Seat-belt initiative kicks off 2018 ‘Click It or Ticket’

To kick off the 2018 Click It or Ticket seat-belt initiative with the highest level of support, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration spearheaded Border to Border. It was a one-day national seat belt awareness kickoff event coordinated by participating state highway safety offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, […]

Apache Junction High School history teacher McDaniel receives national educator award

Instead of merely teaching history, Alec McDaniel is making some history of his own. The Apache Junction High School teacher was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars. Mr. McDaniel was nominated by a student for showing outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the […]

Jioras new transportation director at Apache Junction school district

Lori Jioras is Apache Junction Unified School District’s new transportation director. She has 13 years of experience in transportation and most recently served as transportation supervisor for the largest school district in Missouri, according to a release. “She began her career in transportation as a bus driver and then moved her way through a variety […]

Patrick Peterson Celebrity Golf Tournament held at Superstition Mountain Golf Club

On Saturday, May 12, golfers enjoyed the beautiful weather combined with the incredible views as they raised money for “Patrick Peterson’s Foundation for Success” at the Superstition Mountain Golf Club in Gold Canyon.  No. 21 Patrick Peterson, one of the NFL’s highest-profile stars, has used his status to give back to the community through his foundation and various charitable contributions.  In 2012, he […]

Central Arizona College recognizes graduates

Central Arizona College recognized the accomplishments of its graduates during a district commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, at Casa Grande Union High School. After a welcome and introductions conducted by Dr. Mary Kay Gilliland, vice president of academic affairs, Central Arizona College Desert Dissonance performed “Daft Punk Medley.” Two student speakers, Berenice Pelayo and […]

Students of the year named at Apache Junction Unified School District

The students of the year were honored at the May 8 Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board meeting. The awards are sponsored by Apache Junction Elks Lodge No. 2349. The students are: Ciara Anderson and Jagger Shields, of Desert Vista Elementary School; Cynthia Marcos and Daniel Urias, of Four Peaks Elementary School; Benjamin Martinez […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board to call for election

A resolution calling for an election of one board member and a board clerk are to be discussed at the May 16 meeting of the Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board. It begins at 5:30 p.m. in the district’s administrative office, 565 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. “This resolution is necessary to call […]

Apache Junction High School graduation May 23

Apache Junction High School graduation is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Davis Field at the high school, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. Listed below are seniors at Apache Junction High School who are slated to graduate with the class of 2018. The Apache Junction Unified School District said 25 students asked not to be listed […]

Navy JROTC at Apache Junction High School wins top national honor for 13th year in a row

The Apache Junction High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program received a letter from the Secretary of the Navy that its program is one of the best in the nation. The honor was presented for area 11 (California and Arizona) region. Only two Arizona schools were selected this year. Apache Junction has received […]

Apache Junction students win junior American citizens state, national awards

Several Apache Junction Unified School District students were recently recognized for winning junior American citizens state and national awards. The students, in Gina Fraher’s second-grade class at Desert Vista Elementary School, designed posters, wrote essays and did other work for a Daughters of the American Revolution contest honoring those who served in World War I. […]