Habitat for Humanity seeking Apache Junction families for 4 new homes

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona and the city of Apache Junction are seeking families with incomes of approximately $32,000 annually who are interested in partnering for their dream of homeownership. Applications are being accepted for four properties where construction is slated to begin soon, according to a release. Home loans come with zero interest since […]

The salaries and benefits of leadership at city of Apache Junction, fire district

The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent on May 24 requested that the city of Apache Junction and the Superstition Fire and Medical District provide the total salaries for its department heads and the amounts for benefits. The fire district e-mailed the information. The city of Apache Junction required a Freedom of Information Act request, which was […]

Pension costs increasing as Apache Junction, Gold Canyon grow

The Arizona state program that provides lifelong monthly retirement income to city, fire and school district employees is requiring additional funding from both employers and present employees. In July, city, fire and school district budgets increased funding per employee set aside for pensions. State retirement system The Arizona State Retirement Systems retirement pension provides a […]

Apache Junction coalition accepts award for helping homeless

The Apache Junction Chronic Homeless Coalition received a public partnership award Wednesday from the Maricopa Association of Governments. The coalition and the Community Resource Center, which is housed at the Genesis Project, were honored with a Desert Peaks Award in ceremonies at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. “We are beyond thrilled to get this […]

Hurns: Apache Junction community steps up for those in need

What a fantastic event throughout the whole community on one day! The 26th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive brought in a total of 31,500 pounds of food and water donations locally. Because of generous residents and our post office employees, Apache Junction’s effort topped last year by almost 30 percent. This food […]

Fill fire truck with food at Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom, July 4

To help feed families in need the Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom encourages people to fill a fire truck with food on July 4. The Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom has teamed with United Food Bank for the food drive at the free Independence Day event from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, […]

Club invites public to meet mayoral, council candidates

Apache Junction residents who want to meet and learn more about the candidates running for local office will have an opportunity to do so next week. The Superstition Mountain Republican Club will be the host for a meet and greet for the candidates who are running for Apache Junction City Council and mayor. It will […]

Photos: Kachina installed in AJ

A metal sculpture Kachina – donated by artist Merrill Orr — was installed Thursday in the median of Old West Highway, east of Phelps Drive. The kachina, built by Mr. Orr over the last several months at his Apache Junction studio, stands about 20 feet high. It faces west in the median and was installed […]