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The 39th Red, White and Boom Fireworks show was canceled Thursday night as a dust storm came through the area about two hours into the festivities.
More fireworks are legal to use in Phoenix this year, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe.
Trevor Sapp, a 2009 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School, graduate and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., becoming a third generation military officer on May 28. Trevor is the son of William and Allyson Sapp of La Mesa, Calif., former longtime residents of Ahwatukee.
In the Valley’s hot climate it takes only moments for a car’s heat to become deadly for children and pets.
The Mountain Pointe High School student body witnessed a DUI mock crash on the school’s football field Friday in an effort to show the affects of drunk driving.
Heavy monsoon rains last year coupled with light snowpack this winter will combine to make for a more dangerous fire season this year, state Forester Scott Hunt predicted Wednesday.
Glaring headlines about Arizona’s public worker retirement system suggest that your typical retired teacher, firefighter or police officer is sipping margaritas on a beach somewhere enjoying a six-figure pension. Meanwhile the state’s pension funds are running out of money, leaving you, the taxpayer, stuck with the bill.
Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn’t get old.
A Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman said Anthony Rinaldi entered his plea of guilty Tuesday in the 2011 death of 28-year-old Amanda Blaies-Rinaldi.
Go vertical during the 33rd Annual StairClimb event by the Arizona Chapter; participants conquer more than 35 floors of the Snell & Wilmer building at the Arizona Center. Teams are encouraged, but individuals may participate as well.
Ahwatukee resident Cassie Gannis, the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Most Popular Driver, and most recent finalist on the nationally televised “Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge” will head to Nevada to race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday with a new special sponsor for the night.
Employees of Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk asked management to have a Jeans for Charity day to raise money for the 19 firefighters who were killed while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.
The Goldwater Institute has filed a case against the city of Phoenix to end pension spiking and an Ahwatukee Foothills resident is a plaintiff in the case.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce thanks the many volunteers who assisted us in putting together this year’s Red, White and Boom Fireworks Celebration. These volunteers give up their family time for the good of the community, and we are grateful for their help.
It’s the hottest time of the day when staff from Fireworks Productions of Arizona arrive at the Ahwatukee Country Club to begin set up for the annual Red, White and Boom celebration.
Plans for the community’s annual Red, White and Boom celebration include live bands, activities for the kids, boutique vendors, adult beverage stations, and of course a fireworks show that’s sure to entertain.
A Phoenix Fire Department spokesperson said the reasons people get stuck on local mountains is failing to stay on the hiking path and not being prepared.
Enjoy great food, live music and fireworks at the 38th celebration of Red, White and Boom! Hosted by the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce and presented by Vision Community Management, the Red, White and Boom Fireworks Festival is professionally produced by HDE Agency and will be at the Ahwatukee Country Club, 12432 S. 48th St. from 4 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3.
The Phoenix Fire Department is giving the community a chance to get to know local firefighters by hosting an open house at four fire stations this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, including Ahwatukee Foothills Fire Station No. 43, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd.
I am tired of reading articles denigrating public worker pensions. Let’s get one thing straight; teachers, policemen, firefighters and municipal workers did not crash the economy. It was crashed by unregulated banks and financial institutions with the blessings of Congress, who were later rewarded with bailouts while middle-class Americans bore the brunt.
House Bill 2204 helps to continue health care benefits to families that have lost a police officer, firefighter, or corrections officer in the line of duty. The bill was signed into law Friday by Gov. Jan Brewer.
Recently, my family had distant relatives visit from Germany. Over the years there have been many visits between us visiting Germany and them visiting the USA. They are a wonderful family and we thoroughly enjoyed the time together. Upon waking up one morning, my 4-year-old had already asked to visit Germany.
Unable to get the plan through the Republican-controlled Legislature, a party activist is seeking a public vote on a measure that would undermine union political influence.
Service clubs in Ahwatukee Foothills are busy year-round working on projects to help kids and families in the community but one project, honoring first responders, was big enough to bring all of them together.
I’ll admit it. It’s hard to stick to a New Year’s resolution of getting into shape. At this point in the new year, some of us have given up, some of us are dropping off our new workout commitments.