Superstar Express Car Wash planned at Ironwood, Baseline

A car wash is to be constructed in the next year at Ironwood Drive and Baseline Avenue, with future retail uses to the north in an 8,218-square-foot shops building and 3,300-square-foot pad for a drive-through restaurant. The Apache Junction City Council on Sept. 17 approved a rezoning amendment of 2.66 acres north of the northwest […]

Apache Junction school board to meet in executive session

[Update: An earlier version of this executive-session meeting notice incorrectly stated the topic was a lawsuit.] A lawsuit filed this summer in Pinal County Superior Court naming the Apache Junction Unified School District as a defendant is not to be discussed in a closed-door executive session Sept. 24 of the district Governing Board. The board […]

Apache Junction transportation plan wins award

The City of Apache Junction has received an award from the Arizona chapter of the Arizona Planning Association for its Active Transportation Plan — the same plan that proposes to reduce the number of lanes on Superstition Boulevard from two to one in each direction. The consultant that prepared the plan said in January that […]

Goldstein: AJUSD asking voters ‘to rescue them from their over-enthusiastic budgets’

Once again, the Apache Junction Unified School District is asking taxpayers to vote for a maintenance and operations override and a capital improvement bond. A little history: Voters last approved a bond election in 2004, for which taxpayers are still paying and will continue to pay until 2026. If approved, the projected combined bonds payoff […]

Solar panels to be installed at Apache Junction Walmart at night through Nov. 11

Solar panels will be installed at the Walmart store in Apache Junction during the overnight hours over several weeks. The city has approved an “after-hours” work permit for 5 Star Solar, of Victor, Montana, which is installing the solar panels on the roof of the store at 2555 W. Apache Trail, according to a release. […]

Fit Families Mud Run Oct. 19 in Apache Junction

Mud run, obstacle race, survivor run and adventure race themed runs continue to grow in popularity, but many exclude youth and families. The Oct. 19 Fit Families Mud Run at the Apache Junction Rodeo Event Center, 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd., is a way for families to experience the obstacle race craze together.  “The Fit […]

Open burning allowed Oct. 1-April 30, fire district says

The Superstition Fire and Medical District, in cooperation with Pinal County Air Quality, will cease open-burning restrictions effective Oct. 1. Outdoor cooking fires and small recreational or warming fires do not require a permit. All other burning requires a valid burn permit as issued by Pinal County Air Quality, according to a release. “As always, […]

Learn about school district bond, override election at Sept. 26 community education forum

A community education forum on Apache Junction Unified School District’s capital improvement bond Proposition 432 and the override Proposition 433 that will be on the November ballot will be held in Gold Canyon. It will be held 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Gold Canyon Community Church, 5810 S. Alameda Road, according to a release. […]

Assaults reported in Gold Canyon Sept. 3-8 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of assaults reported Sept. 3-8 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon.   Assault, reported at 12:57 p.m. Sept. 5 in the 10900 block of East Peralta Road.  Assault, reported at 10:26 p.m. Sept. 5 in the 6500 block of East Casa de Leon Lane.  The […]

Assaults reported Sept. 3-8 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of assaults reported Sept. 3-8 to the Apache Junction Police Department.  Incidents investigated included:  Assault, reported at 11:38 a.m. Sept. 3 in the 2400 block of East Baseline Avenue.  Assault, reported at 2:35 p.m. Sept. 4 in the 700 block of West Datil Circle.  Aggravated assault, reported at 10:19 p.m. […]