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LOCAL NEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA
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Three Rivers Historical Society seeks veterans’ stories for newsletter

Three Rivers Historical Society, which is dedicated to preserving the history of the Southwest Valley, is looking for stories from veterans for the fall edition of its newsletter, The …

Area Agency on Aging plans virtual hoarding therapy groups

Registration is open for the Area Agency on Aging’s Too Many Treasures hoarding therapy group.

Estrella Mountain Community College celebrates president’s 1-year anniversary

July 1 marked one year since Dr. Rey Rivera was appointed president of Estrella Mountain Community College. Dr. Rivera brought more than 23 years of higher education experience to the position, …

Lesko, Gosar push Peoria to be headquarters for Space Force

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) and Congressman Paul A. Gosar (AZ-04) sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett advocating for Peoria to be selected as the headquarters of the United States Space Force Command.

Arizona tops 87,000 cases of COVID-19

Arizona has surpassed 87,000 cases of the novel coronavirus as of Thursday morning. The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 87,425 cases and 1,757 deaths of the novel coronavirus, up …
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West Valley Preps
WEST VALLEY PREPS

More Class of 2020 athletes sign with universities

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

Top volleyball teams return for unique offseason

The large number of girls returning to two state runner-up volleyball teams in Goodyear — Estrella Foothills and Millennium — did not think their path back to the finals would begin …

It’s all fair game as Arizona high school football eyes new year

Every aspect of the upcoming Arizona 2020 prep football season is considered tentative as the spread of COVID-19 will ultimately determine where, when and by whom prep football will be played.

Tennis players earn Sports360AZ academic honors

On April 29, the website Sports360AZ named the boys and girls tennis all-state academic teams. Players from local schools are included belowBOYS TENNISAll state academic team (first team)Centennial: …

Volleyball players earn Sports360AZ academic honors

On April 29, the website Sports360AZ named the beach volleyball and boys volleyball. Players from local schools are included below BEACH VOLLEYBALLAll state academic team (first team)Estrella …
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LOCAL OPINION, COMMERCE & EDUCATION
Opinion

When the work van pulled up in front of Arizona Helping Hands, I recognized the company name. I thought my friend Dale was coming to say hi and tour the Arizona Helping Hands facility where we …

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest that has been taking place in some cities, the impact has been felt in every sector of our economy. There has never been a more challenging time for …
Where do we go from here? The past few weeks since the death of George Floyd have honestly been difficult. From the moment he was killed, until now has been a blur of outrage, arguments and …
This Friday, we celebrate Juneteenth --- a holiday that receives little attention but holds special significance for me as a black man in America this year. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 …
Business

Opening the Celestial Float Center in Litchfield Park is a dream come true for its owner, Amanda Hawkins. Ms. Hawkins said she began her holistic wellness journey in 2012 after a failed back …

Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, the 2020 Biz to Biz Expo has been cancelled.
Arizona posted one of the sharpest unemployment drops in the country in May, falling from a historic high of 13.4% in April to 8.9% last month, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of …
Litchfield Park is asking local business owners to tell the city how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their businesses via a survey posted on the city’s website and Facebook …
Education

Litchfield Elementary School District launched a new website, lesd79.org, this week. Visitors to the new site, which went live Wednesday, July 1, are greeted with colorful images of district and …

For the past six years Altrusa of the West Valley has honored students from Rio Salado College, 12535 W. Smokey Drive, Surprise, for achieving their GED (General Education Diploma). Altrusa of the …
Barbara B. Robey Elementary School, 5340 N. Wigwam Creek Blvd., Litchfield Park, is the site of the Barbara Robey Community Pantry 5:30-7 a.m. Saturday, July 18. The free food pantry is drive-thru …
The Goodyear Police Department will accept applications for its 2020 Teen Police Academy through 5 p.m. Friday, July 10. The weeklong academy scheduled July 20-24 is open to high school students …
Entertainment

Return of the movie theater: A pandemic guide to movie-going in 2020

In a typical year, the time between the Academy Awards and the summer blockbuster season has provided moviegoers with a steady, highly …

3 gigs coming up for Litchfield trio Copper Sunrise

Litchfield Park trio Copper Sunrise, featuring Keith Weaver, Mike Wehner and Greg Drejza, has some West Valley appearances coming up …
Dancers rehearse back in February at the Southwest Ballet Theatre’s studio home.

Ballet theater continuing online Zoom classes

Zoom classes through the Southwest Ballet Theatre continue to be available for new and returning students in July. This fall, …

Restrictions on fire grow at Maricopa County regional parks

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department is taking additional steps to protect park visitors and resources due to the …

Goodyear hosts virtual youth art exhibit

The City of Goodyear and the Arts and Culture Commission showcases the artistic talent of local youth through the Mayor Select Art …
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