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Schweikert to host budget meeting

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) and staff will host a budget presentation in Scottsdale Monday, May 4, from 4 to 5 p.m at the Mustang Library loc…

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Pollution advisory for ozone Friday
Posted: April 30, 2015

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone High Pollution Advisory for May 1, 2015.

P&Z: eliminate sign permit
Posted: April 30, 2015

The Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending the Town Council eliminate the requirement that businesses obtain a permit to use A-frame advertising signs.

Shea nears completion
Posted: April 30, 2015

Motorists in Fountain Hills will see the first signs of relief from construction activity as soon as this weekend.

RV is certified sustainable
Posted: April 30, 2015

Rio Verde celebrated Earth Day April 22 by receiving designation as an Audubon International Certified Sustainable Community.

FH won't go with mid-decade Census
Posted: April 30, 2015

It makes no sense for the Town of Fountain Hills, or dozens of other small and rural Arizona communities, to participate in a 2015 mid-decade Census.

P&Z supports assisted living plan
Posted: April 30, 2015

The Planning and Zoning Commission looked favorably on a plan for a 134-resident independent and assisted living campus on a parcel near Saguaro and Shea Boulevards.

Wednesday 04/29/2015
Another fountain on the Avenue
Posted: April 29, 2015

Some residents have expressed confusion that the town just completed a nearly $1.5 million upgrade of the Avenue of the Fountains median (Plaza) only to leave the fountain at the Saguaro Boulevard intersection dry and wrapped in chain link fencing.

P&Z: medical marijuana hours are adequate
Posted: April 29, 2015

The Planning and Zoning Commission told Mark Steinmetz, owner and general manager for the Nature’s AZ Medicines marijuana dispensary in Fountain Hills, that they believe the current hours of operation are more than enough for him to serve the roughly 350 marijuana card holders here.

Law enforcement report
Posted: April 29, 2015

A Fountain Hills woman called the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and reported more than $7,000 in jewelry stolen from her home while she was away between Monday, April 20, and April 24.

School board approves some contracts
Posted: April 29, 2015

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board has given Superintendent Tom Lawrence the go-ahead to issue the majority of contracts for the 2015-16 academic year, including those for teachers, the McDowell Mountain principal and the Middle School/Four Peaks assistant principal.

Elkie is Republican of the Year
Posted: April 29, 2015

Tait Elkie, immediate past president of the Fountain Hills Republican Club, was honored as the club’s “Republican of the Year” for 2014 at its April 18 meeting.

Tuesday 04/28/2015
Council readies budget for final steps
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Each spring as the weather warms it is time for the Town Council to discuss its annual budget, and along with that the heated discussion over town funding for “community service contracts.”

Monday 04/27/2015
Vote now for Rewards grant
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Voting is now open for citizens to select a winning community project in the Republic Rewards Community Grant Program.

Friday 04/24/2015
House fire in the hills
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Firefighters from Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell fire departments were battling a stubborn attic fire at a residence in the 15000 block of Red Rock Drive in Fountain Hills Friday afternoon.

Thursday 04/23/2015
Slide the City this Saturday
Posted: April 23, 2015

Fountain Hills is getting ready to host the Arizona debut of Slide the City this Saturday, April 25.

Springtime in the desert means buzzing of bees
Posted: April 23, 2015

Springtime in Arizona means trees and flowers blooming in the desert and an increase in bee activity.

Wednesday 04/22/2015
A-Frame sign permit on P&Z agenda
Posted: April 22, 2015

The Planning and Zoning Commission will consider making a recommendation regarding the elimination of a permit requirement for the use of A-frame business signs in Fountain Hills.

Medical marijuana dispensary wants longer hours
Posted: April 22, 2015

The operator of Nature’s AZ Medicines is asking the town to allow him to once again expand operting hours of the medical marijuana dispensary in Fountain Hills

Plan for assisted living on P&Z agenda
Posted: April 22, 2015

The Planning and Zoning Commission will be looking at a plan for “The Hemingway,” an assisted living/independent living facility proposed for Trevino Drive between Burkemo Drive and Saguaro Boulevard.

Law enforcement report
Posted: April 22, 2015

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies in Fountain Hills investigated a report by a local woman that she had been assaulted by her brother at his apartment in the 13000 block of Fountain Hills Boulevard on Thursday, April 16.

Open house Wednesday at Toastmasters
Posted: April 22, 2015

Toastmasters invites residents to its open house tonight to meet members and watch special guest speaker Lisa Burnside, president of Burnside Dynamics LLC, talk about the importance of communication skills for today’s professional.

Big rummage sale at Promiseland
Posted: April 22, 2015

The Promiseland Christian Preschool PTO is having a yard sale fundraiser this weekend, April 24, 25 and 26, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.

Tuesday 04/21/2015
McDowell Mountain shows Falcon spirit
Posted: April 21, 2015

McDowell Mountain Elementary School began April in a big way, celebrating its mascot change to the Falcons with a ribbon cutting for the school marquee, as well as a spirit week to celebrate.

School board to consider contracts
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Teacher and administrative contracts will be the main focus of business during tonight’s Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board meeting, set to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Center.

Monday 04/20/2015
Council to hold budget discussions this week
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 11:36 am

The Town Council will be meeting this week to go over its proposed $38 million budget for the 2015/16 fiscal year.

Tea Party meets Tuesday
Posted: April 20, 2015

The next meeting of Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will be Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Hills High School Learning Center.

Thursday 04/16/2015
Recycling event Saturday
Posted: April 16, 2015

Spring cleaning is well under way and area residents who need a place to dispose of old documents or recycle outdated electronics and appliances will have two options for taking care of their disposal needs this Saturday, April 18.

P&Z recommends zoning change, neighbors object
Posted: April 16, 2015

The Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending the Town Council approve a zoning change to allow a condominium project at Indigo and Emerald drives.

Wednesday 04/15/2015
Council to talk about Census options
Posted: April 15, 2015

The Town of Fountain Hills is not likely to be a willing participant in a 2015 mid-decade census should the Maricopa Association of Governments decide to move forward with one.

FHHS looking into potential inappropriate relationship
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 3:56 pm

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a potential inappropriate relationship between a local high school student and a student teacher, according to FHHS Principal Tom Brennan.

Council sets budget discussion
Posted: April 15, 2015

The Town Council is poised to discuss a budget proposal totaling $38 million for the upcoming 2015-16 fiscal year.

Draft budget ready for review
Posted: April 15, 2015

The Town Council is poised to discuss a budget proposal totaling $38 million for the upcoming 2015-16 fiscal year.

CARE/FH team out of service
Posted: April 15, 2015

Fountain Hills public safety agencies are for the time being without the services of its crisis assistance team, CARE/FH.

Correction: Arts in the Courtyard
Posted: April 15, 2015

In the April 15 edition of The Times, a headline in the Schools section states that the Fountain Hills Middle School's Arts in the Courtyard event is scheduled for tomorrow.

Law enforcement report
Posted: April 15, 2015

A Fountain Hills man reported to Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday, April 7, that he was being threatened with injury to his property by another man.

FHUSD: Expected budget cuts shrink
Posted: April 15, 2015

The needed cuts for the Fountain Hills Unified School District’s 2015-16 budget may be lower than originally anticipated, now estimated to be about $666,264.

Schweikert at GOP Saturday
Posted: April 15, 2015

Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona’s Sixth Congressional District will be the speaker at the Fountain Hills Republican Club meeting Saturday, April 18, at 9 a.m. at the Community Center.

Day of Prayer coming May 7
Posted: April 15, 2015

The fourth annual Fountain Hills National Day of Prayer gathering will be Thursday, May 7, at Fountain Park’s amphitheater.

Tuesday 04/14/2015
Weather service raises red flag for Wednesday
Posted: April 14, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of Arizona for Wednesday, April 15, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Monday 04/13/2015
Shea, Saguaro intersection closing for paving
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 1:03 pm

The intersection of Shea and Saguaro boulevards will be closed overnight Monday and Tuesday to allow for paving work on Shea Boulevard.

Friday 04/10/2015
Splash Pad opens for season Saturday
Posted: April 10, 2015

The Rotary Centennial Splash Park at Fountain Park reopens for the season this Saturday, April 11. The hours of operation are daily from 9 a.m. to sunset. The pad will close for the season the last Saturday of September.

Movie in the Park Saturday: Big Hero 6
Posted: April 10, 2015

The Town of Fountain Hills is hosting a family movie night in Fountain Park this Saturday, April 11, beginning at 7 p.m.

Thursday 04/09/2015
Paving on Shea begins
Posted: April 09, 2015

Asphalt crews with Nesbitt Contracting have begun working day and night to install new paving on Shea Boulevard between the east town boundary at the Beeline Highway and Technology Drive.

Town expects positive impact from Slide
Posted: April 09, 2015

With up to 4,000 people expected to attend the Slide the City event here April 25, the Town of Fountain Hills will be collecting sales tax from vendors selling at the event as well as from ticket sales for the slide, according to town Recreation Supervisor Rachael Goodwin.

Fire season approaching fast
Posted: April 09, 2015

The brush fire season is here…

Wednesday 04/08/2015
Patrick Sweeney next FHUSD superintendent
Updated: April 09, 2015 - 8:53 am

Former Fountain Hills High School Principal Patrick Sweeney has been named the next Fountain Hills Unified School District Superintendent.

P&Z to consider rezoning for condos
Posted: April 08, 2015

The Planning and Zoning Commission will be looking at a rezoning request for a parcel of land at 11208 Indigo Drive when it meets on Thursday this week.

Traffic restrictions for construction on Beeline
Posted: April 08, 2015

Drivers traveling between Fountain Hills and Payson this month on State Route 87 north of Sunflower will be shifted onto the northbound lanes starting Thursday, April 9 between mileposts 223 and 229. Delays of up to 25 minutes are possible.

Town awarded $10,000 Make a Difference grant
Posted: April 08, 2015

The Town Council voted unanimously to accept a $10,000 grant from USA Today in recognition of the town’s Make a Difference Day efforts.