Assaults in Pinal County near Queen Creek reported March 23-29 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of assaults near Queen Creek reported March 23-29 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Assault, no weapon, aggravated injury, reported at 2:31 a.m. March 23 in the 2600 block of West Peggy Drive. Assault, reported at 2:32 p.m. March 23 in the 100 block of […]

8th Annual New Years Bomber Enduro at Arizona Speedway Jan. 19

The Eighth Annual New Years Bomber Enduro is set to ring in the new year at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Arizona Speedway, located within ET Motopark at 48700 N. Ironwood Drive in San Tan Valley. It is five miles south of U.S. Highway 60 on Ironwood Drive. Past and reigning Enduro champs and Enduro […]

Pinal County approves San Tan Valley petting zoo permit

A private petting zoo can continue to operate with recreational vehicle spaces and accessory uses on a 4.8-acre parcel in San Tan Valley, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors decided. The supervisors voted unanimously Dec. 19 to approve a special use permit for Lisa Ferganchick, landowner and applicant, for the zoo north of Ocotillo Road […]

U.S. Air Force Airman Ayala graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman Francisco Ayala graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Christopher and Lisa Ayala of San Tan Valley and is a 2018 graduate of Combs High School. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, […]

Kid Etiquette hosting charm school classes in San Tan Valley

Classes to benefit young teens and help them gain confidence, charm and hope for their future are being held in San Tan Valley. The new program, “Teen Etiquette: Lessons for Confidence and Charm” is written by Claudia McBride. It has games, photo sessions, dance and walking lessons, challenges and lessons on life and behavior, according […]

Man accused of having sex with girl, 16, to be extradited from North Carolina, PCSO says

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is working on extraditing 38-year-old Andrew Dale Hensley of Phoenix from North Carolina. Mr. Hensley was arrested Nov. 26 by the U.S. Marshals Service at his home in Cary, North Carolina. Mr. Hensley, a former fire science instructor at a tech school in Coolidge, was under investigation for having an […]

PCSO investigating attempted child-luring incident in San Tan Valley

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is asking San Tan Valley residents to be on the alert after a male suspect attempted to lure a child into his SUV. The incident occurred Nov. 7 in the North Pecan Creek neighborhood near Gantzel and Ocotillo Roads, PCSO said. At 3:45 p.m. Nov. 7, an 11-year-old girl was walking […]

Military veterans invited to Nov. 9 Ellsworth Elementary assembly

Ellsworth Elementary School, 38454 N. Carolina Ave. in San Tan Valley, will hold its annual Veterans Day assembly at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9. “So that we may honor their service, we invite all veterans to attend this event. After the assembly, veterans (are) to speak with students in classrooms for questions and answers,” according […]

Walk to School Day held at Ellsworth Elementary

  Approximately 100 families in the Ellsworth Elementary School community participated in Walk to School Day on Friday, Oct. 5. “Staff and families walked from three area parks in Pecan Creek South and met at the front of the school prior to the school day beginning,” Ellsworth Elementary Principal Santa Dunker said in a release. […]

Tractor Supply honors San Tan Valley student at Arizona State Fair

Tractor Supply on Oct. 27 recognized San Tan Valley student Liz Verschure for her exceptional community contributions as a winner of its second annual “Great Neighbor” essay contest. Local winners were honored during a special ceremony at the Tractor Supply booth at the Arizona State Fair. In addition to a commemorative plaque, winners received a […]