Phoenix native Alejandro trains to be a U.S. Navy Future Warfighter

Fireman recruit Lesliy Alejandro, a Phoenix native, is a Naval Education and Training Command student learning necessary skills to be a machinist’s mate. A machinist’s mate is responsible for maintaining the steam plants, boilers, and auxiliary equipment onboard Navy warships, according to a press release. Students attend advanced technical schools after “boot camp” where they […]

Paradise Valley couple ‘knee-deep’ in legal fees suing for sewage damage

Town of Paradise Valley residents Tim and Mirja Riester have rejected offers from both municipalities they are suing over alleged sewage damage to their million-dollar home. Since the damage occurred two years ago, the couple not only found themselves deep in flooded sewage waters at their home, but now are claiming they are “knee-deep” in […]

Maricopa County invests in homelessness, unemployment, recidivism solutions

This summer, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $2 million in federal and county dollars to fund proven programs and initiatives helping to reduce homelessness, unemployment and recidivism. Some of the budget includes connecting people to housing and jobs; watching out for families, youth and the most vulnerable; helping people find stability and success […]

Scott serves with ‘versatile’ U.S. Navy Helicopter Squadron in Hawaii

Petty Officer Third Class Kody Scott, a Phoenix native, is stationed at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. The 2015 Scottsdale Christian Academy graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron, according to a press release on Mr. Scott, a Navy yeoman. He serves with HSM 37, which […]

New desires: Arizona luxury downsizing is all the rage

For years, the inherited image of a luxury home in Arizona was on a large lot, with a swimming pool, expansive rooms, other fancy amenities and hopefully a picturesque view. But now many people, especially Baby Boomers are choosing the modern patio home over the multi-acre mansion, said Realtor Greg Hague, who specializes in the […]

EPCOR water main installation likely to ensnare Tatum and Lincoln intersection

Municipal officials report a new water main is being installed along two miles of Lincoln Drive, from 36th Street to Desert Fairways Drive in the Town of Paradise Valley. The project is meant to improve water capacity by nearly 3 million gallons per day, and provide a second water source for a portion of EPCOR’s […]

Southwest Behavioral signs contract with county to assess felony offenders

County Attorney Bill Montgomery recently signed a contract with Southwest Behavioral Health and Services to provide treatment for certain felony offenders designated as seriously mentally ill, as a part of the office’s Felony Pretrial Intervention Program. The first of its kind for Maricopa County and Arizona, the new program will be known as the FPIP-SMI […]

Sandra Day O’Connor House is named to national historic places registry

The historic former home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination was prepared by the State Historic Preservation Office in collaboration with the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, along with Justice O’Connor’s friends and colleagues to achieve the designation, according to a press […]

Planning Commission tables intricate lot-split vote

Several Paradise Valley resident concerns have snagged a preliminary plat and conditional use permit application for a proposed lot split and private road. The Planning Commission voted 6-0, with commissioner Charles Covington absent, at its Tuesday, July 16 public hearing to table a vote for a two-lot subdivision with a private road at 7525 N. […]

Legacy value arguments shape Town of Paradise Valley development

The Town of Paradise Valley is special. The landlocked municipality is unique as it borders major metropolitan areas — the City of Phoenix and the City of Scottsdale — but since its 1961 incorporation the town has remained a beloved residential relic of 20th Century American suburbia. Situated amongst both historical and natural landmarks, Town […]