Scenic Apache Junction: Water flow at Hieroglyphics Trail

“Amazing water flow at Hieroglyphics Trail,” Apache Junction photographer Brenda Courtemanche said in e-mail. 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 […]

Scenic East Valley: Snow in the desert near Tortilla Flats

“Stopped on the road to Tortilla Flats. Snow in the desert,” Apache Junction photographer Brenda Courtemanche said in an e-mail. 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 […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Roadrunner a frequent visitor

“Frequent visitor to our rural northeast AJ home,” Apache Junction photographer Lola Manning said in an e-mail about a roadrunner. 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 […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Spiny lizard at Broadway Trailhead

A spiny lizard in Apache Junction at the Broadway Trailhead, snapped by Queen Creek photographer Maile Alday. 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 […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Black panther shadow

“The black panther of the Superstition Mts has been very well photographed,” Apache Junction photographer Perry Root said in an e-mail. 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 […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Bobcat snoozing on patio at the foothills

“A bobcat snoozing on our patio at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains in the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon area,” local photographer Linda James said in an e-mail. 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. […]

Scenic East Valley: Boat at Saguaro Lake

“My husband and I boat at Saguaro Lake year-round. Super Bowl Sunday we were up to the lake and it was raining ever so lightly, local photographer Theresa Allan said in an e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Female cardinal

“Female cardinal has been attacking the Jeep window all day,” local photographer Kathy Kelley said in an e-mail. 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 […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Dead cow for a coyote feast

“I am not a photographer but I set trail cameras in AJ and surrounding area. I also have pics of kit fox, roundtail ground squirrel, kangaroo rat, spotted skunk, pack rat, javelina, jack rabbit, to name a few. This dead cow, coyote feast, was found because of circling vultures,” Randy Williams said in an e-mail. […]

Video: National anthem at Apache Junction State of the City

The Apache Junction High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Color Guard approaches the stage at the Feb. 13 Apache Junction State of the City and Iceyss Schmitz, a winner at the 2019 AJ Kids Idol contest, sings the national anthem. The State of the City, hosted by Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy (at […]