Queen Creek approves funds for Hawes Road improvement project

The Queen Creek Town Council approved on consent the funds for the construction of the Hawes Road half-street next to Creek View Ranches along with other necessary budget adjustments. In total, the council approved $320,045 to MR Tanner to construct the project. That number includes $290,950 for the contract and 10 percent contingency of $29,095. […]

Town Council gives staff go-ahead to purchase Hunt Highway property

The Queen Creek town manager, attorney and clerk now have permission to pursue the purchase of property off Hunt Highway for future road improvements as part of the Ellsworth Road from Empire Road to Hunt Highway Project. The Queen Creek Town Council approved the change on consent giving authorization and direction to the town manager, […]

ALA Queen Creek junior high girls cross-country wins state

For the sixth consecutive year, the American Leadership Academy Queen Creek’s junior high girls cross-country team has finished atop the state standings. In the 1.5 mile race, ALA Queen Creek had four of its runners finish within the top 10 with Evelynne Carr finishing first overall, beating her teammate Alona Haymore by about 21 seconds. […]

Benjamin Franklin football falls short in 3A quarterfinals

Benjamin Franklin High School football battled long odds to make the playoffs, after an injury-plagued September left the Chargers with a 3-4 record. They battled back with four straight wins to reach the 3A quarterfinals. Once there, though, a two-touchdown second-half deficit against a top seed that could slow down the Chargers’ signature double wing […]

Queen Creek honors staff members who are veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the Town of Queen Creek recognizes its employees who have served our country. The town has two staff members, Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre staff member Dereck Guenther and firefighter paramedic Dallas Pardo, who are deployed, according to a press release. “We are proud of all of the men and […]

QCUSD defines boundaries for new high, elementary schools

Eastmark High School and a new elementary school have boundaries after the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board discussed and approved by a vote of 4-0 the perimeters for both schools at its Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting. The school board discussed the boundaries in the study session where district staff presented several options. Later […]

Casteel, Higley athletes earn Doherty Medallions

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club has announced the recipients of the Ed Doherty Award Week 10 Performance Medallions, which features athletes from Casteel and Higley High Schools. Of 14 players recognized for outstanding play during their respective games on Friday, Oct. 26, Zach Nelson of Casteel and Coleman Owen made the list, according to […]

East Valley golfers win at JGAA awards banquet

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona announced the 2018 Sportsmanship and Player of the Year Awards across five age divisions at the annual awards banquet Sunday, Oct. 21 at Moon Valley Country Club, 151 W. Moon Valley Drive in Phoenix. Of the various awards, several hailed from the East Valley. Alexis Vakasiuola of San Tan […]

Unique to Arizona: High school badminton a growing niche in Queen Creek

On a cool, crisp Arizona autumn day, Scottsdale Chaparral High School is vacant for fall break except for three individuals in the school’s auxiliary gym. Two young women face each other on a court 20 feet by 44 feet with an elevated net slicing the area in half. They volley a shuttlecock back and forth […]

Meet the Teacher: Stephanie Mejia teaches, coaches students to success

Name: Stephanie Mejia School: Queen Creek High School Why you chose to work in the district: Because I love how the district is involved with the Town of Queen Creek. What I like most about what I do: I enjoy interacting with the students, being a resource for the students and helping students reach their […]