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 a…
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 — Tracy Lawrence and Joe Nichols promise a night of classic country favorites when they perform together on Friday at The Event Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino.
MARICOPA — Ak-Chin Indian Community is celebrating the anniversary of its formal recognition as a Native American nation with the 12th annual Masik Tas Celebration and is inviting Maricopans and Ak-Chin residents alike to come together as one and commemorate that history.
MARICOPA -- It’s time to get onboard the “Love Train” as The O’Jays take the stage Friday at The Event Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino with their lineup of singalong, dance-along hits that span the disco era.
MARICOPA — Facing an alarming surge of COVID-19 cases in Arizona, Maricopa football coach Brandon Harris took it upon himself to postpone summer workouts.
MARICOPA — For many people, the game of cornhole is just a leisurely activity to partake in with some friends in a backyard. They might not even know the actual name, just calling it the “bean…
MARICOPA — When asked where Sequoia Pathway’s first football game is this year, coach Donnie Margerum said it’s Aug. 21 at Antelope.
CASA GRANDE — Nearly two weeks after the Arizona Interscholastic Association issued its guidelines for athletes to return to campus, schools around Pinal County are doing just that.
PHOENIX — After holding a Zoom meeting of its executive board Thursday afternoon, the Arizona Interscholastic Association released guidelines for a return to high school sports.
TEMPE — The suspension of sports has taken away a happy part of Native American culture as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to several experts on a recent Arizona State Un…
MARICOPA — Maricopa Unified School District — like those across the state — is gearing up for a new school year, and scrambling to come up with ways to accommodate the variety of staff, parent…
MARICOPA — Maricopa Unified School District board members unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2020-21 proposed budget on June 10 for submission to the Arizona Department of Education.
PHOENIX — A state education committee heard almost eight hours of testimony to determine whether a former Sequoia Pathway Academy principal will face disciplinary action against his certificat…
COOLIDGE — The Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology is rolling out summer programing for students impacted by the COVID-19 school closures this past school year.