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New QCPD chief promises a responsive and community-focused force

Twelve hours after launching the new Queen Creek Police Department, Chief Randy Brice held his first press conference. At midnight, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office officially handed off law …
Education

EVIT student travel approved to 2 conferences

Overnight travel has been approved for two groups of East Valley Institute of Technology students to attend in-state conferences. The EVIT governing board on Jan. 10 approved travel to the …
News

112-acre industrial development site in Mesa sells for $36.7M

SVN Desert Commercial Advisors recently completed the sale of an approximately 112-acre industrial site in Mesa at the southwest corner of Warner and Sossaman Roads just north of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway …
Government

Queen Creek town offices to close on Jan. 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Town of Queen Creek offices and Recreation Annex will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day. The closure will not impact any public safety or …
Transportation

Ground broken on final stretch of Meridian Corridor in Queen Creek

Work has begun on extending Meridian Road, a future regional corridor, from Queen Creek Road to Germann Road. 
Real Estate

New rental community being built in Queen Creek

A new rental community is going up near Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. The Empire Group of Companies is working with Schnepf Farm owners’ Mark and Carrie Schnepf to develop a community that …
Education

East Valley Institute of Technology sells 90.7FM for $112K

The East Valley Institute of Technology has sold all of its assets used in the operation of FM broadcast station KVIT, Apache Junction, to Desert Soul Media Inc., an Arizona not-for-profit …
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Queen Creek Town Council approves temporary policy change in response to supply chain issues

Supply chain issues have been causing problems for businesses and towns across the country. In response, Queen Creek has instituted a temporary measure that will raise the dollar amount of some …
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Process begins to improve critical intersection in Queen Creek

The Queen Creek town council has approved entering an Intergovernmental Agreement with Maricopa County and the city of Mesa estimated at $1.5 million for the design of the Sossaman and Germann …
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New park with aquatic center coming to Queen Creek

The residents of Queen Creek can look forward to getting a new park with a multigenerational recreation center and aquatics center. Last month, the town council approved funding for the new park …
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“I will never sell another piece of real estate,” said my son, Corey. “I regret selling my condo before buying my current house,” he added.

Dear Speaker Bowers and Senate President Fann, we understand from recent media reports that the decisions announced last week regarding COVID-19 protocols in the House and Senate have not yet been finalized. As you discuss the final arrangements, we urge you to reimplement safety measures that will protect both members and the public and allow for all voices to be heard at the capitol.
Arizona’s current drought is coming up on 15 years in length and has surpassed the worst drought in more than 110 years of official record keeping. Arizona’s water reservoirs are severely depleted, and according to the United States Drought Monitor, nearly 99% of Arizona is in some sort of drought.
Neighbors

Soroptimist International of the East Valley marks more than 50 years in operation with festivities 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail …

Queen Creek’s first new baby of the year was born almost an hour into 2022. The baby girl was born after midnight on New Year’s Day at Banner Ironwood Medical …
Joyce Hildebrandt, who served four terms on the Queen Creek Town Council from 1993 until 2010, died on Sunday Dec. 26. She was 77. “I had the distinct honor to serve two terms on the council …
Business

CMC Steel Arizona - Breaking Ground on the World’s First Combination Micro Mill

CMC is a pioneer of sustainable steel solutions and is continually looking for ways to innovate. Earlier this year, we officially broke ground in Mesa on a new state-of-the-art steelmaking facility …
Business

New businesses now open at 3 East Valley shopping centers

Over the past two months, five new tenants have opened their doors at three of Vestar’s East Valley shopping centers – Queen Creek Marketplace, Crossroads Towne Center and Gilbert Gateway …
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Meet Your Business: Beach Front Computers in San Tan Valley

Sean Cormier, the owner of Beach Front Computers, isn’t just about computers. Yes, he’s worked in information technology for 17 years, including a stint at Amazon, but he also owned …
Business

High school student scholarships available from Mediacom

Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 21st consecutive year and …
Business

Serrano’s has 3 specials through Dec. 6

Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants, which celebrates 42 years in the restaurant industry in December, will be spreading cheer this holiday season through the sale of its tamales and …
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