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Multiple youth agencies across the East Valley recently received a significant amount of money to support their charitable efforts from a longtime Mesa volunteer organization.
Spring cleaning is coming late in Tempe this year.
On Nov. 5, voters across the East Valley will vote on several items concerning additional city- and school-district funding that would add millions of dollars to continue funding education efforts or to continue city and school-district improvements.
After months of construction, the Chicago Cubs’ new spring training facility in Mesa is just two months away from full completion, and residents could get in for a preview of what to expect next spring in the near future.
The City of Mesa received national accreditation recently for its parks, programs and facilities — the 110th in the nation to earn it.
A tour of the Chicago Cubs Cactus League complex in Mesa, scheduled for completion in early December.
This is the outside of the Cubs’ player development facility, which is a little less than 70,000 sq. feet and hosts a slew of exercise equipment, pools, and classrooms for video review and instructional purposes. General Manager of Spring Training Operations Justin Piper said the team expects to complete this portion of the complex by the beginning of November. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
After months of construction, the Chicago Cubs’ new spring training facility is just two months away from full completion. Built in part with taxpayer funds — voters approved a measure for the city to contribute $1.5 million to the project — the Cubs will run the stadium and other accoutrements like the player development facility, indoor batting cage, mini field for infield practice and two full-sized fields. The city will control the neighboring Riverview Park that will feature a lake for fishing and climbing walls among other attractions. Once the stadium is completed in December, the team plans to host open houses for the public and for season-ticket holders to check out the finished product. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Another piece of the complex is the indoor batting area with 12 tunnels for players to practice their mechanics during spring training and throughout the season in rookie league and the fall instructional league. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
When players leave the development facility and walk over to the stadium, they’ll take this path that will allow them to interact with fans. “It’ll be one of the unique features of spring training,” Piper said. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Seven months after agreeing to move to a different location, the owners of a mental health facility are facing protests from a collection of local residents upset with the new location.
If you’re like me, you have some real doubts about increasing our involvement in Syria by responding to that country’s use of deadly gas attacks.
The Mesa Historical Museum has garnered recognition from a national historical society for its Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience exhibit.
Vee Hiapo, one of the most successful boys volleyball coaches in Arizona history, has resigned as the coach of Highland, athletic director Rod Huston said in an email.
Every fan and media member and most NFL players loathe the fourth and final preseason game. Most of the players you care about either play a series or sit out completely. Anyone with a nagging injury? Take seat. Nothing beats spending four hours pondering “Why hasn’t the season started already?”
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and District 1 Councilmember Dave Richins provided updates on several projects to a collection of city residents on Aug. 27.
Basha HS grad finished 2012-13 a top-ranked high school competitor
Have you ever sat in the international terminal at the airport and just listened to the mix of voices around you, all of them speaking in a language you don’t understand?
Tony Sanchez has had family go to Mountain Pointe, but he really didn’t take notice of the football program until Week 1 of last season.
In what's being called a major win for the City of Tempe, officials from USA Basketball announced Wednesday that they're moving from Colorado Springs to Tempe.
Small groups, one-on-one learning and weekly assessments are on teacher Karen Meyer’s agenda in order to make sure every one of her third-grade students passes a required reading test this year.
A recent decision to remove the Spring Training Museum from November’s Mesa bond election has organizers considering the project’s next step, which could include relocating it to a different city.
After removing one major project from the list of options, the Mesa City Council approved a motion to call for a more than $130 million bond election in November.
Mesa voters could have an opportunity to fund a multitude of city-related street, public safety and historical projects if the city council moves forward on what could be a $147.9 million bond election in November.