Busy wildland fire season predicted

By Roger Ball and Rusty Bradshaw Independent Newsmedia Weather forecasters are predicting the high probability of above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation will increase the number of wildland fires…

Altrusa celebrates anniversary

Altrusa of the West Valley recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Founded in 1978, the club continues to help the community. A celebration was March 15 at Coyote Lakes Clubhouse with…

Illness threatens dogs

By Roger Ball Independent Newsmedia The Maricopa County Department of Public Health issued a warning about an outbreak of leptospirosis in dogs in May 2017, but many are unaware of…

PORA traffic meeting draws crowd

By Roger Ball Independent Newsmedia PORA Traffic and Safety Committee chairman Dave Poling anticipated a few more people than usual at the Wednesday, March 28, meeting. But he was surprised by…