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Town Council OKs Colorado River deal

The Queen Creek Town Council last week gave final approval to the purchase of Colorado River water from GSC Farm in Cibola. The vote on Sept. 21 completed a deal long in the making that will result in 2,033 acre feet of new water flowing to Queen Creek after the first of the year, every year, in perpetuity.
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Mesa man faces charges for assaulting a police officer

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A Mesa man accused of pointing a gun at a teenager last year is facing new charges after police say he assaulted their officers as they were responding to a domestic incident at his home last week. According to court documents Steven Leitzell, 45, had been drinking in the early morning hours Sunday when his two teenage daughters confronted him about him possibly cheating on their mother after they were looking through his cell phone activity.
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QC nearing completion of big water deal

Queen Creek is dotting i’s and crossing t’s in a $21-million deal to purchase Colorado River water from GSC Farm in Cibola that will yield 2,033 acre-feet of water annually for the town through the Central Arizona Project canal system. That would satisfy the water needs of at...
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Boeing’s Phantom Works opening high-tech facility here

Aerospace and defense giant Boeing is expanding its footprint in Mesa with a new 155,000-square-foot, $150 million factory at McDowell and Greenfield Roads to build parts for future combat aircraft. Company executives and city officials cut the ribbon Sept. 12 on the Advanced Composite Fabrication Center, which will be a...
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Gilbert Oktoberfest set for Oct. 15 at Gilbert Regional Park

PHOENIX — An oompah band will welcome visitors to Gilbert Regional Park for this year’s Gilbert Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Volksfest experience will operate from 2-9 p.m. and will offer live music, Bavarian beers from local breweries and kids zones, according to a press release. Spiced...
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Queen Creek holds off ALA Queen Creek in first Andy Luberda Classic

Andy Luberda loved nothing more than his wife, Kelly, and son, Kade. But if he had to choose a close second, it might very well be high school football in the Queen Creek and surrounding area in the far southeast Valley. It’s where he and Kelly made names for themselves as top-notch reporters who always put the interests of the players and coaches in the area first. It’s also the community that embraced him and adored the coverage they provided.
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$80M farm sale heralds new epicenter of growth

The Arizona Dairy Co. earlier this month sold its last 270 acres in Mesa on the southwest corner of Sossaman and Elliot roads for $80 million, paving the way for a mammoth manufacturing campus projected by the new owner. Shopoff Realty Investments said in a news release after the sale...
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Town plans for future growth in a sliver of Queen Creek

Planning for the infrastructure needs of a rapidly growing municipality like Queen Creek can be difficult. But in the early 2000s, town officials worked with Pinal and Maricopa counties’ transportation planners to try and predict what a small but up-and-coming corner of southeast Queen Creek would look like in 2020.
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Planning panel approves more hangars at Pegasus Airpark

The Queen Creek Planning and Zoning Commission has cleared the way for an additional 34 airplane hangars at Pegasus Airpark, a master planned airfield and neighborhood inside the Volare Estates neighborhood that allows people who live there to park their planes on their property and use central runway. “We have...
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Organizers in Final Push to Stop Arizona’s Expanded School Voucher Program

It’s Sarah Martino’s first year teaching. She works as a kindergarten and first grade special education instructor at a public school in Gilbert. Training provided by the district was minimal. Martino learned how to log into her computer, where to find her pay stubs, and what forms go where. But when it came to support or supplies, she was on her own.
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