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Earlier this week, Thompson Thrift, a real estate development company, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the 1-million-square-foot Germann Commerce Center in Queen … more
Jack Barnes Elementary in the Queen Creek Unified School District is now an A+ School of Excellence. This recognition is the highest state-level award granted by the Arizona Educational … more
No one hit the major Powerball jackpot Monday night, but ticket buyers in Queen Creek and Sun City still had a nice evening. A ticket sold at the Ventura Market Chevron, 2528 E. Copper Mine Road, … more
Queen Creek is the only stop in the Valley for the limited West Coast tour of “St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland.” The event takes place at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 18 at the Queen … more
The Queen Creek Town Council has agreed to a one-year lease renewal for a dog grooming service. Approval to renew The Dog House’s lease took place at the council’s Feb. 15 meeting. The … more
BannerAir’s three-person crew will soon be sharing housing with Queen Creek’s fire department on a temporary basis after a recent approval by Queen Creek Town … more

The Arizona Department of Public Safety begins an operation today, Feb. 20, to target hazardous driving violations and conduct commercial motor vehicle inspections on two interstate highways. The … more
Sen. Jake Hoffman said a committee he leads “did exactly what we said we would do” while questioning Gov. Katie Hobbs’ pick to direct the Arizona Department of Health. The Senate … more
Queen Creek is only 34 years old, and for most of those years it was a small town surrounded by agriculture. Fast forward to just five years ago and the town’s population has skyrocketed. … 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
Vance Gray began his career in 1989 as a firefighter with the Rural Metro Fire Department and was one of the original 20 municipal fire personnel hired when the town of Gilbert began its own fire … more
PHOENIX – Republican state senators representing Sun City and Queen Creek have different ideas about transportation funding. A debate on SB 1122 deals with whether Maricopa County voters … more
Join the Independent Newsmedia staff and dozens of vendors at the Chandler Senior Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The  Valley's premier business senior health and lifestyle expo will be held at … more

After living in Queen Creek for about five years, entrepreneur Jimmy Silva has finally gotten the opportunity to open a business in his hometown. Silva owns UPS Store 7576 at the Queen Creek … more
The Queen Creek Unified School District is hiring teachers. The district is hosting a job fair from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the QCUSD District Office, 20217 E. Chandler Heights … more
Get ready for the 2023 Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek rodeo March 15-23. The event takes place at the Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre at 20464 E. Riggs Road. The event is organized by the … more
The Fourth Annual Florence Music Fest is back, but this time it’s at a new location. The festival will take place March 10-11 at the Charles Whitlow Rodeo Grounds, 11608 AZ-79. For the … 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
Registration for the town of Queen Creek’s spring session of recreation classes for residents is now open. Registration for non-residents will open Monday, Feb. 13. The complete catalog of … more
Many parents I work with will attest that having meaningful conversations with their teens can be challenging, especially when it’s a tough topic, like conversations about mental health or … more

PHOENIX – A committee has recommended Gov. Katie Hobbs’ pick to head the Department of Health Services be rejected by the Arizona Senate. more
A drive-thru salad chain has further expanded in the Valley. The company has opened its first location in the San Tan Valley, as well as a second location in Glendale, according to a press … more
February is Career and Technical Education, or CTE, month. CTE programs are designed to engage students in relevant experiences to help prepare them for a competitive workforce. According to a … more
Consent agenda, where routine items go to get passed quickly and without discussion by governing bodies, is getting more scrutiny from the newly formed Higley USD Governing Board.  more
Each year, the Central Arizona College Learning Support Department holds a poetry contest in celebration of the contributions of African Americans. This year the theme for the Black History Poetry … more
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