8:42 PM May 19, 2020 MST

Gilbert Town Council creates veterans advisory board

The Gilbert Town Council voted May 19 to create a Veteran and Military Advisory Board


4:19 PM May 20, 2020 MST

Gilbert update for May 20: Seven new cases in town

The six ZIP codes that cover Gilbert have 266 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services


Road closures and more: Top stories from this week in Gilbert, Chandler

Read the most popular stories covering Gilbert and Chandler from this week on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.



New emergency declaration continues town's path for reopening

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels issued a new declaration of emergency May 20 to continue allowing the town to take some actions while rescinding others from her March 16 declaration as the coronavirus pandemic hit town


Mile-long stretch of Val Vista Drive closed until July 21

Val Vista Drive closed this week from Appleby Road to Brooks Farm Road for road work and will remain closed until July 21.


Gilbert parks open, pools reopening for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day has arrived in a pandemic, but at a time when Gilbert’s parks and amenities are beginning to reopen


Chandler USD superintendent says district is looking into flexible options for next school year

Chandler USD Superintendent Camille Casteel said the district was looking for flexible options for the upcoming school year in an email to families.



COVID-19: Gilbert sees 4 new cases May 22, Maricopa County sees 155 new cases and 10 new deaths

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today in Gilbert.


MAY 21 ROUNDUP: Latest news from Gilbert

Read Community Impact Newspaper's latest coverage of Gilbert here.


Gilbert’s population pushes past 250,000 in Census Bureau estimate

Gilbert surpassed a quarter-million residents in the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimate for 2019


Gilbert Road to be repaved through Heritage District starting May 21

The town of Gilbert will repave a 1.5-mile stretch of Gilbert Road from Olive Avenue, south of Guadalupe Road, to Long Meadow Drive, north of Warner Road.



Governor says plan is working and state will continue to 'proceed with caution'

Gov. Doug Ducey said in a press conference Wednesday, May 20 that the state will "continue to proceed with caution."


Gilbert, Ray roads intersection has left-turn restriction

Drivers will be unable to turn left when traveling north from Gilbert Road onto Ray Road through June 4.


Pier 1, with stores in Gilbert and Chandler, ready to wind down operations

Pier 1 Imports, the retail home furnishings company with stores in Gilbert and Chandler, announced May 19 that it is seeking bankruptcy court permission to wind down its retail operations.


MAY 19 ROUNDUP: News from Gilbert and Chandler

Read the latest coverage of the Phoenix area from Community Impact Newspaper's website.



Maricopa County finalizes tentative FY 2020-21 budget with 2% cut to operating costs

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved May 18 the county budget for fiscal year 2020-21.


Gilbert-area superintendents give insight into education in the time of coronavirus

Community Impact Newspaper asked the superintendents of the three public school districts that serve the town about the state of education in Gilbert.


Gilbert update for May 18: 262 cases reported across town's ZIP codes

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today in Gilbert.


Mayor congratulates Class of 2020 as town announces Water Tower lightings to honor seniors

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels congratulated the town’s graduating high school seniors while consoling them on losing out on many final experiences because of the coronavirus pandemic



MAY 16 ROUNDUP: Popular stories from this week in Gilbert and Chandler

Here are some of the most read articles from the past week on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.


Plano-based J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy protection as store closure announcements loom

Plano-based J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy protection May 15, a move the company said would help it navigate the difficult business climate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Nationwide sales of retail, food services plummet in March, April amid social distancing, stay-at-home orders

As many businesses are operating on decreased capacities or have shut down completely, one side effect is a dip in monthly sales for retail and food services.


Gilbert update for May 15: 245 cases, phased reopenings, relief for seniors

The six ZIP codes that cover Gilbert have 245 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services



Chandler USD postpones voluntary in-person graduation to later in June

Chandler USD's voluntary in-person graduation ceremonies have been rescheduled to later in June.


Gilbert to conduct food drive May 15-17

The town of Gilbert will conduct a Gilbert Feeding Families food drive May 15-17 with more than 20 collection sites and and online donations.