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.
Sales of existing homes across the country in January fell 3.2 percent compared to December and 4.8 percent versus last January. The decline mirrors softer sales seen locally, as reported earlier this month by North Phoenix News and In&Out Magazine. It is not for lack of demand.
With self-storage facilities popping up seemingly as fast as coffee shops, one developer has tapped the brakes on plans to build another along North Valley Parkway bordering Fireside at Norterra.
Plans that had been shelved in 2016 for a self-storage facility near a residential section of Tramonto have resurfaced, with a new developer in the mix. At a recent public meeting, just one resident showed up to voice opposition.
Thirty local veterans who served in Vietnam will be honored at a ceremony March 10 at the Anthem Veterans Memorial. Many of them have never been publicly acknowledged for their service.
This week's storm brought about one-third of an inch of rain to the Tramonto and Anthem areas and other northerly parts of North Phoenix, less in the Norterra area. The totals, coming amid a very dry winter, don't change the seasonal picture much, as a 21-year drought increased its grip on the state, officials announced this morning.
Officials do not yet know why or how a fourth-grader left Gavilan Peak Elementary school in Anthem today, and they have not confirmed where she was found after a search by residents and sheriff deputies. The school's principal has provided some additional information about the incident.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department deputies and residents mounted a search in Anthem mid-afternoon Wednesday after a girl was reported missing. MCSO announced at about 4 p.m. that the girl had been found.
The ACT Test will be administered at no charge to all DVUSD high school juniors Feb. 27. Parents, your job is simply to get the kids to go to school that day and give it the old college try. Find out why it matters. (Also note: Other grades at the high schools will have a late start that day.)
Anthem Community Council will hold a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 22 to consider a revised plan from EPCOR for a water-hauling station to serve New River and Desert Hills residents.
Goodwill announced its new location, under construction north of Outlets at Anthem, will open soon. The organization is holding hiring events Feb. 13 and 15.
The number of existing homes sold in NoPho fell 22 percent compared to last January, according to the latest analysis by North Phoenix News and In&Out Magazine. See full analysis plus details on each zone: Norterra Area, Tramonto & Sonoran Foothills Area, New River & Desert Hills, Anthem Parkside and Anthem Country Club.
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."