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 […]

Scenic photo: Near Bulldog Canyon during storm

“Taken approximately 6 a.m. Oct. 7 near Bulldog Canyon during storm,” Apache Junction photographer Christine Sabo 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 photo: Tarantula on First Water trail in Superstitions

“Found this tarantula crossing our path while hiking a First Water trail in the Superstitions. Tried to coax her into the sunlight, but she was content to stay in the shade. Hope this is light enough for the paper. Think it is a female by the absence of larger pedipalps that a male would have, […]

Scenic photo: Apache Junction backyard view

“Taken Nov. 30 from my back door,” Apache Junction photographer Jackie Garcia said in an email. 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 […]

Scenic photo: Praying mantis

Local photographer Theresa Allan snapped a photo of a praying mantis. 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 to ajeditor@newszap.com.

Scenic East Valley: Quail on a wall

A quail and chick snapped by photographer Tom Schuh, a resident in Sossaman Estates in Queen Creek. 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 photo: Superstition Mountains

Local photographer Peter Pople snapped a photo in the Superstition Mountains. 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 to ajeditor@newszap.com.

Scenic photo: Rainbow with the Superstition Mountains

“A rainbow waterfall spills from the sky above the Superstition Mountains,” Apache Junction photographer Jake Marguerite Chavez 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 […]

East Valley scenic photo: House finch in Sossaman Estates

A house finch snapped by photographer Tom Schuh in his Sossaman Estates yard. 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 to […]

Scenic photo: Horse in the Salt River

Apache Junction photographer Jim Kennedy snapped a photo of horse in the Salt River. 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 […]