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 […]

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 district names principal for new elementary school

Allison Carmichael has been named the principal of the district’s newest elementary school, which is scheduled to open in July in Mesa’s Cadence at Gateway subdivision. The announcement was made at the Sept. 4 governing board meeting. Mrs. Carmichael is part of the district administration team and has been the principal of Gateway Polytechnic Academy […]

Queen Creek OKs minor changes to three-city agreement for water reclamation plant

Queen Creek Town Council approved an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement between Queen Creek, Mesa and Gilbert regarding to construction and operation of the Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant. The approval came as part of the consent agenda at the council’s Aug. 15 regular meeting at Town Hall, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. The plant is at […]

New Queen Creek high school at Ellsworth and Ray to be named Eastmark

Queen Creek Unified School District now has a second high school, which is to be named Eastmark High School. Per QCUSD policy, a committee made up of district staff, students, parents and community members provided name options to the governing board. Board members approved the name during the Aug. 7 school board meeting, according to […]

Shea Homes Arizona to build communities in Mesa, Queen Creek

Shea Homes Arizona has announced plans to build two new communities in the East Valley with plans for Mesa and Queen Creek. In Mesa, Shea Homes purchased approximately 15 acres at the award-winning Eastmark community, where 62 home sites are planned. In Queen Creek, the homebuilder will be adding a fourth new community at Gateway […]

Mesa Arts Center launching Arts in Service program with free Jan. 13 open house for military veterans

  Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. in Mesa, will host an open house for veterans, military and their families 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 13, to introduce the newest engagement program, Arts in Service. The free event will provide an opportunity for veterans, service members and their families to explore MAC Art studios, try […]

Raising Cane’s to open June 16 at Greenfield and Baseline

  100 percent of grand opening profits to benefit March of Dimes MRG Marketing & Management Inc., Southwest franchise partner of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, continues its expansion in Arizona, opening its fourth location in the East Valley and 15th Arizona restaurant. The newest location will open Friday, June 16, at 1930 S. Greenfield Road at […]

WestJet Airlines to provide service between Gateway Airport and Canada

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and WestJet Airlines have announced direct service between Phoenix’s East Valley and Canada.  This is the second Canadian service announcement in as many weeks for Gateway Airport. (Read related story) WestJet will operate three nonstop flights each week from Calgary starting on Jan. 19, and one weekly nonstop flight from Edmonton starting […]

Queen Creek residents graduate from Benedictine University

Four Queen Creek residents are among the 68 students named to the spring 2016 dean’s list at Benedictine University at Mesa, 225 E. Main St. They are: Mikaela Marie Ellefson, Charles Robert Everts, Erica Sapphira Goldtooth and Ana Pamela Gonzalez Laredo. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or […]