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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.

Upstarts Rock Rookies: The Dafneys & Breaklot

Touring from Iowa to California, The Dafneys stop for one Arizona show — in Anthem. The Orange County rock band is anchored by Christopher McReynolds’ deep, rich vocals, reminiscent of Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. Also on the bill: Local band Breaklot debuts songs influenced by classic and modern rock with a hint of juke-joint blues.

What’s That on the Horizon? Clouds?!

Phoenix set a record high today at 118 degrees, three degrees above the previous high for the date set in 1905, the National Weather Service reported. It comes on the heels of the third-warmest June on record for the city and a record-setting June heat wave. Now today, clouds are finally gathering on the horizon, a sign that monsoon moisture has moved into the area.

Mountainside Fitness Center to Add NoPho Location

Mountainside Fitness plans to open its second 85085 location in December in a 49,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Sports Chalet in Happy Valley Towne Center, alleviating crowding at the Carefree Highway location eight miles north, and the Lake Pleasant location nine miles west.

High-Intensity Gym Moving In

TruHIT Fitness, offering high-intensity training in group classes with a personalized approach, expects to open later this month in NoPho. The 4,600-square-foot gym will offer customized nutrition plans and on-site daycare.

Goodwin Fire Update: Fawns Saved, Drone-Flying Man Arrested

The Goodwin fire, which began June 24 some 30 miles north of Phoenix between Prescott and Mayer, grew to 27,327 acres as of this morning, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. It is 53 percent contained. In the first days of the fire, smoke was visible from North Phoenix, but today the fire, which remains active, is producing less smoke, and winds are likely to push the smoke to the northeast.