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Awards honor top firefighters

Capt. Mike Pallas has been named recipient of the Chandler Fire, Health and Medical Department’s Firefighter of the Year honors. Raul Rios received Paramedic of the Year recognition, and Tyson Bruder was selected Emergency Medical Technician of the Year. The Derrel Crisp Memorial Award for expertise in control of hazardous materials went to Fire Engineer […]

For kids at Aguilar Elementary School, Fitness Friday was a howlin’ good time

Students at Aguilar Elementary School in Tempe hosted Howler, the mascot for the Phoenix Coyotes, at their weekly Fitness Friday program. They exercised with Howler and incorporated hockey drills. The event was started three years ago as a way for students to “turn on” their brains before they headed to class. Students participate in fun […]

Remembering Tempe’s fallen public safety heros

City of Tempe staff staged a media photo opportunity that preceded the setup of a police and fire informational booth at Tempe’s Healing Field event. The city is working through March to collect donations for a memorial to members of the Tempe Police and Fire departments who have lost their lives in the line of […]

Forum explores improved pathways to higher learning

Story & photo by Michelle Hirsch Utilizing a forum organized annually by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, the presidents of all three Arizona universities got a chance to involve their public-school and community college counterparts in a collaborative effort to make it easier for K-12 students to succeed in their educational and career goals. The […]

Chandler Regional among those unaffected by scarcity of primary-care docs

By Diana Whittle A doom-and-gloom prediction describing an increasingly worrisome doctor shortage across the country is not proving true in the Valley. The report of a possible scarcity, by a websitebased research organization, was countered by Dignity Health Arizona, which operates Chandler Regional Medical Center, along with Mercy Gilbert, St. Joseph’s and Barrow Neurological Institute […]

Photo Gallery: Great 2014 Flood

Check out some of the Wrangler News photos of the flooding on Monday! Now on our Facebook page: Wrangler News Great Flood Facebook Photos

Back to School!

It was back-to-school day, and smiles nearly everywhere suggested the kids were ready for the challenges — and the fun — that awaited. Wrangler News photographer Billy Hardiman was on hand for the big event at Corona del Sol, Marcos de Niza and Kyrene Middle School. Photos by Billy Hardiman/Wrangler News KMS: Jazmine Gaona and […]

City’s new PR guru no stranger to Chandler or his chosen profession

By Diana Whittle The city of Chandler has announced that Matt Burdick is its new communications and public affairs director. Burdick assumes the high-profile position from Nachie Marquez, who recently was promoted to serve as the city’s assistant city manager. Burdick’s broad-ranging responsibilities will include directing communications for all city departments, along with video production, […]

For East Valley health care, the beginning of a new era

Chandler Regional celebrates a long-awaited expansion Chandler Regional Medical Center has put the finishing touches on a massive, two-pronged expansion of its Dobson-Frye Road campus that includes a five-story, 96-bed patient tower and the addition of Level 1 trauma services to a now enlarged Emergency Department. Dignity Health, which has overseen the hospital’s growth since […]

It’s pure family fun

“Movies in The Park” is a chance for kids to see some of their Disney favorites. Showing this month at Tempe History Museum are The Black Caldron (Saturday, Aug. 16) and The Little Mermaid (Saturday, Aug. 23). The free program starts at 1 p.m. and is sponsored by the Tempe Public Library and Whole Foods […]

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