Council seeks changes to Apache Junction animal-control regulations, purchase procedures

Directing city staff to modify regulations including the handling of pot-bellied-pig bites and allowing the city to recover animal-care costs for animals found in motor vehicles was approved at a recent council meeting. The council in a separate vote directed staff to revise the city’s purchasing procedures. The Apache Junction Police Department proposed changes to […]

Apache Junction planning commission seeks names of medical-marijuana business owners

A new medical marijuana business must provide a list of the names of its owners, management company and board of directors before a request for a six-month extension to open will be considered, Apache Junction’s planning commission decided recently. A public hearing and consideration of a conditional use permit amendment for the approved non-profit medical […]

Nearly $37 million budget OK’d for Apache Junction school district

The Apache Junction Unified School District has approved a nearly $37 million budget for fiscal year 2018-19 that includes a 12 percent increase in average annual pay for its teachers. An average salary of $44,430 will be offered for teachers. Last year the average was $39,750, according to budget documents prepared by AJUSD Finance Director […]

Nearly 2,000 without power in Apache Junction from July 9 storm

[Update2: The Superstition Fire and Medical District has free sand and sandbags available for residents. Bring a shovel and plan to fill your bags at these locations: Fire Station No. 261, 1135 W. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; Fire Station No. 262, 3955 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; and Fire Station No. 264, 7557 […]

Apache Junction medical marijuana business has new owner, to open in March

A medical marijuana business approved to be at West Apache Trail and South Palo Verde Drive has a new owner seeking a six-month extension to open in March 2019. A public hearing and consideration of a conditional use permit amendment for the approved non-profit medical marijuana dispensary at 1985 W. Apache Trail Suite No. 4 […]

3 agencies to receive city of Apache Junction human services funding

An agency providing food, another offering educational strategies for children and a third presenting intervention programs for families affected by domestic abuse will receive health and human services funding by the city of Apache Junction. The city council recently voted 6-1 in a consent agenda to approve contracts for 2018-19 that include giving $33,000 to […]

Stop ‘summer slide’ by encouraging reading

Librarians nationwide are helping students continue to learn when they are out of class for the summer. Summer reading programs were created to stop academic regression, Pinal and Maricopa county officials say. “(W)e’re trying to help stem the summer slide – that effect when students lose what they learned during the school year from lack […]

Apache Junction outdoor music events appeal withdrawn

A case before the city’s Board of Adjustment has been withdrawn where applicants disagreed with and appealed the zoning administrator’s interpretation pertaining to permits required for “Temporary Uses” and/or “Private Outdoor Music Festivals/Events.” Accepting the withdrawal and dismissing the case June 11 were Apache Junction Board of Adjustment and Appeals Chairman Frank Schoenbeck, Vice Chairman […]

Pot-bellied pigs, animal regulations discussed by Apache Junction City Council

Laws on the handling of pot-bellied-pig bites and allowing the city to recover animal-care costs for animals found in motor vehicles were recently discussed at an Apache Junction City Council work session. The Apache Junction Police Department has proposed changes to Apache Junction City Code, Volume I, Chapter 6, Animals, including Article 6-7: potbellied pigs […]

Summer reading programs at Apache Junction, Queen Creek libraries

The best way to keep children on track when they go back to school in the fall is to have them read throughout the summer, librarians and parents say. Local libraries in Apache Junction and Queen Creek have summer reading programs for children and are open across county and municipal borders. Apache Junction The Apache […]