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Timeline of fire district public records request

A public records request for a five-year snapshot from Superstition Fire and Medical District of out-of-court settlements was emailed Saturday, Jan. 16, to Assistant Chief of Planning and Logistics …
Subscriber exclusive

An audit of Apache Junction community facility district out-of-court settlements

Sewer and water services are provided by two community facilities districts in Apache Junction, neither of which had out-of-court settlements or claims during the past five years but one paid out …
Subscriber exclusive

Council OKs townhomes at 2 locations in Apache Junction

Two parcels in Apache Junction zoned for business park or commercial uses can instead be developed as multifamily residential townhomes, the City Council decided recently. Both were discussed and …
News

Staff needed at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center

Do you have a pre-teen or teenager looking for something to do this summer? Why not have them work at the aquatic center in Apache Junction? Gain valuable work experience, learn how to work as …
first responders

Police: Apache Junction man arrested on charges of sexual abuse, assault

Apache Junction Police Department officers responded to the Fry’s Grocery Store at 150 E. Old West Highway at about 9 p.m. Feb. 18 for a report of a man who had forcibly groped a woman in the …
environment

Household hazardous waste event March 6 in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction will hold a collection event for household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding on Saturday, March 6. It will be 8 a.m.-noon at the …
First responders

Fraud, identity theft reported Feb. 12-18 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of fraud and identity theft Feb. 12-18: Fraud/forgery — identity theft, reported at 8:40 a.m. Feb. 12 in the 1600 block of …
First Responders

Vandalism, theft, other incidents reported Feb. 12-18 in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of vandalism, theft and other incidents in Gold Canyon Feb. 12-18: Fraud, reported at 4:46 p.m. Feb. 12 in the 9700 block of East Windy Pass …
new coronavirus

130 new COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon since last week

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Feb. 24 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 6,169 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …
first responders

Photo snapped of suspect who groped woman, Apache Junction police say

The Apache Junction Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man in a photograph believed to be a suspect who groped a woman. “This man is the main suspect in an …
Opinion

Community partner and public health vaccine teams are continuing to vaccinate with shipments received this week. A new site is available on the ADHS dashboard that indicates how many people have been …

It was a year ago when COVID-19 struck and our world changed.
Residents of Gold Canyon gathered Thursday, Feb. 18, at Congressman Paul Gosar’s district office on Kings Ranch Road in protest of his role in the Jan. 6 violent attack on the Capitol. The …
Neighbors
neighbors

Scenic Arizona: ‘Leap Day’ sunset in Apache Junction

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty. Readers are invited to submit scenic pictures of desert …
neighbors

Scenic Arizona: Flooded area of the desert

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty. Readers are invited to submit scenic pictures of desert …
neighbors

Wheelchairs, other medical supplies available through Apache Junction Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus from St. Mary Magdalene in Gilbert applied for a grant from Joni & Friends and obtained adult-sized wheelchairs, canes, crutches and walkers. “They wish to share …
neighbors

DAR dedicates desert ironwood tree at Flatiron Park in Apache Junction

The Arizona State Society Daughters of the American Revolution continued its legacy of service to Arizona communities by dedicating on Feb. 24 a desert ironwood tree planted at Flatiron Park in …
neighbors

34 desks built, donated for families of Apache Junction school district students

It had become part of Breanna Gann’s daily routine. Each day after school she’d take the two laptop computers off her kitchen table and store them away for the night so she’d …
Business

Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, is seeking to hire more than 250 security professionals in Mesa. The company is holding an open house hiring event 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 3 …

Ace Hardware Corp. recently announced that Kabat’s Frontier Ace Hardware of Apache Junction achieved designation as a “Pinnacle Performance Retailing” store for its outstanding …
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