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ELECTION 2024

Mesa mayoral candidates explain their visions for city

Mesa residents Ryan Winkle, Scott Neely, Carey Davis, Scott Smith and Mark Freeman are running for the position of mayor of Mesa and will appear on the primary ballot. Mesa is holding its …
THINGS TO DO

Model trains roll into Red Mountain library July 22-26

It’s a good time to be a model train enthusiast in Mesa as The Arizona Big Train Operators model train club will bring its model railroad display to the Red Mountain Branch of Mesa Public …
Sponsored Content

At CenterWell Senior Primary Care in Phoenix, It's About Time

"Julia is the best provider I've ever had. She's really taking great care of me, and I hope to have her until the end of my time." - CenterWell Sun City patient "This was an incredible …
Opinion

Coppens: Retiring the stigma; my 26-year journey from incarceration to C-suite

Reflecting on my 26-year journey with Televerde and Televerde Foundation, I am amazed by how society has evolved to embrace the concept of second chances. It’s nothing short of remarkable. …
THINGS TO DO

Ghosteater theater climate-change themed ‘Lungs’ play starting July 19

The Ghosteater theater in Mesa is putting on its latest play — “Lungs,” a tale of climate change, body autonomy and more — starting July 19. The play will be shown for …
SPINE HEALTH CARE

New Escape Spine Surgery facility opens in Mesa

Escape Spine Surgery, a new spine health care facility, recently opened in Mesa. The facility at 4860 E. Baseline Road was founded by Dr. James Adkins, a pioneer in multidisciplinary spine care …
Things to do

‘The Circus Farm’ Sunday at Mesa Arts Center

Escape the summer heat for a family-friendly 60-minute air-conditioned family circus called The Circus Farm two days in July at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Planned are games, balloons, …
First responders

3 robberies reported in Mesa

The Mesa Police Department took the following reports of robberies of individuals June 23-27: Robbery of an individual at a restaurant June 24 in the 1900 block of West Main Street. …
MESA FALL PARKS PROGRAMS

Mesa Parks and Recreation opens for fall program registration

Taking place from August to October, the programs are offered to people of all ages and abilities. Activities include tennis, softball, cornhole, pickleball, water sports, flag football, lacrosse, …
Renaming

Florence council supports renaming bridge after late Mesa Boy Scout

The Florence Town Council has joined the Pinal County Board of Supervisors in supporting the renaming of the Gila River Bridge through the town after a young Mesa boy who was killed in an accident …
Things to do

Salt River Tubing open seven days a week in Tonto National Forest

Salt River Tubing is open on the Lower Salt River seven days a week Saturday, April 27, through Monday, Sept. 2, weather and water-flow conditions permitting. Note: Beginning Friday, Sept. 6, it …
AZ CREDIT UNION NO. 1

Arizona Financial Credit Union No. 1 on 2024 Forbes list

Arizona Financial Credit Union was ranked No. 1 in the state among all Arizona credit unions in a 2024 Forbes list. The award, presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., put Arizona Financial as No. …
MESA BOOK SALE

Mesa Main Library hosting book sale July 19-20

If you need something new to read, you can purchase books for a very low price at the Mesa Main Library this weekend. Taking place at 64 E. First St., the Big Book Sale will run from 10 a.m. to …
Development

Tyco Metal Works industrial building planned in Mesa

Tyco Metal Works plans to construct a more than 37,000-square-foot industrial building on 2 acres west of Ellsworth Road and north of Germann Road in Mesa. The Mesa Design Review Board voted …
Construction

38 beauty service suites one of 154 commercial building permits issued in May in Mesa

A total of 154 commercial building permits were issued in May in Mesa, including constructing 38 individual beauty service suites, replacing the electrical infrastructure of a mobile home community …
Neighbors

Child Crisis Arizona awarded $327K grant

Mercy C.A.R.E.S. has awarded Mesa’s own Child Crisis Arizona a community reinvestment grant in the amount of $327,000. The grant will help furnish and equip the Child Crisis Arizona Center …

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OPINION
It is human nature to do for others. Being part of a community means we help one another. But when we help others more than we help ourselves, we may end up not being able to help anyone at all. …
Arizona summer is upon us, and as the temperatures rise, people are spending more time indoors and seeking ways to enhance their living space to make hanging out at home more bearable. As a …
The following remarks were made at the Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting on July 3: I’m glad to be here in celebration of our democratic republic. Today we celebrate the 60th …
ENTERTAINMENT & THINGS TO DO
Eat this five-pound chimi in 20 minutes or less at any Valley Macayo’s for a chance to compete in the championship on Sept. 28.

Eat a 5-pound chimi at Valley Macayo’s for a chance to win prizes

Hungry? The 3rd Annual Macayo’s Mexican Food Chimi Challenge Championship is under way.
Planned are games, balloons, juggling, unicycle stunts, a hula hoop, LED lighted props, a giant robot and Aerial Lollipop.

‘The Circus Farm’ starts Sunday at Mesa Arts Center

Escape the summer heat for a family-friendly 60-minute air-conditioned family circus called The Circus Farm three days in July at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Planned are games, balloons, …
The hikes at Peralta Regional Park, 17975 E. Peralta Road in Gold Canyon, are moderately difficult, with rocky surfaces and inclines. The events are free with a paid park admission fee — $7 per vehicle.

Dark sky hike Friday at Peralta Regional Park in Gold Canyon

Join the Pinal County Parks and Trails Department on guided hikes to experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert at night. The hikes at Peralta Regional Park, 17975 E. Peralta Road in Gold …
The Pumpkin Splash in Mesa.

Mesa Parks and Recreation opens for fall program registration

Taking place from August to October, the programs are offered to people of all ages and abilities. Activities include tennis, softball, cornhole, pickleball, water sports, flag football, lacrosse, …
Edward Oster, 13, is Cat in the Hat.

Limelight brings 'Seussical Jr. to Mesa Arts Center stage in August

A talented cast of East Valley youth performers are getting ready to wow audiences with a production of “Seussical Jr.,” scheduled Aug. 2-11 at the Mesa Arts Center. Presented by …
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