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Fri
25
Aug

Commission OKs APS rate hike


Commissioner Bob Burns was the only dissenting vote. (Photo courtesy Bob Burns)

The Arizona Corporation Commission approved Arizona Public Service Company’s request to raise electricity rates with a 4-to-1 vote.

APS originally sought a $165.9 million increase in its base revenue. The impact would have meant a 7.96 percent, or $11 monthly, increase on the average customer’s bill. The commissioners approved a lower increase that estimates a 4.54 percent, or $6 monthly, increase.

Fri
25
Aug

STEAM academy promotes tech development in youth


Students cheer for a classmate during a virtual reality development course. (Photo courtesy ITSA)

As the owner of a tech firm, Raman Khurana had a hard time finding adequately trained talent. He saw the “grim” statistics that only 40 percent of high school graduates go onto college.

Budget cuts require schools to focus on core subjects and the homeschool community doesn’t receive the same opportunities as other students.

Fri
25
Aug

Luxury camping comes first with Goodyear company


Arizona Luxury Expeditions founder Don Stevens is hoping soon to offer trips to Utah. (Photo courtesy Arizona Luxury Expeditions)

“Glamping,” or glamorous camping, is for those who love the outdoors but don’t necessarily want the chores that go with it.

Arizona Luxury Expeditions founder Don Stevens seeks to help folks who prefer that way of camping.

Thu
24
Aug

Attorney for freeway opponents encouraged by appeals


Attorney Howard Shanker and freeway opponents are trying to stop ADOT from moving forward on the proposed South Mountain Freeway(Photo courtesy of East Valley Tribune)

By Paul Maryniak

 

The lawyer for one of the groups asking for an immediate temporary halt in further work on the South Mountain Freeway said he is encouraged by the latest order handed down by an appellate court panel considering the request.

Wed
23
Aug

Donate blood, receive free taco


Photo courtesy of Rubio's

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

 

“Maximize Your Impact” at any of United Blood Services’ six Valley donor centers through Thursday, August 31, and receive a free taco, courtesy of Rubio’s.

Wed
23
Aug

Avondale woman fulfills promise


Avondale’s Stephanie Small tirelessly tracked down the remains of her great-uncle, Willie Rowe, who was captured during the Korean War. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

 

As a child in Virginia, Stephanie Small was fascinated with stories about her family. She remembers her great-grandmother, Mary Kennedy Rowe, keeping their spirits alive by sharing tales with her nightly in bed as the breeze came in through the windows.

Wed
23
Aug

Children’s orchestra brings the noise to West Valley


The Youth Orchestra, one of two West Valley Youth Orchestra groups, features a full ensemble consisting of strings, winds, brass and percussion. (Photo courtesy West Valley Youth Orchestra)

By Connor Dziawura

 

West Valley Youth Orchestra conductor Claire Gordon is adamant that music is a lifelong gift.

Tue
22
Aug

DAR awards scholarship to U of A student


DAR’s Gina Ragsdale, left, awards the scholarship check to Chelsea Lovitt of Buckeye. (Photo courtesy DAR)

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

University of Arizona sophomore Chelsea Lovitt was awarded a scholarship by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Tue
22
Aug

Cody Ross graduates from basic training

By West Valley View staff

U.S. Air Force Airman Cody Ross graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Tue
22
Aug

Enroute Coffee brings community to coffee


Bridgitte Watts, left, owner of Enroute Coffee in Goodyear, and Britain Malik prepare customers iced coffee at her shop, which offers cozy gathering spots and craft-brewed coffees and teas. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)

By Connor Dziawura

A Goodyear coffeehouse is finding new ways to connect with its community through coffee.

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