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.
Attendance at BCHS was 37 percent today after an announcement of a threat scrawled on a bathroom wall and subsequent rumors that caused some parents to keep their children home. School officials said the threat had been deemed not credible, and they withheld details "to discourage any copycat threats and also to preserve the integrity of the investigation."
More than 85 percent of all calls to Daisy Mountain Fire Department (DMFD) have nothing to do with fires. So, to better reflect its evolving responsibilities, the organization has changed its name to Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical (DMFM).
Old West RV has opened a parts and service center that owner Mark Dahl says offers the largest selection of RV parts between Deer Valley Road and Black Canyon City.
You think traffic is bad in Phoenix? Count your lucky cars. In a new study of the worst-congested cities in the world, Phoenix ranked No. 140, well below many U.S. cities.
A developer is proposing a self-storage facility sandwiched between the Ironhorse at Tramonto apartments and the under-construction Casitas at Tramonto—on land proposed for the same purpose in 2016 by another developer. The proposal will be discussed at a community meeting Thursday evening.
A threat scrawled on a bathroom wall at Boulder Creek High School and mentioning a specific date was deemed not credible after an investigation, the principal said today. The nature of the threat was not divulged.
An existing Norterra-area daycare/preschool aims to start the new school year this fall in a brand new facility. Standing Stones Christian Academy plans to build a school, and later a church, along the North Valley Parkway.
Learn more about the candidates running for Anthem Community Council and the three HOA boards in meet-the-candidate meetings schedule for mid-February.
The clever and offbeat interior of Amped Coffee Company in Anthem is taking shape as the owners aim for a late-February opening. The bar/cafe will serve wine, local craft beers and gourmet coffee, plus feature live music on a dedicated indoor stage back by a green room. The progress is best explained in pictures.
Independent voters in Anthem, Tramonto, New River and Desert Hills may vote in the Feb. 27 primary for a special election to fill Trent Franks' US Congress seat. Here's how to request a ballot for one of the parties—Republican, Democratic or Green—without actually changing your Independent designation. And all registered voters still have time to request an early ballot by mail.
Residents mourned Matt Thiss, 36, who died in a car accident Thursday evening. Matt loved to laugh and was always there to give you a big hug and a smile, a friend said. Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 8.
About 60 organizations are expected. Some focus on specific dog breeds, others are generalists. Find out when and where, and why pet adoption is so necessary.