Lane Closures: MCDOT to Resurface Anthem’s Main Streets

Lane Closures: MCDOT to Resurface Anthem’s Main Streets

By Robert Roy Britt — Resurfacing of streets in Anthem slated to start Tuesday, March 14 will force several days of lane restrictions, primarily on Anthem Way, Gavilan Peak Parkway, Daisy Mountain Drive and Meridian Drive. Maricopa County Department of Transportation officials anticipate a smoother operation compared to the extended process that took place on […]

By March 8, 2017 Read More →
Golf Tips for Lousy Golfers

Golf Tips for Lousy Golfers

By Chris Prickett — In business, playing golf is almost a prerequisite to being successful. I’m sure glad being good at golf isn’t, or I’d be polishing garbage cans for a living. I’ve always been competitive when it comes to sports, with the exception of golf, a game at which I truly stink. I didn’t pick up […]

Meet the New Phoenix Police Chief

Meet the New Phoenix Police Chief

Jeri Williams, Phoenix police chief since October, will hold a town hall in Anthem. The event is open to everyone in the North Phoenix area. From 2011 to 2016, Williams was police chief in Oxnard, Calif., where she focused on community-based policing, oversaw the implementation of police body cameras, and coordinated training on use of […]

Slow Your Roll: The Family Golf Cart

Slow Your Roll: The Family Golf Cart

By Robert Roy Britt — When Rob Tremp and his family moved from the Anthem Country Club to Desert Hills, they brought the family golf cart along. Now they use it for lots of local trips, including the short drive to a trailhead for an evening walk in the Sonoran Desert Preserve. They like it so much, […]

New Verizon Cell Tower Would Improve Reception in Anthem

New Verizon Cell Tower Would Improve Reception in Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — Verizon Wireless wants to install a 60-foot cell tower to improve coverage in a particularly spotty locale. If the county approves the tower, it would sit on EPCOR property at the wastewater treatment facility south of Boulder Creek High School and just northwest of Cross of Christ Church. Verizon acknowledged a “significant […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
Electric Cars: The Positives and Negatives

Electric Cars: The Positives and Negatives

By Chris Prickett —Does an EV (electric vehicle) make sense? The simple answer is yes, no, and maybe. In my situation it does, but your mileage may vary. (Car joke, get it?) I’m not talking hybrid here, but purely 100-percent electric. Here’s why I chose one and why you might not. Let’s talk range and refueling: […]

Spring Cleaning: Big Recycling Event Open to All

Spring Cleaning: Big Recycling Event Open to All

By Karen Goveia  —  From New River to Norterra, we all have junk. Now’s the time to clear the piles and pack up the Prius… (or the pickup)―no matter where you live. Gather those paint cans, old electronics, unused medication and documents to be shredded, along with household and clothing donations, for the biggest recycling event […]

A Challenging Hike to a Somber Destination

A Challenging Hike to a Somber Destination

By Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher — People around the country were shocked and saddened in late June 2013, when a raging wildfire near Yarnell killed 19 Prescott-area firefighters. The state has memorialized the fallen with the 320-acre Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial State Park, which opened Nov. 30. A 7-mile hike to the solemn site involves two […]

By February 28, 2017 Read More →
Letter to the Editor: Why So Many Burger Joints?

Letter to the Editor: Why So Many Burger Joints?

I am sure I’m not the only one who thinks this: Why is there another hamburger restaurant soon to open in Anthem? There is the following: Wendy’s Jack in the Box  McDonald’s  Sonic  Freddy’s I’m not against Hamburger restaurants but it would have been nice to see perhaps a Chik-fil-A, a chicken sandwich fast food […]

By February 28, 2017 Read More →
The Fourth Stooge’s First Jobs

The Fourth Stooge’s First Jobs

By Chris Prickett —I don’t want to brag, but I was quite the prodigy when I first entered the working world.  Right from the start I displayed what could only be described as “artistic incompetence” when it came to holding a job. It’s a shame Nike wasn’t giving out shoe deals back then or I’d surely […]

By February 25, 2017 Read More →
Ridiculous Reasons

Ridiculous Reasons

There are several reasons people don’t go to the gym. Here are three common ones heard frequently by Scott Skinner: You can reach Skinner at 623-229-8975, online on Facebook.

By February 25, 2017 Read More →
Fry’s is Hiring

Fry’s is Hiring

There are hundreds of jobs open in North Phoenix right now. Here’s how one company distinguishes itself: You can submit an application online.

By February 25, 2017 Read More →
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