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 […]

Scenic photo: Zone-tailed hawk

“It is a zone-tailed hawk that suddenly appeared on our saguaro cactus,” Apache Junction photographer Greg Williams 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 […]

Superstition Mountain Museum hosts season finale arts & crafts festival

Superstition Mountain Museum closed out its season’s events earlier this spring with an arts and crafts fair on the patio. Over 30 local artists and crafters were slated to attend the outdoor event to sell their products. Included were horseshoe art, drawings and paintings, jewelry, wood carvings, hand-sewn products, walking sticks, pottery and more. Other […]

Scenic photo: Saguaro in bloom

Please enjoy this photograph. 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. See other scenic Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and […]