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Fire agencies in Sun City area in good shape

The Scottsdale Fire Department is facing a period of heavy retirements in the next five years, but Northwest Valley fire services are on a firm footing with staff.

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.

Leaders swimming in decision

Surprise leaders are swimming in decisions about what to do about the pools in the community.

7 signs of dementia

Help with caregivers and people with Alzheimer’s is now available at the Surprise Memory Cafe. It’s part of the Surprise’s designation as a “Dementia Friendly” city.

Cafe helps hold on to the memories

Help with caregivers and people with Alzheimer’s is now available at the Surprise Memory Cafe. It’s part of the Surprise’s designation as a “Dementia Friendly” city.
West Valley Preps

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.

West Valley Preps' 2019-20 Boys Basketball Preview

Several local boys basketball teams began play this week during preseason tournaments, but the 2017-18 high school basketball season officially starts Monday. West Valley Preps asked the local …

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 …


Valley Vista’s worst football loss of the season almost evaporated in a momentof joy.Late in the Oct. 4 48-7 home loss to Avondale La Joya, senior receiver Hunter Sutliffe caught a pass for …

Valley Vista outmatch by Gilbert Highland, fall 47-0 in 6A playoffs

In its first playoff appearance in three years, No. 12 Valley Vista was no match for one of the East Valley’s heavyweights, falling 47-0 to No. 5 Gilbert Highland in the first round of the 6A …
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Surprise 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 …

In 2012 my family experienced the loss of my brother Nathan due to suicide. After spending a full weekend with him at my parent’s house, none of us knew what was coming just two days later that Tuesday evening.
Things aren’t the way they use to be”, says Kathryn Chandler, the executive director of Northwest Valley Connect.
Local residents react to news about Surprise and Glendale, among other cities, changing their recycling programs in response to worldwide recyclables market changes. Read more: Halting …

With the Holidays are fast approaching, John Wallick Jewelers will host its annual fundraiser for the Arizona Humane Society.

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc., 17225 N. 63rd Ave., a family-owned business since 1961, awarded the winner of its 4th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway contest to Dan Dennison, a …
Just in time for flu season, Banner Urgent Care is extending hours for its urgent care at 15521 W. Bell Road in Surprise. The Surprise location is the first to go live at staying open until …
  Colin Milner Grandview Terrace, 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West, was recently named one of 25 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award winners across the U.S. for its …

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 …

Dysart Unified School District’s Community Education department called upon financial management experts to give tools to college bound students andtheir families Nov. 7 at the district …
The popularity of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices with teenagers is leading some cities like Surprise to consider raising the age to use tobacco to 21 and make e-cigarettes considered tobacco.
The Dysart Unified School District held its first veterans appreciation kickoff celebration Nov. 4 at Kingswood Elementary School, 15150 W. Mondell Road, to honor those who served and are currently serving in the military.