Queen Creek High School begins program focused on spreading positivity

When she was 13, a Colorado teenager drew the outline of her hands on the back her dresser and wrote, “These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will someday touch millions of people’s hearts.” A few years later, Rachel was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999, and now her hands […]

Queen Creek library gives teens chances to help others, earn service hours

Area youths eager to give back to the community, earn hours toward scholarship requirements or shape the future of programs offered locally can look no further than Queen Creek Library. The local branch of Maricopa County Library District provides younger residents — those ages 12-18 — a wealth of free opportunities such as membership in […]

State of the Town: Growth continues to drive projects in Queen Creek

  Citing support from residents and the business community as strong contributors of the Town of Queen Creek’s successes in 2017, Mayor Gail Barney led his fellow town council members in thanking the community for their role in supporting the recent accomplishments of the municipality. Mayor Barney made his comments during the annual State of […]

Teens challenged to put their own spin on classic stories

Aurora Jolley takes pleasure in “harping” on the details of her last Teen Scene event at the Queen Creek Library. That’s because she took on the role of the musical instrument — but the golden kind and with plenty of attitude — when participants improvised their version of the classic fairy tale “Jack and the […]

MCSO: Boy pulled from Queen Creek pool remains in critical condition

A 3-year-old boy pulled from a swimming pool Feb. 17 at a home in Queen Creek remains in critical condition, according to a representative from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. On Feb. 17, crews from Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department responded to a reported drowning in the 19000 block of East Happy Road in […]

Payne Junior High students collect toiletries for homeless veterans

  Homeless military veterans in the Phoenix metropolitan area were the recipients of a toiletry drive conducted by students in the Builders Club at Payne Junior High School in Queen Creek. The 15-member service club collected more than 1,000 trial-sized items such as shampoo and toothpaste in November, Rosemary Schlechty, the club’s faculty advisor, said […]

Small-cell wireless facility regs approved by the town council

Queen Creek residents who experience poor cell phone reception could see an improvement to their service in the near future. Members of the Queen Creek Town Council Feb. 7 unanimously approved an amendment to Section 6.9 of its zoning code regarding “Wireless Communications.” The amendment includes new provisions related to small wireless facilities. The approval […]

QCUSD to release bus route schedules for 2018-19 school year in early July

Does your child ride the bus to attend a school in the Queen Creek Unified School District? Parents can expect to start seeing information about the bus routes for the 2018-19 school year starting around July 7, according to a post Feb. 12 on the QCUSD Transportation Department Facebook page. “Thought this information might be […]

Meet Your Neighbors: Connie and John Bunyard

  Connie and John Bunyard started Use My Guy Services seven years ago to provide handyman services to the residents in the town of Queen Creek, surrounding communities, Scottsdale and Phoenix. In recognition of the milestone, owners Connie and John Bunyard are hosting a customer appreciation and anniversary party Thursday, Feb. 15. It will take […]

Residents sound off on transportation needs near Hunt Highway and Power Road

  Send traffic to Riggs Road. Keep Hunt Highway rural. Those were two recommendations made by people attending a Feb. 7 Maricopa County Department of Transportation open house at Casteel High School, 24901 S. Power Road. About 125 people attended the event, MCDOT Public Information Officer Ron Coleman estimated. The county conducted the event as […]