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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
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
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
Recess should be a time for a kid to exercise, explore and have fun with friends — but at Litchfield Elementary School, playground offerings are limited.  Students from third to fifth … 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
Litchfield Park’s historic Wigwam is a nominee in four separate categories in the 2022 Historic Hotels Awards by Historic Hotels of America.  The Wigwam, completed in 1929, is a nominee … more

Republican Janae Shamp is facing off against Democrat David Raymer for the state senator seat in Legislative District 29. more
Three candidates are battling for two seats in the Arizona House of Representatives for Legislative District 29. more
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday afternoon that detectives are “actively processing the scene” of a shooting that occurred earlier in the day at Litchfield Park … 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
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
Big plans are in the works for the lot on the northwest corner of Litchfield Road and Wigwam Boulevard — the undeveloped, 15-acre patch of dirt across from the future city center. JDM … more
Investment firm JDM Partners is asking Litchfield Park to take another look at a proposed mixed-use development on the northwest corner of Litchfield Road and Wigwam Boulevard. JDM Partners, which … more

Nestled in Litchfield Park’s Tierra Verde Downtown Center is a tea-lovers dream: Ribbons Tea House, owned and operated by the Mounce family.  This charming, family-run business is … 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
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
Scale and Feather Meadery in Avondale is not your average brewery. The establishment, run by “adventuring party” Tamara Chaney, Ben Chaney and Amber DeGiso, specializes in mead, … more
Universal Technical Institute's motorcycle mechanic school has relocated from Phoenix to the institute’s campus in Avondale, after first announcing the consolidation in 2020.   The … more
Litchfield Park city staff are recommending a few changes to the zoning code for its planned Litchfield Square development which is still in its early construction phase.  Striking hookah … more

Westmarc, the West Valley's economic development and government group, is again looking to recognize the region's best projects and is seeking nominations for the 30th annual Best of the West Awards. more
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