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A grand Gilbert tradition turns 40 next weekend

By Srianthi Perera, GSN Contributor Horses will neigh, bulls will buck and cowboys and cowgirls will once again wave their hats in Gilbert this week. It’s time for Gilbert Days, the celebration of the town’s Western...

A wounded warrior finds a lifesaver in Gilbert

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Holly Katke remembered waking up, thinking she had passed out from the heat. Just minutes before, Katke, a Navy chief petty officer, was walking around the police station in Iraq...

Training center on center stage

By Cecilia Chan,  GSN Managing Editor Gilbert voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide on a $65 million bond to help fund the construction of a training facility for current and future cops and...

Valley fever storm brewing for Gilbert dogs

BY JASON STONE GSN Staff Writer   East Valley residents who had enough of this year’s monsoon season can sure bet their dogs were sick of it more – literally. The end of the monsoon season has brought...

Gilbert bond issue sailing to victory, GOP holds LD 12

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Gilbert voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $65 million bond to fund a public safety facility, according to unofficial Maricopa County elections results. The “yes” votes commanded 66 percent of...

Scouts’ tortoise project raises town concerns

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor   Soon sharing living quarters at Gilbert’s Riparian Preserve with the coyotes, cottontail rabbits, frogs and over 200 species of birds will be a desert tortoise. Six Boy Scouts from Troop 684...

‘Year of Teacher’ in LD12 races

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor   It’s the "Year of the Teacher" this midterm election year as hundreds of current and former educators run for state offices around the country. It’s no different in Legislative District 12,...

Ducey not ready to mandate vaccines for youngsters

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services   Calling it a matter of public safety, Gov. Doug Ducey wants all youngsters in Arizona public schools to be vaccinated against various childhood diseases. But the governor isn’t ready to mandate...

GPS board details millions in bond spending

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor   It wasn’t too long ago that students in Gilbert’s largest school district were riding in buses that were older than them, broke down frequently and barely got three or four...

Draft civility policy promotes mutual respect

GSN NWS STAFF   Here are excerpts of the draft of the town’s proposed civility policy for employees and elected and appointed officials. Purpose: To promote an environment of civility, consideration, and mutual respect, and to affirm...