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Private Property Owner Seeks Access to 55-Acre Site Landlocked by Anthem
By July 23, 2018 Read More →

Private Property Owner Seeks Access to 55-Acre Site Landlocked by Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — In what may be a surprise to many residents, a 55-acre sliver of private property sits just east of I-17, south of Anthem Way down to Boulder Creek High School [map below]. A few months ago, the owner of the landlocked property approached Anthem Community Council about securing a right-of-way to […]

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Anthem Gets Offer to Sell 3 Acres
By July 23, 2018 Read More →

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 […]

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Anthem News Notes: Mailbox Replacements Planned
By July 13, 2018 Read More →

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 […]

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Giant BCHS Mural Getting Facelift
By July 11, 2018 Read More →

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 […]

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Anthem Dog Park Location Decided
By July 1, 2018 Read More →

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 […]

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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 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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