Queen Creek no longer investigating inoperable-vehicle complaints on private property

Complaints of inoperable vehicles on private property — including those propped up on blocks with no wheels or with flat tires — are not to be investigated by Queen Creek officials, the town council decided recently. The town receives an average of two complaints a week about inoperable vehicles that are in view from a […]

The breakfast club: Desert Tortoises chow down at Queen Creek park

Desert Tortoises devoured their tasty breakfast, with no utensils or table manners, in front of a small crowd at San Tan Mountain Regional Park on Saturday, Aug. 11. The two Desert Tortoises, Santana and Shelly were featured in a weekend class. The park ranger discussed what the tortoises like to eat, their unique personality traits […]

Queen Creek/San Tan Valley auto-theft ring suspects arrested

Seven people suspected in the theft of 40 all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles or quads from citizens in the San Tan Valley and Queen Creek areas have been arrested by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. They were arrested following a one-month PCSO investigation into an auto-theft ring, officials said. “The investigation started after patrol deputies received a […]

Electrical work to close section of Combs Road next week

Drivers along Queen Creek roads are facing several restrictions this week, followed next week by a full closure of a portion of Combs Road during the night and early morning. Areas motorists should be aware of are: Riggs Road where eastbound and westbound lane shifts will be required from Power to Hawes roads for roadway improvements. […]

Meet the Teacher: Ellie Hardt loves kids, has 6 of her own

Name: Ellie Hardt School: Queen Creek Unified School District Community Education Coordinator Why you chose to work in the district: I chose to work for QCUSD because I have seen what great opportunities the district provides not only for their students but for their staff as well. There is room to grow and learn within […]

Sept. 1 grand opening highlights park’s numerous amenities

The grand opening for Mansel Carter Oasis Park will take place Saturday, Sept. 1, highlighting the amenities available on the 48 acres at 19535 E. Appleby Road, Queen Creek. “From skills and drills on the fields to pick-up games on the courts and demos on the wheel-friendly ramps, Queen Creek’s community partners will be providing […]

Epcor Water moves to take over as interim manager at Johnson Utilities

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the vote for the Arizona Corporation Commission. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. At a July 26 hearing, with a vote of 4-0, the Arizona Corporation Commission voted to approve an interim manager to temporarily take over operations of Johnson Utilities, which […]

Black Rock Coffee planned at Ellsworth Loop and Walnut in Queen Creek

A Black Rock Coffee is to be one of the tenants in a three-business complex planned at Ellsworth Loop and Walnut roads, a town planner said at a recent Queen Creek Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Founded in 2008, the food and beverage company has one Chandler and three Mesa locations, according to br.coffee. The […]

5 Queen Creek residential burglaries reported July 22-Aug. 4 to MCSO

Above are the general locations of burglaries at residences reported July 22-Aug. 4 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek. Those investigated by MCSO included: Reported at 2:48 p.m. July 24 in the 20500 block of East Canary Court. Reported at 8:39 p.m. July 29 in the 22300 block of […]

San Tan Valley native lives in Europe, supports NATO mission

A 2013 Poston Butte High School graduate and San Tan Valley native in the Navy lives on the coast of Spain while supporting NATO mission. According to a press release, Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Dennis, participates in a critical NATO ballistic missile defense mission while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross. She is […]