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Peoria author’s new book focuses on stronger immune systems

A Peoria author and doctor’s new book focuses on ways to strengthen one’s immune system to be more resistant to illnesses, including COVID-19. “Creating An Invincible Immune …

Thunderbirds Charities supports Benevilla Home Services Program

Thunderbirds Charities’ commitment to serving and improving the community – backed by a $60,000 grant – will enable Benevilla to continue its Home Services program and provide …

Family Promise holds virtual event, raises awareness for family homelessness

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that rescues primarily first-time homeless families and their pets and helps them return to independence, hosted a virtual event June …

Rotarians learn about large refugee camp at high risk for COVID-19

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale recently had Jack Fresquez, a Yale College Class of 2021, as keynote speaker during the club’s weekly Zoom meeting.

Miss Arizona USA partners with Phoenix Rescue Mission to feed families affected by COVID-19

Miss Arizona USA Yesenia Vidales, along with the help of Miss Arizona Teen USA Molly Schwanz, has partnered with Phoenix Rescue Mission and its Hope For Hunger Food Bank to feed families in need and …

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Three Rivers Historical Society seeks veterans’ stories for newsletter

Three Rivers Historical Society, which is dedicated to preserving the history of the Southwest Valley, is looking for stories from veterans for the fall edition of its newsletter, The …

Area Agency on Aging plans virtual hoarding therapy groups

Registration is open for the Area Agency on Aging’s Too Many Treasures hoarding therapy group.

Estrella Mountain Community College celebrates president’s 1-year anniversary

July 1 marked one year since Dr. Rey Rivera was appointed president of Estrella Mountain Community College. Dr. Rivera brought more than 23 years of higher education experience to the position, …

Lesko, Gosar push Peoria to be headquarters for Space Force

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) and Congressman Paul A. Gosar (AZ-04) sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett advocating for Peoria to be selected as the headquarters of the United States Space Force Command.

Arizona tops 87,000 cases of COVID-19

Arizona has surpassed 87,000 cases of the novel coronavirus as of Thursday morning. The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 87,425 cases and 1,757 deaths of the novel coronavirus, up …
Goodyear Business News
The city of Litchfield Park is asking those who own businesses in the 85340 ZIP code to tell officials how they are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Litchfield Park seeks business owners’ input on COVID-19 impacts

Litchfield Park is asking local business owners to tell the city how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their businesses via a survey …
This rendering depicts what the new Estrella Women’s Health Center building will look like when completed this fall.

Estrella Women’s Health Center moving to new, larger building this fall

Estrella Women’s Health Center, an OB-GYN practice by Estrella Parkway and Interstate 10, is preparing to move into a new facility …
Among the many construction projects under way in Goodyear is a new $9 million fire station on Willis Road in Estrella Mountain Ranch. Construction began March 31 and should be complete in December.

Transaction privilege tax revenue distribution on track despite pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down many things for Arizonans, but distribution of tax revenues isn’t one of them. As of May, …
Phoenix Suns player Mikal Bridges wearing a We Are The Valley shirt.

Artists team with Suns Charities to benefit businesses

Phoenix Suns Charities enlisted the help of six local artists to collaborate on a special T-shirt design that benefits Local First …

Ford dealers partner with Salvation Army for water drive

Ford Motor Company Fund and Metro Phoenix-area Ford dealers have teamed with The Salvation Army to launch the eighth annual “Fill an …
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More Class of 2020 athletes 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.
COVID-19

GCU men’s basketball team in quarantine after positive COVID-19 results

The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team has been placed in quarantine after four student-athletes and two support staff members tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving on campus.
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Goodyear's Todd, Scottsdale's Lloyd win state junior golf titles

Kendall Todd, 17, of Goodyear posted scores of 2-under-par 69 and 1-over 72 to win the State Junior Golf Championship at TPC Scottsdale’s Champions Course June 16-17. In the first round, she …
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Baseball players earn Sports360AZ academic honors

On April 29, the website Sports360AZ named the baseball and softball all-academic teams. Players from local schools are included.
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Top volleyball teams return for unique offseason

The large number of girls returning to two state runner-up volleyball teams in Goodyear — Estrella Foothills and Millennium — did not think their path back to the finals would begin …
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When the work van pulled up in front of Arizona Helping Hands, I recognized the company name. I thought my friend Dale was coming to say hi and tour the Arizona Helping Hands facility where we …

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest that has been taking place in some cities, the impact has been felt in every sector of our economy. There has never been a more challenging time for …
Education

Litchfield Elementary School District launches new website

Litchfield Elementary School District launched a new website, lesd79.org, this week. Visitors to the new site, which went live Wednesday, July 1, are greeted with colorful images of district and …

West Valley residents among Oregon State University grads

Students from Buckeye, Glendale and Goodyear were among the more than 7,000 students representing all 50 states and 73 countries who earned degrees as part of Oregon State University’s class of …

Altrusa continues mission of serving West Valley students

For the past six years Altrusa of the West Valley has honored students from Rio Salado College, 12535 W. Smokey Drive, Surprise, for achieving their GED (General Education Diploma). Altrusa of the …

Community Pantry coming to Robey Elementary

Barbara B. Robey Elementary School, 5340 N. Wigwam Creek Blvd., Litchfield Park, is the site of the Barbara Robey Community Pantry 5:30-7 a.m. Saturday, July 18. The free food pantry is drive-thru …

Goodyear Police Department accepting applications for Teen Police Academy

The Goodyear Police Department will accept applications for its 2020 Teen Police Academy through 5 p.m. Friday, July 10. The weeklong academy scheduled July 20-24 is open to high school students …
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