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Kuemper sharp in return, Coyotes rally to beat Blues 3-2

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper stopped 20 shots in his return to the lineup, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday Arizona got …

Coyotes to induct inspirational girl into ring of honor

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Lyndsey Fry remembers the day she met Leighton Accardo. Addressing a group of 40 kids at a hockey camp, she felt the tug of a 4-year-old girl who needed to use the …

Agua Fria UHSD families can sign up now for free Summer Food Services Program

Families participating in Agua Fria Union High School District’s annual Summer Food Service Program this year will have two options for receiving the free meals, district officials announced.

New alliance helps upgrade West Valley’s workforce

A partnership between a Valley education institution and a business nonprofit is expected to help the West Valley upgrade its workforce and reduce barriers to higher education.
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DVUSD teacher under investigation has apparently resigned

The Deer Valley Unified School District governing board will take action on the resignation of a teacher under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with students on social media.
Glencroft Center for Modern Aging, the largest senior living campus in Arizona, located at 8611 N. 67th Ave., in Glendale, is looking to immediately fill positions at an on-site job fair Thursday, April 22.
Q&A with Scott Ackley of Modern Acupuncture.
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce announced an Education Concierge Partnership, which will provide Chamber member organizations access to convenient, consolidated services to help employees pursue a college education with the Maricopa Community Colleges.
Neighbors & Good News
HALO Animal Rescue shared this image of recently adopted dogs and their new family on its Facebook page, @HALOresQ.

HALO Animal Rescue receives $30,000 grant from Petco Love

HALO (Helping Animals Live On) Animal Rescue, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that helps animals in Maricopa County find furever homes, has received a $30,000 grant from the newly named Petco …

5K race series planning Glendale stop

The Arizona Sunrise Series is back, with two West Valley stops along the way.
Participants take part in a previous Hike For Hope through Billy’s Place.

Billy’s Place hosts ‘Hike For Hope’ this Saturday

Billy’s Place is hosting its 8th annual Hike For Hope, a yearly hike in memory of your love one, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 17 at Copper Hills Church, 27035 N. Black Rock Blvd., Peoria.

Residents can dispose of unused meds at 2 Glendale locations

The Glendale Police Department, CVS Pharmacy and the Drug Enforcement Administration are providing residents an opportunity to safely and conveniently dispose of expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical substances and other medications.

Arrowhead Mall to host Glendale blood drive

Arrowhead Towne Center, 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale, is partnering with Vitalant to host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 16.
Velma Teague is located at 7010 N. 58th Ave.

Glendale public library to resume full service this month

All Glendale public libraries will resume full service on Monday, April 19.

Glendale nonprofits can now apply for APS grants

Through the Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) and its parent company Pinnacle West are accepting applications for its annual West Valley Grants program.
Luke AFB 56th Mission Support Group commander Col. Ryan Richardson and Luke AFB Exchange General Manager Aileen Beck present Alfred Taitano with his prize.

Glendale Vietnam vet has holiday bill paid off

A Vietnam veteran received a belated holiday present at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange — his credit card bill was paid off as a grand-prize winner of the “Military Star Your Holiday Bill Is on Us” sweepstakes.

Glendale library to host virtual trivia night

Glendale Public Library will present an evening of virtual trivia in celebration of National Library Week.
Volunteers Orrin Johnson and Marie Farmer; Ms. Farmer is in studio C reading the local news for West Valley Talking News and Mr. Johnson is directing, overseeing the recording so it is error-free. [Submitted photo]

West Valley Talking News welcomes patrons, volunteers

Like many local organizations, West Valley Talking News has felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prep Sports & Education Reporting

The Maricopa County Community College District has selected four finalists after a nationwide search for the next president of Rio Salado College. The finalists will be visiting Rio Salado on …

Midwestern University, 19555 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, will again earmark 100% of an estimated $2.8 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) apportioned to the university by recently-passed federal legislation to support the nearly 7,000 healthcare professions students enrolled at its campuses both in Glendale and in Downers Grove, Illinois.

2021 All-West Valley Preps boys soccer team

For the sixth straight year, West Valley Preps watched enough soccer to put together a credible all Northwest Valley team.

Peoria softball rallies to walk off Kellis

Neighborhood rivals met on the softball diamond for the first time since 2016, and with both Kellis and Peoria running out young rosters April 8 the deciding factor would be which team made the last mistake.

2021 All-West Valley Preps girls soccer team

For the sixth straight year, West Valley Preps watched enough soccer to put together a credible all Northwest Valley team.

Liberty baseball negates late Mountain Ridge rally

 Only in the Desert Valley Region baseball could the visiting team score six runs to tie the game in the top of the sixth inning, yet enter the seventh in a deeper hole.

Northwest Christian girls soccer takes 3A title in style

It is one thing to win a state title. Another, more impressive feat to do so with an undefeated team. At some level above that resides the Northwest Christian 2021 girls soccer squad. During their 16-0 season the Crusaders ...
Your Glendale Voices
Mariachi Pasion kicks off the the Live! @ Murphy Park series May 6 in downtown Glendale.

Downtown Glendale music series debuts in May

Okay now, this time, Glendale’s outdoor live music series is a-go.
Singer Zack de la Rocha and Rage Against The Machine have rescheduled two shows for Glendale in 2022.

Rage Against The Machine announces new Glendale dates

Rage fans finally will get the reunion they’ve been waiting for.
Eric Church will go on tour and swing through Glendale in May 2022.

Eric Church tour will include Glendale stop

Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and current ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Eric Church has his sights set on a return to the road and will include a Glendale tour stop.
From left, Mike Caruso, Patrick Veit and Rob Lowman as The Hallelujah Blues Band will play Starlite Lounge April 11 in Glendale.

Blues trio coming to Glendale

The Hallelujah Blues Band will hit Glendale this month.
From left, Greg Mc Whorter, Ray Carter, Priscilla Pinches and Rich La Rose will perform April 10 as the Priscilla Rose Band in Surprise.

Rose Band planning West Valley gig

The Priscilla Rose Band will bring their blend of classic rock and pop to Surprise.

Wreaths Across America Radio to host veteran healing roundtable

Wreaths Across America Radio will hold the first in a series of four roundtable discussions focused on veteran healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, March 25.
The Tom Grills Band will perform March 26 as part of the upcoming series collaboration between West Valley Arts, the Phoenix Chapter of the American Federation of Musicians, the Musicians Relief Fund and Westside Blues & Jazz Club.

West Valley Arts, Westside partner on live performance series

West Valley Arts, in collaboration with the Phoenix Chapter of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), the Musicians Relief Fund, is bringing together six bands representing a diverse range of musical styles for a six-week live-streaming concert series on Friday nights at Westside Blues & Jazz Club, 17045 N. 59th Ave., in Glendale.
Alice Tatum, a critically acclaimed singer and fixture on the Valley music scene more than 30 years, and her band will open Westside Blues & Jazz on the club’s opening night Friday, April 9.

Glendale blues, jazz nightclub sets opening night

After a long and patient wait, Glendale’s newest blues and jazz nightclub is finally opening.
Padre Murphy’s in Glendale pours a green beer at a past St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Glendale Irish bars to go green for St. Paddy’s

A couple of Irish bars in Glendale will go green this week.

‘Trolls Live!’ Glendale tour stop canceled

The upcoming “Trolls Live!” show in Glendale has been canceled.
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