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EPCOR Water discusses status of wastewater rate case
ANTHEM – EPCOR Water held an open meeting on July 14 to update Anthem residents on the ongoing wastewater rate case and to answer residents’ questions on the case.

Fundraiser to benefit Silver Spur employees set for July 23
CAVE CREEK – The Silver Spur Saloon will be holding a charity auction, complete with live music and a dunk tank, on July 23 at the Roadhouse starting at 2 p.m., to provide emergency relief for its employees.

Say YES to Your Adventure
Joseph Campbell, American Mythologist, once observed, “The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

North Valley Symphony Orchestra holding auditions for upcoming season
PHOENIX – The North Valley Symphony Orchestra is holding auditions for NVSO’s Adult Orchestra.

ADOT: Pokémon Go is a no-go when driving
PHOENIX – Have you captured Pikachu? Nabbed Rattata or the elusive Charizard? Leveled-up and trained your monsters at a Gym?

Fifth annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival set for July 29-31
SEDONA – Head up to Sedona on the weekend of July 29-31 and enjoy a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with hummingbirds.

DMFD offering free sandbags to help residents prepare for flooding
NORTH VALLEY – While the north valley has yet to see significant rainfall from this year’s monsoon,

Suns player welcomes home his mom – Phoenix’s new police chief
PHOENIX – Growing up in Phoenix, Alan Williams had dreams of playing in the NBA while his mom

Fulton Rizzo Team joins Hunt Distinctive Properties
CAVE CREEK – The Fulton Rizzo Team has recently joined forces with HUNT Distinctive Properties.

ASU looks to become Olympic training destination
PHOENIX – When legendary swim coach Bob Bowman was deciding whether to take over Arizona State’s swimming team last year, the tipping point was the university’s commitment to Olympic sports.

Around the Bluhmin’ Town
What is happening in Pamplona, Spain? A whole lot of bull. Oops, I meant to say “bulls.” That’s right, now is the time that people (fools) don white trousers, white shirts, red scarves and waistbands so they can have the pleasure of running (for their lives) from a herd of bulls!



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 — “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.

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.