State trooper injured in Apache Junction motorcycle accident

Superstition Fire and Medical District paramedics provided care for an injured Arizona Department of Pubic Safety trooper in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, a fire official said. “The trooper, a motor officer, was injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on Ironwood Road, just south of the (U.S. Highway) […]

Super family fun slated Nov. 3 at SUPERstition Kids Day at museum

The kick-off event for the 2018-19 season at the Superstition Mountain Museum this fall is something new, a SUPERstition Kids’ Day on Saturday, Nov. 3. The museum is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 4087 N. Apache Trail (State Route 88), approximately two miles northeast of Apache Junction. Everyone in the area is invited to attend […]

Thurnbeck: Chelsea Connolly for school board

I have been reading and following the candidates for the upcoming election for Apache Junction Unified School District board of education. For the past few years I have been concerned about the direction of our district.  I have lived and own a home in Apache Junction for over 35 years.  My three children grew up […]

Gold Canyon artist Karen O’Hanlon participates in Hidden in the Hills

A Gold Canyon artist is to participate in Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour and sale, Hidden in the Hills. A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills features artists in 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. Hidden in […]

Nine: Chelsea Connolly right for Apache Junction school board

I’m Gary Nine, retired teacher and administrator, having spent 20 of my 34 years in education as principal and assistant superintendent at AJUSD. I fully retired in June 2013 and have chosen, until this time, to remain quiet with regard to all educational matters. In the interest of transparency, I must disclose that Jodi Ehrlich, […]

Apache Junction police host Oct. 24 vehicle identification number etching event

The Apache Junction Police Department is hosting a vehicle identification number etching event 8-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at AJPD’s parking lot, 1001 N. Idaho Road. This free program allows vehicle owners to have their VIN engraved on the windshield and other vehicle glass. “VIN etching is an effective visual deterrent against auto theft and […]

Annual Apache Junction Halloween Festival Oct. 27 at Flatiron Park

Halloween is coming up and the city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation wants to make your night spook-tacular. The annual Halloween Festival is 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail. This event is free to the community. New this year, the city is offering a Trunk or Treat sponsored […]

Collins: 2 school board candidates stand out, Braden Biggs, Gilbert Cancio

I’ve been watching the city and school district races fairly close and have to say I’ve been both impressed and disappointed in some of the candidates running this year. Congratulations to those who were seated on the city council and to the young man who ran but did not get elected this go around. I […]

Botz: America is a nation of ‘innocent until proven guilty’

Dr. Brill, the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh was indeed a dark time in history, the rule of law and for common decency. Dianne Feinstein and the left made a mockery out of real sexual assaults and rapes on women. Any American who would allow an allegation with no facts, corroboration or witnesses to stand against […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District offering free smoke alarms in October

The Superstition Fire and Medical District is celebrating fire and life safety the entire month of October with free smoke alarms and fire-prevention materials for residents. “Every home needs working smoke alarms. They are life-saving and can cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half,” Tina Gerola. the fire district’s community risk […]