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City Advisory Committee Unanimously Disapproves Planned North Phoenix Residential Development
By September 13, 2018 Read More →

City Advisory Committee Unanimously Disapproves Planned North Phoenix Residential Development

By Karen Goveia — The opposition cleared a major hurdle last night in its attempt to stop a 71-acre, 286 single-family home development between Anthem and New River. By a resounding and somewhat surprising 6-0 vote, the Rio Vista Planning Committee, an advisory committee to the City of Phoenix, recommended denial of a rezoning request to […]

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Talk of the Town: New River-Desert Hills Incorporation Proposal
By September 12, 2018 Read More →

Talk of the Town: New River-Desert Hills Incorporation Proposal

By Robert Roy Britt — A grassroots group seeks to combine New River and Desert Hills into one formalized town, in order to have some control over what many perceive as out-of-control development in a region where the primary water supply—an underground aquifer—has been dropping for decades. But there are significant hurdles to incorporation, and a number […]

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Proposed Boundaries of New River Town Would Annex Some Anthem Businesses

Proposed Boundaries of New River Town Would Annex Some Anthem Businesses

A map illustrating a proposal to incorporate New River and Desert Hills into a town mostly jogs around Anthem―but notches into the southernmost commercial district along Daisy Mountain Drive to include Circle K, CVS, and the Anthem Crossroads Plaza, where Fry’s Marketplace is located. By Robert Roy Britt — For several months, the grassroots group […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Letter to the Editor: Youth Raise Awareness on Mental Illness

Letter to the Editor: Youth Raise Awareness on Mental Illness

We are the Anthem Youth Advisory Council, a handpicked group of 13 individuals who were chosen by the Anthem Community Council to be the voice of the youth in our area. We work to improve the conditions of our peers and help our community. This year, AYAC’s focus is to raise awareness about mental illnesses. […]

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Want to Help Govern Anthem? ACC Has a Vacancy

Want to Help Govern Anthem? ACC Has a Vacancy

By Robert Roy Britt — Any Parkside homeowner who aches to help govern Anthem but never wanted to endure an election campaign can now apply directly to sit on the Anthem Community Council. Board Member Ryan Halleran is taking a job elsewhere and resigning his position on the voluntary seven-member board. ACC announced at its monthly meeting […]

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Anthem Residents: Re-Register Now & Avoid the Rush

Anthem Residents: Re-Register Now & Avoid the Rush

Anthem residents who use the community center should re-register before the end of April, Anthem Community Council advises. On May 1, a new system will require new account information, and anyone trying to get in will have to provide the new membership information in person before they can enter. Residents can complete the new form here (scroll […]

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Happy Anthem Independence Day!

Happy Anthem Independence Day!

Editor’s Note: Anthem Community Council was wholly controlled by Del Webb from the community’s opening in 1999 until April 30, 2008, when a board of volunteer residents took over. A certain columnist at the time declared April 30 to be Anthem Independence Day, an idea that never really caught on. Ten years later, here’s that […]

Three North Phoenix Businessmen Defraud the SBA

Three North Phoenix Businessmen Defraud the SBA

Three North Phoenix businessmen were sentenced April 17 for defrauding the Small Business Administration, Metro Phoenix Bank and Republic Bank of Arizona, and attempting to launder the money. Harold Halman, II, 58, and Alexander Schaap, 62, were sentenced to 36 and 30 months in prison, respectively, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of […]

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ClubCorp Makes Mess in Anthem Wash

ClubCorp Makes Mess in Anthem Wash

By Robert Roy Britt — Turf paint used to colorize grass has been leaching into a wash on the flanks of Daisy Mountain from an Anthem Golf & Country Club maintenance facility, staining part of the wash green. State inspectors also found “numerous pieces of trash” in the wash, including discarded turf-product bags, nitrile rubber gloves, […]

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BCHS Choirs Score Big in California Competition

BCHS Choirs Score Big in California Competition

By Lara Gates — Boulder Creek High School Choir Department brought home major honors at the Burroughs Music Showcase in Burbank, California on Saturday, April 14. One hundred seventeen students in five choirs traveled to the competition to go up against schools from across California in multiple categories. BCHS came close to sweeping the competition […]

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