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The Apache Junction Prospectors (2-21) boys’ basketball team hosted the Vista Grande Spartans (1-19) on Jan. 27. The Prospectors were looking to electrify the almost packed crowd in their … more
The Apache Junction Prospectors (2-20) and the Dysart Demons (16-6) matched up on Jan. 26. The Demons were looking to snatch a higher seed for playoff time, while the Prospectors were looking to … more
The Prospectors girls’ basketball team (2-19) faced the Coronado Dons (6-14) on Senior Night, Jan. 24. The Prospectors were celebrating Gloria Valenzuela, Sophia Tolenhio and Heather Cornwell … more
In an effort to recruit top candidates for numerous job positions, Apache Junction Unified School District is hosting job fairs 8:30-11 a.m. Feb. 11, March 20 and April 1 at the AJUSD District … more
Due to resignation of Gladys Christenson, the Central Arizona College Governing Board has a vacancy for Florence Unified School District No. 1. This will be filled by the appointment of a candidate … more
A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held for the new Wilson Electric training facility at Central Arizona College’s Superstition Mountain Campus, 805 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. The … more

A team of 12 science and math students from Apache Junction High School recently competed at the 27th Annual Math/Science Field Day at Scottsdale Community College. It was the first time the … more
The Prospectors (2-17) faced off against the Buffaloes (1-14) in Apache Junction on Jan. 20. Both teams were looking to end the season on a high note headed into the final weeks. Apache Junction … more
An increase in school bus vandalism is having an impact on the Apache Junction Unified School District fleet. Several buses — many newer models — have been marred with graffiti and … more
The second-annual AZ529 Future Career Art Contest, which launches Monday, Jan. 30, asks students from across Arizona to draw, paint or find a creative way to make an art piece representing their dream job. more
Central Arizona College recently recognized the Fall 2022 graduating class and celebrated their success. The following list of students represents the December 2022 graduating class. The listing … more
The Apache Junction High School Prospectors (2-15) girls’ basketball team matched up against the Vista Grande Spartans (7-12) on Jan. 17. The Spartans were looking to pave their way into the … more
The Apache Junction High School Prospectors (2-14) matched up against the Dysart Demons (8-8) on Jan. 12. The Prospectors were looking to turn their season around. The Demons were looking to make a … more

The Apache Junction High School Prospectors hosted the annual Lost Dutchman Tournament on Dec. 27. The Prospectors were looking for a couple extra gifts this holiday season as the basketball team was … more
Led by Coaches Lance Uehling and Jason Hutchens, the Apache Junction High School Prospectors boys team dominated its competition Dec. 10 at the Sixth Annual Wrestling Invitational with a first-place … more
Central Arizona College will host new-student orientation sessions in January. The sessions are designed for anyone with questions about navigating the college experience. All students are invited … more
Local optician Gail Ross and reelected board member Dena Kimble will join forces with Bobby Bauders, Gilbert Cancio and Cami Garcia as newly inducted Apache Junction Unified School District Board … more
In about six months, area high school students will graduate and move on to college or jobs. But the East Valley Institute of Technology offers them another opportunity — and for some, it might … more
Cactus Canyon Junior High School student Michael Osborn has advanced to state competition for the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen essay contest. The theme of the 2022-23 contest is “My Pledge … more
Central Arizona College will host “New Student Orientation” sessions in January. NSO is designed for anyone with questions about navigating the college experience. All students are … more

The 4A Apache Junction Prospectors (0-11) faced off against the 1A Baboquivari Warriors (8-1) on Dec. 15. The Prospectors were hoping to defeat their lower-division opponent for their first win of … more
The Poston Butte Broncos (0-3) matched up away from home against the Apache Junction Prospectors (0-9) at Apache Junction High School on Dec. 8. Both teams were looking for their first wins of the … more
Apache Junction High School’s Bruce Binkley was awarded the Jesse Parker Coach Foundation Legacy Award at a pep rally at the high school on Dec. 9. The head football coach was nominated for the … more
Central Arizona College will host “New Student Orientation” sessions in January. NSO is designed for anyone with questions about navigating the college experience. All students are … more
The Apache Junction Prospectors (0-5) matched up against the Goldwater Bulldogs (0-1) for their home opener on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Apache Junction High School. Both teams were trying to finally … more
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