Students of the year chosen for Apache Junction school district

The students of the year were recognized at the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board’s May 14 meeting. They included: Simote Teumohenga, Isabella Montoya, Fernando Mendez Rodriguez, Juliana Arriaga Scott, Alexia Gonzalez, Julianna Carrillo, Jacob Glazener, Dylan Condra, Hailli Wilson and Joshua Heatley.   

Pinal County supervisor to speak to residents in Gold Canyon

Supervisor Todd House has announced a meeting for Gold Canyon residents to discuss issues in their area. The meeting will be at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church Main Sanctuary, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road, from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, May 30, according to a press release. “I look forward meeting with the Gold Canyon residents […]

Apache Junction City Council offers Layton Business Park municipal approval

Ten office/warehouse buildings are planned at the southeast corner of South Vista Road and East 12th Avenue on 7.5 acres rezoned from single-family homes to light industrial business park. The 9,600-square-foot buildings in the Layton Business Park are set to have up to three suites each for various business tenants, according to a staff report. […]

Life jacket exchange events kick off Safe Boating Week May 18

Safe Boating Week is on the horizon and the Arizona Game and Fish Department will kick off the national campaign locally with multiple life jacket exchange events at area lakes Saturday, May 18. Now in its 11th year, the Life Jacket Exchange program allows people with an old, worn out life jacket to swap it […]

Domestic violence, theft reported in Gold Canyon April 26-30 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of domestic violence and a theft reported April 26-30 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Domestic violence, reported at 10:31 p.m. April 29 in the 7100 block of East U.S. Highway 60. Vehicle theft, reported at 11:59 a.m. April […]

Sexual offenses reported April 26-30 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of sexual offenses incidents reported April 26-30 to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Child abuse, reported at 2:33 p.m. April 26 in the 800 block of South Ironwood Drive. Sexual abuse, reported at 12:43 p.m. April 29 in the 1000 block of North Idaho Road. Incidents reported […]

See scorpions with a blacklight at Usery Mountain Park

A scorpion hunt is slated from 8-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road in Mesa. The hunt will begin at the trailhead staging area where a park ranger will lead participants on a safe night walk along a trail. Participants will look for scorpions using their eyes […]

Exhibition at i.d.e.a. Museum explores beauty of recycled art, green living

Escape into imagination this spring at the i.d.e.a. Museum’s Junkyard Jungle exhibition, where discarded materials become treasured artworks that take participants on a journey into Earth’s lush rainforests and other wild destinations. The exhibition at 150 W. Pepper Place in Mesa, which runs through May 26, features artists who work magic transforming recycled items into […]

More lots destined for Smoketree-Warner Neighborhood in Apache Junction

In 2014 the City of Apache Junction applied a zoning designation of a minimum of 20,000-square-foot lots for the Smoketree-Warner Neighborhood, which has homes on lots of a half or less of that size, the City Council was told recently. Apache Junction City Council voted unanimously April 16 to approve a corrective rezoning from medium-density, […]

Ashley Pezzotti, Larry Fuller Trio highlight May’s concerts at The Nash

May brings fresh voices in jazz as vocalist Ashley Pezzotti makes her debut at The Nash. At just 23 years old, the singer has already appeared with such greats as Arturo Sandoval and Keith Urban, and comes for a matinee performance on May 19. Other highlights in May include pianist Larry Fuller who joins Lewis […]