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Fri
08
Sep

Litchfield Park man to share heart health story


Don Ayers is looking forward to scuba diving again. (Photo courtesy Brian Thorsen/Abrazo Community Health Network)

By Lori Baker

Don Ayers was the picture of wellness with a healthy weight and diet, normal blood pressure and cholesterol, and an active lifestyle that included scuba diving in two oceans.

Thu
07
Sep

Buckeye police recruiting for Citizens Academy

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

The Buckeye Police Department is seeking folks who have a vested interest in the city to participate in its Citizens Academy.

Thu
07
Sep

Litchfield Park plans authentic Oktoberfest celebration


Oktoberfest is a tradition in Litchfield Park. Ticket proceeds benefit the Litchfield Park Recreation Department. (Photos courtesy City of Litchfield Park)

Traditional food will be served at Oktoberfest. (Photos courtesy City of Litchfield Park)

By Carson Mlnarik

The city of Litchfield Park is keeping its Oktoberfest authentic by transforming The Wigwam into a mini Germany for a day.

Thu
07
Sep

Avondale Police boosts social media presence


The Avondale Police Department's post about a drug-sniffing iguana went viral (Photo courtesy Avondale Police Department)

By Connor Dziawura

There is more to policing than just enforcing the law. This is a sentiment echoed by the Avondale Police Department, which has been increasing its efforts to connect and engage its citizens via social media.

Wed
06
Sep

Texas flooding prompts call for blood donors

By West Valley View staff

Hurricane Harvey and its associated flooding are impacting the nation’s blood supply. The AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism is urging eligible donors across the country to give blood as soon as possible to help ensure patient blood needs can be met.

Wed
06
Sep

Tartesso program encourages fathers’ involvement


John Waid enjoys the time he spends with his daughter, Raegan, at Tartesso Elementary School. (Photo courtesy Tartesso Elementary School)

By Juan Escobedo

Tartesso Elementary School Principal Liz Burton is touched by the parental involvement at her Buckeye educational facility.

Tue
05
Sep

‘Krayon Kids’ tells story of diversity


Author Karen Marquez Morales of Avondale reads from her book The Krayon Kids during a celebration of its publishing and a book-signing event August 18 at the Sam Garcia Library in Avondale. (West Valley View photos by Ray Thomas)

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Karen Marquez Morales’ childhood dream was to write a book. After a successful career as a teacher, Morales has done just that.

Tue
05
Sep

The Litchfield Taproom takes beer one barrel at a time


Matt Frosch, owner of the Litchfield Tap Room, focuses on farmhouse ales. (Photo courtesy Matt Frosch)

By Dave Clark

When Matt Frosch decided to go into the brewing business in 2013, he and his wife, Kristina, did so with a one-barrel brewery.

Tue
05
Sep

It’s a fact – look it up – there are no facts

By David Leibowitz

Lately, I find myself nostalgic for simpler times, those good old days back in 1995, when we used to know things and enjoy the certainty that comes with knowledge. Back then – it sounds quaint to say it now – there existed such things as “facts.”

Tue
05
Sep

Goodyear city council discusses election changes

By Israel Gonzalez

The Goodyear City Council discussed plans to clarify wording on an existing city code to ensure that only legal votes are counted toward the majority in local elections. It shot down the idea of changing election dates during an August 21 work session.

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