School is out, 100-degree weather is in and Memorial Day is upon us; This means only one thing: Summer Vacation is here. Although, unfortunately (maybe) for some of us, Summer season doesn’t officially begin until June 20.

But until then, Bear Essential News looks at some of the fun... Read more

Kimberly Speer, 28, dressed as Amber from Fire Emblem, leads the conversation to a crowd of cosplayers at Phoenix Comicon on how to succeed at creating costumes regardless of weight or size. Previously bullied for her costumes, she now preaches confidence and community to concerned players. (Photo by Devin Conley/Cronkite News)

PHOENIX — Kimberly Speer spends hundreds of dollars and countless hours building her costumes for Phoenix Comicon. The 28-year-old makes the costumes by hand and pays minute attention to detail so they replicate her character’s original form. She displays her hard work through social... Read more

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Joel Kramer has been a stuntman, stunt coordinator and second-unit director for 39 years. He says, “It’s such an exciting job. I have traveled all over the world and have met so many different people.” 

Build sand castles at Goodyear Community Park, located at 3151 N. Litchfield Rd., on May 20 from 8 to 10 a.m.

How closely related is my beagle to that basset hound? Are herding dogs all closely related? What is the history of man’s best furry-faced friend?

Sure, commercial DNA testing has been around for a few years so people can find out their origins and who their ancestors are. But... Read more

Have you ever heard of Peggy Whitson? She’s certainly someone we should all know about. A NASA astronaut, Whitson broke a record last month by spending more than 535 days in space! That gives her the honor of being the U.S. astronaut with the record for the most cumulative time spent in... Read more

A new Supreme Court Justice was sworn in to office on April 10. Neil Gorsuch joined the ranks of the highest court in the land, returning the number of Supreme Court Justices to nine. The court has had eight justices for over a year following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016... Read more

Wrangle up the whole family and come prepared to compete, because Backyard Games Day is taking over Scottsdale’s Westworld this summer. The family-friendly special event will feature inflatables, bounce houses, a Kids Zone for the 5-and-under crowd and yard games aplenty in addition to its capstone event, the 2nd Annual Arizona State Cornhole Championsh

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 8:00pm