Craig Hocknull wins Southwest PGA Match Play Championship

The Southwest PGA Match Play Championship wrapped up Wednesday, July 18 and Craig Hocknull of Gilbert came away on top after trailing by as many as two points during the final round. No. 3 seed Mr. Hocknull defeated top seed Michael Hopper of Phoenix by one point. In match play, also known as stroke play, […]

San Tan Valley teen, 17, arrested in connection with armed robbery

A 17-year-old male from San Tan Valley suspected of robbing a victim at gunpoint has been arrested, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. “On July 6, PCSO received a call from a man who said he was the victim of a robbery,” Navideh Forghani, PCSO public information officer, said in a release. “The victim […]

Queen Creek voters to decide if town can set budget or follow state limit

Queen Creek voters will have the opportunity to vote on the Alternative Expenditure Limitation on the Tuesday, Aug. 28 ballot. The Alternative Expenditure Limitation measure is called “Home Rule” because the issue can be decided by voters at the local level, according to a press release. Home Rule is part of the Arizona Constitution and […]

Queen Creek Unified School District hosts event for Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary

The Queen Creek Unified School District, in collaboration with McCarthy Construction and The ADM Group, hosted a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday, July 10 for Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary School; QCUSD’s newest STEAM-focused neighborhood school at 22801 E Via Del Jardin. In attendance were Faith Mather Sossaman’s son Jamie and his wife Sue and their adult children: […]

Queen Creek offers firework safety tips for upcoming celebrations

With the Fourth of July holiday right around the corner, the Town of Queen Creek says it is important to know what types of fireworks are legal within the town and how to safely use them. Certain consumer fireworks are legal in the state of Arizona, including ground and hand-held sparkling devices, cylindrical fountains, illuminating […]

Radio amateurs spread the joy of amateur radio on 2018 field day

Amateur radio enthusiasts will be operating from remote forests, schools, cars, boats, and even planes Sunday, June 24 and Monday, June 25 to talk with one another during a special event, known as Field Day and enjoy communicating with other enthusiasts around the world Members of the Saguaro Nights Amateur Radio Club from Arizona State […]

Arizona D-backs to have Father’s Day festivities at Sunday game against the Mets

The Arizona Diamondbacks will celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, June 17 with an afternoon game against New York Mets at 1:10 p.m. at Chase Field. The first 15,000 dads will receive a D-backs Father’s Day Hawaiian shirt. Dads are also invited to run the bases after the game, along with kids 15 and younger, according […]

Maricopa County implements smoking ban in county parks

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department initiated its annual fire ban May 1, but the department is taking additional steps to protect the parks due to the extremely dry conditions. Effective Friday, June 8, smoking in Maricopa County parks will be prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or at developed recreation sites such as […]

Queen Creek Fire, Medical offers summer heat tips

The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department wants the community to be prepared for the heat, reminding residents it is important to drink plenty of water as dehydration is a common heat-related illness. “Our goal is to prevent heat related injuries and illnesses,” Queen Creek Fire and Medical Deputy Chief Vance Gray said in a […]

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrests San Tan Valley man for impersonating officer

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested 19-year-old Brennan Ray of San Tan Valley for impersonating a peace officer. PCSO said it received a call from a man who said a black Crown Victoria with a spotlight was following him. The man told deputies that the driver of the Crown Vic put the […]