Allegiant flight evacuated at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway

An Allegiant Airlines flight was evacuated Monday afternoon after the pilot reported a chemical smell in the cockpit, according to an Federal Aviation Administration official. Ian Gregor, spokesman for the FAA Pacific Region, said flight 142 was taxiing out for…

SR 24 connection to Loop 202 in Mesa open to traffic

The first mile of the Gateway Freeway in Mesa is open and connected to the Loop 202 Santan Freeway near Power Road, the Arizona Department of Transportation said. Crews completed the $73 million project and the new segment of State…

SR24 Set to Open Soon

A soon-to-open stretch of highway in Mesa is expected to alleviate potential driving problems and continue the expansion of a growing region in the city. Once it’s opened in May, the mile-long segment of State Route 24 will connect the…

Multi-Million Dollar Utility Bond Election May Be on the Horizon

Water, sewer requests alone total $364 million STORY HIGHLIGHTS Mesa considers multimillion-dollar utility bond election in fall Water, sewer tab alone would be $364 million Needs for gas, electric systems also to be discussed The challenges of being both an…

City of Mesa Partners with Nextdoor to Improve Community Communication

The city of Mesa has partnered with a company to improve its neighbor-to-neighbor communications on a citywide scale. The city came to an agreement with Nextdoor – a private social network for neighborhoods – to expand services to 131 neighborhoods…

Loop 202 closed this weekend in southeast Mesa; SR24 Opens in May

SR 24 nears completion Next month the Valley’s newest stretch of freeway, State Route 24 with ramp connections to Loop 202 (Santan Freeway), will open to drivers. Crews are nearing construction completion, which will require closures and restrictions over the next…

Mesa donates firetruck to Superior

Mesa donates firetruck to Superior Mesa truck would fetch, at most, $10,000 if sold Mesa has donated firetrucks to several communities in the past If you thought the depreciation on your family’s ride was bad, you should check out what…

Mesa sales taxes show steady growth

Mesa sales taxes up 5.4 percent over fiscal 2013-14 Collections are better than Mesa expected Mesa sales taxes still far behind pre-recession levels Six years ago this summer, Mesa tumbled into the fiscal equivalent of the Grand Canyon — a…

Mesa City Council Nixes Photo Radar Vans, School Zone Cameras Stay

If the City Council has its way, you’ll never see another photo-radar van lurking in Mesa. The unpopular vans were pulled off the streets last week as Mesa’s initial traffic-safety contract with American Traffic Solutions Inc. expired. The council approved…

Ellsworth Police Substation Doubles as Electric Plant

The City of Mesa has activated two solar power electric systems at Fire Station 212 / Superstition Police Station and at the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center. The project at 2430 S Ellsworth is a 189 KW solar power generator that…