Reveles: Apache Junction Mayor Serdy continues lusting after Gold Canyon’s assets

By seeking to corral volunteers from Gold Canyon organizations, businesses and home owner associations, AJ’s Mayor Jeff Serdy is unashamedly trying to annex Gold Canyon without putting annexation on the ballot. His manipulative move for a “collaborative group” is an ill-concealed power play, setting up so-called “volunteers” to “serve as the voice of the community.” […]

Herrod: Costly consequences and the irony of the Equal Rights Amendment

Public policy often sounds better in theory than it plays out in reality. The Affordable Care Act, The Patriot Act, The Women’s Reproductive Health Care Act have all been criticized for arguably not living up to their names. The same will be said of the Equal Rights Amendment, should it pass the many hurdles ahead. […]

Boudreau: ‘Cheap asphalt’ near driveway washes away every rainstorm

I have lived on West Roundup Street in Apache Junction since June. This is the third time I have been held captive, not being able to drive out of my gate onto the street, which is severely eroded. My neighbors and myself are fed up with the waiting and the cheap asphalt fillings that they […]

Speak Out: Canadian visitors, tip at least 15% or ‘more if you get great service’

First of all, let me start by saying snowbirds are a very happy bunch of folks. They are grateful for the nice weather and truly enjoy their time in Arizona. I find them to be pleasant, fun and very nice. However, as a waitress in Apache Junction, I sometimes struggle to hold that same good […]

Cheves: Don’t reduce lanes on Superstition Boulevard

City council is nuts to even consider lane reduction on Superstition Boulevard. Surveys were made in May when all our seasonal visitors are gone. Don’t know why we can’t concentrate on sidewalks alone in this city like what is being done on Delaware. We have apartments on 16th that look like a slum area. Since […]

Geldis-Young: Lost Dutchman Days ‘crown jewel of all our events here in AJ’

Lost Dutchman Days as a whole are personally my favorite days. Our city feels electric with all the events going on between the Lost Dutchman Days Brats Party, rodeo, carnival, parade and more. This event is the crown jewel of all our events here in AJ. Since we are at the peak of our winter […]

Dyer: Let’s thank our neighbors for their good works

Thank you to all Apache Junction and Gold Canyon residents who made a difference in 2018. They include: Logan Reichwald, 13, of Apache Junction, who earned a position on the Arizona state/provincial National Junior Rodeo team. Alec McDaniel, an Apache Junction High School teacher, who was selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by […]

Bisson: First AJ/GC senior expo draws 400-plus in attendance

I want to personally thank those of you who visited our first senior expo at Central Arizona College’s Superstition Mountain Campus, 805 S. Idaho Road, Apache Junction. We had a great time meeting our readers and learning about the various businesses on display. If you haven’t heard, we’ve launched our 13th print publication, the Litchfield […]

Slyter: World-class neurological care comes to the East Valley

During my long career in health care, I’ve witnessed the struggles of patients facing complex neurological conditions. For some, a lengthy commute to the hospital can pose a barrier to the care they desperately need. That’s why I’m excited to bring the world-class Barrow Neurological Institute to Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center. No longer […]

Arney: Not possible to safely drive and text at same time

Before there is another senseless death or accident, it’s time for the state legislature to take action. The use of handheld devices for texting or calling is causing unnecessary accidents that can be avoided. A vehicle traveling 40 mph travels 60 feet in one second. The time it takes to text a message can change […]