Video: Easter Sunday Hatching of Western Screech Owl
Apr30

Video: Easter Sunday Hatching of Western Screech Owl

April 19, 2017 Courtesy of Laurel Strohmeyer   Hi everyone, I wanted to share this little Easter Sunday hatching of the third Western Screech Owl. Enjoy!     Watch Laurel’s Video    The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a Comment” box at the bottom of this page. All comments are reviewed based on The Peak’s Comment...

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Photos: Hummer Fights Feather
Apr30

Photos: Hummer Fights Feather

April 27, 2017 By Tom Mangelsdorf   Did you ever get ready to go out, and then notice a pesky piece of lint on your clothes? Try as you might it’s sometimes difficult to grab and remove it. This Anna’s Hummingbird recently had a similar problem with its wardrobe.             d The Peak Welcomes Your Comment The Peak invites you to share your thoughts about this article by using the “Submit a...

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Book Review: “Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari
Apr30

Book Review: “Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari

April 28, 2017 By Les Conklin   When I finished reading “Sapiens,” I  wanted to write a review and also go vocal and sing its praises. On second thought, I’ll spare my fellow humans and forgo singing. My jubilation aside, I now understand why “Sapiens” has been on the New York Times best seller list, was Amazon’s Book of the Month in February 2015, has sold nearly five million copies, been translated into more than 50...

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Photos: Flowers on the Road to Bartlett, Spring 2017
Apr30

Photos: Flowers on the Road to Bartlett, Spring 2017

March 2017 By Howard Myers The March 2017  issue of this magazine published photographs of flowers that I took in 2008 during a drive to Bartlett Lake.  We had quite a bit of rain this past winter and that usually means an unusually good year for flower blooms. My wife, Carol, and I decided to drive to Bartlett Lake to check out the flowers. It was a good decision. Below are some of the photographs that I took along the way. ...

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Ted Talk: Building a Family Tree for All Humanity
Apr30

Ted Talk: Building a Family Tree for All Humanity

April 24, 2027   “All humans share some common bits of DNA, passed down to us from our African ancestors. Geneticist Spencer Wells talks about how his Genographic Project will use this shared DNA to figure out how we are — in all our diversity — truly connected.”  Introduction to Ted Talk Wells is the author of “Deep Ancestry: The Landmark DNA Quest to Decipher Our Distant Past,” which was published by...

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Ted Talk: What explains the rise of humans?
Apr29

Ted Talk: What explains the rise of humans?

April 27, 2027 This Ted Talk by historian Yuval Noah Harari, the author of the best seller “Sapiens” has more than  2,300,000 views on YouTube. Below is the introduction to Harari’s TedTalk. “Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth;...

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Kraig’s Cave Creek Commentary
Apr27

Kraig’s Cave Creek Commentary

May 2017 In this brief commentary, Kraig Nelson combines insights into Cave Creek’s history and the current real estate market in Cave Creek, Scottsdale, and Carefree.  The Peak thanks the Cave Creek Museum for their long-standing support of the Desert Foothills Scenic Drive.   Kraig’s History Highlights From the Crave Creek Museum Kraig Nelson, docent  The western cowboy is an icon of the old west, especially when we...

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CCUSD: Burdick Receives National School Communications Award
Apr24

CCUSD: Burdick Receives National School Communications Award

,April 24, 2017 Courtesy of the Cave Creek Unified School District Cave Creek Unified Superintendent named the 2017 Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award Recipient Dr. Debbi Burdick, Superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District, was named the recipient of the Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award This prestigious award from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)...

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AZ Game & Fish: Prepare for Boating Season + Mussel-Fouled AZ Watercraft Intercepted
Apr20

AZ Game & Fish: Prepare for Boating Season + Mussel-Fouled AZ Watercraft Intercepted

April 19, 2017 Arizona Game and Fish Departments reminds boaters to “clean, drain and dry” following five impoundments during past month. AZ Game and Fish News (PDF)     April 17, 2017   The official start of the boating season is nearly upon us and many Arizonans are getting ready to pull their favorite watercraft out from storage in preparation for more fun on the water. To ensure the season is hiccup-free, the Arizona...

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SCC Offers Summer Culinary Classes, Youth Camps
Apr17

SCC Offers Summer Culinary Classes, Youth Camps

April 17, 2017 Join chefs from Scottsdale Community College’s Culinary Arts program and learn new skills to enhance your cooking and baking techniques. Five cooking and baking classes are being offered this summer, including a non-credit Kids Cooking Camp. Culinary Lifestyles is the other non-credit course offered. Non-credit courses are limited to 10-12 students, so enroll early to secure a spot. Students also can take...

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