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Queen Creek News & Opinion
News
Government

Queen Creek’s Town Manager Celebrates 25 Years at post

Queen Creek has experienced various changes since it incorporated in 1989, but one element has remained constant since 1996 -- the leadership of John Kross. Kross started with the Town in 1996 as …
Transportation

Rittenhouse Road opens to two lanes in each direction through Queen Creek

The long-awaited Rittenhouse Road improvement project will open this afternoon. The project, which includes two lanes in each direction from Ocotillo south to Riggs, also includes right-turn lanes at …
Government

Queen Creek to survey residents on parks

Queen Creek residents can provide their opinions about future parks and recreation facilities to the town council by participating in a brief survey. Over the next several weeks, residents will be …
News

SRP’s underground water storage project near Mesa to assist with drought

The Granite Reef Underground Storage Project, one of Arizona’s largest water-banking facilities and one of the biggest recharge projects of its kind in the nation, is back in operation this …
Covid-19

Queen Creek corona virus cases rise slowly

The Arizona Department of Health Services on May 19 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley at 18,308 in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. That is an increase of …
Government

Town of Queen Creek offices closed on Memorial Day

The Town of Queen Creek and Recreation Annex will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observation of Memorial Day. This will not affect any public safety or emergency services. If you have a …
Government

Queen Creek Town Council approves $487M budget

At its Wednesday, May 19 meeting, the Queen Creek Town Council approved a budget of $487.2 million for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, which begins on July 1, 2021. The approved budget continues to …
News

DPS: Driver from Queen Creek facing manslaughter in Mesa crash that killed 2

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Queen Creek man is facing manslaughter charges for allegedly driving impaired and causing a multi-vehicle crash in Mesa that killed a van driver and a motorcyclist, …
Government

Queen Creek recognizes Public Works Week

The Town of Queen Creek is celebrating Public Works Week May 16-22. With the theme ‘stronger together,' the week is a reminder of the important, core functions the professionals in the public …
Government

Queen Creek approves preliminary $487.2 million budget

The Queen Creek town council has approved a $487.2 million budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 that includes $15 million in place holder funds for the purchase and design of parklands. The budget is …
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Opinion

On the Ellsworth Ranch and Desert Diamond Park housing construction: As you are aware this subdivision is in process. My concern to date is the destruction of the 100-year-old trees and animals …

In 1972, mayors from all over Arizona struck a deal with leaders at the State Capitol that helped our economy grow, kept taxes simple and helped create the strong cities and towns we have today. In …
Our biggest news this month is that the Board of Supervisors has approved funding and forward movement on building a new East Valley shelter. This is a huge win for the animals and animal lovers …
Neighbors

Your Name: Ernie Merrill Business Name: Arizona Lifestyle Home Remodeling. We specialize in residential home remodeling. We also have a sister business called Minuteman Air, Plumbing & …

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty. Readers are invited to submit scenic pictures of desert …
Scenic Arizona: 10 quail strolling along a back fence
Business
Business

4Ten Real Estate and Property Management acquires Local Property Management

4Ten Real Estate and Property Management, a Gilbert business, has acquired Local Property Management LLC. Jason and Jessie Geroux, a husband and wife team, began 4Ten Real Estate and Property …
Business

Heritage square PADS sell for $1.9 million in Queen Creek to build veterinary hospital

Some of the most intriguing commercial real estate deals are the ones that are seamlessly processed and closed within a short time, this is one of those deals.
Business

Adam Archuleta opens fresh fast-casual CoreLife Eatery in East Valley

Former NFL and ASU player Adam Archuleta is opening a new fast-casual restaurant in Gilbert to help contribute to the burgeoning healthier inexpensive fast-casual marketplace. The restaurant is …
Business

Banner Ironwood opens pediatric unit in Queen Creek as Banner Children’s expands

Banner Ironwood Medical Center has opened a new six-bed Banner Children’s inpatient unit to help meet the pediatric health care needs of Queen Creek and the surrounding area. The pediatric unit …
EMPLOYMENT

Barro’s Pizza looking to hire 400 workers Valleywide

Barro’s Pizza, a local family-owned and operated restaurant chain that has served Valley residents for more than 40 years, is looking to hire nearly 400 workers in Maricopa and Pima counties.
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