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Fighting for the cure: Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona fueled by local philanthropy

Mysterious electric misfires happening in one’s brain is the best guess brilliant minds of the medical community can offer in explanation of the neurological condition commonly known as …
NEIGHBORS

Hospice of Valley honored by Arizona veterans

The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society has presented Hospice of the Valley with the prestigious Copper Eagle Award for compassionately supporting veterans in the community. Over the past 10 …
GIVING BACK

Volunteers sought for New Life Center thrift store in Goodyear

Hope’s Closet, a thrift shop in Goodyear, is asking the community for help filling volunteer slots this summer.
SPIRIT OF GIVING

PebbleCreek Quilters create sensory mats for dementia patients

People with dementia, or in hospice with dementia, spend many hours sitting or lying down. They may be bored, anxious, unable to interpret their environment accurately or unable to recognize family members.
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.

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Arizona leaders push for funding of Phoenix-Tucson Amtrak line

Arizona government and business leaders joined Amtrak officials in a virtual roundtable Tuesday encouraging Congress to fund a passenger rail new line connecting Phoenix to Tucson. The proposed …
Events

Special Olympics hold basketball tryouts, prepare for 2022 Orlando games

This week, athletes will be competing at Footprint Arena for a chance to join the Special Olympics Arizona basketball team, which is set to participate in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games next …
Business

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 …
Business

Shooter's World location to open in Goodyear as city's first indoor gun range

Indoor gun range and firearm retailer Shooter’s World is expanding into the West Valley with a new location expected to open in Goodyear this fall. The new location, which will be in the …
Covid-19

ADHS reports 159 new weekly COVID cases in Goodyear

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 159 new cases in Goodyear in the week ending in July 23, bringing the total number of cases to 12,280 compared to 12,121 last Friday. Daily …
Goodyear Business News
Landsea Homes expects to begin construction on new homes in Citrus Park next summer.

Landsea acquires 616 homesites in Goodyear

Landsea Homes Corp. announced June 28 that it has closed on 616 home sites at Citrus Park in Goodyear.
This image shows one of the home styles available in Goodyear's Vidrio in Estrella community.

Landsea opens Vidrio in Estrella

Landsea Homes Corp. has opened its 92-home Vidrio in Estrella community in Goodyear.
OnePointOne, a Silicon Valley-based startup, plans to open a vertical farming production facility in Avondale 107th Industrial Park.

Vertical farming facility coming to Avondale

Silicon Valley-based agriculture tech startup OnePointOne is expanding its corporate and vertical farming production facilities to Avondale.
The NextCare Urgent Care building on Elliot Road is near the double entry to Goodyear’s Estrella community.

NextCare building in Goodyear sells for $2.5M

Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services, announced June 22 the sale of NextCare Urgent Care, a 4,520-square-foot net-leased property in Goodyear.

Barro’s, Pepsi team up to raise money for families affected by pediatric cancer

Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi have partnered for the sixth year in a row to raise money for children and families affected by pediatric cancer.
WEST VALLEY PREPS
WEST VALLEY PREPS

There and back again for Wolves coach Mike Welch

Mike Welch has been everywhere, man. The veteran is a member of the Arizona HS Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame as an assistant coach — at eight different schools. Now he has come full circle …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Class of 2021 athletes finish signing with colleges (UPDATED)

The following West Valley area high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 All-West Valley Preps baseball team

For the eighth year, West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best baseball players it covers in the Northwest Valley. Here is the complete all-West Valley Preps baseball team:
SPORTS

Venom heading to Las Vegas for nationals, raising funds

Goodyear-based Venom Volleyball Club has been around for 10 years and the girls had never competed in the national circuit, until now. The club will head to the tournament in Las Vegas on June 29 and return July 3.
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:
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Sunday, June 27, is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Injury Awareness Day. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness around the signs, symptoms and stigma associated with PTSD.

Getting married is one of the happiest days of our lives. However, marriage is a legal union as much as it is a romantic one. Therefore, it is important to consider financial and legal implications before tying the knot.
Education
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Agua Fria High School District approves $88 million budget

Agua Fria Union High School District governing board has approved an $88 million budget for fiscal year 2022. The total budget limit of $88,546,396 is based on an enrollment of 8,590 students. …
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Agua Fria school district solicits public comment on 15% budget override

Agua Fria Union High School District is asking for public input for the planned budget override election on Nov. 2, 2021. The district is seeking 15% more funding for maintenance and operation …
HIGHER EDUCATION

Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear students make Oregon State honor roll

Three Southwest Valley residents are among the 7,255 Oregon State University students named to the spring 2021 honor roll.
EDUCATION

Valor Prep partners with EMCC, West-MEC for higher education

Valor Preparatory Academy of Arizona, a tuition-free hybrid school for grades 6-11, has partnered with its neighbors at Estrella Mountain Community College to allow students to take college courses free of charge while attending Valor Prep.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Goodyear honors Teachers Rock Kids’ Choice Award winners

Four teachers who helped their students rock a challenging 2021 academic year received a standing ovation during the Goodyear City Council’s regular meeting June 21.
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