It Ain’t Mountain Shadows or The Ritz: Paradise Valley Should Defoliate Cottonwoods Proposal

A beautiful evening on the patio at Camelback Back Inn’s restaurant called Rita’s. The views at Sanctuary. The charm of The Hermosa Inn. The social conscience of the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. The increasing charm of Montelucia. When one thinks of and experiences Paradise Valley’s grand resorts The Cottonwoods’ hotel property along Scottsdale Road doesn’t come to mind. Most don’t even … Read More

Back To The Future

The Arizona Republic recently announced it was abandoning local editorials and opinion pages. What a shame. In years past the Republic, Phoenix Gazette and Scottsdale Progress joined the likes of the Glendale Star, West Valley View and many others to provide robust commentary on matters of local import. The Arizona Progress & Gazette has been launched with names from the … Read More

Scottsdale City Council Endorsements One Year Out

In 2014 three seats on the Scottsdale City Council will be up for grabs, those of incumbents Dennis Robbins and Linda Milhaven and that of the loquacious voice of yesteryear, Bob Littlefield. Littlefield is term-limited, and considering a run for the Arizona State Legislature. We can dispense with the need for interviews and candidate debates when it comes to endorsements … Read More