Harshman: Students going through Drug Abuse Resistance Education program

One of the best things about the school year getting underway is that a whole new set of kids in Apache Junction will be going through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. D.A.R.E. was established in 1983 by Los Angeles Police Department and it was so popular that it spread across the U.S. Literally millions […]

AHCCCS seeks public comment on proposed health care plan merger

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System is seeking public comment regarding the proposed merger agreement between Centene Corporation and WellCare Health Plans, which would result in Centene acquiring control of WellCare. In addition, AHCCCS is seeking public comment on the proposed transition plan associated with this proposed merger, according to a release. Two AHCCCS […]

ADOT holding open house Sept. 5 on U.S. 60 Pinto Creek bridge replacement project

The Arizona Department of Transportation invites residents and commuters interested in learning more about the U.S. Highway 60 Pinto Creek bridge replacement project to an open house Thursday, Sept. 5, in Miami. The meeting is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center, 150 N. Plaza Circle in Miami. There will be no formal presentation, […]

‘The Great Gatsby’ at Zao Theatre Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 24

Zao Theatre in Apache Junction is launching its 2019-20 season with the award-winning play, The Great Gatsby, based on the 1925 novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is at once titillating, fascinating and shocking in its portrayal of The Jazz Age that was soon to disappear from the American landscape. Simon Levy brings […]

Artists sought for Jan. 25 Gold Canyon Arts Festival

Artists are needed for the 20th Annual Gold Canyon Arts Festival, a one-day event, to be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, on the grounds of the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road. Many artists and participants say this is the best one-day show they’ve experienced. The venue offers good […]

Fraud, assaults reported in Gold Canyon Aug. 6-12 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of fraud and assault incidents reported Aug. 6-12 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon.   Incidents investigated by PCSO included:   Fraud, reported at 4:52 p.m. Aug. 7 in the 6300 block of South Sandtrap Drive.  Assault, reported at 7:52 a.m. Aug. 10 in the 11100 […]

Shoplifting, thefts reported Aug. 6-12 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of shoplifting and thefts reported Aug. 6-12 to the Apache Junction Police Department.  Incidents investigated included:  Shoplifting, reported at 11:10 a.m. Aug. 6 in the 3100 block of West Apache Trail.  Shoplifting, reported at 8:53 p.m. Aug. 8 in the 3100 block of West Apache Trail.  Theft, reported at 2:20 […]

30-unit Farnsworth Apartments in Mesa sold for $2.6M

Marcus and Millichap, a commercial real estate investment services firm, has announced the sale of Farnsworth Apartments, a 30-unit apartment property at 315-321 N. Higley Road in Mesa. The asset sold for $2.6 million, according to Ryan Sarbinoff, regional manager of the firm’s Phoenix office. Darrell Moffitt and Michael Burke, investment specialists in Marcus and […]

CAC student Tegan Homol 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

Central Arizona College student Tegan Homol was recently named a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. She was one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential. Nearly 900 applications were received, according to a release. The $1,000 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship that Ms. Homol was […]

Travel ID getting more attention as deadline gets closer

With the federally-imposed deadline of Oct. 1, 2020 drawing closer, as of this Friday the Transportation Security Administration will advise passengers passing through airport security checkpoints that it’s important to consider getting a Travel ID in order to meet upcoming new federal identification requirements. The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division offers the federally-compliant […]