14 vehicles costing $564,000 to be purchased by City of Apache Junction

Fourteen vehicles costing $564,413.77 are being sought for Apache Junction parks, police, public works and the motor pool and will be voted on at the July 16 meeting of the City Council. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. The council is slated to vote as part of […]

Central Arizona College supports manufacturing industry

As part of a regional consortium of community colleges and industry partners, Central Arizona College will receive $1.2 million in federal funding to develop industry-recognized apprenticeships in manufacturing. Pima Community College will lead the $4.23 million federal grant to develop Arizona’s consortium project, named the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Model in Manufacturing, or i-RAMM. Under i-RAMM, Central […]

3 arrested on drug charges; 3 lbs suspected meth found, Apache Junction police say

Approximately 3.2 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin, numerous prescription pills and other miscellaneous drug paraphernalia were found when Apache Junction Police Department’s Community Response Enforcement Unit detectives served a warrant at a home in the 2000 block of West 22nd Avenue, police said. Police also found more than $2,000 in cash and two handguns, […]

American Legion members collect money, water for Queen Valley Fire District

American Legion Riders Apache Post 27 in Apache Junction hosted a fundraiser June 24-30 for the Queen Valley Fire District, which was involved in fighting the Woodbury Fire. The American Legion Riders raised $3,500 in monetary donations and the post received 950 cases of bottled water, 300 cases of Gatorade/Powerade, hundreds of snack granola, power […]

Leslie’s names Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center in top 10 ‘must-see’ pools list

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center in Apache Junction has been named one of the 10 must-see pools of 2019 by Leslie’s, a swimming pool supply retailer. The announcement July 11 —National Swimming Pool Day — highlights 10 pools that showcase innovative design, thoughtful details, stunning views and unique features, according to a release. The list includes […]

Gold Canyon Arts Council awarded $7,500 community investment grant

The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the state of Arizona, on July 11 announced 260 grants made to organizations and programs throughout the state, including a $7,500 community investment grant to Gold Canyon Arts Council. Community investment grants provide operating support to nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies and tribal cultural organizations whose […]

Miernicki-Nojunas graduates from Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Marie Miernicki-Nojunas of Apache Junction graduated on May 10 with high distinction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a doctorate in administration and leadership studies, an interdisciplinary combination of sociology and economics. Dr. Miernicki-Nojunas is also a licensed master’s level social worker and works for Arizona state government within the Arizona Early Intervention Program. […]

Superstition Harley-Davidson, H.O.G. chapter volunteers serve meals at Genesis Project

Members of Superstition Harley-Davidson, 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, and of the Superstition Harley Owners Group Chapter volunteered July 6 at the Genesis Project. “We helped the Genesis Project serve hot meals to the helpless and homeless,” George Pederson, a member of Superstition H.O.G. Chapter in Apache Junction, said in a release. “We […]

Dr. Patricia Goolsby new vice principal at Apache Junction High School

Dr. Patricia A. Goolsby has been hired as assistant principal of Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. She will be joining the school’s leadership team that includes new Principal Dr. Christopher Lineberry, as well as veteran Assistant Principal Sue Campbell.   Prior to joining Apache Junction Unified School District, Dr. Goolsby was the principal […]

Burned Area Emergency Response Team assessing condition of watersheds burned in Woodbury Fire

A Burned Area Emergency Response team has been working to assess the condition of the watersheds that were burned in the Woodbury Fire. The Woodbury Fire started 5 miles northwest of Superior on June 8 and is now 123,875 acres and 90% contained, according to the Incident Information System. The BAER team’s program is designed […]