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Queen Creek News & Opinion
News
News

Loop 202 Red Mountain, Santan freeway lane closures next week

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for weeknight travel delays on eastbound Loop 202 while alternating lane closures are in place for pavement …
Business

Costco plan moves forward in Queen Creek

A popular retailer is coming to Queen Creek. “Since I’ve been in Queen Creek, at least the last several years, one of the major questions I’ve gotten is when are we going to get …
Subscriber Exclusive

New high school is expected to be built in southern Queen Creek

After months of secret negotiations, south Queen Creek will be the site of the town’s third high school. “The first part of the process is to acquire the land and once we get the land …
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Work continues on 2 permanent Queen Creek fire stations

Queen Creek is making headway on the construction of two permanent fire stations. The town currently has five fire stations, but stations 2 and 5 are currently in modular buildings, with the …
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Queen Creek land auction attracting Samsung is postponed again

The auction of a parcel of state land in Queen Creek that Samsung is considering as an operations site has been postponed again. The approximately 915 acres is on the northwest corner of Ironwood …
PANDEMIC SOLUTIONS

County conducting COVID-19 impacts survey

A new survey from Maricopa County Department of Public Health asks county residents ages 12 and older how COVID-19 has impacted them and their families.
Government

Queen Creek’s Town Manager Celebrates 25 Years at post

Queen Creek has experienced various changes since it incorporated in 1989, but one element has remained constant since 1996 -- the leadership of John Kross. Kross started with the Town in 1996 as …
Transportation

Rittenhouse Road opens to two lanes in each direction through Queen Creek

The long-awaited Rittenhouse Road improvement project will open this afternoon. The project, which includes two lanes in each direction from Ocotillo south to Riggs, also includes right-turn lanes at …
Government

Queen Creek to survey residents on parks

Queen Creek residents can provide their opinions about future parks and recreation facilities to the town council by participating in a brief survey. Over the next several weeks, residents will be …
News

SRP’s underground water storage project near Mesa to assist with drought

The Granite Reef Underground Storage Project, one of Arizona’s largest water-banking facilities and one of the biggest recharge projects of its kind in the nation, is back in operation this …
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Opinion

On the Ellsworth Ranch and Desert Diamond Park housing construction: As you are aware this subdivision is in process. My concern to date is the destruction of the 100-year-old trees and animals …

In 1972, mayors from all over Arizona struck a deal with leaders at the State Capitol that helped our economy grow, kept taxes simple and helped create the strong cities and towns we have today. In …
Our biggest news this month is that the Board of Supervisors has approved funding and forward movement on building a new East Valley shelter. This is a huge win for the animals and animal lovers …
Neighbors

Braxton Brewer had an idea and it turned out to be a winner. Braxton won the kids division category of Bashas’ doughnut flavor competition held in conjunction with National Doughnut Day in …

Your Name: Ernie Merrill Business Name: Arizona Lifestyle Home Remodeling. We specialize in residential home remodeling. We also have a sister business called Minuteman Air, Plumbing & …
The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty. Readers are invited to submit scenic pictures of desert …
Business
Business

Queen Creek land auction attracting Samsung is postponed again

The auction of a parcel of state land in Queen Creek that Samsung is considering as an operations site has been postponed again. The approximately 915 acres is on the northwest corner of Ironwood …
Business

4Ten Real Estate and Property Management acquires Local Property Management

4Ten Real Estate and Property Management, a Gilbert business, has acquired Local Property Management LLC. Jason and Jessie Geroux, a husband and wife team, began 4Ten Real Estate and Property …
Business

Heritage square PADS sell for $1.9 million in Queen Creek to build veterinary hospital

Some of the most intriguing commercial real estate deals are the ones that are seamlessly processed and closed within a short time, this is one of those deals.
Business

Adam Archuleta opens fresh fast-casual CoreLife Eatery in East Valley

Former NFL and ASU player Adam Archuleta is opening a new fast-casual restaurant in Gilbert to help contribute to the burgeoning healthier inexpensive fast-casual marketplace. The restaurant is …
Business

Banner Ironwood opens pediatric unit in Queen Creek as Banner Children’s expands

Banner Ironwood Medical Center has opened a new six-bed Banner Children’s inpatient unit to help meet the pediatric health care needs of Queen Creek and the surrounding area. The pediatric unit …
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