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The latest on Box Canyon Shooting Range opening

When the Bureau of Land Management missed the target on a March opening for its new Box Canyon Shooting Range, many local shooters were...
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Photos: Construction underway at Box Canyon shooting range

Construction has begun at the new shooting site in Box Canyon. Maricopa resident and InMaricopa.com reader Dan Becker sent up a drone recently to photograph...

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...

BLM seeks input on proposed lease for new regional park

Plans for a regional park near Maricopa are advancing. The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to lease nearly 500 acres to Pinal County for...

Splash pad at Copper Sky opens

The new splash pad is open at Copper Sky Recreation Complex. It is be open during current normal pool hours: Monday through Friday from 8...

Maricopa takes step forward for new ball fields at Civic Center Park

The city this week presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission initial plans for City Center Park, to consist largely of ball fields that...

As far as the eye can see

InMaricopa photographer Bryan Mordt was on hand at the sunflower fields off North Ralston Road on Friday morning as a cropdusting airplane flew over...
Copper Sky Splash Pad

Copper Sky replacing splash pad due to safety concerns

The city has started work to replace the splash pad at Copper Sky due to safety concerns. The project will address the sinking pad, which...
Copa Glow 2021

City takes on a Friday night glow (GALLERY)

Hundreds of people turned out for the second annual Copa Glow night market and hot air balloon fest at Copper Sky Regional Park on...

The Roselle: A tropical plant that’s found a new home in Maricopa

By Amanda Rice Hibiscus sabdariffa or roselle, is known by a number of names across the world, including Jamaican sorrel, Flor da Jamaica, Florida cranberry,...

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...
Pear tree stock

So, what is backyard orchard culture?

A philosophy advanced by Dave Wilson Nursery in California, wholesale supplier of fruit trees to many of the better nurseries in Arizona, espouses high-density planting,...
2021 Salsa Fest Night Market Mariachi

GALLERY: Scenes from Salsa Fest 2021

The annual Salsa Festival and Night Market offered food, fun, shopping and entertainment on Saturday night at Copper Sky Regional Park. Thousands attended on...
July 4th Bobby Bruce Waterslide

Great American 4th Tailgate party – in photos

There was family fun as far as the eye could see at Sunday's Great American 4th Tailgate at Copper Sky. From Waterslide Alley to competitive...
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Group saves annual veterans parade from COVID-19 cancellation

The parade will go on. Since 2017, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 133 had organized and planned the annual Maricopa Veterans Day Parade to honor...

MerryCopa at Copper Sky grows to 2 days starting with tree lighting tonight

The season of eggnog and fruitcakes is upon us. The annual MerryCopa Holiday Festival ushers in the season in the city with festivities expanded...
2020 Veterans Day Parade

The 2020 Maricopa Veterans Day Parade (GALLERY)

The fourth annual Veterans Day Parade stepped off on Saturday morning to the delight of hundreds of residents lining the sidewalks of Bowlin and...
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Family fun set for National Night Out at Copper Sky

Copper Sky will mark National Night Out on Aug. 3 with a free community event. In partnership with the Maricopa Police and Maricopa Fire/Medical departments...

Youth football league recruiting for 3rd season

Parents are you looking for a Spring activity for your kids? Maricopa Super Elite Football is starting up their Spring season. The non-contact, competitive...
Walk n' Treat

Walk n’ Treat tonight at Pacana Park

The Pacana Park Walk n’ Treat will welcome kids of all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The free City of Maricopa event, in...
Brian Petersheim Hot Sauce

Hot sauce maker turning up the heat at Salsa Fest

Brian Petersheim knows hot – and now he’s turning up the heat. A Realtor with HomeSmart, he sells homes in the sizzling Maricopa market. When he’s...

The haunted-est houses in town (GALLERY)

We asked our photographer to drive around town and capture the spookiest scenes in the neighborhoods. This is what she found. Photos by Merenzi Young /...

Tangerine Beauty Crossvine is furious climber

Tangerine Beauty Crossvine is easy to grow and can get big in a short time. The vine is in the Bignonia genus and capreolata family....

P&Z approves new Lakes Park plan, amenities

A major development review of the plan for the city’s newest park received unanimous approval this week from the Planning & Zoning Commission. The park...
COPA Music Festival

COPA Music Festival: a night of soul, R&B (GALLERY)

The COPA Music Festival celebrated Black History Month on Saturday night on the lawn at Copper Sky Regional Park. Six soul and R&B artists performed...
Night Market

Masks recommended, but not required, for Salsa Night Market

Masks will not be required for Saturday night’s Salsa Festival and Night Market, but they are recommended, the City of Maricopa announced Friday. An executive...

A melting pot of fun was had at Copa Cultural Night Market

Maricopans of all cultures gathered on Saturday at Copper Sky amid music, dancing and smiles -- making the second annual Copa Cultural Night Market...

Pima Butte and the superbloom: A journey through spring beauty

Maricopa is home to the stunning Pima Butte, standing 1,660 feet tall and surrounded by a vibrant display of desert flowers. Our photo gallery captures...
2021 Salsa Fest Night Market One Chip

GALLERY: Spicy chip challenge is all blush, sweat and tears

Whether they were partaking in the "One Chip Challenge" or watching competitors sweat it out, Salsa Fest patrons were enjoying themselves on Saturday night...

Veterans Day Parade: What you need to know

If you go 2020 Veterans Day Parade The fourth annual Veterans Day Parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 7 on the east side of Maricopa. Spectators, participants...
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