The brilliant photos of the first American female war photographer killed in action – The Washington Post

April 27, 2016

This was Dickey Chapelle’s favorite photograph of herself at work, taken in Milwaukee in 1958 by Marine Master Sgt. Lew Lowery, who also photographed the first American flag-raising on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima… “You can do anything you want to do if you want to do it so badly you’ll give up everything else to […]

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4 new Sedona trails for hikers, bikers

April 26, 2016

Another great article by Roger Naylor: Source: 4 new Sedona trails for hikers, bikers

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Capture My Arizona Photo Contest – Southwest Serenity – Old Adobe Mission by Brian Hancock

April 26, 2016

At over 82 years old the Old Adobe Mission in Downtown Scottsdale stands strong with its classic early southwest architecture against a backdrop of the ever present Arizona blue sky and springtime clouds. Congratulations to City of Scottsdale employee Brian Hancock… great photo! Source: Capture My Arizona Photo Contest – Southwest Serenity – Old Adobe […]

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The City that Drank Lake Mead

April 26, 2016

Robert Schulte posted a link this morning to Google Earth Engine and I played around with it a bit. This view appears to show a growing Las Vegas sucking down Lake Mead. Of course, Arizona and California helped a bit; and a long, continuing drought contributed. But it’s still interesting to see such a direct […]

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Joshua Treat

April 24, 2016

For the pre-dawn departure on my morning cycling today I was rewarded with a splendid display of the spring blooms of the yucca brevifolia, a few examples of which have been planted in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Most of the Joshua trees I have seen have been in the Mojave Desert of southeastern California (home […]

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Roberts: Want to help out a hero?

April 15, 2016

How much would you pay a bystander to stop the assault and kidnapping of your wife? When Richardson saw a man dragging a woman by her hair across the parking lot toward an SUV, he took action. While others rushed to call the cops, Richardson got out of his pickup truck and tried to stop […]

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Scottsdale history: When farming finally ditched horses for tractors

April 15, 2016

During World War II, the lack of young men to do the farm work accelerated the use of tractors and mechanized farm implements. Tractors were still being made during the war because they helped produce our nation’s food and fiber. They required priorities to buy and were in short supply. Farmers really had tremendous incentive […]

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Arizona Game & Fish: Eagle, two eaglets spotted in Scottsdale

April 15, 2016

Officials do not want to share exactly where the nest is located because they do not want the birds to be disturbed. Source: Arizona Game & Fish: Eagle, two eaglets spotted in Scottsdale

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Scottsdale Arizona News: Turtle Gets Stuck On Curb, Rescued By Passerby

April 13, 2016

Is it a turtle, or is it a tortoise? Regardless, a big reptile thank you to Pete Kosedner for the save! Source: Scottsdale Arizona News: Turtle Gets Stuck On Curb, Rescued By Passerby

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Grand Canyon Chapter DAR completes historical trail marker project | Scottsdale Independent

March 22, 2016

Scottsdale-chartered Grand Canyon Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution commemorated the finished restoration of the Stoneman Trail Military Route Marker Saturday, March 19 at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. The Stoneman Road was an important conduit between 1870 and 1890 for shipping supplies from Fort Whipple in Prescott to Fort McDowell near present-day Fountain […]

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