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A look inside the new Fire Department Administration Building
ANTHEM – The Daisy Mountain Fire Department is constructing an Administration Building in Anthem.

YCSO K9 Miley retires after years of award-winning service
YAVAPAI COUNTY – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office K9 Miley has been one hard-working dog, and she has served faithfully to help keep the community safe.

Pack 331 Cub Scouts part of new Lion Cubs pilot program
CAVE CREEK – Get scouting with Pack 331 Cub Scouts Cave Creek! This Pack is hosting open events in the next several weeks, and they’ve also been chosen to participate in the National Boy Scouts of America Lion Cubs program.

The Form in the Stone
“I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” ~ Michelangelo Local artist Mike Greenfield has the same intuitive sensibility as he chooses the perfect stone for his most inspirational pieces.

‘Christmas in July’ fundraiser benefits Foothills Caring Corps
CAREFREE – A Christmas tea in the middle of summer? Leave it to a partnership between Foothills Caring Corps and Jo Gemmill, English Rose Tea Room owner, who provided the community with a fun, festive Christmas Tea in July fundraiser.

Peoria Police Offers Back to School Safety Tips
As we are fast approaching the start of another school year, the Peoria Police Department would like to offer some important safety tips to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable school year.

Pioneer Title Agency restores Stepping Stones Academy’s garden as part of outreach program
PHOENIX – In recent months, Pioneer Title Agency branches have been getting more involved with the local schools in their community through a new project called “Old School.”

Around the Bluhmin’ Town
Does this dress make me look fat? Hmm…this is evidently one of the most frequently asked questions that wives pose to their husbands. Sadly, there is no correct answer. It seems as though the longer a couple stay married, the more often a husband might be coaxed to respond to this tricky, if not downright perilous question.

Reward offered for information on Bartlett Lake accident
NORTH VALLEY – Information continues to be sought on the Bartlett Lake accident on Aug. 5 that seriously injured a teenager, and the reward for the case is up to $2,500, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department said in an Aug. 14 release.

Phoenix Police arrest voyeurism suspect
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Police Department has arrested a suspect on multiple charges of voyeurism

Propane tanker fire causes long closure on I-17
NEW RIVER – Sections of the I-17 freeway in the New River area and farther north were closed from the afternoon of Aug. 8 through the early morning of Aug. 9, due to a propane tanker fire in the area of I-17 and Table Mesa Rd.

Leading the young ladies of "Step" into the future
Now in theaters is a new documentary, called “Step”, about an all-girls step-dance team from Baltimore, Maryland. The team, a mix of confident and determined young personalities, is trying to win their first championship.



Boulder Creek volleyball team continues to aim high
ANTHEM – Boulder Creek High School’s varsity women’s volleyball team was beat by Mountain Pointe High School on Sept. 13 after a defeating 3-0 loss.


Movie Review — “Detroit
In the summer of 1967 in Detroit, race issues between Black Americans and authority figures divided the city, turning it into a war zone of military patrolled streets filled with angry and frustrated protestors.

Movie Review — “Atomic Blonde
Actress Charlize Theron commands your attention whenever she is on the screen. It’s more than just her stunning beauty however; Theron has always had a unique, mysterious quality about her. It would seem that by this time in her career, considering her extensive filmography, that she should have tackled, punched, kicked her way through a cool, hard-hitting, spy film.

Movie Review — “Dunkirk
In the chaos and confusion during an evacuation of more than 300,000 British and Allied Forces from the shores of France in director Christopher Nolan's World War II film "Dunkirk", one soldier tells another, "Survival is not fair". Indeed, with the shores of England so close, safety for the Allied Forces was still far from being achieved.