Forese: Commissioners to discuss appointing interim manager for Johnson Utilities

In the matter of the Arizona Corporation Commission’s investigation of the billing and water quality issues of Johnson Utilities LLC, Docket No. WS-02987A-18-0050: It was reported to me that Johnson Utilities recently pulled over 30 water meters across San Tan Valley causing multiple construction projects to stop. This lack of water has also prevented the […]

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrests San Tan Valley man for impersonating officer

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested 19-year-old Brennan Ray of San Tan Valley for impersonating a peace officer. PCSO said it received a call from a man who said a black Crown Victoria with a spotlight was following him. The man told deputies that the driver of the Crown Vic put the […]

Tomkiewicz: A war for the future of our communities, rural lifestyle

The folks living in the unincorporated San Tan Foothills Rural Community are in the unenviable position of sharing an extended border with the town of Queen Creek and therefore our two communities must interact on a variety of issues. The idea of working together for the greater good died a bitter death long ago when […]

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, […]

McDonald’s to hire 4,000 in Arizona this summer

With summer around the corner, McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are gearing up to hire approximately 4,000 restaurant employees in Arizona to better serve customers this busy season. “This is good news for job seekers who are interested in pursuing an education while working since McDonald’s recently announced that it is allocating $150 million over […]

Cloud, Dr. Deal: Independent interim management needed at Johnson Utilities

The Association of Christian Churches and Non-Profits, in San Tan Valley and in Queen Creek, stands in solidarity with the concerned citizens of San Tan Valley in seeking immediate justice and reform in the Johnson Utilities Co. for the health and welfare of our families, children, our water and our air. Since 2008, the ACCO,, […]

Summer provides perfect prep time for kindergartners

Jessica Heartz, who teaches at Ellsworth Elementary School in San Tan Valley, knows that beginning kindergarten is an exciting time for students and parents. She also knows “there is a wide range of academic and social emotional levels we see when students enter kindergarten.” Ms. Heartz recommends introduction to concepts such as counting objects to […]

Niu: ‘I want the future of San Tan Valley to thrive’

I was reading the Queen Creek Independent newspaper and read your article on “San Tan look to form local government.” I am a resident in unincorporated San Tan Valley but my mailing address is Queen Creek 85142 and not considered a “QC” resident. I was raised here in the San Tan mountains and have been […]

San Tan Valley Walmart shows off upgrades during remodel celebration

The remodeled Walmart Supercenter, 1725 W. Hunt Highway, San Tan Valley, features a 16-foot-high, 8-foot-wide orange Pickup Tower that company officials stated will change the way people shop. A grand reopening of the store to show off the tower and other improvements will take place 8 a.m. Saturday, May 12. “We’re so excited to be among […]

Tech work affects San Tan Freeway travel this weekend

East Valley drivers should plan for overnight closures of the San Tan Freeway this weekend as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues work on a freeway management system. The project, part of a $4 million technological effort to improve safety and traffic flow, will require northbound lanes of the San Tan to be closed between […]