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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Annual MerryCopa continues today after Friday tree-lighting kickoff

MerryCopa, which has grown into the largest event of the holiday season in the city, got under way Friday night with the annual tree...

Poll: Readers no longer feeling Black Friday

The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, and many of us already have done much of our shopping. But there also are those...

Heart of Racing chooses 2 female shootout winners at APEX Motor Club

After selecting nine racers from more than 100 female applicants to participate in a two-day shootout at the APEX Motor Club in Maricopa, The...

MerryCopa at Copper Sky grows to 2 days starting with tree lighting tonight

The season of eggnog and fruitcakes is upon us. The annual MerryCopa Holiday Festival ushers in the season in the city with festivities expanded...

Local veteran seeking 2nd kidney transplant after 1st rejected

A Maricopa military veteran, who spent 23 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, is seeking a donor for a kidney transplant. Calvin Jordan needs a...

Maricopa Pantry founder Jim Shoaf named to ‘Who’s Who in America’

Jim Shoaf, who founded Maricopa Pantry Food Bank in 2004, has been named to “Who’s Who in America” for 2023. He will appear on...

Search for new police chief continues

Maricopa’s search for a new chief of police has moved to the next stage as the city has begun vetting applicants, according to city...

Former mayor earns state economic-development designation

Christian Price, president and CEO of Maricopa Economic Development, has earned an AZED Pro designation from The Academy of Arizona, the formal education program...

Popular holiday-music presentation returns Dec. 10

Holiday music will fill the air Dec. 10 when Maricopa Music Circle chamber orchestra and the Maricopa Chorus combine for “Tunes & Toasts Holiday...

City’s growth entices high-end, sit-down Mexican restaurant

Maricopa leaders have been saying that with increasing population comes the shopping, entertainment and dining options for which a city feeling growing pains clamors. That...

‘Come hell or high water:’ Despite defeat of Prop. 469, Martinez leads ongoing efforts...

Proposition 469 to improve transportation, most notably roads, across Pinal County was defeated in the General Election. Still, processes are moving forward that could result...

No Black Friday lines at city’s major retailers as shoppers tightening belts

Shoppers evidently are taking a more-austere approach to holiday shopping this year. No lines were visible outside major retailers across the city shortly after 7...

State’s 1st flu fatality of season is Pinal County child

A child has died of influenza in Pinal County, the first death in Arizona this flu season, according to Pinal County Public Health Services...

Main Street Marketplace an opportunity to shop local

This weekend kicks off the holiday shopping season. Instead of battling hordes of people at a mall for a so-so Black Friday deal, Maricopans...

Democrat Seaman pulls upset to win 2nd LD 16 House seat

In one of the more surprising results from this month’s midterm election, Democrat Keith Seaman, a retired public-school teacher, edged Republican Rob Hudelson for...

Poll: Maricopans favor traditional Thanksgiving dishes

There is an endless variety of options for Thanksgiving dinner, from ethnic dishes to vegetarian or vegan options, and even more exotic fare. But our...
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No closures on area freeways during holiday weekend

 There is good news for drivers headed to grandma’s house this Thanksgiving weekend: There are no scheduled construction or maintenance closures of area freeways,...

Maricopa Pantry to host annual Thanksgiving potluck at Copper Sky

Anyone who does not have plans or a place to go for Thanksgiving is welcome at Maricopa Pantry’s Melting Pot Luck on Thursday, 10...

City announces holiday schedule for services, facilities

With the holiday season upon us, Maricopa hours of service for key facilities and services will be impacted. Emergency services will be fully staffed and...

Virginia Ross discusses success of Pinal County’s general election

The good news for Pinal County voters is this month’s general election went off without a hitch, votes were counted properly and on time,...

City evaluating options for roadside monuments

You see them all around town, in neighborhoods and along main thoroughfares. They may not give you pause, but they are meaningful. They are roadside...

Poll: Readers bemoan failure of Prop 469

Pinal County residents had a chance to approve funding for the improvement and expansion of roads throughout the county with Proposition 469 in last...
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No city-run teen court due to jurisdictional issue

A city-run Teen Court under consideration by City Council likely will not move forward due to jurisdictional issues, based on feedback from a committee...

BofA customer deposits finally restored to accounts after 10 days of angst

More than 170 Bank of America customers in Maricopa had deposits fail to credit to their account for more than a week, resulting in...

P&Z approves new Lakes Park plan, amenities

A major development review of the plan for the city’s newest park received unanimous approval this week from the Planning & Zoning Commission. The park...

Affordable-housing apartments north of City Hall moving forward

The Planning & Zoning Commission this week unanimously approved site, landscape, elevation and photometric plans for a 252-unit, affordable-housing community just north of City...

Damage from rains forces shooting range to delay opening again

The shooting range at Box Canyon has been delayed yet again and it will not open in November as planned due to damage from...

Council’s OK makes new emergency department official

City Council has approved shifting some duties from its Fire & Medical Department to Maricopa’s new Department of Emergency Management, which was created in...

Copa Flats Apartments to begin leasing in December

Copa Flats Apartments will begin leasing the 312-unit community in December, according to an email sent to prospective residents from Minnesota-based developer Real Estate...

UofA offers free, CDC recognized diabetes-prevention program

Research shows you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes by eating healthy, losing weight and being more active. A University of Arizona program has...