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A servant's heart: Original Gilbert firefighter Benny …

On a night when Gilbert was at its most divided, the town unified behind one man. Benny Ruiz received two standing ovations Nov. 15 at the Public Safety Training Facility’s packed Atlas Auditorium as the Gilbert Town Council recognized Ruiz’s retirement from the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department.

Gilbert officials warned at retreat of Tier 3 river …

Gilbert should prepare for the Colorado River will reach a Tier 3 water shortage this summer, officials said Dec. 1 at the town’s retreat.  That level of shortage will move Gilbert …

Gilbert's North Water Treatment Plant project costs go …

Construction inflation and market challenges are delaying the reconstruction and expansion of the Gilbert’s North Water Treatment Plant and driving its cost up, officials said.  Project …

Gilbert Town Council certifies Bobbi Buchli as runoff …

Gilbert Town Council made the results of the council runoff election official Nov. 28 as it accepted the vote's canvass. Bobbi Buchli defeated Bill Spence in the runoff, earning the final open …

Two newcomers elected to Higley USD Governing Board

A former Higley USD teacher and a critic of the district’s bond will join the HUSD Governing Board in January.  Amanda Wade and Anna Van Hoek were narrowly elected to the board after …

Republicans carry Legislative District 14 

Arizona’s Legislative District 14 will be in Republican hands for the next two years.  After the final ballot count was released Monday, incumbent Travis Grantham retained his House of …

Chad Thompson, Jill Humpherys elected to Gilbert …

Gilbert Public Schools’ governing board will have a new look when two new board members take office alongside one incumbent who won reelection in the November ballot.  Newcomer Chad …

‘Pressure cooker’: Compromise achieved, but canal …

Most residents along a Western Canal sewer line project will not have land taken, but those homeowners still are grappling with uncertainty from Gilbert Town Council’s decision Nov. 16 about …

Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles continues dining legacy …

Larry White may have been destined to work as a restaurateur. The oldest grandchild of Elizabeth White, proprietor of Phoenix soul-food landmark Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Café, he grew up with the restaurant as his playground.

Buchli elected as Spence concedes in Gilbert Town …

Bobbi Buchli has been elected to Gilbert Town Council.  Her opponent, Bill Spence, conceded the runoff election in an emailed statement Wednesday afternoon that also was posted on social …

Higley USD considers refinancing middle-school …

Burdened by expensive middle school leases, Higley USD officials presented the governing board Nov. 16 a proposal to refinance those leases and save the district money. 

Residents get split decisions at Gilbert Town …

Under sometimes withering attacks from residents, the Gilbert Town Council at its Nov. 15 meeting gave homeowners on the Western Canal some long-sought relief while delaying a decision on a …

Gilbert Town Council to make decision on Western Canal …

Gilbert Town Council will be asked Tuesday night to put an end to an 18-month delay for a critical sewer rehabilitation project by choosing an approach for the town to access the line. 

Voters again reject Higley USD bond package

Voters have rejected a Higley USD bond ask for the second consecutive year.  The district conceded as much in an email to its community Wednesday afternoon.  “We are thankful to …

Grantham, Hendrix holding solid leads in Legislative …

The Arizona Legislative District 14 House of Representatives race flipped overnight as  Republicans reasserted their strength in the area.

Higley USD bond trails badly in early results 

Higley USD’s second straight attempt at a bond is going worse than its 2021 attempt, with the bond trailing 58-42% in the results released Wednesday morning.

Incumbent Humpherys, newcomer Thompson have …

Incumbent Jill Humpherys is the early leader to return to a board seat for Gilbert Public Schools.  Humpherys has 32% of the vote. Newcomer Chad Thompson is settled into the second spot at …

Wade leads for Higley USD spot, but second seat is …

Amanda Wade broke out to an early lead in the race for two governing board seats in the Higley Unified School District.  Wade has 30% of the vote on 6,435 votes. The second spot, however is …

Gilbert council members-elect go on attack over notice …

Two residents elected in August to Gilbert Town Council in August sharply criticized Mayor Brigette Peterson and council for failing to apologize to residents ejected from the Sept. 20 council …

Land for Higley Post Office changes hands 

The land upon which the Higley Post Office sits has been sold.  The 1.7 acres of land at 3324 E. Ray Road, Gilbert, upon which the post office and its parking lot sit, was sold Oct. 26 by the …

Light industrial project heads toward final reckoning …

The fate of the Ranch is in the hands of Gilbert Town Council.  The primarily light-industrial development on the town’s eastern boundary will come before council Nov. 15 with a …

Owner turns franchise around to one of Buffalo Wild …

Gayle Schmidt likes to say you can learn anything by reading. Her latest venture in life is proof. 

Notice of claim filed against Gilbert mayor, town …

A notice of claim has been filed against the Gilbert mayor and town council, alleging that Mayor Brigette Peterson violated three residents’ First Amendment rights when she ejected them from a …

Gilbert Police Department amps up recruiting efforts …

Facing a possible wave of retirements over the next few years, the Gilbert Police Department is working to keep its force strong.

Chandler USD candidates discuss building trust with …

This is the seventh in a series of questions asked of Chandler USD Governing Board candidates. Voters will decide among five candidates for the two open four-year seats on the …
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