If you have driven on Grand Avenue through the West Valley recently, you probably understand why planners are working on ideas to improve the roadway. A group of West Valley cities and other entities formed a group to look into changes around the corridor from Loop 303 in Surprise to Aletta Street between McDowell and Interstate-10 in Phoenix.
If you are planning to be in the West Valley late Sunday, be aware, you will be far from alone. Unusually heavy traffic is expected on the roads and freeways as a NASCAR race, the Arizona Cardinals game and a concert at Jobing.com Arena bring people to the west side.
In the Election Day results in the City of Phoenix, two council seats will be filled by newcomers. In District 4, Laura Pastor will succeed Tom Simplot. In District 8, Kate Gallego will take over for Michael Johnson.
National Geographic’s Paul Nicklen has the same challenges as any other photographer. He has to have the right equipment and find the best light and bring his pictures into focus, but his challenges are compounded by being underwater and working in harsh environments.