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SPIRIT OF GIVING

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 …

APS grants open to Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park nonprofits

Arizona Public Service Co.  and its parent company, Pinnacle West, are accepting applications for the Arizona Community Foundation's annual West Valley grants program .
SPIRIT OF GIVING

Fundraiser for survivors of child sexual abuse features local baker’s virtual class on macarons

A Litchfield Park macaron baker is nearly halfway to her goal of raising $10,000 for The Younique Foundation in an effort to bring awareness to child sexual abuse.

West Valley Talking News welcomes patrons, volunteers

Like many local organizations, West Valley Talking News has felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COMMUNITY SERVICE

PebbleCreek Rotary sets 32,000-pound food drive goal

The Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek is gearing up for it’s annual community “Let’s Bag Hunger” Food Drive benefiting Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank and All Faith Community Services.

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Local news
FIRST RESPONDERS

County advises residents to have Ready, Set, Go plan for wildfire evacuations

Maricopa County Emergency Management has issued a series of tips for residents as wildfire season approaches.
SCHOOLS

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.
DEVELOPMENT

Goodyear to hold virtual groundbreaking for Civic Square

A dream 36 years in the making is about to come true in Goodyear.
FIRST RESPONDERS

Assaults, fraud, burglaries, thefts reported April 6-11 in Goodyear, Litchfield Park

The following crime reports were taken in Goodyear and Litchfield Park from April 6-11.
QUALITY OF LIFE

Goodyear's 2021 community survey available online

The city of Goodyear wants to hear from its residents, and now it’s as simple as completing a short 15-minute survey.
Goodyear Business News
The Kenly farmhouse is one of numerous styles of homes Toll Brothers will offer in Beacon in Estrella.

Estrella by Newland introduces Toll Brothers luxury homes

Estrella by Newland, a 20,000-acre, mixed-use master-planned community in Goodyear, is adding a new neighborhood to its community, Beacon in Estrella, and introducing Toll Brothers to Estrella for the first time.
Estrella’s annual Tour of Homes will stream live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, on Facebook and YouTube.

Estrella's 2021 Tour of Homes goes virtual

When the spring Tour of Homes returns to Goodyear’s master-planned community of Estrella on Saturday, April 24, it will take on a virtual spin.

BBB Pacific Southwest to host International Entrepreneur Summit

Immigrant business owners and entrepreneurs face unique challenges when it comes to accessing resources to start and develop a business.
Teens with Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers during a performance. The centers, and the Triple Threat Challenge song/video competition are open to all Valley youths ages 12 to 20.

Young musicians invited to submit song, video for Aioli Gourmet Burgers’ Triple Threat Challenge

Aioli Gourmet Burgers is known for its Triple Threat Challenge — an intense food competition where hungry competitors attempt to finish a three-patty burger, loaded fries and a shake in less than 15 minutes.

Fairlife opens Goodyear milk plant

Fairlife LLC’s new production plant at Cotton Lane and Thomas Road in Goodyear’s Palm Valley 303 is now open and sourcing milk from local dairies for its products.
WEST VALLEY PREPS
WEST VALLEY PREPS

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.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

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.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Millennium girls work way back to dominance for 5A three-peat

GILBERT - In the history books it will look like an unbroken line, a third straight dominant Millennium girls basketball 5A state title run in 2021. Beyond the box score this season was very different.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Millennium dominates rubber match with Verrado, keeps 3-peat bid alive

Millennium rolled to a chance for its third 5A state consecutive title, as the visiting #3 Tigers defeated the #2 Verrado Vipers 47-24 in the semifinals on Wednesday night.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

West Valley Preps' Goodyear/Surprise softball preview

West Valley Preps asked far West Valley coaches to take a look at their teams.
Daily Independent
Opinions

Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order on March 25 certainly had and will continue to have an impact on our community. Whether you agree or disagree with the transition of “required” virus mitigation to “recommended,” it’s here.

I’m writing this as the governors of Texas and Mississippi are announcing the lifting of their state-wide mask and other virus-related mandates.
Education
EDUCATION

5th-grade essay contest offers college savings

For more than 20 years, AZ529, Arizona’s Education Savings Plan, has helped families accumulate more than $1.9 billion in tax-deferred education savings.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Southwest Valley seniors preparing for in-person graduation ceremonies

Nearly 1,900 members of Agua Fria Union High School District’s Class of 2021 are expected to attend in-person graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 15, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
EDUCATION

Legacy Traditional Schools offer on-campus summer camps

Registration has begun for Legacy Summer Camp at each Legacy Traditional School campus.
SCHOLARSHIP SEASON

Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek to award five $1,000 scholarships to outstanding Southwest Valley students

Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek is accepting applications from Southwest Valley students interested in vying for one of five $1,000 scholarships it plans to award to graduating seniors this year.
NURSING

Estrella Mountain Community College student vaccinates professor

Many nursing students might be a little nervous about giving their professor an injection. Not Sarah Idowu.
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