3 arrested on drug charges; 3 lbs suspected meth found, Apache Junction police say

Approximately 3.2 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin, numerous prescription pills and other miscellaneous drug paraphernalia were found when Apache Junction Police Department’s Community Response Enforcement Unit detectives served a warrant at a home in the 2000 block of West 22nd Avenue, police said. Police also found more than $2,000 in cash and two handguns, […]

American Legion members collect money, water for Queen Valley Fire District

American Legion Riders Apache Post 27 in Apache Junction hosted a fundraiser June 24-30 for the Queen Valley Fire District, which was involved in fighting the Woodbury Fire. The American Legion Riders raised $3,500 in monetary donations and the post received 950 cases of bottled water, 300 cases of Gatorade/Powerade, hundreds of snack granola, power […]

Leslie’s names Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center in top 10 ‘must-see’ pools list

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center in Apache Junction has been named one of the 10 must-see pools of 2019 by Leslie’s, a swimming pool supply retailer. The announcement July 11 —National Swimming Pool Day — highlights 10 pools that showcase innovative design, thoughtful details, stunning views and unique features, according to a release. The list includes […]

Gold Canyon Arts Council awarded $7,500 community investment grant

The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the state of Arizona, on July 11 announced 260 grants made to organizations and programs throughout the state, including a $7,500 community investment grant to Gold Canyon Arts Council. Community investment grants provide operating support to nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies and tribal cultural organizations whose […]

Dr. Patricia Goolsby new vice principal at Apache Junction High School

Dr. Patricia A. Goolsby has been hired as assistant principal of Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. She will be joining the school’s leadership team that includes new Principal Dr. Christopher Lineberry, as well as veteran Assistant Principal Sue Campbell.   Prior to joining Apache Junction Unified School District, Dr. Goolsby was the principal […]

Burned Area Emergency Response Team assessing condition of watersheds burned in Woodbury Fire

A Burned Area Emergency Response team has been working to assess the condition of the watersheds that were burned in the Woodbury Fire. The Woodbury Fire started 5 miles northwest of Superior on June 8 and is now 123,875 acres and 90% contained, according to the Incident Information System. The BAER team’s program is designed […]

Thefts, shoplifting reported June 26-30 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of thefts, shoplifting reported June 26-30 to the Apache Junction Police Department.  Incidents investigated included:  Theft, reported at 9:51 a.m. June 26 in the 2500 block of West Jasper Avenue.  Shoplifting, reported at 4:06 p.m. June 26 in the 3100 block of West Apache Trail.  Theft, reported at 10:50 a.m. […]

Alarm, false alarms reported in Gold Canyon June 26-30 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of an alarm and false alarms reported June 26-30 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon.   Incidents investigated by PCSO included:   Alarm, reported at 10:55 a.m. June 26 in the 5500 block of South Alameda Road.  False alarm, reported at 11:59 a.m. June 29 in […]

Mesa mayor’s ‘NextMesa’ vision acknowledges what is great, areas needing improvement

Mesa Mayor John Giles is living proof that seizing a spontaneous opportunity can have a historic impact.    Mayor Giles was content with his work throughout his four years as a Mesa City Council member, and never thought he would hold a public office again.  He was satisfied managing his own law firm alongside his son-in-law, […]

AJ school district hosts free breakfasts, lunches for children over summer

The Apache Junction Unified School District has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture this summer to offer free breakfasts and lunches to children age 18 and younger at two locations in Apache Junction. Those two locations are Four Peaks Elementary School, 1785 N. Idaho Road; and the Salvation Army, 605 E. Broadway Ave. All […]