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Glendale rolls out secure, user-friendly online payment system

The city of Glendale is rolling out new payment options on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Sharks open the season with 4-3 shootout win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Martin Jones stopped Clayton Keller in a shootout and the San Jose Sharks bounced back after Arizona's Phil Kessel scored with 3.2 seconds left in regulation, beating the …

Readers can submit Scenic Arizona photos for Daily Independent at YourValley.net

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty.
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Glendale will not raise property tax rate for 6th straight year

For a sixth straight year, Glendale will not be raising its primary property tax rate.
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Glendale will consider street name change city policy

The Glendale city council will have a discussion next month about potentially adding a policy on how to change street names within city limits.
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Prep Sports & Education Reporting

AIA board reverses course, votes 5-4 to start winter sports play Jan. 18

Much like the decision of the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board to cancel the winter sports season Jan. 8 by one vote, the 5-4 decision at Tuesday's board meeting to reinstate the winter sports season.

AIA board cancels winter sports season

The Arizona Interscholastic Association executive board voted to cancel the winter sports season, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases since the holidays and the recommendations of the AIA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.

2020 All-West Valley Preps girls volleyball team

West Valley Preps has selected the top volleyball players in the Northwest Valley for the 2020 season.

AIA board delays winter sports' start to Jan. 18

To support efforts to mitigate COVID-19 hospitalizations and improve the opportunity for a winter sports season to occur, the Arizona Interscholastic Association executive board decided to adjust the season start date to Jan. 18.

Pulu powers to playoff player of the week

Cactus junior linebacker/running back Aki Pulu dominated the playoff week 1 player of the week vote like he dominated the Cobras okayoff victory over Flagstaff Coconino Nov. 27. In the poll, a …

Glendale Community College’s second annual Innovation Challenge competition will take place as a virtual event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.

The Deer Valley Unified School District will update the latest on its return to in-person learning procedures during the pandemic when the governing board meets for its first meeting of 2021.
Glendale Business & Opinions
Baby reticulated giraffe Noel was born at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park just before Christmas

She’s already 6 feet tall: Wildlife World Zoo welcomes baby giraffe Noel

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Litchfield Park is celebrating the holiday season with the birth of Noel, a baby reticulated giraffe who arrived just before Christmas.
Peregrine falcons will highlight the Watchable Wildlife Program’s first virtual experience. [Submitted photo]

AZGFD to kick off virtual speaker wildlife series Jan. 7 

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is getting ready to roll out a new and exciting way to keep people connected with the state’s diverse wildlife.

Pro Musica choral group live streams concert Dec. 19

ProMusica Arizona presents “A Christmas Kaleidoscope,” a free live-streamed concert at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19.
Dozens of chocolate purveyors annually descend on Glendale’s event every February.

Glendale nixes chocolate festival due to COVID safety protocols

Last year the annual Chocolate Affaire -- a Glendale staple since 1996 -- was pared down in size because of a cut in its budget. This year, the event will be canceled because of coronavirus.
Pumpkin pie is a favorite of black-tailed lemurs.

Enjoy Thanksgiving with Wildlife World denizens

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park’s animals receive a special Thanksgiving feast each year, just like humans, and they’re always up for a visit from friends on the holiday.
TopGolf Glendale

Topgolf turkey shoot Sunday benefits WHAM

Proceeds from a Topgolf Turkey shoot from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at Topgolf Glendale will benefit WHAM Center for the Arts in Surprise.
World Of Illumination returns to Westgate in Glendale this month.

World Of Illumination lights up Glendale

For a second straight year, the world’s largest drive-thru animated light show is in Glendale for the holidays.
Peoria wood sculptor Matt Werner is one of 140 artists participating in the Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour during the last two weekends of November.

West Valley artists display works in Arizona’s largest artist studio tour

West Valley artists will be part of Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour when Hidden in the Hills returns for a 24th consecutive year during the last two weekends of November: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20, 21 and 22 and Nov. 27, 28 and 29.
Priscilla Pinches and Rich La Rose will perform Nov. 4 in Glendale.

Rose Duo to play Glendale gig at Westgate

The Priscilla Rose Duo will perform its classic rock and pop tunes 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Opa Life Greek Cafe, 9404 W. Westgate Blvd., in Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District.
Glendale’s Ben Bennett walks strings of lights between palm trees downtown on Oct. 19.

Glitters returns next month - but with some changes

Glendale Glitters will illuminate the sky next month to cap off a year of uncertain stops and starts with the stability and holiday heritage that only a downtown 1.7-million light display can provide.
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