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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Candidates for District 16 seats in State Senate, House discuss priorities

Maricopans who are not voting early by mail will cast their votes for Arizona District 16 Senate and House candidates in the general election...

City acquires land for fire station south of town

Maricopa’s pre-annexation of 5,700 acres south and west of city limits this year is beginning to pay benefits. The city has acquired 2.5 acres south...

City planners approve 293 townhouses near Walmart

The city Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved site, landscape, photometric and elevation plans Monday for the 293-unit Villas at Stonegate townhouse project just...

ADOT launches 2050 long-range transportation plan with public survey

Plan will guide future investment priorities across the state Arizona Department of Transportation has begun updating its 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan, which provides a...

BLM: Long-awaited Box Canyon shooting range to open in November

Shooting enthusiasts in the area, rejoice. The Box Canyon Shooting Range is scheduled to open in November -- finally, according to the U.S. Bureau...

Tractor Supply coming to Maricopa

Tractor Supply, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has taken initial steps to come to Maricopa, a city official confirmed Tuesday...
State Route 347 Sign

Proposition 469 informational open house set for Thursday

The Pinal Regional Transportation Authority plans a public open house to provide information on Proposition 469 at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Maricopa Library...

Maricopa Museum and Visitor Center opens after years of planning, digging

The Maricopa Museum and Visitor Center opened Saturday morning with extensive displays telling Maricopa's history. Read other stories about the new museum here. The museum plans...

I-10 project could give city another way to access freeway, relieve SR 347

Improvements coming to Interstate 10 along the Wild Horse Pass Corridor could benefit Maricopa, including another potential way to reach the freeway to augment...

The stars came out for Mayor Nancy Smith’s first State of the City address

It was a who's who of Maricopa at the reception that preceded Mayor Nancy Smith's first State of the City address on Oct. 19. Captains...

Poll: Rising food prices impacting Maricopans

Inflation has been rising during the past several months, putting a dent in the budgets of Maricopans. In addition to spiking gas prices, the...

January kidnapping, sexual assault suspect arrested Friday in Chandler

A man wanted in connection with a suspected Maricopa kidnapping and sexual assault in January was arrested Friday in Chandler by Maricopa Police detectives. Nathan...
School bus MUSD

Jeep crashes into school bus with no students in it; both drivers injured

A sport-utility vehicle crossed the center of the road and struck a school bus Friday shortly after 3 p.m., according to Maricopa police. There were...

Brunch Snob deal for Sunrise Diner space falls through

Negotiations that would have brought a popular Ahwatukee brunch restaurant to Maricopa in the space of the now-closed Sunrise Diner have fallen through. Celine Hillsbery,...

Good news, bad news for East Valley travelers this weekend

Interstate 10 will be closed in both directions from State Route 143 to U.S. 60 at various times this weekend. Arizona Department of Transportation...

Maricopa’s new museum reflects a 21st-century city on the move

Maricopa regards itself as a 21st-century city on the move. Actually, it has been on the move since the middle of the 19th century,...
Maricopa Police Headquarters

City launches search for new police chief

Maricopa’s search for a replacement for Police Chief James Hughes is underway. The city has contracted with Ralph Anderson and Associates, an executive job-search and...

Outside review of election cites judgment, communication, training errors

An independent expert hired by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to review the Elections Department's performance in the August primary reported Wednesday there...

City to create Mike Riggs Community Service Award

Mayor Nancy Smith announced during her State of the City address Wednesday the city will create the Mike Riggs Community Service Award in honor...

A monumental moment

City finally places its 'M' logo in 347 median overnight An idea that began at a mock City Council meeting in 2018 became reality early...

Cell tower to sprout behind Basha’s, Dickey’s

Cell phone connections could become clearer in the Rancho El Dorado area in coming years after a cell tower designed improve mobile phone signals...

Major housing development, surf park headline council agenda

Zoning measures for DR Horton’s proposed 326-acre, single-family home development on the city’s southeastern side and a zoning change for PHX Surf Park highlight...

Maricopa Museum and Visitor Center at Heritage Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Years of work by the City of Maricopa and the Maricopa Historically Society, are soon to culminate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the...

Junior golfers gain exposure to tourney competition at The Duke

For two afternoons after school this week, they competed in a low-stress, "fun" junior golf tournament to experience competition. When it was over Thursday afternoon,...

Westbound I-10 closed from US 60 to SR 143 this weekend 

Delays and detours will once again be in place this weekend on westbound Interstate 10 through the Southeast Valley, according to the Arizona Department...

Proposed senior affordable-housing projects take step forward

Two apartment complexes to be built near the southeastern corner of North John Wayne Parkway and West Honeycutt Avenue have received more than $100...

Electrical district to roll out energy-saving, demand-response program

A new program that will offer enrolled residential and small-business customers an incentive to reduce energy during times of peak system demand soon will...

Arts Council’s 7th annual Poetry Slam to be an evening of rhyme and reason

Can you make rhyme and reason from your thoughts? If you can, Maricopa Arts Council’s seventh-annual All-Maricopa Poetry Slam Championship is for you. Maricopa residents may...

Fire Prevention Week: Home-escape plan may save your life

You’re relaxing at home. Suddenly, you notice smoke billowing. Usually, it’s from the kitchen. By the time you see it, you might have only...

Southbound 347 lanes reopen just in time for rush hour after gravel spill

What was shaping up as a rough commute home Monday for anyone coming south into Maricopa on State Route 347 was softened when southbound...