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5 West Valley View, Avondale, Arizona, Tuesday, July 31, 2012


108th Ave. 107th Ave.


West Valley light rail gets green light


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Valley Metro has been given the green light to start the design phase for a proposed $1.2 billion light-rail extension from downtown Phoenix to the West Valley. The go-ahead vote for the 11-mile transit line


was made July 25 by the Maricopa Association of Governments, or MAG, a regional planning agency. Plans call for a rail system that will extend west along Interstate 10 to a park-and-ride lot at 79th Avenue on the north side of the freeway, just east of Tolleson. Total funding has yet to be secured, but the goal is to complete the line by 2023, according to projections offered by Eileen Yazzie, a MAG transportation planning project manager.


The light-rail line will provide riders with an estimated 19-minute commute between the 79th Avenue lot and Central and Washington avenues in downtown Phoenix, Yazzie said. The average daily boardings have been estimated at 32,900 by 2030, she said.


The proposed line will connect with the existing 20-mile system between Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa that opened in 2008.


provider in the Valley. Work has begun on a three-mile extension in Mesa and proposals for other possible extensions are in the works.


That system is operated by Metro, the light-rail Submitted map


A MAP SHOWS the proposed route for an 11-mile light-rail extension from downtown Phoenix to the West Valley.


Plans set for Quarter Auction


in Buckeye Final details have been announced for a “Quarter Auction” in Buckeye, described by promoters as a combination auction and a raffle. The event will be at 6 p.m. today at the Sundance Adult Recreation Center, 930 S. Sundance Parkway. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and a $3 admission fee will be charged. Items from home-based business vendors will be auctioned off for one to two quarters per item. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Buckeye Relay for Life, according to organizers.


Buckeye nonprofits


may apply for monetary grants The Buckeye Community Services Department is accepting applications for monetary grants to nonprofit


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Donations will be appreciated the month of July.


For more information and donations write to P.O. Box 845,


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agencies that provide services to town residents. Eligible first-time applicants could receive as much as $1,500, officials said. Completed applications will be accepted by the department through Aug. 20. For information, contact Daniel Higgins at 623-429- 6313 or dhiggins@buckeyeaz.gov. To download an application, go to


www.buckeyeaz.gov/communityservices.


Blood donors may win 2012 Volkswagen Beetle United Blood Services has announced that blood donors may be entered to win a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. The promotion began June 1 and will continue through Aug. 31, meaning that donors for each of the three months could receive as many as three chances to win. The offering has been made courtesy of Valley


Volkswagen dealers, officials said. In the West Valley, donations can be made at the West


Valley Donor Center, 14270 W. Indian School Road, near Litchfield Road, in Goodyear. To make a donation appointment, call 1-877-827-4376, or go online at www.UnitedBloodServicesAZ.org.


Avondale taking names


for writers’ conference Registration begins Aug. 1 for the third annual writers’ conference to be hosted by Avondale on Nov. 3. The daylong gathering will be at Avondale City Hall,


11465 W. Civic Center Drive, and the theme will be “Pen, Polish, Pitch, Publish, Promote!” The offering will include a lineup of successful authors and an array of tips on brushing up writing skills, as well as strategies for getting published. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information, go online to www.avondalewritersconference.org.


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