CBS highlights Gold Canyon Residents on ‘Whistleblowers’

Gold Canyon residents Glenn Walp and Steve Doran were featured on a new CBS TV Series “Whistleblower” Friday, Aug. 10. The series began earlier this summer and plays every Friday at 8 p.m. The Aug. 10 program addressed the experiences of Mr. Walp and Mr. Doran during their employment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory […]

AJ resident Garrett Cassity qualifies for Spartan Trifecta World Championships

Apache Junction resident Garrett Cassity, 43, has a lot of stamina and has qualified for the Spartan Trifecta World Championships in Sparta, Greece. He’s pushing to raise funds to compete in the three-day world championships in November where competitors will complete one leg of each of the races per day, according to a press release, […]

2-day East Valley summit to focus on healthy aging in Arizona

The Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging is conducting a summit Thursday-Friday, Sept. 20-21, at the Mesa Sheraton at Wrigleyville West, 860 N. Riverview in Mesa. Aging Well in Arizona, the summit’s theme, presents an opportunity for professionals and those interested in aging issues to gain insight and knowledge about a variety of topics […]

Student declining to remove bandana escorted by police from Apache Junction High School

Apache Junction Police Department officers escorted a teenager from Apache Junction High School Aug. 10 after he allegedly refused to remove a bandana from his head, according to a youtube video and a letter from the district. The video can be seen by searching for “Apache Junction High School” at youtube.com with a filter of […]

Off-leash dog park location, funding ideas sought for Apache Junction

Finding a place to let Fido run free may become easier as Apache Junction officials are looking into costs, location and amenities for the city’s first off-leash dog park. Previous proposed locations for dog parks have included Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road; Silly Mountain Park, southeast of East 36th Avenue and South Silly Mountain […]

Apache Junction man arrested, 174 pounds of marijuana seized by Border Patrol

Nogales Station Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint Tuesday night found almost 174 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a Chrysler Concorde during a secondary inspection and arrested the driver. “Agents referred the male driver, later identified as a 34-year-old U.S. citizen from Apache Junction, for an additional inspection. During […]

Karyn Burwell new Apache Junction chamber director of events and communications

Karyn Burwell on Aug. 7 began working as director of events and communications at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce. “I have always had a deep appreciation for Apache Junction, from the history of the area to the community involvement opportunities,” Ms. Burwell said in a release. “I am very excited to become part of […]

Zao Theatre’s ‘Ragtime, The Musical’ in Apache Junction nominated for 9 ariZoni Awards

The production of “Ragtime, The Musical” at Zao Theatre in Apache Junction has been nominated for nine ariZoni Awards. The annual award presentation is to be in September, Hank Sheffer, publicity director for Zao Theatre, said in a release. “This year marked the first year Apache Junction’s own community theatre, Zao Theatre, was permitted to participate,” he said […]

Barwick: We need an ‘adopt-a-liberal’ program

I’m one of those geeks who follow politics on a regular basis and I am always struck how liberal Democrats (socialists) want everyone to have free homes, insurance, transportation, food, etc. Being somewhat rational, I always ask myself how they could do that. Liberal Democrats (socialists) are eager to provide a quick answer. Government will […]

SR 88 intersection in Apache Junction remains closed for roundabout project

An Apache Junction intersection along State Route 88 remains closed as the Arizona Department of Transportation constructs a roundabout that is to enhance safety and increase traffic capacity. The roundabout at SR 88 (North Apache Trail) and Superstition Boulevard is now expected to open before Labor Day. Signs mark alternate routes. West of the intersection, […]