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Tue
23
May

Man exposes self to student in Avondale

The Avondale Police Department is looking for a man who exposed himself to a student on Monday, according to a release.

Police responded to an indecent exposure call at about 4 p.m. Monday. Police said a girl was walking home from school on Monroe Street near Fairway Drive, south of Van Buren Street, when a man in a silver four-door vehicle approached her. The man allegedly exposed his genitals and committed an indecent sex act in front of the girl, the release states.

Thu
18
May

Two people in critical condition after crash in Avondale

Two people remain in the hospital in critical condition after a head-on collision May 18, according to a sheriff’s spokesperson.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate the cause of the accident, which occurred before 9 a.m. near Indian School Road and the Agua Fria River.

Wed
17
May
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Buckeye prepares for new water billing system

Buckeye water customers are in for some changes.

Since November, the city of Buckeye has been replacing the electronic radio transmitters inside about 20,000 meter boxes around the community. Crews from Water Resources have worked six days each week exchanging between 35 and 40 ERTs each day.

The units relay data from the water meters to a central server to calculate monthly bills.

Wed
17
May
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3 local Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

Three girls who attend West Valley high schools have received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the organization’s highest honor.

The Arizona Cactus-Pine Council presented the Gold Awards in March to Emily and Madison Gidley, 18-year-old twin sisters who live in Litchfield Park and are seniors at Trivium Preparatory Academy in Goodyear, and Riley Wagner, 17, who lives in Glendale and is a senior at University High School in Tolleson.

Wed
17
May
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5 West Valley Scouts get Eagle Award

Five West Valley Boy Scouts have received Eagle Scout awards after completing projects that contributed to their community.

The members of Troop 99 in Litchfield Park were honored with Scouting’s highest award at a Court of Honor April 30.

Wed
17
May
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Beyond the food banks

West Valley churches extend organizations’ reach

Wed
17
May
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Demolition zone ahead

THE PHOENIX TROTTING PARK near Interstate 10 and Loop 303 in Goodyear is set to be demolished. View photo by Jordan Christopher
THE PHOENIX TROTTING PARK near Interstate 10 and Loop 303 in Goodyear is set to be demolished. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Phoenix Trotting Park set to be razed

Owners of the iconic Phoenix Trotting Park plan to demolish the Goodyear landmark by the end of the year, according to public records obtained by the West Valley View.

Work on demolishing the grandstand structure that has stood abandoned for more than 50 years could start by July 10 and be completed by Dec. 1, according to a notification filed with the Maricopa County Air Quality Department.

Wed
17
May
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Survey finds Avondale residents happy with quality of life

76% rate city as good place to live

Avondale residents are pleased with the quality of life the city offers and rated public safety and the economy as important issues, according to a survey conducted by the city.

The survey done late last year found that 70 percent of residents rated Avondale’s quality of life as good or excellent and 76 percent rated the city positively as a place to live.

Wed
17
May
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Day of play

Goodyear participates in national Kids to Parks Day

Hundreds of thousands of youths across the nation are gearing up for the seventh annual Kids to Parks Day, a national day of outdoor play.

Youths are encouraged to explore their local parks and have an adventure, which is in support of the motto that “active kids are healthy kids.”

Wed
17
May

Buckeye police issue sex offender notice

Buckeye police have issued a public alert about a registered sex offender who has moved into the city.

Daniel Pelcic, 44, is living in the 20700 block of West Delaney Drive in the Verrado community, police said.

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