Meeting in Gold Canyon June 18 on Woodbury Fire

Firefighting efforts on the north end of the Woodbury Fire burning in the Superstition Wilderness continue to focus on protecting campgrounds, infrastructure, powerlines and businesses along State Route 88. There are no threats to the communities of Gold Canyon, Apache Junction, Kings Ranch, Queen Valley Estates and Superior. The human-caused Woodbury Fire that started 5 […]

Central Arizona College food pantries open to assist students

Central Arizona College recognizes the reality of food insecurity among its student population and the extent to which hunger affects communities. In the U.S., an estimated 40 million people, including 12 million children, struggle with hunger. In Pinal County alone, nearly 60,000 people struggle with food insecurity on a regular basis. The CAC Food Pantry is […]

Applicants sought for Apache Junction Youth Advisory Council

Teenagers entering eighth-12th grades in the 2019-20 school year are being sought to apply for the City of Apache Junction’s Youth Advisory Council. Meetings are held run twice a month, with additional meetings and volunteer requirements scheduled as necessary, according to a release.   “Teens: Looking to get involved in your community? In 2016 the Apache […]

Fourth of July events planned in Apache Junction

The City of Apache Junction’s annual Fourth of July celebration will be held on Thursday, July 4. Events are kicking off with the Fourth of July Volleyball Tournament held at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave. Registration for the free tournament begins at 7:15 a.m., according to a release. Space is limited to […]

Biuso: 5 tips for workplace stress relief

Feeling stressed at work? If so, you’re not alone. A recent Gallup Poll revealed that 55% of Americans said they experienced stress “a lot” during the day, up from 46% in 2006.   In the workplace, stress can affect your attitude, relationships with your colleagues and affect your work performance.  And although a modest amount of […]

Dill: Seniors should say no to ‘free’ genetic tests

If you’re approached by someone who offers “free” genetic testing or cancer screening, turn them down. Medicare doesn’t cover such tests unless a doctor who’s treating you orders them and they’re medically necessary. Laboratory representatives have allegedly been taking swabs inside the mouths of Medicare beneficiaries at health fairs, senior centers, residential complexes for older […]

Roads to Apache, Canyon lakes closed due to Woodbury Fire

Due to operational needs of the Woodbury Fire in the Superstition Wilderness, Apache Lake and Canyon Lake will be closed until further notice. The Woodbury Fire has closed both directions of State Route 88 from two miles northeast of Apache Junction to State Route 188 at Roosevelt Lake, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The […]

Richard Sterba, Elizabeth Rizzo marry in Gold Canyon ceremony

Richard Sterba of Gold Canyon married Elizabeth Rizzo of Hawaii in a private ceremony in Gold Canyon in June. The minister was Anne Levan, chaplain for the Apache Junction Mounted Rangers. Mr. Sterba was the captain of the Apache Junction Mounted Rangers for seven years, according to a release. The happy couple met at Aly […]

Fire destroys mobile home on South Vista Road in Apache Junction

The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department responded to a mobile home fire June 10 in Apache Junction that may have started in a shed, a fire official said. “Firefighters were dispatched just before 8 p.m. to the fire in the 400 block of South Vista Road in Apache […]

Meeting on 2020 General Plan on June 19

As the city of Apache Junction continues its process of updating the city’s General Plan, the next public meeting on the project is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. The meeting will be held in Room B-117 of the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. The city is required to update and […]