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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Food inspectors tag one Maricopa restaurant

  Only one eatery inspected by Pinal County health inspectors July 16-Aug. 15 received a mark down. True Grit Tavern received a rating of satisfactory...

MUSD compliance means some in-person schooling next week

  Parents will no longer have to fill out a weekly attendance log. That was one update to the Maricopa Unified School District’s distance learning plan...

MHS teachers complain of stress, overcrowding in first 72 hours back on campus

Three days after students returned to campus at Maricopa High School, some teachers were pushing back hard against the school board. The staff members wrote...
Copper Sky Aquatic Center

Copper Sky staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Another staffer at Copper Sky has tested positive for coronavirus. The employee worked the front desk at the Aquatic Center, the city announced late Friday...

Divided MUSD board compromises on start dates

In what was called a tradeoff, Maricopa Unified School District will open elementary campuses Sept. 14 and middle schools and the high school Sept....

Positive COVID-19 test puts MHS football, wrestling into quarantine

  Maricopa Unified School District informed parents Monday a high school student tested positive for COVID-19. Though classes are being conducted online, some student-athletes are preparing...
UltraStar Multi-tainment Center Maricopa AZ

Coming soon? Movie theater, gyms, bars may reopen this week

A number of Maricopa businesses still closed due to COVID-19 restrictions may be able to open Thursday. The Arizona Department of Health Services expects that,...
Kristina Donnay Maricopa Wellness Center

Kristina Donnay, the nurse who stepped up on COVID-19 testing

When Kristina Donnay took it upon herself in April to provide coronavirus testing in Maricopa, she didn’t anticipate working weeks on end in the...

County falls short of school COVID benchmarks

  Thursday’s numbers for COVID-19 mitigation benchmarks were one step forward and one step back for schools wanting to bring students back to campus. Pinal County...

Charter high schools pave way to get kids back on campus

  Charter high schools are setting an example for returning to campus amid COVID-19 as Maricopa Unified School District prepares to bring back secondary students...
Dr. Alex Stewart Podiatrist

Podiatrist: Prevent this common foot ailment

By Dr. Alex M. Stewart DPM, FACFAS Dr. Stewart of Maricopa Foot and Ankle Center is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle...

County Health: New data from prisons could impact schools, business

Pinal County’s public health director is warning that school and business dashboards for COVID-19 are going to be harmed by tests in correctional facilities. Tascha...

Grocers get clean bill of health from food inspectors

  Pinal County health inspectors checked out Maricopa’s main grocery stores during the time period June 16-July 15 and found no violations. EXCELLENT Bashas’ Bashas’ – AFC...
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...
Copper Sky program

Copper Sky to lift reservation policy, reactivate memberships

Ahead of Thursday morning's news that Pinal County had earned the three benchmarks necessary for businesses to reopen, the staff at Copper Sky Recreation...
Evolve Maricopa Wellness Center

Evolve by INMODE at Maricopa Wellness Center

By Kristina Donnay, FNP-C Looking for a non-invasive way to tighten loose skin, enhance muscle tone, smooth cellulite and contour your body? If so, it...
USDA Bad Seed China

Seeds of destruction? A warning from master gardener

Dear Friends and Neighbors in Maricopa, There have been very recent news reports of mysterious packs of seeds, apparently originating from China, mailed to folks...

8 years on the road, cyclist travels through Maricopa on journey home

Eight years after pedaling away from his home in Newport, Oregon, to increase cancer awareness, Stephen Swift is on his way home - for...

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...

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,...

Weekend weather expected to flirt with record-high temperatures

  An excessive heat warning has been issued again for the Maricopa area for 10 a.m. Thursday through 8 p.m. Monday, according to the National...
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...

COVID money again made available to nonprofits

Pinal County has reopened the External Agency Fund application process for a third time. Funding for this extended period is provided through the county’s...

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...

Personal, political lives collide in mayor’s hectic schedule

It’s hard; don’t think for a second that it’s easy.By Joycelyn Cabrera Christian Price goes beyond balancing his personal and political life – he melds...

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...
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;...
Joan Koczor Maricopa

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

  World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International, is observed every year on Sept. 21 to raise awareness of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is...

COVID-19 policies, new high school, resignations on MUSD agenda

Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board will discuss policies necessitated by COVID-19 just as the virus has changed how the board meets. The meeting will...

Tilapia die-off expected with dropping temperatures

Cold weather moving through the area is expected to cause a large die off of tilapia fish in local lakes. Tilapia are warm-water fish, native...

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