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‘Hike for Hope’ benefit for West Valley nonprofit coming to Peoria

The seventh annual Hike for Hope benefiting Billy’s Place will take place 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. It will start and finish in WestWing at Copper Hills Church near Sunrise Mountain, 27035 …

Goodyear city projects to gain ground in 2020

The coming year in Goodyear will be marked by the development of four major city projects, plenty more businesses coming to town and continued population growth. “We had a booming year, and …

See a slice of history on Litchfield Park historic home tour

Those looking to view some of the most historic homes in Litchfield Park can sign up for The Litchfield Park Historical Society and Museum’s Second-Annual Home Tour 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, …

Gold coin dropped in Salvation Army kettle in Goodyear

The Salvation Army reports that three of its signature Red Kettles in the Valley received an anonymous donation of a one-ounce American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin over the a 10-day stretch in …

PURPLE FOR PEYTON: Southwest Valley community remembers 8th-grader killed in collision

The Southwest Valley rallied to remember a Goodyear eighth-grader killed in a collision in November. Peyton Munger, 13, was struck and killed by a school bus near Indian School Road and 144th …
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Volleyball stars grow locally in Estrella Youth Sports

To most of the girls volleyball followers in the state, the ascension of Estrella Foothills volleyball in a year from eighth seed to six points away from a 4A state title was a stunning …

The West Valley Preps' 2019-20 girls soccer preview

The girls soccer season is under way for Northwest Valley high schools. Here are previews, with coaches’ comments, for teams that responded to our questions: CACTUS COBRAS 4A West Valley …
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The 2019 All West Valley Preps Girls Volleyball Team

West Valley Preps has selected the top volleyball players in the Northwest Valley for the 2019 season. This year we’ve added Estrella Foothills and Millennium. And we've added a third team …
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West Valley Preps' 2019-20 Boys Soccer Preview

The boys soccer season is under way for Northwest Valley high schools. Here are previews, with coaches’ comments, for several local teams: ESTRELLA FOOTHILLS WOLVES 4A Southwest …
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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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It is now 10:45 a.m. on a Tuesday. Several aircraft have departed from Luke Air Force Base, but it is now very quiet. I know that the noise will resume and it will be often throughout the day and …

There are some big changes on the horizon for education in Maricopa County, if Gov. Ducey’s legislative agenda continues to get a good reception from our state lawmakers. Last week Gov. …
Lately, our airspace over Sun City and Youngtown has been noisier from increased Luke Air Force Base traffic. Luke is supposed to receive more aircraft and increase their training of pilots, …
Be a light to someone going through a difficult time this holiday season and consider taking part in Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Ignite Hope walk. For the first time this year, the walk …
Business

Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, has announced the sale of Circle K, a triple-net ground-leased property …

As many as 20,000 Arizona workers could be guaranteed overtime pay when they do overtime work under a Labor Department rule that took effect Jan. 1, the first change to the rule since 2004. But …
Relocating one of their West Valley shops to Goodyear has proven to be a win for Cowtown Skateboards – not to mention Goodyear skating enthusiasts. “We wanted to be a lot closer to the …
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 …
Education

The West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, in partnership with Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, is seeking students to participant in …

The Community Choir at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is seeking additional singers for the spring semester that begins Tuesday, Jan. 21. Now in its fourth season, the EMCC Community …
        IF YOU GO What: “The Nutcracker” When: 7 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 Tickets: General admission $24 ($32 for general admission plus …
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 …
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