Tech4Life Presents Cyber Security Workshop at Desert Foothills Library


Ransomware, identity theft, password hacking… Tech4Life says that small business owners and affluent households are prime targets for these cyber crimes, and the company wants to help Valley residents avoid becoming a victim: 22 major public sector ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2019 Standard Wi-Fi routers now put users at major risks Customized […]

Anasazi Named International Baccalaureate Program Candidate School


Anasazi Elementary School, part of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), has been named as a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). The IB aims to create global student citizens who learn to think critically and creatively about the world and its issues, and how they relate to them. In […]

Carefree Vice Mayor John Crane Writes… JULY 2019


Desert Wildfires While we may have had the most pleasant May on record, the exceptional winter and spring rains, combined with the unusually long, cool growing season have set the stage for an exceptionally scary fire season. Compounding the situation, the invasive Globe Chamomile has sprung up everywhere.  The seas of dry yellow flowers are […]

Scottsdale Mayor Lane Writes… JULY 2019


Constitution Day Contest As we celebrate the birth of our nation, the plans are laid to honor its founding document with a wonderful opportunity for children. I am pleased to announce that Scottsdale is once again sponsoring a Constitution Day Contest. This contest allows Scottsdale students to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the […]

July 4 Restrictions Set for Phoenix Trailheads


In an effort to reduce fire danger, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will restrict vehicle access to trailheads located in the city’s desert parks and mountain preserves on July 4 starting at 3pm. The annual fire ban for those areas that started on May 1 remains in effect. City of Phoenix Park Rangers will close […]

Phoenix Mayor Announces Public Safety Policy Meeting


Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has scheduled a July 2 policy meeting to discuss the issue of public safety.  This meeting comes just two weeks after the Community Listening Session at which Mayor Gallego assured residents that the city would come back with ideas within 30 days to address community concerns. At last week’s Phoenix City […]

Tavan, Mountainside Principals Named for 2019–20 School Year


New principals have been appointed to lead Tavan Elementary School in Phoenix and Mountainside Middle School in Scottsdale. Tavan assistant principal Julie Ballard will take over from longtime principal Margaret Serna, who moves to the administration side of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) as executive director of Title 1 Schools. Ballard has served as […]

PVSchools To Hold Public Hearing for Proposed Tax Increase


Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) announced the intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the governing board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. The Paradise Valley Unified School District is proposing an […]

CCUSD To Hold Public Hearing for Proposed Tax Increase


Cave Creek Unified School District No. 93 (CCUSD) announced the intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the Governing Board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. The Cave Creek Unified School District is […]

Get Ready for Some Good, Not-So-Clean Fun


The 44th Annual Mighty Mud Mania splashes into Chaparral Park Saturday, June 8, from 7am to noon. The event offers muddy obstacles for people of all ages and ability levels. There are even non-muddy activities for those who prefer not to get muddy. The event includes “The Original Mud Obstacle Course,” a footrace for those […]