Mesa resident to be on Oct. 2 episode of ‘The Price is Right’

A Mesa contestant, Christi Starks, will be appearing on an episode of the game show, “The Price is Right,” where contestants bid for prizes and compete for showcases. She is on the …

Create with light at i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa

Luminous: The Art of Light opens Friday at the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa where families and guests can play, learn and create using artistic illuminaton. Hands-on experiences include: …

Independent seeks submissions for Veterans Day Salute

Independent Newsmedia is featuring a Veterans Day Salute to honor those who have served our country.
First responders

5 burglaries reported in Mesa

The Mesa Police Department took the following reports of burglaries Sept. 5-11: Burglary from a motor vehicle at a parking/drop lot/garage Sept. 5 in the 4100 block of East Main Street. …

Arizona Cardinals support wellness day at House of Refuge in Mesa

Crucial Catch Wellness Day will bring medical professionals to Mesa Saturday to serve families living the House of Refuge transitional housing program. The effort is in conjunction with the …

Restaurants, storage-facility expansion planned in Mesa

The planned look and landscaping for a commercial development with restaurants and the expansion of a self-storage business on 4 acres east of Greenfield Road on the north side of University Drive …

Mesa-based medical center earns 5th accreditation for radiology

Mountain Vista Medical Center’s Imaging Department has been awarded a three-year accreditation in computed tomography following a review by the American College of Radiology. It is the …

Scottsdale developer buys Mesa parcel for  $19M, plans industrial project

Martens Development Company of Scottsdale has purchased a 44-acre industrial development site at the southeast corner of Ellsworth and Willis roads in Mesa. Cushman & Wakefield, which …
Freeway plans

Opinions sought by ADOT on north-south corridor plans in Pinal County

In-person meetings in Apache Junction and San Tan Valley and a virtual meeting in English and Spanish were held in September on the environmental impact statement and design concept report for a …

Good Samaritan who died in Phoenix collision was from Mesa

Douglas Scott Hunt, 34, of Mesa has been identified as the man who died attempting to assist crash victims early Sunday morning along Loop 202 in Phoenix, authorities said. The man, who the …

Police shoot, kill man who opened fire on Mesa officers

Police shot and killed a 42-year-old man Sunday night after he fired at officers inside a Mesa home. Joel Castaneda was pronounced dead at the home near 8 th Avenue and Hobson, according to a …

Sue Brooks

Sue Brooks of Sun City, AZ - 3/24/39 – 7/14/23. Contact Leonard Wiest, 10302 W. Mountain View Rd. Sun City, AZ 85351. 425-252-7063

Earl J. Black

Earl passed peacefully at home with family. He was born the eldest of 5 children in Limington Maine where he grew up and graduated High School. He married Rita Gerrish July 3, 1952, and was married …

Dr. Donald Eugene Bortz

Dr. Donald Eugene Bortz born October 2,1946 in Valparaiso, IN to Wayne/Pauline Bortz, lived in Wanatah, IN. It was Harlan Knosher and a basketball scholarship that brought Don to Knox College …

Mesa restaurant Dolce Vita launches new aperitivo Italiano menu

Dolce Vita — a locally owned Italian eatery, grocer and gelato shop at 5251 E. Brown Road No. 104 in Mesa — is launching its new aperitivo Italiano menu. An aperitivo is a common …

Art museum showcases contemporary works this fall in Mesa

The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is having an opening reception next month to celebrate its new exhibitions. The opening will be 7-10 p.m. Oct. 7 at the museum, 1 E. Main St. The fall …

Oregano’s coming to Elliot, Signal Butte roads in Mesa

An Oregano’s restaurant is to be constructed north of Elliot Road on the west side of Signal Butte Road in Mesa. The planned look and landscaping for the development on 2 acres were …
Tubing season ends Oct. 1

Salt River Tubing open Friday-Sunday in September

Salt River Tubing is open on the Lower Salt River Friday-Sunday in September, weather and water-flow conditions permitting. Note: Tubing season ends Oct. 1. Salt River Tubing is seven …


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As we head into the final stretch of 2023 many home design trends have come and gone. Luckily, home design trends never stop and as we head into fall a few trends are starting to take shape for the …
As this year’s chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority board of directors, I am proud to represent the six member communities — Apache Junction, Mesa, Gilbert, Gila River …
Buying a home is a stressful time in anyone’s life, especially for first timers. Not only is buying a home the biggest financial expense of your life, but the process is also complicated, …
This Stacy Holmstedt work will be part of her upcoming “Saguaros & Shards” exhibit.

Phoenix hotel to exhibit Mesa artist’s Arizona-inspired work

The works of a Mesa-based artist will be on display in an upcoming exhibition at a Phoenix hotel.
The annual costume contest will begin at 5 p.m. at the stage and will be divided by ages. All ages are welcome to enter. Remember to use your imagination and be creative.

Halloween Festival Oct. 28 at Superstition Shadows Park

Halloween is coming up and the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department wants to make your night spook-tacular! The annual Halloween Festival is 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at …
Girls Golf Day tees off Oct. 6 in Mesa.

Girls Golf Day comes to Dobson Ranch in Mesa

USGA, LPGA Girls Golf of Phoenix will have a two-day event at Mesa’s Dobson Ranch Golf Course that is open to girls ages 3-18 Girls Golf Day begins Oct. 6 with a pep rally followed the …
J.A. Jance’s latest thriller combines characters from two of her bestselling series (Joanna Brady and Walker family mysteries) to track down a killer who preys on victims that are often neglected by local police—young indigenous women, according to a release.

Author Jance to visit Apache Junction Public Library Monday

Join bestselling author J.A. Jance as she discusses her new book, “Blessing of the Lost Girls,” at Apache Junction Public Library at 2:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18. …

Mesa Arts Center celebrates ‘Dirty Dancing’ anniversary with concert

The Mesa Arts Center will bring Dirty Dancing in Concert to the stage on Nov. 22 during the global live-to-film tour commemorating the 35 th anniversary of the movie. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. …
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