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Anthem Council to Evaluate Dog Park Location Proposals
By June 18, 2018 Read More →

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 […]

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Anthem Community Council: Monthly Meeting Agenda
By June 18, 2018 Read More →

Anthem Community Council: Monthly Meeting Agenda

Anthem Community Council Board of Directors, the primary governing body for the town, meets monthly. Council invites residents to attend its meetings.  The next regular monthly meeting is Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. ACC plans to consider a location for the planned dog park, which is the next in line to be started as part of the […]

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Anthem Leadership Set After Empty Board Seat Filled
By June 4, 2018 Read More →

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 […]

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Brush Fire Burns an Acre in Anthem Wash
By May 29, 2018 Read More →

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Bear Caught in Anthem is Euthanized: ‘Public Safety Concern’
By May 28, 2018 Read More →

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 […]

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Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Death of Daisy Mountain Firefighter
By May 4, 2018 Read More →

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, […]

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Anthem Real Estate Sales Update
By April 29, 2018 Read More →

Anthem Real Estate Sales Update

Get a complete analysis of monthly real estate activity—including home prices, inventory, historical trends, and a list of every home sold—at our sister site, North Phoenix News. Click for: Anthem Parkside Real Estate Sales Anthem Country Club Real Estate Sales Plus, see the monthly overview for comparisons between Anthem and surrounding communities. You can also […]

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BCHS Student Detained After ‘Joke’ Threat on Snapchat
By February 22, 2018 Read More →

BCHS Student Detained After ‘Joke’ Threat on Snapchat

A reported threat to a student at Boulder Creek High School, seen by another student in social media this morning, led to a student being detained prior to the start of school. “This morning about twenty minutes before the start of school, a student reported to a counselor that she had seen a threat made against […]

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Threat Scrawled on High School Bathroom Wall Deemed Not Credible
By February 7, 2018 Read More →

Threat Scrawled on High School Bathroom Wall Deemed Not Credible

A threat scrawled on a bathroom wall at Boulder Creek High School in Anthem and mentioning a specific date was deemed not credible after an investigation, the principal said today. The nature of the threat was not divulged. “Boulder Creek High School staff discovered a threat written on the boys bathroom wall which mentions the date […]

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Anthem Community Mourns Crash Victim
By February 7, 2018 Read More →

Anthem Community Mourns Crash Victim

By Robert Roy Britt — Anthem residents mourned Matt Thiss, 36, who died in a single-car crash Thursday evening on Gavilan Peak Parkway near King Drive in Anthem. Hundreds of people on social media expressed sadness and condolences and offers to help the family.  “Matt loved to laugh and he was always there to give […]

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K9 Dog Catches Assault Suspect in Anthem
By January 29, 2018 Read More →

K9 Dog Catches Assault Suspect in Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — Police arrested a minor last night near the Bela Rosa apartment complex in Anthem after the 17-year-old threatened a man with a “simulated handgun” and assaulted a sheriff’s deputy. A Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department K9 dog made the apprehension. “About 9 p.m., a 17-year-old male threatened an adult male with a simulated […]

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