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LOCAL NEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA
Local news
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Litchfield Park council OKs $214,517 expenditure for three new police vehicles, four radios

The city of Litchfield Park will purchase three Chevrolet Tahoe sport utility police vehicles and four police radios for use by its new patrol officers from the Avondale Police Department, at a cost of $214,517.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Litchfield Park council approves $45.2M tentative budget for fiscal 2022

The Litchfield Park City Council unanimously approved a $45.2 million tentative budget for fiscal 2022 that is more than double its 2021 budget.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

ADHS reports 16 new weekly coronavirus cases in Litchfield Park

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 16 new coronavirus cases in the Litchfield Park 85340 ZIP code over the week ending Friday, June 18, nine fewer than the 25 new weekly cases …
SPIRIT OF GIVING

Abrazo West Campus donates cereal to Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank

Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear just completed the hospital’s Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, donating the equivalent of 3,500 servings of healthy cereal to Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank.
CONSTRUCTION

Litchfield Park seeks engineering services for downtown storm drain and floodplain project

Litchfield Park is seeking statements of qualification from firms/individuals wishing to be considered for engineering services for design of phases four and five of the city’s Downtown Storm Drain and Floodplain Re-Delineation Project.
SPORTS & DAILY NEWS BRIEFS
West Valley Preps
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 All-West Valley Preps softball team

This is the eighth year West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best softball players it covers in the Northwest Valley. Here is the 2021 All West Valley Preps softball team:
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Goodyear trio takes different paths to college sports

Connor Hill, Nayeli Mancilla and Gabby Sangillo all graduated from Goodyear high schools in May, secure in the knowledge they will continue their athletic careers at a four-year university. They …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2021 All-West Valley Preps boys volleyball team

For the third time, West Valley Preps has seen enough boys volleyball in the 2021 season to put together a team of the top players in the West Valley.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Casteel lefty Isaac Rehfield blanks Millennium in 5A baseball quarters

It didn’t matter if the game was well in hand or if future pitching strategy would be a consideration in this single elimination tourney, there was no way Casteel senior lefty Isaac Rehfield …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Millennium baseball just outlasts determined Centennial

Millennium  baseball finished the regular season with a target on its back, and Centennial nearly hit it April 29 in Goodyear. The Tigers jumped to a 2-0 lead in their first turn at bat of their final regular season game.
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LOCAL OPINION, COMMERCE & EDUCATION
Opinion

Getting married is one of the happiest days of our lives. However, marriage is a legal union as much as it is a romantic one. Therefore, it is important to consider financial and legal implications before tying the knot.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. It has been a source of political debate since day one.
We are now in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the world has changed. Many of us have remained sequestered at home, and travel has been put on hold.
On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address. He said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself; nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror.” His comments are valid today.
Business

Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi have partnered for the sixth year in a row to raise money for children and families affected by pediatric cancer.

Vitalant has partnered with Valley Volkswagen dealers for its Summer Drive to Save Lives, in which donors will be entered to win a 2021 VW Tiguan 2.0T S.
Airbnb and Vrbo, an Expedia Group company, has announced a partnership to develop the Community Integrity Program.
AZ MediQuip, a leader in home medical equipment retailing, has opened its newest store in Goodyear.
Education

Estrella Mountain Community College invites the public to a two-day virtual Juneteenth Freedom Day event Wednesday and Thursday, June 16-17.

The Goodyear PebbleCreek Rotary Foundation announced that it has become an official affiliate of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in an effort to promote literacy in the Southwest Valley.
As Litchfield Elementary School District transitions to the 2022 academic year, L. Thomas Heck Middle School Assistant Principal Anthony Paduano is preparing for a transition of his own
Catholic Charities’ Westside Head Start is enrolling students for the 2021-22 school year, which will include enrollment into the Tonopah School District for Head Start, Early Head Start, pregnant mothers and home-based programs.
Entertainment
“Zen” by Arizona resident Giai Tat is one of the embelished masks on display as part of the “From Darkness to Light” exhibit now on display at Arts HQ in the Surprise Civic Center. Tat wrote that it has been an honor to be asked to embellish this radiation mask for Cancer Support Community Arizona. Art therapy is for everyone, and it does not matter what your age is, whether you are a man or woman, or what your race or situation is, art makes everything better.

Masks continue journey to Arts HQ in Surprise

Cancer Support Community Arizona, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that delivers free support services, programming, and resources to cancer patients and their families, is kicking off National Cancer …
Litchfield Park’s 2021 Fourth of July Splash Bash will feature a day of swimming and family friendly activities at the recreation center pool as in years past.

Litchfield Park to celebrate Independence Day with Splash Bash, Wigwam fireworks show

A year after canceling its annual Fourth of July Splash Bash and fireworks show at the Wigwam resort due to the COVID-19, the city of Litchfield Park is bringing both events back this Independence Day.
Meals of Joy's Duck Derby will be virtual this year; organizers are hoping to top the $11,000 raised during 2020's virtual event.

Meals of Joy Duck Derby fundraiser returns July 4; someone will win $1,000

Meals of Joy, a nonprofit meal delivery service for seniors, will hold its fourth annual Duck Derby rubber duck race Sunday, July 4.
“Untitled,’ by Kat Russum is part of the “From Darkness to Light” exhibit opening June 11 at Arts HQ in Surprise. Ms. Russum said she lost her grandmother and aunt to cancer. She received this mask, a full bust from an anonymous donor. She wrote that the mask immediately reminded her of a cocoon, and that the holes in the mask are where radiation markers were. They’re meant to portray the opening of a chrysalis and windows into which light — literally and metaphorically — pours in.

Exhibit in Surprise brings cancer stories to light

Arts HQ in Surprise will play host to “From Darkness Into Light,” an exhibit designed to inspire and empower those going through a cancer journey, through a partnership between the West …
Panels on the Arndt family's home in Litchfield Park are lit up with patriotic displays honoring America's fallen.

Litchfield Park family invites community to view Memorial Day light display

The Arndt family of Litchfield Park invites the community to drive by over the Memorial Day weekend to view a light show honoring America’s fallen.
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