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, […]

Queen Creek Transportation Advisory Committee outlines work plan for 2019

The Transportation Advisory Committee’s 2019 work plan has gained the approval of the Queen Creek Town Council, outlining six priority areas and projects for the upcoming fiscal year. The council approved the work plan as part of its consent agenda at its Wednesday, Sept. 5 regular meeting in the Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. […]

Queen Creek annexes quarter-mile stretch of Riggs Road, adding right-of-way

The Queen Creek Town Council recently approved an ordinance that allows the town to annex certain real property, which would ultimately add right-of-way to the town’s existing limits near the intersection of Riggs and Ellsworth roads. The council rendered its approval as part of the consent agenda at its Wednesday, Sept. 5 regular meeting in […]

Queen Creek volleyball looks to build on 5A success heading into 6A slate

After coming close to summiting the 5A state playoffs a year ago, the Queen Creek High School volleyball team is back with confidence, key returners and a new playing landscape. The Bulldogs fell 3-1 in the 5A state finals a year ago. Since that time, they have lost five seniors, including setter Kennadee Coplen, to […]