Water main break causes US 60 closure in Tempe; Gilbert names fire chief finalists and more top local news

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(Courtesy Arizona Department of Transportation)

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US 60 remains closed between I-10 and Loop 101 in Tempe for water main repairs

Crews are continuing to work to repair a 24-inch city of Tempe water transmission line that broke over the weekend in the middle of the US 60, leading to flooding and the temporary full closure of the freeway between I-10 and Loop 101, according to the city of Tempe.

Gilbert narrows fire chief search to five finalists

The nationwide search for a new chief for the Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department has been narrowed to the finalists, including one current member of the department, town officials announced May 11.


HD South to celebrate 40th anniversary with free admission May 14

HD South will celebrate its 40th anniversary with free admission May 14.

Tempe officials say crews making progress on US 60 water main break

The section of the US 60 at McClintock Drive affected by the water transmission line's break is in the process of drying out, according to a news release from the city.

Gilbert to bring in solar energy from new Salt River Project facility

The town of Gilbert is partnering with utility cooperative the Salt River Project to increase the community’s access to renewable energy, town officials said.

Alexa D'Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.
By Kasey Salisbury
After growing up in the Sugar Land, Texas, area, Kasey Salisbury graduated with a degree in journalism in 2018 from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was the copy chief at the campus newspaper, The Daily Texan. She joined the Community Impact Newspaper team as a copy editor in October 2018.