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Friday, February 15, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Plaza del Rio Foundation’s Spring 2019 Scholarship Awards Presentation recognized 10 employees from both the Freedom Plaza Retirement Campus and Peoria Post Acute and Rehabilitation (formerly Plaza del Rio Care Center) on the Plaza del Rio Campus in Peoria.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Thursday, February 07, 2019

Felicity Ruiz, David Fernandez and Hector Flores were honored February 1 by Peoria Rotary Club as February 2019 Students of the Month. The club honors a student from Peoria, Centennial and Ironwood high schools each month during the school year at a breakfast meeting.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Fewer than 35 people attended the City Council candidate mixer Aug. 15 at Rio Vista Recreation Center. But each candidate who attended received his or her six minutes of fame and gave biographies, accomplishment summaries and visions for the future of the city.

Ever wonder what the family vase is worth? The West Valley Art Museum is giving residents the chance to find out. In conjunction with its current exhibit, “Art Treasures of the West Valley,” the WVAM is hosting professional appraiser Sean Morton from Morton Appraisals of Scottsdale at 4 p.m.…

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A farewell reception was held Aug. 16 for Peoria Police Chief Roy Minter, who is leaving to take a position as chief of police in Savannah, Ga.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Peoria welcomed two new Council Youth Liaisons to the City Council: Leah Gilbertson and Frank Johnson. Presiding Municipal Judge George Anagnost swore in the two students at the Aug. 14 City Council meeting.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Council unanimously approved the rezoning application by Evergreen Devco, a development company seeking approval on a request to rezone the existing Planned Area Development (PAD) to the Trellis at Roundtree Ranch PAD on approximately 18.5 acres at the northeast corner of 83rd and Olive avenues.

Children sat quietly at Sunrise Mountain Library’s Thursday morning gathering. It was the regular reading crowd, the same youngsters who go every week to join Madame Patchouli (aka Kathy Jackson) in a dance and sing along with her as she recites their favorite book passages.

By the time Nov. 6 arrives, Peoria residents may be wondering when they will have time to complete their ballots. This year, they will decide if a Republican should continue representing them in the 8th Congressional District, or if it is time for a change and elect a Democrat. The district …

Pleasant Harbor and Evofit will host the inaugural Pleasant Harbor Dam Cancer! 5K Run/Walk from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Lake Pleasant. The race will take place on the New Waddell Dam, which is 4,700 feet long and 440 feet high. Never open to the public, runners will have a unique vantage…

Now that the kids are back to school, the Peoria Times would like to take the opportunity to remind drivers of all the traffic laws and safety protocols that surround school zones and school buses.

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park has announced this year’s recipients of its annual Animal Care & Conservation Awards. Over the past three decades, the zoo has contributed tens of thousands of dollars, as well as thousands more as in-kind support and staff expertise to dozens of local, national and international organizations working on habitat restoration and wildlife conservation all over the globe. The financial awards of $1,000 to $10,000 each were created to recognize worthy efforts in field conservation, public display and education and basic research designed to preserve our planet and inspire future generations to care about wildlife and wild places.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Peoria Rotary is presenting a banquet titled “Who We Are, What We Do” to recognize members of student service clubs based at Peoria and Centennial high schools. Students from each school will show photos and videos of service projects they have completed and talk about their plans for the co…

Friday, August 10, 2018

After a national search brought in more than 50 applicants, the city of Peoria announced Aug. 7 that South Pasadena Police Chief Arthur J. Miller has been selected to replace the city’s retiring Police Chief Roy Minter.

Some voters may have questions about the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 28. Early ballots, dates, locations, lines, times and deadlines … the process can be confusing. The city of Peoria is offering to help with a first-ever event: Q and A with the city clerk. 

Arizona’s primary election is less than three weeks away and voters will have lots of decisions to make.

The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park welcomed its second baby sea lion in less than a year.

Only one month remains in this year’s “Don’t Leave Me Behind” vehicular heatstroke awareness campaign, but the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is asking for renewed commitment in keeping the number of lives lost this year at zero.

The Plaza del Rio Foundation’s fall 2018 scholarship awards presentation honored 11 employees from both the Freedom Plaza Retirement Campus and Peoria Post Acute and Rehabilitation (formerly Plaza del Rio Care Center) on the Plaza del Rio Campus in Peoria.

The Federal Service Dog Support has opportunities for individuals seeking to acquire service dog training skills. The FSDA also offers a full Service Dog Trainer Academy with an opportunity to earn credentials as a Master Trainer. Funding for a full scholarship is available. Arizona residents ages 13 and older can apply to participate in an upcoming class, and individuals ages 18 and older may apply for a $3,000 scholarship to the Trainer Academy.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Domestic violence can affect how someone feels about her inner self. A support group sponsored by the police department’s Victim Assistance Unit will explore solutions to overcome the hurt domestic violence has caused in victims’ lives.

Friday, August 03, 2018

The Peoria Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Meet the Candidates Luncheon” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 15 at Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866 W. Thunderbird Road. Candidates seeking council seats in the Acacia and Pine districts will be present.

For the 12th consecutive year, The Salvation Army Sun Cities West Valley Corps Community Center and Walmart teamed up to provide neighbors most in need in the West Valley with vital back-to-school clothing. The shopping event took place July 25 at the Walmart Peoria Supercenter, 21655 N. Lak…

Under the leadership of State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, R-District 28, the Arizona Legislature passed SB1390 to extend Proposition 301, legislation that dedicates more than $600 million annually to Arizona classrooms for an additional 20 years. 

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and the Department of Defense have awarded Dr. Anthony Dicello, owner of A Glowing Smile Dental Care, and Cathy Davis, his office manager, the Patriot Award for supporting their National Guard and Reserve employees.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The Peoria Police Department garnered high praise during its recent re-accreditation and was awarded the Meritorious Advanced Accreditation for Law Enforcement with Excellence (Gold Standard) for successfully completing its eighth accreditation.

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Concerns of Police Survivors, Arizona Chapter (C.O.P.S. AZ) encourages the public to honor Department of Public Safety Trooper Tyler Edenhofer, who was killed in the line of duty, and all the officers who were involved in the critical incident that occurred at 10 p.m. July 25 on Interstate 10 near Avondale Boulevard. The efforts are to show law enforcement officers that residents recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen in public service.

The P83 district is likely to get busier this fall with the addition of a new event. The Phoenix Film Foundation and Phoenix Film Festival have announced the start of a new festival. The Peoria Film Fest presented by the city of Peoria will be held Oct. 19 to 21 at the Harkins Arrowhead Foun…

D.R. Horton successfully bid $31.35 million July 17 in an Arizona State Land Department auction for 125.36 acres of State Trust Land in Peoria that is zoned for residential use, State Land Commissioner Lisa Atkins announced last week.

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