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Harrah’s Ak-Chin mandates face mask policy

Face masks became mandatory at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino at noon Wednesday, according to an email sent to Caesar’s Rewards members. The universal mask...

County officials may encourage, not mandate face masks

  The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pinal County is 2,459, and the Board of Supervisors is making a second attempt to take...
Dutch Bros COVID-19

Dutch Bros closes abruptly after worker tests positive for coronavirus

A worker at the Dutch Bros coffee shop in Maricopa has tested positive for coronavirus. In letter to the community, posted on the Facebook page...

Small business, nonprofit applications for AZCares money now open

This morning, the City of Maricopa opened its application process for small business and nonprofits affected by COVID-19 to receive AZCares funds. The new webpage...

City application process for AZCares funds starts this week

  Maricopa small businesses and others may start applying for AZCares money from City Hall starting Thursday. The city council worked out the timing and some...

Graffiti artist brightens up landmark tower

A colorful portrait of Maricopa history now sits 60 feet in the air, overlooking the very desert and mountains it depicts. Graffiti artist Danny Dyster...

How to spend $6 million

WHAT: Maricopa City Council meeting WHEN: June 16, 7 p.m. WHERE: Maricopa City Hall, remotely available at https://www.youtube.com/user/myMaricopa20 When executive orders closed nonessential businesses in Maricopa for...

MEDA names VP of business development

After a nationwide search, the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA) announced the hiring of James B. Smith, Ph.D., as vice president of business development. Smith...

Tight competition for homes makes Maricopa a seller’s market

  By Dayv Morgan This spring, Maricopa home sellers have been happy and home buyers have been frustrated as the marketplace has become very competitive. Even though...

History Photo: How did that turn out?

In 1990, construction started on Maricopa Town Centre, a shopping plaza on Hathaway Avenue next to the post office, which was also constructed around...

Growth continues in Maricopa marketplace

  Showing the continuation of commercial and residential construction during COVID-19, Maricopa has several projects working through the city’s permitting process. Gehan Homes of Arizona is...

Food inspectors give out good marks during COVID-19

  Pinal County health inspectors gave out top marks to the dozen Maricopa eateries they visited April 16-May 15. However, in giving an “excellent” rating...

Maricopa gets upgrade as it refinances Copper Sky bond

The taxpayers of Maricopa are paying off Copper Sky Regional Park, and City Hall is trying to get a better interest rate. Monday, the City...

When stay at home order kicked internet into overdrive, families shifted gears

The coronavirus pandemic turned everyday routines upside down.We are all using the internet basically all day long.. Millions of U.S. families hunkered down together under...

Businesses carefully come back to life after COVID-19

  As some Maricopa businesses made a cautious comeback in May, so did Maricopa shoppers. “We were going crazy at the house,” said Kandy Christopherson of...
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Curfew begins in Arizona after recent violence

In an effort to prevent the looting and violence seen in other Phoenix and other U.S. cities in recent days, the state of Arizona...

COVID-19 forces innovation even in local essential businesses

“I think that’s awesome, I think it’s wonderful. I think it’s long overdue.”With the county and the state posting record-high unemployment but local consumerism...
F.O.R. Maricopa food bank

How would you spend the $6 million? City council wants to know

With nearly $6 million incoming from the AZ Cares Fund, Maricopa City Council wants to hear from residents about how to spend it. On Tuesday,...
Amtrak station in Maricopa, AZ

Uniformed agent will again greet travelers at Amtrak station

When Amtrak trains stop in Maricopa on their way to Los Angeles or New Orleans, riders will soon be greeted by a uniformed agent...
Maricopa City Council

Maricopa, Pinal County to receive millions in CARES Act funds

After cities and counties protested, with Pinal County going so far as to start a lawsuit, Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday announced distribution of...

A+ Charter Schools hosts donut giveaway as community appreciation event

May 30 from 9-11 a.m., A+ Charter Schools is giving away free donuts to spread kindness and appreciation for the Maricopa community. A+ Charter Schools...
Ross Reopening May 2020

At Ross, crowd of shoppers finds sale is worth the waits

The sale was on Wednesday at Ross Dress for Less and shoppers waited in line for close to an hour to get inside for...

‘Process was not followed,’ Gusse cleared of ethics violation

Saying not only was there no ethics violation proven but that the process shouldn’t have allowed the complaint in the first place, Maricopa City...

Pinal to sue feds to force Ducey to give CARES money

Railing against Gov. Doug Ducey, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors is preparing a lawsuit against the federal government.Right now our governor is systematically...

UltraStar, Harrah’s open doors two months after coronavirus shutdown

As the first customer through the doors Friday morning at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, four-year-old Jacob Klinzing was headed to play games in the arcade. With...
UltraStar Multi-tainment Center

Some UltraStar attractions to reopen this week

After weeks in the dark, some attractions at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle will reopen their doors on Friday. At 11 a.m., the...

Sonoran Creek Marketplace delayed but moving foward

While much commercial construction has continued throughout Maricopa this spring, Sonoran Creek Marketplace remains an empty field. The planned shopping plaza, anchored by a “specialty...
Orbitel Maricopa

Orbitel extends Keep Americans Connected pledge through June 30

Orbitel Communications has extended its FCC Keep Americans Connected pledge through June 30. The pledge was made by more than 700 media companies who committed...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin to reopen partially Friday

After approval from the tribal council, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is rolling out its reopening starting Friday at 9 a.m. The casino had gradually closed down...

Home construction still booming, new businesses prepare to open

A lot of dirt is moving, and it’s to Maricopa’s credit. The city is set up for 60,000 homes, with 22,000 currently built. Building permits...

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