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Community

Wastewater treatment rates expected to rise in Queen Creek

EPCOR is raising its rates for residents in Queen Creek, Florence and San Tan Valley. At the Wednesday, April 7, Queen Creek Town Council meeting, EPCOR officials gave a presentation of the …
Business

Queen Creek offers big break for food truck owners

It’s now easier and less expensive for a food truck owner to operate in Queen Creek. At its Wednesday, April 7 meeting, the Queen Creek Town Council voted to lower the cost of a general …
Business

Lawn mowing app GreenPal expands to Queen Creek

GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care professionals, is launching this week in Queen Creek.Nashville-based GreenPal allows homeowners to find local, pre-screened lawn …
News

Avelo Airlines offers new nonstop service between Gateway Airport and Burbank

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will have a new airline with daily travel to and from Hollywood Burbank Airport in California beginning May 3. Avelo Airlines will offer everyday low fares coupled …
Government

Queen Creek committee to discuss town's $487M budget for fiscal year 2021-22

The Town of Queen Creek’s budget serves as a spending plan and communication tool. The budget is developed throughout the year incorporating both projected revenues and expenses. The town …
Local News

UPDATE; Town phone lines down April 7 in Queen Creek

Town phone lines will be down on Wednesday, April 7 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for sysytem maintenence. 9-1-1 will not be impacted.  If you have a water, sewer or streets emergency during this …
First Responders

Queen Creek Police Department Takes the 30x30 pledge

The Queen Creek Police Department has joined the 30x30 Pledge -- a series of low- and no-cost actions policing agencies can take to improve the representation and experiences of women in law …
transportation

Ironwood Drive lane work for State Route 24 starts March 28

Beginning March 28 through July, all traffic on Ironwood Drive north of Germann Road will be shifted to the southbound lanes. Southbound travel will be restricted to one lane and two lanes for …
COVID-19

Embry Health opens coronavirus vaccination sites in Pinal County

 Embry Health opened four pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination PODs in Pinal County at Combs High School in the San Tan Valley, Mountain View Lutheran Church in Apache Junction, Poston Butte High …
education

Photos: EVIT interior design students lend a helping hand to Mesa’s Jefferson Elementary

Students in EVIT’s interior design program recently completed an interior renovation of a boutique at Mesa’s Jefferson Elementary School, 120 S. Jefferson Ave., where families in need can …
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Opinion

My daughter was 10 years old when she first attended Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day at my office At the time, I was working in a role sourcing large contracts, leveraging all of the …

Queen Creek, like many other communities, was impacted by the devastation of COVID-19. To help offset some of the impacts of COVID-19, the Town took a series of steps to support our local businesses. …
It was a year ago when COVID-19 struck and our world changed.
Neighbors

Names: Cyndi Diliberto and Christine Davison, co-founders of Sunset Scents, which celebrates one year on May 1, 2021. Town/neighborhood: Mesa When and why we moved here: We started Sunset …

In service to the armed forces and later unwavering support of Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek and beyond --- James M. Skiotes is in a class all his own. Working tirelessly to improve the lives of …
Mayor Barney and the Town Council recognized Jennifer Masse as a Great Neighbor at the March 17 Council meeting. Ms. Masse was nominated for bringing joy to the community by organizing a Christmas …
Business
Business

New dessert joint slated for Queen Creek

When Mark and Becky Leonard left Florida and moved to Queen Creek, they left behind a creamy, icy treat they knew they just couldn’t do without in Arizona.
Business

Fulton Homes begins presales at Barney Farms in Queen Creek

Fulton Homes has announced the presale of homes in its newest East Valley community, Barney Farms in Queen Creek. The presales include homes in two neighborhoods, Meadows and Groves. Home sizes …
Business

McBride’s Munchies: Cookies for a cause

Ridge McBride is baking up a storm for a good cause. Ridge, a 6-foot-3-inch, 16-year-old Queen Creek High School student with a big grin, started his business, believe it or not, because of a bidding …
Business

Automotive repair chain looking for entrepreneur for new Queen Creek franchise

Christian Brothers Automotive is looking for entrepreneurs interested in opening a new location in Queen Creek. Based in Texas, Christian Brothers Automotive has more than 100 franchises around …
business

San Tan Hyundai of Gilbert earns national service award for fourth time

San Tan Hyundai of Gilbert has earned the 2020 Top Service Satisfaction Dealer Award in the U.S. It is the fourth consecutive year that the dealership has won this national designation. “We …
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