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Anthem Civic Building roofing project to start this week
ANTHEM – Construction on the Anthem Civic Building’s roof begins Thursday, June 23. The roofing project will continue through the middle of July.

Residents asked to complete survey regarding north valley development
NORTH VALLEY – The north valley has changed tremendously over the past several decades.

Daisy Mountain Fire Department crew members receive Aces of Hearts Award
NORTH VALLEY – On June 10, Daisy Mountain Fire Department crew members were honored at the AEMS Conference with the Aces of Hearts Award.

Fireworks and fun: Independence Day celebrations planned around the Valley
NORTH VALLEY – Independence Day is just around the corner! Get ready for fireworks and fun at multiple events around the Valley.

Our Land Will Last Forever
“Our land will last forever. It will not perish by the flames of fire, as long as the sun shines and the waters flow this land will be here to give life to the people and animals,” Crowfoot, Blackfeet.

Construction on Merrill Gardens at Anthem continues
ANTHEM – As the Merrill Gardens at Anthem construction progresses, the new retirement community is holding several events to welcome new residents.

Business Spotlight: Edward Jones Financial Advisor announces grand opening
Jamie Cottrell of the financial services firm Edward Jones invites the public to join her at a grand opening celebration. The event will begin at Noon on June 23, 2016 at her office at 3134 W Carefree Hwy., Ste. 12, Phoenix, AZ 85086.

Around the Bluhmin’ Town
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. America. The greatest country in the world. Land of the free, home of the brave.

Heat safety warnings issued as extreme heat hits Valley
NORTH VALLEY – This past weekend reached record temperatures, and with summer in full swing, residents are being warned to use caution during outdoor activities.

Stage 1 fire restrictions now in effect in multiple Arizona counties
NORTH VALLEY – Until further notice, Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect for Apache, Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties.

CCUSD hosting Truth In Taxation hearing on June 28
SCOTTSDALE – In compliance with §15-905.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, Cave Creek Unified School District is notifying its property taxpayers of Cave Creek Unified School District’s intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the Governing Board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016. 

 

Jags baseball team continues strong showing in 2016 season
ANTHEM – There are turning points in every game that will decide the outcome. For Boulder Creek baseball, that turning point was in the third and fourth innings where they scored six unanswered runs to knock off the Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions 10-2, on Tuesday, March 15.

New BCHS head football coach introduced at meet & greet
ANTHEM – Boulder Creek High School is excited to announce Tony Casarella as their new head football coach for the 2016 season. Casarella was introduced at the Jags football meet and greet on Feb. 9.

BCHS boys basketball team prepping for State Tournament
ANTHEM – Despite a slow start in the first quarter, the Boulder Creek High School boys basketball team fought back from a ten point deficit but would ultimately fall to Millennium High School 59-54 in Friday night’s game.

BCHS girls basketball team holding winning streak as they prepare for senior night game
ANTHEM – The Boulder Creek High School girls basketball team is coming off of a three-game winning streak after picking up a pair of wins last week against Flagstaff and Westview High School.

Boulder Creek Jags beat Horizon, 55-35
ANTHEM – The Jags won their first game of the season on Friday, beating Horizon 55-35 in a home game.

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Boulder Creek Freshman Football
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Boulder Creek Girls Volleyball
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Boulder Creek Jaguars JV Football
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Boulder Creek Swim & Dive
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Boulder Creek Jaguars Varsity Football
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BCHS Jaguars
The Boulder Creek Jaguars varsity football team is back in the game! So far this season, they’ve taken on Bradshaw Mountain, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Salpointe Catholic.

 

Movie Review — “Finding Dory
When I was in the third grade, I wandered away from my parents in a department store. Fearing they had left without me, I went into the parking lot to look for them.

Movie Review — “The Conjuring 2
Director Bryan Singer is one of the early creators responsible for the superhero movement in filmmaking, an explosion that currently floods the market.

Movie Review — “X-Men: Apocalypse
Director Bryan Singer is one of the early creators responsible for the superhero movement in filmmaking, an explosion that currently floods the market.

Movie Review — “The Nice Guys
The beginning musical notes and title font of director Shane Black’s crime-noir-comedy “The Nice Guys” lets the viewer know we are taking a trip back to the 1970s.

Movie Review — “Captain America: Civil War
A splash page in comic book terms is a full page, sometimes two page, illustration that is meant to set the mood and grab the reader's attention.

Movie Review — “Being Charlie
Director Rob Reiner has a few memorable, some may argue classic, films underneath his creative belt. Reiner is the director behind “This Is Spinal Tap”, “Stand by Me”, “The Princess Bride”, “When Harry Met Sally…”, “Misery”, and “A Few Good Men”. 

Movie Review — “Green Room
We’ve all heard the saying “I was in the wrong place at the wrong time”. Many have probably fallen into this situation at least once in their life.

Movie Review — “The Jungle Book
The Walt Disney produced animated film "The Jungle Book" was a staple of my childhood, a film that still finds considerable viewings in my home with my family today

Movie Review — “Midnight Special
I assure you this is not the new “Credence Clearwater Revival” biopic. Nope, this is a story about a kid who has extraordinary powers. “Midnight Special” is an unusual film by director Jeff Nichols; however, along with the strange aspects it also comes with a significant amount of heart and sincerity that makes it completely affective.

Movie Review — “The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1
“The Divergent Series” has been moving along since its lackluster introduction two years ago. Based on the successful young adult novels, told through three books by author Veronica Roth, “The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1” has taken the route of other final installment films, like “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, by splitting their finale into two films.

Movie Review — “Eddie The Eagle
The 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary made an overnight superstar out of Michael “Eddie” Edwards, a British ski jumper well out of his league but undeterred in his efforts to become an Olympian.