San Tan Valley Area Information

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.

Poston Butte High School Fire

On April 10, 2019 around noon, Rural Metro responded to Poston Butte High School for a fire alarm and reports of smoke in the building.

PCSO Crash Investigation

Just before 11 am this morning, a deputy with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office attempted to do a traffic stop on a silver passenger car for an expired temporary vehicle registration and excessive speed near Schnepf Road and Hash Knife Draw in San Tan Valley.

Fully Treated A+ Effluent Discharge by Johnson Utilities Water Samples Confirm No Impact to Public Health, Environment

The Johnson Utilities Pecan treatment plant collects and treats wastewater to an A+ effluent standard consistent with irrigation water used by golf courses, public parks and other similar uses across Arizona. Once treated, the A+ effluent water is delivered to users or recharged using onsite recharge and basins.

Rural Metro Rescues Couple in San Tan Valley from Rushing Water

At approximately 2:00 p.m. Rural Metro Fire Department responded to an area of Queen Creek wash in San Tan Valley (N. Kenworthy @ E Chelsea Dr). Initial reports indicated two persons stranded in the flooded wash, located on a small section of elevated grass and trees.

CAC Seeking Businesses and Organizations to Participate in Job Expo at San Tan Valley Campus

Central Arizona College invites businesses and organizations to participate in the 5th Annual Job Expo at the San Tan Valley Campus (3736 E Bella Vista Road, San Tan Valley, AZ) on Wed., March 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Does San Tan Valley Need More Businesses or Apartments?

A Neighborhood Meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, February 28th, to address another rezoning request to be made to the Pinal County Planning and Development Department.

San Tan Valley Post Office is Officially Open

Before San Tan Valley got its name in 2009, the area used Queen Creek as it's mailing address. Why? Because the Queen Creek Post Office serviced the area and no one knew what else to call the unincorporated section of northeastern Pinal County.

Joe Foss American Legion to Host 5th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

The Joe Foss American Legion in partnership with Johnson Ranch will be hosting its 5th Annual Youth Fishing Derby Saturday, March 23, 2019. The event will be held at the Johnson Ranch Catch & Release Fishing Pond, located at the South end of the Greens Park. Registration will begin at 8:30 am and fishing starts at 9:00 am. This event is free of charge to all youth under the age of 18.

Appeals Court Confirms ACC Has Authority to Appoint Interim Manager

Johnson Utilities L.L.C. had filed a motion seeking special action relief from the Arizona Corporation Commission’s order appointing a third-party interim manager (EPCPR) to conduct Johnson Utilities’ operations. It argued that "the Commission lacked authority to interfere with the internal management of a public service corporation, and therefore that the Commission lacked jurisdiction to issue the interim management order".

It's time for a Fish Fry!

If you like Fish Fry, plan on joining the Knights of Columbus this Friday and every Friday thru April 12th, from 5pm-8pm.

Starbucks Opens Second Standalone Store in San Tan Valley

A second standalone Starbucks store has officially opened in San Tan Valley. Located on the northeast corner of Ironwood and Ocotillo, in San Tan Valley, Starbucks opened its doors at 4:00 am, with a line outside of customers that started forming at 3:30 am.

Bringing additional sources for quality drinking water into the Johnson Utilities water system in San Tan Valley is a top priority for interim manager, Epcor. One of the sources available is the SanTan Well #1 which Epcor is currently working to bring online.

Looking Ahead to Summer Water Needs

The warm weather will be here before we know it, and EPCOR is focused on incremental solutions that will add up to increased capacity to meet higher water demand this summer.

1 Feb
Voyager, A Tribute to the Music of Journey
Date 02.01.2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
15 Feb
ABBAFAB: Tribute to ABBA
Date 02.15.2020 7:30 pm
14 Mar
Aretha: The Queen of Soul: Tribute
Date 03.14.2020 7:30 pm
29 Mar
High Tide: Beach Boys Tribute
Date 03.29.2020 2:00 pm
26 Apr
Date 04.26.2020 2:00 pm

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