State, foundation make money available for motorcycle rider training

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation to provide motorcycle rider training classes through a scholarship program. The grant “demonstrates support for AMSAF’s mission of boosting awareness of motorcyclists while reducing rider fatalities and injuries,” according to a release. “AMSAF is excited […]

Clinical trial seeks early detection for autism

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s research team is enrolling children ages 16-30 months in a new clinical trial that may reshape the diagnostic process for autism spectrum disorder. Marcus Autism Center, part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and SARRC are working together to find better ways to diagnose and treat autism at an earlier […]

Inmates captured while trying to escape prison, sheriff’s office says

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident at the Pinal County Adult Detention Center, 971 Jason Lopez Circle in Florence, where two inmates gained access to a roof area of the jail complex Sunday, July 19. The inmates were located by PCSO detention staff during a search of the facility and returned to […]

Queen Creek, Apache Junction leaders plan to hold joint meeting

The Apache Junction City Council has invited its counterparts in the town of Queen Creek to hold a joint meeting later this summer to discuss events that could impact both communities. During their regular work session June 1, the local council members proposed Wednesday, Aug. 5, as the day to meet with the Queen Creek […]

Queen Creek council approves $44,500 engineering contract for library parking lot expansion

The town of Queen Creek is moving ahead with plans to expand the parking lot at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. The Queen Creek Town Council at its June 3 regular meeting approved by a 6-1 vote a contract not to exceed $44,500 with Phoenix-based Dibble Engineering to design the project. […]

June 1-7 declared Dust Awareness Week in Queen Creek

As a way to encourage residents to reduce dust pollution in the community and state, Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney declared June 1-7 as Dust Awareness Week. Held annually, this week aims to educate Queen Creek residents on the health issues associated with dust pollution and action they can take in the effort to decrease […]

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Jack Meyer and Colton Darger of San Tan Valley have been initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Mr. Meyer is pursuing a degree in business law at Arizona State University. Mr. Darger was initiated at Northern Arizona University. The […]

Live chat: Queen Creek introduces new communications tool on Facebook

The town of Queen Creek is a fan of social media. With more than 9,300 Facebook followers and nine platforms from which to choose — including Pinterest and Instagram — residents and the public-at-large have a variety of choices when it comes to staying on top of what is happening locally, Marnie Schubert, the town’s communications, marketing and recreation director, said during a phone interview.

Queen Creek council to vote June 3 on proposed 2015-16 budget

The planned adoption of the Town of Queen Creek’s 2015-16 budget and the legally required public hearing on the budget and proposed property tax levy are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Residents who would like more information are encouraged to attend the public hearing […]

Sheriff’s office to hold meeting May 21 about crime-prevention efforts in Queen Creek

Following a homicide in the Queen Creek Town Center last week, representatives from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office will hold a community meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Queen Creek residents and businesses are invited to attend this free meeting to learn […]