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Anthem Country Club Considers Raising Dues and Adding a Fee on Home Sales
By September 16, 2017 Read More →

Anthem Country Club Considers Raising Dues and Adding a Fee on Home Sales

Editor’s Note: The Anthem Country Club Community Association is considering raising dues in January and is also looking at instituting a quarter percent fee that would be collected at closing on properties sold. The latter fee, which would amount to $750 on a $300,000 home, would be in addition to a similar quarter percent fee that […]

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Suspect Arrested After 2-Hour Manhunt in Anthem
By September 15, 2017 Read More →

Suspect Arrested After 2-Hour Manhunt in Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — What began as a domestic violence situation turned into a two-hour manhunt for a suspect that had reportedly stolen a vehicle in Anthem Friday morning. The chase, which led to nearby Arroyo Norte and back to Anthem and lasted into the early afternoon, ended when the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department determined […]

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Ceremony to Honor Vietnam Vets Thursday
By September 12, 2017 Read More →

Ceremony to Honor Vietnam Vets Thursday

DAISY MOUNTAIN VETERANS PRESS RELEASE– During our 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Medal ceremony last April, the Daisy Mountain Veterans (DMV) presented commemorative lapel pins to members who served in Vietnam. We have since learned that ANY veterans who served honorably between 1959 and 1975 (Vietnam Era) are eligible to receive this pin. They […]

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Water Main Break Floods Some Anthem Streets
By September 9, 2017 Read More →

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 […]

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Anthem’s Cell Towers: Who, What, Where and Why
By September 6, 2017 Read More →

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 […]

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Community Center Remodel Will Expand Gym
By August 24, 2017 Read More →

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 […]

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East-Side Anthem Self Storage Design Approved
By July 31, 2017 Read More →

East-Side Anthem Self Storage Design Approved

In&Out Staff Writers — Final details for the design of a self-storage facility along Gavilan Peak Parkway were approved by Anthem Community Council at its monthly meeting July 26. The east-side storage facility, called Anthem Self Storage, was approved in 2009, said Jenna Kohl, Anthem Community Executive Officer. The project did not proceed until recently, […]

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5 Years Later: Remembering the Thousand-Year Storm
By July 30, 2017 Read More →

5 Years Later: Remembering the Thousand-Year Storm

Robert Roy Britt — In the past five years, Anthem hasn’t seen anything like the howling winds and torrential downpour that struck on July 31, 2012. And statistically speaking, it’s unlikely to happen again anytime soon. Weather experts dubbed the event a once-in-1,000-year rain catastrophe. The monsoon storm blew in and essentially parked over the town, […]

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Pickleball, Dog Park and Skate Park Project Timelines Set
By July 29, 2017 Read More →

Pickleball, Dog Park and Skate Park Project Timelines Set

By Robert Roy Britt — The Anthem Community Council set a tentative timeline for four enhancement projects expected to be completed in three years, in this order: community center remodel and expansion; pickleball courts; dog park; skate park expansion. [Project Details] The master-plan projects, all proposed by residents, were already green-lighted by the ACC in […]

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10 Unforgettable Summer Lessons
By July 2, 2017 Read More →

10 Unforgettable Summer Lessons

By Chris Prickett — I lived in a small town near a major river and a very substantial creek (pronounced “crick”), as well as a few lakes and ponds. Train tracks bordered one edge of town. In summer, I regularly swam in the various bodies of water, jumped off the bridges, and hopped the freight train… […]

Anthem East Wastewater Rates to Fall
By June 14, 2017 Read More →

Anthem East Wastewater Rates to Fall

By Robert Roy Britt — The Arizona Corporation Commission voted yesterday (June 13) to allow EPCOR to consolidate its five Arizona wastewater districts into one, which will result in lower bills for most east-side Anthem residents — about 35 percent lower on average for the wastewater portion of the bill. The average Anthem EPCOR customer […]

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MCDOT ‘Roadwork’ to Improve Traffic Signals
By June 6, 2017 Read More →

MCDOT ‘Roadwork’ to Improve Traffic Signals

By Robert Roy Britt — Roadwork signs are up near the intersection of Daisy Mountain Drive and Gavilan Peak Parkway for a project expected to run June 15 to Aug. 16. The good news: No lane closures are expected, said Maricopa County Department of Transportation spokesperson Ron Coleman. The work will be mostly in the median, […]

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