McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park remains closed following recent storms. The city continues to repair the damage and evaluate the conditions to determine when the park can open safely. Follow the park on Facebook to get the latest updates.
Honoring heroes of the Korean War - Veterans AZ Episode 4. This episode of Veterans AZ is published on a special day - July 27 is National Korean War Armistice Day, recognizing veterans of the Korean War and those who made the ultimate sacrifice - the 5.7 million who served, nearly 37,000 who gave their lives, and nearly 8,000 whose fate in the Korean War remains unknown.
We meet three Arizonans who have a unique connection to the Korean War -- a United States Marine who served in Korea, a Korean-American who has found new purpose in thanking the brave service members who fought to preserve a free country, and an Army veteran who joined well after the Korean War, but honors Korean War veterans today. Watch here.
Scottsdale Sister Cities Association captures “2021 Best Overall Program.” The city's nonprofit earned the highest award in the 100,000-300,000 population category for its 2020 activities. Scottsdale demonstrated various criteria to win, including:
Regular exchanges among many or all partnerships.
Exchanges across many sectors, including youth, education, arts, culture, economic development, technical assistance and humanitarian work.
Diversity of local communities and international sister cities, including involvement of underserved communities, minorities, people with disabilities and low-income communities.
A commitment to reinforcing the principles of citizen diplomacy and the mission of Sister Cities International: to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.
Learn more about Scottsdale Sister Cities.
High ozone pollution advisory continues through Wednesday. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory through Wednesday, July 28. Those with respiratory sensitivities such as asthma and COPD are advised to use caution between noon-6 p.m. if and when outdoors.
Scottsdale Police partner with nonprofits on Prescription Drug Take Back event. Safely dispose of unneeded or expired prescription drugs at this free drive-thru event from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Police District 2 Station, 3700 N. 75th St. Scottsdale Police are partnering with notMYkid, the National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, Aurora Behavioral Health and St. Vincent De Paul. The event also includes a food drive – please bring non-perishable canned and dry foods. We will also provide educational resources for mental health and Naloxone, a medication that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose.
Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.