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Nitro Live keeps Gilbert cool and educated
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Nitro Live keeps Gilbert cool and educated

May 10th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Melody Birkett   A Gilbert ice cream shop has the scoop on creating the treat within 90 seconds, thanks to a process involving liquid nitrogen. “The longest period is deciding which flavor and mix-ins you want,” said...
Mixed reaction to Heritage District growth plans
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Mixed reaction to Heritage District growth plans

May 10th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Mckayla Hull   A plan to redevelop Gilbert’s Heritage District is in the works, with the goals of relieving traffic congestion and adding retail and entertainment amenities. Don Arambula, project manager and lead...
Recovering addicts find new outlook at Volken ranch
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Recovering addicts find new outlook at Volken ranch

May 7th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Wayne Schutsky   In southern Gilbert, where Val Vista Drive meets Hunt Highway and gives way to open desert, there sits a working ranch that can house nearly 150 horses for riders and owners from around the East Valley....
Gilbert gets new tenant for St. Xavier building
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Gilbert gets new tenant for St. Xavier building

May 7th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Wayne Schutsky   More than a year after St. Xavier University vacated the $34 million, taxpayer-funded building it occupied in Gilbert, the town has found a new higher-education partner to fill a portion of the facility....
Safe Exchange Zones to be set up
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Safe Exchange Zones to be set up

April 16th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Gilbert will soon join other Valley cities to offer Safe Exchange Zones within police station premises. Gilbert Leadership, an annual program of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is constructing two...
New utility billing customer portal for Gilbert
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New utility billing customer portal for Gilbert

April 9th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Gilbert is simplifying the process of paying utility bills online with a new customer portal due to launch early April. Here are the features of the new portal: Rather than signing into one system to view the...
Denny Barney to head East Valley Partnership
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Denny Barney to head East Valley Partnership

April 9th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney is poised to take the baton from John Lewis and head the East Valley Partnership on a part-time basis from June. Former Gilbert Mayor Lewis, who has headed the...
Gilbert public safety training center in the planning stages
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Gilbert public safety training center in the planning stages

April 4th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Mckayla Hull Gilbert’s police officers and firefighters travel to other cities in the Valley for training because the town doesn’t have a specialized facility of its own. It fritters away time and money and is often...
Pedestrian bridge to bring safety and connectivity to Gilbert
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Pedestrian bridge to bring safety and connectivity to Gilbert

April 4th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
Story and photos by Srianthi Perera Gilbert has secured the funds to construct a pedestrian bridge that will add connectivity not just to the town, but to the region. The bridge will close a small gap in the Western Powerline...
Small bridge to bring safety and regional connectivity
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Small bridge to bring safety and regional connectivity

April 2nd, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
Story and photos by Srianthi Perera Gilbert has secured the funds to construct a pedestrian bridge that will add connectivity not just to the town, but to the region. The bridge will close a small gap in the Western Powerline...