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 diffe…
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 — It’s hard to imagine Maricopa without nearby Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino. The 12-story tower can be seen from all over the city, but it wasn’t always that way. When Keith McGlaughlin started work with Harrah’s in October 1994, the original building hadn’t even opened yet. …
MARICOPA — Members of Celtic Irish punk rock band Flogging Molly plan to get crowds on their feet dancing in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with a high-energy show on Friday, March 13 at The Event Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino.
MARICOPA — For the 16th year in a row, the city of Maricopa is preparing to put on its now-biggest event of the year, the Salsa Festival.
MARICOPA — Local art advocates are hoping to bring creative people of all types together to show just how much talent Maricopa has to offer.
CASA GRANDE -- Professional singer Laney Greynolds fought for the past four months to return to the stage after a traumatic traffic accident in October that left her without the ability to walk.
MARICOPA — For most musicians, music calls to them like a songbird. The same is true for Rob Boyd, who heard the melody throughout his life, but too caught up in the world he was born into, he couldn’t follow the tune until later in his life.
SIGNAL PEAK — Beautiful handmade bowls, savory soups and decadent desserts, all made by Central Arizona College students, come together Tuesday for the Empty Bowls event that showcases student talents while raising money for the hungry.
CASA GRANDE — While O’Odham Tash rodeo and cultural activities ended Sunday, the Casa Grande rodeo grounds will be home to more action this week as Cowboy Days & O’Odham Tash events continue.
MARICOPA — Locals were happy to see the signs for Farm Science Day cropping up around the city, after last year’s event had to be cancelled amid a government shutdown.
CASA GRANDE — Daring thrill-seekers will swing and spin in a 360-degree loop high above the ground when they board the Hyper Loop, one of several rides that aims to attract carnival attendees at this year’s Cowboy Days & O’Odham Tash carnival.
CHANDLER — Alcurtis Turner, a motivational speaker, business owner, basketball coach and former semi-pro athlete, has added children’s book author to his list of accomplishments.
MARICOPA — It’s an age-old joke. Turning to a sibling, coworker or classmate, one asks, “Hey, do you want a hurts donut?” the other replies, “Sure!” and gets punched in the arm. When they exclaim and ask why they were punched, the would-be assailant responds, “Hurts, don’t it?”
MARICOPA — Twelve majestic, glowing hot air balloons will make their appearance on Saturday at Copper Sky Regional Park as part of the newest event put on by the city, Copa Glow.
MARICOPA — The Maricopa Arts Council and Honeycutt Coffee are welcoming poets to Maricopa from around the state to participate in the fourth-annual All-Arizona Poetry Slam Championship later this month.
MARICOPA — Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club has scored the opportunity to host the 2026 Men’s Golf NCAA Regionals, the club confirmed in a Thursday press release. The honor makes them one of s…
MARICOPA — Coming off a close loss to Waddell Canyon View, Maricopa knew it had to make a couple of adjustments and had to fix some mistakes before taking on 12-time state champion Scottsdale …
MARICOPA — After running through their first two opponents in the Arizona Interscholastic Association, Sequoia Pathway met its most difficult opponent yet when it faced Chandler Prep on Friday.
MARICOPA — Last week Maricopa was able to secure a win over Surprise Willow Canyon, even with its mistakes.
MARICOPA — It wasn’t supposed to be this easy for a charter school coming to play in the Arizona Interscholastic Association, but Sequoia Pathway made everything look easy in its home opener F…
BISBEE — Going by the talk on Twitter and preseason rankings, there was a lot of hype for one charter school that moved up to the Arizona Interscholastic Association this season, but it wasn’t…
MARICOPA — Weeks after the entire process threatened to be undone due to a dispute over a pesticide covenant, the Maricopa Unified School District reported plans for a second high school are b…
MARICOPA — A student at Maricopa High School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement from the school district.
MARICOPA — In spite of the challenging school reopening this year due to COVID-19, it seems Maricopa Unified School District has remained on a steady incline in both teacher hires and retention.
MARICOPA — A Maricopa school has achieved national acclaim for its dedication to education and high performance by being designated a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of…
MARICOPA — Patti Coutre, a 10-year veteran Maricopa Unified School District board member and busy mom-of-four, celebrated her last day on the board after resigning Thursday. She attributed her…
MARICOPA — Just three days after Maricopa High School students began their classes on Sept. 21, several letters read out in the call to the public section of Wednesday’s Maricopa Unified Schoo…