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Winter weather rolls in Tuesday night

Although Maricopa has been basking in unseasonably warm temperatures, the next two days will remind residents that it is actually still winter. According to the...

A legacy of service: Community leaders remember Jim Jordan

The city of Maricopa was shaken by the loss of Jim Jordan on Tuesday. The 74-year-old Jordan was a much-loved figure in the community...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino promotes two long-time employees

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, part of Caesars Entertainment and the state’s only tribal casino to have an international management partner, recently announced the promotion of...

Caesars Entertainment and Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino host National Day of Hiring event

Caesars Entertainment, an incredible array of iconic brands including Harrah’s, is hosting a National Day of Hiring event on Thursday, February 24. The nationwide...
Rick Williams city P&Z Manager

Pulte Homes gets P&Z approval for new Maricopa project

Pulte Homes received preliminary plat approval from the Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission Monday for a 200-acre single-family housing development at the northwest corner...

Graffiti found in town stirs emotions

Graffiti found on walls in the Alterra neighborhood is sparking emotions around the city. A Facebook post by Irene Guajardo this morning showed photos of...

Gallery: Art for the Heart 2022

Saturday was a day for Maricopa artists to share their passion with others. Art for the Heart was held at the Copper Sky Lake....

Welcome monument still on hold by ADOT

Installation of the much-anticipated welcome monument at the north end of town is still on hold awaiting approval by the Arizona Department of Transportation....

Sequoia football players signed to college teams

A group of football players from Sequoia Pathway Academy have been signed to various college teams, were recognized by their classmates during a pep...

Senior came to MHS to refocus studies — and now he’s headed to the...

Tyler Brown’s first impression of Cornell University came in an Advanced Placement history class in Arkansas, courtesy of a teacher who required students to...
Nancy Smith

Pinal County Redistricting 2022 – It is important to Maricopa

Pinal County is currently going through a redistricting process to evaluate whether to modify current county districts. It’s important to understand why this is...

New library making positive impact

The Maricopa Library and Cultural Center is nearly a year old, and in just a few short months MLCC has made a positive impact...

Vice Mayor Manfredi elected to rural transportation advocacy group

During the January meeting of the Central Arizona Governments (CAG) Governing Board, Maricopa City Vice Mayor Vincent Manfredi was elected to serve an additional...

Lane closures on Porter Road begin Wednesday

The southbound lanes of N. Porter Road will close to all traffic between Smith-Enke and Honeycutt roads beginning Wednesday, Jan. 26 and remain closed...

Police: Man allegedly points gun at family driving on 347

On January 12, A man was arrested and charged with allegedly pointing a gun at another driver on State Route 347. According to eyewitness statements,...
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More Loop 202 closures could affect travel to East Valley

Maricopans who need to travel to the Valley this weekend could once again face delays and closures on the Loop 202 in the East...

Seeds of Change Gala benefit for Against Abuse makes return

One of Maricopa’s premier social and community events is back on the schedule this year, as the 17th Annual Seeds of Change Gala to...

Arizona Renaissance Festival to return February 2022

The Arizona Renaissance Festival will return Feb. 5 for its 34th season of merrymaking. The festival, held in Gold Canyon, is a 16th-century European style...
Petco

Petco still considering Maricopa location

Retail pet store giant Petco, which submitted pre-application documents to the city to explore a 12,500 square foot store in the Edison Pointe center...

Milestone celebrated at city’s new high school

Maricopa’s second high school, named Desert Sunrise by the Maricopa Unified School District last month, reached another milestone Thursday as MUSD held a “beam...

Tamara Zach elected to Jewish Family & Children’s Service Governance Board

Tamara Zach and Meghan Shapiro have been elected to serve a three-year term on the Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) Governance Board. JFCS...
347 Traffic

347 median project creating traffic challenges

Raise your hand if you’re sick of the traffic delays coming into town on State Route 347 Friday afternoons. Okay, that’s everyone. Maricopans have been...

Obituary: Arlen Richard Norby, 1954-2021

Arlen Richard Norby was born at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey to Annabelle (Kvidt) and Allen Norby, but if you asked him, he was from...

“Best Christmas Ever” required a lot of moving parts 

Try this on for size: You’ve moved halfway across the country but want to bring a charitable activity you’ve been involved with for years...

Community returns Powells’ generosity

For the Powell family, the giving came full circle earlier this week when Michael and Katrina Powell were surprised with a “Best Christmas Ever”...

VIDEO: Watch local family receive “Best Christmas Ever”

More than 100 Maricopans gathered in a local neighborhood to support a family and to give them their “Best Christmas Ever.” The Powell family...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino donates $10,000 to F.O.R. Maricopa

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino has long made the commitment to support nonprofit organizations throughout Maricopa. Through its community outreach program, H.E.R.O., Harrah’s Ak-Chin recently donated...

A car made an unexpected entrance into someone’s yard last Friday

Submitted: A car made its way into a backyard along Porter Road last week. According to eyewitness Danny Puzzo, "They came flying out of Homestead...

Multi-family guidelines have been re-opened for public comments.

The City of Maricopa Multi-Family Residential Design Guidelines are being drafted! The Multi-Family Residential Design Guidelines are needed to keep up with ever-changing development...
Exceptional healthcare

Exceptional Community Hospital accepting all insurance

The city’s first hospital opened Wednesday, bringing 24-hour emergency care and in-patient services to Maricopa for the first time. With that opening have come...