Neighbors
SPIRIT OF GIVING

Make-A-Wish Arizona receives $20K Thunderbirds Charities grant

Make-A-Wish Arizona, the founding chapter of the international wish-granting organization, recently announced receipt of a $20,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities.
NEIGHBORS

Benevilla estate planning workshop on Zoom March 16

Benevilla will host a free estate planning workshop with Attorney Mary A. Nykamp at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 via the Zoom online platform.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Goodyear man blends fantasy, reality in book about childhood cancer battle

A Goodyear man who turned his childhood battle with T-cell leukemia into a novel recently published an audio version of the book.
Business

APS offers support to customers in need during pandemic

In the new year, APS will continue to offer support to customers in need during the pandemic.
SPIRIT OF GIVING

PebbleCreek Quilters donate thousands of hand-sewn items

The PebbleCreek Quilters of the Robson Resort community in Goodyear set a new record for providing masks, quilts and other items for the community this year.

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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

ALA to open first West Valley schools just south of Surprise

Southwest Surprise is already a charter school hotbed with statewide giant Legacy Traditional School having a K-8 campus and established local educator Paradise Schools running its 6-8 middle school …

Reds OF Akiyama returns to camp after wife seriously injured

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama returned to spring training after a week away to be with his wife, who was seriously injured when a tree fell on her in a park in …
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Goodyear officially opens Station 186 in Estrella Mountain Ranch

The in-person audience at the virtual ribbon-cutting for Goodyear’s newest fire station March 3 may have been small and socially distanced, but it was loud and proud.
MILITARY

Airmen transition from Air Force to Space Force

From “Always Ready” to “Always Above,” airmen from the 607th Air Control Squadron participated in an inter-service transfer at Luke Air Force Base that moved them from the U.S. Air Force into the U.S. Space Force.
FIRST RESPONDERS

DUI, assaults, burglaries, thefts reported Feb. 23-March 1 in Goodyear, Litchfield Park

The following crime reports were taken in Goodyear and Litchfield Park from Feb. 23-March 1.
Goodyear Business News
Rendering shows a model that will be available in Landsea Homes’ Vidrio at Estrella community in Goodyear.

Landsea breaks ground on 92-home community in Estrella

Landsea Homes, a publicly traded California-based residential homebuilder, has broken ground for housing communities in Goodyear, Tolleson and Phoenix.
ViaWest Group breaks ground on its Goodyear Crossings Industrial Park at Elwood Street and Sarival Avenue in Goodyear.

Firm breaks ground on new Goodyear industrial park

Phoenix-based ViaWest Group recently broke ground on Goodyear Crossings Industrial Park at the southwest corner of Elwood Street and Sarival Avenue in Goodyear.
Tolleson Rail Corridor recently was expanded with a new rail spur.

Stevens-Leinweber expands Tolleson Rail Corridor

A project directed by Phoenix-based general contractor Stevens-Leinweber Construction has expanded the Tolleson Rail Corridor with a new rail spur, the company announced.

City of Avondale leaves Southwest Valley Chamber

The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday, Feb. 16, that it will continue serving businesses in Avondale despite a decision by the city to withdraw its membership in the nonprofit organization.
The rust red of Estrella by Newland's Star Tower stands out in the daylight. At night, hundreds of star lights shimmer on the structure's metal surface.

Estrella offers safe, romantic Valentine’s Day options

Southwest Valley couples looking for simple and safe ways to celebrate romance close to home on Valentine’s Day have several options in Estrella.
WEST VALLEY PREPS
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Panthers play with comfort at Estrella Foothills' pace

Playing against type, it was Paradise Honors boys basketball nursing its lead late, bleeding more than a minute off the clock and making most of its free throws to put away visiting Estrella Foothills March 1.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Valley Vista girls half dominant in win over Millennium

Both coaches in the annual Millennium-Valley Vista girls basketball showdown got about helf they  wanted Feb. 17, five days after both teams suffered a difficult loss.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Goodyear Ballpark tickets go on sale Friday

Goodyear Ballpark officials have received approval from Major League Baseball and local health officials to have limited attendance for 2021 Cactus League play.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Ironwood fends off dangerous young Millennium basketball team

Ironwood's veterans made enough plays in the final five minutes of the Feb. 16 rematch of the 2020 5A final to outscore Millennium 13-9 and hold off the young Tigers. Barley, though. Millennium …
Subscriber Exclusive

Sunrise blanks Millennium in likely girls’ soccer playoff preview

A couple sophomores spoiled Senior Night at Millennium in what will undoubtedly amount to a playoff match preview.
Daily Independent
Opinions

COVID-19 has dominated the medical space for the last year. As we continued to learn more about the coronavirus, we learned that people with underlying conditions like diabetes and obesity are more susceptible to contracting the virus.

I was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia a month before my 7th birthday.
Education
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Agua Fria district expedites in-person return to comply with governor’s order

Agua Fria Union High School District officials planned to welcome students back to campus full time March 22, but quickly pivoted this week to comply with Gov. Doug Ducey’s March 3 executive order requiring schools to fully reopen March 15.
PANDEMIC SOLUTIONS

Thunderbirds Charities gives $50K to student jobs program

Thunderbirds Charities has contributed $50,000 to Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates to assist vulnerable Arizona students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS

Toastmasters to host virtual impact education and career fair

Due to the pandemic, many great highly qualified Arizonans have been laid off and Arizona Toastmasters wants to help them.
EDUCATION

West-MEC expands with nursing program

Western Maricopa Education Center recently announced its new nursing services program for the fall.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

LESD students to return to class beginning Feb. 22

Kindergartners through second-graders whose families chose the in-person learning model at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year will return to their Litchfield Elementary School District classrooms beginning Monday, Feb. 22.
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