Heritage Days celebration adds evening musical showcase

Superstition Mountain Heritage Days, an annual two-day celebration of the history and lore of the Superstition Mountains, has added an event to this year’s celebration. An evening musical performance featuring the Native American flute and guitar duos of Tony Duncan and Darrin Yazzie, who perform on Canyon Records, and Randy Kemp and Dean Yazzie, better […]

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 […]

New Superstition Mountain Museum director Vaugier is formally introduced

The newly-hired director of the Superstition Mountain Museum was introduced to the Apache Junction City Council. Vicky McLaughlin, president of the Superstition Mountain Historical Society, introduced the museum’s new director, Annie Vaugier during the Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting at City Hall, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. “I’m sure all of you probably know even more, and […]

Arts commission to be established by city of Apache Junction

A public art commission should be established in the community, the Apache Junction City Council decided recently. The commission should be open to out-of-the-city residents, Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy said at the council’s Dec. 4 meeting. “A lot of the artistic people are up against the mountain and in Gold Canyon,” he said. The […]

Los Gringos Locos owners sell Apache Junction restaurant

Los Gringos Locos, 280 S. Phelps Drive in Apache Junction, has been sold, its owners said in a release. Patty Smith, Jodi and Jeff Ehrlich, and Debra and Gary Nine opened Los Gringos Locos in December 2002. “During the past 16 years it has been our pleasure to serve you great Mexican food. At the same […]

Tests show trihalomethanes levels higher than current standard in Apache Junction Water District

For the second time in two years, an exceedance of total trihalomethanes was found during testing of water in the Apache Junction Water District. The water is safe to drink and no action is needed by customers, the district said in letters sent to water users. In July 2017 one of four samples analyzing for […]

Pavement work scheduled Friday on Tomahawk Road 

Patch repair work to the pavement on Tomahawk Road from Baseline Avenue to the U.S. 60 is planned for Friday, Dec. 14. Work is anticipated to be during daytime hours – 6 a.m.-5 p.m. The work will result closure of the northbound inside lane of Tomahawk Road. Motorists are encouraged to be cautious when traveling through […]

Solley receives Economic Development Designation recertification

Janine Solley, economic development director for the city of Apache Junction, has been awarded re-certification by the International Economic Development Council. Achieving the Certified Economic Developer Designation in 2015, Ms. Solley’s certification is effective Jan. 1, 2019, according to a press release. The awarded recertification is required every three years. She received the status after […]

Join the Rudolph Run to benefit Apache Junction football team

Join AJ Parks and Recreation and Apache Junction High School Athletics for a fun, running/walking series in the community on Dec. 15. Each event will give walkers and runners a choice of distances from approximately two miles to four miles in length. All events benefit a local AJHS athletic sports team and the profits go […]

Apache Junction participates in holiday tree recycling

The city of Apache Junction is participating in a tree recycling effort with two free drop-off points in the city. Instead of sending a live tree to a landfill, residents are encouraged to give a gift back by recycling the freshly cut holiday trees for what’s considered “treecycle,” according to a press release. Residents can […]