Number One: Anthem Youth Advisory Council poster winner named.

Number One: Anthem Youth Advisory Council poster winner named. Thirteen-year-old Laci Sass is the winner of the Anthem Youth Advisory Council’s recent design poster competition. Conducted to raise vandalism awareness in Anthem, to participate in the contest, submissions had to represent information about the problem in the community. According to Kristi Northcutt, the director of Communications and Public A ...

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The Agua Fria National Monument is the site of Kuma’s latest adventure

Water Play  The Agua Fria National Monument is the site of Kuma’s latest adventure.   Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith One of the things I miss about Colorado and Texas is water. Until we moved to Arizona, water was plentiful. Wherever we hiked, I could always get a refreshing drink of water or take a nice dip to cool off. Here in the desert, water is rare. Most of our hikes are rocky ...

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The 2017 Lexus RC F

The 2017 Lexus RC F  Put the pedal to the metal in this snazzy sports car hopped up on Skittles. By Kristin Caliendo At first glance, the 2017 Lexus RC F four-passenger performance coupe doesn’t look like the kind of car you’d see a mom with two young kids driving. The Lexus brand’s SUV lineup, including NX, RX, GX, and LX models have honed in on a predominately female market. With that being noted, as a fe ...

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Two Brothers Kitchen: Neighborhood restaurant adds dinner to their breakfast and lunch lineup

Two Brothers Kitchen Neighborhood restaurant adds dinner to their breakfast and lunch lineup. By Andrew Leach Two Brothers Kitchen is located in the Anthem Safeway Marketplace and has been serving great breakfast and lunch meals since they opened their doors in 2012. Recently, they’ve branched out and are now serving dinner on Thursday through Saturday nights. Every week a new menu is planned and they have ...

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Local judge Gerald A. Williams discusses the Arizona Supreme Court changes to how evidence can be collected in DUI cases

Search & Seizure  Local judge Gerald A. Williams discusses the Arizona Supreme Court changes to how evidence can be collected in DUI cases.   For nearly five decades, Arizona law has allowed the police to obtain a blood sample from a DUI suspect who is unconscious. On March 9, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court changed the law in this area. Some background is required. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. ...

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Hot Topics: What women need to know

Hot Topics  What women need to about their bodies. By Elizabeth Hausman There’re many things that women go through that are often not discussed simply because women are too embarrassed to talk about them. To make it worse, when they do get up the nerve to bring these issues up, the response they often get is, “You’re just hormonal.” They’re simply dismissed without being given the opportunity to learn about ...

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Merrill Gardens at Anthem: New local retirement facility offers living solutions for seniors

Merrill Gardens at Anthem  New local retirement facility offers living solutions for seniors. By Sondra Barr Photos by Shannon Fisher Residents start officially moving into Merrill Gardens at Anthem this month. However, the community has been buzzing about this new senior community ever since Merrill Gardens broke ground last year at 2800 W. Rose Canyon Circle in Anthem. With the addition of its newest comm ...

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Kuma heads north for a sojourn in cooler environs

Payson  Kuma heads north for a sojourn in cooler environs. Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith My family and drove over to Rim Country recently, and although it’s not as famous as the Grand Canyon, it’s impressive nonetheless. Smack dab in the middle of the state, think of it as the Grand Canyon but with only one side. We made a day of it by visiting Payson, the gateway to Rim Country. Payson i ...

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Local pharmacists offer suggestions on how to handle allergy symptoms

Seasonal Allergies  Local pharmacists offer suggestions on how to handle allergy symptoms. By Anissa Marzuki and Tara Storjohann   QUESTION: I have bad allergies! What can I do to get rid of these pesky symptoms? ANSWER: Seasonal allergies can be a curse for many people during the spring and fall months when the beautiful desert weather is the envy of all our out-of-state friends. Those beautiful sprin ...

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To the Woods Team, local real estate is a family affair

A Place to Call Home To the Woods Team, local real estate is a family affair. By Michelle Talsma Everson “This is why we love living in New River,” says Bonnie Woods Burns as she flips through cell phone photos of colorful sunsets and unspoiled desert views. While she captures these photos to share with others, she doesn’t have to look very far to see the scenic beauty—a long-time New River resident, her fr ...

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