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Saturday, December 3, 2022

WWII vet helped liberate concentration camps

The U.S. Army didn’t waste much time recruiting former Illinois resident Louis Brod when he turned 18 on Nov. 11, 1943.The nation was in...
Arizona Bike Garage Matt Stewart

Former motocross star opens city’s first bike shop

If real estate is all about location, location, location, then retail businesses are all about finding the right niche. And what could be better...

Community forum called to discuss MHS vandalism

The Maricopa Unified School District is joining with the Maricopa Police Department, the city of Maricopa and the Maricopa Ministerial Association in a public...
Minuteman Supply Pearle Robertson

Navy veteran opens gun shop

A Navy veteran is behind the city’s second gun shop. Pearle Robertson opened up Minuteman Supply in mid-January at The Wells, signing a three-year lease...

Maricopa cashes in thanks to local banker

For Cecilia Estrada-Ashe, volunteering comes naturally because it’s something she grew up doing.“My parents were big volunteers, so I have seen it all my life,”...

Community assured high school incident isolated

Maricopa Police Chief Steven Stahl told a standing-room-only crowd of parents, students, MUSD staff and community members their city is safe.“You live in one...
Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts announces opening date

Sprouts Farmers Market has announced an opening date for its long-awaited 23,000-square-foot store in Sonoran Creek Marketplace. The grocer announced Friday that construction will finish...

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...

Surf park developers submit plan with more details

More details about the proposed PHX Surf Park are emerging even as developers and the City remain tight-lipped about the project. A Planned Area Development...

New shooting range to open soon near Maricopa

Shooting enthusiasts in Maricopa and Pinal County will soon be able to hone their skills at a new facility. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management...

Man found dead after shootout with police identified  

A man who was found dead in his backyard Monday afternoon after shooting at police and barricading himself inside his Villages at Rancho El...
Bret Roberts state representative

Roberts resigns House seat

Rep. Bret Roberts, R-Maricopa, is resigning his seat in the Arizona Legislature effective Sept. 30. “My family is going to be relocating out of state......

Months of road construction on SR 347 begins

Road construction on State Route 347 that will cause months of delays for Maricopa motorists traveling to and from the Valley has begun. The project...
Anderson Farms Google Earth

Lennar Homes seeks to develop 640-acre site

Lennar Homes is seeking permission to build a large housing development on 640 acres in southeast Maricopa. In a pre-application narrative filed on behalf of...

Veterans’ oath has no expiration date

By Julia R. Gusse Every individual who has ever served in the U.S. military has taken an oath to support and “defend the Constitution of...

‘Not Interested’: Local woman’s search for biological father ends in disappointment

Editors note: This story refers to a previous story, first published in the March edition of InMaricopa, earlier this year. Read the previous story...

Casual conversation can make difference

In my pursuit to catch excellence, I have the opportunity to visit all our classrooms at MUSD.Recently, I was attending a high school math...
Water heater

Maintenance can help extend life of your water heater

By Terry Leamon, My Maricopa Plumber Do you wonder if water heater flushes are necessary? Do you do regular maintenance on your water heater? Well, if...
Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers Sonoran Creek

New sit-down restaurant coming to Maricopa

Maricopans will have a new sit-down restaurant option next spring. Popular Valley restaurant Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers has confirmed it will add a location in...
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Major waterpark, surf attraction coming to Maricopa

A major water park and surfing attraction looks to be coming to Maricopa. The agenda for next Tuesday’s city council meeting includes a scheduled vote...
Pinal County farmland

Study: Pinal is 2nd most at-risk U.S. county for being uninhabitable

A recent study says Pinal County is the second most at-risk county in the United States of being uninhabitable in the near future due...

Skimmers victimize Maricopans, clean out bank accounts

Skimmers are active in Maricopa. Very active. Leticia Rios found out the hard way. So have a lot of others. Rios was victimized on Aug. 5, the...

Day Five: They met in high school

Editor’s note: To celebrate Valentine’s Day, InMaricopa News interviewed six local couples to get their take on what brought them together and what keeps...

2 multi-vehicle accidents, 1 fatality

State Route 347 between Maricopa's city limits and Casa Blanca Road just experienced its second bad accident in less than 15 hours.The highway is...
Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers Sonoran Creek

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers adjusts opening date

One of the city’s most hotly anticipated sit-down restaurants has adjusted its construction timeline. Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers was initially slated to open a Maricopa...
Oasis Bullet holes

New apartment renters rattled by gunfire

Apartments at the recently opened Oasis at the Wells were the target of gunfire early this morning, with approximately 16 shots fired at the...
Wild Horse Damage

Another Wild Horse damaged

For the second time in a week, the tail of a Wild Horse has been broken. This time it appears the appendage is missing from...

Diamond interchange one of multiple ideas for 347, I-10

The Arizona Department of Transportation is studying alternatives for improving traffic flow and safety at the intersection of Interstate 10 and State Route 347/Queen...
An early morning accident claimed the life of a pedestrian on Smith-Enke Road. Photo courtesy of MPD

Fatal accident victim identified

The pedestrian killed around 4 a.m. after being struck by a motorist was Jordan Guardo-Mickell of Maricopa. Maricopa police spokesman Sgt. Hal Koozer said Guardo-Mickell,...
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Victim in fiery SR 347 crash identified

The victim in Thursday’s fiery fatal crash on State Route 347 has been identified. Buford Delaughter, 56, of Maricopa was the driver of the Toyota...