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Queen Creek Unified School District parents and students are already preparing for the 2023-2023 school year. And that includes setting the stage for the next wave of kindergarteners -- many of … more
The Florence Town Council has picked Russell Martin to be the new town manager. The council made the decision to hire Martin during an executive meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12. At the town … more
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, is opening eight new collections across four communities, including Queen Creek. Ellsworth Ranch, located south of … more
The Second Annual San Tan Valley Martine Luther King Celebration takes place Monday, Jan. 16. The event will be held as part of Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day. The event takes place from … more
The town of Queen Creek offices and recreation annex will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day. The closure will not affect any public safety or … more
A 23-year-old man from Mesa has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian in Queen Creek. The crash took place on Saturday, Jan. 7 around 10 p.m. near Power and … more

The Queen Creek Police Department has two new members – of the four-legged variety. QCPD K-9 Obi and K-9 Jack are now working in the community with their handlers, officer Deanna Kuhn and … more
Sherwood Johnston III has been appointed San Tan justice of the peace. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors selected Johnston to replace Sam Goodman, who retired Nov. … more
One year ago today, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department handed crime-fighting duties to the new Queen Creek Police Department. The Independent interviewed QCPD Chief Randy Brice about what … more
The Queen Creek Police Department and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office Vehicular Crimes Unit responded to a hit-and-run crash near Power and E. Cloud Road in Queen Creek involving a pedestrian, just … more
Celebrate women of the West at the Fifth Annual “Art of the Cowgirl” gathering starting Wednesday Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre in Queen … more
Members of the Queen Creek Town Council recently broke ground on three roadway connectors in the downtown core. When the project is completed, Aldecoa Drive and Munoz Street will both connect from … more
PHOENIX — Calling her actions illegal, some Arizona Republican lawmakers said Monday they will go to court to overturn the new governor’s executive order expanding anti-discrimination … more

The Queen Creek Police Department recorded the following crime reports from Dec. 30 -Jan. 5: Theft at a supermarket reported on Dec. 30 at the 18400 block of East Queen Creek Road. Assault … more
The Queen Creek Unified School District is gearing up to get children ready for kindergarten. QCUSD will be holding its annual “Kindergarten Round-Up!” from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. … more
The Queen Creek Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve a request for a conditional use permit and gave site plan approval for a U-Haul Moving & Storage facility and outdoor … more
Plans for a multibillion-dollar electric vehicle lithium battery plant in Queen Creek remain in limbo. In July, South Korean company LG Energy Solution put the brakes on the proposed facility, … more
If you want to start off the new year with a new addition to the family, a fur baby may be the answer. All About Animals AZ Rescue will be holding a pet adoption event on Saturday, Jan. 7 from … more
The first Queen Creek baby of 2023 seems to have really wanted her birthday to be special. Lennon Thamert was born at Banner Ironwood Medical Center at 1:20 a.m. on New Year’s Day, weighing … more
The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising drivers, area residents and businesses to plan for weekend and overnight closures of U.S. Highway 60 Superstition Freeway in segments between Loop … more

In about six months, area high school students will graduate and move on to college or jobs. But the East Valley Institute of Technology offers them another opportunity — and for some, it might … more
  The Queen Creek Police Department and Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department want to make sure residents' pets are safe during New Year's celebrations.   Fireworks can be … more
As 2022 draws to a close, the Queen Creek Independent looks back on the events that made this year memorable. The mid-term elections resulted in a changing of the guard in the Queen Creek Town … more
Burial services have been scheduled for members of Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb’s family who were killed in a car crash. On Dec. 16, Sheriff Lamb’s son, Cooper Lamb, and the … more
With a change in state law, the town of Queen Creek is now able to have more control over vacation and short-term rentals. The original state law limited a municipality’s ability to regulate … more
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