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National group elects Queen Creek director as president

A national network of government communicators recently elected Queen Creek’s Communications, Marketing and Recreation Director Marnie Schubert as its president. The organization 3CMA, or …

Register for the Queen Creek Recycles Drop-off event on Oct. 9

On Saturday, Oct. 9 Queen Creek will host a recycling event at the Field Operations Facility located at 19715 S. 220th St.   Registration Process The recycling drop-off event is being held …
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Thefts, shooting victim make up weekly crime report in Queen Creek area

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Queen Creek area Sept. 2-Sept. 9.

Town of Queen Creek closed on Labor Day

The town of Queen Creek offices and Recreation Annex will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day. This closure will not affect any public safety or emergency services. …

ADOT selects final North-South Corridor route in Pinal County

The Arizona Department of Transportation has selected a final 55-mile North-South Corridor through Pinal County as part of the Final Tier 1 environmental impact statement and record of decision. The …
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Work beginning on Meridian section from Germann to new SR 24 Extension

The strong partnership between Pinal County and the Queen Creek was on full display Aug. 19 as officials from both moved the first dirt for construction of the new section of Meridian Road from …
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Queen Creek’s highest-paid municipal employees mostly in line with other Valley cities

A look by the Independent of the highest-paid Queen Creek town employees is pretty much in line with that of other towns and cities in the Valley.

Queen Creek first Arizona municipality to fully fund pension reserves

Pension contributions are a major component of government budgets, with many communities making strides to pay down unfunded pension liabilities in both the Public Safety Pension Reserve System …
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Survey Shows most residents are thirsting for parks in Queen Creek

Queen Creek's Parks and Recreation department has the results of a new survey on what residents would like to see in terms of parks in the town.   The town contracted with WestGroup Research …

Pre-construction work begins for Loop 202 Santan freeway

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for closures and restrictions in the vicinity of Loop 202 Santan between McQueen Road and Loop 101 Price Freeway while crews …
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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released [last week] offers more evidence that vaccinating as many eligible people as possible against COVID-19 is a critical part of protecting kids from infection and severe illness.

The town of Queen, percentage wise, is the fastest growing town in the Phoenix metro area, if recent figures are correct. It's been discovered by thousands, and more people are still coming. I've …
The Parks and Recreation survey is one of the key pieces of the overall picture of the community that helps ensure the decisions I make as a councilmember reflect our residents’ priorities and …

As a mother to seven kids and a former kindergarten teacher, longtime Queen Creek resident Candace Valek has learned a thing or two or a dozen about how to tell young kids compelling stories.

Healthy Kids Running Series, a national youth running experience for kids ages 2 to 14, is conducting a five-week in-person running series in Queen Creek starting Saturday, Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. behind …
The worldview of a typical young adult, some parents might say, is simultaneously expansive and very much centered on one’s individual goals, aspirations — and social calendar. But for …
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Queen Creek’s commercial sector is attracting more retailers

There’s an old saying in real estate: retail follows rooftops. What it means is simple; once there are enough homes in a given area to support businesses, retail outlets will begin popping …

Serrano’s to feature 'Pronto' specials in advance of Tempe opening in late fall

The Serrano family, owners and operators of Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants, will be providing customers with a “Taste of Pronto” through the end of September at all four …

Cooper’s Hawk winery, restaurant opening location in Chandler

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is bringing its unique blend of a full restaurant inside a winery setting to Chandler. Its doors open to the public at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, for …

Queen Creek offers development opportunities in downtown core

Queen Creek is offering economic development opportunities in the town’s downtown corridor as is makes town-owned land available. The town has released two requests for proposals (RFPs) for …
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Meet Your Business: Sidewalk Coffee and Bagel Co.

It all started with an overheard conversation. Azadeh Purvis was at the Schmear: Bagelry and Cafe one day and overheard the owner say that he needed to sell the business. Purvis went home and talked …
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