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Shining the light on opportunities

With the second semester underway for the Dysart Unified School District, the focus remains on academics, athletics and the arts. At the Jan. 8 Governing Board meeting, Danae Marinelli from the …

Leonard picked to lead Dysart governing board

The Dysart Unified School District governing board led the Jan. 8 meeting with the nomination and vote of new officers. Former president Christine A.K. Pritchard handed the reins over to new …

Construction projects on Loop 303 beginning

The Arizona Department of Transportation will be doing construction on Loop 303 from the U.S. 60 to I-17 in Phoenix, Peoria and Surprise.

Surprise banks on private partnerships

Surprise Economic Development Director Jeanine Jerkovic can envision Surprise on a growth path much like Gilbert, only a few decades later. “I believe Surprise is on a Gilbert …

More closures coming on roads in Surprise

The City of Surprise has a series of dates set for work to improve several roadways that will require road closures through early 2020. Here are the following projects on the books: • …
West Valley Preps

Paradise Honors picks apart Valley Christian

This time, with this team, Paradise Honors boys basketball never allowed Valley Christian a glimmer of hope. These teams split four games last year but the Trojans picked up the decisive win in …

Crusaders girls soccer eventually wear down plucky Panthers

The Northwest Christian girls soccer team - eventually - was too deep, too physical and too experienced for an emerging Paradise Honors squad. But the Panthers announced their arrival in the 3A soccer field during the opening half of the Jan. 9 game.

Mustangs make good from long range after Wildcats stymie short shots

It figures. Sunrise Mountain's girls soccer teams had two golden scoring opportunities  late in the first half, only to see two Willow Canyon players block them with their legs. So in the …


While the building of Willow Canyon’s boys basketball program has been bumpy at times, the synergy between third-year varsity player Sunday John and third-year head coach Joseph Colletti has …

The 2019 All West Valley Preps football team

For the tenth straight year, West Valley Preps honors the best football players from schools in the Northwest Valley. Players may only be selected for offense or defense, but can earn a secondary nomination on special teams.
This week's prep poll
Who is the West Valley Preps playoffs Week 1 football player of the week?

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Surprise Opinion

The Mission of the Sun City Community Assistance Network is to, “Connect people with resources to enhance their standard of living.”

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.

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will host an upcoming workshop “Understanding the Patent Process” 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Surprise AZ Tech Celerator, Building D, …

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel has appointed Aaron Moss to the position of general manager at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, 555 Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde. “The Yavapai Apache Nation Tribal …
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 …

The West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, in partnership with Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, is seeking students to participant in …

Thirty students from Imagine Rosefield, 12050 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise, have become published authors through a national student publishing program. As part of the publishing process, students in …
The annual Future Chef’s competition will take place Wednesday, March 4 at Paradise Honors Elementary School, 15533 W. Paradise Lane, Surprise. This year’s theme is “Reimagine …
Caleb Thomas Smith, a 2019 Surprise high school homeschool graduate, completed basic training in the United States Navy. Prior to basic training, Mr. Smith tested and qualified to study and be a …