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new coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in Queen Creek, San Tan Valley up 145 from a week ago

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Oct. 21 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley is 3,185 --- in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. That’s an increase …
First responders

12 thefts reported in Pinal County near Queen Creek Oct. 11-17

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports on the following thefts in the Queen Creek area Oct. 11-17: Theft of property, reported at 1:56 p.m. Oct. 11 in the 4400 block of West Maggie …
transportation

Queen Creek area roadway restrictions include Ocotillo Road gas line installation

Queen Creek area roadway restrictions include Ocotillo Road lane closures and restrictions between Hawes Road and east of Victoria Boulevard for gas line installation. Roadway restrictions, …
Lighting Arizona Purple

October ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney recently signed a proclamation recognizing the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Queen Creek is joining cities and towns across the Valley in …
DEVELOPMENT

State Trust Land auction Oct. 20 for 2,700 acres south of Apache Junction

Bidders had a little more time to come up with at least $68 million to participate in a State Trust Land auction of 2,783.13 acres south of Apache Junction and north of Queen Creek. READ: Got …
public health

Queen Creek Fire and Medical offering free curbside flu shots Oct. 19

Protect yourself this flu season by getting a free flu shot. A curbside clinic will be offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the southeast corner of Ellsworth Loop and Victoria — north …
Zoom meeting

San Tan Valley Democrats meeting Saturday

Bill Mundell, Shea Stanfield and Anna Tovar, the three Democrats running for the Arizona Corporation Commission, will be the featured speakers for the San Tan Valley Democrats meeting at 1 p.m. …
First responders

3 burglaries reported in Queen Creek Oct. 4-10 to MCSO

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of burglaries in the Queen Creek area Oct. 4-10: Burglary at residence, reported at 3:36 a.m. Oct. 5 in the 21000 block of …
First responders

Sex offenses reported in Pinal County near Queen Creek Oct. 4-10

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports on the following sex offenses in the Queen Creek area Oct. 4-10:
new coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in Queen Creek, San Tan Valley up 125 from a week ago

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Oct. 14 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Queen Creek and San Tan Valley is 3,040 --- in ZIP codes 85140, 85142 and 85143. That’s an increase …
Opinion

Arizona seniors deserve to enjoy a future of economic security and prosperity for many years to come — and it’s imperative that we elect political leaders who have what it takes to build …

I serve the Gold Canyon community as a volunteer for several organizations and events — Gold Canyon Business Association, Gold Canyon Lions, Gold Canyon Republican Chairman, Gold Canyon …
It is noticeable that your article on the Queen Creek schools reopening said nothing about the dozens of experienced certified teachers who had to leave the district because they had medical advice …
Neighbors

Queen Creek resident Marie Horn is the illustrator of a children’s book, “Benny the Honeybee — Friends,” that was published this summer. Her sister-in-law, Laura Horn, and …

The Town of Queen Creek will join municipalities across the state of Arizona and take part in the League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ 19th annual Cities and Towns Week Oct. 18-24. The …
Business
business

Queen Creek Botanical Gardens opens Saturday

Queen Creek Botanical Gardens, 25002 S. 206th St. in Queen Creek, will open to the public beginning Saturday, Oct. 24. Use 20568 E Riggs Rd Queen Creek, 85142 in GPS or type “Queen Creek …

Build-to-rent communities see explosive growth

Darlene Powell has always wanted to live in Arizona. The retired Rikers Island correctional officer and now speech language pathologist from New York City did her research and found a new rental home would suit her well in her pursuit for the desert Southwest.
BUSINESS

Trader Joe’s opens Oct. 16 in Queen Creek Marketplace

Queen Creek Marketplace, 21398 S. Ellsworth Loop, will welcome neighborhood grocer Trader Joe’s to its lineup of tenants on Friday, Oct. 16. Trader Joe’s is known for its offering of …
business

Facebook removes fake accounts linked to conservative group

Facebook has removed 276 accounts that used fake profiles to pose as right-leaning Americans and comment on news articles, often in favor of President Donald Trump, the company announced …
business

Local landscaping company opens Garden Center Boutique

Jeff and Kim Jones of Riverside Rock and Boulder invite the community to the opening of their new Garden Center Boutique 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10. The family friendly event at 5545 W. Hunt Highway …
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