EPCOR Water Rate Case Pits Anthem vs. Sun City

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 […]

By August 7, 2018 Read More →
Anthem Officials Oppose Proposal to Annex Part of Community

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 […]

By August 3, 2018 Read More →
Proposed Boundaries of New River Town Would Annex Some Anthem Businesses

Proposed Boundaries of New River Town Would Annex Some Anthem Businesses

A map illustrating a proposal to incorporate New River and Desert Hills into a town mostly jogs around Anthem―but notches into the southernmost commercial district along Daisy Mountain Drive to include Circle K, CVS, and the Anthem Crossroads Plaza, where Fry’s Marketplace is located. By Robert Roy Britt — For several months, the grassroots group […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

By July 23, 2018 Read More →
Anthem News Notes: Mailbox Replacements Planned

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 […]

By July 13, 2018 Read More →
Giant BCHS Mural Getting Facelift

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 […]

By July 11, 2018 Read More →
MCSO Swat Team to Train Deputies on School-Violence Response Techniques

MCSO Swat Team to Train Deputies on School-Violence Response Techniques

By Robert Roy Britt — The Maricopa County Sheriff Department’s SWAT team will train deputies and posse members on the latest techniques for responding to school or workplace violence at the Boulder Creek High School campus Wednesday, July 11. The campus will be closed. There will be a heavy, visible law enforcement presence, and officials […]

MTA Raising Funds for Imminent Move, Construction Underway

MTA Raising Funds for Imminent Move, Construction Underway

By Robert Roy Britt — A fundraising campaign to pay for renovation of a new space [see photos and floor plan below] for Musical Theatre of Anthem is more than halfway to its goal. The move, originally planned for June 1, is expected in late July, said Jeff Hammond, MTA co-founder and board member. Rent […]

Anthem Dog Park Location Decided

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 […]

By July 1, 2018 Read More →
Anthem Council to Evaluate Dog Park Location Proposals

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 […]

By June 18, 2018 Read More →
Anthem Leadership Set After Empty Board Seat Filled

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 […]

By June 4, 2018 Read More →
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