U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Ward at July 25 Superstition Mountain Rotary Club luncheon

[Update: The date for Dr. Kelli Ward’s speech has been changed to Aug. 22.] Dr. Kelli Ward, candidate for the U.S. Senate and a lifetime Rotarian, will be speaking on community service “Service Above Self” at a July 25 luncheon of the Superstition Mountain Rotary Club. Dr. Ward is a wife, mother and candidate for […]

State senate candidate Hernandez endorsed by Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona

Michael “Big Mike” Hernandez, entrepreneur and conservative LD16 state senate candidate, on July 2 received the endorsement of the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona, according to a release. Legislative District 16 covers parts of Mesa, Apache Junction, San Tan Valley, Gold Canyon and Queen Creek. “I’m incredibly thankful to have the support of PFFAZ in […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction council candidate Christa Rizzi

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary 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: Christa Rizzi Age: 50 Education: GED, some college (MCC, CAC and […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction council candidate Walker Waldie

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary 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: Walker Waldie Age: 27 Education: Pursuing bachelor of science degree from […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction council candidate Gail Evans

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary 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: Gail A. Evans Age: 65 Education: Norwin Senior High School Irwin, […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction mayor candidate Jeff Serdy

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary 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: Jeff Serdy Age: 58 Present or most recent business/employment: Owner of […]

Sons of the American Legion donate $4,267 to Desert Vista Elementary School

The Sons of the American Legion Post 27 came to the rescue of Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway in Apache Junction, by donating the $4,267.18 needed to complete inclusive playground equipment on the west side of the campus. Playground equipment was recently installed following  an intensive two-year fundraising campaign that included efforts from […]

Q-and-A with Apache Junction council candidate Robert Schroeder

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary 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: Robert Schroeder Age: 46 Education: Thurston High School in Redford, Michigan; […]

Replacement required before teachers can resign in June, July, AJUSD board decides

Apache Junction Unified School District teachers who resign in June and July after signing contracts to work the next fiscal year will not be released unless a replacement employee is found, the governing board decided Tuesday. “If there’s an individual who comes in tomorrow and says that they would like to resign for the ‘18-19 […]

Students in Apache Junction gifted/talented program show projects

Students in Apache Junction Unified School District’s gifted/talented program recently showed an array of student projects before taking off for summer break. Linda Gering and Robyn Gonzales from the Educational Services Department visited the students at Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave. in Apache Junction, to view and evaluate the projects. Both women […]