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Peoria police investigate shooting at apartment

Peoria police are investigating a shooting at an apartment, according to a news release.

Arizona Cities and Towns Week is Oct. 17-23

Arizona Cities and Towns Week is Oct. 17-23.

Details emerge regarding ‘high risk’ water well in Peoria

More details have emerged about a water well near 83rd and Grand avenues labeled as “high risk” since 2005 by Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.


Bell Bank comes to the Arrowhead area

A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the grand opening of Bell Bank, Oct. 8 in Peoria.

85383 is the epicenter of Peoria’s luxury home market

Six years ago there were seven luxury home sales in Peoria.

Major shopping center owner to open new retail projects in Queen Creek, Peoria

After a 13-year construction hiatus, Vestar, the largest privately held shopping center owner and manager in the western U.S., has announced it is building new retail centers in Queen and Peoria.

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Rebecca Durfey

Durfey: Keep an eye on Peoria's 85383 ZIP code

As a Realtor, having the opportunity to work for many clients in the Northwest Valley, it is not uncommon for me to share desirable locations by offering statistics or information for specific neighborhoods and/or ZIP codes. You can expect detailed knowledge for pin-point areas from an experienced Realtor.

Ask ADOT: Why are Arizona's highway signs green?

Most weeks in our hectic world, there’s just no time to contemplate everything that surrounds us. But there are times when a question will spontaneously pop into our brains, right between the …

Herrington: CDC urges vaccination for pregnant women

Waiting on COVID-19 vaccination because you are pregnant creates unnecessary risks for you and for your pregnancy. That’s the focus of an emergency announcement recently from the Centers for …

Rigler: Specialists use contact tracing to curb the spread of COVID-19

Friday, Oct. 1 was the 10th annual National Disease Intervention Specialists Recognition Day, the day honoring health care professionals who are crucial in the effort to disrupt the transmission of deadly infectious diseases by connecting people who have been exposed to care and services using a method called contact tracing, which has been vital during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Senators: Let’s keep America’s small businesses open with innovation

As America celebrates National Small Business Week and the hardworking entrepreneurs who form the backbone of our economy, policymakers must do more than recognize the vital contributions of small businesses. Indeed, Congress must redouble its determination to support small business owners and the nearly 60 million workers they employ following a year in which “the pandemic resulted in the permanent closure of roughly 200,000 U.S. establishments above historical levels.”
Sports and West Valley Preps Reporting

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Peoria Neighbors & Good News Reporting
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Sign up for Peoria’s online payment portal

The city of Peoria has a new online system for paying utility bills.

Neighborhood Pride in Peoria is Oct. 23

The city of Peoria is offering residents a chance to participate in revitalizing their neighborhoods through the Neighborhood Pride Program, Oct. 23.
Councilwoman Denette Dunn and a Peoria family celebrate the We Are One health event, Oct. 10.

Peoria celebrates the We Are One health event

Peoria celebrated the We Are One health health event, Oct. 10, at the Community Plaza Parking lot, 9516 W. Peoria Ave.

Come to the Paloma Regional Preserves Trails open house

The city of Peoria will host  an open house about the new trails and related names and maps, as well as a discussion on how to use them, Oct. 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Paloma Community Park, 29799 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy.

Several vaccines available in Peoria during month of October

In October, the city of Peoria will be offering flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines at the Peoria Community Center in partnership with Albertsons/Safeway Pharmacy.
Crystal Bond has been named the Peoria Independent Hometown Hero in the Leader of Tomorrow category.

Video: Paving the path for a bright future

Centennial High School Senior Crystal Bond has a bright future ahead of her.

Peoria library in park offers events, opportunities

Explore the Library at Osuna Park, located at 10510 N. 83rd Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Check out StoryWalk in Peoria

The city of Peoria will host ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Pioneer and Paloma community parks to welcome two StoryWalks to the city, Oct. 9.
Superstition Mountain near Goldfield Ghost Town, by Curtis Roberts, of Peoria. [Submitted photo]

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; …
Centennial High School varsity football player Tony Servin is getting the word out about suicide prevention in a new public service announcement.

Peoria student: You are not alone

Tony Servin knows all too well the rift that a suicide can cause, especially when that person has her whole life ahead of her.
Peoria Entertainment Reporting
David Nail will be playing this year’s Peoria Country Fest at Lake Pleasant, Oct. 9.

Peoria Country Fest to rock Lake Pleasant

Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant and the city of Peoria will host the Peoria Country Fest 2-10 p.m., Oct. 9, featuring live country music from three popular artists.The event will also feature food …

Band announces West Valley gig

The Hallelujah Blues Band will perform 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway. Reservations are encouraged. Call 623-566-1132. 

Cheri and the Pacemakers play in Peoria

Cheri and the Pacemakers will perform 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at Sunset Bistro at the Lakes, Westbrook Village Golf Club, 19260 N. Westbrook Parkway. Call 623-322-1011 for …
Rockin’ The Blues have two upcoming shows.

Rockin the Blues to play upcoming shows

Rockin' the Blues will be rockin' two shows in the coming week, one in Peoria and the other in Surprise.

Film of epic Doors concert to be shown in Valley theaters one night only

The Doors are making their return to the Valley.

West Valley Art Museum is showcasing watercolorists

The West Valley Art Museum will be featuring work by contemporary watercolorists of Arizona in an exhibit that runs through Nov. 10.

Second Saturdays return to Peoria

The city of Peoria and Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations announces the return of Second Saturdays.

Video: Peoria entertainer’s video to be featured on Greatest #AtHome Videos

Social media platform TikTok has been a launching pad for a slew of influencers and rising stars since it was released in 2016.

Follow the Fork dining event to raise money for Peoria Unified student scholarships, teacher programs

Park West, 9744 W. Northern Ave., and the Peoria Education Foundation have teamed up to offer West Valley culinary enthusiasts an all-new progressive dining and entertainment event, Follow the Fork.

Save the date for the Peoria Film Fest

The team behind the Phoenix Film Festival will host this three-day festival in Peoria at Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre, located at 16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr.
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