The United Way of Pinal County has received notice that $197,693 for emergency food and shelter services (EFSP) will be made available for distribution to agencies, according to Allen A. Villalobos, Chief Executive Officer.
The Apache Junction High School Cheerleading team is looking for sponsors in hopes of replacing their worn out and stained uniforms. It has been four years since the team had new uniforms, and they will need to raise $2500 by early August for the girls to have the uniforms in time for the fi…
I am very proud to share that Arizona’s booming economy continues to receive national recognition! Our state has once again earned the prestigious Gold Shovel Award from Area Development Magazine, which recognizes states with significant success in attracting high-value economic development …
Apache Junction’s Chamber of Commerce has added to its impressive board of directors, two additional influential board members.
As part of a regional consortium of community colleges and industry partners, Central Arizona College will receive $1.2 million in federal funding to develop industry-recognized apprenticeships in manufacturing. Pima Community College will lead the $4.23 million federal grant to develop Ariz…
At the Apache Junction City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, Council held further hearings on changes to City Code Vol. II, Land Development Code, Chapter 7: Development Fees. Council heard a presentation by Development Services Director Larry Kirch on recommendations for 5-year upd…
A festive Hawaiian luau greeted attendees of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce Awards Night at Roadhaven Resort on Thursday, June 30. Themed decorations, including leis, handmade table centerpieces and photo backdrops, invited members and guests to relax and enjoy a delicious buffet, w…
Last week, as I was leaving a meeting, someone pulled me aside and asked, “How’s everything going over at the paper? How’s the ‘project’ coming along?” I chuckled and paused, sorting through what we in the office have lovingly dubbed ‘the website haze’ before I responded.
Masons Apache Lodge No. 69 has announced that it is relocating its lodge from Mesa to Apache Junction in 2020.
Opening day of “Christmas in July” at the Community Thrift Store will be Friday, July 5. Volunteers and staff have raided the boutique’s back room and storage sheds to bring out the holiday stock, and festive displays throughout the store will greet you with a Christmassy vibe, while showcas…
At the Apache Junction City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation for the procurement of a street sweeper recently awarded the city through a Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant. Bob Mohle, …
County Manager cites favorable bond rates
Dolce Vita in Apache Junction is one of seven master-planned communities in Arizona to be recognized this year in Where to Retire magazine.
Members of the Arizona Hemp Industries Association (AzHIA) celebrated June 1 as “Opening Day” for the hemp business in Arizona. Companies that have a license issued by the government may begin to grow, harvest, transport and process hemp in the Grand Canyon State. Previously hemp was regarde…
On May 22, 2019, The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed a civil case in Arizona Superior Court against Johnson Utilities, LLC, seeking penalties and injunctive relief in excess of $100 million. This case is about bringing …
On May 22, 2019, The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed a civil case in Arizona Superior Court against Johnson Utilities, LLC, seeking penalties and injunctive relief in excess of $100 million.
A conditional use permit (CUP) to expand attractions and hold various outdoor activities at the Hitching Post, 2341 N. Apache Trail, was revoked by the Apache Junction Planning & Zoning Commission at their May 14 meeting. The motion to revoke passed by a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Mic…
When one thinks of the term “tech corridor,” the first thought to come to their mind is Silicon Valley, but Pinal County Economic Development Program Manager Tim Kanavel says that Silicon Valley is not the only tech corridor in the United States.
7% revenue growth anticipated, positions added
The Superstition Fire & Medical District warns that wildfires are more likely to occur this summer because of the large amount of rainfall that has occurred over the past two years.
The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce wishes AJ small businesses a Happy National Small Business Week, May 5-11, 2019.
Villalobos brings 20+ years of experience to service agency
By Trish Hoagland
Put on your dance shoes and head to Mesa Market Place Swap Meet on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 9 am to 1 pm! And bring the whole family to this free Latin Dance Music Celebration. We’ve planned a fun day for everyone!
New owners of Los Gringos Locos continue the established recipes and traditions
On Saturday, April 13, Lori Blank & Associates, LLC, hosted its annual Shred-a-Thon in support of the Apache Junction Food Bank. Two large shredding trucks were on hand at the real estate firm’s Gold Canyon parking lot to process tons of paper. Those taking advantage of the event donated…
By Lurissa Carbajal, Cronkite News
Beginning Monday, June 3, 2019, Apache Junction Police Department will be making some changes to their alarm program. The city of Apache Junction will no longer be processing alarm registrations or accept payments. AJPD will contract with the PM AM Corporation, who will be monitoring the ala…
The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce has named Denise Hart as the Chamber’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.
$64 Million Decrease Lowers Overall Average Annual Prices by 2.2 percent
Arizona’s first-in-nation law helps licensed individuals get to work
More than 500 residents attend meeting with county representatives
Assessor reports $5.5 million in back taxes are yet to be collected
ProChemTech Chemical Plant #2 started operation in March 1999
“We just treat people the way we want to be treated.”
What inspired you to be a groomer? And when did you start?
By Dana Trumbull
The United Way of Pinal County (UWPC) is excited to announce that they are off and running with their VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program.
Two-day event will feature architecture, antique show, Old West reenactments and more: Jan. 26-27
Western Association of Food Chains encourages grocery business students
Plaza Dr. shortcut closed off indefinitely while landowner explores options with the city
Scouts from Troop #758, San Tan Valley, attended the October 10 Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting as a requirement to earn their citizenship merit badge. Over the course of the two-hour meeting, they were able to observe a fair sampling of the issues and procedures that come before o…
The Crazy Chile Farm, together with Transfiguration Episcopal Church, will be hosting a Desert Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the large paved parking lot of the Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 514 S. Mountain Rd., Mesa, AZ.
Ads, headlines and sports judged to be among Arizona’s best
By Robin Barker
AJ Police Dept., Food Bank, Right Away Disposal to host
Dirtwater Springs updates for a familiar, but fresh take on tradition