Fry’s New AJ Store

On October 27 Fry’s will celebrated the Grand Opening of its newest Marketplace Store located at 150 E. Old West Highway in Apache Junction (85119). Local dignitaries, community partners and Fry’s management  participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony later that morning. Continue reading...

Gold Canyon’s Business Fair

The Gold Canyon Business Fair & Holiday Showcase will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Superstition Center & Sunset Center, 5782 S. Mountain Brook Dr. in Gold Canyon. This year, there will be two amazing events in one day—with local retail venders and holiday shopping! Color Me Music will provide live entertainment, and coffee and treats will be available from Gecko Espresso at the on-site café. Continue reading...

Alarm Users Notice

On January 17, 2017, the Apache Junction City Council passed and adopted an update to the City Codes regarding Security Alarm Systems (Volume 1, Chapter 16, Security Alarms Systems) and the Public Safety Fee Schedule (Volume 1, Chapter 4, Article 4-7 (Public Safety Fee Schedule), Section 4-7-1, Subsection J (Security Alarm Permit Fees).

The proposed changes to the City Codes were recommended and passed for the following reasons:

  1. Reducing the number of false alarms received from businesses and residences.
  2. Addressing officer safety as a result of recurring false alarms.
  3. Encouraging and educating residents and business owners to register their alarms systems with the City as required by city ordinance.
  4. Updating the alarm permit program and better aligning it with surrounding jurisdictions.
  5. Enhancing prioritization in all calls for service.
  6. Providing an improved response to actual alarms for burglaries and robberies.

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Will Prop 416/417 Help Our Community?

By now, everyone who signed up for mail-in ballots should have received their ballot for the Pinal Regional Transportation Plan (Prop 416) and the one-half cent increase in county sales tax (Prop 417). Propositions 416 and 417, if approved, would generate an estimated $641,755,458 to establish a transportation network within Pinal County over the next 20 years. Continue reading...

Entrepreneur Workshops

The city of Apache Junction, with support from Arizona State University, will play host to a series of four workshops aimed at helping local entrepreneurs. The workshops are supported by the Entrepreneur and Innovation initiative at ASU to increase inclusion in entrepreneurship. The university recently won the Inclusion Challenge from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Continue reading...

Mountain View Funeral Home

Albert Coury, who founded Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery in 1951, was a compassionate man who believed in the importance of families. He wanted a beautiful green cemetery where families could feel at ease spending time with loved ones. 66 years later, Mountain View is still owned and operated by the Coury family. Inheriting the values of his father and grandfather before him, Greg Coury represents the third generation to tend the needs of the cemetery. In 2016, Mountain View was voted cemetery of the year. Continue reading...