Apache Junction Parks and Recreation offers 2 self-defense classes

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation will be offering two self-defense classes for women this fall. Both classes will take place at the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road, according to a release. Anyone can learn self-defense; no previous experience is necessary for either of the classes, the release states.   Practical Self-Defense for Women […]

Former AJUSD superintendent Wilson indicted on felony charges

The Arizona State Grand Jury accuses former Apache Junction Unified School District Superintendent Chad Wilson of theft, a class 2 felony, and three counts of misuse of public monies, class 4 felonies, according to an Arizona Superior Court indictment. He is accused of misusing public funds, including authorizing performance pay (May 1, 2012-May 31, 2016), […]

Wildfire at Tonto National Forest fence line extinguished

A field fire was reported just after 7 p.m. Sept. 6 in the area of Southern Avenue and Barkley Road, near the fence line of the Tonto National Forest, an official from Superstition Fire and Medical District said. “The SFMD responded with several pieces of wildland apparatus and found a fire that was about 1.25 […]

Firefighter has 2nd-degree burns from Apache Junction blaze

One firefighter received second-degree burns to his hands through protective gloves from a Sept. 4 blaze at a home in the 500 block of South Grand Drive in Apache Junction. The firefighter was transported to a hospital for treatment. The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department were dispatched at […]

Community Resource Center in Apache Junction moving across the parking lot

The Community Resource Center in Apache Junction is celebrating two years of operation and is now making a move — across the parking lot. Although it’s been a collaborative effort in the community, the Genesis Project has played host to the center since its inception and taken the lead role in pushing this valuable service, […]

Preliminary work for U.S. Highway 60 Pinto Creek Bridge rescheduled to Sept. 9

Preliminary work for the U.S. Highway 60 Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project between Miami and Superior has been rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 9. Lane restrictions will be in place 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. while crews remove guardrails, re-stripe the road near the bridge and place temporary concrete barriers, according to a release. Flaggers and […]

Apache Junction seeking members for public-art commission

The City of Apache Junction is seeking applicants for the newly created Public Arts Commission. The deadline for applying is Sept. 27. The City Council directed staff to create the arts commission, charging it to manage a program to install public art in commercial development and city projects. The seven-person panel would oversee projects funded […]

From Apache Junction to Eloy: Draft North-South Corridor impact statement complete

The draft tier 1 environmental impact statement for the 55-mile North-South Corridor, stretching from U.S. Highway 60 in Apache Junction to Interstate 10 in Eloy in Pinal County, is available for review and comment. Following several years of study, technical analysis and input from communities and stakeholders, moving to this phase is a milestone for […]

Gold Canyon Elementary School building to be sold for $1.8M

Gold Canyon Community Church, which has been leasing the site of the former Gold Canyon Elementary School, has until Dec. 31, 2020, to purchase the property for $1.8 million. The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board recently approved an amendment on the church’s lease and a purchase proposal for the former school at 5810 […]

Pinal County DUI Task Force arrests 22 suspects over Labor Day weekend

The Pinal County DUI Task Force conducted intense Driving Under the Influence patrols over the Labor Day weekend and made 175 stops. A total of 22 suspects were arrested on the charge of driving under the influence. Of those, 17 suspects were driving under the influence of drugs, according to a release. Of 175 total […]

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