Queen Creek News
Gateway Airport -- Williams Field Print E-mail

Frontier Airlines to begin passenger
service at Gateway Airport

Offering nonstop service to Denver International Airport

Frontier Airlines has announced that it will begin daily non-stop service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Denver International Airport November 15. Frontier will be the third airline to service Gateway and the first to carry daily daytime service to a major metropolitan airport and international hub.

Tickets are on sale now with fares as low as $69 each way available for purchase through Saturday, August 11 only at www.frontierairlines.com.

For parking, directions, flight destinations, rental car, ground transportation, and terminal concession information, visit www.justplaneeasy.com. Stay connected with Gateway for all the latest breaking news! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Four Square.




Team Roping Print E-mail
Yost Events Team Roping
Arena 3
Date: 11/14/2009
Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
20464 E. Riggs Road
Queen Creek, Arizona 85242

For more information, please visit www.yostevents.com or contact Ty Yost at 208-863-4310.

Vacant Town Council Seat Print E-mail
Queen Creek accepts applications to fill vacant Town Council seat
Posted Date: 11/5/2009

When Queen Creek Town Council Member Gail Barney recently resigned to run for Mayor in the 2010 election, there were two years remaining of his four-year term. The Queen Creek Town Council is now accepting applications to fill Barney’s seat for the remainder of his term until June 2012. 

Those wishing to apply to fill the remaining two years of Barney’s post should submit a letter and resume to Town Clerk Jennifer Robinson by 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Interviews will be held and an appointment will be made on Monday, Nov. 30. 

Current Mayor Art Sanders and Town Council members Joyce Hildebrandt, Gordon Mortensen and Jon Wootten have announced that they will not seek re-election in 2010, so three Town Council seats and the Mayor’s post will be open in the March 9 primary election. This will be the first time that the Mayor is elected for a four-year term. The three Town Council seats are also four-year terms. Candidate packets are available now in the Town Clerk’s office and must be submitted by 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. 

For more information, contact Town Clerk Jennifer Robinson at 480-358-3210 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Trunk or Treat Print E-mail

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat 2009 Logo

Saturday, Oct. 31  •  5-9 p.m.

Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road

Come enjoy Queen Creek’s safe and unique way to trick-or-treat! Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere! Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” to get their bag filled with goodies. Individuals or groups sign up to host and decorate a trunk, and the Town of Queen Creek provides all the candy to be given out at the event.

Ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages will enjoy a festival of activities. So come out and join us for some ghoulish games, frightening food, and freaky fun. This year’s “spooktacular” highlights include:


Sponsored by:

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Mercy Gilbert


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Queen Creek Population Print E-mail
According to the U.S. Cenus, Queen Creek's population was 2,667 in 1990 and 4,316 in 2000.  A special census recorded in 2005 for Maricopa County showed Queen Creek's population was 16,414.  The Town of Queen Creek's current population is estimated at 22,957. 
Frequently Called Numbers Print E-mail

Frequently Called Queen Creek

Phone Numbers

Local Services

Fire Emergency 911
Police Emergency 911
Public Safety Emergency 911

Rural Metro
Non-Emergency (480) 987-3602
Dispatch (480) 945-6311
Rural Metro Service Subscription Line 1-800-645-9413

Maricopa County Sheriff
Non-Emergency (602) 876-1011

Pinal County Sheriff
Non-Emergency (520) 866-6800

Town of Queen Creek
Town Hall
22350 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Phone: (480) 987-9887
Fax: (480) 987-0109

Youth Center
22411 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Phone: (480) 987-0497
Fax: (480) 987-1064

One Stop Shop
(Building Permits, Planning & Zoning)
22350 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Phone: (480) 987-0496

Community Center
22407 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Phone: (480) 888-1920
Fax: (480) 987-1064 Inspection Line:
(480) 987-9481
Fax: (480) 888-0225

Public Works
24 Hour Emergency Number for Urgent Sewer
& Roadway Situations Within Town Boundaries:
(480) 252-9054

Electric Salt River Project (SRP) (602) 236-8888
Water Queen Creek Water Company (480) 987-3240
Diversified Water (602) 840-9400
H20 (480) 491-6971
Johnson Utilities (480) 987-9870
Trash AZ Waste Services (480) 373-0062
AJ Waste (480) 982-1961
Paradise Waste (602) 237-2078
Waste Management (602) 268-2222
Natural Gas Salt River Project (SRP) (602) 236-8888
Southwest Gas (602) 861-1999
Propane Gas Amerigas (623) 937-9227
Ferrell Gas (602) 278-8511
Telephone Qwest 1-800-244-1111
Cable TV Cable America (480) 558-7260

Other Services:

Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce
20435 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
(480) 888-1709

Queen Creek Landfill
26402 S. Hawes Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
(480) 987-1373

Queen Creek Library
22407 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
(480) 987-3600

Queen Creek Post Office
22048 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
(480) 987-8870

San Tan Historical Society
20740 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
(480) 987-1579

Schnepf Farms
22601 E. Cloud Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
(480) 987-3100
Why Live in Queen Creek? Print E-mail

Why live in Queen Creek, Arizona?

Why would anyone want to live in Queen Creek?  Well, I can think of some good reasons.

First of all, the real estate market in Queen Creek presents a good value.  You can get a nice house in Queen Creek for hundreds of thousands of dollars cheaper than say, Chandler or Gilbert.  Homes in the Pecan Creek subdivision are in an ideal location.  Pecan Creek is about 7 or 8 miles closer to the 60 than Johnson Ranch.  You get a straight shot right up Ironwood to the 60.  Ironwood Road is being widened to 2 lanes each direction.  You can drive from Ocotillo to Route 60 without any traffic headaches.  Queen Creek used to have some pretty bad traffic problems.  The Ellsworth loop road is being built, and we actually have street lights now. 

Queen Creek is in the process of building a Target, a Wal-Mart Superstore, Old Navy, etc.  We have a new sushi restaurant called Sushi Creek.
Looking for a great place for kids to learn??  Try the new Kumon.  I haven't tried the new Chinese food place, Golden Harvest.  Anybody tried it yet??  Let me know if the food is any good.

Realigned Rittenhouse Road Print E-mail

Realigned Rittenhouse Road at Ocotillo Road to be opened June 18

The opening of the realigned Rittenhouse Road in the vicinity of Ocotillo Road is scheduled to take place Monday, June 18. The old intersection of Rittenhouse and Ocotillo roads, which was severely skewed and located immediately adjacent to the railroad crossing, will be permanently closed at that time. All Rittenhouse Road traffic will then use the new roadway alignment, crossing Ocotillo Road at the new traffic signal approximately 1/4 mile west of the railroad tracks.

The new Rittenhouse Road will be continuous across Ocotillo Road at the new traffic signal activated last week. Through traffic will no longer need to turn in order to stay on Rittenhouse Road. Drivers should remain alert through the work zone and pay careful attention to the electronic message signs for guidance.

Although the new roadway alignment will be open, traffic will still be restricted to one lane in each direction as construction continues along various sections of Rittenhouse Road. The completed 4- to 6-lane roadway is expected to fully open to traffic on or about Oct. 31, 2007.

Fulton Homes Donates $3 million to Town of Queen Creek Print E-mail

Fulton Homes donates $3 million to Town of Queen Creek
for library, parks, transportation

The Town of Queen Creek recently received a $3 million donation from Fulton Homes
for design and construction of the new Queen Creek Library children’s area, parks development,
and transportation improvements within the Town.
The Fulton’s $3 million contribution is designated to be used in the following ways:
- $1 million towards the design and construction of future Town park facilities.
- $1 million towards the Town’s five-year Transportation Improvement Program.
- $1 million towards the new Queen Creek library children’s area. In recognition for
this contribution, the Town will name the children’s area of the library the “Mary Lou
Fulton Children’s Center”.
This additional funding for the new library allows the Town to enrich the interior design of
the children’s area by including exciting thematic elements. Based on planning meetings with
the Town’s Youth Commission and other youth who frequently use the library, the Town’s
design team came up with a “Four Seasons of Nature” concept that incorporates colorful
landscapes of autumn trees, ice-capped mountains, spring flowers and a relaxing summer
beach. These lovely images will serve as a vibrant backdrop for children’s programming in the
Mary Lou Fulton Children’s Center.
”Building a quality community requires so much input from so many stakeholders,” states
Queen Creek Mayor Art Sanders. “In Queen Creek, we try hard to maximize public resources to
the benefit of all our residents, and we are delighted about the partnership we have melded with
Fulton Homes for our parks development program, our new library and also our streets

Traffic Signals Coming Print E-mail

 The Town is working on 13 new intersection traffic signals to be complete and operational by the beginningof Spring 2008. Please note that construction timelines could be delayed by a variety of factors. Prior to construction, the Town will be installing notice signs at each location where the signals will be installed.

The following intersections are included: Rittenhouse/Ellsworth; Cloud/Ellsworth; Ocotillo/Crismon; Queen Creek/Crismon; Sierra Park/ Ellsworth; Queen Creek/Sossaman Ocotillo/ Queen Creek High School; Hunt/ Hawes; Rittenhouse/ Ocotillo; Chandler Heights/ Hawes; Riggs/ Ellsworth; Ellsworth/ Chandler Heights; and Rittenhouse-Gary/Combs.
In addition, with the intersections noted above, there are approximately 10 intersections planned to be installed with the Ellsworth Loop road which are currently under construction spring 2008.

Queen Creek Farmers Market Print E-mail

Welcome to the
Queen Creek Farmers Market

(An event to help raise funds for Skyline Ranch Elementary School)

QC now has a Farmers Market.

The first Saturday of each month from 7AM - 2PM October thru May held at Skyline Ranch School located at 1084 West San Tan Hills in Queen Creek.
Click for directions.

Each month enjoy the best of what the area has to offer:
*  Arts & Crafts
*  Farmers Market
*  Great Shopping
*  Community Groups

If you are interested in reserving a booth for your business, group, crafts, or other items please contact Adam at the Marketplace office at (602) 363-8660 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We are looking forward to bringing one more great event to the Queen Creek area.

Jordan Rader Foundation Print E-mail

Jordan Rader Foundation

Our Mission…

Providing financial and emotional support to deserving families who are grieving the loss of their child.

1. To comfort and support families who have tragically lost their child.

2. To work as mediators between grieving families and local mortuaries, recommending those that can provide discounts and wonderful service.

3. Ultimately, to provide financial aid to every deserving family who has to bury a child after a tragic, unexpected death.

The Jordan Rader Foundation
The Funeral
"I remember planning Jordan’s
funeral and realizing that was
going to be the last thing as his
mother I could do for him. To be
able to give a family something
they could otherwise not afford,
such as a sign in book for guests,
a picture collage, or an outfit
for their baby to be buried in is
an enormous privilege."
 - Victoria


http://www.jordanraderfoundation.org for more information.

London's Run Print E-mail

London's Run

London's Run benefits the Phoenix Children's Hospital Center for Blood Disorders and Cancer. It is held in honor of London Solomon, a courageous six year old who passed away last year from Leukemia. There will be a breakfast for purchase to benefit London's roommate Madison Barton, who just underwent a bone marrow transplant. There will also be a Blood Drive at the event. All entrants will receive a t-shirt and refreshments.

 http://www.londonsrun.org for more information.

Date: Saturday, February 3rd
Location: Schnepf Farms
24810 S. Rittenhouse Road
Queen Creek, Arizona 85242

Town To Turn On More Traffic Signals Print E-mail

On Thursday, November 9th, the Town of Queen Creek will turn on a portable traffic signal at the intersection of Ellsworth Road and Chandler Heights Road. Two other signals, at the intersections of Ellsworth Road and Queen Creek Road and Ocotillo Road and Queen Creek High School, are currently scheduled to be activated by the end of November and December respectively.

Queen Creek Real Estate Print E-mail

Queen Creek Homes


Whatever kind of real estate you are looking for, this site has it.  Just click on the links to your left and find your dream property.

Queen Creek Homes Print E-mail

Queen Creek Homes