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Friday, August 7, 2020

Unsafe bedfellows: Target shooters, hikers, off-roaders must follow precautions

  As prime outdoor recreation weather moves into the area, it’s important to emphasize some of the basic safety advice all hikers, campers, park visitors...

Eclipse glasses sell out quickly in Maricopa

  The United States will experience a partial solar eclipse on Aug. 21. In Maricopa, the moon will obscure 61 percent of the sun, peaking around...

Outdoor culture has positive effect on community

By Misty Newman Having a focus on outdoor recreation and activities creates a healthy and vibrant culture in communities. Culture includes the beliefs, customs, ways...

Newman: Exercise outdoors for a change of scenery

By Misty Newman Lacking motivation to get to the gym?  It may be time to take your workout into Mother Nature; a playground of endless...

‘Take a Hike, Do It Right’ for safety on the trails

By Misty Newman The “Take a Hike, Do it Right” campaign, a collaborative effort between the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and the...

Outdoors: Urban gardening is planting seeds for life

By Misty Newman Often, people believe they need a lot of space or need to live in the country to have a beautiful vegetable garden....

Newman: M.O.R.E.E. creates outdoor trips to remember

By Misty Newman Are you looking for more opportunities to be active outdoors? Perhaps you want to go hiking or explore more of Arizona, but...

Top eucalyptus options for Maricopa

By Betty Beeman Eucalyptus was brought to America in the mid 1800s from Australia. Approximately 900 species of eucalyptus trees exist. These quick-growing trees have been...

Eagle Scout project out on the trail (gallery)

Prospective Eagle Scout James McNelly completed his Eagle project Saturday by working on Mormon Battalion Trail on Bureau of Land Management land. The 14-year-old Life...

Newman: Outdoor education benefits kids

By Misty Newman Outdoor education opens up new doors for children and instills in them a love of the outdoors for their entire lives. Children not...

Reward offered for 3 javelina poached near Maricopa

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) is offering a reward of up to $750 for information leading to an arrest of the person...

Cyclist: Join the MOB

By Jerry Bricker Join the MOB and ride on a RAM. (MOB is Maricopans on Bicycles. An RAM is a Ride Around Maricopa.) I am an...

Happy Trails: BLM wants to re-open sites to vehicles, keep OHVs off Butterfield

Maricopa is surrounded by desert historic sites, but it is not always easy – or legal – to get to them in a vehicle. Take,...

5 summer fun things to do in Maricopa

By Misty Newman Looking for something fun to do with your family and banish those boredom blues away? Maricopa is a great community with numerous...

InMaricopa Outdoors: Leaf & Feather a destination spot in Maricopa

By Misty Newman Leaf & Feather, a plant nursery and tropical bird farm, sits only 15 minutes away from Maricopa and has been designated as...

InMaricopa Outdoors: Relive the Old West with Maricopa Mounted Shooters

By Misty Newman Have you dreamed of riding a horse while firing a revolver at the same time like Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill Cody...

Maricopa considers outdoor excursions

The Maricopa Community Services Department has a plan to offer Maricopa residents educational and outdoor excursions through the Copper Sky Multigenerational Complex. Specifics for the...

InMaricopa Outdoors: Residents grow with Master Gardener course

By Misty Newman Master Gardener certification through the Maricopa Agriculture Center (MAC) will help you get the green thumb you’ve always wanted. The Pinal County Master...

InMaricopa Outdoors: Hang gliding over Maricopa

By Misty Newman Do you want to have one of the greatest adventures of your life? Experience the thrill of flying high in the sky...

Pinal County seeking entries for Trail Logo Contest

The Pinal County Open Space and Trails Advisory Commission announced a contest to design a logo for the County's Regional Trail network. In 2007, the...

InMaricopa Outdoors: Gun-safety tips from Maricopa Shooting Service (video)

By Misty Newman I had the pleasure of speaking with Kurt Pietrzak, the owner of Maricopa Shooting Service. He first opened his doors in 2003...

InMaricopa Outdoors: Pacana Park remains in the heart of Maricopa

By Misty Newman When Gaby Potter first moved to Maricopa with her husband and three children, Pacana Park did not exist. The groundbreaking was in December...

Introduction to InMaricopa Outdoors

By Misty Newman Maricopa is an amazing place and I am proud to say I live in this community. I am excited to be a...

Rider prepping land for motocross complex

By Raquel Hendrickson Motocross is back - almost. Mike Fay will open Maricopa Motorsports Park on 46 acres near the junction of state routes 347 and...

Local enthusiasts envision future of cycling in Maricopa

By Janet Buckwalter Bicycle riders come in every size and configuration – fit or fluffy; fast or incredibly slow; one, two or three wheels; fancy...
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