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Thursday, June 30, 2022

SpaceX rocket cruises through town (Video)

A rocket cruised through Maricopa overnight – at a snail's pace. The hefty first-stage rocket owned by SpaceX passed through the city in the early...

Pinal supervisors put transportation tax back on November ballot

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted unanimously to place a new half-percent transportation excise tax on the ballot for the Nov....

P&Z approves long-awaited office project

A long-anticipated project to bring affordable office space to Maricopa advanced Monday night. The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved site, landscape, photometric and...

Tips to protect your teen driver

Submitted by ADOT Summer is not only a hot time for the weather, but also for parents to help potential teenage drivers get some training...
347 Overpass

Blast from the past: Mayor elected, fugitive arrested, and a new route opened

The month of June in the past. 2004: Maricopa native Kelly Anderson was elected mayor of the first elected City Council on June 1. Councilman...

City Council OKs more vacation days for Horst

City Manager Rick Horst will have another week of vacation annually to spend with family. Earlier this month, City Council approved an amendment to Horst's...

Poll: Readers skeptical parkway will take traffic off 347

The City of Maricopa broke ground last week on the initial section of the Sonoran Desert Parkway, an East-West route promoted as an alternative...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin enlisted guests to honor fallen service members

A donation to the local Maricopa VFW enabled the SALUTE Business Impact Group at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino to spread a sea of red poppies across...
Dylan Martin PRL committee

Parks, Recreation & Library committee gets new member

The Maricopa City Council has appointed a new member of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Library committee to replace Adam Leach, who stepped down...

MUSD Superintendent Lopeman gets full performance pay

Maricopa Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Tracey Lopeman was awarded her full 5% performance pay by the governing board. The five-member board met for about...

As far as the eye can see

InMaricopa photographer Bryan Mordt was on hand at the sunflower fields off North Ralston Road on Friday morning as a cropdusting airplane flew over...

Porter Road traffic a hot issue for candidates

When parents are waiting to pick up their kids from the schools that sit along Porter Road, the traffic can get ugly in hurry...

Final state budget has more than $65M for 347 upgrades 

The Arizona Legislature passed the state’s budget for the coming year Thursday, and it contains good news for anyone who travels State Routes 347...

Missing Maricopa child found

Maricopa Police found a missing 9-year-old girl in Maricopa. The girl, Odyessa, was reported to have run away at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday. Detectives worked with...

Comic standout Tracy Morgan to play Ak-Chin Casino

Legendary actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is coming to Maricopa for his No Disrespect tour on Friday, Sept. 23 at The Events Center at...

Price oversees final council meeting as Mayor

After more than a decade of leading the city, Mayor Christian Price orchestrated his last meeting as Mayor of Maricopa Tuesday night. The meeting itself...
Copa House

Affordable housing community takes new name

A multi-family residential project has taken a new moniker. Copa Flats, a 312-unit apartment community under construction at 17845 N. Porter Road, just north of...

Ceremony retires American flags with flames of dignity – Photos

Last Tuesday was Flag Day, the celebration of the "Stars and Stripes" that occurs each year on June 14, the anniversary of the flag's...
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Central Arizona College hosting a registration roadshow at campuses during June and July

Central Arizona College’s Registration Roadshow kicks off on Thurs., June 23. Students are invited to attend an event at their local campus. Upcoming dates and...

Juneteenth celebrated at Copper Sky – Photos

People gathered Saturday for an afternoon of activities and fellowship to celebrate Juneteenth.   Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, is a federal holiday that commemorates...

Dads voted ‘the best’ in Maricopa

Kevin Hunt keeps busy with nine children and 41 grandchildren.  The first-place winner of the 2022 Best Dad InMaricopa contest sponsored by Maricopa Ace Hardware...

Council to decide on rezoning of 23 acres of City-owned land

Zoning and land use issues top the agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The council will hear public comment and decide on a proposed zoning...

Drone tour of construction on Porter Road at Copa Flats

InMaricopa photographer Bryan Mordt takes us on a tour of the new Copa Flats community currently under construction. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the...

ADOT offers tips on driving during monsoon season

Those who have lived in Arizona are prepared for it, as they see it nearly every summer. But for the many newcomers to Maricopa,...
Traffic Light

New traffic light is being installed

A new traffic light is being installed at the intersection of Honeycutt Avenue and Maricopa Road. https://youtu.be/7_pfzftQcTo City officials explained in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)...

City breaks ground on Sonoran Desert Parkway

The City of Maricopa broke ground Monday on the first leg of what will eventually become a crucial transportation corridor. The Sonoran Desert Parkway, formerly...

Woman accused of assaulting family member, busting up furniture

A woman was arrested Tuesday night after a causing a commotion at a Glennwilde home and breaking furniture during an argument with a family...

History photo: ‘Instant messaging’ at Maricopa Wells

During the first decade of Arizona’s territorial years, Maricopa Wells served not only as the hub for a network of wagon roads, but also...

Great gift ideas for Dad – just in time for Father’s Day

Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, whether it’s for Father’s Day (next Sunday!) or anything else. While trying to come up with a...

Poll: gas prices impacting travel plans for most

Summer vacations are a staple of American family life. But with gas prices reaching all-time highs almost daily, something has to give – at...