News & Analysis

North Phoenix News provides breaking news and in-depth analysis of neighborhoods, schools, businesses and real estate in NoPho, the North Phoenix I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River, including Anthem, Desert Hills, the Tramonto area and the Sonoran Foothills area. Our news and feature stories are reported, written and edited by us. To provide the many communities of North Phoenix with as much useful and interesting information as possible, we also publish selected press releases, here. If you have a press release or a news tip, let us know.

Hawk Starts Brush Fire

A small brush fire extinguished quickly Friday afternoon in the New River/Circle Mountain area "was started by a hawk that caused a power line to arc," Daisy Mountain Fire Department officials said.

A Pleasant Day on the Lake Turns Frightening

“It started to sprinkle and then it hit. Hail and pounding rain. Winds were horrible. Boats everywhere. Then we couldn't see anything. The kids were hunkered down under the tube and towels. We just tried to reassure each other.” — Betsy Lee, who was on the water Saturday in a rented pontoon boat with Heidi Lasarzig Reilly, Jenny Weiss and their children.