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, […]

Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas Kelly completes executive leadership program

Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly on Aug. 2 completed phase two of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The LEEDS program was conceived and developed for chief executive officers of the nation’s mid-sized law enforcement agencies. The […]

Internship program earns students recognition, college credits

Twenty-two high school and Central Arizona College students recently completed the Project Puente Summer Internship program and received recognition for their accomplishments during a poster presentation ceremony. Students were selected to participate through an application process and completed a 20-hour boot camp prior to beginning their internship. Each student was assigned a mentor who they […]

Aug. 15 deadline for children to apply for free horse-riding lessons

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers are giving five children in fourth-12th grades free horse-riding lessons. “Everything is included. All you have to do is be in the Apache Junction school district, write an essay saying why you should be chosen,” according to a release. Submissions must include a permission slip from a parent or guardian […]

Harvey: Candidate missing ‘paid by’ statement on campaign signs

I wish to report a campaign violation by mayoral candidate Dave Waldron. I was a precinct committeeman when I lived nearer to Apache Junction and so I know something about campaign signs. Waldron does not have the state-mandated “paid by” on many, if not all, of his signs. I was in the city clerk’s office […]

Community education classes at Central Arizona College in Apache Junction

Community education classes are offered at the Superstition Mountain Campus of Central Arizona College, 805 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. Register at www.centralaz.edu/lifelonglearning. For more information, contact Joel Beck, program coordinator, at 480-677-7721 or joel.beck@centralaz.edu. “We are currently having the community education schedule of classes printed and being mailed out next week,” Mr. Beck […]

4 assaults reported July 22-Aug. 4 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of an assault and aggravated-assault incidents reported July 22-Aug. 4 to Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated by AJPD included: aggravated assault reported at 1:08 p.m. July 22 in the 400 block of South Idaho Road. assault, reported at 2:05 p.m. July 27 in the 500 block of East Navajo […]