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 […]

City of Apache Junction sets November holiday hours

City of Apache Junction offices and facilities have new hours for the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holiday weekends this month. The city will close all administrative offices on Monday, Nov. 12, in honor of Veterans Day and on Thursday, Nov. 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. City offices are closed on Fridays. Emergency services through the […]

Apache Junction residents can offer insights to upcoming transportation plan

Apache Junction residents are expected to have opportunities on both Saturday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 17 to provide input on a transportation plan hatched by municipal leaders. According to a press release, the municipality will take comments on the plan, which is an effort to help the city create a safer environment for bicyclists, […]

Apache Junction household hazardous waste event Nov. 17

The City of Apache Junction will host a household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding collection event 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at the city’s public works operations yard, 575 E. Baseline Road. The event is open to Apache Junction area residents. Pinal County residents in the surrounding areas are also welcome. […]

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, […]