Read the latest Daily Independent print edition here.

View this issue

Browse other issues

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video


Read the latest print edition here.

View this issue

Browse other issues

Queen Creek News & Opinion
First Responders

Queen Creek Police, Pinal County Attorney’s Office host event

The Queen Creek Police Department’s (QCPD) is joining forces with the Pinal County Attorney’s Office to host “Coffee with a Cop.” According to a press release, the …

J.O. Combs District honors May students of the month

The J.O. Combs Unified School District continues its partnership with Banner Ironwood Medical Center to administer the Student of the Month program. The program provides an opportunity each month …

Five people are running for three seats on the Queen Creek Town Council

With current Council Member Emilena Turley not running for reelection and Council Member Julia Wheatley running for mayor, only one incumbent, Dawn Oliphant, is running to keep her seat. She …

Wheatley runs unopposed for Queen Creek mayor

Running unopposed, Queen Creek Council Member Julia Wheatley is virtually assured of being the town’s next mayor. She will be replacing current Mayor Gail Barney who chose not to run for …
Subscriber Exclusive

Queen Creek athlete is one step closer to living out his NFL dreams

The last player picked in the NFL draft is known as “Mr. Irrelevant.” It’s not the most complimentary of names, but Queen Creek resident Brock Purdy doesn’t mind. He’s …

Town hall set to discuss water fees in parts of Pinal County

Republican State Rep. Neal Carter and Pinal County Supervisor Mike Goodman will host a town hall to address the recent increase in water-related to Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District …

New coronavirus cases reported in Queen Creek area

The Arizona Department of Health Services on May 11 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley at 51,940 in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. That is an increase of …

Queen Creek takes part in Economic Development Week

Queen Creek is recognizing the efforts of the Economic Development industry during this National Economic Development Week. According to a press release, the town’s Economic Development …

Queen Creek mayor hospitalized

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney has been hospitalized for a lung infection unrelated to COVID-19, according to a press release. He is said to be making progress and appreciates the well wishes from …

Queen Creek Unified hires new principal for Gateway Polytechnic

The Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) Governing Board and Superintendent Perry Berry have announced that Jeff Markle is the new principal for Gateway Polytechnic Academy (GPA). Markle …
Your Valley Daily News

Register for our free newsletter

DON'T MISS A BEAT: Simply submit your e-mail address below, click on the opt-in email link and watch your inbox for news from the Daily Independent at YourValley.net. Thank you for reading!


It’s no surprise that our West Valley king of conspiracy theories and misinformation, Brian Reilly, is pedaling the latest theory...

First thing: This is not a political speech, at least not how one might imagine.
How easy is it for us to “normalize” murder.

Queen Creek is on track to have its first veterans memorial by November 2023. Recently, the town council approved letting the Queen Creek Veterans Memorial Foundation build the memorial on a …

Beat the heat this summer by participating in a class or workshop offered through the Queen Creek Recreation Division. Registration for the town of Queen Creek’s summer session of recreation …
APACHE JUNCTION — Poppies are beloved wildflowers in Arizona. Their vibrant orange and yellow petals stand out against the drab desert and signify the coming spring. But Arizonans …
Thank You For Supporting Local Journalism