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Detours

Superstition Freeway closures in Mesa/Apache Junction May 20-22

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for closures of east- and west-bound U.S. Highway 60 Superstition Freeway between Meridian and Goldfield roads in Mesa/Apache …
Community

Town of Queen Creek Closed May 30 for Memorial Day

The Town of Queen Creek and Recreation Annex will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observation of Memorial Day. This closure will not impact any public safety or emergency services. If you …
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Queen Creek council approves $730M for fiscal year 2022-23

The Queen Creek Town Council approved a $730.2 million budget for fiscal year 2022-23 at its May 18 meeting. That’s an increase of about 50% from the current year budget of $487.2 million. The …
Coronavirus

New coronavirus cases increase in Queen Creek area

The Arizona Department of Health Services on May 18 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley at 52,055 in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. That is an increase of …
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Queen Creek Chamber uses videos to promote small businesses

The Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce is trying out a new way to connect shoppers with smaller, locally owned stores. Chamber staff is now going to businesses in order to shoot video of the stores …
Education

Construction continues on Queen Creek’s new high school

Crismon High in Queen Creek is moving closer to completion just in time for its July opening. The Queen Creek Unified School District recently hosted a tour of the construction site. The high …
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 …
Education

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 …
Election

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 …
Election

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 …
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Opinion

On May 18, 2022, Massachusetts health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a single case of monkeypox...

Since COVID-19 vaccines became available in late 2020, millions of Arizonans have gone to mass vaccination sites...
The triple digits are upon us, which means many of us will be trying to keep cool and spending more time by the pool or at the lake.
Neighbors

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 …

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 …
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