EPCOR community meeting on Johnson Utilities July 17

EPCOR will host a community meeting July 17 to provide Johnson Utilities customers and the public an update on its recent work and what it is planning for the months ahead. Representatives from EPCOR and Johnson Utilities are to attend to answer questions at the 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, meeting at Central Arizona College’s […]

Traffic-flow changes at Queen Creek High School; meeting July 16 to explain shifts

Starting with the 2019-20 school year, there will be a change to traffic flow at Queen Creek High School, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road. A video that explains the change is above; it can also be viewed at vimeo.com/347797432. The parents drop-off and pick-up entrance is changed to the first driveway if heading east on Ocotillo […]

Queen Creek library events July 16-24 include an after-hours lock-in experience

Attend a beginning level hip hop dance class (July 16), meet with Teen Tech Experts (every Wednesday in July) or try your hand at an after-hours lock-in experience (July 19), all at the Queen Creek Branch Library. The library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek, is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 […]

Signal Butte extension to offer regional connectivity

The Town of Queen Creek and the City of Mesa are working together to improve regional transportation. The two entities approved an intergovernmental agreement that includes extending both Signal Butte and Meridian from Germann to the future State Route 24. The town is also working with Pinal County on improvements to Meridian Road from Combs […]

Mindi Johnson new principal at Leading Edge Academy Gilbert Early College

Mindi Johnson is the new principal at Leading Edge Academy Gilbert Early College beginning with the 2019-20 school year. Parents can meet Mrs. Johnson at 6:30 p.m. July 31 at the Gilbert Early College back-to-school night. The school is at 717 W. Ray Road in Gilbert. Mrs. Johnson began working for Leading Edge Academy in […]

Johnson Utilities matters before AZ Corporation Commission held due to court action

A temporary restraining order prevented the Arizona Corporation Commission on July 11 from voting on a proposed three-year capital improvement plan for Johnson Utilities LLC. The utility company filed the order in Maricopa County Superior court July 10, according to a release from the ACC. “The judge held a telephonic hearing and, stating she did […]

Kristin Boatright new principal at Leading Edge Academy Mountain View

Kristin Boatright is the new principal at Leading Edge Academy Mountain View beginning with the 2019-20 school year. She will move into the principal role after spending the last two school years as assistant principal alongside the recently retired Steve Butcher, according to a release. Parents can meet Mrs. Boatright at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 […]

Salt River Tubing open for summer

Salt River Tubing is open 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. seven days a week this summer, weather and water flow conditions permitting. The cost is $17 plus tax and fees per person or tube, which includes tube rental, shuttle bus ride and free customer parking at Salt River Tubing in Tonto National Forest, seven minutes from Loop […]

Attorneys for Town of Queen Creek to receive $1M this fiscal year

The Town of Queen Creek will pay more than $1 million in fiscal year 2019-20 to contract for legal services, which is more than the combined total approved in both June 2017 and 2018. The council recently approved in a June consent agenda with other items contract-spending authority for $1,079,000 to Dickinson Wright PLLC to […]

Pavement repair work requires overnight closures of Loop 202 Santan Freeway

Work to repair pavement on eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in the east Valley will require overnight closures at Power Road beginning Friday, July 12, and continuing through next week. The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan extra travel time as delays are possible while closures are in place as follows: 9 p.m. […]