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News

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

PHOENIX (AP) — Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, regularly send COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to Phoenix when they don't have enough staff. The so-called winter lettuce capital …
transportation

Ironwood Drive lane restrictions begin Jan. 18

Beginning Jan. 18 through July 2021, Ironwood Drive north of Germann Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction while crews begin widening the road in preparation for the future State …

Feds: Capitol mob aimed to 'assassinate' elected officials

PHOENIX (AP) — The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. The remarks came …

Apaches object to Forest Service review of huge copper mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is scheduled to release an environmental review that will pave the way to create one of the largest copper mines in the U.S., against the wishes of a …
public health

First doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived Monday in Pinal County

Pinal County Public Health ordered 10,000 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 9, which was the maximum allowed during this first order. Pinal County Public Health chose to move forward with …
to return March 16-20, 2022

Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek canceled for 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns

The Friends of Horseshoe Park Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek, which was scheduled for March 2021. The board determined that it cannot …

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital offers free flu shots

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital is offering free flu shots at three locations in the East Valley in an effort to build healthier communities. It’s especially important to get the …
public health

COVID-19 testing to be offered at CAC Signal Peak Campus

Embry Women’s Health has recently partnered with Central Arizona College to begin offering COVID-19 testing at the college’s Signal Peak Campus, 8470 N. Overfield Road in …
Real estate

Taylor Morrison Ready to Debut New Community in Queen Creek

A new, master-planned community will so be opening in the heart of Queen Creek. Taylor Morrison Home will debut its newest master-planned community, Legado, with the model opening of Legado …
Government

Water, marijuana on the agenda for Queen Creek council

Water rights and regulation of marijuana establishments are on the agenda for an executive session by the Queen Creek Town Council on Nov. 4. First on the agenda is discussion and consultation …
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Opinion

It’s tempting these days to believe that once COVID-19 is contained, the U.S. economy will bounce back quickly, replenishing jobs and incomes lost in the pandemic. Yet there is an early warning …

The idea of maintaining civil discourse when debating public issues of the day is more than lip-service at Independent Newsmedia. At Yourvalley.net, which is powered by the work of local …
As an attorney and retired judge I have always considered the Arizona Constitution to be the highest law of the state, not a set of guidelines. That’s why I am a plaintiff, along with a …
Neighbors

Even the simplest of cakes on our birthdays make us feel special. Now imagine being a child who has never had the feeling for specialness.The Maricopa County volunteers at For Goodness Cakes bake and …

Have rodents running rampant? Our cats can help. There are times when our rescue takes in cats that are not suited to live in a home. Generally, these cats are pregnant or have a new litter of …
With the Holidays just about over, many are thinking of how they’re going to get rid of that drying Christmas tree or electronics that were replaced with new gifts. Queen Creek is at your …
Business
travel

Allegiant adding nonstop service between Gateway Airport and Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Allegiant recently announced new nonstop routes including Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, which begins June 2. “Today, travelers are seeking destinations that allow …

Queen Creek revenue hangs tough during lockdown

Despite being prepared for the worst, revenue for the Town of Queen Creek was strong this past fiscal year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying lockdown in the spring. But with cases …
Business

Private jet operator signs lease at new corporate hangar in Mesa

CBRE recently announced that Skybridge Arizona has pre-leased its first hangar to Cardinal Associates, a private jet operator in Mesa.
Business

Facing the Pandemic: Board & Brush opened just weeks before the lockdown

The COVID-19 lockdown this spring was tough even on veteran small business owners. Now imagine opening your business just two weeks before the lockdown began. That’s the precarious position …
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Liquor license sought for Queen Creek Circle K

The state liquor board should approve a license at a convenience store on North Gary Road in Queen Creek, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors recommended recently. The board in a unanimous vote …
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