U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Ward at Aug. 22 Superstition Mountain Rotary Club luncheon

Dr. Kelli Ward, candidate for the U.S. Senate and a lifetime Rotarian, will be speaking on community service “Service Above Self” at an Aug. 22 luncheon of the Superstition Mountain Rotary Club. The speech had previously been scheduled for July 25. Dr. Ward is a wife, mother and candidate for the U.S. Senate from Arizona. […]

Disorderly conduct incidents reported in Gold Canyon July 8-14 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of disorderly conduct incidents reported July 8-14 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Disorderly conduct, reported at 3:49 p.m. July 8 in the 7100 block of East U.S. Highway 60. Suspicious activity, reported at 2:40 p.m. July 9 in […]

Nearly $37 million budget OK’d for Apache Junction school district

The Apache Junction Unified School District has approved a nearly $37 million budget for fiscal year 2018-19 that includes a 12 percent increase in average annual pay for its teachers. An average salary of $44,430 will be offered for teachers. Last year the average was $39,750, according to budget documents prepared by AJUSD Finance Director […]

Astronomical league releases dates of ‘star parties’

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League has announced its schedule of “star parties” to provide the public an opportunity to see the moon, planets, stars, star clusters, galaxies and other astronomical phenomena using sophisticated telescopes. The league is made up of amateur astronomers in the Gold Canyon/Apache Junction area. Each year, members of the league conduct a […]

July 24 first day of school for Apache Junction school district

Apache Junction Unified School District wants to remind parents that the first day of school for the 2018-19 school year is July 24. This is a change from the previous year. The district returns to a five-day school week, but with a modified calendar that includes an earlier start date, longer breaks in October, December/January […]

Illegal use of fireworks incidents reported in Gold Canyon July 1-7 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of illegal use of fireworks incidents reported July 1-7 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. They included: July 4 Reported at 8:57 p.m. in the 8800 block of East Rainier Drive. Reported at 9:09 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Jalapa Lane. Reported […]

Nearly 2,000 without power in Apache Junction from July 9 storm

[Update2: The Superstition Fire and Medical District has free sand and sandbags available for residents. Bring a shovel and plan to fill your bags at these locations: Fire Station No. 261, 1135 W. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; Fire Station No. 262, 3955 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; and Fire Station No. 264, 7557 […]

Gold Canyon Lions Club donates to Project Help, CAAFA

The Gold Canyon Lions Club is a group of dedicated men and women who support and enjoy serving our community. Because of the tremendous success of the Gold Canyon Lions Luau Event, Gold Canyon Lions were able to donate checks May 16 to two very worthy organizations, Project Help and the Community Alliance Against Family […]

Sonoran Desert School hosting open house Aug. 8 in Gold Canyon

Sonoran Desert School, 6724 S. Kings Ranch Suite No. 102 in Gold Canyon, is hosting an open house 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. Parents can meet the teachers. Students in fifth-12th grades can check out a golf simulator with members of the golf team, challenge one of the school’s ping-pong players to a match, explore […]

Burks: CBS News filmed in Gold Canyon for 48 Hours show

CBS News 48 Hours came to Gold Canyon to interview and film excerpts for an upcoming one-hour episode regarding the Los Alamos, New Mexico, weapons nuclear laboratory on crime, corruption and cover-up. Glenn Walp, president of the Association for the Development of Better Environment, candidate for Pinal County justice of the peace court judge in […]