Queen Creek to pay Maricopa County $32,204.78 for past law enforcement services

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 10 is slated to vote to accept $32,204.78 from the town of Queen Creek to correct the amount paid for law enforcement services. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. Amendment No. 3 to the agreement for law […]

Queen Creek club names teacher ‘hometown hero’

Members of the Queen Creek Modern Woodmen Youth Service Club presented the 2018 Hometown Hero Award to teacher Cheryl Ramirez at a special ceremony Sept. 28. The event took place at her school, American Leadership Academy Gilbert South Elementary. Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program gives community members the chance to thank those “who selflessly give […]

Correction: Old Ellsworth Brewing Company story pulled from website

An article about Old Ellsworth Brewing Company by a student journalist at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication was briefly removed from the website. A business representative told the writer that portions were inaccurate, including about who brews the beer. We partner with the Cronkite students to help them learn accurate reporting, […]

ADOT, partners protect native cactus before bridge project

While Arizona Department of Transportation biologists and partner organizations prepare to replace the Pinto Creek Bridge on US 60 east of the Valley, they were protecting native cactus. As some workers rappelled down the canyon walls to accomplish the task, according to a press release, other biologists worked on the rim to collect seeds and […]

Dorado Estates in Queen Creek nears completion, home sites selling

Toll Brothers nears completion of Dorada Estates, a new community on the border of Queen Creek and Gilbert. According to a press release, about 90 percent of 112 estate-sized home sites have been sold. In addition to remaining home sites, several quick delivery homes are available, with starting prices from the low-$600,000s. Dorada Estates offers […]

Brasch, Cruz headline Doherty Award Performance Medallions recipients

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club has announced the recipients of the Ed Doherty Award Week 7 Performance Medallions, which include two Queen Creek area athletes. Six players are recognized for outstanding play during their respective games on Friday, Oct. 5: Higley High School senior Spencer Brash; Scottsdale Chaparral High School junior Tommy Christakos; Chandler […]

Catching catfish at Mansel Carter Oasis Park in Queen Creek

The 48-acre Mansel Carter Oasis Park, 19535 E. Appleby Road in Queen Creek, includes the town’s first fishing lake. The 5-acre lake is part of Arizona Game and Fish Department’s community fishing program. Michael Espinoza has been catching catfish at the lake, his mother, Marisela Espinoza said in an e-mail. “I wanted to share these […]

Swanson featured speaker at Oct. 10 Arizona Archaeological Society meeting in Queen Creek

The San Tan Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society will host speaker Dr. Steve Swanson, an archaeologist with Environmental Planning Group, at a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. The lecture will be in the San Tan Historical Society Museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road (on the corners of Queen Creek and Ellsworth Loop […]

Vintage and Vino Market Oct. 12-13 in Queen Creek

The Vintage and Vino Market is 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road in Queen Creek. The shopping showcase features one-of-a-kind finds, treasures, local vendors, make-and-takes and more, according to a release. Tickets are $6 per person, with kids […]

Arizona Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards ‘reflect visionary efforts’

The Northern Arizona Forest Fund took the top honor Saturday night in the Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP at the Westin Kierland Resort. Judges also named the Arizona Pure Water Brew Challenge as winner of the Governor’s Award for Arizona’s Future, and two new categories – Sustainability Champion and Waste Reduction – made their […]