Intermittent traffic signal outages at Apache Trail change to Nov. 27-28

Traffic signal repairs at Apache Trail and Phelps/North Apache Trail have been rescheduled to Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27-28. According to a press release, work will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The project is scheduled to repair and replace damaged and outdated traffic signal wiring, resulting in intermittent traffic signal outages. The […]

Apache Junction invites community to General Plan kickoff

The city of Apache Junction is required to update and adopt its General Plan for the community every 10 years and is inviting residents, business owners and visitors to help guide the future of the community by participating in the process. All are encouraged to attend the project kickoff meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, […]

Register by Dec. 1 for ‘Light the Trail’ holiday decorating competition

The Apache Junction Focal Point and Tourism Committee wants to make the city the go-to place for viewing Christmas lights during the holiday season. It is hosting the Light the Trail 2018 AJ holiday light and decorating competition, which is open to all Apache Junction businesses and organizations. Entry is free. Each entrant submits up […]

Weekend road work closes freeway ramp in east Mesa

Drivers who use the eastbound US 60 ramp to northbound Loop 202 in east Mesa this weekend should plan on an alternate route, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. ADOT is scheduled to close the ramp this weekend while crews do resurfacing work. The eastbound US 60 ramp to northbound Loop 202, west of Ellsworth […]

Sex offender moves to Apache Junction, police say

The Apache Junction Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS §13-3825, the Community Notification of Sex Offenders Law. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact agreement or released from a county jail back into the community. It is the […]

Wells Fargo branches in Apache Junction join food collection effort

Wells Fargo and St. Mary’s Food Bank are collaborating this holiday season to collect non-perishable food items for those in need. Last year, more than 9,800 pounds of non-perishable food items were delivered to local food banks and pantries, providing almost 8,200 meals, according to a release. This year’s drive began this week and continues through […]

Magma Copper smelter chimney stack safely demolished

Resolution Copper’s demolition contractor on Nov. 10 safely completed the controlled demolition of the Magma Copper smelter’s chimney stack. The stack at the West Plant adjacent to the Town of Superior was structurally unsound and posed a threat to safety, according to a release. “Resolution Copper’s No. 1 priority is ensuring the health and safety […]

City of Apache Junction sets November holiday hours

City of Apache Junction offices and facilities have new hours for the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holiday weekends this month. The city will close all administrative offices on Monday, Nov. 12, in honor of Veterans Day and on Thursday, Nov. 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. City offices are closed on Fridays. Emergency services through the […]

Apache Junction mobile home park to be sold in online and live auction

A gated 55,000-square-foot mobile home park at 153 and 211 N. Ocotillo Drive in Apache Junction is to be sold in an auction. Cunningham Partners LLC is marketing the property, according to a release. Online bidding began Nov. 8. The live auction will begin at noon Dec. 5 at Clear Title Agency, 4864 E. Baseline Road […]

2019 P&M Arena Royalty Court tryouts Nov. 25

The 2019 P&M Arena Royalty Court tryouts are Sunday, Nov. 25, at the east arena at 11404 E. Brown Road in east Mesa. “We are looking for young ladies under 26 with horsemanship (to) start working the queen pattern. Everyone rides the queen pattern and then rides with the flag,” according to a release. “We […]