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Queen Creek conducting citizen survey to help set town priorities

Queen Creek residents can help influence the town’s future by participating in a new citizen survey.
News

EPCOR’s San Tan water reclamation improvements slated for completion in early 2022

There’s good news for EPCOR’s San Tan wastewater customers. The Pecan Water Reclamation Facility expansion is now in the last of four phases and on track to finish on time around the …
News

ACC candidates Myers, Thompson: Reject Clean Energy Performance Program

Queen Creek resident Nick Myers and Mesa resident Kevin Thompson, a Republican team running for the Arizona Corp. Commission, are calling upon the Biden administration and Arizona’s …
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Queen Creek banks on SR24 connections to improve traffic, boost economy

Next year, Queen Creek commuters will be getting some much-needed relief. That’s when State Route 24 goes out to Ironwood Road. But that’s not all.
Business

California company to buy Bashas'

Valley grocery chain Bashas' has agreed to be bought by a California regional grocer. The deal between Bashas' and Raley's Holding Co., a regional grocer based in Sacramento. Financial terms of …
Development

Sonoqui Wash Trail Project breaks ground in Queen Creek

Queen Creek has broken ground on the Sonoqui Wash Trail Project, which will stretch from Hawes Road to Crismon Road. “The Sonoqui Wash trail is part of the town’s future 11-mile …
Health

Starbucks partners with nonprofit to raise suicide awareness

Solari Crisis & Human Services, formerly the Crisis Response Network, has partnered with East Valley Starbucks stories to raise awareness of the organization’s services to prevent …
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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Opinion

October marks a significant occasion for my family as my sister, Stephanie Serrano, lost her six-year battle to breast cancer two years ago. Stephanie co-owned Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants …

Most weeks in our hectic world, there’s just no time to contemplate everything that surrounds us. But there are times when a question will spontaneously pop into our brains, right between the …
Waiting on COVID-19 vaccination because you are pregnant creates unnecessary risks for you and for your pregnancy. That’s the focus of an emergency announcement recently from the Centers for …
Neighbors

Tis the season to get scared out of your socks, but with so many haunted houses and Halloween attractions sprouting up right now, finding a new angle to give people thrills and chills is …

Recovering from a stroke has opened a whole new world for Ryan Calvert. As part of his rehabilitation, Calvert began volunteering at the Queen Creek Botanical Gardens, a local …
The Pan de Vida Foundation will host its 11th Annual Cultural Festival and Health, Social & Community Fair on Saturday Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Queen Creek Library, 21802 E. Ellsworth …
Business
Business

Serrano’s October specials support local breast cancer nonprofit

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants is rolling out three specials with a portion of the sales proceeds benefiting local nonprofit Check for a …
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Major land auctions in Queen Creek, Goodyear postponed again

Auctions have been postponed once again on two parcels of state land in Queen Creek and Goodyear that the South Korean electronics company Samsung may be considering as an operations site. In …
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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 …
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