Delaware Drive construction to begin Monday, Oct. 15

Construction of roadway improvements for Delaware Drive between Apache Trail and Superstition Boulevard in Apache Junction is set to begin Monday, Oct. 15. Construction is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Fridays through next spring. The road work is not expected on weekends or holidays during the construction period, according to a […]

‘Legacy Loop’ bike, walking, horse trail proposed for Apache Junction

A report proposing a route of connected pedestrian and horse trails coined Legacy Loop and suggested thoroughfare alterations to accommodate bike lanes was presented to Apache Junction officials in an Oct. 9 public hearing. The trail system for riding horses, walking and bicycling is part of an Active Transportation Plan being prepared by J2 Engineering […]

AJPD, Food Bank, Right Away Disposal to hold free shredding event

The Apache Junction Police Department has teamed up with the Apache Junction Food Bank and Right Away Disposal for its first ever Docu-Shred event Friday, Oct. 19. The Docu-Shred event is free and designed to promote public awareness about identity theft and fraud prevention, according to a press release. Identity theft impacts millions of people […]

Apache Junction police chief thanks DPS for assistance in finding missing resident

Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly and Lt. Thom Parker attended an Arizona Department of Public Safety command meeting where they presented five people with the chief’s letter of appreciation. Thanked were DPS Communications Officers Anthony Ashley and Dannette Lehman, along with Aviation Troopers Darrell Detty, Edgar Bissonnette and Daniel Millon Jr., according to […]

Lost Dutchman Days Queen Isaac accepts ’50 Pink Horse Breast Cancer Challenge’

Ashley Isaac, 2018 Lost Dutchman Days queen, has accepted the “50 Pink Horse Breast Cancer Challenge.” “This is a challenge that rodeo queens from all over the country are participating in,” Heidi Erickson, Lost Dutchman Days royalty director, said in a release. “Ashley will be riding horses throughout the entire month of October to reach […]

Apache Junction Public Library celebrates Teen Read Week, Oct. 7-13

Apache Junction Public Library joins libraries, schools and bookstores across the country to celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 7-13. “It’s Written in the Stars: READ!” is the theme for Teen Read Week, held annually in October during the same week as Columbus Day, according to a press release. The event encourages teens to read for […]

Forest Fund wins top Arizona Forward environmental prize

The Northern Arizona Forest Fund took the top honor Saturday night at the Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP at the Westin Kierland Resort. Judges also named the Arizona Pure Water Brew Challenge as winner of the Governor’s Award for Arizona’s Future, and two new categories – Sustainability Champion and Waste Reduction – […]

Apache Junction Food Bank needs immediate help repairing broken truck

Apache Junction Food Bank officials are asking for help after the drive shaft of its 16-foot, refrigerated truck fell out. The drive shaft dropped out on University Drive in Mesa on Tuesday, Oct. 2, according to a press release, adding that the truck, which has 220,000 miles on it, travels about 60 miles a day, […]

Community comes through for Apache Junction Food Bank

It took just 48 hours for the community to come through with enough money to repair the Apache Junction Food Bank’s 16-foot, refrigerated truck. Individuals, businesses and civic groups Valleywide donated more than $3,500 to fix the truck after its drive shaft dropped out on University Drive in Mesa Tuesday morning. There was food inside […]

Gold Canyon Pharmacy fills prescriptions for generations, life’s moments

Having a personal connection with the neighborhood pharmacist is a prescription well filled at Gold Canyon Pharmacy. As the pharmacist Randal Lavern Johnson, 54, fills prescriptions for multitudes of family generations, he recounts the moments in patients’ lives that he’s been a part of, from baby showers to funerals. Being involved in those important moments […]