Road restrictions begin July 23 on Plaza Drive, Apache Trail, Gold Drive

Road construction is planned on three city of Apache Junction streets beginning Monday, July 23, according to a release. They are: Work on sewer lines scheduled for North Plaza Drive at Tepee Street that will close Plaza for three days beginning Monday, July 23.  Only local traffic will be allowed to access during the closure. […]

Police: Slow down while driving, avoid distractions as school starts

As the new school year approaches, the Apache Junction Police Department encourages all motorists, parents and students to take extra care adjusting to schools being open for business. “The police department will aggressively enforce school zone areas to ensure the safest possible passage for children returning to school,” Rob McDaniel, AJPD’s community resource coordinator, said […]

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. […]

15 unlocked vehicles burglarized July 16-17 on south side of Apache Junction

Overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, several residents discovered their unlocked vehicles had been burglarized, Apache Junction police said. “Many of these vehicles were parked on the street.  A variety of articles have been reported taken.  The thieves were very active; as many as 15 cases have been reported as of Tuesday morning,” Rob McDaniel, Apache […]

Apache Junction police investigating suspected animal-cruelty case

Four dogs, seven tortoises, a pot-bellied pig, eight ducks, eight chickens, a pigeon, two snakes and a lizard, many underweight and suffering from lack of proper nutrition, were found in an Apache Junction home, police said. An investigation was initiated when Animal Control Officer K.C. Sheahan was dispatched July 5 to the area of the 2300 […]

Apache Junction to offer youth baseball leagues, program

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering several youth baseball options for young children under 8 years old, offering two leagues — tee ball and coach pitch — as well as a Parent/Tot program. The tee ball league is for boys and girls ages 4-5 and the coach pitch league is available for […]

Author, bird expert leads visitors on walks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Rick Wright, a New Jersey author and authority on birds, will spend three days next month at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park in Superior as an “ornithologist in residence.” Mr. Wright is known as a leader at Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and author of the American Birding Association’s “Field Guide to Birds of Arizona.” He […]

Hospice of the Valley seeks East Valley volunteers

Hospice of the Valley needs volunteers to visit patients and provide breaks to family caregivers in the East Valley. Orientation will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 4, 18 and 25 at the agency’s east clinical office, 2020 E. Woodside Court in Gilbert, according to a press release. Volunteers visit with patients, […]

Community centers open doors for parks and recreation month

Two community centers are opening their doors Saturday, July 21, for a day of free admission, fitness offerings and guided tours. The Red Mountain Center, 7550 E. Adobe, and Eagles Community Center, 828 E. Broadway, will be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month and “encourage all Mesa residents to take advantage […]

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 […]