ADOT: No highway closures over Memorial Day weekend

Planning a road trip in the state over the Memorial Day weekend? The Arizona Department of Transportation has good news about construction-related closures — none are scheduled. ADOT and its contractors will not schedule weekend closures along state-maintained highways, including Phoenix-area freeways, from Friday afternoon through late Monday night, May 27, according to a release. […]

Queen Creek teacher wins Zero Gravity Corp.’s national science competition with help from her students

When Zero Gravity Corp. announced its nationwide “Mission: Microgravity” competition for educators, one Arizona teacher dared to go where few have gone before. With a little ingenuity and assistance from her eighth-grade students, Nancy Foote, Sossaman Middle School’s conceptual physics teacher, was awarded the winner’s title and will be testing a variety of experiments on […]

Narcotic violations in Pinal County near Queen Creek reported May 1-14 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of narcotic violations near Queen Creek reported May 1-14 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.  Incidents investigated by PCSO included:   Possession of marijuana, reported at 1:53 p.m. May 4 at East Chandler Heights and North Kelley Road.  Sale of manufactured drug, reported at 6:16 a.m. May 9 in the 33500 […]

Burglaries reported in Queen Creek May 1-14 to MCSO

Above are the general locations of burglaries reported May 1-14 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek.   Those investigated by MCSO included:   Burglary at residence, reported at 10:17 a.m. May 1 in the 18500 block of East Swan Drive.  Burglary at residence, reported at 10:27 a.m. May 2 in the […]

Town of Queen Creek celebrates Public Works Week

The Town of Queen Creek is celebrating Public Works Week May 19-25. With the theme “It Starts Here,” Public Works Week is a reminder of the important, core functions the professionals in the public works field provide on a daily basis including streets, traffic engineering, solid waste, recycling, facility maintenance, the capital improvement program, fleet […]

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office looking for more child victims of Queen Creek suspect

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying any additional potential child victims of suspect 41-year-old David Legg of Queen Creek, who was booked on Feb. 13 on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor that occurred in Maricopa County. He also was booked on an outstanding felony arrest warrant […]

Queen Creek law enforcement agreement before supervisors May 22

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on May 22 is to vote on the law enforcement agreement between the sheriff’s office and the Town of Queen Creek. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. The annualized value of the agreement for FY 2019 is $7,124,083.48, subject […]

Town Hall for Johnson Utilities wastewater customers May 23 in San Tan Valley

A town hall meeting has been scheduled to hear from residents of San Tan Valley regarding Johnson Utilities LLC on its wastewater treatment plant and related items. The town hall starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Central Arizona College, San Tan Valley Campus, 3736 E. Bella Vista Rod. The purpose of the […]

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approve tentative $2.57 billion FY 2020 budget, including EV animal shelter

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on May 20 approved a tentative $2.57 billion budget for fiscal year 2020. “This fiscally responsible and sustainable budget keeps the tax rate steady for our residents while investing in the kinds of technology and infrastructure that works to serve citizens better,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates, District […]

Queen Creek Fire and Medical recognizes Kimberly Key for her life-saving efforts

At the May 15 Town Council meeting, Queen Creek Recreation Technician Kimberly Key was recognized by the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department for her life-saving efforts. “Kimberly’s swift action and calm demeanor helped one of our senior-program participants when she became unresponsive,” Deputy Fire Chief Andy Marlar said in a release. “Immediate CPR can […]