8 Great Reasons to Create Desert Edge in Scottsdale
Nov13

8 Great Reasons to Create Desert Edge in Scottsdale

November 12, 2017 By Les Conklin The Greater Pinnacle Peak Association’s Board of Directors has not taken a position on the Desert Edge proposal. This article expresses the author’s personal opinion and not that of the association. In December, I’ll describe the top reasons critics oppose the creation of Desert Edge. Here are eight great reasons why Scottsdale should create Desert Edge.   1. Forward Looking – The U.S....

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Desert Forest Golf Course, A Desert Classic
Nov01

Desert Forest Golf Course, A Desert Classic

The May 2004 issue of The Peak published three articles about the first golf courses in our area. Beginning October 15, 2017 we republished the article, which are entitled: “The Tale of Two Desert Courses,” “Ironwood Golf Course, Our First Desert Course” and “Desert Forest Golf Course, a Desert Classic.” The third and final article appears below.   Prologue I wrote the article below more than ten years ago when The Peak was a...

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Book Review: “The Unwomanly Face of War” by Svetlana Alexievich
Sep30

Book Review: “The Unwomanly Face of War” by Svetlana Alexievich

September 29, 2017 By Les Conklin Perhaps you,ve read “Unbroken,” “Matterhorn,” “The Guns of August,” “The Naked and the Dead,” “War and Peace,” “A Farewell to Arms,” “The Civil War, A Narrative,” “1776,” or “Flags of Our Fathers.” These books, like almost all books about war, have been written by men and describe military...

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Music in the Air
Sep18

Music in the Air

August 18, 2017 By Les Conklin The Peak currently has many articles and press releases about upcoming musical concerts. I don’t have time to describe all the concerts and I doubt you would read all the descriptions anyway. Instead, I’ve provided a list of the articles and I’ll let you choose the ones you want to review. There are more musical events described in the magazine. You will find them in Community Events,...

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“Sail Away” is 2017 Summer Fun Diners’ Choice
Sep15

“Sail Away” is 2017 Summer Fun Diners’ Choice

September 15, 2017 By Les Conklin GPPA thanks former Scottsdale mayor “Sam” Kathryn Campana, Scottsdale councilman David Smith, and Evelyn Johnson, Executive Director, Cave Creek Museum, and all the other guests who attended the Summit of Summer Fun on September, 9th at the Summit Diner. Guests included most of  the winners of this year’s Summer Fun Photography and Write Stuff Contests.  Thanks also to GPPA...

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