Alarm, false alarms reported in Gold Canyon Aug. 5-12 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of an alarm and false alarms reported Aug. 5-12 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: false alarm reported at 10:10 a.m. Aug. 5 in the 9400 block of East Obsidian Court. false alarm reported at 6:39 p.m. Aug. 5 […]

CBS highlights Gold Canyon Residents on ‘Whistleblowers’

Gold Canyon residents Glenn Walp and Steve Doran were featured on a new CBS TV Series “Whistleblower” Friday, Aug. 10. The series began earlier this summer and plays every Friday at 8 p.m. The Aug. 10 program addressed the experiences of Mr. Walp and Mr. Doran during their employment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory […]

4 suspicious-activity incidents reported in Gold Canyon July 22-Aug. 4 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of suspicious-activity incidents reported July 22-Aug. 4 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: reported at 3:54 p.m. July 27 in the 7000 block of East Palo Brea Drive. reported at 6:18 p.m. Aug. 1 at South Estrella Road and […]

Gold Canyon Elementary lease OK’d; AJ schools leader gets 4 percent performance pay

Gold Canyon Community Church can continue leasing the former Gold Canyon Elementary School building, thanks to a recent decision by the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board. The board also approved giving a 4 percent performance pay increase to the school superintendent. In September the board hired a real estate broker to market and […]

Arson, thefts reported in Gold Canyon July 15-21 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of an arson call and thefts reported July 15-21 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: July 15 Fraud, reported at 11:59 a.m. in the 6500 block of East Casa de Leon Lane. July 17 An arson fire reported at […]

Preparations under way for annual artists’ studio tour

The Artists of the Superstitions is accepting applications for its 12th Annual Artists Fall Studio Tour, which will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 3-4. Artists in Gold Canyon and Apache Junction will open their studios to the community and play host to other artists.  Non-member artists may participate by displaying their work at a […]

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 […]