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Buckeye News & Business

As arm injuries plague developing hurlers, Fernando Arroyo sees salvation in proper technique

Baseball, America’s Pasttime is a game beloved by millions across the globe. The crack of the bat, the snap of the mitt, and the smell of a freshly manicured field of play below an aroma of cracker jacks and hot dogs provide an experience uniquely American one can only find at a local ballpark.
A map shows the current preferred route of Interstate 11 to the west of the Phoenix metroplex.

Officials approve corridor for part of proposed of new I-11

PHOENIX (AP) — State and federal transportation officials have formally selected a corridor in southern and central Arizona for construction of Interstate 11, a proposed new freeway that would link …
A family donating dozens of Thanksgiving turkeys at the St. Mary's Food Bank gets help from volunteers to unload their vehicle, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phoenix-area food banks expect record need this holiday season — again

Food banks across the Valley are gearing up for a busy holiday season as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its 20th month, further exacerbating hunger and need.
An Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank volunteer carries boxes that will soon be filled with food.

Volunteers needed as local food bank prepares hundreds of Thanksgiving meals

All Faith Community Services is gearing up to feed hundreds of families and individuals across the West Valley as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.  The Buckeye-based food pantry is …
Calvert Oil wants to paint these buildings and 11 petroleum tanks if it receives a program appropriation from the Buckeye City Council. About $78,000 in projects are set to be approved by the council at Tuesday’s meeting under the Economic Development Catalyst Program.

Buckeye council could award economic development grants

BUCKEYE — There’s only one major economic development item on Tuesday’s agenda for the Buckeye City Council that will likely take up much time to discuss. The council is set to …
Patrons at the 2020 Litchfield Park Food and Wine festival line up for food truck offerings. The Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission received a thorough presentation on changes in state law and other developments that affect food truck operations.

Buckeye Planning and Zoning learns about food trucks

BUCKEYE — Food trucks have to move every 24 hours in Buckeye. That was one of many messages city of Buckeye Senior Planner Randy Proch delivered to the city’s Planning and Zoning …

Buckeye police: 16-year-old boy found dead after a shooting

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Police were searching for a suspect after a shooting killed a teenager in Buckeye. Officers said shots were fired near a business where a large group of people were …
"White Tank Wild Day” honors the White Tank Mountains Conservancy’s Regional Mountains Connectivity Initiative – with a vision to conserve the natural heritage of the White Tanks and surrounding region’s mountain ranges while supporting a 21st century economy and quality of life for all.

Room to roam: conservation group wants to keep the White Tanks wild

The White Tanks Conservancy is sounding the alarm: planned development is presenting an existential threat to one of the most biodiverse deserts on earth. The White Tank Mountains, bordered by …
A view of Desert Financial Credit Union CEO Jeff Meshey participating in a past year's Fiesta Bowl parade. Though Christmas is technically celebrated on Dec. 25 each year, for 400 teachers across Arizona – including 10 from across Buckeye – it came early in 2021.

Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers delivers $1 million to local educators

Though Christmas is technically celebrated on Dec. 25 each year, for 400 teachers across Arizona – including 10 from across Buckeye – it came early in 2021. During the first days of …
Daniel Robinson is a 24-year-old geologist who disappeared from a work site near Sun Valley Parkway and Cactus Road on June  23. Volunteers found human remains Saturday, but Daniel’s father said the remains appear to be of someone other than his son.

Father of missing Buckeye man: Remains found Saturday are not of his son

BUCKEYE — According to the father of a man who went missing in June in the Buckeye area, human remains found Saturday are not those of his missing son. David Robinsontweeted a few times over …
Ryan Williams standing beside his painting "Crows Triptych,"  for the Surprise Invitational at the West Valley Arts HQ in Surprise. 

Desert Edge art teacher named Arizona Art Educator of the Year

If you talk to Ryan Williams about his work as an art educator, you’ll quickly learn that teaching is just one element of his job. He teaches art at Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, but …
Not all the development scheduled to be discussed tonight by the Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission at Tuesday’s 6 p.m. meeting is about housing. Two industrial buildings are part of a site plan for an area just south of I-10.

Buckeye Planning and Zoning has full agenda

BUCKEYE — After a few months of agendas that only had one or a couple of major items, the Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission has a robust set of items scheduled to be addressed at …
Commerce Spotlight

By The Numbers: Arizona Department of Gaming releases initial fantasy sports contest revenue

Arizona sports betting is poised to be big business as the Department of Gaming released its first revenue report on the dollars and cents recently changing hands in search of daily wins, parlay …
Entertainment & Neighborhood News
Your Valley Voice

Experts: WHO needs harm reduction to escape unsuccessful tobacco strategy

Tobacco kills roughly 8 million people around the world every year, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization has long aimed for complete eradication of the substance, calling it “one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.”

Expert: Biden taps the Strategic Petroleum Reserve — But what does that mean?

President Joe Biden ordered a release of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve on Nov. 23, 2021, as a part of a coordinated effort with five other countries to tamp down rising fuel prices. The U.S. plans to tap 50 million barrels of crude oil in the coming months, while the other nations  — the U.K., India, Japan, Korea and China  — are said to be releasing about 11 million barrels in total.
From the outside, the Southwest  Lending Closet is a small, friendly looking building in west Avondale. You might not guess that every year, this modest 1,800 square-foot building supplies …
When Helping Others Together (HOT) Community Foundation President Beth McGee started a mask-sewing project in March to help local health care workers, first responders and other essential employees who were in dire need of face coverings in the COVID-19 pandemic’s infancy, she never dreamed how many people would join in the project nor how many masks they’d sew and distribute.
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