The winter season activities begin
with Farmers’ Markets, multiple auto
auctions, Parada del Sol and rodeo,
horse shows and soon the Tournament
Players Golf Open. Thursday and
Saturdays continue the Native Trails
cultural sharing and dance noon to
1:30 pm on the Civic Center lawns.
Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm enjoy the
Singing Cowboy, Sharpshooter show and
corner musicians in Old Town. The Arts
District galleries open their doors on
Thursday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm in
the 43rd year of ArtWalk. What a
GREAT city to live in!
FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
is the deadline to comment on the
proposed Special Events Ordinance
DRAFT. Find it online at
On Feb. 16th city
council will discuss edits in a work
Also--SKYSONG SCOTTSDALE FARMERS
MARKET at the SkySong Pavilions
Every Wednesday 3:30 pm to 6:30pm
1475 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 200
Features: May include fresh,
local, seasonal produce, herbs and
flowers; locally made jams, jellies
and salsas; fresh baked breads. Free
admission, free adjacent parking.
Accepts AZFMNP Vouchers, WIC, EBT/SNAP.
Hashknife Pony Express riders will be
galloping from Holbrook, AZ for more
than 200 miles to deliver 58th Annual
Pony Express mail to Scottsdale. Be at
the Pony Express statue in the
roundabout on the north side of the
canal on Marshall Way
by noon on Friday, January 29..
The Hashknife Gang continues to the
Western Spirit: Museum of the West.
From 1:15 to 3 p.m
you'll be able to take photos, get
autographs and learn first-hand about
the world’s oldest, officially
sanctioned Pony Express mail delivery.
for details about the museum event.
GALLERIA AREA BUSINESS ALERT-- The
Downtown Parking Study for the
Northeast Quadrant is on the City
Council work study session.
13th, Saturday is the Parada del
western parade of horses, civic groups
and Scottsdale school bands. The 10 am
start goes south on Scottsdale Road
just north of Indian School Road. The
complete route is at this link
On this same link you can VOLUNTEER to
help with the Parada events. This year
the parade will go passed the Museum
of the West and ends on Brown Avenue
in Old Town. There will be several
unique villages—Western, Hispanic,
Native American and Kids’ Cowboy
Country plus stages with
entertainment. The small animal
petting area is back along with family
fun games and street activities.
Wear western clothes the week of
the Parada, February 7th to 13th.
School children are asked to wear
available western shirts, hats, and
boots on Friday the 12th.
SERVICES: (1) Schedule a safety check
with the “Home Safe Home” program by
calling 480 312 8000 (2) Get a
police department security survey of
your home by calling 480 312 0275. (3)
Read the traffic collision reports
www.TracView.com (4) Find
real-time information about
construction activity, development
requests, building permits, code
enforcement notices, and crime
activity. Simply enter an address or
intersection and see all activity in
the last six months .https://eservices.scottsdaleaz.gov/eservices/myneighborhood/
CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN to our Western
Spirit: Museum of the West! They
are receiving an incredible Hopi Art
collection. Today the Tourism
Development Commissioners approved
$500,000 from the bed tax fund to
provide the transport, security and
museum preparations to house this
magnificent contribution. If you have
not entered the museum doors be
prepared for an astonishing first
experience. Plan to visit soon.
It is appropriate for all ages!
POLITICS: At this time
(alphabetically) the following have
filed papers to run for Mayor: Bill
Crawford, W.Jim Lane and Bob
Littlefield. For City
Council are Tom Giller, Suzanne Klapp,
Virginia Korte, Guy Phillips, and Dan
Schweiker. There will be a
primary election this spring.
There are 3 openings for city council
and one for mayor.
The Bylaws state that “ Annual
dues shall be $10 to be paid in
January. New memberships paid from
September to December shall be
considered paid through the
following year. “ Thanks so
much for supporting our volunteer
work. Because 2016 is a city
election year, we will again be
hosting nonpartisan Scottsdale Council
Candidate Forums throughout the city.
Our expenses will increase as we must
rent the buildings and senior center
rooms. Thank you for renewing (or
joining). Contact our COGS Treasurer,
Patty Badenoch, if you are uncertain
when you joined or renewed.
Thank you for taking your time to read
the COGS E-Newsletter. Forward it to
any friends or neighbors who want to
For the Coalition of Greater
Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
Kirtley, Chair e-mail
Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
7904 E. Chaparral Rd., Suite 110, PMB 127
Scottsdale, AZ 85250