Museum to host Magic of Mexican Artistry

The annual “Magic of Mexican Artistry” event is at Superstition Mountain Museum 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 9-11. Event admission and parking are free at the museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail (State Route 88), northeast of Apache Junction. “The days when Mexican folk arts equated with border-shop trinkets in people’s minds are […]

Mock trial competition includes Apache Trail High School

Pinal County Juvenile Court Services and its Community Advisory Board will be hosting its 16th Annual Mock Trial Competition on Friday, March 9. Nearly 200 middle school and high school students – including from Apache Trail High School, 945 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction  – will compete during the day-long competition at Pinal County Superior […]

SALT sponsors Lost Goldmine Trail hike

The Superstition Area Land Trust is sponsoring an interpretive guided hike Wednesday, March 14, in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains. Hike leader Bonny Knowlton will lead what is considered an easy 4-mile trek along the Lost Goldmine Trail. “We will be hiking the west end of the Lost Goldmine Trail,” Ms. Knowlton stated in an email. “This will […]

Two chosen for Pinal County Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee

The board for the Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority has selected two citizens for the new Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee. The creation of a CTAC supports the Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority that was approved by the voters in November. The purpose of the CTAC is to inform and collaborate the plans for construction of […]

1 fatality from March 3 vehicle accident

One person died and 10 people were injured in a March 3 vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 60 west of Idaho Road, Superstition Fire and Medical District said. “There is one fatality, two critically injured patients and eight with delayed injuries. Ten ambulances are being utilized to transport the injured to local hospitals. The freeway […]

PCSO detectives seek help in 20-year-old homicide

  The body of Amy Anderson was found Nov. 17, 1998, in the desert near Interstate 8 and Stanfield Road, and authorities continue searching for answers into her death. Family members reported her missing 10 days before her body was found, and to their knowledge, the last thing Ms. Anderson did before she disappeared was drive a neighbor to the Circle […]

Artist provides insight to Zapotec culture, arts

Zapotec textile artist Porfirio Gutiérrez will conduct a free presentation on Zapotec culture and arts 2-3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, north of Apache Junction. The talk is a lead-in for the Superstition Mountain Museum’s Mexican Artistry event March 9-11. Mr. Gutiérrez is a descendant of generations of Zapotec weavers […]

Apache Junction promotes Anna McCray assistant to city manager

The city of Apache Junction has named Anna McCray as assistant to the city manager, giving her a more prominent role in working with the city’s regional partners such as the Maricopa Association of Governments and others, a city release stated. She will represent the city manager’s office on the budget committee. “Anna has been instrumental in the […]

Scenic photo: Lunar eclipse

“Lunar eclipse from Peralta Trail,” Gold Canyon photographer Kathleen Audette said in a Jan. 31 e-mail about the above photo. Please enjoy this photograph. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Do not use […]

Education issues top Superstition Mountain Republican Club agenda

The president of the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board will speak at a meeting of the Superstition Mountain Republican Club Thursday, March 8, at the Village Inn, 575 W. Apache Trail. The meeting takes place 6:30-8 p.m. with a social hour scheduled 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jodi Ehrlich, school board president, will address district education issues, and Frank Riggs, […]