Queen Creek, other East Valley communities prepare for Entrepreneur Week

PHX East Valley Entrepreneur Week begins Monday, Feb. 18, with Queen Creek among the communities playing host to a series of free events to help existing businesses grow and get startups off the ground. “Our region has always been known as a hub for entrepreneurial ventures,” stated Denny Barney, president and CEO of East Valley […]

Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Senior Expo Jan. 8 at Central Arizona College

Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent Newsmedia is hosting its inaugural Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Senior Expo 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8. It will be held in Building F at Central Arizona College’s Superstition Mountain Campus, 805 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction.  Admission is free with plenty of parking. “What a great way to start the […]

Recycling participation at an all-time high, but what are implications from Far East decision?

The implications of a 2013 decision made more than 7,000 miles away in the heart of the Far East is beginning to reverberate in the United States of America. The Republic of China in February 2013 began a program called Green Fence, which then matured into the National Sword effort and now translates to an […]

Jan. 8 senior expo sponsorships available

The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent Senior Expo 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 8, will be hosted at Central Arizona College, Superstition Mountain Campus, 805 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. It will be held in Building F. There will be plenty of parking, easy access for seniors and classes will not be in session at the […]

Jan. 8 senior expo sponsorships available

The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent Senior Expo 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 8, will be hosted at Central Arizona College, Superstition Mountain Campus, 805 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. It will be held in Building F. There will be plenty of parking, easy access for seniors and classes will not be in session at the […]

Meet your Neighbor: Wyman writes children’s book from child’s perspective

A local author, Lauren Wyman, pens children’s book, “Space Buns Goes to Daycare,” from her baby girl’s perspective. San Tan Valley resident, Lauren Wyman, whose books are authored under the name of L.K. Wyman is an Apache Junction High School graduate from the class of 2009. She proudly mentions that she has a brother who […]

Town delivers dust pollution message

Queen Creek encourages residents to reduce dust pollution in the community and region and is using this week to spread the message. Dust Awareness Week aims to educate residents on the health issues associated with dust pollution and offers actions they can take to help improve air quality. “Tiny particles of dust are a direct […]

Endurance horse riders hit the trails Jan. 20 in Apache Junction

A fast-growing equine sport, endurance riding, combines the appreciation for nature and a trail ride with the athleticism of extreme endurance sports. On Saturday, Jan. 20, riders will be hauling trailers from miles to converge on Apache Junction for the inaugural Tonto Twist 50 Endurance Ride. The Tonto Twist 50 is the first endurance ride […]

Artist, vendor opportunities for events at Superstition Mountain Museum

The Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, northeast of Apache Junction, has several events for artists, crafters or general vendors. Events run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Event fees, applications, and set-up and break-down instructions are available at http://superstitionmountainmuseum.org/artist-crafter-applications/. To inquire about the events, contact Jeff Danford at 480-983-4888 ext. 105 or e-mail coordinator@superstitionmountainmuseum.org. Events are: Superstition authors […]

Fry’s opening new Apache Junction store; grand opening Oct. 27

Fry’s will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Marketplace Store at 150 E. Old West Highway in Apache Junction at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Local dignitaries, community partners and Fry’s management will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony later that same morning. “Our team is excited to welcome its neighbors and customers to the […]