Aug. 15 deadline for children to apply for free horse-riding lessons

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers are giving five children in fourth-12th grades free horse-riding lessons. “Everything is included. All you have to do is be in the Apache Junction school district, write an essay saying why you should be chosen,” according to a release. Submissions must include a permission slip from a parent or guardian […]

4 assaults reported July 22-Aug. 4 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of an assault and aggravated-assault incidents reported July 22-Aug. 4 to Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated by AJPD included: aggravated assault reported at 1:08 p.m. July 22 in the 400 block of South Idaho Road. assault, reported at 2:05 p.m. July 27 in the 500 block of East Navajo […]

4 suspicious-activity incidents reported in Gold Canyon July 22-Aug. 4 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of suspicious-activity incidents reported July 22-Aug. 4 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: reported at 3:54 p.m. July 27 in the 7000 block of East Palo Brea Drive. reported at 6:18 p.m. Aug. 1 at South Estrella Road and […]

The salaries and benefits of leadership at city of Apache Junction, fire district

The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent on May 24 requested that the city of Apache Junction and the Superstition Fire and Medical District provide the total salaries for its department heads and the amounts for benefits. The fire district e-mailed the information. The city of Apache Junction required a Freedom of Information Act request, which was […]

Pension costs increasing as Apache Junction, Gold Canyon grow

The Arizona state program that provides lifelong monthly retirement income to city, fire and school district employees is requiring additional funding from both employers and present employees. In July, city, fire and school district budgets increased funding per employee set aside for pensions. State retirement system The Arizona State Retirement Systems retirement pension provides a […]

Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross addressing ballot issue

Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross became aware of a ballot issue for the 2018 election primary. This problem affects voters not registered to a recognized party that are on the Permanent Early Voting List. Arizona law allows non-affiliated voters on the PEVL to select a ballot from a recognized party if they choose to vote […]

Swoop announces international flight route from Mesa to Edmonton

Swoop, a Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), announced Thursday, Aug. 2 its entrance into the U.S. market with an international flight route from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to Edmonton, available for purchase through April 27, 2019. This new route is one of several others that will connect the U.S. and Canada. The next closest will be flights […]

Vendor opportunities abound at September Apache Junction job expo

Central Arizona College and the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce invite businesses and organizations to participate in the 10th Annual Job Expo on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. The event is from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at CAC’s Superstition Mountain Campus, 805 S Idaho Road in Apache Junction. “The Expo is held on campus during […]

Public is invited to SMRC meeting Aug. 9 with guest speakers Gosar, Ward

The public is invited to hear guest speakers attending the Superstition Mountain Republican Club’s meeting at the Centerstage Church on Aug 9. The SMRC welcomes everyone seeking community information to attend the event 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Centerstage Church in the old Superstition Mountain Elementary School at 550 South Ironwood Drive in Apache […]

PCSO deputy arrests 2, seizes heroin in traffic stop

Two Tucson men have been arrested and booked into jail for possession and transportation of heroin. The men were arrested on Thursday, Aug. 2, after a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped the Ford sedan they were in on Interstate 10 at approximately 7:25 p.m., according to a PCSO release. The deputy conducted the traffic […]