Portion of Apache Trail and Old West Highway closed Feb. 23 for annual parade

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Apache Trail from Ironwood Drive to Idaho Road and a portion of Old West Highway will be closed for the annual Lost Dutchman Parade in Apache Junction. The closure will be 6 a.m. to noon. The parade route will result in the closure to all connected side streets along this corridor […]

Art, legends, desert reptiles make up March museum lectures

The last full month of Legends and Lore of the Superstitions and More begins Thursday, March 7, at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail. As a lead in to the Mata Ortiz Mexican Artistry weekend at the museum, Steve Thompson, co-founder of DeSilva Imports and an expert on Mexican art and culture, will […]

Free class covers container gardening March 23

Those living on an acre or in an RV will find helpful gardening advice Saturday, March 23, at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail. The Superstition Mountain Master Gardeners (University of Arizona, Pinal County) will demonstrate how to select, plant and grow spring plants, herbs, annuals, succulents and cacti “in not-so-boring containers,” according […]

Amethyst mine lecture and trunk sale return to museum Feb. 7

Amethyst, the traditional birthstone for February, will be the center point of a lecture 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, by Kurt Cavano, owner of the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine. Mr. Cavano will relate the history of his mine and tell about his adventures in mining the gemstone at the only amethyst mine in Arizona. Before, […]

Intermittent traffic signal outages at Apache Trail change to Nov. 27-28

Traffic signal repairs at Apache Trail and Phelps/North Apache Trail have been rescheduled to Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27-28. According to a press release, work will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The project is scheduled to repair and replace damaged and outdated traffic signal wiring, resulting in intermittent traffic signal outages. The […]

ADOT emphasizes caution along ‘historic, winding’ State Route 88

With a project to resurface the roadway and construct improvements along a 17-mile stretch of State Route 88 complete, “the keys to safety on this historic, winding roadway remain obeying the speed limit, staying alert and not driving impaired,” Arizona Department of Transportation officials advised in a release. ADOT has finished $6.5 million worth of improvements […]

Register by Dec. 1 for ‘Light the Trail’ holiday decorating competition

The Apache Junction Focal Point and Tourism Committee wants to make the city the go-to place for viewing Christmas lights during the holiday season. It is hosting the Light the Trail 2018 AJ holiday light and decorating competition, which is open to all Apache Junction businesses and organizations. Entry is free. Each entrant submits up […]

Traffic signal repairs at Apache Trail, Phelps/North Apache intersections

Repairs to the traffic signal at Apache Trail and Phelps/North Apache Trail will be Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14-15. Work will take place 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a press release, noting that the project is scheduled to repair and replace damaged and outdated traffic signal wiring, resulting in intermittent traffic signal outages. […]

Local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter meets Sept. 8

The Apache Trail Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The chapter’s Constitution Week Committee will be presenting a program on Constitution Week. The meeting includes brunch. Reservations are required and the cost of the meal is $17. For more information, including the location, […]

Maintenance work begins Sept. 10 on section of Apache Trail

The city of Apache Junction will be conducting street maintenance on Apache Trail from Meridian Drive to Idaho Road Monday-Friday, Sept. 10-14. Work will involve crack sealing and the application of a new pavement preservation seal with refreshed street striping, officials stated in a release. Sept. 10-11, lane restrictions are scheduled 6 a.m.-4 p.m., affecting […]