Queen Creek vehicle thefts reported Aug. 5-12 to MCSO

Above are the general locations of vehicle thefts reported Aug. 5-12 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek. Those investigated by MCSO included: Theft from a vehicle, reported at 9:34 a.m. Aug. 7 in the 20100 block of East Silver Creek Lane. Stolen vehicle, reported at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 10 […]

Queen Creek no longer investigating inoperable-vehicle complaints on private property

Complaints of inoperable vehicles on private property — including those propped up on blocks with no wheels or with flat tires — are not to be investigated by Queen Creek officials, the town council decided recently. The town receives an average of two complaints a week about inoperable vehicles that are in view from a […]

Meet the Teacher: Ellie Hardt loves kids, has 6 of her own

Name: Ellie Hardt School: Queen Creek Unified School District Community Education Coordinator Why you chose to work in the district: I chose to work for QCUSD because I have seen what great opportunities the district provides not only for their students but for their staff as well. There is room to grow and learn within […]

Black Rock Coffee planned at Ellsworth Loop and Walnut in Queen Creek

A Black Rock Coffee is to be one of the tenants in a three-business complex planned at Ellsworth Loop and Walnut roads, a town planner said at a recent Queen Creek Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Founded in 2008, the food and beverage company has one Chandler and three Mesa locations, according to br.coffee. The […]

Epcor Water moves to take over as interim manager at Johnson Utilities

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the vote for the Arizona Corporation Commission. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. At a July 26 hearing, with a vote of 4-0, the Arizona Corporation Commission voted to approve an interim manager to temporarily take over operations of Johnson Utilities, which […]

Queen Creek library gives teens chances to help others, earn service hours

Area youths eager to give back to the community, earn hours toward scholarship requirements or shape the future of programs offered locally can look no further than Queen Creek Library. The local branch of Maricopa County Library District provides younger residents — those ages 12-18 — a wealth of free opportunities such as membership in […]

The breakfast club: Desert Tortoises chow down at Queen Creek park

Desert Tortoises devoured their tasty breakfast, with no utensils or table manners, in front of a small crowd at San Tan Mountain Regional Park on Saturday, Aug. 11. The two Desert Tortoises, Santana and Shelly were featured in a weekend class. The park ranger discussed what the tortoises like to eat, their unique personality traits […]

Queen Creek/San Tan Valley auto-theft ring suspects arrested

Seven people suspected in the theft of 40 all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles or quads from citizens in the San Tan Valley and Queen Creek areas have been arrested by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. They were arrested following a one-month PCSO investigation into an auto-theft ring, officials said. “The investigation started after patrol deputies received a […]

Meet the Vice Principal: Scott Sheldon sees caring JO Combs community

Name: Scott Sheldon School: J.O. Combs High School Why you chose to work in the district: I wanted to be part of a school district that works to provide for the needs of their students and staff. The district has demonstrated time and again the personal touch of caring about the school community. What I […]

Joint Queen Creek Town Council and planning commission meeting Aug. 15

Prior to the regularly scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 15, Queen Creek Town Council meeting, the mayor and council members are slated to hold a meeting with the planning and zoning commission. The joint meeting is to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway in Queen Creek. Items on the agenda include […]