Road Work

Westbound U.S. 60 closures

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following closures on U.S. 60 Superstition Freeway in Mesa for pavement rehabilitation beginning March 24. Westbound U.S. …

Variance approved for Mesa house to have 1 parking spot

A variance was recently approved so a Mesa homeowner can have fewer than the required minimum covered parking spaces at a site near West Broadway Road and west of South Alma School Road. The Mesa …

Variance approved for Mesa house to have 1 parking spot

A variance was recently approved so a Mesa homeowner can have fewer than the required minimum covered parking spaces at a site near West Broadway Road and west of South Alma School Road. The Mesa …
Things to Do

Good Life Festival in Queen Creek is this weekend

The Shea Homes Good Life Festival Presented by Subaru returns for a 12th year on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at Schnepf Farms. Headlining the first day of the event will be the rock band Kansas, who …
basketball clinic

Free sports camp Saturday in Mesa for children of incarcerated parents

Prison Fellowship, a Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners and their families, is conducting a free Angel Tree Sports Camp in Mesa. It will benefit more than 150 children ages 7 …

SRP increases water releases, adds to Valley road flooding

Salt River Project has increased water releases from its two Verde River reservoirs adding to the flow that already has closed several Valley roads. A series of warm, late winter storms …
First responders

Thefts, shoplifting reported in Mesa

The Mesa Police Department took the following reports of theft and shoplifting incidents March 1-7: Theft at a bar/night club March 2 in the 1200 block of North Country Club Drive. Shoplifting …

Fourplex planned at University, Country Club in Mesa

A permit was recently approved to allow for the development of a fourplex housing development north of West University Drive and west of North Country Club Drive in Mesa. The Mesa Board of …

East Valley, Phoenix gas prices shoot up overnight

Gas prices in Phoenix and most East Valley cities jumped nearly 20 cents a gallon overnight, AAA Arizona reported Most East Valley communities saw regular gas selling for an average of $4.45 on …
Things to do

AU volleyball season to be played this fall at Bell Bank Park in Mesa

Bell Bank Park, 6321 S. Ellsworth Road in Mesa, will host the third championship season of Athletes Unlimited professional women’s volleyball in October and November. Featuring 44 of the …

‘The Secret Garden’ children’s story performed in April in Mesa

Places! Productions will bring to life the mystical, magical garden from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s story with “The Secret Garden,” performing April 6-8 at …

4 things U.S. workers need to know about beating inflation if disability strikes

(BPT) - The Social Security Administration implemented their highest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in four decades earlier this year. This annual COLA is based on increases in the Consumer Price …
Things to do

Celebrate Eastmark’s 10th anniversary March 25 with food trucks, live music

Eastmark, a master-planned community in Mesa, is turning 10 years old. A celebration will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Eastmark Great Park, 5100 S. Eastmark Parkway in Mesa, and the …

Developer has commercial, multifamily housing plans for Fiesta Mall property

A new future is in the works for Fiesta Mall’s abandoned carcass in Mesa.The Fiesta Mall, 1445 W. Southern Ave., has been vacant for about four years. But its new owners have submitted …

Registration open for new MCCCD bachelor's degree programs

The Maricopa County Community College District has opened registration for seven bachelor’s degree programs that will begin in August 2023.
Things to do

Volunteers needed for events honoring legacy of Cesar Chavez

Getting involved in the community was a major part of Cesar Chavez’s life. The city of Mesa has several volunteer opportunities to celebrate the legacy of the labor leader, civil rights icon …
Things to do

Chat with ranger March 23 at Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa

An informal drop-in session to chat with Ranger Steve about the geological, cultural and biological history of the Sonoran Desert will be held 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Nature Center at …
Q & A

Meet your business: AZ StRUT reaches 25 years

Name: Tom Mehlert Age: 63 Name/location of business: AZ StRUT is located at 1720 W. Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ 85202 How long have you been in business? This year we celebrate our 25th …


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Homeowners must understand the importance of having and maintaining a reliable roof. The roof is one of the most important areas of the home as it protects from the elements, keeps the home warm and …
Tax season is here which means business owners are going through troves of sensitive documents for yearly audits and tax filings. You need to go through this information to ensure you are filing and …
A few weeks ago, the Arizona Legislature voted to override the K-12 Aggregate Expenditure Limit, before the March 1 deadline. If they had missed this deadline and failed to override the AEL, the Apache Junction Unified School District, along with every other school district in the state, would have been forced to make devastating budget cuts in the last quarter of the school year.
Program is free, but park entry fees still apply — $10 day use/vehicle. Event is weather permitting. 

Bird walk Wednesday at Lost Dutchman State Park

Bird walks in the Sonoran Desert at Lost Dutchman State Park, 6109 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, are slated March 22 and April 12. “Meet in the Cholla day use area to …
Jousting shows are held at the Arizona Renaissance Festival at 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60, just past Gold Canyon Golf Resort.

Arizona Renaissance Festival serves up fun this weekend

Take a unique trip back in time to the Arizona Renaissance Festival in Gold Canyon near the Superstition Mountains. One of the largest events of its kind in the U.S., this special event is a place …
Releasing the ladybugs is a hands-on experience.

Ladybug release April 1 at Earth Heart Park in Apache Junction

A free ladybug release is 9:30 a.m.-noon at an Earth Day celebration  Saturday, April 1, at Earth Heart Park, 625 N. Plaza Drive in Apache Junction. Releasing the ladybugs is a hands-on …
Individuals will compete in a 72-hole, stroke-play format for $335,000 and a winner’s share of $50,250

Epson tour begins 3-week west coast stretch in Mesa

The 132-player field for the Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic has been finalized by the Epson Tour. The “Road to the LPGA” begins a three-week, west coast stretch in the Grand …
There are no chairs and visitors park in an adjacent parking lot as telescopes will occupy the Cholla site for walk-through viewing.

Star party March 25 at Lost Dutchman State Park

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League provides telescopic views of the moon, planets, star clusters and galaxies during an informal, come and go at your own pace program March 25 and April 22 …
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