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Schnepfs sell land for build-to-rent community in Queen Creek

One of the founding members of Queen Creek is selling 13 acres of land in order to build rental housing. Mark Schnepf, who helped lead incorporation efforts for Queen Creek and later became the …
Water

CAP board supports Colorado River Indian Tribes Water Resiliency Act

By a unanimous vote, the Central Arizona Project Governing Board has endorsed the Colorado River Indian Tribes Water Resiliency Act of 2021. This bill, introduced by U.S. Mark Kelly and …
Water

Pinal County farmer struggles to grow crops with less water

CASA GRANDE — It’s harvest season for Caywood Farms east of Casa Grande. The tractor is gassed up, the swather blades are sharp and Nancy Caywood is ready to farm. Only one thing is …
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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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Opinion

So much is being said about the right to vote. The part that is of concern to me is the specifics. I am not aware of any individual or group that is being denied the right to vote.

Both Pres. Biden and Sen. Romney are activated by an understanding of religion that might best be described as “Christianity Lite.” They feel called to seek unity, never be judgmental, be a loving neighbor to all, and take a soft-shoe approach to knotty public problems.
Voting rights? I’m puzzled. Why should there be any issue re: the right of all U.S. citizens to be able to vote? Or why make it more difficult for any U.S. citizen to vote?
Neighbors

If you’re looking to shed those extra pounds you gained during the holidays, now may not be the best time. Girl Scout cookie season is upon us and who can resist those delicious …

Meet Lizzy and Ally Small, two Girl Scouts hailing from the town of Queen Creek. For the next six weeks, the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council will host its cookie season Jan. 17-Feb. …
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 …
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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