NewLeaf Travel Co. will operate three nonstop flights each week from Calgary to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport starting Jan. 19, and once weekly nonstop service from Edmonton starting on Jan. 21. (Special to the Independent/NewLeaf)

0427aj Frontier Ace 10th Pixel

Sara Combos won the contest to name Frontier Ace Hardware’s baby chameleon during the store’s 10th anniversary celebration. Ms. Combos suggested the name Pixel. (Courtesy of Frontier Ace Hardware)

0427aj RC Purity Wealth

The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce welcomed Purity Wealth Advisors of Mesa as a member with a ribbon-cutting April 18. (Courtesy of Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce)

IMAGE Mountain View Lutheran Church Exterior

Mountain View Lutheran Church is at 2122 S. Goldfield Road in Apache Junction. (Courtesy of MVLC)

IMAGE Superstition Ranch Farmers Market Produce

Superstition Ranch Farmers Market was established in 1966.


LOGO Food City

LOGO ajcoc Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce 2016

Logo Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce

0210aj Hitching Post Village

From left, Mike McFadden, Shannon Lorance and Jamie Mathis ride their horses up to the Hitching Post Village. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)