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Fri
23
Jan
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MCSO investigates body found in Buckeye

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office officials are investigating a 40-year-old man who was found dead just after 6 a.m. this morning on Palo Verde Road in Buckeye.

The man is described as white. He was found approximately one-fourth of a mile south of Baseline Road on Palo Verde Road, said Officer Christopher Hegstrom, a spokesman for MCSO.

His cause of death is still under investigation.

Rachel Trott can be reached by email at rtrott@westvalleyview.com or on Twitter @byracheltrott.

Fri
23
Jan
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Buckeye rodeo moves back to Helzapoppin

In 1967, Buckeye launched the first Pioneer Days Parade. The driving force behind the initial event was the celebration of the town’s Old West heritage. The event included a parade, carnival, and a melodrama complete with boos and hisses from the audience.

From the beginning, Pioneer Days received strong support from the community and became an annual celebration. But with Arizona’s centennial in 2012, Buckeye officials decided to replace Pioneer Days with Buckeye Days.

And, in 2013, Buckeye Days became one big event, merging Pioneer Days activities with the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association event.

Buckeye began hosting the Senior Pro Rodeo in 1990 as an opportunity for local riders 40 years or older in each city in the state of Arizona including Prescott, Kingman, Tucson and Scottsdale.

Fri
23
Jan
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Wild horses couldn’t drag him away

BOB HUNT of Phoenix, who has competed in team roping throughout the Southwest and chaired the Buckeye Valley Helzapoppin Rodeo Committee, was inducted into the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association Hall of Fame in October.
BOB HUNT of Phoenix, who has competed in team roping throughout the Southwest and chaired the Buckeye Valley Helzapoppin Rodeo Committee, was inducted into the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association Hall of Fame in October.
BOB HUNT of Phoenix competes in the 2007 Horse World Team Ropings competition in Wickenburg.
BOB HUNT of Phoenix competes in the 2007 Horse World Team Ropings competition in Wickenburg.

Bob Hunt, 76, not ready to quit rodeo

It’s no surprise that even during the fight for his life, 76-year-old Bob Hunt hasn’t given up on his rodeo career.

The rodeo has been a part of the Phoenix man’s life since he first rode a horse at the age of 12. Since then, he knew he didn’t want to just ride, he wanted to compete.

Hunt is a long-time local rodeo cowboy who has traveled and competed in team roping throughout the Southwest for years, and was recently inducted into the Senior Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

“It’s been two and a half years since I last got to ride,” Hunt said. “And I’m still trying to get back on.”

In 2012, Hunt was diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was because of his medical condition that Hunt had to stop competing. Since the diagnosis, he has endured countless doctor’s appointments and 48 radiation treatments.

Fri
23
Jan
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Saddle up for Buckeye Days

Cattle drive, parade, rodeo set for Sat., Sun.

Grab your hats and boots and head out to Buckeye this weekend for the third annual “Buckeye Days” celebration.

This year’s events will be held in more than one location.

    “We’re trying to make it a little bigger with the Wild West Show running all day, and the rodeo picking up in the evening,” said Ron Noble, president of the Buckeye Main Street Coalition, which organizes the annual event.

The celebration starts with a cattle drive and parade of more than 400 steers, horses, trucks and bands at 9:30 a.m. Saturday along Monroe Avenue from Second to Ninth streets.

Fri
23
Jan
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West Valley woman, 75, accused of trying to run over neighbor

A 75-year-old West Valley woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to run over a neighbor three times with her SUV.

Theresa Depiero told Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies that she saw her neighbor walking with his dogs around 6 p.m. Jan. 19 near 179th Drive and Oregon Court on unincorporated county land when she decided to “scare him” by backing him up against a wall and chasing him into a driveway with her full-sized Lincoln SUV.

She said she had gotten within eight feet of him with her car.

The neighbor told deputies that Depiero had driven by him yelling obscenities and “I am going to kill you” before trying to run into him with her car three times. He said that each time he had to jump out of the way onto landscaping rocks to avoid being hit.

He suffered a cut on his elbow, according to booking reports.

Fri
23
Jan
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Buckeye man with dementia still missing

Buckeye police are still looking for a 69-year-old man with dementia who disappeared Jan. 2.

Joseph Cadle was last seen at his Buckeye home between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 2, police said.

He may be driving his white 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. It has an Arizona license plate reading BAR3083.

He is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall with blue eyes and brown hair. He weighs about 220 pounds.

Police have released Cadle’s picture to national media in an effort to find him.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Bill Crotteau at 623-349-6416 or email wcrotteau@buckeyeaz.gov.

Fri
23
Jan
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Avondale hires finance director

Avondale hired a new Finance and Budget director this month after a nationwide search to fill the position.

Abbe Yacoben, 38, was selected for the job, which was left vacant in August after former longtime director Kevin Artz was promoted to assistant city manager.

The role was filled by Assistant Finance Director Pilar Aguilar in the interim.

“My family has always talked about moving to the Southwest,” Yacoben said. “I really like Avondale, because I read their financial statements and looked at some of their policies, and they seem progressive.”

The city has won numerous awards for finance, and Yacoben said she also likes how Arizona’s tax structure uses more sales tax and less property tax.

Yacoben is from Freeport, Maine, and spent most of her career in government finance, with 10 years of experience as a director for multiple municipalities.

Fri
23
Jan
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Hook, line and sinker

HUNDREDS OF ANGLERS line the banks of Tierra Verde Lake in Litchfield Park during last year’s Trout Derby. This year’s event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
HUNDREDS OF ANGLERS line the banks of Tierra Verde Lake in Litchfield Park during last year’s Trout Derby. This year’s event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Litchfield Park holding annual Trout Derby Saturday

Fishermen, prepare to cast your lines.

Litchfield Park is gearing up for its annual Kiwanis Litchfield Park Winter Trout Fishing Derby, which will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Tierra Verde Lake Park, 301 S. Old Litchfield Road.

The event is starting a half hour later than usual so it will be lighter outside, said Sonny Culbreth, the city’s assistant manager.

The lake will be stocked with 750 pounds of rainbow trout, which equates to about 1,000 edible fish ranging in size from 8 to 16 inches, Culbreth said.

Trophies will be awarded for the most trout caught by one person, the smallest fish caught and the longest. Fish will only be measured for length, not weight, and each award has its own gender and age group.

Prizes will also be given to people who catch fish that have tags on their dorsal fins.

Wed
21
Jan
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Tue
20
Jan
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MCSO: 75-year-old woman chases neighbor with SUV

A 75-year-old West Valley woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to run over a neighbor three times with her SUV.

Theresa Depiero told Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies that she saw her neighbor walking with his dogs around 6 p.m. Jan. 19 near 179th Drive and Oregon Court on unincorporated county land when she decided to “scare him” by backing him up against a wall and chasing him into a driveway with her full-sized Lincoln SUV.

She said she had gotten within eight feet of him with her car.

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