Illumination: Drive-Through Holiday Show to Light Up North Phoenix

When the lights go on at Illumination just east of I-17 in North Phoenix, it’ll fulfill a decade-long dream for Simon Kreisberger and—he hopes—it will herald the beginning of a new holiday tradition for the entire Valley. Illumination’s main event will be a mile-long, roughly 20-minute drive through a display of lights synched with music tuned in on car stereos.

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Anthem & EPCOR Race to Solve Rural Water Crisis

On the verge of desperation, residents of New River and Desert Hills got tentative good news last night, when Anthem Community Council voted in a special meeting to negotiate a deal with EPCOR to supply trucked water to hundreds of homes that could otherwise go dry or face skyrocketing costs Dec. 31, when the City of Phoenix shuts them off. Council aims to serve existing homes only, not new construction. EPCOR said the proposal won’t affect water rates in Anthem.

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EPCOR Calls New River/Desert Hills Water Crisis ‘An Emergency Situation’

The water utility EPCOR called the City of Phoenix’s impending shutoff of a water supply to residents of New River and Desert Hills “an emergency situation” and asked the Arizona Corporation Commission to help it fast-track a solution. In a letter to the Commission, EPCOR provided new detail on the proposed location of a water-hauling station, the process and the pricing.

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