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.
If you missed the Dec. 3 supermoon, enjoy this North Phoenix supermoon photo taken by a 13-year-old. And don’t despair: You'll have two more chances soon. There will be two full moons in January, and in a very rare situation, both will be supermoons. Plus: One will involve a total lunar eclipse!
After months of citizen concerns about emergency response times in the rapidly growing Norterra area, including for a fire that destroyed a playground Monday, the Phoenix Fire Department announced today an near-term, temporary solution.
The City of Phoenix is re-evaluating its Dec. 31 deadline to shut off the supply of hydrant water trucked to residents of New River and Desert Hills, Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams said this morning. No decision has been made, however. The city is waiting on word from EPCOR as to when the station will be operational. EPCOR just provided North Phoenix News with an estimate for completion.
Firefighter Jay Walter from Daisy Mountain Fire Department was one of several Arizona firefighters and some 47 engines and air resources helping fight wildfires in Southern California this week.
Existing home prices continued a long upward trend in North Phoenix, driven by tight inventories, according to the analysis of November sales from North Phoenix News and In&Out Magazine. The picture is similar nationally.
Non-metal playground equipment and large sail shades at the community’s main playground burned away, leaving a charred metal skeleton and blackened boulders. Residents complained of response time, but a City of Phoenix fire official said response was fairly quick.
Just as they did with the horrific North California wildfires several weeks ago, Arizona firefighters are now headed to Southern California to help with the out-of-control blazes there. This photo shows the fires photographed from the International Space Station.
The dry stretch was 103 days, the 20th longest on record. The spell of above-normal high temperatures had lasted 29 straight days. Scattered showers dropped traces of precipitation in many North Phoenix locations, too, but most of it was too little to measure. Find out what's ahead.
EPCOR will build a water-hauling station on an acre of land leased from Anthem to serve residents of New River and Desert Hills who rely on trucked-in water, closing a chapter on more than two months of negotiations and effectively putting to rest alternative proposals.
Lane closures on Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem caused traffic headaches for students at Boulder Creek High School Monday morning, leading the school's principal to announce that students would not be docked for being late. There is no estimate for how long the lane closures will last, but it could be weeks.
Phoenix yesterday had its 100th straight day without rain, at least at Sky Harbor, the region's official measuring station. The last drops fell Aug. 23, according to the National Weather Service. And no rain is in the forecast.
Last month was the warmest November on record for Phoenix by each of three measurements: average maximum, average minimum and overall mean temperature.