Pinal County seeking comments on draft 5-year transportation program

Pinal County’s draft 2019 five-year transportation improvement and maintenance program for budget Years 2018-19 through 2022-23 is available for public review and comment through May 10. It is at Updated annually, the transportation program identifies potential funding and establishes a tentative schedule for countywide planning, construction and maintenance projects. After the public comment period, […]

Apache Junction Food Bank seeks community help for capital improvements

The Apache Junction Food Bank has announced a $25,000 capital campaign for building renovations at its Idaho Road facility. In initiating the capital campaign, food bank president Bob Mohle cited the pressing need for facility improvements and upgrades at 575 N. Idaho Road Suite 701. “We have the physical space we need in this building […]

Allegiant begins nonstop service to Grand Junction from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Allegiant began service April 5 from Grand Junction, Colorado, to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. “We’re are excited to bring more travelers to the Phoenix/Mesa area,” Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue, said in a release. “We know that Grand Junction-area travelers will enjoy all that the Valley of the Sun has to offer—golf, […]

Water district board meets April 16 in Apache Junction council chambers

An intergovernmental agreement with Salt River Project for a recovery wells permit is slated to be discussed at the Tuesday, April 16, meeting of the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District board. Apache Junction City Council members serve as the water utilities community facilities district board. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday in […]

Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fatman’s Pizza and Grill

The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new owner of Fatman’s Pizza and Grill, Apache Junction City Councilman Jeff Struble, with a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony. Learn about the business, 2430 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, at or by calling 480-671-9897. For more information on the chamber, go to

Superstition Fire and Medical District may move administrative office to regional training center

The Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board on April 15 is to discuss moving its administrative office, 565 N. Idaho Road, to its Regional Training Center, 3700 E 16th Ave., both in Apache Junction. The work session begins at 4 p.m. Monday at the administrative office. The governing board may go into executive session […]

Denise Hart new CEO at Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce

The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce has hired Denise Hart as its president and chief executive officer. She starts April 29. “We are excited to add Denise Hart to our team and to our community,”  Steve Byfield, chairman of the chamber of commerce, said in a release. “Denise has been leading the way in challenging […]

May 3 golf scramble to benefit My Hope Bag, a non-profit supporting the breast cancer community

Registration for the annual golf tournament to benefit My Hope Bag, a local non-profit organization that supports the breast cancer community, is underway. Online registration is being accepted at The tournament will take place Friday, May 3 at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club Golf Course, 6425 E. Teton Circle in Mesa. The shotgun start […]

Apache Junction school district committee considering bonds, override vote for November

An advisory council tasked with reviewing Apache Junction Unified School District’s maintenance and operations, bond and capital needs has begun meeting and is to make a recommendation for going out for a bond and/or override in November. The group, known as the Superintendent Advisory Council, met April 8 for an introductory meeting and to discuss […]

Keep Apache Junction beautiful by cutting overgrown weeds, vegetation

With the rainy winter, the weed fight this year is going to be particularly challenging and city officials want to encourage everyone to help keep Apache Junction beautiful by keeping weeds under 10 inches tall and trimming excess growth on fast-growing desert trees and shrubs. Later this month, city officials will begin notifying owners and/or […]