East Valley golfers win at JGAA awards banquet

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona announced the 2018 Sportsmanship and Player of the Year Awards across five age divisions at the annual awards banquet Sunday, Oct. 21 at Moon Valley Country Club, 151 W. Moon Valley Drive in Phoenix. Of the various awards, several hailed from the East Valley. Alexis Vakasiuola of San Tan […]

Phoenix Children’s Hospital to host 5k fundraiser in Phoenix

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is hosting a family-friendly 5k run/walk to raise funds and awareness for the hospital with all proceeds going to the many programs and services the hospital offers. The event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 6 with pre-race activities beginning at 6:30 a.m., the 5k starting an hour later and the kids dash […]

Goldschmidt named Arizona D-backs 2018 nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday, Sept. 4 that Paul Goldschmidt was named the Arizona Diamondbacks 2018 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, the league’s most prominent individual player award. The award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy […]

Arizona D-backs honor John McCain with statements from Derrick Hall, Luis Gonzalez

The Arizona Diamondbacks released the following statements on Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday, Aug. 25 at the age of 81. “John McCain has always been a member of the D-backs’ family and was one of this team’s biggest fans since day one,” D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall said in a prepared statement. “He […]

State balladeer Dolan Ellis to host concert in Hereford

Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s official state balladeer for more than 50 years, is offering a concert Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 based around the theme “Arizona … Lens, Lyrics and Lore.” The concert will be in Hereford in the Arizona Folklore Preserve just south of Sierra Vista in southern Arizona. Doors open at 1 […]

Queen Creek OKs minor changes to three-city agreement for water reclamation plant

Queen Creek Town Council approved an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement between Queen Creek, Mesa and Gilbert regarding to construction and operation of the Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant. The approval came as part of the consent agenda at the council’s Aug. 15 regular meeting at Town Hall, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. The plant is at […]

Arizona Diamondbacks to host charity event at Chase Field

Sports fans are invited to join Arizona Diamondbacks players Saturday, Aug. 25 for a full day of major league fun for a good cause at the Big League Impact Arizona Fantasy Football Challenge at Chase Field. Participants will participate in a live face-to-face fantasy draft from a private suite with Nick Ahmed, Archie Bradley, AJ […]

Salt River Project customers set record for energy demand

Salt River Project delivered a record amount of energy to its Phoenix-area retail customers from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 as it delivered an estimated retail peak demand of 7,252 megawatts. That peak topped SRP’s previous system peak of 7,219 megawatts, which happened June 20, 2017. One megawatt is enough energy to power about 225 […]

ADOT workers utilize safe practice while working in heat

Construction and maintenance crews working on Arizona’s highways are taking every precaution to beat the heat with temperatures soaring this week. Having received training on managing the dangers of extreme heat, these workers stay hydrated, have sun protection, monitor themselves and co-workers for signs of heat stress, take regular breaks and schedule work to avoid […]

Craig Hocknull wins Southwest PGA Match Play Championship

The Southwest PGA Match Play Championship wrapped up Wednesday, July 18 and Craig Hocknull of Gilbert came away on top after trailing by as many as two points during the final round. No. 3 seed Mr. Hocknull defeated top seed Michael Hopper of Phoenix by one point. In match play, also known as stroke play, […]