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 […]

Scenic photo: 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, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Do not use a filter on submitted photos. Send submissions with your name to qcnews@newszap.com.

Scenic photo: Javelina emerging from a storm drain

Gold Canyon photographer Edd Lopez snapped a photo of a javelina (one of a family of nine) emerging from a storm drain while he was walking down Superstition Mountain Drive in Gold Canyon, he said in an e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with […]

PCSO seeks identity of Gold Canyon bank robbery suspect

The Wells Fargo Bank at 5311 S. Superstition Mountain Drive in Gold Canyon was robbed at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was described as a white male. He approached the teller window and produced a note demanding money, PCSO said on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PinalCSO. The suspect […]

Joust two weekends remain for Arizona Renaissance Festival

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 27 east of Apache Junction on U.S. Highway 60, just past Gold Canyon Golf Resort, 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60.

Cheer for brave knights and roam a 30-acre festival village filled with whimsical castles, cottages, pubs and 13 stages of nonstop performances of music, dance, acrobatics and comedy. Shop, eat and revel with a cast of nearly 2,000 colorfully costumed characters.

Purchase tickets online at RenFestInfo.com, or save with discount tickets purchased at Fry’s Food stores statewide. Discount ticket prices are: adult, $22; children 5-12, $10, purchased at Fry’s. Children under 5 are admitted free. Tickets purchased at the festival are $2 more. Senior discount tickets are $21 for those 60 and older, available only on festival days at the front gate ticket booth.

Gosar to host Coffee with the Congressman Oct. 17 in Gold Canyon

Congressman Paul Gosar will be in Gold Canyon this Saturday, Oct. 17, to meet with constituents during Coffee with the Congressman. It will take place 9-10:30 a.m. at Common Grounds Coffee, 6877 S. Kings Ranch Road.

The event is an opportunity for Congressman Gosar to listen to local residents’ opinions in a casual setting, Penny L. Pew, the congressman’s district director, said during a phone interview.

The congressman serves the residents of the Fourth Congressional District of Arizona. The district in general covers the western border of Arizona from Yuma to the south to the Arizona/Utah border to the north, and extends into central Arizona including Prescott and the far east Valley.

Locally, Rep. Gosar has offices at 6499 S. Kings Ranch Road No. 4 in Gold Canyon and at 270 E. Hunt Highway Suite 12 in San Tan Valley,

For more information, call the Gold Canyon office at 480-882-2697.

For more information about Rep. Gosar, visit his website.

Secretary of State Reagan to visit Gold Canyon Oct. 10

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Gold Canyon Republicans Club Saturday, Oct. 10, in Gold Canyon. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the MountainBrook Village residential community’s Sunset Center, 5782 S. Mountain Brook Drive.

The event is open to the public.

Ms. Reagan is expected to provide an overview of the duties of her office, among other topics, event organizer Pam Burks said.

Pinal County Supervisor Todd House (District 5) also will address the attendees.

For more information, call Ms. Burks at 480-267-2286.

Pinal County to resume issuance of open burn permits Sept. 24

Starting Sept. 24, Pinal County Air Quality will resume issuing open burning permits to most areas.

Burn permits allow for the disposal of plant material by open burning during limited daytime hours.

State law prohibits open burning in Area A from May 1 thru Sept. 30. The Pinal County portion of Area A includes Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley and portions of Florence. These areas will see open burning permit issuance will begin on Oct. 1.

Additional information on the Pinal County Air Quality program can be found online or by calling the Pinal County Air Quality Division at 520-866-6929.