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 →

History in the Desert opens at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Nov. 18

A new exhibit opening Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers insights into the [...] Continue Reading →

City of Scottsdale beefs-up legal stipend in Stuart case

An additional $75,000 has been approved to go to legal fees and costs in an ongoing litigation case, Stuart v. city of Scottsdale. On Oct. 17, [...] Continue Reading →

Meet Your Neighbor: Lipfert finds ‘constant joy’ in young granddaughters

Name: Ralph Lipfert Where I live:  Vi at Grayhawk.  Vi (pronounced Vee) is a continuing care retirement community located in the Grayhawk section [...] Continue Reading →

Littlefield: Scottsdale voters deserve clear-choice vote on Desert EDGE proposal

Since last Tuesday’s Scottsdale City Council work study meeting to discuss the Desert Discovery Center/Desert Edge proposal many citizens have [...] Continue Reading →

Cantor: how is it now OK to use tax dollars to destroy a chunk of that preserved land?

I am always surprised to see the names of attorneys and corporate board members on letters like that concerning the Desert Discovery Center. What [...] Continue Reading →