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Weather experts dubbed the event a once-in-1,000-year rain catastrophe. The monsoon storm blew in and essentially parked over the town, knocking down trees and cacti with near hurricane-force wind gusts and dumping up to 5.01 inches of rain in 90 minutes.
The Anthem Community Council set a tentative timeline for four enhancement projects expected to be completed in three years, in this order: community center remodel and expansion; pickleball courts; dog park; skate park expansion.
ADOT will begin building a wrong-way driver detection system on parts of I-17 in Phoenix in early August and expects testing to begin early next year, the agency announced today.
A 14-year-old boy suffered a leg injury and severe head trauma after a mountain bike accident on a Daisy Mountain trail this morning.
ADOT explains the complex “diverging diamond traffic interchange,” which will replace the roundabout at I-17 and Happy Valley Road, at a public meeting July 25 in which residents expressed concerns about the setup's safety and efficiency.
Population growth between Happy Valley Road and Carefree Highway will soon force construction of another elementary school to accommodate new students. Meanwhile, other DVUSD schools are shrinking.
Boulder Creek is the largest DVUSD high school right now. But if projections hold, it will have fewer students than Sandra Day O’Connor High School and Barry Goldwater High School by fall 2024.
Elementary school enrollment is declining in Anthem, Tramonto and Desert Hills, even as nearby North Phoenix schools see student populations growing.
The number of existing homes sold nationwide in June was slightly higher than the same month last year but dropped 1.8 percent from May as shrinking supplies and rising prices kept many potential buyers on the sidelines. The story was similar in North Phoenix.
Phoenix is at the bottom of a list of 15 large cities in terms of income necessary to pay rent, and 10th on the list for affording the purchase of a home.
A small brush fire extinguished quickly Friday afternoon in the New River/Circle Mountain area "was started by a hawk that caused a power line to arc," Daisy Mountain Fire Department officials said.
There have been 19 human cases of West Nile virus infection reported this season, including one death — an older person who suffered from additional health issues.