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Sunday, September 27, 2020

How consumers spend money in Maricopa

  Maricopa businesses paid $1.7 million in transaction privilege taxes, also known as sales tax, in July. That total in July 2018 and July 2019...

MHS teachers complain of stress, overcrowding in first 72 hours back on campus

Three days after students returned to campus at Maricopa High School, some teachers were pushing back hard against the school board. The staff members wrote...

Sides may meet in MUSD land controversy

After a tense school board session Wednesday, two sides may be coming together to discuss the issues that created an impasse. Kelly Anderson, managing partner...

Out millions in MUSD land deal, property owner questions motives

  Craig Emmerson was quite surprised at the news that greeted him Thursday morning. The managing member of Maricopa 240 LLC had negotiated the sale of...
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MUSD loses preferred property for 2nd high school

Maricopa Unified School district ran into an impasse in its attempt to buy its preferred property for a second high school. “Tonight, we find ourselves...

MUSD board member opposes high school site after family tract passed over

Maricopa Unified School District board member Torri Anderson and her husband, owners of family property passed over for the site of a new high...

County’s census drive revs up at Bashas’

  The Census Countdown Drive comes to Maricopa on Wednesday. The countywide series of 11 events began Friday in Superior and Kearny, with respective Pinal County...

Sonoran Creek Marketplace taking shape

More tenants are being announced for the future Sonoran Creek Marketplace. Some already have locations in Maricopa. Besides the previously announced Sprouts Farmers Market and...

A love-hate relationship with oleanders

If oleanders are toxic, why do we have so many of them growing in Maricopa? Here’s the scoop on the good, the bad and...

POLL RECAP: Not everybody’s crazy about return of football

NFL football and the Sunday game-day tradition has returned. But heading into week two of the season, we wanted to see how many of...

Arizona Supreme Court to hear Pinal’s RTA case

  Arizona Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to the Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority in a case that could impact State Route 347. Wednesday,...

Dairy-to-housing conversion may create roundabout on SR 238

  It’s early days, but the long-range impact of a master-planned community on the westside of town could be a roundabout leading to an overpass. Green...

Council rookie a techie with decades of know-how

  It’s been a long road for Bob Marsh. A self-described dot-connector at age 76, he will be a fresh face on Maricopa City Council after...

Charter high schools pave way to get kids back on campus

  Charter high schools are setting an example for returning to campus amid COVID-19 as Maricopa Unified School District prepares to bring back secondary students...

Eagle Shadow revives as next big subdivision

  What would be the first master-planned residential development in Maricopa in years is a reminder of how the city’s development started. El Dorado Holdings wants...

Sunrise Café finds second chance with new owner

Sunrise Café, the popular restaurant whose closing at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic became permanent, is being resurrected by a new owner with...

City bids farewell to long-time, instrumental planner

“It’s been a pleasure. It’s been a long journey. As I walk into the sunset, I know you’re in good hands.” KAZI HAQUE After 15...

Where Are They Now: Former vice mayor reflects on growth in city, career

It has been three years since Brent Murphree’s career in the cotton industry took him away from his Rancho El Dorado home and local...

Free abstract art contest to debut

  A new contest is open to all Maricopa visual artists. Titled “Go with the Flow,” the abstract art contest is sponsored by Maricopa Arts Council...

Lucid Motors shows off autos to be manufactured in Pinal County

  Lucid Motors unveiled production details for its new Lucid Air in a broadcast Wednesday from its Newark, California, headquarters. The luxury electric car is set...

POLL RECAP: Maricopans discuss State of the City event funding

With the annual State of the City Address just around the corner, the City of Maricopa again sought sponsorships from local businesses, with top...

MFD investigates cause of mobile home inferno

A structure fire that erupted Thursday night east of the city limits of Maricopa is still under investigation by the Maricopa Fire Department. Last night...

New executive chef named at Arroyo Grille

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club recently welcomed Don Stansell as the new executive chef. Stansell will oversee the club's Arroyo Grille restaurant, including menu creation,...

SR 347 nightly lane restrictions planned Sept. 13-17

Northbound lanes of State Route 347 in Maricopa will be restricted most of next week. According to Arizona Department of Transportation, the lanes between Edison...

Teachers say board vote ‘a punch in the gut’

Teachers expressed disappointment and anger Wednesday night as they spoke against reopening campuses before fall break in sharp contrast to the frustrated parents who...

Pinal to again ask Ducey to reallocate ‘fair’ COVID funding

Pinal County will come knocking on Gov. Doug Ducey’s door again. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to bring its COVID-19 data back to the...

Maricopa response rate to census underwhelming

Pinal County’s response to the U.S. Census is only slightly better than it was in 2010. James Daniels, the county’s communications director, said the current...

County Health: New data from prisons could impact schools, business

Pinal County’s public health director is warning that school and business dashboards for COVID-19 are going to be harmed by tests in correctional facilities. Tascha...

Province lakefront home Maricopa’s most expensive

The most expensive home sold in Maricopa July 16-Aug. 15 was a waterfront home with expansive views and a resort-style backyard featuring a custom...
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Record heat sears the weekend, but ‘cooler’ days in sight

The brutally hot summer continues with high temperatures in record territory for the holiday weekend, but a brief reprieve is in sight. An excessive heat...

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