Neighbors

2022 Scenic Arizona Calendars are now available

Copies of Independent Newsmedia’s 2022 Scenic Arizona Calendar are now available for purchase. Photographers with submissions featured in the calendar include: Curtis Roberts, of Peoria; …
NEIGHBORS

Benevilla tees off at Wigwam to turn 40

Benevilla recently announced it is celebrating their 40th Anniversary by hosting a golf tournament fundraiser which will tee off Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Wigwam Gold Golf Course, 451 N. Old …
Neighbors

Desert Edge High School to honor first responders with thank-you notes at upcoming game

Desert Edge High School will honor first responders at its Sept. 10 football game against Westview in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Neighbors

E-scooters provide new way to travel around Goodyear

Starting today, there’s another travel option in Goodyear. Instead of hopping in your car to visit the recreation campus, a local restaurant or a friend across town, you can now hop on a …
SPIRIT OF GIVING

From masks to sugar plum fairies: HOT Foundation gives back

When Helping Others Together (HOT) Community Foundation President Beth McGee started a mask-sewing project in March to help local health care workers, first responders and other essential employees who were in dire need of face coverings in the COVID-19 pandemic’s infancy, she never dreamed how many people would join in the project nor how many masks they’d sew and distribute.

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Creating a safe space

The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached by phone, text or online chat. Call 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-799-7233. You can also text “START” to 88788 or visit thehotline.org. …

Independent seeks veteran submissions

Independent Newsmedia is featuring a Veterans Day Salute to honor those who have served our country. Thank you for your service. Residents are encouraged to submit a photograph along with the …
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Meet your Business: Rock Steady owner aims to help Parkinson’s sufferers

Sarah Stockwell is a Litchfield Park mom, makeup artist, and owner of Rock Steady Boxing, a specialty gym for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Her gym has been in operation for 5 …
Transportation

First round of West Valley I-10 closures to begin Friday evening

West Valley drivers planning weekend travel may need to alter their normal routes. 
EDUCATION

Vets’ group opens essay contest to Arizona high school students

Honoring America’s Veterans, the nonprofit organization behind the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, has opened entries to its annual High School Essay Competition.
Goodyear Business News
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Leavitt Group announces new leadership in Goodyear, Buckeye offices

The Utah-based Leavitt Group has announced new leadership in its Buckeye and Goodyear offices after the death of one of its partners in early 2021. Charlene Powers-Broadbent was the vice president …

Averzion: Valley duo brings one-of-a-kind scorpion barrier to market

Impenetrable. Unbreakable. Protected. “The product is what we call a physical pest barrier in the world of pest control, and they call it integrated pest management,” said Tony …
WEST VALLEY PREPS
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 West Valley Preps Week 4 football scoreboard

Games Sept. 17 6A Mountain Ridge (2-1) 39, Centennial (1-2) 35 Liberty (3-0) 41, Sunrise Mountain (5A) (1-2) 38 (3OT) Valley Vista (1-1) 14, Willow Canyon (5A) (1-2) 0 Shadow …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Kellis' Matthews wins football player of the week

Kellis football has won its first two games this year, after one win in the last three years. And the Cougars won their first West Valley Preps player of the week award in a longer span of time …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Estrella Foothills volleyball defends with purpose

Many people would not mind returning to 2019 right now. But there is the growing sense for one small focus group - namely, the Estrella Foothills volleyball team - that the fall of 2021 could even …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 West Valley Preps Week 3 football scoreboard

Games Sept. 3 6A Centennial (1-1) 13, Millennium (5A) (1-1) 12 Liberty (2-0) 42, Anthem Boulder Creek (0-2) 6  Shadow Ridge (1-0) 41, Canyon View (5A) (0-2) 20 Mountain Ridge …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 West Valley Preps Week 2 football scoreboard

Games Sept. 3 6A Liberty (1-0) 74, Mountain Ridge (0-1) 27 Shadow Ridge (1-0) 54, Westview (0-1) 0 Chandler (1-0) 28, Centennial (0-1) 7 5A Kellis (1-0) 32, Phoenix Sierra Linda …
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Opinions

Members of the Board of Supervisors watched the Senate/Cyber Ninja hearing and the County’s social media team, working with elections professionals, responded to allegations in real time.  …

You don’t have to dig deep into the draft copy of the Arizona Senate/Cyber Ninja audit report to confirm what I already knew – the candidates certified by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General – did, in fact, win. This means the tabulation equipment counted the ballots as they were designed to do, and the results reflect the will of the voters.  That should be the end of the story.  Everything else is just noise.
Education
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Weekly COVID-19 cases remain steady at Litchfield, Agua Fria school districts

Reported COVID-19 cases have remained steady at Agua Fria Union High School District and at Litchfield Elementary School District, down from a high of cases in mid-to late August.  Agua Fria …
Education

Agua Fria high school district unveils new logo

The Agua Fria Union High School District has undergone a rebrand, ditching green and gold for a patriotic red white and blue, the district announced Friday.  “The community has grown …
Education

Canyon View High School goes virtual after receiving second threat on social media

Classes have been disrupted for the second day in a row for Canyon View High School students, following a threat made on social media Thursday night. Canyon View students will be attending classes …
Education

Canyon View High School evacuated following bomb threat

Canyon View High School students in Waddell were evacuated Thursday morning after the school received a bomb threat. 
Education

Five southwest Valley students named National Merit semifinalists

Five southwest Valley high school seniors in Goodyear and Buckeye have been named class of 2022 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.  Semifinalists in the 66th annual …
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