Planning document for 70-square-mile San Tan Valley before supervisors Oct. 31

San Tan Valley could encompass an area about the size of the town of Gilbert if a comprehensive planning document is approved by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors many say could be a watershed moment in the future development of the area. A total of 70 square miles of land have been carved out […]

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 […]

PCSO looks for suspect who attempted to run over deputies with truck

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a man who attempted to run over deputies Monday, Oct. 1, with a truck as they began speaking to the driver. The incident took place at 9:30 p.m. near the 5200 Block of East Red Bird Lane in San Tan Valley. Deputies approached the vehicle and started […]

Taylor Morrison opens 2 home collections in San Tan Valley

Taylor Morrison is releasing two new collections Saturday, Oct. 27, in the San Tan Valley with homes priced from the low $200,000s. Those who attend the opening, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., will see four professionally decorated models while children can enjoy face painters, hot dogs and beverages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Taylor Morrison will […]

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. […]

J.O. Combs school district students of the month for September

The J.O. Combs Unified School District recently recognized the students of the month for September. Students are recognized for the various pillars of the Character Counts Program, which include responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, respect and fairness. The following students were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of responsibility: Miranda Garcia, Combs High School, 12th grade. […]

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 […]

Harmon Elementary celebrates grandparents with special lunch

Jack W. Harmon Elementary School students are welcoming their grandparents to Harmon’s annual Grandparents Day Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 12. This is a special day for both the Harmon students and the visiting grandparents, according to Principal Angie Beauchene. The total lunch time for Grandparents Day is from 10:20-12:05 p.m. Each grade level’s lunch time is: […]

Simonton Elementary students lead the way

Simonton Elementary in San Tan Valley celebrated some of its leaders recently with the school’s first Golden Ticket Lunch. “Golden tickets are very special and are earned throughout the month by students who go above and beyond to show great leadership,” a release stated. Seven names are drawn, and the selected students are invited to […]

Ellsworth Elementary plans Grandparents Day event

Ellsworth Elementary in San Tan Valley is celebrating Grandparents Day. The school, 38454 N Carolina Ave., invites all community grandparents to visit for lunch with their grandchildren on Wednesday, Sept. 12. “We will be taking pictures, and our Book Fair will be open for any grandparent that would like to take their grandchildren to the […]