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WestWorld events bring economic gain to Maricopa County

Scottsdale boasts large events annually that make a significant impact on its local economy and beyond. Several of those events are housed at …

West Valley Preps’ Week 5 football scoreboard

All games played on Sept. 13 6A Valley Vista 41  Willow Canyon (5A) 6 Liberty 36  Henderson (Nev.) Liberty 33 (Game played in Nevada) Mountain Ridge 43  Tolleson 33 5A Centennial …

In a year, Glendale’s downtown has become the West Valley's vegan hotspot

By Mark Carlisle Independent Newsmedia Just over a year ago, Valley vegans would have given little thought to downtown Glendale when looking for a place to eat. Now, it’s at or near the top …
Opinion

Erin Thorburn The Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone has come a long way since its inception in 2010. Designed to foster economic development and attract new businesses to the West Valley, the …

West Valley Preps

By Richard Smith Independent Newsmedia Just when it seemed time to retire the old “Mountain Ridge football is a sleeping giant” narrative, the program is at least yawning and rubbing its …

All games played on Sept. 13 6A Shadow Ridge 43  Willow Canyon (5A) 14 Liberty 30  Mesa Desert Ridge 28 Laveen Cesar Chavez 48  Mountain Ridge 38   Phoenix Desert Vista 41  …
Neighbors

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mathew R. Hobbs graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program …

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s senior enlisted advisor is making it his mission to ensure airmen and families at Luke Air Force Base have the products they need, whether shopping …
Business

By Mark Carlisle Independent Newsmedia More development is planned for vacant land near one of north Glendale’s major intersections. The 21-acre lot at the northwest corner of 51st Avenue …

Southern California-based Epic Wings is bringing its flavor to Arizona. The restaurant is hosting a grand opening event Friday and Saturday, officially launching its first Arizona location at 9524 …
Chompie’s, with five Valley locations including 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, 1145, Glendale, is celebrating its 40-year anniversary in February. Forty years ago, the Borenstein Family — Lou …
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting early this month at Kawaii Sushi & Asian Cuisine – Deer Valley, at the corner of 67th Avenue and Happy Valley Road. The celebration …
Entertainment

Anthem’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony salutes nation’s heroes

The Anthem Community Council invites the public to attend the annual Veterans Day Ceremony 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the Anthem …

Review: Eddie Murphy shines in vulgar, heartfelt 'Dolemite'

Review: Eddie Murphy shines in vulgar, heartfelt 'Dolemite' By LINDSEY BAHR , Associated Press For the amount of cursing, …

Happy now? Everyone is talking about 'Joker'

Happy now? Everyone is talking about 'Joker' By LINDSEY BAHR , Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — There may be no such thing as bad …

Food truck party comes to Goodyear Ballpark Saturday

The (Food Truck) Round Up goes 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way. The Roundup is a food truck …

Wildlife World Zoo welcomes baby sea lion

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park got a little more seaworthy recently. The zoo announced the birth of the first female …