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Anthem-area high school graduate receives honor

A 2021 Anthem area high school graduate received a prestigious honor June 17 for his work with the Civil Air Patrol, the Arizona Wing of the group announced. Arizona’s Civil Air Patrol …

Multifamily near Anthem gets another hearing

The Phoenix City Council is expected to vote next month on whether a controversial development near Anthem should move forward. The development — the Arise North Phoenix — has …

Anthem readies skatepark upgrades

Calling all bicyclists, scooter riders and skateboarders: Anthem will soon have an all-wheel outdoor area just for you. In August, Anthem Community Council officials will help break ground on a …

Fire restrictions upped as summer arrives

Do your part to prevent wildfires. That’s the message fire officials want to spread as fire season seems to be ramping up all over the Valley. On June 1, the Arizona Fire and Medical …
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An Independent examination of the good made possible through Fiesta Bowl Charities

Since the early 1970s, the Fiesta Bowl has been synonymous with excellence in American major university football oftentimes pitting some of the best collegiate programs in history against one …

Anthem Council reduces liability insurance coverage

Rising costs and successful risk mitigation were main factors in Anthem Community Council’s decision to reduce its excess liability insurance coverage by $10 million earlier this …

Independent accepting photos for 2022 scenic Arizona calendar

Readers are invited to submit photographs of desert landscapes, wildlife and prominent landmarks to be used in the 2022 Scenic Arizona calendar. These should be sent to, with …
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In cannabis cash rules everything until now as ALTA develops digital currency

You know what the problem is with recreational marijuana here in Arizona? What to do with all the money, cash money that is. On any given day in the Phoenix area, marijuana dispensary owners move …

I agree with Daniel Snyder’s decision to defer renaming his Washington Football Team (“A rose by any other name,” Daily Independent, June 15, 2021). There’s not much going …

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by employees at a Houston hospital who did not want to be vaccinated for COVID-19, claiming that COVID-19 vaccines are unsafe.

Meet Tony and Jessica – Energetic siblings look to share joyous life with family

The energy is contagious when you spend time with siblings Tony and Jessica. The teenagers are full of life, love, and positivity.

Meet Lashawna – Determined Teens Wishes for Family

“I want to do hair and makeup so that other people can look beautiful.”

Meet Ethan – Outgoing and Creative Teen Seeks Loving Bond

Where is Ethan? If it’s not a hot summer’s day the answer is outside. The thirteen-year-old likes to stay active and can often be found riding his scooter, playing football, skating, or his new hobby – fishing.

Donations needed for Phoenix teen after liver transplant

A Phoenix family is asking for donations after their teenage daughter underwent successful liver transplant surgery in March.The teen, Avery Morkert, is a Phoenix resident who received a life-saving …

Meet Lizeth – Teen Looks to Share Larger-than-Life Personality with Loving Family

Lizzie is looking for a one or two parent home that will fulfill her dream of having a loving family to call her own. She has a wide variety of interests such as shopping, swimming, and playing board games that she would like to share with her forever family. Lizzie also says she enjoys playing outside and doing yard work!

Barro’s Pizza, a local family-owned and operated restaurant chain that has served Valley residents for more than 40 years, is looking to hire nearly 400 workers in Maricopa and Pima counties.

As the nation forges ahead and climb out of the 2020 economic downturn, women are emerging as leading entrepreneurs, creating an estimated 1,800 new businesses daily.
St. Joseph's Youth Camp provides numerous outdoor activities for particpants.

Camp seeks Valley teens to serve as summer youth camp counselors

After a year-long closure due to COVID-19 for many Arizona overnight summer camps, the 2021 summer camp season is a light of fun at the end of a tunnel.
Anthem Days starts April 29 and the family-friendly event will take place at the Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem.  A carnival will be open to the public and feature food and craft vendors as well as a kid’s play area.

Carnival, family-friendly atmosphere at Anthem Days

Looking for a bit of outdoor fun this weekend? Anthem Days might be your answer. Officials at the master-planned community are hosting the family-friendly event at the Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan …

Indie pop/rock group plays two shows

The local band A Girl Named Scot will perform at a house show 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at 2314 E. Whitton Ave. Other artists performing are The Whitton, Local Bandits, Jam Now and John …
Guitar League members jam during a monthly session pre-COVID-19.

Guitar League to bring back live monthly meetings

The Phoenix chapter of the Guitar League will relaunch monthly live meetings beginning Tuesday, May 11.
ring your lawn chairs and sandals — music in Anthem is back.  In May, residents can see concerts every Friday starting on May 7.  The free concerts will be held at the amphitheater at Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem.

Anthem's Music in May events are back

Bring your lawn chairs and sandals — music in Anthem is back.In May, residents can see concerts every Friday starting on May 7. The free concerts will be held at the amphitheater at Anthem …
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