Scottsdale Arizona


Summer Hours Under Way at Railroad Park by quotes

The summer schedule is now in effect at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park.

From June through August, the park will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rides and concessions will be open during those hours on weekends, but closed from 1 to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Park reservations can be made from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The park’s museum also is closing for the summer. It will reopen in October. The 30-acre park is located on the southeast corner of Indian Bend and Scottsdale roads. Amenities include train and carousel rides, food concessions, two playgrounds, birthday party facilities, reservable and drop-in picnic areas, a railroad museum, desert arboretum and retail shops.

For more information on the park, visit: http://www.therailroadpark.com

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Tempe’s 30th Annual Family Halloween Carnival by azhttp

Tempe’s 30th Annual Halloween Carnival a treat for all

Families invited to the best “monster mash” in town

TEMPE, Ariz. – Don’t get spooked this Halloween! Come to one of the most

exciting and safe places in the Valley to celebrate Halloween with your

family. Tempe’s 30th Annual Family Halloween Carnival will be Wednesday,

Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Kiwanis Community Park, 6005 S.

All-America Way (Mill Avenue and All-America Way).

Some spooktacular highlights include entertainment, food, face painting,

carnival games and a 7:30 p.m. costume contest for goblins of all ages.

Local groups will provide live entertainment.

Admission is free and is offered to Valley families as a safe alternative to

trick-or-treating. Carnival tickets are 25 cents each, and proceeds will

benefit non-profit groups around the state.

More than 5,000 families are expected to attend this year’s event, and Tempe

hopes that number will grow even more in the years to come.

For more information visit www.tempe.gov/events or call the City of Tempe

Parks and Recreation Office at 480-350-5200. Text telephone/TDD is available

at 480-350-5050.



CELEBRATE McDOWELL SONORAN MONTH – TAKE A HIKE! by azhttp

October means cooler Scottsdale temperatures – and an ideal time to get out into the desert and celebrate McDowell Sonoran Month.

The fun begins this weekend with a pair of free, guided hikes hosted by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Both start at 8 a.m. The Saturday, Oct. 6, hike features the 2.5-mile Ringtail Loop starting at the Lost Dog Trailhead. A free discussion on desert hiking tips begins at 7:30 a.m. in the trailhead’s amphitheater.

The Sunday, Oct. 7, hike starts at the end of Alma School Road, north of Dynamite Boulevard. It’s a 4.2-mile round trip to one of the area’s striking rock formations.

Two half-hour morning programs at the Lost Dog Trailhead amphitheater area also are on tap for the weekend. Both start at 9 a.m. Saturday’s program is a presentation on Cooking With Desert Ingredients and Sunday’s program is on Desert Birds.

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve encompasses about 14,000 acres of pristine desert and mountain land rich in a diverse array of plant and animal life, geological formations, and cultural heritage.

A complete list of events and activities being held in conjunction with McDowell Sonoran Month is available on a special Web site, www.mcdowellsonoranmonth.com



McDOWELL SONORAN PRESERVE TRAILHEAD EARNS TOP DESIGN AWARD by azhttp

Recognized for its sustainable design and sensitivity to the desert habitat

within the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale’s Lost Dog Wash Trailhead was recently awarded the top Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects, Western Mountain Region.

 The trailhead’s building and parking area have been designed to blend inwith the surrounding desert preserve and incorporate green buildingtechniques.  These include photovoltaic cells that provide electricity, andgrey water and rainwater harvesting that produce nearly 75,000 gallons ofwater annually for landscape irrigation. In addition, special attention hasbeen paid to salvage and relocate native vegetation to other areas of

disturbance within the preserve. 

 Earlier this summer, the city also received an award for the South AreasTrails Map of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve from the Arizona Information

Council in the cartographic design category.

 The Lost Dog Wash Trailhead also won the Valley Forward Environmental

Excellence Crescordia award in the open space and connectivity category last October.  

 

Since 1994, nearly 15,000 acres of the McDowell Mountains and Sonoran Desert have been preserved in Scottsdale. To commemorate October as McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month, residents are invited to attend Scottsdale’s Mayor and City Council Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

 For more information about the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, visithttp://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/preserve or call (480) 312-7722. For more information about events planned during McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month, visit http://www.mcdowellsonoran.org or call the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy at (480)998-7971.



TOURISM THE TOPIC AT SEPT. 20 MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL BREAKFAST. by azhttp

Scottsdale tourists generate $36.1 million in additional tax revenue for our city each

year — enough money to buy two million library books or build seven parks.

Residents are invited to learn more about Scottsdale tourism during the

Sept. 20 Mayor and City Council Breakfast. The free program will be from

7:30 to 9 a.m. at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Attendees will not

just hear how tourism impacts Scottsdale’s economy, but will also learn how

they can think and act like tourists in their own community. Speakers

include Rachel Sacco, Scottsdale CVB President and Chief Executive Officer

and Matt Lehrman, Alliance for Audience Founding Executive Director.

The CVB will raffle prizes during the event. RSVPs are not needed, but

residents can call (480) 312-2335 to confirm or get more information.



Employment Opportunities by quotes

Employment Opportunities

INFORMATION FOR NEW RECRUITMENTS (*) WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE (WWW.SCOTTSDALEAZ.GOV/JOBS) AFTER 5 PM TODAY.

Scottsdale JobsCity Attorney

Legal Secretary

City Auditor

Deputy City Auditor

Community Services

*Assistant Pool Manager (PT, PT Benefited)

[Building] Maintenance Technician II – Facilities

*Library Assistant I (PT Benefited)

Library Assistant Supervisor

*Lifeguard / Instructor (Temp, PT, PT Benefited)

Pool Manager – Chaparral Aquatics (PT Benefited)

Pool Manager – El Dorado Aquatics (FT Benefited)

*Recreation Leader I (Temp, PT, PT Benefited)

*Recreation Leader II (PT, PT Benefited)

Recreation Leader III – Adaptive Recreation

*Recreation Specialist (PT, Temp & Seasonal)

Financial Services

Tax Auditor / Audit Associate

Water Audit Technician

Human Resources

Sr. Human Resources Analyst

Municipal Services

Maintenance Technician II

Planning & Development

*Associate Planner

Planning Assistant

Police Department

Police Aid

Police Communications Dispatcher

Police Detention Officer

Police Officer Trainee

Police Records Supervisor

Public Works

City Engineer

Fleet Technician II

Maintenance Worker I

Public Works Inspector

Solid Waste Laborer (PT)

Transportation

*Administrative Secretary

Transportation Planner / Transportation Planner

Traffic Engineer Analyst / Traffic Engineer / Sr. Traffic Engineer

Water Resources

Water Services Worker

Internship Program

*Internship Program (Citywide Opportunity)

Promotional Opportunities

Fleet Technician II – Fleet Employees Only

Lead Fleet Technician – Fleet Employees Only



ELDORADO POOL’S LABOR DAY LUAU IS MONDAY by quotes

ELDORADO POOL’S LABOR DAY LUAU IS MONDAY
 
Aloha!  You’re invited to what may be Scottsdale’s “coolest” Labor Day tradition — Eldorado Pool’s free Labor Day Luau from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4.
There will be games, give-aways and good times.  Come early, stay late – there’s free swim from 1 to 6 p.m. that day.  Eldorado Aquatic Center is at 2301 N. Miller Road.  Call (480) 312-2484 if you need more details.