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Buckeye seventh fastest growing city in U.S.

, | May 25, 2017
Buckeye, Arizona came in at number seven on the U.S. Census Bureau’s list of the 15 fastest growing large cities in the U.S. with populations of 50,000 or more in 2015. Buckeye was also the only Arizona city to make the list. The list, which was released yesterday evening, shows from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016, Buckeye saw a 4.8 percent increase in population, reaching 64,629. “The word…
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Librarian receives Champion for Young Children Award

, | May 24, 2017
Buckeye Public Library System’s Library Assistant Stacie Kopa was awarded the prestigious Champion for Young Children Award last month by First Things First, a state agency committed to supporting the healthy development and learning of Arizona’s young children from birth to age five. Kopa was recognized for initiative to start two unique programs that benefit both young children and their families – Storytime Underground and Sensory Learning Activities. Nearly 80…
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Buckeye celebrates Public Works Week!

, | May 22, 2017
On May 22, Buckeye Public Works staff stopped by the Sienna Hills Campus of the Odyssey Preparatory Academy to showcase the importance their work plays in the daily lives of our community. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade were able to climb on some heavy equipment, learn about the variety of services the city provides and ask questions about the different careers available in the public works field. Professionals from…
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Memorial Day ceremony honors the fallen

, | May 18, 2017
Buckeye’s annual Memorial Day ceremony salutes all service personnel who’ve paid the ultimate price for their country starting at 9 a.m., Monday, May 29th at the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, 23100 W. Broadway Road in Buckeye. The ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes and feature Key Note Speaker Officer Steven Borquez from Buckeye’s Police Department. Borquez will share his experience as an Army combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient…
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Buckeye named a 2017 Playful City USA Community

, | May 18, 2017
Buckeye is honored to be named a 2017 Playful City USA Community by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization. The honor goes to cities across the country that put the needs of families first so children can learn, grow and develop important life skills. To be considered for the award, Buckeye’s Recreation provided residents with a variety of improvements, programs and events including: A new ADA trail and connector trail to…
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Buckeye Bookmobile Unveils New Look

, | May 16, 2017
Buckeye’s mobile library, the Bookmobile, is getting a makeover.   Thanks to generous financial support from the Friends of the Library, a new mobile wrap will be added to the Bookmobile and unveiled at the Summer Reading Program kick-off pool party, May 26 at 12 p.m. at the Buckeye Aquatics Center, 207 N. 9th St. The new graphics on the Bookmobile will feature six different native Arizona animals set against a…
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Summer Reading Program Kicks Off May 26

, | May 16, 2017
Buckeye’s Public Library launches its annual Summer Reading Program this year with a pool party, Friday, May 26 at 12 p.m. at the Buckeye Aquatics Center, 207 N. 9th St. As part of the festivities, the city’s Bookmobile will reveal its new look – a colorful new wrap designed by local teacher, artist and graphic designer Dan Budzban. Budzban’s credits include working with renowned artist, Guy Gilchrist, from Jim Henson’s…
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Fit & Strong! classes starting soon, thanks to grant

, | May 11, 2017
Buckeye Community Services will soon be offering Fit & Strong! classes thanks to grant from the National Recreation and Park Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Fit & Strong program was developed by the Center for Research on Health and Aging, and targets adults over age 50, or residents with lower extremity osteoarthritis. The classes offer a new type of physical, low-impact exercise program to better…
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Public Meetings for Proposed 17/18 Budget

, | May 3, 2017
Buckeye residents are invited to attend one of three community outreach meetings for the city’s proposed Fiscal Year 17/18 budget. The meetings are being held at three different times and locations throughout the city to accommodate a variety schedules. Mark your calendar to attend one of the following meetings: Weds. May 17 Tues. May 23 Weds. May 31 6 to 8 p.m.Festival Foothills Elementary School 26252 W. Desert Vista Blvd…
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Buckeye municipal court Grand Opening May 1st

, | April 26, 2017
The Grand Opening for Buckeye’s new Municipal Court building is May 1st, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 21749 W. Yuma Rd. in the Sundance Crossings shopping center. Join us for some behind the scenes tours of the courthouse including the judge’s chambers and jury room, and learn about all the services offered at the courthouse too. To commemorate the occasion, the municipal court is also holding an essay contest…
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