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Apache Junction Parks and Recreation creates 'Virtual Recreation Center'

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department has created a Virtual Recreation Center. With programs and facilities closed, the city has created a way to stay connected, recreate, play and have …

Abrazo Central nurses travel to assist Detroit colleagues

Five nurses, who work in the Abrazo Central Campus operating room and recovery room, have volunteered to support fellow caregivers in Detroit as that city experiences an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Apache Junction school district mobile food pantry canceled for May

The Apache Junction Unified School District's mobile food pantry originally scheduled for May 20 has been cancelled. Those in need of food services are encouraged to go to  …

Assault, drug-possession, other incidents reported March 28-April 3 in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following incident reports in Gold Canyon for the week of March 28-April 3: Controlled substance --- possession of dangerous drug, reported at …

Officials: Maricopa County data showing slower rate in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health is showing the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is growing at a slower rate since the end of …

Pinal County announces first deaths resulting from COVID-19

Two people in Pinal County with COVID-19 have died. Both suffered from underlying health conditions, officials said. "Pinal County Public Health Department is saddened to report two deaths in the …

Harrison ratified as new Apache Junction Public Library director

Pamela Harrison, who has worked for seven years in the youth department at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, has been hired as library director. She replaces Spencer Paden, …
Opinion

I wanted to let you know that Apache Junction Unified School District does not have four open positions. We have three positions open due to vacancies: Executive Director of Busines Services …

If you could get word to the Pinal County powers-that-be who are suing for correct Pinal County numbers of people who have COVID-19 --- I, Heidi A Robinson, have it. Have been quarantined with it for …
Neighbors

Scenic Mesa: Easter Bunny cactus near Usery Park

"Easter Bunny cactus photo on North Ellsworth road near Usery Park in Mesa," writes photographer Todd Roberts.The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos …

Apache Junction choir student receives 'best in class' recognition

Hannah O’Toole, a choir student at Apache Junction High School, 2525 N. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, has even more to sing about now. The high school freshman was nominated in the Best …

District 5 Supervisor Todd House collects 35,000 diapers for low-income families

Pinal County District 5 Supervisor Todd House has an annual "Diaper Drive," taking donations to purchase diapers, then distributing them through local human-aid agencies. “This year …

Emergency relief grants available for Arizona artists, arts professionals

As part of broader crisis response strategies, Arizona arts funders and service organizations have set up a collaborative fund to provide emergency relief grants of $500-$1,500 to artists and arts …
THE CHARRO FOUNDATION

Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art support of individuality for all

A life solely under the guidance of one’s self is an ability most have --- but many do not --- and the understanding of this truth of life is at the core of a Phoenix-based nonprofit mission …
Business

To help millions of people, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t …

Tractor Supply Co., a rural lifestyle retailer in the U.S. that has stores near Apache Junction and in Queen Creek, today announced additional steps it is taking to protect the health and safety of …
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