Fountain Hills man arrested for reportedly stalking

A Fountain Hills man was taken into custody after reportedly stalking several, which the Paradise Valley Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit was investigating. On Oct. 15, Isaac Straus was located at his residence and taken into custody, according to a police report. Police say a search warrant was also executed on his residence. Mr. Straus […]

Scottsdale Plaza Resort announces passing of chairman John W. Dawson

It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of John W. Dawson. Mr. Dawson led a storied and accomplished life. John W. Dawson was chairman & CEO, and founder of The Dawson Companies, Ltd. in Scottsdale, Arizona and owner of The Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Mr. Dawson has been a real estate executive, builder, resort […]

Paradise Valley police investigating reported burglary

The Paradise Valley Police Department is seeking information regarding a residential burglary that happened Saturday, Oct. 12. At 1:49 p.m., police say they responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 6600 block of 40th Street, according to a police report. Unknown suspect/s, police claim, forced open the front door through unknown means […]

Lavitt Manor subdivisions garners Town Council approval

A lot on Ironwood Drive can move forward with subdivision plans after the Paradise Valley Town Council rendered a unanimous approval of the Lavitt Manor II final plat at its Sept. 26 meeting. Town Planner George Burton presented on the two-lot subdivision with a private road on a 2.8-acre lot at 7525 N. Ironwood Drive. […]

Paradise Valley police arrest man for alleged aggravated assault

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story misspelled the suspect’s name in the picture’s cutline. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. The Paradise Valley Police Department arrested a man on Sept. 27 on charges of aggravated assault. At 9:01 a.m., police say they were dispatched to Lincoln Drive and Invergordon Road […]

Xavier students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Five students at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix were named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Those students include Abigail Converse, Grace Haak, Veronica Tanner, Katherine Tanner and Katherine Yuh, according to a press release The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in […]

Hermosa Inn to host various art, dinner series

The Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley will see the return of two art series as well as the beginning of a new dinner series. Mimosa and Monet, and Journaling: Art and Observation are the two art series returning to the inn in the coming months. The new dinner series will begin in October and will […]

Paradise Valley agrees to 100K settlement for Lincoln right-of-way

Town of Paradise Valley officials have agreed to pay nearly $100,000 for a 10-foot wide easement on Lincoln Drive to make way for a sidewalk. On Sept. 12, the Paradise Valley Town Council approved the settlement with land owners Abdul A. Mahmood and Erum Noon with a 7-0 vote. The conditional settlement, in the amount […]

Bisson: Independent supports local charities

We believe charity begins at home. Thanks to a generous grant given to us last fall by the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy, we’ve been able to help nonprofit charities across the Valley with marketing campaigns or news stories to promote their worthy causes. Thus far, we’ve provided double the grants initial value of $40,000 […]

Phoenix native serves with high-tech U.S. Navy helicopter squadron

Chief Petty Officer Shantelle Butche, a native of Phoenix, was inspired to join the Navy along with her best friend. Thirteen years later, Ms. Butche serves with the Scorpions of Helicopter Maritime Squadron 49, working with one of the Navy’s most advanced helicopters at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego. “We are busy at […]