Bobbi Magdaleno, left, ASU community and government relations, accepts her President’s Choice Award from Westmarc CEO Sintra Hoffman during the 2021 Best of the West awards.

Westmarc seeking nominations for Best of the West

Westmarc, the West Valley's economic development and government group, is again looking to recognize the region's best projects and is seeking nominations for the 30th annual Best of the West Awards.
Commissioners discussed the issue of RV storage after several rounds of back-and-forth within city agencies.

Litchfield revisits zoning for boat, RV storage

Litchfield Park residents may soon learn the outcome of an issue that’s been reverberating between city departments for the last 18 months: what to do about the storage of recreational vehicles …
Controversy has erupted in The Park, after a proposed plan to buy the church to potentially add offices, a cafe or boutique retail. The applicant is adamant that the church and the current congregation will remain.

Proposed development to repurpose Litchfield church met with opposition

Plans to repurpose a church on the southeast corner of Old Litchfield Road and N. Villa Nueva Drive has become a topic of intense debate among some Litchfield residents for reasons of perhaps varying …

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Sneak Peek

A look inside Goodyear Civic Square ahead of August ribbon cutting

Next month, the city of Goodyear will realize a dream almost four decades in the making: a dedicated city hall.  After years of setbacks and false starts, Goodyear will finally get its city …
Local Business

‘When it rains it freakin pours:’ Litchfield’s Ground Control hopes to avoid closure

Ground Control Craft Food & Drink survived pandemic shutdowns, rising inflation and months of roadway construction co-owner Ian Harwell said cost him $45,000 a month in lost business. But as …
Supreme Court

Southwest Valley lawmakers, hospitals slow to answer questions on abortion legality

When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Dobbs decision, which ended federal abortion protections, no one–not lawmakers, doctors, lawyers, hospital networks and least of all …
FIRST RESPONDERS

Missing Goodyear woman found safe

A missing 60-year-old woman has been found in good health, police said. "We are pleased to update you that . . . Susan Irwin has been located in good health and is safe," police said …
Missing Person

Goodyear police seek help locating missing elderly woman

Goodyear police are asking the public for help in locating a 60-year-old resident who went missing from a residence in Estrella Mountain Ranch early Friday morning.  Susan Maalihan Irwin had …
Early Education

Head Start enrollment now open for West Valley families

Catholic Charities Westside Head Start has begun enrolling students in the 2022-2023 school year, which includes enrollment for Head Start, Early Head Start, pregnant mothers and home-based programs.
Crime

Newly released footage provides details on illegal Goodyear 'pop-up' party

Newly released body camera footage shows hundreds of people--many of them minors--partying at a vacant Goodyear home in February. The footage, obtained and released by Fox10 Phoenix this week, …
New Business

Goodyear residents react to planned Bikini Beans location

The city of Goodyear announced that famed local “sexpresso” coffee chain, Bikini Beans is building a new location at 1690 N. PebbleCreek Parkway — and residents shared mixed …
Crime

Update: Goodyear police release suspect photos in shooting of 19-year-old

The Goodyear Police Department has released photos of potential suspects in the killing of a 19-year-old Phoenix man, Mohamed Salim Abdullah, at a May 14 house party.  The photos, released a …
Civic Square

Goodyear Library closing permanently, reopening at new city hall

The Goodyear Branch Library will have limited services leading up to its closure and reopening at Goodyear Civic Square on Aug. 1.  Goodyear’s only public library, located at 14455 W. …

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2022 Preps football preview: Paradise Honors

Paradise Honors football enters the 2022 season well aware of what it has, and what is has to prove. Much like last season, the Panthers are overflowing with talent in space — a quarterback …
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Recent HS grads sign before fall semester

The following West Valley area high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs.West Valley Preps will update the list online if …
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ALA-West Foothills sports starts with varsity

American Leadership Academy-West Foothills athletic director Dakota Anderson is well aware his task is to build an athletic program in reverse. Unlike almost any other high school in Arizona this …
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One more big time big man joins football class of 2023

In the year of Carter Six more seniors to watch: Christian Aguilar 6-1 216 lbs. LB (Mountain Ridge) – Aguilar only has one offer to date but he's one of five returning players with a …
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LOCAL OPINION, COMMERCE & EDUCATION
Opinion

An open letter to Sen. Sinema: I have concerns about this Manchin-Schumer spending bill you agreed to sign...

We are not Hungary. It was chilling to read about the standing ovations in response to Victor Orbán’s speech at CPAC-Dallas last week...
I am really confused now that Kari Lake has declared herself the winner of the Republican governor’s race...
The two-page flashy article entitled “Arizona donors double down after Jan. 6 panel questions Trump election fund” has me very irked...
Business

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Business After Hours mixer this week in Litchfield Park.

Education

Catholic Charities Westside Head Start has begun enrolling students in the 2022-2023 school year, which includes enrollment for Head Start, Early Head Start, pregnant mothers and home-based programs.

WHAM Community Art Center is not just about visual arts, rather the association has been promoting literary art through poetry slams for five years, collaborating with Surprise Arts and Cultural …