Guest Editorial: Time To Bring Some Permanence to Paradise Valley

By Scottsdale Watchman A town manager wears many hats. On any given day, he or she must interact with engineers, elected officials and eccentric citizens. In Arizona’s most posh municipality, Paradise Valley, a town manager’s tasks are no different. In August of last year, the Town Council tabbed Brian Dalke as Paradise Valley’s “Interim Town Manager.” For 23 years prior, … Read More

Guest Editorial: Odds & Ends

By Scottsdale Pinetop *With the government shutdown now approaching 32 days, the longest shutdown in U.S. history, concerns for workers at the Grand Canyon National Park continue to build. Park employees have not received a paycheck in weeks. Local resident, Michael Scott, the coordinator of the Grand Canyon Food Pantry, has been delivering around 250 pounds of food every day … Read More

Guest Editorial: Finding Funding To Renovate Scottsdale Stadium⚾

By Virginia Korte One of the most important issues the City Council will address this year is the cost and scope of renovating Scottsdale Stadium, the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants.   You may recall the original stadium was built in 1956 and, using voter-approved bond funds, it was replaced with a new building in 1992.  The last … Read More

Guest Editorial: SHAZAM!

By the Happy Wanderer Play-by-play announcer Al McCoy has been the voice of the Phoenix Suns for generations of radio listeners. For over 50 years, his calls have instantly transported us from wherever we are to sitting courtside right beside him. McCoy’s trademark call is “SHAZAM!” Hearing him say it, a listener knows that a Suns player has nailed a … Read More

Guest Editorial: The Wall That Divides Both Sides

By: Adelyn Ray The issue of who is funding the ever-elusive borderwall has caused quite an up-roar. An uproar so loud, it rang the ears of Washington, D.C. itself. Unable to come to a sound decision, the United States government has found itself at a stalemate. Closer to the Valley, however, Senators Krysten Sinema and Senator Martha McSally offer dividing viewpoints … Read More


Well that was fast.  One of the worst votes five members of the Scottsdale City Council have ever cast, collectively or individually, has now made national news.  You can read it here. This group consisting of Jim Lane, Guy Phillips, Suzanne Klapp and Solange Whitehead, led by Kathy Littlefield, should be ashamed of itself.  For they have brought shame to … Read More

Guest Editorial: 2019 Wish List for Scottsdale

By Scottsdale Pinetop With any new year comes new resolutions, new issues and new opportunities. And for the Scottsdale City Council, the New Year brings a new face to the council. Here is our wish list of what we hope to see happen in Scottsdale this next year. *Electric scooters around Scottsdale are reduced by 50 percent; *Jason Alexander and … Read More

Guest Editorial: Shameful

by Scottsdale Watchman We’ve written about Dewey The Dick before. Now, Dewey Schade, America’s most challenging landlord since Stanley Roper from Three’s Company, is back at it trying to impede the creation of the “Maverick Mural” dedicated to late U.S. Senator John McCain. How does this guy sleep at night? On December 20th, Scottsdale’s Development Review Board did the right … Read More

Guest Editorial: Save The Dells

By Scottsdale Pinetop Tuesday December 11 – the day the Desert Discovery Center was finally laid to rest once and for all. The Scottsdale City Council unanimously voted to put an end to the potential development of the infamous Desert EDGE within the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. A well-deserved victory for the supporters of Proposition 420 and a triumph in preserving … Read More