San Tan Valley Area Information

PCSO Deputy Stops Wrong-Way Driver in San Tan Valley

On Friday, June 14th, 2019, A Pinal County deputy was on Hunt Highway when he noticed a wrong way driver traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Hunt Highway near Gantzel Road.

Pan de Vida Foundation Gets a Face Lift

After 16 life changing years of service in the communities of Queen Creek and San Tan Valley, Pan de Vida Foundation is getting a face lift; a new logo and rewording of its mission, to better communicate its mission and goals.

Media Releases Issued Without EPCOR Knowledge/Approvals

During the past month, some messages have been released to the media and posted on the Johnson Utilities Facebook page without the approval and knowledge of EPCOR.

Florence Copper Now Offering Scholarships to San Tan Valley FUSD Students

Florence Copper is pleased to announce that the 2019 'Creating Opportunities' Scholarship Program is open and accepting application packets.  Since the program was established in 2011, Florence Copper has awarded over $62,000 in scholarships to talented students in Florence to help them pursue higher education.

Queen Creek to Annex 4,140 acres of San Tan Valley

In March of 2018, Queen Creek filed a lawsuit to stop San Tan Valley voters from voting on whether or not they wanted to become their own town, claiming that the map was too big and that it stepped on the town's planning area.

Make the Most of Your Library...Register for the Summer Reading Program!

As Summer draws near and the school year winds down, we begin gearing up for one of the library's biggest annual events: the Summer Reading Program!

San Tan Valley Students Recognized as CAC Spring 2019 National Society of Leadership and Success Inductees and Award Recipients

The Central Arizona College (CAC) chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS) recently held its spring induction and awards ceremony, marking the end of the Society’s inaugural year at CAC.  

Section 11 Town Hall Meeting in San Tan Valley

A town hall meeting has been scheduled to hear from residents of San Tan Valley regarding Johnson Utilities, LLC Section 11 Wastewater Treatment Plant and related items. The town hall will take place Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Central Arizona College, San Tan Valley Campus.

Arizona SADD Encourages Safety During Graduation Season

Graduation season is here, and Arizona SADD wants to remind everyone to enjoy this time together – and celebrate with safety in mind.

ADEQ seeking penalties and injunctive relief in excess of $100 million from Johnson Utilities, LLC

On May 22, 2019, The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed a civil case in Arizona Superior Court against Johnson Utilities, LLC, seeking penalties and injunctive relief in excess of $100 million. This case is about bringing relief to the San Tan Community from the negative impacts to residents, businesses and economic development for years by Johnson Utilities.  

ACC May 22 Open Meeting Update

The Arizona Corporation Commission holds monthly open meetings.  During May's Open Meeting, several items were discussed in regards to Johnson Utilities.  A brief overview is listed below.

H&R Block opens a new office in San Tan Valley

A new H&R Block retail tax office is now open at 85 W. Combs Road to help residents claim all the credits and deductions they are entitled.

Roads are improving and more are coming

Pinal County Public Works has been working hard improving the roads throughout District 2 (San Tan Valley).  Below is a list of recently completed projects and current projects:

CAGRD Fees Going Down for San Tan Valley Residents

During the March 12-13, 2019 Arizona Corporation Commission Open Meeting, a request to adjust the CAGRD fees charged to Johnson Utilities L.L.C. customers was on the consent agenda.

New Dance Studio Opens in San Tan Valley

The McGowan family moved to San Tan Valley in 2014 and fell in love with the small community feel. When it came time to find a dance studio for their daughter however, options were limited, and they weren't finding what they were looking for. That's when Mindy McGowan decided it was time to open a studio of her own where she could bring in top-notch instructors to provide a supportive environment for students to thrive in life and dance.

SRP Board Approves 2.2% Price Reduction

Following an extensive three-month public process, Salt River Project’s publicly-elected Board of Directors today approved changes in price plans effective with the May billing cycle that include an overall average annual price decrease of 2.2 percent. The $64 million overall decrease in prices is a result of a reduction in fuel expenses and a modest increase in base prices. The approved decrease will vary by customer type and price plan.

Rattlesnakes! Fact & Fiction

Rattlesnakes! Few animals spawn mythology and fish stories like they do. In working with thousands of rattlesnakes and people in the valley, the rangers at the San Tan Mountain Regional Park have heard it all.

Pinal County to Suspend Issuance of Open Burn Permits on April 27th

Starting April 2nd, Pinal County Air Quality begin issuing only 3-day open burning permits. All permits will expire by May 1st and Pinal County will suspend the issuance of all open burning permits on April 27th.  

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room Opens in San Tan Valley

Dignity Health opened its newest freestanding emergency room in San Tan Valley, Arizona today. The new facility is licensed under Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital - Mesa, which opened last year in the East Valley. To celebrate the grand opening, Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room – San Tan Valley hosted a ribbon cutting with the local Chamber of Commerce.

Notice: Recent Media Releases Concerning Johnson Utilities

During the past month, certain messages have been released to the media concerning Johnson Utilities without the approval and knowledge of EPCOR. EPCOR was appointed by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) as interim manager of Johnson Utilities in August 2018.

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