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There’s a story behind the flagpole at Scottsdale’s Gateway Trailhead

Visitors to Scottsdale’s Gateway Trailhead this Memorial Day weekend will pass near an American Flag that carries its own special message about sacrifice and appreciation.
Scottsdale's bike units provide service on spokes

No matter the department or the activity, Scottsdale’s bike units agree – providing service on spokes is a different and often times better way of connecting with the public they serve.
Scottsdale Update - May 25, 2017

This week's edition: City offices closed Monday | "Click It or Ticket" | Museum of the West hosts Western Wednesdays | The muddy tradition continues
The heat is on! Take steps to avoid heat emergencies

It's hot! Make sure you are taking precautions for you and your pets to avoid heat illness and even death while out enjoying the magnificent trails and activities offered in our area.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 26 - June 4

Expect delays on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a new water line is installed.
2017 Click It or Ticket campaign

2017 Click It or Ticket campaign begins
Scottsdale Transportation Commission seeks applicants

Submit an application by Friday to be considered for one of two openings on the Transportation Commission.
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
Notice of Intent to Establish or Modify Business License Fees

In accordance with A.R.S. § 9-499.15, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Scottsdale City Council may adopt an ordinance to establish or modify the business license fees.
Scottsdale Update - May 18, 2017

This week's highlights: GP annual report available | Free concerts this Sunday | Get discounted family pool passes | Learn how to maintain your irrigation system
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 19 - 28

Plan ahead for traffic restrictions this summer on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a new water line is installed.
Help us identify bar burglary suspects

Suspects gained access to the business and took approximately $2100 worth of liquor
Buy Your Family Pool Pass Today - Discounted Rates through May 29

Save up to $240 for a family pass by purchasing before 5/29.
Joint effort to address wildfire risk around Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve

With the increased threat of wildfire this year, Scottsdale Fire Department is teaming up with Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Community Services and Fields Services departments, and the Tonto National Forest on May 16 for a joint wildfire prevention exercise in Scottsdale.
Motion status added to case information

Check the status of your motion online and in real-time
Local painters gift Scottsdale senior with home makeover

This article, initially published in the Scottsdale Independent newspaper, highlights a special community partnership.
Scottsdale Update - May 11, 2017

This week's edition: Stamp Out Hunger | City seeks input on DC Ranch Neighborhood Park | Spend mom's day at railroad park | Get info on opiate use
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 12 - 21

Plan ahead for traffic restrictions this summer on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a new water line is installed.
Scottsdale is home to a pair of Heritage Trees

Every plant has roots. Not many, however, have roots that run as deep into local history as the pair of pistache trees on this Scottsdale property.
Video: Golden Rule Day 2017

Watch video coverage of the April 28, 2017 event.
Video: Behind the Badge - Robots

Check out some cool tech the Scottsdale Police Department S.W.A.T. Team uses!
Open house set May 17 on DC Ranch park proposal

The roughly 13-acre parcel is vacant, but the city is exploring a potential partnership that could accelerate construction of the park.
Construction to restrict traffic on Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd

Water line installation begins May 30
Notice of intent to establish or modify fees

The Scottsdale City Council will consider a variety of fee proposals at its May 23 meeting.
Chaparral Pool Summer Hours and Events!

Chaparral Pool in Scottsdale is ready for summer fun.
Scottsdale Update - May 4, 2017

This week's highlights: Back-to-School Program screenings begin | Different kind of date night | Event raises funds for Operation Fix It | Shred documents
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 5 - 14

Learn five fast facts about Scottsdale trolleys in our new video.
DUI Task Force Active Through May 6th For Cinco De Mayo

Valley DUI Task Force Will Be Active For The Cinco De Mayo Holiday
Airport Operations Center Earns LEED Silver

The U.S. Green Building Council recognized the City of Scottsdale’s Airport Operations Center, 15255 N. Airport Dr, with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification. The award recognizes the Airport Operations Center project for its sustainable, green building qualities.
Swim Under the Stars! Moonlight swims are back.

Scottsdale pools stay open late for night swims.
Adoption of final property tax levy and/or tax rate for City and Municipal Streetlighting Improvement Districts

Notice is given that the City and Streetlighting Improvement Districts (SLIDs) property tax levies may increase. SLIDs and Truth in Taxation hearings are scheduled for June 13, 2017 at 5:00p.m. at Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard. Council will consider adopting the levies on June 27, 2017 at 5:00p.m. at Scottsdale City Hall.
Scottsdale Update - April 27, 2017

This week's highlights: Palomino Library to reduce summer hours | Info to know about Scottsdale Trolleys | Celebrate Mom's Day | Police host "Drug Take-Back"
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Video: Desert Landscaping – Fairy Dusters

Looking for some gorgeous landscape plants suitable for your Scottsdale yard? Check out these Fairy Dusters!
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 28 - May 7

Learn five fast facts about Scottsdale trolleys in our new video.
Plan your Summer with Scottsdale Parks and Recreation

Scottsdale Parks and Recreation summer registration starts May 1 for programs taking place this summer.
Video: Five Bits of Info to Know about Scottsdale Trolleys

#1 -- It's FREE!
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 21 - 30

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back event is April 29

The public can turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal during National Prescription Drug Take-Back events on April 29.
Scottsdale Update - April 20, 2017

This week's highlights: Discuss Downtown Scottsdale's future | Mayor proclaims "Volunteer Appreciation Week" | Gather for Girls Night Out | Borrow landscape equipment
Scottsdale galleries will host Art for Aunt Rita’s silent auction and tour April 22

Two dozen art galleries and shops in Downtown Scottsdale are hosting a charity event from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, to benefit local HIV/AIDS programs.
Historic airplane arriving in Scottsdale next week; will be centerpiece of new veteran’s memorial

At about 3 p.m. (revised time) April 27, Scottsdale Airport will welcome a Stearman PT-17 biplane, the same as those flown by student pilots at Thunderbird Field II (now Scottsdale Airport) during World War Two.
Understanding who visits Scottsdale is more than a million dollar question

The answer is worth an estimated $2.1 billion. That’s the money spent by visitors in Scottsdale every year, according to the latest statistics.
Public invited to presentation & discussion on Downtown Scottsdale’s future

Residents, business owners and other stakeholders are invited to a presentation and discussion to help chart the future of Downtown Scottsdale.
Anyone else anxious about Bike to Work Day?

Next Wednesday, April 19, is Bike to Work Day. Here are some helpful tips if you're a nervous newbie like me.
Scottsdale Update - April 13, 2017

This week's highlights: New recruiting website offers insight to city | Pinnacle Peak Park celebrates 15th year | Spring Training sets record | Event showcases senior talent
Scottsdale joins multi-city recruitment for firefighters

Scottsdale, Chandler and Tempe, are working together to conduct an open registration and written exam for the 2017 Firefighter Recruitment process.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 14 - 23

Plan now for Scottsdale Bike to Work Day Wednesday, April 19. Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Hard Hat Breakfast recognizes early-rising, front-line employees

City says “thanks” to the men and women who perform many of the community’s critical, behind-the-scenes tasks.
Video: Horses - Equestrian Art in Scottsdale

Here’s a look at some of Scottsdale’s amazing equine art.
Scottsdale will gather April 28 to honor “The Golden Rule”

Service organizations, clergy, police and community leaders will gather April 28 to affirm the community’s commitment to treating people the way they would like to be treated.
Scottsdale seeks input on refuse collection and recycling

The public is invited to provide input that will help shape the future of Scottsdale’s refuse and recycling programs.
Scottsdale’s proposed fiscal year 2017/18 budget is available for review

The proposed budget is a starting point for additional conversations with the City Council and the community before final budget adoption June 13.
Update on Burglary Suspects From March 10th Police News

Scottsdale police have identified two burglary suspects with the public's help
Scottsdale Update - April 6, 2017

This week's highlights: Microlibrary opens | Stadium sleepover canceled | Five Fascinating Facts about Scottsdale | Cycle the Arts pedals off Sunday
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 7 - 16

Plan now for Scottsdale Bike to Work Day Wednesday, April 19. Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
See some art, get some exercise April 9

Grab your bikes, helmets and water and head downtown Sunday for Scottsdale's 12th Annual Cycle the Arts.
Scottsdale’s first microlibrary will open at Chaparral Park April 11

Scottsdale Public Library will make books easily available to people at city parks by opening “Books2go” microlibraries at locations throughout the city.
Video: Five Fascinating Facts about Scottsdale

Did you know...? Here are five fascinating facts about Scottsdale!
Video: Behind the Badge - Vehicular Homicide Investigations

Learn how the Scottsdale Police Department investigates fatal crash scenes to determine if a crime has been committed.
Scottsdale Update - March 30, 2017

This week's highlights: View proposed budget | Street Madness kicks off Final Four | Attend season's final Sunday A'fair | Learn about fresh indoor air
Run the Runway offers “plane” old fun April 8

Take off for a morning run at the Run the Runway 5k/10k/15K and the Kids 1 Mile Mascot Dash at Scottsdale Airport Saturday, April 8
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 31 - April 9

Plan now for Scottsdale Bike to Work Day Wednesday, April 19. Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Hiking prep important for locals, visitors

Arizona's weather and 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.
Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this April.
Scottsdale Update - March 23, 2017

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

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

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

At 5:39 this morning, fire departments from Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix responded to a house fire in the 7600 block of Meadowbrook Ave. The fire was in a small 2-story townhome with a working fire to the rear of the structure.
Proposed New Fees and/or Fee Increases for FY 2017/18

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

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale Update - March 16, 2017

This week's highlights: Temps on the rise - stay safe | Get an insider's view of baseball | Snakes alive | Attend World War I series
Girls Night out at the Stadium, April 22

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

Two suspects stole victim's credit cards, their car, and other property
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 10 - 19

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale Update - March 9, 2017

This week's highlights: Arts Festival this weekend | Submit photos for railroad park contest | Fix a Leak Week | Master your interview skills
Seats available for Spring SFD Citizens Academy

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

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

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

Sign up now for one of Scottsdale’s Water Efficiency Workshops and learn ways to enhance the beauty of your landscape while saving water and money!
Open data drives #Scottsdale28 campaign

Open data – it’s the idea that data should be freely available and accessible to everyone. It’s also a tool for Scottsdale to promote openness, transparency and accountability.
Video: Carolyn Allen's Legacy

Learn the impact Senator Carolyn Allen had in creating Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Scottsdale earns high marks from residents in citizen survey

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

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 23, 2017

This week's highlights: Open data-free & transparent info | Canal Convergence takes place through Sunday | Catch a free flick | Register for spring break camps
Scottsdale hosts a “triple play day” March 4

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

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
NCAA Final Four - Reservation required for transient operations

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

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

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

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Compete at the 2017 Wedge Skate Jam on Feb. 25

Showcase your skills at this local Skate Jam, sponsored by Sidewalk Surfer and Skate True.
Help Identify Burglary Suspect


Application process open for Public Safety Teen Academy

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

Kidnapper Arrested 30 Min After Abducting Child
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 9, 2017

This week's highlights: Police chief honored | Don't miss the Parada | Donate plastic grocery bags | Free tax preparation help available
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 10 - 19

Multiple streets will be closed in downtown Scottsdale Saturday for the Parada del Sol and Trail's End Festival.
Know Your Limit Statistics are In for Waste Management Phoenix Open

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

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

Owners in a commercial office park area north of WestWorld can decide whether they want to pay to bury planned power lines underground.
SFD works to keep event, nightclub revelers safe in the city

Scottsdale is a destination community with approximately 9 million visitors a year and has more than 100 bars, nightclubs and pubs. Scottsdale Fire Inspectors proactively make night inspections of these facilities to check for overcrowding, blocked exits and to ensure all safety systems are operating properly.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 2, 2017

This week's highlights: Western Week is Feb. 4-11 | City offers free water-efficiency classes | Protect your identity at Shred It event | Attend Cactus League festivities
Exhibit reception, panel kickoff Cactus League season

Baseball is back and the public is invited to a free reception and panel discussion Feb. 15 focused on the Cactus League and the first players to be inducted into the Cactus League Hall of Fame.
Western Week celebrates the Old West with style, expanded events

Lasso some fun with a full slate of activities through Feb. 11, including the Hashknife arrival and Parada del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Celebration.
Help identify a bank robbery suspect

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

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
DUI Task Forces active for Waste Management Phoenix Open

Scottsdale Police is collaborating with other valley agencies as a DUI Task Force for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Waste Management Phoenix Open safety tips

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

If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend this year's MLK Celebration Dinner, you can still enjoy the program by watching it here.
Mayor’s annual State of the City address is Feb. 22

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane’s annual State of the City address will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.
Update Help identify criminal damage suspect

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

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

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

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

Chief Rodbell awarded the 2017 Chief of the Year for the State of Arizona by the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police
Deliver a piece of history: Mail a letter by Hashknife Pony Express

The annual Hashknife ride recreates one of the most daring and romantic chapters of the American West. Be a part of it.
Scottsdale Pools need of Lifeguards


Protect your home's pipes in freezing temperatures

Freezing temperatures are forecast for the coming week. Protect your pipes to avoid costly repairs.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 27 - Feb. 5

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 26, 2017

This week's highlights: Protect your pipes | Phoenix Open tees off | Participate in Regional Unity Walk | Deliver a part of history
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Know before you fly.
Video: Fourth Annual Cure Corridor

Keynote speaker Dr. Joon Yun, managing partner and president of Palo Alto Investors, delivers an exciting presentation on the future of health care.
Video: Indian School Park Playground

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

An online survey lets any Scottsdale resident rate their quality of life and provide anonymous feedback on city programs and services.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 6 - 15

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

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

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

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

To help make your drive easier, we've provided a partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions taking place in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
Fire investigators: Scottsdale fatal house fire caused by unattended cooking

The residential house fire that killed Scott Michael Stephens (51) on Dec. 23 has been determined as unintentional by Scottsdale Fire Department Fire Investigators.
Exhibits and more adorn Cactus League Legacy Trail

Great teams, exceptional players and unforgettable memories – Scottsdale’s rich history of baseball comes to life in a free exhibit launching Jan. 18.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 22 and 29, 2016

This week's highlights: Holiday information | Last chance for Holiday Lights | Tickets available for MLK Jr Dinner Celebration | Get home fire safety info
Scottsdale CEO and disabilities advocate named 2017 Diversity Champions

The founder and chief executive officer of a Scottsdale nonprofit and an advocate for individuals with disabilities have been named the 2017 Diversity Champions by the nonprofit group Community Celebrating Diversity.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 23 - Jan. 1

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

Assisting a single mother in crisis. Rescuing victims of domestic violence. Supporting LGBT issues through advocacy efforts and new events. Those are just some of the actions over the past year by Scottsdale employees honored this week for their outstanding work performance and commitment to the Scottsdale community.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 16 - 25

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced, and Loop 101 ramp meters have been reactivated.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 15, 2016

This week's highlights: Council hires city manager | Scottsdale honors its employees | Explore Sonoran Desert Life | More "Scottsdazzle"
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.
Scottsdale Pool, Trail and Community Center Holiday Hours 2016

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

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

Black Friday is the official kick-off for the Scottsdale Fire Department Annual Holiday Toy Drive. New, unwrapped toys and gift cards are accepted at all SFD fire stations and headquarters from through Dec. 23.
Scottsdale City Court announces its new Compliance Assistance Program (CAP)

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

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Video: Scottsdale Public Library – We have lots of stuff!

How much stuff does the library have? Watch and find out!
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.
Empty Bowls event fills gaps in fight against hunger Nov. 30

Enjoy a meal and help fight hunger in our community.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 10, 2016

Read this week's edition of Scottsdale Update.
Visualizing Revitalization in the McDowell Road Corridor

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

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

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

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


Video: Behind the Badge – Police Dogs

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

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

Professional instructors present information, resources and tools needed to become effective neighborhood leaders.
Downtown Trolley detour this weekend for Scottsdale Grand Prix

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

The Scottsdale City Council will interview three finalists for the vacant city manager position after two candidates withdrew from consideration earlier this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Save your memorable moments

A written legacy for your family and friends is a wonderful gift!
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 Cares donation program helps change lives

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

Suspect wanted for armed robbery of Superpumper convenience store
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.
Forget bobbing for apples; try dunkin’ for a pumpkin Saturday

Come join us for our floating pumpkin patch!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Out@SMoCA event takes place Oct. 27

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art welcomes the LGBTQ community and friends.
Library hosts Halloween family fun

Enjoy safe family Halloween family fun on various days, times and library locations.
Tune up your interview skills

Learn important job interview skills in the Eureka Loft at Civic Center Library.
G.A.I.N. parties take place Oct. 29

The aim of G.A.I.N. is to unite communities to create safer neighborhoods.
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.
Three interactive maps show major development activity within key areas of the city

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

Come and have some spooky fun at this year’s annual Fall Festival!
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.
You’re invited to workshops for “Experience Scottsdale” brand

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

Stop by Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road, or CVS, 6045 N. Scottsdale Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, to return unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal with Scottsdale Police.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 14 - 23

Restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Curb address painting kits available for loan

Add painted house numbers to your curb by borrowing a curb address painting kit from the city.
Get your caboose to Railroad Park’s Railfair, Oct. 8-9

All aboard for McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park’s Railfair 2016.
Free equipment available for neighborhood cleanups

Grab your neighbors and borrow a trailer loaded with landscape tools for a neighborhood cleanup.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 7 - 16

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

A number of key dates for voters to keep in mind occur in October.
Library presents “Make Weird Music”

The library hosts a few sessions on discovering how we make music and how music makes us.
Celebrate American Archives Month and see library’s digital photography collection

Library presents two programs to commemorate American Archives Month.
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 among nation’s best bike cities

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

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

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

Watch a discussion of what we’re learning about our Sonoran desert.
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.
Economic Development wins two Golden Prospector Awards

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

You’re invited to two free concerts: The Scottsdale Philharmonic & the Scottsdale Concert Band.
Find fall break fun, Oct. 10-14

The city offers Fall Break Camp and a basketball clinic.
Aviation Director requests involvement with PHX Metroplex and FAA flight path change meetings

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

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

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

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

Scottsdale Water safe for all EPA-regulated contaminants, including Chromium 6
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.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 23 - Oct. 2

Restrictions on Indian School Road continue while a gas line is replaced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Museum of the West wins environmental excellence award

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West: Western Spirit recently captured an Arizona Forward Crescordia Award.
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.
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’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.
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 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.
September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month – a great time to help prepare your family for emergency situations.
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.
Tail Waggin' Tales for your therapy dog

Certified therapy dogs love listening to kids practice their reading.
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.
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."
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.
Community invited to review, comment on Scottsdale General Plan 2035

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

Most city offices closed for Labor Day, Sept. 5
Fall swim lessons begin in September

Register your child, or yourself, for September swimming lessons.
Scottsdale Police Department records all online

Customers can request police reports, accident reports, 911 calls and other records via a new mobile-friendly website.

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