AJ resident Garrett Cassity qualifies for Spartan Trifecta World Championships

Apache Junction resident Garrett Cassity, 43, has a lot of stamina and has qualified for the Spartan Trifecta World Championships in Sparta, Greece. He’s pushing to raise funds to compete in the three-day world championships in November where competitors will complete one leg of each of the races per day, according to a press release, […]

Karyn Burwell new Apache Junction chamber director of events and communications

Karyn Burwell on Aug. 7 began working as director of events and communications at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce. “I have always had a deep appreciation for Apache Junction, from the history of the area to the community involvement opportunities,” Ms. Burwell said in a release. “I am very excited to become part of […]

Zao Theatre’s ‘Ragtime, The Musical’ in Apache Junction nominated for 9 ariZoni Awards

The production of “Ragtime, The Musical” at Zao Theatre in Apache Junction has been nominated for nine ariZoni Awards. The annual award presentation is to be in September, Hank Sheffer, publicity director for Zao Theatre, said in a release. “This year marked the first year Apache Junction’s own community theatre, Zao Theatre, was permitted to participate,” he said […]

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 […]

Community education classes at Central Arizona College in Apache Junction

Community education classes are offered at the Superstition Mountain Campus of Central Arizona College, 805 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. Register at www.centralaz.edu/lifelonglearning. For more information, contact Joel Beck, program coordinator, at 480-677-7721 or joel.beck@centralaz.edu. “We are currently having the community education schedule of classes printed and being mailed out next week,” Mr. Beck […]

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 […]

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 […]

Niesl: August 2018 issue ‘a fantastic paper’

I know there are a lot of people responsible for putting out the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent, but I have seen you gathering info at meetings I have attended so I just chose you to write this to. I just received the August 2018 paper and I wanted to thank you for such a fantastic […]

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 […]