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Construction closures delayed a day

Nesbitt Contracting will be closing a portion of two major intersections this week as part of the Saguaro Boulevard reconstruction project.

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Friday 05/29/2015
Warmer weather brings water safety concerns
Posted: May 29, 2015

As the weather becomes warmer the allure to get back into the pool is inviting, Fountain Hills firefighters want to remind residents that water safety practices and constant supervision is the cure to prevent child drowning and non-fatal drowning incidents.

Council extends TLC agreement
Posted: May 29, 2015

The Community Services Advisory Commission and the Technology Learning Center have until the end of September to work out a new lease arrangement that would keep the TLC classes at the Community Center.

Thursday 05/28/2015
Grand opening celebration at Tractor Supply
Posted: May 28, 2015

The new Fountain Hills Tractor Supply Co. store will hold its grand opening Saturday, May 30, with specially-priced merchandise May 28-31. The story officially opened for business May 16.

ADEQ extends pollution warning
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 10:12 am

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone High Pollution Advisory for today, Friday May 29, and extended it to Saturday, May 30.

RV fire board appoints Finney
Posted: May 28, 2015

When the Rio Verde Fire District Board of Directors experienced a vacancy recently, Board Chairman Birdie Pasenelli tapped a neighbor to see whether she was interested in applying for the position.

Assisted living project approved
Posted: May 28, 2015

The Town Council had no issues May 21 in unanimously approving the proposed Hemingway assisted living center for Fountain Hills.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
P&Z meets Thursday
Posted: May 27, 2015

The Planning and Zoning Commission will consider this week whether to recommend the Town Council allow a special use permit for a residential apartment in a commercial building.

Council allows longer hours for marijuana dispensary
Posted: May 27, 2015

After about 90 minutes of presentation and discussion the Town Council granted the local medical marijuana dispensary an additional eight hours of operation each week.

Early season concerns for lake water quality
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Some residents have already noticed the deep green shade of the water in Fountain Lake, a sign that excessive algae has started growing.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
Suspicious brush fire in Ashbrook Wash
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 9:46 am

Fountain Hills Fire Dept units were on the scene of a brush fire in Ashbrook Wash Monday, May 25.

Friday 05/22/2015
Memorial Day closings
Posted: May 22, 2015

The Memorial Day holiday means closings for government offices and other area services.

Council approves longer hours for dispensary
Posted: May 22, 2015

After about 90 minutes of presentation and discussion the Town Council granted the medical marijuana dispensary in Fountain Hills an additional eight hours of operation each week.

Memorial Day ceremony Monday
Posted: May 22, 2015

This year Memorial Day marks the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park.

Thursday 05/21/2015
ADOT clears construction on Beeline
Posted: May 21, 2015

Just in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Arizona Department of Transportation lifted all traffic restrictions along State Route 87 as of Thursday, May 21 as the agency nears completion of a safety improvement project approximately 10 miles north of Sunflower near the Maricopa/Gila County line.

Council to consider assisted living plan
Posted: May 21, 2015

When it meets Thursday the Town Council will consider a request from a builder to allow development of an assisted living campus at Saguaro Boulevard and Trevino Drive, just north of Shea Boulevard.

Wednesday 05/20/2015
Medical marijuana dispensary wants longer hours
Posted: May 20, 2015

The Town Council will take up the issue this week of whether to grant expanded operating hours for Nature’s AZ Medicines, the medical marijuana dispensary in Fountain Hills.

Full plate for council meet
Posted: May 20, 2015

The Town Council has a busy agenda lined up for its regular session Thursday, May 21.

Tuesday 05/19/2015
Teachers to get 2.5 percent raise
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 10:06 am

School District employees will receive some additional compensation next year, as the Governing Board approved a one-time 2.5 percent pay raise for returning staff.

Monday 05/18/2015
Council considers Miller for town manager
Posted: May 18, 2015

The Town Council is apparently looking no farther than down the hall in selecting a new town manager to step in for the retiring Ken Buchanan.

Friday 05/15/2015
Paving project progress
Posted: May 15, 2015

Workers began installing new asphalt on Saguaro Boulevard in the section beginning at El Lago Boulevard and moving south on Friday.

Boys & Girls Club block party -- rain or shine
Posted: May 15, 2015

The local McKee branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is celebrating the end of the school year with a giant block party tonight (Friday) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the branch, corner of Calaveras and Del Cambre avenues.

Thursday 05/14/2015
Council hears quarterly fiscal update
Posted: May 14, 2015

With three quarters of the current fiscal year past the town is on track to finish the year with its books in balance – maybe even a little ahead.

Wednesday 05/13/2015
Council opens discussion on public safety fee
Posted: May 13, 2015

Some Town Council members want to explore legislative and other possibilities for bringing additional public safety monies into town coffers.

Tuesday 05/12/2015
Blasting activity at Adero Canyon
Posted: May 12, 2015

Contractors working at the Adero Canyon subdivision will be engaging in blasting at the project site at the north end of Eagle Ridge Drive.

Monday 05/11/2015
Town seeking volunteers for crisis team
Posted: May 11, 2015

Volunteers with an interest is making an impact on someone’s life during an emergency are invited to consider serving with a newly organized Fountain Hills Crisis Response Team.

ADOG seeks new members to reorganize
Posted: May 11, 2015

ADOG (Association of Dog Owners Group) is re-forming and looking for members to re-establish itself as a group supporting and advocating for dog owners.

Friday 05/08/2015
Woman suspect sought by MCSO
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 1:55 pm

On Wednesday, April 15, between 7:40 p.m. and 7:50 p.m., a vehicle burglary occurred while the vehicle was parked in the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church, 13770 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. The passenger side front window was smashed and numerous items were stolen, including a laptop, a purse containing a wallet and credit cards.

FireWise efforts help keep Verdes safe
Posted: May 08, 2015

It has been 20 summers since Rio Verde residents felt the heat of the Rio Fire breathing down their necks, and while a shift in the wind sent the fire away from the community residents found there were lessons well learned.

Saguaro construction update
Posted: May 08, 2015

Nesbitt Contracting wrapped up the paving and put down temporary striping on Shea Boulevard last week, so now the contractor can focus on the Saguaro Boulevard reconstruction project.

Help stamp out hunger on Saturday
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 8:37 am

The annual letter carriers' food drive, "Help Stamp Out Hunger," is being held Saturday, May 9.

Thursday 05/07/2015
Mountain bike night series begins this weekend
Posted: May 07, 2015

Saturday, May 9, is the first scheduled Mountain Bike by the Moon Light ride for the 2015 season.

Fountain Park improvements moving forward
Posted: May 07, 2015

One of the more low-key construction projects going on in town right now is the $700,000 in improvements at Fountain Park.

Saguaro Blvd. traffic pattern reverses
Posted: May 07, 2015

Nesbitt Construction flipped the traffic pattern today on Saguaro Blvd., moving north- and southbound traffic into the northbound lanes from La Montana Drive to El Lago Boulevard. This traffic control change was necessary to allow the western portion west of the center line of Saguaro Blvd. of the storm drain improvements to be installed at Saguaro and Palisades.

Wednesday 05/06/2015
Beeline 'traffic switch' north of Sunflower
Posted: May 06, 2015

Motorists heading toward Payson and beyond this evening may experience traffic delays.

Controversial condo plan goes to council
Updated: May 06, 2015 - 1:16 pm

The Town Council will consider a request from a condominium developer for a zoning change on property at Indigo and Emerald drives, just east of Fountain Hills Boulevard and north of Kingstree Boulevard.

Tentative budget on council agenda
Posted: May 06, 2015

The Town Council will have a budget proposal of roughly $38 million on the table when it meets Thursday to consider tentative approval.

TLC status remains uncertain
Posted: May 06, 2015

The future for the Technology Learning Center in Fountain Hills remains in question.

Tuesday 05/05/2015
'Official' groundbreaking for Adero Canyon is held
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 3:41 pm

It’s been a while since a major development has broken ground in Fountain Hills, but now that the silver shovels have been dirtied, Adero Canyon is “officially” under way.

Monday 05/04/2015
Monsoon-like storm crashes Valley, FH
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 3:29 pm

It is still nearly six weeks until the calendar start of the summer monsoon on June 15, but it sure sounded like an early arrival overnight Sunday to Monday morning.

Friday 05/01/2015
Schweikert to host budget meeting
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 2:14 pm

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 located at 10101 North 90th Street, Scottsdale.

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.

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.”