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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.

Tue
05
Sep

After son’s death, author focuses on helping others


Goodyear resident Vicky Harrison chronicled her son’s battle with drugs in her book Release Me. (Photo courtesy Vicky Harrison)

By Scott Shumaker

Vicky Harrison’s children were raised in a normal, suburban middle-class home in Ohio. The schools were good, and the 58-year-old woman and her husband had steady jobs. The family attended church on Sundays.

Tue
05
Sep

Monroe improvements underway in Buckeye


A medallion with a cotton boll insignia will be placed at the center of each of the four crosswalks at Fourth Street and Monroe Avenue. It represents Buckeye’s agricultural roots. (Photo courtesy Buckeye Main Street Coalition)

By Israel Gonzalez

The city of Buckeye and the Buckeye Main Street Coalition have kicked off improvements at Fourth Street and Monroe Avenue in the historic downtown.

Thu
31
Aug

La Joya celebrates solar eclipse


One La Joya Community High School student views the total solar eclipse through her viewing glasses while another shields her eyes. (Photo courtesy Tolleson Union High School District)

By Connor Dziawura

The recent solar eclipse was a big day, not just for science aficionados, but for millions around the world. This is especially true at La Joya Community High School, where students and teachers gathered to watch the monumental event as it happened on Monday, August 21.

Thu
31
Aug

Munsey continues water safety mission


Dave Munsey, who created the Watch Your Kids Around Water program as a local weatherman, visits his partner, the Southwest Valley YMCA in Goodyear, to promote life-saving water safety protocols for children. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Each night before Dave Munsey retired, he ended his Fox 10 weather report with, “Watch your kids around water.” He didn’t realize this message worked until he left the workforce earlier this year.

Wed
30
Aug

Buckeye Union student inspired by family to succeed

By Israel Gonzalez
 
 
When 13-year-old Elijah Rusk didn’t make the Sundance Elementary School baseball team, he didn’t view it as a failure, but as an opportunity.
 
“Pop, right after I didn’t make the team, said, ‘When a door closes another door opens,’” said Rusk about his grandfather. “That door just happened to be a door of opportunity. And I was able to seize upon those opportunities.”
 
Tue
29
Aug

Palo Verde briefs media on nuclear protocols

By Connor Dziawura

 

APS and the Palo Verde Generating Station hosted their regularly scheduled procedural media briefing at the Palo Verde Generating Station Energy Education Center in Buckeye on August 16.

Tue
29
Aug

Vasquez graduates from basic training


U.S. Air Force Airman Kaley R. Vasquez graduated from Youngker High School. (Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force)

By West Valley View staff

 

U.S. Air Force Airman Kaley R. Vasquez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

Tue
29
Aug

Roselle trains in military discipline


U.S. Air Force Airman Owen R. Roselle is the grandson of Kenton P. and Darlene Roselle of Goodyear. (Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force)

By West Valley View staff

 

U.S. Air Force Airman Owen R. Roselle graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

Mon
28
Aug

Littleton District to destroy special education records

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

 

The Littleton Elementary School District in Avondale will destroy all special education records of former students who discontinued special education services, withdrew, transferred or graduated in 2011.

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