ProChemTech plant in North Pinal Industrial Park marks 10 years of operation

ProChemTech’s Chemical Plant No. 2 in Apache Junction has been operational for 10 years producing standard and patented products for treatment of boiler, cooling, potable and waste waters. The plant at 2475 W. Dallas Ave. also supports local Performance Chemical and Engineered Systems Divisions’ on-site service operations. It is in the North Pinal Industrial Park, southwest […]

‘Sessions with the Supervisor’ set for Hidden Valley, Thunderbird Farms, Papago Butte residents

Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith is hosting a Sessions with the Supervisor for residents in Hidden Valley, Thunderbird Farms and Papago Butte. It is 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at Raceway Bar and Grill, 49237 W. Papago Road No. 7 in Maricopa. Pinal County public works and flood control department officials are to talk about […]

Free class covers container gardening March 23

Those living on an acre or in an RV will find helpful gardening advice Saturday, March 23, at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail. The Superstition Mountain Master Gardeners (University of Arizona, Pinal County) will demonstrate how to select, plant and grow spring plants, herbs, annuals, succulents and cacti “in not-so-boring containers,” according […]

Pinal County treasurer will address GOP club

Pinal County Treasurer Michael McCord will be the guest speaker Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Superstition Mountain Republican Club meeting. Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar was scheduled to be the club’s guest but will be unable to attend because of an expected vote Feb. 15 on border security, according to a release. The meeting will be […]

Paper of record: The stories that defined Apache Junction, Gold Canyon in 2018

In 2018 the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent covered the ins and outs of the city of Apache Junction and the unincorporated Pinal County community of Gold Canyon, offering reporting of local issues. Issues like the school district going from a four-day school week to a five-day one, whether or not Gold Canyon residents would like […]

More than 400 building permits issued in 2018 for work in Gold Canyon area

2018 was a banner year for the issuing of building permits in the ZIP code of 85118, which includes the community of Gold Canyon, according to data from Pinal County. It was the only year to break 400 permits issued, according to county records for 2014-18. Building permits are required for much of the work […]

Changes possible for 2020 elections in Pinal County

Voting in Pinal County could see some changes in 2020 to enhance the voter experience and make it easier to place a ballot. County Recorder Virginia Ross and Elections Director Michele Forney recently presented nine ideas to the Pinal County Board of Supervisors regarding the 2020 elections and beyond. “We have been asked several times […]

Pinal County residents being surveyed on occupational skills, aspirations

Pinal County is conducting a survey of residents of northwest Pinal County to better understand their occupational skills and aspirations. Strategic Research Initiatives is conducting the study over the next seven to eight weeks throughout the county for Tim Kanavel, the manager of economic development, according to a release. “This information will help county and […]

United Way of Pinal County Executive Director Bowler resigns

The United Way of Pinal County executive director, Manuela “Mannie” Rehm-Bowler, has resigned. She has accepted a position outside of the region due to family circumstances and will leave on Feb. 14. A transition period is being developed to ensure all United Way programs continue uninterrupted, according to a release. “We wish Mannie continued success, […]

Apache Junction group receives grant to help abuse victims

The Community Alliance Against Family Abuse has received a $7,500 grant from Thunderbirds Charities. The grant will be used to provide equine therapy for children affected by domestic and sexual violence, according to a release. In 2019, CAAFA expects to serve approximately 25 children from Maricopa County in the organization’s domestic violence crisis shelter. Funding […]