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Construction of an extension of Gateway Freeway State Route 24 east of Ellsworth Road in Mesa will require an overnight ramp closure. The westbound SR 24 on-ramp at Ellsworth Road is scheduled to … more
The unit will be an addition to the fleet and will be a front-line unit responding out of the new Station 221 in Eastmark. Mesa City Council has approved the purchase of an all-electric pumper … more
Discussion on allowing a variance for a mother-in-law suite to be constructed within the required rear yard setback at 939 E. Kael St. has been postponed to give city staff time to research 20 nearby … more
On Oct. 13, FBI and Phoenix Police Department officials worked together to arrest a 27-year-old woman accused of robbing four east Valley banks. Taylor Stewart, 27, was arrested without incident, … more
Motorists who use U.S. Highway 60 between Superior and Miami should plan for a full closure of the highway 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, while crews remove the old Pinto Creek Bridge. During the … more
A reduction to the side yard setback requirements for work done by a previous owner and to pave the way for the construction of a new carport is allowed at 625 N. Macdonald, the Mesa Board of … more

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for overnight intermittent closures lasting up to 15 minutes along Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway between Gilbert and Greenfield roads … more
A 208-unit apartment complex costing $70 million is to be constructed on 9.12 acres on the northeast corner of Ray Road and Bradley Drive in the community of Eastmark in Mesa. The Mesa Planning … more
The Mesa Police Department took reports of one robbery and three fraud incidents Oct. 1-7: Fraud/forgery — false reporting at a highway/road/alley/sidewalk Oct. 1 in the 1400 block of South … more
The Arizona Department of Health Services on Oct. 13 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Mesa is 91,409 in ZIP codes 85201-85210, 85212, 85213 and 85215. It is an increase of 1,242 from a … more
As COVID-19 emptied college campuses of students in 2020, the smaller number of people gathered at Phoenix- area schools contributed to some twists and turns in campus crime data. more
Arizona students took a hit when it came to learning during the pandemic so far, and it may take several years to correct that slide. The state is putting roughly $19 million into corrective … more
Several Phoenix-area community colleges are growing seed libraries to benefit students, faculty, the public and the wildlife that lives in Maricopa County. more

Proposed text amendments to the Mesa city code relating to historic preservation — including adding language to emphasize that interiors of dwellings and buildings can be protected and … more
Where to place a plaque to commemorate the American Revolutionary War or in honor of the sacrifices made by Mesa residents in other wars was discussed recently by the Mesa Historic Preservation … more
This school year marks the 30th anniversary of Arizona’s first and oldest Career Technical Education District — the East Valley Institute of Technology. What started out as one campus … more
There were nine crimes reported in 2020 at Northern Arizona University’s campus at Mesa Community College, according to a federally mandated campus-security report released this month. NAU … more
There were five crimes reported in 2020 — including a rape — at Upper Iowa University’s Mesa campus, according to a federally mandated campus-security report released … more
Queen Creek resident Nick Myers and Mesa resident Kevin Thompson, a Republican team running for the Arizona Corp. Commission, are calling upon the Biden administration and Arizona’s … more
The Mesa Police Department took reports of the following robberies Sept. 18-30: Robbery of an individual, reported Sept. 21 at a highway/road/alley/sidewalk in the 800 block of North … more

There were five crimes reported in 2020 — including two incidents of stalking on campus property — at Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Williams campus in Mesa, according to a … more
There were two crimes reported on non-campus property in 2020 — including an aggravated assault — at Benedictine University-Mesa, according to a federally mandated campus-security report … more
The Arizona Department of Health Services on Oct. 6 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Mesa is 90,167 in ZIP codes 85201-85210, 85212, 85213 and 85215. More than 90% of cases were mapped … more
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences is participating in a multi-state natural therapy research study for Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome, also called long-haul COVID or … more
The Thunderbirds --- hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open --- announced the 2021 edition of “The People’s Open” raised more than $3.8 million that will be awarded to Arizona … more
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