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Daisy Mountain Fire Department CERT Training starting Sept. 1
NORTH VALLEY – The Daisy Mountain Fire Department is presenting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, starting on Thursday, Sept. 1

No injuries reported after house fire in Anthem
ANTHEM – Daisy Mountain Fire and Phoenix Fire Departments responded to a house fire in Anthem on the afternoon of Aug. 18.

North Valley Justice of the Peace discusses court’s role in local issues
NORTH VALLEY – North Valley Justice of the Peace Judge Gerald Williams shared information about how the Maricopa County Justice Courts work at an Aug. 12 Representative Town Hall meeting

Police incident resolved without injuries
PHOENIX – A police incident in the area of the Emery Henderson trailhead on W New River Rd. was safely resolved on the afternoon of Aug. 16, after several hours of police presence in the area.

Bold and Expressive
The Impressionist painter Degas once wrote to Mary Cassatt, also a well-known Impressionist of the time, “Most women paint as though they are trimming hats. Not you!”

Call for artists for Thunderbird Artists’ upcoming festivals
NORTH VALLEY – Thunderbird Artists celebrates 35 years of producing sophisticated, award-winning, world-class fine art and wine festivals throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, with a Call for Artists for its upcoming season.

Business Spotlight: Heels & Boots Weddings & Special Events
VERDE VALLEY – Looking for a special place to celebrate your special day? Check out Heels & Boots Ranch at Nashwa Farms in the beautiful Verde Valley.

APS representatives discuss ongoing rate review case
NORTH VALLEY – APS customers may be seeing changes to their bills in summer 2017.

Alliance strives to limit skimmer crimes
PHOENIX – The Department of Agriculture this week hosted gas retailers, police investigators, credit unions, and the Attorney General’s office to discuss efforts to combat skimming crimes. 

Red Cross holding blood drive in Anthem on Sept. 13
ANTHEM – During National Preparedness Month in September, the American Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a readily available blood supply for emergencies.

Lisa Jones named Phoenix Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
PHOENIX – Lisa Jones has been named Phoenix Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Jones, a Phoenix native, has 23 years of experience with the city in a variety of public safety roles.

Around the Bluhmin’ Town
It wasn’t supposed to end like this. What started out as a normal Monday morning a few weeks ago, ended up becoming a shocking tragedy when three men, Dr. Bill Tryon, Christian Silaghi and Juan Pablo Garcia, died in a freak accident in Desert Hills.



Journeyman defender Adam West finds new home with Arizona United
PEORIA – Adam West doesn’t give off your typical grizzled veteran vibe. The 30-year-old journeyman defender has been playing professionally for a decade, but looks like a rookie who has just joined the team.

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 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 — “Hell or High Water
I have two younger brothers. From the outside, one might watch the antics of three grown siblings insulting each other and describe the behavior as dysfunctional, and with the type of cringe-inducing comments that we would make, it would be very easy.

Movie Review — “Suicide Squad
It’s fun to cheer for the bad guy. Don’t get me wrong, watching Spider-Man swing into action to fight Doc Ock or reading about The Green Lantern meeting archenemy Sinestro always makes it fun to have a hero to cheer behind.

Movie Review — “Star Trek: Beyond
“Space, the final frontier”. Gene Roddenberry’s contribution to science fiction in the form of “Star Trek” made a cultural impact that has spawned numerous television shows, film adaptations, conventions, and undoubtedly some of the most loyal fans of any genre property.

Movie Review — “Ghostbusters
“Awful”. “Terrible”. “Disappointed”. These were the overwhelming sentiments from social media and entertainment sites concerning the trailer for the rebooted “Ghostbusters” film well before it was set to arrive in theaters.

Movie Review — “The Purge: Election Year
Turn to any television network over the next few months and the height for political dissension in America will be at its most aggressive levels.