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Goodyear dogs on a mission to help

Science tells us that dog ownership is linked to myriad health benefits. Dogs can help lower anxiety and loneliness, increase cognitive function and promote better heart health for their human …
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Scorpions, snakes and skulls: Celebrate fall at the White Tank Mountains

Scorpions, snakes and skulls! Celebrate fall at the White Tank MountainsWith cooling temperatures and October nearly upon us, why not celebrate the fall season with a trip to Maricopa County’s …
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Goodyear's Council Conversations returns

Goodyear residents will have an opportunity to meet and engage with their local leaders one-on-one this Wednesday, with the return of Council Conversations. Council Conversations is a quarterly …

2022 Scenic Arizona Calendars are now available

Copies of Independent Newsmedia’s 2022 Scenic Arizona Calendar are now available for purchase. Photographers with submissions featured in the calendar include: Curtis Roberts, of Peoria; …
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Benevilla tees off at Wigwam to turn 40

Benevilla recently announced it is celebrating their 40th Anniversary by hosting a golf tournament fundraiser which will tee off Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Wigwam Gold Golf Course, 451 N. Old …

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Goodyear's own 'Taco Man' running for City Council

Goodyear man, Juan Ojeda, has announced he will run for Goodyear's city council in addition to being an entrepreneur, entertainer, and small business owner. The City of Goodyear will be holding …
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Arizona's pandemic-influenced learning declines could take years to recover

Arizona students took a hit when it came to learning during the pandemic so far, and it may take several years to correct that slide. The state is putting roughly $19 million into corrective …
Police

Goodyear officers to receive upgraded Tasers, body cams

The Goodyear Police Department received city approval to purchase upgraded tasers, body cameras and “associated technology” according to city council documents.  The new …
Business

California company to buy Bashas'

Valley grocery chain Bashas' has agreed to be bought by a California regional grocer. The deal between Bashas' and Raley's Holding Co., a regional grocer based in Sacramento. Financial terms of …
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Goodyear votes to increase lump-sum payment for staff 

City of Goodyear employees who have reached the top of their pay range are now eligible to receive greater lump sum pay increases, following a city council vote on Monday.  The increase, …
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Goodyear survey asks residents what retailers, restaurants they want

You might love your city, but have you ever wished it had an organic grocery, a sporting goods store or an amusement park? The city of Goodyear wants to know. The southwest Valley city of 87,000 …
New cross-dock facility in Goodyear, which sold for $56 million.

New cross-dock facility sells for $56m in Goodyear

A brand new 450,600 square-feet cross-dock facility in Goodyear has sold for $56 million, according to a statement from Cushman & Wakefield, which brokered the deal.  The facility, built …
Paul Davis, left, Brooke Askew-Rossi and David McDermott lead PMD Realty Group at Libertas.

Libertas Real Estate celebrates new branch with grand opening

Libertas Real Estate Celebrates New Branch with Grand Opening Celebration SEPTEMBER 1 LITCHFIELD PARK  Libertas Real Estate is continuing its growth and expansion with a new branch in the …
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2021 West Valley Preps Week 8 football scoreboard

Game Oct. 14 4A #15 Buckeye (4-2) 49,  #11 Deer Valley (5-1) 28 Games Oct. 15 6A Valley Vista (3-3) 48, Avondale La Joya (0-7) 8 #3 (#3 Open) Queen Creek (6-0) 26, #6 (#10 …
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Desert Edge back on track with win at Ironwood

GLENDALE — Physical, emotional games are what give high school football teams momentum in conference play.  That’s what the Desert Edge Scorpions hope to take from Friday’s …
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Cactus continues to roll against Desert Edge as Open Division berth looms

The Cactus Cobras' resolve was even more impressive than its speedy, relentless defense and punishing ground game when the statewide football spotlight came to Glendale. In its sixth straight rout, a 42-14 pasting of Desert Edge on YurView TV Oct. 8, the Cobras:
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2021 West Valley Preps Week 6 football scoreboard

Games Oct. 1 6A Mountain Ridge (4-1) 52, Avondale Westview (1-4) 0 Liberty (4-1) 35, Mesa Red Mountain (4-1) 23 Centennial (2-3) 46, Shadow Ridge (3-2) 20 Chandler Basha (5-0) 48, …
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Liberty's Wallace works overtime to win player of the week

Liberty senior running back Zach Wallace did his best running after regulation in the Lions' 41-38 win at rival Sunrise Mountain Sept. 17, scoring all three of his team's overtime touchdowns. It …
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According to AAA and the NHTSA, Halloween is the single deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians. They are three times more likely to be struck and killed on Halloween than on any other day. Contributing factors include kids on the roads, costumes that do not reflect light, distracted driving, impaired driving and inadequate supervision, among other factors.

The Litchfield Elementary School District (LESD79) and many other school districts in Maricopa County are addicted to 30 years of continuous school overrides. This current 2021 school …
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Education

Your guide to voting in your local school district override elections

Voters in over a dozen school districts across the state will decide if they want to continue funding their local school districts with budget overrides in a special election on Nov. 2, 2021. In the …
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Two West Valley school districts asking voters to keep overrides

Two West Valley school districts are asking voters this November to continue their 15% maintenance and operations budget overrides, which provides millions every year in funding.  Both …
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New Agua Fria district high school campus planned in Goodyear

The Agua Fria Union High School District may be just a few years away from building its sixth high school campus.  The future campus is planned at 175th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road in west …
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Litchfield Elementary District governing board: Meet the candidates

The Litchfield Elementary School District governing board soon will have a new member appointed to round out the five-member body.  The seat was left vacant in August after Dr. Tara Armstead …
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Litchfield Elementary district board candidates take questions at forum

Candidates for the open seat on the Litchfield Elementary School District governing board appeared in the Litchfield Elementary cafeteria last Thursday for a questions and answers …
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