For schools chief, an earned accolade with a nod to the past

Three Tempe residents—two adults and a recent high school graduate—are this year’s representatives of the legacy and spirit on which the city’s foundations were built almost...

Oktoberfest returning to Tempe Oct. 11-13

Editor's note: The most recent edition of Wrangler News contained a misprint regarding the schedule for Oktoberfest. The updated and accurate schedule can be...

Census canvassing plus new jobs coming to So. Tempe area

Between Aug. 19  and mid-October, Tempe residents may get a visit from U.S. Census Bureau workers to verify their physical address. In advance of the...

No surprise to neighborhood’s horse owners: Those critters could be smarter than us

By Sammie Ann Wicks Horses have been a ubiquitous presence in the Southwest since they roamed the Plains during the Pleistocene epoch 2.6 million years ago,...

A community that binds: BV Ranchos musters massive work effort to aid a stricken...

Story by Joyce Coronel A close-knit neighborhood in South Tempe has rallied around one of its own in the wake of tragedy. Craig Cottrell, 51, a...

WATCH: Who we are, who we aren’t, and where we’re headed

Editor's note: Find the latest Wrangler News film featuring a discussion about the impacts of social media at the bottom of this page. Commentary by Joyce...

Teachers earn star power in iconic film gems

By M.V. Moorhead After a short, hot summer—in Arizona it’s the warm-up, of course, to a long, hot fall— back-to-school time has rolled around...

Coach Martinez departs Corona; multi-time champ is successor

By Alex Zener Corona del Sol hired a new head wrestling coach, Jesse Whitson, this summer to replace Jim Martinez, who had been just the...
Tempe Center for Arts at dusk in front of Tempe Town Lake

$2.5m community grants advance opportunities for arts

By Wrangler News Staff Eleven Tempe nonprofit arts organizations, festival and education programs will share in more than $2.5 million in grants awarded by the...

Best start toward lifetime literacy: Read to kids while they’re young

By Diana Nelson Children in the Kyrene District may be ready to read at a younger age, thanks to active encouragement by Sharyn Weinheimer, who...
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