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The Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

Need something to do? This weekend, you can take a breath of fresh air during National Park Week, enjoy all things fried at Fried Festival, or celebrate the uniqueness of the Warehouse District at PHX Night Market. For more things to do, visit Phoenix New Times’ calendar.


Combs beats AJ to win region title

APACHE JUNCTION — Two rivals met on the diamond for the final time in the regular season with the Class 4A Black Canyon Region title on the line as well as a spot in the playoffs. However, one never would have guessed the magnitude of the game from the laid-back atmosphere and the two smiling head c


Water system nearly a go

The gush of C.C. Cragin Reservoir water from Payson faucets will bring a flood of change. Moreover, it will quietly dissolve issues that in years past bitterly divided Rim Country residents.


Gilbert firm pioneering a new age in agriculture

Grower Enrique Garcia has seen robust improvements with his crops – higher yields and improved quality – thanks to microscopic algae grown in Gilbert. Garcia, who has farm land in Yuma and California, used a product called PhycoTerra, a proprietary whole-cell pasteurized liquid containing algal-base


Mesa snack manufacturer focuses on healthy living

To those familiar with the Lehi Valley Trading Company, it’s no surprise the business has launched a Snack Outdoors challenge. Snacks are what the Mesa company is all about. The company, which was started back in 1985 by Arthur and Anita Freeman, is now co-owned by their son, Lewis Freeman, and his


‘Red dot’ patio sale April 27-28 at Superstition Mountain Museum

Savvy shoppers will be seeing red when they attend a special “red dot” patio sale at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, north of Apache Junction. The sale is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28.


Student controversy goes to Arizona Attorney General

GILBERT, AZ — A day meant to celebrate America at a Valley high school sparked a national controversy last month. On the last day of Spirit Week at Perry High School in Gilbert, students wearing "Make America Great Again" gear were stopped by school officials.


Golf squad preparing to wrap season

With only one match this past week, the Fountain Hills High School golf team is continuing to impress as members get closer and closer to the state tournament. The Falcons’ only match of last week was on April 9 at Desert Canyon Golf Course. FHHS hosted American Leadership Academy Gilbert, Payson, T


Drivers caught misbehaving by ignoring no turn signs in Mesa

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Reading signs is important, especially when it comes to driving and understanding the rules of the road. In Mesa, reading signs seems to have become a lost art.


Mesa couple celebrates 80 years of marriage

MESA, AZ — It's the love story for the ages as a Valley couple celebrates 80 years of marriage. At 101 and 99 years young, Joseph and Lillian Abelman can tell you a thing or two about life and love--just ask their daughter Karen Huff.


Phase I of Power Road improvements complete

Recent completion of the Power Road construction from Ocotillo to Brooks Farm provides improvements to one of Queen Creek’s major north-south connectors. They include three lanes in each direction, a center turn lane and a box culvert, or bridge over the Sonoqui Wash.


Town hits a home run with Cactus Yards

Cactus Yards is a big hit. The town-owned sports facility that features eight scaled-down replicas of Major League baseball stadiums re-opened in February to much fanfare after closing for 1.5 years for safety fixes. Previously, Big League Dreams managed the complex for nine years until the town too


Championship Battles Begin to Take Shape at Second Round of Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series from Wild Horse Pass

CHANDLER, Ariz. (April 19, 2019) – Following a competitive start to the 2019 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, last month, the world’s best short-course racers were back at it the second weekend in April with the championship’s annual spring time visit to the Arizona desert and W


A life-size replica of the Mishkan built in Queen Creek

Editor's note: During Passover, we recall the Israelites’ escape from Egypt and their journey through the desert. Last month, the East Valley JCC had a rare opportunity to view a life-size replica of the Tabernacle of Moses, which was the portable sanctuary that accompanied the Israelites during the


Pearce says blood may need to be spilled to protect the country

GILBERT (3TV/CBS 5) -- Russell Pearce, the chief deputy for the Maricopa County treasurer's office, appeared to advocate violence in the name of politics Monday night at a rally in Gilbert.


Local vendors invited to showcase goods at Tractor Supply’s Market Day

Tractor Supply stores nationwide — including at 10545 E. Main St., west of Apache Junction — are calling all farmers, craft makers and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods during Tractor Supply’s Market Day, which will be held Saturday, May 18.


Tempe and Chandler, the Fastest Growing Office Markets in Phoenix

Tempe and Chandler-Gilbert are the fastest growing office markets in the Greater Phoenix region. In the last three years, the majority of new office construction has been built in these two markets, and the construction pipeline is continuing to grow. Phoenix’s local economy has benefitted from job


Mesa homeowner fed up with investors calling with a cash offer

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Have you been getting bombarded with messages from people claiming to be investors looking to scoop up your property? They sweeten the deal, saying it's a cash offer with no closing costs.


Roadwork lane restrictions slated at Idaho Road, Plaza Drive, San Marcos Drive

The City of Apache Junction will be working on Idaho Road, north of Superstition Boulevard, on Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25. Pavement repairs are also planned for Plaza Drive, south of Superstition, and San Marcos Drive in the vicinity of Roundup Street on April 30 and May 1.


Arizona tribes’ role in drought talks marks turning point for inclusion

SACATON – Sprouting through the cracked floor of the Sonoran Desert, tepary beans thrive in the dry heat and carry with it centuries of resilience from the indigenous Pima people of Southern Arizona.