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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Police Chief James Hughes

MPD begins era of Chief Hughes

“We’re in the business of public trust. If segments of our population step up and say, ‘We don’t trust you,’ we need to fix...
Steve Chestnut former MUSD superintendent

Where are they now: Former MUSD superintendent enjoying retirement

Steve Chestnut, who led the Maricopa Unified School District from 2012 to 2018 as superintendent, is now living happily in Scottsdale. Chestnut left MUSD to...

Council rookie a techie with decades of know-how

  It’s been a long road for Bob Marsh. A self-described dot-connector at age 76, he will be a fresh face on Maricopa City Council after...

Where Are They Now: Former vice mayor reflects on growth in city, career

It has been three years since Brent Murphree’s career in the cotton industry took him away from his Rancho El Dorado home and local...

Q&A with Maricopa High School Principal Deana McNamee

Born and raised in Northern Arizona, Deana McNamee was an administrator at Winslow Unified School District when she was named this year as principal...

Colorful school custodians make summer transitions smooth

The halls within Desert Wind Middle School are virtually empty in June. Besides the few classes of children attending summer school, the building can...

Maricopan drops 110 pounds in five months

A Maricopa man stepped on a scale Thursday evening and learned he dropped nearly 110 pounds in less than five months. Kelly Antone began his...

Smith son follows in dad’s footprints for UofA Award

Maricopa farming pioneer John Smith and his son Mark are familiar with cultivating growth in their agricultural communities. John farmed cotton and other crops here...

‘Proving them wrong’ – MHS student-athlete overcomes adversity

Most people, when faced with a life challenge, obscure their adversity and then hope to heavens it doesn’t reveal itself. Others dig in and...

Ajas grow traditional business with modern marketing

When Bass Aja married Anna Groseta in 2009, it was a binding of two ranching families with near iconic status among Arizona cattlemen. They...

John Wayne at 110: Man meets myth in Maricopa

Before Maricopa was a city, it was a tiny town in the Wild West. In fact, its history spans nearly 150 years prior to...

Laura Walsh drops new music this weekend (VIDEO)

Alt-country musician Laura Walsh of Maricopa has a release party for her new music May 20 at 4 p.m. in Queen Creek. She sat...

Mom of the Year Cheryl Ortiz ‘a beacon of hope’

Cheryl Ortiz has come through a difficult year and emerged as a strong single mother of three and a mother-figure to hundreds. Now she...