Horseback: Scottsdale Hunkapi Programs offer new views for those in need

Sometimes the best medicine is a change of perspective — and the first time a novice rider is in rhythm with a thoroughbred in full gallop [...] Continue Reading →

Q&A: Sharon Cini talks Scottsdale Human Relations role in LGBT equality efforts

Despite efforts for a statewide law protecting the civil rights of the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in [...] Continue Reading →

A case for all: The municipal pursuit of statewide LGBT equality

“We’re open for business!” is the message elected leaders of Arizona want to be sending to people of all walks of life, but not all decision [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale Artists’ School outreach effort shares power of creativity for all to experience

The practice and ability to expound artistic expression is something everyone possesses — but oftentimes victims of circumstance don’t get [...] Continue Reading →

Coronado Community Carnival offers celebration of place in cinematic history

In the spring of 1988 high school student Mark Smith was ushered out of the auditorium at Coronado High School to make way for the production of [...] Continue Reading →

Paper of Record: The stories that defined Scottsdale in 2018

In calendar year 2018 the Scottsdale Independent covered extensively the ins and outs of the community of Scottsdale — and succinctly [...] Continue Reading →

The power of mentorship forges New Pathways For Youth

For some of us, there are people who we encounter during the early years of life providing a pathway on the pursuit of happiness from behavior to [...] Continue Reading →

Thornton: Advancing technology perches atop Scottsdale streetlights

As motorists traveling down the roads, streets and thoroughfares of the city of Scottsdale some may start to wonder what those little cameras are [...] Continue Reading →

Mission critical: Fighter Country Foundation serves those who protect us

For the myriad comforts we have, the opinions we are allowed to express and the best quality of life enjoyed by any human population planet Earth [...] Continue Reading →

Dec. 11: The day Scottsdale closed the Desert EDGE chapter

Tuesday, Dec. 11 may be a turning point atop Scottsdale City Council as the governing board — for once and for all — put an end to [...] Continue Reading →