Queen Creek Town Council approves Parks and Recreation Master Plan update

The Queen Creek Town Council approved the Parks and Recreation Master Plan update during its Wednesday, May 16 meeting. The approved plan updates the town’s original parks master plan, the Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan, approved in 2005, according to a press release. “There have been substantial changes in our community since the […]

Queen Creek residents overwhelmingly approve General Plan update

Voters approved the Queen Creek General Plan update Tuesday, May 15, with 84 percent voting in favor and 16 percent opposing. The General Plan serves as the town’s road map to guide development, manage growth and conserve natural resources, a press release states. State law requires every jurisdiction in Arizona with more than 2,500 residents […]

Queen Creek student-athletes earn all-region recognitions

Azpreps365.com released its all-region recognitions and several Queen Creek High School student-athletes made the cut. Queen Creek plays in 5A’s San Tan Region and had student-athletes from baseball, softball and boys volleyball earn a spot on the list. Senior Kevon Jackson and sophomore Jacob Berry earned first-team all-region honors while senior Colton Cassinelli earned second-team […]

Queen Creek, United Blood Services to host blood drive

The Town of Queen Creek will host blood drive from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road, in connection with the United Blood Services. Those interested in participating will need to schedule an appointment online at BloodHero.com using “QueenCreek” as the sponsor code. Donors can also complete the health history […]

Stadium District approves memorandum of understandings, ending D-backs lawsuit

The Maricopa County Stadium District Board of Directors voted to approve a binding memorandum of understanding that will end the lawsuit over Chase Field, protect county taxpayers and turn over responsibility for all repairs and maintenance at the stadium to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The board voted on the memorandum Wednesday, May 9 in a public […]

Dominican presence in baseball remains strong thanks to trailblazer Felipe Alou

Felipe Alou’s legacy on the baseball diamond extends far beyond what he accomplished as a player or manager. Just look around any Major League Baseball stadium. Six decades have passed since Mr. Alou made his major league debut with the San Francisco Giants. But he didn’t just make his debut that day. He made history. […]

RhibaFarms to host six local chefs in fundraiser dinner

Rather than bring the farm to their tables, six local chefs and a craft brewer are bringing the tables to the farm. James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Bianco headlines a fundraising dinner Saturday, May 19 in support of RhibaFarms, 40792 N. Rattlesnake Road in San Tan Valley. Joining Mr. Bianco are Jason McGrath, Craig Plevack […]

Banner Ironwood, Queen Creek join to host suicide prevention discussion

Education and conversation will be the highlights of a community discussion, which Banner Ironwood Medical Center and the Town of Queen Creek are hosting, focusing on suicide prevention, resiliency building and coping skills. Banner Ironwood Medical Center and Queen Creek are hosting another joint community forum on these issues from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 3 […]

Queen Creek, DEA to host prescription drug disposal event

Queen Creek is hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The local effort will be at the Law Enforcement and Community Chambers Building, 20727 E. Civic Parkway, according to a press release. The Take Back event provides an opportunity […]

Queen Creek to open summer classes, workshops

The Queen Creek Recreation Division will open registration for its summer classes and workshops in May on the town’s website. Registration begins Monday, May 7 for residents and Monday, May 14 for non-residents, according to a press release. The town’s website and the April edition of the Queen Creek Independent are also home to the […]