ASCS Wing Sprint Cars racing June 29 at Arizona Speedway

The Summer Explosion-Fireworks Show with American Sprint Car Series Wing Sprint Cars, International Motor Contest Association Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, Horne Ford Bombers and Lady Stocks is Saturday, June 29, at Arizona Speedway. It is at 48700 N. Ironwood Drive south of Apache Junction, within ET Motopark, 5 miles south of U.S. Highway 60.  […]

Woodbury Fire containment reaches 41 percent

The Woodbury Fire is more than one-third contained, with “very active fire behavior” observed overnight, officials said. The Woodbury Fire that started 5 miles northwest of Superior is now 50,494 acres and is 41% contained, according to a 9:36 a.m. June 20 release from the Arizona Emergency Information Network. “High-intensity fire behavior due to critical […]

Fire district issues immediate ban of fireworks permits, use

Due to extreme fire danger, the Superstition Fire and Medical District is restricting the sale and use of fireworks within its boundaries, which include Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. The Fourth of July fireworks will still be held at Apache Junction High School. The ban is effective immediately and will be strictly enforced by the […]

Logan Reichwald to compete in bull riding at junior high rodeo in South Dakota

Logan Reichwald, an eighth-grade student at Cactus Canyon Junior High School in Apache Junction, has earned a position on the Arizona state/provincial National Junior High rodeo team. He will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, South Dakota, June 23-29 to compete at the 15th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in bull riding. The […]

Itty Bitty Beach Party June 21 in Apache Junction

The Itty Bitty Beach Party is 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction. “Come join Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and the water safety instructors for this unique children’s event at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center,” according to a release. Water safety instructors will lead […]

Officials: Monsoon moisture needed to extinguish Woodbury Fire

Moisture from a monsoon is needed to extinguish the Woodbury Fire burning in the Superstition Wilderness, an official said at a community meeting June 18. “So this fire is going to be going until the monsoons. It’s not going to be put out this week, next week. We have to get monsoon moisture out there […]

Arches Academy charter school opening in Apache Junction

A school centered on self-paced education for each individual student has its first classes starting Aug. 5 in Apache Junction. “Where the rest of the country is more working on standardizing education, we are trying to personalize it and individualize it. We want to make it what each individual child needs to be successful,” Arches […]

Sexual offenses reported June 5-11 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of sexual offenses reported June 5-11 to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Sexual assault, reported at 9:44 a.m. June 8 in the 500 block of East Navajo Avenue. Child abuse, reported at 3:33 p.m. June 5 in the 400 block of East Southern Avenue. Sexual assault, reported […]

Disorderly conduct reported in Gold Canyon June 5-11 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of disorderly conduct incidents reported June 5-11 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Disorderly conduct, suspicious activity, reported at 9:22 a.m. June 6 in the 5300 block of South Superstition Mountain Drive. Disorderly conduct, suspicious activity, reported at 1:45 […]

Oakwood Creative Care art gala June 21

Oakwood Creative Care’s Town Center Campus in Mesa is hosting an Art Gala 3-6:30 p.m. June 21. Light refreshments will be served at the event at 247 N. Macdonald. It will be “an incredible reflection of awesome talents, voices and hearts of people living with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and other physical impairments,” according to a […]