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Sweet Cravings Mini Cupcakes

Home baker’s taste of success leads to grand opening of Sweet Cravings

Three years ago, Karla Wear did her sister-in-law a favor, baking some apple-shaped cookies for Teacher Appreciation Week. When photos were shared on Facebook, the...

200-unit housing complex gets P&Z nod but sparks vexation

  One planned project brought out frustrations entailed in the City of Maricopa’s General Plan and how traffic flow is designed. Though the Planning & Zoning...

Commission OKs apartment plan on Porter, raises question of traffic safety

  A plan for a 27-unit apartment complex raised some questions about the safety of the Porter Road corridor. Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved...

Maricopa Station, more apartment complexes on P&Z radar

  With a planned esthetic of Sonoran Southwest, Western Americana and Agrarian, a focused area of old town Maricopa is taking another step closer to...

Council critiques city’s handling of AZCares funds

  Nearly 40 businesses benefited from the City of Maricopa’s distribution of AZCares funds, with over $560,000 disbursed. The funds are to cover the costs...

Local dairy seeks redesignation as master-planned community

  Another piece of land in Maricopa may become available for residential and commercial development. Anglin Dairy, 22272 N. Green Road, on the west side of...

Global Water plans 5% increases over 3 years

  By 2024, Global Water customers may be paying $14.34 more per month for water and sewer service. Global Water Resources has another rate case coming...

Residential community planned on McDavid Road

The public review started this week on a 64-acre site planned for a single-family housing community with a small, mixed-use area. The review process for...
Dr. C. Jon Beecroft

Beecroft: Patient care is highest priority

By Dr. C. Jon Beecroft, Maricopa Foot and Ankle My patients frequently ask how COVID-19 has changed medicine. My answer to patients may not be...

AZCares funds cause confusion at Maricopa Pantry

  Maricopa Pantry was caught in No Man’s Land in the effort to land funds to mitigate the costs of COVID-19 on its operation. The food...

All Walmart stores to require masks starting Monday

Walmart announced today it will begin requiring customers to wear face coverings starting July 20. The same rule will apply at Sam's Clubs. The announcement...

City prepares to distribute AZCares funds

  In a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., Maricopa City Council may vote on the distribution of AZCares funds to a list...

Yet another way COVID-19 is short-changing businesses

A sign at the McDonald’s drive-thru on John Wayne Parkway is proof the Great National Coin Shortage has reached Maricopa. The sign asks customers paying...

Fixing the flooding: City moving forward with floodplain plan

  During the past decade, the City of Maricopa has leaned on three far-reaching, collaborative, highly expensive projects with hopes of transformation. One, the grade-separation of...

A+ Charter Schools to open Aug. 3 with virtual classes

Due to Governor Ducey’s Executive Order to keep in-person learning closed until Aug. 17, A+ Charter Schools has opted to move the school start...

Emergency center wants to break ground this year

Exceptional Emergency Center would like to be able to break ground on an emergency room in 60 to 90 days. Those are the plans explained...

Construction, other development around town

Maricopa Animal Hospital, being constructed at 20035 N. John Wayne Parkway, received its commercial permit. The 3,998-square-foot structure, being constructed by TWC Design Build,...

One eatery dinged by health inspector

  Of the dozen Maricopa eateries inspected by Pinal County May 16-June 15, all but one received top marks. True Grit Tavern had a problem with...

Maricopa small businesses receive $7 million in PPP loans

  Maricopa small businesses received more than $7 million in federal loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. Farmers, lawyers, doctors and exterminators were on the list...

Overpass at 1: Bridge bypassed the tracks – and some businesses, too

The overpass is generally considered a huge success for the city, but there was collateral damage for some businesses working in the shadows of...

John Wayne Parkway draws scrutiny for namesake’s old comments

After a group in Orange County, California, started a movement to remove John Wayne’s name from the airport in Santa Ana, the chatter began...

Wild Horse Pass opens after 2-week closure

  Wild Horse Pass Casino and other Gila River gaming facilities are re-engaging their COVID-19 safety plan as they reopen after a two-week closure. The casinos...

Walgreens quietly opens 2nd store

After a 13-year wait, the new Walgreens opened its doors Monday. The store at 41840 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy. was built before the Great Recession...
Exceptional Healthcare Hospital

‘Hospital’ sign on SR 347 hints at future development

When a signboard went up Monday on John Wayne Parkway announcing a “community hospital” coming soon, eyebrows were raised at City Hall. Exceptional Healthcare posted...

Governor re-closes some businesses, delays start of school year

Bars, gyms and movie theaters will be shutting down again, and school kids will have more weeks of vacation. Gov. Doug Ducey announced today all...
347Grill Coronavirus

UltraStar closes 347 Grill after positive COVID-19 case

The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center is temporarily closing its 347 Grill restaurant and 10 Pins take-out program after a person who was at the facility...

Transformations begin in Heritage District

The former Pershing Street, now Main Street, is undergoing a transformation, and it’s only a small part of overall changes planned for one of...

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...

Local sales stay on trend despite pandemic

How have you been shopping since COVID-19? Transaction privilege tax, often simplified as TPT or sales tax, is an indicator of consumer activity in any...

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