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Special Olympics Coca-Cola Sun Games Monday at ASU Polytechnic Campus

Competitions such as QB toss, football kick, corn hole, catch and run, running back relay and scrimmage touchdown dance are planned at Monday’s Special Olympics Coca-Cola Sun Games. They …
25th Annual

Apache Junction NJROTC students host vehicle show Saturday

Car, truck, motorcycle and military vehicle lovers — as well as anyone interested in helping patriotic high school students — are invited to attend the 25th annual Navy Junior ROTC …
Things to do

Desert survival class Saturday at Superstition Mountain Museum

A desert survival and safety class being offered at the Superstition Mountain Museum might be one of the most important classes that you have ever taken. Anyone who hikes or camps should be …

Shirley Ann Metz Beyer

Shirley passed away at age 90 on January 14, 2023, in Sun City West after a brief illness.Shirley was born in Mitchell, South Dakota, and raised in Chicago. She attended Hirsch High School there and …
Things to do

Cactus hike Feb. 8 at Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa

Join Ranger Nikki on an easy/moderate 3-mile walk 9-11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road in Mesa, to learn all about cacti from saguaros to cholla, prickly pear, …
Apache Junction

AJHS boys’ basketball team loses to Vista Grande, 45-31

The Apache Junction Prospectors (2-21) boys’ basketball team hosted the Vista Grande Spartans (1-19) on Jan. 27. The Prospectors were looking to electrify the almost packed crowd in their …

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AJHS boys’ basketball team loses to Dysart, 65-38

The Apache Junction Prospectors (2-20) and the Dysart Demons (16-6) matched up on Jan. 26. The Demons were looking to snatch a higher seed for playoff time, while the Prospectors were looking to …
Apache Junction

AJHS girls’ basketball team loses to Coronado, 56-40

The Prospectors girls’ basketball team (2-19) faced the Coronado Dons (6-14) on Senior Night, Jan. 24. The Prospectors were celebrating Gloria Valenzuela, Sophia Tolenhio and Heather Cornwell …
Employment

Apache Junction school district to host 3 job fairs

In an effort to recruit top candidates for numerous job positions, Apache Junction Unified School District is hosting job fairs 8:30-11 a.m. Feb. 11, March 20 and April 1 at the AJUSD District …
Apache Junction

Wagon Wheel Road alignment may be extinguished

Apache Junction City Council on Feb. 7 is to consider removing a federal patent easement for the Wagon Wheel Road alignment from Cactus Wren Street to Scenic Street for the purpose of future …
First responders

Fraud, thefts reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of thefts and fraud in Gold Canyon Jan. 12-18. Theft, reported at 3:45 a.m. Jan. 12 in the 12200 block of East Chiricahua …
First responders

4 thefts reported in Apache Junction Jan. 12-18

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of thefts Jan. 12-18: Theft, reported at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 12 in the 900 block of West Broadway Avenue. Theft, reported at 2:11 …
COVID-19

62 new coronavirus cases in a week in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon area

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Feb. 1 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 21,758 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
Opinion

When a new year arrives so do new trends and people are always trying to upgrade their homes with the newest style. East Valley homeowners are no exception. Whether they are looking to upgrade the …

My father is a World War II veteran and the most decorated veteran of the county where we lived in Georgia. His two brothers also served in World War II. I am a longtime resident of Gold Canyon …
The Central Arizona College campuses offered free tuition to Pinal County residents and even had an article in your Apache Junction Independent regarding the offer. My son, a 20-year resident of …
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Members of Apache Junction High School Thespian Troupe win awards

Members of the Apache Junction High School Thespian Troupe competed at the East Regional Festival on Jan. 21 and returned with a handful of awards. Katherine Davis received a Superior rating in …
Neighbors

Mesa native Kotsur to sign national anthem at Super Bowl

Actor and Mesa native Troy Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language at the Super Bowl on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf. Kotsur’s signing will be …
Neighbors

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate to children’s charities

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers have been busy spreading their good cheer in the community, recently donating to the Apache Junction Library, Project Help Apache Junction and Boys and Girls Club …
Treatment

NAFFA Wellness Center offers individualized treatment programs

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association’s Wellness Center, 525 W. Southern Ave. Suite No. 124 in Mesa, offers 12- and 24-week intensive outpatient programs. The individualized …
Rodeo royalty

Hughes selected 2023 Lost Dutchman Days rodeo queen

Competitors came from across Arizona to vie for a spot on the 2023 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo royalty court. Cities and towns represented included Tucson, Young, Snowflake, Mesa and Apache …
Business

The Gold Canyon Business Association has been dissolved and replaced with the Gold Canyon Chamber of Commerce. “Due to the devastating effects of COVID, and the continuous struggles of …

Your Name: Ken Kotchenreuther Age: 57 Town/Neighborhood: Sun City and Valleywide Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Personal background highlights: My wife and I relocated to …
There were 80 business licenses issued in October 2022 in the city of Apache Junction. The following business licenses are listed by name — including doing business as or dba; city; contact …
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