Scottsdale News

top story

The day after the Oct. 6 groundbreaking for Red Hawk Garage Suites, early purchasers raised their glasses to celebrate the start of a dream’s transition to reality.

top story
  • Updated

It all began with a love of junk. Well, not junk, but vintage finds – items that some might consider clutter but that Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt consider a treasure. 

spotlight top story

With work barely underway, the Kiva Elementary School rebuild project is already $3 million over its original budget.

top story
  • Updated

A Scottsdale gallery could be making the biggest art sale in Arizona history on Saturday, when an Andy Warhol painting of an electric chair goes on the block.

spotlight

Scottsdale mayor David Ortega and philanthropist Dody Pitre of The Pitre Family Foundation were among the 100-plus attendees at the grand opening of the St. Catherine of Bologna Performing Arts Center on the Notre Dame Prep campus in Scottsdale.

spotlight

In just five and a half years the Illuminate Community Church has gone from Pastor Jason Fritz’s living room to its 31,000-square-foot rental “home” near E. Princess Drive and the 101 Highway in Scottsdale.

top story

Some of Scottsdale’s hotter neighborhoods are also its poorest, according to a heat mitigation study by the city and Arizona State University.

spotlight

WASHINGTON – State and federal officials told a Senate panel last week that there may be long-term solutions to the historic drought gripping the West – and the water shortages that come with it – but that the short-term outlook remains grim.

top story

In a continuing effort to prevent unauthorized parties that disturb neighborhoods, Airbnb has imposed a new set of restrictions for Halloween. 

top story

Scottsdale Arts has announced new guidelines for the Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art, and its employees. 

spotlight top story

Scottsdale is the second best city in the nation for people with disabilities, according to a study of 182 American cities by the financial website wallethub.com

spotlight top story

Scottsdale Unified School District is keeping its mask mandate in effect for now after a Maricopa Superior Court judge ruled Sept. 27 that the mandate ban is unconstitutional.  

top story
  • Updated

Gala season has returned to Scottsdale and that is good news for both hotels that host them and the nonprofits that need them.

top story
  • Updated

The Scottsdale Planning Commission voted 4-3 Wednesday to recommend that City Council approve the rezone request for a controversial 338-unit apartment complex near the intersection of 92nd Street and Shea Boulevard.  

top story

Scottsdale Unified and other East Valley school districts are struggling with a rash of vandalism fueled by a challenge to teenagers on the social media platform TikTok.

top story

Gun-related calls for service in downtown’s entertainment district have increased between 20 and 25 percent every year, with the exception of last year, according Scottsdale Police Chief Jeff Walther. 

top story

Despite outcry from some city residents, development projects with approximately 835 apartment units are under immediate consideration by Scottsdale city officials. 

top story

Students in Jim McNamara’s Fire Science classes at the East Valley Institute of Technology main campus in Mesa learn, according to the program website, “basic fire science fundamentals and technical rescue.”

top story

A controversial proposed mixed-use development project near the intersection of Hayden and Osborn roads took another step toward becoming a realty Wednesday.

top story

As chair of Rose Law Group’s immigration department, attorney Darius Amiri has helped countless clients around the world gain legal status in the United States. 

top story

Ellie Goodman had a warm spot in his heart when he dropped his 2nd and 4th graders off for the first day of school at Navajo Elementary on Aug. 4.

top story

Vincent Van Gogh’s art has been sweeping the nation with its revival in the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit and now fans of his work will be flocking to Scottsdale to see it.

top story

Jan  Vuicich likes her neighborhood near the intersection of Hayden and Osborn roads the way it is: with a nice homey feel to it. 

top story
  • Updated

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board voted to create a mask mandate in its 29 schools the same day Gov. Doug Ducey cracked down on districts ignoring his ban on doing that – and the day before the Biden Administration warned him not to block schools from requiring face coverings.

top story

An annual catalog of local businesses might just be the thing to help rejuvenate Scottsdale’s aging Old Town, according to local art gallery owner Bob Pejman. 

top story

The Scottsdale Unified School District is 125 years old and the Governing Board would like to celebrate with you.

top story

Despite an $11.8 billion unfunded liability owed by more than 300 Arizona municipalities, counties and state agencies, some encouraging trends are emerging in the system that provides pensions for nearly 60,000 retired first responders, corrections officers and qualifying elected officials.

top story

The Arizona Interscholastic Association’s new COVID-19 guidelines for the 2021-22 high school sports season are causing a stir among athletes and coaches. 

top story

A Chandler High School swim coach died by suicide Aug. 8 – 48 hours after he was arrested by Scottsdale Police in a multi-agency East Valley human-trafficking sting that led to the arrest of 17 other men.

top story

Concerned about a strong sense of confusion surrounding  how schools should handle students who have had close contact with people diagnosed with COVID-19, Scottsdale Unified’s superintendent is asking county officials for more guidance.

top story

Some elderly residents at a Scottsdale apartment complex believe management is using steep rent hikes and other tactics to force them out in order to free up units for renovations used to target higher-dollar tenants.

top story
  • Updated

When the Arizona Grand Jury indicted Denise Birdwell for alleged bid rigging and payoffs in the Higley Unified District, some Scottsdale residents felt vindicated over their efforts years ago to expose allegations of wrongdoing that led to her ouster in Scottsdale in 2018.

top story

Promenade owners ShopCore Properties has begun its second annual Load the Lockers initiative for school supplies benefiting the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. 

top story

COVID-19 case numbers are increasing in most Scottsdale zip codes, following a statewide trend spurred by the infectious Delta variant and lagging vaccination rates.

top story

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West has announced a leadership shakeup and succession plan for founding director and CEO Mike Fox.

top story

After succumbing to years of erosion and surviving multiple relocations, the end could be near for the beloved Fountain of Youth. 

More Top Stories

In Case You Missed It...

It all began with a love of junk. Well, not junk, but vintage finds – items that some might consider clutter but that Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt consider a treasure. 

Scottsdale mayor David Ortega and philanthropist Dody Pitre of The Pitre Family Foundation were among the 100-plus attendees at the grand opening of the St. Catherine of Bologna Performing Arts Center on the Notre Dame Prep campus in Scottsdale.

In just five and a half years the Illuminate Community Church has gone from Pastor Jason Fritz’s living room to its 31,000-square-foot rental “home” near E. Princess Drive and the 101 Highway in Scottsdale.