Split Mesa council approves $7.4M for hotel to shelter individuals

Mesa in a split 4-3 vote of the city council is purchasing a 70-room hotel for $7.44 million to house unsheltered individuals. City officials expect the sale to close in October. Before a …
First responders

7 vehicle burglaries reported in Mesa

The Mesa Police Department took the following reports of vehicle burglaries May 13-17: Burglary from a motor vehicle — and criminal damage of less than $1.000 — at a …

Queen Creek firefighter released from hospital

The Queen Creek firefighter who sustained minor injuries while battling a house fire on Sunday, has been released from the hospital. The blaze began about 6 a.m. on June 4 in the 21500 block of …

Markham of Mesa graduates from Hastings College

Mesa resident Kaeden Markham recently graduated from Hastings College with a degree in community health and wellness. The college in Hastings, Nebraska, held its 137th Commencement May 13. …

Mesa PD: Man suspected of shooting, killing wife in front of her son

A 43-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting death of his wife, Mesa police said. Police said David Osowski was arrested after he shot and killed his wife Amy Osowski, …

$370K transportation study begun for Apache Junction, Mesa, Queen Creek, Florence

A Maricopa Association of Governments study on transportation plans for an area south of Apache Junction and Mesa includes portions of Queen Creek and Florence. The study area is a large, mostly …

13 commercial building permits issued April 19-20 in Mesa

Commercial building permits issued April 19-20 in Mesa are, according to the city’s website (by address, date issued, description, value, type of work and contractor or applicant): • …

Students sought to enter ‘Bikes to Books’ contest in Mesa

The city of Mesa’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and Mesa Public Library announce the first Bike to Books contest. Mesa invites students and homeschoolers in prekindergarten to 12th grade …

Mesa Community College students, faculty receive awards, recognition

Mesa Community College students from the disciplines of design, dance and performance — both non-musical and musical performing arts — competed in the 2023 Region VIII Kennedy Center …

How technology could help restaurants streamline amid continuing staffing crisis

Next Insurance dug into the continuing food service staffing shortage and explored the ways restaurants are using technology to fill in the gaps.

Beverly Jean Peterson

Beverly Peterson, age 76, of Hayward, WI passed away on Monday, June 5, 2023 at her home. Beverly Peterson was born July 10, 1946 in Beloit, Wisconsin, daughter of Carl and Hazel (Beck) Brehm. She …
Things to do

Free writing workshop Saturday in Mesa

Aspiring writers can get help from a published author to improve their skills at Mesa Public Library. Local author Mark Athitakis is using Mesa Public Library as his public workspace as part of …

David James Melena

David passed away very peacefully on May 14, 2023 at his home in Sun City AZ in the arms of his wife, at the young age of 92. He had lung cancer for over 3 years. David was born on March 7, 1931 near …
Things to do

Fourth of July activities, fireworks planned in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction’s annual Fourth of July celebration will be Tuesday, July 4, at Superstition Shadows Park, 1091 W. Southern Ave. The day begins with the annual Fourth of July …
Things to do

Salt River Tubing open seven days a week in Mesa

Salt River Tubing is open on the Lower Salt River seven days a week, weather and water-flow conditions permitting. It is seven minutes from Loop 202 East on North Power Road in Mesa. Salt River …

Mesa may allow marijuana dispensaries to be closer together

Existing medical marijuana dispensaries and dual-licensee facilities may be allowed to move within 1,000 feet of a like business under a plan to be decided by the Mesa City Council. The Mesa …

Smith: Spruce up your backyard with these 5 landscaping tips

Backyards in Arizona are as diverse as the landscape across the state. When designing your backyard oasis, you have many things you want to consider with the biggest being your budget. If you are …

Western Semi Solutions industrial building planned in Mesa

Land west of Falcon Field Airport should be rezoned to light industrial with a planned area development overlay for an industrial development, the Mesa Planning and Zoning Board decided recently. …


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An estimated 1.6 billion people worldwide have an iron deficiency. Being deficient in iron causes anemia, a condition where your body doesn’t make enough red blood cells to send oxygen to your …
The heat and random rainstorms may cause some issues when painting your home during the summer, but it can still be done if you do it the correct way. Having been in the residential painting industry …
People work long and hard to build wealth that they want to enjoy during their lifetime — and pass on to their loved ones when they die. But in hopes of protecting assets and maximizing …
The i.d.e.a. Museum — which is owned by the city of Mesa and supported by the i.d.e.a. Museum Foundation — offers hands-on activities and art exhibitions for kids of all ages.

Free admission for active military to two Mesa museums

The Arizona Museum of Natural History and the i.d.e.a. Museum have joined the efforts of hundreds of museums across the country in the Blue Star Museum program. The program offers free admission …
Children can take part in the Pinal County Historical Museum's scavenger hunt over the summer and learn about Florence and Pinal County in the process.

Kids' summer activities at Pinal County Historical Museum

For June and July, the Pinal County Historical Museum goes to summer hours but will still have plenty of activities for kids and parents to enjoy. The museum and gift shop will be open from 11 …
Kino Aquatic Center, Broadway Recreation Center and Mesa Community College will be hosting the events.

Mesa hosts Desert Challenge Games May 24-28

Nearly 200 athletes with disabilities from 11 countries will compete in the 2023 Desert Challenge Games in partnership with The Hartford in Mesa May 24-28. Now in its 32nd year, the Desert …
All pools will be open daily through July 22. Mesa, Stapley, and Brimhall will be open daily until July 29. Skyline and Rhodes will stay open each day until July 30 and on weekends through Labor Day, Sept. 4. Skyline and Rhodes will be open on Labor Day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

City of Mesa pools open for summer

All city of Mesa pools will open for the summer beginning Saturday, May 27. The pools open for public swimming at 1 p.m. most days. Skyline and Rhodes will be open on Sundays. For specific pool …
Jazz pianist Joey Alexander

Jazz pianist Joey Alexander at Mesa Arts Center May 20

Jazz pianist Joey Alexander performs at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at Mesa Arts Center’s Piper Repertory Theater, 1 E. Main St. Tickets are $50-$60. Go to …
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