Anthem Gets Offer to Sell 3 Acres

Anthem Gets Offer to Sell 3 Acres

By Robert Roy Britt — A commercial real estate broker has offered to purchase a roughly 3-acre parcel of land owned by Anthem Community Council at the northwest corner of Parker Court and Daisy Mountain Drive, near I-17 [map below]. ACC had never had any specific discussions about what, if anything, to do with the […]

By July 23, 2018 Read More →
Anthem News Notes: Mailbox Replacements Planned

Anthem News Notes: Mailbox Replacements Planned

This new feature will very briefly note minor news items that we otherwise might not have reported but which may be of interest to Anthem residents. These notes will also be delivered in the Anthem Newsletter (subscribe!) and on our Facebook page. You’ve Got Mailboxes Four of the eight mailbox replacements planned for this year […]

By July 13, 2018 Read More →
Giant BCHS Mural Getting Facelift

Giant BCHS Mural Getting Facelift

Staff Writers —When the giant mural of Boulder Creek High School’s mascot was dedicated on March 30, 2010, there was talk that the paint would last 50 years. But after eight years, it’s getting a much-needed facelift. The mural with the giant jaguar was conceived by Dina Holland and created by Lindsay Boggs and Taryn […]

By July 11, 2018 Read More →
MCSO Swat Team to Train Deputies on School-Violence Response Techniques

MCSO Swat Team to Train Deputies on School-Violence Response Techniques

By Robert Roy Britt — The Maricopa County Sheriff Department’s SWAT team will train deputies and posse members on the latest techniques for responding to school or workplace violence at the Boulder Creek High School campus Wednesday, July 11. The campus will be closed. There will be a heavy, visible law enforcement presence, and officials […]

MTA Raising Funds for Imminent Move, Construction Underway

MTA Raising Funds for Imminent Move, Construction Underway

By Robert Roy Britt — A fundraising campaign to pay for renovation of a new space [see photos and floor plan below] for Musical Theatre of Anthem is more than halfway to its goal. The move, originally planned for June 1, is expected in late July, said Jeff Hammond, MTA co-founder and board member. Rent […]

Anthem Dog Park Location Decided

Anthem Dog Park Location Decided

By Robert Roy Britt — Anthem’s long-awaited dog park will be located at Meridian Drive, east of St. Rose church and Merrill Gardens on the far east side of town. Anthem Community Council made the unanimous decision June 27 after months of planning and evaluation, following years of urging by many residents and more than […]

By July 1, 2018 Read More →
Anthem Council to Evaluate Dog Park Location Proposals

Anthem Council to Evaluate Dog Park Location Proposals

By Robert Roy Britt — Anthem’s dog park project is tentatively slated to start by early next year and open in late 2019. After multiple public discussions about it, Anthem Community Council plans to consider two proposed locations at its monthly meeting June 27. The board may choose to vote on the location, said Neal […]

By June 18, 2018 Read More →
Anthem Leadership Set After Empty Board Seat Filled

Anthem Leadership Set After Empty Board Seat Filled

By Robert Roy Britt — At a special open meeting of the Anthem Community Council Board of Directors May 30, Parkside resident Darrin Francom was selected to fill the board seat vacated by Ryan Halleran, who resigned and moved out of state. The appointment completes a transitional period in which new officers were selected and the […]

By June 4, 2018 Read More →
Brush Fire Burns an Acre in Anthem Wash

Brush Fire Burns an Acre in Anthem Wash

Video by Anthem resident Evan Baltz.  By Robert Roy Britt — A brush fire in a wash on the far east side of Anthem burned about 1 acre and briefly threatened homes this evening in a reminder that a severe drought has created extreme fire risks. It was one of the largest within the community in […]

By May 29, 2018 Read More →
Growing Chamber of Commerce Moving into Big Office Complex

Growing Chamber of Commerce Moving into Big Office Complex

By Robert Roy Britt — The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce—serving an area from the Loop 303 north to Black Canyon City—has inked a deal to lease office space in the long-empty, two-story, 65,000-square-foot Anthem Corporate Center at 3715 Anthem Way. The chamber plans to open its offices and a visitors center, with a sign […]

By May 29, 2018 Read More →
Bear Caught in Anthem is Euthanized: ‘Public Safety Concern’

Bear Caught in Anthem is Euthanized: ‘Public Safety Concern’

 By Robert Roy Britt — A juvenile black bear that wandered into Anthem last night, a possible refugee of the statewide drought, was captured this morning and later euthanized, the Arizona Game and Fish Department said this afternoon. The bear had become a potential public threat on his second trip into a residential area after […]

By May 28, 2018 Read More →
Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Death of Daisy Mountain Firefighter

Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Death of Daisy Mountain Firefighter

Brandon Draper was sentenced to 10 years in prison for second-degree murder in the 2017 death of Daisy Mountain firefighter Luke Jones, the Maricopa County Superior Court announced May 4, 2018. Draper pled guilty to the charge, the court said. Arrests Made in DMFD Firefighter Homicide By Karen Goveia and Robert Roy Britt — January 24, […]

By May 4, 2018 Read More →
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