Sellers appointed District 1 Maricopa County supervisor

Maricopa County has a new supervisor representing parts of the east Valley. Jack Sellers was appointed Feb. 13 to represent District 1 by unanimous vote of the board of supervisors. “What an honor and privilege it is to be appointed to serve on this outstanding board,” Mr. Sellers said after taking the oath of office, […]

Applicants sought for appointment to District 1 Maricopa County supervisor

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for appointment to District 1 supervisor. Denney Barney has resigned. To qualify for appointment as the new District 1 supervisor, applicants must: be registered to vote in District 1. be a member of the same political party as the person vacating (Republican). Applicants should send letters […]

Pipeline AZ launches online career site in Maricopa County

Pipeline AZ, a career exploration tool funded by the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, has officially launched in the Arizona market. Dedicated to keeping top talent in the state, Pipeline AZ focuses on connecting job seekers with local pathways to education or directly to employment that specifically matches personal skills and interests, according to a […]

Maricopa County medical examiner’s office receives full accreditation

The premier professional organization for medical examiners is giving its highest endorsement to the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner. It has received full accreditation from the National Association of Medical Examiners for the first time ever, according to a release. “This is a huge achievement for the Office of the Medical Examiner and […]

County, ASU partnership focuses on heat extremes, air quality

The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority has approved a grant to the ASU Foundation for a New American University for research to help reduce urban heat and improve air quality. The $2.99 million grant is for three years and will help get the Healthy Urban Environments Initiative at Arizona State University off the ground, according […]

Maricopa County and Queen Creek to share cost of some Ocotillo Road improvements

The cost of a $2 million project for improvements to Ocotillo Road from 228th Street to Meridian Road will be shared by the Town of Queen Creek and Maricopa County, according to a recently approved intergovernmental agreement. The town is in the design phase for construction of Ocotillo Road from Signal Butte to Ironwood roads, […]

Gates: Maricopa County primary election review received

We have received the Maricopa County Audit Department’s initial review of the Aug. 28 primary election. As community members and voters, I am sharing the results with you as well. You may view the report at maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/41436/Interim-Report—Final. After voters experienced a myriad of issues on election day, my colleagues and I on the board of […]

Maricopa County plans new animal shelter in Mesa

Maricopa County has found a potential replacement for the east animal shelter at Rio Salado and Loop 101, according to a release. Current plans call for a new facility to be built at the county-owned campus at Mesa Drive and Baseline Road. “The new shelter would offer the same services as the Rio Salado location […]

Maricopa County prepares to lift fire ban at regional parks

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will lift its annual fire ban Friday, Aug. 31, allowing park visitors to use campfires, fire pits and charcoal grills. “With Labor Day weekend fast approaching, we know park visitors are eager to include a family barbecue over a campfire as part of their holiday festivities,” R.J. Cardin, […]

The breakfast club: Desert Tortoises chow down at Queen Creek park

Desert Tortoises devoured their tasty breakfast, with no utensils or table manners, in front of a small crowd at San Tan Mountain Regional Park on Saturday, Aug. 11. The two Desert Tortoises, Santana and Shelly were featured in a weekend class. The park ranger discussed what the tortoises like to eat, their unique personality traits […]