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School districts across the country are dealing with learning loss after more than two years of pandemic-related disruptions. How do you plan to do to address learning loss in LESD schools at the … more
Optum’s Goodyear Community Center is hosting an art walk on Wednesday, September 28 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring art made by local community center members 55 years and … more
Legendary filmmaker and affordable wine pitchman Orson Welles once said: “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion … more
The city of Goodyear has become one of the latest municipalities to implement an ordinance regulating short-term rentals within city limits. Short-term rentals, like those advertised on sites like … more
It’s that time of year again! Dust off your lederhosen and break out the beer steins for Litchfield Park’s annual Oktoberfest at The Wigwam resort. Enjoy live music, lawn games, … more
A Goodyear woman has been arrested by deputies in Cochise County who said she was trying to smuggle five undocumented immigrants in a Toyota Prius. The arrest came following a traffic stop at … more

Beginning next year, the Southwest Valley will have more tools in its kit to help combat the rising wave of homelessness, especially among families. The West Valley Housing Assistance Center, … more
 A 20-year-old woman died Saturday after the car she was driving crashed through a block wall and into the garage of a home in Goodyear.  The crash occurred at about 3:55 p.m. Saturday, … more
If you live in a part of the Valley near agricultural land, you might recognize the intense glare of a certain yellow-eyed, ground-dwelling predator that stands just 9 inches off the ground. The … more
A 40-year-old man has been arrested and booked into jail in connection with a crash that killed a motorcyclist Tuesday morning in Goodyear, police said. Authorities said Christopher Clark was … more
Four Southwest Valley high school seniors have been named class of 2023 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. The Southwest Valley semifinalists named Wednesday in the 68th … more
Goodyear Police have made a second arrest in the Sept. 3 shooting in Estrella Marketplace near a Walmart parking lot. Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired near Fillmore and Estrella … more
President Joe Biden and thousands of his supporters from around the country attended a White House celebration Tuesday afternoon, lauding the passage of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, signed … more

Goodyear police have arrested a suspect in a shooting that locked down Estrella Marketplace businesses Saturday morning. Two people were injured during the shooting that occurred in a parking lot … more
Cancer treatment center Arizona Oncology has moved to a larger location in Goodyear, allowing for expanded access to radiation and chemotherapy. “Our patients and their satisfaction is the … more
Goodyear wants a Trader Joe’s, and it wants one bad.  The Southwest Valley city sent birthday wishes to the Monrovia-based specialty grocery store on its 55th anniversary … more
A 17-year-old Goodyear golfer will head to Pebble Beach this September, along with three other Valley teens, to represent First Tee Phoenix when they compete in the 2022 PURE Insurance … more
Avondale City council voted Monday to hire a new city manager after an eight-month-long search following the firing of the previous city manager, Charles Montoya. Cottonwood City Manager Ron … more
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona is in desperate need of volunteers after launching its new group mentorship program with a grant from the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation. The … more
The Agua Fria high school, Avondale and Litchfield elementary school districts have started a West Valley Safety Coalition to help educate staff, students and community members on protocols during a … more

Roxann Favors and Jay DeWitt have been promoted to assistant directors at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Favors takes over as chief revenue officer in September. DeWitt has been named … more
One of Goodyear’s own competed in the latest season of American Ninja Warrior, a popular NBC sports reality TV show in which ‘ninjas’ compete to overcome a variety of obstacle … more
The city of Goodyear will hold its inaugural meeting in the new council chambers located in Goodyear Civic Square at GSQ, which opened Aug. 1. Goodyear City Council will certify the results of the … more
The cities of Goodyear and Litchfield Park both held primary elections for mayor and city council this month, though some races were more competitive than others. Mayors in both cities appeared on … more
Valley Allstate agents are uniting to collect gift cards in support of a local organization that works to eliminate barriers to graduation for homeless youth. Agents at nine Allstate locations … more
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