SUITS program outfits 50 East Valley high school students

The East Valley Women’s League will outfit more than 50 East Valley high school students with suits, shirts, ties, belts and shoes as part of its SUITS program. SUITS stands for Setting Up Incredible Teens for Success. For the third straight year, EVWL has partnered with the Men’s Warehouse at Chandler Gateway Shops, 3400 W. […]

‘Operation Clean Streets’ nets 44 suspects, Apache Junction police say

During the last several months, August through December, the Apache Junction Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and Community Resource Enforcement Unit have made numerous narcotic as well as other criminal arrests in a recent “Operation Clean Streets” roundup. “Some of these investigations have involved long-term enforcement operations and further utilized the assistance of AJPD’s SWAT […]

Northern Pinal County Democratic Club meets Jan. 21 in Apache Junction

The Northern Pinal County Democratic Club will meet 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road in Apache Junction. All who respect and agree with the values of the Democratic Party are invited, according to a release. “Our guest of this meeting will be the new chair of the […]

Dr. Wilson named interim EVIT superintendent pending investigation of others, board says

At a public meeting Jan. 17, the governing board for the East Valley Institute of Technology placed EVIT Superintendent Dr. Sally Downey and principals Craig Pearson and Mark Yockus on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. “In light of ongoing investigations and information that we have, the board feels this action is […]

AJ Mounted Rangers offer continued support for kids, community events

The AJ Mounted Rangers ensures that much-needed funds are donated to the children of Apache Junction. According to a press release, evidence of the nonprofit organization’s charitable contributions can be seen throughout the community. Tracie Curtis, who has free book programs for children, attended the rangers’ monthly meeting on Jan. 4 where she was presented […]

State of the City for Apache Junction Feb. 13

The city of Apache Junction will hold the annual State of the City event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Apache Junction Performing Arts Center on the Apache Junction High School campus at 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a program to follow. All are invited to share […]

4 juveniles arrested in connection with criminal damage at Apache Junction pool, junior high school

Four juveniles were arrested and booked into Pinal County Juvenile Detention in Florence on multiple counts of burglary, aggravated criminal damage, theft of means of transportation and criminal trespass, according to the Apache Junction Police Department. The arrests were as the result of an investigation conducted by AJPD officers and detectives into criminal damage at […]

City of Apache Junction holiday hours for Monday, Jan. 21

The city of Apache Junction announces that all administrative offices are closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observation of Civil Rights Day. Emergency services through the Apache Junction Police Department will not be impacted by the holiday, according to a press release. The Apache Junction Public Library will also be closed. Contact the library at […]

3 concerts highlight winter park series

The City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up to kick off the 2019 Winter Concerts in the Park series. The first concert in Flatiron Community Park, 180 N. Apache Trail, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26, and feature the band Outside the Line. The group plays classic rock, funk and […]

Golf tournament to benefit Queen Valley Fire Department

The Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary is sponsoring its 30th annual golf tournament Saturday, March 9, at the Queen Valley Golf Course. The format will be a four-person scramble open to all teams: men, women and mixed. Teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fees are $40 each for members and $60 each for non-members (includes […]