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City to take scooter feedback

When the city unveils its Shared Active Transportation Vehicles pilot program next week, Surprise residents will be able to give their feedback right away.

Asante eyes Feb. 1 opening

 It appears Saturday, Feb. 1 is the target date to open the new Asante Library, which is under construction at 16763 W. Vereda Solana Drive.The City of Surprise and the Maricopa …

VITA needs tax volunteers

Anybody who has ever wanted to help somebody with their taxes is now getting the perfect opportunity to do so.

Pay cap proposal irks some; Boyer’s bill would slash city leader salaries

One Arizona lawmaker made national news last week when he proposed a controversial city pay cap bill, which — if adopted — would affect municipal governments …

Monsoon arrives in third quarter to douse Wildcats hopes

Richard Smith West Valley Preps Nearly 30 minutes of Valley Vista blunders were wiped out by six minutes of Monsoon dominance. That's how the 13th "Battle of Surprise" careened from a 6-3 …
West Valley Preps

West Valley Preps Week 8 football scoreboard

All games played on Oct. 11. All rankings for conference unless denoted for Open Division
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La Joya overwhelms Monsoon for emotional win

The Avondale school closed ranks and used a week that landed the obscure program in the national headlines as fuel for a 48-7 rout. La Joya coach Devin Dourisseau resigned Sept. 30 after a disagreement with the school principal and athletic director. Other La Joya coaches asked for Dourisseau to return and he was reinstated Oct. 3.

West Valley Preps’ Week 7 football scoreboard

Week 7 in Arizona high school football saw Mountain Ridge take Liberty to double overtime, winning 39-33.

Pitts' key plays against Desert Ridge produce player of week win

The Week 4 football player of the week poll was up for two weeks and Liberty junior Shane Pitts led for most of that time frame. The safety/kicker won what turned out to be a two-man contest for …

West Valley Preps’ Week 5 football scoreboard

All games played on Sept. 13 6A Valley Vista 41  Willow Canyon (5A) 6 Liberty 36  Henderson (Nev.) Liberty 33 (Game played in Nevada) Mountain Ridge 43  Tolleson 33 5A Centennial …
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Opinion

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 …

Building on a year’s worth of momentum, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors just took an important step to restore our statutory responsibilities related to elections. These …
On May 17 I received a voicemail message at 11:28 a.m. on my cell phone from 469-796-2679 indicating that it was the Social Security Administration and my Social Security number had been suspended, a …
I was reading recently about the passing of some well-known Hollywood stars Doris Day and Tim Conway, as well as author Herman Wouk. I was particularly struck by an article on Wouk. The AP wire said, …
Business

  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 …

Marley Park community is half full after 2 months
Surprise residents — especially Ottawa University Arizona students — will soon have a new way to get around the City Center. The City Council approved a pilot program Oct. 1 …
The Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission is meeting next at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza. The meeting is carried live on Surprise TV as well as streamed at …
Education

The American Association of Women and the Rotary Club support voting rights and public education. The Northwest Valley and Sun City/Peoria chapters of AAUW and the Peoria and Sun City Rotary Clubs …

Arizona earned another F this week when a national study ranked the state dead last in school funding — 51st out of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. A nationwide comparison …
A grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts will allow young thespians from Arizona Charter Academy, 16025 N. Dysart Road, to have a new stage to perform on, as well as funds to help produce …
By Melissa Rosequist Independent Newsmedia Seven municipal leaders gathered at Scottsdale City Hall for a roundtable discussion on the growing STEM environment within the Valley — leading to …
Entertainment

Motors & Meals event this Sunday

The Motors and Meals event scheduled for noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, promised something for every interest—and it will raise money …

Health Events Week of Oct 10-16

The following are health events for the week of October 10-16

Surprise ready to host annual Fiesta Grande

Time to celebrate cultural heritage   The 6th Annual Surprise Fiesta Grande goes 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Villanueva …

Food truck party comes to Goodyear Ballpark Saturday

The (Food Truck) Round Up goes 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way. The Roundup is a food truck …

Events open West Valley Arts Council's 2019-20 season

Residents invited to free Public Art Bus Tour Oct. 16   The West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, …