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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Final state budget has more than $65M for 347 upgrades 

The Arizona Legislature passed the state’s budget for the coming year Thursday, and it contains good news for anyone who travels State Routes 347...

City grants zoning change for Roers apartments

The Maricopa City Council Tuesday unanimously approved changes to the city’s general plan future land use and zoning maps, clearing the way for construction...

Oversize load to pass through Maricopa Tuesday morning

EZE Trucking of Rialto, Calif., doing business as Rig Runner, will be moving an oversize load through the area very early Monday and Tuesday...

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...

Comic standout Tracy Morgan to play Ak-Chin Casino

Legendary actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is coming to Maricopa for his No Disrespect tour on Friday, Sept. 23 at The Events Center at...

Price oversees final council meeting as Mayor

After more than a decade of leading the city, Mayor Christian Price orchestrated his last meeting as Mayor of Maricopa Tuesday night. The meeting itself...
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New traffic light is being installed

A new traffic light is being installed at the intersection of Honeycutt Avenue and Maricopa Road. https://youtu.be/7_pfzftQcTo City officials explained in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)...

City breaks ground on Sonoran Desert Parkway

The City of Maricopa broke ground Monday on the first leg of what will eventually become a crucial transportation corridor. The Sonoran Desert Parkway, formerly...

ID issues stall investigation of attempted child abduction

After an attempted child abduction last week in Rancho El Dorado, Maricopa Police have questioned a suspect, but due to a lack of definitive...

Teen channels passion for collectibles into new business

At 16 years old, Isabella Guilford may be a young business owner, but in the world of collectibles and antiques, she’s a seasoned veteran. “I’ve...
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Council candidates report campaign expenditures

Only one of the four incumbent candidates for Maricopa City Council has raised funds for his reelection effort, according to first-quarter campaign finance reports. Vice...
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Meadows to get another round of mosquito fogging

The property management company for the Maricopa Meadows Homeowners Association will conduct another round of mosquito fogging in the community this weekend. City Property, the...

Food bank gets $75,000 donation

Arizona nonprofit K2 Adventures Foundation announced it is teaming up with Arizona Gold Exchange to make financial contributions totaling $75,000 to support recovery efforts...

No decision yet on a permanent fire chief

The City of Maricopa remains without a permanent fire chief as the city continues to evaluate interim chief Brad Pitassi for the permanent position...
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Also honor those left behind this Memorial Day

To the editor: Memorial Day is a day to remember soldiers who died fighting for our freedoms. Although we can never repay that debt, we...

Exceptional Hospital donates $20,000 to local charities

Exceptional Community Hospital is helping five of Maricopa’s top charitable groups do more in the community by donating $20,000 to the nominees for the...
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Council OKs zoning change for 5-story apartment buildings

Maricopa City Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve land use and zoning changes for the proposed 536-unit Home at Maricopa apartment project, allowing...
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P&Z gets earful from Glennwilde residents – and OKs apartment complex

Plans for a huge apartment complex are headed to City Council. The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday unanimously approved site, landscape, elevation and...

Best Moms InMaricopa winners do it all 

Two words describe the three winners of 2022 Best Mom InMaricopa contest.  “Absolutely amazing,” declared Jim Carlisto of 72SOLD, a presenting sponsor for the contest....
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489-acre housing community gets preliminary plat approval

The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission has approved the preliminary plat for the Moonlight Ridge community, a 489-acre development adjacent to the Ak-Chin Southern...

Schurz, MEDA board say Price is right

The Maricopa Economic Development Alliance’s board of directors hired Maricopa Mayor Christian Price as its new president and CEO beginning July 1. Board chairman John...
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Desert Sunrise construction nears completion

They’re down to the details. Construction on the city’s second high school, Desert Sunrise, is nearing completion, according to Tim Goyette of CHASSE Building Team. “The...
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MPD releases video from fatal officer-involved shooting

The Maricopa Police Department Tuesday released body camera footage and parts of 9-1-1 calls related to the investigation of an officer-involved shooting of a...
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Maricopa crime down 14% in March, but violent crime ticks up

Property crime was down significantly in March though violent crime rose slightly, according to a monthly report. The report, issued by Maricopa police Chief James...

Readers agree: add lanes to John Wayne Parkway

It takes something special to get more than 88 percent of Maricopans to agree on something. But last week’s reader poll did just that, sort...

Splash pad at Copper Sky opens

The new splash pad is open at Copper Sky Recreation Complex. It is be open during current normal pool hours: Monday through Friday from 8...
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City fogs at Copper Sky to address mosquitoes

The city has fogged for mosquitoes in response to complaints from parents of kids practicing soccer at Copper Sky. City recreation coordinator Matthew Reiter said...

Police: Maricopa family ‘swatted’

Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for “swatting” a Maricopa family on Wednesday night. Luckily, no injuries were reported. A late-night Facebook post...

Use of force: Training officers for the unknown

For any law enforcement officer, the decision to use force is difficult. When Maricopa police officers respond to a call, they are walking into a...
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More construction ahead on SR 347 at Old Maricopa Road

The traffic signal project at the intersection of State Route 347 and Old Maricopa Road west of I-10 in the Gila River Indian Community...