Neighbors

Peoria farmers market makes move to Glendale

After more than a dozen years in Peoria, the homegrown Momma’s Organic Market is moving just down the road to Glendale. The longtime farmers market will make its debut 8-11 a.m. Saturday, …

Arizona Marine license plates honor the past, invest in our future

Every time Elisabeth Wisthoff looks at the license plate of her husband’s Toyota Tacoma, it reminds her of where they met, the life they’ve shared and the children they’ve …

Peoria author’s new book focuses on stronger immune systems

A Peoria author and doctor’s new book focuses on ways to strengthen one’s immune system to be more resistant to illnesses, including COVID-19. “Creating An Invincible Immune …

Thunderbirds Charities supports Benevilla Home Services Program

Thunderbirds Charities’ commitment to serving and improving the community – backed by a $60,000 grant – will enable Benevilla to continue its Home Services program and provide …

Family Promise holds virtual event, raises awareness for family homelessness

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that rescues primarily first-time homeless families and their pets and helps them return to independence, hosted a virtual event June …

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Luke changes F-16 paint scheme to single color

Two-toned F-16C Fighting Falcons are becoming a thing of the past a Luke Air Force Base. In late June, a team of nine 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Low Observable Aircraft Structural …

Arizona tops 108,000 cases of COVID-19

The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting over 108,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning. In Arizona, there are 108,614 cases and 1,963 deaths of the novel coronavirus, up …

Goodyear legislator tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Joanne Osborne, who represents Legislative District 13 in the Arizona House of Representatives, has announced she has tested positive for COVID-19. LD-13 includes LD13 covers Yuma, …

Empty the Shelters adoption event July 10-12 at county's West Valley Shelter

Maricopa County residents looking to bring a furry family member into their homes have an opportunity to do so for free this weekend when the Bissell Pet Foundation hosts its Empty the Shelters …

Arizona adds over 100 deaths of COVID-19, new daily high

Arizona health officials have added over 100 deaths of COVID-19 to the state’s total, though nearly half of them are due to death certificate matching.
Goodyear Business News
The float tank at Celestial Float Center offers a private flotation therapy experience for patrons.

New Litchfield Park business: Celestial Float Center a dream several years in the making

Opening the Celestial Float Center in Litchfield Park is a dream come true for its owner, Amanda Hawkins. Ms. Hawkins said she …
Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, the 2020 Biz to Biz Expo has been cancelled.  

West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo 2020 cancelled

Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, the 2020 Biz to Biz Expo has been cancelled.
Arizona’s jobless rate fell to 8.9% in May from April’s historic high of 13.4%, but the number of Arizonans out of work since the COVID-19 pandemic hit is twice what it was in January

Arizona jobless rate drops sharply in May, but still at twice pre-COVID levels

Arizona posted one of the sharpest unemployment drops in the country in May, falling from a historic high of 13.4% in April to 8.9% …
The city of Litchfield Park is asking those who own businesses in the 85340 ZIP code to tell officials how they are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Litchfield Park seeks business owners’ input on COVID-19 impacts

Litchfield Park is asking local business owners to tell the city how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their businesses via a survey …
This rendering depicts what the new Estrella Women’s Health Center building will look like when completed this fall.

Estrella Women’s Health Center moving to new, larger building this fall

Estrella Women’s Health Center, an OB-GYN practice by Estrella Parkway and Interstate 10, is preparing to move into a new facility …
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Delay in start of school will also push back high school fall sports

In response to Governor Doug Ducey’s executive order that will delay the start of in-person classes for the 2020-21 school year, the Arizona Interscholastic Association has also delayed all …
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More Class of 2020 athletes sign with universities

The following local high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs.
COVID-19

GCU men’s basketball team in quarantine after positive COVID-19 results

The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team has been placed in quarantine after four student-athletes and two support staff members tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving on campus.
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Goodyear's Todd, Scottsdale's Lloyd win state junior golf titles

Kendall Todd, 17, of Goodyear posted scores of 2-under-par 69 and 1-over 72 to win the State Junior Golf Championship at TPC Scottsdale’s Champions Course June 16-17. In the first round, she …
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Baseball players earn Sports360AZ academic honors

On April 29, the website Sports360AZ named the baseball and softball all-academic teams. Players from local schools are included.
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Opinions

A vaccine for Covid sounds like the title of a Hallmark romance movie. A science fiction movie might be more appropriate.

Nursing homes have become ground zero in the coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19 pandemic, with outbreaks causing high rates of illness and death among vulnerable residents living together in close …
Education

LESD to participate in 2020-21 national meals programs

Litchfield Elementary School District #79 announces it will participate in the 2020-21 school lunch and school breakfast programs.

Estrella Mountain Community College celebrates president’s 1-year anniversary

July 1 marked one year since Dr. Rey Rivera was appointed president of Estrella Mountain Community College. Dr. Rivera brought more than 23 years of higher education experience to the position, …

Litchfield Elementary School District launches new website

Litchfield Elementary School District launched a new website, lesd79.org, this week. Visitors to the new site, which went live Wednesday, July 1, are greeted with colorful images of district and …

West Valley residents among Oregon State University grads

Students from Buckeye, Glendale and Goodyear were among the more than 7,000 students representing all 50 states and 73 countries who earned degrees as part of Oregon State University’s class of …

Altrusa continues mission of serving West Valley students

For the past six years Altrusa of the West Valley has honored students from Rio Salado College, 12535 W. Smokey Drive, Surprise, for achieving their GED (General Education Diploma). Altrusa of the …
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