Town helps motorists map out travel plans during road work

Drivers in Queen Creek should watch out for several road restrictions over the next week at more than a dozen locations throughout town. According to the latest town updates, road improvements, utility work and other projects will affect traffic at the following locations: Ellsworth Road northbound and southbound lane shifts will be required between the […]

More than 400 Valley residents using Waymo’s self-driving vehicles

Not everyone’s trip to the grocery store is historic. It is, though, for more than 400 Valley residents who have had access to Waymo’s self-driving vehicles for the last year, according to a release. Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car project, is the only company with a fleet of fully autonomous cars on public roads. The […]

Queen Creek council votes 5-2 to install second-story windows on town building

A $53,393 contract with Core Construction for the installation of second-story office windows at the municipal services building was approved June 6 in a 5-2 vote of the Queen Creek Town Council. Voting for the contract were Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney (by phone) and council members Robin Benning, Julia Wheatley, Jeff Brown and Dawn […]

Gateway Church of Christ serving the Queen Creek community

Vacation Bible School, youth ministry, small groups, Bible classes, community service and a welcoming atmosphere are part of what makes the Gateway Church of Christ a light in the Queen Creek community. “Our goal is to know God and make God known,” elder David Hinkle said in a release. “We’re a family that tries its […]

Council postpones decision on engineering analysis of LED exterior lighting

Consideration of a $30,005 contract with Wright Engineering Corp. for electrical engineering analysis of an LED retrofit of exterior lighting at various town locations was postponed by the council at the June 6 meeting. “I have some additional questions I want to work with staff on between now and then,” Queen Creek Councilman Jeff Brown […]

Beware of animals crossing roads as crashes spike in June

Beware of hitting wildlife crossing roads when traveling up north as animal-related crashes spike in June. The Arizona Department of Transportation’s Traffic Operations Center often receives “car versus deer” traffic calls during this time of year as it’s not uncommon for vehicle crashes with deer, antelope, elk, bear and other animals during a single evening […]

Assisted Living Locators appoints Ingle as development director

Assisted Living Locators has appointed Tom Ingle as its franchise development director. Mr. Ingle has more than a decade of experience in franchise development in the senior space, according to a press release. “Tom’s experience with leading senior care franchisors makes him a valuable asset to our development team,” said Angela Olea, CEO RN of […]

Water conservation aids during times of drought

Drought is a way of life in the desert, but decades of active conservation measures have helped Arizona grow while using the same, or even less, amount of water. While the state’s population has more than doubled since 1980, total water use has decreased by only a third, according to a press release. “Arizona uses […]

Know how to prepare, protect yourself during monsoon season

Different aspects of a monsoon presents different hazards so know what to do to protect yourself and your family during monsoon season. Residents should be prepared for the possibility of severe weather in the area and adhere to severe weather warnings to take action, according to a press release. Monsoons bring thunderstorms, dust storms and […]

UPDATE: Queen Creek public safety costs to swell as assessed property values increase

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story should have said the town’s EMS budget is $18.1 million, which already accounts for the 28 percent increase in estimated costs. And, the EMS budget is not increasing annually at a rate of $10 million, but rather estimates suggest it will increase in totality over the next […]