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Reader poll results: Maricopa divided on free COVID-19 testing event

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Arizona, The Maricopa Wellness Center and the Arizona Department of Health Services have scheduled a drive-thru testing...
Dr. C. Jon Beecroft

Beecroft: Patient care is highest priority

  By Dr. C. Jon Beecroft, Maricopa Foot and Ankle My patients frequently ask how COVID-19 has changed medicine. My answer to patients may not be...
Dr. C. Jon Beecroft

Patient care: The highest priority

  By Dr. C. Jon Beecroft, Maricopa Foot and Ankle My patients frequently ask how COVID-19 has changed medicine. My answer to patients may not be...

2nd COVID-19 testing blitz scheduled

A second COVID-19 testing blitz will be held in Maricopa. That event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, according to Kristina Donnay, the medical director...

COVID-19 testing coming to Maricopa – and it’s free

Free COVID-19 testing will be available in Maricopa on Saturday. The Maricopa Wellness Center and the Arizona Department of Health Services have scheduled a drive-thru...

Stay cautious during heat warning

Maricopa is under a heat warning until 8 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Afternoon temperatures of 107 to 120 are expected across...
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

Ducey tells residents to ‘stay home’ – but no new order

Stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Doug Ducey implored residents on Thursday, stopping short of re-instituting an order to enforce that...

Emergency center wants to break ground this year

Exceptional Emergency Center would like to be able to break ground on an emergency room in 60 to 90 days. Those are the plans explained...

Leading Edge Maricopa to offer breakfast, lunch programs

Leading Edge Academy Maricopa will participate in the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program. As part of the program, the school will offer...

MUSD sets start date for new school year

  Maricopa Unified School District will begin school July 30. The school year will begin online with two different virtual academies. A 6-12 Virtual Academy, which...

Maricopa businessman set to deliver 2 million COVID test kits

  A multi-million-dollar company started out of a house in Maricopa is working to give away COVID-19 test kits in Arizona and California. Damien Carter, 38,...

One eatery dinged by health inspector

  Of the dozen Maricopa eateries inspected by Pinal County May 16-June 15, all but one received top marks. True Grit Tavern had a problem with...

Walgreens quietly opens 2nd store

After a 13-year wait, the new Walgreens opened its doors Monday. The store at 41840 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy. was built before the Great Recession...
Copper Sky pool

3 lifeguards at Copper Sky test positive for COVID-19

Three lifeguards at the Copper Sky Multigenerational Recreation Complex have tested positive for coronavirus. None of the lifeguards have worked since June 20, according to...
Exceptional Healthcare Hospital

‘Hospital’ sign on SR 347 hints at future development

When a signboard went up Monday on John Wayne Parkway announcing a “community hospital” coming soon, eyebrows were raised at City Hall. Exceptional Healthcare posted...
347Grill Coronavirus

UltraStar closes 347 Grill after positive COVID-19 case

The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center is temporarily closing its 347 Grill restaurant and 10 Pins take-out program after a person who was at the facility...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin mandates face mask policy

Face masks became mandatory at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino at noon Wednesday, according to an email sent to Caesar’s Rewards members. The universal mask...

County officials may encourage, not mandate face masks

  The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pinal County is 2,459, and the Board of Supervisors is making a second attempt to take...
Maricopa aerial

City requests residents to wear face masks

The City of Maricopa is strongly encouraging its residents to wear face masks to prevent the most vulnerable in the community. "...The Maricopa Mayor and...
Dutch Bros COVID-19

Dutch Bros closes abruptly after worker tests positive for coronavirus

A worker at the Dutch Bros coffee shop in Maricopa has tested positive for coronavirus. In letter to the community, posted on the Facebook page...

No mandatory face masks in Maricopa, mayor decides

Use of face masks in Maricopa will not be mandatory, the city mayor has decided. Mayor Christian Price announced on Facebook Wednesday afternoon that he...

Letter: Sheriff announces he has COVID-19

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb posted the following on the department's social media today: Unfortunately, as a law enforcement official and elected leader, we do...

Get face masks from 10 a.m. to noon Friday

The resurgency of positive cases of coronavirus in Arizona underscores the importance of wearing face masks in public to prevent the spread of the...
Ella Walter Maricopa

In The Villages, frontline workers locked out of pool, clubhouse

Heather Walter and her husband, Ryan, have been working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic for months. Both work at the same Phoenix-area hospital;...

How to spend $6 million

WHAT: Maricopa City Council meeting WHEN: June 16, 7 p.m. WHERE: Maricopa City Hall, remotely available at https://www.youtube.com/user/myMaricopa20 When executive orders closed nonessential businesses in Maricopa for...

Arizona at bottom of list for COVID-19 improvement

Arizona ranks last in the country in its recovery rate from COVID-19. The week's death rate, positive testing rate and transmission number were gathered by...

Food inspectors give out good marks during COVID-19

  Pinal County health inspectors gave out top marks to the dozen Maricopa eateries they visited April 16-May 15. However, in giving an “excellent” rating...

When stay at home order kicked internet into overdrive, families shifted gears

The coronavirus pandemic turned everyday routines upside down.We are all using the internet basically all day long.. Millions of U.S. families hunkered down together under...

Heat, ozone to get excessive this week

High pollution and heat warnings are in place this week for Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service. Pinal County Department of Air Quality issued...

Beacons of Light: Food banks stepped up as COVID-19 increased community need

  By Fran Lyons Wendy Webb, executive director of F.O.R. Maricopa food bank, hoped to get a portion of the financial aid for food banks that...
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