Launch of a free weekly newspaper in Queen Creek on Sunday

PHOENIX – A free weekly newspaper is launching in Queen Creek this Sunday to serve the town of more than 68,000 people.

The Queen Creek Tribune, owned by Times Media Group, will launch on April 24 with a local focus on current events in the East Valley city, according to a press release.

Steve Strickbine, president of Times Media Group, said in a press release that residents and local business owners have expressed a need to know more about what is happening in the community, at City Hall and in their schools.

“The Queen Creek Tribune will focus on these defining elements of community life while giving local businesses more and better options for connecting with their customers,” Strickbine said.

Although the latest news can be found at, approximately 20,000 weekly print copies will be delivered each Sunday and also found in high traffic areas where residents can pick up the newspaper for free.

A full-time reporter will report on city events, ranging from public safety and education news to local happenings and obituaries, Strickbine said.

“Queen Creek has grown rapidly, its population more than doubling over the past decade, and that growth has created a void in local journalism – a void that we will fill,” Strickbine said.

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