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.
Two wildfires in the same area just north of Phoenix Sunday have fire officials concerned about the potential for more fires, after a wet winter left ample fuel that's now dry.
Prices at any given moment vary significantly even among stations just a few miles apart. We visited six stations between Happy Valley Road and Anthem on Thursday, April 13. Prices varied 15.7 percent between the cheapest and most expensive stations.
Several agencies battled a wildfire just north of Phoenix Sunday afternoon, calling it a sign of "above average amount of fine fuels" due to heavy winter rains.
A wrong-way vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-17 near the Happy Valley exit Friday, April 14 around 2:09 a.m., collided with a white passenger car, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The wrong-way driver and two people in the other car had to be extricated by Phoenix Fire, and all were pronounced dead at the scene, DPS reported.
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, in office since January, spoke to more than 100 people at the monthly New River/Desert Hills Community Association town hall, held in the Anthem Civic Building this morning.
Deer Valley Unified School District is conducting its annual parent and community member satisfaction survey "to gather feedback and satisfaction with our schools and DVUSD leadership." The results will be used to help inform future improvements, according to a statement from the district.
Despite rising home prices, Phoenix is among the Top 25 best cities for first-time homebuyers, according to a new analysis by SmartAsset, an online provider real estate and financial advice. Phoenix ranks No. 21 (up from No. 22 last year) and is among the few Western cities on the list.
If you wish to camp at Lake Pleasant in coming weeks or just fish from the shore, park officials suggest arriving early to compete for a spot. The lake is high and shoreline scant. High water is expected well into the warm season, limiting camping locations and forcing campfire bans.
On a recent day, there were no allergy eye drops left at the Norterra CVS on North Valley Parkway. “They have been flying off the shelves,” said CVS pharmacist Albert Szczebak, who offers some advice for allergy sufferers.
With two gas stations opening up recently in North Phoenix, it was time for the first NoPhoNews gas price survey. We checked prices at six gas stations, from Happy Valley to Anthem. The prices of regular varied by 34 cents, or nearly 16 percent, from the cheapest to the most expensive.
Gas prices are up about 5 percent in Phoenix compare to a month ago, and more price hikes are expected. Phoenix gas prices are reasonable by comparison to the state and national averages.
Sections of I-17 along an 11-mile stretch in Phoenix will close during weekends for repaving. The closures will begin at 9 p.m. on Fridays and are scheduled to end by 5 a.m Mondays. This weekend, March 24-27, the interstate's southbound lanes will be closed between Glendale Avenue and Camelback Road.