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Airport seeing building boom as hangar needs remain
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Airport seeing building boom as hangar needs remain

August 28th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain STSN Managing Editor It was mid-afternoon on a Friday and the skies above Chandler Municipal Airport were turning ominous. A storm was coming.  Airport Manager Ryan Reeves said he sent one of his employees out to...
Bobcats aiming to make a backyard a home
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Bobcats aiming to make a backyard a home

August 20th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Mark Moran Staff Writer Chasing wild bobcats may not seem like a good idea but the Arizona Fish and Game Department calls it the best way to keep them from starting families in your backyard and adding to the growing...
Chandler nation’s tops for swimming pools
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Chandler nation’s tops for swimming pools

August 19th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor A national survey found that Chandler is the best place for swimming pools in the country. It is one of seven Arizona cities ranked in the top 20. “The Phoenix metro area is one of the biggest...
Cities bite big into public safety pension debt
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Cities bite big into public safety pension debt

August 16th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor East Valley municipalities in the last fiscal year took advantage of unanticipated general fund revenue increases to make big additional payments on their debt to pensions earned by thousands of...
‘Chandler site sold for $2.7M to ‘Toy Barn’ firm
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‘Chandler site sold for $2.7M to ‘Toy Barn’ firm

August 16th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
SanTan Sun News Staff A Scottsdale developer of luxury storage units for pricey vehicles, small planes and other big toys has bought two large lots in the Chandler Industrial Business Park for $2.75 million. Wesley Development...
Casteel, other CUSD schools get updated cafeterias
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Casteel, other CUSD schools get updated cafeterias

August 15th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Moments before the lunch bell rings, the Casteel High School cafeteria is quiet. It’s the calm before the storm. After the bell rings, 700 hungry students will enter the cafeteria for food. “Our...
Chandler food banks see rising need, falling help
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Chandler food banks see rising need, falling help

August 15th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Organizers say that even in the best of times, feeding those in need is a challenge. And these are not the best of times. Chandler’s leading food banks say demand is up, and donations are down....
Chandler teens’ nonprofit seeks more mental health help
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Chandler teens’ nonprofit seeks more mental health help

August 15th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Riana Alexander knows what struggling with mental health is like. “I’ve struggled with anxiety my entire life,” the Chandler High senior said. “But in 2021, I was diagnosed with depression, and...
Hartke, Poston, Orlando, Encinas win
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Hartke, Poston, Orlando, Encinas win

August 15th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor It’s unknown how much the push for a non-discrimination ordinance to protect Chandler’s LGBTQ+ community played in last week’s election, but the outcome likely assures that Chandler will adopt...
3 Chandler retail centers sell in separate big deals
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3 Chandler retail centers sell in separate big deals

August 4th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
SanTan Sun News Staff Three Chandler shopping centers – including The Falls at Ocotillo – changed owners this month in multimillion-dollar deals. The Krausz Companies, a national real estate investment and management company...