Neighbors
Business

APS offers support to customers in need during pandemic

In the new year, APS will continue to offer support to customers in need during the pandemic.
SPIRIT OF GIVING

PebbleCreek Quilters donate thousands of hand-sewn items

The PebbleCreek Quilters of the Robson Resort community in Goodyear set a new record for providing masks, quilts and other items for the community this year.
CELEBRATING THE SEASON

Church at Litchfield Park to hold drive-thru living Nativity

The Church at Litchfield Park will share the magic of the Christmas season with a free drive-thru living Nativity pageant Sunday, Dec. 20, and drive-in Christmas Eve candlelight services Thursday, Dec. 24.
HELPING OTHERS

Christopher Todd Communities collecting food for St. Mary’s Food Bank

Christopher Todd Communities in Goodyear and Litchfield Park are collecting non-perishable food donations at their home leasing centers through Thursday, Jan. 7, in support of St. Mary’s Food Bank.
SPIRIT OF GIVING

930 Thanksgiving dinners distributed at Turkeys for Teachers event

To eliminate the stress of holiday shopping for West Valley teachers who have been stretched thin during the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Valley Mavericks Foundation distributed 930 turkeys and all the fixings.

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The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Goodyear council requests marijuana amendment changes

After discussion with the Goodyear City Council, Assistant City Attorney Lisa Maxie-Mullins will work with staff to explore two changes as she finalizes proposed amendments incorporating recreational marijuana into city code.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Mavericks, partners pull off successful Patriot All-America despite pandemic

Coordinating a growing, 10-year-old tournament that brings 84 amateur golfers from colleges and universities around the country to Litchfield Park is no simple task. Toss a pandemic into mix, and the challenges are magnified immeasurably.
DEVELOPMENT

As PV|303 nears buildout, developers break ground on two new projects in Goodyear

Major expansion is happening again in Goodyear as two large-scale projects totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet have begun construction at PV|303, the Southwest’s largest master-planned industrial park.
COVID-19 PANDEMIC

State moves into Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination stage

As part of its Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination schedule, the Arizona Department of Health Services opened registration for the state’s first 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale at 9 a.m. Monday.
Goodyear Business News
George Colleran, Carlos Carbajal and Barry Worman from Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear help load hospital gift shop items for donation to New Life Center.

Abrazo West gift shop donates inventory to New Life Center

Inventory from the hospital gift shop at Abrazo West Campus, 13677 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear, has been donated to New Life Center, a nonprofit emergency shelter for children and adults in the Southwest Valley.
FLITE Goodyear’s 95-acre campus offers a wellness path, furnished outdoor collaborative areas and displays of public art with an aviation theme honoring the site’s history of flight innovation.

Companies at FLITE Goodyear’s campus continue to expand

Companies at FLITE Goodyear, the former home of Lockheed Martin and Arizona’s new launchpad for 21st century innovation, are expanding and enhancing the success of the 1-million-square-foot, mixed-use campus.
Greenlight Communities and Holualoa Companies recently broke ground on Cabana Encanto, a 286-unit multifamily community slated to open at 2323 N. 150th Drive in Goodyear in 2021.

Greenlight Communities breaks ground on Cabana Encanto multifamily complex

Greenlight Communities recently broke ground on Cabana Encanto, a $45 million, 286-unit multifamily complex catering to individuals and families looking for quality housing at attractive monthly rents.
National Association of Realtors named the Valley of the Sun a top 10 real estate market during and in a post-COVID-19 environment.

Report: Phoenix metro a top real estate market during pandemic

National Association of Realtors named the Valley of the Sun a top 10 real estate market during and in a post-COVID-19 environment.
Collective consciousness, artwork.

Robson Communities expert offers tips to improve brain health

According to the CDC, 1 in 9 adults aged 45 or older report confusion or memory loss, but there are small changes you can make now to improve your brain health for the rest of your life.
WEST VALLEY PREPS
WEST VALLEY PREPS

AIA board reverses course, votes 5-4 to start winter sports play Jan. 18

Much like the decision of the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board to cancel the winter sports season Jan. 8 by one vote, the 5-4 decision at Tuesday's board meeting to reinstate the winter sports season.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

AIA board cancels winter sports season

The Arizona Interscholastic Association executive board voted to cancel the winter sports season, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases since the holidays and the recommendations of the AIA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2020 All-West Valley Preps girls volleyball team

West Valley Preps has selected the top volleyball players in the Northwest Valley for the 2020 season.
COLLEGE GOLF

Auburn’s Graysen Huff goes wire-to-wire to win 2020 Patriot All-America invitational

Auburn University senior Graysen Huff shot a third straight round of par or better Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Wigwam Golf Club Gold Course in Litchfield Park, turning in a final-round -3 (67)  to win the 2020 Patriot All-America Invitational at -8 overall.
COLLEGE GOLF

Huff leads heading into final 2020 Patriot All-America round

Auburn University senior Graysen Huff turned in a second straight standout round Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Wigwam Golf Club Gold Course in Litchfield Park, persevering through chilly temperatures and gusty winds to fire an even-par 70.
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Opinions

There is an early warning sign that high-demand jobs may be hard to fill when the labor market fully reopens, even with millions of Americans looking for work.

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Education
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

What do you want to see in a new superintendent? Agua Fria UHSD wants to know

Agua Fria Union High School District will hold a virtual town hall-style meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, to discuss the characteristics and traits desired in the district’s new …
PARTNERSHIPS

Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek focuses support on Title I schools

The Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek values strong schools and strong communities. This thriving service club prioritizes partnerships with Avondale, Litchfield and Agua Fria school districts, with an emphasis on Title I schools where children from low-income families compose at least forty percent of enrollment.
COMPETITIONS

Agua Fria UHSD’s STEMCon X goes virtual

Agua Fria Union High School District students who want to showcase their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills while competing for scholarships up to $1,000 and other prizes, can sign up now for STEMCon X.
ACHIEVEMENTS

Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye students named to Oregon State honor roll

Four Southwest Valley residents were among the 8,378 Oregon State University students named to the fall 2020 term’s scholastic honor roll.
SCHOLARSHIPS

High school students can earn free college credits through ACE Program

High school sophomores in the Southwest Valley worried about going to college because of tight finances and other challenges are encouraged to apply for ACE, Estrella Mountain Community College’s Achieving a College Education program.
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