News Briefs

Nationwide acclaim for Tempe group’s efforts to reduce underage drinking

Nationwide acclaim for Tempe group’s efforts to reduce underage drinking

By Diana Whittle The Tempe Coalition recently gained national recognition for its work targeted at reducing underage drinking and drug abuse. The coalition, a partnership between the city of Tempe and Tempe Community Council, received a national Milestones Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, which is the premiere national membership organization for those […]

Some dads tell about life. This one told about dreams.

Some dads tell about life. This one told about dreams.

Editor’s note: Tempe resident Guido Scarton, a retired high school teacher, football coach and inductee in the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, authored these recollections of his dad. We thought the timing was perfect for this issue of Wrangler News. His name was Jim. He was born May 12, 1902 in Dagus Mines, a small […]

New assistant chief at Chandler PD

Bruce Ciolli, a commander with the Scottsdale Police Department, has been named Chandler’s new assistant police chief, replacing Dave Lind who retired in January. He will begin his new post in June. Ciolli’s duties will include helping to oversee management of the Desert Breeze police substation in west Chandler. Ciolli has worked with Scottsdale PD […]

Duke’s: Where family memories are made

By M.V. Moorhead “Honestly, we wanted someplace where all three of us would want to go.” Within that encapsulated bit of history from Jaime Ponder, one of the three founders of Duke’s Tavern, lies the gastronomic raison de e’tre of the owners’ foray into opening one of the east Valley’s newest—and potentially most appealing—dining destinations. […]

Sunset Library to host recap

The Valley music scene that served as an incubator for the successful careers of a number of singers, songwriters, musicians and producers in the 1950s and ‘60s is the topic of the next Our Stories guest-speaker presentation Saturday, April 12, at west Chandler’s Sunset branch library. The free event will feature Arizona’s unofficial music historian […]

California drought: Different story, same result

Story By Chase Kamp When I hit the road last year, looking forward to settling into my new home in Oakland, I was ready to face the challenges of a new state. Nothing suggested those would include a state of emergency. I had managed to roll into Los Angeles late in the afternoon, beating the […]

Honors group strives to make a difference

Honors group strives to make a difference

By Chelsea Martin           Jayelee Dorris, left, with SOL Buddies officers Laura Rodriguez, Hannah Allen, Tyler Thompson, Julia Maisel, Bridget Manning and Erin Wochner. When you believe you can make a difference, you will. Whether it takes a day, a month, a year or longer, positive change can occur, even in […]

Tempe Cares volunteers will make critical fixes at LoPiano Habitat

Story by Sally Mesarosh In 1993, volunteers from 26 Tempe schools constructed the Lo Piano Bosque Habitat, a 13-acre site named after former Tempe Mayor William LoPiano, a supporter of environmental issues. Located just north of the 202 freeway between College and Mill avenues, the site is used for student education and recreational pursuits. Twenty-one […]