Astronomical league ‘star party’ in June

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League has a star party scheduled — weather-permitting — for 8-10 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Lost Dutchman State Park. A $7-per-vehicle park entrance fee is assessed by Lost Dutchman State Park, 6109 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, unless you have an Arizona State Parks park pass. Each year, members […]

2 men regularly walk 2 miles of Old West Highway

Each morning for the past two years, Al Douvier, 89, and Steve Boggs, 68, have been walking the same 2-mile route from their homes at Superstition Mobile Ranch down to Fry’s and back home via the Old West Highway. They have become The Old West Highway’s unofficial ambassadors of goodwill and healthy living, according to […]

Summer open gym offered May 28-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 […]

Bull rider Logan Reichwald competing at Nationals in June in South Dakota, sets fundraiser

Logan Reichwald of Apache Junction competed at the Arizona State Finals in May in Sonoita for the Arizona Jr./High School Rodeo Association. “He went into the weekend sitting No. 3 with 54.5 points. He was sitting in third place and was 57.5 points behind first place,” his mother, Stacie Reichwald, said in a release. “Logan […]

Students of the year chosen for Apache Junction school district

The students of the year were recognized at the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board’s May 14 meeting. They included: Simote Teumohenga, Isabella Montoya, Fernando Mendez Rodriguez, Juliana Arriaga Scott, Alexia Gonzalez, Julianna Carrillo, Jacob Glazener, Dylan Condra, Hailli Wilson and Joshua Heatley.   

AJUSD to host free breakfasts, lunches for children over summer

The Apache Junction Unified School District will partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture this summer to offer free breakfasts and lunches to children age 18 and younger at three locations in Apache Junction. Those three locations include Cactus Canyon Junior High School, 801 W. Southern Ave.; Four Peaks Elementary School, 1785 N. Idaho Road; […]

Apache Junction announces Cowboys and Cuties event

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Cowboys and Cuties, a father-daughter dance to celebrate Father’s Day. This event will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday June 8 and pre-registration is required. To make this event happen, a minimum of 30 participants is required to be registered by June 4. The fee is $8. […]

Apache Junction announces Memorial Day closures

The City of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices Monday, May 27 in observation of Memorial Day. Emergency services through the Police Department will not be impacted by the holiday. The Apache Junction Paws and Claws Care Center will be open normal hours, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 25, according to a […]

Apache Junction senior earns scholarship from ASU

Apache Junction High School senior Lucia Ann Kimble is basking in Sun Devil glory after learning she will receive the Dean’s Award Scholarship from Arizona State University. The $24,000 scholarship is $6,000 a year for four years if she maintains a 3.0 grade point average, according to a press release. Miss Kimble was selected for […]

Paws and Claws Care Center receives check for $9,500

Gold Canyon resident Curtis Fonger presented a check Thursday, May 16 to the Apache Junction Paws and Claws Care Center in the amount of $9,500 in memory of Marta St. James, also of Gold Canyon. Mr. Fonger presented the check to City Councilmember Christa Rizzi, Danielle Reynolds, of Friends of Apache Junction, Center Supervisor Lori […]