8 site plan

Construction to resume at Desert Passage

The Maricopa City Council on Tuesday approved a final plat for the full buildout of the Desert Passage community. The action will permit KB Home...

Teen channels passion for collectibles into new business

At 16 years old, Isabella Guilford may be a young business owner, but in the world of collectibles and antiques, she’s a seasoned veteran. “I’ve...
Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers Sonoran Creek

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers adjusts opening date

One of the city’s most hotly anticipated sit-down restaurants has adjusted its construction timeline. Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers was initially slated to open a Maricopa...

Chili’s construction hit by long delay

A project to bring the first Chili’s Grill & Bar to Maricopa is no longer “full steam ahead.” The chain restaurant’s entry into the city...

Maricopa CPA eyes state House from neighboring district

Jim Chaston might be one of the most well-known politicians in Maricopa running for office. But no one in Maricopa can vote for him. The former...

Sunrise Diner hit with 22 health violations

April was a tough month for Sunrise Diner, which racked up 22 violations during two health inspections. County health inspectors use more of a "carrot"...

Exceptional Hospital donates $20,000 to local charities

Exceptional Community Hospital is helping five of Maricopa’s top charitable groups do more in the community by donating $20,000 to the nominees for the...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin employees clean up SR 347

For the 11th straight year, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino employees participated in an Adopt-A-Highway Clean-Up event. The initiative took place last month with employees focusing...
Burger King Proto Maricopa

Franchisee sets construction start for second Burger King

Construction will begin this year on Maricopa’s second Burger King restaurant. “(We will) break ground on the second Burger King by year end,” said Tom...

Slim Chickens selects restaurant site

The franchise rights owner for Slim Chickens restaurants in Arizona has acquired a site in Maricopa. Tom Barnett, who owns the rights to operate up...

Developer: City’s 2nd hospital to open within 2 years

The city’s second hospital will be up and running within two years, according to a spokesman for the developer. “We’re hoping for Planning & Zoning...

Sun Life Family Health to receive $4.4M grant, O’Halleran announces

Sun Life Family Health Center will receive $4.4 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant was...

CAC president joins MEDA board

The Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA) has announced the appointment of two directors. Dr. Jacquelyn “Jackie” Elliott joins as a new board member and Ross...
Maricopa City Council Meeting 4/19/22 [Bryan Mordt]

City sells land to advance plans for Copper Sky medical campus

The City will sell three parcels of land adjacent to Copper Sky Regional Park for use in the development of a medical campus. City Council...

Colleagues, friends: Christian Price leads with ‘contagious’ passion

Mayor Christian Price stunned the citizens of Maricopa last week by announcing his resignation as mayor, effective July 1. In his fourth term, Price has...
Anderson Farms Phase 2B

Planning & Zoning OKs another phase at Anderson Farms

The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission has approved a preliminary plat for Phase 2B construction of Anderson Farms. EPS Group Inc. had made the request...

Health inspector dings 13 businesses with 40 violations

A summary of the March 15-April 11 food inspections by Pinal County Environmental Health Services: Bashas' Deli Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces and Utensils Observed a...

InMaricopa interview: Price talks of past, future as city leader (VIDEO)

After four terms (and more than a decade) as mayor of Maricopa, Christian Price resigned last week to accept a position as CEO and...

Poll: huge support for transportation tax redux

A recent poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, a national political and public affairs survey research firm, found Pinal County residents overwhelmingly support another...

T-Mobile eyes new cell tower at The Duke

A cell tower could be erected at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado if ongoing negotiations are successful. The golf course and T-Mobile are discussing...

Copper Sky land deals on Tuesday’s city council agenda

The Maricopa City Council is scheduled to vote on several commercial and residential development matters when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, including several...

Exceptional Community Hospital, Felix Appliance claim top chamber awards

The Maricopa Chamber of Commerce gathered at Elements Events Center at Ak-Chin Circle April 23 to recognize a few of its own for outstanding...