Independent Newsmedia to launch ‘Charity Begins at Home’ campaign

Independent Newsmedia, Inc., USA, publisher of the Daily News-Sun and 10 community newspapers throughout the Valley, has been awarded one of two Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy grants in recognition of the company’s innovative approach to corporate philanthropic initiatives. The grant, announced in October, was the result of a competition conducted by the Arizona Community […]

Thefts reported in Queen Creek Jan. 6-12 to MCSO

Above are the general locations of thefts reported Jan. 6-12 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek. Those investigated by MCSO included: Theft, reported at 2:50 p.m. Jan. 9 in the 20300 East Arrowhead Trail. Theft, reported at 8:09 a.m. Jan. 10 in the 21000 block of East Pickett Street. […]

Queen Creek town offices closed Jan. 21

The Town of Queen Creek offices and Recreation Annex will close on Monday, Jan. 21, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day. The closure will not impact any public safety or emergency services. Anyone with a water, sewer or streets emergency during the closure can call 480-358-3131. Trash and recycling services will not […]

MCSO deputy struck by truck Jan. 9 in Queen Creek discharged from hospital

Deputy Armando Gomez, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputy struck on Jan. 9 while investigating a crash in Queen Creek, was discharged from the hospital and is home on the path to recovery, MCSO said. Deputy Gomez is 54 years old and is a 10-year veteran of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, according to a […]

Barney to leave Maricopa County supervisor office Feb. 1

Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney plans to officially step down from his position as county supervisor of District 1 on Feb. 1 to focus on his position as the president and CEO of the East Valley Partnership. The board of supervisors will appoint another east Valley resident to fill the vacancy on the board, according […]

AZ Women’s Partnership, Inc. announces its 2019 grant application

The Arizona Women’s Partnership, Inc. — a volunteer philanthropic 501 c(3) non-profit, which awards grants to grass roots charities that assist under-served women and children at risk here in Arizona — announced the availability of its 2019 grant application.  “We are proud to note that the Arizona Women’s Partnership, inc. has awarded over $415,000 in grants […]

Queen Creek Town Council to meet Jan. 16

A public hearing on annexing 71 acres at Ellsworth and Riggs roads is to be held at the Wednesday, Jan. 16, meeting of the Queen Creek Town Council. Case No. P18-0167 for Ranchos Legante is a proposed annexation of Maricopa County parcels totaling approximately 71.79 acres, generally located at the southwest corner of Ellsworth and […]

Arizona Corporation Commission elects Bob Burns as new chairman

The Arizona Corporation Commission on Jan. 7 elected a new chairman following the departure of former Chairman Tom Forese. Commissioners voted to elect Commissioner Bob Burns as the body’s new chairman, according to a release. “I wish to thank the commissioners for providing me the opportunity to serve them as their chairman as we work […]

Unpermitted discharge of treated water into Queen Creek reported in San Tan Valley, ADEQ says

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality on Jan. 11 issued a Water Quality Advisory for the unpermitted discharge of recycled water into Queen Creek in the San Tan Valley area. “Please avoid contact with the water in this area. ADEQ is making this recommendation because a discharge of recycled water into Queen Creek occurred from […]

Queen Creek council executive session Jan. 16 includes utility agreement with Johnson Utilities

A potential utility interconnection agreement with EPCOR as interim manager of Johnson Utilities Co. is a topic on the six-item, closed-door executive session agenda for the Jan. 16 Queen Creek Town Council meeting. The meeting, which is not open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ironwood Conference Room in the Community […]