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.
Registration has begun for kindergarten students who will attend a Deer Valley Unified School District school in fall 2018. To be eligible, a kid needs to be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2018. Or, early entry testing is available for children who will be 5 years old between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.
A recent analysis of data on fatal accidents found Interstate 17, between Phoenix and Flagstaff, to be among the deadliest stretches of highway in the nation on a deaths-per-mile basis.
If you ever wondered what it’s like to be a firefighter, Daisy Mountain Fire Department has just the ticket: an eight-week course in which anyone—from gym rats to couch potatoes—can watch or experience directly how firefighters train.
Here and across the country, rising home prices are creating an affordability gap, especially for first-time home buyers and others whose incomes dictate purchasing modest abodes. Based on current trends, affordability will likely get worse before it gets better, analysts say.
A new community is set to open in North Phoenix Dec. 1, offering a private lifestyle without the mortgage and maintenance that comes with homeownership—and with no stairs to climb.
While you’ll need to trek downtown to see a full production of “The Nutcracker,” several shows right here in the North Valley aim to get you in the spirit of the season. Find out what's coming from ProMusica, Musical Theatre of Anthem, Starlight Community Theater and the North Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Daisy Mountain Veterans' second annual Toy Drive is underway now through Dec. 20. The group has set up 16 collection boxes in Anthem and Tramonto, along with a temporary "toy store" in the Anthem Civic Building for area parents in need.
A rollover crash on I-17 near the New River exit slowed freeway traffic in both directions Thanksgiving Day. The northbound backup extended to the Daisy Mountain Drive exit at mid-day. The delays cleared by early afternoon, ADOT reported.
A first-time DUI conviction costs a motorist more than $10,000 in fines, penalties, legal fees and insurance costs, the Arizona Governor’s Office for Highway Safety (GOHS) estimates. And the agency is helping cops step up enforcement in general with new infusions of funds.
After some Desert Hills residents objected last week to the location of a water-hauling station that EPCOR proposed building on Anthem property, and an alternate solution was suggested, the water utility has put the entire plan on hold.
Existing-home prices across the country continued a years-long upward trend in October as the number of homes for sale declined still further, a trend reflected locally. The market is particularly hot in Western states.
As the holiday shopping season approaches, campaigns encourage residents to shop local. For good reason. Patronizing local retail stores, or frequenting locally owned restaurants and coffee shops instead of chains, has direct fiscal impacts on the local economy and your neighbors’ job prospects, as well as social benefits.