Salt River Project customers set record for energy demand

Salt River Project delivered a record amount of energy to its Phoenix-area retail customers from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 as it delivered an estimated retail peak demand of 7,252 megawatts. That peak topped SRP’s previous system peak of 7,219 megawatts, which happened June 20, 2017. One megawatt is enough energy to power about 225 […]

ADOT workers utilize safe practice while working in heat

Construction and maintenance crews working on Arizona’s highways are taking every precaution to beat the heat with temperatures soaring this week. Having received training on managing the dangers of extreme heat, these workers stay hydrated, have sun protection, monitor themselves and co-workers for signs of heat stress, take regular breaks and schedule work to avoid […]

Craig Hocknull wins Southwest PGA Match Play Championship

The Southwest PGA Match Play Championship wrapped up Wednesday, July 18 and Craig Hocknull of Gilbert came away on top after trailing by as many as two points during the final round. No. 3 seed Mr. Hocknull defeated top seed Michael Hopper of Phoenix by one point. In match play, also known as stroke play, […]

Allstate offers safe driving advice for summer holiday season

As Americans hit the road for Fourth of July celebrations, drivers should be aware that Independence Day is also known as the deadliest day on the road, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. On average, more people die in motor vehicle crashes on Independence Day than any other day of the year1, according […]

Water conservation aids during times of drought

Drought is a way of life in the desert, but decades of active conservation measures have helped Arizona grow while using the same, or even less, amount of water. While the state’s population has more than doubled since 1980, total water use has decreased by only a third, according to a press release. “Arizona uses […]

Maricopa County implements smoking ban in county parks

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department initiated its annual fire ban May 1, but the department is taking additional steps to protect the parks due to the extremely dry conditions. Effective Friday, June 8, smoking in Maricopa County parks will be prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or at developed recreation sites such as […]

Arizona Veterans’ Services Director visits White House for VA bill signing

Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services Director Wanda Wright, attended the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mission Act Signing Ceremony at the White House Wednesday, June 6. During the ceremony, President Donald Trump signed the Mission Act, officially titled “The John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and […]

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan relaunches portal for upcoming primaries

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has relaunched the Consolidated Candidate Portal that displays candidates who have qualified for the 2018 August Primary on one convenient site. The website — http://go.azsos.gov/AugustPrimary2018 — includes candidate bios, contact information, financial disclosure statements and links to official nomination paperwork, according to a press release. To increase access and reduce […]

Operation Prom held at QCHS

In partnership with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the local fire department as well as Gilbert Fire, Queen Creek High School hosted Operation Prom Thursday, April 12. High school drama students simulate an alcohol-related vehicular incident while fellow students witness the consequences as they unfold. Hosted by the Queen Creek Unified School District, in […]

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to host job hiring event

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has multiple job openings and is hosting a hiring event with hopes of filling those vacancies. MCSO is hosting its first of what it hopes to be many hiring events from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at its Pre-Employment Office, 2627 S. 35th Ave. in Phoenix. With current positions available […]