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Split Surprise council vote delays development

A decision on a proposed housing development in the northwest corner of Surprise will wait until January when the recently elected councilman for the area is seated to break a deadlock. During its …

Paradise Honors girls swimming emerges as contender

Two years ago, the Paradise Honors swimming program existed more on paper than during the fall season. Now the Panthers are a true high shool team, with practices and camraderie during meets.

Golfer from Surprise, 17, earns trip to play Pebble …

Jack Layman grew up in a golf family, and this week the 17-year-old Surprise resident get to play at one of the sport’s most memorable courses for the first time. He is one of four golfers — the others being Isabelle Junio, Caden Clark and Lena Duretter — chosen by First Tee — Phoenix

Easements add nascent nature trails to Surprise

Surprise is not in the position to unveil a large-scale nature trail or preservation area now, or even a firm time line for such a project.

Surprise residents wrap petition drive aimed at …

Resident opposition to the Truman Ranch Marketplace affordable housing project in southwestern Surprise did not evaporate following a split 4-3 city council approval on Aug. 16.

Wyyerd looks to fill broadband gaps in Surprise

Beyond a broadband capacity grant that will help expedite connection speeds in two areas of the city that lack it, Surprise-based Wyyerd Fiber is looking to fill other gaps in far-flung areas of the city and the Valley.

2022 Preps football preview: Ironwood

Where does Ironwood football stand and where is the program going? The 2022 season should provide some answers for the Eagles after two years on opposite ends of the spectrum. Ironwood made its …

Surprise committee picks pool site near Shadow Ridge

Readiness, economics and safety drove a fairly straightforward and unanimous Surprise Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission recommendation on the site of the third city pool.

Surprise residents speak out against housing project

Fourteen people in all spoke during the Aug. 16 Surprise City Council meeting about the Truman Ranch Marketplace preliminary development plan by Dominium.

Dominium PDP gets narrow Surprise council approval

A long-anticipated Surprise City Council vote that attracted a large, vocal crowd was decided in part by the narrow scope of the agenda item council members could vote on.

2022 Preps football preview: Cactus

From the outside, a title wave of change struck the Cactus program soon after the calendar flipped to 2022. Only six players with starting experience return to a team with a new coach that moved up to 5A after running roughshod over the 4A conference.

2022 Preps football preview: ALA-West Foothills

There is no road map for what American Leadership Academy-West Foothills football is attempting this season, at least in Arizona. The charter school in Waddell just south of Surprise is starting a program with a varsity and junior varsity, but no freshman team.

2022 Preps football preview: Glendale Prep

A fairly new crew of Glendale Prep players will tackle the recurring issues with the football program since it began playing 11-man ball in 2016. The 2022 Griffins will again sport a small roster in terms of numbers, height and weight. 

2022 Preps football preview: Highland Prep

Technically, 2022 is Highland Prep’s second season of AIA football. In reality, the young program from the charter school in Surprise hit the reset button. The Honey Badgers have a full 10-game schedule and play in a region for the first time. A new coach will lead a largely new roster onto the field.

Infill housing starts vertical march in West Valley

Residential infill development in the West Valley is tilting from single-family communities toward more vertical apartment- or condo-style dwellings.

Group opposing Dominium plan will pack Surprise …

The Voice of Surprise group in opposition of the Dominium Inc. Truman Ranch Marketplace plans to show up in force Aug. 16 when the Surprise City Council decides on the affordable housing …

2022 Preps football preview: Paradise Honors

Paradise Honors football enters the 2022 season well aware of what it has, and what is has to prove. Much like last season, the Panthers are overflowing with talent in space — a quarterback …

Broadband grant will fill large gaps in Surprise

Both areas of Surprise receiving additional fiber optic cable as part of a broadband capacity grant will benefit from increased access and faster connections.
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