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 […]

Second arrest made in Apache Junction home invasion case

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, Rachael Ryan was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals for her alleged involvement in an Apache Junction home invasion. Ms. Ryan was wanted for her involvement in a home invasion that happened at a home near the 1400 Block of east 29th Avenue in Apache Junction. A citizen called the Maricopa […]

Pinal County’s sales tax funding transportation projects is found illegal

Pinal County’s new sales tax funding transportation projects is deemed illegal by Arizona Tax Court as announced on Thursday, Aug. 2. According to a press release, Proposition 417 that passed by a slim margin last November, allowed a sales tax to pay to be collected for infrastructure improvements and road construction. However, Goldwater Institute sued, […]

Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce names business development manager

Michael Bell is the new manager of business development at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce. “It is a true privilege to assume this role with the AJ Chamber, and I look forward to helping promote, develop and unite the business community in and around Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and East Mesa while developing programs […]

Maricopa County Attorney’s Office continues “Don’t Leave Me Behind” campaign

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office “Don’t Leave Me Behind” campaign reminds people about leaving pets and children in hot vehicles. With a month left in the vehicular heatstroke awareness campaign, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office continues promoting preventing lives lost this year, according to a press release. The release noted the partnership with Arizona Humane […]

Salt River Tubing’s Madcap Mardi Gras floats on Tonto National Forest, Aug. 11

Salt River Tubing’s Madcap Mardi Gras Magic’s floating beach party is 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in Tonto National Forest. The Parade of Floats (Cajun-style decorated shuttle buses) will transport Mardi Gras attendees to the Salt River as Salt River Tubing’s Madcap employees toss free Mardi Gras beads and doubloons, according to […]

PCSO: 1 of 2 Apache Junction home invasion suspects in custody

Apache Junction home invasion suspect, 34-year-old Aaron Ryan, was arrested by Phoenix police early July 30, during a traffic stop, officials say. The officer conducted the stop north of Tatum Boulevard and Greenway Road around 2:46 a.m., according to Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, Navideh Forghani. Ryan was driving a 2006 Nissan sedan […]

2 suspects sought in Apache Junction home invasion case

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 34-year-old Aaron Nicholas Ryan and 36-year-old Rachel Faye Ryan in connection with a home invasion that took place on Saturday, July 28, in the Apache Junction area. Just after 11 a.m. Saturday, Pinal County Sheriffs Office deputies were called out to a home near the 1400 block […]

Gold Canyon Elementary lease OK’d; AJ schools leader gets 4 percent performance pay

Gold Canyon Community Church can continue leasing the former Gold Canyon Elementary School building, thanks to a recent decision by the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board. The board also approved giving a 4 percent performance pay increase to the school superintendent. In September the board hired a real estate broker to market and […]