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 […]

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, […]

Apache Junction’s Tucker sentenced to 20 months in prison for computer attacks

  An Apache Junction man was sentenced June 18 in Phoenix for directing distributed denial-of-service attacks at the computer networks of the city of Madison, Wisconsin, officials said. Randall Charles Tucker, aka “Bitcoin Baron,” 23, was sentenced to serve 20 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes of the District of Arizona. […]

Super heroes bound to splash down at Salt River Tubing

Join Salt River Tubing for Super Heroes Splash Down 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 for a “More Teens in the Woods” event. Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Batwoman and Supergirl are just some of Salt River Tubing’s zany and fun-filled cast of Super Hero characters to add for a unique […]

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 […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District helps put out fire west of Apache Junction

Superstition Fire and Medical District worked alongside Mesa Fire and Medical Department and Rural/Metro Fire Department officials to extinguish a mobile home fire that spread to vehicles and structures west of the city of Apache Junction. SFMD and Mesa firefighters were dispatched at 2:31 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, to assist Rural/Metro with the fire in […]

Horses, pot-bellied pigs regulations to be discussed by Apache Junction City Council

Laws on the handling of pot-bellied pig bites, shade structures for horses and allowing the city to recover animal-care costs for animals found in motor vehicles will be discussed at the Monday, June 18, Apache Junction City Council work session. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Items […]

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; […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District extinguishes Apache Junction house blaze

An occupant escaped a June 13 fire in Apache Junction and no one was injured, a Superstition Fire and Medical District official said. SFMD was dispatched at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday to the house fire in the 600 block of South Gold Drive in Apache Junction, Richard Ochs, SFMD assistant chief of planning and logistics, said […]

Apache Junction police officer uses CPR, revives 2-year-old girl who was not breathing

An Apache Junction Police Department officer successfully used cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a child who was not breathing and had no pulse, reviving the victim, police said. AJPD responded to a 911 call for a medical assist for a non-breathing 2-year-old girl at approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, police said. The child was at a […]