The breakfast club: Desert Tortoises chow down at Queen Creek park

Desert Tortoises devoured their tasty breakfast, with no utensils or table manners, in front of a small crowd at San Tan Mountain Regional Park on Saturday, Aug. 11. The two Desert Tortoises, Santana and Shelly were featured in a weekend class. The park ranger discussed what the tortoises like to eat, their unique personality traits […]

Queen Creek/San Tan Valley auto-theft ring suspects arrested

Seven people suspected in the theft of 40 all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles or quads from citizens in the San Tan Valley and Queen Creek areas have been arrested by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. They were arrested following a one-month PCSO investigation into an auto-theft ring, officials said. “The investigation started after patrol deputies received a […]

Electrical work to close section of Combs Road next week

Drivers along Queen Creek roads are facing several restrictions this week, followed next week by a full closure of a portion of Combs Road during the night and early morning. Areas motorists should be aware of are: Riggs Road where eastbound and westbound lane shifts will be required from Power to Hawes roads for roadway improvements. […]

Meet the Vice Principal: Scott Sheldon sees caring JO Combs community

Name: Scott Sheldon School: J.O. Combs High School Why you chose to work in the district: I wanted to be part of a school district that works to provide for the needs of their students and staff. The district has demonstrated time and again the personal touch of caring about the school community. What I […]

Meet the Teacher: Ellie Hardt loves kids, has 6 of her own

Name: Ellie Hardt School: Queen Creek Unified School District Community Education Coordinator Why you chose to work in the district: I chose to work for QCUSD because I have seen what great opportunities the district provides not only for their students but for their staff as well. There is room to grow and learn within […]

Sept. 1 grand opening highlights park’s numerous amenities

The grand opening for Mansel Carter Oasis Park will take place Saturday, Sept. 1, highlighting the amenities available on the 48 acres at 19535 E. Appleby Road, Queen Creek. “From skills and drills on the fields to pick-up games on the courts and demos on the wheel-friendly ramps, Queen Creek’s community partners will be providing […]

Phoenix Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi wins prestigious award

The Phoenix Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women recently received the Fraternity’s highest and most prestigious honor, the Premier Club of Excellence Award. Pi Beta Phi alumnae clubs promote and support fraternity philanthropic endeavors, assist collegiate chapters and offer friendship to new graduates and alumnae, according to a press release. One large […]

Joint Queen Creek Town Council and planning commission meeting Aug. 15

Prior to the regularly scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 15, Queen Creek Town Council meeting, the mayor and council members are slated to hold a meeting with the planning and zoning commission. The joint meeting is to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway in Queen Creek. Items on the agenda include […]

Aug. 14 Network QC luncheon presentation on Facebook for marketing

Lynn Ruby with The Ruby Marketing Agency is to speak at the Aug. 14 Network QC luncheon on action steps business owners can take to ensure Facebook is a wise marketing investment. It is to be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Zane Grey Room at the Queen Creek Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Lunch is to be […]

Rosendin Electric, Valley Metro team to provide vanpool options for employees

Rosendin Electric, a private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, offers a new benefit to help employees save money, time and stress as the Phoenix office partnered with Valley Metro to provide a vanpool for a project commute at no cost to workers. The first vanpool for Rosendin Electric launched in July with nine workers […]