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Real estate

Taylor Morrison Ready to Debut New Community in Queen Creek

A new, master-planned community will so be opening in the heart of Queen Creek. Taylor Morrison Home will debut its newest master-planned community, Legado, with the model opening of Legado …
Government

Water, marijuana on the agenda for Queen Creek council

Water rights and regulation of marijuana establishments are on the agenda for an executive session by the Queen Creek Town Council on Nov. 4. First on the agenda is discussion and consultation …
utilities

Johnson Utilities effluent would be passed through town with interconnection agreement

The town of Queen Creek has agreed to connect its wastewater system with an East Valley utility that may get a new owner after years of struggle. The Queen Creek Town Council voted unanimously …

Register for Nov. 14 ‘QC Recycles’ drop-off event

On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Town of Queen Creek will host a recycling event to celebrate America Recycles Day. The event will be held at the town’s Field Operations Facility, 19715 S. 220th …
Subscriber Exclusive

Woodside Homes plans residential, commercial development at Meridian/Germann roads

A proposed development at Meridian and Germann roads will bring a new type of housing to Queen Creek — 256 homes with no front-facing garage. “(It) is the first of its kind to be …
Transportation

Loop 202 Santan Freeway closures, restrictions slated through Oct. 26

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers in the Chandler area to plan ahead for lane restrictions and ramp closures this week on Loop 202 Santan Freeway between Price Road and I-10 …
First responders

5 thefts reported in Queen Creek Oct. 11-17 to MCSO

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of thefts in the Queen Creek area Oct. 11-17: Theft, reported at 12 p.m. Oct 12 in the 22000 block of East Village Loop …
new coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in Queen Creek, San Tan Valley up 145 from a week ago

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Oct. 21 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley is 3,185 --- in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. That’s an increase …
First responders

12 thefts reported in Pinal County near Queen Creek Oct. 11-17

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports on the following thefts in the Queen Creek area Oct. 11-17: Theft of property, reported at 1:56 p.m. Oct. 11 in the 4400 block of West Maggie …
transportation

Queen Creek area roadway restrictions include Ocotillo Road gas line installation

Queen Creek area roadway restrictions include Ocotillo Road lane closures and restrictions between Hawes Road and east of Victoria Boulevard for gas line installation. Roadway restrictions, …
Opinion

Arizona seniors deserve to enjoy a future of economic security and prosperity for many years to come — and it’s imperative that we elect political leaders who have what it takes to build …

I serve the Gold Canyon community as a volunteer for several organizations and events — Gold Canyon Business Association, Gold Canyon Lions, Gold Canyon Republican Chairman, Gold Canyon …
It is noticeable that your article on the Queen Creek schools reopening said nothing about the dozens of experienced certified teachers who had to leave the district because they had medical advice …
Neighbors

The pandemic hasn’t hurt every part of the economy. Queen Creek is seeing a boon in new business openings that include eateries, grocery stores, gyms and more.

SRP continues to help low-income households in Queen Creek that are behind on their payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The utility put in place a seven-month COVID-19 moratorium on power …
Business
Subscriber Exclusive

Latest Angry Crab Shack now open in the San Tan Valley

A favorite seafood eatery has made its way to The San Tan Valley near Queen Creek.
business

Queen Creek Botanical Gardens opens Saturday

Queen Creek Botanical Gardens, 25002 S. 206th St. in Queen Creek, will open to the public beginning Saturday, Oct. 24. Use 20568 E Riggs Rd Queen Creek, 85142 in GPS or type “Queen Creek …

Build-to-rent communities see explosive growth

Darlene Powell has always wanted to live in Arizona. The retired Rikers Island correctional officer and now speech language pathologist from New York City did her research and found a new rental home would suit her well in her pursuit for the desert Southwest.
BUSINESS

Trader Joe’s opens Oct. 16 in Queen Creek Marketplace

Queen Creek Marketplace, 21398 S. Ellsworth Loop, will welcome neighborhood grocer Trader Joe’s to its lineup of tenants on Friday, Oct. 16. Trader Joe’s is known for its offering of …
business

Facebook removes fake accounts linked to conservative group

Facebook has removed 276 accounts that used fake profiles to pose as right-leaning Americans and comment on news articles, often in favor of President Donald Trump, the company announced …
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