City of Apache Junction seeks survey help in updating its General Plan

The city of Apache Junction is required to update and adopt its General Plan for the community every 10 years. Local residents can help guide the future of the city by participating in the planning process. All residents are invited to take a short survey at surveymonkey.com/r/B5HVXH8 to weigh in. The city has set up […]

Four Peaks student’s art garners Fiesta Bowl Parade honor

Savannah Hancock, a fourth-grader at Four Peaks Elementary School in Apache Junction, was selected to be one of 10 Junior Grand Marshals in the Fiesta Bowl Parade on Dec. 29. Her art entry was part of an extension to an Arizona history lesson in Kerri Mortenson’s classroom, according to a release. Students used resources in […]

Mollie B performs in March at Apache Junction church

Mollie B, the multi-instrumentalist and award-winning vocalist who is the host of the Mollie B Polka Party TV show, will appear March 4, 5 and 7 at Mountain View Lutheran Church in Apache Junction. The performer began her career in her father’s band and since has been on more than 35 recordings, sharing “her many […]

Apache Junction seeks volunteers for homeless count

The city of Apache Junction needs volunteers to help conduct a survey later this month for the federally mandated annual “point in time” count for persons who are experiencing homelessness. Each year, the Arizona Department of Housing, as the lead agency for the Arizona Balance of State Continuum of Care, is given the assignment by […]

Ecological restoration occurs yearlong on Lower Salt River

There is a long-term ecological restoration project on the Lower Salt River of the Tonto National Forest’s Mesa Ranger District. Taking place in the area of the 2017 Cactus Fire, the Lower Salt River Restoration project will restore 70 acres of riparian habitat along an 11-mile stretch of the river, according to a press release, […]

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 […]

Apache Junction Christian Women’s Connection meeting at Lost Dutchman Resort

The Apache Junction Christian Women’s Connection meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, for brunch. Cost is $10. Reservations and cancellations essential by Jan. 5. Call Diane at 480-396-2031. The meeting and brunch will be held at Lost Dutchman Resort, 440 N. Plaza Drive. Enter from Superstition Boulevard. Bring baby and child products to donate […]

AJ Mounted Rangers continue reining in community safety, support

The AJ Mounted Rangers with their horses recently provided parking lot security at Walmart to ease the holiday shopping frenzy for customers. The volunteer peace-keeping organization is a common presence in the Apache Junction community and provides safety measures at various community events. Regularly noted for its support of youth, the 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization […]

Speakers to address Sonoran Desert stewardship, recreation

The SALT Speakers Series on Wednesday, Jan. 9, will feature a panel discussion of stewardship and responsible recreation in the Sonoran Desert. It will take place 6:30 p.m. in room B-117 of the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. Footprints Matter to Us, a community involvement organization based in northern Pinal County, will […]

Apache Junction plans winter break field trip to zoo

The Phoenix Zoo will be a destination during winter break for young people from Apache Junction. The visit will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. The field trip, which costs $20 per person, includes admission, hands-on experience at Stingray Bay, lunch and transportation. Lunch will consist of chicken nuggets or a hot dog, chips […]