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Former Apache Junction Parks Director Bell dies  Apache Junction Independent

Former Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Bell – the city's only parks director until his retirement in 2016 – has died after an illness. He was 61.

Student facing charges after placing prank call of threat at Apache Junction High School  ABC15 Arizona

A lockdown was lifted and the all-clear was given at Apache Junction High School Friday afternoon following reports of a threat at the campus.

“Everywhere, People are the Same” – AJ Gold Canyon News  Apache Junction News

“You can make friends; it's not difficult here,” Valentina summarized her experience as a foreign exchange student attending Apache Junction High School.

VIDEO: Aerial video of police situation at Apache Junction High School  AZFamily

Police and Maricopa County sheriff's deputies converged on Apache Junction High School in the East Valley at about 1:30 p.m. Friday. Aerial video from the ...

Apache Junction High School student arrested, refused to take off bandana  AZFamily

Apache Junction police arrested four students after one of them refused to take off a blue bandana.

4 Apache Junction High School students arrested in dress code battle  AZCentral

A battle over the dress code is brewing at Apache Junction High School after videos of a student disagreeing with police over his bandanna went viral.

VIDEO: Police questioning some Apache Junction HS situation after false call sparked lockdown, massive police response  AZFamily

One student is in custody and police are questions more than a dozen others after a false report resulted in a lockdown and massive police response at Apache ...

Cornelius Turner new Apache Junction High School head varsity boys basketball coach  Apache Junction Independent

Cornelius Turner is the new head varsity boys basketball coach at Apache Junction High School. Cornelius Turner. Coach Turner is a graduate of Dobson High ...

Apache Junction principal asked for students' arrest over bandanna, report says  AZCentral

An Apache Junction student wearing a bandanna and three other teens were arrested after a principal's request, according to a police report.

Kids safe after shooting scare at Apache Junction HS KPNX

Students at Apache Junction High School were in lockdown for about an hour this afternoon after a caller falsely reported a shooting at the school. Students are ...

New Principal Confirmed for Apache Junction High School  Apache Junction News

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board unanimously approved Dr. Angela Chomokos as the new Apache ...

AJHS Educator Named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction  Apache Junction News

Da Un “Andie” Chung, an educator at Apache Junction High School in Apache Junction, AZ, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by ...

Arizona High School Student Refused to Take Off Bandanna, So He And 3 Other Students Were Arrested Because Apparently, That Makes Sense  The Root

Further proving that cops will arrest black kids for anything, an Arizona senior student at Apache Junction High School was arrested, along with some of his ...

Arizona education department gives Cs and Ds grades for Apache Junction schools  Apache Junction Independent

The Arizona Department of Education has notified Apache Junction Unified School District that its schools received C and D grades for academic growth; ...

VIDEO: Reported shooting at high school deemed hoax  AZFamily

Police say no gunman or shooting victims were found on campus, but the student who called in the report is being detained.

Hiring Apache Junction High School principal to be considered at May 8 meeting  Apache Junction Independent

Hiring a new Apache Junction High School principal for the 2018-19 school year is to be discussed at a May 8 meeting.

Q-and-A with Apache Junction Unified School District board candidate Braden Biggs  Apache Junction Independent

Four area residents are running for two seats on the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. The Apache ...

Apache Junction school district general election results  Apache Junction Independent

Four are running for two elected volunteer positions on the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. Voters live in ...

Registration under way for Apache Junction Unified School District  Apache Junction Independent

Registration has begun for new and returning students who will be attending Apache Junction Unified School District during the 2018-19 school year.

Register Now for 2018-19 School Year  Apache Junction News

Registration is underway for new and returning students who will be attending Apache Junction Unified School District during the 2018-2019 school year.

Meet the Candidates for the School Board  Apache Junction News

With all city positions decided in the primary election on August 28, the lone event remaining in the local race is between the four candidates vying for two open ...

OPINION: Apache Junction High School Principal Larry LaPrise ‘a true inspiration’  Apache Junction Independent

It has been brought to my attention that Apache Junction High School Principal Larry LaPrise is not coming back next year. In multiple confirmations it is my ...

Dr. Chomokos new Apache Junction High School principal  Apache Junction Independent

Dr. Angela Chomokos has been hired to be Apache Junction High School's principal for the 2018-19 school year.

Arizona high school student arrested for wearing a blue bandana in class  TheGrio

An Arizona teen was arrested last week after his teachers accused him of violating Apache Junction High School's dress code.

Youth Matter Summer Session June 16 at Apache Junction High School  Apache Junction Independent

It's hard to believe this school year is almost over. Just a year ago members of the Apache Junction Wellness Partnership came together to address the potential ...

City of Apache Junction Fourth of July Celebration  Apache Junction News

Join Apache Junction Parks & Recreation for our annual Fourth of July Celebration. All festivities take place on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. We will be kicking off ...

47 resignations to be considered at April 24 Apache Junction school board meeting  Apache Junction Independent

The resignations of 47 people as employees from Apache Junction Unified School District are to be considered at the governing board's April 24 meeting.

Looking ahead in Apache Junction  Apache Junction News

Another year has come and gone, and 2019 is sure to bring even more development and good news to Apache Junction. Having completed my first term as ...

Lights, Camera, Action in Apache Junction  Apache Junction News

It was oppressively hot sitting in the Apache Junction High School parking lot at mid-day, but Cristi Harris was full of *fresh* excitement. She is one of several ...

21st Annual AJHS NJROTC Car & Motorcycle Show Seeks Participants and Sponsors  Apache Junction News

The Anchor Club, parent organization for the Apache Junction High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (NJROTC), is seeking participants and ...

AJ Schools' Letter Grades Drop  Apache Junction News

We recently received notice from the State Department of Education regarding letter grades for each of our schools for the 2017-2018 school year. The state ...

AJHS Names New Basketball Coaches  Apache Junction News

Apache Junction High School announced its new basketball head coaches for the 2018-19 season. Cornelius Turner was named as the head varsity boys ...

17 AJ Unified School District Retirees Recognized  Apache Junction News

2017/18 has been a year of change at Apache Junction Unified School District. 2018/19 promises to continue the trend. But as the saying goes, “The only ...

AJHS NJROTC Marches Forward Under New Command  Apache Junction News

The award-winning Apache Junction High School Navy Junior ROTC is under new “management” this year, as Major William Parker and Senior Chief Dave Patti ...

Fatal Car Accident on Apache Trail  Apache Junction News

An Apache Junction teen was killed Saturday, Oct. 20 when a car he was riding in veered off of State Route 88 and rolled down an embankment. The driver of ...

Youth Matter Summer Session June 16 at AJ High School  Apache Junction News

Last year at this time members of the Apache Junction Wellness Partnership came together to address the potential fallout from the controversial teenage suicide ...

Arrested Teen Says His Teacher Called The Police On Him For Wearing A Bandana To School  HuffPost

A group of high school students launched a peaceful protest to support a classmate whose teacher reportedly called the police on him because he wore a ...

13-year-old arrested for threats against Queen Creek school  AZFamily

Pinal County authorities say a 13-year-old boy has been arrested for making threats against a school.

Apache Junction Unified School District going back to five-day academic calendar; high school students staged protest  Apache Junction Independent

[Update 2: An Apache Junction resident, apparently a student from Apache Junction High School, has started an online petition to ask the Apache Junction ...

Fireworks, volleyball, swimming highlight AJ Fourth of July  Apache Junction Independent

A variety of events are planned Wednesday, July 4, in Apache Junction, capped off by fireworks at 8:30 p.m..

All-American Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11  Apache Junction News

The community is invited to come and enjoy a colorful and patriotic display honoring our country's veterans and active duty military in downtown Apache ...

Arizona HS football team dedicating week to player killed in car accident  USA TODAY High School Sports

A day after Apache Junction's biggest football win of the year, a 53-52 thriller over Glendale that put it in position to clinch a 4A playoff berth in the final week of ...

BREAKING NEWS VIDEO: Police Situation prompts locks down, street closures at Apache Junctino HIgh School  AZFamily

A police situation prompted a lock down of Apache Junction High School in the East Valley Friday afternoon.

Apache Junction coach resigns, denies having inappropriate relationship with student  AZCentral

Apache Junction coach Richard Milligan was accused of an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old boy, whom Milligan said he viewed as a son.

Kollenborn: Apache Junction History  Apache Junction News

Apache Junction as we know it today didn't exist when the first prospectors searched for gold near the base of Superstition Mountain in the late 1860's.

Carl Halperin Named School Liaison/DARE Officer  Apache Junction News

Officer Carl Halperin has been named as liaison between Apache Junction Unified School District and the Apache Junction Police Department. Officer Halperin ...

CCJH Principal to Receive AZ Music Educators Association Outstanding Admin Award  Apache Junction News

Cactus Canyon Junior High Principal, Courtney Castelhano will receive the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) Outstanding Administrator Award at ...

School's out on Fridays as Apache Junction students adjust to 4-day school week

APACHE JUNCTION – One year after a southeast Valley school district switched to a four-day school week, some parents and students still grapple with longer ...

Golf Provides Balance for AJ Duo  Apache Junction News

Golf etiquette doesn't allow for singing a happy tune between holes, but, as Wesley McJunkin explains, headphones work. “If I'm having a bad day, I'll just put my ...

Chandler PD: False report of active shooter at JCPenney near Gilbert and Germann  KGUN

CHANDLER, AZ — Officers are investigating after a false report of an active shooter was made at the JCPenney store near Gilbert and Germann roads.

AJ Man Charged in Counterfeit Bills Case  Apache Junction News

The Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) has arrested and charged an Apache Junction man in connection with eight different incidents involving ...

AJ Welcomes Community to Second State of the City  Apache Junction News

The city of Apache Junction celebrated its second “State of the City” program on Wednesday evening, February 13, 2019. Mayor Jeff Serdy welcomed the ...

AJ Water District Reports System Safe  Apache Junction News

Customers of the Apache Junction Water District are receiving communication regarding an exceedance of a compound found during routine testing of water in ...

Memorable Birthday for Moorhead  Apache Junction News

Apache Junction junior forward Nick Moorhead celebrated his birthday by sinking a pair of last-second free throws to give the Prospectors a 39-37 4A Black ...

AJHS Cheer Wins Regionals  Apache Junction News

Lady Prospectors take their dance, tumbling, stunt skills to JAMZ National competition in Las Vegas, February 23 & 24. By Dana Trumbull. Apache Junction High ...

LIST: Phoenix metro area July 4th events and fireworks for 2018  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Check out Independence Day celebrations in the Phoenix-metro area.

Fireworks and fun July 4 in Apache Junction  Apache Junction Independent

The city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is holding its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4. The event kicks off with the annual Fourth ...

AJHS Cadets Enter Brain Brawl  Apache Junction News

These are just a few of the sample questions for the annual Navy Junior ROTC Brain Brawl. Sometimes described as “Jeopardy on steroids,” Brain Brawl is an ...

EVIT opens 3rd campus, in Apache Junction  Arizona Republic

Apache Junction High School has become the third campus of the East Valley Institute of Technology, with nearly 500 students taking classes in subjects ...

Where to see 2018 Fourth of July fireworks around Phoenix: 20 shows not to miss  ABC15 Arizona

The Fourth of July is around the corner, and that means fireworks will soon light up the night skies followed by "oohs" and "ahhs" from kids and adults alike.

This week in Apache Junction Sports  Apache Junction Independent

Apache Junction High School boys basketball is playing in the Fear The Hop Tournament at Mesa High School. The first two games of the Tournament were ...

Bomb threat cancels classes in Somerton School District  AZCentral

Someone called in a bomb threat Thursday morning, prompting officials to cancel classes for the day. Classes are to resume Friday.

Arizona Girls State Marks 71st Session  Apache Junction News

It was a girl's week with nearly 300 high school girls from across Arizona converging on the University of Arizona campus for the 71st session of the American ...

Businesses that have recently opened, are coming soon, relocating or expanding  Apache Junction Independent

The below list and above map are from pages 16-17 of the February 2018 issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent (see the full issue at ...

Farber Named as Fire Chief  Apache Junction News

Mike Farber has been named the 11th fire chief in the 63 year history of the Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) after serving in the interim fire chief ...

#RedForEd leaders: Arizona teachers hope to return to class Thursday, ending historic walkout  AZCentral

Leaders of the Arizona Educators United group and Arizona Education say they will end the walkout on Thursday if the budget is passed. Thomas Hawthorne ...

JOBS: 8 places looking for workers in the Valley  ABC15 Arizona

Are you looking for work? There are several places now hiring and looking to add quality workers!

Showtune Productions schedule for Apache Junction  Apache Junction Independent

Showtune Productions has five performances planned in 2018 at the Apache Junction Performing Arts Center at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S.

Records: Man accused of DUI after I-17 wrong-way crash had suspended license  AZCentral

Records show deputies found Steven Jones in the driver's seat trying to turn on his car after the wrong-way crash just south of New River on Aug. 15.

Some Arizona parents and students grow weary of school closures  AZCentral

Arizona teachers walked out for a fourth day Tuesday as part of the #RedForEd movement, and plan to remain out Wednesday.

Videos, photos: New Fry’s Marketplace opens in Apache Junction  Apache Junction Independent

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Score FREE trees that can make buildings up to 20 degrees cooler, and cut down the energy bill!  ABC15 Arizona

Did you know that you can plant savings with shade trees? A member of the Salt River Project told us that a fully-grown tree can help reduce the annual energy ...

Year in Review 2015, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon  Apache Junction Independent

The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent continues its look back on 2015 stories. Below are notable stories printed in the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon ...

Schools, City, Police Collaborate on Crosswalk Safety  Apache Junction News

Rangers dismount to volunteer as crossing guards; police to ticket jaywalkers as well as unsafe drivers. By Dana Trumbull. On November 30, a 13-year-old ...

Memorial Day weekend 2018 events in Phoenix, around Arizona  AZCentral

For some, Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of summer, but the true purpose of the day is to honor those who died in military *service* to the country.

23 places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in metro Phoenix  AZCentral

Do you still need Fourth of July plans? Looking for a fireworks show near you? We've got you covered. Here are 23 places to watch fireworks in the Valley this ...

AJ City Council Meeting Summary  Apache Junction News

The Apache Junction City Council met on January 16. At the meeting, there was a presentation of a proclamation designating January 2018 as National Human ...

Some Arizona schools have lead in drinking water  AZFamily

At least 26 Arizona schools have lead in their drinking water above federal guidelines, according to early results of a new statewide testing program.

East Mesa Boy Scout troop has 9 new Eagles  East Valley Tribune

For the second time this year, an East Mesa Boy Scout Troop has seen a large group of their members earn eagle rank.

Top 10 mascots in Arizona high school sports

The Sultans, the Monsoon, the ... Frogs? A look at the most creative and inspired nicknames across Arizona high school sports.

Arizona lawmakers tied to district, charter schools bring home few A's

Sen. Sylvia Allen was called out last week when a school she helped found earned an F, but six other lawmakers also have roles in Arizona schools.

Arizona teachers will walk out again Thursday as budget votes drag on  AZCentral

Leaders of the #RedForEd walkout announced Wednesday they will be walking out again Thursday. School districts are notifying parents of closures.

Community Pays it Forward to founder of drum and bugle corps  AZFamily

They don't miss a beat in the sweltering heat. The Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps spends the hot afternoons rehearsing at Apache Junction High ...

Originality tough to come by in Arizona high school mascot names

A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark but can score big.

Did NASA, University of Arizona camera spot a Muppet on Mars?  AZCentral

A University of Arizona camera orbiting Mars captures a photo of the surface feature that some say looks like Beaker, one of the Muppets.

Mesa high-school graduation ceremonies

Congratulations, Class of 2014! Here's a look at Mesa and Apache Junction high-school graduation ceremonies, including speakers and top graduates.

Mesa to celebrate Fourth of July with fireworks, naturalization ceremony for new citizens  AZCentral

Mesa's July Fourth festival, the Celebration of Freedom, will host its annual naturalization ceremony, welcoming more than 300 new U.S. citizens.

Budget passes as #RedForEd teachers gather for 6th walkout day  AZCentral

Arizona educators and #RedForEd supporters gathered at the Arizona Capitol on Thursday for a sixth day of teacher walkouts. It is likely the last day of walkouts ...

Counterprotesters call #RedForEd supporters greedy, accuse teachers of being 'terrorists'  AZCentral

PurpleForParents leader Dusti Martin calls teachers who have walked out "terrorists that are holding our children hostage."

The 'Sacred' Superstition Mountains  Apache Junction News

Violent volcanic activity formed the rugged cliffs, flat plateaus and jagged valleys of the Superstition Mountains. For the past 25 million years, the changing ...

Democratic candidates for Arizona schools chief agree on issues, diverge on background  AZCentral

The two Democratic candidates for state superintendent of public instruction played up the differences in their education backgrounds at a Thursday night ...

Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records  Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona Department of ...

Chasing Hoop Dream in Australia  Apache Junction News

What started out as an opportunity to pursue a basketball dream, is winding up as mother-daughter bonding adventure in the Land Down Under. Apache ...

Rep. Doug Coleman, R-Apache Junction  Arizona Capitol Times

Name: Doug Coleman. Chamber: House of Representatives. Party: Republican. Profession: Retired business teacher at Apache Junction High School.

The County Line: 2018 Spring Edition  Sports360AZ

The County Line. Welcome back to The County Line, my blog on news and notes surrounding the athletic programs we cover at It's been ...

Carefree resort hosts free Fourth of July drone show after fireworks canceled  AZCentral

CIVANA Carefree Resort announced they would be hosting the “next generation Firework show” with cutting-edge drone technology on the Fourth of July.

2017 Fourth of July Festivals in Phoenix: 25 firework shows to see around the Valley  ABC15 Arizona

Happy Birthday, America! While some will fire up the grill with burgers and hot dogs and line the table with potato salad, baked beans and a *fresh* salad, others ...

Diane Douglas is finished leading Arizona's schools. These are 6 things she learned  AZCentral

Diane Douglas once told herself, after two stints on the board of the Peoria Unified School District, that she would never seek elected office again. She didn't ...

Where to watch July 4th fireworks in Phoenix area

Celebrate the Fourth of July and our nation's independence with fireworks, food, music and patriotic remembrances across the Valley.

Sedona Scorpions battle winds at Mingus Invite  Sedona Red Rock News

Chilly conditions and gusting winds did not put a hamper on many of the Sedona Red Rock High School track and field athletes at the Mingus Invitational on ...

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