Committee approves SRP’s proposed Southeast Power Link project

The Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee has recommended approval of a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility for a Salt River Project power line project in the Southeast Valley. The committee’s unanimous approval Tuesday, Sept. 11, is a milestone for the proposed Southeast Power Link project, which includes 7 miles of new overhead 230-kilovolt power lines, […]

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport adds nonstop service to Carlsbad/San Diego

Growth continues at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport as California Pacific Airlines has announced new nonstop service to McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. PMGAA consists of representation from Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Mesa, Gilbert, Gila River Indian Community and Phoenix. “We are delighted to […]

Regional park salutes Santana and Shelly on Tortoise Day

Saturday, Sept. 8, is Tortoise Day at San Tan Mounain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road, Queen Creek. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the park will honor its two tortoise “ambassadors,” Santana and Shelly, before fall sets in and they head into their burrows for a winter nap. “We will start with a morning feeding […]

American Heritage Festival comes to East Valley

The 16th annual American Heritage Festival returns to Queen Creek in November. Billed by organizers as the “the largest and most diverse educational living history event to take place in the Southwest,” it will be open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17, at Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 15-16, the event is […]

NAI Horizon professions help in several transactions in Mesa, Queen Creek

The long-term lease of a former movie theater converted to Class A office space in Mesa was part of a series of recent transactions closed by NAI Horizon professionals in both Mesa and Queen Creek. Laurel Lewis, Barbara Lloyd and Lane Neville represented the landlord, Old Town Val Vista, LLC, in a long-term office lease […]

Summer reading programs at Apache Junction, Queen Creek libraries

The best way to keep children on track when they go back to school in the fall is to have them read throughout the summer, librarians and parents say. Local libraries in Apache Junction and Queen Creek have summer reading programs for children and are open across county and municipal borders. Apache Junction The Apache […]

Arizona SADD reminds graduates, parents about safe celebrations

Life’s milestones such as high school graduation are times for celebration, and Arizona SADD encourages not only graduates but also parents to do so with safety and the law in mind. “All too often we have parents who feel they are doing the right thing by providing alcohol in their home to their teen and […]

Pima Medical Institute, East Valley Institute of Technology announce partnership

Pima Medical Institute has announced a new partnership with the health sciences division of East Valley Institute of Technology, aimed at providing students with a pathway from high school onto higher education and into healthcare careers. The dual/early enrollment program is the first-of-its-kind for Pima Medical and will assist students enrolled in allied health certificate […]

Apache Junction, Queen Creek officials stress water safety

Preventing drowning incidents is a year-round effort that is especially on people’s minds as summer approaches and thoughts turn to swimming pools and the lakes and rivers near Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and Queen Creek. There have been no drowning incidents in 2018 in the Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and unincorporated Pinal County areas that […]

Events scheduled at San Tan Mountain Regional Park

The following events are taking place at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road in Queen Creek. For more information, call the park office at 480-655-5554 or visit its website. Entrance to the park is $7 a car. Events are included with the cost of admission. Desert Walk and Talk: 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, […]