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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Possible storms early, extreme heat late this week

By Adam Wolfe @Adam_Wolfe The early part of the work week could see scattered thunderstorms and rain, but temperatures are expected to eclipse 110 degrees by...

Q&A with Camino Montessori’s Judy Webster

By Raquel Hendrickson From Air Force brat to innovative educator, Judy Webster has been a life-long learner. She founded Camino Montessori in Maricopa in 2009....

Slain Maricopan honored with workout fund-raiser

By Raquel Hendrickson Eric Kunins’ mother had no idea how many friends he had made in Maricopa – not until his shocking death last month...

Tax credit donations help schools offset expenses

By Raquel Hendrickson Fans of Maricopa High School athletics contributed nearly $21,000 to the department’s programs last year. At elementary schools in Maricopa, both district and...

Pima Butte Elementary celebrates 10th anniversary

By Adam Wolfe @Adam_Wolfe This year will mark the 10th year Pima Butte Elementary School has been educating the children of Maricopa. Pima Butte, which is Maricopa...

Excessive heat, possible storms in weekend forecast

By Adam Wolfe The weekend is expected to feature excessive heat and possible storms before making way to mostly sunny skies. According to the National Weather...

Fund started for Garcia family after tragedy

A fund has been set up to help the Maricopa family of two children killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 10 Sunday. Laureano Ocho...

Hundreds flock to Maricopa Job Fair (video)

By Adam Wolfe Over 350 Maricopa residents attended Arizona Workforce Connection’s job fair at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Wednesday. In total, 52 vendors showed up to talk with...

MUSD teachers take project to national summit

Maricopa Unified School District Professional Development Coordinator Heidi Vratil responded to a call for presentations at the National Teach to Lead Summit. The project...

Maricopa children among killed, injured in I-10 crash

By Raquel Hendrickson A fatal accident on Interstate 10 Sunday afternoon took the lives of three people, including two children from Maricopa. Six others were injured. Luis...

Poker tourney raises $1,500 for food bank

By Adam Wolfe The inaugural Dealing F.O.R. Dinners charity poker tournament at the Silver Spur Grill at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado raised $1,500...

Valenzuela pleads not guilty in Careccia murders

A Maricopa man accused of murdering two neighbors entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment Friday. Jose Ignacio Valenzuela Jr. will have a...

Back in class for most schools on Monday

By Adam Wolfe The summer season might be at its peak, but summer vacation is coming to a close as all schools within the Maricopa...

Girls on the Run® is coming to Copper Sky this Fall

Girls on the Run® (GOTR) is an empowering program for girls in 3rd-8th grades giving them the skills and experiences to navigate their world...

Sun Life set to open in new location Monday

By Raquel Hendrickson The doors of Maricopa’s newest health center will be open for business a week before its open house and ribbon-cutting. Sun Life Family...

Where are they now?

Retirement is in the bag for Debra Fink It’s been more than seven years since Debra Fink became Maricopa’s first municipal employee to retire. Her...

Teen leads by example

Maricopa resident and recent high school graduate Austen Pearce was in third grade when Hurricane Katrina struck. At the time, the youth had been saving...

Sherman Bell ‘never gonna quit’ music

Sherman Bell’s love of music began when he was a child in San Francisco during the 1950s, and it continues to grow to this...

Songwriter Russ Marsh is red, white and country blue

Writing a patriotic tune is a tricky business. There is always the danger of sounding jingoistic or smug when the intent is to be...

Bee sanctuary buzzing in Alterra yard

Ed Steidler built a wildflower sanctuary in his yard to provide a feeding ground for bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. Steidler has seen the local honey...

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....

Kazi Haque: 10 years as Maricopa planning’s inside man

The city of Maricopa has witnessed numerous changes since its incorporation in 2003. New homes bloomed, businesses formed and the population swelled. Kazi Haque, zoning...

How they voted

Maricopa City Council May 5, 2015 BACKGROUND: To balance its budget after losing $2 million to cuts, the city of Maricopa suspended its nonprofit funding program,...

Dog’s heroics sealed close bond with family

The morning Steve Subick’s yellow lab jumped on his bed was the morning he knew something was wrong. A garage fire started by the water...

Local enthusiasts envision future of cycling in Maricopa

By Janet Buckwalter Bicycle riders come in every size and configuration – fit or fluffy; fast or incredibly slow; one, two or three wheels; fancy...

First year of marriage in Maricopa ‘great’ for same-sex couple

Maricopa has thousands of married couples. Some of them are gay. With the approach of the first anniversary of legal same-sex marriage in Arizona, Brad...

Photo contests showcase Pinal County

The winners of the first Pinal County Open Space & Trails Committee Photo Contest have been announced – and the next contest is already...

MFD firefighter tips on dealing with the heat

With temperatures continuing to climb for summer, Maricopa residents needs to focus on getting rest, staying hydrated and avoiding long periods of time in...

More shops set to open at Maricopa Station

Action at the Maricopa Station is heating up, and it’s not just the sun. Two more shops are set to open within a week of...

Veterans part of big political issues in next election

By Julia Romero Gusse The critical issues and political rhetoric discussed in the next election cycle will be more of the same issues involving immigration...