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Buckeye News & Business

City of Buckeye's longtime fire chief dies at 62

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — The longtime fire chief for the city of Buckeye has died. City officials said Bob Costello died Thursday morning at age 62. The cause of death was not immediately …
In 2022, some Valley students will get to take advantage of two new campuses for different charter schools in Anthem and Buckeye.

Valley charter schools to get expanded campuses in Anthem, Buckeye

In 2022, some Valley students will get to take advantage of two new campuses for different charter schools in Anthem and Buckeye.
Residential housing permits are surging in Buckeye despite an expected downturn in housing numbers from the start of the pandemic.  Buckeye officials have seen residential permits jump 27% from last year’s numbers and predict a continued upward trend for the rest of 2021.

Buckeye housing boom won't slow, officials predict

Residential housing permits are surging in Buckeye despite an expected downturn in housing numbers from the start of the pandemic. Buckeye officials have seen residential permits jump 27% from last …
Operations leaders pose with Jennifer Leatherman after the final vaccination at the Abrazo West Campus POD.

Abrazo West vaccine site served more than 50,000 in three months

The COVID-19 vaccine point of distribution (POD) site at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear vaccinated more than 50,000 people during its three months in operation, marking a positive achievement for the community.
Mark Yslas will succeed Dr. Dennis Runyan as Agua Fria Union High School District this summer.

Agua Fria district names Mark Yslas as new superintendent

Agua Fria Union High School District's Governing Board voted unanimously March 31 to confirm the employment contract for Mark Yslas as its new superintendent.
Players in the 2019 tournament make a beverage stop by the Saddle Mountain Brewing Co. booth at the Wigwam Golf Resort in Litchfield Park.

West Valley Mavericks preparing for The Maverick golf tourney

The West Valley Mavericks Foundation is gearing up for its annual charity golf tournament at the Wigwam Golf Resort in Litchfield Park.
Airmen from the 56th Security Forces Squadron and officers from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office train Feb. 26 at Luke Air Force Base. Security forces, MCSO and the Glendale Police Department personnel participated in the exercise, which evaluated the training, readiness and capability of Luke airmen to respond to an active shooter.

Luke security forces, local law enforcement train for real-world integrated response

“Lockdown, Lockdown, Lockdown — Real-World Incident” is something no one wants to hear blasting at Luke Air Force Base, triggering a full-scale emergency response.
Abrazo West Campus is at 13677 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear.

Are you at risk for colorectal cancer? Now is the time to find out

Of the cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States and most common in people ages 50 and older. There are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer — that’s why it’s so important to get screened.
Aerial photograph shows the location of the Goodyear property to be auctioned by the Arizona State Land Department. Proceeds will go to Arizona schools and penitentiary funds.

Land in Goodyear leased to Duncan Family Farms, corrections department to be auctioned off April 21

Much to the chagrin of some nearby residents, 1,060 acres of state-owned land leased to Duncan Family Farms in Goodyear may soon be home to office and industrial buildings, including a Samsung semiconductor manufacturing plant.
Abrazo West Campus ICU Director Jerry Lawlor speaks during the hospital’s COVID-19 remembrance March 19.

Abrazo West employees honor those touched by COVID-19

Hospital employees and physicians at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear held a ceremony March 19 to honor the caregivers, patients and families who have battled COVID-19 over the past year.

Gatorade breaks ground on distribution facility behemoth spurring economic growth

Construction is underway on a new 750,000-square-foot Gatorade distribution facility that will create more jobs at the rapidly expanding Tolleson Corporate Park, which is being developed by Merit …
Buckeye officials said in 2020 that the city’s 640 square miles of planning area is only 5% built out.

Buckeye named second least-crowded city in U.S.

Two Southwest Valley cities are among the country’s 10 least crowded cities with populations over 50,000 and at least 10 square miles of land area, according to a new blog on rent.com.
Commerce Spotlight

BBB Pacific Southwest to host International Entrepreneur Summit

Immigrant business owners and entrepreneurs face unique challenges when it comes to accessing resources to start and develop a business.
Teens with Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers during a performance. The centers, and the Triple Threat Challenge song/video competition are open to all Valley youths ages 12 to 20.

Young musicians invited to submit song, video for Aioli Gourmet Burgers’ Triple Threat Challenge

Aioli Gourmet Burgers is known for its Triple Threat Challenge — an intense food competition where hungry competitors attempt to finish a three-patty burger, loaded fries and a shake in less than 15 minutes.

Fairlife opens Goodyear milk plant

Fairlife LLC’s new production plant at Cotton Lane and Thomas Road in Goodyear’s Palm Valley 303 is now open and sourcing milk from local dairies for its products.
Entertainment & Neighborhood News
Your Valley Voice

Verdier: What does the COVID-19 vaccine mean for employers?

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is well under way. We all hope this is a means to an end of social restrictions and making our way back to life as we once knew it. According to the CDC over …

Troop: AZ Merit test season calls for tips, best practices

Standardized testing season can be a stressful time for students even under normal circumstances. But, during a pandemic? Students will need every edge they can get. Just as schools have had to …
A Litchfield Park macaron baker is nearly halfway to her goal of raising $10,000 for The Younique Foundation in an effort to bring awareness to child sexual abuse.
Like many local organizations, West Valley Talking News has felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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