Apache Junction Food Bank seeks volunteers for USPS drive donations

The U.S. Postal Service is having its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive  on Saturday, May 11, along its regular routes in the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon area. The Apache Junction Food Bank counts on this food drive to help stock its food shelves for the summer season when extra food is needed to […]

Superstition Mountain Republican Club meets May 9

The monthly meeting of the Superstition Mountain Republican Club will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Village Inn, 575 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. Attend 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a social hour and the opportunity to share a meal and fellowship.  The SMRC welcomes everyone seeking to be a more informed person within their […]

Allen Villalobos new executive director at United Way of Pinal County

Allen A. Villalobos on May 1 become the new executive director at United Way of Pinal County. “We are very pleased to have Allen join the organization. Allen is a tenured executive director, having spent 30-plus years with a larger United Way in California,” Gregg Bargo, UWPC board president, said in a release. “We look […]

The saga of Prospector Park’s Otter, a lost dog

Determined Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department staffers needed a month to rescue an injured puppy near Prospector Park last summer. Otter now has a happy life with her forever family. It took awhile. She even has a new four-legged friend, but the journey getting there was a bit treacherous, even with a little help […]

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate $750 to fire district Explorers program

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers on April 17 presented a check for $750 to the Superstition Fire and Medical District’s Explorers program at its Regional Training Center, 3700 E. 16th Ave. The money is to help cover the Explorers registration fees and insurance, according to a release. “Keep up the good work, Explorers and SMFD,” […]

Volunteers needed for Apache Junction Water Festival

Fourth grade students and their teachers will again explore and celebrate water at the annual Apache Junction Water Festival Thursday, April 25 at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road, and volunteers are needed. Volunteers from the water industry, local governments and the community make the Water Festival possible. Volunteers can help make the event fun […]

Americanism dinner held by American Legion Post 27

American Legion Post 27 in Apache Junction on April 7 hosted an Americanism dinner to honor the Apache Junction teacher of the year, Susan Rabe; the Apache Junction policeman of the year, Detective Stephanie Jewell; and the fireman/paramedic of the year, Ryan Ledbetter. Americanism is one of the four pillars of the American Legion, according […]

AJ Mounted Rangers donate to Apache Junction 4H – Country Kickers

The AJ Mounted Rangers donated $1,250 to Apache Junction 4H – Country Kickers on April 6. According to a press release, the money will go for feed, supplies, buckles and ribbons plus entry fees and tack for various events including the The Pinal County Fair held in Casa Grande. A volunteer peace-keeping organization supporting children, […]

AJ Mounted Rangers donate to Boys and Girls Club

AJ Mounted Rangers Treasurer Victoria Lee presented Connie VanDreil with the Boys and Girls Club a donation of $1,500 at The Boot Scootin Buckaroo Barn Dance hosted by Dolce Vita Saturday, April 6. The AJ Mounted Rangers also provided security at the event, according to a release. The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers is a volunteer […]

Summer youth basketball offered in Apache Junction

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is offering recreational basketball camps, youth leagues and parent/tot basketball this summer. Basketball leagues, ages 6-11 There will be two leagues for boys and girls ages 6-11. Ages 6-8 will play on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. Ages […]