Eastbound Loop 202 lanes to close at Power Road this weekend

Work to repair pavement on eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) near Power Road in the east Valley has been rescheduled and will include freeway restrictions this weekend. The schedule has been updated as follows: Eastbound Loop 202 will be closed at Power Road from 9 p.m. Friday, July 19 to 7 a.m. Saturday, July 20 […]

Stock cars, modlites and more race at Arizona Speedway

SouthWest Dirt Racing Association Late Models, International Motor Contest Association Modifieds and Stock Cars, Dwarf Cars and Modlites and more race at Arizona Speedway. It is at 48700 N. Ironwood Drive south of Apache Junction, within ET Motopark, 5 miles south of U.S. Highway 60. Adult tickets are $18, seniors tickets $15 and kids 11 […]

Sexual assaults of minor victims reported in Queen Creek July 1-5 to MCSO

Above are the general locations of sexual assaults of minor victims reported July 1-5 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek.   Those investigated by MCSO included:   Sexual assault, minor victim, reported at 3:26 p.m. July 5 in the 20000 block of East Rittenhouse Road.  Sexual assault, minor victim, reported at […]

Sex offense, assaults in Pinal County near Queen Creek reported July 1-5 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of a sex offense and assault near Queen Creek reported July 1-5 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.  Incidents investigated by PCSO included:   Assault, police, aggravated injury, reported at 12:27 a.m. July 5 in the 3600 block of East Shapinsay Drive.  Assault, reported at 11:36 a.m. July 5 in the […]

Full closure of northbound Loop 101 Price Freeway among scheduled road restrictions

A section of northbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway) in the southeast valley is scheduled to close this weekend for work-zone setup and pavement removal work. The Arizona Department of Transportation advises travelers to allow extra time and plan to use detours while all northbound travel lanes on the Price Freeway are closed between Warner Road […]

Annexations totaling 4,186 acres before Town Council July 17

Three annexations — 10, 40 and 4,136 acres — are to be discussed at the July 17 Queen Creek Town Council meeting. The smallest is to be voted on in a consent agenda and the latter two are subjects of public hearings, with no council decisions. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., with public hearings […]

EPCOR community meeting on Johnson Utilities July 17

EPCOR will host a community meeting July 17 to provide Johnson Utilities customers and the public an update on its recent work and what it is planning for the months ahead. Representatives from EPCOR and Johnson Utilities are to attend to answer questions at the 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, meeting at Central Arizona College’s […]

Signal Butte extension to offer regional connectivity

The Town of Queen Creek and the City of Mesa are working together to improve regional transportation. The two entities approved an intergovernmental agreement that includes extending both Signal Butte and Meridian from Germann to the future State Route 24. The town is also working with Pinal County on improvements to Meridian Road from Combs […]

Johnson Utilities matters before AZ Corporation Commission held due to court action

A temporary restraining order prevented the Arizona Corporation Commission on July 11 from voting on a proposed three-year capital improvement plan for Johnson Utilities LLC. The utility company filed the order in Maricopa County Superior court July 10, according to a release from the ACC. “The judge held a telephonic hearing and, stating she did […]

Attorneys for Town of Queen Creek to receive $1M this fiscal year

The Town of Queen Creek will pay more than $1 million in fiscal year 2019-20 to contract for legal services, which is more than the combined total approved in both June 2017 and 2018. The council recently approved in a June consent agenda with other items contract-spending authority for $1,079,000 to Dickinson Wright PLLC to […]