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Letters: Trash cans should be kept out of sight

I am writing concerning the article in the newspaper dated March 17 [“Property rules up for discussion”].
Roland Winters

Winters: District 1 Newsletter — April 2021

Hi out there to the residents of District 1 and all the citizens of Surprise.
Michael Troop

Troop: AZ Merit test season calls for tips, best practices

Standardized testing season can be a stressful time for students even under normal circumstances.
Patrick Duffy

Duffy: District 3 Newsletter — April 2021

Mayor Skip Hall has signed a proclamation terminating the face covering mandate in Surprise.
Chris Judd

Judd: District 6 Newsletter — April 2021

Mayor Skip Hall has signed a proclamation terminating the face-covering mandate in Surprise.
Jack Hastings

Hastings: District 5 Newsletter — April 2021

Mayor Skip Hall has signed a proclamation terminating the face covering mandate in Surprise.

Letters: 'For the People Act' not good for one reader

I have been reading about H.R. 1 / S. 1 the so-called “For the People Act,” which is under consideration in the U.S. Senate.
Ken Remley

Remley: District 4 Newsletter — April 2021

The 2021 State of the City Video Premiere is scheduled for April 13 at 6 p.m.
Alyson Cline

Cline: District 2 Newsletter — April 2021

Help spread the word about keeping our beloved community clean.
Skip Hall

Hall: Mayor Newsletter — April 2021

On April 13, I invite you to tune into a video premiere of our State of the City at 6 p.m. We will reflect on the resilience of our community and look forward to what’s on the horizon.
Skip Hall

Hall: City of Surprise is here to help residents

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since we first felt the impacts of COVID-19. Unfortunately, for many people the struggle continues and I want you to know that your city is here to help.
Sharon Connors

Connors: Face your fears to grow and develop

I first became aware, well, vaguely aware, that fear lurked in the background of my behavior when, as a pre-teen, my mom chided me for being “too timid.”
Roland Winters

Winters: District 1 Newsletter — March 2021

Well, hello, my fellow Surprise residents. Here it is already March, and we have finally got the COVID-19 on the run with another serum to help us.

Letters: Cancer patient loves service at local centers

I recently experienced a health issue, which was very serious. This is an article about MD Anderson Cancer Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., and Banner Del Webb Health Center Hospital, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd. 
Ken Remley

Remley: District 4 Newsletter — March 2021

On Feb. 22, Mayor Hall and I attended a one-year anniversary ribbon cutting for Flying Pig Embroidery, located at 13059 W. Grand Ave, Suite 9.
Skip Hall

Hall: Mayor Newsletter — March 2021

The city of Surprise Human Services and Community Vitality Department is seeking volunteers for Day of Service events on March 20 and March 31.
Patrick Duffy

Duffy: District 3 Newsletter — March 2021

The city of Surprise Parks and Recreation Department is offering Spring Break Camp March 15-19 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Sierra Montana Recreation Center, located at 14861 N. Spring Lane.
Jim Grieshaber

Grieshaber: CTE gives students more choices

In comparing schools and educational choices, something that is sometimes overlooked are Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. 
Linda Brickman, front left, vice chair of the Maricopa County Republicans, Dr. Kelli Ward, back left, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, talk with Rey Valenzuela, right, Maricopa County Elections Department Director of Early Voting and Election Services, as the department conducts a post-election logic and accuracy test for the general election Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Supervisors respond to judge’s election subpoenas ruling

Following the ruling issued Friday by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason — which affirms the subpoenas issued by Arizona Senate Republicans calling for the release of the …
Chris Judd

Judd: District 6 Newsletter — March 2021

One of my new favorite places in Surprise is Venue Taproom. They are a fantastic new restaurant located in the Uptown Alley Parking lot at Litchfield and Waddell roads.

Letters: Keeping kids safe should be our top job

The safety of our children at school should be every parents first priority.
Ryan Patrick Olson poses with Webber, a stuffed platypus that played an integral role in his fantasy memoir, “Carnival of Heaven.”

Olson: Survivors don’t have to let past suffering define them

I was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia a month before my 7th birthday.
Alyson Cline

Cline: District 2 Newsletter — March 2021

Help spread the word about keeping our beloved community clean.
Jack Hastings

Hastings: District 5 Newsletter — March 2021

Player 1 Arcade, located at 17239 N. Litchfield, had its Grand Opening on Feb. 19.
Leonard Kirschner poses near the canyon during a pre-pandemic visit to Grand Canyon National Park.

Kirschner: America’s national parks are calling, and you must go post-COVID-19

It was a year ago when COVID-19 struck and our world changed.
Sharon Connors

Connors: Do something uncommon this month

I think it was 1995. While I can’t be precise about the date, the ineffable experience there in Yucca Valley, California, is still palpable, vivid — and instructional.
Merrill Edelstein

Edelstein: Romantic month ends with laughs

February is the most romantic month of the year. Hopefully Valentine’s Day brought a smile to everyone’s face — even though we still can’t see those beautiful smiles. 

Letters: Costco-area growth takes from city center

Surprised and a bit concerned to read about the growth which is happening around the new Costco location off the 303 (“Costco creating nearby growth,” Feb. 17).
Raoul Sada

Sada: 2021 brings opportunities for businesses

This is an open letter to all elected officials at the federal, state and local levels.
Alyson Cline

Cline: New councilwoman focused on District 2

Greetings Sun City Grand and District 2 residents. My name is Aly Cline, and I am your new District 2 representative.

Letters: Surprise seems to be growing at too fast a pace

I’ve lived in Surprise since 2005. When I first moved here, I was a very quaint town/city of 75,000 to 80,000 people.
Roland Winters

Winters: District 1 Newsletter — February 2021

Hello to all my friends in Surprise, and I hope you are all well and safe.
Ken Remley

Remley: District 4 Newsletter — February 2021

The city of Surprise has experienced better-than-expected one-time revenues in Fiscal Year 2020 thanks to strong growth in housing permits and retail sales collections.
Patrick Duffy

Duffy: District 3 Newsletter — February 2021

Toll Brothers at Sterling Grove & The Villages at Prasada were recently featured on a WESTMARC “Open for Business” Economic Development Webinar.
Chris Judd

Judd: District 6 Newsletter — February 2021

APS is currently in the process of conducting technical analysis to determine the potential routing options for the new 230kV power lines.

Letters: Churches play major roll in community

I’ve seen a lot of comments on social media concerning churches. A lot of the comments center around the desire to tax churches.
Jack Hastings

Hastings: District 5 Newsletter — February 2021

It is a blessing to be able to support our local businesses and first responders by donating my 2020 council salary.
Sharon Connors

Connors: New year brings a new hope

Hallelujah. A sparkling new year. A long-awaited and hoped-for beginning.
Sintra Hoffman

Hoffman: The West Valley is competing, attracting smart people

Westmarc is focusing on reaching California’s brokerage and young talent communities.
Merrill Edelstein

Edelstein: Arts options abound as 2021 begins

Well, it’s 2021, and like a lot of you, I’m on the couch staying safe.

Letters: Too much trash is taking over across Surprise

Surprise is a beautiful city and rapidly growing.
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