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Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal begins to address many important funding needs, including a number of the short-term priorities outlined in the Roadmap for P-20 Education Funding. In … more
I am writing to thank Apache Junction residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Apache Junction and … more
Did you sign up for a Medicare Advantage health plan last year only to find that it doesn’t meet your needs? Not to worry. You still have time to switch to another Medicare Advantage plan, … more
Beginning Jan. 28, Empowerment Systems will hold a series of mental health first aid classes at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center through a partnership with Pinal-Gila Council for Senior … more
Recently, Fire Chief Light in Prescott reached out to me to see if we could ask the Navy to name a warship after the Yarnell 19, the 19 firefighters that died in the 2013 Yarnell fire. I thought … more
Today’s State of the State address was yet another welcome reminder that Gov. Ducey is focused like a laser-beam on ensuring Arizona’s economic momentum continues. more
We do not live within the Apache Junction city limits and I thank God we do not. We in the Superstition Foothills, along with many in Gold Canyon, have refused all attempts to incorporate us into … more
Over the last 10 years the number of internet users has doubled from two billion to four billion - more than half of the global population. National Data Privacy Day Jan. 28 reminds us that while … more
While I don't know about the whole backstory on this I do know that we have been informed that when the new system of trash pickup comes into play --- which I have no problems with so far --- … more
The twin annexations of Arizona State Trust land by the City of Apache Junction and Town of Queen Creek and road construction in the region --- including plans for an interim State Route 24 roadway … more
This weekend I sent an email regarding recycling in Apache Junction. The information I received was incorrect, with the contract we do not have to do recycling. Now the new wrinkle is RAD … more
As we head into the new year, I wanted to let you know how much your Medicare premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs will be in 2020. Each year, Medicare premiums, deductibles, and … more
Following is the transmittal of our petition to Rep. Paul Gosar, which I sent to him this morning: Congressman Gosar, Yesterday numerous residents of our 4th congressional district gathered at the Gold Canyon congressional district … more
Our hospitals and health care professionals have served the people of Arizona in the most critical times — from your most joyful to your most frightening moments, our health systems have been with you, the people of Arizona, on your journey. more
I caught with some amusement the tiny little two-paragraph afterthought that the Apache Junction Unified School District override failed. It was tucked away at the bottom-left corner of page 22. … more
Unfortunately, for many families this holiday season, the love and laughter will be interrupted by tragedy and loss. In spite of the stiff penalties, all the public service announcements, and the made-for-TV movies, many people (including some of you reading this article) will still choose to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. more
I picked up your paper this morning and the article on the front page "2020 Census: What is it good for in AJ?" contains wrong information in the first paragraph. Richard Dyer incorrectly states … more
Responses to the 2020 Census help ensure that federal funds are directed to the right places to support education, roads, health care, firefighting and more each year. Below is a Q-and-A with … more
As we usher in the holiday season, I invite you to be part of the growing movement to #ShopSmall while preparing for gatherings with family and friends. more
Apache Junction is a beautiful community, but those beautiful vistas are often trashed by illegal dumping. A small percentage of the population regularly dumps trash in public spaces, or on their own … more
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