Water utility district officials hope to recover ‘crashed’ archival reporting data system

A monthly data report to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality wasn’t sent in May because an archival process failed and there was no back-up, an Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District official said. It had kept a history of data since the beginning of the operation of the Superstition Area Water Treatment Plant. […]

Students of the year named at Apache Junction Unified School District

The students of the year were honored at the May 8 Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board meeting. The awards are sponsored by Apache Junction Elks Lodge No. 2349. The students are: Ciara Anderson and Jagger Shields, of Desert Vista Elementary School; Cynthia Marcos and Daniel Urias, of Four Peaks Elementary School; Benjamin Martinez […]

Apache Junction students win junior American citizens state, national awards

Several Apache Junction Unified School District students were recently recognized for winning junior American citizens state and national awards. The students, in Gina Fraher’s second-grade class at Desert Vista Elementary School, designed posters, wrote essays and did other work for a Daughters of the American Revolution contest honoring those who served in World War I. […]

Dr. Chomokos new Apache Junction High School principal

Dr. Angela Chomokos has been hired to be Apache Junction High School’s principal for the 2018-19 school year. She is presently the principal at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale. “I’m extremely excited to join this community and to be part of AJ High School,” Dr. Chomokos said at the May 8 meeting of the Apache […]

Residential trash collection may become mandatory and provided by 1 company

Apache Junction residents who choose to burn their trash may instead be required to have it hauled by a business to the landfill. The council recently voted to direct city staff members to study requiring all homes in Apache Junction to have trash and recyclables picked up. The city is also exploring the possibility of […]

Rates to increase 5% in Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District

Apache Junction City Council members, serving as the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District board, are slated to discuss and vote on a tentative $5 million budget May 15 and the final budget June 19. If approved, it could mean a 5 percent increase in water rates beginning this fall. The meetings begin 6 […]

Kids to Parks Day proclaimed for May 19

Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy has proclaimed May 19 as Kids to Parks Day. The proclamation asks residents to take children to a neighborhood, state or national park on May 19, the eighth Kids to Parks Day organized and launched by the National Park Trust. “Kids to Parks Day empowers kids and encourages families to […]

Apache Junction, Gold Canyon residents coming together to find a common bond

A committee of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon residents is to meet this fall on common interests and challenges. Working together now and in the future was part of a discussion Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy had at a recent meeting he hosted in Gold Canyon. More than 200 people attended the meeting in the […]

Ironwood Drive section rezoned to attract development

Rezoning land along Ironwood Drive between Apache Trail and Broadway Avenue to make future development easier was approved at a recent meeting of the Apache Junction City Council. Many of the properties have small lot sizes, Danielle Jordan, planning intern, said at the April 17 council meeting. The rezoning allows for a 5-foot-minimum front, interior-side, […]

Neighbors seek to overturn commission decision on Hitching Post permit

Neighbors have filed an appeal to overturn the approval of a conditional use permit allowing Hitching Post and HP Steakhouse restaurants, 2341 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, to conduct various ancillary outdoor entertainment activities on the property. The Apache Junction City Council will hear the appeal of the CUP that was approved in a […]