Maricopa County plans new animal shelter in Mesa

Maricopa County has found a potential replacement for the east animal shelter at Rio Salado and Loop 101, according to a release. Current plans call for a new facility to be built at the county-owned campus at Mesa Drive and Baseline Road. “The new shelter would offer the same services as the Rio Salado location […]

Queen Creek Domestic Water Improvement District bonds before county supervisors

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, as members of an improvement district, are slated on Wednesday to vote on the calling of bonds by the K91, Queen Creek Domestic Water Improvement District. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. The agenda is at maricopa.gov. Property […]

J.O. Combs school district students of the month for September

The J.O. Combs Unified School District recently recognized the students of the month for September. Students are recognized for the various pillars of the Character Counts Program, which include responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, respect and fairness. The following students were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of responsibility: Miranda Garcia, Combs High School, 12th grade. […]

Bisson: Organization touts no one faces cancer alone

Don’t Google cancer. That’s sound advice from Debbie DiCarlo, CEO of Cancer Support Community. She’s been visiting various community groups spreading the message that there are many myths and preconceived ideas on the Internet that are simply not true about cancer. Cancer Support Community is located in a two-story house, 360 Palm Lane, Phoenix, offering […]

Meet Your Neighbor: Ashley Lloyd of Circle Cross Ranch

Name: Ashley Lloyd aka thelloydmom. Age: 32 years young. Town/neighborhood: Queen Creek – Circle Cross Ranch. When and why I moved here: We moved to Queen Creek because our family was seeking a place to call our home all while meeting friends and others who enjoy outdoors and staying active. What I like most about […]

QCUSD breaks ground on new elementary school in Mesa

Community members were invited to join Queen Creek Unified School District officials on Sept. 10 to celebrate the groundbreaking of QCUSD elementary school No. 7. The new school, which is not yet named, is in the Cadence at Gateway community located in the northern part of the district’s boundaries. QCUSD has hired DLR Group to […]

Queen Creek assaults, including 1 on deputy, reported Sept. 2-8 to MCSO

Above are the general locations of assaults reported Sept. 2-8 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek. Those investigated by MCSO included: Assault reported at 11:31 a.m. Sept. 4 in the 24900 block of South Sossaman Road. Assault reported at 9:47 p.m. Sept. 8 in the 20800 block of East […]

Rezoning with Black Rock Coffee approved by Queen Creek council

An intersection with an often-ignored no right-turn-on-red sign will no longer be needed when a three-business complex with a Black Rock Coffee is completed at the northeast corner of Ellsworth Loop and Walnut roads, the Queen Creek Town Council was told recently. “There is a considerable number of people who are using that as a […]

EPA Clean Water Act stormwater program for Queen Creek costing $174,219 in first year

  A town of Queen Creek employee shaved more than $1 million in projected costs over five years from a new health and sanitation program for stormwater-management administration required by federal and state law. The program is to protect the Sonoqui and Queen Creek washes, which are considered tributaries to waters of the U.S. It […]

Queen Creek hires financial advisor Wedbush Securities Inc.

A contract for financial-advisor services to assist with issuing debt for transportation projects and water rights has been approved by the Queen Creek Town Council. The council on Sept. 5 unanimously approved its consent agenda, including a contract with Wedbush Securities Inc. “Wedbush Securities appreciates the opportunity to serve as municipal advisor to the town […]