ADOT, partners protect native cactus before bridge project

While Arizona Department of Transportation biologists and partner organizations prepare to replace the Pinto Creek Bridge on US 60 east of the Valley, they were protecting native cactus. As some workers rappelled down the canyon walls to accomplish the task, according to a press release, other biologists worked on the rim to collect seeds and […]

Dorado Estates in Queen Creek nears completion, home sites selling

Toll Brothers nears completion of Dorada Estates, a new community on the border of Queen Creek and Gilbert. According to a press release, about 90 percent of 112 estate-sized home sites have been sold. In addition to remaining home sites, several quick delivery homes are available, with starting prices from the low-$600,000s. Dorada Estates offers […]

Catching catfish at Mansel Carter Oasis Park in Queen Creek

The 48-acre Mansel Carter Oasis Park, 19535 E. Appleby Road in Queen Creek, includes the town’s first fishing lake. The 5-acre lake is part of Arizona Game and Fish Department’s community fishing program. Michael Espinoza has been catching catfish at the lake, his mother, Marisela Espinoza said in an e-mail. “I wanted to share these […]

Arizona Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards ‘reflect visionary efforts’

The Northern Arizona Forest Fund took the top honor Saturday night in the Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP at the Westin Kierland Resort. Judges also named the Arizona Pure Water Brew Challenge as winner of the Governor’s Award for Arizona’s Future, and two new categories – Sustainability Champion and Waste Reduction – made their […]

PCSO looks for suspect who attempted to run over deputies with truck

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a man who attempted to run over deputies Monday, Oct. 1, with a truck as they began speaking to the driver. The incident took place at 9:30 p.m. near the 5200 Block of East Red Bird Lane in San Tan Valley. Deputies approached the vehicle and started […]

Fall brings cool events, festivals to Queen Creek

As the temperatures continue to drop, the outdoors becomes more inviting and Queen Creek is taking full advantage of the nicer weather. Here are some events coming up: Pumpkin and Chili Party, Oct. 4-28, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road Offering hayrides, bonfires, corn mazes, entertainment and more, the Pumpkin and Chili Party at Schnepf Farms takes […]

Town Council: ‘Look. Listen. Learn.’ during Fire Prevention Week

The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. The message from the department and association urges residents: Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere. “The campaign focuses on three basic, but essential steps to reduce the likelihood of having a […]

Queen Creek OKs purchase agreement for construction on utilities building

Queen Creek Town Council has approved a purchase agreement for the construction of tenant improvements to the town’s utilities field operations facility, 19715 S. 220th St. The agreement, which was part of the council’s consent agenda, is not to exceed $881,000 plus an additional $88,100 for owner’s contingency. The approval came at the council’s Wednesday, […]

ASU’s Steve Swanson to discus development projects, archaeology in Queen Creek

The San Tan Chapter is hosting Dr. Steve Swanson of Arizona State University Wednesday, Dec. 10 to discuss archaeology in Queen Creek. There have been several development projects in Queen Creek in the last few years with some interesting results at large Hohokam/Salado sites such as Massera Ruin, Sonoqui Pueblo, and other areas, a press […]

Mayor Barney: Litter campaign promotes ‘mindful behavior,’ Arizona pride

A new effort by Don’t Trash Arizona addresses the economic, safety and health effects of freeway litter along regional and state highways. “Arizona is our home. Love it. Don’t trash it!” is the catchphrase that will be heard and seen throughout the state. Don’t Trash Arizona is a litter prevention campaign implemented by the Maricopa Association of […]