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Town of Queen Creek provides 'truth in taxation notice,' sets tax-rate hearing

This week, the Town of Queen Creek published a Truth in Taxation notice as required by Arizona state law, explaining potential changes in the amount of property taxes collected. The notice deals …

Section of Loop 202 closed Thursday night in Chandler

A section of Loop 202 Santan Freeway in Chandler is scheduled to be closed Thursday night, June 4, for utility work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Arizona tops 22,000 cases of coronavirus, nears 1,000 deaths

The state of Arizona has surpassed 22,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning. The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 22,223 cases and 981 deaths in the state, up 973 and 40 from …

Town of Florence candidate forums online June 3-4

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is holding two candidate forums, one for the mayoral Candidates on June 3 and one for the Town Council candidates on June 4. Submit questions ahead of time …

Largest surge yet in daily count puts Arizona above 21,200 cases of COVID-19

The state of Arizona has surpassed 21,200 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning after adding the most cases to date overnight. The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 21,250 cases and …

Schnepf Farms annexation, agritainment rezoning approved

Approximately 99 acres at the northwest corner of Riggs and Rittenhouse roads, at Schnepf Farms, has been annexed into the Town of Queen Creek. A companion 225-acre rezoning to agritainment …

195 acres annexed at Empire Boulevard, Gary Road

Approximately 195 acres at the northwest corner of Empire Boulevard and Gary Road has been annexed into the Town of Queen Creek. A residential area with 533 homes and a commercial development of …

Arizona tops 20,000 cases of coronavirus

The state of Arizona has surpassed 20,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning. The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 20,123 cases and 917 deaths in the state, up 187 and 11 from …

Queen Creek council closed-door executive session June 3

Discussion related to the right-of-way acquisition for a project on Ocotillo Road, Signal Butte Road to Ironwood Drive, is a topic of the June 3 closed-door executive session of the Queen Creek Town …

Courtyard by Marriott at Gateway Airport to host blood drive June 16

Courtyard by Marriott at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at 6907 E. Ray Road in Mesa. For more …
Opinion

The Town of Queen Creek joins the rest of the country in mourning the tragic death of George Floyd. We value the relationships we have with our community and the safety of all residents and …

In a year with many distractions and stressful events, we must not forget that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15. Annually, this day highlights the issues of elder abuse and the 10% of …
During this pandemic, we’ve seen our communities step up for one another to help flatten the curve. While we continue to practice social distancing, one of the most impactful civic duties that …
Neighbors

Rhonda LaBatt, 46, runs Scottsdale-based Redemption Market, to help others in need and benefit social causes that provide opportunities for women and the impoverished.

Let’s celebrate and acknowledge our Queen Creek community and all the individual heroes who make it a great place to live. The Queen Creek Independent presents its 2020-21 Hometown Heroes, …
Business

‘Guilty pleasure’ donut creations earn top honors in Bashas’ annual contest

Residents across Arizona seized the challenge to create recipes for the fifth annual Bashas’ Donut Flavor Craze Contest. The winners have been chosen just in time for National Donut Day on …

Law firm to offer virtual learning opportunity for HOA, condo boards, owners, managers

The Neighborhood services of the cities of Avondale, Chandler, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe and the town of Queen Creek are partnering with Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. to provide a HOA Academy with virtual classes.

COVID-19 scams spreading as quickly as the virus

To get an idea of how fast scams are developing around the coronavirus, just ask Katie Conner, a spokeswoman for Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “It seems like every day ... a new …

Virtual Network QC luncheon focus on chamber update

Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce, will be speaking about the organization at the 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, virtual Network QC luncheon. "He will be …

Queen Creek Chamber seeking interns with interest in journalism, video production

Looking for something fun to do this summer? The Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce is seeking high-school interns who have an interest in journalism, film or video production. The internship would …
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