This is part two of my interview with Beau Macmillan, executive chef at Sanctuary. Read part one here. You're dining at a restaurant. What's the one thing that makes you crazy?: When the check is presented, the server has got to be on top of it; if you say you will be right back, you'd better be ... More >>
Beau MacMillan elements Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa 5700 E. McDonald Drive 480-948-2100 www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com This is part one of my interview with Beau MacMillan, executive chef of elements at Sanctuary Resort and Spa. Come back on Tuesday for part two. If Phoenix has a bon ... More >>
The National Hockey League announced yesterday its plan to divide the league into four conferences rather than six divisions, as the league is currently arranged.Under the new organization, the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin inside each conference, with the top four teams squaring off in divisio ... More >>
Sean Snelling There are few things more attractive than a good accent -- the more masculine and foreign-sounding, the better. Sean Snelling, a native of Australia, has one of the best around. Having successfully managed Merc Bar in Phoenix, Snelling recently returned from a four-month hiatu ... More >>
Despite the Phoenix Coyotes' storybook season not having the fairy-tale ending many had hoped for, the man who helped turn the franchise from Canadian-bound disgrace to a playoff contender has been rewarded. Don Maloney, the Howlers' general manager, was named the NHL General Manager of the ... More >>
www.orchidparkccc.com The Great OneA California man faces felony theft charges after allegedly stealing a hockey jersey autographed by The Great One himself from a sports bar in North Dakota. Authorities in North Dakota say 33-year-old Mark Stevens got drunk and swiped an Edmont ... More >>
www.isntlifeterrible.com Ken Kendrick, managing general partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks and a long-time baseball-card collector, is lending his $2.8 million collection to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.Kendrick's 25-card collection contains some of th ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio's New Counsel Kris Kobach, and His Disingenuous Statements to Fox 10 Up on th ... More >>
"The Great One"After being chewed up and spit out as coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, "The Great One" could be getting a little love from the Vancouver Olympic Committee. Wayne Gretzky, the Coyotes former coach, is being considered to be the final torchbearer at the 2010 winter Olympics in Vancouver ... More >>
The Phoenix Coyotes made history last night in Edmonton, and like many Coyotes milestones, it's not good history.During the team's 4-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, the Coyotes managed to get scored on twice in seven seconds. For anyone unfamiliar with hockey, two goals happening that fast is ... More >>
Arizona Superintendent of Schools Tom Horne says the state faces teacher layoffs on a large-scale next year because of the state's budget woes. Horne said the situation is "much grimmer" than Arizona residents realize...The male graduate student who committed suicide in a professor's office at AS ... More >>
Coyotes future looks brighter with Tippett in, Gretzky out
The Phoenix Coyotes ice hockey team started training camp on Saturday without coach Wayne Gretzky. While awaiting the decision of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in the sale of the team and team ownership, "The Great One" Gretzky thought it better to "sit back for a few days and evaluate," accordin ... More >>
michaelmindes.com That silver thing's called "The Stanley Cup," Phoenix area, and the guy hoisting it's Wayne. Doubt the now-Coyotes' coach will ever come this close to the cup again. If you had told Wayne Gretzky when he was 17 years old and already playing professional hoc ... More >>
After more than 56 years, GM is closing its Mesa test track, the Desert Proving Ground. Most employees have already moved to a new facility in Yuma. The move is termed "only coincidental" with GM's recent bankruptcy...A Valley street was closed last night after a group of people fired guns ... More >>
www.lincoln.ne.gov John Breslow (at the podium) wants to buy the Phoenix Coyotes.Blackberry CEO Jim Balsillie's bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes now has some competition: Las Vegas-based businessman John Breslow, who owns 3 percent of the franchise, says he has built a syndicate to purchase the ... More >>
As we reported on this blog back in November, Suns star Shaquille O'Neal's on Twitter, the "micro-blogging" site where users can post short messages on the Internet (through computers or their cell phones) that detail what they're doing at any given moment. (For example, Shaq Twittered on January 16 ... More >>
We received an e-mail stating that World Wrestling Entertainment will be holding a press conference tomorrow afternoon at the stadium to announce a "major international event" occuring there in spring 2010 that will "draw visitors from around the world for five days of activities." Although the e-ma ... More >>
In the Willow Shade
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NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp
The wagering scandal enmeshing Wayne Gretzky through his wife and an assistant coach is the least of the Coyotes' problems
How slow can they go?
How Rick Schroder cast a Black Cloud over the Valley
The rise and fall -- and rise and fall -- of Phoenix Coyotes record-breaking goalie
Paris and Nicole take on charity balls
F1 Racing Factory puts East Valley on track
Team owner Ellman skates over financial inquiries
Clint Bolick is trying to change the world, one lawsuit at at time.
The Arizona State hockey team iced tough competition this season. So why did players pass on a shot at a national championship?
A tumultuous year inside the crucible that is the National Hockey League