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Business

Automotive repair chain looking for entrepreneur for new Queen Creek franchise

Christian Brothers Automotive is looking for entrepreneurs interested in opening a new location in Queen Creek. Based in Texas, Christian Brothers Automotive has more than 100 franchises around …
News

Pinal County surveying residents on occupational skills, aspirations

Pinal County is conducting a survey of residents of northwest Pinal County to better understand their occupational skills and aspirations. This information will help county and city leaders …
COVID-19

Arizona announces state-run vaccine site in east Valley

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services has announced a state-operated COVID-19 vaccination site in the Phoenix metropolitan area’s east Valley. The new site will …
Education

J.O. Combs Unified creates alumni association for Combs High School graduates

The J.O. Combs Unified School District has formed the Combs High School Alumni Association. Created under the umbrella of the Combs Education Foundation, the alumni association will be comprised of …

Eastbound I-10 lane restricted Feb. 22-25 at Gila River Bridge south of Chandler

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead and allow extra travel time when eastbound Interstate 10 is restricted at the Gila River Bridge, south of Chandler, from 9 a.m. …
Utilities

EPCOR to continue COVID-19 bill credit program in 2021

EPCOR USA Inc. is extending its program to help Arizona customers with monthly bill credits into 2021 as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hit the economy.
transportation

Pair of East Valley freeway projects in early construction stages

Initial construction is underway on two East Valley freeway projects designed to open more travel options for drivers in the east Mesa, Queen Creek, Apache Junction and south Gilbert areas. Crews …
development

$2.35M winning bid for state trust land in San Tan Valley

There was one bid of $2.35 million at a recent auction for 26.216 acres of State Trust Land in San Tan Valley. BYPG Holdings LLC was the successful bidder, according to the Arizona State Land …
COVID-19

Over 75? Get your COVID-19 vaccine at grocery stores soon

Three major pharmacy chains across the Valley of the Sun will soon be offering COVID-19 vaccines to Maricopa County residents over the age of 75.
Subscriber exclusive

Pinal County supervisors address marijuana business regulations

There are no medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Pinal County, but there are pages of regulations regarding their operation, including requiring a special-use permit. Now that voters …
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Opinion

EPCOR has received a $250,000 grant from the Water Management Assistance Program at the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR), important funding that will help a group of agricultural and …

It’s tempting these days to believe that once COVID-19 is contained, the U.S. economy will bounce back quickly, replenishing jobs and incomes lost in the pandemic. Yet there is an early warning …
The idea of maintaining civil discourse when debating public issues of the day is more than lip-service at Independent Newsmedia. At Yourvalley.net, which is powered by the work of local …
Neighbors

The weather will be heating up soon and that means splash pad season in Queen Creek. The town recently announced that the splash pad at Founders’ Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road, will open for …

Dr. Terri Ackland, academic dean for arts and humanities at Central Arizona College, has been named a distinguished college administrator by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Ackland is one of 26 …
Central Arizona College English faculty awarded book and completion scholarships to multiple students this spring. “This spring there were 91 applicants for the book scholarship and 32 …
Business
business

San Tan Hyundai of Gilbert earns national service award for fourth time

San Tan Hyundai of Gilbert has earned the 2020 Top Service Satisfaction Dealer Award in the U.S. It is the fourth consecutive year that the dealership has won this national designation. “We …
Travel

Allegiant adding nonstop service between Gateway Airport and San Diego

Allegiant on Feb. 9 announced 34 new nonstop routes, including Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to San Diego International Airport beginning May 27. To celebrate its new routes, Allegiant is offering …
Business

Restaurant adds new location at San Tan Village

Bourbon & Bones Chophouse | Bar, the boutique steakhouse in Old Town Scottsdale, has opened a second location in Gilbert at San Tan Village. It aims to deliver its brand of fine dining to the far …
Real Estate

Fulton Homes bringing new master-planned community to Queen Creek

A new master-planned community it coming to Queen Creek. Fulton Homes is beginning work on the infrastructure at Barney Farms, a 550-acre master-planned community that has been years in the …
Neighbors

New business with sharpen your sewing skills

Remember how making sourdough bread became a thing during last year’s COVID-19 lockdown? Well, it turns out that as our means of entertainment continue to be restricted due to the virus, some …
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