Girls on the Run spring season registration opens Nov. 1

Girls on the Run registration for the spring 2019 season is open Nov. 1-30. “Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in third through eighth grades to be joyful, healthy and confident,” according to a release. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of 8-15 girls for a […]

Lost Dutchman Days Queen Isaac accepts ’50 Pink Horse Breast Cancer Challenge’

Ashley Isaac, 2018 Lost Dutchman Days queen, has accepted the “50 Pink Horse Breast Cancer Challenge.” “This is a challenge that rodeo queens from all over the country are participating in,” Heidi Erickson, Lost Dutchman Days royalty director, said in a release. “Ashley will be riding horses throughout the entire month of October to reach […]

Apache Junction Public Library celebrates Teen Read Week, Oct. 7-13

Apache Junction Public Library joins libraries, schools and bookstores across the country to celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 7-13. “It’s Written in the Stars: READ!” is the theme for Teen Read Week, held annually in October during the same week as Columbus Day, according to a press release. The event encourages teens to read for […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction Unified School District board candidate Gilbert Cancio

Four area residents are running for two seats on the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Gilbert K. Cancio Age: 67 Education: Master of arts in […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction Unified School District board candidate Dena Kimble

Four area residents are running for two seats on the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Dena Kimble Age: 53 Education: Graduate of Interior Design School […]

Apache Junction Food Bank needs immediate help repairing broken truck

Apache Junction Food Bank officials are asking for help after the drive shaft of its 16-foot, refrigerated truck fell out. The drive shaft dropped out on University Drive in Mesa on Tuesday, Oct. 2, according to a press release, adding that the truck, which has 220,000 miles on it, travels about 60 miles a day, […]

Q-and-A with Superstition Fire and Medical District board candidate Kathleen Chamberlain

Three area residents are running for two seats on the Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Kathleen Chamberlain Age: 67 Education: Masters in technology, bachelor of […]

GOP club meeting focuses on November ballot

The Superstition Mountain Republican Club will discuss ballot measures and candidates running in the general election Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Village Inn, 575  Apache Trail. The meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., will be preceded at 5:30 when guests are invited to a social hour and opportunity to have dinner. “The SMRC welcomes everyone seeking to be […]

AJ library celebrates Halloween with haunted hoopla

The Apache Junction Public Library promises to have something for everyone for Halloween. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the library will play host to Halloween Hoopla, an event made possible by the Friends of the Library of Apache Junction. There will be a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, crafts and more. It take place 5-7 p.m. And those […]

The Pet Club Apache Junction celebrates customer appreciation, Oct. 5-7

The Pet Club announces its 2018 Purina Check-R-Board Days, Oct. 5–7, at 666 North Idaho Road in Apache Junction. The Purina-certified dealer, Cheryle Rippee with Purina Animal Nutrition, will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the customer appreciation event to answer any and all feed questions, according to a press release. “We […]