Superstar Express Car Wash planned at Ironwood, Baseline

A car wash is to be constructed in the next year at Ironwood Drive and Baseline Avenue, with future retail uses to the north in an 8,218-square-foot shops building and 3,300-square-foot pad for a drive-through restaurant. The Apache Junction City Council on Sept. 17 approved a rezoning amendment of 2.66 acres north of the northwest […]

Apache Junction school board to meet in executive session

[Update: An earlier version of this executive-session meeting notice incorrectly stated the topic was a lawsuit.] A lawsuit filed this summer in Pinal County Superior Court naming the Apache Junction Unified School District as a defendant is not to be discussed in a closed-door executive session Sept. 24 of the district Governing Board. The board […]

Apache Junction transportation plan wins award

The City of Apache Junction has received an award from the Arizona chapter of the Arizona Planning Association for its Active Transportation Plan — the same plan that proposes to reduce the number of lanes on Superstition Boulevard from two to one in each direction. The consultant that prepared the plan said in January that […]

Open burning allowed Oct. 1-April 30, fire district says

The Superstition Fire and Medical District, in cooperation with Pinal County Air Quality, will cease open-burning restrictions effective Oct. 1. Outdoor cooking fires and small recreational or warming fires do not require a permit. All other burning requires a valid burn permit as issued by Pinal County Air Quality, according to a release. “As always, […]

Learn about school district bond, override election at Sept. 26 community education forum

A community education forum on Apache Junction Unified School District’s capital improvement bond Proposition 432 and the override Proposition 433 that will be on the November ballot will be held in Gold Canyon. It will be held 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Gold Canyon Community Church, 5810 S. Alameda Road, according to a release. […]

Assaults reported in Gold Canyon Sept. 3-8 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of assaults reported Sept. 3-8 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon.   Assault, reported at 12:57 p.m. Sept. 5 in the 10900 block of East Peralta Road.  Assault, reported at 10:26 p.m. Sept. 5 in the 6500 block of East Casa de Leon Lane.  The […]

Assaults reported Sept. 3-8 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of assaults reported Sept. 3-8 to the Apache Junction Police Department.  Incidents investigated included:  Assault, reported at 11:38 a.m. Sept. 3 in the 2400 block of East Baseline Avenue.  Assault, reported at 2:35 p.m. Sept. 4 in the 700 block of West Datil Circle.  Aggravated assault, reported at 10:19 p.m. […]

Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway ramp closure at Higley Road Sept. 21

Drivers who travel the eastbound Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway in Mesa should plan for an on-ramp closure at Higley Road while Arizona Department of Transportation crews repair the concrete wall, barriers and curbs.   Closures are: The ramp will be closed 4 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Drivers can use the on-ramps at Greenfield and Recker roads to enter the freeway. Schedules […]

Lighting Arizona Purple kick-off event recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family invites all to a Lighting Arizona Purple kick-off event to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is 6-7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Arizona State Capitol, House Lawn 1700 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. Register at events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egj7tcrfe5ee4082&oseq=&c=&ch=. “Arizona is committed to raising awareness by lighting […]

Fire district medical staffing sought for Gold Canyon Arts Festival

An Emergency Medical Services standby agreement for two off-duty personnel to work at next year’s Gold Canyon Arts Festival is to be considered by the Superstition Fire and Medical District Board at a meeting Sept. 18. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SFMD Administrative Office, 565 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. […]

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