Guest Commentaries

Tue
19
Aug
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Dual reality of back to school

by Larry Tracey

Youth4Youth.org executive director

The beginning of the school year will expose your child to many opportunities, some good and some not so good.

Tue
19
Aug
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Let’s pull together

by Bob and Bozena Field; Rae and Bob McMillan; Stu and Mary Wilkening; and Marcie and Dave Ellis

Litchfield Park residents

JDM has submitted plans to the city asking for zoning changes so they can add more rooms to the Wigwam in order to compete in an increasingly difficult market. They are also requesting approval to develop residential and commercial property on the west side of Litchfield Road.

Fri
01
Aug
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Independents have several choices

by Carmen Martinez

Avondale city clerk

Fri
01
Aug
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Delivering water and economic value for Ariz.

by Pamela Pickard

Central Arizona Project Board president

Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the primary steward of central and southern Arizona’s Colorado River water resources. By delivering almost 500 billion gallons of Colorado River water every year, CAP has dramatically and positively changed the economic and environmental landscape of our state. Clearly, CAP has a critical role in supporting the health and sustainability of the Colorado River and the state of Arizona.

Tue
15
Jul
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F.D. warns: Take care of exhaust fans

Roger Parkerby Roger Parker
Avondale fire marshal

When was the last time you cleaned your ceiling vents? After a bathroom exhaust fan malfunction led to a small attic fire in an Avondale house last week, the Avondale Fire & Medical Department is urging the public to keep fan ducts clean and run them only when necessary to prevent overheating and fires.

Fri
04
Jul
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Summer slide belongs on the playground

Roger Freemanby Roger Freeman
Littleton Elementary School District superintendent

Tue
24
Jun
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Winners, chat and more

by John Safin

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president/CEO

Tue
24
Jun
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Avondale comes together to talk education

by Kenneth Weise

Avondale mayor

Nearly 100 participants from education, government, nonprofit and other sectors convened in early June at Avondale’s second Annual Education Summit: A Community Conversation on After-School Opportunities.

Tue
10
Jun
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Get in the swim of water safety

by Wally Campbell

Goodyear city councilwoman

Swimming and other water activities are a great way to beat the Arizona summer heat. To ensure these activities remain fun and enjoyable, it is important to review basic safety tips to keep you and your family safe.

Teaching your children how to swim is a valuable lifelong skill that will allow them to better enjoy water activities and could potentially even save their life. The city of Goodyear offers swim lessons for children ages 3 to 18 throughout the summer.

Fri
30
May
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It’s the community’s chamber

by John Safin

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

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