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Monday, October 3, 2022

Council to vote on funding for new police station

The City Council will discuss funding for the city’s proposed new Police Administration Building and Emergency Communication Center at its meeting Dec. 7, possibly...

Scenes from last night’s Merry Copa

Thousands upon thousands of Maricopans gathered at Copper Sky Park to celebrate the holiday season Friday night at the city's Merry Copa festival. The...

Leading Edge Academy Maricopa places 10 students in poetry competition

Nearly 30 students from Leading Edge Academy Maricopa qualified to represent their grade levels at this year's Leading Edge Academy Network Poetry Contest against...

Diamond interchange one of multiple ideas for 347, I-10

The Arizona Department of Transportation is studying alternatives for improving traffic flow and safety at the intersection of Interstate 10 and State Route 347/Queen...

Library to add post office Dec. 8

Maricopa residents will be getting a break when mailing packages this holiday season as the city is opening a new postal annex in the...

Details emerge in Thanksgiving gunfire incident

Maricopa Police have released additional details regarding an incident involving gunfire that shook the Maricopa Meadows community Thanksgiving Day. Shelly Noble Jackson has been charged...

Developer looks to add to Tortosa

The developer of Tortosa is looking to add homes to the Trails at Tortosa subdivision. Century Communities has submitted pre-application paperwork to add an unspecified...

Spike in gas prices hurts, but why is it happening?

The price of gas has shot up by at least 50 cents a gallon in and around Maricopa in the last month. Arizona’s average price...

Box Canyon Shooting Range to open by March

With the beginning of the new year, Maricopa residents can start looking forward to the opening of a new shooting venue at Box Canyon. According...

Police seize $23K in meth during bust

Early Tuesday morning a man was arrested and charged with possession of what police say was $23,000 worth of methamphetamine. The suspect, Ryan M. Toto,...
Santa Cruz Ranch Site Map 10-25-21 mtg.

Santa Cruz Ranch to become largest development in Maricopa

The city council Tuesday unanimously approved a Major General Plan Amendment changing the land use from undesignated land use to Master Planned Community for...

Critically-acclaimed restaurant coming to Maricopa

A critically acclaimed Phoenix restaurant is planning to open a location just south of the new Maricopa Library and Cultural Center near city hall. Cocina...

Maricopans celebrate with Bahama Buck’s (GALLERY)

The owners of the year-old Bahama Buck's, Collins and Adelaide Appiah held a celebration on Saturday. It began with all day discounts but the real...

Roadside discussion leads to drug bust

Early Tuesday morning, a conversation between partners on the roadside led to two arrests. According to police reports about the incident, two individuals, Brandon Carpenter...
MHS2 Lopeman

MUSD holds off naming new high school

The Maricopa Unified School District postponed a decision on naming the city’s second high school at Wednesday’s governing board meeting, choosing to take more...
Copa Flats Site Plan

P&Z approves Copa Flats apartments

The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission gave the go-ahead to a request for approval of the site plan, landscape, photometric and elevation plans for...

Gas leak closes Taft Ave. near MHS

A gas leak caused by construction work on Taft Ave. resulted in the closure of the street for about an hour Tuesday afternoon. Southwest Gas...
347 Traffic

Lane restrictions on SR 238 begin

Drivers should expect delays on State Route 238 west of town this week as the Arizona Department of Transportation is planning pavement sealing on...

MHS students stand against drugs during Red Ribbon Week

The Red Ribbon Annual Art Contest has been proven to be a success for Maricopa High School this year with 60 art entries. Bianca Rendon,...
Pam Mankel on bus

Schools mourn loss of popular educator

The Maricopa Unified School District is mourning the loss of one of its most popular educators, Adaptive Physical Education Teacher Pam Mankel, who passed...
Maricopa High School

Passage of MUSD override a boon to district

Passage of MUSD override a boon to district The narrow – and for now, unofficial – passage of Proposition 457 will benefit students and the...

Sequoia Pathway kicks off playoff run tonight

It’s time for some playoff football. Sequoia Pathway High School opens its run for a 2A state title tonight when the Pumas travel southeast of...

City considers adding cemetery

Growth in Maricopa has brought many things – homes, businesses, recreation and restaurants. One thing it has not brought is a place to lay...

State Supreme Court nixes mask, vax bans

The Arizona Supreme Court today found several elements of the state’s 2022 budget, including a ban on face mask mandates in K-12 schools, violate...

Redistricting may change Congressional races

Maricopa will move into a new Congressional district next year if the preliminary redistricting map put forth by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Thursday...

2021 Pacana Park Pumpkin Walk – PHOTOS

Maricopa residents came out and had some fun at the Annual Pumpkin Walk.
Back Again Arrested horizontal SIZED

FBI arrests “Back Again Bandit” accused of robbing Maricopa credit union

The suspect accused of robbing the Desert Financial Credit Union inside Fry’s Marketplace Aug. 14, dubbed the “Back Again Bandit,” by the FBI, has been arrested...
Price at State of City 2021

Mayor’s State of the City blends present, future

Mayor Christian Price took the theme of Wednesday night’s State of the City address – “Pure Imagination,” from the song in the movie Willy...
Silver Horizons

Restoration of Silver Horizon progressing

The renovation of one of Maricopa’s most iconic historical landmarks, the Silver Horizon rail car, is progressing – with a milestone coming soon. Paul Shirk,...
Santa Rosa Wash along Farrell

City to acquire final parcels for East-West Corridor

The Maricopa City Council took the final steps in preparation for the construction of the initial portion of the East-West Corridor, which will connect...