$2 million grant to fund additional firefighters at Superstition Fire and Medical District

The Superstition Fire and Medical District has been awarded a $2,003,706 federal firefighter assistance grant. The fire district encompasses 62 square miles, including Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. The grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is a funding opportunity for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency […]

1 adult dead, trapped under Apache Junction school bus, official says

A man found trapped under an Apache Junction Unified School District bus died from his injuries from an early-morning accident in the 400 block of South Phelps Drive, a fire official said. None of the 10 children on the bus or the driver were injured, Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs, of the Superstition Fire and […]

Zao Theatre of Apache Junction actors win 2 ariZoni awards

During the 28th annual ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence celebration held Sept. 17, Zao Theatre actors received two awards, both for “Ragtime: The Musical.” “Congratulations to Bryan N. Stewart and Ivan Thompson for collecting the award for best actor(s) in a major role. Congratulations to all our Ragtime ariZoni nominees and to the entire cast and […]

Second annual ‘AJ Kids Idol’ auditions begin in October

Do you have a talent you want to share with the world? Do you have what it takes to become the next AJ Kids Idol? The second-annual AJ Kids Idol talent program is open to school-aged children in kindergarten-12th grades. The event is hosted by Kiwanis International of Apache Junction. Proceeds are to benefit the […]

Drivers face lane restrictions Sept. 24 on Tomahawk Road section

Street lane restrictions will occur Monday, Sept. 24, on Tomahawk Road between 22nd and 23rd avenues for street pavement repair. Work will result in the restrictions and re-channeling of both north and southbound lanes of Tomahawk Road in the area, city officials stated in a release. This is not a full road closure, officials stated. The project […]

‘Apache Junction’ dropped, new name ‘Superstition Region Chamber of Commerce’

The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently voted to rename the chamber the Superstition Region Chamber of Commerce. The new name will become effective Nov. 10 when the chamber unveils its new logo and branding elements, according to a release. “The chamber’s reach has always extended beyond Apache Junction,” Steve Byfield, Superstition […]

Students encouraged to create civics-related documentaries for video competition

Mediacom and C-SPAN announce the start of this year’s annual student documentary competition and encourage middle school and high school students to participate in the video documentary competition known as “StudentCam.” Students are asked to create a short video documentary and submit it online between Nov. 1, 2018, and Jan. 20, 2019, according to a […]

Arts council series offers musical variety

From Russian strings to a chart-topping U.S. trio, the Canyon Sounds Performance Series provides musical variety on its 2018-19 calendar. Presented by the Gold Canyon Arts Council, all performances take place at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. The series begins with the Russian String […]

Local residents appear on Fox News TV town hall on immigration

Fox News contacted Pam Burks of Gold Canyon, who also is the Gold Canyon Republican Club chairman, to appear and bring guests to a national town hall meeting for a bipartisan discussion on immigration with host Harris Faulkner. It aired at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. The event highlighted taped interviews with […]

Sexual assaults, incident with a minor reported Sept. 9-15 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of sexual assaults and sexual conduct with a minor reported Sept. 9-15 to Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated by AJPD included: Sexual assault, reported at 8:42 a.m. Sept. 10 in the 900 block of South Royal Palm Road. Sexual conduct with a minor, reported at 4:02 p.m. Sept. 10 […]