Meeting in Gold Canyon June 18 on Woodbury Fire

Firefighting efforts on the north end of the Woodbury Fire burning in the Superstition Wilderness continue to focus on protecting campgrounds, infrastructure, powerlines and businesses along State Route 88. There are no threats to the communities of Gold Canyon, Apache Junction, Kings Ranch, Queen Valley Estates and Superior. The human-caused Woodbury Fire that started 5 […]

Fire destroys mobile home on South Vista Road in Apache Junction

The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department responded to a mobile home fire June 10 in Apache Junction that may have started in a shed, a fire official said. “Firefighters were dispatched just before 8 p.m. to the fire in the 400 block of South Vista Road in Apache […]

Purple for Parents activist featured speaker at Superstition Mountain Republican Club meeting

The monthly meeting of the Superstition Mountain Republican Club will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Village Inn, 575 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. “Please come and join us between 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a social hour and the opportunity to share a meal and fellowship. The SMRC welcomes everyone seeking to be a […]

Dolce Vita of Apache Junction in top 50 master-planned communities

Dolce Vita, in Apache Junction, is one of seven master-planned communities in Arizona to be recognized this year in Where to Retire’s “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States.” It is in the publication’s July/August issue, on newsstands June 11. The list focuses on communities rather than locales and features first-person […]

Apache Junction commercial building fire started at ceiling fan

The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department were dispatched June 2 for a commercial building fire in the 1700 block of West Apache Trail. The fire was reported just after noon on Sunday when most of the businesses were closed, Assistant Chief /Fire Marshal Richard Ochs, SFMD public information […]

Apache Junction centennial celebration begins to take shape

The area in and around Apache Junction once was known by a different name, a word that rhymes with iceberg. It was “Youngsberg,” starting with a Phoenix mayor’s last name. Another spelling — “Youngberg” without the “s” — can be seen in Google maps of northeast Pinal County for the area near Goldfield Ghost Town. […]

Sun Life Family Health Center awarded ambulatory health care accreditation

Sun Life Family Health Center Inc. has earned The Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for ambulatory health care accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized standards. Sun Life has offices in Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence, Eloy, Maricopa, Oracle and San Manuel. The gold seal of approval is a symbol of […]

Bull rider Logan Reichwald competing at Nationals in June in South Dakota, sets fundraiser

Logan Reichwald of Apache Junction competed at the Arizona State Finals in May in Sonoita for the Arizona Jr./High School Rodeo Association. “He went into the weekend sitting No. 3 with 54.5 points. He was sitting in third place and was 57.5 points behind first place,” his mother, Stacie Reichwald, said in a release. “Logan […]

179-lot ‘Goldview’ housing subdivision planned for Old West Highway, Goldfield Road; before council May 7

The Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission recently approved a vacant property near the southwest corner of Old West Highway and Goldfield Road to be developed into a 179-lot residential subdivision. The new community has tentatively been coined Goldview, the Commission was told in April. The commission voted unanimously April 23 to approve a request […]

Superstition Fire shaves 1 minute off response times

Firefighters recently entered a burning mobile home and safely recovered a dog and a cat, with the feline being treated for smoke exposure. The first unit arrived in four minutes to find the double-wide mobile home with smoke showing. That was under the Superstition Fire and Medical District’s optimal goal of a response time of […]