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Development

Queen Creek approves permit, site plan for Circle K on Riggs, Rittenhouse roads

In its Wednesday Sept. 15 meeting Queen Creek town council members approved conditional permits for the Circle K at Riggs and Rittenhouse roads. The developer of the property, Jodi Hammill of Land …
Local News

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 …
Community

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.
News

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. …
News

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.
Government

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 …
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Opinion

Members of the Board of Supervisors watched the Senate/Cyber Ninja hearing and the County’s social media team, working with elections professionals, responded to allegations in real time.  …

You don’t have to dig deep into the draft copy of the Arizona Senate/Cyber Ninja audit report to confirm what I already knew – the candidates certified by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General – did, in fact, win. This means the tabulation equipment counted the ballots as they were designed to do, and the results reflect the will of the voters.  That should be the end of the story.  Everything else is just noise.
With Arizona marking September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors, including emotional hardships, that can impact the overall health and mental well-being of Arizonans. It has never been more important for us to stay connected to the people we care about.
Neighbors

Arizona non-profit Arizonans for Children has received a donation of 10 million bottles of hand sanitizer from Healing Solutions in both 2-ounce and 16-ounce bottles. The organization is donating …

Local women who are pursuing vocational, skills training or an undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Live Your Dream Award through Soroptimist International of the East Valley. Two …
Copies of Independent Newsmedia’s 2022 Scenic Arizona Calendar are now available for purchase. Photographers with submissions featured in the calendar include: Curtis Roberts, of Peoria; …
Business
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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 …
Business

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 …
Business

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 …
Business

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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