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Originally published as "The Rancher" and serving the McCormick Ranch area, the Scottsdale Independent today serves the entire city of Scottsdale with a unique and innovative rotating distribution zone. The newspaper is home-delivered each week to 15,000 homes in a different area: One week in North Scottsdale, the next week in the Scottsdale Airpark area, the third week in the Ranch areas and the

final week in downtown/South Scottsdale. Over a four-week period, the Scottsdale Independent reaches 60,000 different homes in the city.

The Scottsdale City Council will hear good news when city treasure Sonia Andrews gives her review of last fiscal year’s ...
12/04/2023

The Scottsdale City Council will hear good news when city treasure Sonia Andrews gives her review of last fiscal year’s budget during the council’s Dec. 5 meeting.

The Scottsdale City Council will hear good news when city treasure Sonia Andrews gives her review of last fiscal year’s budget during the council’s Dec. 5 meeting. The city’s …

The holiday season is also a season of giving. Schools in Scottsdale Unified School District and Paradise Valley are mak...
12/04/2023

The holiday season is also a season of giving. Schools in Scottsdale Unified School District and Paradise Valley are making a direct impact on their communities this December, particularly Desert Mountain High School.

The holiday season is also a season of giving. Schools in Scottsdale Unified School District and Paradise Valley are making a direct impact on their communities this December, particularly Desert …

As girls are wont to do, sisters Ariana Dinu, 12, and Carina Dinu, 8, decided they wanted to go for a ride so they got o...
12/01/2023

As girls are wont to do, sisters Ariana Dinu, 12, and Carina Dinu, 8, decided they wanted to go for a ride so they got on their bikes a couple of weeks ago and they pedaled ... and pedaled ... and pedaled.

As girls are wont to do, sisters Ariana Dinu, 12, and Carina Dinu, 8, decided they wanted to go for a ride so they got on their bikes a couple of weeks ago and they pedaled ... and pedaled ... and …

For the second consecutive year, Barrett-Jackson is hosting a toy drive with Reach Out WorldWide to benefit Childhelp.Do...
12/01/2023

For the second consecutive year, Barrett-Jackson is hosting a toy drive with Reach Out WorldWide to benefit Childhelp.

Donors and automotive enthusiasts attending FuelFest Saturday, Dec. 9, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, may visit the Barrett-Jackson display to donate a new, unopened and unwrapped toy that will go directly to Childhelp to assist in providing children in need with gifts during the holiday season.

For the second consecutive year, Barrett-Jackson is hosting a toy drive with Reach Out WorldWide to benefit Childhelp. Donors and automotive enthusiasts attending FuelFest Saturday, Dec. 9, at …

A state bill that governs how close someone can be when recording an on-duty police officer died at the Supreme Court le...
12/01/2023

A state bill that governs how close someone can be when recording an on-duty police officer died at the Supreme Court level, but it’s not completely out of the game.

A state bill that governs how close someone can be when recording an on-duty police officer died at the Supreme Court level, but it’s not completely out of the game. House Bill 2319, …

DMB, the developer of the sprawling One Scottsdale multiuse development north of Loop 101 near Scottsdale Road, is seeki...
11/30/2023

DMB, the developer of the sprawling One Scottsdale multiuse development north of Loop 101 near Scottsdale Road, is seeking to substantially alter the project to add more multi-housing units.

DMB, the developer of the sprawling One Scottsdale multiuse development north of Loop 101 near Scottsdale Road, is seeking to substantially alter the project to add more multi-housing units. The …

Residents of the Rio Verde Foothills who rely on hauled water have a long-term solution to their water crisis.
11/30/2023

Residents of the Rio Verde Foothills who rely on hauled water have a long-term solution to their water crisis.

Residents of the Rio Verde Foothills who rely on hauled water have a long-term solution to their water crisis. The Arizona Corporation Commission voted unanimously during its Nov. 29 meeting to …

A substantial portion of Scottsdale’s residents are preparing to retire, according to a new report from financial servic...
11/22/2023

A substantial portion of Scottsdale’s residents are preparing to retire, according to a new report from financial services website SmartAsset.

A substantial portion of Scottsdale’s residents are preparing to retire, according to a new report from financial services website SmartAsset. Approximately 15.49% of Scottsdale’s …

A joint meeting of two student clubs at Desert Mountain High School recently left some Jewish students feeling targeted ...
11/17/2023

A joint meeting of two student clubs at Desert Mountain High School recently left some Jewish students feeling targeted and one student calling over social media for a walkout.

A joint meeting of two student clubs at Desert Mountain High School recently left some Jewish students feeling targeted and one student calling over social media for a walkout. After speaking to …

11/17/2023

Fountain Hills Times Independent is hosting an office furniture/supply sale today, Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
16508 E. Laser Drive, Suite 101, in Fountain Hills.
Desktop computers, furniture, miscellaneous supplies and more.

At 23 years old, Scottsdale resident Sabrina Demetriades graduated summa cm laude last May from ASU’s Barret Honors Col...
11/10/2023

At 23 years old, Scottsdale resident Sabrina Demetriades graduated summa cm laude last May from ASU’s Barret Honors College with a degree in hand and a job offer on the table.

At 23 years old, Scottsdale resident Sabrina Demetriades graduated summa cm laude last May from ASU’s Barret Honors College with a degree in hand and a job offer on the table. She had …

The Scottsdale Unified School District is asking voters this Tuesday to support a maintenance and operations override th...
11/03/2023

The Scottsdale Unified School District is asking voters this Tuesday to support a maintenance and operations override that would raise about $22.1 million per year. If approved, the new override would replace the current one and would not result in a property tax rate increase for homeowners in the district.

With four days until Tuesday’s general election, Yes to Children Co-Chair Denny Brown feels pretty confident about Scottsdale Unified School District’s request for a maintenance and …

cottsdale police detectives are conducting an investigation into the death of a tree trimmer near the 6400 block of Lafa...
11/03/2023

cottsdale police detectives are conducting an investigation into the death of a tree trimmer near the 6400 block of Lafayette that occurred November 1, around 1:30 p. m., according to an email from Scottsdale Police Department spokesman Officer Aaron Bolin.

Scottsdale police detectives are conducting an investigation into the death of a tree trimmer near the 6400 block of Lafayette that occurred November 1, around 1:30 p. m., according to an email from …

Billy Schenck will only grudgingly acknowledge he’s from a little town outside of Columbus, Ohio.
11/02/2023

Billy Schenck will only grudgingly acknowledge he’s from a little town outside of Columbus, Ohio.

Billy Schenck will only grudgingly acknowledge he’s from a little town outside of Columbus, Ohio. It was dirty, smelly and the people were ultra conservative, he said. So instead …

In the year since the Arizona Legislature passed Senate Bill 1168, a law requiring short-term rental operators to obtain...
11/02/2023

In the year since the Arizona Legislature passed Senate Bill 1168, a law requiring short-term rental operators to obtain a license, Scottsdale implemented a city ordinance, created a short-term rental police unit and is seeking further regulation rights from Arizona lawmakers.

In the year since the Arizona Legislature passed Senate Bill 1168, a law requiring short-term rental operators to obtain a license, Scottsdale implemented a city ordinance, created a short-term …

What some originally thought was a perfect ending for the old fire station at 7339 E. McDonald Road has hit some rough p...
11/01/2023

What some originally thought was a perfect ending for the old fire station at 7339 E. McDonald Road has hit some rough patches with the city and the neighboring homeowners association.

What some originally thought was a perfect ending for the old fire station at 7339 E. McDonald Road has hit some rough patches with the city and the neighboring homeowners association. …

No charges were filed in the case of a dog being shot and killed Oct. 24 at the Bixby Hotel, 409 N. Scottsdale Road.
10/31/2023

No charges were filed in the case of a dog being shot and killed Oct. 24 at the Bixby Hotel, 409 N. Scottsdale Road.

No charges were filed in the case of a dog being shot and killed Oct. 24 at the Bixby Hotel, 409 N. Scottsdale Road. “No charges were filed as the shooting of the dog appears to be in self …

When Joao Eras-Jorge moved to the Phoenix area with his wife and two children from France, he quickly ran into a problem...
10/31/2023

When Joao Eras-Jorge moved to the Phoenix area with his wife and two children from France, he quickly ran into a problem.

When Joao Eras-Jorge moved to the Phoenix area with his wife and two children from France, he quickly ran into a problem. There was no where for his children to continue their French education. …

Over 150 homicides have gone unsolved in the East Valley.
10/28/2023

Over 150 homicides have gone unsolved in the East Valley.

Jennifer Lynn Beede died under some of the most inhumane circumstances imaginable. Her body was found by a bicyclist in the North Phoenix desert last year stuffed in a suitcase with a gunshot …

Golf courses are overseeding as the season kicks off in Scottsdale, a city with world-renowned golf and one of the most ...
10/27/2023

Golf courses are overseeding as the season kicks off in Scottsdale, a city with world-renowned golf and one of the most popular travel destinations in the country.

Overseeding and weather are two possible reasons why golf course occupancy was down year-over-year in September and year to date. Occupancy also hit an all-time high in 2021 during COVID.

Golf courses are overseeding as the season kicks off in Scottsdale, a city with world-renowned golf and one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. Overseeding and weather are …

Scottsdale retail center Northsight Crossing has been sold by local real estate firm Caliber.
10/26/2023

Scottsdale retail center Northsight Crossing has been sold by local real estate firm Caliber.

Scottsdale retail center Northsight Crossing has been sold by local real estate firm Caliber. The property was purchased in January 2022 by Northsight Crossing AZ, a Caliber co-sponsored single asset …

In unanimously approving its consent agenda Oct. 24, the city council gave city employees up to four weeks of paid leave...
10/26/2023

In unanimously approving its consent agenda Oct. 24, the city council gave city employees up to four weeks of paid leave time for the birth, adoption or placement of a child into a foster home.

Scottsdale City employees will now get paid time off for their journey into parenthood. In unanimously approving its consent agenda Oct. 24, the city council gave city employees up to four weeks …

The City of Scottsdale’s coffers are full, but it’s proverbial belt is tightening.
10/26/2023

The City of Scottsdale’s coffers are full, but it’s proverbial belt is tightening.

The City of Scottsdale’s coffers are full, but it’s proverbial belt is tightening. Local sales tax, the city’s largest revenue stream, for fiscal year 2023/24’s first …

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board voted down during its Oct. 24 meeting a proposed policy change th...
10/25/2023

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board voted down during its Oct. 24 meeting a proposed policy change that would allow any student in the district to request the use of a private bathroom.

The battle of the bathrooms is over. The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board voted down during its Oct. 24 meeting a proposed policy change that would allow any student in the …

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Originally published as "The Rancher" and serving the McCormick Ranch area, the Scottsdale Independent today serves the news of the entire city of Scottsdale. The print publication is published monthly and direct-mailed the first week of every month to 75,000 homes and businesses in ZIP codes 85266, 85262, 85260, 85259, 85258 and 85255. News is always available at our website, https://www.yourvalley.net/scottsdale-independent/-- where you’ll find complete coverage of the city (news, education, business, neighborhoods, sports and more!). Visit us online to sign up for a free daily e-newsletter delivered directly to your email in-box.

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