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Queen Creek police officers sworn-in by mayor

In a historic first for Queen Creek, 52 members of the Queen Creek Police Department received their badges in a special ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The officers, sergeants and lieutenants were …

Valley districts look to spend millions of dollars in COVID relief funds

Valley school districts have received millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funds, with potentially tens of millions more coming that will need to be spent in the next two years.
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Queen Creek, Goodyear lose out to Texas for Samsung plant

After months of waiting, neither Queen Creek nor Goodyear will be the site of Samsung’s new $17 billion semiconductor factory. According to the New York Times, the South Korean electronics …
Local News

Queen Creek Town offices closed on Thanksgiving Day

The town of Queen Creek offices and Recreation Annex will close on Thursday Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The Recreation Annex also will be closed on Friday, Nov. 26. This closure will …
Entertainment

New casino coming to the southeast Valley

Gila River Hotels & Casinos officially announced its newest project, Santan Mountain, at a groundbreaking ceremony recently on Gila River Indian Community land south of Chandler. The …
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Queen Creek Council to decide on future of home rule

A state law limiting government spending was enacted just a few years before Queen Creek was incorporated, but it still governs how the town builds its budget. The town has overridden the limit by …
Government

Town of Queen Creek offices closed on Veterans Day

The town of Queen Creek offices and Recreation Annex will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. This closure, however, will not impact public safety or …
Development

Queen Creek’s Rittenhouse Road Project wins award

The Town of Queen Creek was recently recognized with an American Council of Engineering Companies, Arizona Chapter, Honor Award for the Rittenhouse Road Project from Ocotillo to Riggs …
Environment

Register for the Queen Creek Recycles Drop-off event on Nov. 13

Queen Creek will host a recycling event on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Field Operations Facility, 19715 S. 220th St.   Registration Process The recycling drop-off event is …
Government

Queen Creek’s outreach efforts earn awards

The town of Queen Creek’s marketing and communications efforts were recently honored with two awards at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Phoenix annual awards ceremony and the …
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Opinion

Americans have an anger problem. People rage at each other. They are angry at public officials for shutting down parts of society. Or for the opposite reason because they aren’t doing enough to curb the virus. Democrats vent their rage at Republicans. And Republicans treat Democrats not as opponents but as enemies.

With the Thanksgiving gatherings concluded and the leftovers long-since eaten, many of us are starting to put up holiday decorations for the holiday season. And we’re fortunate that here in the Valley, there’s a pretty good chance the weather will be perfect while you string the lights.
If the omicron variant of the coronavirus is different enough from the original variant, it’s possible that existing vaccines won’t be as effective as they have been. If so, it’s likely that companies will need to update their vaccines to better fight omicron.
Neighbors

You would be hard-pressed to find a better cheerleader for Queen Creek than Thomas Jambor. Jambor has lived in the area even before it became Queen Creek. He looks back on those early years …

Aimee Takaha has been sheltering disabled farm animals for years. She has saved them and they, she said, have saved her. She first began taking in the animals as a way to deal with PTSD from …
The East Valley Institute of Technology is currently enrolling adults for Spring 2022 post-secondary programs and high school students for the 2022-23 school year. High school students can start …
Business
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 …
Business

Aldi opens in Queen Creek on Dec. 10

The ALDI grocery store chain will be opening its first stores in Queen Creek and Phoenix on Dec. 10. The new stores are part of the retailer’s aggressive expansion plan to open approximately …
Paid Content

Aramark to host massive hiring event

Looking for a new opportunity? We have some exciting news to announce! As ASU gears up for the fall semester, Aramark is hiring. If you’re looking for a great work environment, flexible …
Business

Safely ‘Shop QC’ this holiday season

With the holiday shopping season starting, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 6 - Queen Creek is warning residents to be alert when they “Shop …
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