Queen Creek Eduprize School student arrested, made ‘concerning’ videos, PCSO says

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 13-year-old from Eduprize School in Queen Creek on the charge of interfering with an educational institution. “On Dec. 7, PCSO received information regarding several YouTube videos that seemed concerning in nature,” Navideh Forghani, PCSO public information officer, said in a release. “At that time, it was determined […]

Dr. Matt Strom new associate superintendent at Queen Creek Unified School District

Dr. Perry Berry, superintendent of Queen Creek Unified School District, has announced the hiring of Dr. Matt Strom as QCUSD associate superintendent of business and operations. The QCUSD Governing Board approved Dr. Strom’s hiring at the Dec. 11 board meeting. He assumes the new role effective Feb. 1. “It is a distinct privilege and honor […]

Ranch Elementary first graders explore life in the 1600s

During the month of November, first grade students at Ranch Elementary explored what it was like to live in the 1600s. The students learned the pilgrims’ journey to America started in England and their voyage on the Mayflower lasted 66 long days with very little food or water. Students were surprised to learn that the […]

Central Arizona College holds inaugural induction for National Society of Leadership and Success

The Central Arizona College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success recently held its inaugural induction and awards ceremony. CAC’s Chapter of the NSLS was established in August. By the end of the fall semester, 209 new members joined. Ninety-one students completed the program and received a certificate of leadership training honoring their […]

Orangewood rezoning ordinance accepted by Council

The Queen Creek Town Council approved on consent the Orangewood Planned Area Development Rezone ordinance. The decision came during a regular council meeting Wednesday, Dec. 5, following the initial request from Sean Lake, Pew and Lake PLC, to rezone certain rural estates to a mixture of urban and suburban development with a planned area developments […]

Supervisors hearing Dec. 12 on de-annexing property from Gilbert to Queen Creek

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 12 is slated to hold a hearing for the de-annexation of property from the Town of Gilbert into the Town of Queen Creek. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. It is regarding ordinances filed to de-annex a […]

Cohen: I see no benefit annexation brings to Encanterra residents

This is in reference to Encanterra Annexation (Case No. P18-0103). I am a resident of Encanterra and I do not support annexation by Queen Creek. One of the biggest reservations I have about being annexed into Queen Creek is my concern that the Town of Queen Creek leadership has not been fiscally prudent in managing […]

Family history spurs Queen Creek Boy Scouts project

Caleb Bigelow is an Boy Scout who wanted his Eagle Scout Service Project to include helping to honor the dead. Caleb and members of his Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ward worked at the San Tan Memorial Gardens to clean grave stones as well as photograph them and post the photos with info […]

Queen Creek seeking contractors, designers in 5 areas including East Park

Bids and proposals are being sought for projects in Queen Creek, from the design of East Park to repairing block walls and installing sewer and water lines. The Town of Queen Creek seeks to enter into a design services contract with a qualified firm or team to complete the design of the 91-acre regional East […]

MCSO warns Queen Creek residents to celebrate safely during holidays

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 6 – Queen Creek encourages residents to celebrate safely this holiday season. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminds motorists “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving,” and to be careful during the holiday season involving parties with alcohol, according to a press release. The holiday season is dangerous due to […]