Posted on: January 20, 2017

New Surprise Progress TV Episode

Surprise Progress TV

Bell-Grand construction is wrapping up! Get the details on new traffic patterns. Plus, a Vice Mayor has been chosen; the Mayor’s 2017 State of the City Address is coming up; and a magical, new recycling campaign has launched!

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued a project update for the Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project, which includes upcoming traffic restrictions and a schedule of on-site activities for the week of January 23.

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Free sandbags available for flood protection; public reminded to report flooded streets

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With heavy rain forecast over the next few days, the City of Surprise Public Works Department reminds residents living in flood-prone areas that free sand and bags are available at several city locations. 

The sand and bags are available at the follow...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic & BIG 10 - PAC 12 Baseball Challenge slide into Surprise

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Surprise is getting ready for another exciting season of baseball at the Surprise Recreation Campus! The Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic slides into town February 17-20 and the BIG 10 - PAC 12 Baseball Challenge is happening February 23-26. The NC...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

City map shows finalized traffic patterns for Grand Ave intersections in Bell-Grand project area

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The ramps connecting Grand Avenue to the Bell Road Bridge are set to reopen before the end of February! City staff reported to City Council, in Tuesday's Work Session, that these improvements will result in driving pattern changes. The city has c...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Tande named new Vice Mayor

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The Surprise City Council  selected District 6 Councilmember Todd Tande to serve as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Per city code, City Council must select a new Vice Mayor to serve on an annual basis no later than January 30. The V...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

UPDATE: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued a project update for the Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project, which includes upcoming traffic restrictions and a schedule of on-site activities for the week of January 16.

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Classic folk characters educate Surprise residents on sanitation practices

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Recycling Wise in Surprise is getting a little more magical with the rollout of a reimagined sanitation campaign. Beginning this month, residents can expect to see six new fun, vibrant designs on the billboard panels of the city’s sanitation trucks.

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City Seeking Applications for Voluntary Commissions

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commissions. All Board/Commission positions are voluntary.

Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission 1 vacancy

Disability Advisory Commission 1 vacancy

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Free wellness classes on concussions and cognition, brain function

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Health and wellness are important for a thriving community, and the City of Surprise is hosting a series of free wellness classes to help keep residents educated and informed on a variety of topics.

Coming up in the series:

Symptoms, Treatment and Preventio...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Surprise TV supports statewide simulcast of investigation of prescription opioid abuse in AZ

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Tonight, television and radio outlets across Arizona will simultaneously broadcast a 30-minute commercial-free investigative report on the issue of prescription opioid abuse.

The report, “Hooked RX: From Prescription to Addiction,” was ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued a project update for the Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project, which includes upcoming traffic restrictions and a schedule of on-site activities for the week of January 9.

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

City of Surprise youth volleyball, tee-ball, softball and baseball registration opens

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Registration is now open for a variety of City of Surprise youth sports programs, including volleyball, softball, tee-ball and baseball.  

Registration is open through Jan. 28. The final registration day, Jan. 28, is a special Saturday registration, w...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Surprise Pops Band to play Broadway tunes at free concert Jan. 22

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The Surprise Pops Band is kicking off the New Year with a free concert featuring Broadway show tunes! 

The concert will be held Sunday, January 22 at 3 p.m. at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, located at 15550 N. Parkview Place in Surprise.&am...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

New Surprise Progress TV Episode

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The city prepares to host inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. community service event.... Get a peek at the Winter issue of Progress Magazine and the AZ Speakers Series returns! Learn more in the latest episode of SPTV- your hometown news show!

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Surprise Citizens Patrol to host recruitment meeting

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On January 25, 2017 at 6pm, the Surprise Citizens Patrol will be hosting a recruitment and informational meeting at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium located at 14250 West Statler Plaza.

The meeting is designed to inform the public about the Citizens P...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Mayor and Councilmembers in Districts 2, 3 & 4 sworn in during City Hall Ceremony

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The first Regular City Council Meeting of the New Year included the swearing-in ceremonies for mayor and three councilmembers.

Sharon Wolcott, who was re-elected in the August 2016 Primary Election, was sworn in as Mayor of Surprise for a second term.

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Update: US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued a project update for the Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project, which includes upcoming traffic restrictions and a schedule of on-site activities for the week of January 2, 2017.  

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Surprise Stadium Box Office opens Jan.7 at 7 a.m.

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The Surprise Recreation Campus Box Office opens Saturday, January 7 at 7 a.m. Tickets will be available for the 15th annual Surprise Spring Training Season kicking  off on Saturday, February 25 at the Surprise Recreation Campus - Surprise Stadium...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Surprise 10 & Under Tennis now offers free bonus play day for the 2017 winter session

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The City of Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex is offering more options for its popular 10 & Under Tennis Program.  

This specialized monthly program provides a structured and fun framework for learning the game of tennis while utilizing equipment and ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Winners of Water Calendar Photo Contest announced; free calendars available

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The city of Surprise is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Water Calendar Photo Contest!

The city asked for photo submissions capturing the beauty, history, character or activity of water within the city, and we received some great entries! Congra...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

2017 Royals, Rangers Surprise Spring Training: Online Pre-Sale Starts Dec. 10!

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The 15th annual Surprise Spring Training season will kick off on Saturday, February 25 at the Surprise Recreation Campus –– featuring Surprise’s home teams: the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.

There will be a special online pre-sale...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Dance, yoga and more! Now enrolling for winter special interest classes

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The City of Surprise is now enrolling for winter session special interest classes, including dance, gymnastics, music, martial arts and much more!

Classes are available for ages 2 through adult and will be held at various locations throughout Surprise, inc...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Registration for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues opens Dec. 5

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The City of Surprise will open registration Dec. 5 for several Adult Sports leagues taking place this winter season.   

Adult Coed Indoor Volleyball – Games are scheduled to take place on Sunday evenings beginning January 8. League...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Royals, Rangers announce 2017 Spring Training schedule

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The 15th annual Surprise Spring Training Season will kick off on Saturday, February 25 at the Surprise Recreation Campus - Surprise Stadium featuring Surprise’s home teams: the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.

The Surprise Stadium will host 33 ga...Read more...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Surprise hosts free speaker series on Arizona history & culture

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Experience stories of Arizona history and culture through a speaker series presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities.

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Economic Development Report- March 2015

New HQ picks Surprise, Canadian biz connections & more.

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Posted on: October 21, 2013

Surprise Talent Show for all ages set for Nov. 2

$5 tickets on sale now at CRS Office.

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Posted on: October 8, 2013

Have your say! Bell/Grand choices now online, in magazine

See the intersection improvement options & tell us your choice through the month of Oct.

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Posted on: September 10, 2013

Council supports modified freeway-style interchange at Grand/Bell

“Option A” calls for Bell to be elevated over Grand and the BNSF railroad tracks. Less impact to business, makes intersection safer.

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Economic Development Update – July 2016

A new business hosts a grand opening party, where to find City of Surprise souvenirs, 2016 retail survey results & more!

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Economic Development Update – June 2016

A favorite local entertainment spot is getting a makeover, a spotlight on an award-winning restaurant and more in this month’s Economic Development Update!

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

Economic Development Report – March 2016

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Find out what local business is turning 10; and what new breakfast joint is coming to Surprise!

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Posted on: February 22, 2016

Economic Development Report – February 2016

The city’s start-up scene makes headlines, a spotlight on new businesses & more.

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Free Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection

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80% of car seats are installed incorrectly. Have your car seat inspected!

Child safety seat inspections are available every 1st and 3rd Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of each month at Fire Station 303 at 15440 N. Cotton Lane from 9-11 a.m.

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

Information on Joining the Surprise Fire-Medical Team

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The City of Surprise is not currently accepting applications for Firefighter Recruits. Please continue to visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the most up-to-date information. You may also submit a "Job Interest Card" with Human ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Surprise Fire-Medical hosts series of fire station open houses

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The Surprise Fire-Medical Department is holding a series of open houses at city fire stations. Residents can come out and meet the firefighters, check out the living and eating quarters, walk through the bays and see the fire trucks! Attendees will also g...Read more...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

New Fire User Fees

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At the November 17th, 2015 Regular Council Meeting, Council approved Resolution 2015 – 108 which authorized an updated user fee schedule citywide to include the following updated fees for the Surprise Fire Medical Department to be effective immediately: R...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify burglary suspect in Surprise

The suspects attempted to retrieve items from unlocked vehicles in the area of 17200 N Elko Drive in Surprise.

On January 15, 2017, around 1:40 am, the Surprise Police responded to several reports of burglaries from vehicles in the area of 17200 North Elko Drive in Surprise.

According to several victims, an unknown suspect entered and removed property from several ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify burglary suspect in Surprise

The suspect is accused of stealing items from several unlocked vehicles in the area of 16200 North 162nd Lane in Surprise.

On January 5, 2017, around 2:40 am, the Surprise Police responded to several reports of burglaries from vehicles in the area of 16200 North 162nd Lane in Surprise.

According to several victims, an unknown suspect entered and removed property from several u...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify assault suspect in Surprise

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’7” tall and was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with a “California Republic” and “Bear” emblem on the front and grey sweatpants.

On January 14, 2017, around 8:10 am, the Surprise Police responded to a report of an assault at a local business located in the area of 16700 North Greasewood Street in Surprise.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with an employee who reported they had been phys...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Surprise Police seek future police officers and police officer recruits

Application process will close Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Surprise Police are currently searching for individuals interested in becoming Police Officers. The process is currently under way in order to construct an eligibility list for those interested in the position. Surprise Police are looking for Police Offic...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify mail theft suspect in Surprise

The suspect was captured on camera removing a package from a local residence.

On December 21, 2016 around 4:50 pm, the Surprise Police responded to a report of mail theft at a local residence in the area of 13800 West Country Gables in Surprise.

The suspect was described as a black male and was last seen wearing a red ball cap, a lo...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Police seek public assistance to identify fraud suspects in Surprise

The fraudulent activities have resulted in over $14,000 in charges from local businesses.

From October 7, 2016 through November 10, 2017, the Surprise Police responded to several reports of fraudulent activity at local retail stores located throughout the City of Surprise.

The Surprise Police are currently working closely with the United States...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Surprise TV supports statewide simulcast of investigation of prescription opioid abuse in AZ

Tonight, television and radio outlets across Arizona will simultaneously broadcast a 30-minute commercial-free investigative report on the issue of prescription opioid abuse.

Tonight, television and radio outlets across Arizona will simultaneously broadcast a 30-minute commercial-free investigative report on the issue of prescription opioid abuse.

The report, “Hooked RX: From Prescription to Addiction,” was researched and produ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Police send thanks on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! The men and women of the Surprise Police Department want to send a thank you to our fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement who are serving in other communities throughout Maricopa County, the Sta...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Police seek public assistance to locate runaway teen

Nevaeh Indicavitch, 15 years old, is described as a white female approximately 5'6" and 122 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating  Nevaeh Indicavitch, a 15 year old runaway.

Nevaeh Indicavitch is described as a white female approximately 5'6" and 122 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Surprise Citizens Patrol to host recruitment meeting

On January 25, 2017 at 6pm, the Surprise Citizens Patrol will be hosting a recruitment and informational meeting at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium located at 14250 West Statler Plaza.

On January 25, 2017 at 6pm, the Surprise Citizens Patrol will be hosting a recruitment and informational meeting at the Surprise Public Safety Auditorium located at 14250 West Statler Plaza.

The meeting is designed to inform the public about the Citizens P...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Police remind the public of the laws on the use of fireworks in Surprise

Celebrate safely!

With New Year’s Eve rapidly approaching the Surprise Police offer another quick reminder of the laws surrounding the purchasing and use of fireworks here in Surprise. Remember, the minimum age for purchasing consumer fireworks is 16. Also, consu...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Teen runaway is safely located in Surprise

Addysen Roberts, age 16, has been reunited with her family.

Recently, Ms. Addysen Roberts, a 16 year old teen runaway, was safely located in Surprise.

The men and women of the Surprise Police Department are happy to report Addysen has returned home and has been reunited with her family.

The Surprise Police greatly a...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Police ask for public assistance to identify shoplifting suspect

The suspect took several items of food from a local store without paying.

On November 24, 2016, around 5 pm, the Surprise Police responded to a shoplifting report from a business in the area of 12700 West Grand Avenue, in Surprise.

According to a store representative, a male suspect entered the business and selected several food...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Police seek public assistance in locating runaway teen in Surprise

Addysen Roberts, age 16 years, has blond hair, brown eyes, is 5”0” tall and weighs approximately 145 pounds.

The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Ms. Addysen Roberts, a 16 year old teen from Surprise.

On December 27, 2016, Ms. Roberts was reported as a runaway teen.  Ms. Roberts has blond hair, brown eyes, i...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

“Rose” and the Surprise Police provide update to MedReturn Program

Rose and the rest of the Surprise Police Department would like to thank the public for the continued success of the MedReturn program.

The Surprise Police Department recognizes the dangers associated with prescription medication abuse and the link it has to illegal drug abuse. Rose, the Department’s therapy dog, has seen first-paw the negative impact that substance abuse can have on fami...Read more...

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