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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...

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....

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...

Annual MerryCopa continues today after Friday tree-lighting kickoff

MerryCopa, which has grown into the largest event of the holiday season in the city, got under way Friday night with the annual tree...

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...
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...
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...

Red-hot Maricopa High softball and baseball teams firmly in playoff chase

Their rivalry is friendly but fierce, and this week the girls get the edge in spring sports at Maricopa High, according to MaxPreps --...

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...
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Former motocross star opens city’s first bike shop

If real estate is all about location, location, location, then retail businesses are all about finding the right niche. And what could be better...

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...
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...
Arizona Renaissance Festival

Arizona Renaissance Festival halts upcoming season

Due to increasing health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, winter in the southwest will come and go without the time-traveling celebration of the...

Barrels of fun keep riders coming back (GALLERY)

It’s a rush. The pounding of hooves, spray of dirt, slap of leather, echo of a hollow barrel landing upright after tipping precariously. Maricopa barrel...

Safety tips for securing Christmas trees for transport

The pine scent of a fresh-cut Christmas tree is as much a part of the holiday season as eggnog and presents. Getting that tree...

‘Sno joke: Area peaks receive overnight dusting as winter storm rolls through

A winter storm overnight had Maricopa residents awakening this morning to a winter wonderland -- from afar. Snow could be seen on mountain peaks from...

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...
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...

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...
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City to hold community cleanup Saturday morning

The City of Maricopa’s Keep Maricopa Beautiful campaign kicks off Saturday, July 31, from 6-8 a.m. with “The Largest City Cleanup in Maricopa History.” The...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Dog-day afternoon for Kody and pals at new canine romp area at Pacana Park

Everyone seems to love the energetic, playful, goofiness of dogs -- as long as they do it outside the house. That's been a problem in...

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...

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....

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...

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...
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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,...
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