Apache Junction football gears up for season with scrimmage

The Apache Junction High School football team was in Scottsdale Thursday, Aug. 9 for a scrimmage against Desert Mountain High School in preparation for both team’s season opener. While many high schools made switches because of the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s recent realignment through 2020, the Prospectors stayed in the 4A Black Canyon region. The region […]

CBS highlights Gold Canyon Residents on ‘Whistleblowers’

Gold Canyon residents Glenn Walp and Steve Doran were featured on a new CBS TV Series “Whistleblower” Friday, Aug. 10. The series began earlier this summer and plays every Friday at 8 p.m. The Aug. 10 program addressed the experiences of Mr. Walp and Mr. Doran during their employment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory […]

Apache Junction to host blood drive in City Hall parking lot

The city of Apache Junction will host its next blood drive from 6:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 as the United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be in the City Hall parking lot, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. The city is reminding donors to bring a photo identification and drink plenty of water and eat a light meal […]

Apache Junction landfill to host Free Dump Week

Residents of Apache Junction can junk a load of trash during Free Dump Week from Monday, Aug. 6 to Saturday, Aug. 11. During that week, the landfill offers Apache Junction residents a drop off opportunity at no cost in partnership with Republic Services, which owns and operates the landfill, according to a press release. City […]

Apache Junction to offer youth baseball leagues, program

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering several youth baseball options for young children under 8 years old, offering two leagues — tee ball and coach pitch — as well as a Parent/Tot program. The tee ball league is for boys and girls ages 4-5 and the coach pitch league is available for […]

Central Arizona College accepting applications for Summer Bridge program

Central Arizona College’s 2018 Summer Bridge program is still accepting applications from recent high school graduates, beginning with the class of 2016, and GED recipients are invited to experience life as a college student this summer. Summer Bridge will take place Sunday, Aug. 12 through Thursday, Aug. 16 at the CAC Signal Peak Campus, 8470 […]

Boyce Thompson Arboretum to host all-female Learn Your Lizards walk

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior is hosting an all-female Learn Your Lizards guided walk with Arizona State professor Heather Bateman and Audrey Owens of the Arizona Game and Fish Department leading the way. This event begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 8 and will last for two hours. The cost is that of daily […]

Apache Junction to apply for federal funds for housing rehab program

The city of Apache Junction is applying for federal funds to continue the owner occupied housing rehabilitation program. The program provides deferred payment loans from $1,000-$55,000 for heating, air conditioning, plumbing, roofs, ADA accessibility, code violations and health and safety issues, according to a press release. Eligible applicants must be owner occupied homeowners who own […]

Mesa Public Library begins its summer reading program with opening activities

Summer reading programs are open to all ages from infants through adults at all four branches of the Mesa Public Library with the program starting Friday, June 1 and running through Wednesday, Aug. 1. There are three opening events at three of the branches: Main Branch, 64 E. First St.; Red Mountain Branch, 635 N. […]

American Legion Apache Junction participates in National Poppy Day

The American Legion Apache Junction, Post 27, Women’s Auxiliary honored the fallen soldiers and supported the living Veterans by participating in National Poppy Day. Several auxiliary members gathered at the American Legion, 1018 S. Meridian Road in Apache Junction, to make the traditional poppies, according to a press release. The poppies are sold and the […]