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Construction begins on new storage facility

A city that is growing like Maricopa needs plenty of places to store things. Starting next spring there will be 660 more storage units...
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La Quinta to open Sept. 20

Maricopa’s first hotel in 66 years will open Sept. 20, as the LaQuinta Inn & Suites at Copper Sky begins accepting guests. There will...

Short on retirement savings? You are not alone; it’s not too late to plan

A 2019 report from the Government Accounting Office indicated 29% of households with at least one person age 55 and over have no retirement...
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Local photographer donating business portraits

Local photographer Victor Moreno is giving back. As a thank-you for the work the local business community has given him throughout his career, Victor Moreno...
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Carl’s Jr. making a Maricopa comeback

Carl’s Jr. is returning to Maricopa. Sustainability Engineering Group of Scottsdale has filed a pre-application and request for site plan approval with the city for...

CubeSmart brings ‘Class A’ storage to town

Most of us have dealt with a storage unit at some point — during a move, as a place to store excess stuff or...

Sonoran Creek tenant improvements among permits granted

Here is a look at commercial permit activity in the city from July 16 - August 13, 2021: Discount Tire has been issued a permit...
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City buys back 2 acres near Estrella Gin

The Maricopa City Council approved the reacquisition of two acres adjacent to Estrella Gin Business Park at its meeting Tuesday, returning a potentially valuable...

Maricopa population tops in Pinal County

U.S. Census Bureau's release of 2020 data shows Maricopa is the most populous city or town in Pinal County with 58,125 residents. And as...
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Another new development on John Wayne Parkway?

Many local residents have been speculating about possible new development south of Iconic Tire & Service Center at 19945 N. John Wayne Parkway, just north...
Harrah's Ak-Chin

Harrah’s penny slot yields $500K windfall

Jingles, chimes and cheers greeted one lucky Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino player as she hit the progressive jackpot on the Buffalo Grand® machine by Aristocrat...
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Surf park plan features hotel, tiny-house village

Maricopans looking to have a bit of aquatic fun may soon be able to avoid a drive to a Valley waterpark or lake and...
17 Years InMaricopa

17-year anniversary: InMaricopa started with an idea, grew with the city

Not long after the incorporation of the City of Maricopa, Scott Bartle launched InMaricopa.com as a hyperlocal, online news source for the growing community....
Copa Glow 2020

Copa Glow: Balloon rides, vendors, craft beer garden

The City of Maricopa will hold it second Copa Glow Night Market on Friday, Jan. 15 after the success of last year's event. The free...

County tables takeover, pushes Maricopa to get along with water district

Maricopa was told to try harder. City Hall took its issues with Maricopa Consolidated Domestic Water Improvement District to the Pinal County Board of Supervisors...

Pinal supervisors to consider hostile takeover of water district

Two weeks before Maricopa City Council invited the elected board of a local water district to a face-to-face meeting, City leaders had already sent...

Lucid Motors completes electric-vehicle plant in Pinal County (VIDEO)

Lucid Motors has completed construction of its Pinal County factory a year after breaking ground. It is expected to roll its first electric vehicles...

Maricopa sees record proof of business transactions

  Cash registers were jingling last month in Maricopa, with record sales-tax collections of nearly $2 million. New business openings appeared to offset some of the...
Maricopa City Hall

Commercial developments to greet new members of council Tuesday

On an evening when newly elected members will be sworn in, Maricopa City Council has several items of business on its Tuesday agenda. That includes...

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner rises in Arizona

The average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner in Arizona has gone up about 10% since 2019. That contrasts with a nationwide drop of about 6%,...

County approves more COVID relief for businesses, eases qualifying requirements

Pinal County is opening a third round of funding for businesses impacted by COVID-19. The funds are for first-time applicants operating businesses in unincorporated areas. “Those...

Water board at center of City frustrations in Heritage District

The City of Maricopa does not have a good relationship with the board of the Maricopa Consolidated Domestic Water Improvement District. That played out visually...

Hospital groundbreaking starts year of construction

It took two sessions to officially break ground for an Exceptional Healthcare facility at the northwest corner of John Wayne Parkway and Honeycutt Avenue. To...

Stonegate development gets another look

A development that mixes houses, shops and possibly apartments moved another step forward this week. Owners of Maricopa Stonegate received approval for proposed modifications to...

Brake Masters gets P&Z approval

Brake Masters received approval for a development review permit from Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday. The company plans to open a 5,400-square-foot...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino honors Award of Excellence recipients

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino announced its 2020 Caesars Award of Excellence recipients, who were honored at the casino Oct. 20. The Awards of Excellence went to:               Superior...

2 eateries written up by inspectors

  Of the 28 eateries inspected by Pinal County from Sept. 16 through Oct. 15, all but two received excellent scores. The two outliers had...

Maricopa Boomtown: Businesses roll along despite pandemic

The numbers don’t lie: the coronavirus has ravaged the national economy since March. Across the country, nearly 100,000 small businesses closed, nearly 60% of...

Business, development around town

This month's update on economic activity in Maricopa: Since Arizona added remote sales to the list of businesses paying a transaction privilege tax (sales tax),...
Marijuana in Arizona

Arizona voters approve recreational marijuana

  Arizona was one of four states on Election Day to pass a ballot issue allowing recreational marijuana. Two states approved medical marijuana. In Arizona, Proposition 207...