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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Getting inked: Readers share the meaning of their tattoos

Ruth Strickengloss Ruth’s tattoo is an aspen tree that extends all the way down her back. The significance is that her granddaughter’s name is Aspen,...

Educational opportunities abound at Leading Edge Academy

Leading Edge Academy Maricopa is proud to be finishing up its 12th year serving the Maricopa community. LEA Maricopa continues to boast some of...
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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...

Robert Miguel to chair Arizona Indian Gaming Association

Robert Miguel, chairman of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, was elected chair of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association during a recent meeting at the Hon-Dah...

Editor: Taking the first step

An old Chinese proverb says the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Most people obsess over the thousand-mile part of that...

Food bank gets $75,000 donation

Arizona nonprofit K2 Adventures Foundation announced it is teaming up with Arizona Gold Exchange to make financial contributions totaling $75,000 to support recovery efforts...

Council to discuss traffic concerns on Porter Road

City councilmembers will hear a presentation Tuesday on safety concerns with school traffic, a hot topic at recent meetings of the City Council and...
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Woman accused of assault in fast food drive thru

A woman allegedly assaulted a man in the drive thru at Arby’s during an intense argument on Sunday afternoon, police said. Lacie Marquez, 28, was...

Modular apartments rise at West Maricopa Village

There is much talk around town about the increasing number of multi-family housing units being approved in Maricopa. But one of the first such...

Chili’s construction hit by long delay

A project to bring the first Chili’s Grill & Bar to Maricopa is no longer “full steam ahead.” The chain restaurant’s entry into the city...

No decision yet on a permanent fire chief

The City of Maricopa remains without a permanent fire chief as the city continues to evaluate interim chief Brad Pitassi for the permanent position...

MHS grad’s bright star grows even brighter

Haley Raffaele, a newly-minted graduate of Maricopa High and veteran of theater at the school, stole the spotlight on Saturday night. She became the first...

Bungalows on Bowlin go vertical – Drone video

This story was originally published 02/2022.  The city’s first single-family home for rent community is under construction.  The Bungalows on Bowlin project is being developed by...

Desert Sunrise JV football to debut at cross-town foe

The Desert Sunrise High School junior varsity football team will open its inaugural season at cross-town opponent Sequoia Pathway on Sept. 1. And the regular...

Homeschoolers earn CAC degrees before high school diplomas

Carlee Vidolin is one of four Maricopa homeschooled students who received an associate degree from Central Arizona College before graduating high school. Vidolin received an...

Maricopa CPA eyes state House from neighboring district

Jim Chaston might be one of the most well-known politicians in Maricopa running for office. But no one in Maricopa can vote for him. The former...
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MPD: Serious crimes up 13% in April

Crime increased in the city last month, according to the Maricopa Police Department’s monthly report. April saw a 3% increase in overall crime in comparison...

Who’s the Best Dad in Maricopa? It’s time to nominate!

It the Dads' turn. Let’s celebrate Father's Day with the Best Dad InMaricopa Contest, sponsored by ACE Maricopa Hardware. Nominate your favorite father by filling out...

MHS salutatorian’s address to the Class of 2022

Lexie Nordhoff delivered the salutatory address at Thursday night's graduation at Maricopa High School. Here is the full text of her speech: I HAVE SPENT...
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Also honor those left behind this Memorial Day

To the editor: Memorial Day is a day to remember soldiers who died fighting for our freedoms. Although we can never repay that debt, we...

Sequoia Pathway celebrates 2022 graduates

Fifty-six seniors graduated Friday night from Sequoia Pathway Academy in Maricopa. The graduates heard addresses from valedictorian Skyler King and salutatorian Freddy Rivera before accepting...

Another huge gallery of MHS graduation photos

The Class of 2022 graduated from Maricopa High School Class of 2022 during commencement ceremonies Thursday night in Ram Stadium. PHOTOS: More Victor Moreno shots...

MHS valedictorian’s speech to her fellow graduates

Justine Sanchez Mora delivered the valedictory address at Thursday night's graduation at Maricopa High School. Here is the full text of her speech: WELCOME, Maricopa...

Letter: The shameful, dangerous contempt for red lights

By Jeff Crane The stench and mantra about Maricopa is not from the lovable Milky Way dairy (the cows are quite happy and so is...

Local artist’s works on display at Maricopa library

The works of a longtime Maricopa resident and artist are on display at the Maricopa Library and Cultural Center. The solo exhibit of pieces are...

Poll: Stock market turbulence weighs on Maricopans

Our weekly, informal polls typically focus on issues that affect some aspect of life in and around Maricopa. But last week’s question took direct...
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Mosquito fogging at Meadows Saturday

City Property, the Phoenix-based management company for the Maricopa Meadows Homeowners Association, will fog for mosquitoes in the community this weekend. Bircher Exterminating will begin...

170 photos of MHS graduation by Victor Moreno

Members of the Maricopa High School Class of 2022 accepted their diplomas Thursday night during commencement ceremonies in Ram Stadium. Teachers, administrators, friends and family...
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No closures on state freeways this holiday weekend

For the first time in months, there will be no freeway closures awaiting Maricopa drivers headed to the Valley this holiday weekend. The Arizona Department...

Class of 2022 graduates from Maricopa High School

As the sun set on their high school years, the Maricopa High School Class of 2022 graduated Thursday night. Family and friends gathered to watch...