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 […]

Queen Creek approves work order for Ocotillo Road improvement project

Construction on Ocotillo Road will continue forward after the Queen Creek Town Council approved on consent a work order with Stanley Consultants, Inc. not to exceed $796,542. The amount, according to a town staff report to council, is for engineering design services on Ocotillo Road from Hawes Road to about 600 feet west of Sossaman […]

Queen Creek approves funds for Hawes Road improvement project

The Queen Creek Town Council approved on consent the funds for the construction of the Hawes Road half-street next to Creek View Ranches along with other necessary budget adjustments. In total, the council approved $320,045 to MR Tanner to construct the project. That number includes $290,950 for the contract and 10 percent contingency of $29,095. […]

Queen Creek to use SRP Aesthetic Fund for electrical line conversion

The Town of Queen Creek will go ahead with an agreement with Salt River Project for the conversion of an overhead electrical distribution facility to an underground facility along Queen Creek Road east of Ellsworth Road. The agreement, which the Town Council approved on consent, will use money from the SRP Aesthetic Fund, totaling $142,100. […]

Town Council gives staff go-ahead to purchase Hunt Highway property

The Queen Creek town manager, attorney and clerk now have permission to pursue the purchase of property off Hunt Highway for future road improvements as part of the Ellsworth Road from Empire Road to Hunt Highway Project. The Queen Creek Town Council approved the change on consent giving authorization and direction to the town manager, […]

ALA Queen Creek junior high girls cross-country wins state

For the sixth consecutive year, the American Leadership Academy Queen Creek’s junior high girls cross-country team has finished atop the state standings. In the 1.5 mile race, ALA Queen Creek had four of its runners finish within the top 10 with Evelynne Carr finishing first overall, beating her teammate Alona Haymore by about 21 seconds. […]

QCUSD defines boundaries for new high, elementary schools

Eastmark High School and a new elementary school have boundaries after the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board discussed and approved by a vote of 4-0 the perimeters for both schools at its Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting. The school board discussed the boundaries in the study session where district staff presented several options. Later […]

Unique to Arizona: High school badminton a growing niche in Queen Creek

On a cool, crisp Arizona autumn day, Scottsdale Chaparral High School is vacant for fall break except for three individuals in the school’s auxiliary gym. Two young women face each other on a court 20 feet by 44 feet with an elevated net slicing the area in half. They volley a shuttlecock back and forth […]

Chemistry, speed and strength: Queen Creek defense shines through recent success

There are heaps of cliches and adages one may use to describe the necessity of a football team’s defense, but regardless of how it’s put, Queen Creek High School is using its defense well. Through seven games, the Bulldogs have allowed an average of 24 points per game and in their six wins, they haven’t […]

Queen Creek OKs purchase agreement for construction on utilities building

Queen Creek Town Council has approved a purchase agreement for the construction of tenant improvements to the town’s utilities field operations facility, 19715 S. 220th St. The agreement, which was part of the council’s consent agenda, is not to exceed $881,000 plus an additional $88,100 for owner’s contingency. The approval came at the council’s Wednesday, […]