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Gilbert Elections

Gilbert Town Council race solidifying

Gilbert’s two appointed incumbents on Town Council went in different directions in their quest for election to full terms.
HIGHWAY SAFETY

Mesa, Gilbert entries win ADOT safety message contest

The words of two East Valley women will bring smiles and promote safety along Arizona freeways.Kristen Brown and Lisa Hayes were selected winners of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s …
Education

CUSD board approves tax increase, pay raises

The Chandler USD governing board will meet July 27 to hold a hearing and vote on a potential tax increase for residents.  The district intends to raise its primary property taxes over the …

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GILBERT COMMERCE & NEWS
NEWS
Events

Gilbert Nerf Wars returns

Gilbert's Nerf Wars tournament will return on Sept. 9 at the indoor fieldhouse at Cactus Yards, 4536 E. Elliott Road, Gilbert.
Elections

Gilbert Town Council candidates answer questions ahead of primary at forum

Six Gilbert Town Council candidates kicked into the final leg of the primary election Monday at a forum hosted by Thrive Coworking for Women in the Heritage District. The format had little in the …
Development

Gilbert’s Epicenter mixed-use development nears opening of its retail spaces

Epicenter, the high-profile vertical mixed-use development in Gilbert’s Agritopia neighborhood, is reaching the final stretch toward completion with its retail outlets to begin a rolling series …
Exhibits

School items from Gilbert's early days on display at HD South

Vintage trinkets, tools and artifacts used in daily school life by students and teachers, all from HD SOUTH’s private collection, are on display at the vintage schoolhouse collection exhibit. …

2 school-board incumbents will not be on November ballot in Gilbert

Two appointed incumbents have opted to not run for re-election to Gilbert-area school boards. Higley USD governing board Vice President Jill Wilson and Gilbert Public Schools governing board …
Crime

Local animal shelter offers reward for murder information

Local organization Follow Your Heart Animal Rescue is offering a significant monetary reward for help in finding a local murder suspect.
Development

Gilbert officials underline need for more multifamily development

Multifamily housing is running on a parallel track with single-family residences in Gilbert—a shortage of supply and resultant rising costs, according to rental data. 
WEATHER

Maricopa County under excessive heat warning

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Maricopa County from 11 a.m. today, July 21, until 8 p.m. Friday, July 22. Temperatures could reach 116 degrees. Other …
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GILBERT EDUCATION
The recent graduates attended commencement on May 26 in Lexington, Virgnia.

Two local residents graduate from Washington and Lee University

The university, which is located in Lexington, Virginia, has a selective acceptance rate of 24% and is ranked 11th nationally for liberal arts colleges.
Timothy Pachasa of Phoenix will serve on the Park University Board of Trustees.

Phoenix's Timothy Pachasa to serve on Park University board

Park, based out of Parkville, Missouri, has 41 campuses in 22 states, including a campus in Gilbert that opened in 2018.
Tyler Moore, Higley USD's chief financial officer, presents the district's fiscal year 2022-23 budget to the governing board. (Screenshot via YouTube)

Higley USD reallocates federal COVID-19 funding

Higley USD officials presented a revised spending plan for some federal COVID-19 relief funding to the governing board June 22. The district still plans to spend money from the third round of …
From left: Board member Bill Parker, Superintendent Shane McCord and board President Lori Wood participate in the Gilbert Public Schools governing board meeting June 21. (Screen capture from YouTube)

Gilbert Public Schools board approves video intercom system as safety measure

The Gilbert Public Schools governing board approved the purchase of a video intercom system for use at the front entrance of district schools. Benson Systems will install the Avigilon Video …
Patterson Elementary School will start the Primary Years Program in the 2022-23 school year. (Courtesy Jonason Pauley/Gilbert Public Schools)

Patterson Elementary School selected for prestigious international program

Gilbert Public Schools announced June 21 that Patterson Elementary School was recently chosen as a candidate for the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme. This program, which …
Gilbert Neighbors & Business Reporting
Neighbors
Public Safety

Gilbert Fire and Rescue holding car-seat clinic

The Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department is hosting a clinic Thursday, Aug. 4, to teach residents the proper installation of car seats. The clinic will be held by appointment between 8-10:30 a.m. at …
People

Gilbert son's gift warms mom's heart

A local mother and son have recently gone viral for their story.
People

Gilbert native to participate in maritime warfare exercise

Gilbert native and 2016 Perry High School graduate Tyler Courson will be participating in the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise. 
Neighbors

Gilbert and Sun Lakes Rotaries featured in international magazine

Gilbert’s Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Sun Lakes were recently recognized as champions of the Navajo Water Project, featured in Rotary Magazine. 
Government

Town employee selected for competitive fellowship

A town of Gilbert employee was recently selected as a fellow for Duke University’s highly competitive Water Innovation Leadership Development (WILD) executive education …
Business

Texas-based Mutts Canine Cantina will open its first Arizona location at SanTan Village mall, north of the Dillard's in Gilbert, in 2023. It is an off-leash dog park bar and grill with locations in …

Set Apart Fitness opened its studio April 29 at 825 S. Cooper Road, Gilbert. This new high-intensity interval training workout studio is locally owned and operated by Colette and Brandon Washington. …
SW Capital Partners purchased a building May 20 at 15 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, for $3.78 million, according to vizzda.com with plans for it to become a location of the popular coffee drinks …
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