Code of conduct, alleged commissioner conflicts of interest before Apache Junction City Council Jan. 15

The Apache Junction City Council at a meeting Jan. 15 will discuss removing two volunteers from city commissions who are alleged to have conflicts of interest when dealing with a local restaurant. The council is also slated to discuss creating a code of conduct applicable to the council, board and commission members. The meeting begins […]

City of Apache Junction adjusts speed limits near schools

The City of Apache Junction has made adjustments to various speed-limit signs near schools in the city after a review of traffic signage. Signs that are being replaced are in the areas of the Apache Junction High School and Four Peaks, Desert Vista and Avalon elementary schools. Speed limits around schools are 25 mph and […]

Dumpsters pose potential for tragedy in winter

Commercial dumpsters hold the potential for tragedy during the winter, and Waste Management of Arizona advises all business owners to check them periodically for signs of use other than the disposal of trash. Dumpster lids should be kept closed and/or locked when the bin is not in use or scheduled to be serviced, according to […]

Man ejected from vehicle died at scene of Jan. 9 accident, official says

A man died when the vehicle he was riding in rolled several times and he was ejected, a Superstition Fire and Medical District official said. The fire district responded to the single-vehicle accident at about 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 on U.S. Highway 60, just west of Mountain View Road, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs […]

City of Apache Junction seeks survey help in updating its General Plan

The city of Apache Junction is required to update and adopt its General Plan for the community every 10 years. Local residents can help guide the future of the city by participating in the planning process. All residents are invited to take a short survey at surveymonkey.com/r/B5HVXH8 to weigh in. The city has set up […]

Disorderly conduct reported in Gold Canyon Dec. 30-Jan. 5 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of disorderly conduct cases reported Dec. 30-Jan. 5  to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Disorderly conduct, trespassing, reported at 6:01 p.m. Jan. 1 in the 5300 block of South Superstition Mountain Drive. Disorderly conduct, suspicious activity reported at 1:15 […]

Pinal County’s housing department holding consolidated plan meetings

Pinal County, in conjunction with the county’s department of housing and workforce development, will conduct a series of public meetings Jan. 14-18. The meetings are regarding the fiscal year 2019-24 consolidated plan and 2019 action plan, according to a release. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires Pinal County to publish a five-year […]

1 killed Jan. 5 in vehicle accident in Gold Canyon, official says

One person died and another was injured Jan. 5 in a vehicle and semi-truck accident on U.S. Highway 60 at Peralta Road in Gold Canyon, according to a Superstition Fire and Medical District official. The accident was reported just before 9 p.m. and required the response of about 14 fire district personnel, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire […]

Active transportation plan to be discussed at Jan. 8 joint meeting of planning, parks commissions

The city’s active transportation plan will be discussed at the Jan. 8 joint meeting of the Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Dean Chambers of J2 and city staff members are to present the final […]

AJPD officers given green light to work overtime for ASU, city of Glendale

Off-duty Apache Junction Police Department officers may be paid for professional law-enforcement and security services at Arizona State University events and in the city of Glendale, which includes the Arizona Cardinals football stadium. The city of Apache Junction will pay each officer’s workers’ compensation insurance, according to the intergovernmental agreements with ASU and the city […]