Arizona SADD reminds graduates, parents about safe celebrations

Life’s milestones such as high school graduation are times for celebration, and Arizona SADD encourages not only graduates but also parents to do so with safety and the law in mind. “All too often we have parents who feel they are doing the right thing by providing alcohol in their home to their teen and […]

Floating picnics on lower Salt River Memorial Day weekend

Join Salt River Tubing for a floating beach blast during Memorial Day weekend and participate in the 23rd Annual “Salt River Heroes = Litter Zero” event. Salt River Tubing kicks off the holiday weekend 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday, May 26-28, with its Take Pride in America litter prevention initiative. The cost is $17 plus tax […]

Bashas’ to deliver tons of apples to local food bank

A truck from Bashas’ supermarkets will bring 13,000 pounds of apples 10 a.m., Friday, May 25, to the United Food Bank, 245 S. Nina Drive in Mesa, as part of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger campaign. FirstFruits Marketing of Washington created the campaign to help feed the underserved “while bringing attention to the […]

Discarded smoking materials may have caused mobile home fire, official says

The Superstition Fire and Medical District was dispatched at 12:49 p.m. May 22 to a mobile home fire in the 900 block of North Acacia Road in Apache Junction. The first engine company arrived in five minutes to find smoke showing from the home, Richard Ochs, SFMD assistant chief of planning and logistics, said in […]

May 24 last day of SR88 restrictions east of Tortilla Flat to Roosevelt Lake

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for delays while crews apply chip seal on State Route 88 beginning near Tortilla Flat and continuing for 7 miles east toward Roosevelt Lake. Work began Monday, May 21, and is scheduled to occur 6 a.m.-5 p.m. through Thursday, May 24. SR 88 is narrowed to one […]

Sixth annual John Morris Classic May 26-27 at Arizona Speedway

The sixth annual John Morris Classic featuring Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Pure Stocks and Robert Horne Ford Bombers is May 26-27 at Arizona Speedway. It is at 48700 N. Ironwood Drive south of Apache Junction, within ET Motopark, 5 miles south of U.S. Highway 60. “SWDRA Late Models headline along with IMCA […]

Overnight lane restrictions May 23-24 on Bush Highway

Lane restrictions will be in effect on Bush Highway between Stewart Mountain Dam Road and Granite Reef Dam Road overnight on Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24. Bush Highway is North Power Road in east Mesa. Stewart Mountain Dam is at Saquaro Lake, north of Apache Junction. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic from […]

Kiwanis Club of Apache Junction donates to Avalon charter school

The Kiwanis Club of Apache Junction presented a donation to Avalon Elementary Charter School to assist them in purchasing curriculum material for their students. “This is an ongoing effort by the club to enhance the education of our local students and help them to a brighter future,” club member Jeff Struble said in a release. […]

2-vehicle accident sends 8-year-old bystander to hospital with serious injuries

Injuries sustained Saturday morning by an 8-year-old girl who was struck by a vehicle as it spun out of control at Ellsworth and East Broadway roads remain serious but are no longer life threatening, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred at approximately 7:43 a.m. Saturday, May 19, when a 2011 silver […]

Apache Junction offices on holiday schedule for Memorial Day observation

The city of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day, except for emergency services through the police department. According to a press release, emergency services through the police department will not be impacted by the holiday schedule. The release stated that the Apache Junction Paws and Claws Care […]