The saga of Prospector Park’s Otter, a lost dog

Determined Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department staffers needed a month to rescue an injured puppy near Prospector Park last summer. Otter now has a happy life with her forever family. It took awhile. She even has a new four-legged friend, but the journey getting there was a bit treacherous, even with a little help […]

City of Apache Junction strengthens maintenance standards

[Update: Al Bravo, in an April 5 email, said he had listed the wrong number to report a possible code violation. The correct number is 480-474-5112.] In a continuing effort to strengthen the City of Apache Junction by helping increase property values and becoming a more attractive place for business, the city has adjusted some […]

Two fires in Apache Junction

The Superstition Fire and Medical District, assisted by Mesa Fire and Medical, responded to two structure fires in the city on Monday. No injuries were reported with either blaze. The first fire was in the Apache Palms Trailer Park near Old West Highway and Winchester Road. The trailer was reported to be a total loss. […]

Photos: Kachina installed in AJ

A metal sculpture Kachina – donated by artist Merrill Orr — was installed Thursday in the median of Old West Highway, east of Phelps Drive. The kachina, built by Mr. Orr over the last several months at his Apache Junction studio, stands about 20 feet high. It faces west in the median and was installed […]

Apache Junction High School softball team beats Casa Grande, advances in state tourney

After nearly 13 innings, almost three hours and numerous jams, Apache Junction coach Ed Matlosz figured it was now or never. And with Mikayla Gilgert pitching out of trouble in four of the final five innings, and a little help from the rulebook, the Prospector softball team advances in the state tournament. Cori Haro singled […]

AJ opens new resource for disenfranchised

Apache Junction officials announced the opening of a community resource center fueled by The Genesis Project to connect the disenfranchised with outreach support. Representatives from a variety of organizations offer on-site office hours to share information with those in need who are seeking help, according to a press release. “Services include a mentorship program, health […]

Household hazardous waste drop-off event March 3

The city of Apache Junction will be holding its annual free household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding collection event 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 3, at the city’s Public Works operations yard, 575 E. Baseline Road. The household hazardous waste collection is for items that typically cannot be deposited into your regular […]

City of Apache Junction sponsors “tree-cycling” for 13th year

A live or freshly cut Christmas tree is a wonderful way to spruce up the holiday season and it doesn’t have to be detrimental to the environment. Instead of sending a live tree to a landfill, recycle the freshly cut Christmas tree. The city of Apache Junction is participating in this Christmas tree recycling effort […]

Crack-sealing, seal-coat work slated near Meridian/Delaware

Street pavement work has been scheduled for the subdivision bordered by Meridian Drive to the west, Delaware Drive to the east, Fourth Avenue to the north and Broadway Avenue to the south. Lawson Drive and Desert View Drive south of Broadway is also included in this work planned for Oct. 23-30. Work will entail the […]

Apache Junction becomes inaugural partner of ASU’s Project Cities

Nestled at the foot of the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction is strategically positioned as the eastern gateway into the greater Phoenix metro area and the western entry to the Tonto National Forest’s recreation venues. This geography, coupled with a western atmosphere, make the city appealing to residents and visitors alike. Along with its many attractive […]