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Town dignitaries, company officials, and, of course, shoppers, were raring to go this morning as Queen Creek’s first Costco opened its doors. A ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Queen Creek … more
Three Queen Creek High School students are getting ready to take part in the “Feeding the Future” competition, a culinary contest that challenges students to create nutritious meals … more
The town of Queen Creek has unveiled a new program for local high school students — the Queen Creek Promise Program. Under the program, the town, along with business sponsors, will help eligible high school … more
The town of Queen Creek has launched a centralized community volunteer program. According to a press release, volunteers donated nearly 84,000 hours of service to the community in 2022. To help … more
No one was hurt when J.O. Combs Middle School in San Tan Valley went into lockdown after a man with an active warrant for his arrest entered the school grounds. Later, a firearm was found around the … more
The mission of the Chosen Warrior Cancer Support Foundation is to serve and support people who are facing, fighting and surviving all types of cancer.  The nonprofit Chosen Warrior … more

Central Arizona College recently recognized the Fall 2022 graduating class and celebrated their success. The following list of students represents the December 2022 graduating class. The listing … more
It was low-scoring squeaker of a game, but the San Francisco 49ers, led by quarterback Scott Purdy of Queen Creek, beat the Dallas Cowboys 12-19. The 49ers now move onto the NFC Championship where … more
On March 7, the town of Queen Creek is scheduled to change to a new utility billing system. As part of this change, the current utility billing system will be replaced with one that is aimed at … more
Queen Creek officials have announced the recent purchase of the Barney Family Sports Complex for use as a future public safety facility. The nearly 65,000-square foot facility is at 22050 E. Queen … more
A bump in substitute pay has been effective in filling Higley USD’s needs, but is quickly draining the budget for subs, district officials said.  more
An annual Florence tradition enters its 37th year. The Historic Florence Home Tour is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11. Attendees can see diverse architectural styles of … more
The Queen Creek Town Council seated the new mayor and two members during a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Mayor Julia Wheatley, Council Member Bryan McClure and Council Member Travis … more

Higley USD proposes to use more its more than $26 million in budget balance carryforward as a contingency against substantial budget cuts that could be required of it under the state … 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
A fire district that covers Apache Junction and Gold Canyon may sponsor the East Valley Institute of Technology’s firefighter program in Mesa so it can be certified to a national … more
It’s not easy to rattle a firefighter, but that’s exactly what Hospice of the Valley did to a roomful of first responders from the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department who had signed … more
From opening Meridian Road and two permanent fire stations to launching the Queen Creek Police Department, 2022 was a major year for Queen Creek.  Residents can learn more about the … more
Mediacom Communications is extending the application deadline for its scholarship program, Mediacom World Class Scholars. In its 22nd consecutive year, the program will award $1,000 scholarships to … more
The town of Queen Creek is inviting residents to meet members of the Queen Creek Police Department and the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department at the Second Annual Public Safety Day … more

Parents can celebrate Valentine’s Day early with their little “love bugs” at the town of Queen Creek’s Love Bug Dance. The dance takes place from 6 to 8 … more
David Leavitt is the athletic director at Heritage Academy Gateway, but a student doesn’t have to be in sports to get on his radar. Leavitt sees and knows students as individuals, whether they … more
In November, Kevin Winegar, a linebacker with the Eastmark High School football team in the Queen Creek Unified School District, was celebrating the Firebirds’ first state championship title in … more
A teacher at Casteel High School has won a $2,500 grant for STEAM initiatives. Intel Corporation, YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix and Salt River Project recognized three educators and 18 nonprofits as … more
The Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department will be offering a free child car seat installation and safety inspection. The event will take place from 9-10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27 at Fire … more
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