Disorderly conduct reported in Gold Canyon June 5-11 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of disorderly conduct incidents reported June 5-11 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Disorderly conduct, suspicious activity, reported at 9:22 a.m. June 6 in the 5300 block of South Superstition Mountain Drive. Disorderly conduct, suspicious activity, reported at 1:45 […]

Woodbury Fire containment reaches 6%

The Woodbury Fire is 6% contained, on the southern portion near Forest Road 172, officials said. Firefighters continue to make progress on the fire burning in the Superstition Wilderness despite low humidity and temperatures over the century mark. The human-caused Woodbury Fire that started 5 miles northwest of Superior is now 40,557 acres and is […]

Opinions sought on plans for 498-acre Peralta Regional Park near Gold Canyon

A dedicated area for stargazing is planned in a 498-acre regional park to be constructed near Gold Canyon. “Generally a passive recreation program like we have here, which is the goal of the task force, stargazing is part of that,” Pinal County Planning Manager Steve Abraham said of the group guiding the recreation planning of […]

Meeting in Gold Canyon June 18 on Woodbury Fire

Firefighting efforts on the north end of the Woodbury Fire burning in the Superstition Wilderness continue to focus on protecting campgrounds, infrastructure, powerlines and businesses along State Route 88. There are no threats to the communities of Gold Canyon, Apache Junction, Kings Ranch, Queen Valley Estates and Superior. The human-caused Woodbury Fire that started 5 […]

Central Arizona College food pantries open to assist students

Central Arizona College recognizes the reality of food insecurity among its student population and the extent to which hunger affects communities. In the U.S., an estimated 40 million people, including 12 million children, struggle with hunger. In Pinal County alone, nearly 60,000 people struggle with food insecurity on a regular basis. The CAC Food Pantry is […]

Applicants sought for Apache Junction Youth Advisory Council

Teenagers entering eighth-12th grades in the 2019-20 school year are being sought to apply for the City of Apache Junction’s Youth Advisory Council. Meetings are held run twice a month, with additional meetings and volunteer requirements scheduled as necessary, according to a release.   “Teens: Looking to get involved in your community? In 2016 the Apache […]

Fourth of July events planned in Apache Junction

The City of Apache Junction’s annual Fourth of July celebration will be held on Thursday, July 4. Events are kicking off with the Fourth of July Volleyball Tournament held at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave. Registration for the free tournament begins at 7:15 a.m., according to a release. Space is limited to […]

Biuso: 5 tips for workplace stress relief

Feeling stressed at work? If so, you’re not alone. A recent Gallup Poll revealed that 55% of Americans said they experienced stress “a lot” during the day, up from 46% in 2006.   In the workplace, stress can affect your attitude, relationships with your colleagues and affect your work performance.  And although a modest amount of […]

Dill: Seniors should say no to ‘free’ genetic tests

If you’re approached by someone who offers “free” genetic testing or cancer screening, turn them down. Medicare doesn’t cover such tests unless a doctor who’s treating you orders them and they’re medically necessary. Laboratory representatives have allegedly been taking swabs inside the mouths of Medicare beneficiaries at health fairs, senior centers, residential complexes for older […]

Roads to Apache, Canyon lakes closed due to Woodbury Fire

Due to operational needs of the Woodbury Fire in the Superstition Wilderness, Apache Lake and Canyon Lake will be closed until further notice. The Woodbury Fire has closed both directions of State Route 88 from two miles northeast of Apache Junction to State Route 188 at Roosevelt Lake, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The […]