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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Hot weekend forecast ahead of ‘excessive’ heat

Maricopa weather will be warm with a slight chance for rain this weekend before heading into extremely hot days, according to the National Weather...
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CAC’s ‘Promise for the Future’ contracts with 8th graders for 2-year scholarships

Central Arizona College is offering graduates of Pinal County schools two free years of college if they participated in the “Promise for the Future”...

Flash floodwaters around Maricopa (Video)

Maricopa has accumulated more than 1.5 inches of rain since Monday, according to numbers from the National Weather Service. Some roads were closed and...

Weekend forecast includes rain, pollution

A weekend of temperatures in the low 100s and some chances of rain are in Maricopa's forecast, according to the National Weather Service. Today, there...

Watch Your Head: Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, 2.5 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations or deaths in the...

Bashas’, Dollar General create special hours for seniors

  Dollar General, which has a store on Papago Road south of Maricopa, and Bashas’ announced this week they will dedicate a shopping hour for...

Life of service reaches new level for Councilmember Goettl

Eric Goettl may be new to Maricopa City Council, but in many ways, he has been training for this his entire life. Service to others...

Overpass contractor chosen, bid far below estimate

Coming in more than $5 million under project estimates, Ames Construction was chosen as the general contractor to build an overpass across the Union...

Overpass will change or displace food bank

“We have to get prepared for what the future looks like for us.” When Wendy Webb talks about the plans of F.O.R. Maricopa, the founder...

Family thanks fire crew for daughter’s life

A Maricopa family thanked a crew from the Maricopa Fire/Medical Department for heroics that saved an infant’s life. The incident occurred in March, and the...

Economic development briefs

Agave’s Restaurant reopened after a four-month renovation, marking the final chapter of the expansion of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort and Casino. The interior and menu...

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...

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...

Weekend weather to cool off temporarily

After this week's blistering heat, Maricopa's high temperatures are expected to drop more than 10 degrees during the weekend, according to the National Weather...
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MFMD helps Vet Center (PHOTOS)

Firefighters in Maricopa Fire/Medical Department’s Ladder 571 assisted local veterans April 10 with a very tall order. John Anderson, director of American Legion Riders...

Halloween 2020 scarier than usual

Families are on their own to decide if trick-or-treating this Halloween is a good idea. While the City of Maricopa has set no parameters or...

Winter temps linger in the 80s this weekend

The temperature dipped below 80 degrees for the first time in two weeks, but the weekend is expected to see winter temperatures reach back...

Supporting the special bond between a grandparent and a grandchild

MARICOPA (August 28, 2020) — Grandparents play a variety of roles in their grandchildren’s lives. For many, a grandfather or grandmother is an additional...

Pastor: Kids deserve the best, MUSD override

By Rusty Akers Lisa and I have been in the city of Maricopa since 2005. Both of our children grew up here and graduated from...

New church to launch in Maricopa

“God specifically wants us here.”LUKE PANTER Age: 35 Occupation: Pastor, GCU adjunct professor and church planter Hometown: Emory, Texas Resides in: Maricopa Meadows Maricopan since: 2015 Family: Wife Emily, five...
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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...

Historical Society shows how trains shaped Maricopa (video)

The Maricopa Historical Society hosted a forum, “Maricopa: A Town on the Move,” Saturday morning at City Hall to educate residents on how the...

Business, development briefs around town

Business briefs in Maricopa from Aug. 16 to Sept. 15: AAMCO is building a 4,411-square-foot shop at 20215 N. John Wayne Parkway north of Maricopa...

Lows to dip back into 30s this week

Just when it was starting to remain a little warmer overnight, lows this week will again fall dangerously near the freezing mark, according to...

Mayor Price will look back, look forward in State of the City address

  IF YOU GO What: State of the City When: Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Who: Mayor Christian Price Where: Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza How much: Free Info:...

Magic Time: ‘Crazy creative’ teen Kaden Rogers entertains on stage, behind the camera

Magic or movie magic, imagining or engineering, Kaden Cruz Rogers has a side business as an entertainer, even a stage name, and a fledgling...

Seeds of Change Gala raises more than $70K

The 17th Annual Seeds of Change Gala at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Saturday evening raised more than $70,000 to support its charity beneficiary, Against Abuse, Inc. “Currently...

County falls short of school COVID benchmarks

  Thursday’s numbers for COVID-19 mitigation benchmarks were one step forward and one step back for schools wanting to bring students back to campus. Pinal County...

Boyd using intervention program, music to keep kids off the streets

The Streets Don’t Love You Back, an intervention program and movement to keep youth away from the street life, is starting its next five-week...

Families gather for Library’s Winter Wonderland (GALLERY)

  Maricopa Public Library hosted family fun its Winter Wonderland launch Thursday. The afternoon included arts, crafts and games in the children's area of the...