Guest Editorial: Mayoral Announcement

By Mary Hamway Twenty years ago I began my journey in public service by running for Town Council. Today, I announce my candidacy for Paradise Valley Mayor. In 2011, as part of Paradise Valley’s 50th birthday celebration, I was honored to co-chair a visioning exercise where we learned about our past so that we could help guide our future. We … Read More

The WM Phoenix Open Needs Both Fixing and Defending

You almost certainly have heard the news; heck, it made international headlines…our shining crown jewel of a golf tournament, the PGA “party of the year”, got out of hand this year. A woman fell out of the bleachers, numerous fights broke out in the stands, people rushing in without tickets; in short, it was messy. The Party of the Year … Read More

Does Arizona Have a Satan Problem? One Legislator Thinks So

We don’t often talk about religion on this blog, because our political views are often divisive enough so why toss gasoline on that fire? But every once in a while, a religious topic comes up that is so absurdly amusing that we must talk about it. Apparently, according to the “Freedom Caucus” at the state legislature, Satan is a clear … Read More

The Other Ortega is Off the Hook: Should He Be?

Many local folks are aware that there are two prominent Ortegas in the city of Scottsdale: not just the mayor (and former architect) Dave Ortega, but also art gallery owner Gilbert Ortega Jr.. It is hard to miss if you’ve spent any time in the shops in Old Town, as the name of the latter (technically, his late father Gilbert … Read More

Arizona Legislature Singing Kumbaya on Education…For Now

As this year’s legislative session kicks into full swing, one issue is front and center this year: education. And in a strange twist, Republicans and Democrats are actually somewhat united on this issue…for now. But as the fight for control of the legislature, which leans ever so perilously on the side of the Republicans, heats up this year these agreements … Read More

Guest Editorial: The proposed Axon development is the wrong fit for Scottsdale

By Jan Dubauskas You may have heard about the proposed Axon development, the largest apartment project ever proposed in the history of Scottsdale. The company’s CEO describes it as a live, work, and play campus. We’re proud to have Scottsdale’s own Rick Smith headquartering Axon here with their incredible safety and defense technology. In addition to 1,975 apartments, he’s proposing … Read More

Beloved Phoenix Venue Closing Down: What Happened?

Our area is a growing one, and while there is always some turnover in the hospitality industry we have largely had the pleasure of having many new and exciting options for eating and drinking. Every once in a while a fantastic and promising option that seems like it’s bound to stay fails however, and it leads us to scratch our … Read More

Guest Editorial: Lisa Borowsky Announces 2024 Campaign for Mayor of Scottsdale

Over the last three years, I’ve heard from hundreds of Scottsdale residents concerned that poor decision making by our Mayor and Council is putting our quality of life at risk. After much deliberation and consultation with friends and family, I announce my run for Mayor of Scottsdale. As a lifelong Scottsdale resident, I have a deep appreciation for our past … Read More

Barrett-Jackson Poised to Become an Even Wilder Success Story with Fall Auction

By Liam Benninger The success of the Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction is no secret. The event is responsible for $1,640,400 in primary revenue for the City of Scottsdale and generates nearly $168 million annually for the State of Arizona as a whole. After 53 years of experience starting in its hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona and having flourished to a worldwide audience, … Read More

Old Town Scottsdale May Sound Different Soon

By Kiana Conant Officials are facing a difficult task as they balance Old Town Scottsdale’s noise ordinance rules with a growing number of resident complaints in the area. On any given night, Old Town Scottsdale is a lively district filled with hundreds of restaurants, bars, shops, and nightclubs. Often seen as a premier destination for Arizona locals and tourists alike, … Read More