ACLU drops suit against Rep. Gosar for blocking social media accounts

The Arizona chapter of American Civil Liberties Union on Friday, Aug. 3, withdrew a lawsuit it had filed against Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, after he blocked two constituents from his social media accounts. Both sides claimed victory in the fight, with Rep. Gosar’s general counsel calling it a fitting conclusion to a court case that […]

San Tan Valley native lives in Europe, supports NATO mission

A 2013 Poston Butte High School graduate and San Tan Valley native in the Navy lives on the coast of Spain while supporting NATO mission. According to a press release, Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Dennis, participates in a critical NATO ballistic missile defense mission while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross. She is […]

Queen Creek host ribbon-cutting ceremony for Crismon Road extension

Motorists now have an additional north-south option when traveling through Queen Creek as the Crismon Road extension, from Queen Creek Road north to Germann Road, opened Tuesday, Aug. 7, following a ribbon cutting ceremony. The one-mile extension includes one lane in each direction, bike lanes and intersection improvements at Crismon and Germann roads, according to […]

Nonprofits range from helping youth in Uganda, to parachuting enthusiasts

Queen Creek is the base of a nonprofit that educates the neediest youth in Uganda and Gold Canyon is the home of an organization that teaches the proper use and safety of parachuting. Those unusual organizations and eight others that may not be well known in the East Valley – or only to a niche […]

Protecting the QC: Response times to decrease with addition of new fire station

When a dog gave birth in a resident’s shower and one of the puppies ended up in the drain, Queen Creek firefighters were called to provide assistance and arrived within a minute. Engine 413 was dispatched at 9:15 a.m. June 30 to an “assist citizen” incident in the 18000 block of East Canary Way and […]

Meet the Pastor: Trey VanCamp leads Passion Creek Church in a movie theatre

Church at the movies is something fit for the big screen at Passion Creek Church officiated by Pastor Trey VanCamp. If the name sounds familiar that’s because this is the second part to a Meet the Pastor series in which his father, Billy VanCamp was recently featured for his pastoral leadership with Heart Cry Church […]

Queen Creek reminds vigilance around water as temperatures soar

The month of August is dedicated to help remind people about water safety and, locally, August was declared Drowning Impact Awareness Month by Queen Creek Town Council meeting. The proclamation came during the Aug. 1 town council meeting at Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. According to the Children’s Safety Zone, there were 153 water-related […]

QC Cambridge Academy has small classes to focus on each student

The Cambridge Academy, Queen Creek campus that opened in 2011 offers small classes to focus on each student. The charter school has grades PreK-8, according to a press release, describing the school’s atmosphere. In addition to small class sizes, five “specials” a week are designed for grades PreK-4 and a number of electives for middle […]

MVD works to smooth way to learner’s permit

Getting a learner’s permit used to mean that mom, dad or a guardian had to take time out of the day to go to an Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division office with their teen to pick up the permit once the written test was passed. No more. MVD is offering office appointments scheduled online to accommodate […]

Support group GriefShare meets at Calvary Chapel, helps bereaved

Thoughts and prayers are appreciated while grieving, but having a support group of those who understand what you’re going through really helps. Calvary Chapel, 19248 E. San Tan Blvd. in Queen Creek, is hosting a GriefShare support group, 10 – 11:30 a.m., on Saturday’s beginning Aug. 4. The group offers help and encouragement after the […]