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Residents oppose new road

GRAVEL sits between the Compass Church parking lot and 161st Avenue in Goodyear. The church is asking the city to connect the two to ease traffic during Sunday services and other events, but residents of Wade Acres oppose the plan as 161st Avenue is the only road into their neighborhood. View photo by Jordan Christopher
GRAVEL sits between the Compass Church parking lot and 161st Avenue in Goodyear. The church is asking the city to connect the two to ease traffic during Sunday services and other events, but residents of Wade Acres oppose the plan as 161st Avenue is the only road into their neighborhood. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Church cites need for additional exit to keep up with growth

What happens when a quiet neighborhood street is asked to give way to nearby commercial development?

Although not an uncommon occurrence, several residents of Wade Acres, an urban agricultural zoned neighborhood near Van Buren Street and 161st Avenue in Goodyear, are passionately in opposition.

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Painting the towns

ARTIST TAL DVIR coordinates and paints a fanciful mural Jan. 31 at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center swimming pool. View photo by Ray Thomas
ARTIST TAL DVIR coordinates and paints a fanciful mural Jan. 31 at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center swimming pool. View photo by Ray Thomas

West Valley mural project will bring art to public spaces

Professional artists and student apprentices will be painting the towns in the West Valley as a mural project creates art in public spaces.

Work has begun on the West Valley Arts Council’s Mural Project with a painting at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center. Murals are also being planned for Avondale and Goodyear.

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02
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Survey rates Goodyear

Residents asked about community’s livability

The results of Goodyear’s 2015 Citizen Survey are out and the ratings are largely similar to those in the 2014 survey.

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02
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Coffee grounds to go

SEVENTH-GRADER DEJA BEJAR, 13, waters carrots and cilantro Feb. 16 in the raised garden beds at Desert Star School in Goodyear. View photo by Jordan Christopher
SEVENTH-GRADER DEJA BEJAR, 13, waters carrots and cilantro Feb. 16 in the raised garden beds at Desert Star School in Goodyear. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Local McDonald’s brews recycling project with school

Members of an environmental club at a school in Goodyear are learning that coffee grounds have uses beyond brewing a hot cup of joe.

The club at Desert Star School has partnered with a local McDonald’s to recycle coffee grounds in campus gardens.

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02
Mar
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Tres Rios Festival returning

An annual festival that offers the opportunity to get back to nature has the added benefit of teaching those attending something about the environment.

The Tres Rios Nature Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Base and Meridian Wildlife Recreation Area, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale. Admission is free.

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Taking aim

HAYDEN LONGBONS, 14, of Waddell, Charlize Zimbleman, 15, of Buckeye, and Blake Ashby, 14, of Litchfield Park, practice Feb. 12 for the upcoming World Archery Festival’s Vegas Shoot. View photo by Ray Thomas
HAYDEN LONGBONS, 14, of Waddell, Charlize Zimbleman, 15, of Buckeye, and Blake Ashby, 14, of Litchfield Park, practice Feb. 12 for the upcoming World Archery Festival’s Vegas Shoot. View photo by Ray Thomas

West Valley youths set sights on archery competitions

Archery is right on target for a trio of West Valley friends who are aiming for the bull’s-eye with their bow and arrow skills.

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02
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Buckeye going to the dogs

SURFER, an Australian cattle dog and kelpie mix, stretches out to catch a disc during a demonstration by the Phoenix Area Disc Dogs at last year’s Dog Days of Buckeye.  The Disc Dogs will return to the annual event Saturday at Sundance Park in Buckeye. View photo by Ray Thomas
SURFER, an Australian cattle dog and kelpie mix, stretches out to catch a disc during a demonstration by the Phoenix Area Disc Dogs at last year’s Dog Days of Buckeye. The Disc Dogs will return to the annual event Saturday at Sundance Park in Buckeye. View photo by Ray Thomas

Annual event set for Saturday at Sundance Park

Dogs and dog lovers will descend on Sundance Park in Buckeye March 5 for the annual Dog Days of Buckeye.

The city of Buckeye first held the event three years ago to showcase its new dog park — Sundance Park, said Philip Yabes, Buckeye Community Center manager. The city holds the event to educate people about their dogs.

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Buckeye officer faces assault charge after off-duty altercation

The Goodyear Police Department is recommending charges of assault and disorderly conduct against a Buckeye police officer and another man regarding a Nov. 28, 2015, incident in Buckeye, records state.

Lt. Jared Griffith and Buckeye resident Douglas Lovell allegedly had a physical altercation while attending a party in the Verrado community, records state.

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