There's a tiny oasis on the west coast of Florida where the men wear Tommy Bahama from head to toe and women of a certain age stroll around poolside in tube tops and full jewelry.
I would like to say that 2021 started off with a bang but really it is more like a crawl, at least in terms of available homes for sale in the city of Maricopa. Our inventory remains painfully low and homes that do come on the market are gone in a minute. It is very common for sellers to hav…
It is apparent to any citizen who cares about the success of our republic that it is vital to have two strong, competitive national political parties. Having only one party leads to dictatorship and more than two requires coalitions which are temporary and can be counterproductive. Currently…
MARICOPA — With a night of music in Copper Sky Recreation Complex on Saturday, the new COPA Music Festival aims to get audiences dancing and feeling good in a COVID-safe environment while also raising money for scholarships.
“ Minari ” could not be more personal. Filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung based the film on his own childhood in the 1980s, when his Korean American parents moved to Arkansas to start a farm. And it’s the specificity of this delicate tale that makes it so universal and so great.
The year is 2021. A frightened, angry crowd lines up outside a medical center, desperate for a cure for a terrible virus. “He pushed in front!” someone shouts.
The actors Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth have been friends for 20 years and that is plainly evident watching them play longtime lovers in the wrenchingly beautiful film “Supernova.”
Rudy Giuliani started his public career as a real hero. As a U.S. Attorney, he investigated and prosecuted Wall Street executives who were corrupt. These were rich and powerful folks, yet Rudy showed no fear of retribution — justice was more important than personal safety.
TUCSON -- When Sirena Rana is out hiking the more than 800 miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail, some of the portions that run through Pinal County are among her favorites.
MARICOPA — The city of Maricopa is kicking off 2021 with a brand new esports tournament series called The Versus Challenge, an updated version of the previous Copa Cup.
PHOENIX — The Heard Museum has a new exhibit, All at Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving, showcasing 46 exquisite textiles from contemporary Navajo weavers.
I admit, though I have reviewed Yakuza games in the past, I am not an actual fan of the series. I don’t find anything particularly wrong with the franchise, but it’s just never been a game that’s drawn me in. Maybe that’s why I am a good choice to review these games. I don’t go in with any b…
MARICOPA — The Maricopa Music Circle orchestra is presenting its annual Winter Holiday Concert in a virtual format this year.
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a rare treat in that it is a game that did not come in with the massive wave of hype that usually accompanies a major release; yet delivers beyond expectations.
CASA GRANDE — The holiday season has begun but this year, many of the traditional activities will feature a COVID-19 safety twist. Throughout Pinal County, tree lighting ceremonies are virtual and light displays will be viewed from a safe distance as various celebrations adhere to recommende…
Treyarch returns to Call of Duty with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and updates the franchise while staying true to what has made it such a massive success.
MARICOPA — “Ralph Parr: Fighter Ace of the Twentieth Century,” a film honoring military veterans, was the winner of the fourth annual Copa Shorts Film Fest.
The latest in the popular Watch Dogs series has arrived with Watch Dogs: Legion and ushers in an exciting new chapter in the series. Set in a near future London; players take on the personal of operatives for a hacker group known as Dedsec.
MARICOPA — Soul Kitchen is a Christ-centered contemporary worship band from Maricopa. They will be performing at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave. Their primary purpose is to glorify the name of Jesus and to encourage other believers to have a cl…
Back in 2001 many developers were cranking our FPS games as fast as they could to meet the demand of an eager gaming public. Games such as DOOM, DOOM 2, Half-Life, and Duke Nukem 3D inspired numerous clones and there had come a point of oversaturation for many gamers due to the poor quality …
TEMPE -- Salute to Service at Arizona State University will move forward this year with virtual events planned from though Nov. 19, including a concert by multiplatinum-selling alternative rock band the Gin Blossoms.
MARICOPA — For most kids, the start of fall means crisp autumn nights, thrilling football games and cozy holiday gatherings. This year though, most holidays and special events look a lot different due to COVID-19 regulations and safeguards.
MARICOPA — The future of Pinal County’s largest entertainment center changed overnight as UltraStar Cinemas announced it is leaving the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
MARICOPA — Local poets who might have been alone with their thoughts and creativity during recent months will finally have an audience for their craft.
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MARICOPA — Lounging by the Harrah’s pool on a hot Fourth of July or playing the slots on a busy holiday weekend, patrons of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino might bump into a wildly dressed man — possibly in an American flag suit.
MARICOPA — With many of the festive occasions to celebrate local creators rendered impossible due to COVID-19, Maricopa artists are resorting to what they do best — getting creative.
MARICOPA — In 2015, the murder of a young pregnant mother shook the small town of Minot, North Dakota. It also shook Maricopa resident Carla Munkirs, who grew up in the town that has a population of about 47,000.
MARICOPA — The fourth annual Copa Shorts Film Fest has gone virtual this year due to the ongoing pandemic. The festival will celebrate the art of film and screenwriting through a two-day event Nov. 7 and 8.
MARICOPA — The Maricopa Music Circle announced a pause from rehearsals and live performances for the upcoming fall season due to COVID-19.
MARICOPA — With COVID-19 cases in Arizona still rising daily, the city of Maricopa decided to nix its annual Fourth of July event, instead opting to ramp up its fireworks with an even larger and brighter display than previous years.
MARICOPA — The city has announced that the gym and pool at Copper Sky Recreation Complex will be closing for at least a month in accordance with Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order, while three of its lifeguards have tested positive for COVID-19.
MARICOPA -- When Chef Colin Ribble is craving the comfort foods that bring back the taste of his childhood, he makes shepherd’s pie.
FLORENCE — The company that produced the “Live PD” television show will return to Pinal County to tape sheriff’s officers on the job for another year, according to an agreement approved 4-1 Wednesday by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
MARICOPA — Philip Rakoci, known by most in the area as “Wildman Phil,” has spent the better part of the last 25 years with animals. Big and small, soft and scaly — he likes them all, and has made it his mission to instill that same love of animals in the next generation.
MARICOPA — Two of the biggest attractions in the Maricopa area have closed their doors for the next two weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
CASA GRANDE — Schools are closed, activities are canceled and the doors to gyms, libraries and other gathering places are temporarily shuttered due to concerns about coronavirus, but there's still plenty to do.
MARICOPA — The Casa Grande Valley Chapter of National Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor an Antique Appraisal Day from 1 to 3 p.m. on March 21 at Leading Edge Academy, 18700 N. Porter Road. The price of admission is $20 per item in advance or $25 at the door.
MARICOPA — Flogging Molly's scheduled performance at The Event Center at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino has been postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus.
MARICOPA — Farm Science Day at the Arid-Land Research Center, operated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is canceled this year following USDA’s recent advisory to avoid all non-essential gatherings. The event was scheduled for March 21.
MARICOPA — For those following the Maricopa girls basketball team in recent years, Brooke Smith has been synonymous with the entire program.
MARICOPA — There is always that one game during the season where you just want your team to forget about it and move on. Maricopa (2-10) had that type of game against Surprise Valley Vista (7-…
With just two weeks until the start of the state tournament, the good basketball teams are starting to separate from the pack. Here’s PinalCentral’s latest power rankings of the season for gir…
MARICOPA — The Rams have been involved with some close games this year, but little mistakes always come back to haunt them in the end. It happened again Thursday, as Maricopa suffered a 69-62 …
MARICOPA — The past four games haven’t been ideal for Rams girls basketball as their closest loss was to Tucson High by 18 points. Maricopa had their sights on ending their four-game losing st…
With a pandemic-shortened regular season in high school basketball, there are just a handful of games left for most teams before the playoffs begin. Here’s a look at the latest PinalCentral bo…
MARICOPA — There was a new face on the Maricopa Unified School District board at the meeting Wednesday night.
MARICOPA — During a presentation to the Maricopa Unified School District board on Wednesday, representatives from building and design companies revealed a groundbreaking date and shared new 3D…
PHOENIX — Central Arizona College has its best chance ever of finally being able to offer four-year degrees to its students.
MARICOPA — Nearly 200 Maricopa Unified School District employees successfully received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday during a clinic put on by the district and Sun Life Fa…
COOLIDGE — February is usually an important month for Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology as it tries to recruit partner schools and students. This year, CAVIT is trying something d…
COOLIDGE — While the world is focused on COVID-19, when it comes to public outbreaks, CAVIT doesn’t want younger students to forget the classics.