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News

Deputies confront man who allegedly claimed to have bomb

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — A man was taken to a hospital after a least one Maricopa County sheriff's deputy opened fire during an an encounter after the man allegedly claimed while inside a Walmart …
Government

Queen Creek approves preliminary $487.2 million budget

The Queen Creek town council has approved a $487.2 million budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 that includes $15 million in place holder funds for the purchase and design of parklands. The budget is …
Government

Queen Creek now has a .gov domain name

The Town of Queen Creek has gone to a .gov domain for its website and email addresses. The QueenCreek.org domain transitioned to QueenCreekAZ.gov beginning May 3. The .org domain will remain …
Government

Queen Creek changes website domain

The Town of Queen Creek is going to a .Gov domain for the website and email addresses. The QueenCreek.org domain will transition to QueenCreekAZ.gov beginning today, May 3. The .org domain will …

Queen Creek store sells $150K Powerball ticket

One lucky individual in the Valley has started off the month of May $150,000 richer. According to Arizona State Lottery officials, a winning $150,000 Powerball ticket was sold at the Safeway at …
Community

Queen Creek promotes driving safety in road work zones

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is a public awareness campaign to help motorists and individuals in work zones make it home safely. This year’s NWZAW is April 26-30 with the theme …
First Responders

Queen Creek police seeking new officer recruits

The Queen Creek Police Department is currently hiring new officer recruits.

Queen Creek man facing murder charge in shooting near casino

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A Queen Creek man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man who was with his former girlfriend at a casino near Chandler last week, according to authorities. They …

Coronavirus cases slip in Queen Creek

The Arizona Department of Health Services on April 21 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley at 17,438 in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. That is an increase of …
News

Progress is in the pavement with SR 24 construction project

A project to add 5 miles of travel lanes to the Phoenix area’s newest freeway is advancing in the southeast Valley with some of State Route 24’s concrete pavement already in place. The …
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Opinion

My daughter was 10 years old when she first attended Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day at my office At the time, I was working in a role sourcing large contracts, leveraging all of the …

Queen Creek, like many other communities, was impacted by the devastation of COVID-19. To help offset some of the impacts of COVID-19, the Town took a series of steps to support our local businesses. …
It was a year ago when COVID-19 struck and our world changed.
Neighbors

A local nonprofit organization has printed small pocketbook-sized editions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence and making them available free of charge to Arizona school …

Queen Creek son Dr. Alexander Matheson has called the eastern Maricopa County residential enclave home long before the rural town was transformed into the bustling community it is today. But all …
Okey Oswald Ikedilo is dedicated to not only helping the sick, but also helping seniors continue living independent lives. The Queen Creek resident does this through his company, Acti-Kare Responsive …
Business
Business

Sun Country Airlines offers new nonstop service at Gateway

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport has a new airline with travel to and from Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport starting Nov. 24. Sun Country Airlines announced its new nonstop service …
News

Avelo Airlines offers new nonstop service between Gateway Airport and Burbank

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will have a new airline with daily travel to and from Hollywood Burbank Airport in California beginning May 3. Avelo Airlines will offer everyday low fares coupled …
Business

New dessert joint slated for Queen Creek

When Mark and Becky Leonard left Florida and moved to Queen Creek, they left behind a creamy, icy treat they knew they just couldn’t do without in Arizona.
Business

Fulton Homes begins presales at Barney Farms in Queen Creek

Fulton Homes has announced the presale of homes in its newest East Valley community, Barney Farms in Queen Creek. The presales include homes in two neighborhoods, Meadows and Groves. Home sizes …
Business

McBride’s Munchies: Cookies for a cause

Ridge McBride is baking up a storm for a good cause. Ridge, a 6-foot-3-inch, 16-year-old Queen Creek High School student with a big grin, started his business, believe it or not, because of a bidding …
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