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Industrial building planned at Sossaman, Germann in Mesa

A more than 90,000-square-foot industrial building is to be constructed on 6 acres east of Sossaman Road on the north side of Germann Road in Mesa. The Jaws Industrial development’s look …
Development

Chipotle’s new concept ‘Chipotlane’ planned in Mesa

A Chipotle Mexican Grill with a drive-thru is to be developed in a building that previously housed an Arby’s and then a TitleMax west of Gilbert Road on the south side of Southern Avenue in …
Neighbors

Mesa-based tile expert to lead international technical talk at fair in Spain

James Woelfel, a technical tile expert, principal at J.G. Woelfel & Associates in Mesa and chairman of the National Tile Contractors Association Technical Committee, has been invited to lead a …
Things to do

‘Magic of Mexican Artistry’ at Superstition Mountain Museum March 8-10

The Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 E. Apache Trail (State Route 88) in Apache Junction, presents a celebration of fine art from Mexico at a free three-day event 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8-10. The …
Opinion

Smialek: 4 Superfoods to strengthen your immune system this cold, flu season

As we find ourselves in the midst of the cold and flu season, strengthening our immune system becomes paramount in maintaining optimal health and well-being for the entire family. While practicing …
EDUCATION

Arizona nominations open for Esperanza Latino Teacher Award

Chicanos Por La Causa is seeking nominations across the state to recognize special teachers making a difference in the community.
Things to do

Artists of the Superstitions Spring Studio Tour March 15-17

The Artists of the Superstitions 2024 Spring Studio Tour is March 15-17 in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. See the work of artists such as Anita Pope, Susan Lowry, Deb Mullins, Diane Cross, …
Education

Mesa Community College paramedicine program ranked among best in the nation

The Mesa Community College paramedicine program is ranked fourth among the top five best programs in the nation, according to the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency …
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Mesa police, chamber lighten load for some car repairs with voucher program

The Mesa Police Department will make some traffic stops pay off for drivers pulled over for burned out lights. The department is the first police agency in Arizona to team up with Lights On! to …
DEADLY WEAPON

Mesa police identify suspect in Tempe vehicle theft, officer-involved shooting

A 25-year-old man has been arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail after Mesa police said he pulled a knife on an officer, sparking a shooting. The incident began about 8 a.m. Feb. 16 …
LAW ENFORCEMENT

Car stolen from Tempe leads to officer-involved shooting in Mesa: police

An officer-involved shooting took place Friday morning in the 1500 block of East Mahoney in Mesa, police said. No officers were injured, and the suspect was not “hit by any lethal …
Development

Meridian 24 industrial development planned in Mesa

A five-building industrial development totaling 492,311 square feet is to be constructed north of Pecos Road on the west side of Meridian Road in Mesa. The 41-acre Meridian 24 …

Carol R. Krohn

It is with much sadness that Jim, Carol’s husband, announces her passing on January 26, 2024, at the age of 80. Carol was born on July 7, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Carol and Jim were …

Jeannette Eleanor Riley

Jeannette Eleanor Riley, 108, of Scottsdale, died on Saturday, February 10th. She was born in 1915 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, to Deliva and Joseph Fugere. Jeannette drove an ambulance in support …
Opinion

Wheatley, Goodman: Hobbs must restore SR 24 funds

On Jan. 12, Gov. Hobbs released her Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Executive Budget proposal. While we recognize the state is facing a budgetary shortfall this year, we didn’t expect to see a proposed …
SIMULATION

Annual mass casualty simulation helps Mesa student doctors prepare for emergency relief

Student doctors at A.T. Still University in Mesa spent their Valentine’s Day providing lifesaving relief and care to victims of a deadly explosion at an outdoor music festival. However, …

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OPINION
The January Mesa Independent community newspaper headlines Gilbert as the second safest municipality per population and per FBI. For a touted “community paper," I’m struck by the lack of …
As January unfolds, so does the spotlight on mentors and the profound impact they, whether formal or informal, can have on your personal and professional development. This month marks National …
As a dedicated advocate for public safety, I’m profoundly conscious of the dangers lurking on our roads. Initiatives like Tempe’s Operation Slow Down strike a particularly resonant chord …
ENTERTAINMENT & THINGS TO DO
Art in the Park encourages residents to leave their mark on the city’s history by collaborating with artist Beth Nybeck to create a work of art for the new City Hall.

Help create an art installation for Mesa City Hall

Mesa residents will be able to collaborate in creating an art installation for the new City Hall with Art in the Park, an interactive free event that brings art, crafts and music to neighborhoods. …
Learn about the mysteries of UFOs, UAPs, Bigfoot, Star People and other unexplained phenomena with a team of paranormal researchers, investigators and enthusiasts Feb. 19-25 at Superstition Mountain & Lost Dutchman Museum, 4087 E. Apache Trail (State Route 88).

Mysteries of UFOs, UAPs, Bigfoot at Feb. 19-25 event in Apache Junction

Explore the mysteries of UFOs, UAPs, Bigfoot, Star People and other unexplained phenomena with an expert team of paranormal researchers, investigators and enthusiasts Feb. 19-25 in Apache Junction. …
Many of the original western movie actors are gone, but the legends and stories they created live on at the museum.

Western Cowboy Day Saturday in Apache Junction

The Superstition Mountain Museum’s Western Cowboy Day will celebrate local history, cowboy lifestyle, Apacheland Movie Ranch and Native American culture 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at 4087 …

Alice Cooper bash benefits teen centers in Mesa, Phoenix

Tickets are on sale for Coopstock 2024, a fundraiser for Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers in Mesa and Phoenix. The event will take place 5-11 p.m. April 13 at Las Sendas Golf Club, …
The festival’s 50-acre 16th century European village has 16 stages of nonstop entertainment, music, comedy, falconry, dance, mermaids and acrobatics. Foolish pleasures mix with artisan treasures as you shop, eat and mingle with a cast of nearly 2,000 colorfully costumed characters.

Arizona Renaissance Festival this weekend in Gold Canyon

Take a unique trip back in time to the Arizona Renaissance Festival Saturdays and Sundays Feb. 3-March 31 at 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60 in Gold Canyon, just east of Apache Junction. The …
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