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Scottsdale Update - March 23, 2017

This week's highlights: Protect your home from wildland fires | Stadium hosts campout sleepover | Where should Scottsdale trash its trash?
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 24 - April 2

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Police Officer Application Process Opening

Scottsdale is hiring police officers
Townhouse fire takes life of Scottsdale resident

At 5:39 this morning, fire departments from Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix responded to a house fire in the 7600 block of Meadowbrook Ave. The fire was in a small 2-story townhome with a working fire to the rear of the structure.
Scottsdale Update - March 16, 2017

This week's highlights: Temps on the rise - stay safe | Get an insider's view of baseball | Snakes alive | Attend World War I series
Proposed New Fees and/or Fee Increases for FY 2017/18

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Scottsdale City Council may consider approving the following new fees and/or fee increases at a meeting in the City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., at 5 p.m. May 23, 2017, but no sooner than 60 days after the posting date of this notice:
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 17 - 26

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Take Me Out To The Campout! A Stadium Sleepover on April 8

Join us in the Outfield Saturday April 8 for a family fun sleepover at the stadium.
Girls Night out at the Stadium, April 22

Don't miss this fun night out - Free admission & lots of fun!
Help identify two burglary suspects

Two suspects stole victim's credit cards, their car, and other property
Scottsdale Update - March 9, 2017

This week's highlights: Arts Festival this weekend | Submit photos for railroad park contest | Fix a Leak Week | Master your interview skills
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 10 - 19

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Apply for the 2017-18 Scottsdale Community Collaborative Scholarship Program

The Scottsdale Community Collaborative Youth Scholarship Program is accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. The program will award $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors.
Seats available for Spring SFD Citizens Academy

The community is invited to get an up-close and personal experience with Scottsdale Fire Department and all it does for the community.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 3 - 12

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale Update - March 2, 2017

This week's highlights: Citizen survey results in | Students can apply for scholarships | Attend free concert | Teens can apply for Mayor's Youth Council
Scottsdale Launches 2017 Water Efficiency Workshop Series

Sign up now for one of Scottsdale’s Water Efficiency Workshops and learn ways to enhance the beauty of your landscape while saving water and money!
Video: Carolyn Allen's Legacy

Learn the impact Senator Carolyn Allen had in creating Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Open data drives #Scottsdale28 campaign

Open data – it’s the idea that data should be freely available and accessible to everyone. It’s also a tool for Scottsdale to promote openness, transparency and accountability.
Scottsdale earns high marks from residents in citizen survey

The vast majority of Scottsdale residents are pleased with where they live and with services provided by the city, according to the National Citizen Survey, which the city commissioned late in 2016.
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
Scottsdale hosts a “triple play day” March 4

Two free festivals and a footrace through Downtown Scottsdale celebrate baseball and family fun March 4.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 24 - March 5

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 23, 2017

This week's highlights: Open data-free & transparent info | Canal Convergence takes place through Sunday | Catch a free flick | Register for spring break camps
NCAA Final Four - Reservation required for transient operations

The NCAA Final Four Phoenix 2017 will be held in Phoenix for the first time ever. Scottsdale Airport offers ease of convenience, close proximity to resorts, restaurants and the stadium, and top notch service. A reservation will be needed for transient operations.
Farewell to Zulu Caffe and Hertz Rental Car due to redevelopment project

Due to the Terminal Area Redevelopment project, Zulu Caffe and Hertz Rental Car will be closing up shop on Feb. 28. Zulu Caffe/ Ciao Baby In-Air will continue to offer in-flight and event catering until it reopens with a brand new name, look and menu. Hertz will continue to offer service from an offsite location.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 16, 2017

This week's highlights: City offices closed Monday | Mayor delivers State of the City Address | Celebrate founder's birthday | Apply for Public Safety Teen Academy
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 17 - 26

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Help Identify Burglary Suspect


Compete at the 2017 Wedge Skate Jam on Feb. 25

Showcase your skills at this local Skate Jam, sponsored by Sidewalk Surfer and Skate True.
Application process open for Public Safety Teen Academy

More than 40 teens gain life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 5-9 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy.
Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

Kidnapper Arrested 30 Min After Abducting Child
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 10 - 19

Multiple streets will be closed in downtown Scottsdale Saturday for the Parada del Sol and Trail's End Festival.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 9, 2017

This week's highlights: Police chief honored | Don't miss the Parada | Donate plastic grocery bags | Free tax preparation help available
Know Your Limit Statistics are In for Waste Management Phoenix Open

The numbers are in, and it was another successful educational campaign for the “Know Your Limitlinks to external site” detail at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Video: Carolyn Allen Amphitheater Dedication

On Jan. 22, Scottsdale dedicated an amphitheater at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead that recognizes Carolyn Allen’s service and her role in establishing Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Improvement district election underway near WestWorld

Owners in a commercial office park area north of WestWorld can decide whether they want to pay to bury planned power lines underground.
Exhibit reception, panel kickoff Cactus League season

Baseball is back and the public is invited to a free reception and panel discussion Feb. 15 focused on the Cactus League and the first players to be inducted into the Cactus League Hall of Fame.
SFD works to keep event, nightclub revelers safe in the city

Scottsdale is a destination community with approximately 9 million visitors a year and has more than 100 bars, nightclubs and pubs. Scottsdale Fire Inspectors proactively make night inspections of these facilities to check for overcrowding, blocked exits and to ensure all safety systems are operating properly.
Help identify a bank robbery suspect

Suspect robbed the Amtrust Bank located at 8764 E Shea Boulevard on January 30, 2017
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 3 - 12

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Western Week celebrates the Old West with style, expanded events

Lasso some fun with a full slate of activities through Feb. 11, including the Hashknife arrival and Parada del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Celebration.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 2, 2017

This week's highlights: Western Week is Feb. 4-11 | City offers free water-efficiency classes | Protect your identity at Shred It event | Attend Cactus League festivities
DUI Task Forces active for Waste Management Phoenix Open

Scottsdale Police is collaborating with other valley agencies as a DUI Task Force for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Mayor’s annual State of the City address is Feb. 22

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane’s annual State of the City address will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.
Waste Management Phoenix Open safety tips

Scottsdale Police and Fire departments suggest these tips for a fun and safe time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Video: Scottsdale’s 2017 MLK Jr. Dinner Celebration

If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend this year's MLK Celebration Dinner, you can still enjoy the program by watching it here.
Update Help identify criminal damage suspect

The Scottsdale Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying a suspect wanted for criminal damage at the Galleria garage
McDowell Road Corridor Spotlight

The Scottsdale Independent recently published an article regarding the McDowell Road Corridor South Scottsdale resurgence shows signs of life along McDowell Road Corridor.
Heart month challenge: Learn how to save a life in under an hour

No matter how many paramedics and EMT’s are on duty, bystanders are always the first to arrive on scene. These first responders can have the biggest impact on preventing serious injury or death. Learning a few basic, but extremely important skills can be the difference between life and death.
Police assist with home repairs

Scottsdale Police Department Sergeant Scott Dersa was recently made aware of a resident that was living in a home that was damaged during a crime last spring and took action to help out.
Chief Rodbell receives AACOP award

Chief Rodbell awarded the 2017 Chief of the Year for the State of Arizona by the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 26, 2017

This week's highlights: Protect your pipes | Phoenix Open tees off | Participate in Regional Unity Walk | Deliver a part of history
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 27 - Feb. 5

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale Pools need of Lifeguards


Protect your home's pipes in freezing temperatures

Freezing temperatures are forecast for the coming week. Protect your pipes to avoid costly repairs.
Deliver a piece of history: Mail a letter by Hashknife Pony Express

The annual Hashknife ride recreates one of the most daring and romantic chapters of the American West. Be a part of it.
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Study finds photo enforcement makes Scottsdale streets safer

A new study analyzing 10 years of data finds that photo enforcement significantly reduces crashes on Scottsdale streets.
Public invited to comment on Civic Center Mall Master Plan

Join us Jan. 25 to learn about and provide comment on a proposed master plan for the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 19, 2017

This week's highlights: Let us know "How Scottsdale is doing" | Cactus League names Hall of Famers | 5 Fabulous Freebies | Take a jab at getting fit
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 20 - 29

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Allen Amphitheater dedication is Sunday

Carolyn Allen spent 16 years as an Arizona lawmaker supporting and protecting Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. An amphitheater at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead will recognize that service.
5 Fabulous Freebies in Scottsdale

Who said nothing in life is free? They obviously haven’t visited Scottsdale!
Gulfstream 650ER sets record

The Gulfstream G650ER, known as the world’s longest-range jet, recently made news with two city-pair records. One of these records included Scottsdale Airport as the destination.
Homicide Suspect Arrested

Suspect Anthony Stephens arrested in shooting death of Charles Jackson
An exceptional class joins the Cactus League Hall of Fame

Willie Mays, Larry Doby, Monte Irvin and Ernie Banks were not just great players; they were pioneers who helped change the face of sport and society.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 12, 2017

This week's highlights: Mayor & council start new terms | Paws in the Park offers fun for Fido | Get trained in emergency response | Nurture yourself in nature
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 13 - 22

Multiple roads will be closed Sunday for Rock 'N' Roll Arizona Marathon events.
What you need to know about flying drones in Scottsdale Parks

Know before you fly.
Video: Indian School Park Playground

Take a look the new Indian School Park playground.
Online survey lets residents answer, “How is Scottsdale doing?”

An online survey lets any Scottsdale resident rate their quality of life and provide anonymous feedback on city programs and services.
Video: Fourth Annual Cure Corridor

Keynote speaker Dr. Joon Yun, managing partner and president of Palo Alto Investors, delivers an exciting presentation on the future of health care.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 6 - 15

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 5, 2017

This week's highlights: Christmas Tree Roundup starts Monday | Special event season begins | Make a resolution to conserve | Attend Saturday's Shred It event
Scottsdale’s 2017 special events season begins next week

Music, art and a distinctive dinner celebration help launch a great time of year in Scottsdale.
All lanes open, water main fixed on Shea

All traffic lanes are open on Shea Boulevard, but some work continues to repair curb areas. Drive with caution and have a safe New Year.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 30 - Jan. 8

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Fire investigators: Scottsdale fatal house fire caused by unattended cooking

The residential house fire that killed Scott Michael Stephens (51) on Dec. 23 has been determined as unintentional by Scottsdale Fire Department Fire Investigators.
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
Exhibits and more adorn Cactus League Legacy Trail

Great teams, exceptional players and unforgettable memories – Scottsdale’s rich history of baseball comes to life in a free exhibit launching Jan. 18.
Fetch some fun at Paws in the Park

Bring your favorite four-legged friend to Paws in the Park from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Chaparral Park’s off leash area.
Scottsdale CEO and disabilities advocate named 2017 Diversity Champions

The founder and chief executive officer of a Scottsdale nonprofit and an advocate for individuals with disabilities have been named the 2017 Diversity Champions by the nonprofit group Community Celebrating Diversity.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 22 and 29, 2016

This week's highlights: Holiday information | Last chance for Holiday Lights | Tickets available for MLK Jr Dinner Celebration | Get home fire safety info
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 23 - Jan. 1

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale honors employees for performance and commitment to community

Assisting a single mother in crisis. Rescuing victims of domestic violence. Supporting LGBT issues through advocacy efforts and new events. Those are just some of the actions over the past year by Scottsdale employees honored this week for their outstanding work performance and commitment to the Scottsdale community.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 15, 2016

This week's highlights: Council hires city manager | Scottsdale honors its employees | Explore Sonoran Desert Life | More "Scottsdazzle"
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 16 - 25

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced, and Loop 101 ramp meters have been reactivated.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 8, 2016

This week's highlights: Council may select city manager tonight | All aboard for Holiday Lights | Reduce winter water use & save | Austrian violinist Gideon Lapid performs
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 9 - 18

The Scottsdale Half Marathon takes place downtown this Sunday, and restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
City Council hires Jim Thompson as city manager

Thompson will begin his duties around Jan. 8, 2017, pending completion of an employment contract.
Scottsdale Video Network December program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this December.
Video: Model Railroad Building One-millionth Visitor

Celebrate the one-millionth visitor to the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park model railroad building.
A sixth candidate will interview for Scottsdale city manager

The field of candidates for Scottsdale’s city manager position has increased to six finalists.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 1, 2016

This week's highlights: We want to hear from you | Scottsdale Shares assists with holiday donations | Scottsdazzle events continue | Free fire truck rides
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 2 - 11

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Help identify bank robbery suspect

The Scottsdale Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect that robbed the Wells Fargo Bank inside of the Albertson's
Six Secret Spots in Scottsdale

Explore these not-so-well-known spots in Scottsdale.
“Scottsdale Shares” campaign assists with holiday donations

Scottsdale Shares makes it easier for residents to get information about city charitable programs and how to make donations.
City Council will interview two more city manager candidates Dec. 8

John Kross, town manager of Queen Creek and James V. Thompson, former city manager of Casa Grande, are additional candidates.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Nov. 25 - Dec. 4

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Ladder falls top injuries during holiday decorating

It’s the time of year when many people work to make their homes “Merry and Bright” by hanging holiday lighting on their homes. Unfortunately, this festive activity often lands people in the hospital due to falling from ladders.
Scottsdale Video Network November program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this November.
Scottsdale launches citizen survey

Some Scottsdale residents have been randomly selected to participate in a survey to measure their views on the community and city programs and services.
Scottsdale Pool, Trail and Community Center Holiday Hours 2016

Some Trails, Community Centers and Pools may be closed on certain days.
Valley youth take to the skies in Scottsdale

Cheers, giggles and high-fives resonated through the Ross Aviation hangars at Scottsdale Airport at this year’s Sky Kids event.
SFD Annual Toy Drive kicks off Nov. 25

Black Friday is the official kick-off for the Scottsdale Fire Department Annual Holiday Toy Drive. New, unwrapped toys and gift cards are accepted at all SFD fire stations and headquarters from through Dec. 23.
Water line repaired at Pinnacle Peak Park

Pinnacle Peak Park now has water and restroom service and parking has returned to normal.
Video: Scottsdale Holiday Tree Time Lapse

Watch as Scottsdazzle’s holiday tree comes together.
Scottsdale City Court announces its new Compliance Assistance Program (CAP)

This program is designed to assist you in getting your case back on track...
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Nov. 17 - 28

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 17, 2016

This week's highlights: Holiday schedule | Scottsdaledazzle events sizzle | Empty Bowls fills hunger needs | Get a head start on holiday shopping
Video: Scottsdale Public Library – We have lots of stuff!

How much stuff does the library have? Watch and find out!
Scottsdazzle brightens Downtown beginning Nov. 25

The holiday season will be much more festive this year with the debut of Scottsdazzle -- a month-long holiday celebration in the Downtown through December.
Spring Break Camps, registration begins Dec. 5

Sign your 1st - 5th grader up for a Spring Break Camp, Mar. 6 - 10, 2017
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 10, 2016

Read this week's edition of Scottsdale Update.
Empty Bowls event fills gaps in fight against hunger Nov. 30

Enjoy a meal and help fight hunger in our community.
Visualizing Revitalization in the McDowell Road Corridor

Private investment and revitalization is on display in this before and after document.
SFD honors best of the best

Scottsdale Fire Department recognized outstanding employee and volunteer achievements and promotions at its annual ceremony on Nov. 10 at the Scottsdale Museum of the West in the South Plaza.
City Council opts to interview additional city manager candidates

The Scottsdale City Council will continue the process to find Scottsdale’s next city manager after unanimously voting to interview additional candidates identified through the recruitment process.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Nov. 11 - 20

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Arrested


Video: Behind the Badge – Police Dogs

Meet a couple of the four-legged members of the Scottsdale Police Department.
Scottsdale General Election Results (Unofficial)

With 53 of 53 precincts reporting and most early ballots counted, it appears that Scottsdale voters have re-elected incumbent Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane and incumbent City Council members Suzanne Klapp, Virginia Korte and Guy Phillips.
Video: Neighborhood College Series

Professional instructors present information, resources and tools needed to become effective neighborhood leaders.
City seeks comments on downtown Scottsdale pedestrian project priorities

The transportation department is finalizing a prioritized list of projects to make downtown more pedestrian and biking friendly. Let us know what you think.
Flood control study earns national outreach awards

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County earned two awards recognizing ways the public took part in the Pinnacle Peak West Area Drainage Master Study, much of which took place in Scottsdale.
Downtown Trolley detour this weekend for Scottsdale Grand Prix

Goldwater Boulevard will be closed to traffic from 5th Avenue to Camelback Road.
Scottsdale city manager search down to three

The Scottsdale City Council will interview three finalists for the vacant city manager position after two candidates withdrew from consideration earlier this week.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Nov. 4 - 13

Restrictions will occur downtown for Scottsdale Grand Prix, and restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Hayden Road bus route increases frequency to 30 minutes on weekends

Scottsdale bus riders no longer have to wait up to an hour for route 81 buses.
Proposed Changes to Fees for Business Registration License

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Scottsdale City Council may consider approving the following new fees and/or fee increases on Jan. 17, 2017, but no sooner than 60 days after the posting date of this notice.
Scottsdale Veterans Day event features Bob Parsons, veteran and entrepreneur

Bob Parsons, a decorated U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, will be the keynote speaker at Scottsdale’s annual Veterans Day commemoration.
Scottsdale names five finalists in city manager search

Five finalists will continue forward in the city of Scottsdale’s search for its next city manager. The finalists were selected from a pool of 89 applicants after a series of preliminary interviews and background checks.
Loop 101 Improvement Project wrapping up ahead of schedule

After over two years of construction, the award-winning Loop 101 project is nearly complete.
Know and grow with your children

New “Knowing and Growing” classes start in early November at Palomino and Civic Center libraries, as well as Vista del Camino Community Center.
Celebrate 25 years of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, Nov. 4

A celebration in its honor will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 28 - Nov. 6

Restrictions will occur downtown for ALS Walk and the Scottsdale Grand Prix. Restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
Conservancy hosts Spooktacular Trailside Station

The free program, hosted by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Gateway Trailhead.
Save your memorable moments

A written legacy for your family and friends is a wonderful gift!
Help make Valley transportation better

By filling out the Maricopa Association of Governments Household Travel Survey, you can help make transportation in the Valley better…and earn 10 bucks!
Celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26

Make this an especially memorable holiday season by exploring Scottsdale's great collection of small businesses.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 21 - 30

Northbound Loop 101 closed for final striping and restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale Cares donation program helps change lives

Many Scottsdale success stories share a common thread … support from the city’s voluntary utility bill donation program.
Armed Robbery Suspect

Suspect wanted for armed robbery of Superpumper convenience store
Teens invited to a wizard rock concert Tuesday

Those 12 to 18 years old are invited to a concert by a band inspired by Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Star Wars.
Library hosts Halloween family fun

Enjoy safe family Halloween family fun on various days, times and library locations.
Library presents “The Electoral College and Pathways to the Presidency 2016”

Learn about the origins of the Electoral College, the presidential selection process and the founders’ intent with its creation.
Frightfully fun “Haunted” Date Night takes place Saturday

What could be better than food trucks, libations, music, games and a movie under the stars? Throw in a costume contest!
Forget bobbing for apples; try dunkin’ for a pumpkin Saturday

Come join us for our floating pumpkin patch!
Travelocity names Scottsdale among “America’s Best Small Cities for Foodies”

Scottsdale has one of the most creative and consistently outstanding array of eateries of any city in the country, big or small, according to Travelocity.
Out@SMoCA event takes place Oct. 27

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art welcomes the LGBTQ community and friends.
Video: Mayor and Council Breakfast

Watch a discussion regarding economic development activities and business successes in our community.
Three interactive maps show major development activity within key areas of the city

Follow major development activity.
Boo! Scottsdale’s Fall Festival takes place Oct. 29

Come and have some spooky fun at this year’s annual Fall Festival!
Make a community contribution on National Make a Difference Day, Oct. 22

Every year on the fourth Saturday in October, millions of Americans gather to do good for others on National Make a Difference Day.
General Plan timeframe changes to include more public outreach

The public hearing process for the draft Scottsdale General Plan 2035 has been postponed to provide extended community outreach efforts.
Final full Pima Freeway closure this weekend, Oct. 21-24

The northbound Loop 101 Pima Freeway will be closed for striping from Chaparral Road to Shea Boulevard.
G.A.I.N. parties take place Oct. 29

The aim of G.A.I.N. is to unite communities to create safer neighborhoods.
Tune up your interview skills

Learn important job interview skills in the Eureka Loft at Civic Center Library.
You’re invited to workshops for “Experience Scottsdale” brand

The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau recently launched a new travel destination brand, advertising campaign, website and company name.
Scottsdale Police host “Drug Take-Back” Oct. 22

Stop by Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road, or CVS, 6045 N. Scottsdale Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, to return unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal with Scottsdale Police.
Celebrate Scottsdale Historical Museum's 25th anniversary

The stories and contributions of Herb Drinkwater and the Flagg family are featured this fall at the museum.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 14 - 23

Restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
Vote early and avoid the crowds on Election Day

On Nov. 8, Scottsdale voters go to the polls. Early voting is under way from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Scottsdale City Hall.
Scottsdale joins regional veterans court

For some veterans, their battles continue after leaving military service. Scottsdale is joining a partnership that seeks to help veterans overcome challenges.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 7 - 16

Restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
Four key dates to remember for Scottsdale’s Nov. 8 general election

A number of key dates for voters to keep in mind occur in October.
Organize a neighborhood block party

The city loans block party equipment such as ice chests, traffic cones and pop-up canopies for free.
Library presents “Make Weird Music”

The library hosts a few sessions on discovering how we make music and how music makes us.
Brush and bulk collection schedule - October 2016

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
Here’s an outlet for your unwanted electronics

Gather your unwanted electronics for the city’s Electronics Recycling Collection Day Saturday, Oct. 8.
Curb address painting kits available for loan

Add painted house numbers to your curb by borrowing a curb address painting kit from the city.
Free equipment available for neighborhood cleanups

Grab your neighbors and borrow a trailer loaded with landscape tools for a neighborhood cleanup.
Celebrate American Archives Month and see library’s digital photography collection

Library presents two programs to commemorate American Archives Month.
Get your caboose to Railroad Park’s Railfair, Oct. 8-9

All aboard for McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park’s Railfair 2016.
Scottsdale Airport turns unused lot into functional Operations Center

What was once a narrow, unsightly and unused lot on prime airport property is now Scottsdale Airport's Operations Center that consolidates airport maintenance services.
Planning Commission to hear lone major General Plan amendment case

The Planning Commission will hold a remote hearing on the lone major General Plan amendment request.
Scottsdale Philharmonic hosts free concerts - 2016-17

The Scottsdale Philharmonic will host a series of free concerts in 2016-17
Two-time aviation hall of famer headlines Scottsdale’s MLK Jr. Dinner Celebration

Author and two-time aviation hall of fame inductee William “Bill” Norwood will be the keynote speaker at the Scottsdale 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration.
Scottsdale among nation’s best bike cities

Bicycling magazine recently ranked Scottsdale among the nation’s 50 best bike cities.
Court participates in the East Valley Regional Veterans Treatment Court

Scottsdale City Court proudly participates in the East Valley Regional Veterans Treatment Court.
Report says Scottsdale’s development impact fees are appropriate

A comprehensive review of Scottsdale’s land use assumptions, infrastructure improvement plans and development impact fees for the water and wastewater systems was recently completed and found no issues.
Video: Desert Detectives – How Science is Preserving our Last, Best Places

Watch a discussion of what we’re learning about our Sonoran desert.
Everything you need to know about FAA flight path changes: Scottsdale’s updates, timeline and efforts

Scottsdale is fully engaged, sharing residents’ concerns with the FAA, keeping the best interests of our community at hand and working with the FAA on the impacts of the recent flight path changes to Scottsdale residents.
Loop 101 weekend construction, Sept. 30-Oct. 3

The northbound Loop 101 Pima Freeway on ramp at Shea Boulevard will be closed starting Friday morning.
2016-17 Shred Events

Don't be a potential victim of identity theft. Bring your personal and/or commercial documents for shredding.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 30 - Oct. 9

Restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale International Film Festival kicks off Oct. 6

The Film Festival will host an opening celebration complete with live music, food and cocktails, followed by the opening night screening of “Denial.”
Find fall break fun, Oct. 10-14

The city offers Fall Break Camp and a basketball clinic.
Economic Development wins two Golden Prospector Awards

Scottsdale was honored in two categories.
Strike up the band – public invited to two free concerts

You’re invited to two free concerts: The Scottsdale Philharmonic & the Scottsdale Concert Band.
Aviation Director requests involvement with PHX Metroplex and FAA flight path change meetings

City requests inclusion in future FAA valley flight path meetings to have the opportunity to provide input and express the concerns and needs of Scottsdale residents.
City honors people with disabilities, organizations dedicated to their advancement

A Desert Mountain High School senior who lost most of his sight as a toddler has been named “High School Student of the Year” by the Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.
Scottsdale joins a nationwide effort to support military caregivers

Scottsdale is among the first “Hidden Heroes” cities, a nationwide effort to focus attention on the estimated 5.5 million Americans who provide daily care for military members and veterans who are injured, wounded and ill.
Scottsdale Video Network October program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this October.
Scottsdale Water: Safe, affordable drinking water

Scottsdale Water safe for all EPA-regulated contaminants, including Chromium 6
So much to see! City presents Scottsdale Show and Tell

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the city during a family-friendly event Saturday, Oct. 1.
Time names Scottsdale among top 50 best places to live

Scottsdale ranked #50 in Time’s “Best 50 Places to Live 2016” – the only Arizona city to capture the recognition.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 23 - Oct. 2

Restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
“Lights on Afterschool” event promotes programs supporting working families

With many parents and caregivers working fulltime, “out of school” kids’ programs are an imperative service.
The Fab Five – “Visit” Utah’s spectacular national parks

Arizona hiker and photographer Larry Zuiker takes us on a virtual tour of Utah’s Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Arches and Capitol National Parks.
Protect your ride – register your bicycle

Protect yourself from thieves by registering your bikes.
Celebrate the “Freedom to Read”

The program commemorates Banned Books Weeks, a national effort to celebrate the freedom to read.
Scottsdale acquires key parcels for preserve

The city acquired 415 acres of land for its McDowell Sonoran Preserve at two state land auctions Sept. 21.
Video: 9/11 Memorial Tribute 2016

Watch a special tribute ceremony on the 15th Anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Hispanic pioneer left lasting imprint on Scottsdale

National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. Scottsdale was settled and continues to be shaped by citizens of Hispanic heritage. This is the story of one of those pioneers.
Video: Behind the Badge – Human Trafficking

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell hosts a discussion about human trafficking.
Community invited to provide input on new Marshall Way project

Scottsdale Public Art invites the public to a trio of open houses to review and comment on the proposed designs for the Marshall Way Public Art Project.
City Council to consider citizen petition on preserve construction, funding

The City Council will discuss a citizen petition calling for either a resolution or a City Charter amendment restricting construction and project funding in the preserve.
Scottsdale Chamber to host mayoral, council forums

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will host mayoral and council forums to introduce the field of candidates.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West wins environmental excellence award

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West: Western Spirit recently captured an Arizona Forward Crescordia Award.
Library offers free class to help people prepare for citizenship

The Scottsdale Library is offering free citizenship classes that will provide an overview of the 100 question civics test.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 16 - 25

Loop 101 closed for bridge work, and restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
Community Assistance Office solicits applications for next fiscal year funding

The city’s Community Assistance Office is soliciting applications to receive funding next fiscal year.
Find out how asteroids could be the key to protecting life on Earth

Attend a discussion about the mysteries surrounding asteroids at a free program from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Civic Center Library.
Register today for Fall Break Camps

Don't sit home bored during fall break! Participate in fun and exciting recreational activities including crafts, sports, games, and much more.
Scottsdale’s annual Report to Our Citizens is available online

The latest annual Report to Our Citizens, which covers the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016, is now available online.
Computer Crimes Seminar

Scottsdale Police and CiPAAS Present Computer Crimes Seminar
Flood map changes save residents money

Flood Insurance Rate Maps for a portion of Scottsdale have been revised, meaning a reduction in flood insurance premiums for more than 800 property owners.
Free Program Mental Health Crisis Planning

Scottsdale Police presents a free program on mental health crisis planning
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 9 - 18

Loop 101 paving resumes this weekend, and restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
Remnants of Hurricane Newton pose flooding threat

Scottsdale and the rest of the Valley could see heavy rains starting tonight as the remnants of Hurricane Newton enter the region.
Scottsdale Police Department records all online

Customers can request police reports, accident reports, 911 calls and other records via a new mobile-friendly website.
Community invited to review, comment on Scottsdale General Plan 2035

The public is invited to a trio of open houses to review and provide input on Scottsdale General Plan 2035.
Labor Day holiday schedule

Most city offices closed for Labor Day, Sept. 5
Mayor’s Constitution Day Contest showcases American pride; offers prizes and praise

Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane is again running the Constitution Day Contest to commemorate the Sept. 17, 1797, signing of the U. S. Constitution.
September 2016 brush and bulk pickup schedule

The city provides monthly brush & bulk item collection as a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 2 - 11

There are no scheduled Loop 101 closures this weekend, but restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
City Council commits to open data

A new open data policy is the first in a number of steps planned to make Scottsdale’s data "more consumable, readily available and useful for decision making."
Privately-initiated, Major General Plan Amendment Open House

The public is invited to an open house to review and provide input on Desert Mountain Parcel 19, a privately-initiated, major General Plan amendment.
Fall swim lessons begin in September

Register your child, or yourself, for September swimming lessons.
Library presents Sept. 8 program on Latino vote

Learn about the wide range of traditional and nontraditional political players that have both supported and opposed the decadelong wave of immigration proposals.
Tail Waggin' Tales for your therapy dog

Certified therapy dogs love listening to kids practice their reading.
Conservation tip: Skip a watering cycle after a heavy rain

Heavy rains mean you can skip a watering cycle on your sprinkler/irrigation system.
September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month – a great time to help prepare your family for emergency situations.
Scottsdale Video Network September program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this September.
Registration open for fall landscape workshops and garden tour

Learn how to use water wisely while enhancing the beauty of your home and saving money by attending Scottsdale’s water efficiency workshops. Classes and the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden tour are free, open to all Scottsdale residents and appropriate for all skill levels.
Scottsdale Arts: The new face of the Scottsdale Cultural Council

The Scottsdale Cultural Council recently announced its new name – Scottsdale Arts.
Loop 101 weekend closures, Aug. 26-29

The Loop 101 Pima Freeway will be closed for paving northbound from McDonald Drive to 90th Street.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 26 - Sept. 4

Loop 101 paving continues this weekend, and restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
ASU Startup School aids entrepreneurs

ASU offers a six-week program to introduce entrepreneurs to the nuts and bolts of starting their own venture.
Police need your help in identifying Credit Card Theft Suspect

Police are looking for a credit card theft suspect
Updated Local Area Infrastructure Plans posted

Local Area Infrastructure Plans guide the location of basic infrastructure.
Express trolley route aims to ease on-street parking crunch in Downtown Scottsdale

A new express trolley and other parking adjustments in the northeast section of Downtown Scottsdale are designed to improve the downtown experience for merchants, visitors and people who work there.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West named best in nation

True West magazine ranks Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West top Western art museum in the country.
Flood Control District invites public to learn about flooding, solutions

The public is invited to learn about potential area flooding and solutions.
Via Linda Senior Center hosts “Endless Summer Dance” Tuesday

Successfully survive the season by attending the “Endless Summer Dance.”
Loop 101 weekend closures, Aug. 19-22

Loop 101 closed for paving 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, northbound from Chaparral Road to Via de Ventura.
Get schooled with Scottsdale Water’s free education programs

A free educational program is available to schools in the Scottsdale Water service area.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 19 - 28

Loop 101 paving resumes this weekend, and restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
Library offers programs for preschoolers

The little ones don’t have to be left out now that the “older” kids are back in school.
Police need your help in identifying Theft Suspect

Police are looking for suspect that damaged a flag pole and an American Flag
Pretreatment Settlement Agreement

In accordance with the Scottsdale Revised Code, the Scottsdale Enforcement Response Plan, and the public participation requirements of Arizona Revised Statutes Section 49-391, notice is hereby given that the City of Scottsdale has reached a pretreatment settlement agreement.
Scottsdale Water earns international accolades for exceptional performance

A global partnership of water sector organizations has named Scottsdale Water as a recipient of the inaugural Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program.
2016 Back to School Program helps over 900 Students

The students were given school supplies, clothes, shoes and other necessities to start the school year on the right foot.
Video: Scottsdale Philharmonic

Enjoy a performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B Flat by Arizona’s premier philharmonic orchestra.
Community invited to celebrate Scottsdale Sports Complex’s 10th anniversary

Community open house slated for 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.
Purchasing earns 18th consecutive national procurement award

Scottsdale’s Purchasing team received the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2016 from the National Procurement Institute.
YELP Bizzie Awards names Scottsdale top city for outstanding customer service

Yelp’s inaugural Bizzie Awards recognizes the most customer-friendly small businesses and communities in America.
Events lead to big economic impact

Barrett-Jackson and Fiesta & Cactus bowls bring big bucks to Arizona.
Nail your next interview

Command the room at your next job interview.
Traffic delays expected with gas line replacement

Road restrictions will occur on Indian School and Osborn roads through December while a main gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 12 - 21

Road restrictions will occur on Indian School and Osborn roads through December while a main gas line is replaced.
UPDATE August 5, 2016: Cactus Pool Closed Until Noon

Due to heavy rains, Cactus Pool is currently closed.
Video: The Flavors of Scottsdale - Postino

Join local foodie Kim Hanna as she experiences the best Scottsdale restaurants.
New York Times best-selling author books event at library

New York Times best-selling author Susan Wiggs is coming to Civic Center Library.
Focus on safety as students head back to school

Most Scottsdale schools start Monday, Aug. 8, and that means more cars, bicyclists and pedestrians will be on the streets.
Registration, exhibit space available for Arizona SciTech Festival kickoff

Registration is open and exhibit space is available for the Sept. 15 Arizona SciTech Festival kickoff.
Satisfaction guaranteed! After-School Program starts next week

The city offers programs for kids in first-through-eighth grades at Horizon and Mountain View community centers.
Registration begins Monday for Scottsdale Parks & Recreation classes

From baby to boomer! Whether you want to get and stay fit, learn a new hobby or sign up the kiddos for summer camps and swim lessons … we’ve got it all.
9/11 Memorial Tribute marks 15th anniversary

Scottsdale hosts a free 9/11 Memorial Tribute through Monday, Sept. 13, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. A ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, to honor those who died in the attack.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 5 - 14

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Stay informed and be prepared for potential storms

UPDATE Aug. 9 -- Runoff closes Indian Bend Wash unbridged crossings
Drowning "season" not over

August is not the end of our drowning season. In fact, in Arizona there is no drowning “season.” Kids and adults drown year round.
Video: Behind the Badge – District 2

Police Chief Alan Rodbell discusses how the Scottsdale Police Department handles the unique challenges of downtown Scottsdale.
Scottsdale’s Marine Mural to receive some TLC

Current and former Marines will gather Aug. 5 to give this patriotic landmark some fresh paint and care.
Scottsdale Video Network August program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this August.
False alarms cost money

There were more than 15,000 security and fire alarm calls in Scottsdale last year — and two of every three were false alarms.
Update on major General Plan amendment cases, process and timeline

There are two major General Plan amendment requests this year.
August 2016 brush and bulk collection schedule

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
Library hosts local version of Comic-Con

You’ve heard of Comic-Con… now comes LibCom!
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 29 - Aug. 7

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
New rebates for Scottsdale Water customers

Scottsdale Water has revamped its rebate program making it easier for you to save water and money inside and outside your home or business.
Video: Scottsdale Philharmonic

Enjoy a performance of traditional classical music by Arizona’s premier philharmonic orchestra.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 22 - 31

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Convention and Visitors Bureau opens new center in Fashion Square

The Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau will move to a new location inside Scottsdale Fashion Square.
City team chosen to ride bikes across Iowa

Scottsdale5Pack will dip their back bike tires in the Missouri River Sunday and 419 miles later dip their front tires in the Mississippi River
It’s the new rage – coloring for adults

This free program will be at 2 p.m. Saturdays in August at Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive.
Scottsdale PD's Newest Service Dog

Introducing Scottsdale's first and only female K9
From snow melt to your tap, learn about Scottsdale Water

Residents can get an inside look at one of the nation's most advanced water utilities.
Apply to serve on a city board or commission

The city has several opening on various commissions, and we invite those who want to institute positive change to apply to serve.
Bank robbery suspect

Bank robbery suspect flees on foot after Bank of America robbed on 7/19/16
Library hosts Phoenix Conservatory of Music concert

Attend a free mini-concert by the Phoenix Conservatory of Music.
Nominations open for disabilities awards - 2016

The public is invited to nominate deserving people for the Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Awards.
Loop 101 weekend closures - July 15-18

The Loop 101 Freeway will be closed this weekend northbound from McKellips to Chaparral roads.
Watch for signs of overwatering plants and grass

Plants and grass can easily be overwatered, especially during a heavy monsoon season.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 15 - 24

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Pottermaniacs unite

Get geared for the release of the next Harry Potter book.
Video: Behind the Badge – District Commanders

Meet two of Scottsdale Police Department's district commanders.
You’re invited to attend tourism and events update

Get the latest news July 20 on efforts to strengthen Scottsdale as a tourism and special events destination.
Library presents free program on UFOs July 17

Hear stories of UFO sightings!
Library offers low-cost meeting room rentals

Does your group need a place to meet in Scottsdale?
Vista del Camino serves as hydration station through September

The purpose of the program is to protect vulnerable individuals during the summer by providing relief from the heat.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 8 - 17

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Loop 101 weekend closures, July 8-11

The Loop 101 will be closed for restriping southbound from McDonald Drive to McKellips Road.
Scottsdale tops in nation for recreation

Scottsdale ranks third for recreation among the 100 largest U.S. cities, according to an analysis by WalletHub.
Back to School program needs your donations, volunteers

This year’s goal is to provide 1,000 students with clothes and supplies to help them successfully start back to school.
Video: Scottsdale Stories - Alice

Meet Alice. She’s able to achieve her goal of business ownership using Scottsdale’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
Have a #SUPERJULY by celebrating National Park and Recreation Month

Scottsdale is celebrating National Park and Recreation Month and helping residents work toward better health and wellness.
July watering tip – Make adjustments for monsoon humidity and rains

Remember to skip a watering cycle if storms produce a half inch or more of rain.
View fall and winter Parks and Recreation classes online starting Sunday

We’ve got incredible classes and sports activities for the entire family to enjoy.
July is Smart Irrigation Month

You could save water and money with a free irrigation audit.
Attend a star-studded event … at July Moonlight Swims

Swim under the stars.
Ross Aviation returns to Scottsdale Airport

Ross Aviation returns to Scottsdale Airport after acquiring the ownership and operation of six former Landmark Aviation fixed-base operators.
City Manager recruitment is underway

The recruitment process for Scottsdale’s next city manager is underway - the recruitment will be open until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for an ice cream social

Celebrate Granite Reef Senior Center's 10th anniversary.
International ArtWalk strolls in July 7

Attend a worldly event – the International ArtWalk.
Monsoon season upon us; be prepared

Summer storms can be unpredictable, sometimes developing suddenly. Learn steps you can take to be ready should disaster strike.
Independence Day information

Read this important information about the July 4 holiday.
Forbes ranks Scottsdale among top cities for growth in information economy

The Scottsdale-Phoenix-Mesa area is ranked third in the country for growth in the information economy by Forbes magazine.
July 2016 brush & bulk collection schedule

Dispose of your brush and bulk.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 1 - 10

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Recycling makes cents

Recycling benefits us all by preserving landfill space and by recovering and reusing resources.
Library hosts digital media classes

Get social media savvy!
You’re invited to the Safety Luau Aug. 6

Help celebrate water safety and keep our kids safe around water at the annual Safety Luau.
Scottsdale Video Network July program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this July.
Scottsdale celebrates 65 Years of “inc.-redible” milestones

Happy 65th birthday, Scottsdale! Here's a list of 65 magnificent community milestones.
Scottsdale’s parks system ranked Arizona’s best

The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit that works to create parks and protect land for people, recently ranked the park systems of the nation's largest 100 cities.
Loop 101 weekend closures - June 24-27

The Loop 101 will be closed southbound from Shea Boulevard to McDonald Drive.
Video: Heavy Metal: Scottsdale Street Sweeper

Thirty-three thousand pounds of scrubbing power keeps Scottsdale roads spotless.
City’s annual Water Quality Report is available online

Scottsdale Water annually publishes the Water Quality Report – a comprehensive compilation of valuable information regarding your drinking water.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 24 - July 3

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Summer fun at the Library

Check out these summer fun library activities.
Lone Wolf: Cowboy, Actor & Artist exhibition running at Museum of the West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is showcasing the artistic talent and intriguing life story of Lone Wolf, also known as Hart M. Schultz.
Video: Behind the Badge - Evidence

Learn how the Scottsdale PD handles property and evidence.
“Minions” descends on the Railroad Park Friday

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park will feature “Minions” at its first-ever movie night Friday, June 17.
Pair of Father’s Day events celebrates dad this Friday

The Via Linda and Granite Reef senior centers are hosting events to celebrate pops.
Take a moonlight swim, Friday and June 25

Swim under the stars at Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic centers.
Calling all Scottsdale veterans

At its final July 3 Sunday night concert, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park would like to honor local veterans in a slide show.
Scottsdale’s turning 65; help us celebrate

The free festivities include a presentation by local historian Joan Fudala and birthday cake.
Dangerously hot weather forecasted for Valley

A heat wave threatening to bring record high temperatures this weekend to the Valley.
Emergency Response Program manages the monsoon

Arizona’s summer monsoon season is here.
Raise the “Barre” at Club SAR

Club SAR has a new way to help you stay fit.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 17 - 26

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Council continues city manager search

The Scottsdale City Council will continue the process to find Scottsdale’s next city manager after declining to make an offer to any of the three finalists interviewed for the job.
Love wins: One Year of Love celebration takes place June 26

Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality.
New Green Housing Rehabilitation Program accepting applications

Scottsdale has a new program that can help qualified homeowners save energy and reduce their home’s environmental impact.
Scottsdale pools and splash pads keep you cool this summer

The heat is on! The forecast calls for temps at 110 degrees and hotter. Here’s how you can stay a little cool(er).
WestWorld hosts Inside Slide equestrian event

Free admission to this sport that combines the elements of speed, riding skill and expert horse training.
El Zaribah Shrine Circus comes to WestWorld

Elephant and pony rides, clowns, jugglers, and all the things that make a circus fun, Sept. 9-11.
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market returns to WestWorld

With a commitment to unique and creative local Arizona vendors, attendees are sure to find all things vintage and handmade.
Scottsdale launches new green building promotional materials

Scottsdale launches new green building promotional materials for single-family dwellings, townhomes and commercial projects.
Scottsdale selected for What Works Cities initiative

The city of Scottsdale will improve the ways it uses data to make decisions and deliver services thanks to resources and expertise available from an international network of partners.
Southbound Loop 101 restrictions begin Thursday

Scottsdale commuters should prepare for significant Loop 101 traffic restrictions from 9 p.m. Thursday, June 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 13.
Trip down memory lane

Retired Scottsdale Police Officer Bill Long tours SPD museum
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 10 - 19

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Public Safety Teen Academy underway for 40 valley teens

Almost 40 teens are gaining life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 6-10 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy.
Path improvements begin 90th Street transformation

A dynamic area of Scottsdale is beginning a facelift that will make getting around easier.
Fight the bite . . . from mosquitoes

You can help eliminate and prevent mosquitoes from breeding by following simple tips.
Adaptive Services “Bake and Take” classes run in June

Adaptive Services offers free “Bake and Take” classes for those with disabilities 16 and older.
Scottsdale elections will wait until November

There will not be an Aug. 30 primary election in Scottsdale. Two candidates filed to run for mayor and four filed to run for three City Council seats by the June 1 deadline, making a Scottsdale primary election unnecessary.
June watering tips

June is typically the Valley’s driest month, which means your landscape’s watering needs will increase.
Develop your imagination with library Legos Builder programs

Use your imagination and create great Lego things with others.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 3 - 12

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Keep your kids active and engaged at summer camp

Scottsdale Parks and Recreation is offering youth summer camps June 6-July 29
June brush and bulk collection schedule

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
Horizon Dog Park Closed June 6 - 27

Park closed due to turf renovation.
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
Hikers reminded to bring maps, water, phones on all trails

The Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve is at high risk every year for wildland fire. Hikers should come prepared with phone, water and a knowledge on how to evacuate in case of fire.
Scottsdale City Auditor's Office Wins 2015 Distinguished Knighton Award

The Scottsdale City Auditor’s Office received a Distinguished Knighton Award for its October 2015 Scottsdale Road Improvements, Phase 1 audit report. The City Auditor’s office competed in the Medium size category, offices with 6 to 10 auditors.
Most city offices closed May 30 for Memorial Day

Although most city offices will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day, the city will still pick up your trash.
“Beat the Heat” donations support homebound seniors

Every June, the Via Linda and Granite Reef senior centers provide bags of necessary supplies for isolated, frail and homebound seniors.
Calling all Facebook friends – contest needs your “likes”

What's not to “like” about Mighty Mud Mania and a fun photo taken by city Technology Coordinator Mike Ruggiero?
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 27 - June 5

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
City food bank receives tons of donations through Stamp Out Hunger food drive

Vista del Camino Food Bank was the recipient of more than two tons of donated food thanks to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Scottsdale city manager search down to three

Three candidates for Scottsdale city manager have emerged from a nationwide recruitment that attracted 55 applications. The finalists, who were selected after a series of reviews and background checks, will meet with city executives and City Council members will interview the candidates June 15 and 16.
Melt into Mighty Mud Mania June 11

Come sling mud at this year’s Mighty Mud Mania from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road.
City named one of the Valley’s healthiest employers for the fifth consecutive year

Scottsdale captured the sixth spot among large employers on the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual list.
Library offers reading skills assistance during summer

Reading Buddies Club offers reading support and encouragement for students in grades first through fourth during the summer.
Earn prizes and praise through library’s Summer Reading Program

Studies show that summer reading programs help children retain and improve their reading skills.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 20 - 29

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Summer hours to start at Railroad Park June 1

Summer hours start Wednesday, June 1, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.
Scottsdale ranks among “Best Cities for Summer Jobs”

Our community ranked second among the nation’s 150 largest cities as a best city for finding a summer job.
Loop 101 weekend closure: 90th Street to Chaparral Road

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, May 20, through 5 a.m. Monday, May 23, the Loop 101 will be closed southbound from 90th Street to Chaparral Road.
Scottsdale Water recognized for safety record, individual achievement

Scottsdale Water was awarded with four Awards of Honor by the 2016 AZ Water Association for operating over one year without losing a single workday due to injury.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West hosts Family Fun Days in June

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West invites families to partake in entertaining summertime activities.
New, easy way to find out what’s happening along McDowell Corridor

A new interactive map shows major development activity within the McDowell Corridor.
Help us catch a cell phone thief

Male suspect enters AT&T Store, takes two smartphones from the display and runs from the store
Proposed fiscal year 2016-17 budget available for review

The proposed budget is a starting point for additional conversations with the city council and the community before final adoption June 7.
Scottsdale offers free swim lessons May 22

Take part in a free swim lesson Sunday, May 22, at either Eldorado or McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic centers.
Attend class in your PJs

The Scottsdale Library offers online access to more than 500 free classes.
Public invited to learn about Reata Wash Flood Control Study

The public is invited to an open house to review and provide input on potential options to reduce the community's flood risk.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 13 - 22

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Loop 101 weekend closure: Shea Boulevard south to Via de Ventura

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, May 13 through 5 a.m. Monday, May 16, the Loop 101 will be closed southbound from Shea Boulevard to Via de Ventura.
Video: Scottsdale Stories - Dave and Jeff

Brothers Dave and Jeff want to share their experience with Adaptive Services.
Help Identify Burglary/Bike Thief Suspect

The Scottsdale Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying a suspect related to a burglary/bike theft case
Scottsdale hosts veterans on a mission

The Purple Heart Run stops in Scottsdale Wednesday, May 18, to raise awareness and support of disabled veterans.
Video: Behind the Badge – Scottsdale SVU

Learn about some resources for victims of assault.
Scottsdale’s photo enforcement program will resume operation May 13

Now that the city's photo enforcement vendor has completed a new certification requirement, the program will resume issuing citations beginning Friday, May 13.
Path sign designs are done

The city is hosting two open houses to get input on new wayfinding signs.
Social opportunities bloom in May with Adaptive Services

Adaptive Services is in full bloom, providing social opportunities for individuals of all ages with disabilities.
More than just PLAY

Police, Parks and Recreation partner for a youth program designed to break down barriers and build trust.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 6 - 15

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
May is Stroke Awareness Month.

Know the signs. They are “FAST” to learn:
Traveling abroad this summer? There’s still time to get your passport!

The city offers passport processing on a first-come, first-served basis.
Outdoor watering tip for May – adjust those sprinklers

Remember to adjust your landscape sprinkler/irrigation system to reflect the summer weather.
Stamp out hunger May 14

Help restock Scottsdale’s Vista del Camino Food Bank by participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Scottsdale schools “Bench the Bag”

Eleven Scottsdale schools competed this year to keep damaging plastic bags out of the city’s recycling program.
Help prepare for emergencies

You can help your family, Scottsdale and Maricopa County better prepare for emergencies by taking a quick, anonymous survey.
Spring Training attendance up in Scottsdale

In Scottsdale, 177,699 fans watched the San Francisco Giants play at Scottsdale Stadium, a 5.2 percent increase from 2015.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale honored for its environmental ways

Thanks to the Hyatt's efforts, the city's Environmental Quality Advisory Board has recognized the resort with the Environmental Achievement Recognition Award.
Back-to-School Program eligibility screening continues

Help Scottsdale students return to school with needed supplies and in A+ attire.
DUI suspect fights with police

DUI suspect charged with several counts of aggravated assault on a Police Officer and other charges
City pools offer cool fun

Cool down at one of the city’s public pools.
Muslim Women: Faith, Family and Community discussion takes place Wednesday

Founder and President of the Islamic Speakers Bureau Azra Hussain will discuss the roles of women of all faiths in their families and community.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 29 - May 8

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
May brush and bulk collection schedule

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
Scottsdale Police host “Drug Take-Back” Saturday

Stop by Scottsdale Stadium to return unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal with Scottsdale Police.
Scottsdale earns award for financial reporting

The Government Finance Officers Association recently honored the city with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
Summer concert series at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park runs through July 3

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is the place to be for free concerts Sundays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. beginning May 1 through July 3.
Shipping containers – you can build what with them

Find out about the latest niche trend in sustainable design – repurposing shipping containers as homes.
Arizona Canal bank improvements under way

Recreation enthusiasts will soon enjoy more options & landscaping along a popular section of the Arizona Canal.
Scottsdale evaluates electric buses

Zero-emission electric buses could be Scottsdale’s trolleys of the future.
Valley Metro bus service enhancements start Monday

Two changes to Valley Metro bus routes will make riding the bus a more convenient option.
City takes guessing game out of wait times for One Stop Shop customers

Customers to the city’s One Stop Shop will now know how long their estimated wait times are and be able to plan accordingly.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 22 - May 1

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Library seeks teen volunteers for the summer

Teenagers 14-17 can volunteer at the library and earn community service hours.
Pay it Forward Day, April 28

The city is joining the international effort by inviting you to participate by doing something positive that inspires others to do the same.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West captures two prestigious awards

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West captures environmental and landscape architecture awards.
Scottsdale seeks input from Downtown stakeholders on parking solutions

To improve the overall Downtown experience for residents, visitors and businesses, Scottsdale is examining solutions for public parking in the area.
Learn more about Scottsdale’s For Our City effort

Local groups will be at the Farmer’s Market April 23 to discuss services and volunteer opportunities.
Deadline nears for water softener rebates

Reduce the amount of salinity in reclaimed water while saving money and protecting the environment.
Hear Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Benson April 26

The free program is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
The sun’s out earlier and so are the city’s garbage/recycling collection crews

Place container on street with wheels against the curb by 5 a.m. the morning of collection or night before.
Travel company names Scottsdale top city for millennials

Travel research website Gogobot named Scottsdale the No. 4 best mid-size city for millennials.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 15 - 24

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Airport terminal will make way for new executive hangars and office complex

The Scottsdale Airport terminal area will be redeveloped after the City Council unanimously authorized agreements with private parties whose lease payments will fund construction of the project.
City volunteers contribute to Scottsdale’s quality of life – and our bottom line

The numbers are impressive – more than 6,000 volunteers contributed roughly 175,000 hours of service to the Scottsdale community in 2015. That equates to nearly $4 million in savings to taxpayers.
New Senior Services fitness membership options

Monthly, quarterly and annual membership options are available.
We're Coming to the Party

We're Coming to the Party campaign
Pitch in! Citywide litter pickup event is Saturday, April 16

Volunteers are invited to keep Scottsdale “Clean and Scenic” as part of the Keep Scottsdale Beautiful event Saturday, April 16.
Video: Behind the Badge – Award Winners

Meet some members of the Scottsdale Police Department who go above and beyond to get the job done.
Indian School Park Lake getting some TLC

The city is rehabilitating Indian School Park Lake, located at the northwest corner of Indian School and Hayden roads.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 8 - 17

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Water main breaks restrict Shea Boulevard

Repairs to Shea Boulevard at 64th Street have been repaired. Two ruptures to a water main pipe beneath the street were fixed, and the street has been re-paved and re-striped.
Please your palate at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival April 16 & 17

Get set for crave-worthy cuisine and exciting entertainment.
Expo for women veterans takes place Saturday in Tempe

Women military veterans, including those on active duty, are invited to attend the Military & Veteran Women’s Expo.
Scottsdale named “Tree City USA;” celebration set for Wednesday

Scottsdale has been named a “Tree City USA” for the 34th consecutive year.
Parks & Rec summer brochure available to view online

Don’t miss the endless opportunities to have fun and stay fit … or learn a new hobby!
“Scrum”ptious rugby is heading to Scottsdale April 23

The Fiesta Bowl Rugby & Balloon Classic heads to Scottsdale Stadium Saturday, April 23.
McDowell Mountain Ranch Fitness Center will be closed April 18-30

No access to the fitness center, classrooms, family restroom, or internal access to the skate park or skate park restrooms.
Scottsdale Public “Libraries Transform” for National Library Week, April 10-16

Tell us how the Scottsdale Public Library has helped you transform
Try these turf watering tips for April

Remember to do a detailed check of your irrigation/sprinkler system in April to ensure it’s working properly.
Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this April.
McDowell Mountain Ranch Fitness Center will be closed April 18 – 30

McDowell Mountain Ranch Fitness Center will be closed April 18 – 30 while the floor is being upgraded.
Video: Heavy Metal – Police Command Van

Paid for by the bad guys, rolling with the good guys – check out this police ops center on wheels.
Senior Services’ Entertainment Extravaganza takes place April 6

This signature variety show returns to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
April 2 Run the Runway event offers “plane” old fun

Take off for a morning run at the annual Run the Runway 5k/10k and the Kids 1 Mile Mascot Dash at Scottsdale Airport Saturday, April 2.
Get your green thumb April 2 at library’s Garden Expo

Grow your plant knowledge Saturday, April 2, at the Scottsdale Public Library’s Garden Expo.
April brush and bulk collection schedule

We provide monthly brush and bulk item collection offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
Celebrate the season at the Golden Palette ArtWalk April 7

This event presents a popular new trend in the visual arts with video artworks.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 1 - 10

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Libraries host water conservation programs in April

Scottsdale Public Libraries will host water conservation programs in April.
Video: The Flavors of Scottsdale – Café ZuZu

This episode features Chef Charles Wiley of Café ZuZu at Scottsdale's classic Hotel Valley Ho.
April is Water Awareness Month

Celebrate Water Awareness Month in April by learning how to save water both indoors and out.
Bee safe!

There’s a lot of buzz about bees in the news lately.
Participate in April’s Valley Bike Month activities

April is Valley Bike Month, and there are plenty of opportunities to participate:
Police Station Open House

Join the Scottsdale McKellips District Station for a Community Open House on Saturday April 2nd, 2016
At your “own” service -- swipe, fill and go!

A self-service aircraft fuel station is open for business at Scottsdale Airport. Pilots can swipe their credit card and fuel up their aircraft. Pricing will be competitive with other self-serve fuel farms in the valley for AvGas (100LL).
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 25 - April 3

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Adaptive Services is cooking now!

Adaptive Services Spectacular Saturday Club will be busy in its new, state-of-the art, fully accessible, kitchen.
Pinnacle Peak reopens March 19

The popular hiking trail will be reopen Saturday, March 19.
Northern face of Tom’s Thumb temporarily closes

The northern face of Tom’s Thumb in the Preserve is temporarily closed while sensitive birds of prey nest there.
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising March 28

The Irish Cultural Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Irish 1916 Easter Rebellion.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 18 - 27

Eastbound and westbound traffic on Pinnacle Vista Drive at Alma School Parkway will be diverted north to a temporary roadway through June 15 while stormwater drainage improvements are made.
Scottsdale Library cooks up more than just reading

The Scottsdale Library features Le Cordon Bleu's amazing chef Jon-Paul in a free cooking demonstration.
Police and Parks and Recreation partner for positive play program

Children enrolled in many Scottsdale after school programs will soon find some new friends in blue.
Mayor’s Youth Council recruiting high schoolers – don’t be left behind

High school students will get a good glimpse into city government and how they can positively impact our community.
Video: Scottsdale Forward 2016

This forum tackles topics that are key to the economic development of the region.
Video: Scottsdale Stories - Mikayla

Mikayla and her mother Pam share their experiences with Scottsdale Adaptive Services.
Burglary crew arrests made

Arrests made of burglary crew responsible for a string of crimes in Scottsdale and the north valley
Community conversations launch on Desert Discovery Center concept

Residents can get more information and share their views this spring on Scottsdale’s Desert Discovery Center concept.
Fatal Hit and Run Collision

81 year old male struck by vehicle while crossing Hayden Road north of Camelback Road
Meet people and share the joy of reading

Join a book discussion group at the Scottsdale Public Library.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 11 - 20

Run for Ryan House (Half-marathon Run, 10K, 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Family Fun Run), takes place from 5 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 13. The races start at Pima Road and Market Street.
“Wild About Wildlife Fun Fair” offers family enjoyment

Meet and greet wildlife at the “Wild About Wildlife Fun Fair” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Spice up your life at the senior center’s Backyard BBQ Tuesday

This sweet event features live entertainment, yard games, raffle prizes and food grilled to perfection.
Fix a Leak Week is March 14-20

Learn how to check for leaks around your home during Fix a Leak Week, March 14-20.
Scottsdale at risk for wildland fires

Summer seems to have started early in the desert this year. High temps tend to dry out vegetation, which provides ample fuel for wildfires. In Scottsdale, with so many homes in urban interface areas, these dangers are especially concerning.
City web services unavailable briefly March 8

On Tuesday, March 8 at 5 a.m., the city’s primary Internet connection will be out of service for maintenance for up to 30 minutes.
Video: 2016 Cactus League Hall of Fame inductees

Introducing the 2016 Cactus League Hall of Fame inductees.
After repairs, Cactus Pool opens Monday afternoon

UPDATE: A broken piece of equipment at Cactus Pool has been repaired and the pool will re-open at 3 p.m. Monday, March 7.
Spring into action with Parks and Recreation classes

Now is the time to get moving.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 3 - 13, 2016

Downtown road closures will occur during the Scottsdale Giant Race (9K, 3-Mile & 1-Mile Races), from 6 – 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5.
Library offers Lego maze building fun

The library invites kids 6 to 11 year olds to build their own Lego mazes and conduct marble races in them.
Financial SCAM Alert

Latest Financial SCAM targets the elderly
Alzheimer’s Association hosts education conference in Scottsdale

The public is invited to learn about this devastating disease at the Desert Southwest Chapter’s annual education conference
Get the low-down at electronic & downloading workshops

Free classes at the Scottsdale library can help you – no matter what device you use.
Online course provides tips and tools to realize your business dream

Dreambuilder is a free online course that will train you how to start and manage a business.
Hours change Sunday at Palomino Library

Scottsdale’s Palomino Library hours change Sunday, March 6.
Catch a deal on books at the library’s Spring Book Sale

Browse for book bargains at the library’s Spring Book Sale.
Who says a job can’t be fun? Try lifeguarding this summer.

Looking for a fun, active job this summer? Lifeguarding is the answer!
Technology panel selects three Scottsdale programs for national awards

The Public Technology Institute’s 2016 Technology Solutions Awards recognized the city for a trio of projects.
Status of Transportation Master Plan update 2016

The City Council will decide whether to approve the plan at a spring meeting.
“Take your best shot … in Downtown Scottsdale” photo challenge starts

The city is hosting a photo challenge to gather new images of Downtown Scottsdale.
Fire up the grill!

The recent bump in temps have made the weather just perfect for weekends around the BBQ. However, each year about 30 people are injured as a result of gas grill fires and explosions.
City information is just a phone call away by dialing 480-312-3111

The city’s information line connects you with live operators who know about just about everything!
March 2016 brush and bulk collection schedule

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
“American Idol with a Soul” coming to Scottsdale

A unique fundraising event will unfold in dramatic style!
AARP offers free tax preparation to those who qualify at senior centers

The AARP Tax-Aide program is available to help low-to-moderate income residents prepare and file their income tax returns.
Keep your family safe – check your child’s car seat

Learn the right way to install child car seats.
Scottsdale pools are open year-round

Scottsdale aquatic centers are open and heated year-round.
Historical Society desires docents

Share Scottsdale's stories!
La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Latin and Hispanic Cultures takes place March 6

This free event showcases live Latin music and dance, arts and crafts, fun activities for families, delicious cuisine and more.
Get to the game – Parking and traffic information for Scottsdale spring training

Those visiting Scottsdale for spring training will find new parking and traffic control changes designed to get baseball fans to the games with ease.
Cactus League Hall of Famers to be honored March 5

Free public celebration begins at 6:45 p.m. as part of the Scottsdale Spring Training Festival.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 26 - March 6, 2016

The following is a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale Feb. 26 - March 6.
Small kids will have big fun at “Exclusively Little” March 5

Free event features game booths, inflatables, face painting, a petting zoo, health demonstrations and other entertainment.
Yes, Virginia, there really is “dirty, fresh air.” Learn how to avoid it at March 3 program

As homes become more energy efficient, they become tighter. The unintended consequence is dirty fresh air.
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 19 - 28, 2016

All Loop 101 southbound ramps at Shea Boulevard will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. All Loop 101 northbound ramps at Shea Boulevard will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Both closures will allow for ramp paving.
Registration open for free landscape workshops

Learn ways to enhance the beauty of your home while saving water and money
Celebrate Scottsdale Founder’s Day Feb. 26

Celebrate Scottsdale founder Chaplain Winfield Scott’s 179th birthday at a free party.
Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light comes together Feb. 25-28

This annual event offers interactive artwork by local and international artists, hands-on activities, live music and performances.
Sharpen your interviewing skills at library-hosted sessions

Practice for your upcoming job interview by attending a one-on-one mock interview.
Check out bestselling author Robert Dugoni at Civic Center Library

Robert Dugoni will be at the Scottsdale Library for a special book event.
What’s hot and what’s not in Scottsdale real estate?

Join a community discussion on “How to Buy, Sell and Live in Scottsdale.”
City hosts Family Fun Night at Grayhawk Park Saturday

Bring a blanket and come enjoy some family time at Grayhawk Park.
Scottsdale ranks in top 10 for cities that care

Some cities are better at taking care of their neighbors than others. Scottsdale is among the best – ranked No. 10.
Help us catch these car burglars

The Scottsdale Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying suspects related to a burglary/credit card fraud case
Summer concert series at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park begins May 1

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is the place to be for free concerts every Sunday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. beginning May 1 through July 3.
It's too hot to be sick, right? Flu season still in full swing

Temps may have jumped into the 90s this February, but Arizona is still in high swing for the flu season. And when the heat turns up, it can be difficult to admit to ourselves just how sick we may be.
Western museum seeks volunteers

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is recruiting volunteers who want to tell the story of the American West.
Follow these February watering tips for plant health and water savings

Your irrigation system is your landscape’s lifeline. Be sure to include it in your regular maintenance routine.
“Walk with Me” event on Civic Center Mall supports early childhood development

More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in Southwest Human Development’s “Walk with Me” fundraiser.
Video: Scottsdale Civil Dialogue Series, "Can we live in religious harmony?"

A discussion of faith and how it can unite communities.
Draft FAA Reauthorization Bill Unveiled

The US Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster unveiled his draft FAA Reauthorization Bill, which includes language regarding the FAA flight path changes.
Scottsdale students helping "Bench the Bag"

Students at 11 Scottsdale schools aim to recycle one million plastic bags in six weeks.
Video: Behind the Badge - Traffic Safety

Hear about what the Scottsdale Police Department is doing to help keep you safe on the streets.
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Senior center hosts “Munchies and a Movie” Wednesday

Catch a free flick and enjoy tasty treats at the Via Linda Senior Center.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 5 - 14, 2016

Big crowds are creating traffic congestion near Scottsdale TPC. Expect delays if traveling in the area during the morning and late afternoon hours.
Relive the Hashknife Pony Express’s annual trek

The Scottsdale Public Library offers an audio interview with Pony Express Captain Mark Reynolds.
Adaptive Services Sweetheart Ball takes place Feb. 13

Grab someone special and dress to the nines for Adaptive Services’ Sweetheart Ball.
Library’s “Books and Babies Celebration” takes place at Paiute Neighborhood Center

Join a baby shower exclusively for our newest library users and their parents and grandparents.
Get a heart beating this Valentine's month

February is American Heart Month. Get a heart beating by taking a free hands-only CPR class with Scottsdale Fire Department. Schedule a class for your group, company or organization.
Video: 2016 Scottsdale Diversity Champions

Meet Scottsdale’s 2016 Diversity Champions.
FAA Flight Path Changes and Timeline

As a result of the new routes implemented at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Scottsdale Airport received complaints related to these changes and is working on behalf of residents.
Signature to divest the Landmark operation at Scottsdale Airport


Mayor’s annual State of the City address is Feb. 25

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane’s annual State of the City address will be Thursday, Feb. 25 - a reception begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program starts at 12:30 p.m.
Application process open for premier Public Safety Teen Academy

More than 40 teens gain life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 6-10, 2016, at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy. The application is open now and are due by March 25.
Another successful Silver Alert and recovery

Two separate citizens located missing man after they recognized him from the Silver Alert on the news
Officer Bob meets Sgt. Shaffer

Sergeant Shaffer shares his role as the Special Events Supervisor
It pays to watch your water this winter

It’s always important to conserve water, but the water you use each month has double the financial impact this time of year.
Library presents “Vision 2025: Arizona Comes of Age”

Arizona is entering an era of transformation that will enable the state to emerge as a fully vital and competitive player nationally.
February 2016 brush and bulk collection schedule

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
Show up for the hoedown ... Boot, Scoot ’n Boogie event takes place Jan. 29

Join the Via Linda Senior Center for Boot, Scoot ’n Boogie, an event filled with good old fashioned fun, food, games, music and dancing.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 29 - Feb. 7, 2016

The westbound curb lane on McDowell Road will be closed immediately west of 68th Street weekdays through Feb. 19 to permit road improvements.
SFD units at the ready during special events

Scottsdale Fire Department provides fire units and mobile paramedic units large-scale special events that often have more than 190,000 patrons attending in one day.
A Tip from Officer Bob

While on your way to enjoy the beautiful cars, please remember to obey all traffic laws
Hashknife Pony Express delivers the mail – and the Old West -- to Scottsdale this Friday

The public is invited to attend when more than two dozen members of the Hashknife Pony Express conclude their 200-mile horseback trek at the Passing the Legacy sculpture near the Marshall Way Bridge.
City home to collector, classic and street rod car auctions

A trio of car shows zooms into town.
Take steps to promote acceptance at Regional Unity Walk, Jan. 30

Scottsdale is joining other Valley cities for the annual Unity Walk to promote mutual respect and understanding.
Officer Bob - Day 1

Officer Bob - Assigned to the McKellips District Station as the Community Outreach Puppy (COP)
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 22 - 31, 2016

Indian School Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Pima Road and the Loop 101 Freeway from 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, as waterline installation occurs.
Serving our community

Here’s an update on how the city is providing “Simply Better Service” to our residents and visitors.
Hashknife Pony Express gallops into Downtown Scottsdale Jan. 29

Celebrate the Old West and a Scottsdale tradition at high noon Friday, Jan. 29, when the Hashknife Pony Express thunders into town.
“Officer Bob's” last day of training

"Officer Bob's" last day of field training as described by Scottsdale's newest "Honorary" police officer, a rescued Chihuahua mix
Introducing SPD's Newest Canine Officer

Introducing SPD's Newest Canine Officer
Transit strike affecting Scottsdale

A labor dispute has impacted a number of fixed bus routes in the Valley Metro system, including several that serve Scottsdale. Union members have approved a new collective bargaining agreement and will return to work Saturday, Jan. 16.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 15 - 24, 2016

Traffic restrictions and road closures on several major Scottsdale streets will be in effect between 6:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, for the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon runs through Scottsdale Jan. 17

Get ready to rock in Scottsdale Sunday, Jan. 17, as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon hits Valley streets. Traffic restrictions and road closures on several major Scottsdale streets will be in effect between 6:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Can there be religious harmony?

A panel of Arizona spiritual leaders not only says yes, they maintain one’s faith can help promote diversity, inclusion and unity.
Hiking prep important for locals, visitors

January’s special events bring an influx of visitors and locals to the abundance of hiking trails available in the City. Concern is high as inexperienced hikers may find themselves in precarious condition if they have over-estimated their hiking abilities and preparation.
This isn’t your grandma’s library – check out this information

The Scottsdale Library’s digital circulation is up 27 percent compared to the same period last year.
MLK Jr. holiday information

Most city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Your cowboy dreams can come true

The Parada del Sol Parade is seeking adult volunteers for a variety of jobs.
City, Conservancy celebrate 25 years of dedication to the preserve

It took an inspired network of citizens to create Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve and a unique public-private partnership to steward its evolution.
Drawn to art? Celebration of Fine Art starts Saturday

Watch art as it’s being created as more than 100 artists set up working studios at Celebration of Fine Art.
Scottsdale ranked No. 1 for an active lifestyle

WalletHub ranks Scottsdale No. 1 in nation for active lifestyle.
Scottsdale approves continued evaluation of Desert Discovery Center concept

The Scottsdale City Council Jan. 11 approved creating a business plan and feasibility analysis for the Desert Discovery Center concept, long envisioned as a place for people to learn about the Sonoran Desert and Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 8 - 17, 2016

The southbound Loop 101 off-ramp at McDonald Drive is closed until early March while crews build a retaining wall and reconstruct a ramp.
Via Linda Senior Center closed Saturday January 9

Due to a large plumbing repair project the Senior Center will be closed.
Experience music and culture of original residents at Native Trails

Native Trails is a free outdoor festival celebrating the Native American cultures of the Southwest through song and dance.
City recreation fields & dog parks now open

City recreation fields and dog parks are now open in Scottsdale
Learn the inner workings of government at Scottsdale City Government 101

The series of free classes presents the “nuts and bolts” of Scottsdale city government.
Sunday A’Fair minifestivals begin Sunday on the Civic Center Mall

Sunday A’Fair features free outdoor concerts by the Valley’s top musicians, an arts-and-crafts market and fun activities for children and families.
January brush and bulk collection schedule

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
Nurture yourself – take a free guided nature tour at Pinnacle Peak Park

Pinnacle Peak Park offers free guided nature tours through March.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series runs Jan. 16-17

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series makes running fun with options for all fitness levels.
Try these winter watering tips

Make a resolution to start saving water. Water your landscape less frequently during the winter.

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