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Jan 19

Adjusting Irrigation after Rain

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Cullen Boswell

Arizona doesn’t get a lot of rain, but when we do, be sure to check your soil’s moisture levels and adjust your watering schedule accordingly. Plants typically need less water in the winter than during the warmer times of the year, even without the rain. Last weekend’s wet weather may further reduce the need for additional hydration from your irrigation system.

Depending on the amount of rain received, you may be able to shut your irrigation system off for all desert-adapted plants. Annual flowers should still be checked to ensure the soil they have enough moisture before completely turning off their water source.

If you are unsure about how much moisture your plants are receiving, you can probe your soil using a screwdriver. The screwdriver will move easily through moist soil but will stop when it reaches dry soil, telling you whether or not the moisture is reaching your plant’s roots. Specialized soil probe tools are also available to measure your moisture levels. When in doubt, always check these moisture levels before taking water away from your plants.

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Aug 17

Practice Back to School Safety

Posted to Peoria News by Gary Gomes

With the start of a new school year underway, the City of Peoria is encouraging students, families, and drivers to practice back-to-school safety. If your child is walking to school, plan the route ahead and choose the safest path with the least street crossings. Teach children the rules of the road, to obey all traffic signs, and follow the directions of school crossing guards. Teach children not to talk to strangers or accept rides from anyone other than approved friends and family. While driving, remember to slow down in school zones, always yield to children in crosswalks, and do not drive distracted. To ensure the safety of all students, the Peoria Police Department will be strictly enforcing traffic safety and parking in and around school zones. 


Oct 26

Peoria Police Host Fall Motorcycle Safety Event

Posted to Public Safety Tips by Samantha Thomas

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Peoria Police Department in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is proud to host an interactive Motorcycle Safety class. 

There is no charge for this one-day class and it is open to the public.

The program will consist of a short classroom discussion to cover safe riding habits and overall motorcycle safety followed by hands-on course instruction. During the riding portion of the course, critical riding skills will be reinforced to promote the optimal response to dangerous riding situations.

Motorcycle riders wishing to apply for this course can fill out a short application at This is not a course for new riders to get an endorsement. A valid driver's license and motorcycle endorsement are required to attend this class. Selected participants will be notified prior to the class.

Seating is limited and program participants will be selected based upon application screening.