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MCSO Capt. Larry Kratzer has alerted the Town Council that the Sheriff’s Office is seeing a new uptick in complaints about rental party houses in the community, as nights begin to cool down again. He said they have been getting calls from residents over the past few weeks.

Republic Services has announced it will resume its bulk trash collection schedule for Fountain Hills beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The Planning and Zoning Commission has reviewed some proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance and is recommending the Town Council approve the amendments.

Arizona Ghostbusters, a 501(c)3 organization, has partnered with the team behind the Focus comic book, which has roots in Fountain Hills, to support special needs kids living in foster care and children’s homes through an online raffle.

The Planning and Zoning Commission has unanimously voted to recommend the Town Council approve a zoning amendment that would permit indoor sales of automobiles in all commercial zoning districts.

The Town Council has approved a change to its Cooperative Purchase Agreement with M.R. Tanner Development and Construction for street maintenance.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 16900 block of De Anza Drive on Thursday, Sept. 10, for a report of a non-injury traffic collision.

The Fountain has been shut down for the past week as a consulting engineer wraps up an evaluation of all the physical aspects of the Fountain and its operations in preparing a report for the Town Council.

The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Fall Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts has received a green light from the Town of Fountain Hills to take place Nov. 13-15, so long as precautionary steps are taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to attendees and parti…

The Town Council on Sept. 15 voted 4-2 to adopt a Planned Shopping Plaza Overlay as a zoning tool for the downtown Fountain Hills area. A rather passionate discussion and the split vote on the issue focused on whether an indoor mini-storage facility would be appropriate for a downtown location.

Now formally known as Havenly Fountain Hills, the development of the Keystone rental community near downtown is on schedule to begin leasing of phase one in early summer 2021.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board is holding an open meeting tonight, Sept. 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the District Learning Center.

The Adero Scottsdale resort, set to debut on Oct. 15, has announced the appointment of Bryan Dillon, MCFE, CHM as its director of Chef and B. Leading culinary operations across the resort, including the signature restaurant Cielo, Dillon will oversee menu development, in-room dining and cate…

Southbound traffic on Palisades Blvd. is being detoured at Sunburst Drive due to a water main break on Palisades.

The philanthropic organization Save a Soul, Save the World, in partnership with, is hosting Warriors for Recovery, a virtual physical and mental wellness event to benefit the Fountain Hills Recovery Center on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is available at Wa…

Like many nonprofits today, Duet: Partners In Health & Aging was greatly impacted seemingly overnight by the COVID-19 pandemic. As an organization that supports family caregivers, homebound adults, grandfamilies and faith community nurses through mostly in-person services like support gr…

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 17100 block of Shea Blvd. on Thursday, Sept. 3, for a report of an alleged assault.

Church of the Ascension offers annulment assistance for Catholics who wish to get an annulment of their previous marriage.

The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce is planning a “New Member Parade” for tomorrow, Sept. 17, at 8 a.m. at the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce. This event, which is a first of its kind for the local chamber, is designed to be a unique way to showcase the new members who have joined in …

The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce is making alterations to the Thanksgiving Day celebration in town this year due to safety concerns and restrictions related to COVID-19. Instead of the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, the holiday will be marked by a new event, the 2020 Parade of Thanksg…

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board held a brief open meeting on Sept. 9, where members approved sending of a grant proposal and discussed the return to on-campus learning.

Town officials believe it may be several more weeks before implementation is begun regarding traffic safety corridors on Fountain Hills streets.

One of the more prominent of several new faces at Town Hall is that of Bo Larsen. As public information officer, Larsen will likely have his face before the public on regular occasions. It is, however, a job where he is experienced.

On Sept. 10, the first day of in-person classes for Fountain Hills Unified School District students, Sheriff’s deputies were called to McDowell Mountain Elementary School in anticipation of a confrontation with a parent over his child not wearing a face covering.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a High Pollution Advisory for ozone for the Greater Phoenix Area for Wednesday, Sept. 16. 

The Trailblazers, the organization responsible for building and maintaining many hiking trails in the area, are about to start a new season of projects.

Fountain Hills public safety officials want residents to know how to prepare for the event they are forced to evacuate their home in an emergency. The goal is to get residents familiar with the “Ready, Set, Go!” Program.

According to a recent announcement, Girl Scouts’ first priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of girls, volunteers, staff and Girl Scout families. All local council offices and camps will remain closed to the public through October unless CDC criteria to proceed to the next phase of re…

The Planning and Zoning Commission for the Town of Fountain Hills will be meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, in council chambers at Town Hall at 6 p.m.

On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 24, more than 300 Fountain Hills volunteers will provide landscape debris removal, weed control, minor exterior home repairs, exterior wheelchair ramp building and exterior fence painting for some of the most vulnerable local residents.

Memorial events to mark the occasion of the 19th anniversary of one of the country’s most devastating events are set for Friday, Sept. 11.

In the age of COVID-19, society is adapting to a socially distanced world, finding new and innovative ways to hold longstanding events safely. One such event is the Boston Marathon, which will be virtually run this year by people all over the world, including here in Fountain Hills.

Fountain Hills teacher Danielle Fisher was named the August Teacher of the Month by the Four Peaks Rotary Club at their virtual meeting on Aug. 27. She received a check for $275 as part of the honor.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Grande Blvd. and Woodside Drive on Thursday, Aug. 27, for a report of a suspicious circumstance in which a man and woman were arguing as they walked along the street.

Fountain Hills Town Hall and Community Center buildings and services reopened for business and visitors at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, in a measured step to return to full service following COVID-19 restrictions.

Fountain Hills residents with a guest house or casita on their property may now include a kitchen as part of this secondary dwelling unit.

The Fountain Hills Athletic Booster Club (FHABC) has reported that the Falcons Nest is less than a month from completion. The Falcons Nest is a student-inspired facility for leisure and athletic development at the high school. The goal is for this room to be completed by the first home footb…

Arizona Business Advisors (AZBA) and The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce will host a series of business roundtables, aimed at understanding the impact the pandemic has had on local businesses and how they may best emerge from it.