Spotlight on Superstition Mountains Regional Business Alliance

Superstition Mountains Regional Business Alliance started in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and east Mesa two years ago and has expanded into San Tan Valley and Scottsdale. SMRBA is a Valley organization that’s set on helping local businesses with marketing and promotion. With approximately 120 members, the alliance is focused on meeting its 200-member goal. It […]

Spotlight on Hope Women’s Center in Apache Junction, Valley

Hope Women’s Center, 252 N. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, is a Christian-based resource and referral center that has helped women for more than 30 years. The center exists to engage, encourage and equip vulnerable women and adolescent girls by providing support for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs, according to its website, It […]

Genesis Project in Apache Junction focuses on ‘feeding the hungry’

The Genesis Project, 564 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction, a nonprofit 501(c)3 community resource center, is offering meals five days a week to the hungry. As stated on the organization’s website,, “Genesis Project is a coalition of churches in the Apache Junction area banded together for the common purpose of aiding the less […]

Community Alliance Against Family Abuse moves in Apache Junction

The Community Alliance Against Family Abuse has moved to a larger facility at 879 N. Plaza Drive No. 101D in Apache Junction and is expanding its outreach to the community and intake of abuse survivors. “We are really excited about the new building. With the growth in our advocacy programs, it has gotten to the […]

Rural Water Association of Arizona has an Apache Junction tie

The Rural Water Association of Arizona – led by executive director Jason Long – was established in 1990 to support and service water utilities in small communities across Arizona. Its base of operations is in Apache Junction at 879 N. Plaza Drive No. A101. “We have serviced 15,000-plus people in the state of Arizona,” Mr. […]

Apache Junction center a one-stop resource for local military veterans

The Apache Junction Community Veterans Center, a nonprofit organization established in 2011 in conjunction with Veterans of Foreign Wars, is accepting donations to purchase a handicapped-accessible vehicle. It will be used to transport military veterans to the Southeast Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic in Gilbert. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs does not provide transportation […]

Watch a film at Flatiron Community Park in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction is holding multiple events this summer at its newest facility – Flatiron Community Park, 100 N. Apache Trail. Three free movies are planned this summer: •7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24: “A Dog’s Purpose,” rated PG. • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” rated PG-13. •7:30 […]

Heat relief station opens at Apache Junction Salvation Army site

The Salvation Army of Apache Junction is helping residents prevent heatstroke and dehydration during excessive-heat warnings this summer by utilizing the facility as an excessive-heat relief station. “Whenever the National Weather Service declares an excessive heat warning, all the Salvation Army (sites) in the Valley become cooling stations,” Maj. Kris Suarez of the Salvation Army […]

Apache Junction Food Bank seeking executive director candidates

The Apache Junction Food Bank, 575 N. Idaho Road No. 701, is looking to hire an executive director. First review of applications is slated to occur June 1. The position opening comes as former-executive director Paula Susmark resigned, according to Patricia Notestine, food bank interim board president. “Ms. Susmark resigned as our executive director last […]

Apache Junction Public Library renovation to be completed in June

Construction of a new 1,500-square-foot room has begun at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Record. It was funded by the state legislature through the State Grants-in-Aid program. Construction is slated for completion in mid-to-late June. Building a new […]