Maricopa County and Queen Creek to share cost of some Ocotillo Road improvements

The cost of a $2 million project for improvements to Ocotillo Road from 228th Street to Meridian Road will be shared by the Town of Queen Creek and Maricopa County, according to a recently approved intergovernmental agreement. The town is in the design phase for construction of Ocotillo Road from Signal Butte to Ironwood roads, […]

Thanksgiving closes town offices, emergency services unaffected by holiday

Queen Creek town offices and the Recreation Annex will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, for Thanksgiving. The closure will not affect any public safety or emergency services. Those experiencing a water, sewer or streets emergency during the closure should call 480-358-3131. Trash and recycling services for residents in Zone 3 will be delayed until Friday, […]

‘The Taco Stand’ author, restaurateur instills family values, gives back

Simmering from his family restaurant kitchens, Someburros owner Tim S. Vasquez cooks up family values and serves them in “The Taco Stand.” Mr. Vasquez, who grew up in the kitchen of his parents’ Mexican restaurant in Tempe, uses the foundation of family as the impetus for the book that pays homage to his grandmother whose […]

Queen Creek honors staff members who are veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the Town of Queen Creek recognizes its employees who have served our country. The town has two staff members, Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre staff member Dereck Guenther and firefighter paramedic Dallas Pardo, who are deployed, according to a press release. “We are proud of all of the men and […]

Queen Creek may name splash pad shade structures at Founders’ Park

Naming splash pad shade structures at Founders’ Park is to be discussed at the Nov. 13 meeting of the Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the San Tan Conference Room in the Municipal Services Building, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. The committee is to make a recommendation to […]

PCSO investigating attempted child-luring incident in San Tan Valley

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is asking San Tan Valley residents to be on the alert after a male suspect attempted to lure a child into his SUV. The incident occurred Nov. 7 in the North Pecan Creek neighborhood near Gantzel and Ocotillo Roads, PCSO said. At 3:45 p.m. Nov. 7, an 11-year-old girl was walking […]

QCUSD defines boundaries for new high, elementary schools

Eastmark High School and a new elementary school have boundaries after the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board discussed and approved by a vote of 4-0 the perimeters for both schools at its Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting. The school board discussed the boundaries in the study session where district staff presented several options. Later […]

Veteran saves horse from slaughter that became prize competitor, family

Saving and fighting for lives is a part of life for veteran Leslie Brekke, who shares a story about a feral horse saved from slaughter. Mrs. Brekke lives in Queen Creek with her husband, Jason, and the prized horse named, “Mama Rocks Me” that she bought from a kill pen in Fallon, Nevada, three years […]

SRP receives OK for Southeast Power Link through Queen Creek, Mesa

The Arizona Corporation Commission this week unanimously approved a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility for an SRP power line project. SRP officials stated in a release that the Southeast Power Link “will enable Salt River Project to meet growing energy needs in the Southeast Valley.” Wednesday’s approval was the final step of the application for the […]

Queen Creek Virtual Academy, E-Academy student handbooks approved

Handbooks outlining virtual learning guidelines for Queen Creek High School students was recently upgraded and approved. The Queen Creek Virtual Academy Student Handbook 2018-19 and Queen Creek E-Academy Student Handbook 2018-19 was approved on consent Oct. 16 during a Queen Creek School District Governing Board meeting at 20217 E. Chandler Heights Road. According to a […]