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 […]

Council approves Apache Junction city budget

The Apache Junction City Council has given formal approval to the city budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The council conducted its final public hearing on the budget Monday, June 18, voting unanimously to approve the spending plan. The budget reflects a general fund increase of about 3 percent over last year, “a reflection of […]

Rock removal closes section of Apache Trail

A stretch of State Route 88, also known as the Apache Trail, will be closed near Tortilla Flat northeast of Apache Junction 6 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 13, so that boulders next to the highway can be removed, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Removal work began Tuesday morning, ADOT officials stated, adding that drivers on Wednesday should delay […]

SRP replaces poles in Apache Junction

Salt River Project will be replacing poles this week in Apache Junction. Work will continue until Saturday, June 16, according to city officials. The first part of the work will take place on East Junction from North Cactus to Tomahawk. The next phase, according to a release, will be on northbound Tomahawk from Junction to […]

Club invites public to meet mayoral, council candidates

Apache Junction residents who want to meet and learn more about the candidates running for local office will have an opportunity to do so next week. The Superstition Mountain Republican Club will be the host for a meet and greet for the candidates who are running for Apache Junction City Council and mayor. It will […]

Former Valley broadcaster joins Arizona treasurer’s office

A former TV reporter has been named press secretary for the state treasurer’s office. Dave Cherry, whose work on local television included consumer reporting, will be responsible for all state treasury communications and public information, according to a release from the office of Eileen I. Klein, Arizona treasurer. “As our state’s constitutional officer responsible for […]

Arizona SADD reminds graduates, parents about safe celebrations

Life’s milestones such as high school graduation are times for celebration, and Arizona SADD encourages not only graduates but also parents to do so with safety and the law in mind. “All too often we have parents who feel they are doing the right thing by providing alcohol in their home to their teen and […]

Volunteers going door-to-door, calling voters in attempt to pass November school budget override in Apache Junction

Can a one-on-one approach help pass a school district budget override that has already failed five times?
Members of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon/Peralta Save Our Schools organization hope so. On July 11, they began going door-to-door to discuss with active registered voters in Apache Junction the merits of a proposed 15-percent maintenance and operations budget override for the Apache Junction Unified School District.

The override will be voted on in a special election Nov. 3, according to the Pinal County Elections department website.

The district’s first override passed in 1999 and was renewed in 2003. Further votes failed in May 2007 and November 2007, 2009 and 2010, according to earlier stories published by the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent.

Pro, con comments sought for Apache Junction school budget override election pamphlet

Apache Junction voters have until Aug. 14 to submit “for” and “against” comments to be published in the informational pamphlet for this fall’s special school budget override election.

The Apache Junction Unified School District No. 43 Governing Board at their July 14 meeting voted 4-0 to declare the deadline for submitting arguments for or against the measure as 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.

The meeting was held at the school district administrative office, 1575 W. Southern Ave. Board President Jeff Cranmer and members Dena Kimble, Danielle Reynolds and Michael Weaver attended. Vice President Wendy Moore did not attend.

Powell named new city manager for Apache Junction

Apache Junction Assistant City Manager Bryant Powell was officially appointed city manager by the Apache Junction City Council during the council’s June 16 regular meeting.