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Florence supports renaming bridge after late East Valley Boy Scout

The Florence Town Council has joined the Pinal County Board of Supervisors in supporting the renaming of the Gila River Bridge through the town after a young Mesa boy who was killed in an accident …
First Responders

Queen Creek fire crews visit woman saved from heat

Members of the Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department recently had an emotional reunion with a woman whose life they saved in June. On Monday, crews from QCFMD’s Engine 415, Medic 413 …
Fine Arts

San Tan Valley's Combs Performing Arts Center opens new season

The Combs Performing Arts Center starts its new season in August hosting national and Valley musicians, dancers and musicals all the while maintaining its focus on being a venue where students can …
Appointment

Governor appoints Queen Creek council member to state commission

Queen Creek Town Council Member Dawn Oliphant has been appointed by Gov. Katie Hobbs to serve as a representative on the Arizona Municipal Tax Code Commission. The Municipal Tax Code Commission …
QCUSD

Queen Creek Unified board approves $115M budget

The Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board approved a more than $115 million budget for the 2024-25 school year. The board approved the 0.5% increase over last fiscal year’s budget …

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First Responder

Queen Creek fire celebrates promotions

The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department recently hosted a ceremony for employees who have been promoted since July 1, 2023. “This ceremonial promotional ceremony recognizes the …
Pinal County

Pinal County holding Citizens Academy in July

A successful Citizens Academy in June has the Pinal County Attorney’s Office already planning another class for July. “This marked our largest class yet, with 42 people learning about the …
Things to Do

Teen event, splash pad party in Queen Creek

It’s a big night for families and teens in Queen Creek Friday. As part of its celebration of Parks & Recreation month, the town will be holding its QC Splash Pad Party. The party …
Gateway Airport

Queen Creek mayor named chair of Gateway Airport board

Queen Creek Mayor Julia Wheatley has been appointed to serve as chair of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board of Directors. “Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) is …
Parks & Rec

Expansion of Queen Creek’s Mansel Carter Oasis Park now open

The 13-acre expansion of Mansel Carter Oasis Park opened with a ribbon cutting and tennis clinic on Wednesday. Located at 19535 E. Appleby Road, the new section includes tennis courts, …
News
SRP

SRP launches new battery storage system in East Valley

Salt River Project and Plus Power have launched two new grid-charged battery storage systems in the East and West Valleys. The Sierra Estrella Energy Storage and Superstition Energy Storage …
Election 2024

Two candidates vying for LD 16 Senate seats

Arizona's 16th legislative district is one of 30 in the state, consisting of sections of Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties. It was created in January 2022. Meet the 2024 LD 16 state senate …
Election 2024

It’s hard — but not impossible — to unseat incumbents

Change for the sake of change is generally not a feature in many of the Valley’s mayoral and council elections. If it seems there are limited to no choices in the upcoming primary elections, …
Election 2024

Five running for LD 16 representative seats

Five candidates are running for seats in Arizona's 16th legislative district in the July 30 primary. LD 16 is one of 30 in the state, consisting of sections of Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties. It was created in …
Parks & Rec

Expansion of Queen Creek's Mansel Carter Oasis Park opens Wednesday

The long-awaited, 13-acre expansion of Queen Creek's Mansel Carter Oasis Park opens on Wednesday. A ribbon cutting for Phase 2 of the park takes place at 7:30 a.m., July 10, at 19535 E. Appleby …
Election 2024

Error on Pinal County early voting instructions

The Pinal County Recorder’s Office is reaching out to voters with early voting ballots to inform them about an error in return instructions. Early voting ballots were sent out with …

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ENTERTAINMENT & THINGS TO DO
A tubing trip down the Salt River in Arizona is a fun and relaxing way to spend a summer day.

Salt River Tubing open seven days a week

Salt River Tubing is open on the Lower Salt River seven days a week Saturday, April 27, through Monday, Sept. 2, weather and water-flow conditions permitting. Note: Beginning Friday, Sept. 6, it …
Members of the Queen Creek Parks & Recreation department meet with teens during a community event. The town is hosting "LINK at the Annex," a pop-up event that will provide teens with a place to hang out on Friday nights in July.

Queen Creek hosts teen events in July

The town of Queen Creek is hosting two pop-up teen events in July. "LINK at the Annex" runs from 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 12 and 19 at the Queen Creek Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. …
The June 22 Citizens Academy hosted by the Pinal County Attorney’s Office drew its largest class ever. Due to increased interest, another Citizens Academy will be held in July.

Pinal County holding Citizens Academy in July

A successful Citizens Academy in June has the Pinal County Attorney’s Office already planning another class for July. “This marked our largest class yet, with 42 people learning about the …
The town of Queen Creek will be hosting the QC Splash Pad Party on Friday at Mansel Carter Oasis Park.

Teen event, splash pad party in Queen Creek

It’s a big night for families and teens in Queen Creek Friday. As part of its celebration of Parks & Recreation month, the town will be holding its QC Splash Pad Party. The party …
Hometown 4th at Schnepf Farms will have plenty of activities for families or they can just relax and enjoy the holiday.

Celebrate the Fourth at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek

The Fourth of July is fast approaching, and Queen Creek residents have a place to celebrate our nation’s birthday as Schnepf Farms tees up its annual Hometown 4th event. Hometown 4th at Schnepf …
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