Spring brings beautiful weather, events to Queen Creek

March is a busy month for the Town of Queen Creek with a variety of events and activities happening throughout the community. They include: Free ABCs of landscape watering workshop, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 16, in Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road: Learn important tips for landscape watering to help save money and resources. […]

Baxley-Gores: Water conservation needs to be a priority in Queen Creek

As an Arizona native, I recognize the importance of water conservation in our great state.  In our household, we make every attempt to conserve water as much as possible and where practical. Unfortunately, I live in a neighborhood here in Queen Creek, that has strict HOA guidelines that actually “prohibits” desert- or zero-scape yards.  We […]

Paper of record: The stories that defined Queen Creek in 2018

In 2018 the Queen Creek Independent covered the ins and outs of the community, offering reporting of local issues. Issues like what was new with Johnson Utilities, preparing for what’s next after a 21-year drought, preventing suicides, planning for the 70-square-mile San Tan Valley, the latest on annexations and the boundaries of new schools. The […]

Jan. 12 water-smart workshop in Queen Creek on planning, installing shading

A permaculture teacher will explain the process of choosing various options for shading homes, gardens and social spaces at the Jan. 12 water-smart workshop in Queen Creek. It is 9-10:30 a.m. at Historic Town Hall, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. Learn how to observe the environment to choose the right combination of shading […]

Hurricane tag team of Rosa and Sergio set rainfall records for October

First there was Rosa, then came Sergio. Remnants of those downgraded hurricanes helped set rainfall records for Phoenix and made this the wettest October since record keeping began in 1895. Phoenix is 2.55 inches above the year-to-date normal. The steady rains flooded roads, closed schools and briefly shut down the Arizona State Fair, but Arizona’s […]

Queen Creek follows Water Awareness Month with landscaping workshop 

The town of Queen Creek has immersed itself in Water Awareness Month, providing residents with facts, tips and advice on how to conserve the precious Arizona resource.  Simple water-saving techniques, such as turning off the water while brushing teeth or watering lawns in the morning during the summer, not only help save water, they can also help reduce monthly water bills, […]

Water leaks in Queen Creek homes hurt environment, wallets

Queen Creek is joining communities across America in Fix a Leak Week, March 19-25, a time set aside to help people identify household leaks, which waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water each year in United States. Sponsored by WaterSense, an Environmental Protection Agency partnership program, Fix a Leak Week serves as an annual […]

Free water conservation workshop offered this weekend for QC utility customers

Instructor Cathy Rymer will walk Queen Creek residents through the basics of making over their yard in a water conservation workshop scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. This class will show attendees the easy step-by-step methods to create their own backyard oasis, make their landscape […]

Queen Creek to offer free landscape workshop Saturday

Continue the celebration of Earth Month at the town of Queen Creek’s free water conservation workshop, Pleasing the Pollinators. The workshop will be held this Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. The class will include how to attract winged creatures to help pollinate your garden. From […]