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Florence town council to vote on tax levy, new storage …

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the Florence town council will be holding its meeting on Tuesday, July 5. Council meetings normally take place on Mondays. At this meeting, council will vote on …

Dave & Buster’s coming to Queen Creek

A well-known restaurant and family entertainment chain is coming to Queen Creek. Queen Creek Marketplace announced in a press release that Dave & Buster’s has begun construction on its …

Funeral services set for Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney

Funeral services for Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney are scheduled for next week. Barney died Wednesday, June 22, at the age of 74 after battling a lung infection for several months. Viewing and …

Florence Town Council candidates take part in forum

The five candidates vying for three seats on the Florence Town Council took part in a forum last night to discuss the issues facing Florence, as well as their visions for the town’s …

Florence trims town budget

The Florence Town Council unanimously approved the town’s fiscal year 2022-2023 budget at tonight’s council meeting. ...

Florence Chamber is all in

After two years of being put on hold to thanks to, what else, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is bringing back its largest fundraiser. “The first time we …

Meet Your Neighbor: Cathy Adam works to preserve …

If Cathy Adam had turned her back on Arizona it wouldn’t have been hard to blame her. She first came to Florence from her hometown of New York City in the early aughts when she inherited her …

Site plan for Queen Creek Crossing approved by P&Z

A preliminary site plan for the second phase of the Queen Creek Crossing retail center was approved by the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission on June 8. Trish Flower of Upward …

Florence town council rejects proposed RV storage …

Amid public concerns, the Florence Town Council voted against issuing a conditional use permit to a company that planned to build an RV storage center at the northwest corner of West Merrill Ranch …

Second hotel coming to Queen Creek

The town of Queen Creek has agreed to sell more than 2.4 acres of town-owned land for the express purpose of building a hotel. The proposed hotel would be located on the southwest corner of …

Florence hires new economic development director

Harvey Krauss applied for the vacant position of Florence’s town manager. Instead, he has been hired as the town’s new economic development director and senior planner. “This …

A look at Queen Creek Town Council candidates

With current Councilmember Emilena Turley not running for reelection and Councilmember Julia Wheatley running for mayor, only one incumbent, Dawn Oliphant, is running to keep her seat. She faces …

A look at the candidates for Florence Town Council

With current Council Member John Anderson not running for reelection, Vice Mayor Michelle Cordes and Council Member Judy Hughes are looking to keep their seats on the Florence Town Council. They …

Company plans to develop $180M project in Queen Creek

  Approximately 68 acres of land just west of the southwest corner of Germann and Meridian roads in Queen Creek recently was acquired by real-estate developer Thompson Thrift ...

New Fry’s Marketplace, rental units coming to Queen …

The Queen Creek Town Council voted at its Wednesday, June 1, meeting to approve a rezoning and commercial site plan that will bring another Fry’s Marketplace to the town as well as open the …

Queen Creek council approves plans for a new …

The Queen Creek Town Council recently approved rezoning almost 16 acres of land, as well as a site plan for a new residential development, Mayberry on Rittenhouse. The development will consist of …

Queen Creek school officials prepare for shootings, …

As the nation continues to process and mourn the murders of 19 fourth graders and three adults in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, parents here in Queen Creek are likely …

Florence school officials prepare for shootings, …

As the nation continues to process and mourn the murders of 19 fourth graders and three adults in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, parents here in Florence are likely …

Queen Creek council approves $730M for fiscal year …

The Queen Creek Town Council approved a $730.2 million budget for fiscal year 2022-23 at its May 18 meeting. That’s an increase of about 50% from the current year budget of $487.2 million. The …

Queen Creek Chamber uses videos to promote small …

The Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce is trying out a new way to connect shoppers with smaller, locally owned stores. Chamber staff is now going to businesses in order to shoot video of the stores …

Construction continues on Queen Creek’s new high …

Crismon High in Queen Creek is moving closer to completion just in time for its July opening. The Queen Creek Unified School District recently hosted a tour of the construction site. The high …

Arizona Flower Girl is now on Main Street in Florence

For the woman in Florence known simply as the Flower Girl business is blooming. Megan Wright recently moved her Arizona Flower Girl business out of her home and into a storefront in the historic …

Queen Creek athlete is one step closer to living out …

The last player picked in the NFL draft is known as “Mr. Irrelevant.” It’s not the most complimentary of names, but Queen Creek resident Brock Purdy doesn’t mind. He’s …
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