Neighbors

SRP continues to assist customers during pandemic

SRP continues to help low-income households in Queen Creek that are behind on their payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The utility put in place a seven-month COVID-19 moratorium on power …
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

More than 150 give back in Goodyear

Goodyear was hopping with good deeds Saturday, Oct. 24, as more than 150 volunteers fanned out around the city to give back to the community as part of 2020 Make a Difference Day.
ENVIRONMENT

Friends, strangers extend a loving hand to Mother Nature

Thanks to two community-minded families who had a little help from friends and strangers, an Avondale wetland area that draws nature lovers from around the Valley got a much-needed spruce up recently.
SPIRIT OF GIVING

Helping the hungry is Goodyear’s Make a Difference Day focus

For the 13th consecutive year, the city of Goodyear will participate in Make a Difference Day, and while this year’s event will look a bit different from previous years, the generous spirit of …

Donate blood to fight breast cancer, get gift card

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets.

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Thousands converge on Goodyear for Trump campaign rally

The streets around Phoenix Goodyear Airport were crowded but orderly Wednesday, Oct. 28, as thousands of people descended on the area for their chance to see President Donald J. Trump at one of two campaign rallies he held in the state. The other was held in Bullhead City in the morning.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Litchfield Park council to vote Thursday on Sun Health expansion

The Litchfield Park City Council could vote in special session Thursday, Oct. 29, to pave the way for Sun Health to develop 322 acres of the former Paul W. and Florence Brinton Litchfield estate at Camelback and Litchfield roads as a mixed-use destination.
2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

City announces road closures during Trump's Oct. 28 campaign stop at Goodyear Airport

Motorists driving in the vicinity of the Phoenix Goodyear Airport between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 should plan alternate routes and allow plenty of time to get to their destinations.
2020 GENERAL ELECTION

Where to vote in Goodyear

Attention, Goodyear voters: General Election voting is under way in Arizona. The Maricopa County Elections Department began mailing ballots Wednesday, Oct. 7 to those who signed up to get their …
COVID-19 PANDEMIC

County COVID-19 benchmarks move upward; cases in Goodyear surpass 3,000

Maricopa County COVID-19 reopening benchmark data continued moving in the wrong direction this week, as cases in Goodyear surpassed the 3,000 mark.
Goodyear Business News
The Aldi Finds aisle in Goodyear will offer a variety of limited-time specialty items, with new items featured weekly.

Aldi to make Goodyear debut

Goodyear residents will have more even more grocery choices when Aldi opens its new store at 845 N. Estrella Parkway in November.
The TJ Farms’ booth at opening night of the now-defunct Peoria Night Market was packed with fresh offerings. The farm is a regular at both the Arrowhead and Surprise markets, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, freshly made tortillas, and freshly roasted green chilies and peppers.

New Peoria Night Market closes after two weeks

After just two weeks in operation, the new Peoria Night Market at Park West shopping center has closed, but those who want to see their favorite Southwest Valley vendors can still find them at weekend markets in Glendale and Surprise.

Reflection: Let’s look back, learn and move forward

Over the past couple months, I’ve written articles and blogs with a focus on government action and inaction in response to the virus, stories heard on the street, and my attempts to be uplifting.
Darlene Powell recently moved from New York to a new build-to-rent community in Peoria. The housing model is becoming more popular for residents and investors.

Build-to-rent communities see explosive growth

Darlene Powell has always wanted to live in Arizona. The retired Rikers Island correctional officer and now speech language pathologist from New York City did her research and found a new rental home would suit her well in her pursuit for the desert Southwest.
Hope’s Artisan Breads, now in Litchfield Park, started its bakery business in Goodyear.

Litchfield Park, Avondale vendors join new Peoria night market

Southwest Valley farmers’ market enthusiasts who had to travel farther for their weekly produce, vendor and food truck fix when the Peoria Farmers’ Market at Park West moved to Arrowhead Towne Center this summer are in luck; Get Local Arizona Events is bringing a night market to the shopping center Wednesday, Oct. 7.
WEST VALLEY PREPS
WEST VALLEY PREPS

McIntosh, Scorpions maul Ironwood on way to 4-0 start

When route 1 gets you there so fast, it's hard to take the scenic drive. Time and again Friday night, Desert Edge send 220-pound junior tailback Jeryll McIntosh behind an offensive line that averages around 270 pounds.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2020 West Valley Preps Week 4 football scoreboard

Games played Oct. 23 unless otherwise noted.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

COVID causes West Valley football, volleyball cancellations

The statewide wave of COVID-related high school football game cancellations and changes hit the West Valley in earnest this week.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

Class of 2021 athletes start to sign with colleges

The following West Valley area high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs.
WEST VALLEY PREPS

2020 Week 2 West Valley Preps football scoreboard

Games played  Oct. 2 unless otherwise noted.
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Opinions

When you hear the word, “budget,” what does it mean to you? For many, it’s a hard-and-fast plan to reign in your spending, plot everything on a spreadsheet and consign yourself to counting pennies and not having much fun on the road to financial wellness. But there is another way — instead of a budget, create a “spending plan” for yourself.

With the announcement that Donald and Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, the subject of quarantine is front page news.
Education
EDUCATION

West-MEC offers rare OSHA certification

Western Maricopa Education Center — a public career technical education district — is the only school district in Arizona offering in-house Occupational Safety and Health Administration …
EDUCATION

Colleges Foundation earns scholarship grant

The Helios Education Foundation has awarded a grant to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation to fulfill a dollar-for-dollar U.S. Department of Education Title V Endowment Match Challenge, resulting in $1.2 million in newly endowed scholarships funds.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

Agua Fria district begins search for new superintendent

Agua Fria Union High School District is searching for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Dennis Runyan when he retires in June.
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE

LESD moving to five-day in-person learning Oct. 26

Litchfield Elementary School District students whose families signed up for in-person learning at the beginning of the school year will return to the classroom five days a week beginning Oct. 26.
EDUCATION

Agua Fria UHSD board to hear hybrid learning update

Agua Fria Union High School District’s Governing Board will hear an update Wednesday, Oct. 14 on the district’s transition to its hybrid schedule, which kicked off Monday.
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