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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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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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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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