Austin: misrepresentation of Prop. 420 is attempt to bamboozle Scottsdale voting bloc

Proposition 420 is a ballot initiative regarding our citizen-owned Sonoran Desert preserve. A “yes” vote on Nov. 6 would secure a small but [...] Continue Reading →

Hiegel: a response to Jason Alexander, a new view of Prop. 420 and a call for facts

Jason Alexander’s Aug. 16 column advocating for Proposition 420 is short on truth and long on insults. Nothing does more to demonstrate how thin [...] Continue Reading →

Protect Our Preserve: Scottsdale remains steadfast in the protection of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

The Protect Our Preserve Political Action Committee turned in over 37,000 signatures from Scottsdale voters to put a city Charter change on the [...] Continue Reading →

McLaren: NoDDC and Protect our Preserve. How grassroots are they?

The NoDDC and the Protect our Preserve organizations have run a very successful campaign in gathering the necessary signatures to force the issue [...] Continue Reading →

Lack of verified ballot measure mutes Scottsdale political infighting for now

No further action is required at this time, the Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office told Desert EDGE Advocates and Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, [...] Continue Reading →

Meet your neighbor: John Birsner participates in McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Franciscan Renewal Center

Name: John Birsner Where I live: DC Ranch When and why I moved here: I moved here in 2002 for the sense of community. I’ve been a Scottsdale [...] Continue Reading →

Meet Your Neighbor: Vallee supports McDowell Sonoran Preserve efforts

Name: Toni Vallee Where I live: Fountain Hills, AZ When & why I moved here: Originally, it was for the professional opportunities, the beauty [...] Continue Reading →

Junior Citizen Science Festival slated for McDowell Sonoran Preserve

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is hosting the Junior Citizen Science Festival showcase how scientists study the environment and how citizen [...] Continue Reading →

Desert EDGE pondered at Taliesin West while signature effort gains support

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story should have explained the ongoing signature effort is being conducted by the Protect Our [...] Continue Reading →

Meet Your Neighbor: Preserve volunteer finds gratification donating time

Name: Jakki Casey Where I live: Desert Ridge, Phoenix When & why I moved here: 4 years ago we were lucky enough to take a career break and [...] Continue Reading →