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Queen Creek’s dog park closed July 1 - Aug. 31 for maintenance

Maintenance work will keep Queen Creek’s Pocket Park for Pups at Founders' Park closed from July 1 – Aug. 31. In the meantime, the town will have a pop-up dog park available in another …

Queen Creek Republican gives no stars to Hollywood tax credits legislation

PHOENIX - State lawmakers have agreed to use the lure of millions of dollars in tax credits in hopes of bringing Hollywood to Arizona. But not everyone is sure they want the folks associated with …
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Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney has died

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney died last night at the age of 74 after battling a lung infection for several months. “It is with deep sadness that the town shares the passing pf Queen Creek …

Queen Creek lawmaker votes for vouchers, says public schools have 'woke' agenda

PHOENIX - State representatives voted Wednesday to let any Arizona youngster get state funds to attend a private or parochial school. The party-line vote for universal vouchers for all 1.1 million …

More than 300 new coronavirus cases reported in Queen Creek area

The Arizona Department of Health Services on June 22 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley at 53,656 in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. That is an increase …

Queen Creek Town Council candidates discuss roads, parks at forum

All four people vying for three seats on the Queen Creek Town Council participated in a forum co-sponsored by the Queen Creek Independent and the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. The forum took …

State Route 24 closures June 18-19 in Mesa

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for closures along State Route 24 Gateway Freeway in Mesa while crews perform pavement maintenance: Eastbound SR24 will be …
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Livestock operator fire, flood assistance signed into law

A new state law sponsored by State Rep. David Cook, R-District 8, establishes a livestock operator fire and flood assistance program to provide grants to landowners, lessees and small livestock …

Queen Creek Council votes to keep current property levy

On Wednesday, June 1, the Queen Creek Town Council approved keeping the primary property tax levy rate at $1.83. The levy is set by assessing a $1.83 rate for every $100 of a home’s assessed …

Meet Your Neighbor: Dr. Lino Ossanna celebrates 15 years in Queen Creek

Fifteen years this coming August, Dr. Lino Ossanna founded and opened his medical practice Women’s Health Now in Queen Creek. He specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He has more than 20 …
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In that this drought is presenting a water issue to the Valley, I have two questions...

“My body, my choice.” How many times have we heard this?
OK, I think I’m tracking Arizona Sen. Nancy Barto’s train of thought. Fourteen weeks is too short. Sixteen weeks is too long.

Monsoon season is upon us and that means monster dust storms, powerful winds and lots of rain. Valley residents also know the monsoons can damage buildings, homes’ roofs and knock down trees …

Since the time he was a child growing up in a small New Jersey town near the Jersey shore, Dr. Robert Porter always wanted to be a physician. He worked hard to make his dream come true. Fulfilling …
East Valley Institute of Technology and Mesa Community College recently celebrated the success of the 11 students graduating from high school with a diploma and a certificate of completion in early …

Site plan for Queen Creek Crossing approved by P&Z

A preliminary site plan for the second phase of the Queen Creek Crossing retail center was approved by the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission on June 8. Trish Flower of Upward …

Second hotel coming to Queen Creek

The town of Queen Creek has agreed to sell more than 2.4 acres of town-owned land for the express purpose of building a hotel. The proposed hotel would be located on the southwest corner of …

Goodwill opens two stores in San Tan Valley

Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona is opening two new stores in San Tan Valley. The first store opened Friday, June 3 and is located at 1495 West Hunt Highway, San Tan Valley. The …

Company plans to develop $180M project in Queen Creek

 Approximately 68 acres of land just west of the southwest corner of Germann and Meridian roads in Queen Creek recently was acquired by real-estate developer Thompson Thrift ...

Company buys industrial land in Queen Creek

  Approximately 68 acres of land just west of the southwest corner of Germann and Meridian roads in Queen Creek recently was acquired by real-estate developer Thompson Thrift ...
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