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Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen is open in Goodyear

A new restaurant in Goodyear is open for business after a long-awaited Grand Opening. Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen opened Monday at 15030 W. McDowell Road.

Goodyear residents want Trader Joe's, city launches campaign

When you think of Goodyear, what comes to mind? An emerging city that's one of the fastest growing in Maricopa County with companies choosing to locate there, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Nike? But what’s missing?

Short-term rental units sprout up in Phoenix as demand from visitors increases

Phoenix visitors looking for more affordable alternatives to hotels have led landlords to convert their apartment complexes and homes into short-term rentals with companies like Airbnb facilitating …

GROWTH ON TAP: Goodyear invests in water infrastructure to fuel future development

Goodyear has big goals for growth, and it will need water to facilitate that growth. That’s why it broke ground early this month on a new water treatment facility that will expand the …

From stagecoaches to spacecraft: Museum exhibit details history of Goodyear, Avondale

The Litchfield Park Historical Society and Museum, 13912 W. Camelback Road opened a new exhibit last month, detailing the history of the Goodyear-Avondale area. The “Stagecoaches to …
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West Valley Preps 2019-20 girls basketball preview

The girls basketball season is under way for all local high schools. Here’s what local coaches have to say about their teams a week after the regular season began.
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West Valley Preps' 2019-20 Boys Basketball Preview

Several local boys basketball teams began play this week during preseason tournaments, but the 2017-18 high school basketball season officially starts Monday. West Valley Preps asked the local …
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Class of 2020 athletes start to sign with universities

  The following local high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs.   West Valley Preps will update the list …
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West Valley Preps' football playoffs Week 3 scoreboard

State semifinals Nov. 226A#7 Liberty (9-4) 33, #6 Phoenix Desert Vista (9-4) 304A#6 Gilbert Mesquite (10-3) 28, #2 Cactus (10-3) 27#4 Desert Edge (10-3) 35, #9 Yuma Gila Ridge (11-2) 283A#3 Northwest …
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West Valley Preps' football playoffs Week 2 scoreboard

All games played on Nov. 15 Open Division #7 Chandler Hamilton (9-2) 28, #2 Centennial (9-2) 19  6A #7 Liberty (8-4) 45,  #15 Mesa Mountain View (6-6) 28 5A #4 Queen …
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In 2012 my family experienced the loss of my brother Nathan due to suicide. After spending a full weekend with him at my parent’s house, none of us knew what was coming just two days later that Tuesday evening.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently revised some rules governing oil-and-gas rig methane emissions...
Bad for business Horrible traffic flow to the game. Have been sent every which way to get from Gordon Biersch to the Orange Lot on Cardinals Way. And the people manning the black lot have no clue …
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 …
Business

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) hosted a grand opening for its 10th parts distribution center (PDC), launched earlier this fall. Located just outside of Phoenix, the 268,000 square-foot …

Gov. Doug Ducey has a message for the world’s manufacturers: “If you’re searching for the best place on the globe to build your products and your legacy, Arizona is that …
There is a ribbon cutting for Green Ribbon Homes/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices AZ Properties noon-1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at 1616 N. Litchfield Road, suite 115. Call 602-339-5865. A Fairfield Inn …
The Southwest Chamber of Commerce hosts the following December event: Networking at Noon Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 17 at Haymaker Restaurant Co., 1800 N. Litchfield Road. Chamber 101 11:30 …
Education

As part of its mission to benefit Arizonans through youth, sports and education, the Fiesta Bowl organization and its Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program, powered by DriveTime has …

The West Valley is approaching a surge of growth and an evolving job market. Estrella Mountain Community College is getting ready for it. “I think what you’re beginning to see is this …
The rising cost of college is putting new emphasis on helping young people find alternative career paths that won’t leave them heavily in debt. The 18th annual Arizona Construction Career Days, …
The West Valley Youth Orchestra (WVYO) program offers young students the opportunity to join with peers for intensive orchestral training and musical performances. The WVYO was founded in the …