Apache Junction Planning Commission OKs city-initiated rezoning on Greasewood Street

The Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission recently instructed city staff to initiate the rezoning of four parcels near the southeast corner of Greasewood Street and Ironwood Drive. The area would make a change from medium density single-family detached residential (RS-20M) to general rural low density single-family detached residential (RS-GR). The decision came at the […]

Apache Junction senior earns scholarship from ASU

Apache Junction High School senior Lucia Ann Kimble is basking in Sun Devil glory after learning she will receive the Dean’s Award Scholarship from Arizona State University. The $24,000 scholarship is $6,000 a year for four years if she maintains a 3.0 grade point average, according to a press release. Miss Kimble was selected for […]

Paws and Claws Care Center receives check for $9,500

Gold Canyon resident Curtis Fonger presented a check Thursday, May 16 to the Apache Junction Paws and Claws Care Center in the amount of $9,500 in memory of Marta St. James, also of Gold Canyon. Mr. Fonger presented the check to City Councilmember Christa Rizzi, Danielle Reynolds, of Friends of Apache Junction, Center Supervisor Lori […]

April Pool’s Day scheduled in Apache Junction

The Superstition Fire and Medical District, Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and the Apache Junction Police Department are teaming up once again to hold the annual April Pool’s Day water safety event Saturday, April 27 at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center. The water safety instructors, lifeguards and a variety of vendors will be on hand […]

Arizona Black Rodeo rides into Chandler for weekend competition

The Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Road in Chandler, played host Saturday, March 9 to the Arizona Black Rodeo, a national African-American rodeo competition. The events at the rodeo included bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, ladies barrel racing, ladies steer undecorating and relay races. The competition was broken up into two sessions: an afternoon […]

Apache Junction tweaks city code regarding animals, fees

Changes are coming to the Apache Junction City Code regarding animals and fees after City Council gave its unanimous approval of the adjustments at its Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting at City Hall, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Changes to the City Code came as two separate items, which the City Council voted on each. One regarded […]

Prospector pride: Apache Junction football makes stark improvements under Vance Miller

Evolution has come quick for the Apache Junction High School football team. It wasn’t that long ago that many considered the Prospectors to be an easy game on their schedule, but it appears that’s no longer the case. AJHS recently secured a 4A Black Canyon Region title, a back-to-back accomplishment, and hasn’t lost a region […]

Water safe to drink, but test shows trihalomethanes level higher than current standard in Apache Junction Water District

Customers of the Apache Junction Water District are receiving communication regarding an exceedance of total trihalomethanes found during testing of water in the district system. The water is safe to drink and no action is needed by customers. “As required, the district is reporting to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality that tests have shown […]

Mesa student receive scholarships from Eastern Arizona College

Eastern Arizona College’s 34th Annual Scholarship Banquet was earlier this month, which recognizes the scholastic achievements of nearly 80 EAC students, and a student from Mesa earned a scholarship. Lila Claussen of Mesa, daughter of Valerie and Larry Claussen received the Ora Deconcini-Martin Scholarship, which is presented to a returning full-time student and a new […]

Delaware Drive construction to begin Monday, Oct. 15

Construction of roadway improvements for Delaware Drive between Apache Trail and Superstition Boulevard in Apache Junction is set to begin Monday, Oct. 15. Construction is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Fridays through next spring. The road work is not expected on weekends or holidays during the construction period, according to a […]