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Buckeye News & Business

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 …
A map shows where the Arizona Department of Transportation plans to widen Interstate 10 through Buckeye.

Work begins on I-10 widening project through Buckeye

Workto add new lanes along Interstate 10 between Verrado Way and State Route 85 in Buckeye started overnight on July 19 and will continue  with a series of overnight lane …
District 6 residents interested in being appointed to fill a vacancy on the Buckeye City Council have until May 21 to submit their applications.

Buckeye approves 2021-2022 budget

The Buckeye City Council approved the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year budget at their regularly scheduled meeting on July 6.
Brian Craig

Buckeye appoints new Development Services leaders

After a national search, Brian Craig,  was chosen as the new Development Services Director for the city of Buckeye.
This trailer has been fully outfitted as a barbershop; all Trevor's Vision and The Dreaded Barber Darryl Brandt need is a truck to haul it.

Litchfield Park barber, nonprofit seek help to provide haircuts to Valley homeless

Litchfield Park-based mobile barber Darryl Brandt has partnered with nonprofit Trevor’s Vision to provide haircuts to the homeless and less fortunate throughout the Valley, but they need help.

Equitable broadband Internet access for rural Arizona towns is 'life-and-death situation'

The vulnerabilities of rural Arizona communities to being disconnected from broadband Internet access for inordinate amounts of time have exposed life-and-death scenarios, an inability to develop new …
Recreation Superintendent Mike Beadle shows off aquatics features at the Goodyear Recreation Campus.

Goodyear to open $67.4M recreation campus July 3

Mike Beadle may or may not have hurtled down a 27-foot water slide at the new Goodyear Recreation Campus 10 or more times over the past few weeks.

Arizona Public Service offers teacher grant program

While school may be out for summer, Arizona Public Service Co. is seeking to help local teachers get ready for the upcoming academic year with grants for classroom resources. Through the APS …
Airmen from the 56th Contracting Squadron participate in a Contingency Contracting Officer exercise June 9 at Luke Air Force Base. During the three-day exercise, airmen worked through various contracting scenarios in a simulated deployed environment to enhance their readiness capability for conducting overseas operations.

Luke AFB airmen simulate austere environment to test deployed capabilities

As the Air Force continues to build a lethal and ready force, the 56th Contracting Squadron tested its deployed capability by conducting a three-day exercise in a simulated austere environment at Luke Air Force Base.
Buckeye City Hall.

Buckeye opens applications for nonprofit funding program

Buckeye will begin accepting applications for its Nonprofit Community Funding Program on July 1. These grants are available to non-rofit agencies that provide services specifically to Buckeye …
David Vose stands in a field of organic sudangrass June 21 at Blue Sky Organic Farms. The cover crop provides food for the farm’s livestock as well as organic matter for planting. Behind Vose are the White Tank Mountains.

Blue Sky Organic Farms leases 40 acres to replace land it’s losing to Fulton Homes

For more than 25 years, David Vose, his partner, Sara Dolan, and their crews at Blue Sky Organic Farms have enjoyed unencumbered views of the Estrella Mountains in the distance as they worked, but that won’t be the case much longer.
Daniel Villela, left, and Staff Sgt. Daniel Ward, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management technicians, work at the squadron’s Rapid Maintenance Annex at Luke Air Force Base on May 17. The annex is an expansion of the vehicle maintenance flight and is used expedite minor repairs or services for flight line vehicles.

Rapid Maintenance Annex saves Luke AFB squadron time, money

To help increase the efficiency of flight line maintenance operations, the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron has opened a Rapid Maintenance Annex near the flight line.
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 …

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.

Airbnb and Expedia Group’s Vrbo partner to address ‘party houses’

Airbnb and Vrbo, an Expedia Group company, has announced a partnership to develop the Community Integrity Program.
Entertainment & Neighborhood News
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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