Publisher’s note: As part of our anniversary celebration, we will re-print some of our favorite photos and stories from the past 25 years. These specials are identified with our “25th Anniversary Feature” banner at the top of the page.

On the border of Phoenix and Paradise Valley, nestled between Barry Goldwater and Walker McCune’s properties, you’ll find a front yard that is unlike any other in the area. This yard does not boast a manicured lawn or beautiful rose bushes; no, this lawn was built from the ground up using co…

Jordan and Jacob Lara made their first appearance in the Arcadia News in December of 2002. The twins were just weeks old when they graced the cover with their parents Ruben and Jacque, and their two-year-old brother Jared.  

Publisher’s note: As part of our anniversary celebration throughout 2017, we will re-print some of our favorites from the past 25 years. These specials are identified with our “25th Anniversary Feature” banner at the

Publisher’s note: As part of our anniversary celebration throughout 2017, we will re-print some of our favorites from the past 25 years. These specials are identified with our “25th Anniversary Feature” banner at the top of the page. This “SUWAT” was originally published in November, 2009.

Publisher’s note: As part of our anniversary celebration throughout 2017, we will re-print some of our favorites from the past 25 years. These specials are identified with our “25th Anniversary Feature” banner at the top of the page.

Phoenix started with 13 original fire stations. Arcadia’s Fire Station 13 is the only original building still in operation. The building may be a little old, battered and small in stature, but the character and courage of the men inside is immense. 

As part of our anniversary celebration throughout 2017, we will re-print some of our favorite photos and stories from the past 25 years. These specials are identified with our “25th Anniversary Feature” banner at the top of the page.

Circuit de la Sarthe is one of world’s most legendary racetracks, hosting the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race. For the general public, whose idea of speeding is going 70 in a 65, being on the track in France, where drivers consistently hit 200 miles per hour, would feel a little out of place.

As part of our anniversary celebration throughout 2017, we will re-print some of our favorite photos and stories from the past 25 years. These specials are identified with our “25th Anniversary Feature” banner at the top of the page.

Publisher’s note: This column is what brought me in the door at this newspaper 20 years ago, when the owners at the time graciously offered me a humor column. I wrote about 150 of these, and part of our celebration throughout our 25th anniversary year, we’re re-printing some of the favorites…

Publisher’s Note: 2017 marks our 13th year of awarding scholarships to graduating students from Arcadia High School. I recently ran into a former scholarship winner and was excited to hear about his success since we last met, ten years ago. That chance meeting spawned the idea of catching up…

Publisher’s note: Each of my sons used to watch a DVD series called Mighty Machines nearly every day. Each of the 10-minute segments covered the processes of everyday activities, like firefighters and EMTs, road workers and recycle facilities. My boys would sit on the couch transfixed, liste…

Publisher’s Note: As part of our anniversary celebration throughout 2017, we will re-print some of our favorite photos and stories from the past 25 years. These specials are identified with our “25th Anniversary Feature” banner at the top of the page. 

As part of our anniversary celebration throughout 2017, we will feature some of our favorite stories from the past 25 years. These will include some of our award-winning stories and photos, and re-prints of the unique articles that make this publication special. These stories are easily iden…

As part of our anniversary celebration throughout 2017, we will feature some of our favorite stories from the past 25 years. These will include some of our award-winning stories and photos, and re-prints of the unique articles that make this publication special. These stories are easily iden…