Two fires in Apache Junction

The Superstition Fire and Medical District, assisted by Mesa Fire and Medical, responded to two structure fires in the city on Monday. No injuries were reported with either blaze. The first fire was in the Apache Palms Trailer Park near Old West Highway and Winchester Road. The trailer was reported to be a total loss. […]

Photos: Kachina installed in AJ

A metal sculpture Kachina – donated by artist Merrill Orr — was installed Thursday in the median of Old West Highway, east of Phelps Drive. The kachina, built by Mr. Orr over the last several months at his Apache Junction studio, stands about 20 feet high. It faces west in the median and was installed […]

Photos: Law Enforcement Torch Run

May 3 the Special Olympics Torch was run across the state of Arizona by various law enforcement agencies. Pinal County handed off to Apache Junction PD in Gold Canyon.

Arizona Electric Festival for remote-control model planes held

Model airplane pilots from across the Valley converged for the 14th annual Arizona Electric Festival Feb. 9-11. The three-day event was held at Superstition Airpark inside of Usery Mountain Regional Park in east Mesa; the entrance is off Meridian Drive, north of Lost Dutchman Boulevard/University Drive and just west of Apache Junction. A variety of […]

Business feature: Kyhn’s Jewelers has been in Apache Junction for over 40 years

Kyhn’s Jewelers has been in the Apache Junction community for 46 years. “Our parents – my sister and I’s parents – started it in 1972, in January,” owner Carol Holbert said. “They retired 14 years ago.” Mrs. Holbert and her husband, Randy, run the store. Her sister, Kathy Halvin, also works in the store. Mrs. […]

Dining feature: Wahoo’s of Gold Canyon to move in August to bigger building

Wahoo’s Restaurant and Bar,6030 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon, came by its name because of an expression of excitement. Co-owner Lisa Fairbanks said she is called Wahoo. “We’re not from Nebraska and it doesn’t have anything to do with the Indians (baseball team),” she said. “Its been my nickname for a long, long […]

Flaire Fashion open in Gold Canyon for winter, Pinetop in summer

Flaire Fashion, 6832 S. Kings Ranch Road, is the only retail fashion shop in Gold Canyon, owner Vicki Briscoe said. The store originally started in Pinetop and finished its sixth season up there. “I was in hospitality, managing hotels and restaurants most of my career,” she said. “Then I hit 50 and decided I needed […]

Rosati’s in Gold Canyon has deep-dish pizzas, Italian beef sandwiches

  Rosati’s Pizza in Gold Canyon is a rags to riches story for owner Randy Robertson. “I saw they put up a Rosati’s sign and I applied to be a delivery driver,” he said. He got the job and was a driver for three years, he said. When Mr. Robertson was a driver, the owner […]

Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction gives back all year long

The holidays are a time of giving and that is exactly what Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction has been doing. “We do a lot of events every month,” Events and Marketing Coordinator Brina Brown said. “It’s Harley’s way of bringing riders together. The dealer, 2910 Apache Trail, has been doing a toy drive. “We’ve been […]

This week in Apache Junction Sports

Apache Junction High School boys basketball is playing in the Fear The Hop Tournament at Mesa High School.  The first two games of the Tournament were played on Monday, Nov. 20, against Mesa and Skyline. AJ lost both games 63-26 and 44-42 respectively. Tuesday, the Prospectors lost to Highland 61-30. The Apache Junction High School […]