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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
The second annual Human Services Campus Awareness Walk to End Homelessness is moving from the street to homes across the Valley as it goes virtual. more
The rat-a-tat clicking of her abuela Guadalupe’s treadle sewing machine was a reassuring and familiar sound when Rosie Portugal-Brastad was a child. At 10 years old she took a seat next to … more
Lawrence Wilk, shareholder and bankruptcy litigation attorney at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk, was recently named the chairman of the board of Child Crisis Arizona. more
Cody Arbogast came back in a big way when he returned to wrestling after a four-year hiatus and captured a first-in-state trophy for Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. It’s … more
Superstition Harley-Davidson, 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, on Feb. 29 hosted a blood drive and the event Motors, Mane and Miracles. "This event was a charity ride and carnival held at … more
Winners of the Feb. 28-March 1 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo in Apache Junction shared a combined payout of more than $27,000, according to official results from the Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo … more
Casseus Rhodes, a home-schooled sixth-grade student from Apache Junction, was the second-place national winner and recipient of a $4,000 award in the Veterans of Foreign Wars 2019-20 Patriot's Pen … more
Carol Ann Holbert, 61, of Apache Junction, died Feb. 14, 2020, at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa. As a resident of Arizona for 50 years, she spent her early life working at her … more
On Feb, 25, we had the honor of being part of the flag burial services for Wyburn George Sonne, a veteran of the U.S. Army who passed away. Pfc. Sonne was a veteran and served in Kyoto, Japan, in … more
Apache Junction Unified School District’s Food Services Department has partnered with the United Food Bank and will provide a mobile school market at the Apache Junction High School Cafeteria, … more
A total of 6.3 is the score/time to beat in team roping at this weekend's Lost Dutchman Days, based on the top three at the Thursday, Feb. 27, competition. A total of 27 two-person entries … more
At the Apache Junction Mounted Rangers' February monthly meeting, Capt. Roger Matas swore in three new members --- Duane Buzan, Kathy Binegar and Tracy Fink. "They have all been at many of our … more
Your Name: Russell DeBordAge: ​60Business Name: ​Pride in Painting LLCTown/Neighborhood: ​Gold CanyonHours of operation: ​Call or text anytime and leave a messagePersonal background … more
The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers recently donated  $3,000 to the Good Shepherd Healing Ministries Horse Rescue for six essay winners to receive riding lessons. Maria Jones teaches the … more
Artwork submitted by Hailey Webb, an eighth-grade student at Cactus Canyon Junior High School, 801 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction, won at the state and southwest regional competition and is now … more
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 … more
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, … more
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