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First Responders

Woman, child found dead in San Tan Valley home

A woman and a young boy were found dead Monday, Sept. 26 in a home in San Tan Valley. At around 2:30 p.m., the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was called  to the home near Castlegate …
PINAL COUNTY

Authorities: Woman, boy found dead at San Tan Valley home

A woman and young boy have been found dead in a San Tan Valley home, authorities said Tuesday. Pinal County Sheriff’s officials said deputies received a call about a suicidal person Monday …
Crime

Driver in deadly Queen Creek crash indicted

A grand jury in Maricopa County has indicted an 18-year-old Gilbert man who was driving a car that crashed in Queen Creek killing a Florence teen and injuring three others. On Friday, Sept. 16, …
Space

Florence to host exclusive NASA exhibit

The Florence Community Library has been chosen as just one of eight public libraries across the country – and the only one in Arizona – to host “Moon, Mars, & Beyond,” an …
Queen Creek News & Opinion
News
Parks & Recreation

Queen Creek aquatic & rec center plans move forward

The Queen Creek Town Council continues to move forward on plans for the under-construction Frontier Family Park which will include a recreation and aquatic center. At its Wednesday, Sept. 21 …
Development

Queen Creek council approves 2 residential developments

The Queen Creek Town Council approved two final plats for residential development. At its Sept. 21 meeting, council approved the final plat for Jorde Farms North Phase 2. The approval was …
Things to do

Schnepf Farms brings back ‘Pumpkin & Chili Party’

Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek is ready to start the Halloween season with its 25th annual “Pumpkin & Chili Party.” The party runs every Thursday-Sunday in October starting Saturday, …
Elections

LD-14 candidates give their views on state's issues

The newly created Arizona Legislative District 14 covers most of Gilbert but also includes some of Chandler and a small piece of Queen Creek.  In the Senate, incumbent Republican Warren …
Water

Queen Creek closer to finalizing deal for Colorado River water

The Queen Creek Town Council has approved an agreement that sets in motion a $27 million transaction to acquire Colorado River surface water for the town. As part of its ongoing effort to secure …
Zoning

Queen Creek rezones 1,600 acres for 'urban employment'

As expected, the Queen Creek Town Council approved  rezoning  1,600-acres of state trust land from the neighborhood and urban category to urban employment. Council approved the rezoning …
Things to do

Día de Los Muertos Celebration

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, discover the ongoing and evolving traditions of Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Pinal County Historical Museum’s Second Annual …
Equine Therapy

Therapy ranch needs volunteers for fall festival

Manes and Miracles is holding its first open house in years and is looking for volunteers to help welcome the public through its gates.Manes and Miracles needs several volunteers to help pull off its …
Coronavirus

Queen Creek area sees slight climb in new coronavirus cases

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Sept. 21 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley at 56,777 in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. That is an increase …
Zoning

1,600 acres in Queen Creek to be rezoned for more employment uses

The Queen Creek Town Council is expected to approve a request that would rezone a 1,600-acre site located near the proposed LG Energy Solutions manufacturing plant. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, the …
Nursing

CAC accepting applications for popular nursing program

Central Arizona College is now accepting applications for its new Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Bridge Program. The program is designed for current Arizona LPNs looking to earn …
Halloween

Get your Halloween frights at Queen Creek’s ‘Trunk or Treat’

Queen Creek’s annual Halloween bash takes place days away from Oct. 31, but plenty of fun and frights still will be available. “Trunk or Treat” takes place from 5-9 p.m., …
Fatality

Driver of fatal car crash in Queen Creek charged with manslaughter

The 18-year-old driver of a car that crashed killing one person and injuring three others in Queen Creek has been released from the Maricopa County Jail after posting a $75,000 bond. Ezana Tessema …
Education

Meet the candidates for Queen Creek school board

Two seats on the Queen Creek Unified School District’s Governing Board are up for grabs in the Nov. 8 election. Three candidates have filed to be on the ballot, ensuring that at least one …
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We don’t share a whole lot politically. One of us is a long-time Republican who helped to elect Andy Biggs in the 2016 election. The other is a Democratic-leaning Independent who has …

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Neighbors

Monthly classes for individuals with disabilities to learn and practice independent living skills are scheduled from 10 am. to noon on the third Tuesday of each month.

With many students disliking math, chances are their math teachers are not their favorite faculty members. But that’s not the case with Merly Raymond, an algebra teacher at Heritage Academy …
After working as a physician leader in both inpatient and outpatient medicine in South Dakota, Dr. Scott Finkbeiner brought his vision of health care to Arizona. In 2014, he started an …
Business
Business

New boutique opens in San Tan Valley

San Tan Valley’s newest boutique is holding its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 3.  Sweet Creek Boutique, run by an aunt and niece, supports more than 30 local small businesses with …
Business

Queen Creek Chamber event brings companies and students together

The Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the 2022 Queen Creek Business Education Summit to build links between local leaders, businesses and area students. The event took place Thursday …
Development

Construction equipment company receives permit from town council

The Queen Creek Town Council has approved a site plan and a conditional use permit for construction rental company Empire Southwest. The item was approved last night as part of the council’s …
Zoning

Restaurants, bars benefit from Queen Creek zoning change

The Queen Creek Town Council voted to amend a zoning ordinance to expand entertainment activities associated with restaurants and bars. The move came during the council’s Wednesday, Aug. 3 …
Business

New health spa business opens in Queen Creek

Prime IV Hydration and Wellness has opened in Queen Creek. The business celebrated its grand opening on Friday, July 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the Queen Creek Chamber of …
Development

Developer breaks ground on new Queen Creek apartment

IDM Companies has announced that construction has started on a 204-unit multifamily apartment community in Queen Creek called Acero Harvest Station. According to a press release, Acero Harvest …
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