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/.
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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 […]
The Empowerment For Life Foundation, a local non-profit charity, raffled off over 100 turkeys to qualified, low income individuals and families last week. The Foundation is an affiliate of Empowerment Systems, Inc. and a qualifying charitable organization, making donations to purchase the turkeys eligible for a state tax credit, according to a press release. With […]
Mayor John Insalaco hands a proclamation for November 2016 as National American Indian Heritage Month to Apache Trail Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Regent Audra Glines at the Nov. 15 Apache Junction City Council meeting. The proclamation read, in part, “… the history and culture of our great nation have been significantly influenced […]
The Apache Junction Public Library director, Spencer Paden, on Nov. 10 hosted a tour of the library, including the castle, a dragon, dragon’s cave, dragon’s egg, jobs center with computers, a room with a simulated fireplace and a secret doorway. The tour was for the library board of directors, including Chester Burgess, Willie Howard, Robert […]