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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...

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...

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...

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...

Boy George to bring New Wave pop to Harrah’s Ak-Chin

Music legends Boy George & Culture Club are taking the stage at The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin for an unforgettable show on Friday,...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin enlisted guests to honor fallen service members

A donation to the local Maricopa VFW enabled the SALUTE Business Impact Group at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino to spread a sea of red poppies across...

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...

Full STEAM ahead: Couple’s lifetime of model railroading becomes new education

Part toys-for-grownups, part engineering marvel and part art project, the model train layout fills an entire room of a Province home. More than anything,...

Country Star Chris Janson to Hit the Stage at The Events Center 

Country music sensation Chris Janson is bringing his chart-topping hits to The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino on Saturday, Aug. 13 for a...

Maricopa girl named PHR National Finalist

  A 12-year-old Maricopa girl is heading for Cleveland next week to compete during MLB All-Star Week. In the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition, Danica...

Premier Mexican Rockers Caifanes to play Ak-Chin Casino  

Legendary Mexican rock band Caifanes will be bringing their hits to The Events Center stage at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino on Friday, Sept. 9 for...

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...
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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)...

Lengthy closure set for Honeycutt Road

A portion of Honeycutt Road will be closed between White and Parker Road and North Hartman Road May 2 to June 24 for bridge...

Pool is gone, but history remains

A community pool once sat just north of where the Silver Horizon Zephyr railcar now sits. The Zephyr railcar came to Maricopa in 2000...

Smartscape training – saving landscapers time, you money and everyone water

No matter where you live, your landscape matters. Whether you’re enjoying desert trees, cactus, or something greener, plants impact our lives. In the city...

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...

Despite notices, Maricopa drivers may not need emissions test

If you live in Maricopa and for the first time received notice on your vehicle registration that an emissions test is required, you are...

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...

Hollywood legend John Wayne made mark on Maricopa

By Michael K. Rich John Smith, a Maricopa resident since 1951, sits in an old reclining chair by his living room window, looking out at...

Drivers who illegally pass school buses put on notice – and on camera

New surveillance cameras installed below the stop-arms of school buses could lead to traffic citations. The Maricopa Unified School District’s Transportation Department installed the cameras...
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Standoff in Rancho El Dorado ends peacefully

A standoff between police and an armed man in Rancho El Dorado today ended peacefully with the man being arrested by a Chandler Police...

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...
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Central Arizona College earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation

Central Arizona College has earned the 2022-2023 Bronze Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data...

Walgreens gets to work on 2nd store

According to City Councilmember Nancy Smith, Walgreens has applied for a tenant improvement permit for the building located west of Walmart on Maricopa-Casa Grande...

Box Canyon Shooting Range to open by March

With the beginning of the new year, Maricopa residents can start looking forward to the opening of a new shooting venue at Box Canyon. According...

HOA cracks down on street parking

This year, residents of one of Maricopa’s oldest homeowners associations have been notified multiple times to get their vehicles off the streets by Aug....

Interstate 11 clears a hurdle, but still a long way off

The U.S. Department of Transportation has filed its findings for the Interstate 11 study corridor – a 2,000-foot-wide, 280-mile path stretching from Nogales to...
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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...

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...