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Pedestrian killed in collision with train in Gilbert

A collision between a pedestrian and  a train in Gilbert resulted in the pedestrian's death, police said.

Wyyred announces first rollout of fiber service in Gilbert

A fiber internet provider unveiled its plans March 29 to expand its service to Gilbert, where it has started putting in the infrastructure in three neighborhoods. 

Work on Higley High continues despite bond defeat

Work on upgrading Higley High School to accommodate growth and renovate the aging facility is continuing, even after voters rejected the school district’s bond question.

Gilbert Public Schools board gives OK to financial audit, questionnaire

The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board approved an audit and a compliance questionnaire at its March 28 business meeting.  Both the Single Audit Reporting Package and the Uniform System …

Popular Portillo’s set to open in Queen Creek

Portillo’s, the popular Chicago-style hot dog chain, plans to open a location in Queen Creek later this year.According to the company, Portillo’s will be located on the southeast corner …

SRP adds to November rate hike, average electric bill rises $12 monthly

Salt River Project will increase the average residential customers’ utility bill nearly $12 a month beginning in November. The SRP board of directors approved the increase Tuesday, March 28. …

Owner’s second career shows off Natural Expressions from earth

Fred Thiele says the difference between a museum and his Gilbert-based shop, Natural Expressions, is that it doesn’t cost to get in and everything is for sale.


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Two Queen Creek schools get new principals

Frances Brandon Pickett Elementary and Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary will have new principals for the 2023-2024 school year. The Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board and …
Parks and recreation

Gilbert seeking public input for parks master plan

Gilbert is seeking public input as it is developing a 10-year parks and recreation master plan that will guide decision-making for future parks, trails and program offerings.  
Health care

Dignity Health East Valley adds graduate medical education programs

Dignity Health announced the creation of graduate medical education programs to meet the health care needs of the East Valley community
Public safety

Gilbert police looking for victims of karate instructor after arrest

The Gilbert Police Department is  seeking  to see if there are  additional victims of a Gilbert man accused of having sexual conduct  with a minor through a local martial arts …

Gilbert looking for service projects for volunteers

The town of Gilbert is looking for potential service projects for its next Day of Service on April 15, especially from seniors who may need some extra help.   Projects can include assistance …
Public safety

Aspire Academy immerses girls in police, fire experience

Aspire Academy is a four-day immersive experience for girls ages 14 to 18 that teaches them about public-safety careers and allows them to take up some of the training challenges associated with police and fire.

Utilities driving Gilbert's design along Ocotillo Road

Shane Leonard knows well the Ocotillo Road area well and the situation Gilbert and Maricopa County island residents along the road find themselves in. He grew up not far away, at the corner of Higley …
Health care

Banner Gateway opens its expansion in Gilbert

Banner Gateway Medical Center threw open the doors to its new, five-story patient tower and additional areas Tuesday, March 21, doubling the size of the hospital.   The $243-million …

Gilbert resident files 2 notices of claim against town

A Gilbert resident and frequent critic of Mayor Brigette Peterson is part of two notices of claim against the town filed Monday related to his ejection from a September town council …
Opinions with Civility
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 …
According to the Arizona Commerce Authority, "Arizona is the best state in the nation for entrepreneurship, innovation and emerging technology."  At the end of August, Governor Doug …
The Black Hole will make a perform at the Water Tower Plaza in Gilbert on March 23.

The Black Hole plays Gilbert Water Tower Plaza at March 23 event

The Black Hole will be the performer at Gilbert's March 23 Concert in the Park. The free event runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Water Tower Plaza, 45 W. Page Ave., Gilbert. The Black Hole is …
Gilbert will host an egg hunt for "Bunny's Night Out."

Gilbert holding 'Bunny's Night Out' egg hunt, movie March 31

Gilbert is hosting "Bunny's Night Out," an egg hunt and movie event, at the Cactus Yards Fieldhouse on March 31. Participants will race around the soccer field collecting as many eggs as they can. …
Boots in the Park will be held March 18 at Gilbert Regional Park.

'Boots in the Park' event set for March 18 in Gilbert

Country music stars Chris Young, Trace Adkins, Dylan Scott, Frank Ray, Ella Langley and Joe Peters perform March 18 at Boots in the Park n Gilbert. The event at Gilbert Regional Park, 3005 E. …
Sydney Swanson, 16, performs at the March 16 Concert in the Park at Gilbert's Water Tower Plaza.

Sydney Swanson performs at March 16 Gilbert Concert in the Park

Sydney Swanson, a 16-year-old singer/songwriter that plays both piano and guitar, will be the next performer at Gilbert's Concert in the Park series Thursday, March 16. Swanson performs from 11:30 …
Higley Center for the Performing Arts

Gilbert Symphony Orchestra returns March 12

The Gilbert Symphony Orchestra will perform  from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert. The event has free general admission. …
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