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Litchfield Park's State of the City address set for Feb. 1

The date of Mayor Tom Schoaf’s next State of the City address has been set for 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at The Church at Litchfield Park in Souers Hall, 300 N. Old Litchfield …

Peoria man arrested in triple stabbing in Avondale

Two of three people are fighting for their lives after they were stabbed in Avondale on Thanksgiving. A Peoria man was arrested in connection with the Thursday night incident. Around 8:30 p.m. …

No burn days on the horizon: Holidays can be tough for those with lung problems

Gathering with friends and family around a warm, cozy backyard fire after a hearty meal has become a holiday tradition for many residents throughout the Valley.

GROWTH ON TAP: Goodyear invests in water infrastructure to fuel future development

Goodyear has big goals for growth, and it will need water to facilitate that growth. That’s why it broke ground early this month on a new water treatment facility that will expand the …

From stagecoaches to spacecraft: Museum exhibit details history of Goodyear, Avondale

The Litchfield Park Historical Society and Museum, 13912 W. Camelback Road opened a new exhibit last month, detailing the history of the Goodyear-Avondale area. The “Stagecoaches to …
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West Valley Preps 2019-20 girls basketball preview

The girls basketball season is under way for all local high schools. Here’s what local coaches have to say about their teams a week after the regular season began.
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Class of 2020 athletes start to 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 will update the list …
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West Valley Preps' football playoffs Week 3 scoreboard

State semifinals Nov. 226A#7 Liberty (9-4) 33, #6 Phoenix Desert Vista (9-4) 304A#6 Gilbert Mesquite (10-3) 28, #2 Cactus (10-3) 27#4 Desert Edge (10-3) 35, #9 Yuma Gila Ridge (11-2) 283A#3 Northwest …
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Accurso, Gianoli, Cooper, Fondong win final four regular season votes

The West Valley Preps football player on the week votes have finished the regular season and it's time to honor the last four winners.  Liberty senior tailback/linebacker Jace Accurso
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Colts run free in 73-28 playoff romp

QUEEN CREEK — The expected tight quarterfinal between the #4 and #5 ranked teams in 5A lasted about 15 minutes of game time. Then the host Casteel Colts hit the afterburners and a surprisingly one-sided rout was on.
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Opinion

Local camping enthusiasts recommend some areas for camping during the cooler months. Just moved from Indiana in March and now we are settled in we’d like to get to some camping. Where are …

Each year, we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). By law, federal benefits increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price …
As our summer heat finally wanes, and as many of our residents return from their summer sojourns in cooler climates, our special events season begins once again. City staff has planned an …
Mr. Spinka, I would like to unpack your recent complaint about the F-35 traffic out of Luke AFB, six miles southwest of Sun City. Luke AFB has been in the West Valley since 1940, and since its …
Business

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) hosted a grand opening for its 10th parts distribution center (PDC), launched earlier this fall. Located just outside of Phoenix, the 268,000 square-foot …

Gov. Doug Ducey has a message for the world’s manufacturers: “If you’re searching for the best place on the globe to build your products and your legacy, Arizona is that …
There is a ribbon cutting for Green Ribbon Homes/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices AZ Properties noon-1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at 1616 N. Litchfield Road, suite 115. Call 602-339-5865. A Fairfield Inn …
The Southwest Chamber of Commerce hosts the following December event: Networking at Noon Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 17 at Haymaker Restaurant Co., 1800 N. Litchfield Road. Chamber 101 11:30 …
Education

As part of its mission to benefit Arizonans through youth, sports and education, the Fiesta Bowl organization and its Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program, powered by DriveTime has …

The West Valley is approaching a surge of growth and an evolving job market. Estrella Mountain Community College is getting ready for it. “I think what you’re beginning to see is this …
The rising cost of college is putting new emphasis on helping young people find alternative career paths that won’t leave them heavily in debt. The 18th annual Arizona Construction Career Days, …
The West Valley Youth Orchestra (WVYO) program offers young students the opportunity to join with peers for intensive orchestral training and musical performances. The WVYO was founded in the …