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Mar

Lord, Campbell, Pizzillo re-elected

Mayor Georgia Lord and Council members Wally Campbell and Joe Pizzillo were re-elected to the Goodyear City Council March 14, while newcomers Brannon Hampton and Sara Gilligan will move on to a runoff election May 16.

Lord obtained 8,004 votes beating former Mayor Jim Cavanaugh who garnered 4,431.

“It is my honor to earn your trust and look forward to continuing to
work hard for the best interest of the residents of Goodyear,” Lord said. “I would like to say thank you to the voters of Goodyear for recognizing that the city is heading in the right direction and we
have made so many good strides over the past few years. I promise to continue to fight for the taxpayers, attract more high quality jobs, and fight to protect Luke Air Force Base.”

Pizzillo received 7,768 votes, and Campbell got 6,908.

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16
Mar
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Buckeye recall effort fails to meet goal

Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck won’t have to stand for election again this year after an effort started by residents angry over disputed water bills failed to gain enough signatures to recall the longtime public official.

A week before the March 23 deadline to file 1,718 signatures required to trigger the recall election, Jeff Hancock, organizer of Buckeye Residents Against High Water Bills, acknowledged that his group had fallen short of its goal.

Hancock said the group would have collected about 1,200 signatures if all petitions were returned as promised.

“It’s not a lost cause,” Hancock said of the controversy that brought attention to water bills for hundreds of dollars for thousands of gallons of water that residents said they didn’t use.

They were angered by the city’s claim that water leaks, theft or billing contractor errors were responsible for the high bills in a fraction of the city’s 20,000 water accounts.

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16
Mar
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Buckeye man accused of armed robbery at Lowe’s

A Buckeye man was arrested Wednesday in connection to an armed robbery and aggravated assault after allegedly attempting to stab a Lowe’s employee with garden clippers, officials said.

Derrick Scott, 29, was booked into Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail, Buckeye police said.

Thu
16
Mar
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Buckeye police seeking robbery suspect


Photo provided by the Buckeye Police Department

The Buckeye Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a robbery that occurred at about 2:35 a.m. Feb. 20 on Miller Road between Warner Street and Lower Buckeye Road, officials said.

The man is described as white, about 5-feet, 9-inches tall, 190 pounds and has tattoos on both arms and legs.

If you have information about the suspect, contact the Buckeye Police Department at 623-349-6492.

Wed
15
Mar

Goodyear election results released

Goodyear had five candidates vying for three City Council seats and two facing off for mayor in Tuesday’s election.

Current Mayor Georgia Lord was being challenged for the seat by former Mayor Jim Cavanaugh.

Council member incumbents Joe Pizzillo and Wally Campbell and newcomers Brannon Hampton, Sara Gilligan and Jayson Black competed for the three open council seats.

If any of the four seats does not result in a majority vote, a runoff will be held May 16.

The following are unofficial election results from the Maricopa County Elections Department:

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Wed
15
Mar

New teaching methods being implemented in Arizona prisons

Organizations taking measures to decrease state’s recidivism rates

by Jessica Alvarado Gamez

special to the View

New teaching methods will soon be implemented in prisons across Arizona, including Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis in Buckeye and Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville in Goodyear, to better the lives of inmates.

Wed
15
Mar
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Teens compete for Youth of the Year

Two young women from the West Valley were among 13 teenagers vying for the Youth of the Year Award presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix.

The winner, Leonel Cano Leon from the Ed Robson Family Branch in Phoenix, was named last week at the annual Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars gala, a fundraising event for the organization at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

Wed
15
Mar

It’s like riding a bike

RAY BAUN, left, of Buckeye helps fellow rider Marianna Parks of Buckeye adjust her seat during the AZ Mountain Biking clinic at the fourth annual Outdoor Adventure Family Day Jan. 14 at White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Waddell. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Experts suggest cycling to help reach New Year’s goals

If you still haven’t started chipping away at your New Year’s resolution to get in shape, one West Valley trend can help you get there, and it’s as easy as riding a bike.

With clubs, city and school initiatives, bike-friendly trails and almost year-round sunny weather, the West Valley is the perfect place to take up cycling, said Amy Bolton, a Goodyear spokeswoman.

Wed
15
Mar
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Zoo welcomes rare pileated gibbon

FISHER, a young pileated gibbon monkey born New Year’s Day, clings to his mother Feb. 22 inside their enclosure at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Waddell. Fisher is one of six pileated gibbons at the zoo and only the 13th in the entire country. Gibbons are the most endangered primates in the world. He was named after actress Carrie Fisher, who died Dec. 27, 2016. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
FISHER, a young pileated gibbon monkey born New Year’s Day, clings to his mother Feb. 22 inside their enclosure at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Waddell. Fisher is one of six pileated gibbons at the zoo and only the 13th in the entire country. Gibbons are the most endangered primates in the world. He was named after actress Carrie Fisher, who died Dec. 27, 2016. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Babies booming at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park

Baby Fisher still clings tightly to his mother at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Waddell, but the pair is spending more time in the public eye as the little monkey grows.

The rare pileated gibbon was born on New Year’s Day, and is only the 13th of its species in the United States. He was named in honor of actress Carrie Fisher, who died Dec. 27, 2016.

Wed
15
Mar
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Crime spree ends in West Valley

4 suspects in custody; 2 outstanding, possibly armed

A crime spree that started early March 10 and traveled throughout Phoenix and Glendale ended up in the West Valley at 107th Avenue and Missouri Avenue, officials said.

It started at about 1 a.m. at 55th Avenue and Osborn Road in Phoenix when six people in a Chevrolet Tahoe confronted some people at Marivue Park, said Lt. Wayne Dillon, a spokesman with the Phoenix Police Department.

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