Please enjoy these photographs submitted by readers of the Apache Junction Independent newspaper. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Do not use a filter on submitted photos. Send submissions with your name […]
Dr. Krista Anderson, executive director of special education in Scottsdale Unified School District, is a finalist in the search for a new Apache Junction Unified School District superintendent. Here she answers questions posed by individuals at a parents and residents forum April 5 at the Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Center. Also on the […]
Flatiron Community Park, 100 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, is open and includes a water feature. Above videos are from March 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the park. (Photo by Richard H. Dyer, Independent Newspapers)
A month after drawing thousands of rodeo fans to Apache Junction, the 2017 Lost Dutchman Days Committee held its annual wrap-up dinner to present checks totaling $89,140 to the organizations that helped make the rodeo a success while helping local youths. About 165 volunteers, sponsors and committee members gathered to hear the news March 23 […]
Motorcycles are parked and ridden along Main Street in downtown Mesa Friday, March 6, 2015, at Motorcycles on Main, sponsored by Downtown Mesa. At the event – held 6-10 p.m. the first Friday of every month between September and June, according to http://www.downtownmesa.com/motorcyclesonmain/– there is a beer garden, live music, vendors, food and raffles. The […]
Some of the team-roping competitions for the 2017 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo were held Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, Tomahawk Road and Superstition Boulevard. Learn more about the rodeo and associated events at http://apachejunctionindependent.com/sports/2017-lost-dutchman-days-guide/.
A representative of Kato Trains visited Obies Trains, 2114 W. Apache Trail No. 11, on Feb. 2. The store hosted an open house for local residents to see the newest releases before the World’s Greatest Hobby show in Phoenix at the Phoenix Convention Center on Feb. 4-5.
Superstition Fire and Medical District Firefighter Ryan Elowe, center, received the firefighter of the year award at the Jan. 18 meeting of the district’s board of directors. From left are Assistant Fire Chief Mike Farber, Fire Chief Paul Bourgeois, Mr. Elowe, Assistant Fire Chief Brett Broman and Assistant Fire Chief Jerome Schirmer. Below is […]
Volunteers from Superstition Area Land Trust on Jan. 4 dedicated a new information kiosk at the Broadway Trailhead for the west end of Lost Goldmine Trail and the south end of Jacob’s Crosscut Trail. Above, from left, are: Ranger Gary Hanna of the Mesa Ranger District, which includes Tonto National Forest; SALT member […]