Speak Out: Encanterra resident against annexation

We did not ask for nor do we choose to be annexed into Queen Creek. We are a large and increasing number of residents living in a development named Encanterra located in unincorporated San Tan Valley close to the southeastern border of Queen Creek. On May 3 a handful of residents living in Encanterra took […]

Mud bogs and sand drags Saturday at Arizona Speedway

High-horsepower entertainment featuring mud bogs, sand drags and truck pulls are planned Saturday night 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. Gates open at 5 p.m. and start time is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. […]

Championship wing sprint cars races Saturday night

The American Sprint Car Series southwest region wing sprint cars are racing Saturday night 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. Green flag flies at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, with grandstands opening at […]

Hersch: Hit-and-run driver information sought

My son and I were driving eastbound on Combs just before Gantzel at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. We were returning home from American Leadership Academy High School orientation. We were struck hard from behind by a young Hispanic woman in a gray Chevrolet as we waited to turn south on Gantzel. I was dazed […]

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 […]

San Tan Valley teen, 17, arrested in connection with armed robbery

A 17-year-old male from San Tan Valley suspected of robbing a victim at gunpoint has been arrested, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. “On July 6, PCSO received a call from a man who said he was the victim of a robbery,” Navideh Forghani, PCSO public information officer, said in a release. “The victim […]

Goodman: Checking water pressure, fire hydrants in San Tan Valley

I received many calls and emails over the weekend from our residents regarding water pressure concerns. I also visited several of your homes to see the problems you are facing firsthand. I want to let you all know that we have heard your call for help and are working to ensure the proper parties are […]

Wing Sprint cars, fireworks June 30 at Arizona Speedway

ASCS Wing Sprint cars headline the final race of the spring/summer session with Arizona Speedway’s Summer Explosion and fireworks show Saturday, June 20. “Don’t miss your last chance to see the (American Sprint Car Series) Wing Sprint car stars along with the stars of the IMCA Modified, Pure Stock and Robert Horne Ford Bomber divisions,” […]

Smith of San Tan Valley named to Champlain College trustee’s list

Jeffrey Smith of San Tan Valley was named to the Champlain College trustee’s list for the spring 2018 semester. Students on the trustee’s list have achieved a 4.0 grade point average for two or more consecutive semesters, according to a release. Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, […]

Look back on QC/STV history: Nov. 23, 2011

Five years ago this week the top news stories for the Nov. 23, 2011, Queen Creek Independent, included: Keeping roadways in top condition and continuing to search for ways to alleviate traffic congestion is an ongoing challenge for East Valley municipalities and officials. Towns like Gilbert and Queen Creek are currently involved in road improvements […]