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.
It wouldn't be Monday afternoon of a three-day weekend if we didn't report on delays on I-17 southbound as vacationers head back to the Valley.
Northbound I-17 was moving at 5 to 10 mph late Saturday morning near Anthem as holiday traffic clogged the interstate and wrecks to the north exacerbated backups. Some northbound travelers chose to take the Daisy Mountain Drive exit at Anthem, clogging the northbound lanes of Gavilan Peak Parkway.
A recurring public art exhibition open to artists in Anthem and North Phoenix is seeking submissions through Sept. 5. The juried show, "Art in Public Places," will run Sept. 14 through Jan. 18 in the Anthem Civic Building.
Apartment rental prices in Phoenix have been on a steady climb, inching up 0.2 percent in August compared to the previous month and 4.9 percent above August 2016, according to a report today. Phoenix's prices are the cheapest of 10 large cities in the Valley.
Drawn by the large biking community in Anthem, as well as two annual triathlons in town, Phoenix residents Michael Morgan and Cole Knapp decided to open a bike shop in the Shops at Anthem plaza, a few doors down from Ace Hardware. The full-service shop, called Freedom Cycles, will also sell scooters, to support those who frequent the nearby skate park.
An uptick in the number of rabies cases has the Maricopa County Department of Public Health has urging residents to be cautious around wild animals that might be carrying the virus and to make sure dogs and cats have up-to-date rabies vaccinations. Three three bats tested positive for rabies in recent weeks, and so far this year there have been seven cases of animal rabies in the county.
If you'd like to take a few stimulating college classes without actually going back to school, you're in luck. Two new centers in North Phoenix offer anyone age 50 and up college-level courses from ASU instructors for the sheer pleasure of learning. The prices are low and there are no grades to worry about.
Pending home sales slid for the fourth time in five months across the country in July as "staggering inventory woes" continue to keep a lid on what's available in the resale market, according to a report out today from the National Association of Realtors.
The speed limit will be lowered by 10 mph Friday, Sept. 1, on northbound I-17 between New River and Sunset Point Rest Area. Speed limits on the same stretch of southbound I-17 will be reduced by 10 mph on Monday, Sept. 4.
The schedules for the 2017-2018 season are out, and there are several opportunities to check out local talent and support the arts. Here’s what’s coming through December.
At least five soon-to-open businesses are hiring in the Canyon Crossroads shopping plaza on Dove Valley Road, home to the recently opened Fry’s Marketplace.
As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to pummel Houston and a large swath of the Gulf Coast with torrential rain, high winds and tornadoes, two groups of first-responders from Arizona are in Texas to offer assistance. Meanwhile, disaster officials advise the best way for others to help.