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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Ak-Chin Indian Community chooses Miguel in historic election

Voting members of the Ak-Chin Indian Community elected incumbent chairman Robert Miguel Nov. 19 in what was the first-ever direct election of the position. The...

Free STEAM Day puts fun in fundamentals

Science, technology, engineering, arts and math take the spotlight on National STEAM Day Nov. 8. The Maricopa Ak-Chin STEAM Foundation will feature STEAM-related, hands-on demonstrations...
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SR347-Smith-Enke among intersections to be improved

Relief is on the way for those who navigate the intersection of State Route 347 and Smith-Enke Road. The city council Tuesday approved funding for...

Military: Schmid completes Drill Sergeant Academy

Maricopa has a new drill sergeant. Staff Sgt. Bryan Schmid graduated U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Academy in Fort Jackson, Hopkins, South Carolina, Wednesday. He is...

Gas prices plunge during COVID-19, but Maricopa lags

Fuel prices across the county have dropped significantly as crude oil value has plummeted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the city of...

Collision brings first responders to Honeycutt Road (video)

An afternoon collision on Honeycutt Road shook up occupants of two vehicles, with two being transported to the hospital. The incident, in front of...

MerryCopa ‘bigger, better’ in second year (video/gallery)

Maricopa residents got a taste of winter with an ice skating rink and snow pile during the second annual MerryCopa Holiday Festival at Copper...

What’s happening this week in Maricopa

Concerts and holiday events are part of this week’s calendar of events, with important government meetings thrown in. For details on these events, or...

Close call with train injures teen

A teenage pedestrian was reportedly struck by a freight train Tuesday afternoon. The boy, 17, was crossing the railroad tracks on foot away from a...

What’s happening this week in Maricopa (VIDEO)

It's a busy week for Maricopans, from business and government meetings to entertainment and cultural events, including the beginning of Ak-Chin's big Masik Tas...

DPS recovers 300 pounds of marijuana in Maricopa

Two men are still at large after the Department of Public Safety recovered 369.5 pounds of marijuana in the back seat of a vehicle...

Salsa Festival in pictures (GALLERY)

Salsa Fest attracted thousands of people to Copper Sky with an array of salsas to judge, entertainment, food vendors, fun activities for the kids...

Legally blind vet will finally gets his glasses

By Adam Wolfe After nine months of fund-raising, legally blind U.S. Navy veteran Jesse Ramirez has reached his goal and will receive a pair of...

City Council honors award-winning employees (video)

By Adam Wolfe The Maricopa City Council honored Denyse Airheart for being named “One of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business” by Arizona Business...

Public shares opinion on Palo Verde Park plans (Video)

Plans for a proposed county park to the west of Maricopa met strong opposition from some residents and curiosity from others at an open...

Schools enhance health, mental health protocols to start new school year

  Getting children back on school campuses is less fun than it sounds.Self-regulation and stress-management are going to be really, really important this year. The opening...

Pathway seniors get drive-in graduation to end memorable year (GALLERY)

It was a tightly organized, drive-in graduation ceremony for Sequoia Pathway Academy graduates Wednesday. Seniors and their families arrived in a line of cars off...

Disc golfers enliven Meadows with annual tourney (GALLERY)

Saturday and Sunday, 135 disc golfers converged on Maricopa for the annual Maricopa Meadows Open. Treated to fair weather, 34 players were under par...

Pathway students picket to protest teacher termination

Sequoia Pathway students are protesting the termination of a popular teacher last week. Word got out Friday that Kevin Struble had been fired, and several...

Sen. Flake visits with Maricopa, Ak-Chin officials (video)

By Adam Wolfe With the U.S. Senate out of session, Sen. Jeff Flake­­­­­­­­ spent much of the month visiting constituents around the state. Friday he...

P&Z recommends city approval of new plan for apartments

Though the chairperson was not on board, the Maricopa Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the revised site plan for apartments. Monday’s vote...

Firefighters to host charity Custom Car Show

Professional Firefighters of Maricopa are hosting their inaugural Custom Car Show April 6 at Copper Sky.IF YOU GO What: Custom Car Show Who: Professional Firefighters of...

MPD submits felony child abuse charge against daycare provider

Olivia Merolli, the unlicensed daycare provider who admits to losing a 2-year-old from her home in February, could face legal trouble. The Maricopa Police Department...

Practically perfect weather forecast for Maricopa weekend

Autumn is truly in Maricopa this weekend, with high temperatures in the 80s and heading into the 70s next week, according to the National...

Maricopa Artists: Hooked rugs with a purpose (video)

Maricopa artisan Beth Soucie talks about the touching ways her craft has helped others. She is among 42 artists who will participate in Art...

Most expensive home

SOLD 22362 N. O’Sullivan Drive The most expensive home sold in Maricopa in the last three months was a 4,066-square-foot single-family home in Rancho El Dorado....

Mom of the Year Cheryl Ortiz ‘a beacon of hope’

Cheryl Ortiz has come through a difficult year and emerged as a strong single mother of three and a mother-figure to hundreds. Now she...

Planned retail center with grocery gets preview

The long-awaited development of the Sonoran Creek area is becoming a reality. Plans for a retail center went before the Heritage District Citizen Advisory Committee...

City of Maricopa accepting Christmas trees for mulching

  The City of Maricopa is providing a free 24-hour drop-off location for Christmas trees. From Dec. 27 through Jan. 31 residents, can drop off...

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...