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Gilbert citizens rally against non-existent town rail proposal

Gilbert Town Council listened for two hours Tuesday as a series of residents railed about the town’s rail proposal. The only problem: the town does not have one. That created a sticky …
Transportation

Lindsay Road interchange nearing completion on Loop 202

Construction on the new Lindsay Road interchange on Loop 202-Santan Freeway is estimated to be complete by end of August or beginning of September.
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.

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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 …
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.
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GILBERT EDUCATION
Dena Morgan presents to the governing board on July 20.

Higley USD to begin wellness initiative

Higley USD will be improving its wellness districtwide  in the 2022-23 school year with the "Healthy Higley" initiative. 
The Higley USD governing board approved budget revisions during its July 20 meeting.

Higley USD revises budgets, updates tax levy

Days after the Higley USD governing board finalized its FY 2022-23 budget, the Arizona Legislature passed the state budget.
Board members approved the purchase in June.

Chandler USD approves $813k purchase for vehicles

In an effort to better fit the needs of Chandler USD, CUSD board members approved the purchase of 11 vehicles for a total of $813,340.77.
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.
Gilbert Neighbors & Business Reporting
Neighbors
Health

Gilbert, Vitalant to host blood drive Aug. 9

Gilbert and nonprofit organization Vitalant are hosting a blood drive Tuesday, Aug. 9. The drive will be held at the Shakespeare Assembly Room in the Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield …
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. 
Business

Salad and Go is celebrating the opening of its recently opened location in Gilbert with a free saladfor guests.   The first 200 guests who visit the Gilbert Salad and …

Beer Barn became the first retail business to open at Agritopia’s Epicenter, swinging open the doors to customers Aug. 5. The bottle shop is a beverage only place at 3150 E. Ray Road, Ste. …
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 …
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