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Go Green Event is Saturday, Sept. 29
By September 27, 2018 Read More →

Go Green Event is Saturday, Sept. 29

The Anthem Newsletter is 100% recyclable! Subscribe now and never miss an important event. Free your cabinets and closets from expired medications, old electronics, personal documents, bulk cardboard and paint, among other items during Anthem’s semi-annual Go Green event. Must show proof of Anthem residency. Goodwill will accept books, clothing, toys and other donatable items. […]

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ACC to Discuss Dog Park Plan & Budget
By September 24, 2018 Read More →

ACC to Discuss Dog Park Plan & Budget

By Karen Goveia — As Anthem’s dog park project moves forward, Anthem Community Council announced at its August meeting the selection of a design-build team. Valley Rain Construction, specialists in building dog parks and other parks in the Valley for 40 years, was selected as the contractor to work with the design firm EPG Planning […]

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EPCOR Water Rate Case Pits Anthem vs. Sun City
By August 7, 2018 Read More →

EPCOR Water Rate Case Pits Anthem vs. Sun City

By Robert Roy Britt — If Sun City residents have their way, Anthem east-siders will see water rates increase dramatically next year and stay high into perpetuity. And so far, Sun City is winning the battle of resident input. Anthem Community Council wants that to change. The Arizona Corporation Commission is in the midst of […]

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Anthem Officials Oppose Proposal to Annex Part of Community
By August 3, 2018 Read More →

Anthem Officials Oppose Proposal to Annex Part of Community

A proposal by the grassroots group  New River–Desert Hills Incorporation Committee to include some Anthem businesses within a new town boundary doesn’t sit well with the Anthem Community Council (ACC). “The ACC strongly opposes the inclusion of any Anthem properties in the preliminary incorporation boundaries and we have conveyed our opposition to the Incorporation Committee,” council […]

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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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