Thanks to these volunteers, Scottsdale Road is a “Clean & Scenic” Drive.
Apr30

Thanks to these volunteers, Scottsdale Road is a “Clean & Scenic” Drive.

April 24, 2017 Photographs by Cindy Lee and Peter Cherry   GPPA-Friends of the Scenic Drive thanks the more than 25 volunteers who made its Scenic Drive cleanup on Saturday, April 22nd the most successful of the year, both in terms of turnout and fun.  Because of your community service, we were able to clear 13 miles of roadside along the northern reaches of Scottsdale Road, from Happy Valley Road to Carefree Highway. Following...

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This Scottsdale dummy is living 9 x LARGE. How about you?
Apr30

This Scottsdale dummy is living 9 x LARGE. How about you?

April 28, 2017 By Les Conklin Earth the Limit for Scottsdale and ASU Partnership Today, Scottsdale residents are rightfully proud of preserving more than 30,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert for future generations. A tremendous community accomplishment. Future use of preserved land for research and to educate others in environmental and sustainability sciences could generate even more pride for future Scottsdale residents and have a...

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Blanch, The Rodeo Queen
Apr30

Blanch, The Rodeo Queen

By J. Douglas Hinds   Jack and I were buddies ‘Bout as close as friends can be I hardly spoke to him He rarely spoke to me   We was ridin’ herd together On the old Conejos Spread And though we rode in silence There was plenty being said   I guess you’d call it instinct When there’s something needin’ done Like the job of cuttin’ cattle When a man and horse are one   We worked that well...

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Videos & Webcam: Nesting Great Horned Owls – Updated 4-14-17
Apr30

Videos & Webcam: Nesting Great Horned Owls – Updated 4-14-17

April 14, 2017 –  Latest Update  from Laurel Strohmeyer The nestlings are two weeks old today!  Hope you enjoy this little video. Video: Update on Peaky & Piper, 4-14-17   March 30, 2017 –  Original  video and webcam By Laurel Srohmeyer Here is the first 10-minute installment of the Great Horned Owl’s nesting in our yard, as they journey through their courtship together.  They are beautiful, loyal and...

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Peak Tribute to the Life of Morrie Chernis
Apr24

Peak Tribute to the Life of Morrie Chernis

April 14, 2017, Updated April 21 When you look at Pinnacle Peak remember Morris Chernis and think about the good work that he did for Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale, and our community.  Morrie moved to Scottsdale in 2000 and it was not long before Pinnacle Peak captured his attention and heart. He founded Friends of Pinnacle Peak Park, a group of local resident volunteers whose mission is to assist Scottsdale in maintaining the...

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Photos: It’s Spring Flower Time!
Mar16

Photos: It’s Spring Flower Time!

March 16, 2007 Photographs by Howard Myers The flowers are starting to bloom in our part of the Sonoran Desert. In this article, we feature photographs taken by north Scottsdale’s Howard Myers in 2008 during a drive to Bartlett Lake. The number and variety of wildflowers that bloom vary from year to year; 2008 was a very good year. You can also find wildflowers blooming at Pinnacle Peak Park, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the...

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Scottsdale Photos: Yard Birds & A Bonus
Mar16

Scottsdale Photos: Yard Birds & A Bonus

By Tom Mangelsdorf  Unlike some of the more elusive Greater Pinnacle Peak area’s wildlife like javelina or bobcats, birds can be found in nearly any back yard. They’re abundant. They’re colorful. They sing. And, most wonderful of all, they can fly. Spring is quickly coming, and the birds are pairing up to build nests and lay their eggs. It’s a magnificent time of year. I would encourage everyone to turn off their televisions, cell...

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Videos: Pinnacle Peak Park – Scottsdale
Mar16

Videos: Pinnacle Peak Park – Scottsdale

March 15, 2017 Ready to take a hike? Now is a great time of the year to take a morning hike at Pinnacle Peak Park in north Scottsdale. The two videos included with this article will enable you  to get an idea of what the trail is like and gain some valuable background information about the volunteers who work to ensure that your visit to the park is truly enjoyable. Pinnacle Peak, located at the north end of the McDowell Mountains,...

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