Queen Creek Town Council approves strategic financial policies related to water, wastewater

From lowering wastewater rates to paying off debt, at its June 5 meeting the Queen Creek Town Council took a series of strategic financial actions that benefit the town’s water and wastewater systems and reduce costs for users. The Town Council approved paying off a $20.8 million loan for the town’s portion of the Greenfield […]

Marcus Berkshire appointed to statewide education committee

Marcus Berkshire — coordinator of curriculum, instruction and assessment at J.O. Combs Unified School District — has been appointed to the Arizona Department of Education’s Title I Committee of Practitioners. The Committee of Practitioners — composed of administrators, teachers, and representatives — is responsible for the review of all major proposed or final rules or […]

37th annual Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade Dec. 7

The Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade is noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the heart of downtown Queen Creek.  Now in its 37th year, the annual event benefits the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek and is produced by Steve LeVine Entertainment and Public Relations. The highlight of the […]

Prevent mosquitoes in Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department is warning residents not only about a greater quantity of mosquitoes, but also — and more importantly — a higher number of mosquito samples testing positive for West Nile virus and Saint Louis encephalitis.  As of May 24, MCESD’s Vector Control Lab has already reported 93 positive WNv positive […]

Queen Creek officials to tell of recycling efforts at regional solid waste committee meeting

Contamination in recycling has a major impact on the quality of the material entering the commodity market. Town of Queen Creek and City of Phoenix officials will share the strategies they have implemented to reduce contamination of recycling bins at the curb at the next meeting of the Maricopa Association of Governments Solid Waste Advisory […]

Above-ground water features at Queen Creek splash pad

The Queen Creek splash pad in Founders’ Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road, is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. May-August. It is also open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. September-October and March-April, and closed November-February. The 4,000-square-foot water attraction features various above-ground water features.  Splash pad rules Splash pad rules, according to queencreek.org, include: Keep all animals outside the […]

Meet the Teacher: Ebright would like Queen Creek Elementary to become model for other schools

Name: JuliAnne Ebright School: Queen Creek Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: Queen Creek is a fast-growing district that treats the students like a family. Although the district is large in size there is a small-town feel that makes you feel welcome. What I like most about what I do: I love […]

Assaults in Pinal County near Queen Creek reported May 29-June 4 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of assaults near Queen Creek reported May 29-June 4 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.  Incidents investigated by PCSO included:   Assault, police, other weapon, reported at 1:10 a.m. May 29 in the 2200 block of East Renegade Trail.  Assault, reported at 10:18 a.m. May 29 in the 30100 block of […]

Burglaries, thefts reported in Queen Creek May 29-June 4 to MCSO

Above are the general locations of thefts and commercial and residential burglaries reported May 29-June 4 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek.   Those investigated by MCSO included:   Theft, reported at 8:07 a.m. May 29 in the 21300 block of South Ellsworth Loop Road.  Burglary at residence, reported at 10:53 […]

Meet the Teacher: Rauen loves aha moments when students realize they understand a concept

Name: Shelli Rauen, second grade teacher   School:  Gateway Polytechnic Academy What I like most about what I do:  Hands down, I love what I do for those aha moments the kids have when they realize they understand the concept.  The smiles that come with that moment are heartwarming.  Where did you come from:  I […]