Ballots due May 15 for Queen Creek’s General Plan mapping out town’s future

Queen Creek’s General Plan was nearly two years in the making, with input from dozens of citizens and neighboring municipalities and meetings totaling hundreds of hours to map out a plan for the rapidly growing town’s future in the southeast Valley. The town-led effort to map out the town’s future now is complete. With the […]

Caliente Construction hires 2 new employees, bolsters company industry expertise

Caliente Construction, an Arizona-based general contractor, has hired a new vice president of operations and a director of retail services to bolster its industry expertise. While providing leadership and direction, Steve McKendry, vice president of operations, will focus on the growth of the company that has provided commercial construction services in the country for almost […]

North and south connection to SR 24 is paramount Queen Creek transportation need

As population continues to grow in the Southeast Valley from Mesa to San Tan Valley — and Queen Creek in between — the flow of traffic continues to exceed the capacity of its roads going into State Route 24. Although Ellsworth from Queen Creek to Germann roads is going to expand from four lanes to […]

Queen Creek mulls adding right-turn lane on northbound Rittenhouse Road onto Octotillo

As Queen Creek continues to grow and the traffic increases on its main roads, so does the need for road improvements. Town council members and officials discussed during an April 4 council meeting the need for a right-turn lane on northbound Rittenhouse Road onto eastbound Ocotillo Road. Town staff believe the benefits of a right-turn […]

Queen Creek community forum on suicide prevention, resiliency building April 12

The Town of Queen Creek and Banner Ironwood Medical Center are hosting a Thursday, April 12, community discussion focused on suicide prevention, resiliency building and coping skills. The joint forum will be 6-8 p.m. in the Queen Creek Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. During this free public forum, discussion includes suicide prevention and awareness […]

Bahama Buck’s has eyes for the Town of Queen Creek

Bahama Buck’s is announcing plans to make an avalanche of “Sno” next week as the Lubbock-based Bahama Buck’s Franchise Corp. welcomes the opening of its location in Queen Creek. The island-inspired shop is set to open Tuesday, April 17 at 21137 E Rittenhouse Road, according to a press release. “Bahama Buck’s is committed to offering […]

Queen Creek holds the line on raising primary property tax

As revenue from primary property tax has increased in the Town of Queen Creek each year for the past three years, town officials say they will not raise taxes on the November election ballot to help continue paying for public safety services. During the Queen Creek Town Council meeting April 4, town officials said they […]

Sewer, traffic signal work will affect Queen Creek travel

A variety of projects over the next month will affect traffic along several Queen Creek roads. Town officials urge motorists to watch for traffic changes and restrictions in the following areas: • Sewer installation work will result in lane shifts on eastbound and westbound Cloud Road between 213th Way and Crismon Road 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

Queen Creek’s trash, recycling outreach efforts receive SWANA Award

The Town of Queen Creek’s environmental outreach efforts were recently recognized by the Solid Waste Association of North America, Arizona Chapter. The “Do More Blue/Shut Your Lid” educational campaign received the SWANA Municipality of the Year Award for its efforts in public engagement and diversion activities, according to a press release. The town created messaging […]

Operation Prom set for April 12 at Queen Creek High School

In partnership with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the local fire department, Queen Creek High School is hosting Operation Prom Thursday, April 12. Town officials say high school drama students are expected to simulate an alcohol-related vehicular incident while fellow students witness the consequences as they unfold. Hosted by the Queen Creek Unified School […]