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Goodyear K9 retiring after 8 years of service

GOODYEAR K9 OFFICER BUKA lunges for a “bad guy” Nov. 2, 2013, during a Goodyear Police Department demonstration at the Wag & Tag event at Roscoe Dog Park. Buka is finally hanging up his leash and heading for retirement after eight years of service with the department. View photo by Ray Thomas
GOODYEAR K9 OFFICER BUKA lunges for a “bad guy” Nov. 2, 2013, during a Goodyear Police Department demonstration at the Wag & Tag event at Roscoe Dog Park. Buka is finally hanging up his leash and heading for retirement after eight years of service with the department. View photo by Ray Thomas

After nearly eight years in the Goodyear Police Department’s K9 unit, Buka, a 10-year-old Belgian Malinois, is hanging up his leash and heading for retirement.

The Goodyear Police Department gave a ceremonial farewell to Buka June 22 at a Goodyear City Council meeting.

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Buckeye community honors 19 Hotshots

JOHN ANDERSON OF BUCKEYE receives a ceremonial flag bearing the names of the first responders who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks during the unveiling of the Yarnell 19 Memorial Plaza Tuesday in Buckeye. Anderson was a driving force behind the memorial, which honors first responders and was named after the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire two years ago. View photo by Ray Thomas
JOHN ANDERSON OF BUCKEYE receives a ceremonial flag bearing the names of the first responders who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks during the unveiling of the Yarnell 19 Memorial Plaza Tuesday in Buckeye. Anderson was a driving force behind the memorial, which honors first responders and was named after the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire two years ago. View photo by Ray Thomas

Yarnell 19 Memorial Plaza unveiled

Tuesday marked the two-year anniversary since the death of 19 Prescott firefighters who died June 30, 2013, in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

The 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were recognized Tuesday morning when the Yarnell 19 Memorial Plaza, a memorial honoring the first responders who died in the fire, was unveiled on the grounds of the Riata West community in Buckeye.

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Fireworks not fun for Fido

While Independence Day can be a festive time for people, pets often don’t feel the same. Even well-behaved animals may panic at loud noises and run away.

Officials recommend leaving your pets at home during fireworks displays, but also taking the following precautions:

Keep pets indoors and create a safe haven for them in a quiet part of your home. Make sure they have food, water, bedding and a few favorite toys (include a litter box for cats).

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Leave pyrotechnics to pros

LINA LUNA OF SAN TAN FIREWORKS arranges some of the inventory June 23 in the sales tent at 107th Avenue and McDowell Road in Avondale. Although fireworks can be purchased in the West Valley, only a select variety, such as ground spinners, sparkling wheel devices and fountains, can legally be used. View photo by Ray Thomas
LINA LUNA OF SAN TAN FIREWORKS arranges some of the inventory June 23 in the sales tent at 107th Avenue and McDowell Road in Avondale. Although fireworks can be purchased in the West Valley, only a select variety, such as ground spinners, sparkling wheel devices and fountains, can legally be used. View photo by Ray Thomas

Use of dangerous fireworks banned in Maricopa County

While it may be tempting to create your own colorful light show this weekend, public safety officials recommend leaving the pyrotechnics to the professionals.

Amateur fireworks use can result in severe burns, fractures, scars, disfigurement or even death, officials warn.

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2 West Valley men arrested during unlicensed contractor sting

Two West Valley men were arrested last week during an Arizona Registrar of Contractors statewide sting operation targeting unlicensed contractors, officials said.

The Phoenix Police Department helped AZ ROC set up a sting house June 23 in the 3600 block of North 45th Place in Phoenix.

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6 people evacuated in Goodyear Walgreens fire

A photocopier may have caused a fire that evacuated six people from a Walgreens early Wednesday morning in Goodyear, officials said.

Fire crews were dispatched around 4 a.m. to a fire in a 24-hour Walgreens at 3361 N. Litchfield Road, said Battalion Chief Russ Braden, a spokesman for the Goodyear Fire Department.

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Avondale Police Dept. investigates shots fired at apartment complex

The Avondale Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday night outside an apartment complex near Fourth and Western avenues, police said.

Residents inside their apartments called police after hearing six or seven gunshots outside around 6 p.m., said Officer Ray Emmett, a spokesman for the Avondale Police Department.

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Cops investigate armed robbery

Phoenix police are investigating an armed robbery that happened early Tuesday morning in west Phoenix.

Four armed suspects allegedly forced their way into a house around 4 a.m. in the 4100 block of North 113th Drive in west Phoenix and stole electronics.

A 2-year-old child, as well as the 28-year-old mother and 30-year-old father were home at the time, police said.

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Pursuing a passion to paint

VERONICA VERDUGO-LOMELI signs a piece of her artwork June 26 in her west Phoenix home. She belongs to an art collective called the Phoenix Fridas, which has an exhibition titled “El Amor de Frida” opening tonight at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. View photo by Ray Thomas
VERONICA VERDUGO-LOMELI signs a piece of her artwork June 26 in her west Phoenix home. She belongs to an art collective called the Phoenix Fridas, which has an exhibition titled “El Amor de Frida” opening tonight at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. View photo by Ray Thomas
WINE BOTTLES are one of Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli’s many canvasses. The west Phoenix artist has been drawing since high school and took up painting in 1992. View photo by Ray Thomas
WINE BOTTLES are one of Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli’s many canvasses. The west Phoenix artist has been drawing since high school and took up painting in 1992. View photo by Ray Thomas

In a room flooded with natural light and vibrant colors, Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli pursues a passion for painting.

Last year, the west Phoenix resident, 49, quit her day job as a graphic artist for the West Valley View and took a leap of faith into the art world.

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9 Days Calendar, Week of June 19, 2015

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Texas Hold’em tournaments

The American Legion Post 53 hosts Texas Hold’em tournaments at 7 p.m. the first and third Friday of the month in Hazelton Hall at 402 E. Narramore Ave. in Buckeye. For information, call 623-327-0227 or email legionpost53@gmail.com.

Free admission to Children’s Museum

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