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Surprise's focus is on regional park, pool

With economic times not so bad for the city, plans have never been more clear for a new regional park and competition pool.

Plan for 5K homes north of Surprise sent back to P&Z

A plan to build 5,000 homes north of Surprise has been sent back for review by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. One role of local planning and zoning commissions in Arizona is to …

Surprise school scores big on McTeacher’s Night

The McDonald’s restaurant at Litchfield and Waddell roads in Surprise raised $2,470 for local schools during its annual McTeacher’s Night Challenge in April. The McTeacher’s …

Capital improvement projects focus of next Surprise …

Public safety, general government and community services will have their budgets disected at the next Surprise City Council work session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 at City Hall, 16000 N. Civic …

Kellis out as DUSD superintendent

Quinn Kellis is out as superintendent for the Dysart Unified School District.

Surprise begins plans for General Plan update

City of Surprise leadership and staff unveiled the initial plan and timeline for updating the city’s general plan to the City Council at its May 3 meeting.

Grant process open now for West Valley nonprofits

Applications are now being accepted for APS’s annual West Valley Grants giving program.

Goodyear among cities working to save Valley homeless …

As temperatures rise, Valley cities, including Goodyear, are pitching in to support Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Code:Red Summer Heat Relief Campaign to help prevent heat-related deaths among the …

West Valley gas prices slowly declining

Ever paid for gas only to see it for 25 cents or less per gallon a few blocks away?Experts and industry representatives told the Daily Independent this week about these discrepancies, listing some of …

Surprise pickleballers seek more public courts

If Surprise is not the epicenter of pickleball in the United States, it is definitely one of the cities on the brochure for players that travel the country in search of tournaments. But Bell Bank Park in Mesa recently landed a big tourney.

Surprise Council rejects Peoria, Sarival bungalow …

With commercials space beginning to dwindle around Surprise with all the ongoing business development, the Surprise City Council voted April 19 to hold some back.

Meeting to focus on Salad and Go project in Surprise

A development project neighborhood meeting has been set at 6 p.m. Monday, April 25 for a possible rezone of approximately 57.8 acres located southeast of the intersection of 147th Avenue and Happy Valley Road.

Partnership gives Valley cosmetology students …

The art of hairstyling takes talent and students taking advantage of the partnership between the Dysart Unified School District and West-MEC have an undeniable passion.

Registration for West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo in …

Hosted by five of the West Valley Chambers of Commerce, the Biz 2 Biz Expo offers an opportunity for all businesses throughout the West Valley and beyond to showcase products and services to hundreds of decision makers and buyers.

Surprise budget talks offer insight into priorities

The Surprise City Council is in the midst of its budget talks as it manages a population that’s certainly pushed past 150,000 residents now.

Dysart district prepares to add portables

Student enrollment is on the rise in northwest Surprise and for the Dysart Unified Schoool District that means making adjustments to accomadate families.

Surprise sells out large railplex parcels

The Southwest Railplex — the city’s two-mile industrial zone stretching from Waddell Road south to Peoria Avenue and from Dysart Road west to Litchfield Road — has sold all of its large parcels, defined as 20 acres or more.

Surprise Commissions Committee to interview 10 …

A group of Surprise commission hopefuls will be interviewing this week in front of the city's Nominations Committee Boards and Commissions Committee.

Native Grill in Surprise changes hands

Kind Hospitality announced the acquisition of three Native Grill and Wings restaurants throughout the Valley, including the Surprise location.

Surprise plans upcoming Bean Bag Day

Residents can show community pride by participating in the fifth annual “Bean Bag Day” event on Saturday, April 16.

Surprise police to host motorcycle safety class

The Surprise Police Department is hosting a motorcycle safety class from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1 in the Surprise Stadium parking lot, 15850 N. Bullard Ave.

Surprise to host Easter Eggstravaganza at Surprise …

Egg hunters are invited to join the search for candy and toy-filled plastic eggs as part of Surprise's Eggstravaganza event April 16 at the Surprise Recreation Campus-Kansas City Practice fields.

$26.4 million community center coming to Surprise

It was a long and winding road for Surprise residents and political leaders trying to put together a true youth community center in the city’s Original Town Site — so long that they …

4-way race coming in Surprise District 1

There will be a four-man race in one Surprise City Council district this summer, a two-man race in another and a district with an incumbent running unopposed.

State funds can build next DUSD high school

The Dysart Unified School District has a fairly clear idea of what new campuses it will need before the end of this decade, and a general location for each new school.
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