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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Judge Riggs, city to part ways at year’s end; veteran jurist McCarville to oversee...

Maricopa is planning to hire an interim Presiding Judge next week to oversee City Court’s transition away from sharing a building and a judge...

Maricopa Chamber of Commerce seeks Board of Directors nominees

The Maricopa Chamber of Commerce is taking first steps to elect its Board of Directors for 2023 with its call for nominees. To serve on...

P&Z approves zoning change for Surf Park

A major tourism attraction proposed for Maricopa that could bring a new type of visitor to the city took its first steps toward becoming...

Seniors encouraged to join array of upcoming Senior Center activities

It’s sad, Catherine Bailey of the Maricopa Community/Senior Center laments, there are new people who don’t even know there is a center in the...

Central Arizona College accepting applications for LPN to RN bridge program

Central Arizona College is accepting applications for its Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse bridge program, which is designed for Arizona LPNs looking to...

Beautiful autumn evening greets thousands at Maricopa’s Salsa Night

A magnificent sunset was the backdrop as a gentle breeze kept thousands of visitors comfortable Saturday night at Maricopa's annual Salsa Night Market. The festival...

Teresa Martinez receives councilman’s endorsement for House

Editor: It is my privilege and honor to endorse Teresa Martinez for election in the Arizona House of Representatives in 2022. Teresa was appointed to serve...

Poll: Readers want to sync, shorten traffic signals

Most of our InMaricopa reader polls have a couple of responses that generate about the same number of votes. But this week we asked...

New hospital campus near Copper Sky park given rezoning to move forward

City Council this week unanimously approved rezoning land surrounding Copper Sky Regional Park for two proposed campuses – one for a hospital and one...

Live entertainment, dancing, drinks on tap this weekend at Ak-Chin Circle

Live entertainment, dancing and drinks are on tap this weekend at Ak-Chin Circle. Tejano music band Grupo El Regreso performs in the Luxe Lounge at...

Eastbound I-10 closed again this weekend

Paving on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 will close an East Valley section of the freeway again this weekend, and Arizona Department of...

Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation read at City Council meeting this week

Gov. Doug Ducey’s director of documents, Naya Carson, read and presented the Maricopa City Council a proclamation declaring Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 Hispanic...

SR 238 reopens near Ralston Road after severe flooding from storm

State Route 238 west of Maricopa has reopened, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The highway had been completely closed from State Route 347...

Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Sept. 23-26) – Phoenix area

Improvement projects on some Phoenix-area freeways will require closures or lane restrictions this weekend (Sept. 23-26), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. A...

Eric Goettl sworn in to Maricopa City Council during meeting this week

Eric Goettl was sworn in as the the newest member of the Maricopa City Council Tuesday during the body's regular meeting. Maricopa Municipal Court...

Rocket takes an early commute through city

A 185-foot-long SpaceX first-stage rocket component, about the height of an 18-story building, made its way through Maricopa this weekend aboard a flatbed truck. The...

MUSD board votes to continue performance pay

The Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board voted unanimously Wednesday to continue performance pay for staff who work directly with students. Performance pay increases average...

Central Arizona College Now Accepting Applications for New LPN to RN Bridge Program

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing Central Arizona College is now accepting applications for the new Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered...

Highway work zone safety reminder: Slow down, pay attention

ADOT’s safety message follows I-10 weekend crash near 40th Street.  Arizona drivers: please slow down and stay alert in highway work zones. That’s the message from...

Country Music Icon Tracy Lawrence is Taking the Stage at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

Country music icon Tracy Lawrence with special guest Randy Rogers Band is coming to Maricopa on Friday, Dec. 9 at The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. Selling more...

A light goes on: Sync traffic signals on SR 347 within city limits, mayor...

Drivers might not necessarily get non-stop service from one end of Maricopa to the other, but Mayor Nancy Smith said she has experienced firsthand...

Kids Day returns in-person for its 15th-annual celebration of youth

Kids Day returned to Maricopa Wells Middle School for its 15th year with many activities on Saturday.   Kids got a closeup view of a rescue helicopter,...

Lane restrictions on SR 347 near Maricopa Road set to begin Friday

Drivers who travel State Route 347 north of Maricopa should plan for restrictions as the Arizona Department of Transportation completes work on the intersection...

32 rescued during SR 238 flooding

Amid the heavy rain the Maricopa area endured recently, 32 people, including small children, were rescued during a flood along State Route 238 late...

Opinion: Passage of Pinal County transportation tax vital to Maricopa

Pinal County and many of our communities are once again leading Arizona in the rate of population growth, growing living-wage jobs and becoming a...

Interim leader Pitassi becomes Maricopa’s new fire chief

Brad Pitassi, interim chief of Maricopa Fire/Medical since the resignation of Brady Leffler on March 27, is the city’s new fire chief, InMaricopa has...

Flash to the past: Three arrested in seizure of 1.5 tons of marijuana

In August of 2004, the Pinal County Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of the marked patrol division, seized 2,927 pounds of marijuana from...

Flash to the past: The growth of Maricopa Fire Department

At the start of 2005, the city had 11 volunteer firefighters and just three paid positions. By August of 2006, the Maricopa Fire Department had...

Half-Staff Notification, September 11

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff Sunday, Sept. 11, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Ritual Wellness MediSpa

This week, JoAnn Vitiello and her family celebrated the grand opening of Ritual Wellness MediSpa with a ribbon cutting. “I was raised from humble beginnings,...