ADEQ seeking penalties and injunctive relief in excess of $100 million from Johnson Utilities

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office on May 22 filed a civil case in Arizona Superior Court against Johnson Utilities LLC seeking penalties and injunctive relief in excess of $100 million. “This case is about bringing relief to the San Tan Community from the negative impacts to residents, businesses […]

Arizona Corporation Commission discusses Johnson Utilities rates, meters

The Arizona Corporation Commissioner on May 22 voted to reopen a previous decision relating to Johnson Utilities, prompted by a request by fellow Commissioner Justin Olson to consider an amendment to revisit Johnson Utilities’ rates. Earlier this month, Commissioner Olson asked his fellow commissioners to “consider ordering the company to file a new rate case […]

Queen Creek approves final plats for parcels in Church Farm

A pair of final plats for two parcels in the Church Farm subdivision earned the Queen Creek Town Council’s approval. The council approved on consent the final plats for parcels F3 and H of the 2,310-lot master planned single-family residential subdivision Church Farm at its Wednesday, May 15 meeting. The two parcels, which combined equal […]

San Tan Valley man charged with fraud, concealing a body

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office on May 22 arrested Daniel Shannon, 66, of San Tan Valley, on the charges of fraud and improper disposal of a body. The arrest comes after a nearly two-month investigation into the disappearance of 97-year-old Leonie Shannon of San Tan Valley, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. On […]

Del Taco opens in Queen Creek

Del Taco opened its 39th Arizona restaurant in Queen Creek with longtime franchisee and multi-unit owner Brent Veach. The restaurant, 20485 E. Rittenhouse Road, is Mr. Veach’s 29th store in Arizona and his organization’s 50th overall Del Taco location, according to a release. With more than 580 locations across 14 states, Del Taco offers customers both Mexican and […]

Maricopa County eliminates overdue fines at its public libraries

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has voted to eliminate overdue fines — and to waive existing overdue fines — at the county’s 18 public libraries, including in Queen Creek. The measure, which went into effect May 22, only applies to Maricopa County Library District libraries, according to a release. “Libraries are an important resource […]

ADOT: No highway closures over Memorial Day weekend

Planning a road trip in the state over the Memorial Day weekend? The Arizona Department of Transportation has good news about construction-related closures — none are scheduled. ADOT and its contractors will not schedule weekend closures along state-maintained highways, including Phoenix-area freeways, from Friday afternoon through late Monday night, May 27, according to a release. […]

Queen Creek approves water agreements for Legado development

A pair of water agreements between Queen Creek, Sossaman Holdings and Taylor Morrison/Arizona has garnered the Town Council’s approval, making way for the development of a 119-acre property. The property, known as Legado Phase 1, sits at the northwest corner of Sossaman and Ocotillo roads. The Town Council approved on consent a recovered reclaimed water […]

Narcotic violations in Pinal County near Queen Creek reported May 1-14 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of narcotic violations near Queen Creek reported May 1-14 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.  Incidents investigated by PCSO included:   Possession of marijuana, reported at 1:53 p.m. May 4 at East Chandler Heights and North Kelley Road.  Sale of manufactured drug, reported at 6:16 a.m. May 9 in the 33500 […]

Burglaries reported in Queen Creek May 1-14 to MCSO

Above are the general locations of burglaries reported May 1-14 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek.   Those investigated by MCSO included:   Burglary at residence, reported at 10:17 a.m. May 1 in the 18500 block of East Swan Drive.  Burglary at residence, reported at 10:27 a.m. May 2 in the […]