CONTESTANTS COMPETE IN A HOT DOG EATING CONTEST during last year’s Star Spangled 4th of July event in Goodyear. The contest will return to this year’s celebration, which is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Goodyear Ballpark. Submitted photo
CONTESTANTS COMPETE IN A HOT DOG EATING CONTEST during last year’s Star Spangled 4th of July event in Goodyear. The contest will return to this year’s celebration, which is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Goodyear Ballpark. Submitted photo
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4th of July events planned in Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Tolleson, Tonopah by Jack Hines special to the view With the estimated temperatures in the West Valley being 109 degrees on the Fourth of July, the name of the game this year in many cities is keeping cool. In addition to... + continue reading
A STILL SHOT from an Avondale resident’s home security camera taken June 13 shows a man police accuse of burglarizing several West Valley garages. Submitted photo
A STILL SHOT from an Avondale resident’s home security camera taken June 13 shows a man police accuse of burglarizing several West Valley garages. Submitted photo
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Police are on the lookout for a man seen on surveillance video stealing from garages with open doors in Avondale and Phoenix. Avondale resident Miles Bouchard caught the man on camera June 13 stealing his daughter’s $200 electric scooter out of their garage near 109th Avenue and Lower... + continue reading
AMANDA HUSMOE, 11, and Ashley Husmoe, 8, of Goodyear pose in front of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The sisters swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco Harbor April 16, and the next day swam along the Golden Gate Bridge to benefit F.A.S.T., the Foundation for Aquatic Safety and Training. Submitted photo
AMANDA HUSMOE, 11, and Ashley Husmoe, 8, of Goodyear pose in front of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The sisters swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco Harbor April 16, and the next day swam along the Golden Gate Bridge to benefit F.A.S.T., the Foundation for Aquatic Safety and Training. Submitted photo
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Amanda, 11, Ashley, 8, complete Alcatraz, Golden Gate swims for F.A.S.T. Foundation A few generations ago, the Husmoe sisters’ accomplishments might have made headlines for showing escapees the way off Alcatraz Island. Today, the Goodyear siblings are just raising money for a good cause.... + continue reading
JERRY PRITCHETT of Avondale does warmup squat lifts June 8 in preparation of a workout routine at his gym in Phoenix. Pritchett, who owns the United States record for heaviest deadlift at 1,006 pounds, is preparing for his fifth World Strongman Competition.  View photo by Jordan Christopher
JERRY PRITCHETT of Avondale does warmup squat lifts June 8 in preparation of a workout routine at his gym in Phoenix. Pritchett, who owns the United States record for heaviest deadlift at 1,006 pounds, is preparing for his fifth World Strongman Competition. View photo by Jordan Christopher
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Jerry Pritchett owns U.S. deadlift record Jerry Pritchett is a strong man. Very strong. So strong, in fact, that the 35-year-old Avondale man owns the United States record for deadlift. It’s 1,006 pounds. That’s right, quadruple digits. Pritchett accomplished the feat at the Arnold... + continue reading
NOVA SCOTT, 13, of Millennium dribbles through traffic against Desert Vista in a game last season. Scott is one of several players participating in summer competition for the Lady Tigers.  View photo by Ray Thomas
NOVA SCOTT, 13, of Millennium dribbles through traffic against Desert Vista in a game last season. Scott is one of several players participating in summer competition for the Lady Tigers. View photo by Ray Thomas
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Lady Tigers not missing a beat after graduating 8 seniors Not many girls basketball programs have matched the success of Millennium over the last few seasons. The Lady Tigers have averaged more than 24 wins a season for the last five years, and appeared in the 2015 Division I state championship... + continue reading
CONTESTANTS COMPETE IN A HOT DOG EATING CONTEST during last year’s Star Spangled 4th of July event in Goodyear. The contest will return to this year’s celebration, which is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Goodyear Ballpark. Submitted photo
CONTESTANTS COMPETE IN A HOT DOG EATING CONTEST during last year’s Star Spangled 4th of July event in Goodyear. The contest will return to this year’s celebration, which is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Goodyear Ballpark. Submitted photo
A STILL SHOT from an Avondale resident’s home security camera taken June 13 shows a man police accuse of burglarizing several West Valley garages. Submitted photo
A STILL SHOT from an Avondale resident’s home security camera taken June 13 shows a man police accuse of burglarizing several West Valley garages. Submitted photo
AMANDA HUSMOE, 11, and Ashley Husmoe, 8, of Goodyear pose in front of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The sisters swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco Harbor April 16, and the next day swam along the Golden Gate Bridge to benefit F.A.S.T., the Foundation for Aquatic Safety and Training. Submitted photo
AMANDA HUSMOE, 11, and Ashley Husmoe, 8, of Goodyear pose in front of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The sisters swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco Harbor April 16, and the next day swam along the Golden Gate Bridge to benefit F.A.S.T., the Foundation for Aquatic Safety and Training. Submitted photo
JERRY PRITCHETT of Avondale does warmup squat lifts June 8 in preparation of a workout routine at his gym in Phoenix. Pritchett, who owns the United States record for heaviest deadlift at 1,006 pounds, is preparing for his fifth World Strongman Competition.  View photo by Jordan Christopher
JERRY PRITCHETT of Avondale does warmup squat lifts June 8 in preparation of a workout routine at his gym in Phoenix. Pritchett, who owns the United States record for heaviest deadlift at 1,006 pounds, is preparing for his fifth World Strongman Competition. View photo by Jordan Christopher
NOVA SCOTT, 13, of Millennium dribbles through traffic against Desert Vista in a game last season. Scott is one of several players participating in summer competition for the Lady Tigers.  View photo by Ray Thomas
NOVA SCOTT, 13, of Millennium dribbles through traffic against Desert Vista in a game last season. Scott is one of several players participating in summer competition for the Lady Tigers. View photo by Ray Thomas

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A correctional officer at the Lewis prison complex in Buckeye was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having sexual contact with a male inmate, officials said. Juan Ramirez Jr., 26, of Glendale was... + continue reading
A STILL SHOT from an Avondale resident’s home security camera taken June 13 shows a man police accuse of burglarizing several West Valley garages. Submitted photo
A STILL SHOT from an Avondale resident’s home security camera taken June 13 shows a man police accuse of burglarizing several West Valley garages. Submitted photo
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Verrado graduate begins second season in minors Blake Perkins, a 2015 graduate of Verrado High School, began his 2016 season with the Auburn Doubledays, a Class A affiliate of the Washington... + continue reading
TATUM REEDY, front, a 2012 graduate of Estrella Foothills High School, rears back to fire the ball to first base last season during a game for New Mexico State University. Reedy played four seasons for the Lady Aggies, earning All-WAC second-team honors her senior year. Photo by Greg Owens
TATUM REEDY, front, a 2012 graduate of Estrella Foothills High School, rears back to fire the ball to first base last season during a game for New Mexico State University. Reedy played four seasons for the Lady Aggies, earning All-WAC second-team honors her senior year. Photo by Greg Owens
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SAMMY HARRIS, right, of Estrella Foothills goes to the basket while being guarded by a Scottsdale Christian defender during last season’s Division III state championship game. Harris has improved his offense during the summer and will be looked upon as a key contributor for the Wolves next season. View photo by Ray Thomas
SAMMY HARRIS, right, of Estrella Foothills goes to the basket while being guarded by a Scottsdale Christian defender during last season’s Division III state championship game. Harris has improved his offense during the summer and will be looked upon as a key contributor for the Wolves next season. View photo by Ray Thomas
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QUINCY SMITH, 10, of La Joya goes up for a shot last season between a pair of Agua Fria defenders. Smith, who averaged 16.7 points per game, is one of the five returning starters for the Lobos in 2016-17. View photo by Ray Thomas
QUINCY SMITH, 10, of La Joya goes up for a shot last season between a pair of Agua Fria defenders. Smith, who averaged 16.7 points per game, is one of the five returning starters for the Lobos in 2016-17. View photo by Ray Thomas
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Christy Melissa Balentine Christy Melissa Balentine, 39, of Avondale died June 25, 2016. Mrs. Balentine was born Nov. 24, 1976, to Gilbert and Sylvia Escobedo. She attended school in the Littleton... + continue reading
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