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Buckeye ranked seventh-fastest growing city in nation


Buckeye was the only city in Arizona to crack the Top 15 fastest growing cities in the US, coming in at No. 7. Photo by city of Buckeye.

Buckeye is growing fast.

To residents in the city, that statement may not be a surprise. Or even to those living around it. But a recent list from the U.S. Census Bureau ranks Buckeye as the seventh-fastest growing city in the nation.

From July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016, Buckeye's population increased 4.8 percent, reaching 64,629, according to the bureau. The list ranked the 15 fastest growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more in 2015, by percent increase. Buckeye was the only city in Arizona to make the list.

"The word is getting out about our great city," Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck said in a release. "These numbers demonstrate what we've known all along, the city of Buckeye is a great place to live, work and play."

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25
May

Man dies after police find him unresponsive in canal

Phoenix police continue to investigate after finding a man in a canal Wednesday night. He later died at the hospital, according to a release.

At about 8:30 p.m. May 24, Phoenix Police Department officers responded to a canal in the area of 99th Avenue and McDowell Road in reference to a found body.

Officers arrived at the scene and observed an adult male between 45 and 47 years old in the canal.

Phoenix Fire Department personnel removed him from the canal and transported him to the hosptial where he later died, the release states.

Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma. The Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing.

Thu
25
May

Avondale police arrest arson suspect

Police arrested a man in connection with an apartment fire in Avondale May 24, according to a release.

The Avondale Police Department apprehended and identified Domico Bernard Thomas, 47, after he allegedly set his apartment on fire and attempted to assault an officer, according to records.

Wed
24
May

Avondale police arrest man who exposed himself to girls

The Avondale Police Department arrested a man in connection with an indecent exposure report, according to a release.

Officers apprehended Carl Silva, 22, of Litchfield Park on Thursday, May 24 at about 1 p.m.

Wed
24
May

Vehicle fire burns 20 acres in Buckeye

A vehicle fire spread to 20 acres of land this afternoon in Buckeye, according to officials.

The incident occurred before 3:30 p.m. near a field in the northwest corner of the intersection of McDowell and Perryville roads.

According to Buckeye Fire Department Chief Bob Costello, a single vehicle caught fire and caused 20 acres in the area to burn.

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24
May
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10-year-old takes on La La Land

GRACIE MILLER, 10, poses April 10 in Avondale. Gracie moved to Hollywood four years ago from Goodyear to work as an actress. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
GRACIE MILLER, 10, poses April 10 in Avondale. Gracie moved to Hollywood four years ago from Goodyear to work as an actress. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Valley native Gracie Miller gets start with roles in short films, TV

A 10-year-old West Valley native is working toward putting her Hollywood dreams on the big screen.

Gracie Miller, who lived in Goodyear until she moved to California four years ago, played the lead role in a short film that was screened at the Phoenix Film Festival in April.

Wed
24
May

Memorial Day events planned in West Valley

Ceremonies set in Avondale, Buckeye, Litchfield Park

West Valley cities will remember men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces during Memorial Day events.

 


Memorial Day
schedules

The Memorial Day holiday means some closures and schedule changes in West Valley cities May 29.

Wed
24
May

Wigwam Creek students place in film contest

Two films by students in a West Valley middle school’s film class have won awards in a statewide short film competition.

Films by students at Wigwam Creek Middle School in Litchfield Park placed first and third in the middle school division of the Arizona Student Film Festival sponsored by the Phoenix Film Festival.

The films were created by students in the Media Tech class taught by Jason Keele.

Wed
24
May
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Brannon Hampton wins Goodyear runoff election

Goodyear has a new member on its City Council.

Brannon Hampton and Sara Gilligan competed May 16 for the remaining four-year seat on the Goodyear City Council after neither candidate reached the required majority vote in the March 14 primary election.

Hampton won the runoff election with 5,717 votes. Gilligan received 4,465.

Wed
24
May

All Faith’s faithful leader

Cassie Wilkins leads West Valley food bank for 21 years and counting

By Jack Hines III

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