Queen Creek hosts day of activities in honor of Entrepreneur Week

In celebration of PHX East Valley Entrepreneur Week, the Queen Creek Economic Development Department is hosting a day of activities to inspire, educate and promote current and future businesses. On Thursday, Feb. 21, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with local experts and other entrepreneurs. The free workshop will be held at 2 p.m. […]

Sellers appointed District 1 Maricopa County supervisor

Maricopa County has a new supervisor representing parts of the east Valley. Jack Sellers was appointed Feb. 13 to represent District 1 by unanimous vote of the board of supervisors. “What an honor and privilege it is to be appointed to serve on this outstanding board,” Mr. Sellers said after taking the oath of office, […]

Queen Creek’s General Plan update receives 2 awards

The Queen Creek General Plan update, approved by voters in mid-2018, serves as the town’s roadmap to guide development, manage growth and conserve natural resources. The update recently received two awards from the American Planning Association’s Arizona Chapter, the Best General Plan and the Best Public Outreach. “When we started the update process several years […]

ADOT detectives use various techniques to protect Arizonans

Facial recognition technology is among the methods Arizona Department of Transportation detectives use to investigate fraud. Detectives’ duties include preventing identity theft by using facial recognition techniques and technology to detect individuals who attempt to obtain driver licenses and ID cards under the names of others. “It makes sense for ADOT to employ detectives to […]

Sex crimes reported in Queen Creek Feb. 4-10 to MCSO

Above are the general locations of sex crimes reported Feb. 4-10 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek. Those investigated by MCSO included: Sex offenses, reported at 1:52 p.m. Feb. 7 in the 8600 block of West Dove Roost Road. Sex crime other than rape, reported at 8:13 a.m. Feb. […]

Queen Creek town offices, library to be closed Feb. 18

The Town of Queen Creek offices and Recreation Annex will close on Monday, Feb. 18, in observation of Presidents Day. The closure will not impact any public safety or emergency services. Anyone with a water, sewer or streets emergency during the closure can call 480-358-3131, according to a release. Trash and recycling services will not be impacted by the […]

Queen Creek softball player hit for team-high average in college tournament

Ryann Holmes of Queen Creek picked up her first Division I hit as a player on the Utah State University softball team during the Titan Classic at Cal State Fullerton. The junior infielder appeared as a pinch hitter in three games over the weekend, picking up her first Division I hit against Pacific. She also […]

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office investigating vehicle-pedestrian crash

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 4:26 a.m. Feb. 8 was called to a car accident involving a pedestrian at Gary Road and Charbray Drive in San Tan Valley. The investigation revealed the driver of a white Ford utility truck was heading north on Gary Road when he heard something hit his vehicle, PCSO said […]

Safe Selfie areas at MVD offices promote ID protection

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is working to help new teenage drivers show off their driver licenses and learner permits while protecting them against ID theft. “Taking a selfie while showing your learner’s permit or driver license is a fun and popular way for new drivers to celebrate this milestone, but people […]

Supervisors prepare to select Denny Barney’s replacement

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will choose the next supervisor to represent District 1 at its Wednesday, Feb. 13 meeting. Denny Barney resigned from the position effective Feb. 1 to focus on his position as president and CEO of the East Valley Partnership. District 1 includes the cities of Chandler, Gilbert, part of Mesa, […]