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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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Bowling Alley, Arcades & Virtual Reality Planned for Anthem

Bowling Alley, Arcades & Virtual Reality Planned for Anthem

The owners of Rosati’s Pizza in Anthem said today they’ve closed a deal to take over the Replay Sports Grill next door, plus a smaller vacant space next to Replay, and create a whole new entertainment center unlike anything in town. The vision, according to co-owner Bryon Elsberry: six bowling lanes, 25 arcades, “and the […]

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Improvements Coming to Difficult Anthem Intersection

Improvements Coming to Difficult Anthem Intersection

By Robert Roy Britt — Pulling out of the west side of Circle K onto Daisy Mountain Drive can be a dicey proposition, especially if you hope to cross the westbound lanes and turn left. The intersection will get just a little more navigable this summer. Anthem Community Council asked the Maricopa County Department of […]

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North Phoenix & Anthem Make Top 25 List of Best Places to Live in the Valley

North Phoenix & Anthem Make Top 25 List of Best Places to Live in the Valley

When someone makes a list of the Top 25 best places to live in the greater Phoenix area, they’re probably not leaving many places out. Nonetheless, North Phoenix and Anthem both made the new list, published by Niche, a web site that ranks U.S. schools and neighborhoods. In the No. 10 spot was North Gateway, […]

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Cars Crash Near Community Park in Anthem

Cars Crash Near Community Park in Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — A two-car crash Wednesday afternoon left glass strewn across the intersection of Gavilan Peak Parkway and N. Venture Drive, near the entrance to Community Park. There were minor injuries, said Sergeant Calbert Gillet of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. “It appears that one car ran the stop sign and hit the […]

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Vehicle Fire on I-17 Sends Black Smoke Over Anthem

Vehicle Fire on I-17 Sends Black Smoke Over Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — A vehicle fire on I-17 at rush hour Tuesday evening sent a plume of black smoke over the east side of Anthem. The fire was in the leftmost northbound lane, and traffic was able to pass on the right shoulder, according to ADOT. Southbound traffic was not affected. By about […]

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Anthem Community Council: Monthly Meeting Agenda
By February 26, 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 meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The agenda looks pretty routine this month. Among the agenda items: Approve Anthem Parkside’s Community Association’s Revised Design Guidelines. .Consider Approval of Pickleball Design […]

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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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Anthem to Consider Revised Plan for EPCOR Water Hauling Station
By February 14, 2018 Read More →

Anthem to Consider Revised Plan for EPCOR Water Hauling Station

Anthem Community Council will hold a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 22 to consider a revised plan from EPCOR for a water-hauling station to serve New River and Desert Hills residents. EPCOR drafted the revision after council requested changes to an earlier site plan submitted in January. “Additionally, the ACC is requiring EPCOR to mail meeting […]

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Cafe’s Offbeat Architecture Taking Shape
By February 8, 2018 Read More →

Cafe’s Offbeat Architecture Taking Shape

The clever and offbeat interior of Amped Coffee Company in Anthem is taking shape as the owners aim for a late-February opening. Rough framing reveals the layout of the bar/cafe, which will serve wine, local craft beers, organic and fair-trade gourmet coffee and light fare. The space will feel bigger later this week when large garage […]

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Anthem Elections: Meet the Candidates
By February 8, 2018 Read More →

Anthem Elections: Meet the Candidates

Learn more about the candidates running for Anthem Community Council and the three HOA boards in meet-the-candidate meetings schedule for mid-February. Village at Anthem 6:30 p.m, Monday, Feb. 12 Village at Anthem (pool area) Incumbents Gina Richard and Karen Schapira seek reelection to their seats on VACCC’s board. John Balzer seeks reelection for his Village seat […]

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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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