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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.
A wildfire north of Phoenix forced closure of the southbound lanes of I-17 briefly Sunday evening, causing a backup as Valley residents were heading home.
While the National Weather Service sticks to its prediction of a record-setting 120-degree day on Tuesday at Sky Harbor Airport — for now anyway — the forecasted high temperatures in NoPho have been moderated by a couple degrees. Further lowering of predicted highs is possible, North Phoenix News has learned.
ADOT aims to widen I-17 to three lanes north of Anthem Way, plus build “reversible lanes” on the 8-mile grade between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point. Friday, the State Transportation Board approved a five-year plan that includes funding for design and construction.
At least 130 people died in Maricopa County last year due to the heat. It was almost exactly a year ago that four hikers died on four different trails near Phoenix and Tucson during a record-setting heat wave. Heat is the state’s No. 1 weather-related killer, and the current heat wave will likely topple last year’s records.
It may come as little consolation, but when temperatures surge near or beyond record levels across the region in the next few days, most of NoPho will be slightly less scorching than downtown Phoenix. Especially at night.
If you’re looking to chill out for an hour or two with the kids, check out the synthetic ice skating rink set up at the Shops at Norterra through Aug. 6. The small rink is open for general skating or can be reserved for private parties.
Daisy Mountain Fire Department responds to about 3,500 calls a year. Some 85 percent of them are medical emergencies. The remaining 15 percent are rescues, snake removals, hazardous materials calls and fires. And the fires can be almost anywhere.
Parents of new K-8 students in North Phoenix can register this summer between July 5 and July 19 at specific locations only. Here are the details.
Arizona has approved a $3.7 million project to construct a thermal detection system that aims to detect wrong-way vehicles and alert other drivers and law enforcement of the danger. The setup will be installed along I-17 from the Loop 101 down to the I-10.
Farmers Insurance will host a hiring event Thursday, June 15 from 3-7 p.m. at its new North Phoenix regional office at the corner of Pinnacle Peak Road and I-17. As reported previously,…
Forward progression has been stopped on a 1,200-acre wildfire 4 miles southeast of Black Canyon City, officials with the state Department of Forestry said today. A massive DC-10 jet was called in to help suppress the fire in rough terrain.
After another deadly wrong-way-driver crash on a Phoenix freeway last night, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey declared this morning that the state must “take action to more seriously address the issue of wrong-way driving.”