One thing this last year did was create a desire in people to get out in nature more. RV and camper sales have soared as people engaged more in the great outdoors desiring more personal space.…
Tennis World Tour 2 has arrived for Next-Generation consoles and looks to bring the action of the court to gamers. The game offers training modes or allows players to jump into the action with a multitude of professional players and the ability to customize your character.
MARICOPA — With its “True Wit at True Grit” live comedy shows, True Grit Tavern and Comedy Road Shows are teaming up to bring professional comedians to Maricopa audiences.
MARICOPA — The words “first responder” often bring to mind images of blaring sirens, flashing red and blue lights and speeding emergency vehicles.
MARICOPA — The city of Maricopa is combining its annual Salsa Festival and Copa Night Market into one extravagant event this weekend.
HOAs are a business anomaly. Anyone living in one knows that. They don’t operate like other multi-million-dollar corporations, and no two are identical. However, they share similar challenges and concerns, so let’s look at a few of the most common.
Dana Allmond knows a great deal about living up to an oath. For four years, as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, she lived under the West Point Cadet Honor Code and by the West Point motto “Duty, Honor, Country”. Upon graduation, in 1994, she was commissioned a second lieutenant in the A…
TEMPE -- More than a year ago, two Arizona State University students discovered that they not only shared a passion for musical theater, they also clicked as a creative team.
MARICOPA — Top performance poetry competitors will vie for prizes Saturday, March 6 as the All-Arizona Grand Slam! gets underway in Maricopa.
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.
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.
MARICOPA — The way the coaches tell it, something has just clicked between the track and field programs at Maricopa High School and Park University.
MARICOPA — After waiting so long to get back on the baseball field, the Rams endured a painful start to the season, losing their first eight games. But through it all, their positive mindset s…
MARICOPA — After three years as the Maricopa High School girl’s basketball coach, RaShawn Calvert has resigned.
MARICOPA – Looking to snap a four-game losing streak, Maricopa (4-7) hosted Tucson Rincon/University (3-6) Thursday, coming back from an early deficit for a 4-3 victory.
MARICOPA — The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it caused took a lot out of the high school soccer season. In a sport that requires running long distances, athletes had to wear masks whi…
MARICOPA — In the past three years, Maricopa has sent 17 football players to college to continue their academic and athletic career. On Thursday, the program added two more.
MARICOPA — Maricopa Unified School District has lifted mandatory quarantines for students during the last two weeks of school.
MARICOPA — Savvas Learning Company has been chosen by the teachers, parents and school board of Maricopa Unified School District for the new K-12 science curriculum.
MARICOPA — Shovels are officially in the dirt for the second Maricopa district high school, a big step forward for the steadily growing Maricopa Unified School District and its families.
MARICOPA — A little over a year after Maricopa schools were forced to close due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Maricopa Unified School District is tentatively loosening restrictions as it ne…
MARICOPA — Maricopa Elementary School is seeking a new and unusual vending machine to help encourage young minds to pick up a good book.