Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our Medicare beneficiaries cope with the pandemic.
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Arizona State Parks and Trails will be closing all historic parks and gift shops in response to updated guidelines from the Arizona Department of Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As a destination campus, we recognize that the current school location for meal pickup isn't accessible to all of our families. In an effort to connect more of our families with meals during the school closures, we are launching a "Meals on Wheels" program, beginning Monday, March 23.
On March 24, 2020, the Pinal County Public Health Department notified the public of six further cases of COVID-19 in Pinal County. They are:
In the midst of the overwhelming fallout from a global pandemic, the first day of spring may have slipped by unnoticed. But it still occurred; the sun rose on a new day, reminding us that Mother Earth brings light, hope and new life, even as we struggle through the darkness.
Turquoise has a longstanding tradition amongst Native cultures of the Southwest, holding special significance and profound meaning to specific tribes. On Thursday, March 19, Carrie Cannon will discuss “For the Love of Turquoise” at the Superstition Mountain Museum.
Early giving begins this week for donors participating in the eighth annual Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour statewide online fundraising event scheduled on Tuesday, April 7. In addition, registration for this year’s event has been re-opened for nonprofit organizations that had to cancel fundrai…
Due to cancellation of the Friday, March 27, 2020, “Jeri Sager in This Broad’sWay” performance, patrons holding those tickets may use them for any of next season’s 2020-2021 Canyon Sounds concerts, except for “The Diamonds” and “The Brothers Four.” We expect a large turn-out for those concer…
Gold Canyon Public Radio President and Board Member Scott Kramer announced this week that on February 7th, 2020 the FCC approved the broadcast license modification of KRWV-FM. According to Kramer the modification was requested for a couple reasons which included safety and improving our cove…
Beginning March 19, people who ride an off-highway vehicle (OHV) in the Bulldog Canyon OHV area on the Mesa Ranger District must obtain a permit online through recreation.gov. The district will discontinue paper permits.
UPDATE: THE APACHE LEAP MINING FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Just a third of Arizona voters are concerned about the spread of coronavirus in the state, a new Arizona Public Opinion poll found.
THE SUPERSTITION HORSEMEN'S ASSOCIATION 40th ANNIVERSARY EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED due to concerns about the coronavirus.
On March 16, at the Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Center, the Arizona Lecture Series will present Dr. Laura Tohe, “Armed with Our Language: We Went to War.”
As a lead-in event to the Superstition Mountain Museum’s annual three-day event, The Magic of Mexican Artistry, featuring Mata Ortiz pottery and the Mexican Arts, Zapotec Master Weaver Porfirio Gutierrez and his sister, Juana Gutierrez Contreras, will discuss Zapotec Weaving Traditions, and …
Today, Governor Doug Ducey joined mental health advocates, legislators and family members affected by suicide to sign SB1523, also known as Jake’s Law. The legislation, introduced by Senator Kate Brophy McGee and Representative Jeff Weninger, requires health care insurers to cover mental hea…
Start your engines! Local community members are coming together and riding to show support for local wounded veterans, at the 7th Annual Phoenix Wounded Vets Run. The ride is starting the Harley Davidson of Scottsdale (15656 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260) and ending at the Roadhouse in C…
On Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 7 & 8, the Superstition Mountain Museum will be hosting a big fundraiser Book/ Media Sale featuring books, records, dvds, cds, tapes, magazines, puzzles, collectible newspapers and any other type of item that qualifies as media. The sale will go on during the…
The 4th annual Superstition Blues & Brews & Art Festival in Apache Junction is expected to draw thousands of festival goers.
On March 9, Bill Harrison returns to the Arizona Lecture Series at the Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Center, with “Spenazuma, Legendary Gold Mining Scam in Arizona: The greatest Arizona gold mine that never existed!”
A wildfire in the Superstition Mountain Wilderness area started on June 8, 2019, and burned more than 123,000 acres, making it the fifth worst fire in Arizona history. The Woodbury Fire, as it was called, will be the subject of a free lecture at the Superstition Mountain Museum on Mar. 5 at …
Animals move across the landscape on a daily and seasonal basis to find what they need to survive: food, water, cover and mates. Human-made barriers such as urban or deforested areas, highways, railroads and canals interrupt these patterns and pose long-term threats to wildlife populations.
Join us for a new event, Fit Family Dino Days at Flatiron Community Park (100 N. Apache Trail) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th, followed by a showing of the movie “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
One of the most innovative ensembles on the concert stage today, the Carpe Diem String Quartet is known for their electrifying performances that include Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, and jazz-inspired music. They are now one of America’s premiere “indie” string quartets, defying easy classificati…
During the night of Christmas Eve, 1944, 25 Nazi prisoners of war escaped from Papago Park POW camp on the outskirts of Phoenix and headed towards Mexico. These men were hardcore Nazis, ex U-boat commanders and submariners, who had successfully dug a nearly 200-foot tunnel that took four mon…
Dutch Ovens have nothing to do with wooden shoes, although the name may conjure up that image, but they do sometimes stand on three legs. Dutch ovens are large cast iron pots that are used over an open fire or with charcoal piled under and on top of the lid of the pot, for cooking or baking …
Every year, Paws 4 Life has a Spring Fling Fundraiser to raise money for their dog training organization. This year, we decided not to have the usual event, due to challenges. But then we decided, yes, maybe we could do it at the Greyhound Park where we train the dogs – that is, if the Greyh…
Gold Canyon and Apache Junction Lions are combining prides this year to present the annual premier fundraiser event, “A Masquerade Ball.” You will experience the mystery and pageantry, lights, sights and sounds produced and performed by an experienced Utah Dance Company.
Elmer Ugarte, 33, copes with feelings of isolation by competing on the rough fields of rugby.
In a joint effort with the Maricopa County Department of Transportation, work began today to install cattle guards at eight Tonto recreation sites along Bush Highway.
Remember when you were just a kid and your parents and teachers taught you to clean up after yourself? Or leave things better than you found them? Well, sometimes adults need a reminder.
Cool winter weather means great hiking opportunities in your Arizona state parks. Here are the top four trails to visit before temperatures start to rise.
As one of the fastest growing counties in the state, Pinal County has impressive plans for development of regional parks and trails. Kent Taylor, director of the Open Space and Trails Department, is responsible for, not only implementing these plans, but managing the county’s existing inventory.
In December 2008, an 18-year-old boy named Justin was stationed at Camp Casey, Korea. It was his first time out of the U.S.A., and his grandmother, Marlys Anderson, wanted to send him a stocking cap she made herself. That first cap was the beginning of something great; a way of making many m…
It seems like just yesterday it was September, and we were gearing up for the winter season here in Apache Junction. As we’ve often heard many locals say, “You can tell that winter is coming, because the color of the license plates is changing,” signifying the return of our winter visitors.
The VFW Auxiliary is seeking vendors for their arts/crafts and garage sale fundraiser on February 29 at VFW Post #9399, 133 N. Saguaro Rd., Apache Junction (NE corner of Saguaro and Apache Trail). Spots are $10.00; please bring your own tables and chairs.
On Monday, Feb. 24, the Arizona Lecture Series will present Ken Sorenson, “John F. Kennedy,” at the Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction.
What is it that makes Arizona unique, that gives it a different flavor from neighboring New Mexico, California, Utah, Sonora and Chihuahua? Greg McNamee will explain this during his free lecture on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail (SR-88).
The largest desert arboretum in America, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, announces their third annual Family Day with waived admission for kids (0-18 years of age) on February 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
This Spring, Arizona Big Train Operators (ABTO) once again will hold their Spring Open Houses on February 29 and March 1st, 7th and 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. Please check our website, azbigtrains.org, for addresses and up-to-date information.
Come join us at Superstition Foothills Baptist Church, 6338 S. Kings Ranch Rd. in Gold Canyon, AZ, on Saturday, February 29 for a wonderful event to promote community awareness and sharing of our beloved pets. This event will feature pet adoptions, products and services, various pet contests…
Writer-in-Residence workshops continue monthly through April with novelist James L. Thane at the Apache Junction Library, 1177 N Idaho Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119.
After warming the hands and hearts of Chicagoans and New Yorkers battling freezing temperatures last year, the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) is launching an expanded version of its “Sunshine to Share” social media campaign today.
Knights of Columbus Council #7243 hosted the 15th Annual "Show Your Ride" Car Show on October 26th 2019. We raised $2,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley. Russell St. John, branch manager for the club, received the check for $2,000 from Tom Wolf, Grand Knight of Council #7243.
Now in its 19th year, the Lost Dutchman Marathon is Arizona’s longest running destination marathon. Not only do people travel from all over the US to run in this race, but from all over the world!
On Monday, Feb. 17, the Arizona Lecture Series will present Jim Turner, “Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State,” at the Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction.
The World War II Navajo Code Talkers will be the topic of the free lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Superstition Mountain Museum. Navajo author Dr. Laura Tohe, author of the book Code Talker Stories, will be giving the lecture. It is one of the free lectures presented weekly at the…
The Annual Farewell Bash for Arizona Winter Visitors Association will be held on February 24 at Golden Sun RV Resort, 999 W. Broadway Rd., Apache Junction.
The Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) just received a wonderful and gracious donation of stuffed animals. These, along with the officers other equipment, will be available to comfort children who may have been victimized by a traumatic event.
Cole Denham, a junior at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, won “Audience Favorite” in the recent AJ Kid’s Idol talent competition.
The USDA Forest Service, including the Tonto National Forest, will waive fees at most day-use recreation sites Feb. 17 in honor of Presidents Day. The fee-waiver day is the second in a series of such opportunities offered by the agency in 2020.