Reminder Remembers, 7/7/11

Compiled by Daniel Dullum ONE YEAR AGO July 8, 2010 San Tan Valley incorporation advocates saw their dream stopped in its tracks Tuesday night when the Florence Town Council voted 7-0 to disapprove a resolution of support. Florence would have lost almost $1 million in State Shared Revenues if a newly-incorporated city of 80,000 people claimed its...

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Reining demonstrated at horse festival in QC

Horse trainer Ashley Wilson with local children.


Horse trainer Ashley Wilson, 41, was just one of nine exhibitors to put on demos dur­ing the Festival of Horses last month at the Queen Creek Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre.

Ms. Wilson is the owner and trainer at Ashley Wilson Equine Performance located at Loma Vista Farm in North Scottsdale.

Since she was 2 years old, Ms. Wilson has been riding horses. Her parents own a ranch in Kentucky, where she grew up, and bred both Morgan and Saddlebred horses that competed in many breed-specific shows.

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Redistricting Meeting Tonight in San Tan Valley

On Wednesday, September 7, the Board of Supervisors accepted three proposed redistricting maps for Pinal County to be presented for public comment.

The 2010 Census found that Pinal County’s population is at 375,770.  By law, Pinal County will now have to add two new supervisors.  The proposed redistricting maps reflect the change by containing five supervisorial districts.

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House Fire in San Tan Heights

There was a house fire this evening in the 3000 block of W. yellow peak in San Tan Heights. Luckily Rural/Metro Fire Department San Tan Valley crews responded quickly.

The fire started in the kitchen & extended to the attic. During a search of the home, firefighters found and rescued a potbelly pig.

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Queen Creek Postmaster to Host Customer Appreciation Day

Postmaster Rodrigo Sotomayor invites Postal Service customers from the Queen Creek and San Tan Valley communities to join him from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, for a Customer Appreciation Day event at the Queen Creek Post Office, 22424 S. Ellsworth Loop, in Queen Creek.

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Was Acton Lying About His Military Experience too?

After broke the story that Republican candidate for Constable, John R Acton, had been fabricating a law enforcement career spanning 26 years, we started wondering what else Acton was lying about.

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San Tan Valley HOA Academy Starts March 28th

Starship Performing at Encanterra in San Tan Valley, AZ

Ever wonder what your HOA is supposed to be doing?  Ever consider running to be on the HOA Board but not sure what your responsibilities would be?

Then join us as we kick off the FIRST San Tan Valley HOA Academy!  This academy is being put on for the benefit of all residents in STV.

It is free to attend and you may attend any of or all the listed classes.

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San Tan Valley High School Student Arrested For Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct with a Minor

Tyler Kost

On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 a Pinal County Sheriff’s detective, assigned to the Persons Crimes Bureau, received a call from a citizen who reported Tyler Kost (age 18 from San Tan Valley and a student at Poston Butte High School) had sexually assaulted, sexually abused and molested five teenage girls in the San Tan Valley area.

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San Tan Valley Featured on 12 News

On April 15th, 12 NEWS had asked for communities across the state, to submit a photo and a reason to feature their community on the station.

Within minutes of the request, let 12 NEWS know how amazing San Tan Valley was.

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San Tan Valley Fatal Collision Update

On Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 5:47 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was called to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on Hunt Highway near Tumbling River Road, San Tan Valley.

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San Tan Valley Family Gets an Unexpected Surprise

Today, Dec 10th, started off as any ordinary day for Amber Murphy. She had to get her 6 year old daughter ready for school, help her 3 year old son get ready and prepare to go visit her husband, Dustin Murphy.  Dustin was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer 3 years ago and is currently at Lund Hospice.

The only other thing Amber had to prepare for was an interview.   She had been contacted by Gradient Gives Back Foundation and they let her know that she was one of the finalists for an award. The Gradient Gives Back Foundation was formed to make immediate and real differences in the lives of families who have fallen on hard times and the Murphy's are one of those families.

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San Tan Valley Child Named "Most Beautiful Eyes" for the State of Arizona

San Tan Valley resident Meikayla Mixon, age 12, has been voted “Most Beautiful Eyes” for the state of Arizona

Prevent Blindness America is pleased to announce that San Tan Valley resident Meikayla Mixon, age 12, has been voted “Most Beautiful Eyes” for the state of Arizona.  Through the national contest by Prevent Blindness America, Mixon received the highest number of online votes between Aug. 1-31, 2013.

Mixon and all state winners will receive a free pair of Real Kids Shades (RKS) sunglasses and a copy of the new book, “Jacob’s Eye Patch” by Beth Kobliner Shaw and Jacob Shaw.  All state winners advance to the final round of judging for a chance to win a $10,000 educational scholarship from Marchon Eyewear. Additional contest sponsors include Eagle Eyes® Optics and Walters Golf.

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San Tan Heights Area to Benefit from Road Improvement Projects

County crews are preparing to apply chip seal to several roads in the San Tan Heights area.  The road resurfacing work is anticipated to last from Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14.

A protective rock and emulsion seal will be applied on the road surface to extend the life of the roads.  The application of this material is highly weather-dependent with ideal conditions taking place in the spring and fall.

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San Tan Valley dad's determination helps recovery from brain surgery

Playing with your dogs in the backyard may not seem like a big deal, but it is to Kyle Carey, who had brain surgery three weeks ago.

"My speech was so bad that a two-minute conversation would last about 10 to 20 minutes, with me trying to get out the words out," Carey said.

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Adult Male Flashes Female Student

The Florence Unified School District and the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a report this morning of a man who approached a 12 year old female student at her bus stop near Walker Butte and exposed himself to her. The young lady is safe.

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Agencies working together to resolve parking issues at San Tan Mountain Regional Park

In 2004, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department began implementing San Tan Mountain Regional Park’s Master Plan. The Master Plan called for a main park entry, and proposed two secondary trailheads to provide additional access to the park. In response to public demand regarding access, and the need for interconnection with local and regional trail systems, the plan identified one trailhead in the northern portion of the park, and another along the southern finger.

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San Tan Valley Bar Fight Leaves Woman Hospitalized and 2 Arrested

Early Sunday morning, a bar fight at the Gym Bar, 2510 E. Hunt Highway, led to the bar manager being assaulted and a 56-year-old female bar patron hospitalized with serious head injuries. Two suspects were arrested at the scene.

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Cash for Candy & Treats for Troops

Now that Halloween is over and candy is overflowing, a local dentist has redefined the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.”  This Monday, Nov 2nd, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Affinity Dental at 21321 E Ocotillo Rd Suite #130 in Queen Creek and receive $1 per pound.  Dr. Kelly B. Wettstein is leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars and glowing electric toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.

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Congratulations to the McCaslin Family - 2015 San Tan Valley's Spookiest House

We have a winner! 

Congratulations to the McCaslin Family who beat out the other 11 finalists to win the title of 2015 San Tan Valley Spookiest House!  Way to go!

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Car in Canal in San Tan Valley

A car crash ends with a car in a canal in San Tan Valley Thursday night.

The crash happened around 9pm near Copper Mine Road and Hunt Highway.

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