Right-of-way in San Tan Valley purchased for Magma Road project

Pinal County is paying $14,518 for land in San Tan Valley to be used for a Magma Road project. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 4 approved an agreement with Johnson Ranch Community Association for the purchase of right-of-way. A total of 1,738 square feet of property is on the north right-of-way line […]

$740K pumper truck to replace Queen Creek Fire’s Engine 411

A $739,952 fire engine is being purchased to be used instead of Engine 411 at the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department. The Queen Creek Town Council in a Sept. 18 meeting consent agenda approved purchasing the apparatus from Hughes Fire Equipment Inc. It is to be built in Appleton, Wisconsin, with an estimated delivery […]

Queen Creek residents to be surveyed on starting RideChoice transportation program

The Town of Queen Creek wants to know if senior citizens and Americans with Disabilities Act-eligible individuals would utilize a paratransit or RideChoice program. The Town Council in a Sept. 18 meeting consent agenda approved spending up to $50,000 in Arizona Lottery funds on a Valley Metro study to gauge the interest in the programs. […]

Queen Creek breaks ground on new fire station

The Town of Queen Creek recently broke ground on Fire Station 4, a new station in the northeast area of town on Signal Butte Road, just north of Queen Creek Road. The addition of Fire Station 4 is a significant step towards the Fire Master Plan, which identifies five fire stations in Queen Creek, according […]

Improvement district’s water system given to Town of Queen Creek

Pinal County has transferred a distribution system owned by the dissolved Queen Creek Domestic Water Improvement District to the Town of Queen Creek. An intergovernmental agreement between the town and county was approved in a Sept. 18 consent agenda vote of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. The water improvement district includes an area south […]

Assaults in Pinal County near Queen Creek reported Sept. 15-20 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of assaults near Queen Creek reported Sept. 15-20 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.  Incidents investigated by PCSO included:   Assault, reported at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 15 in the 5100 block of East Silverbell Road.  Assault, reported at 6:36 p.m. Sept. 17 in the 10 block of East Rosebud Drive.  Assault […]

Assaults reported in Queen Creek Sept. 15-20 to MCSO

Above are the general locations of assaults reported Sept. 15-20 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek.   Those investigated by MCSO included:   Assault, reported at 8:37 p.m. Sept. 15 in the 21200 block of East Via Del Rancho.  Assault, reported at 8:02 p.m. Sept. 16 in the 20000 block of […]

Queen Creek council closed-door executive session Oct. 2

Johnson Utilities is to be discussed as part of an Oct. 2 closed-door executive session of the Queen Creek Town Council. The council is to consult with the town’s attorney for legal advice and with the town’s representatives regarding the Arizona Corporation Commission actions related to Johnson Utilities and to consider the town’s position and […]

What is being decided behind closed doors?

Queen Creek Town Council has met behind closed doors several times in recent months to discuss a lawsuit filed against the town by Johnson Utilities and the Apache Junction City Council separately did the same to discuss obtaining authority to engage in a utility business. Agendas of the meetings — called executive sessions — are […]

What are the top violent crimes reported in Queen Creek, Apache Junction?

There are more reported incidents of aggravated assault in the City of Apache Junction than from the violent crimes of murder, rape or robbery, according to recent police records. From Jan. 1, 2016-May 31, 2019, there were 258 aggravated assaults, 44 robberies, six rapes and two murders, according to the Apache Junction Police Department. For […]