Upscale Mini Golf Coming to Scottsdale

          “Upscale” and “mini golf” are typically not words that you would find in the same sentence, but if you were to put them together, doing so in Scottsdale would make all the sense in the world. Now we won’t have to wait much longer for this to come to reality. Puttshack, the world’s first self-described … Read More

Good Scottsdale Discussion. Impactful Facets

Like is now occurring in many parts of Arizona, Scottsdale is having a discussion about apartments.  How many is too many?  Where should they be?  How can they help address the rising cost of housing for workers and just about everyone?  Should preference be given to projects near shopping centers that account for the sales tax revenue that funds city services? The marketplace is … Read More

Cracking Down in Old Town

Photo Credit: YourValley.net Due to a recent uptick in violent and gun-related crime in Old Town Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Police Department recently released new proposed rules aimed at attempting to reverse this crime increase. The problem stems from past attempts to tackle crime inside of and around nightclubs after the 2013 stabbing death of an Old Town bouncer. Attempts to … Read More

PV Woman Turns Car Wreck Into Opportunity to Help Others

When some people experience traumatic events, they internalize them. Some people seek therapy, and some people drown them out with unhealthy coping mechanisms. For Jasmine Orona-Hardee, she used it as a reason to help others. In 2015 the PV woman was T-boned at an intersection in Phoenix, causing massive internal injuries and a Traumatic Brain Injury, both of which put … Read More

A Liquor-Fueled Fight: Old Town Liquor Store Voted Down by City Council

In a unanimous 7-0 vote last week, the Scottsdale City Council voted down the application by liquor store owner and operator Samir Yono in his attempt to bring a liquor store to Old Town. This follows the defeated attempt to bring a marijuana dispensary to Old Town, further cementing the preservation of Old Town as a place to play, not … Read More

Guest Editorial: Scottsdale Needs to Make Inclusionary Housing Decisions

By Larry Kush In an article published by the Wall Street Journal less than two months ago, the WSJ said that the United States is millions of housing units behind current demand. In Arizona, this translates to a pre-pandemic need of 230,000 new units – roughly 50,600 in Scottsdale alone. When a spokesman for the Arizona Multihousing Association presented this … Read More

Guest Editorial: A Wasted Opportunity: Coyotes Leaving Glendale

By Alexander Lomax In what could easily be seen as one of the biggest in a long line of mistakes from the city of Glendale, it was recently announced that the Phoenix Coyotes couldn’t come to an agreement with the city of Glendale, and as such will be playing elsewhere in the Valley after this upcoming year. While I don’t … Read More

Proposition 208 On the Ropes

Proposition 208, the significant tax increase narrowly approved by voters in 2020, is now on the ropes due to a recent decision by the Arizona Supreme Court. In a 6-1 vote, the court declared that if the funds raised by the new tax exceed the amount to be spent on education in a given year as per constitutional dictate, the … Read More

Big Win for Scottsdale: Pac-12 Baseball Tournament Coming to Town

In a significant win for Scottsdale, the Pac-12 collegiate conference announced that it would form a baseball tournament to decide the conference winner, and it will host this new tournament in Scottsdale. The first tournament will take place in May 2022, featuring the top 8 teams of the conference at Scottsdale Stadium, spring training home of the San Francisco Giants. … Read More