Homemade with Heart

Anthem residents “plarn” mats for homeless veterans By Eric Newman A group of residents at The Enclave at Anthem senior living community has made it a mission to support homeless veterans. The Arizona Department of Economic Security’s 2017 “Homelessness in Arizona Annual Report” identified 204 veterans as “unsheltered.” To help mitigate the problem, a group of residents meets weekly to make homemade mats in ...

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On a Roll

The North Valley’s newest sushi spot challenges the status quo By Madison Rutherford If you’re operating on the assumption that all sushi spots are the same, Echo Sushi will seriously challenge your belief system when it comes to rice and raw fish. It is surprisingly rare to find an establishment that seems to focus just as much on the feeling of the space as on its food, but Echo has struck a balance with ...

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In Celebration of Local Dads!

In Celebration of Local Dads! Fathers help make the world go round, which is why this issue is dedicated to all the wonderful area patriarchs whose caring and support make this community hum. In honor of Father’s Day, June 21, here’s a peek into what some local families have to say about the special men in their lives. [caption id="attachment_2099" align="alignleft" width="225"] Josh Rogers with Rhett (8), ...

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The Boulder Creek High School Baseball Program has high expectations for the varsity team.

Heavy Hitters  The Boulder Creek High School Baseball Program has high expectations for the varsity team. By Max Calderone Photos by Betsey Chavez The Boulder Creek baseball program is highly regarded as one of the more successful sports teams on the high school’s campus. Recently, though, the boys have stumbled away from their winning ways. After being bounced out of the state playoffs in the first round o ...

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State historian Marshall Trimble recalls the man who kept the West in food and wives.

Harvey Houses  State historian Marshall Trimble recalls the man who kept the West in food and wives in the latest issue of 85086 Magazine. I was 8 years old in 1947 when we moved to the little railroad town of Ash Fork. My father had just hired out for the Santa Fe Railroad and this would be our home for the next eight years. Steam locomotives pulling passenger trains still chuffed through town several time ...

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The Lady Jags are set for a winning season!

BCHS Girls Soccer The Lady Jags are set for a winning season! By Max Calderone It was a captivating 2013–14 season for the Boulder Creek High School girls’ soccer team. On their way to the semifinals of the state playoffs, the team picked up first- and second-place finishes in early season tournaments in addition to being part of some special moments. Highlights from the season that particularly stood out w ...

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Sonoran Health and Emergency Center claims victory in one man’s battle for life.

“Widow-maker” Survivor Sonoran Health and Emergency Center claims victory in one man’s battle for life. Anthem resident Campbell Hess, 71, was doing yard work early to beat the heat. His wife, Paula, left for her job around 7 a.m. “I worked in the yard for over an hour, and then felt extremely fatigued—I was shaking a little, and my fingers were going numb,” Campbell says. “My first thought was that I had h ...

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Get to Know: Dameon Blair, principal at Caurus Academy

GET TO KNOW Dameon Blair Photo by Scott E. Whitney From the age of 14, Dameon Blair’s been committed to working with kids. He started his educational career as a camp counselor, then a senior counselor, and finally a trail teacher at an outdoor science school in California. Since then, he’s been focused on helping educate youth in the public, private, and charter sectors throughout California and Arizona fo ...

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BCHS Cross-Country Team Enjoys Another Successful Season

BCHS Cross-Country Team Enjoys Another Successful Season By Max Calderone Head coach Andrea Williams and the BCHS cross-country program recently completed yet another successful season this autumn. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams not only qualified for the state finals but each also placed in the top 25 at the meet. After a grueling season, which began in the summer with off-season training, the Jaguars are ...

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Boulder Creek High School Basketball Preview

Boulder Creek High School Basketball Preview Boys look to rebound, girls set to carry momentum into the 2014–15 season. By Max Calderone The 2013–14 season was a tale of two contrasting campaigns for the Boulder Creek High School basketball program. The girls team was knocked out of the state playoffs in the second round, the highest-ever finish in program history. However, the boys failed to make the state ...

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