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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 Video Network December program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this December.
City Council hires Jim Thompson as city manager

Thompson will begin his duties around Jan. 8, 2017, pending completion of an employment contract.
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.
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.
Six Secret Spots in Scottsdale

Explore these not-so-well-known spots in Scottsdale.
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
“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.
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 traffic restrictions Nov. 25 - Dec. 4

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
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 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.
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.
Scottsdale Pool, Trail and Community Center Holiday Hours 2016

Some Trails, Community Centers and Pools may be closed on certain days.
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.
Video: Scottsdale Holiday Tree Time Lapse

Watch as Scottsdazzle’s holiday tree comes together.
Water line repaired at Pinnacle Peak Park

Pinnacle Peak Park now has water and restroom service and parking has returned to normal.
Video: Scottsdale Public Library – We have lots of stuff!

How much stuff does the library have? Watch and find out!
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
Spring Break Camps, registration begins Dec. 5

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


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: Behind the Badge – Police Dogs

Meet a couple of the four-legged members of the Scottsdale Police Department.
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.
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.
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.
Downtown Trolley detour this weekend for Scottsdale Grand Prix

Goldwater Boulevard will be closed to traffic from 5th Avenue to Camelback Road.
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.
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.
Loop 101 Improvement Project wrapping up ahead of schedule

After over two years of construction, the award-winning Loop 101 project is nearly complete.
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!
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.
Save your memorable moments

A written legacy for your family and friends is a wonderful gift!
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.
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.
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
Forget bobbing for apples; try dunkin’ for a pumpkin Saturday

Come join us for our floating pumpkin patch!
Boo! Scottsdale’s Fall Festival takes place Oct. 29

Come and have some spooky fun at this year’s annual Fall Festival!
Out@SMoCA event takes place Oct. 27

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

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

Follow major development activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free equipment available for neighborhood cleanups

Grab your neighbors and borrow a trailer loaded with landscape tools for a neighborhood cleanup.
Get your caboose to Railroad Park’s Railfair, Oct. 8-9

All aboard for McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park’s Railfair 2016.
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.
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.
Here’s an outlet for your unwanted electronics

Gather your unwanted electronics for the city’s Electronics Recycling Collection Day Saturday, Oct. 8.
Celebrate American Archives Month and see library’s digital photography collection

Library presents two programs to commemorate American Archives Month.
Library presents “Make Weird Music”

The library hosts a few sessions on discovering how we make music and how music makes us.
Curb address painting kits available for loan

Add painted house numbers to your curb by borrowing a curb address painting kit from the city.
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.
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 Philharmonic hosts free concerts - 2016-17

The Scottsdale Philharmonic will host a series of free concerts in 2016-17
Scottsdale among nation’s best bike cities

Bicycling magazine recently ranked Scottsdale among the nation’s 50 best bike cities.
Video: Desert Detectives – How Science is Preserving our Last, Best Places

Watch a discussion of what we’re learning about our Sonoran desert.
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.
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.
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.
2016-17 Shred Events

Don't be a potential victim of identity theft. Bring your personal and/or commercial documents for shredding.
Strike up the band – public invited to two free concerts

You’re invited to two free concerts: The Scottsdale Philharmonic & the Scottsdale Concert Band.
Economic Development wins two Golden Prospector Awards

Scottsdale was honored in two categories.
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.
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.
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 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.
“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.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 23 - Oct. 2

Restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
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.
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: 9/11 Memorial Tribute 2016

Watch a special tribute ceremony on the 15th Anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Video: Behind the Badge – Human Trafficking

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell hosts a discussion about human trafficking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
Fall swim lessons begin in September

Register your child, or yourself, for September swimming lessons.
Tail Waggin' Tales for your therapy dog

Certified therapy dogs love listening to kids practice their reading.
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.
Labor Day holiday schedule

Most city offices closed for Labor Day, Sept. 5
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.
Scottsdale Police Department records all online

Customers can request police reports, accident reports, 911 calls and other records via a new mobile-friendly website.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Scottsdale Arts: The new face of the Scottsdale Cultural Council

The Scottsdale Cultural Council recently announced its new name – Scottsdale Arts.
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.
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.
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.
Flood Control District invites public to learn about flooding, solutions

The public is invited to learn about potential area flooding and solutions.
Library offers programs for preschoolers

The little ones don’t have to be left out now that the “older” kids are back in school.
Get schooled with Scottsdale Water’s free education programs

A free educational program is available to schools in the Scottsdale Water service area.
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.
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.
Events lead to big economic impact

Barrett-Jackson and Fiesta & Cactus bowls bring big bucks to Arizona.
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.
“Bag & tie” your garbage to beat the August heat

Please “bag & tie” all garbage and grass before placing them in the black refuse container.
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.
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.
Nail your next interview

Command the room at your next job interview.
UPDATE August 5, 2016: Cactus Pool Closed Until Noon

Due to heavy rains, Cactus Pool is currently closed.
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.
New York Times best-selling author books event at library

New York Times best-selling author Susan Wiggs is coming to Civic Center Library.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video: The Flavors of Scottsdale - Postino

Join local foodie Kim Hanna as she experiences the best Scottsdale restaurants.
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.
Haul your haul to the landfill

Through the city’s contract with the Salt River Landfill, residential solid waste customers may haul up to 2,000 pounds of trash, brush or bulk items to the landfill once a week.
City needs Downtown Ambassadors

As an ambassador, volunteers promote Downtown businesses, helps visitors find their way around and shares interesting tidbits about the city.
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.
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!
Video: Scottsdale Philharmonic

Enjoy a performance of traditional classical music by Arizona’s premier philharmonic orchestra.
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.
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.
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 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.
Scottsdale PD's Newest Service Dog

Introducing Scottsdale's first and only female K9
Water – Use it Wisely … and keep an eye on that garbage disposal

Switch off your garbage disposal to conserve water.
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
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.
Bank robbery suspect

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

Attend a free mini-concert by the Phoenix Conservatory of Music.
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.
Watch for signs of overwatering plants and grass

Plants and grass can easily be overwatered, especially during a heavy monsoon season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July is Smart Irrigation Month

You could save water and money with a free irrigation audit.
Library presents free program on UFOs July 17

Hear stories of UFO sightings!
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.
You’re never old enough to swim alone

Drowning only happens to children, right? No. adults drown, too. In fact, more adults than kids drown in Arizona.
Library offers low-cost meeting room rentals

Does your group need a place to meet in Scottsdale?
Attend a star-studded event … at July Moonlight Swims

Swim under the stars.
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.
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.
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.
Independence Day information

Read this important information about the July 4 holiday.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for an ice cream social

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

Attend a worldly event – the International ArtWalk.
Library hosts digital media classes

Get social media savvy!
July 2016 brush & bulk collection schedule

Dispose of your brush and bulk.
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.
Recycling makes cents

Recycling benefits us all by preserving landfill space and by recovering and reusing resources.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
Video: Behind the Badge - Evidence

Learn how the Scottsdale PD handles property and evidence.
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.
“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.
Emergency Response Program manages the monsoon

Arizona’s summer monsoon season is here.
Scottsdale’s turning 65; help us celebrate

The free festivities include a presentation by local historian Joan Fudala and birthday cake.
Drug disposal options available

There are several simple, safe and effective ways residents can properly dispose of drugs.
Dangerously hot weather forecasted for Valley

A heat wave threatening to bring record high temperatures this weekend to the Valley.
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.
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.
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).
Take a moonlight swim, Friday and June 25

Swim under the stars at Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic centers.
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.
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.
Trip down memory lane

Retired Scottsdale Police Officer Bill Long tours SPD museum
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.
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.
June watering tips

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

Use your imagination and create great Lego things with others.
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.
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
Horizon Dog Park Closed June 6 - 27

Park closed due to turf renovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
Protect your identity by attending “Shred It” event

Bring your personal and/or commercial documents to the Shred It event.
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.
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.
Heat watch: know signs of heat-related stress, avoid outside activity

Scottsdale Fire officials urge the public to know signs of heat-related stress and avoid strenuous outdoor activity as the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch this week.
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.
Police Department offers free security surveys

The Scottsdale Police Department offers free security surveys to Scottsdale residents and business owners. During the survey, a member of the Crime Prevention Unit will come to your home or business and suggest ways to make your property a less desirable target to criminals.
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 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.
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.
Scottsdale hosts veterans on a mission

The Purple Heart Run stops in Scottsdale Wednesday, May 18, to raise awareness and support of disabled veterans.
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
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.
May is Stroke Awareness Month.

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

The city offers passport processing on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Video: The Flavors of Scottsdale: 5th and Wine

Join local foodie Kim Hanna as she experiences the best Scottsdale restaurants.
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.
DUI suspect fights with police

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

Cool down at one of the city’s public pools.
Back-to-School Program eligibility screening continues

Help Scottsdale students return to school with needed supplies and in A+ attire.
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.
Shipping containers – you can build what with them

Find out about the latest niche trend in sustainable design – repurposing shipping containers as homes.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Notice of Property Tax Levy and/or Property Tax Rate

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Scottsdale City Council may consider approving a change to the City and/or street light property tax levies and/or tax rates for fiscal year 2015/16 at a meeting in the City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The levy amount and/or tax rate may be increased over the approved levy and/or tax rate for fiscal year 2014/15.
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.
Valley Metro bus service enhancements start Monday

Two changes to Valley Metro bus routes will make riding the bus a more convenient option.
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.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West captures two prestigious awards

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West captures environmental and landscape architecture awards.
Library seeks teen volunteers for the summer

Teenagers 14-17 can volunteer at the library and earn community service hours.
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.
Drowning is no joke - April Pools Day April 24

The event features a variety of activities focusing on drowning prevention awareness.
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.
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.
Cycle the Arts reveals treasures hiding in plain site

The 11th Annual Cycle the Arts event is this Sunday, April 17.
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.
Deadline nears for water softener rebates

Reduce the amount of salinity in reclaimed water while saving money and protecting the environment.
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.
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.
Scottsdale Public “Libraries Transform” for National Library Week, April 10-16

Tell us how the Scottsdale Public Library has helped you transform
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.
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.
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.
We're Coming to the Party

We're Coming to the Party campaign
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!
New Senior Services fitness membership options

Monthly, quarterly and annual membership options are available.
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.
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.
Video: Behind the Badge – Award Winners

Meet some members of the Scottsdale Police Department who go above and beyond to get the job done.
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.
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.
Scottsdale named “Tree City USA;” celebration set for Wednesday

Scottsdale has been named a “Tree City USA” for the 34th consecutive year.
Please your palate at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival April 16 & 17

Get set for crave-worthy cuisine and exciting entertainment.
“Scrum”ptious rugby is heading to Scottsdale April 23

The Fiesta Bowl Rugby & Balloon Classic heads to Scottsdale Stadium Saturday, April 23.
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.
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.
Senior Services’ Entertainment Extravaganza takes place April 6

This signature variety show returns to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
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.
Video: The Flavors of Scottsdale – Café ZuZu

This episode features Chef Charles Wiley of Café ZuZu at Scottsdale's classic Hotel Valley Ho.
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.
Libraries host water conservation programs in April

Scottsdale Public Libraries will host water conservation programs in April.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 1 - 10

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Celebrate the season at the Golden Palette ArtWalk April 7

This event presents a popular new trend in the visual arts with video artworks.
April is Water Awareness Month

Celebrate Water Awareness Month in April by learning how to save water both indoors and out.
Participate in April’s Valley Bike Month activities

April is Valley Bike Month, and there are plenty of opportunities to participate:
Bee safe!

There’s a lot of buzz about bees in the news lately.
Police Station Open House

Join the Scottsdale McKellips District Station for a Community Open House on Saturday April 2nd, 2016
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 25 - April 3

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
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).
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.
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.
Pinnacle Peak reopens March 19

The popular hiking trail will be reopen Saturday, March 19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adaptive Services is cooking now!

Adaptive Services Spectacular Saturday Club will be busy in its new, state-of-the art, fully accessible, kitchen.
Video: Scottsdale Forward 2016

This forum tackles topics that are key to the economic development of the region.
Burglary crew arrests made

Arrests made of burglary crew responsible for a string of crimes in Scottsdale and the north valley
Notice of Proposed Increase in Fees

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 May 17, 2016, but no sooner than 60 days after the posting date of this notice.
Video: Scottsdale Stories - Mikayla

Mikayla and her mother Pam share their experiences with Scottsdale Adaptive Services.
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
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.
Spring into art this weekend at the Scottsdale Arts Festival

Explore the works of nearly 200 nationally-acclaimed exhibiting artists at the annual Scottsdale Arts Festival.
“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.
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.
Citrus Dropoff Program suspended

Due to the discovery of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in western Maricopa County, the Citrus Dropoff Program has been suspended.
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.
Meet people and share the joy of reading

Join a book discussion group at the Scottsdale Public Library.
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.
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.
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.
Hours change Sunday at Palomino Library

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

Browse for book bargains at the library’s Spring Book Sale.
Status of Transportation Master Plan update 2016

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

The city is hosting a photo challenge to gather new images of Downtown Scottsdale.
Who says a job can’t be fun? Try lifeguarding this summer.

Looking for a fun, active job this summer? Lifeguarding is the answer!
Spring into action with Parks and Recreation classes

Now is the time to get moving.
Financial SCAM Alert

Latest Financial SCAM targets the elderly
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.
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.
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.
Scottsdale celebrates 60 years of spring training

Downtown hosts Giants games, baseball memorabilia exhibit and Spring Training Festival and Giant Race March 5
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.
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.
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.
“American Idol with a Soul” coming to Scottsdale

A unique fundraising event will unfold in dramatic style!
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!
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.
Historical Society desires docents

Share Scottsdale's stories!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scottsdale pools are open year-round

Scottsdale aquatic centers are open and heated year-round.
Keep your family safe – check your child’s car seat

Learn the right way to install child car seats.
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
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.
City hosts Family Fun Night at Grayhawk Park Saturday

Bring a blanket and come enjoy some family time at Grayhawk Park.
Sharpen your interviewing skills at library-hosted sessions

Practice for your upcoming job interview by attending a one-on-one mock interview.
Registration open for free landscape workshops

Learn ways to enhance the beauty of your home while saving water and money
“All Things Senior Expo & Tradeshow” offers one-stop resources

This free event will feature more than 100 exhibitors providing information important to senior citizens.
Check out bestselling author Robert Dugoni at Civic Center Library

Robert Dugoni will be at the Scottsdale Library for a special book event.
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.
Put your pedal to the pavement at Cycle the Arts, April 17

Cycle the Arts offers a unique opportunity to hop on your bike and get a personal look at some of the Valley’s best public art.
What’s hot and what’s not in Scottsdale real estate?

Join a community discussion on “How to Buy, Sell and Live in Scottsdale.”
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.
Celebrate Scottsdale Founder’s Day Feb. 26

Celebrate Scottsdale founder Chaplain Winfield Scott’s 179th birthday at a free party.
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.
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
City Council to review draft Special Events Ordinance at study session

The Scottsdale City Council will review a draft of the Special Events Ordinance update at a Tuesday, Feb. 16, study session
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.
Free horse-drawn carriage rides offered in Downtown Scottsdale

Get a free horse-drawn carriage ride in Old Town Scottsdale from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturday through March.
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.
“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.
Register for community emergency response training

Free Community Emergency Response Team training prepares residents to respond to all manner of natural and man-made disasters.
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.
Video: 2016 Scottsdale Diversity Champions

Meet Scottsdale’s 2016 Diversity Champions.
Adaptive Services Sweetheart Ball takes place Feb. 13

Grab someone special and dress to the nines for Adaptive Services’ Sweetheart Ball.
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.
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.
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.
Senior center hosts “Munchies and a Movie” Wednesday

Catch a free flick and enjoy tasty treats at the Via Linda Senior Center.
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
Look behind-the-scenes at the science and technology that drive city services

Demo new technologies and get a behind-the-scenes look at the city during a fun, free event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Officer Bob - Day 1

Officer Bob - Assigned to the McKellips District Station as the Community Outreach Puppy (COP)
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.
Serving our community

Here’s an update on how the city is providing “Simply Better Service” to our residents and visitors.
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.
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. 30, at Chaparral Park’s off leash area.
“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
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.
Introducing SPD's Newest Canine Officer

Introducing SPD's Newest Canine Officer
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transportation Master Plan update continues

Comment on the first draft of a new Transportation Master Plan for Scottsdale. The public can learn more about the plan and provide feedback at a series of meetngs.
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.
Your cowboy dreams can come true

The Parada del Sol Parade is seeking adult volunteers for a variety of jobs.
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.
MLK Jr. holiday information

Most city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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.
Art on the Asphalt paves the way Jan. 9

A special ArtWalk – Art on the Asphalt – takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, in Downtown Scottsdale.
City recreation fields & dog parks now open

City recreation fields and dog parks are now open in Scottsdale
City wants input on trailhead improvements

The Fraesfield and Granite Mountain trailheads are two of 11 trailheads that provide public access into the preserve.
Scottsdale’s 2016 special events season begins

Music, art and Native American culture help launch Scottsdale’s special events season this weekend.
Try these winter watering tips

Make a resolution to start saving water. Water your landscape less frequently during the winter.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series runs Jan. 16-17

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series makes running fun with options for all fitness levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SFD: Fire safety should be among your New Year's resolutions

Considering that 83 percent of all fire deaths in the United States happen in homes, Scottsdale Fire Department and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is urging everyone to include some safety resolutions to keep their 2016 a healthy and fire-safe year.
Put the ‘spring’ back in your step and register for parks & rec classes

From A(erobics) to Z(umba), we've got you covered. Sign up for Parks & Rec classes.
Thanks to your donations, hundreds get a happy holiday

Thanks to the generosity of our community, more than 400 families were able to enjoy Thanksgiving and 450 celebrated a merry Christmas through the city’s Adopt-a-Family Program.
Flying drones safely

As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones are becoming increasingly popular, many people have questions on where they can be flown. The following document includes tips for safe flying and how to register your drone.
Scottsdale a top spot to ring in the new year

The personal finance social network WalletHub.com ranks Scottsdale No. 5 in the nation among the best cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
Club SAR Boxing & Fitness Center is now open Sundays to help you get fit

Club SAR Boxing & Fitness Center is a multisports instructional site that can help meet a variety of physical conditioning goals.
Become a lifeguard this summer! Training starts January 25

Get a jump on a job for this summer by registering for the StarGuard lifeguard training session that begins Jan. 25.
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
Scottsdale attorney, arts activist named 2016 Diversity Champions

A Scottsdale attorney dedicated to serving the gay and transgender community and an art activist have been named the 2016 Diversity Champions by the nonprofit group Community Celebrating Diversity.
Christmas holiday information

Most city offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 25, for Christmas. Here’s information you should know about city services and keeping safe:
City ranks in top 10 to found a startup outside Silicon Valley and New York

DataFox Digest has recognized Scottsdale as a top 10 city for creating a thriving startup ecosystem.
New Year’s holiday information

Most city offices will be closed for New Year’s Friday, Jan. 1. Here's information you should know.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 25 - Jan. 3, 2016

The southbound Loop 101 off-ramp at McDonald Drive is closed for approximately three months while crews build a retaining wall and reconstruct a ramp.
Mark your calendar: Nonviolence advocate headlines Scottsdale’s MLK Jr Dinner Celebration

Author and nonviolence advocate Zak Ebrahim will be the keynote speaker at the Scottsdale 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration.
Make a New Year’s resolution to improve your health by minimizing indoor air pollutants

The average person spends 90 percent of his or her time indoors where pollutants accumulate to concentrated levels that negatively affect health. At the Thursday, Jan. 7, Green Building Lecture you’ll learn what these pollutants are and how you can minimize their impact.
SFD wraps 2015 Toy Drive

Scottsdale Fire Department wraps its 2015 toy drive Wednesday with more than 15,000 toys collected throughout November and December.
Register for Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camps

Don’t let your kids idle during spring break! Allow your 1st through 5th grader to have an incredible break by participating in Scottsdale Parks & Recreation’s Spring Break Camps.
Scottsdale honors its employees

Individuals and teams stepped up in 2015 to do great work and assist our community.
Baby, it's cold outside: Heat home safely

This week, Arizona has been amongst the coldest places in the country. Make sure you are keeping warm safely by following these tips.
Missing Scottsdale Woman with Alzheimer’s located with help of a Silver Alert

Missing Scottsdale Woman with Alzheimer’s located with help of a Silver Alert
Enjoy a holiday hike in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve

The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends – and in the Valley – enjoy great weather and scenery.
Air Traffic Procedures During College Football Championship

The FAA has released a special air traffic procedures notice to airmen for the Phoenix area between Jan. 8 and 12.
Water conservation rebates available

Scottsdale Water Conservation offers rebates to help reduce indoor and outdoor water use and to decrease salinity in our wastewater.
Burning wood may be hazardous to your health and the environment

Burning wood in a fireplace, chimnea or fire pit provides a warm cozy gathering place for families and friends during the holidays.
SFD highlights outstanding service, promotions

Scottsdale Fire Department recognized outstanding employee and volunteer achievements and promotions at its annual ceremony on Dec. 11 at the Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts.
Protect your home's pipes in freezing temperatures

Freezing temperatures are forecast for the coming week. Protect your pipes to avoid costly repairs.
Lottery Ticket Suspect Arrested

Suspect Robert James Fischer (2/24/88) arrested for organized retail theft and trafficking of stolen property.
Video: Third Annual Cure Corridor Event – Delivering the Promise

A discussion of the Scottsdale Cure Corridor and funding, innovation and technology in health care bio-life science.
DUI Task Force prepares for the holidays

Valley Law Enforcement agencies team up for the Governor's Office of Highway Safety East Valley DUI Task Force
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 4 - 13, 2015

All four of the Loop 101 ramps at Via de Ventura will be closed through Dec. 17. Drivers can use Indian Bend Road and 90th Street as alternate on-and off-ramps.
Video: Behind the Badge - Theft Prevention

The Scottsdale Police Department gives some tips on preventing theft from vehicles.
Vista del Camino Park hosts Holiday Family Fun Night Saturday

Bring your blankets and enjoy a fun-filled Holiday Family Fun Night from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Vista del Camino Park, 7700 E. Roosevelt St.
December brush and bulk collection schedule

Dispose of your brush and bulk.
Donate a toy and get a free engine ride Dec. 5

Children can ride free in a fire engine from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Target store.
Spare some time Dec. 12 to attend Scottsdale Bobcats Bowling Bonanza

Watch the Scottsdale Bobcats Bowling Bonanza which caps off Adaptive Services’ Special Olympics bowling season.
Provide your thoughts on new fire station

Plans are underway to build a new home for Scottsdale Fire Station 613 on the southwest corner of Jomax and Hayden roads
Video: Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Enjoy a ride through McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's winter wonderland.
Spread some holiday cheer and play Santa this year at Scottsdale Fashion Square

Special Toy Drive event at Scottsdale Fashion Square will earn first 500 donations a free ticket to January Monster Jam show.
Scottsdale Video Network December program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this December.
Scottsdale - GOHS 2016 Grant

Scottsdale Police receives grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for the 2016 Fiscal year.
Scottsdale Police Officer Assaulted

A Scottsdale Police Officer was assaulted after stopping a male subject from "jaywalking".
Scottsdale suspects arrested in Black Friday robbery

Two suspects arrested after robbing a North Scottsdale hair salon on Black Friday.
Apply for board and commission openings

Openings exist on four city boards & commissions – including a new Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.
Prep your fireplace before sparking up the logs

Keep your holidays and winter season from getting smoked out by following these simple steps to prep your fireplace before sparking up the logs.
Video: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West now a Smithsonian Affiliate

The Downtown Scottsdale museum will see iconic artifacts and cultural treasures from the Smithsonian collection.
Learn some “paws-itive” preserve practices Nov. 21

City staff and stewards will share information on how to hike safely with our canines.
Get hooked on fishing at Eldorado Park’s Fishing Expo Nov. 21

Tackle family fun at Eldorado Park’s free Fishing Expo.
City Council to hear sole major General Plan amendment request

The Scottsdale City Council will decide at a Tuesday, Dec. 1, meeting whether to adopt the lone 2015 major General Plan amendment request.
Thanksgiving information

Most city offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for Thanksgiving.
Do you know a Diversity Champion?

Nominations are open for Diversity Champions - individuals who exemplify the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Nov. 20 - 29, 2015

Southbound exit and entrance ramps and the northbound exit ramp at the Loop 101 Freeway and Shea Boulevard will be closed from 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, to remove temporary concrete barriers.
Get a head start on holiday shopping at Arts and Crafts Fair

Join us for the 32nd annual Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at the Granite Reef Senior Center.
Video: Scottsdale Airport, Economic Engine

Learn more about the economic benefits that the airport brings to the community.
Neighborhood College presents session on fair housing and other federal laws

Get schooled on federal laws and fair housing as they relate to community associations.
Mediation Program helps residents resolve issues

The city’s Mediation Program can help residents solve neighborhood issues.
Choose Scottsdale business update

Learn about the latest Scottsdale business happenings.
Library’s history collection provides access to past, present and future

More than 12,000 images, historical interviews and digital scans are available at no charge.
Library hosts conversations with Holocaust survivor Helen Handler

Local author and educator Valerie Foster and Holocaust survivor Helen Handler share Handler’s experiences in Auschwitz.
Explore Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve this month

November is an impressive time to visit Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Scottsdale ranks among top 2015 Digital Cities

The Center for Digital Government selected Scottsdale a 2015 top digital city.
Get a head start on holiday shopping at Arts and Crafts Fair Nov. 21

Join us for the 32nd annual Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Granite Reef Senior Center.
Scottsdale Stadium turns 60

Join us Nov. 21 for a family-friendly celebration at the Arizona Fall League Championship game.
Take note of aquatic and fitness center fee changes

Lap swim and fitness center drop-in fees are $3 for residents and $5 for nonresidents.
Salinity Reduction Rebate Pilot Program Ending Soon

Time is running out for Scottsdale Water customers to apply for a rebate for removing or upgrading their salt-based, inefficient water softener.
Keep holiday meals perfect

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Taking a few simple precautions can keep your holiday meals picture perfect.
Scottsdale seeking proposals for new executive hangars for lease

Scottsdale Airport has unveiled a new terminal area redevelopment project featuring construction of two executive-type hangars.
Scottsdale Video Network November program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this November.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Nov. 6 - 15, 2015

Hayden Road will be reduced to one lane in both directions immediately south of McDowell Road 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Friday, Nov. 13, as trench work takes place. This is a continuation of road work already occurring on Hayden Road.
Scottsdale ranks as one of best places to retire

Scottsdale captured the 10th spot in Livability.com's list of the “Top Ten Best Places to Retire.”
Learn how Scottsdale became a top-notch tourist town

Celebrate Scottsdale’s fun and fabulous tourism history.
Eat, drink and be merry at AZ Central.com’s Food & Wine Experience

Enjoy this inaugural event which focuses on a variety of culinary topics, experiences, seminars, classes and fun.
Neighborhood College: Find out what happens to your collected trash/recycling

Do you wonder what happens to your collected trash and recycling? Find out at this free program!
Scottsdale Shares assists those in need

You can make a difference for those in need by supporting the city’s holiday assistance programs.
I Recycle - One stop recycling event takes place Nov. 14

Looking to unload electronics, textiles, shoes, hangers, prescription drugs and more?
Lights, camera, action! Scottsdale Film Festival starts today, Nov. 5

The Scottsdale International Film Festival will showcase 42 feature films representing more than 30 countries.
Yeehaw! You’re invited to opening of Cowboy Artists of America’s exhibition

Meet and mingle with Cowboy Artists of America members at the opening day of the 50th anniversary exhibition.
Enjoy “SuperSTARS” event Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium

Find out how STARS supports teens and adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities.
Pedestrian struck by hit and run vehicle

Scottsdale Police asking for assistance in locating the suspect vehicle from a hit and run collision
Scottsdale Water recognized as global leader in recycled water use

Scottsdale Water Campus featured among the world’s most innovative water purification projects.
Scottsdale voters approve two bond questions, reject four others

At the city’s Nov. 3 Special Election, Scottsdale residents approved two bond questions to fund pavement replacement on city streets and construction or reconstruction of four fire stations, but rejected requests to fund parks, transportation, citywide technology and police projects.
Participate in Scottsdale Civic Center Mall planning process

What do you love about Scottsdale’s Civic Center Mall? You’re invited to share your thoughts online through Friday, Nov. 6, and then attend a public meeting Nov. 18 to help prioritize the results.
November brush and bulk collection schedule

The city provides monthly brush/bulk item collection as a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
Neighborhood College classes continue in November

Register for Neighborhood College, free classes that help residents become effective neighborhood leaders.
Free flick under the stars, Nov. 5

Spend a beautiful fall evening catching a free flick under the stars at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Via Linda Senior Center.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 30 - Nov. 8, 2015

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Desert Diamond Estates earns Firewise honor

Representatives from Scottsdale Fire Department and the Arizona State Forestry Department will bestow the “Firewise/Communities USA” recognition at 10 am, Oct. 30, to Desert Diamond Estates.
Video: Behind the Badge - Emergency Preparedness

Find out how Scottsdale prepares for emergencies.
Scottsdale Trolley routes feature enhancements

Scottsdale’s free trolley service now features a new Camelback Road route and adjusted Downtown route with increased hours and frequency.
Scottsdale Stadium welcomes the Walk to Defeat ALS Saturday

Bring your determination, your energy and your passion in support of the Walk to Defeat ALS at Scottsdale Stadium.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 23 - Nov. 1, 2015

Rubberized asphalt will be paved on the Loop 101. Drivers can expect northbound Loop 101 to be closed between Loop 202 and McDowell Road from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26.
Western Spirit offers insightful program about John Wayne

Arizona’s official Western Film Historian presents an entertaining, one-hour program of stories, film clips and quips about John Wayne.
Free program explores “nature’s pharmacy”

Native people of long ago roamed the McDowell Sonoran Preserve collecting desert plants for their healing and restorative properties.
Scottsdale domestic violence compliance days

The Scottsdale City Court and Scottsdale Police Department announce the 2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Warrant Round-up.
Keep safety in mind for Halloween fun

Scottsdale Fire Department shares the 4 C’s of Halloween safety with ghosts and goblins of all ages to ensure a safe trick or treat season.
Wallets stolen out of victims purses

Credit cards used after two victims had wallets stolen out of their purses
Tuesday is election day

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Video: Mayor and Council Breakfast at Scottsdale Airport

Learn about economic development activities and business successes in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Video Network October program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this October.
Missing 16 year old girl from 7800 East Vernon Avenue

Hailee Bogel was located on 10/21/2015 by Scottsdale Detectives and reunited with her family
Cooler temperatures mean less water

Adjust your irrigation/sprinkler controller to match cooler fall temperatures.
Expect weekend closures on northbound Loop 101 Pima Freeway

The Loop 101 Freeway will be closed northbound from the Loop 202 to McDowell Road starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, through Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18.
Scottsdale Video Network program highlight – Volunteer to help seniors

Two local nonprofits, Duet and Foothills Caring Corps, provide free volunteer services for isolated adults who need assistance and friendship.
Realtors get firsthand look at life as firefighters

For the 19th year, the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors is getting a firsthand experience in a day in the life of a firefighter.
Late fall tennis lesson registration available

Tennis lessons are available for juniors, adults and seniors during Scottsdale’s late fall session, Oct. 26-Dec. 12.
Scottsdale Water honored for management excellence

Scottsdale’s Water Department has earned national recognition for planning, innovation and community support.
Back in season -- Old Town Farmers Market resumes Saturday

Scottsdale’s Old Town Farmers Market starts its season Saturday, Oct. 17.
Donate dollars, encourage empathy for homelessness at Cardboard City event Saturday

Scottsdale Stadium hosts Cardboard City, an event to raise awareness about homelessness Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18.
Fetch some fun at senior center’s Dog Days event Saturday

Pack up your furry friend and head to the Granite Reef Senior Center for our Dog Days event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17.
City earns economic development award for business retention and expansion

The International Economic Development Council awarded the city a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award.
You won’t lose with G.A.I.N – Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods, Oct. 24

Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods, or G.A.I.N., is an annual event aimed at uniting neighbors and communities to create safer neighborhoods.
Customs use on the upswing after expanding hours

Scottsdale Airport has seen U.S customs and immigration use increase by 53 percent this past year, since expanding customs hours and adding a second agent.
Celebrate Scottsdale’s preserve Sunday

Three guided hikes, free family activities begin at 8 a.m. at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead.
Burn demonstration sheds light on how residential sprinklers protect property

Fires will be started in duplicate "rooms" to demo how quickly fire spreads in the unsprinklered room and how quickly a fire sprinkler activates.
Millions of visitors spend billion-plus dollars in Scottsdale

More than 8 million people visited Scottsdale in 2014 and spent nearly $1.4 billion.
Scottsdale Stadium and TPC Scottsdale among New Times’ “Best of Arizona”

Two city sports facilities were named “Best of Arizona” in the New Times publication’s annual reader survey.
Arizona Fall Baseball League returns to Scottsdale Wednesday

Cheer on the Scottsdale Scorpions as they take on top minor league players from both the American and National leagues.
Legal theories that govern HOAs topic of Neighborhood College session

Scottsdale’s free Neighborhood College series continues with a look into the legal theories that govern HOAs.
Video: Volunteer to help seniors in Scottsdale

Two local nonprofits provide free services for isolated adults who need a bit of help. Find out how to volunteer or ask for help.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 9 - 18, 2015

The southbound Loop 101 will be fully closed at Via De Ventura from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, to 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. Allow extra travel time.
City wants your input on Civic Center Mall master plan

Scottsdale is creating a master plan for the Civic Center Mall and wants the public’s input.
Scottsdale fall break camps take place next week

Parks & Rec is offering kids in grades first through fifth a chance to participate in a variety of fall break camps.
Teachers, employers and people with disabilities to be honored

A Scottsdale artist with a passion for mentoring people with Autism has been named “Exemplar of the Year."
Residents appointed to city boards and commissions

The Scottsdale City Council recently appointed 13 residents to a variety of boards and commissions.
Scottsdale ranks among best cities for people with disabilities

Scottsdale recently ranked No. 2 on a list of the best cities in the nation for people with disabilities according to WalletHub.com.
Hear about global aviation growth in Scottsdale at October breakfast

Learn about economic development activities and business successes at the Thursday, Oct. 8, Mayor and City Council Breakfast.
“Connecting Seniors to Services” set for Friday

Senior citizens can get access to information at the free one-stop “Connecting Seniors to Services” event
Selecting a management company topic of Neighborhood College session

Scottsdale’s free Neighborhood College series continues with a session on selecting a management company for your HOA.
Dispose of your brush and bulk - October 2015 schedule

The city provides monthly brush/bulk item collection offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for containers.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 2 - 11, 2015

The eastbound curb lane on Via Linda will be closed immediately west of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Monday, Oct. 12, as trench work occurs.
Discover desert décor at annual Tour de Scottsdale bicycle rides

About 1,500 cyclists from around the nation are expected to participate Tour de Scottsdale bicycle rides.
Public invited to comment on proposed airport zoning text amendments

The city is hosting a pair of meetings on proposed text amendments to the aviation chapter of the zoning code.
Celebrate McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month

Discover why the Sonoran Desert is one of the most beautiful regions in the world this October during McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month.
Police dispatchers honored for quick thinking, diffusing dangerous situation

It's a nightmare scenario. Burglars break into a home and begin destroying things. A young boy is alone, hides in a closet and calls 911.
"Hear the Beep Where You Sleep" fire prevention week campaign

Scottsdale Fire Department reminds local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
Vehicle smashes fence at Scottsdale Airport

Vehicle smashes through gates and drives around the airfield grounds at Scottsdale Airport
Barricaded subject taken into custody

The Scottsdale Police Department takes barricaded subject into custody after Paiute Neighborhood Center placed on lockdown
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 25 - Oct. 4, 2015

Southbound exit and entrance ramps at the Loop 101 Freeway and Thomas Road interchange will be closed from 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, through November.
Pinnacle Peak Park – a great American hike

Pinnacle Peak Park one of the “10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do,” says the Huffington Post.
Film and discussion will take viewers “Beyond Right & Wrong”

A powerful film about conflict and conciliation will be screened in Scottsdale Oct. 1 followed by a discussion with someone whose story is featured.
Scottsdale Community Assistance Office solicits funding applications

The city is soliciting applications to receive funding next fiscal year from local and federal sources.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 18-27, 2015

Restrictions will take place in both directions on Scottsdale Road in short segments between Happy Valley and Lone Mountain roads 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday through Wednesday, Sept. 23, as manholes are raised to permit utility work.
Scottsdale came together to “Beat the Heat”

Scottsdale residents once again opened their hearts and wallets to ensure seniors in need got a boost this summer.
Scottsdale salutes volunteer truck driver Gene Griffin

Every Thursday around 4:30 a.m., Gene Griffin drives to Sun City to pick up supplies for Scottsdale’s Brown Bag Program.
Update on Police seek help to locate missing woman

Diane M. Kay, 56, was last seen at her home in the area of Hayden and Indian Bend roads about 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.
Scottsdale hosts Innovation Arizona Summit Oct. 1

Many of the state’s top leaders in science, technology and education will gather for this cutting-edge event.
City’s Purchasing division earns 17th consecutive national procurement award

Scottsdale’s Purchasing division received the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2015 from the National Procurement Institute.
Lifelong learning and leisure classes begin next week

Scottsdale’s Parks and Recreation services provide close-to-home, low-cost, readily available facilities, programs and instruction.
PCIS celebrates 40 years of service

The Police Crisis Intervention Services unit celebrated its 40th year of working hand in hand with the police department.
Conservancy hosts Family Sonoran Sunday, Sept. 20

Join the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy nature guides and city Natural Resources Coordinator Yvonne Massman for the Family Sonoran Sunday season kickoff.
Marine Mural dedication is Saturday

The dedication also pays tribute to local Marine who lost his life during Nepal earthquake relief efforts last May.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 11-20, 2015

Chaparral Road will be fully closed under the Loop 101 Freeway from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Saturday, Sept. 12.
Double shooting on Valley Vista

Scottsdale police responded to reports of a double shooting at a home near Valley View and Scottsdale Road Friday night.
Scottsdale among top places to retire

According to financial website WalletHub.com, Scottsdale is the second best place in the country to retire.
Council votes to move forward on exploring non-discrimination ordinance

The Scottsdale City Council voted to take the next step on an ordinance that would protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT).
Scottsdale mural will commemorate Marine Week

The Marines are landing in the Valley next week and Scottsdale will be home to an exciting project tied to their visit.
City Crisis Intervention Section celebrates 40 years of service

Join Scottsdale Police to celebrate the Police Crisis Intervention Section’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 4 - 13, 2015

The northbound Loop 101 Freeway will be reduced to one lane from McDonald Drive to Indian Bend Road from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.
Adapted Recreation Services keeps things “cool” in September

Scottsdale’s Adapted Recreation Services is keeping things cool this September by providing recreation programs, adapted sports, and social opportunities for individuals of all ages with special needs.
Pickleball courts are coming to Scottsdale

The city is adding courts after receiving numerous community requests for more places to play.
Nominations open for disabilities awards

The public is invited to nominate deserving people for the Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Awards.
Join the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Instagram gallery

Follow the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Instagram to get details on hikes, lectures and events.
Help us identify prowler suspect

The Scottsdale Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in identifying a male subject wanted in two prowler cases.
Update on emergency cooling station

Scottsdale opened an emergency cooling station Tuesday afternoon at the Granite Reef Senior Center to assist residents without electricity.
Valley Little League teams traveling to Taiwan

Arcadia Little League heads out Sept. 27. Mayor Jim Lane and a business development team are also making the trip.
Video: Inside a Scottsdale fire response

Ride with the Scottsdale Fire Department as they respond to a fire.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 28 - Sept. 6, 2015

Northbound traffic on Northsight Boulevard will be detoured to the old Northsight alignment road at Hayden Road through Friday, Aug. 28, to permit utility work.
Pickleball courts are coming to Scottsdale

Pickleball, a combination of badminton, table tennis and tennis, is exploding in popularity and Scottsdale has heard increased calls from the community to offer dedicated pickleball courts for drop-in play.
Railroad park welcomes regional model railroad convention Sept. 16-20

Model railroad trains, track displays and the people who love them will gather at Scottsdale’s McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Sept. 16-20.
City installs preserve safety message signs

The city recently installed safety message signs at major trailheads in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Scottsdale centers host public swim on Labor Day

McDowell Mountain Ranch, Eldorado and Cactus aquatic centers will be open for the last day of public swim from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 7.
Recycling comes to Civic Center Mall

One of the Valley’s top “people places” has become more environmentally friendly. The Scottsdale Civic Center Mall boasts 25 new recycling containers.
Preserve Butterfly Field Guide available

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy created a Butterfly Field Guide to help Preserve visitor identify the nearly 50 most common species.
Commemorate the library’s 60th anniversary

The public is invited to celebrate the library’s 60th anniversary at the September Mayor and City Council breakfast.
Registration now open for fall landscape workshops and garden tour

Learn ways to enhance the beauty of your home while saving water and money this winter.
Scottsdale crew battling blazes in Idaho

A team of firefighters from the city of Scottsdale is part of a regional effort to control wildfires burning around the state of Idaho.
Open house to address sole major General Plan amendment request

The public is invited to an open house to review and comment on the lone 2015 major General Plan amendment case.
City Council meetings resume Tuesday

The Scottsdale City Council will resume its typical City Council meeting schedule Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 21 - 30, 2015

All exit and entrance ramps at the Loop 101 Freeway and Indian School Road interchange will be closed through Saturday, Aug. 22.
Fall hours to resume in September at railroad park

McCormick Stillman Railroad Park will resume fall hours Tuesday, Sept. 1.
City hosts pair of open houses on draft General Plan 2035

The public is invited to attend one of two open houses to review and comment on the draft General Plan 2035.
New name, same great programs!

Scottsdale’s government channel, CityCable 11 or Channel 11, has changed its name to Scottsdale Video Network.
Silver alert issued for missing 83 year old woman

Missing 83 year old Scottsdale woman located by DPS in the southeast valley after a Silver Alert was issued.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 14 – 23, 2015

Southbound traffic on Hayden Road will experience lane restrictions at Thomas Road through Thursday, Aug. 20, as utility work occurs.
August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month

Arizona consistently ranks among the worst states for drowning. But drowning is preventable.
Hotline allows Scottsdale citizens to report suspected misconduct

The Scottsdale city auditor has established an “Integrity Line” so the public, city employees, contractors or others can anonymously report suspected fraud, waste or misuse of city resources.
Free booklets and water education presentations available to schools

Scottsdale Water Conservation provides free educational booklets and interactive presentations to schools within the city’s water delivery area.
Allison's Watch - A Community Event for Women's Safety

The Scottsdale Police Department is partnering with the community at an event designed to better inform women in our community of ways to stay safe and free from harm.
Scottsdale rebuilds its website for the mobile world

A complete rebuild of ScottsdaleAZ.gov, the city’s website, makes it ready for the modern mobile world.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 7 – 16, 2015

Various lane restrictions will occur in both directions on Scottsdale Road immediately north of Thomas Road 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 7, as sewer work occurs.
Alarm system protects Police K9s

The Scottsdale Police Department's K9 unit has safeguards in place to keep their four-legged partners safe.
City director among real estate’s most influential

City Economic Development Director Danielle Casey is listed among most influential women in commercial real estate.
Community hosts successful back-to-school event

More than 800 Scottsdale students received clothing, supplies and health checks at a recent back-to school event.
Auto theft from bank parking lot with child inside

Scottsdale Police Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a female suspect wanted on auto theft and kidnapping charges. The incident occurred on August 6, 2015 just after 8:00 p.m.
Housing waitlist applications available

Scottsdale residents can get on the waitlist for the city’s Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Aug. 13.
Library programs help with research

Parents with young children can have fun, strengthen skills and be part of an important educational study
Students invited to enter Constitution Contest

Scottsdale Mayor W. J. “Jim” Lane invites students to participate in Constitution Day Essay and Art Contest.
August brush & 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.
Hands-only CPR presentations available for free

Learn how to save the life of a loved one with the Scottsdale Fire Department’s free, hands-only CPR presentations.
City delivers nearly 200 “Beat the Heat” care packages

Scottsdale city staff and volunteers delivered 193 care packages to seniors in recent weeks.
Adapted Recreation Services hosts The Chaparral Teen Connection

Teens and young adults ages 12 through 22 with intellectual disabilities have a safe place to hang out after school this year! It’s called The Chaparral Teen Connection, hosted by Scottsdale’s Adapted Recreation Services.
Learn what influences led to the creation of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Former city planner Don Hadder discusses the events, politics and economics that influenced mountain preservation decisions.
Two Scottsdale teens selected regional finalists in 2015 Google Science Fair competition

Scottsdale teenagers Divya Vatsa and Aakanksha Saxena, have been selected from among thousands of students hailing from more than 90 countries as regional finalists in the 2015 Google Science Fair competition.
Public invited to comment on Police Department’s reaccreditation

The Scottsdale Police Department is seeking public comments as part of its reaccreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
City’s free irrigation audit discovers leaks, saves you $$

Scottsdale offers free irrigation audits to its single-family residential customers.
Register for July and August swim lessons

Swim lesson registration for the July and August sessions is ongoing.
Inspector gets a surprise from baby bobcat

Rob Henderson’s job is to keep culverts free from debris. Recently, his work included a furry spectator.
Scottsdale’s a hit with baseball All Stars

Baseball’s MidSummer Classic had a strong Scottsdale flavor this year.
Prizes, exhibitors needed for Neighborhood Watch Celebration

The city is hosting a Neighborhood Watch Celebration to provide leaders with the tools needed to unite their areas to create safer neighborhoods.
Help students return to school in A+ attire and with needed supplies

Your donations are needed to support Vista del Camino’s Back-to-School program.
Volunteer for the city of Scottsdale

You can make a difference in our community by being a volunteer.
Dispose of your brush and bulk - Monthly schedule

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection, offering residents a convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.
Field of Teams: Scottsdale Stadium transforms for diverse uses

This spring and summer, Scottsdale's crew of dedicated groundskeepers transformed Scottsdale stadium from baseball, to rugby to soccer to support three different teams - this video shows how they did it.
Summer Spectacular ArtWalk takes place Thursday

Celebrate summer in style – the Scottsdale Summer Spectacular ArtWalk takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 9, in the beautiful Scottsdale Arts District.
Monsoon is upon us, be prepared

Most fatalities during storms occur in motor vehicles. Your home is generally one of the safest places to be during a severe storm.
Court now offers automated recurring billing

The Scottsdale City Court now offers automated recurring billing for those who qualify for a payment agreement.
July is Parks and Recreation Month

Scottsdale is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Parks and Recreation Month and the enduring importance of parks and recreation for the world
Scottsdale Fire Marshal: Leave fireworks to pros

Every year, fire departments brace for the possibility of fires and injuries caused by fireworks. This year’s dry and hot conditions across the Valley and the allowance of certain consumer fireworks from June 24- July 6 has Scottsdale Fire Department on high alert.
SFD celebrates 10 years of Caring For You

On July 1, 2015, Scottsdale Fire Department celebrates its 10th Anniversary as a municipal fire department. Since that “Born on date” 10 years ago, the department has responded to more than 260,000 emergency calls and has grown stronger and more efficient as an organization.
Scottsdale has updated the Green Home Rating Checklist

Scottsdale’s Green Home Rating Checklist is periodically updated to stay current with building code changes, building product innovations and construction industry trends.
Scottsdale has signed the UNITY Pledge – will you?

The Mayor and City Council are asking residents, businesses and organizations to sign the UNITY Pledge - a free and voluntary expression of our commitment to equal, inclusive and fair treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and their allies.
City, Conservancy honored for work with preserve

American Society of Landscape Architects will honor Scottsdale and McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Nov. 9.
Recycling will be collected on July 4

Recycling will be collected as scheduled on July 4.
Council approves $550,000+ for social services

The Scottsdale City Council last night approved $563,425 to fund nonprofit agencies that provide programs and services to assist thousands of residents at risk and in need.
Loop 101/Indian School closure begins June 22

All ramps at the Loop 101 Freeway and Indian School Road interchange will be closed starting June 22 for 60 days.
Improved levees help keep Scottsdale dry

The city of Scottsdale recently renovated five public levees, which will save nearby property owners about $500,000 per year.
Comment on Cultural Resources Plan

The public is invited to a meeting to provide feedback on the draft Cultural Resources Master Plan for Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Join us for all things bike!

The Transportation Department invites you to share your ideas to help Scottsdale continue to be a safe, healthy, bike-friendly city.
Recycle clothes, sheets and textiles in our drop-off bins

Rather than throw old clothes, hats, towels, sheets, blankets, curtains and other textiles into the trash, why not recycle them?
Provide input for Scottsdale General Plan 2035

The public can comment on a draft update of the Scottsdale General Plan -- the primary tool for guiding Scottsdale's future development and character.
Green-built projects: Learn what and where they are

Attendees at a green building lecture will learn about infill projects and how they benefit communities by enhancing walkability, improving air quality and reducing traffic congestion.
Scottsdale a top spot for 'staycations'

If you're looking for a little rest and relaxation without much travel, Scottsdale is the best option in Arizona and one of the best in the U.S.
Officer Involved Shooting and Vehicle Pursuit

A suspect is in custody after leading police on a 9-mile pursuit; he was shot by police after attempting to run-down an officer in a stolen pickup truck.
Forty Years of Mighty Mud Mania

If you thought all those crazy mud runs are a recent trend, think again. Forty years ago the city of Scottsdale first hosted what is now known as Mighty Mud Mania – the original mud run.
Police supporting Buckle Up Arizona campaign

The Scottsdale Police Department is supporting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Buckle up Arizona Enforcement campaign.
Police seeking help identifying locker room burglars

Scottsdale Police Detectives are asking for help from the public in identifying two suspects in a string of burglaries.
Burglars caught in the act at Chaparral High School

Three people are in custody after being caught stealing music equipment from Chaparral High School.
Stay cool in a Scottsdale city pool

With temperatures climbing, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about how you’re going to stay cool this summer. Swimming may be one of the best, easiest and cheapest options.
Summer Solid Waste Collection Hours

Scottsdale's Solid Waste crews will be starting their routes at 5 a.m. to try to beat the heat.
Properly dispose of fluorescent bulbs

Tips on how to properly dispose of your fluorescent (CFL and otherwise) light bulbs.
Ice Den Burglary Suspect Arrested

A suspect is in custody for burglarizing locker rooms at the Ice Den in Scottsdale.
Help Us Locate A Missing Elderly Man

Thomas Anthony Visco has been located and reunited with his family after going missing from his home in Scottsdale.
Burglary Suspect Arrested

A homeowner interrupted a burglary at his home and used a shovel to subdue the burglar until police arrived.
Council reduces building fees for McDowell Corridor

Residents and businesses in the McDowell Corridor will be less for building permit fees during a two-year test period.
Reward posted in Allison Feldman murder investigation

A reward is posted for information that aids the investigation of the murder of Allison Feldman of Scottsdale.
Missing Elderly Man

Kenneth Earll Sanders was reunited with his family after being found on a city bus.
Opportunity Expo offers employment options

Looking for that first job can be a daunting experience. Scottsdale’s Opportunity Expo can make that search easier.
Scott Popp is new Assistant Police Chief

New Assistant Chief Scott Popp has been with Scottsdale PD since 1990.
Woman arrested for sexual conduct with a minor

Lindsey Radomski was arrested for sexual conduct with a minor at a Bar Mitzvah.
Wrong Way Driver on the Freeway Arrested

A Scottsdale Police Officer used stop sticks to disable a vehicle driving the wrong way on the freeway.
Home Invasion Suspects Arrested

Scottsdale Police Detectives arrested Christopher Celeste and Wood Maguire for a host of charges to include Aggravated assault, Robbery and Conspiracy.
Apply for board and commission openings

Scottsdale residents are invited to apply for volunteer positions on 12 city boards and commissions.
Scottsdale partners with Nextdoor website

Scottsdale partners with social network Nextdoor to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications
World champs open Scottsdale spring training

Baseball City, Cactus League legends and lore highlight great Scottsdale spring
Cab Driver Dies as Result of Assault

A cab driver is dead after being assaulted in an apartment complex parking lot.
Female Fraud Suspect Behind Bars

A woman is in custody after a months-long investigation by detectives with the Scottsdale Police Identity Theft and Auto Crimes section.
“All Things Senior” Expo offers wealth of info

Scottsdale senior centers are hosting the “All Things Senior” Expo to educate residents about available senior resources.
Neighborhood Burglars Arrested

Three suspects are in custody after robbing a home in Scottsdale.
Information sought in Sexual Assault case

The Scottsdale Police Department is investigating a sexual assault and asking for help from the public in identifying the male suspect.
Missing elderly man with dementia

A man reported missing by his family has been found in good condition and reunited with his family.
Best ways to view Parada del Sol Parade

Scottsdale’s Parada del Sol Parade takes to the streets starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 14, with a new route and an expanded Trail’s End Celebration.
Bank Robbery at Wells Fargo

A suspect is in custody after allegedly robbing a bank on Mountain View Road.
Attend Feb. 24 State of the City Address

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane’s annual State of the City address will be Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (7575 E. Princess Drive). A reception begins at 11:30 a.m. and the mayor’s remarks will start at 12:30 p.m.
Domestic Violence Results in Murder Suicide

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, a husband and wife were both pronounced deceased in front of their home at 6812 E Chaparral Road.
New videos offer insight into City Court processes

A new series of videos provides information about court processes for a variety of topics.
Suspects arrested in armed robbery

Three suspects are in custody suspected of armed robbery at a drive-thru liquor store.
Pedicab/Uber restrictions at WMPO

Pedicabs are restricted at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and UBER car service is restricted to Lot #7.
Special events promise a “Super Week” in Scottsdale

The Waste Management Phoenix Open, Fan Fest Scottsdale and dozens of other events tied to the Super Bowl make this a Super Week in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale police, fire offer 12 safety tips

Scottsdale Police and Fire departments suggest the following 12 tips for a fun and safe special events season.
Chase Bank armed robbery

On Jan. 29, 2015, the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force arrested Michael Ryan Freeman, who admitted robbing a bank in Scottsdale and three others.
Jewelry store robbed at gunpoint

The Scottsdale Police Department is asking for help from the public in identifying the two individuals who robbed a jewelry store in Scottsdale.
Officer Involved Shooting at Safeway

Four suspects are in custody after one rammed a police vehicle attempting to escape arrest for credit card fraud.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is open

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is open. The museum celebrates the art, history and culture of the American West.
“Super Season” launches this weekend

The opportunity to view some of the world’s most coveted cars kicks off Scottsdale’s “Super Season” this weekend.
Eagle Scout Project Benefits Police Mounted Unit

On Dec. 13, 2014, Scottsdale Teen Connor Brachtl led a team of over 50 Boy Scouts on an Eagle Scout project at the Scottsdale Police Department Mounted Unit stables.
SCAM ALERT - City Court will not call residents and request bond payments by phone

Scottsdale City Court does not -- and will not – telephone residents and ask for bond payments over the phone.
New City Court calendar features

The court’s calendar can now be searched by date, or defendant name, or attorney bar number.
Energy efficiency guide provides ideas for Arizona

The guide provides a quick-read of 46 ideas for potential policies, programs and initiatives that can increase the adoption of energy efficiency in Arizona.
Arizona twelfth most energy-efficient state

Arizona is the fourth most energy efficient state in the west, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Expanded transit service begins October 2014

The city’s Fiscal Year 2014/15 budget included a $450,000 annual investment for improved transit service primarily within the McDowell Corridor.
Mighty McDowell: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Scottsdale’s Southern Core

Through the past four decades, McDowell Road in Scottsdale has witnessed the highs and lows of growth, recession and renewal as the regional economy boomed, then busted and is now slowly but steadily recovering.
Scottsdale City Court receives the first Arizona Motor Vehicle Division self-service kiosk

Scottsdale City Court has received the first Arizona Motor Vehicle Division self-service kiosk, which allows customers to renew vehicle registrations and perform other tasks.
Beneficial Beans Café reopens with new look
The Beneficial Beans Café®, located in Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library, reopened this week with a brand new look.

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