Apache Junction school district approves Dinosaur Park property lease

A recreational lease agreement has been approved for Dinosaur Park, which was constructed adjacent to the now-closed Gold Canyon Elementary School. It is on 1.8 acres at 5810 S. Alameda Road in Gold Canyon. The lease goes into effect when the Apache Junction Unified School District sells the school, according to a letter from Deputy […]

Oaths of office given to Apache Junction mayor, 3 council members

Apache Junction City Clerk Kathy Connelly on Jan. 15 officiated the swearing-in ceremonies for the mayor and three council members who won in the Aug. 28 primary election. She administered the oaths of office to Mayor Jeff Serdy and council members Gail Evans, Christa Rizzi and Robert Schroeder.

Honorary Dutchman, Heritage Award winners recognized in Apache Junction

A nearly 20-year volunteer and a club in Gold Canyon were honored Jan. 10 for their roles in the success of the annual Lost Dutchman Days rodeo and associated events. The awards were announced at the kick-off dinner for the Lost Dutchman Days volunteers committee. It was held at the Elks Lodge, 2455 N. Apache […]

Paris Carlyon selected 2019 Lost Dutchman Days rodeo queen

Paris Carlyon, 17, of Gilbert was selected as the 2019 Lost Dutchman Days rodeo queen Jan. 5 during a day-long pageant competition that included horsemanship events at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd. Contestants for queen, senior teen queen and junior teen queen also were judged on public speaking and interviews […]

AJPD officers given green light to work overtime for ASU, city of Glendale

Off-duty Apache Junction Police Department officers may be paid for professional law-enforcement and security services at Arizona State University events and in the city of Glendale, which includes the Arizona Cardinals football stadium. The city of Apache Junction will pay each officer’s workers’ compensation insurance, according to the intergovernmental agreements with ASU and the city […]

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation to be taught in Arizona high schools

Learning Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation — more commonly known as CPR — is becoming an increased skill sought within Arizona schools. When a human heart stops beating, the act of pushing hard and fast in the center of a person’s chest will double or triple the chance of survival. Starting next school year, a 2016 Senate Bill […]

Dyer: Credit card fraud can happen to anyone

On Thanksgiving Day, someone bought goods at an Arizona casino and stayed at an area motel. Then on Black Friday they attempted to shop three times at a major retailer and pay for food at a restaurant. All with my credit card. I was e-mailed about one charge I had not made and I phoned […]

City of Apache Junction engineering fees for new businesses, homes may increase in 2019

Proposed new and increased planning, zoning review and subdivision fees are to be discussed by the Apache Junction City Council at a meeting March 19 and, if approved, would become effective July 1. “We can only charge what it’s costing us, and a simpler approach might be better,” Larry Kirch, development services director, said at […]

Hitching Post permit for outdoor activities may be revoked, city of Apache Junction says

The possible revocation of a conditional use permit for outdoor entertainment activities at Hitching Post Restaurant, 2341 and 2345 N. Apache Trail, will be heard by the Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission in 2019 after hearings are held with the board of adjustment over other matters. The Apache Junction City Council last summer granted […]

Kauffman Homes subdivision OK’d near Apache Junction landfill

A total of 40 acres south of the freeway and surrounded by Arizona State Trust land can be developed with a 259-lot Kauffman Homes housing subdivision, the Apache Junction City Council decided recently. The council on Dec. 18 voted unanimously to approve rezoning land from industrial to residential uses and, in a separate vote, a […]