Encanterra residents mixed on potential annexation into Queen Creek

Residents were split on their opinions about a possible annexation of a portion of San Tan Valley into Queen Creek, which would include the Encanterra Trilogy Resort Community. Community members opined on the matter during a Wednesday, Dec. 5 public hearing in the Queen Creek Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. The Town Council did […]

Military families can apply for new, transitional home in Phoenix

Operation Homefront is accepting applications from veterans and military families for a new transitional home in Phoenix. The national nonprofit has a mission to “build strong, stable, and secure military families,” according to a press release on the Phoenix home, which is the fifth location opened by Operation Homefront since August 2018. The new 2,125-square-foot, one-story, […]

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 […]

Fifth, sixth grade students volunteer with preschoolers at Ranch Elementary

The new Preschool Pathfinders club is making a difference in the lives of the preschool students at Ranch Elementary School in San Tan Valley. Preschool Pathfinders is a leadership club opportunity for 5th and 6th grade students. Students create and conduct preschool activities to promote leadership skills and benefit preschool students’ social and language skills. […]

Meet your Neighbor: Wyman writes children’s book from child’s perspective

A local author, Lauren Wyman, pens children’s book, “Space Buns Goes to Daycare,” from her baby girl’s perspective. San Tan Valley resident, Lauren Wyman, whose books are authored under the name of L.K. Wyman is an Apache Junction High School graduate from the class of 2009. She proudly mentions that she has a brother who […]

Animal clinic conducts holiday drive for Pinal County Animal Care and Control

Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic is conducting its 5th Annual Holiday Drive for the benefit of Pinal County Animal Care and Control. “The staff at Pinal County works tirelessly all year round to make a difference in the lives of the animals they care for,” according to a release announcing the drive, which continues through December. […]

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 […]

My OBGyne extends invitation to open house celebration on Nov. 8

San Tan Valley women are invited to a free open house celebration at My OBGyne, 36375 N. Gantzel Rd., Suite 103. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 8, existing patients, family, friends and anyone interested in learning more about better caring for themselves are welcome to attend the event at the new San […]

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. […]