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Thursday, June 30, 2022

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...
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Major waterpark, surf attraction coming to Maricopa

A major water park and surfing attraction looks to be coming to Maricopa. The agenda for next Tuesday’s city council meeting includes a scheduled vote...

Sweet new dining option coming to town

The growth in Maricopa isn’t stopping, and that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. Or in this case, "Crumbl(s)." Crumbl Cookies, a dessert chain known for...

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...

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...

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...

Major retail development coming soon 

Maricopa City Manager Rick Horst has confirmed that a major retail development is coming to the area at the southeast end of the overpass...
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Wild and colorful horses to roam the city (GALLERY)

“Maricopa Wild Horses,” an arts initiative by City Manager Rick Horst, was unveiled Thursday at City Hall. Ten sculptures of horses decorated by local...

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...
West Maricopa Village

With final approval, West Maricopa Village to start building

West Maricopa Village, the mixed-use development that will add 530 residential units on the city’s west side, is set to begin construction in September. The...

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...
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...
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...
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Cox provides details on coming Maricopa service

Cox Communications is beginning work to bring its gigabyte broadband service to Maricopa. The communications giant is expanding internet service, telephone, TV and security services...

Smartscape training – saving landscapers time, you money and everyone water

No matter where you live, your landscape matters. Whether you’re enjoying desert trees, cactus, or something greener, plants impact our lives. In the city...
Vannasdale Development

Four story commercial project in planning stages 

A local businessman is working on plans for a multi-story commercial project on the south side of the intersection of Wilson and Garvey Avenues.  Entrepreneur...
Sonoran Creek Marketplace

Major retailer set to join Sonoran Creek Marketplace

The roster of tenants at Sonoran Creek Marketplace is filling out with the addition of a major retailer and other businesses. Taking the 21,950 square-foot...

TRUE ABA helps those with Autism Spectrum Disorder thrive

TRUE ABA opened its doors in Gig Harbor, WA, in 2017, providing home-, community-and school-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for children and adults...
East-West Corridor

Developers, city agree – EW corridor key to future transportation

With all the development planned for south Maricopa and areas that currently are still part of Pinal County, transportation for those areas will need...

City has plenty of success to sell new businesses

The August opening of Sprouts Farmers Market in Maricopa drew a day-long throng of thousands. It was, perhaps, a standard turnout as Sprouts openings go,...

Business news around town

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place March 18 at East Valley Cardiology, 20924 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite D4-B (next to Dickey's BBQ). The...
Central Arizona College Maricopa

Central Arizona College earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation

Central Arizona College has earned the 2022-2023 Bronze Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data...

State offers details on refund of $80M in transportation taxes

The Arizona Department of Revenue said Wednesday it is working toward a solution to refund the tens of millions of dollars in transportation taxes...

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"...

Aaron’s rent-to-own store set to close in July

There has been no official announcement, but Aaron’s rent-to-own apparently will close its Maricopa location on July 21. The news came as a surprise to...

Business, development around town

Scott’s Miracle-Gro Hyponex Corp. will spend $1.8 million to build a 6,500-square-foot addition to its facility at 14419 N. White and Parker Road, with...

MOD Pizza, Jimmy John’s construction progressing

MOD Pizza is beginning the improvements on the interior space of its suite at Sonoran Creek, 20320 N. John Wayne Pkwy. Jimmy John’s received...
Hancock Gunsmoke Elevations

City Council OKs final plan for hybrid residential project in 7 Ranches

A developer’s plan to combine 27.79 acres at the southwest corner of Honeycutt and Gunsmoke roads in 7 Ranches has been approved. Maricopa City Council...

Anglin Dairy could be site of 2,200 homes, apartments

Transportation and traffic issues were the main points of conversation at Monday’s Planning & Zoning commission meeting regarding Moonlight Ridge, a planned development slated...