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CELEBRATIONS

Abrazo pharmacist designs winning T-shirt

When Abrazo West Campus celebrated National Hospital Week with daily events and treats for its staff earlier this month, one of the treats was a T-shirt designed by hospital pharmacist Ciprian Marinau.
GOVERNMENT

Goodyear Youth Commission accepting applications

The city of Goodyear is accepting applications from high school students, including those entering high school this fall, who are interested in joining the Youth Commission.

West Valley women’s organization to host summer luncheon

The American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Northwest Valley Branch will host its first Summer Survivor Luncheon this month in the West Valley.
Education

Foundation provides free copies of U.S. Constitution to support civics education

A local nonprofit organization has printed small pocketbook-sized editions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence and making them available free of charge to Arizona school …
COMMUNITY

American Legion post treats Luke AFB families to a day at Wildlife World zoo

Tyler Larsen, 8, has already lived in four different states. In addition to regular extended training sessions, his father, Brandon, a U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technician, has been deployed twice in Tyler’s young life.

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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Goodyear seeks artists for historical coloring book celebrating city’s 75th anniversary

Goodyear artists interested in helping the city add another touch of color to its 75th anniversary celebration are invited to apply to create a 24-page coloring book illustrating the city’s history.
SCENIC ARIZONA

An overheated owl cools off in Goodyear

Mary Nick of Goodyear shared this image of an owl cooling off in her pool today.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Microsoft opens first of three West Valley data centers

The first of three Microsoft data centers planned for the West Valley went online Tuesday, June 15, in El Mirage, the company announced on its website.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

West Valley Mavericks golf tournament raises more than $300K for charity

Despite the uncertainties of planning a major event during the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Valley Mavericks Foundation pulled off its most successful Maverick Golf Tournament to date, drawing 344 golfers to the Wigwam resort in Litchfield Park and raising more than $300,000 for local charities, including Make-A-Wish Arizona.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Goodyear returns to full in-person events with Star Spangled Fourth

After more than a year of canceled, drive-thru and virtual events, the city of Goodyear plans to return to in-person celebrations with a literal bang.
Goodyear Business News

Airbnb and Expedia Group’s Vrbo partner to address ‘party houses’

Airbnb and Vrbo, an Expedia Group company, has announced a partnership to develop the Community Integrity Program.
This image shows one of five floorplans offered by the New Home Company in Centella, a new Estrella by Newland community in Goodyear.

Old- or new-build, what is right for you? Estrella division manager tells you what to consider

Although Maren Morris’ lyric reads, “When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter,” the right home really depends on preference. Are new homes built to last? Are all …
Mayor Georgia Lord and AZ MediQuip Chief Operating Officer Mark Belanger cut the ribbon on the company’s Goodyear store June 2. With them, from left, are Southwest Valley Chamber President and CEO Jeffrey Campos; Dave Kozak, chief marketing officer; and Jennifer Smits, office manager. Also on hand were representatives of Project CURE a nonprofit that distributes medical supplies and equipment to underserved communities.

AZ Mediquip opens new store in Goodyear

AZ MediQuip, a leader in home medical equipment retailing, has opened its newest store in Goodyear.
A look inside a previous West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo.

Vendor registration open now for Biz 2 Biz Expo in Glendale

Businesses can register for booths now at the upcoming West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo in Glendale.
This rendering shows what the Cabana Bullard multifamily housing complex will look like when it’s completed.

Construction begins on Cabana Bullard in Goodyear

Construction on Greenlight Communities’ second multifamily housing development in Goodyear is underway. When completed, Cabana Bullard will be the Scottsdale-based company’s largest project new-build to date.
WEST VALLEY PREPS
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 All-West Valley Preps softball team

This is the eighth year West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best softball players it covers in the Northwest Valley. Here is the 2021 All West Valley Preps softball team:
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Goodyear trio takes different paths to college sports

Connor Hill, Nayeli Mancilla and Gabby Sangillo all graduated from Goodyear high schools in May, secure in the knowledge they will continue their athletic careers at a four-year university. They …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 All-West Valley Preps boys volleyball team

For the third time, West Valley Preps has seen enough boys volleyball in the 2021 season to put together a team of the top players in the West Valley.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Casteel lefty Isaac Rehfield blanks Millennium in 5A baseball quarters

It didn’t matter if the game was well in hand or if future pitching strategy would be a consideration in this single elimination tourney, there was no way Casteel senior lefty Isaac Rehfield …
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Panthers softball passes necessary pre-playoffs test

The Paradise Honors softball team has been on a joyride during its first trip through 4A this spring, and only one team has brought the Panthers back to Earth.
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Opinions

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. It has been a source of political debate since day one.

We are now in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the world has changed. Many of us have remained sequestered at home, and travel has been put on hold.
Education
TRANSITIONS

Goodyear, Buckeye residents among 7,000 Oregon State grads

Thomas S. Sangillo of Goodyear and Jasmine M. Steward of Buckeye are among the 7,000 Oregon State University students celebrating the end of their undergrad college careers this month.
ARTS AND CULTURE

Estrella Mountain Community College to host virtual Juneteenth event

Estrella Mountain Community College invites the public to a two-day virtual Juneteenth Freedom Day event Wednesday and Thursday, June 16-17.
LITERACY

Goodyear PebbleCreek Rotary Foundation partners with Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The Goodyear PebbleCreek Rotary Foundation announced that it has become an official affiliate of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in an effort to promote literacy in the Southwest Valley.
TRANSITIONS

Verrado Middle School to get new principal

As Litchfield Elementary School District transitions to the 2022 academic year, L. Thomas Heck Middle School Assistant Principal Anthony Paduano is preparing for a transition of his own
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Westside Head Start now enrolling students for 2021-22

Catholic Charities’ Westside Head Start is enrolling students for the 2021-22 school year, which will include enrollment into the Tonopah School District for Head Start, Early Head Start, pregnant mothers and home-based programs.
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