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Peoria Local News

Rocky Mountain Emmys names local Silver Circle Society inductees

Local communications professionals are among five invited to join the Silver Circle Society of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Peoria Unified must provide a place for students with ‘no place to go’ starting Aug. 17

As the Peoria Unified School District moves deeper into this school year amid the pandemic, the next big day will be Aug. 17, when the district will need to comply with Gov. Doug Ducey ’s executive order stating each school district shall begin offering free on-site learning opportunities and support services for students who “need a place to go” during the day.

City volunteers set to get to work on board, commissions

A number of people are set to get to work as members of various boards and commissions for the City of Peoria, as meetings resume after summer break. The members of the Peoria Council Boards and …

ADHS: Peoria ZIP codes have just under 5,000 COVID-19 cases

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 190,000 cases of COVID-19 statewide as of Aug. 13.

Peoria to proclaim August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month

The Peoria City Council on Aug. 18 is expected to approve a proclamation recognizing August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month.
Peoria Business

The City of Peoria is about to launch financial assistance opportunities for local businesses.

 EJ’s Auction & Appraisal and Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona recently donated $4,000 to Peoria Diamond Club, a nonprofit that raises funds and awareness for youth charities and organizations in the West Valley.
I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual concept specializing in made-to-order, fully customizable build your own macaroni & cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches, announced the brand’s latest franchisee agreement to expand into north Peoria, according to a news release.
Independent Newsmedia is providing communities across the Valley of the Sun a free and interactive resource helping event promoters during the time of the novel coronavirus.
West Valley Preps

Class of 2021 football players navigate unusual recruiting period

COVID-19 changed many aspects of American life, so it is no surprise college football recruiting is not an exception.   The initial wave of the virus hitting in mid-March was particularly …

AIA revises hopeful start dates for fall sports

During a special meeting Aug. 5 the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Executive Board approved a fall 2020 high school athletics calendar. This list of revised start dates for practice …
West Valley Preps

High schools are only uniform on the field

Football, along with every other fall sport governed by the Arizona Interscholastic Association, could very well mimic the high schools that played in them.

COVID-19 spike changes high school football outlook

The brutal truth of Arizona high school football is there are no guarantees of when, how, and if the Friday Night Lights will burn again in the Grand Canyon State.


No high school football coach could have anticipated this particular offseason, and all of them are learning a new way of life during the spring and summer of COVID-19. That goes double for first-year head coaches
Peoria Opinion

I appreciated your good news story on the young ladies from Peoria High School and their outreach to Sun City residents.

Valley residents are continuing to work through the slight declining trend of COVID-19, many are still concerned about the safety of themselves and their families.
Temporary grace and an extension of Arizona’s eviction moratorium to Oct. 31 means we have more time to do our literal “home” work, but there’s no free pass or less pressure …
Peoria Neighbors
Peoria Entertainment

Peoria offers youth sports and e-gaming

 The city of Peoria is offering online gaming tournaments and several team sports leagues August through November.

2 upcoming Peoria shows for blues combo

The Hallelujah Blues Band has two upcoming Peoria gigs.
The AZ Swing Kings are planning a Peoria concert for Feb. 19.

Swing Kings planning Peoria gig next year

The AZ Swing Kings big band has scheduled a show in Peoria while waiting for circumstances to allow for other future gigs.

TheaterWorks launches new, live theater production

TheaterWorks has reinvented how audience members can experience live theater, developing an entirely new theatrical production from its Peoria home.
Larry Kubiayk returns to live performing with an upcoming Beatles tribute show Aug. 15 in Peoria.

Tribute series continues at Peoria’s Sunset Bistro

Social distancing is in effect at the latest installment of the ongoing tribute series from Larry Kubiayk, aka “Ol Porch Dog”: “Nothing But The Beatles” in Peoria.
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