Apache Junction’s Tucker sentenced to 20 months in prison for computer attacks

  An Apache Junction man was sentenced June 18 in Phoenix for directing distributed denial-of-service attacks at the computer networks of the city of Madison, Wisconsin, officials said. Randall Charles Tucker, aka “Bitcoin Baron,” 23, was sentenced to serve 20 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes of the District of Arizona. […]

Super heroes bound to splash down at Salt River Tubing

Join Salt River Tubing for Super Heroes Splash Down 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 for a “More Teens in the Woods” event. Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Batwoman and Supergirl are just some of Salt River Tubing’s zany and fun-filled cast of Super Hero characters to add for a unique […]

Two fires in Apache Junction

The Superstition Fire and Medical District, assisted by Mesa Fire and Medical, responded to two structure fires in the city on Monday. No injuries were reported with either blaze. The first fire was in the Apache Palms Trailer Park near Old West Highway and Winchester Road. The trailer was reported to be a total loss. […]

Apache Junction water utilities board to consider 5% increase to base rates

Apache Junction residents have long been encouraged to conserve water, which they have and apparently done quite well. So well, that a water district is selling less water and making less revenue and is increasing rates to keep up with expenses. Apache Junction City Council members, serving as the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction mayor candidate Jeff Serdy

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Jeff Serdy Age: 58 Present or most recent business/employment: Owner of […]

Sons of the American Legion donate $4,267 to Desert Vista Elementary School

The Sons of the American Legion Post 27 came to the rescue of Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway in Apache Junction, by donating the $4,267.18 needed to complete inclusive playground equipment on the west side of the campus. Playground equipment was recently installed following  an intensive two-year fundraising campaign that included efforts from […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District helps put out fire west of Apache Junction

Superstition Fire and Medical District worked alongside Mesa Fire and Medical Department and Rural/Metro Fire Department officials to extinguish a mobile home fire that spread to vehicles and structures west of the city of Apache Junction. SFMD and Mesa firefighters were dispatched at 2:31 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, to assist Rural/Metro with the fire in […]

Horses, pot-bellied pigs regulations to be discussed by Apache Junction City Council

Laws on the handling of pot-bellied pig bites, shade structures for horses and allowing the city to recover animal-care costs for animals found in motor vehicles will be discussed at the Monday, June 18, Apache Junction City Council work session. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Items […]

Zao Theatre is Apache Junction’s own full-fledged community theatre

Yes, Apache Junction does have its own full-fledged community theatre. Zao Theatre occupies the former Superstition Mountain Elementary School complex. As a part of this community, it has always been our desire to engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works. We offer opportunities and support […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction council candidate Robert Schroeder

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Robert Schroeder Age: 46 Education: Thurston High School in Redford, Michigan; […]