Apache Junction school district approves Dinosaur Park property lease

A recreational lease agreement has been approved for Dinosaur Park, which was constructed adjacent to the now-closed Gold Canyon Elementary School. It is on 1.8 acres at 5810 S. Alameda Road in Gold Canyon. The lease goes into effect when the Apache Junction Unified School District sells the school, according to a letter from Deputy […]

Serdy: Development of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport benefits air travelers, regional economy

Greater Phoenix is fortunate to have a modern and vibrant multi-modal transportation system that helps safeguard our region’s economic vitality and long-term sustainability. Airports are a critical component of that system and create jobs, facilitate commerce, and provide access to the global marketplace for the communities they serve. In the Phoenix East Valley, the evolution […]

State of the City for Apache Junction Feb. 13

The city of Apache Junction will hold the annual State of the City event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Apache Junction Performing Arts Center on the Apache Junction High School campus at 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a program to follow. All are invited to share […]

‘Operation Clean Streets’ nets 44 suspects, Apache Junction police say

During the last several months, August through December, the Apache Junction Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and Community Resource Enforcement Unit have made numerous narcotic as well as other criminal arrests in a recent “Operation Clean Streets” roundup. “Some of these investigations have involved long-term enforcement operations and further utilized the assistance of AJPD’s SWAT […]

Dr. Wilson named interim EVIT superintendent pending investigation of others, board says

At a public meeting Jan. 17, the governing board for the East Valley Institute of Technology placed EVIT Superintendent Dr. Sally Downey and principals Craig Pearson and Mark Yockus on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. “In light of ongoing investigations and information that we have, the board feels this action is […]

4 juveniles arrested in connection with criminal damage at Apache Junction pool, junior high school

Four juveniles were arrested and booked into Pinal County Juvenile Detention in Florence on multiple counts of burglary, aggravated criminal damage, theft of means of transportation and criminal trespass, according to the Apache Junction Police Department. The arrests were as the result of an investigation conducted by AJPD officers and detectives into criminal damage at […]

Oaths of office given to Apache Junction mayor, 3 council members

Apache Junction City Clerk Kathy Connelly on Jan. 15 officiated the swearing-in ceremonies for the mayor and three council members who won in the Aug. 28 primary election. She administered the oaths of office to Mayor Jeff Serdy and council members Gail Evans, Christa Rizzi and Robert Schroeder.

Honorary Dutchman, Heritage Award winners recognized in Apache Junction

A nearly 20-year volunteer and a club in Gold Canyon were honored Jan. 10 for their roles in the success of the annual Lost Dutchman Days rodeo and associated events. The awards were announced at the kick-off dinner for the Lost Dutchman Days volunteers committee. It was held at the Elks Lodge, 2455 N. Apache […]

Thefts reported in Gold Canyon Jan. 6-12 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of thefts reported Jan. 6-12  to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Vehicle theft, reported at 9:03 a.m. Jan. 7 in the 6600 block of South Kings Ranch Road. Bicycle theft, reported at 4:51 p.m. Jan. 11 in the 5700 […]

Household hazardous waste event in Apache Junction March 2

The city of Apache Junction will be holding a household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document-shredding collection event 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 2.  The event will be held at the city’s public works operations yard, 575 E. Baseline Road. The event is open to city of Apache Junction area residents. Pinal County residents […]