Roger Matas elected captain of Apache Junction Mounted Rangers

Roger Matas, who served as internal affairs officer and also took on the role as acting captain, was elected captain Dec. 7 for the Apache Junction Mounted Rangers. He “was elected by the AJ Mounted Rangers to be captain because he handled the job with ease. Roger is a valuable asset to the AJ Mounted […]

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate $1,500 to Head Start

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers on Nov. 13 donated $1,500 to Head Start. Mike Hellberg handed the check to Tera Leigh, site manager for Head Start. Roger Matas, acting captain of the Apache Junction Mounted Rangers and Irene White were at the check presentation, according to a release. The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers is a […]

AJ Mounted Rangers donate $1,000 to Community Alliance Against Family Abuse

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers on Nov. 13 donated $1,000 to Community Alliance Against Family Abuse. From left are Apache Junction Mounted Rangers Irene White, Joan Felkner and Mike Hellberg; CAAFA Executive Director Ray Villa; and AJMR Acting Capt. Roger Matas. The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers is a volunteer peace-keeping organization that supports children and youth […]

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate $1,000 to police Santa fund

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers recently donated $1,000 to the Apache Junction Police Department Santa Fund. From left are Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly, Mike Hellberg, Janine Shablow, Joan Felkner, Acting Capt. Roger Matas, Irene White and AJPD Capt. Troy Mullender. The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers is a volunteer peace-keeping organization that supports […]

Seductive Car Club toy drive held at Superstition Harley-Davidson

The Seductive Car Club hosted a toy drive Nov. 3 at Superstition Harley-Davidson, 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. “The toys they collected go to Sunshine Acres Children’s Home for Christmas,” Apache Junction Mounted Ranger Renee Shutts said in an e-mail. “They throw a car show/toy drive at Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction every […]

Bob Clark of Apache Junction Mounted Rangers elected ‘Honorary Ranger’

Longtime Apache Junction Mounted Rangers member Bob Clark was recently nominated and elected as Honorary Ranger for 2018 for service above and beyond the call of duty. Mr. Clark has been a member since April 2008, according to a release. “He has worn many hats in our organization. He was the go-to person for quads, […]

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate $2,500 to 5 school music programs

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers on Oct. 23 presented a check for $2,500 at the Apache Junction Unified School District governing board meeting. “Out of that money, each school in the district received $500 for its music programs,” AJMR member Renee Sprecher Wagner Shutts said in an e-mail. Above from left are Apache Junction Mounted […]

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate $3,000 to Project Help

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers recently donated $3,000 to Project Help to help children and families. On Friday, Oct. 19, Apache Junction Mounted Rangers Mike Hellberg, Allison Strathearn and Renee Shutts met with Rosie-Portugal Brastad, coordinator of Apache Junction Unified School District’s Project Help. “After taking a tour of the Project Help building the Rangers […]

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers essay contest winners can learn horsemanship

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers are looking for five children in fourth-12th grades who are interested in horsemanship. The youngsters will be provided with weekly lessons for three months. All lessons will be funded by the AJ Mounted Rangers, according to a release. Those interested need to live within the Apache Junction Unified School District. […]

AJ Rangers donate funds for Apache Junction team meals

The AJ Rangers donated $500 to go towards the Apache Junction High School for the Touchdown Club to feed hungry football players and coaches before the football games. A check was presented to head coach, Vance Miller by AJ Mounted Rangers Mike Hellberg and Paul Roe.