Queen Creek offers firework safety tips for upcoming celebrations

With the Fourth of July holiday right around the corner, the Town of Queen Creek says it is important to know what types of fireworks are legal within the town and how to safely use them. Certain consumer fireworks are legal in the state of Arizona, including ground and hand-held sparkling devices, cylindrical fountains, illuminating […]

Mail election suggested for Queen Creek Irrigation District

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on June 27 is slated to vote in a consent agenda on a Nov. 13 mail-ballot election for the Queen Creek Irrigation District, according to an agenda. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. The irrigation district election is to […]

K12 Public School at Home Mobile Tour stops to fuel online education interests

The K12 Public School at Home Tour parked in Arizona to fuel the interests of students in tuition-free online public education. The travelling, interactive mobile unit will visit 15 cities in 11 states this summer, according to a press release, noting stops in Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale and Tempe. The mobile unit has a colorful, […]

Paving, tree trimming, more affect driving in Queen Creek

Town officials have pointed out several areas where drivers should exercise caution in the next week and into July. According to the latest updates, road improvements, utility work and other projects will affect traffic for a variety of reasons at the following locations: Ellsworth Road northbound and southbound lane shifts will be required between the entrance […]

Caucus calls for immediate reunification of immigrant families

The Arizona Legislative Indigenous Peoples Caucus is asking tribal nations to work on behalf of immigrant families who have been separated and imprisoned. The caucus has delivered letters condemning the separation of immigrant parents and children to President Donald Trump, Gov. Doug Ducey and several members of Congress. State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai stated in a […]

Radio amateurs spread the joy of amateur radio on 2018 field day

Amateur radio enthusiasts will be operating from remote forests, schools, cars, boats, and even planes Sunday, June 24 and Monday, June 25 to talk with one another during a special event, known as Field Day and enjoy communicating with other enthusiasts around the world Members of the Saguaro Nights Amateur Radio Club from Arizona State […]

Queen Creek seeking vendors for signature events

While the summer heat is in full swing, the town is preparing for a lineup of fall events. With several family-friendly events, businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the fun by hosting a vendor booth. Founders’ Day, celebrating the town’s heritage and anniversary, will be held 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and Trunk […]

Know how to prepare, protect yourself during monsoon season

Different aspects of a monsoon presents different hazards so know what to do to protect yourself and your family during monsoon season. Residents should be prepared for the possibility of severe weather in the area and adhere to severe weather warnings to take action, according to a press release. Monsoons bring thunderstorms, dust storms and […]

Arboretum hosts natural remedies, herb walks and classes June 23-24

Sedona herbalist Feather Jones is hosting back-to-back guided morning walks that will explore the Curandero Trail and the herb garden June 23-24 at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. The walks will be followed by workshops in an air-conditioned lecture room where the herbalist will coach enrollees Saturday (“Desert Herbs to Support the Immune System”) […]

Minority, women-owned businesses receive contracts worth $109M

The team building the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway has awarded more than $100 million in contracts to local, small businesses. According to a press release, the companies are run by socially and economically disadvantaged groups, including minorities and women. The $109 million exceeds the Arizona Department of Transportation’s goal for Connect 202 Partners, the […]