Development fees topic of public hearings in Apache Junction

A text amendment to repeal City Code Chapter 7, Development Fees, and adopt a new Chapter 7 to be entitled “Apache Junction City Code, Vol. II, Land Development Code, Chapter 7, Development Fees” will be discussed at public hearings in July and August. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard at the […]

2 men regularly walk 2 miles of Old West Highway

Each morning for the past two years, Al Douvier, 89, and Steve Boggs, 68, have been walking the same 2-mile route from their homes at Superstition Mobile Ranch down to Fry’s and back home via the Old West Highway. They have become The Old West Highway’s unofficial ambassadors of goodwill and healthy living, according to […]

Apache Junction Founders Day Committee meets May 2 to plan 2022 events

The Apache Junction Founders Day Committee will meet 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N Idaho Road. All are invited to meet and discuss the year-long events planned for 2022 to mark the centennial of the founding of Apache Junction. “Apache Junction was founded by George Cleveland Curtis 100 […]

April is fair housing month

The City of Apache Junction, through a proclamation signed by Mayor Jeff Serdy, is celebrating fair housing month in April. The National Fair Housing Law of 1986, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, prohibits discrimination in housing and declares it a national policy to provide within constitutional limits, for fair housing […]

Dyer: Denied access to Apache Junction records? E-mail me what happened, when

Have you been denied access to public records that the City of Apache Junction retains as a municipality? If yes, please e-mail me at with when it was, what you asked for and what the city said when it denied you access. For a story on out-of-court settlements, I e-mailed the municipality asking for […]

Special report: An audit of City of Apache Junction out-of-court settlements

City employees have caused tens of thousands of dollars in damages to municipal vehicles over the last five years, records show. Officials initially declined the release of records, stating it was a research project and that no municipal database existed. Later it was determined that such claims were handled by a different entity and the […]

Dyer: State of the City reveals water, sewer, trash top of mind for ‘19

The most moving section of Apache Junction’s State of the City was when the Apache Junction High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Color Guard approached the stage and Iceyss Schmitz, a winner at the 2019 AJ Kids Idol contest, sang the national anthem. Don’t take my word for it. Check out my short […]

REALTOR Roundup is set to inform, educate on Feb. 7

The REALTOR Roundup will be presented on Feb. 7 at the Multi-Generational Center in Apache Junction. Scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the event will have special attractions and guests including Mayor Jeff Serdy and Apache Junction City Manager Bryant Powell, according to a press release, adding that there will be free lunch and […]

City of Apache Junction holiday hours for Monday, Jan. 21

The city of Apache Junction announces that all administrative offices are closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observation of Civil Rights Day. Emergency services through the Apache Junction Police Department will not be impacted by the holiday, according to a press release. The Apache Junction Public Library will also be closed. Contact the library at […]

Solley receives Economic Development Designation recertification

Janine Solley, economic development director for the city of Apache Junction, has been awarded re-certification by the International Economic Development Council. Achieving the Certified Economic Developer Designation in 2015, Ms. Solley’s certification is effective Jan. 1, 2019, according to a press release. The awarded recertification is required every three years. She received the status after […]