Meet the Teacher: Cornelius looking forward to another year of awesome kids

Name: Brett Cornelius Age: 27 School: Queen Creek Middle School, seventh-grade ELA and AVID Why you chose to work in the district: I’d hear amazing things about the Queen Creek district from parents I’d serve in my restaurant (prior to teaching), and at some point I decided that I wanted a part of whatever greatness […]

‘The Rest Stop’ developed by CAC adjunct faculty member serves homeless

Central Arizona College adjunct reading professor Melanie Velcko and her husband, Chris, created “The Rest Stop” to serve homeless residents in Casa Grande and Eloy. “Our inspiration for the rest stop came from an older gentleman who was always standing with his little dog by the Taco Bell,” stated Melanie. I would give him money, […]

Assaults in Pinal County near Queen Creek reported April 6-10 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of assaults near Queen Creek reported April 6-10 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Aggravated assault, reported at 3:13 p.m. April 6 in the 900 block of East Canyon Rock Road. Aggravated assault, resisting/interfering with police, reported at 12:29 p.m. April 6 at West Combs […]

Burglaries reported in Queen Creek April 6-10 to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Above are the general locations of burglaries reported April 6-10 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek. Those investigated by MCSO included: Burglary at a residence, reported at 10:07 a.m. April 6 in the 24900 block of South Power Road. Burglary at a residence, reported at 11:56 p.m. April 7 […]

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport announces best month ever, 24% increase in first-quarter traffic

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport continued its streak of record-setting passenger activity by welcoming 224,864 total passengers during March; the highest monthly passenger total in the history of Gateway Airport. March represented the 18th consecutive month of year-over-year passenger growth for the airport. For the first quarter of 2019, activity is up 24% over the same time […]

Meet Your Teacher: Theresa Sanford strives to make learning fun at Jack Barnes Elementary

Name: Theresa Sanford Age: 46 School: Jack Barnes Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: My own children went to Queen Creek schools and I love this district. I live and work in Queen Creek and I feel a close connection to this community. What I like most about what I do: I […]

Johnson Utilities topic of executive session items before Queen Creek council

Arizona Corporation Commission actions related to Johnson Utilities are to be discussed by the Queen Creek Town Council behind closed doors, according to an agenda for the April 17 meeting. The executive session, not open to the public, is to be in the Ironwood Conference Room in the Community Chambers Building, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. […]

$4.5 million in adjustments approved for Queen Creek’s 2018-19 budget

More than $4.5 million for capital improvement projects and operating expenditures have been reallocated in the fiscal year 2018-19 budget. Queen Creek Town Council voted 5-0 April 3 on a consent agenda that included approving the third-quarter budget amendments totaling $4,520,885 in expenditures. Mayor Gail Barney and Councilman Jeff Brown were absent. Receiving Town Council […]

Dutch Brothers Coffee Shop site plan approved; drive-thru to open Oct. 1

If too many people regularly line up in their vehicles at a planned Dutch Brothers Coffee Shop at Ellsworth and Queen Creek roads, the owner is to work with the town’s transportation engineer to ensure that traffic mitigation is sufficiently managed, Town Council decided recently. The council on April 3 voted 5-0 to approve a […]

Meet Your Neighbor: Denalee Karr, owner of Jabz Boxing studio in Queen Creek

Name: Denalee Karr Age: 49  When and why I moved here: I am an Arizona native and have lived in the Queen Creek area for years. I felt it was the perfect, growing location to follow my dream of opening a Jabz Boxing studio.  What I like most about living here: I love the small-town […]