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News

Salvation Army heat relief stations open excessive heat warning days

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services activate 10 heat relief stations throughout the Valley on any day the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning. East …
DEVELOPMENT

Just won't quit: Arizona farming families persist as development gobbles up land

The Rayner and Gladden families’ multigenerational Southwest Valley farming operations have weathered just about everything the world has thrown at them for the better part of 100 years, from drought and pests to extreme price swings and two pandemics, but there are two modern threats that are unrelenting — development and water availability.

COVID-19 cases top 2,430 in Queen Creek, San Tan Valley

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Aug. 12 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley is 2,432 --- in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. More than 90% of …

Signal Butte Road now open from Queen Creek to Germann

Signal Butte Road has been extended from Queen Creek to Germann Road. The new roadway is a joint project between the Town of Queen Creek and a private developer, according to a release. The …

Assaults, theft, attempted theft reported in Queen Creek Aug. 1-7 to MCSO

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of thefts and assaults in the Queen Creek area Aug. 1-7: Assault, reported at 9:33 p.m. Aug. 1 in the 33700 block of North …

Sex offenses reported in Pinal County near Queen Creek Aug. 1-7

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports on the following sex-offenses incidents in the Queen Creek area Aug. 1-7: Sex offenses, reported at 9:19 a.m. Aug. 1 in the 3100 block of East …

Queen Creek Fire and Medical to welcome its first ladder truck

Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department’s first ladder truck, Ladder 411, will officially go into service Friday, Aug. 14. From Fire Station No. 1, Ladder 411 will provide enhanced …
Money

ADOR returns more than $42M in unclaimed property

The Arizona Department of Revenue’s unclaimed property program returned $42.5 million to rightful owners in the fiscal year July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.
Government

Queen Creek Planning and Zoning Commission meets Aug. 12

Public hearings on a rezoning for commercial uses at Empire Boulevard and Ellsworth Road, and for a shopping center and multi-family development at Riggs and Gary roads are to be held …

Queen Creek approves $30K agreement meant for fire support services

The renewal of a $30,000 intergovernmental agreement with the Town of Gilbert for fire support services has been approved by Queen Creek Town Council. The council on Aug. 5 voted unanimously to …
Opinion

Valley residents are continuing to work through the slight declining trend of COVID-19, many are still concerned about the safety of themselves and their families.

Through the Birthday Dreams program at Arizona Helping Hands, 1,823 children in foster care have had birthdays made special in 2020. More than 250 boys and girls each month have received gifts …
Serving on the Queen Creek Town Council since 2002, I have had the opportunity to grow with the community. From building Mansel Carter Oasis Park, opening the splash pad at Founders’ Park, …
Neighbors

Your name: Erica Marquez Business name: Butterfly Effect Aerial Yoga Website/social media: www.butterflyeffectaerialyoga.com; Facebook: ButterflyEffectAerialYoga; Instagram: …

Your Name: William B. Amistad Jr. Business Name: Amistad Clinic, internal medicine. Town/Neighborhood: Queen Creek Hours of operation: Queen Creek clinic, 18914 E. San Tan Blvd. Suite 101; …
Business

Queen Creek, San Tan Valley recipients of federal Payment Protection Program loans

A total of 975 Queen Creek and 169 San Tan Valley businesses received federal Payment Protection Program loans by July, documents show, ranging from $474 up to, potentially, $2 million. Those in …
BUSINESS

71 of 82 Newport Homes sold at Cadence in just 4 months

Sales have exceeded expectations at Newport Homes’ neighborhood, The Strand at Cadence, Arizona-based real estate investment and development company Harvard Investments recently …

Independent Newsmedia launches real-time, interactive calendar of events at YourValley.net

Independent Newsmedia is providing communities across the Valley of the Sun a free and interactive resource helping event promoters during the time of the novel coronavirus.

Pinal County Business Sustainability Program could offer up to $30,000 if extended

Discussion on reopening and extending a business-sustainability program to assist unincorporated Pinal County businesses struggling with the effects of COVID-19 is a topic of the Aug. 12 meeting of …
BUSINESS

NAI Horizon negotiates $8.35M sale of self-storage facility, representing Apache Junction seller

NAI Horizon Senior Vice President Denise Nunez and associate Victoria Filice represented the Apache Junction seller in the $8.35 million investment sale of American Self Storage and Mail Center, …
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