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Mariners prospect Jarred Kelenic sidelined by knee strain

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners top prospect Jarred Kelenic will be sidelined due to a strained adductor muscle in his left knee. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said an MRI on …

Contract approved for 7 miles of reclaimed water pipping to north Peoria

Peoria City Council approved a contract amendment in the amount of $1.1 million with multi-national firm GHD, Inc. to provide engineering design and construction administration services for a new water pipeline to serve northern Peoria.

New COVID-19 treatment offered for high-risk patients in Peoria

A new treatment is available in Peoria to ease the symptoms of high-risk COVID-19 patients and keep them out of hospitals.

Peoria’s food truck regulations come into focus

The food truck continues to be a common fixture on the Peoria landscape and with that, the city is nearing the update of its city ordinance to streamline requirements, best serve the industry in the city and comply with updated state legislation regarding mobile food vendors.

Peoria council to consider recreational marijuana ordinance tonight

Peoria planing and zoning staff are nearly complete in updating the city code to be in compliance with state regulations on recreational marijuana.


SBA opens exclusive PPP loan

The U.S. Small Business Administration has established a 14-day, exclusive Paycheck Protection Program loan application period for small businesses and non-profit organizations.

New recording studio opens in West Valley

K.J. Nelson was already making music for himself. Friends also ask him to mix their work.

Businesses unite to make change on roadways

Last year alone, there were more than 3,100 crashes and fatalities on Arizona roads. And, with people from the west coast moving to the state in droves, ever-increasing challenges continue to emerge, …

1 home sale eclipsed $1M mark in Peoria last week

The top three home sales in Peoria for the week of Feb. 22-28 were located in the 85383 ZIP code, Peoria's luxury home hot spot, according to Realtor. com. The top home sale, 8411 W. Sands Court, …

Chicanos Por La Causa gets $5M award to support small businesses

Chicanos Por La Causa received $5 million from Wells Fargo to help enhance relief programs in Arizona for small businesses that continue experiencing hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Kehaly: Vaccine delivers hope in Arizona every 10 seconds

By all accounts, Arizona has had a rough time through the COVID-19 pandemic. A staggering loss of more than 15,000 Arizonans, punctuated by devastating economic and mental health impacts, left our …
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Lamberth: Telehealth gives more patients access to primary care, mental health services

It’s hard to believe that we have been navigating the coronavirus for more than a year. Much has changed since then. Many of us are working remotely, our kids are learning virtually, and we are …
Linda Brickman, front left, vice chair of the Maricopa County Republicans, Dr. Kelli Ward, back left, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, talk with Rey Valenzuela, right, Maricopa County Elections Department Director of Early Voting and Election Services, as the department conducts a post-election logic and accuracy test for the general election Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Supervisors respond to judge’s election subpoenas ruling

Following the ruling issued Friday by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason — which affirms the subpoenas issued by Arizona Senate Republicans calling for the release of the …
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Peoria Fire takes new boat for a spin

The Peoria Fire-Medical Department took its new “Munson” Fire Boat out on Lake Pleasant for a little tour.

Donate at Giving Go Round event in north Peoria

Do you have extra items around the house that you would like to donate?
Benevilla will host a free estate planning workshop on Zoom with Attorney Mary A. Nykamp Tuesday, March 16.

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.
The second open house for the proposed WestWing Recycling & Transfer Facility  will be held at the proposed site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 6.

Republic Services sponsors community cleanup, hosts open house 

Republic Services will collect and dispose of trash that was illegally dumped near the Agua Fria riverbed and Tierra Del Rio from 8 to 11 a.m., March 3.

Peoria seeking feedback from residents, businesses for transit master plan

The city of Peoria is seeking feedback from residents and business owners as the Peoria Transit Master Plan process begins.

Park West to host Great Egg Giveaway event

Park West, located at 9744 W. Northern Ave., Peoria, will host its inaugural Great Egg Giveaway eggs-travaganza 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 27.

Some Peoria trails closed for repairs

City of Peoria Trails Division will be performing repairs to New River Trail, north of Rio Vista Community Park and to the Greenway Channel Trail through March 15.

Peoria dog park closed for construction

The Alta Vista Dog Park was temporarily closed starting Monday, Feb. 22 for construction.
A Vermillion Flycatcher was captured at Skunk Creek in this image by city of Peoria volunteer Adrian Reznik. The Skunk Creek Trailhead on 83rd Avenue, north of Thunderbird, is considered a birding hotspot due to the large number of different species that have been observed there, Della Killeen says, adding that the Vermillion Flycatcher “is quite rare in the low desert.”

Peoria calling on residents to help document bird population

The month of March brings Birding BioBlitz to Peoria, and the city is calling on residents to help.
Peoria’s Veterans Memorial is located at Rio Vista Community Park, 8866 W. Thunderbird Road.

City seeking Veterans Memorial Board members

The City of Peoria clerk’s office is inviting all interested residents to apply to serve on the Veterans Memorial Board.
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The Sunrise Mountain Library is located at 21109 N. 98th Ave.

Bravo Peoria is still on this year

Despite the pandemic, an annual family event will still be presented this year by the City of Peoria and Friends of the Peoria Public Library.

Rockin’ The Blues on the way with West Valley shows

Rockin’ The Blues will be rocking its way around the West Valley in March.

AZ Playbacks make live music rounds in Peoria, Sun City

AZ Playbacks have a handful of West Valley gigs on the way.
From left, Larry Hill, Dan Krohn, Cheri Adams and Dave Albert perform as Cheri and the Pacemakers Feb. 27 in Peoria.

Classic rock combo coming to Peoria

Cheri and the Pacemakers will bring their live sounds to Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, at 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria, for a 6:30 p.m. show Saturday, Feb. 27.

'Ol Porch Dog' bringing sounds back to Peoria

Sun City singer Larry Kubiayk, aka “Ol Porch Dog,” will bring beach vibes to Peoria this week.
Larry Kubiayk has gigs this week in Peoria and Surprise.

‘Beach Show’ cruising to 2 West Valley spots this week

Sun City singer Larry Kubiayk, aka “Ol Porch Dog,” will twice bring beach vibes to the West Valley this week.
Cheri Adams, Dave Albert, Larry Hill and Dan Krohn as Cheri and the Pacemakers play in Peoria on Feb. 10.

Classic rock combo coming to Peoria for live gig

Cheri and the Pacemakers will bring their classic rock mix to a 6:30 p.m. gig Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria.
This Tchokwe Mask hails from Angola.

West Valley Art Museum features African tribal art

Ironically, the works currently on display at the West Valley Art Museum (WVAM) Art Gallery in Peoria aren’t actually art strictly speaking.
One year ago this month just prior to the pandemic, TheaterWorks in Peoria opened “Anything Goes” on the Gyder mainstage.

State budget includes $2M for the arts

Arizona Citizens for the Arts Executive Director Joseph Benesh lauded Gov. Doug Ducey’s inclusion of a $2 million allocation in his 2022 executive budget for the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Peoria's Bistro ready again for AZ Playbacks

AZ Playbacks perform 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway, Peoria.
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