Hait: Sanctuary’s newest proposal ought to be reviewed, considered carefully

I am a long-time resident of Stone Canyon and many years ago was part of the team that approached the Town of Paradise Valley to allow the restaurant of the then-John Gardner’s Tennis Ranch to open to the public. The Tennis Ranch had always been a private club and never open to the public. Later, […]

The dollars and cents that fuel ‘the best small town in America’

It takes special people to operate a special town such as Paradise Valley, officials there say while reviewing the salaries of 11 key municipal players that over see the day-to-day operations of the “best small town in America.” Through a recent records request, the fiscal year 2018-19 salaries of Paradise Valley’s department heads and municipal […]

Pace: Adventure at the Paradise Valley Public Safety Fair

Rock climbing walls, helicopter, fire trucks, police training simulator, and the challenge of kids serving as a special agent to obtain clues and solve a crime all occur during the Paradise Valley Public Safety Fair on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police station, 6433 E. Lincoln Dr. You and […]

Paradise Valley records reveal 1 out-of-court settlement over the last 4 years

While some municipalities are paying out more than $1 million annually in out-of-court settlements, the Town of Paradise Valley has only had one claim in four years. A recent records request shows that Paradise Valley had one settlement between 2015-18 for a bicycle accident claim. It was settled in November 2015 for $75,000. For comparison, […]

Wastchak: Grateful to call Paradise Valley my home

My daughters and I have enjoyed playing card and board games since they were old enough to write their names and count their numbers. As they grew older and matured, we progressed to more challenging and educational games like Monopoly, which they came to love in particular. We played on the original Monopoly board that […]

Paradise Valley Medical Plaza public hearing slated for Valentine’s Day

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A request to add onto the Paradise Valley Medical Plaza is heading toward completion — as a public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14. The Paradise Valley Medical Plaza, 5410 N. Scottsdale Road, sits on a 10-acre site on the southeast corner of Scottsdale and Jackrabbit roads. Its history dates back to 1979, […]

Recruitment Part Deux: Paradise Valley seeks new town manager

Paradise Valley Town Council appears ready to move forward with its future town manager recruitment process, after a short-lived discussion on Jan. 24. According to an updated brochure for the position by CPS HR Consulting, applications will be taken through Feb. 28. In past weeks, and on Jan. 24, the council partook in closed-door meetings […]

Paradise Valley continues Lincoln Drive median improvement discussions

There was nothing concrete — or perhaps set in stone, more accurately — as Paradise Valley Town Council continues its ongoing discussions regarding contemplated Lincoln Drive median improvements. Town Council was presented with more options for the median improvements during a Thursday, Jan. 24 work study session at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. Concerns […]

Do The Work: Dr. Neal Lester bestowed 2019 Paradise Valley diversity award

Do. The. Work. It was that idea conveyed by Dr. Neal Lester during a celebration honoring the sacrifice and service by those who made the dream of racial equality a perception of reality in the United States of America. Countless deplorable acts against Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his family, his followers and his perspective […]

Paradise Valley seeks volunteers for Board of Adjustment, ACOPS

The Town of Paradise Valley is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions within the municipality. There are vacancies on the Board of Adjustment and the Advisory Committee on Public Safety. Descriptions of all committees and their duties may be viewed on the town’s website, according to a press release. Applications may be completed and […]