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Apache Junction resident survey enters online phase

Residents of the City of Apache Junction are invited to respond to a comprehensive quality of life survey the city is conducting. Citizens are encouraged to fill the online survey at …

Pinal County breaks ground on San Tan Valley complex, including public library

Pinal County officially broke ground recently on a new 50,000-square-foot complex in San Tan Valley that will bring several government services to the area, including its first library. The $16 …

Superstition Fire and Medical District Board meets Wednesday

Discussion on how the net assessed valuation for property serviced by the Superstition Fire and Medical District is projected to increase 5.97% in fiscal year 2020-21 is planned at a Feb. 19 …

City manager performance evaluation topic of Apache Junction council executive session

Discussion on personnel matters regarding the performance evaluation for the city manager is the sole topic of the Apache Junction City Council’s Feb. 18 closed-door executive session. The …

Logo chosen for Apache Junction Founder's Centennial Committee

Kelsey Smith designed the winning Apache Junction Founder's Centennial Committee logo entry. The Apache Junction Public Arts Commission on Feb. 10 approved the logo over four others. Apache …

Peralta Regional Park targets 2021 opening after receiving $2M grant

The future Peralta Regional Park near Gold Canyon in Pinal County could be open to the public in 2021 after the Arizona State Parks Board recently approved the county's application for a Land and …

Recreational vehicles can only be used as dwelling units in RV parks, per Apache Junction codes

The City of Apache Junction has zoning ordinances in place that prohibit the use of recreational vehicles being used as dwelling units on residential properties, outside of RV parks. The current …
Opinion

Medicare helps pay for a wide variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare settings. But it doesn’t cover everything, and it’s useful …

Coronavirus is on the verge of being the next worldwide pandemic. Thousands of people, mostly in China, have contracted the virus. However, at least two Arizonans are suspected of having the …
School districts all over Arizona are challenged today by aging schools and inadequate funds to repair or replace them. This is a major problem for our educators and for the children they …
Neighbors

AJ Mounted Rangers welcome 3 new members

At the Apache Junction Mounted Rangers' February monthly meeting, Capt. Roger Matas swore in three new members --- Duane Buzan, Kathy Binegar and Tracy Fink. "They have all been at many of our …

Meet Your Neighbor: Russell DeBord owns ​Pride in Painting in Gold Canyon

Your Name: Russell DeBordAge: ​60Business Name: ​Pride in Painting LLCTown/Neighborhood: ​Gold CanyonHours of operation: ​Call or text anytime and leave a messagePersonal background …

Apache Junction student's artwork headed for national competition

Artwork submitted by Hailey Webb, an eighth-grade student at Cactus Canyon Junior High School, 801 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction, won at the state and southwest regional competition and is now …

 Eagle Riders donate new 'Charity Bears' to Apache Junction Police Department

The Apache Junction Police Department recently received a donation of stuffed animals. These along with the officers' other equipment will be available to comfort children who may have been …

Scenic Gold Canyon: Wishbone-shaped clouds

Wishbone shaped clouds over Gold Canyon East, by local photographer Ester Brock. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, …
Business

Arizona-based real estate investment and development company Harvard Investments recently announced the start of its new commercial center, Arrival at Cadence, as part of its Cadence at Gateway …

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns revealed renderings and details of the planned transformation of Talking Stick Resort Arena during an event at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Suns Managing …
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