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 […]

AJ Mounted Rangers wrangle up the 40th Annual Gilbert Days Rodeo

The AJ Mounted Rangers were on quads, horses and guarding gates on scene at the 40th annual Gilbert Days Rodeo. In addition to team roping, there was steer wrestling, barrel racing, saddle bronco, bareback bronco, tie down roping, pony Express and mutton busting, along with vendors and food from Rudy’s, according to a press release. […]

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 […]

AJ Mounted Rangers raise money for Royalty Court

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers presented a $750 check earlier this month at the Royalty Court Fundraiser and Chili Cookoff. The donation at the Sunday, Oct. 21, event will go toward new tack, sashes and equipment the royalty court queen and princesses need during the year. The event took place at the P&M Arena. Money […]