Alarm, false alarms reported in Gold Canyon Aug. 5-12 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of an alarm and false alarms reported Aug. 5-12 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: false alarm reported at 10:10 a.m. Aug. 5 in the 9400 block of East Obsidian Court. false alarm reported at 6:39 p.m. Aug. 5 […]

Assaults reported Aug. 5-12 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of assaults reported Aug. 5-12 to Apache Junction Police Department. Assaults investigated by AJPD included: reported at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 12 at North Ironwood and Superstition Boulevard reported at 7:37 p.m. Aug. 7 in the 1100 block of South South Warner. reported at 2:08 p.m. Aug. 9 in the 2900 […]

AJ Parks & Recreation’s Fit Family Bingo Night is Aug. 24

All ages are invited to the free Apache Junction Parks & Recreation’s Fit Family Bingo Night on Friday, Aug. 24. The event advertised as “not your Grandma’s Bingo” is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road, according to a press release. Open for families with kids of all ages, there will be plenty […]

Open for Business: Hold Fast Reptiles & Exotics has furless, featherless animals

Shane Weakley’s store — Hold Fast Reptiles and Exotics — has scaly creatures, critters that blend into its environment and owners’ schedule. “I have always loved working with animals,” Mr. Weakley said by phone on Aug. 8. He opened the new retail exotic pet shop at 1000 W. Apache Trail, Suite 120, in July. Describing […]

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway celebrates record-setting passenger growth

Signaling a shift in local travel habits of the Greater Phoenix Market, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport posted its best ever summer passenger numbers in the history of the airport. July marked the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year passenger activity growth at Gateway Airport. Travelers can now choose from one of 46 nonstop destinations offered at Gateway […]

Pinal County appeals judge’s decision to strike down half-cent transportation tax

Pinal County is appealing an Arizona Tax Court judge’s decision that a half-cent transportation sales tax approved by voters in November violates state law. “The tax judge didn’t take into consideration the will of the people because we actually voted and very unlike a judge to overturn the will of the people,” Chairman Todd House […]

Off-leash dog park location, funding ideas sought for Apache Junction

Finding a place to let Fido run free may become easier as Apache Junction officials are looking into costs, location and amenities for the city’s first off-leash dog park. Previous proposed locations for dog parks have included Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road; Silly Mountain Park, southeast of East 36th Avenue and South Silly Mountain […]

Aug. 28 election on Apache Junction permanent base adjustment, mayor, council members

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. Voters will also decide if a permanent base adjustment budget is approved in one election that would be adjusted annually by population and inflation. If approved by voters, the adjustment would be $5.5 […]

AJ resident Garrett Cassity qualifies for Spartan Trifecta World Championships

Apache Junction resident Garrett Cassity, 43, has a lot of stamina and has qualified for the Spartan Trifecta World Championships in Sparta, Greece. He’s pushing to raise funds to compete in the three-day world championships in November where competitors will complete one leg of each of the races per day, according to a press release, […]

City looks for applicants for various boards and commissions

The city of Apache Junction is seeking applicants for various boards and commissions. “Serving on a board or commission provides an opportunity to work closely with other citizens and the City Council to help make decisions about the future of the city,” a release from the city stated. Board and commission members are appointed by […]