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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...

The City of Maricopa is expanding its ‘Keep Maricopa Beautiful’

The City of Maricopa is expanding its "Keep Maricopa Beautiful" anti-littering and anti-dumping efforts by seeking partnerships with area businesses, food trucks and organizations. Businesses...

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...

Dementia Support Group has new meeting place

Are you caring for someone who has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? You are welcome to attend the Maricopa Dementia Support Group. The group now meets...

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...

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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State Route 238 closed until after rush hour

State Route 238 is closed in both directions at mile post 16 near Gila Bend, according to the Maricopa County Department of Transportation. The cause...
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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...
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City council changes meeting time

Maricopa City Council has changed the start time of its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month and shortened the...

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...

The tax man is coming and Maricopans are ready

There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. It appears that Maricopans are ready for at least one of those eventualities. According to our...
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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...
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Leffler retires as fire chief; Pitassi named interim chief

Maricopa Fire and Medical Department Chief Brady Leffler has retired, and Assistant Fire Chief of Operations Brad Pitassi has been named interim Chief.  “Chief Leffler...
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Animals, loose wires possible causes of Maricopa Pantry blaze

Animals chewing on wires underneath the refrigerated trailers at Maricopa Pantry may have been the cause of Monday’s devastating fire that destroyed the food...
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Fire razes Maricopa Pantry food bank

A fire destroyed the Maricopa Pantry in Hidden Valley on Monday, leaving thousands of area families looking for a source of food. The blaze at...
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Maricopa Chili’s to be much larger than expected

The Chili’s Bar & Grill slated for the northeast corner of Stonegate Road and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway will be significantly larger than expected. According to...

Congressman’s reps to visit Maricopa

Representatives from Rep. Tom O'Halleran's office will hold office hours for constituents at City Hall Monday. O'Halleran represents Maricopa and Congressional District 1 in...
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Central Arizona College earns Military Friendly School designation

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

Tips for keeping pets cool in Maricopa heat

Republished from a story by Michelle Trujillo back in 2017. Dr. Cordell has since passed away. As summer temperatures migrate back to Maricopa, pet owners...

Heritage Academy garners state wrestling title 

Maricopa’s Heritage Academy emerged victorious at the recent Canyon Athletic Association state wrestling tournament held at Canyon State Academy in Queen Creek. The Heroes...
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Vito Simplicio to perform for Maricopa Friends of the Arts

Acoustic guitarist Vito Simplicio will perform at the Maricopa Friends of the Arts' next general meeting, Wednesday, March 16, at the Maricopa Public Library and...

Arcade and Laser Tag Reopen this week at Ak-Chin Circle

Spring Break is here and the glittering lights from within a Maricopa attraction will glow again just in time for families to enjoy. After a...

11th annual Shea Homes Good Life Festival presented by Subaru returns

The 11th annual Shea Homes® Good Life Festival™ is proud to welcome Presenting sponsor, Subaru, returning for another season. And this time Shea Homes...

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...

Leading Edge Maricopa to host Kindergarten Roundup

Leading Edge Academy - Maricopa will host a kindergarten roundup from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on March 24, for perspective and current students. This...