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Six Flags Magic Mountain Gives Sneak Peek For Twisted Colossus,[KHTS] – From Six Flags Magic Mountain’s closure of Colossus to the SCV Purge, the Santa Clarita Valley’s residents have had a roller coaster of a year.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Gives Sneak Peek For Twisted Colossus,“As we move into 2015, I want to let you know that the high level of customer service, transparency in government, excellent capital improvement projects and responsive local government you enjoy will continue,” said Mayor Marsha McLean, when she was passed the gavel in early December.

KHTS AM-1220 has compiled the top stories from 2014, based on web traffic, to give the residents of the Santa Clarita Valley one last look at the last year.

“We had so many important stories impacting us in Santa Clarita in 2014,” said Carl Goldman, co-owner of KHTS AM-1220. “The ones to keep our eye on for 2015 include Cemex, the drought and the impact of UPDATE: Santa Clarita Deputies Announce Arrests In SCV PurgeObamacare on our local businesses.”

There are also big plans for development in the Santa Clarita Valley’s future.

Among the programs to be developed by the city of Santa Clarita, she mentioned:

A new community center in Canyon Country
A new library and community rooms in Saugus
A new and larger Sheriff’s Station in the city
A state-of-the-art Tennis Complex at Central Parksanta-clarita-valley-detectives-arrest-suspect-scv-purge-43683
More open space acquisitions and trail enhancements
Completion of the Arts Master Plan
Working with L.A. County and the Committee on Aging for a new Senior Center

“We are seeing positive signs of growth in Santa Clarita, both in the housing market, development and the expansion of local businesses,” Goldman said. “We look forward to the expansion of Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch and a number of exciting new businesses coming to Santa Clarita in 2015.”

As we ring in the new year, here are some of the top Santa Clarita Valley stories of 2014:

Top Santa Clarita News Stories Of The Year:

1. Six Flags Magic Mountain To Close Colossus For Good After August 16
2. Santa Clarita Valley Teens Allegedly Post Nude Twitter Pics Of Underage Students
3. UPDATE: Castaic Child Found In Pool, Pronounced Dead At Hospital
4. Santa Clarita Valley Detectives Arrest Suspect For Alleged Online Threats
5. UPDATE: Canyon High Student Found In Saugus After Daylong Search
6. Paul Walker Crash Investigators Meet With Sheriff’s Deputies To Discuss Fatal Crash
7. Cesar Millan Death Falsely Reported
8. UPDATE: Elephant Bar Restaurant In Valencia To Close Thursday
9. Santa Clarita Woman Dies In Motorcycle Crash On I-405
10. CHP Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Saugus High Student

Top Arts & Entertainment Of The Year:

1. Six Flags Magic Mountain To Close Colossus For Good After August 16
2. COC Denies LeAnn Rimes Concertgoer At The Santa Clarita PAC
3. Casting Director Seeks Santa Clarita Families For New Reality TV Show
4. Six Flags Magic Mountain’s ‘Colossus’ In Santa Clarita To Close
5. Former Santa Clarita Resident Singer Joe Cocker Dies At 70

Top Breaking News Of The Year:

1. Santa Clarita Valley Teens Allegedly Post Nude Twitter Pics Of Underage Students
2. UPDATE: Canyon High Student Found In Saugus After Daylong Search
3. Saugus Mother Seeks Help Finding Missing Teen
4. Santa Clarita Teen Killed By Freight Train In Canyon Country ID’ed
5. One Adult, Two Children Dead After Tesla Crash In Palmdale

Top Crimes/ Sheriff’s News Of The Year:

1. UPDATE: Castaic Child Found In Pool, Pronounced Dead At Hospital
2. CHP Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Saugus High Student
3. UPDATE: Santa Clarita Man Arrested, Saugus Teen Killed In I-5 Hit And Run
4. Santa Clarita Valley Detectives Investigate 2nd Home Invasion Robbery
5. Man Dies After Being Found With Throat Slit In Valencia Warehouse

Top Education News Of The Year:

1. Santa Clarita Valley Detectives Arrest Suspect For Alleged Online Threats
2. Newhall School District Files Lawsuit Over AADUSD Einstein Academy Approvals
3. UPDATE: Santa Clarita Deputies Announce Arrests In SCV Purge
4. Valencia High Baseball Coach Jared Snyder Takes Leave Of Absence
5. Einstein Academy Denied Approval For Valencia Site By Santa Clarita Planners

Top Sports News Of The Year:

1. Santa Clarita Teen Gets Special Surprise At Football Game
2. Valencia Vikings Head Baseball Coach Jared Snyder Suspended
3. Santa Clarita High School Football On KHTS – October 10, 2014
4. Santa Clarita High School Football – November 7, 2014
5. Santa Clarita High School Football On KHTS – 10/17/2014

Top Events Of The Year:

1. 2014 Santa Clarita Home and Garden Show
2. Santa Clarita Fourth Of July Events For The Whole Family
3. The KHTS 2014 Holiday Light Tour Names Winners
4. Santa Clarita Concerts In The Park Is Gearing Up For A Great Summer
5. Festival Of Trees

What’s In The Future:

Hobby Lobby To Open Santa Clarita Store In Valencia In 2015
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival 2015 Might Have New Home
Two SCV Vons Stores To Be Taken Over By Haggen In 2015
2015 Santa Clarita Home And Garden
Santa Clarita To Host 2015 Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles
Santa Clarita Chili Cook-off Set For 2015, Chefs, Volunteers Wanted
Concerts In The Park 2015: Country Showdown
Santa Clarita Leaders Sign Up For 2015 KHTS Sacramento Road Trip
UPDATE: Cemex Bill Failure Prompts Cemex To Move Forward On Mine
Disney Golden Oak Ranch, Cross On Seal Approved By County Board

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