News & Analysis

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.

Upstarts Rock Rookies: The Dafneys & Breaklot

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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.

What’s That on the Horizon? Clouds?!

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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.

Mountainside Fitness Center to Add NoPho Location

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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.