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Long-time Queen Creek engineering business site rezoned for retail

The site of a 55-year-old landmark Queen Creek business near the Downtown Core is being sold and plans are to convert the area into a restaurant and retail space. At its Feb. 21 meeting, the Queen …

Help Queen Creek Babbo Italian Eatery raise money for pancreatic cancer research

Babbo Italian Eatery is hosting its third annual Baseball for Babbo Day of Giving event this month.

Mesa Gateway airtanker base hosting wildfire season prep academy

Residents of the Queen Valley area will notice an increase in air traffic Feb. 25-March 15 every day except Sundays due to the annual National Aerial Supervision Training Academy at Phoenix …

BBB hosting essay scholarship contest for Valley high school students

Valley high school students can express in a written essay lessons learned in life by overcoming ethical dilemmas for the chance to win a college scholarship.
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Preston Lord investigators closing in on charges

Queen Creek Police Chief Randy Brice briefed the public Wednesday on the latest developments in the Preston Lord homicide case as the Maricopa County attorney signaled that charges could be made …


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Queen Creek business possibly exposed to measles

Two new cases of measles in the southeast Valley have been traced to exposure at five locations, including Queen Creek. The new cases were reported earlier this month, according to a press …

Higley board approves new superintendent's contract

The Higley Unified School District officially hired Nate Carman as its superintendent Feb. 21 as the governing board unanimously approved his contract.   The district announced the hiring …

Basha girls, Casteel boys shine for CUSD at state wrestling

PHOENIX — Several Chandler Unified School District wrestlers made statements about the strength of their programs in the Feb. 15-17 state championships at Veterans Coliseum. In girls …

Lord death ruled a homicide by Maricopa M.E.

The Maricopa County Medical Examiner has ruled 16-year-old Preston Lord's death a homicide.   Lord was severely beaten during a house party in Queen Creek on Oct. 28. He died of his …

Luxury nail salon opening two locations in Queen Creek

A luxury nail salon is opening two new locations at Queen Creek Crossing and Vineyard Towne Center this weekend. Zara Nail Bar will hold its grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Vineyard Towne …

Queen Creek school named A+ School of Excellence

Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary in the Queen Creek Unified School District is now an A+ School of Excellence. This recognition is the highest state-level award granted by the Arizona …
bullion depository

Queen Creek senator proposes Arizona gold exchange, Tempe lawmaker scoffs at idea

PHOENIX - Arizona would create its own version of Fort Knox to store gold bullion and set up a state-run exchange where residents could buy, sell and store gold under a proposal being pushed by a …
Things to Do

Spring into fun in Queen Creek

Queen Creek’s first signature event of the year is leaping into town. Spring Into QC takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at Mansel Carter Oasis Park, 19535 E. Appleby Road. …

Gilbert, Queen Creek lawmaker calls restricting driving miles 'tyrannical'

PHOENIX - The free ride for owners of electric vehicles in Arizona could soon be coming to an end.   Members of the House Committee on Transportation and Technology have approved a plan to …

Higley USD picks Texas administrator as next superintendent

The Higley Unified School District has gone to Texas to find its next superintendent.   The district announced Feb. 16 that it has chosen Nate Carman, superintendent of the Socorro …

Queen Creek Police look for possible witness

The Queen Creek Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a potential witness to another incident that occurred on Oct. 28 near the scene of the Preston Lord homicide. …

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Queen Creek’s signature event, Spring Into QC, will include free egg hunts for the kids.

Spring into fun in Queen Creek

Queen Creek’s first signature event of the year is leaping into town. Spring Into QC takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at Mansel Carter Oasis Park, 19535 E. Appleby Road. …
A tractor at the 2008 Arizona Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association show in Apache Junction.

Antique tractors, engines in Apache Junction March 9

The Arizona Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association’s annual tractor show is March 9 in Apache Junction. It is 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, 1590 E. Lost …
The live jousting tournaments are one of the festival’s most popular attractions. Armored knights on charging steeds take up their lances and battle for the queen’s honor. Cheer on your favorite armored knight at one of the three daily jousting tournaments in a 5,000-seat arena.

Arizona Renaissance Festival begins Saturday in Gold Canyon

Take a unique trip back in time to the Arizona Renaissance Festival Saturdays and Sundays Feb. 3-March 31 at 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60 in Gold Canyon, just east of Apache Junction. The …
East Valley Institute of Technology students training in the aviation program.

East Valley Institute of Technology Expo Saturday

The East Valley Institute of Technology will host its annual EVIT Expo event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, Saturday, Jan. 27, at the EVIT Main Campus, 1601 W. Main St. in Mesa. The free event allows the …
The Lost Dutchman Marathon races are nonprofit and benefit local youth organizations. Since 2002 the races have donated more than $838.000 to these causes.

Still time to register for 23rd Annual Lost Dutchman Marathon races

The 23rd Annual Lost Dutchman Marathon races are due to take place over the Presidents Day weekend in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. There are a very limited number of spaces available in the 8K trail run, …
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