Todd House, Kathleen Ann Chamberlain elected to Superstition Fire and Medical District seats

Todd House and Kathleen Ann Chamberlain were elected to the Superstition Fire and Medical District Board in the Nov. 6 general election. Unofficial voting results (last updated at 6:05 p.m. Nov. 13) show the following: With 102 of 102 precincts reporting, Todd House, 9,916; Kathleen Ann Chamberlain, 9,731; and Gene Gehrt, 6,229. All precincts have […]

Chelsea Connolly, Dena Kimble win Apache Junction school board election

Chelsea Connolly and Dena Kimble were elected to the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. Unofficial voting results (last updated at 6:05 p.m. Nov. 13) show the following: With 102 of 102 precincts reporting, Chelsea Connolly, 9,322; Dena Kimble, 8,180; Braden Biggs, 7,385; and Gilbert K. Cancio, 3,738. […]

Work begins on city’s 2020 General Plan, a vision for Apache Junction

City of Apache Junction employees have begun meeting once a month to discuss and prepare updates to the community’s General Plan, which includes the city’s vision, goals, objectives, policies and strategies. After a lengthy process, including public meetings, citizens registered to vote will decide on the final document in August 2020. “We should be looking […]

Regional Water Recharge Project partners seeking Apache Junction site

Utilities serving Queen Creek, Apache Junction and Gold Canyon have formed a regional partnership to find and construct a nearby site to recharge groundwater to obtain long-term storage credits. The regional water recharge project is in its infancy, with officials meeting three times since the beginning of the year. Despite remnants of hurricanes Rosa and […]

Dyer: Lost Dutchman Days committee planning 2019 event

Sponsors are needed for the Feb. 22-24, 2019, Lost Dutchman Days rodeo and associated events. The full eight-event rodeo – bull riding, saddlebronc, bareback, calf and team roping, steer wrestling and ladies barrel racing and breakaway roping – with professional cowboys and cowgirls competing for prize money, will be held at the Rodeo Grounds, 1590 […]

Apache Junction road construction costing $566,000, other items before council Nov. 5-6

More than a half-million dollars is being sought to pay for Idaho Road to be reconstructed in time for the Feb. 17 Lost Dutchman Days Marathon. Awarding a $566,916.09 contract to Sunland Asphalt for the work on Idaho from Lost Dutchman Boulevard to McKellips Road is to be considered at the 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. […]

‘Legacy Loop’ bike, walking, horse trail proposed for Apache Junction

A report proposing a route of connected pedestrian and horse trails coined Legacy Loop and suggested thoroughfare alterations to accommodate bike lanes was presented to Apache Junction officials in an Oct. 9 public hearing. The trail system for riding horses, walking and bicycling is part of an Active Transportation Plan being prepared by J2 Engineering […]

East Valley Institute of Technology offers hands-on approach; big-rig trucks donated

Queen Creek resident Tim Bartlemay, 18, is learning how to troubleshoot vehicle engines at East Valley Institute of Technology’s diesel-technologies program and plans to have a career in the railroad industry. “Right now we’re working on taking apart the engines and putting them back together, just learning what parts go where, what certain parts are […]

Future diesel mechanics, big-rig drivers at East Valley Institute of Technology

After the official donation of five commercial big-rig International trucks from Navistar to the diesel technologies program at East Valley Institute of Technology, five students were given keys and they started up the vehicles. EVIT is for high-school-aged students at 10 school districts, including Apache Junction, J.O. Combs and Queen Creek, and is also open […]

Lennar Homes, industrial General Plan amendments approved by Apache Junction City Council

Designating 38 acres for conventional single-family homes and 50 acres at a different site for industrial businesses have been approved by Apache Junction City Council. Both were amendments to the city’s General Plan, which is used for guiding future development. General Plan amendments are allowed once a year and must be approved by City Council, […]