Paradise Valley continues crusade for reliable cell phone service

After years of speaking to industry experts seeking solutions to spotty cell phone reception, the Town of Paradise Valley continues its quest to find an answer to cure dropped calls for residents. Because of the community’s geography and land-use patterns, traditional macro cell sites are limited within town limits. Sloping hillsides and mountains create challenges […]

Andeen: growing up on the friendly streets of the 85253

I fell in love with Mummy Mountain as a child. I fell in love with Paradise Valley as a child. How could I not? I grew up living on the side of Mummy Mountain. I’ve walked, hiked and ridden my horse on this mountain. I had childhood friends who would ride horses to our house […]

Town council hopefuls offer political insights at candidate debate

The Paradise Valley residents running for town council discussed top municipal issues and topics at an Aug. 2 forum at Mountain Shadows, giving folks an opportunity to gain insight into the local candidates perspective before casting their vote later this month. Uncontested mayoral candidate, Jerry Bien-Willner gave a statement on his likely appointment, before candidates […]

Dalke named Paradise Valley interim town manager

The Town of Paradise Valley has selected Brian Dalke as its interim town manager. During a Wednesday, Aug. 1 meeting, Paradise Valley Town Council entered into executive session before voting 6-0, to appoint Mr. Dalke. Councilmember David Sherf was absent. The town council named three finalists for the position in July, after Town Manager Kevin […]

Mountain Shadows Resort hosts Aug. 2 Paradise Valley Town Council debate

The iconic Mountain Shadows Resort will host the 2018 Paradise Valley Town Council debate where governing board hopefuls will deliberate local issues that matter. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Mountain Shadows Resort, 5445 E. Lincoln Drive in the Town of Paradise Valley. Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry […]

EPCOR consolidation plans to spring higher Paradise Valley water rates

Town officials estimate consolidation plans pursued by a private water company will result in higher water rates — estimated to be as much as a 30 percent cost increase — for 84 percent of the estimated 535 water accounts within the Town of Paradise Valley. EPCOR USA, a private water company within the contiguous borders […]

Why there is so much support for one mayoral candidate

We are writing today to tell you more about our respected friend and colleague, Jerry Bien-Willner, who will serve as the next Mayor of our Town, and why we’re so excited to work with Jerry as the Mayor moving forward! When Jerry announced his intentions to run for Mayor, we were thrilled to offer our […]

Pursuit of happiness shapes Paradise Valley candidate quality of life perspectives

Paradise Valley voters Tuesday, Aug. 28 will elect a new mayor and three people to Paradise Valley Town Council. Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner, who is running unopposed, is seeking the top spot of town council while four candidates are seeking one of three seats on Paradise Valley Town Council. The town council candidates […]

Dr. Smolens: beat the heat and stay safe this summer

The temperatures have reached the three digits and kids are out of school. This could only mean one thing: summer is finally here! And while we all enjoy soaking up the sun, it’s important to protect our health when temperatures rise. Taking simple steps — such as wearing well-ventilated shoes and avoiding the sun when […]

Paradise Valley begins quest for next top official

Efforts are under way to recruit the next town manager for the Town of Paradise Valley. On July 19, town council met for an initial kick-off conversation to begin searching for a town manager. The meeting, which lasted less than one hour, mostly discussed the next steps, future meeting dates for council and what details […]