Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo pays out more than $19,000

Winners of the Feb. 22-24 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo in Apache Junction shared a combined payout of more than $19,000, according to official results from the Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association. The following winners are listed by event, place, name, time/score and prize amount. Each payoff was based on the payoff schedule per event; if […]

Paris Carlyon selected 2019 Lost Dutchman Days rodeo queen

Paris Carlyon, 17, of Gilbert was selected as the 2019 Lost Dutchman Days rodeo queen Jan. 5 during a day-long pageant competition that included horsemanship events at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd. Contestants for queen, senior teen queen and junior teen queen also were judged on public speaking and interviews […]

Jan. 12 downtown running/walking event supports Apache Junction High School baseball

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department and Apache Junction High School Athletics are hosting a fun running/walking series in the community, with participants receiving a medal at the finish line. The Jan. 12 event benefits the AJHS baseball team. Each event gives walkers and runners a choice of distances from approximately 2 miles to […]

Lost Dutchman Marathon Feb. 17, two-day expo planned

Lost Dutchman Marathon, Arizona’s longest running destination marathon, is Feb. 17 in and around Gold Canyon and Apache Junction. “Not only do people travel from all over the U.S. to run in this race, but from all over the world,” Melissa Hopkins, of the Lost Dutchman Marathon, said in a release. “If you have not […]

Free spring 2019 Apache Junction parks and recreation guide available online

Looking for a class or new activity? The city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation catalog for the spring 2019 season is available with the December 2018 issue at apachejunctionindependent.az.newsmemory.com and also at apachejunctionindependent.az.newsmemory.com/?special=AJ+Citizen. The Citizen lists the parks and recreation class offerings along with library programs and upcoming special events. The publication also includes […]

Apache Junction to host flag football tournament

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an adult flag football four-on-four tournament. The tournament is slated for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road. Check-in opens at 12:30 p.m. Teams need to register by Wednesday, Dec. 12 for a fee of $100 per team, according to a […]

Nov. 10 run benefits Apache Junction High School girls soccer teams

Join Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and Apache Junction High School athletics for a running/walking event Nov. 10. The run will benefit the AJHS girls soccer teams and gives walkers and runners a choice of distances from approximately 2 miles to 4 miles in length. “All events benefit a local AJHS athletic sports team and […]

Prospector pride: Apache Junction football makes stark improvements under Vance Miller

Evolution has come quick for the Apache Junction High School football team. It wasn’t that long ago that many considered the Prospectors to be an easy game on their schedule, but it appears that’s no longer the case. AJHS recently secured a 4A Black Canyon Region title, a back-to-back accomplishment, and hasn’t lost a region […]

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

Ashley Isaac, 2018 Lost Dutchman Days queen, accepted the “50 Pink Horse Breast Cancer Challenge” and on Oct. 21 rode as many horses as she could at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd. “This is a challenge that rodeo queens from all over the country are participating in,” Heidi Erickson, Lost […]

Fall pickleball leagues offered in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering its annual fall adult pickleball leagues. Deadline to register a doubles team is Monday, Oct. 15, or until full, according to a release. Leagues are doubles play and separated by self-rated skill levels. Since leagues are based on players’ skill levels it doesn’t matter […]