Apache Junction students win junior American citizens state, national awards

Several Apache Junction Unified School District students were recently recognized for winning junior American citizens state and national awards. The students, in Gina Fraher’s second-grade class at Desert Vista Elementary School, designed posters, wrote essays and did other work for a Daughters of the American Revolution contest honoring those who served in World War I. […]

Elks Lodge No. 2349 presents scholarships to high school students

Apache Junction Elks President/Exalted Ruler Heather McClellan, left, presents $5,000 scholarships to Claire Hoffman and Jade Orrantia and $1,200 scholarships to Catlin Richards and Reid Machajewski at the annual Apache Junction High School Scholarship Night. Apache Junction Elks Lodge No. 2349 awarded more than $15,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. The Elks Lodge […]

Volunteer, employees of the month recognized by school district

From left are Gene Marshall, volunteer of the month; Nicole Thomas, classified employee of the month; and Heather Wallace, certified employee of the month, all who work in the district office at Apache Junction Unified School District. They were given awards at the May 8 meeting of the AJUSD Governing Board.

Superstition Area Land Trust’s Goff speaker at Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain

The May 2 Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain speaker was Charlie Goff, president of the Superstition Area Land Trust. S.A.L.T. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational corporation that was formed to protect and preserve Arizona State Trust lands bordering the southern slope of the Superstition Wilderness Area. Charlie told us about the trust’s mission, accomplishments and […]

Bull-rider Reichwald qualifies for national junior high rodeo team

Logan Reichwald, 13, a seventh-grade student at Cactus Canyon Junior High School in Apache Junction, has earned a position on the Arizona state/provincial National Junior Rodeo team. He will be traveling with fellow teammates June 24-30 to Huron, South Dakota, to compete at the 14th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in the bull-riding competition, […]

Challenger Sports to host British Soccer Camps in Apache Junction

With a camp curriculum developed from the country that invented the sport, and with a team of coaches who grew up passionate about soccer, Challenger Sports is bringing young players throughout the U.S. and Canada, an up close and personal opportunity to experience soccer. Challenger is hosting a week-long “British Soccer Camps” in Apache Junction, […]

Apache Junction chamber announces new board members

The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce has named three new board members and two executive council board members. Andrea Chisolm, owner/general manager of Amazing Dental Care, will serve as chairwoman of the executive committee, and Steve Byfield, general manager of Roadhaven Resort, will serve as vice chairman and treasurer of the executive committee, the chamber […]

Farber new fire chief at Superstition Fire and Medical District

Mike Farber was recently named the fire chief of the Superstition Fire and Medical District after serving as the interim fire chief for the past 10 months. He is the 11th fire chief in the 63-year history of the district. He has been with SFMD for the 33 years. During his time in the district, […]

Maricopa Association of Governments asking for donations for heat relief

The Maricopa Association of Governments is partnering with local municipalities, nonprofit organizations and faith-based communities to coordinate the Heat Relief Network, officially kicking of the program Tuesday, May 1. Last year, the Arizona heat killed 155 people, according to a press release. Some were homeless, some were hikers or joggers, some were homebound adults and […]

Local groups plant another hitching post in Apache Junction

The Superstition Horsemen’s Association and the P&M Arena Trail Riders teamed up to put in a hitching post at the Fry’s grocery store, 150 E. Old West Highway, Apache Junction. The hitching post is on the east side of the parking lot across from Wendy’s. “There has been a mounting rock placed for your convenience,” […]