$2 million grant to fund additional firefighters at Superstition Fire and Medical District

The Superstition Fire and Medical District has been awarded a $2,003,706 federal firefighter assistance grant. The fire district encompasses 62 square miles, including Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. The grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is a funding opportunity for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency […]

Local residents appear on Fox News TV town hall on immigration

Fox News contacted Pam Burks of Gold Canyon, who also is the Gold Canyon Republican Club chairman, to appear and bring guests to a national town hall meeting for a bipartisan discussion on immigration with host Harris Faulkner. It aired at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. The event highlighted taped interviews with […]

Suspicious activity incidents reported in Gold Canyon Sept. 9-15 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of suspicious activity reported Sept. 9-15 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Reported at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 10 in the 6100 block of South Alhambra Way. Reported at 11:01 a.m. Sept. 13 at East Sunrise Sky Road and South […]

Thayil: Some school board candidates know little about educational processes

Thursday, Sept. 13, I was fortunate to be able to attend a school board forum sponsored by the Apache Junction Republican Club. The purpose of this meeting was to allow citizens to meet and question those running for our school board. Having been involved in education and administration for years, I welcomed this opportunity to […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board meets Sept. 19

Making engine 263 a permanent engine company is to be discussed at the Sept. 19 meeting of the Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board. It begins at 5:30 p.m. in the district’s administrative office, 565 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. “The engine 263 pilot program was extremely successful in reducing response times by […]

Dyer: Meet Your Neighbor profiles sought

I am always interested in news about local people and businesses, but I need your help to gather the information. Like to be profiled in the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent? It’s as easy as filling out a Q-and-A Meet Your Neighbor form. It is a chance for you to promote your business, organization or whatever […]

Employees, volunteer of the month thanked at Apache Junction schools

Employees and a volunteer at Peralta Trail Elementary School, 10965 E. Peralta Road in Gold Canyon, were honored as the best of the month at the Sept. 11 Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board meeting. They were Diana Grubb, volunteer of the month; Elizabeth Liversedge, certified employee of the month; and Herminio Nazario, classified […]

Assaults reported in Gold Canyon Sept. 2-8 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of assaults reported Sept. 2-8 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: An assault, reported at 9:35 a.m. Sept. 8 in the 7300 block of East U.S. Highway 60. An assault, reported at 9:46 p.m. Sept. 7 in the 6100 […]

Fair showcases businesses, provides holiday shopping help

The Gold Canyon Business Fair and Holiday Showcase will take place 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 3, at Superstition Center, 5782 S. MountainBrook Drive in Gold Canyon. Several food and drink options will be available, including from Gecko Espresso and the Old School Grub Food Truck, which will be serving comfort foods such as grilled cheese, […]

False alarms reported in Gold Canyon Aug. 26-Sept. 1 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of false alarms reported Aug. 26-Sept. 1 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Reported at 4:10 p.m. Aug. 27 in the 10600 block of East Cactus View Circle. Reported at 12:50 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 10900 block of […]