Sneak Peeks: Support Scenic Drive, The Peak and Environment
Feb15

Sneak Peeks: Support Scenic Drive, The Peak and Environment

February 15, 2018 By Les Conklin President, Greater Pinnacle Peak Association (GPPA) GPPA = Words and Actions for the Environment, Quality of Life and Community Service Thank you for reading The Peak and your support of the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association (GPPA) and Friends of the Scenic Drive. Your support is important and very much appreciated. Since 1977, GPPA has worked to preserve our community’s Sonoran environment and quality...

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Earthrise and The Peak’s Beautiful Skies Photo Contest
Feb05

Earthrise and The Peak’s Beautiful Skies Photo Contest

By Les Conklin What better way to introduce The Peak’s Beautiful Skies Photography Contest than to honor Earthrise, the photo that famed nature photographer Galen Rowell called “… the most influential environmental photo ever taken.” We will be providing details about The Peak’s photography contest in the February Update issue of The Peak, which will be published here by February 15, 2018. Here is a contest preview. Photo Contest...

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Sneak Peeks: Thank you Councilman Smith & Scottsdale’s Bruce Wall
Feb02

Sneak Peeks: Thank you Councilman Smith & Scottsdale’s Bruce Wall

GPPA: Words & Actions for Environment, Quality of Life snd Community Service in the North Scottsdale Sonoran Desert February 5, 2018 By Les Conklin President, Greater Pinnacle Peak Association (GPPA) Diana and David Smith Support Scenic Drive Cleanup As most readers know, GPPA is a 501 c (3) and it is against the law for us to support any particular political candidate or party. However, when somebody helps us with a roadside...

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Interested in archaeology? Take advantage of two unique opportunities.
Jan16

Interested in archaeology? Take advantage of two unique opportunities.

Updated: January 11, 2018 By Les Conklin   It was more than 20 years ago. I’ve never forgotten seeing a pit house excavation in an archaeology museum in Xi’an, China. I was amazed. The size, post hole locations and shape seemed to be almost identical to a Native American pit house floor that I had seen at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Although some don’t agree, artifacts, such a pit house evidence, and more recently DNA studies have...

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Sneak Peek: Happy Holidays! We have 129 reasons to THANK YOU!
Dec27

Sneak Peek: Happy Holidays! We have 129 reasons to THANK YOU!

December 13, 2017 By Les Conklin President, Greater Pinnacle Peak Association On behalf of the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association (GPPA) Board of Directors, MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! As I write this, we have 129 reasons to thank you and the community. Expecting a lengthy article describing the 129 reasons? Read on; that’s not what your are going to encounter. 55 Reasons. For the 55 years of its existence, volunteers,...

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