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The largest theme park in Arizona just got a little bigger and a whole lot better for the little kids with the addition of Barefootin’ Bay, a toddler- and baby-friendly section.
By this time last summer county health officials had seen several cases of the parasitic illness Cryptosporidiosis, which causes diarrhea, abdominal cramping, loss of appetite, vomiting, fever, and nausea. This year, none so far.
A brush fire closed I-17 northbound at the Sunset Point Rest Area Sunday evening, and only one lane of southbound traffic was getting by, causing a backup several miles long for travelers heading back to the Valley from the high country. In addition, a crash contributed to the problem.
Some structures are threatened but not in immediate danger from the Brooklyn Fire in a mountainous region of the Tonto National Forest north of Phoenix. Meanwhile, fire officials expect smoke could drift into the North Phoenix area Sunday evening for the third night in a row.
A small brush fire flared up Saturday evening a quarter-mile north of the Arroyo Norte community and the Anthem RV sales center. It appeared to be under control by about 7:50 p.m., though that has not been confirmed.
If it felt really warm last night and early this morning, that’s because it was. The overnight low at Deer Valley Airport Saturday morning was 95 degrees — the warmest low temperature ever recorded there. There’s an important caveat, however.
Touring from Iowa to California, The Dafneys stop for one Arizona show — in Anthem. The Orange County rock band is anchored by Christopher McReynolds’ deep, rich vocals, reminiscent of Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. Also on the bill: Local band Breaklot debuts songs influenced by classic and modern rock with a hint of juke-joint blues.
Phoenix set a record high today at 118 degrees, three degrees above the previous high for the date set in 1905, the National Weather Service reported. It comes on the heels of the third-warmest June on record for the city and a record-setting June heat wave. Now today, clouds are finally gathering on the horizon, a sign that monsoon moisture has moved into the area.
There’s a new Anthem-based organization for kids in search of volunteer opportunities to support veterans and their families. Youth for Troops was founded by six young people who shared the…
While not sounding any alarms, Arizona’s top health official said today that influenza lingered into June this year more than usual, with 1,300 cases for the month compared to a normal of 200.
Mountainside Fitness plans to open its second 85085 location in December in a 49,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Sports Chalet in Happy Valley Towne Center, alleviating crowding at the Carefree Highway location eight miles north, and the Lake Pleasant location nine miles west.
From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 8, Game & Fish will do the swap at the 10-lane boat ramp at Lake Pleasant — while supplies last.