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The saying “if these walls could talk” will certainly apply to Surprise City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, as the city begins celebrating its 60th year of incorporation in … more
Independent Newsmedia has added a slew of fun and interactive vendors with exciting giveaways and raffles … more
When Surprise suspended curbside recycling last summer, it sent shockwaves across the Valley. But Surprise Public Works Director Mike Gent said it was done for a greater good. “We did the … more
A new multi-agency public safety video is focusing on the critical public safety message, “If You See Something, Say Something.” According to a release from the Surprise Police … more
It didn’t take long for friends Donna Garrett, Kim Spencer and Val Merriman to make good use of the new Asante Library, 16755 W. Vereda Solana Drive, moments after it opened its doors on Feb. … more
PHOENIX — The science and research to back cupping therapy, the popular recovery method, is still fuzzy, but it remains widely used. Those in the sports therapy industry are lauding its … more
To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17 Democratic Presidential … more
Nancy Hayden said she had one main goal when running for the Surprise City Council in District 2. “I made a commitment to my husband when he was on his death bed that I would complete his … more
It’s hard to believe that some Surprise farmland on the west side of town will become a city within its own city over the next year.   Then again, the way that part of Surprise is … more
Mayor Skip Hall has a new sidekick. Second-year Councilman Chris Judd was selected by the City Council Jan. 21 to serve the next year as vice mayor. Mr. Judd, who represents southeast Surprise … more
It may only be the start of 2020, but city of Surprise department heads have already been thinking about 2021. And they started in 2019. Because fiscal years are ahead of the calendar years … more
While convening for the second monthly meeting of the Dysart Unified School District Governing Board Jan. 22, the board was presented with information regarding an expansion to a current agreement in … more
The presidential race isn’t the only one for Surprise residents to keep their eyes on in 2020. The mayor and four city council seats are up for grabs this year on Tuesday, Aug. 4 — and candidates are already jockeying for position, a couple months before they can even officially apply. more
Surprise’s growth over the last 20 years has transformed the city. But it’s also made it become a victim of its own success.   Some cities grow fast and some outgrow … more
Phoenix-area residents are banding together to gather signatures in an effort to place a citizen-driven initiative on the November 2020 ballot seeking relief of property taxes levied against … more
The City of Surprise is preparing for the grand opening of its newest library next month. The Asante Library, the city’s joint effort with the Maricopa County Library District, is opening … more
The seventh annual Hike for Hope benefiting Billy’s Place will take place 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. It will start and finish in WestWing at Copper Hills Church near Sunrise Mountain, 27035 … more
Preliminary statistics show overall declines in both violent and property crime in the first half of 2019 in the United States compared to the same time frame the previous year, according to FBI … more
With Surprise’s City Center and northern areas becoming filled in with more residential and commercial development, the city’s far western desert, north of the White Tank mountains, is … more
A vacant lot at Cactus and Reems roads is finally getting development — but it’s not what was originally intended for it. The City Council voted Jan. 7 to rezone about 15 acres of … more
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