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Thursday, June 30, 2022

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....
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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...

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...
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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...

Chapados: Re-elect Rich Vitiello to City Council

By Peg Chapados Another election year is upon us, and the 2022 Maricopa City Council election is vitally important for the present and future of...

Police get new de-escalation tool to restrain suspects

Maricopa police have a new tool to help them restrain non-compliant suspects – and avoid escalation of such encounters. The BolaWrap device looks like something...

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...
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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...

Boy George to bring New Wave pop to Harrah’s Ak-Chin

Music legends Boy George & Culture Club are taking the stage at The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin for an unforgettable show on Friday,...

Monsoon storms bring dust, rain… and health dangers

By Carla Berg Monsoon 2022 has arrived, and with it the promise of thunderstorms that will bring welcome rain. But the storms and the dust they...

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...

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...
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CAC’s Early Childhood Education program earns accreditation renewal

Central Arizona College’s Early Childhood Education program was granted accreditation renewal by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of...

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...

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...

Teen mom expecting … but not expecting this

Angelique Robledo can pinpoint the moment she decided to make a change.Inside a Maricopa OB-GYN facility in summer 2010, Robledo saw the image of...
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Man charged with assault in incident outside bar

A man is accused of punching his girlfriend in the back of the head and slamming her to the ground Saturday night in the...

Maricopa girl named PHR National Finalist

  A 12-year-old Maricopa girl is heading for Cleveland next week to compete during MLB All-Star Week. In the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition, Danica...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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,...

Premier Mexican Rockers Caifanes to play Ak-Chin Casino  

Legendary Mexican rock band Caifanes will be bringing their hits to The Events Center stage at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino on Friday, Sept. 9 for...

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...