AJ Couple Found Dead In Home

An elderly couple were found dead in their home in Apache Junction on June 23, and Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) investigators are saying the deaths may be heat related. PCSO deputies were responding to a call from concerned neighbors in the Palmas Del Sol retirement community when they found Keith and Connie Cox in one of their sweltering rooms. Continue reading...


Overnight Work at New Fry’s

The City of Apache Junction Development Services department have told residents within 500 feet of the new Fry’s construction site of planned overnight activities last week and next month. The remaining times for overnight construction will occur midnight to 5 a.m. on July 6 and July 11. Continue reading...


Gateway Carrier Announces Expanded Service

Allegiant Air announced last Tuesday that they are adding eight new nonstop destinations at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport According to their release, it will be the largest service expansion since the low-cost airline arrived in Mesa nearly 10 years ago. The new routes include major Midwest destinations Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Louisville, Omaha and St. Louis/Belleville. Additionally, Boise will join the list of Mountain West destinations available to Gateway Airport. Continue reading...


City's 2017-18 Budget Adopted

The Apache Junction City Council has given formal approval to the city budget for the fiscal year of 2017-18. The city council held its final public hearing on the budget on Monday night, June 19, unanimously voting to approve the document, which can be seen at www.ajcity.net/budget. The budget reflects a general fund increase of less than 1 percent over last year and includes two new positions related to the opening of the new downtown Flatiron Community Park. The budget also includes providing General fund increases less than 1%. Continue reading...


Museum Earns Excellence
Award from Travel Website

The Board of the Superstition Mountain Historical Society and staff of the Superstition Mountain Museum announced that the museum has been recognized with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor based on “the consistently great reviews earned” from travelers that are sent to the Tripadvisor website. Continue reading...


AJ Couple Charged with Sexual Conduct with a Minor

The Pinal County Grand Jury has indicted an Apache Junction couple on several counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. According to a statement from Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD), police officers responded to a domestic violence call on March 29, 2017, in the 2000 block of West Greenlee Avenue, in Apache Junction. Continue reading...


AJPD Gets Grant from State

Apache Junction’s traffic division just purchased some new tools to assist in traffic enforcement thanks to a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Each officer assigned to the traffic division has been equipped with new LIDAR devices. The LTI 20-20 True Speed is one of the newest tools available to law enforcement. The new devises are a move from older technology which used RADAR to calculate the speed of a moving vehicle. Continue reading...


Johnson Utilities Compliance Questioned

The Pinal County Supervisors studied possible legal actions against Johnson Utilities, LLC. in response to violations of the county’s Air Quality Control District Code of Regulations. The public hearing took place at the Supervisor’s Regular Session on Wednesday, June 21. Under Arizona Revised Statutes 49-479, the Board of Supervisors has the authority to adopt rules and regulations regarding the release of contaminants into the air that emanate from any source inside the county. Continue reading...


City Not Changing Current
Public Events Code

At the City Council Meeting last Tuesday, June 20, the council voted 6-1 not to make amendments to City Code Article 8-8 Requirements for Community and Civic Events. Councilman Dave Waldron was the dissenting vote. The request for the amendment was made by David Bowling and Jim Duncan, neighbors of the Hitching Post establishment on Hwy 88, and who have objected to its outdoor events. Continue reading...


Superindendent Addresses
Community School Group

Last week, Apache Junction Unified School District’s (AJUSD) new superintendent, Dr. Krista Anderson, presented at the biweekly Children First/Support our Schools (CFSOS) meeting. The audience of about fifteen met at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce. During her 45-minute presentation, many subjects were covered—all with a consistent theme: full involvement of the schools and community for the good of our children. Continue reading...