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 […]

Basketball practice different at Apache Junction High School than in Puerto Rico

  For two Apache Junction High School basketball players, Hurricane Maria making landfall in Puerto Rico affected their school day. “I didn’t feel good,” Luis A. Colon Rivara said. “The day that it happened I started crying thinking of them (his family still there). My history teacher told us if we want to watch the […]

Photo: Fall ball continues in Valley

David Bote, a prospect for the Chicago Cubs, spins in the air Oct. 24 at Sloan Park in Mesa as he throws the ball to first base to get a double play after getting Billy McKinney of the New York Yankees out. The fall ball championship game is 1:08 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at Scottsdale […]