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Thursday, June 30, 2022

History photo: ‘Instant messaging’ at Maricopa Wells

During the first decade of Arizona’s territorial years, Maricopa Wells served not only as the hub for a network of wagon roads, but also...

Master gardener: Smile-making sunflowers

Plant sunflowers for a garden that will make you smile! Find a sunny place with well-drained soil and plant seeds in early spring or fall,...

Great gift ideas for Dad – just in time for Father’s Day

Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, whether it’s for Father’s Day (next Sunday!) or anything else. While trying to come up with a...

Poll: gas prices impacting travel plans for most

Summer vacations are a staple of American family life. But with gas prices reaching all-time highs almost daily, something has to give – at...
Central Arizona College Maricopa

CAC gets nearly $1.5M to help low-income students

The U.S. Department of Education announced that Central Arizona College will receive a federal Upward Bound grant of $1.49 million to help more low-income...
Murray Siegel

Siegel: Instead of ending Algebra 2 requirement, redesign it

Earlier this year, the Arizona Legislature considered House Bill 2278, which would end one requirement — Algebra 2 — that causes problems for some...

It’s time to vote for the Best Dad InMaricopa

Let's celebrate Father's Day with the Best Dad InMaricopa Contest, sponsored by ACE Maricopa Hardware. Readers will be able to vote for their favorites through...

Kintner: An interesting track to a career in gaming

A self-proclaimed military brat, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino General Manager Michael Kintner moved around quite a bit growing up. Kintner was born in Texas, where his...

InFocus: At Harrah’s Ak-Chin, management bets heavily on employees

If you ask Michael Kintner, the senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, the key to a successful operation lies within...

Smartscape training – saving landscapers time, you money and everyone water

No matter where you live, your landscape matters. Whether you’re enjoying desert trees, cactus, or something greener, plants impact our lives. In the city...

Another sit-down restaurant on the horizon

Nando’s Mexican Café, a southeast Valley mainstay for nearly 20 years, has chosen Maricopa to build its fifth restaurant, with a target opening date...
U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran

O’Halleran votes to pass water bill with $40M for Pinal County

Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted Thursday to pass the Water Resources and Development Act with $40 million of funding for water and wastewater infrastructure...

Morgan: Keeping your monthly payment low amidst interest rate hikes

The price of housing is on the rise. In and of itself, that statement is nothing new these days. A severe shortage of housing inventory...

P&Z preview: City’s request for multi-family zoning near City Hall

The Planning & Zoning Commission will decide Monday whether to change the land use map and zoning for 16.78 acres of City-owned land north...
I-10 Broadway Rd ADOT

Several East Valley freeways closed this weekend

Another weekend, another round of closures on area freeways that could impact Maricopa drivers headed to parts of the Valley. Several Arizona Department of Transportation...
Desert Passage parcel 8 site plan

Construction to resume at Desert Passage

The Maricopa City Council on Tuesday approved a final plat for the full buildout of the Desert Passage community. The action will permit KB Home...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Smith: Long-term care system broken for those in ‘gigantic middle’

Last month, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins wrote in the group’s bulletin “the system for helping people who can no longer care for themselves...

City looks to alleviate school traffic on Porter

The City of Maricopa is working with public and charter schools to develop plans to alleviate traffic congestion and the blocking of roadways during...
Dr. Alex Stewart Podiatrist

Maricopa Foot and Ankle can help with pickleball injuries

Dr. Stewart, of Maricopa Foot and Ankle Center, is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He received his Doctorate of...

ID issues stall investigation of attempted child abduction

After an attempted child abduction last week in Rancho El Dorado, Maricopa Police have questioned a suspect, but due to a lack of definitive...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin rewards program honored

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Arizona’s first and only tribal casino to have an international management partner, announced that parent company Caesars Entertainment received national recognition...
thermometer

Scorching weekend weather on the way

Summer doesn’t officially begin for two weeks, but summertime heat will arrive this weekend with a bang. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Brandenburg: Fend off threats to Social Security now

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated many of the issues faced by Social Security, which provides at least 70% of income for about one in six...

Maintenance checkpoints on your plumbing this summer

Summer is a great time to encourage homeowners to perform a maintenance check on their plumbing. Water usage soars during the summer months from heat...

Least expensive home sells for $324,900

The least expensive home sold April 10-May 9 was a single story, two-bedroom home at 42441 W. North Star Drive sold on April 26...
ADOT I-10 truck lane restrictions

Heavy vehicle truck traffic restricted to right lane on I-10

The Arizona Department of Transportation has posted signs on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande restricting heavy vehicle truck traffic on the busy...

Restaurant hit with 3 food violations

An inspection of Plaza Bonita on April 14 earned the restaurant a satisfactory, with three violations. Manual and Mechanical Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization-Temperature, pH, Concentration...
DUI

Police: Driver faces multiple charges after hitting pedestrian

A vehicle-pedestrian accident Thursday resulted in the hospitalization of the victim and the arrest of the driver on multiple charges. About 2:35 p.m., Kandice Pyper,...

Koczor: A focus on men’s health

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance which began in 1994 to raise awareness about health care for men and encourage boys, men...

Teen channels passion for collectibles into new business

At 16 years old, Isabella Guilford may be a young business owner, but in the world of collectibles and antiques, she’s a seasoned veteran. “I’ve...