June 18, 2015

83rd Annual Buckeye Rocks Community Awards Banquet

   Nominations are in and recipients have been chosen!

Please join us on June 26th to see what individuals make BUCKEYE ROCK!~

RSVP now by calling the chamber at 623-386-2727 to reserve your spot.

Old Fashion 4th of July Celebration

What is it called?
City of Buckeye's Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Where is it?
Youngker High School, 3000 S. Apache Road, Buckeye
When is it?
Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
What will happen?
Begin the evening with some wet and wild fun in the water zone, with bouncy houses and an obstacle course to help stay cool (for a fee).  Then the popular West Valley group The Screamin’ Javelinas will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Be sure to stop by for free watermelon, generously provided by the Buckeye Main Street Coalition (while supplies last).  A variety of food vendors will be on hand to offer broasted chicken, BBQ, hot dogs, Italian sausage, kettle corn, and a wide variety of ice cold drinks and slushies. Sales of glow sticks and other glow products will help support youth sports scholarships.
The fireworks display will take place around 9 p.m.
What does it cost?
Admission is free. Parking is free. Participation in water bouncy houses for a fee.
What else do I need to know?
Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Coolers permitted, but no alcoholic beverages. Well-behaved pets on leashes are permitted, as long as you clean up after them.

Membership Renewals~ Thank you for your support~

Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center
Karen Bei
Member Since: 12/10/2012
Renewed On: 06/15/2015

Epcor Water
Shawn Bradford
Member Since: 06/13/2003
Renewed On: 06/10/2015

Farmers Insurance Group-Alice Dryer
Alice Dryer
Member Since: 07/01/1992
Renewed On: 06/11/2015

Janet Olson
Member Since: 04/13/2010
Renewed On: 06/16/2015

Patrick Parker
Member Since: 07/18/2007
Renewed On: 06/15/2015

The Assault on Christianity Workshop

Please join   Pastor Bruce Konecni ( Author of Street Corner Sermons)

to discuss The Who and why Christianity is being attacked.

When:     Thursday July 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Where:    Buckeye Chamber Of Commerce (Pulte Meeting Room)
              508 E Monroe  Buckeye, Az 85326     

for more information please call 623-223-9262

donations are accepted

Follow us on Social Media!

Welcome New Members!!

C & C Educare of Buckeye
Christopher Inabinet
Join Date: 06/13/2015

BK Bookeeping & Taxes
Bruce Konecni
Join Date: 06/15/2015

Calendar of Events Import

Buckeye Main Street Coalition Workshop
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM M
Buckeye Elk's Lodge
109 North 5th Street
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Buckeye Rocks 83rd Annual Community Awards
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM M
Odyssey Institute
1495 S Verrado Way
Buckeye, Az 85326

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM M
Youngker High School
3000 S. Apache Rd
Buckeye, AZ 85326
Join the City of Buckeye and Main Street Coalition for some fabulous fireworks on the 4th of July!

This event will include fun family activities, All-American eats and treats!  Some activities may require a fee to participate, however, admission is free to attend.

The event will be hosted once again at Youngker High School - 3000 S. Apache Rd.  The doors will be open by 6 pm with the firework display beginning at 9 pm.  This is one celebration you won't want to miss!

Christmas in July Fair
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM M
Liberty United Methodist Church
7598 S Liberty School Rd
Buckeye, AZ 85326

ADOT updates

US 60 passing lane project east of Superior starts this week

Intermittent closures for blasting work will be necessary following Fourth of July weekend. Notices of all closures will be advertised a week before each closure is to occur.


The first of a series of planned improvement projects along US 60 between Superior and Globe will start Wednesday, June 17, when the Arizona Department of Transportation begins work to construct a new passing lane from Devils Canyon to Oak Flat (mileposts 231-233), along with other improvements.


When completed, this $8.8 million safety improvement project will make it easier for motorists to pass large trucks and slow-moving vehicles whose speed drops because of the sustained grades along this stretch of highway from Devil’s Canyon to the Oak Flat area.


There will be minimal impacts to the traveling public during this initial phase of the project prior to Fourth of July holiday weekend.


Construction of the passing lane and some shoulder widening will require US 60 to be closed during blasting, which will start after the Independence Day holiday weekend.


The project will include the following:

  • Construction of a new westbound passing lane from Devil’s Canyon to Oak Flat (mileposts 231-233)
  • Widening shoulders in the Devil’s Canyon area (milepost 233-234)
  • Improvements to the Waterfall Canyon bridge (milepost 229)
  • Box culvert drainage improvements (milepost 242 just west of Miami)


Work hours will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Work crews may also be working at night during different phases of the construction. The project is anticipated to be completed by summer 2016.


Removing several areas of rock embankment will require blasting during the project. The first phase of blasting is being planned for the week after the Fourth of July holiday weekend during morning hours around 9 a.m. The exact day has not been determined. Blasting will occur about every five to seven days in a five-month period until it is completed. Closures during the initial blasts may be up to three hours. As blasting continues there will be a lesser impact on traffic and delays will be reduced.


ADOT will work to minimize the traffic impacts as much as possible, including scheduling some nighttime work.


There will be narrow traffic lanes, wide-load restrictions and a reduced speed limit through the work zone. Flaggers and pilot cars will be used at different times throughout the project. Drivers are asked to use caution, watch for construction equipment and personnel, and allow extra time for your commute.


ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.


Project information may be obtained from the project web page at azdot.gov/us60oakflat or visit the ADOT Traveler Information System at az511.gov. You may also contact Rod Wigman at 928-308-8233, or email rwigman@azdot.gov.



Template 4 - June 18, 2015