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Grand jury indicts driver charged in death of Pinal County sheriff’s son, grandchild

A 22-year-old man has been indicted in the deaths of Cooper Lamb, his fiancée and their 11-month-old daughter, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday morning. …

Free backpacks available to Florence, San Tan Valley kids

FUSD Community Education and the Pappas Kids Schoolhouse Foundation are taking reservations for their Seventh Annual Backpack Event for students in Florence and San Tan Valley. There are 2,500 …
EVIT Nursing Degree

EVIT to offer associate degree in registered nursing starting in August

The East Valley Institute of Technology will be offering a new associate degree program in registered nursing in August. Starting in August, the five-semester program will combine lecture, lab …

Queen Creek offers sandbag station for monsoon season

It's Monsoon Awareness Week and Queen Creek wants to make sure residents are prepared. Sandbags are one tool to help protect a home during a monsoon storm as they are useful in redirecting storm …
take-back event

Pinal County hosts drug take-back in San Tan Valley

The Pinal County Attorney's Office will be holding a document shredding and prescription drug take-back in San Tan Valley this weekend. This is an opportunity to dispose of sensitive documents …


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Queen Creek’s Town Center sales tax repealed

Come Oct. 1, shoppers at Queen Creek’s Town Center will see a drop in the sales taxe they are charged. After 17 years, the Queen Creek Town Council has repealed a 0.25% sales tax within the …

Someburros in San Tan Valley opens this weekend

Someburros Mexican restaurant’s first location in San Tan Valley opens on Saturday. The almost 40-year-old Arizona restaurant chain is set to open at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 15, at the …

Element Mist owners find rewards in meeting customers’ individual needs

Name: Jake Trayer, Joel Cronenberg, Adam Cronenberg Business name: Element Mist, LLC Location: Gilbert Website: https://ElementMist.com What we do: Install high pressure misting …
Parks & Recreation

Queen Creek’s newest, largest park is open for play

Frontier Family Park, featuring Queen Creek’s first public pickleball courts, a fishing lake, an inclusive playground and more is now open. The town’s newest park opened Saturday at …

Roadwork affects access to Queen Creek’s Mansel Carter

It’s something of an obstacle course to access and exit Mansel Carter Oasis Park in Queen Creek Monday. Currently, access to the park at 19535 E. Appleby Road is through northbound 196th …
Election 2024

Pinal's new election building opening in Florence

Pinal County’s new election building will officially open to the public in Florence on Tuesday. A ribbon cutting for the Pinal Votes Building will take place at 9 a.m. at 320 W. Adamsville …

Queen Creek named top business city

Queen Creek has been awarded the 2024 Best City for Business from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry. ­ The town was recognized for its work to attract businesses, which has …
Summer Heat

Fulton Homes handing out free dog booties in Queen Creek

As temperatures soar into the triple digits this weekend, humans aren’t the only ones who have to protect themselves from the heat. Fulton Homes, in partnership with 100.7 KSLX, is holding …

Child killed in Queen Creek highway crash

A suspected drunk driver is facing a second-degree murder charge following the death of a 4-year-old girl in a crash on Hunt Highway in Queen Creek. The Queen Creek Police Department is investigating …

Higley superintendent discusses postponing retirement to help district

It was all coming together nicely for Sherry Richards. She would wrap up her education career June 30, having been an interim superintendent for a highly achieving school district that she loved, …
Parks & Recreation

Queen Creek’s Frontier Family Park opens Saturday

Frontier Family Park, the newest park in Queen Creek and the East Valley, officially opens to the public on Saturday. Celebrations kick off at 7:30 a.m. with a ribbon cutting, and grand opening …

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Vintage & Vino's annual Spring Mother's Day Market takes place this weekend at the Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Vintage & Vino in Queen Creek

Vintage & Vino's annual Spring Mother's Day Market is back for its 10 th year in Queen Creek this weekend and is offering wine and shopping. Along with sipping and shopping, moms can take …
Queen Creek officials and council members are hosting What’s Poppin’ in QC on June 4.

Find out what’s ‘Up’ in in Queen Creek

Residents can meet Queen Creek officials and council members as they host What’s Poppin’ in QC, a special community outreach event. The event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, …
The Pinal County Attorney’s Office is hosting its Youth CSI Summer Camp in June. Registration is still open

Pinal County hosts Youth CSI Camp in San Tan Valley

Despite record enrollment, spots are still open for the Pinal County Attorney’s Office Youth CSI Summer Camp. “The Youth CSI Summer Camp is an immersive experience that allows …
The 2024 Peace Officers Memorial Service is 6:30-8 p.m. May 2 at 971 N. Jason Lopez Circle in Florence.

2024 Peace Officers Memorial Service Thursday in Florence

Recognize fallen officers who gave their lives while serving the citizens of Pinal County at the 2024 Peace Officers Memorial Service Thursday in Florence. The 6:30-8 p.m. May 2 memorial service …
Beat the heat by tubing on the Salt River.

Lazy, hazy Salt River Tubing days are back

There’s one good thing about living in one of the hottest areas in the nation -- Salt River Tubing. Get away from the worst of the heat by taking a tubing trip down the Salt River and enjoying …
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