Former Apache Junction Parks Director Bell dies

Former Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Bell – the city’s only parks director until his retirement in 2016 – has died after an illness. He was 61. Services are pending. Mr. Bell steered the city’s parks department for 35 years and oversaw the development of more than 2,000 acres of park and open […]

Apache Junction to receive $175k in community development grant

The City of Apache Junction is expected to receive $175,000 in fiscal year 2018-19 federal community development block grant funds from the Arizona Department of Housing Regional Account. The city also intends to apply for up to $300,000 in CDBG funds from the state special projects account, according to a press release. CDBG funds must […]

Thefts reported in Gold Canyon March 7-9 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of thefts reported March 7-9 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Theft of a vehicle, reported at 2:31 p.m. March 8 in the 10900 block of East Sleepy Hollow Trail. Theft of property from a motor vehicle, reported at […]

Thefts, robbery reported March 7-9 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of thefts and a robbery reported March 7-9 to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Robbery, reported at 1:18 p.m. March 8 in the 2400 block of West Scenic Street. Theft, reported at 8:50 a.m. March 8 in the 1100 block of North Grand Drive. Theft, reported at […]

Booster station installation to be considered by Apache Junction Water District

A contract to construct and install a new 800-amp service entrance section and 600kW generator at booster station No. 2 and well No. 6, 575 E. Baseline Ave., is to be considered March 16 by the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District board. The generator is on order and is expected to be delivered […]

3-year, up-to-$500,000 contract to be considered for unplanned repairs of Apache Junction traffic signals

A contract of up to $500,000 for emergency repairs of traffic signals is to be considered March 19 by the Apache Junction City Council. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. “It’s been awhile since we’ve had a light-service in place — about 10 years. We have had […]

Hello: Live operator to begin answering Apache Junction phone line

City of Apache Junction officials are planning to have an employee answer its main phone line to listen to complaints and direct calls instead of the present recorded message. “Because we’re in the part right now of our budgetary meetings and everything for our June budget, I’d like to talk about actually hiring someone to […]

Meeting March 20 on Apache Junction’s General Plan

The City of Apache Junction is in the process of updating its General Plan and will hold a public meeting on the project at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. The meeting will be held in Room B-117 of the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. The General Plan is a strategic guide that […]

AJ Mounted Rangers donate $600 to The Menta Group

The AJ Mounted Rangers made a donation of $600 to The Menta Group to support its educational efforts. AJ Rangers met with TLC Center Coordinator Melissa Peralta on Friday, March 8, according to a press release on the generous donation. The Menta Program is Mountain Heights E.D. Program designed to work on social vocational skills […]

Child abuse reported March 3-6 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of child abuse reported March 3-6 to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Child abuse, reported at 11:08 p.m. March 3 in the 1300 block of North Delaware Drive Child abuse, reported at 10:55 a.m. March 4 in the 400 block of South Ironwood Drive. Incidents reported to […]