Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Runs Feb. 16 – 27
Feb23

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Runs Feb. 16 – 27

By Nikki Larson with Les Conklin Top ten things to see and do at the 50th anniversary show, and MORE! Scottsdale’s signature event will celebrate its 50th anniversary the week of February 16-26th, 2017 at WestWorld,  16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, the largest of its kind in the world, it draws hundreds of thousands of horse lovers each year and attracts over 2,400 of the...

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Teachers Honored at CCUSD Hall of Fame Luncheon
Feb23

Teachers Honored at CCUSD Hall of Fame Luncheon

February 23, 2017 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District Eighteen Cave Creek Unified Teachers Honored at Inaugural Hall of Fame Luncheon  CCUSD held their inaugural Hall of Fame Luncheon during teacher professional development on February 21, 2017.  This luncheon honored current CCUSD teachers who are graduates of Cactus Shadows High School or went to school in CCUSD during their elementary, middle or high school years.   The...

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ASU Article Emphasizes Environmental Importance of DDC Partnership
Feb21

ASU Article Emphasizes Environmental Importance of DDC Partnership

February 21, 2017 Did you know that ASU is a stakeholder in the proposed Desert Discovery Center? Did you know that they are contributing ideas to be incorporated into the information presented to students and others visiting the proposed center? The attached newsletter from Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale features an article that was published about the proposed center in ASU Now. The ASU article provides valuable insights into...

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CCUSD Welcomes World Language Teachers
Feb21

CCUSD Welcomes World Language Teachers

February 21, 2017 Courtesy of the Cave Creek Unified School District Cave Creek Unified School District’s PreK-12 World Language Program Teachers and Assistants Introduced At the February 13, 2017, CCUSD Governing Board Meeting, Cristina Ladas, World Language Coordinator, introduced the World Language Guest teachers and assistants for CCUSD. Each year, CCUSD receives guest teachers and assistants from other countries.  Ms. Ladas...

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AZ Game & Fish News: Experimental Mexican Wolf Population Gains
Feb19

AZ Game & Fish News: Experimental Mexican Wolf Population Gains

February 17, 2017 The Mexican wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) completed the annual year¬-end population survey, documenting a minimum of 113 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico at the end of 2016.  his compares with a minimum of 97 wild wolves in 2015. Click to read newsletter. AZ Game and Fish News...

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Book Review: A Life Before … Thrills Here and Now!
Feb19

Book Review: A Life Before … Thrills Here and Now!

By Les Conklin  “What to read next?” was the question that I was asking myself.  I was between books, feeling it was time for a change of pace.   I remembered an article that I had written for The Peak about  Julien Ayotte. After retiring from a successful business career, Ayotte had written three novels that had received a number of awards.  I searched The Peak  and found the article, “VIP Dr. Julien ‘Butch’ Ayotte...

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Sonoran Trails Middle School Robotics Team Wins Award
Feb17

Sonoran Trails Middle School Robotics Team Wins Award

February 17, 2017 Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District Team wins Innovate Award! The Sonoran Trails Middle School Robotics Club, located in the Cave Creek Unified School District, competed in the Good Year Qualifying Tournament this past weekend.  Although they faced some mechanical difficulties and a broken fuse, the team had an awesome time and gained great experience at the qualifying tournament. On Monday, February 13,...

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Reminiscing: The Character on the Corner by Liz Stapleton
Feb14

Reminiscing: The Character on the Corner by Liz Stapleton

From A Peek at the Peak, June 1989 By Liz Stapleton Ogden Years ago, when Pinnacle Peak Road an unmarked, dusty road leading east up to Pinnacle Peak Patio and Reata Pass and then down the long hill to the Verde River, a very colorful and rare character resided at what is now the intersection of Scottsdale and Pinnacle Peak Roads. The lone, faded sign at that corner read “Curry’s Corner,” after one of the old...

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Upcoming Scottsdale Events Honor Cactus League, Baseball Greats Mays, Doby, Irvin and Banks
Feb14

Upcoming Scottsdale Events Honor Cactus League, Baseball Greats Mays, Doby, Irvin and Banks

          January 12, 2017 Mays, Doby, Irvin and Banks form an exceptional class for the Cactus League Hall of Fame   They were not only exceptional players; the 2017 inductees into the Cactus League Hall of Fame were also pioneers who helped change the face of sport and society.  Willie Mays, Larry Doby, Monte Irvin and Ernie Banks were African Americans who helped break baseball’s color barrier in the 1940s...

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Kraig’s Cave Creek Commentary
Feb14

Kraig’s Cave Creek Commentary

February 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   Many are aware that Tom Darlington and K.T. Palmer were the...

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