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Gold coin dropped in Salvation Army kettle in Goodyear

The Salvation Army reports that three of its signature Red Kettles in the Valley received an anonymous donation of a one-ounce American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin over the a 10-day stretch in …

Record attendance at Litchfield Park's Oktoberfest

The city’s annual Oktoberfest fall event had a record attendance of 1,500 people last fall. Pre-sale tickets for the Saturday, Oct. 5 event on the Wigwam’s lawn sold out before the …

Belgium could be added to list of fighter pilot trainees at Luke

Continued specialized air fighter training is an important foundation for the future security of the United States.  Such training is expected to expand, and much of it happens in the West Valley’s backyard.

Keeping up with tech: Libraries persevere in the 21st century

The 21st century has brought about innovation in technology, from the advancement of the internet, cell phones to smart phones, tablets, social media and more.

Matthew Williams starts as new Litchfield Park assistant city manager

Matthew Williams, former town manager of Huachuca City, was named as Litchfield Park’s new assistant city manager. He began Monday, Dec. 30. City manager Bill Stephens selected Mr. Williams, …
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The 2019 All West Valley Preps football team

For the tenth straight year, West Valley Preps honors the best football players from schools in the Northwest Valley. Players may only be selected for offense or defense, but can earn a secondary nomination on special teams.
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MILLENNIUM GIRLS’ SECOND ACT

Jasmine Singleton and Ali Zelaya had some advantages over their peers when they arrived in the Millennium girls basketball program in 2016.   Adriana Zelaya had just finished her …

The West Valley Preps' 2019-20 girls soccer preview

The girls soccer season is under way for Northwest Valley high schools. Here are previews, with coaches’ comments, for teams that responded to our questions: CACTUS COBRAS 4A West Valley …
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The 2019 All West Valley Preps Girls Volleyball Team

West Valley Preps has selected the top volleyball players in the Northwest Valley for the 2019 season. This year we’ve added Estrella Foothills and Millennium. And we've added a third team …
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West Valley Preps' 2019-20 Boys Soccer Preview

The boys soccer season is under way for Northwest Valley high schools. Here are previews, with coaches’ comments, for several local teams: ESTRELLA FOOTHILLS WOLVES 4A Southwest …
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Opinion

Be a light to someone going through a difficult time this holiday season and consider taking part in Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Ignite Hope walk. For the first time this year, the walk …

Local camping enthusiasts recommend some areas for camping during the cooler months. Just moved from Indiana in March and now we are settled in we’d like to get to some camping. Where are …
Each year, we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). By law, federal benefits increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price …
As our summer heat finally wanes, and as many of our residents return from their summer sojourns in cooler climates, our special events season begins once again. City staff has planned an …
Business

Relocating one of their West Valley shops to Goodyear has proven to be a win for Cowtown Skateboards – not to mention Goodyear skating enthusiasts. “We wanted to be a lot closer to the …

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) hosted a grand opening for its 10th parts distribution center (PDC), launched earlier this fall. Located just outside of Phoenix, the 268,000 square-foot …
Gov. Doug Ducey has a message for the world’s manufacturers: “If you’re searching for the best place on the globe to build your products and your legacy, Arizona is that …
There is a ribbon cutting for Green Ribbon Homes/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices AZ Properties noon-1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at 1616 N. Litchfield Road, suite 115. Call 602-339-5865. A Fairfield Inn …
Education

Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC)–a public career technical education district–helps students afford certification exams and other education expenses through grant funds …

The Community Choir at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is seeking additional singers for the spring semester that begins Tuesday, Jan. 21. Now in its fourth season, the EMCC Community …
As part of its mission to benefit Arizonans through youth, sports and education, the Fiesta Bowl organization and its Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program, powered by DriveTime has …
The West Valley is approaching a surge of growth and an evolving job market. Estrella Mountain Community College is getting ready for it. “I think what you’re beginning to see is this …
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