We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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 …

  • 0

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…

featured
  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

breaking
  • 0

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!

spotlight
  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

spotlight
  • 0

Apache Junction’s own Brooklyn Neace will compete with 25 others in the Elks Annual Statewide Youth Basketball Free Throw Shooting Competition (Hoop Shoot), which will be held on February 15, 2020, at Cactus Canyon Junior High. The competition will begin at 10 a.m. sharp.

  • 0

Grand Canyon, AZ- The National Park Service will begin accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The permits are for specific launch dates within calendar year 2021. A total of 462 perm…

featured
  • 0

The public and all Vietnam Veterans are invited to attend and participate in this 50th Anniversary Commemoration ‘Pinning Event.’ It will take place at Mesa Market Place on Saturday, March 21, 2020, starting at 10:45 a.m.

  • 0

What are the consequences to all types of wildlife when we build highways, subdivisions, canals and other modern conveniences? Are all species affected similarly, or do some thrive while others langish? And are there ways to minimize or limit negative consequences to both wild animals and hu…

  • 0

The city of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be located in the City Hall parking lot, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

  • 0

Members of the Piestewa Peak Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), teamed up with therapy mini-horses from Tender Little Hearts Mini Tales and Equine Mini Therapy to visit more than 40 residents at the Arizona State Veteran's Home in central Phoenix. DAR chapt…

spotlight
  • 0

The Apache Junction Public Library introduces the popular Writer-in-Residence program on Feb. 3 when James L. Thane, author of the fast-paced and edgy Sean Richardson series, begins his residency. The Writer-in-Residence program offers encouragement, direction and feedback to local authors, …

  • 0

The Women of Moose Lodge #1127, in Apache Junction, raised money for Paws 4 Life with a raffle on a special Cardinals basket. The check was presented to Tuni House and Barbara Watson. It will be put toward a special class of scent training for our clients with diabetes, seizure disorders and…

  • 0

Gold Canyon Lions decided to change their Christmas agenda this year and, at their holiday lunch meeting on 12/19/19, participated in a Santa Workshop. Oh, what fun we had making Candy Cane Reindeer to brighten up the spirits of the residents at Mariposa Point of Mesa Assisted Living/Memory …

  • 0

This year’s Holiday Season was celebrated at VFW 9399 on Saguaro Road, when the Auxiliary and Post hosted their 3rd Annual Christmas Party for Sunshine Acres Children’s’ Home. Over 100 children enjoyed food and gifts as the rumble of a mighty Motorcycle Club was heard – the Punishers (Law En…

  • 0

On January 17, the AJ Mounted Rangers met with Pinal Gila Community Child Services, also known as Head Start, to donate $2000.00. They will be using some of the money to purchase tennis shoes, hoodie jackets and sweat pants to have on hand to give to children when needed.

  • 0

On January 3, Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas Kelly came to the AJ Rangers Friday night meeting and accepted two donations.  The first donation was $1000.00 for the annual Toy Drive at Christmas, and the second donation was for the D.A.R.E. Program in the amount of $750.00. The chief tha…

  • 0

On Friday, January 3, AJ Mounted Rangers met with Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAFFA) Executive Director, Ray Villa of to donate $1500.00. CAFFA provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence from Pinal and eastern Maricopa counties. CAAFA 24 hour cris…

  • 0

The Pinal County Genealogists will hold their 17th annual workshop on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1555 N. Colorado St., Casa Grande, AZ. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m., and the first session starts at 9:00 a.m. This fee includes lunch and adm…

  • 0

The Anchor Club, parent organization for the Apache Junction High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, will host the 22nd Annual Navy JROTC Benefit Car and Motorcycle Show Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache J…

  • 0

The Legends of Superior Trails, Inc. (LOST) has announced the schedule for their upcoming 2020 Hashbrowns, History and Hiking events. Each event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Superior Chamber of Commerce, located at 165 Main Street in Downtown Superior. The event ticket is $25 and includes a he…

  • 0

Sixty area families had a brighter Christmas this year thanks to a truckload of fresh holiday trees donated to the Apache Junction Food Bank by Costco at Sossaman Road. Twenty trees were distributed to food bank clients and forty were distributed amongst St. George Roman Catholic Parish, the…

spotlight
  • 0

Blessings to all…for a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. We’ve been able to maintain a high level of physical activity this year because of The Crazy Chile Farm and some other adventures that have grown out of the farm. Granted there are more noticeably bothersome aches to contend wi…

  • 0

As America moves toward becoming a cashless society, The Salvation Army is making it easier for donors to give back during the Christmas season by making a digital gift at the iconic Red Kettles.

  • 0

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9399 is seeking combat veterans, their significant others and family to join them in making a difference in the lives of Apache Junction Veterans, active-duty military and their families. The Post and Auxiliary are hosting an OPEN TO THE PUBLIC swing b…

breaking spotlight
  • 0

Back in April, Marjorie Wells was named 2019 Arizona Teen Miss Agriculture USA. In June, she traveled to Ohio to compete in the very first National Miss Agriculture USA competition and was named 2019 National Teen Miss Agriculture USA.

  • 0

The winners of this year’s Apache Trail Chapter Constitution Week Art Contest from Cactus Canyon Junior High School were (L-R): Heather Cornwell (3rd Place); McKenzie Awong (1st Place) and Leeanndra Womack (2nd Place). Allison Baumann (far right) is their Cactus Canyon Junior High Art Teacher.

  • 0

The Woodbury Fire burned nearly 124,000 acres, mostly in the Superstition Wilderness Area, from early June through mid-July of 2019. As soon as the fire was contained, Tonto National Forest put together a Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) team to assess the fire’s effects. Arizona Game and…

  • 0

This month the Apache Junction Moose Lodge #2039 is celebrating its 48th anniversary with a Membership Drive and Horseshoe Tournament. Festivities will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019, and begin at 9:00 a.m. with a blind draw, $20 buy in Horseshoe Tournament. Stick around for the Texas H…

  • 0

On November 6th, the Honor/Color Guard from American Legion Post 27, Apache Junction, were invited to teach the local Wolf Pack Cub Scouts the folding of the American Flag and what each fold meant.  Honor/Color members pictured left to right are Tim Franey, Nelson Preston and Ray Williams.

  • 0

On Saturday, December 7 at 9 a.m., there will be a Swap and Sell opportunity in your neighborhood, in the parking lot of the Superstition Foothills Baptist Church at 6338 S. Kings Ranch Road.

popular
  • 0

The red, yellow, blue, brown, black and white hues on the walls and ceilings of the Desert View Watchtower are once again vividly on display. Over the past four years, the historic tower at Grand Canyon National Park’s Desert View area has undergone extensive conservation and graffiti remedi…