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ADOT opens portion of Loop 303

Although officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation said the Loop 303 interchange will not be open for a few weeks, a potion of it opened Sunday. 

The ramp leading south on Loop 303 connecting to eastbound Interstate 10 and the ramp for the eastbound I-10 leading north on Loop 303 are currently open.

The ramps leading south on Loop 303 to westbound I-10 and  westbound I-10 leading north on Loop 303 will not be open until September, according to an ADOT press release.

"In just a few weeks, the freeway ramps above us will be open to motorists," ADOT Director John Halikowski orginially said on Saturday during the Loop 303 opening ceremony.

Only a portion of the interchange is currently open, with the full opening scheduled for next month. 

Construction of the interchange began November 2011 and cost $145 million. 

Check back with the View on Friday for a full story. 

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Police: Goodyear woman tries to murder her child

A Goodyear woman was arrested for allegedly attempting to murder her 20-month-old toddler, police said.

Phoeteama Janiece Neal was arrested for allegedly trying to drown the toddler inside her apartment the afternoon of Aug. 18 near Pebble Creek Parkway and Indian School Road.

The toddler was transported to Phoenix Children’s Hospital in critical condition, said Lisa Kutis, a spokeswoman for the Goodyear Police Department.

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Loop 303 ramps to open soon

PEOPLE TURN OUT IN DROVES for the dedication of the Loop 303/Interstate 10 interchange Aug. 16 in Goodyear. View photo by Ray Thomas
PEOPLE TURN OUT IN DROVES for the dedication of the Loop 303/Interstate 10 interchange Aug. 16 in Goodyear. View photo by Ray Thomas

Officials from the state level and various local cities were present to celebrate the Loop 303/Interstate 10 interchange completion on Saturday.

Vehicles will be able to drive on the interchange from I-10 to head north on Loop 303 in a few weeks. The Arizona Department of Transportation is still working on a few finishing touches.

“In just a few weeks, the freeway ramps above us will be open to motorists,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said at the opening ceremony. “When that happens, the Loop 303 will link to the Interstate 10 and 17 through a modern 35-mile freeway corridor, providing efficient mobility for the growing community.”

The new freeway will not only provide more direct access to the northwestern part of the state, but will also drive business, officials said.

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Pet of the Week - August 19, 2014

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You wanted pets, we give you pets.

With this weekly feature, readers can view profiles of adoptable cats and dogs of various shapes and sizes from Glendale’s Sun Valley Animal Shelter.

Most of the animals that will have their mugs shown in this space will be canines and felines that are a little harder to place because of size, age or a special need, but are wonderful pets nonetheless. Each animal has its own character so if you’re smitten by an animal in this column, head down to the shelter and see for yourself.

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Goodyear residents gear up to end cancer

With the Relay for Life event in Goodyear just a couple of months away, participants are in full-swing fundraising mode to help end cancer.

Aimee Yamamori of Goodyear, who will be participating for the first time, is raising funds with the help of local businesses and through private donations.

She said she decided to do the Relay after her personal experience of losing her mother, Betty Barwegen, to cancer last April.

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Model builder sets sights on Woodstock

JEFF ALDERMAN of Litchfield Park shows the model he created of 1940s era Rancho La Loma last April at the Litchfield Park Historical Society. Alderman is now working on a model of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. View photo by David Weibel
JEFF ALDERMAN of Litchfield Park shows the model he created of 1940s era Rancho La Loma last April at the Litchfield Park Historical Society. Alderman is now working on a model of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. View photo by David Weibel

If you see resident model builder Jeff Alderman of Litchfield Park in the near future, don’t mind his tie-dyed stained hands. He only has one of the most famous concerts in history to replicate.

Alderman is at the kick-off stage for his next big project: building a replica of the original Woodstock Festival that was held Aug. 15-18 in Bethel, N.Y.

Alderman had a conference call with management from Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to discuss the idea. Bethel Woods is a museum that “celebrates the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair and the entire decade that it came to represent,” according to the website.

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Agua Fria High School HOSA team places nationally

CRYSTAL MOWBRAY, sports medicine instructor and Agua Fria High School HOSA adviser, left, stands with HOSA team members Jasmine Ky, Nancy Acuna and Kylie LaMunyon, who placed fifth nationally for a public service announcement on child hunger. View photo by Charity Yodis
CRYSTAL MOWBRAY, sports medicine instructor and Agua Fria High School HOSA adviser, left, stands with HOSA team members Jasmine Ky, Nancy Acuna and Kylie LaMunyon, who placed fifth nationally for a public service announcement on child hunger. View photo by Charity Yodis

The public service announcement team of Agua Fria High School’s Health Occupations Students of America just placed big time.

For their public service announcement on child hunger, three Agua Fria students won second place in the state competition last spring and fifth nationally in late-June.

Crystal Mowbray, sports medicine instructor and HOSA adviser, and three students on the PSA team traveled to Orlando, Fla., in late-June to show their PSA video and give a presentation in front of hundreds of competitors from other schools.

“It’s a very big deal … it’s very competitive and it’s kind of a big deal for them to get on stage,” she said.

Mowbray said in the eight-plus years she’s worked at Agua Fria, this was the first PSA they’ve made.

Jasmine Ky and Nancy Acuna, both 17-year-old seniors, wrote the script for the PSA and coordinated with the campus cafeteria and the Southwest Valley YMCA to make the short film on hunger.

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Union district appoints interim super

“It’s only been a month, but I’m assuming it will be both challenging and fulfilling. I will have to balance my time between meetings and what needs to be done, what has to be done, and what can wait.” — Robert Aldridge Palo Verde Elementary School District superintendent and principal
“It’s only been a month, but I’m assuming it will be both challenging and fulfilling. I will have to balance my time between meetings and what needs to be done, what has to be done, and what can wait.” — Robert Aldridge Palo Verde Elementary School District superintendent and principal
2 other West Valley elementary school districts hire new leaders
 

While many West Valley school districts started their year with vacant teaching positions, the Union Elementary District was almost without a top official.

The Governing Board appointed Jim Rice, a longtime educator, as an interim superintendent Aug. 1 while the district continues its search for a permanent leader.

Rice, who started Aug. 15 with Union, retired as superintendent of the Alhambra Elementary District in 2010, and is the director of Principal Initiative at the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona.

He most recently filled the top position for Gilbert Public Schools from March to June while the district had a gap in leadership.

Former Union Superintendent Pat Gillespie left June 30 after giving two weeks notice of her departure. She was with the district for six years, Human Resources Director Mary Radcliffe said.

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Districts growing

AN ARTIST’S RENDERING shows what the future Verrado Heritage Elementary School in Buckeye will look like. The 80,500-square-foot school will have two-story classrooms, a first for the Litchfield Elementary School District.
AN ARTIST’S RENDERING shows what the future Verrado Heritage Elementary School in Buckeye will look like. The 80,500-square-foot school will have two-story classrooms, a first for the Litchfield Elementary School District.
New schools planned for West Valley
 
Enrollment in West Valley schools is on the rise again, causing a few districts to scramble for space.

Plans for a sixth school are being made in the Liberty Elementary District after a land donation from home builder Taylor Morrison.

The Phoenix company is developing the Las Brisas community, near Lower Buckeye and Perryville roads in Goodyear, and gave about 15 acres of land needed for the new campus.

“We felt it was important to help give our homeowners access to their new elementary school as soon as it was feasible for the school district,” said Bob Thompson, vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison’s Phoenix division.

Liberty’s enrollment increased by about 2 to 3 percent in 2013, and officials expect the same this year, Superintendent Andy Rogers said.

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