Board member sought for Community Action Human Resources Agency

Community Action Human Resources Agency is seeking dedicated individuals to serve on the CAHRA Board of Directors to represent the private sector. The board member will represent Apache Junction/San Tan Valley and surrounding areas. “The board member shall be a representative of a private interest i.e. business, industry, labor, religion, education, law enforcement, social service […]

Review Pinal Airpark master plan, take tour Oct. 20

Apache Junction and Gold Canyon residents can tour the Pinal Airpark and review a proposed master plan on Oct. 20. There will be limited tours of the airpark in Pinal County available by reservation only. To reserve a spot, call Marlene Pearce at 520-866-3960 or email The event will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, […]

Open burning allowed Oct. 1-April 30, Superstition Fire and Medical District says

The Superstition Fire and Medical District, in cooperation with Pinal County Air Quality, will cease open-burning restrictions effective Oct. 1. Outdoor cooking fires and small recreational or warming fires do not require a permit. All other burning requires a valid burn permit as issued by Pinal County Air Quality, according to a release. “As always, […]

191 pounds of marijuana found in vehicle, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says

A Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputy, while on patrol, noticed a Chrysler PT Cruiser run a stop sign and pulled the vehicle over near Interstate 8 and Midway Road. When the vehicle came to a stop, the driver and passenger jumped out and ran into the desert, officials said in a Sept. 25 release. Deputies, […]

AJ resident arrested by Pinal County’s DUI task force

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office conducted intense DUI patrols over the weekend and made 129 total stops, according to officials. One of the traffic stops included 48-year-old Apache Junction resident, Michael Mylander, who was driving recklessly. Deputies pulled over Mylander near Apache Trail and Meridian Road, police officials said. He was showing signs of impairment […]

Suspicious activity incidents reported in Gold Canyon Sept. 9-15 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of suspicious activity reported Sept. 9-15 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Reported at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 10 in the 6100 block of South Alhambra Way. Reported at 11:01 a.m. Sept. 13 at East Sunrise Sky Road and South […]

Cavanaugh: Pinal County recorder should resign

The vote for justice of the peace for precinct 6 (Apache Junction/Gold Canyon/San Tan Valley) indicates a 13-vote separation between myself and Doug Coleman. The problem isn’t the votes that have been cast and count – rather, it’s the votes which were not. Both early mail-In ballots and provisional ballots cast at the polling place […]

‘Let’s Be Civil – Promoting Positive Communication’ theme of Oct. 18 Pinal County Town Hall

“Let’s Be Civil – Promoting Positive Communication” is the theme for the 31st Annual Pinal County Town Hall, Thursday, Oct. 18. Approximately 200 delegates are expected to attend the informative sessions at Robson Ranch, 5750 N. Robson Blvd. in Eloy. The overall goal of the sessions is “to equip citizens with information and knowledge to understand […]

Pinal County appeals judge’s decision to strike down half-cent transportation tax

Pinal County is appealing an Arizona Tax Court judge’s decision that a half-cent transportation sales tax approved by voters in November violates state law. “The tax judge didn’t take into consideration the will of the people because we actually voted and very unlike a judge to overturn the will of the people,” Chairman Todd House […]

Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross addressing ballot issue

Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross became aware of a ballot issue for the 2018 election primary. This problem affects voters not registered to a recognized party that are on the Permanent Early Voting List. Arizona law allows non-affiliated voters on the PEVL to select a ballot from a recognized party if they choose to vote […]