14 vehicles costing $564,000 to be purchased by City of Apache Junction

Fourteen vehicles costing $564,413.77 are being sought for Apache Junction parks, police, public works and the motor pool and will be voted on at the July 16 meeting of the City Council. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. The council is slated to vote as part of […]

Harry Potter’s birthday celebrated at Mesa Main Library

July is Harry Potter’s birthday month and Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First St., is celebrating with nearly two weeks of events. They are: Harry Potter Movie Marathon, Monday, July 22-Saturday, July 27: Watch the entire Harry Potter saga unfold. A different movie for teenagers and families will be shown each day of the week, […]

Cadence at Gateway’s Phase 1 60 percent sold

Harvard Investments announced that less than six months after its grand opening, Cadence at Gateway’s Phase One homes are more than 60% sold. Cadence is at 9760 E. Cadence Parkway in Mesa. Cadence current home builders, according to a release, include: Lennar, four neighborhoods and 256 homes. Pulte Homes, three neighborhoods and 193 total homes. Gehan, […]

Charitable causes see record proceeds from specialty license-plate sales in Arizona

Specialty license plates each have a unique look, but one thing they all have in common is the ability to raise a record amount of money for Arizona charitable causes. In fiscal year 2018-19, which concluded June 30, a total of just over $11.2 million was raised for endeavors ranging from support of Arizona veterans […]

3 arrested on drug charges; 3 lbs suspected meth found, Apache Junction police say

Approximately 3.2 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin, numerous prescription pills and other miscellaneous drug paraphernalia were found when Apache Junction Police Department’s Community Response Enforcement Unit detectives served a warrant at a home in the 2000 block of West 22nd Avenue, police said. Police also found more than $2,000 in cash and two handguns, […]

Events in Apache Junction July 15-20 include full-moon hike, learning to code

From a full-moon hike at the Lost Dutchman State Park (July 15), observing the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing (July 20) and learning to code (July 18), there’s a lot going on July 15-20 in Apache Junction. Events include: FULL MOON HIKE: 7:45-9:45 p.m. Monday, July 15 at the Lost Dutchman State Park, […]

Summer open gym offered through July 19 in Apache Junction

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is again holding its summer open gym program. Children can participate in arts and crafts, sports, board-game tournaments, fitness games and more. The Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road, and Cactus Canyon Junior High School, 801 W. Southern Ave., sites offer a wide variety of structured activities and […]

Dino Discovery Camp at Arizona Museum of Natural History

The Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, has a fun and educational drop-off summer camp planned. The museum is offering Dino Discovery Camp, a drop-off summer camp for children ages 6-10. Cost for the July 15-19 summer camp is $165 for non-members and $135 for members (basic membership and above). Pre-registration […]

Leslie’s names Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center in top 10 ‘must-see’ pools list

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center in Apache Junction has been named one of the 10 must-see pools of 2019 by Leslie’s, a swimming pool supply retailer. The announcement July 11 —National Swimming Pool Day — highlights 10 pools that showcase innovative design, thoughtful details, stunning views and unique features, according to a release. The list includes […]

Gold Canyon Arts Council awarded $7,500 community investment grant

The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the state of Arizona, on July 11 announced 260 grants made to organizations and programs throughout the state, including a $7,500 community investment grant to Gold Canyon Arts Council. Community investment grants provide operating support to nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies and tribal cultural organizations whose […]