Anthem Not to Blame for Rural Wells Drying Up

Anthem Not to Blame for Rural Wells Drying Up

Rumors abound that the development of Anthem, which began in 1999, is linked to declining water levels in nearby rural wells in New River and Desert Hills. But Anthem gets its water from the Colorado River and runoff into Lake Pleasant, via the Central Arizona Project (CAP). Frank Corkhill, chief hydrologist at the Arizona Department […]

By September 12, 2017 Read More →
Good Riddance to the Roundabouts

Good Riddance to the Roundabouts

I’ll be the roundabout The words will make you out ’n’ out — Opening lyrics to “Roundabout,” by ’70s rock icon Yes By Chris Prickett—If the above lyrics make no sense to you, no worries, not much in the ’70s did. My clumsy attempt at a segue brings us to today’s topic: The removal of […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
Water Main Break Floods Some Anthem Streets

Water Main Break Floods Some Anthem Streets

Water was turned off to some Anthem west-side residents after a broken water main under W. Moss Springs Road sent a minor flood into the streets Saturday afternoon. City of Phoenix Water Works crews were on the scene at 3:40 p.m. shutting off water. Phoenix Police blocked off a short section of W. Moss Springs […]

By September 9, 2017 Read More →
Anthem’s Cell Towers: Who, What, Where and Why

Anthem’s Cell Towers: Who, What, Where and Why

By Robert Roy Britt — While large cell towers and smaller Wireless Communication Facilities (WCFs) sprout all over the region—with more and smaller units on the way—Anthem’s cell phone coverage is anchored by four wireless antennas installed atop light poles around the community park ball fields. Anthem Community Council spokesperson Kristi Northcutt identified which towers are […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
New Bike Shop Opening in Anthem

New Bike Shop Opening in Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — Drawn by the large biking community in Anthem, as well as two annual triathlons in town, Phoenix residents Michael Morgan and Cole Knapp decided to open a bike shop in the Shops at Anthem plaza, a few doors down from Ace Hardware. The full-service shop, called Freedom Cycles, will also sell […]

By August 31, 2017 Read More →
Goodbye, Best Friend

Goodbye, Best Friend

By Chris Prickett — Buster was a pitbull mix of some sort. Maybe mastiff, maybe boxer. Whatever he was, he was one of a kind. He didn’t fetch so well and was afraid of the pool… except when using it as a drinking trough. He had a severe “licker” problem and a tail that could […]

By August 31, 2017 Read More →
Community Center Remodel Will Expand Gym

Community Center Remodel Will Expand Gym

By Robert Roy Britt — When the construction dust settles sometime before next summer, Anthem Community Center should seem more spacious and efficient in key areas, including the bottlenecked entrance and the often-crowded second-floor gym. County permits and contractor bidding is expected to be completed in September for an estimated $700,000 project to remodel parts […]

By August 24, 2017 Read More →
Country Club Owner ClubCorp Being Acquired

Country Club Owner ClubCorp Being Acquired

By Robert Roy Britt—ClubCorp, owner of the Anthem Golf & Country Club, is being acquired for $1.1 billion by Apollo Global Management, a firm that specializes in buying distressed companies. The transaction, announced in July, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. Rumors in April that Anthem Golf & Country Club […]

By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Respect for the Land: My Alaska Vacation

Editor’s Note: You may have missed Chris Prickett lately. Or not. He went to Alaska and brought back some fresh perspective. By Chris Prickett — If I had to describe Alaska and its people with one word, which would be woefully inadequate, I’d probably go with “subsistence.” The sterile dictionary definition for the word would be […]

By August 11, 2017 Read More →
Letter to the Editor: ‘Saving Safeway is on Us’

Letter to the Editor: ‘Saving Safeway is on Us’

Where is your support for our new Safeway Store? Where did you go? It was so exciting to have our local Safeway Store back, instead of the ugly, vacant space which became such an eyesore in our community, but where did the shoppers go? I see vacant aisles, 50-percent-off meat stickers, and clearance produce due […]

To Be Fit, You Just Have to Commit

To Be Fit, You Just Have to Commit

If you’re afraid of taking the first step toward fitness because you’re not fit, Scott Skinner offers some perspective to help get you going. You can reach Skinner at 623-229-8975, online or on Facebook. This article was first published in In&Out Magazine.

Back to School: Then and Now

Back to School: Then and Now

By Chris Prickett — Back to school is nothing like I remember. Maybe it’s euphoric recall, but I think I got one or two pairs of trousers, a couple of shirts, a fresh pair of “Chuckie-T’s” for gym class, and some socks and underwear to complete the ensemble. I don’t even think we had to buy our […]

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