MCSO warns Queen Creek residents to celebrate safely during holidays

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 6 – Queen Creek encourages residents to celebrate safely this holiday season. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminds motorists “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving,” and to be careful during the holiday season involving parties with alcohol, according to a press release. The holiday season is dangerous due to […]

J.O. Combs USD Governing Board selects Dr. Greg Wyman

The J.O. Combs Unified School District’s Governing Board unanimously voted on Dec. 6 to enter contract negotiations with Dr. Greg Wyman as the next superintendent. “The J.O. Combs Unified School District is fortunate to have had two strong finalists for the position. We look forward to Dr. Wyman’s expertise to continue our forward movement,” said […]

Queen Creek travel advisory is in effect Dec. 9 – 16

The Town of Queen Creek has issued a travel advisory for motorists on area roads taking place Dec. 9-16, according to a press release. Due to the nature of the work, dates and times may change without prior notice, the release said, encouraging motorists to obey all posted signs, traffic control devices and directions from […]

Tickets available for Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek rodeo

Tickets for the 2019 Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek PRCA Rodeo are on sale. The event will be March 14-17 at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center, 20464 E. Riggs Road, Queen Creek. PRCA rodeo tickets can be purchased at rootsnboots.org. Presented by Banner Ironwood Medical Center, this multi-day event offers a PRCA rodeo, vendors, carnival, […]

Toy drive motors in to Queen Creek park

The Queen Creek Kids’ Christmas Car Show and Toy Drive is set for Saturday, Dec. 8, at Desert Mountain Park. The vintage, classic and collectible car show to benefit less fortunate children by giving them toys for Christmas will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the park, 22201 S. Hawes Road. The Queen Creek Family […]

Queen Creek 2018-19 high school boys basketball preview

The boys basketball season is underway across Queen Creek with many teams playing several games already ahead of the holiday break. The Queen Creek Independent reached out to boys basketball coaches in the area to get their thoughts on the ongoing season and what they need to do to have a successful season. All statistics […]

Queen Creek 2018-19 girls basketball preview

The girls basketball season is underway across Queen Creek with many teams playing several games already ahead of the holiday break. The Queen Creek Independent reached out to girls basketball coaches in the area to get their thoughts on the ongoing season and what they need to do to be successful. All statistics from the […]

Scenic photo: Superstition Mountains

“While driving through Apache Junction looking for any interesting to photograph: Metal Cowboy decor, background Superstition Mountains,” Queen Creek photographer Maile Alday said in an e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Do […]

Queen Creek Fire and Medical wishes holiday safety tips to all

From family meals to decorations, many holiday traditions can be a safety hazard if not properly prepared with caution. According to the National Fire Protection Association, home fires originate frequently in the kitchen. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the most common days for home cooking fires. The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department, […]

Meet the Teacher: Matty P assists education process as data specialist

Name: Matthew Patriquin but all my friends call me Matty P. So please, call me Matty P School: Queen Creek Middle School #wildcatpride Why you chose to work in the district: Long story short I met the love of my life. We both are in education, I was at a district in Phoenix and was […]