Banner Ironwood begins expansion project in Queen Creek  

The Banner Ironwood Medical Center campus is growing in Queen Creek. Ground was broken Wednesday, Jan. 23, for the construction of an outpatient medical office building on the far north end of the Banner Ironwood campus. “It’s amazing to see how much this hospital has grown in the last eight years,” stated Sharon Lind, CEO […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation, purple in Queen Creek

Queen Creek joins cities and towns Valleywide in lighting Arizona purple in an effort to help end domestic violence. According to a press release, Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney recently signed a proclamation declaring the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “Domestic violence destroys families and weakens communities, with long-lasting impacts,” said Queen […]

Design contract OK’d for 2 wells in Fulton Homes’ Barney Farms project

A $210,184 contract with Clear Creek Associates for design, construction management and evaluation services for two new wells to be drilled at the Barney Farms residential development was approved in a recent 6-0 vote by the Queen Creek Town Council. The decision was made at a Sept. 19 town council meeting. The wells are to […]

Queen Creek ‘thankful’ interim manager approved for Johnson Utilities, mayor says

The Arizona Corporation Commission at a July 26 hearing voted 4-0 to appoint EPCOR as the interim manager of Johnson Utilities. The appointment is a result of the commission’s assistant chief administrative law judge’s recommended opinion and order issued on July 12 and approved by the commission on July 24, according to a release. The […]

In wake of continued growth, Queen Creek eyes bolster of utility ranks

As the town of Queen Creek has continued to grow, the number of utility accounts also have increased with the need for timely customer service. As the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget nears council consideration within the next two months, a consultant recommended that the town of Queen Creek add seven positions for its utilities […]

East Valley Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast to highlight service, collaboration

The 2018 Annual East Valley Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast is an annual gathering of East Valley mayors along with leaders of faith, local government, businesses and nonprofits working in partnership on human service needs in their community. The event will be held 7-9 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the aviation hangar building at Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s […]

Queen Creek mayor to help set policies for League of AZ Cities and Towns

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney is one of three elected officials who will serve on the policy-making executive committee of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. Mayor Barney was elected to the executive committee along with Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans and Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath during the organization’s annual conference held Aug. 22-25 […]

Bryce paints fire hydrants to earn Eagle Scout rank

With Scout Bradyn Bryce, center, are, from left, Councilman Jake Hoffman, Scout Bryce’s parents, Councilman Robin Benning, Mayor Gail Barney and councilmembers Emilena Turley, Julia Wheatley and Dawn Oliphant.     Bradyn Bryce, center, was honored June 21 by the Queen Creek Town Council for leading a team of volunteers in a project to paint […]

Dust Awareness Week declared in Queen Creek

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney has declared June 1-7 Dust Awareness Week to encourage residents to reduce dust pollution in the community and state. Held annually, the week aims to educate Queen Creek residents on the health issues associated with dust pollution and actions they can take to help decrease it, according to a press […]

Barney: To expand town boundaries, Queen Creek must annex areas

The town of Queen Creek is a fairly young community, incorporating just 28 years ago. Queen Creek decided to incorporate to have a say in the future of the area. Incorporation was a long process that was ultimately successful on Sept. 5, 1989. When we first became a municipality, our town limits were much smaller […]