Air Force Airman Amber L. Calandra graduates from basic training in San Antonio

U.S. Air Force Airman Amber L. Calandra recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The daughter of Rebecca and Steven Calandra of Flower Mound, Texas, and granddaughter of Carla Allen of San Tan Valley, Ms. Calandra is a 2013 graduate of Vista Grande High School in Casa […]

Soroptimist International of the East Valley awards scholarships to help women

Soroptimist International of the East Valley presented three scholarships to local women to help further their education, with two additional scholarships awarded earlier this year. According to a press release, the club presented three $1,000 scholarships at a recent awards ceremony where Roddy Charlton presented the Suzanne Charlton Arts & Humanities Scholarship in honor of […]

Addiction Treatment Week raises awareness about the disease including recovery

Governor Doug Ducey has proclaimed April 23-29 Addiction Treatment Week in Arizona, raising addiction awareness, treatment and recovery statewide. National Addiction Treatment Week, an initiative by the American Society of Addiction Medicine acknowledges awareness of the disease, promotes available evidence-based treatments, and makes people aware that recovery is possible, according to a press release. Statistics […]

Queen Creek Town Council to meet March 7

A public hearing on a proposed annexation of Pinal County parcels totaling approximately 23 acres at the southwest corner of Empire Boulevard and Ellsworth Avenue is slated for the Wednesday, March 7, meeting of the Queen Creek Town Council. Public hearings are held after 7 p.m. The meeting is in the Community Chambers, 20727 E. […]

Queen Creek area roadway restrictions through March 11

Queen Creek area roadway restrictions through March 11 include: Ocotillo Road eastbound shoulder work between Signal Butte Road and 226th Street for sidewalk and new driveway work. 24-hour through March 9. Rittenhouse Road westbound lane shift at 187th St for bore trench. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through March 12. Empire Road eastbound and westbound lane shift […]

Arizona schools’ trust fund has record $6 billion market value

State Treasurer Jeff DeWit announced Feb. 27 during the State Board of Investment meeting that the Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund, also referred to as the Schools’ Trust Fund, has hit a record market value of more than $6 billion. Even with increased distributions totaling more than $793 million to endowment beneficiaries, which is more […]

MCSO to conduct active-shooter drill March 13 at Queen Creek High School

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an active-shooter drill at Queen Creek High School on Tuesday, March 13. The drill will be coordinated by MCSO tactical-operations teams and will involve deputies, other first-responders, school administrators and volunteer role players. The drill will include a staged scenario where first responders deploy after reports of an active shooter […]

Queen Creek area roadway restrictions through March 4

Queen Creek area roadway restrictions through March 4 include: Germann Road, east-bound lane shift at Ellsworth Road and lane shift north-bound on Ellsworth Road at Germann Road for waterline install. Jan. 31-March 2; 24-hour. Cloud Road, east- and west-bound lane shift between 213th Way and Crismon Road for sewer install. Feb. 5-25; 24-hour. Ellsworth Road, […]

Ironwood Crossing annexation slated on Queen Creek Town Council’s March 7 agenda

Editor’s note: an earlier version of this story should have said the acreage up for annexation by the municipality is 530 acres at the northwest corner of Ironwood and Pima roads. we apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Queen Creek Town Council unanimously approved business agreements that take it one step closer to […]

Coronado Elementary’s Jones is top speller in Region 6 bee

Coronado Elementary School sixth-grade student Elena Jones is the 2018 Region 6 spelling bee champion. She spelled “vamplate” to beat 34 other competitors and earn first place at the regional bee. The competition was held Feb. 15 at Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road. Elena, 11, was the runner-up in the Higley […]