MAIA THOMPSON of Buckeye swims the butterfly July 12 at The Center on Main pool in Buckeye. Maia had a liver transplant last September, and last month finished top three in a pair of swimming events for her age division at the Transplant Games of America in Cleveland. View photo by Jordan Christopher
MAIA THOMPSON of Buckeye swims the butterfly July 12 at The Center on Main pool in Buckeye. Maia had a liver transplant last September, and last month finished top three in a pair of swimming events for her age division at the Transplant Games of America in Cleveland. View photo by Jordan Christopher
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Maia Thompson loves to swim, but the 13-year-old Buckeye resident’s best race wasn’t in the pool. It was for her life. After returning home from a camping trip to the Grand Canyon last summer, Maia wasn’t feeling well. Her mother, Christine, thought it was just vacation fatigue... + continue reading
TIM BUTLER, left, points to the court during a boys basketball game he coached at Verrado in 2011. Butler was hired at Agua Fria to be the school’s athletic director. View photo by Ray Thomas
TIM BUTLER, left, points to the court during a boys basketball game he coached at Verrado in 2011. Butler was hired at Agua Fria to be the school’s athletic director. View photo by Ray Thomas
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Former Tigers, Vipers basketball coach takes on administrative role Agua Fria has hired a new athletic director for the 2016-17 school year, and he’s a familiar face around the district. Tim Butler, who has spent time at Millennium and Verrado, both Agua Fria Union District schools, will... + continue reading
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MAJ. GEN. James Hecker, left, hands incoming commander Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard the 56th Fighter Wing flag as outgoing commander Brig. Gen.  Scott Pleus prepares to move on to a new mission at the 56th Fighter Wing Change of Command Ceremony July 13 at Luke Air Force Base. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MAJ. GEN. James Hecker, left, hands incoming commander Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard the 56th Fighter Wing flag as outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus prepares to move on to a new mission at the 56th Fighter Wing Change of Command Ceremony July 13 at Luke Air Force Base. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
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Base holds change of command ceremony July 13 Twenty-two years ago, Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard trained on the F-16 at Luke Air Force Base. Now, he’s the leader of the entire 56th Fighter Wing. Leonard took control of the Glendale base from outgoing wing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus during... + continue reading
STEVEN FIGUEROA, left, 14, and Raymond Aispuro, 13, both of Avondale, play Pokemon Go July 18 at Goodyear Community Park. View photo by Jordan Christopher
STEVEN FIGUEROA, left, 14, and Raymond Aispuro, 13, both of Avondale, play Pokemon Go July 18 at Goodyear Community Park. View photo by Jordan Christopher
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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West Valley View joins in Pokémon Go craze Pokémon is back, although some would argue it never left. Pokémon Go is an app that is spreading like wildfire on cell phones, taking gaming to another level. The augmented reality game requires players to leave the confines of... + continue reading
CHERYL TODD of Litchfield Park speaks July 8 on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The gun store owner and national radio show host is part of the DC Project, an initiative that brings women face to face with Washington legislators to discuss the Second Amendment. Submitted photo
CHERYL TODD of Litchfield Park speaks July 8 on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The gun store owner and national radio show host is part of the DC Project, an initiative that brings women face to face with Washington legislators to discuss the Second Amendment. Submitted photo
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Avondale business owner, radio host visits legislators for talks on Second Amendment preservation Cheryl Todd is not undecided when it comes to the Second Amendment. She owns a gun shop in Avondale, and hosts a national radio show dedicated to educating and informing the public on gun rights and... + continue reading
MAIA THOMPSON of Buckeye swims the butterfly July 12 at The Center on Main pool in Buckeye. Maia had a liver transplant last September, and last month finished top three in a pair of swimming events for her age division at the Transplant Games of America in Cleveland. View photo by Jordan Christopher
MAIA THOMPSON of Buckeye swims the butterfly July 12 at The Center on Main pool in Buckeye. Maia had a liver transplant last September, and last month finished top three in a pair of swimming events for her age division at the Transplant Games of America in Cleveland. View photo by Jordan Christopher
TIM BUTLER, left, points to the court during a boys basketball game he coached at Verrado in 2011. Butler was hired at Agua Fria to be the school’s athletic director. View photo by Ray Thomas
TIM BUTLER, left, points to the court during a boys basketball game he coached at Verrado in 2011. Butler was hired at Agua Fria to be the school’s athletic director. View photo by Ray Thomas
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MAJ. GEN. James Hecker, left, hands incoming commander Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard the 56th Fighter Wing flag as outgoing commander Brig. Gen.  Scott Pleus prepares to move on to a new mission at the 56th Fighter Wing Change of Command Ceremony July 13 at Luke Air Force Base. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MAJ. GEN. James Hecker, left, hands incoming commander Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard the 56th Fighter Wing flag as outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus prepares to move on to a new mission at the 56th Fighter Wing Change of Command Ceremony July 13 at Luke Air Force Base. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
STEVEN FIGUEROA, left, 14, and Raymond Aispuro, 13, both of Avondale, play Pokemon Go July 18 at Goodyear Community Park. View photo by Jordan Christopher
STEVEN FIGUEROA, left, 14, and Raymond Aispuro, 13, both of Avondale, play Pokemon Go July 18 at Goodyear Community Park. View photo by Jordan Christopher
CHERYL TODD of Litchfield Park speaks July 8 on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The gun store owner and national radio show host is part of the DC Project, an initiative that brings women face to face with Washington legislators to discuss the Second Amendment. Submitted photo
CHERYL TODD of Litchfield Park speaks July 8 on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The gun store owner and national radio show host is part of the DC Project, an initiative that brings women face to face with Washington legislators to discuss the Second Amendment. Submitted photo

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Community college project seeks funds from city councils City councils in the West Valley are being asked to contribute to the financial support of a new regional center that will help military... + continue reading

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D-backs starter making case for worst pitcher in franchise history The end is near. Those words are usually plastered on some kook’s sign, prophesying the end of days. They might actually be... + continue reading
TIM BUTLER, left, points to the court during a boys basketball game he coached at Verrado in 2011. Butler was hired at Agua Fria to be the school’s athletic director. View photo by Ray Thomas
TIM BUTLER, left, points to the court during a boys basketball game he coached at Verrado in 2011. Butler was hired at Agua Fria to be the school’s athletic director. View photo by Ray Thomas
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ANDREW COLEMAN of Verrado catches the ball at second base May 3 during the Division II state tournament. Coleman is a member of the AZ PROspects team that won the Babe Ruth Arizona State Championship for 15-and-under teams.  View photo by Ray Thomas
ANDREW COLEMAN of Verrado catches the ball at second base May 3 during the Division II state tournament. Coleman is a member of the AZ PROspects team that won the Babe Ruth Arizona State Championship for 15-and-under teams. View photo by Ray Thomas
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