Great Gratitude

There are few more decent people in Scottsdale than former Councilman and current Executive Director of the Scottsdale Charros than Dennis Robbins. In an appropriate and timely opinion piece in the Scottsdale Independent he spoke for many in saying “thank you” to outgoing Mayor Jim Lane and Councilmembers Virginia Korte, Suzanne Klapp and Guy Phillips. We echo the sentiments and … Read More

He Helps Paint The Scottsdale Picture: An Interview With Bob Pejman

By Scottsdale Pinetop Over the years, long-time Scottsdale resident Bob Pejman has become one of the city’s leading voices when it comes to reforming Scottsdale’s parking code and has even impacted some of Scottsdale’s significant development projects. Surrounded by art and culture from an early age, Bob Pejman is the son of an operatic composer and concert musician. He spent … Read More

Most Interesting Scottsdale Guest Column Of The Week

The Scottsdale Independent continues to be an invaluable source of local news.  This week reminded us yet again as it published an interesting guest column by Mayor Jim Lane’s former Chief of Staff Tim La Sota.  La Sota played a key role in objecting to the Southbridge II development proposal about a year ago.  Yet, he now supports the proposed Scottsdale … Read More

Special Feature: Most Read Stories From This Week

Staff Report –  A recap of the top three stories on Arizona Progress & Gazette from the past week.  Guest Editorial: A New Field Of Dreams For Scottsdale? According to a tweet this week by Scottsdale Progress Editor Wayne Schutsky, Scottsdale Unified School District is in negotiations with Phoenix Rising Football Club to potentially lease the district’s property on 68th Street and … Read More

He Deserves More

This year has been a very tough one for many.  Lost jobs.  Lost loved ones.  Lost moments.  The observations below do not mean to shortchange any of this. Yet, we can’t help but lament for Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane.   His last State of the City was canceled.  So were many other opportunities to take a final, enjoyable lap in … Read More

Hogwash & Fault Lines

Recently, the Paradise Valley Independent did a commendable job reporting on the Town of Paradise Valley Planning Commission’s rejection of a proposed supersizing of the SmokeTree Hotel property.  You can read it here.  The last quote in the story, propagated by the development’s zoning attorney, said this:  “ . . . in order to build a new resort that’s going … Read More

Guest Editorial: A New Field Of Dreams For Scottsdale?

By Scottsdale Pinetop In the world of Twitter, it’s not hard for news to get around fast – especially when it’s good news. According to a tweet earlier today by Scottsdale Progress Editor Wayne Schutsky, Scottsdale Unified School District is in negotiations with Phoenix Rising Football Club to potentially lease the district’s property on 68th Street and Oak Street, which currently … Read More

Community Spotlight: Local Teen Star Takes Center Stage For Charity

Today is #GiveTuesday! A time to shine a spotlight on charitable organizations and nonprofits impacting our communities. Where individuals from around the world will come together to celebrate causes close to their hearts. And as many of these organizations are continuing to struggle during these unprecedented times, now is the time to give back – whether it’s monetary donations or … Read More

Guest Editorial: Rural Town Council Says Nope To Dope

By Scottsdale Pinetop Earlier today, Arizona officials certified the Nov. 3rd election results and confirmed Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. This is the second time in over seven decades that a Democrat will carry Arizona and caps a long, slow political transition that turned a traditionally Republican stronghold to a battleground swing state. But this blue swing didn’t just stop … Read More

Special Feature: Most Read Stories From This Week

Staff Report –  A recap of the top three stories on Arizona Progress & Gazette from the past week.  Scottsdale’s Multiple-Front Threat The results of Scottsdale’s elections are the talk of the town, and other towns. Many are now suggesting their capital will bypass Scottsdale altogether rather than navigate the political morass they believe is inevitable Read full story here. Bad … Read More