Revamped Volunteer Center of Pinal County website helps people with time to give to find opportunities

Looking for a way to lend a helping hand and your expertise to area nonprofits? A recently revamped website is making it easier to match your talents and interests with local organizations that need them.

Apache Junction school officials may be unable to attend May 9 joint meeting proposed by city council

The utilities at the Superstition Shadows Park aquatic center and adjacent skate park, 1091 W. Southern Ave. and the ball fields at Superstition Mountain Elementary School, 550 S. Ironwood Drive will remain on, for now. During the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, April 28, the governing board voted to not […]

Juvenile or adult? Law enforcement weighs not only age but severity of crime when determining how to charge teenage offenders

According to detectives and reports from Apache Junction and Mesa, being aware of the local rules and being informed and involved are paying off with a minimal amount of juvenile arrests. “Basically (we tell students) to think things through, think about the consequences of your decision and try to make smart decisions,” said Apache Junction […]

Apache Junction fourth-grade students learn the importance of water

Local fourth-grade students took a field trip to the fourth annual Apache Junction Water Festival to learn about water and the role it plays on earth. The festival, one of 17 in Arizona, took place at Prospector Park in Apache Junction on Thursday, April 23. It is a community-involved event put on by Arizona Project […]

Deadly distractions: Mock crash reminds students to stay alert while driving

The auditorium of 600 chattering high school students fell silent as a girl’s frantic voice called for help, describing an accident that had just occurred. Red and blue lights started dimly flashing and emergency sirens grew louder. The next 20 minutes were not what these students were expecting on what had first appeared to be […]

New publisher for Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA east valley office

Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA is pleased to announce its newest addition, Publisher Greg Tock, 56, to the East Valley office. The office in Apache Junction produces the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon, the East Mesa and the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley Independent newspapers. Mr. Tock, previously an advertising manager, editor and publisher at the White Mountain Independent […]