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City of Apache Junction administrative offices, library closed Feb. 17

The City of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Monday, Feb. 17, in recognition of Presidents Day. Emergency services through the Police Department will not be impacted by the …

AJPD responds to incidents ranging from thefts to drugs

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following incident reports for the week of Jan. 11 through Jan. 24:

Apache Junction police notify community of sex offender moving to AJ

The Apache Junction Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS §13-3825, the Community Notification of Sex Offenders Law. Notification must be made when certain …

Donate blood Feb. 12 at Vitalant bloodmobile in City Hall parking lot

The City of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive 6:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be in the City Hall parking lot, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Donors are …

Distinctive designs enhance South Mountain Freeway experience

While providing a much-needed alternative to Interstate 10 through downtown Phoenix, the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway offers drivers a variety of distinctive designs and landscaping influenced by …

Layout approved for 179-lot Lennar Homes subdivision

The final plat --- or map -- has been approved for a proposed 179-lot Goldview subdivision of conventional single-family homes at the southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Goldfield Road. The …

2 burglary suspects arrested in Apache Junction

At about 11 p.m. Feb. 2, 44-year-old Richard Alex Padilla of Tolleson and 42-year-old Jeffrey Charles Schomer of Gilbert were arrested and charged with burglary in the third degree,  police …
Opinion

This is a quote from Noah Ehlert, and the inspiration for his Discover Your Path tour, a cross country bike trip from California to Florida to raise awareness of the issues faced by youth in foster …

Under current U.S. law, when criminal organizations want to hide their money laundering and financing activities from law enforcement officials, they have the means to do so. The result is the …
I’m a senior who loves to travel. And my Medicare Advantage healthcare plan gives me the confidence to know I can see a doctor or fill prescriptions no matter where I go in the U.S. All of …
Neighbors

 Eagle Riders donate new 'Charity Bears' to Apache Junction Police Department

The Apache Junction Police Department recently received a donation of stuffed animals. These along with the officers' other equipment will be available to comfort children who may have been …

Scenic Gold Canyon: Wishbone-shaped clouds

Wishbone shaped clouds over Gold Canyon East, by local photographer Ester Brock. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, …

Scenic Apache Junction: Yoga pose at the Wave Cave

“Yoga instructor’s pose on a recent hike to the Wave Cave,” Gold Canyon photographer Dean Degner said. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or …

Scenic Apache Junction: Sunshine after a storm

“The landscape picture, with the beautiful sunshine across the land, is taken from the top of Idaho and McDowell Road, just after a storm,” Apache Junction photographer Candi Olivares …

Banner Health to start free mobile unit for children around Valley

Banner Health’s mobile health unit provides weekly service throughout the Valley to make free primary care available to thousands of uninsured children starting Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Business

Residents in the San Tan Valley community and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at San Tan Mountain Dental on Feb. 22. Dr. Dylan Thomas, Dr. Brody Beck …

Below is a list of recent home sales in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon in the ZIP codes of 85118, 85119 and 85120: 85118 3882 S. Summit Trail, $1.395 million, 3,974 square feet, 4 bed, 4.5 …
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