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No closures are scheduled for improvement projects on Phoenix-area freeways this weekend. The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that work will be limited to areas of Buckeye … more
BUCKEYE — Today, anyone can drive around the corners of the Valley and find farmland still in use. This is especially true in the Southwest Valley, near Buckeye, Goodyear and communities along … more
The Buckeye Police Department has boosted the reward for tips in the death of a 16-year-old girl who was hit by a car and found dead on an Interstate 10 median. Anaiah Walker was killed in May … more
The Liberty Elementary School District announced this week that all schools under their district will switch to a four-day school week starting next year. The district serves more then 4,500 students in grades K-8 in the Buckeye and Goodyear area. more
The Arizona Department of Transportation has postponed work this weekend for the Interstate 10 improvement project between State Route 85 and Verrado Way in Buckeye. There will be no restrictions … more
Drivers will encounter few freeway closures and lane restrictions this weekend. The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced the following work from Friday, Nov. 18, through Monday, Nov. … more

Sales of Southwest Valley homes breaking the million-dollar mark slowed this fall. See where the top-selling homes were sold and view price trends over time. Litchfield Park Some of the most … more
Buckeye police have arrested a 16-year-old for a threat made last week involving the Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies homecoming game and booked him into juvenile detention on … more
The Howard Hughes Corporation has broken ground on Teravalis, a 37,000-acre mixed-use master planned community in the Phoenix West Valley projected to include 100,000 homes and 55 million square feet of commercial development. Teravalis, previously known as Douglas Ranch, will become Arizona’s largest master planned community, addressing the demand for housing in one of the country’s fastest-growing metro regions. more
The West Valley Water Association, which includes the city of Glendale, is offering a free online workshop on landscaping management and wise water use. more
Administrators at the Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies have canceled two homecoming events following a threat. The school announced on its Facebook page that it had been in … more
More than $87,000 in state grants will allow the Buckeye Police Department to improve road safety in the city, officials said. One grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will be … more
Whether its groundwater or river water in danger of running dry first, the biggest potential impact from Arizona’s continuing water issues is it will stall growth. Developers in Arizona, … more

As the Buckeye Independent reported earlier this month, the  Nonprofit Community Funding Program grant applications have been approved and awarded for Fiscal Year 2023. A total of ten grant … more
Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service reached records over the summer as rain and high winds produced widespread damage and power outages. “On July 17th, we had a storm that caused … more
The eighth annual Dog Days of Buckeye returns to Sundance Park on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to Noon. This family friendly, four-legged event is like bringing your dog to a canine amusement … more
Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, Arizona’s popular ‘Neighborhood Burger Joint,’ is estimated to open in Buckeye during the third quarter of 2023 in the new and growing community of Verrado, serving its renowned burgers and beers within the distinctive former Verrado Community Welcome Center. more
Buckeye city manager Dan Cotterman has named Javier Setovich, P.E. as deputy city manager. Setovich replaces Interim deputy city manager Larry Hall, who has returned to his previous position as … more
BUCKEYE — Another light-industrial property and another potential commercial development were annexed into the City of Buckeye by a unanimous vote of the City Council on Tuesday. Two of the … more
The 2023 Scenic Arizona Calendar, published by the Daily Independent at, is now available. more

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers plans to open next year in the former Verrado Community Welcome Center. The restaurant, which features more than 100 beer selections, will span approximately 5,300 … more
Drivers who normally use the westbound Interstate 10 off- and on-ramps at Watson Road in Buckeye will need to take detours for several weeks due to work on the Arizona Department of … more
Brock Salveson, 47, was killed Thursday night when a traffic pole fell on him in Buckeye. Salveson worked as a contractor for AJP Electric. Police said he was unloading the pole for … more
Buckeye’s 82nd Annual Halloween Carnival returns to Monroe Avenue in Downtown Buckeye on Saturday Oct. 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy exciting carnival games, bingo, cake walk, trunk-or-treat, … more
A man unloading a traffic pole was killed when it fell on him Thursday night in Buckeye, police said. The man was unloading the pole, which was to be installed at Broadway and Miller roads, when … more
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