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With Surprise’s City Center and northern areas becoming filled in with more residential and commercial development, the city’s far western desert, north of the White Tank mountains, is … more
A vacant lot at Cactus and Reems roads is finally getting development — but it’s not what was originally intended for it. The City Council voted Jan. 7 to rezone about 15 acres of … more
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 … more
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 … more
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. more
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
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: • … more
Continued specialized air fighter training is an important foundation for the future security of the United States.  Such training is expected to expand, and much of it happens in the West Valley’s backyard. more
Surprise is taking a deeper dive into its pool waters.As one of the fastest growing cities in Arizona — and the nation — keeping residents cool is a priority.   But the waters … more
Eighteen-year-olds will still be able to light up in Surprise while the city debates raising the smoking age to 21. The City Council Dec. 5 decided to hold off on any changes in the smoking … more
Electric scooters are finally about to roll down the City Center. A few weeks after beginning its six-month pilot program to test shared active transportation vehicles or SATVs, the city has … more
Surprise’s fast growth over the last two decades has sometimes been too fast. That’s been certainly the case with transportation, where one of the Valley’s most northwestern … more
Motorists are getting through Surprise on Grand Avenue a little quicker lately.   That’s because the Arizona Department of Transportation has raised the speed limit on two stretches … more
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. more
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. more
Surprise leaders are swimming in decisions about what to do about the pools in the community. more
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. more
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. more
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. more
The Arrowhead Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), the nation’s premier mother-daughter volunteer organization, has announced its Annual Membership Drive. more
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