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 […]

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Brush Fire Burns an Acre in Anthem Wash

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

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’

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

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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Letter to the Editor: Youth Raise Awareness on Mental Illness

Letter to the Editor: Youth Raise Awareness on Mental Illness

We are the Anthem Youth Advisory Council, a handpicked group of 13 individuals who were chosen by the Anthem Community Council to be the voice of the youth in our area. We work to improve the conditions of our peers and help our community. This year, AYAC’s focus is to raise awareness about mental illnesses. […]

Want to Help Govern Anthem? ACC Has a Vacancy

Want to Help Govern Anthem? ACC Has a Vacancy

By Robert Roy Britt — Any Parkside homeowner who aches to help govern Anthem but never wanted to endure an election campaign can now apply directly to sit on the Anthem Community Council. Board Member Ryan Halleran is taking a job elsewhere and resigning his position on the voluntary seven-member board. ACC announced at its monthly meeting […]

Anthem Real Estate Sales Update

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 […]

By April 29, 2018 Read More →
Anthem Residents: Re-Register Now & Avoid the Rush

Anthem Residents: Re-Register Now & Avoid the Rush

Anthem residents who use the community center should re-register before the end of April, Anthem Community Council advises. On May 1, a new system will require new account information, and anyone trying to get in will have to provide the new membership information in person before they can enter. Residents can complete the new form here (scroll […]

Happy Anthem Independence Day!

Happy Anthem Independence Day!

Editor’s Note: Anthem Community Council was wholly controlled by Del Webb from the community’s opening in 1999 until April 30, 2008, when a board of volunteer residents took over. A certain columnist at the time declared April 30 to be Anthem Independence Day, an idea that never really caught on. Ten years later, here’s that […]

Three North Phoenix Businessmen Defraud the SBA

Three North Phoenix Businessmen Defraud the SBA

Three North Phoenix businessmen were sentenced April 17 for defrauding the Small Business Administration, Metro Phoenix Bank and Republic Bank of Arizona, and attempting to launder the money. Harold Halman, II, 58, and Alexander Schaap, 62, were sentenced to 36 and 30 months in prison, respectively, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of […]

ClubCorp Makes Mess in Anthem Wash

ClubCorp Makes Mess in Anthem Wash

By Robert Roy Britt — Turf paint used to colorize grass has been leaching into a wash on the flanks of Daisy Mountain from an Anthem Golf & Country Club maintenance facility, staining part of the wash green. State inspectors also found “numerous pieces of trash” in the wash, including discarded turf-product bags, nitrile rubber gloves, […]

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