Queen Creek OKs Del Taco restaurant at local Marketplace

Queen Creek Town Council gave unanimous approval to Del Taco Restaurants for a conditional use permit to build at Queen Creek Marketplace. The action took place at the Wednesday, July 18 Queen Creek Town Council meeting at Town Hall, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. Food Service Concepts, Inc. is one of the main developers of the […]

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt celebrates 2-year anniversary in Queen Creek

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with familiar and new faces at the Queen Creek site. Located 21295 S. Ellsworth Loop Road, Suite 104, the yogurt shop owners invited the community to celebrate the anniversary on July 16, according to store leader, Michelle Brown who owns the facility with her husband, Rick. Customers […]

MCSO K9 Arkham to get body armor donated from nonprofit

Within eight to 10 weeks, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office K9 Arkham will get a bullet and stab protective vest. Donated from a non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., K9 Arkham’s vest is sponsored by an anonymous sponsor, according to a press release. The vest will be embroidered with the sentiment, “Born to Love – […]

Registration opens July 21 for Queen Creek fall recreation classes

Registration for the town of Queen Creek’s fall session of recreation classes opens Saturday, July 21, for town residents, and Monday, July 30, for non-residents. “Offering an exciting variety of preschool, youth, teen and adult classes ranging from one-day workshops to monthly programs, there is something for everyone,” according to a release. A 16-page brochure of […]

Queen Creek pension costs continue to increase as town grows

The Arizona state program that provides lifelong monthly retirement income to town and school district employees is requiring additional funding from both employers and employees. Beginning in July, town and school district budgets are increasing funding set aside for pensions. State retirement system The Arizona State Retirement Systems retirement pension provides a lifetime guaranteed benefit […]

The salaries and benefits of Queen Creek leadership

The Queen Creek Independent on May 24 requested that the town provide the total salaries for the department heads, which they call “directors;” the amounts for benefits; and their photos. To receive the information, the Independent was required on June 13 to e-mail a Freedom of Information Act request. Listed in the order provided, the […]

Queen Creek OKs agreement to bring 1,702 Fulton Homes to fruition

A project being touted as the “Gold Standard” of community developments in the southeast Valley is moving forward in Queen Creek. Queen Creek Town Council approved by a 6-0 vote during its June 6 meeting to enter into an agreement with Phoenix-based Fulton Homes for the long-awaited Barney Farms home development planned for the northeast […]

UPDATE: Queen Creek public safety costs to swell as assessed property values increase

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story should have said the town’s EMS budget is $18.1 million, which already accounts for the 28 percent increase in estimated costs. And, the EMS budget is not increasing annually at a rate of $10 million, but rather estimates suggest it will increase in totality over the next […]

Summer approaches with Queen Creek road projects in full swing

Drivers will have to negotiate changes along some roads in Queen Creek this month and next as a variety of projects are underway to build new roads and maintain existing thoroughfares. As part of the Crismon Road extension, Queen Creek Road will be closed at Crismon in late June for pipeline work, town officials stated […]

Town of Queen Creek becoming a development epicenter

A suburban feel with roots to a rural past are fueling development in Queen Creek along with land availability, local officials contend. “People like to live here because it kind of feels like you are close to a lot of the conveniences that you have to the city but it still kind of feels like […]