Superstition Fire and Medical District helps put out fire west of Apache Junction

Superstition Fire and Medical District worked alongside Mesa Fire and Medical Department and Rural/Metro Fire Department officials to extinguish a mobile home fire that spread to vehicles and structures west of the city of Apache Junction. SFMD and Mesa firefighters were dispatched at 2:31 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, to assist Rural/Metro with the fire in […]

Horses, pot-bellied pigs regulations to be discussed by Apache Junction City Council

Laws on the handling of pot-bellied pig bites, shade structures for horses and allowing the city to recover animal-care costs for animals found in motor vehicles will be discussed at the Monday, June 18, Apache Junction City Council work session. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Items […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District extinguishes Apache Junction house blaze

An occupant escaped a June 13 fire in Apache Junction and no one was injured, a Superstition Fire and Medical District official said. SFMD was dispatched at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday to the house fire in the 600 block of South Gold Drive in Apache Junction, Richard Ochs, SFMD assistant chief of planning and logistics, said […]

Apache Junction police officer uses CPR, revives 2-year-old girl who was not breathing

An Apache Junction Police Department officer successfully used cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a child who was not breathing and had no pulse, reviving the victim, police said. AJPD responded to a 911 call for a medical assist for a non-breathing 2-year-old girl at approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, police said. The child was at a […]

Crews set to repair curbs at Val Vista Drive, Superstition Freeway

Repair work is scheduled 4 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 16, at Val Vista Drive and US 60, state transportation officials announced. The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers in the East Valley to use caution in the area as ADOT workers make repairs to concrete curbs. The right two lanes on northbound Val Vista Drive approaching […]

Boulders removed: Road work on Apache Trail

With rock removal work finished, chip seal can now be applied along State Route 88, also known as Apache Trail near Tortilla Flat northeast of Apache Junction. Work was completed on June 12-13, extending in to the afternoon, according to officials at ADOT. The removal of some boulders next to the highway between mile posts […]

AJPD offers hot weather tips to keep safe and cool during summer

The Apache Junction Police Department reminds everyone of safety measures to take while dealing with the hot weather. From staying hydrated to wearing light-colored clothing, people are encouraged to take necessary steps to keep themselves and others safe and cool during hot temperatures, according to a press release. Here are some recommendations: Stay reasonably hydrated […]

Big book sale to be held June 22-23 at Mesa Main Library

Get books, audio books, DVDs, vinyl records and magazines at the Big Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. The Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First Street, will have books for sale including fiction, romance, science fiction, children’s books, according to a press release, adding that there […]

$1.2 million road construction project planned for Delaware Drive

Awarding a more than $1 million contract for replacing the asphaltic concrete on Delaware Drive, Apache Trail to Superstition Boulevard, will be considered at the next meeting of the Arizona State Transportation Board. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Friday, June 15, at the council chambers for the city of Globe, 150 N. Pine St. […]

Rock removal closes section of Apache Trail

A stretch of State Route 88, also known as the Apache Trail, will be closed near Tortilla Flat northeast of Apache Junction 6 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 13, so that boulders next to the highway can be removed, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Removal work began Tuesday morning, ADOT officials stated, adding that drivers on Wednesday should delay […]