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On March 30 Fountain Hills Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Allen sent out a message to local students and parents addressing two recent announcements from Governor Doug Ducey; the cancellation of classes for the rest of the school year and his “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executi…

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department has made some operational changes in area regional parks in response to COVID-19.

Kay Kinder, owner of Fountain Fashions, was honored by Fountain Hills Women’s Club recently.

Small businesses across the country are feeling the pinch from COVID-19. From those working with skeleton crews to those forced to close through the pandemic, the coronavirus outbreak is going to be tough to recover from in more ways than one.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an irate customer at a pharmacy in the 16500 block of Palisades Blvd.

With an increase in traffic on park pathways in Fountain Hills, particularly Fountain Park, there may be some frustration on the part of some in dealing with the additional crowds.

Like other local schools, the Fountain Hills Charter School is making the switch to online classes after the announcement from Governor Doug Ducey that campuses must remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year due to COVID-19 concerns.

An old underground fuel storage tank has been removed from the site of a former gas station at Saguaro Blvd. and Desert Vista in Fountain Hills.

Construction is currently underway for the Fountain Hills Medical Center (FHMC), located at 9700 E. Saguaro Blvd. in Fountain Hills.

Most local folks know Desert Dog Offroad Adventures for their hummer and buggy tours, but owners Jay and Michelle Hoff hope customers will drop by more often now that they’ve opened a brand new storefront tailored to outdoor enthusiasts.

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With the April 6 deadline passed it appears there will be an uncontested election for Town Council this year.

The Noon Kiwanis Club isn’t currently meeting due to the coronavirus outbreak, but members remain engaged in outreach activities.

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Mayor Ginny Dickey issued a second Emergency Proclamation urging residents to adhere to a Stay at Home order and maintain social distancing to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

With businesses, restaurants and other forms of entertainment closed, lots of folks have taken to the trails.

The Fearless Kitty Rescue “Wet Your Whiskers” fundraiser scheduled for May 8 has been postponed to Oct. 23 due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. The event will take place from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Fearless Kitty, located at 16832 E. Avenue of the Fountains.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings within Fountain Hills have been suspended due to COVID-19 concerns. However, additional resources are being made available.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valley Metro has announced the temporary reduction in service effective April 6, 2020, for the regional commuter bus route in Fountain Hills, known as the “514 – Scottsdale Express.”

Arizona taxpayers considering donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations for Arizona tax credits on their 2019 income tax returns must still make those contributions by April 15, even with the U.S. Department of Treasury decision to extend filing deadlines to July 15 for Arizona and fed…

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 the local group, Stitchers of Hope, has received information on how to create facemasks, which the U.S. is currently facing a shortage of. Now, the group is full steam ahead on making those masks. The group is reaching out to local hospitals but would also like…

Extended Hands Food Bank is in need of food donations now more than ever. Their normal level of donations have seen a deep decline while at the same time experiencing a sharp increase in demand from our neighbors experiencing food insecurity.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies in Fountain Hills discovered a stolen vehicle registration tag while investigating a domestic dispute in the 12900 block of Saguaro Blvd. on Monday, March 23.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought about many disruptions in people’s lives and one of the biggest changes has been to the way people celebrate their faith, especially during the season of Lent.

With public school campuses in Arizona closed through the remainder of the semester, Fountain Hills Unified School District has undertaken the tremendous task of moving classes for the high school, middle school and elementary school online.

Following an extensive $100 million investment by Palisades Resorts LLC, Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels will celebrate the grand opening of ADERO Scottsdale in summer 2020.

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s campaign has announced that he filed nominating petition signatures to appear on the primary ballot for the Aug. 4 election. Arpaio is seeking the Republican nomination for Maricopa County Sheriff in the November election.

A new website, FountainHillsLive.com, recently launched by the Fountain Hills Civic and Cultural Association (FHCCA) is reformatting to provide resources to local residents during the COVID-19 outbreak. The site will offer topics with online resources and links to support local restaurants a…

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While Town Council meetings will be closed to the public during the month of April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents wishing to address the Town Council on a regular meeting agenda item are encouraged to fill out an agenda comment card.

Fountain Hills resident and State Representative John Kavanagh compiled the following list of links for those looking for resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. To the residents of Fountain Hills he said, “I hope you find these useful. Stay well.”

Due to COVID-19 and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations Republic Services is suspending the annual bulk trash collection program in Fountain Hills until further notice.

To facilitate storm drain cleaning and maintenance on Sunridge Drive the town will be closing north bound Sunridge Drive between from Sunset Drive and Desert Canyon Drive starting Monday, March 30 and continuing through Friday April 3.

The Town Council has approved a $3.4 million street improvement plan that will reconstruct much of the pavement in the downtown area along with some additional work in residential areas.

At its regular session on March 17, the Town Council approved a professional services agreement with GreenPlay, LLC for the development of a master plan for the Community Services Department.

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Community has announced that a 49-year-old male resident at Fort McDowell was positive for COVID-19 at the time he recently passed away. The man was a non-Fort McDowell tribal citizen with reportedly underlying health conditions.

Candidates for the Town Council election this year are in the home stretch to collect petition signatures and turn in their final paperwork by Monday, April 6.

Residents will need to keep up with Town Council meetings via livestreaming or Cox Channel 11 broadcasts and re-broadcasts for the time being.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board offered a one-year contract for the role of superintendent to Kelly Glass during its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 18. According to Glass, she’s had her eye on Fountain Hills for a long time.

The Golden Eagle Education Foundation (GEEF) has announced changes to its scholarship for Fountain Hills High School seniors in light of COVID-19 concerns. In short, GEEF is moving forward with the scholarship program, though details are not yet settled concerning how, when or where awarded …

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies received several calls regarding a suspicious woman on a bicycle in Fountain Hills on Friday, March 13.