MAY 12, 2011

Valley Of The Sun YMCA welcomes Kerri O’brien as Vice President

Healthy Living Kerri O’Brien to lead all YMCA healthy living programs

PHOENIX – The Valley of the Sun YMCA is pleased to announce the addition of Kerri O’Brien, CSCS, MBA, EdD (abd) as the nonprofit’s new Vice President Healthy Living.

O’Brien joins the Y’s Senior Leadership team with an extensive professional career in health, wellness and fitness. Most recently O’Brien served as the Global Director of the Life Fitness Academy of Life Fitness Inc. based in Illinois. O’Brien previously served as the Executive Director of Membership, Marketing and Fitness for the Valley of the Sun YMCA from 2001-2003. Keep reading...


Picket Fire 100 percent contained, cause unknown

Fire restrictions begin in Tonto National Forest

SUPERIOR – Firefighters had a brush fire that began on Mother’s Day, closing Highway 60 in both directions near the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior and Globe, 100 percent contained on Tuesday.  Keep reading ...

CAMPFIREFire restrictions on State Trust Lands
PHOENIX – Fire and smoking restrictions are being implemented by the State Forestry Division on State Trust Lands beginning Wednesday, May 11 at 12 p.m. noon and running through July 31st or until further notice.  Keep reading ...

Phoenix Mountain, Desert Preserve 2011 fire ban to start May 9
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will ban open fires in city mountain and desert preserves effective May 9, 2011. Keep reading ...


When Civilization Encroaches

We benefit when we leave the desert as natural as possible

DESERT PLACEAs “civilization” encroaches upon the fragile desert, many changes take place, particularly upon land that is zoned for commercial use. A tendency has been observed to clean off land that is put up for sale, destroying the natural vegetation, perhaps with the idea that it will look neater and sell quicker than land left with its natural vegetation intact. But please wait a minute, Mr. or Ms. Landowner, and consider the consequences of denuding a piece of land before specific plans are made for its use.   Keep reading ...

MAY 11, 2011

scottsdale 60th anniversarySixty days of celebration will lead up to City of Scottsdale’s 60th anniversary on June 25

Events are created and hosted both by the City of Scottsdale and by community groups and businesses. The 60th anniversary celebrations scheduled through May 18.   Keep reading ...