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Queen Creek, Apache Junction and Florence could get a share of $330 million in funding that is being considered for rural road and highway improvements across the state.The Arizona House of … more
Portillo’s, the popular Chicago-style hot dog chain, plans to open a location in Queen Creek later this year.According to the company, Portillo’s will be located on the southeast corner … more
Salt River Project will increase the average residential customers’ utility bill nearly $12 a month beginning in November. The SRP board of directors approved the increase Tuesday, March 28. … more
Frances Brandon Pickett Elementary and Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary will have new principals for the 2023-2024 school year. The Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board and … more
The Queen Creek Police Department recently received a $25,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The money has helped QCPD officers address speeding and drunk driving on … more
The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following closures on U.S. 60 Superstition Freeway in Mesa for pavement rehabilitation beginning March 24. Westbound U.S. … more

South Korean company LG Energy Solution, a manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, today announced it will invest a total of $5.5 billion to build a battery manufacturing complex … more
The Shea Homes Good Life Festival Presented by Subaru returns for a 12th year on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at Schnepf Farms. Headlining the first day of the event will be the rock band Kansas, who … more
It’s almost time for Queen Creek’s annual signature spring event, “Spring Into QC.” Presented by Rodeo Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, an Earnhardt Dealership, Spring … more
Higley USD is working to implement the “Higley-ized” version of “Portrait of a Graduate” that the Governing Board adopted last May.  But the effort has come under some … more
Queen Creek Robotics Foundation team, GearedUp, has won the Arizona VEX Robotics Competition High School State Championship.The Arizona VRC High School State Championship tournament was a two-day … more
Valley resident and country music star Dierks Bentley will be headlining the final night of Country Thunder 2023.Bentley’s studio albums have produced 25 singles on the Hot Country Songs and … more
PHOENIX — Two years after banning the use of public funds for so-called “critical race theory,” a Queen Creek Republican lawmaker is now going after programs that promote diversity, … more

Six teachers in Chandler Unified School District earned or renewed their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification, joining a class of more than 2,800 teachers nationwide for … more
Michelle Tucker, who is a three-time cancer survivor, founded the Chosen Warrior Cancer Support Foundation. She was first diagnosed at age 19 with breast cancer and since has successfully fought … more
A Central Arizona College student has been named a 2023 New Century Workforce Scholar – the only Arizona student chosen for this scholarship. Kyle Cramer will receive a $1,250 scholarship, … more
The Higley USD Governing Board approved 2% raises for most district employees at the board’s March 8 meeting, but the vote was not unanimous.  Anna Van Hoek voted in dissent on the … more
Sossaman Road will be closed to traffic just south of Germann Road to Rittenhouse Road beginning Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 24. Construction will run from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to install a … more
High school graduates from 2021 to 2023, as well as GED recipients, are invited to experience life as a college student this summer at Central Arizona College. Registration is now open for Central … more
PHOENIX – The GOP-controlled Arizona Senate turned back an effort by a Queen Creek Republican to divide Maricopa County into four parts. Sen. Jake Hoffman’s proposal fell 18-12, a … more

The town of Queen Creek’s new utility billing system is now live, and all utility customers are affected by the transition. All customers will receive a printed bill this week for the … more
Five students from Desert Mountain Elementary teamed up to build a 6-foot-tall model of a Ferris wheel made of 8,551 K'nex pieces. K’NEX is a toy rod and connector building … more
Queen Creek recently launched an interactive map with industrial property for sale and lease. The economic development tool helps site selectors, industrial developers and prospective … more
Despite a $377.5 million increase in overall spending on instruction, more than half of the school districts in Arizona spent a smaller percentage of their dollars in classroom instruction in 2022 … more
Despite a $377.5 million increase in overall spending on instruction, more than half of the school districts in Arizona spent a smaller percentage of their dollars in classroom instruction in 2022 … more
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