Artists of the Superstitions studio tour March 23-24

The self-guided Artists of the Superstitions Spring Fling Studio Tour is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23-24 in the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon area. More than 50 artists are featured in 15 studios. Maps are available from the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail; Canyon Rose Storage and Visitors Center, 6405 S. […]

AJ Mounted Rangers donate $600 to The Menta Group

The AJ Mounted Rangers made a donation of $600 to The Menta Group to support its educational efforts. AJ Rangers met with TLC Center Coordinator Melissa Peralta on Friday, March 8, according to a press release on the generous donation. The Menta Program is Mountain Heights E.D. Program designed to work on social vocational skills […]

AJ Mounted Rangers donate $750 to AJPD Explorer Program

The Apache Junction Police Department Explorer Program recently received a donation from the AJ Mounted Rangers. Apache Junction Police Officer R. Rivera, Trevan Ballinger, Jessica Laduran were on hand with AJ Mounted Rangers Mike Hellberg who represented the group to donate $750 to the AJPD Explorer Program, according to a press release. Congratulations were extended […]

AJ Mounted Rangers welcomes Patty Wanczyk to the organization

At the recent AJ Mounted Rangers meeting Captain Roger Matas swore in Patty Wanczyk as one of the newest Rangers. Originally from Illinois, she moved to Apache Junction in May of 2018, according to a press release, describing how excited she is to join the Rangers. She looks forward to using her experience organizing fundraisers […]

Man burned and treated, dog dies in Apache Junction mobile home fire

An occupant had severe burn injuries and a dog died from smoke inhalation in a mobile home fire in the 900 block of North Plaza Drive in Apache Junction. The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department responded just after 8 a.m. March 2. The first unit arrived in four […]

Burro, wild horse programs topic of Feb. 28 lecture at Superstition Mountain Museum

Burros and wild horses will be discussed at the next speaker’s series lecture at the Superstition Mountain Museum. On Thursday, Feb. 28, Randy Helm will speak about the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program and his experiences as supervisor of the Wild Horse Inmate Program at the Arizona State Prison. He […]

AVID update, executive session on employee at Feb. 26 Apache Junction school board work session

The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board is to be updated on Advancement Via Individual Determination efforts at a Feb. 26 work session. It starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Board Room, 1575 W. Southern Ave. Members of the Governing board are to attend in person or by telephone, video or Internet conference. […]

History of Lost Dutchman Days

In 2018 we celebrate 54 years of Lost Dutchman Days.

A look through the archives of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent and its predecessor the Apache Sentinel, finds the following about Lost Dutchman Days, from its beginning on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1965, as a one-day event:

Learn about Benjamin Franklin wife at Daughters of the American Revolution meeting

The Apache Trail Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Member Barbara Pichler will be presenting a program on the wife of Benjamin Franklin. The meeting includes brunch. Reservations are required and the cost of the meal is $17. For more information, including the […]

MountainBrook Theatre to perform Moon Over Buffalo, Feb. 21-24

Yes, it’s time to lower the lights, open the curtain, light up the stage and enjoy a performance of Moon Over Buffalo. A comedy in two acts, by Ken Ludwig, the play will be performed as a dinner theater at 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 21. Reserved seating tickets for the catered dinner and the play […]