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La Joya Community H.S. physics teacher honored

ZACHARY KOVACH, La Joya Community High School physics teacher, instructs his students March 9 at the Avondale school. Kovach was recently awarded Teacher of the Year by the Physics Teachers Education Coalition. View photo by Jordan Christopher
ZACHARY KOVACH, La Joya Community High School physics teacher, instructs his students March 9 at the Avondale school. Kovach was recently awarded Teacher of the Year by the Physics Teachers Education Coalition. View photo by Jordan Christopher

It’s not always all about science when Zachary Kovach teaches his physics and environmental sciences classes at La Joya Community High School in Avondale.

For example, Kovach recently appeared in class with his hair dyed pink, orange and yellow to celebrate the fact that his students had exceeded their goal and raised $661 for a leukemia charity.

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The rhythm is gonna get you

Local bands performing in Goodyear’s Spring Concert Series

Music is filling the air in Goodyear since the city’s sixth annual Spring Concert Series started March 11.

The concerts bring an opportunity for making new friendships at the parks, for enjoying the beautiful weather, listening to live music and bringing the community together,” said Deanna Ortiz, Goodyear’s recreation coordinator.

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City manager voices desire to improve water services

Buckeye’s new city manager said he will work to improve and update the city’s water resources processes and practices to rebuild confidence among customers.

Roger Klingler was named city manager earlier this month.

The water billing controversy erupted in Buckeye during the seven months that Klingler served as interim city manager.

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Buckeye recall effort fails to meet goal

Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck won’t have to stand for election again this year after an effort started by residents angry over disputed water bills failed to gain enough signatures to recall the longtime public official.

A week before today’s deadline to file 1,718 signatures required to trigger the recall election, Jeff Hancock, organizer of Buckeye Residents Against High Water Bills, acknowledged that his group had fallen short of its goal.

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‘May all your weeds be wildflowers’

CALIFORNIA POPPIES are in full bloom March 11 at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
CALIFORNIA POPPIES are in full bloom March 11 at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Wet winter brings bountiful blossoms to West Valley

Poppies and lupine and brittlebush, oh my!

Wildflowers are taking over the West Valley and providing hikers with a change of scenery.

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Lord, Campbell, Pizzillo re-elected

Hampton, Gilligan to face off in May 16 Goodyear runoff election

Mayor Georgia Lord and Council members Wally Campbell and Joe Pizzillo were re-elected to the Goodyear City Council March 14, while newcomers Brannon Hampton and Sara Gilligan will move on to a runoff election May 16.

Lord obtained 8,004 votes beating former Mayor Jim Cavanaugh who garnered 4,431.

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Buckeye man arrested in connection to armed robbery at Lowe’s

A Buckeye man was arrested March 15 in connection to an armed robbery and aggravated assault after allegedly attempting to stab a Lowe’s employee with garden clippers, officials said.

Derrick Scott, 29, was booked into Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail, Buckeye police said.

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Buckeye police seek robbery suspect

THIS MAN is being sought by Buckeye police in connection to a Feb. 20 robbery. Submitted photo
THIS MAN is being sought by Buckeye police in connection to a Feb. 20 robbery. Submitted photo

The Buckeye Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a robbery that occurred at about 2:35 a.m. Feb. 20 on Miller Road between Warner Street and Lower Buckeye Road, officials said.

The man is described as white, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 190 pounds and has tattoos on both arms and legs.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Buckeye Police Department at 623-349-6492.

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Historic aircraft offering rides in Goodyear

Aviation enthusiasts can take a ride on a historic plane when a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor that’s touring the country makes a stop in Goodyear.

The plane known as the “Tin Goose” will be at the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport, 1658 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, Thursday through Sunday.

It was built in 1928 and is said to be the first luxury airliner available to passengers at the time when commercial air travel began.

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2 women suffering from dehydration rescued at Skyline Regional Park


Two women had to be rescued Monday from Turnbuckle Trail at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye. Photo by Nancy Trapp.

Two women had to be flown off a trail Monday afternoon at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye after experiencing heat exhaustion, officials said.

At the top of Turnbuckle Trail, which is a moderate three-mile hike, the women — one in her 20s and another in her 40s — exhibited symptoms of dehydration, said Capt. Tommy Taylor, a spokesman with the Buckeye Fire Department.

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