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Buckeye News & Business
A $12 million highway improvement project is set to begin in the West Valley Friday at 9 p.m.

First round of West Valley I-10 closures to begin Friday evening

West Valley drivers planning weekend travel may need to alter their normal routes. 
Maricopa County has been holding online public input meetings this week on redrawing its precincts using updated U.S. Census data. A 4 p.m. meeting is set Friday for Bill Gates’ District 3; a 4:30 p.m. meeting is set for Monday for District 5, represented by Supervisor Steve Gallardo.

Maricopa County reprecincting meetings end Monday

Maricopa County has been holding online public input meetings this week on redrawing its precincts using updated U.S. Census data. Meetings held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday allowed the public …

Arizona prisoner dead after apparently hanging himself

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona prison inmate who was serving a 22 year sentence for second-degree murder has died after he apparently hanged himself in his cell, prison officials announced …
Buckeye Elementary School.

Buckeye school districts holding COVID-19 numbers low

School districts in the Buckeye area put together and revised COVID-19 mitigation plans this summer as the delta variant of the virus became a concern in the valley. So far, in the first several …

Buckeye's newest rec center to hold Sept. 18 grand opening

According to a news release, the City of Buckeye has scheduled a grand opening event for a new recreation center.  Saturday, Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m., the official ribbon cutting of the Sundance …

Buckeye Elementary Schools’ success vs. COVID-19 not same on all campuses

BUCKEYE — Buckeye Elementary School District 33 is experiencing slightly more COVID-19 cases at some of its nine campuses. There were six confirmed COVID-19 cases reported last week at Inca …
Verrado Marketside Apartments was one of three projects that received some level of approval last week from the Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission.

Buckeye Planning and Zoning approves three projects

 BUCKEYE - The city of Buckeye’s City Council has not had a busy summer, which means councilors will have plenty of catching up to do this fall — especially in development …
This aerial photo gives a visual representation of how fast the city of Buckeye is growing. Newly released U.S Census Bureau statistics show the city grew by 80% since 2010 and is 20 times bigger than it was in 2000.

Buckeye among fastest growing cities in U.S.

The city of Buckeye is dealing with a number of challenges, including its rate of growth.During the past 10 years, according to the city, that number is the highest in the U.S.: 80%. That’s …
A feasibility study will commence soon to determine what can be done to improve the efficiency of Bartlett Dam. The Buckeye City Council agreed Aug. 17 to be involved in discussions about the study and how to pay for it.

Buckeye on list of cities supporting Bartlett Dam study

One of the questions asked by a Buckeye City Council member at its Aug. 17 meeting got the quickest of responses. “I can’t express how important it is for the city to have a voice in …

Vets’ group opens essay contest to Arizona high school students

Honoring America’s Veterans, the nonprofit organization behind the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, has opened entries to its annual High School Essay Competition.
This image shows the Watson interchange design on the Interstate 10 improvement project going on in Buckeye.

I-10 construction adjustments abound in Buckeye

Sunday marked the start of a major road project designed to move traffic more efficiently.For the months ahead, however, that project will involve disruptions to traffic flow in the Buckeye area. …
A design rendering of Ativo at Sundance

Two firms partner on 202-unit senior living community in Buckeye

BUCKEYE -- Link Senior Development and MedCore Partners are engaged in the development of Ativo of Sundance, a 202-unit senior living community inside the Sundance Active Adult master planned …
Commerce Spotlight
The Powers-Leavitt office in Goodyear

Leavitt Group announces new leadership in Goodyear, Buckeye offices

The Utah-based Leavitt Group has announced new leadership in its Buckeye and Goodyear offices after the death of one of its partners in early 2021. Charlene Powers-Broadbent was the vice president …

Averzion: Valley duo brings one-of-a-kind scorpion barrier to market

Impenetrable. Unbreakable. Protected. “The product is what we call a physical pest barrier in the world of pest control, and they call it integrated pest management,” said Tony …

Donate blood, maybe win a new car

Vitalant has partnered with Valley Volkswagen dealers for its Summer Drive to Save Lives, in which donors will be entered to win a 2021 VW Tiguan 2.0T S.
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Your Valley Voice

Reagan: June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day and this is one soldier’s experience

Sunday, June 27, is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Injury Awareness Day. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness around the signs, symptoms and stigma associated with PTSD.

Brown: Five legal topics to consider before getting married

Getting married is one of the happiest days of our lives. However, marriage is a legal union as much as it is a romantic one. Therefore, it is important to consider financial and legal implications before tying the knot.
The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society has presented Hospice of the Valley with the prestigious Copper Eagle Award for compassionately supporting veterans in the community. Over the past 10 …
Hope’s Closet, a thrift shop in Goodyear, is asking the community for help filling volunteer slots this summer.
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