Kristin Thomas is the advanced math teacher for second-grade through fifth-grade students at Ocotillo Ridge Elementary. She is a military wife and was a stay-at-home mom until her youngest child started first grade. Now she is in her ninth year of teaching at Ocotillo Ridge.

“My mom and... Read more

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