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News

AZGFD to step up patrols over holiday weekend, promote sober boating

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and partner agencies will be patrolling Arizona’s waterways, including Lake Pleasant, over the upcoming Independence Day holiday weekend to provide heightened enforcement and awareness about the dangers of drinking alcohol while boating.

Peoria implements stage 1 of drought management plan

As part of continued drought management efforts, the city of Peoria has declared stage 1 to increase awareness and voluntary reduction efforts.

Bridlewood, Granite Run on track for road improvements in Peoria

The Bridlewood and Granite Run communities are on track for road improvements.

Business

Peoria’s website gets a new look

The city of Peoria website underwent a rebrand, updating the graphics, imagery, and basic functionality of the site.

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches sets up shop in Peoria

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches has opened a new location in Peoria, 7635 W. Bell Rd., Suite 2020A.

Peoria renews contract with Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Peoria City Council renewed its contract with Greater Phoenix Economic Council for fiscal year 2023 for $95,778.

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Opinions: Highlighting Peoria Voices
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opinions

Pingerelli: Biden's policies have failed at the southern border

Most Arizonans know that illegal border crossings have been increasing steadily since the election of 2020...
opinions

Hunt: With growth, Peoria remains safe

Living in the Acacia District for more than 20 years, I have witnessed firsthand the unprecedented growth of our community.
Opinion

Kavanagh: It’s time to reform drug pricing rules in the U.S.

As we get closer to election season, we are going to hear a lot more about the issues that seemingly always come up around this time of year.
opinion

Haynes: Go back to the educational basics

Several years ago, I encountered a man named Walter Swan at his One Book Bookstore in Bisbee, Arizona. (Google him!) Copies of his book, “Me ‘n Henry,” filled the shelves in this small quaint shop. After an interesting conversation with Mr. Swan, he shared his “rules for life” and gave me the small poster hanging on the wall. Those rules hung in my classroom until the day I retired.
Opinion

Hague: Assumption is death for you and me

A father and his daughter, Katie, go to a movie theater and see a long line of people waiting to buy tickets...
opinion

Carbello: Early intervention a key way to prevent mass shootings

The recent school shooting in Texas has once again brought about confusion regarding mental health and its association with violence.
Sports and West Valley Preps Reporting
Centennial junior third baseman Cristian Mogen is the 2022 West Valley Preps baseball player of the year.

The 2022 All West Valley Preps baseball team

For the ninth 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:
Incoming Sunrise Mountain freshman Marcus Murray (#30) leaps to grab a rebound against Elk Grove (Calif.) Monterey Trail senior Varick Lewis June 18 during the Section 7 Team Camp event at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

North Peoria basketball teams prepare to level up

Both the Liberty and Sunrise Mountain boys basketball teams were expected to rebuild in the 2021-22 season and instead reloaded, keeping top 10 spots in their conferences. Meanwhile, the Sunrise Mountain girls basketball team continued its upward trajectory
Centennial rising senior guard Emery Young drives past Canyon View rising senior forward Cohen Aldridge, while rising senior forward Conner Aldridge slides over to take a charge during the second hal of their Section 7 game June 17 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

Centennial hoops tops old coach's new team

By its nature, the Section 7 Team Camp is the textbook business trip for more than 200 high school basketball teams and thousands of players. But one game on the State Fam Stadium floor Friday night was personal, particularly to the returning players on one team.
Willow Canyon junior pitcher Marissa McCann reaches back to deliver a pitch during a 5A playoff quarterfinal shutout of Tucson Sunnyside at home May 3. McCann is the West Valley Preps softball player of the year after allowing only five earned runs all season, and giving up only two in five playoff games.

2022 All-West Valley Preps softball team

This is the ninth year West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best softball players it covers in the Northwest Valley.
Sunrise Mountain senior setter Kyle Berger unleashes a jump serve during the Mustangs 5A playoff first round win May 6 against Gilbert Campo Verde. Berger is the West Valley Preps boys volleyball player of the year.

The 2022 All-West Valley Preps Boys Volleyball team

For the fifth time, West Valley Preps has seen enough boys volleyball in the 2022 season to put together a team of the top players in the West Valley. Please note these positions may not be the exact role each player was in all season
Peoria Neighbors & Good News Reporting
Peoria Neighbors
Residents can refer to this map for their specific pickup date.

Second round of bulk trash in Peoria begins this month

The city of Peoria provides bulk trash service twice a year to residents who receive trash and recycle services from the solid waste division.
Ridges at Peoria will host a complimentary seminar that focuses on maximizing the wealth in your home and navigating the Phoenix metro area’s real estate market.

Ridges at Peoria senior living to host real estate seminar

Ridges at Peoria, a senior living campus located in Peoria, managed by the Goodman Group, will host a complimentary seminar that focuses on maximizing the wealth in your home and navigating the Phoenix metro area’s real estate market.
Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi are on the homestretch to raise money for children and families affected by pediatric cancer.

Barro’s Pizza on homestretch of cancer foundation fundraiser

With their continued commitment to helping the local community, family-owned and operated Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi are on the homestretch to raise money for children and families affected by pediatric cancer.
Pictured, from left, are Kim Humphrey, Melody Logan, Moose, Kris Friedman (Billy’s Place), Heather Nesle, President of New York Life Foundation, Bruce Frank of New York Life’s Scottsdale General Office, Ruquiayah Muhammad, Juli McGreal, Kaylene Ashbridge and Iva Rody (Billy’s Place) presenting a $20,000 Community Impact Grant check to Kris Friedman of Billy’s Place, Inc.

Billy’s Place in Glendale receives $20K community impact grant

Billy’s Place received a $20,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life in support of their Grief Informed Schools Initiative, which allows Billy’s Place to reach more grieving students by expanding the presence in schools.
General Federation of Women’s Clubs Peoria recently  installed their new members. Pictured from left: Grace Kobojek, Trustee; Rose Utter, Treasurer; Joyce Kirkham, Recording Secretary; Sharon Alves, Vice President; Mickey Dunlap, Club President; Pat Kennedy, GFWC-AZ Past State President installing officer.

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Peoria installs new members

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Peoria celebrated the installation of their incoming club officers with a summer luncheon and installation ceremony in May.
Peoria Entertainment Reporting
Cate Hinkle

Hinkle announces departure from Theater Works after 7 years

Cate Hinkle, who has guided Theater Works’ growth and outreach over the last seven years has announced her departure from the organization, effective the end of June.
A new bike trail in north Peoria will be built in the fall of this year.

Peoria inches closer to its first competitive mountain bike trail

Peoria resident Ed McKelvey took up mountain biking after he was introduced to it by his brother-in-law when he and his wife moved to the north Valley about five years ago.
The 2022-23 Childsplay season schedule includes "Selena Maria Sings."

Childsplay announces 4-play 2022-23 season

Childsplay launches its 46th season with a diverse four-show lineup leading off with "Selena Maria Sings" followed by the 2021-22 smash hit "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Tomás and the Library Lady" and a new work premiering in 2023, "The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen."
The Sounds of the Southwest Singers is under the direction of founding director Matt Deller. [Submitted photo]

Southwest Singers choir performs patriotic concert

The Sounds of the Southwest Singers community choir will perform their patriotic themed “Faith & Freedom” concert 6 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Bellevue Heights Church.
Peoria's annual All-American Festival is July 4

City of Peoria hosts free All-American Festival

Fifteen inflatable waterslides, more than 20 local vendors, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, and a fireworks show will be featured at Peoria’s Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4.
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