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Heritage District businessman fights town over garage

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor A David-and-Goliath fight is playing out in Gilbert’s Historic District between a businessman and the town. For 13 years Marc Barlow has run his commercial real estate business out of...

Famous EV race school seeks bankruptcy protection

By Paul Maryniak, GSN Executive Editor The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving – a half-century-old East Valley landmark – has skidded into federal bankruptcy court with $3.5 million in debts. The school petitioned the...

Kyl plans to stay put in U.S. Senate seat

By Jason Stone, GSN Staff Writer U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl plans to remain in his seat until a special election is called to fill the late John McCain’s term. But whether that will still happen in...

Town planners OK new church meetinghouse

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is building a place of worship on six acres of undeveloped land near Higley and Mews roads. Gilbert Planning Commission recently approved...

Gilbert food bank helps save Paradise a truck at a time

By Jason Stone, GSN Staff Writer The mountainous ridge of Paradise, California, is the kind of place you go to get away from it all – not experience a living hell. But from the safety of...

Town eyes revival for northwest Gilbert

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert is looking to breathe new life into its oldest and densest employment center that is home to business heavyweights such as GoDaddy, Northrop Grumman and Mapfre Insurance. Town staff...

Rodeo queens aren’t just about horseplay

By SRIANTHI PERERA, GSN Contributor Four young horsewomen have been promoting the Gilbert Days Rodeo around the Arizona rodeo circuit since spring. The two sets of sisters – Rodeo Queen Kennadee Riggs and Missy Raylen Riggs...

Gilbert lawmaker gets House leadership post

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Gilbert state Rep. Warren Petersen last week was chosen majority leader of the State House by his colleagues, and he and newly elected House Speaker Rusty Bowers will have...

Town faces $8M in fixes for disabled people

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert took a good look at how accessible its amenities such as parks, buildings and bus stops are for people with disabilities and found $8 million in needed fixes. All...

Neighbors riled by church’s plan to sell land to home builder

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor A church’s plan to sell land to a developer to build 52 single-family homes has residents from the three surrounding neighborhoods up in arms. The 11-acres of infill property is...