SUITS program outfits 50 East Valley high school students

The East Valley Women’s League will outfit more than 50 East Valley high school students with suits, shirts, ties, belts and shoes as part of its SUITS program. SUITS stands for Setting Up Incredible Teens for Success. For the third straight year, EVWL has partnered with the Men’s Warehouse at Chandler Gateway Shops, 3400 W. […]

Golf tournament to benefit Queen Valley Fire Department

The Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary is sponsoring its 30th annual golf tournament Saturday, March 9, at the Queen Valley Golf Course. The format will be a four-person scramble open to all teams: men, women and mixed. Teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fees are $40 each for members and $60 each for non-members (includes […]

Honorary Dutchman, Heritage Award winners recognized in Apache Junction

A nearly 20-year volunteer and a club in Gold Canyon were honored Jan. 10 for their roles in the success of the annual Lost Dutchman Days rodeo and associated events. The awards were announced at the kick-off dinner for the Lost Dutchman Days volunteers committee. It was held at the Elks Lodge, 2455 N. Apache […]

Help clean public lands southeast of Superstition Mountain Jan. 19

Nothing spoils the beauty and enjoyment of Arizona’s landscapes more than litter and trash that has been tossed out by people who won’t take the time and effort to dispose of it properly. The Arizona State Land Department is looking for volunteers who can give a few hours of their time Saturday morning, Jan. 19, […]

Pool season offers volunteer, job opportunities in Apache Junction

Apache Junction will provide young people opportunities to work and volunteer during the upcoming swim season. The Apache Junction Junior Lifeguard program is designed for those ages 11-14 who work as volunteers and gain knowledge about what it takes to be a lifeguard or water safety instructor. Participants will learn “important skills that can transition […]

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers announce essay contest winners

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers chose five children ranging from fourth to 12th grades for free horse-riding lessons. The AJ Rangers selected Danica Quirk, Eliana Carranca, Payton Creichton, Rylee Schiller and Payton Snyder as the winners, according to a press release. AJ Mounted Ranger Mike Hellberg presented a check to Maria Jones for $3,000  to give […]

Roger Matas elected captain of Apache Junction Mounted Rangers

Roger Matas, who served as internal affairs officer and also took on the role as acting captain, was elected captain Dec. 7 for the Apache Junction Mounted Rangers. He “was elected by the AJ Mounted Rangers to be captain because he handled the job with ease. Roger is a valuable asset to the AJ Mounted […]

6 Superstition Fire and Medical District captains graduate from battalion chief academy

Six fire captains from the Superstition Fire and Medical District recently graduated from a local battalion chief academy. SFMD captains Alex Dupuis, Geof Shively, Tanner Fox, John Walka, Mark Gomez and Jeff Ehrlich graduated in a class of 55 representing several local fire departments. Hosted by the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association, the academy is designed […]

Join the Rudolph Run to benefit Apache Junction football team

Join AJ Parks and Recreation and Apache Junction High School Athletics for a fun, running/walking series in the community on Dec. 15. Each event will give walkers and runners a choice of distances from approximately two miles to four miles in length. All events benefit a local AJHS athletic sports team and the profits go […]

Lions invite community to Evening in Spain fundraiser

The Gold Canyon Lions is presenting An Evening in Spain as its premiere fundraising event Saturday, Jan. 19, at MountainBrook Village, 5782 S. MountainBrook Drive, Gold Canyon. Featured during the event will be flamenco dance artist Linda Machado and Spanish guitarist Ricardo De Cristobal. “Come and take a trip to Spain for an evening of […]