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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Liberty super gets vote of confidence

School board supports district leader despite parents’ complaints

The Liberty Elementary School Board has given a vote of confidence to its superintendent, who has been the subject of criticism by a group of parents who claim he is mismanaging the district.

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Roger Klingler named Buckeye city manager

After serving as an interim for seven months, Roger Klingler has been named Buckeye’s city manager.

The City Council approved the appointment at its March 7 meeting.

Klingler had been assistant city manager for two years before Stephen Cleveland resigned in August 2016 after seven years in the job.

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Liberty files request for water, sewer rate hikes

Liberty Utilities has filed an application for increases in rates for customers served by Litchfield Park Water and Sewer that could show up on bills in 2018.

The increase is necessary to reflect the costs of doing business, according to Matthew Garlick, president of Liberty Utilities-Arizona.

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West Valley recognized for support of Luke AFB

Region named ‘Great American Defense Community’

Luke Air Force Base officials have long touted the support of the West Valley as one of the base’s biggest assets, and now that partnership is being recognized on a national level.

The West Valley region was recently named a “Great American Defense Community” by the Association of Defense Communities, a nonprofit that represents areas with a significant military presence.

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