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Apache Junction News
H H H H H H H H H H H
The Area’s Largest Newspaper
A Look Back
At S p o r t s !
RING
IN THE
NEW
YEAR!
NEWS
see page A-8
Apache Junction
Gold Canyon
Superstition Mountain Country
On The World Wide Web At: ajnews.com
✰ 1075 S. Idaho Rd. Suite 102, Apache Junction, Az. 85119
Due to the holiday
our office will be
closed Tues.,
Dec. 31 at noon.
Re-opening
Thurs., Jan. 2.
Happy
New Year!
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Issue 52
Have You Made A
New Year’s Resolution?
Index
Business Directory .... A-11
Classifieds..................A-10
Kollenborn...................A-6
Letters to Editor...........A-6
Local Happenings...... A-11
Obituaries.....................A-2
Opinion Page................A-6
Sports.................A-8, 9, 12
Worship Directory......A-10
Northern
Pinal County
Arizona
December 30 - January 5, 2014
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The City of Apache Junction can support your success
January is the time of resolutions. Whether you have decided to be more active, lose
weight, read more or volunteer in your spare time, the
City of Apache Junction can
help you achieve your goals!
Apache Junction Parks &
Recreation offers various programs including special interest opportunities and group
sports. The Multigenerational
Center (MGC) is a nationally
recognized facility with exercise equipment, fitness programs and other classes related to wellness. Not only is the
MGC conveniently located,
there are varying fee structures to fit your needs ranging
from daily passes to annual
passes. The enthusiasm and
knowledge of the staff will
keep you motivated all year
long. For additional information, please call (480) 9832181 or visit www.ajcity.net.
The Apache Junction Library
offers a variety programs in
addition to having great
books. If you received a new
e-reader, there are programs
to help you learn how to use
your new gift. You can also
access the Greater Phoenix
Digital Library and Zinio, an
online magazine source, all
through the Apache Junction
A Look
Back at
January 14th
Be sure to visit the Multigenerational Center (above)
and the Apache Junction Public Library (below) to
help you succeed with your 2014 physical, recreational and intellectual resolutions.
Library. If you did not receive
any new gadgets for Christmas, you can check one out.
For a full list of programs and
events, please visit www.ajpl.
org, or call (480) 474-8555.
If your resolution was to volunteer, the City of Apache
Junction has many great programs that thrive because of
dedicated citizens donating
their time and talent. Volunteers can provide assistance at
the Paws & Claws Care Center working directly with the
cats and dogs, serve the Police
Department as an Auxiliary
Patrol member, or help out
with the many great programs
through Parks & Recreation
and the Library. If you are interested in volunteering,
please complete the volunteer
application at www.ajcity.net
on the Human Resources page
or contact (480) 474 -2617.
The City of Apache Junction
wishes you success in whatever your New Year’s resolutions
may include, and happy 2014.
Trimble Speaks In AJ Jan. 6
Known as the “Will Rogers
of Arizona,” Marshall Trimble will bring his unique
brand of Arizona history, humor, songs and stories in
“Trimble’s Tales” as AJUSD
launches its 2014 Arizona
Lecture Series at Apache
Junction High School’s Performing Arts Center Monday,
January 6.
Serving as Arizona’s official
historian, Trimble is one of
the state’s most popular and
colorful personalities and frequent guest on stage, radio
and television, as well as a favorite resource for newspapers and magazines on all
matters concerning Arizona
and Western history. Trimble
is also a prolific writer with
Marshall Trimble
some 19 books to his credit
including Arizona, a Panoramic History of a Frontier
State, and Roadside History
of Arizona. Another great Arizonan, Barry Goldwater,
once wrote: “Arizona’s colorful history is alive and well
with Marshall Trimble.”
Lectures begin at 7 p.m. in
the Performing Arts Center,
located at 2525 S. Ironwood
Dr. on the campus of Apache
Junction High School. Individual tickets are available for
$5 and may be purchased at
the door, or online at www.
ajusd.org by clicking on the
‘Community’ tab, then ‘PAC
Tickets.’ Season tickets are
also available for $50 per person. The 2014 Arizona Lecture Series continues Monday,
January 13, with “Teddy
Roosevelt Returns” by Joe
Wiegand. For more information, call (480) 982-1110, ext.
2250.
AJ Tests New Speed Humps
Traffic calming program adds removable devices to lot
see page A-3
serving
E-Mail: [email protected]
Arizona Lecture Series with historian Marshall Trimble
see page A-5
H H H H H H H H H H H
The City of Apache Junction vehicles to pass through them the speed humps or trafPublic Works Department without having to slow their fic calming program, please
contact Heather Hodgman at
is responsible for manag- emergency response.
ing the city’s traffic calming For more information about (480) 474-8500.
program. Speed humps were
recently deployed in two locations within the west city
hall campus in an effort to
decrease speeding. The type
Sunny and clear with highs in the low 70’s
of speed humps utilized allows for their removal withand lows in the mid 40’s.
out damaging the roadway,
versus speed bumps that This week’s
are made out of asphalt and
Weather
cannot be removed without
damaging the road. Public “Artoonist”
Works will have the ability
to remove the speed humps,
maintain the roads and place
the speed humps in the same
location. The speed humps
slow traffic more gradually
than traditional asphalt speed
bumps. The speed humps utiSuperstition
lized come in three sections,
and advantageously allow
Mountain
the wider axle of emergency
Elementary
Area’s Only
H The
Hometown Owned
The News Kidcast
Britney
Hernandez
Age 5
AJ Business Owner
Robbed & Killed
Investigation leads to arrest of 2 men
The Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD)
began 2013 with an investigation into the murder of an
Apache Junction businessman who was found in his
shop on January 8.
John W. Murrell, 63, owner of Watches, Watches,
Watches at 2033 W. Apache
Trail was found dead inside
the store at 11 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 8, after police responded to a welfare check, according to Chief Tom Kelly.
Investigators said the victim
was killed with a gun.
Murrell’s car, a 2005 Black
PT Cruiser, was also missing from the business.
Two suspects were arrested the following month but
weren’t immediately identified “in case additional
suspects were involved,”
according to Kelly.
The name of Darrin J.
Craig, 44, of San Tan Valley, was released when he
appeared in court on March
25. Craig was officially
charged with 1st Degree
Murder.
On April 24, 2013, a second suspect was booked
into the Pinal County Detention Center and chargeed with First Degree
Murder. Thomas Salois,
62, of Phoenix was held
without bond.
Salois was originally arrested in Feb. by Phoenix
Thomas Salois (above)
was arrested April 24 and
joined Darrin J. Craig
(below) who was arrested
Feb. 5, charged with the
murder of John W. Murrell at his Apache Junction store on January 8,
2013.
police during a traffic stop
that turned up stolen property. He has been held in the
Maricopa detention facility
since then.
Looking back-February
4th
Police Chief Takes
Prescott Job
For Apache Junction Police Chief Jerald Monahan,
accepting a conditional offer to head up the City of
Prescott’s police department
all came down to location.
He and his wife, Shelley,
were scouting possible retirement locations in Prescott
in early fall. Two months ago
the Prescott chief stepped
down from his position. That
was an intriguing notion to
Monahan.
“It’s the location in the
state that we’re interested in,” Monahan told
the Apache Junction/Gold
Canyon News.
Monahan was chosen for
the Prescott position from
a pool of 30 applicants. He
replaces Andy Reinhardt,
interim chief of police.
Longtime chief of police
Mike Kabbel retired in December. Monahan has more
than 30 years of public
safety experience. He was
The News— The Hometown Newspaper
Chief Jerald Monahan
recently inducted as Arizona Association of Chiefs of
Police president.
He earned a master’s degree with an emphasis in
public safety management
as well as a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration from Grand Canyon University.
Monahan was named
Apache Junction police
chief in 2008.
continued, A-2
Area’s Only
H The
Hometown Operated
December 30 - January 5, 2014
A Look
Back at
SALT Seeks Trail Stewards
Looking back- April
or when needed.
Training date is scheduled for
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers
should be able to commit to
three, 3-hour shifts a month
(nine hours a month). Various
days and times will be available during peak hiking season.
Volunteers will need to have
computer access, and will need
to carry a cell phone on the
trails. Please contact Carolyn at
[email protected] to request
a copy of the Trail Steward volunteer description and a volunteer application.
Volunteer applications are
Rangers Are Friends
Of The Library
Hendrickson said Hensley
didn’t die on impact from the
fall. “He died of asphyxiation.” According to Hendrickson, the autopsy shows
Hensley’s ribs were broken
and they punctured his lungs.
“His lungs filled up with fluid
as he lay there— and he
died.”
The Hensley case isn’t the
first time the ability of the
PCSO search unit has been
called into question. There
have been numerous criticisms of the PCSO’s search
unit including the Raymond
Churchill case in January
2010, and the Kelly Tate case
in September 2009. In both
cases the Sheriff’s Office
search and rescue team came
up empty-handed for days
and SSAR later came on the
scene and made quick discoveries.
Kelly Tate’s body was discovered by SSAR in less than
an hour only 150 yards from
where PCSO had set up its
command post during its
fruitless five-day search.
continued, A-3
PUBLIC NOTICE
PINAL COUNTY AIR QUALITY CONTROL DISTRICT
The District hereby gives notice that it proposes to approve the following
permit(s) or permit revision(s). Each list includes the following, in order:
the proposed permit number, company name, company address, facility
location, facility type and the air contaminants to be emitted or potentially
emitted (Volatile Organic Compounds will be abbreviated as V.O.C.; Hazardous Air Pollutants are abbreviated as the HAPS; Benzene, Toluene,
Ethyl Benzene, and Xylene are abbreviated as BTEX):
Permit No. B31094.000
Banner Ironwood Medical Center
37000 N. Gantzel Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
Banner Ironwood Medical Center
37000 N. Gantzel Rd
San Tan Valley, AZ
Facility Type – Hospital
Emissions – Nitrogen Oxides, Carbon Monoxide, Sulfur Oxides, Particulate Matter
Permit No. S12566.000
Circle K Stores, Inc
1130 W. Warner Rd
Tempe, AZ 85284
Circle K Store #3442
1550 W. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ
Facility Type – Convenience Store with Gas Station
Emissions – V.O.C., HAPS (BTEX)
Under A.R.S. § 49-480, any person who may be adversely affected by the
permit may file a written objection to the issuance of the permit and may
request (in writing) a public hearing. Objections, comments or a request
for a hearing are due during the public comment period, which ends upon
the latter of thirty (30) days from the first publication of this notice, or
close of business on the date of any hearing that may be held. Send objections/comments/requests to Pinal County Air Quality Control District, P.
O. Box 987, Florence, AZ 85132 or deliver to 31 N. Pinal Street, Building
F, Development Services, Florence, Arizona. The telephone number is
(520) 866-6929.
Any objection shall state the name and mailing address of the objector,
be signed by the objector, their agent or attorney, and clearly set forth
the reasons why the permit should not be issued. Grounds for objections
are limited to whether the proposed permit meets the criteria for issuance
prescribed in A.R.S. § 49-480 or in § 49-481. The permit package, all
comments and objections will be available for public inspection and/or
copying at the above address Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. excluding Holidays.
PINAL COUNTY
AIR QUALITY CONTROL DISTRICT
DONALD P. GABRIELSON, DIRECTOR
ALIGNMENT
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• Tire Rotation • Check Tire Inflation
• Check Air Filter • 22 pt. Safety Inspection
• Battery Clean Service ($15 Value)
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Donate Review Committee chairman John Seaman of the
AJ Mounted Rangers presented the Friends of the Library
with a donation of $500. Pictured are (left to right) Tracie
Curtis, library staff; Phyllis Niemela, Head of the Friends
of the Library; John Seaman; (back row) Ranger Robert Clarke; Carol Baker, Friends of the Library volunteer;
and Rangers Paul Kuna and Joan Felkner.
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Chris Hensley died in April.
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Hiker Dies During
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also available on-line at www.
azsalt.org; “Take Action” tab;
“Volunteer”. There is a $15
training fee to assist with the
cost of materials. Contact
Carolyn at (480) 440-2912
with questions
Meridian
A rare snowfall covered Superstition Mountain on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, and caused the closure of U.S. 60 between Superior and Miami for several hours. The Weather
Service reported up to 0.75 inch of precipitation in parts of
the Valley, with some areas getting hail, sleet or graupel (like
freezing rain), and even some snow. The above photo of Superstition Mountain was taken by Curt Fonger of Gold Canyon. An even rarer event happened when Apache Junction
and Gold Canyon residents awoke Thursday morning, Feb.
21, to a blanket of snow covering their yards and streets.
The Superstition Area Land
Trust (SALT) is pleased to announce a new volunteer opportunity—Trail
Steward.
The Steward volunteers will
be an integral part of SALT’s
mission and objectives.
Volunteers must be over 18
years of age, and must attend
a full day of training prior to
volunteering as a Trail Steward. The Steward will engage
in conversation with other
hikers, answer questions
about the trails and the desert
Southwest to the best of his/
her ability, and be able to contact emergency personnel if
Signal Butte
Snow In The East Valley
Dates Published: December 23, 30, 2013
End of 30-day comment period: January 18, 2014
The Hometown Newspaper
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Volunteer positions available to avid, local hikers
February 25th
An attorney for the widow
of a hiker who died in the
Superstition Wilderness says
the man lived for more than
48 hours after his wife first
contacted the Pinal County
Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) and
reported her husband missing. PCSO Search and Rescue spent more than 800
man-hours and four days
searching for her husband,
Chris Hensley, after he failed
to return from a hiking trip.
Hensley’s body was then
found in less than two hours
after a search began by the
volunteer
Superstition
Search and Rescue team
(SSAR).
Tonya Hensley told the Pinal County Board of Supervisors on April 24, 2013, that a
“botched search operation”
by Sheriff Paul Babeu’s Office resulted in her husband’s
lying at the bottom of a canyon near the Superstition
Mountains for four days.
Mesa attorney Gary Hendrickson, who is representing
Hensley, said autopsy results
and analysis from a forensic
medical examiner shows that
Hensley lived more than 48
hours after his fall and after
his wife initially contacted
the Sheriff’s Office for assistance.
Hensley fell into a canyon
while hiking near Siphon
Draw on April 15, 2013. The
body was found four days
later by SSAR after they
were eventually contacted
by Tonya Hensley.
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Apache Junction - Gold Canyon News
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The Hometown Newspaper
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December 30 - January 5, 2014
Cactus Canyon Students Named ‘Best A Look
Buddies Arizona’ Prom King & Queen Back at
The Best Buddies mission is
to establish a global volunteer movement that creates
opportunities for one-toone friendships, integrated
employment and leadership
development for people
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There is newfound royalty at Cactus Canyon Junior
High School as Richard Medina and Raini Cotton (at
right) were named King & Queen at the Best Buddies
Arizona prom December 14. More than 20 Cactus
Canyon students (below right) attended the prom.
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Superstition Sunrise Saturday
City Sheds 220 lbs.
Inaugural ‘Two Ton Transformation’
a success in AJ
January 4, 2014 • 1:00 PM
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AJ’s inaugural ‘Two Ton
Transformation’ was declared
a success in improving the
health and lives of residents
of Apache Junction and the
surrounding area.
In an effort to help ‘Change
your health! Change your
life! Change your community!” the Apache Junction
Wellness Partnership encouraged people of all ages to join
the Two Ton Transformation
in order to improve their
weight, blood pressure and
percentage of body fat, as
well as learn more about improving their lives in eight
domains of wellness—Physical, Emotional, Social, Intellectual, Spiritual, Environmental, Occupational and
Financial.
The Two Ton Transformation ran from September 7 to
December 5, and featured
dozens of free classes and
seminars dedicated to enhancing the lives of everyone in
the community such as Tai
Chi, Meditation, Starting a
Small Business and Understanding Diabetes. Participants had an initial ‘weigh
in,’ including calculation of
Body Fat Percentage and
blood pressure, and were able
to register for free classes,
learn about upcoming Two
Ton Transformation events,
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and enter drawings for some
great prizes. Over 150 participated in the weigh-in and
forty-four
participants
weighed out, losing a combined total of 220.3 lbs., and
an average 4.8 percent of
body fat. In addition, those
finishing the program took an
average six-percent off both
their systolic and diastolic
blood pressure.
“We thank everyone who
participated in the Two Ton
Transformation and showed
great enthusiasm in improving both their own health, and
that of the community as a
whole,” said Maria-Elena
Ochoa, Chief of Medical Operations at Mountain Health
& Wellness in Apache Junction. “We hope residents
found the information useful
and that we can make the
Transformation an annual
event to help make our community the happiest and
healthiest it can be!”
Special thanks to all the
Transformation’s sponsors,
as well as the many speakers
and volunteers who donated
their time and knowledge to
make it so successful. Look
for the next edition of the
Two Ton Transformation later
in 2014.
The Apache Junction Wellness Partnership is made up
of several local organizations
including Cenpatico, Central
Arizona College, Mountain
Health & Wellness, the City
of Apache Junction and the
Apache Junction Unified
School District, as well as
dedicated individuals and
volunteers working together
to make Apache Junction the
Healthiest and Happiest community it can be. For more
information, visit www.
ajwellnesspartnership.com,
or contact Larry Binion at
[email protected],
or
Gustavo
McGrew
at
[email protected]
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City Council Election
Insalaco, Evans win March primary
Waldron & Rizzi take May runoff
Apache Junction City Councilwoman Gail Evans held
her seat on the council and
was the top vote getter among
council candidates in the
March city primary election.
Evans was the only city council candidate to pull more
than 50% of the vote, and was
the only outright winner for a
four-year council seat in the
March primary.
Mayor John Insalaco was
reelected to a third two-year
term, running unopposed.
He received 97% of the vote.
Proposition 100, the “Home
Rule” option, was also a winner with 77.8% approval by
the voters.
Evans won 1,773 votes,
enough to claim victory in the
primary election with 51.8%
of the 3,418 ballots cast.
In a May general election
“runoff” City Councilman
David Waldron also retained
his seat on the council, pulling down the most votes in
the May election. Filling the
other seat, one left vacant
Mayor John Insalaco
by the departing Vice Mayor
Rick Dietz, was Christa Rizzi,
who was making her fourth
attempt since 2007 to win a
council seat.
Waldron and Rizzi finished
ahead of former Councilman
Clark Smithson and challenger Jeff Struble.
Apache Junction turned out
18.2% of registered voters
(2,800 ballots cast) and Waldron won 1,430 of their votes
(51%). Rizzi finished with
1,357 votes (48%). Smithson
tallied 1,254 (45%) and Struble finished with 1088 (39%).
Looking back- June
3rd
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The Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission
(P&Z) approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to
operate a non-profit medical
marijuana dispensary at 68 S.
Ironwood Dr. at their May 28
regular meeting.
The vote to approve was
unanimous with all seven
commisioners in attendance.
The commisioners established
twelve conditions, including
adequate parking, a traffic
study, employee background
checks and spot inspections
by the Apache Junction Po-
lice Department, that were
met by the applicants.
The applicant, Bill Ng, a
pharmacologist, expressed his
desire to make his non-profit
business responsive to all
concerns of the community.
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messy aftermath kept park managers busy shoveling, sweeping
and hosing for hours.
The Friday rains served to fill
washes, soak the ground and
made the Sunday, July 21 midday storm that much worse.
A wall of water passed through
the Weavers Needle RV Park at
250 S. Tomahawk Rd. pushing
dumpsters aside and covering
the floors of storage sheds with
water and gooey mud.
To the north, in the area of
Lost Dutchman and Goldfield
Rd. the Apache Junction Fire
District (AJFD) responded to a
call for a water rescue.
At around 1:30 p.m., a Bronco
carrying Kris Stein and Steven
Hoelbl was stranded in a flooded wash and swept downstream
about 100 yards. The two 19
year-old men clung to a nearby
tree where the Bronco came to
rest. The two were surrounded
by extremely fast moving water that measured at least 50
yards wide.
The Apache Junction Fire
District Personnel directed the
helicopter to the location with
AJFD personnel downstream
in case the victims fell into the
water. Both victims were successfully rescued without any
injuries.
Another water rescue was
needed at 108 S. Tomahawk
Rd. A small pickup truck with
a 25 year-old female and a 19
year-old male was stranded
in swift water, but this time
they could be reached with the
AJFD ladder truck. They were
rescued without injury.
A third rescue on Sunday
occurred when a mother and
child, who were trapped in
their stalled car, were led to
safety with no injuries.
There were also reports of
three people trapped inside a
home surrounded by water
at 700 N. Chaparral. Cars and
pickups were photographed in
rushing water in the same vicinity. Scenes from the fooding
were shown on national news
programs.
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Lost Dutchman Tale Is Told
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Story of Jacob Waltz Kicks Off Superstition Mountain
Museum’s 2014 Free Lecture Series
The “Lost Dutchman and
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Worst’s talk will be the kick
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Lecture Series entitled “Legends and Lore of the Superstitions and More.”
This presentation will be the
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week in the museum’s amphitheater beneath Superstition
Mountain at 4087 North
Apache Trail during January,
February and March.
Worst has spent more than
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mysteries that have arisen
during the 120 years that
have elapsed since the
Dutchman Jacob Waltz died
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his source of gold.
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Worst’s presentation has become one of the favorites over
the years among patrons; the
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Following his lectures, Worst
always answers a myriad of
questions from listeners.
As a museum fundraiser,
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or cushion to sit on.
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“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.— Benjamin Franklin
August 19th
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Skeletal remains were found
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 in
Apache Junction that have
been positively identified as
missing 19 year old Tempe
student Adrienne Salinas.
Dan Kelly, a resident living
near Weekes Wash, followed
vultures and a strong odor and
found human legs in the wash
by his home. Kelly called the
Pinal County Sheriff’s Office
(PCSO) who referred the call
to the Apache Junction Police
Department (AJPD).
A search for more evidence
began immediately in the
wash with county cadaver
K-9 units. The same area was
recently flooded and there
was a lot of traffic brought
about by swift water rescues
and debris cleanup.
The Tempe Police Department worked with AJPD
and the FBI on an extensive
search of the area near Goldfield Rd. and Lost Dutchman
Blvd. They are treating the
investigation as a homicide.
According to the AJPD, the
area where the remains were
first located has been searched
several times since the recovery, but on Thursday, Aug. 15,
investigators from multiple
agencies began searching a
larger area, much of it consisting of rough terrain. Searchers
are looking for any evidence
that may be related to what
has already been found.
Adrienne Salinas’ body
was found Aug. 6, 2013.
Adrienne Salinas has been
missing since June 15, 2013.
Her car was found with two flat
tires, abandoned in Tempe. Her
cell phone records indicate that
she called a cab from a Tempe
mini-mart, but the cab driver
said she was not there when
he arrived. Both the cab driver
and Salinas’ boyfriend, who
she had argued with earlier at
a party, have been ruled out as
suspects in her disappearance.
There are no other suspects or
persons of interest at this time.
Anyone with information
that could help in the search
for Salinas’ killer are asked
to call Tempe police at (480)
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Looking back- September 23rd
Tom Kelly Named
Chief Of Police
For the first time, the City promotes
a chief from within its own ranks
Deputy Chief Thomas E.
Kelly, the current acting chief
of police of the Apache Junction Police Department, was
welcomed with a standing
ovation when the Mayor and
City Council approved the
ratification of his appointment
to Chief of Police on Tuesday,
Sept. 17, 2013, during their
regular meeting.
Deputy Chief Kelly, 63, is
the first chief of police that the
City has appointed internally
in its 35-year history.
Kelly was appointed as acting chief in March, 2013 after
Jerald Monahan, the previous
chief, accepted the chief position with the Prescott Police
Department. Kelly also served
as acting chief during the
City’s search for a new police
chief in 2007.
Kelly has 41 years of law
enforcement experience. He
started his law enforcement
career with the Chicago Police Department in the early
70s. In 1984, he was accepted
into the U. S. Department of
Justice Drug Enforcement
Administration working in
various capacities and offices
around the world. He retired
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AJPD Chief of Police
Thomas E. Kelly
in late 2006 as a Special Agent
in Charge within the Chicago
Field Division.
In early 2007, Kelly was hired
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Investigations Division. In
2012, he was promoted to the
position of Deputy Chief of
Police, overseeing all operations within the Police Department.
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Cause for rejoicing
The state of Arizona has a tax
on motor fuels and collects a
variety of fees and charges relating to the registration and
operation of motor vehicles
on the public highways of the
state. These collections are
deposited in the Arizona Highway User Revenue Fund
(HURF) and are then distributed to the cities, towns and
counties and to the State Highway Fund.
The HURF fund is the main
source of revenue to pay for
improvements and maintenance of roads, highways and
bridges, and the Arizona Legislature has seen fit to cut approximately $750 million in
HURF funds to those Arizona
cities, towns and counties for
more than a decade, since
2002. Those cuts, in turn,
forced cutbacks by local community leaders on roads and
streets that they maintain, putting our transportation infrastructure years behind its normal maintenance schedule.
Last week, Legislative leaders sent a letter to Governor
Jan Brewer asking her to restore $238 million to HURF
during fiscal years 2015 and
2016 and prioritize spending
for fiscal year 2015.
“We would like to see Arizona’s infrastructure needs
near the top of your list,” said
a letter from Speaker of the
ers
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The News
1075 S. Idaho Rd., #102,
Apache Junction, 85119
Ed Barker, Editor
House Andy Tobin and House
Minority Leader Chad Campbell.
“All together we are hoping
to see HURF funding for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 at
$119 million per year,” said
Tobin and Campbell.
The Arizona Legislature has
been bragging about lowering
taxes after each legislative
session for the past 20 years.
Meanwhile, education has
suffered, healthcare has suffered, child protective services
has suffered, the environment
has suffered and our state’s infrastructure has suffered.
As an official of one city told
me last week, “The Legislature may stop solving their
problems on the backs of municipalities. I guess if our expectations are low enough for
the Legislature, this is cause
for rejoicing.”
Kollenborn’s
Chronicles
Whistler’s Gold
By Tom Kollenborn
The News © 2013
The trails of the Superstition
Wilderness Area have yielded
many interesting characters
during the past century. They
came here to search for lost
treasure or gold mines. These
individuals followed in the
footsteps of “Coronado’s
Children” according to Frank
J. Dobie, a noted western author. If anyone could be called
one of Coronado’s Children
the Whistler certainly was
such a man.
This obscure recluse wandered the deep canyons and
towering peaks of the Superstition Wilderness for more
than two decades. His search
for the Dutchman’s Lost
Mine began in 1939, and was
immediately interrupted by
World War II. The Whistler’s
first knowledge about the Lost
Dutchman Mine came from
Barry Storm’s book, On The
Trail of the Lost Dutchman.
The Tortilla Flat area served
as the Whistler’s base camp
from 1949-1951. In the years
following 1951, he prospected
an area around Willow Springs.
The Whistler walked from
First Water to Apache Junction
monthly to up pick his VA disability check and his monthly
supplies after 1951. He was
always whistling a tune.
The keen eyes of hikers and
prospectors rarely spotted the
whistler. They often heard
him, but didn’t see him. Even
the Barkley cowboys rarely
saw him.
He always wore dark clothing, even during the hot summer months. His dark clothing
was his trademark. It was
his whistling at night while
he walked that gave him his
nickname. His nocturnal habit
of hiking through the Superstitions at night during the
summer months caused other
prospectors to be suspicious
of him. Some claimed he was
a camp robber.
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It was quite strange for
cowboys to be sitting around
a campfire and hear somebody
whistling a tune while walking in the distance. Many of
us believed the Whistler was
afraid of the dark and whistled
to vent his anxiety.
The Whistler spent much of
his time in the West Boulder
Canyon area. His camp was
located in the high rocks
above the canyon floor. He
chose this location for his
camp because of flash floods
and the occasional hiker wandering through the area. He
wanted a camp safe from
floodwaters and detection.
Dirtbags and ducks
When I read Robert Ryden’s Letter to the Editor (AJ News,
12/23/13), in which he expressed disappointment that a previous writer had called the Editor a “dirtbag,” I agreed that such
language was inappropriate. But then I read Mr. Barker’s editorial (Viewpoint & Opinion), which was right next to Mr.
Ryden’s letter. In his column, Mr. Barker maligned an entire
group of people when he wrote, “Modern conservatives... are
mainly just angry, anti-progressive, ill-informed cynics who
couldn’t pass a high school civics test. They suffer from a selfimposed, hyperbolic blindness and are people who love America in theory, but hate it in reality.” Earlier in that same column,
Mr. Barker called conservatives “bigots” and wrote that, “Understanding and explaining conservative policies and theory
requires acuity.” He then went on to suggest that, “... the stars
of Duck Dynasty would call themselves “conservatives” even
though they have no idea what acuity is.” Mr. Barker, perhaps
in his eagerness to bash conservatives in general and Phil Robertson (patriarch of the Duck Dynasty clan) in particular, went
too far in demeaning all conservatives and disparaging, simply
because he dislikes his politics, a former teacher with a Master’s Degree in education. Perhaps the bigot is Mr. Barker and
perhaps the term “dirtbag” is not far off the mark after all.
Barry Goldstein, Apache Junction
Editor’s note: Mr. Goldstein has made a mistake. The editorial
opinion he refers to did not call conservatives bigots. Rather, it
said, “Most people who call themselves conservatives aren’t
actually conservatives. Many are Libertarians. Some are just
bigots.” As for those who suffer from a self-imposed, hyperbolic blindness, a good example would be a provisional inability to distinguish between “some” and “all.”
Chinese Christmas
Enough about budget complaints blaming our national debt
on elected officials. “We the people” stand in line to buy from
China! This New Year we can make a decision to plan and
watch for USA products on sale or visit Antique shops for
bargains. This Christmas I decided not to purchase a 5 cup
coffee maker for reasons expressed when I couldn’t find a
coffee maker “Made in USA.”
Can we learn from a Christmas where China makes our
products and Santa gets the credit?
Cherokee Mangus, Apache Junction
belongings while he was in
the hospital. I rode back to his
camp three days later with a
packhorse and picked it up.
Among his possessions was
a small Christian Bible given
to American soldiers during
World War II with the following inscription:
“To Hal, The service you have
given to your country in the
time of war will never be forgotten by this grateful nation.”
It was signed, General “Hap”
Arnold, U.S. Army, 1943.
How ironic, I thought. Here
was a man who gave everything for his country in the time
of war and now was just trying
Looking south up the rugged West Boulder Canyon,
home of the Whistler for almost two decades.
While rounding up cattle in
West Boulder Canyon in the
spring of 1959, we came across
the Whistler’s Camp by accident. We heard somebody with
a serious cough. When we rode
up the hillside to investigate
we found the Whistler flat on
his back with either the flu or
pneumonia. Barkley sent me
back to First Water and Apache
Junction to contact the Sheriff’s Office. The next day the
Whistler was taken out of the
mountains and admitted to the
Pinal County General Hospital, then transferred to the VA
hospital at Fort Whipple near
Prescott. The Whistler asked
us to look after his meager
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to hold on to a few meager possessions while hospitalized. I
couldn’t imagine the Whistler
being a war hero, and also being in this desperate position.
To this day I don’t know who
the Whistler was, except for
his first name. Bill Barkley just
considered him another one of
the “nuts” hunting for the Lost
Dutchman Mine. He might not
have been a hero, but somehow
he had attracted the attention
General “Hap” Arnold.
This tale enlightened us about
those who we sometimes prematurely judge. Most of the
cowboys thought the Whistler
was a bum wasting time on a
legend of gold. The Whistler
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eventually returned to the First
Water Ranch and picked up
his camp from our tack shed.
He returned to the mountains
to search for his dream.
The only treasure the Whistler
found in the Superstition Mountains was probably peace and
solitude. He never found the
gold of Superstition Mountain,
but then again he may not have
been searching for it. I met
him only once, and to this day
I don’t recall exactly what he
looked like. Was the Whistler a
war hero? Or was he searching
for peace to ease his tired and
worn soul? He is now a forgotten man swallowed up by time.
He is nothing but a ghostly
face from the past that once
defended our nation, walked
the trails of the Superstition
Wilderness and followed in
the footsteps of Frank Dobie’s
Coronado’s Children. Ironically I have never forgotten
General Hap Arnold’s words,
“...never to be forgotten by this
grateful nation.”
Many lost souls have roamed
the Superstition Wilderness
over the decades searching
for gold. The Whistler was
just one of many searching for
peace and solitude. Many years
later Tim O’Grady told me that
“Hal,” the man I knew as “the
Whistler” was a highly decorated hero of World War II.
If you have time today tell a
veteran thanks for his sacrifice
that has insured us a free nation, you don’t have to wait for
a national holiday to do it.
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arena. Councilmembers Christa Rizzi, Chip
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or injured hikers.
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mounted video camera on a
remote controlled helicopter
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The Apache Junction City
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second amendment to
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on the Hitching Post
and Dash In property,
located at the southeast corner of E. Lost
Dutchman Boulevard
and N. Apache Trail
(SR 88). The council
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Sports & Recreation
Americans vs.
Canadians
Rotary Golf
Tournament,
see page 9
By Month
2013 Sports – A Look Back Top Sports
– January, 2013 –
Our “top picks” for 2013 listed below
CCJH Lady Cougars Soccer
Team Completes Banner Year
In DMSAL Athletics
Congratulations to the
Cactus Canyon Junior High
girls soccer team (pictured
right), who completed an
impressive year of athletics
at CCJH. The Lady Cougars
earned their first-ever Desert Middle Schools Athletic
League championship title
with a 4-2 victory over Desert Wind of Maricopa on
Saturday, May 11th.
The CCJH girls soccer
team gave Cactus Canyon
Junior High seven championship titles of the ten
DMSAL sports programs
that were contested. Joining
the CCJH girls soccer team
as league champs were the
football, baseball, wrestling,
boys soccer, girls softball
and cheer teams and squads
from Cactus Canyon.
Quiroz Breaks Own Triple-Jump Record
Apache Junction High
School senior triple jumper
Selena Quiroz saved her
best for last.
Competing at the Meet
of Champions at Brophy
High School in Phoenix on
May 15, Quiroz (pictured)
jumped 35-05 to place second overall in the meet and
break her own
school record
of 35-02.5, set
at last year’s
state championships and
tied once this
season.
With her second place fin-
ish, Quiroz moved on to the
38th annual Great Southwest
Outdoor Track and Field
Classic held June 6-8 at the
University of New Mexico
in Albuquerque. The meet
featured some of the top
high school track and field
athletes in the country.
(left) Noah Allen hoists the
cup he was
awarded after
being named
“Player of the
Year” for US
KIDS Golf in
the 11-year-olddivision. Allen
competed
in
eight tournaments over the
summer
and
then played for
the US KIDS
Golf Phoenix
team when they
took on a team
from Las Vegas
in the “Duel
in the Desert,”
August 31 to
September 2 at
Gainey Ranch
Golf Club in
Scottsdale.
(left)
Former
Prospector Matt
Tomasetti,
now
a rugby player
for the University of Arizona,
holds up the Ara
Parseghian Cup
trophy after the
Wildcats defeated
Notre Dame earlier this season.
Matt and the “Arizona Sevens” U
of A rugby team
played May 31
and June 1 in the
Collegiate Rugby
Championships
in Philadelphia.
(submitted)
Cheer Success
Wrestler Uehling Repeats
For the second
straight year, Prospector
wrestler
Marc Uehling (on
top of podium)
took first place in
his weight class
at the A.J. Invitational. Last year,
Uehling captured
the top spot in the
128-pound weight class. On January 12th of this year,
Uehling won the 134-pound class after a perfect 6-0
record in the tournament. Tack on three more wins on
Wednesday in dual matches against Shadow Mountain,
Cactus Shadows and Coolidge, and Uehling improved
to 18-1 on the season. Even more impressive is that
Uehling wrestled in the A.J. Invitational nursing a
shoulder injury.
A.J.H.S. Girls Go Pink
On January 22 of this year, the Lady Prospector basketball program hosted their annual Pink Game with
visiting Williams Field. AJHS players wore their pink
uniforms to show their support for cancer survivors as
well as www.myhopebag.org.
– February, 2013 –
Men’s Marathon Record Set
Former Northern Arizona University All-American cross
country and track and field runner, Jordan Chipangama,
also a former Central Arizona College Junior National
Champion in the 1500 meters, won
this year’s Lost Dutchman Marathon
in record-setting time. Chipangama,
born in Lusaka, Zambia and now
living in Flagstaff, covered the 26.1mile LD Marathon on Sunday, February 17 in a time of 2:18.51, breaking
the previous record of 2:27.22 set
back in 2010 by Zachary Thomas of
Bagdad, Arizona.
For setting a new marathon record,
Chipangama also picked up a $500
cash prize for his efforts.
Apache Junction’s Sabine Krieger,
a local fitness trainer and massage Apache Junction’s
therapist, won the women’s 8K Sabine Krieger
race for the third consecutive year.
Krieger continues to improve on her overall time, running 37:50 in 2011, 33:56 in 2012, and 33:16 to win this
year’s race.
A total of 2,498 runners finished one of the four 12th
annual Lost Dutchman Marathon races on February 17,
down slightly from last year’s record number of 2,879
finishers. Those numbers do not include the 2-Mile Fun
Run/Walk, where another 244 participants were registered.
– March, 2013 –
CCJH Football Champions
Congratulations to the Cactus Canyon Junior High cheer
squad (above) for capturing their third consecutive Desert Middle School Athletic Conference title in a row on
March 22 of this year. CCJH cheer squad members were
Makenzee Renowden, Gina Tortorella, Ashli Albertsen,
Halle Bodell, Ashlee Alexander, Inanda Allison, Alyx
Ayers, Kaylin Bullard, Kiara Christmas, Dahlis Cowell,
Chelsea Davis, Ally Inlow, Alex Ivy, Trinity Izbicki, Gabriella Komashko, Brooklyn Ochoa, Alyssa Pauley, Jade
Purper, and Natalie Simoes, and the coaches were Cathy
Messenger and Christina Renowden.
Congratulations to the Apache Junction High School
varsity cheer squad for their terrific performance at
the USA Cheer Nationals held March 16 in Anaheim,
California (pictured at right). AJHS cheer squad members were Amanda Pederson, Melanie Minich, Candice
Koontz, Niki Fogge, Stephanie Petroff, Bianca Fogge,
Allie Fogge, Briana Lara, Lindsey Vandelaare, Shyla
Nelms, Dani Glass, Torri Renowden and Emmaline
Copley. The squad is coached by Natalie Celis.
STEVE
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Led by huge efforts on offense from running back
Brandon Beckham and quarterback Nazareth Greer,
and defensive gems from Connor Dry, Peni Latuselu,
James
Stillwell,
Jorge Vasquez, Patrick Huey, Cameron
Kunkle, Jaelon Sesma and Greer, the
Cactus Canyon Junior High Cougars
captured the Desert
Middle School Athletic League championship football game with a 44-26
victory over Coolidge Mountain Vista on March 9 at
Coolidge High School.
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local youth groups and organizations at their annual
post-race banquet in March. That brings the total
amount of donations given back to the community in
excess of $375,000 in its twelve years. The 13th annual Lost Dutchman Marathon is already scheduled for
Sunday, February 16, 2014.
Top Stories By Month continues on page 9
December 30 - January 5, 2014
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– April, 2013 –
Fast-Pitch Team Win Tourney
A local youth fast-pitch softball team known as the East Valley Monsoon recently captured the Silver Bracket of a Triple Crown Tournament held April 12 and 13 at Big League
Dreams ballpark in San Diego.
The girls, all ages 12 years and younger, went 5-2 during the
tournament and beat a team called the San Diego Swagger 8-4
in the championship game.
This was the second tournament the EV Monsoon won. Earlier this year, they won a tournament in Phoenix to qualify for
the Triple Crown Tournament.
(above) Members of the East Valley Monsoon fast-pitch
softball team include (laying down, left to right) Hope
Hanson and Felicia Ray, (2nd row, left to right) Samantha
Butler, Lauren Sauter, Hannah Wolfe, Denae Preuhs and
Mikayla Gilgert, and (back row left to right), Coach Jimmy
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– May, 2013 –
CCJH Wrestlers Three-Peat
Five junior high/middle school wrestling teams competed
in their conference tournament on May 10 at Apache Junction High School but the match of the tournament came
down to two Cactus Canyon Junior High 118-pounders, both
undefeated on the season.
Andrew Greyeagle and Pedro Medina worked their way
through opposite ends of the 118-pound bracket to meet
in the finals on Friday night and the much anticipated duel
lived up to its hype.
Tied 2-2 after one period, 4-4 after two, and 6-6 at the end
of the third period, Greyeagle and Medina went into overtime to settle their battle. Neither wrestler scored in the first
overtime period, so a second overtime ensued, this time with
Greyeagle winning a coin toss, choosing the “down position,” and needing only to pick up an escape point to win the
match. Greyeagle, instead, picked up a two-point reversal
and became one of five CCJH wrestlers on the night to capture their weight class title.
Medina, one of five more Cougar wrestlers to finish runnerup in their respective weight class, all scored valuable team
points during the competition, enough to give the Cactus
Canyon Cougars the team title at the tournament, the third
consecutive Desert Middle School Athletic League title for
the Cougars, and a head-to-head win over their arch rival,
Mountain Vista from Coolidge, a team who had beaten
CCJH twice during the regular season.
– June, 2013 –
Renegade Kenpo Karate
Apache Junction
Renegade
Kenpo
students, from left
to right: Rheanna
Allison, Kayla Gilbert, Ryan Gilbert,
Antonio Esteban, Eli
Torres, Alejandro Torres, Dylan Condra and Patrick Allison,
competed at the IMAC USA World Championships held in
Las Vegas on June 22 and 23 with impressive results. Antonio received 3rd place in Open Hand Kata for his age group.
Dylan placed 5th in Weapons, Open Hand Kata, and Sparring
for his age group. Eli earned 1st in Sparring, 2nd in Open
Hand Kata, and 2nd in Weapons. Kayla won 2nd in Open
Hand Kata, and 3rd in Musical Kata. Patrick became World
Champion in Musical Weapons, World Champion in Weapons, World Champion in Open Hand Forms, 3rd in Continuous Sparring, 5th in Sparring, and 2nd place in his MMA debut competition. Ryan placed 2nd for his age group in Open
Hand Kata. Rheanna is World Champion for her age group in
Musical Weapons, World Champion in Musical Forms, 2nd
in Sparring, 3rd in Open Hand Forms, and 4th in Weapons.
Come in and enjoy a
True Barber Shop Experience
at one of our two historic locations!
The Plaza Barber Shop
300 W. Apache Trail #123
M-F 8am-4:30pm • Sat 8am-2:30pm
4 Barbers Available • 480-671-7055
Western Plaza Barber Shop
1484 W. Apache Trail (Just West of Mickey D’s)
M-F 7am-6pm • Sat 7am-3pm
2 Barbers Available
Walk Ins
Welcome!
A journey that would take them all the way to the Canyon
Athletic Association 2A state championship game begins
on August 30 for the Apache Trail Wolfpack when they
squeeze out a 34-32 victory over Orme Academy in a
game played up in Mayer.
The Apache Trail Wolfpack would run the table during
the regular season with a perfect 7-0 record. They faced
Harvest Prep from Yuma in
the CAA 2A semifinal game
on November 2 at Phoenix
Christian High School and
prevailed 40-6 to set up a
second showdown with Orme Academy on November 9,
this one for the CAA 2A state title.
The championship game was a terrific one but for the
second year in a row, the ATHS Wolfpack, who captured
the CAA “Class B” state title in 2009, would come up
short as they fell to Orme Academy, 32-26.
– September, 2013 –
Lady Prospectors Win Own Invitational
Sporting a perfect 7-0 record over two days, the Lady Prospector varsity volleyball team captured the top spot in their
own invitational tournament played September 20 and 21.
After going 4-0 in “pool play” matches on Friday, the AJHS
girls came back Saturday and defeated Shonto Prep 25-8,
25-11, downed Washington 25-16, 25-19, and then in the
championship game, knocked off Central 25-17, 25-14.
For the tournament, Apache Junction middle hitter Taylor
Gering was named to the All-Tournament team.
Apache Junction Flowers
A Floral & Gift Gallery for any Occasion
• Fresh Cut Flowers
• Stuffed Animals/Gifts
• Blooming Plants
• Green Plants
• Weddings
• Funeral Designs
• Balloon Bouquets
• And much more!
We
Deliver
Nagle, Ciesielski Team Up To Win
Very First Bass Tournament
On Thursday, July 18, former Apache Junction junior anglers, and former Prospector baseball teammates and 2005 AJHS
graduates, Mike Nagle
and Joshua Ciesielski,
won their very first bass
fishing tournament when
the pair weighed in 16.71
pounds with their three
bass and took first place
in the “Night Series” tour- Mike Nagle (left) and Joshua
nament sponsored by the Ciesielski with their first place
Arizona Bass Federation. plaques and checks after winTheir biggest fish, caught ning the Arizona Bass Federaby Joshua, measured a tion July 18 tournament
whopping 7.52 pounds,
and the duo pocketed nearly $1,200 for their efforts.
Rotary Golf Tourney
January 11, 2014
Ryder Cup format: Americans vs. Canadians
Superstition Mountain Rotary Club will be hosting a
unique challenge golf tournament on Saturday, January
11, 2014 on the Dinosaur Mountain Course at Gold Canyon Golf Resort. The format will be similar to the Ryder
Cup with Americans taking on Canadians in a 2-versus-2
setup with six holes of “best ball,” six holes of “alternate
shot,” and six holes of “scramble.” There will be a 10:30
a.m. shotgun start.
The cost to play is $120 per player and includes golf,
range balls, BBQ and prizes. A sign-up sheet is available
at SUPERROTARY.COM or contact Jim Erickson at 414916-8830 or Len LaFlesh at 480-625-1480.
Your Hometown Florist Since 1974
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Journey To State Championship Game
Begins For ATHS Wolfpack Football
– July, 2013 –
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Environmental Waste Oil Charge $2.00 per vehicle will be added • Other Oil Weights $8.00 extra per vehicle • Canister Oil Filters extra
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And Up
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• Labor & standard Bendix brake pads
• Machine rotors & drums
• Clean & pack wheel bearings
where applicable
Includes semi-metallic pads!
Includes Parts & Labor
*Pads only • Per axle • Rear disc extra
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18
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95
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• Up to 5 quarts
of 5w30 or 5w20
• Pennzoil Oil Filter
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Cemetery Lots 125
2 sidexside crypts
in mausoleum at
Mt. View Memorial
Gardens Mesa, AZ
$5,500/both 309-7573590 (IL) 1/5
Services
200
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inch (average 6 lines per inch).
Classified Deadline: thursdays 4:00 pm
Call 480-982-6397 or e-mail [email protected]
310 Hm Furnishing 510
Employment
NURSE MANAGER POST ACUTE UNIT
Apache Junction Health Center is seeking
an individual to serve as the Nurse Manager
for our 36-bed Post Acute Unit. The Nurse
Manager will lead a dedicated team of RN’s,
LPN’s, and CNA’s.
We require an RN with previous supervisory
skills in a SNF; experience in wound vacs,
IV lines and excellent assessment and communication skills.
We invite you to send your resume and your
salary history to:
Susie Link, RN, Director of Nursing Services
Apache Junction Health Center
2012 West Southern Avenue
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
480-983-0700
ajhc.don.ajsnf.com
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Retired General Motors widower is looking
for companionship/
conversation with a
FAMILY Propane
widow/single woman Family Propane - seeking a Yard Sales Man
480-982-8454 1/5
Dispense propane, assist in the office, Jack
of all trades.
Employment 310
Apply at 255 S. Ironwood in AJ - no phone
calls please.
Drug Free Workplace
Tortilla Flat AZ now
accepting
applications all positions CDL-A Drivers: CTI, P/T Plumber’s Helper
email your resume Inc is Hiring! Great needed. Will train the
to [email protected] Benefits! Local eve- right person. Must
com or apply in per- ning & day work. Dou- have vehicle/valid
son 2 miles past Can- bles endorsements. D/L/no criminal hisCall 602-237-8019 1/5 tory. 480-834-6166
yon Lake on SR88
480-982-NEWS (6397)
FREE CLASSIFIED AD
For ONE used item up to $500 • Price must be included in ad
• 4 line limit • Runs for 2 wks • one FREE ad per household
PER MONTH (4 weeks from last date ad ran)
Sporting Goods 555 Saddle/Tack
615 Tires
Overstock, metal feeders, mens/ladies/kids
boots, saddles, helmets, strap gds, saddle
blankets, xmas gifts,
Savage 12 Gauge 480-621-0459, 160 N.
Beautiful cream color shotgun, model 720, Mtn Vw Rd, AJ Fri/Sat
table lamp w/shade automatic, $150 989- 10a-4p 1/19
Hitachi video cam- $15 480-288-9056 1/5
701-4500 1/12
corder 240X DVD w/
Tires
708
zoom $275 509-551- Appliances
520
Firewood
564
6648 1/5
P/T 3rd shift $12.00/ Dining set w/ buffet,
hr, 2 positions avail comp desk, sofa/2
602-980-5034 1/5
chrs, lamps, wall units
480-288-9938 1/5
Merchandise
500
K2 snow skies w/Solomon 700 bindings.
Barely used. $50 480288-1235 1/5
Mobile home steps Maytag electric dryer
3 2 ” h i g h X 6 0 ” w i d e ; exc cond, will deliver,
$250 417-321-2945 $60 480-357-9001 1/5
1/5
White speedy lock
234DE serger. 2/3/4
thread. Differential
feed. $100 480-9820321 1/5
Clothing
530 L o a d y o u r o w n
nackfirewood.com
928-812-1935 1/5
Western style jacket,
565
tan suede, 3/4 length, Bldg Mat’ls
$30. 480-357-0920
1/12
Nikon Coolpix P-80
digital 18x optical zoom Ladies cowboy boots,
w/xtra accessories stiched brown, 6 1/2
$300 602-390-4377 med. excl cond. $30
480-288-7044 1/5
1/5
Tools
550
1994 Beatles Hallmark
Ornament-MIB $40.00
or Best Offer 480-982Sears 12” band saw w/
9402 1/5
stand $250 480-9826679 1/12
Tabletop Christmas
tree, green fir w/ights
2’ tall. Burlap base. $8
480- 671-2765 1/5
Real Estate
708
4 Dunlop light truck
tires 16” w/only 20
miles wear, $100 for
all 480-982-8568 1/5
Auto/RV Acc
715
Camping World 40’ RV
cover. 1 yr old, was
$400 new. Sell $200.
480-253-6494 1/12
WE PAY
TOP DOLLAR
FOR USED
TIRES
480-983-6508
Granite
D
elivered
Reasonable
Options Available
Wyatt Works Trucking
480.330-2256
Fill Dirt
Delivered
Reasonable
Wyatt Works Trucking
480.330-2256
Is currently seeking
Experienced Medical Assistant
M.A. Certication & CPR Required. At least 1+ years experience
For current available positions and for qualied applicants to
apply, please visit online at www.summithealthcare.net
or call H.R. (928) 537-6367
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Publisher’s Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise”any preference,limitation or discrimination basedon race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18.This newspaper will
not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.To complain of discrimination call the Arizona State Attorney General’s office, Phoenix(602) 542-5263 or Tucson(520)628-6500. The telephone number for the hearing impaired in Phoenix is (602)542-5002 and hearing impaired in Tucson, (520)628-6872.
Home Rentals 20
Mobile/Manuf HFS
40
2 bd, 1 ba, 1.25 ac, SIX MONTH FREE ‘80 Corin 14x60, move
corral, grt view, $795/ RENT w/ home pur- in ready, 2bd, all newer
mo 206-949-8641 1/5
c h a s e . O w n y o u r appl, most furn. 55+
pk, pets ok $11,500
Apt Rentals
25 home for $500 down OBO 480-474-1370
and 12 easy payments
of $433 per month , 1/5
that’s right own your
Save $250.00 home in 1 year with 0 Real Estate For Sale 49
New wood floors interest, the payment
& paint. Off-street also includes space Reduced! 480 W. 17th
parking. Huge 2bd, r e n t . Wo w ! C l e a n Ave AJ. 2bd, 2 1/2 car
1ba $535/mo + dep, homes, 1 and 2 bed attd gar, vault ceil,
1 yr lease, includes to choose from. Bet- RV gate, block fence,
water/trash
ter hurry, it won’t last. xtras $87K 480-518Mike 480-252-1515 Bad credit no prob- 2704 1/5
Mobile Hm Rentals 30 lem! 55+ park. Call
Mary or Barb 480-986- RV Space Rental 52
1514 or 480-390-5082
RENT clean 1 or 2
bedroom homes for
$449 per month with
zero down. Bad credit,
no problem. Minimum
1 yr lease. 55+ park.
What a deal won’t last!
Call Mary or Barb 480986-1514 or 480-3905082
1/5
Happy
Holidays!
NEWLY LISTED
Shows great, 3 bed, 2 bath,
doublewide, family park.
EAST VALLEY
Listings 2 bed, 1 bath, partially furnished, only $12,500.
Wanted!!
START OFF THE NEW YEAR
In this extra large 4 bed, doublewiide,
family park. $15,000 asking price.
9901 E. Apache Trail
WHY RENT?
When you can own one of many
Mesa, AZ 85207
mobile home lots. Call for details.
Lost Dutchman Realty
For Sale ~
u 2 bd 2 ba 8,500 sq ft lot $35,000
u 3 bd 2 ba 2 car garage 1600 sq ft NO HOA $205,000
u 2 bd 1 ba large lot NO HOA $48,000
u 4 bd 3 ba 2134 sq ft 1.25 acres Cash Only Sale $89,900
u 4 bd 2 ba 1928 sq ft Pool 2 Car garage NO HOA $224,900
u 3 bd 2 ba 1633 sq ft 2 car garage loads of
Winter Haven
480-986-1010
upgrades $165,000
Happy New Year!
Manufactured Home Sales & Realty
www.lostdutchmanrealty.com
124 S. Ironwood Dr. #5, AJ • 480-982-8000
Buy • Sell • Short Sale • Property Management
MLS
1/5
Acacia Villa
Welcome winter visiAJ ‘81 Palm Harbor tors!
RV space rent30 April 2012
2 4 x 5 2 , 2 b d , 2 b a , als, $300/month 480Hi Ivory:
furn’d, updated, 55+ 982-6916 1/12
is the info that we would like to place in your paper. We would like it the normal size ($195.00/13
MHP 480-586-8010 Below
weeks) in the Worship Services section.
1/26
Mobile Home Park
• Rent to Own
• No Interest
Single 2 & Doublewide
Low Down Payments 3 Bedroom
Thanks for all of your help. Let me know if you have any•questions.
Homes
Peace Homes
• Pet Friendly
Available
Christine Ollive
Available
• Easy Qualifying
• Close to Schools & Shopping
Fr. Pinti does not think the logo is necessary. I have set it to the side on the copy below. If you would like to
include it as an option that we could look at that would be great. If you too feel that it is too much, just omit it.
Gold Dust MHP
2 mos free lot rent. 1
bd homes. 480-9826916
1/12
www.WinterHavenMobileHomeSales.com
Ask about our other parks!
1770 N. Valley Drive • Apache Junction • 480-240-0060
$700 Total Move-In
Apache Junction
1573 E 27th Ave 2/1 $495
1944 S Monterey 2/1 $495
PETS OK w/restrictions 1574 E 29th Ave 2/1 $495
www.exceedrealtyrentals.com
441 W 20th 2/1 $525
Next rent due February 1st
Exceed Realty 480-288-0985
Only in The News
Another Reason More People Read The News
St. George Catholic Church
300 E. 16th Avenue,
Apache Junction, Arizona 85119
Phone: 480-982-2929
www.stgeorgeaj.com
Family of Faith Bible Church
2/10
St. George
Catholic Church
Summer Liturgy Schedule May—August:
Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m.
Confessions 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
480-529-4201
Liturgy Schedule November:
Saturday Mass 1:15, 3 & 4:30 p.m.
Confessions 12 p.m.
Sunday Mass 6:30, 8:15, 10,
11:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Holy Days of Obligation: 8, 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday Service 10:00 AM
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM
1075 S. Idaho Rd. Suite 107, Apache Junction, AZ
300 E. 16th Avenue, Apache Junction, Az. 85119
Phone: 480-982-2929 www.stgeorgeaj.com
Church of Christ
1-6
609 S. Grand Dr., AJ
Interpretations for Deaf
Time of Services
Sunday
Bible Study 10:00am
Worship 10:55am & 5:30pm
Wednesday
Bible Study 6:00pm
office: 982-4744
David J. Lewis, Evangelist
1/27
Delaware Dr.
Email: [email protected] • Web: familyoffaithbiblechurch.org
11/10
1/6
Sunday Programs
Worship Services–9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Adult Sunday School– 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School–10:30 a.m.
Church of Christ
Sunday Services:
10:30am and 2:00pm
105 S. Delaware Dr #11 • Apache Junction
480-659-3353
www.delawaredrivechurchofchrist.com
Bob Orear –Evangelist
Sunday School...
Worship...
Traditional 8 & 9:30am Adult 8am
Child/Youth 9:30am
Praise 10:50am
Children 10:50am
Country Western
Worship 5pm
*Childcare available at all services
6640 S. KINGS RANCH RD • 480-982-3776
(North of Hwy. 60 in Gold Canyon) • goldcanyonumc.org
480.982-8266
1150 W. Superstition Boulevard,
Apache Junction, AZ 85120 (480) 982-4081
www.communitychristian.net
1/13
2/3
2122 S. Goldfield Rd
Mark Friedrich Pastor
Winter Worship Schedule:
Traditional Worship: Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Praise)
and Sunday 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Praise Service (FLC)
Sunday Adult Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. (coffee & fellowship preceding)
Children’s Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (begin in sanctuary)
DEC. 31 - NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE - 5PM
www.mountainviewlutheran.org
email: [email protected]
Service Times
Sunday
“A Community of Faith”
RANDY HALE - PASTOR
2001 S. Starr Road, AJ 480.982.9120
Web: crossroadsbaptistaz.com
“Where people are treasured more than gold”
Come as you are • Family Friendly
Sunday Services 10:00 a.m.
5810 S. Alameda Rd. Gold Canyon
(On the corner of Alameda & Kings Ranch Rd.)
(480) 288-5600
www.goldcanyon.org
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Fellowship Time
9:00 a.m.
Bible Study all ages
9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship & Children’s Church 10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship
6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 p.m.
Children & Youth Ministry Nursery available all services
Advertise Your
Place Of Worship
Call 480.982.6397
3/3
3/31
Mid-Week Programs
For Adults: Bible Studies & Life Groups
For Youth: American Heritage Girls,
Trail Life USA, High School & Middle
School Groups
Wed. Nights: Prayer Circle, Dinner & Study
✰ Local Happenings ✰
Call 982-6397 To Add Your Listing
A.J. Christian Women’s Connection Jan.
9th at 9:30 at Lost
Dutchman Resort 400
N. Plaza Dr. Brunch
$9.00 Speaker-Nancy
Hicks “I choose Life”
Special Feature-Style
show Music- Pat and
friends Reservations
& Cancelations Essential- by Jan. 6th, 5:00
P.M. Emmagene-480703-6559
Loss Seminars from
11:00a to 12:30p each
Saturday, 13 sessions
begins January 4, 2014
at the Seventh-day Adventist Church 1650 S.
Ironwood Drive in AJ.
Call 480-276-1689.
Dolce Vita presents
Jerry Breeden Dinner
Show. Jerry’s show
includes ventriloquism,
magic & comedy. Spaghetti dinner included.
AL-ANON for friends Jan. 9 doors open at
and families of some- 5:15pm. $20. 480-982one with a drinkng 3563 for info.
problem Meets at
10am Sat Lutheran Goldfield Ghost RidChurch on Supersti- ers - General Meettion Blvd bet Idaho & ings are held the first
Ironwood on the north Monday of the month
side. Go to classroom (unless its a holiday) at
bldg at back.
7pm at the Mammoth
Steak House & Saloon
Divorce Care 9:30 at the Goldfield Ghost
to 11:00a & Grief & Town on Hwy 88. The
Apache Junction - Gold Canyon News
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The Hometown Newspaper
public is welcome to
attend. The Goldfield
Ghost Riders are a nonprofit organization that
raises money for local
childrens charities by
holding several riding
and non-riding events
each year. For more
information call April
at 480-586-7864 or
email [email protected]
Hope Women’s Center–NEW HOURS:
T, W, 9-8pm, Th, F,
9-4pm, 1st Sat/month,
9-2pm. FREE to women/teen girls, preg. tests,
mentoring, ed. classes.
480 983 4673.
Mind Menders Support Group – for
Caregivers of loved
ones with Alzheimer’s.
Every 2nd & 4th Fri
10am Gold Canyon
UMC, Educational
Bldg. Contact Jeanette
(480) 671-9888 or Nan-
cy (480) 982-3686 for
more info.
VFW Post 9399 –
Kitchen hours Mon, Fri,
Sun 5-7p, Sun: Bar Bingo at 1p, Jam Session
5-9p, Mon: Karaoke
5-9p Weds: Bar Bingo
4p, Texas Hold’em 7p.
Fri: Men’s Auxiliary
Meat Raffle 6p, Music/
Dancing 5-9p. Happy
Hrs Daily 8-11a. Dart
Tournaments Tues. &
Thurs. 2p, 500 cards
at noon Weds & Sat,
Euchre Mon. & Thurs.
7p. Post & Ladies Auxiliary mtings 2nd Tues.
of each month at 7p.,
Men’s Auxiliary meet
1st Tues. of month at
6:30p. Call (480) 9825039 for more information or visit www.
vfw9399.org.
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December 30 - January 5, 2014
AJ Parks & Recreation
Page A-11
more! Uniforms are available for purchase through
instructor. This class is offered for ages 6-8 and
the fee is $35.
(visit www.ajcity.net or call 983-2181)
(1/7) BALLET & TAP – Students enrolled in these
combination classes will receive instruction in the
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– November, 2013 –
Top Stories By Month continued from page 9
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History-Making Cross Country Teams
Apache Junction High School’s cross country teams
made history this past week when both the boys and girls
teams qualified for the Division III state championships.
The last time a boys team qualified for state was back in
1992. The girls, as a team, have qualified just a few times
over the past 25 years.
Members of the AJHS boys qualifying team included
Omar Ewert, Nyck McCune, Dylan Kessler, Diego Castaneda, Jamie Zimmerman, Michael Blackstone and Juan
Mendoza. Members of the girls qualifying team were Allyssa Willis, Sarah Jones, Jessica Whitten, Alyssa Valencia,
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Baseline Ave.
Jacobs Ranch
Located at Southern and Tomahawk,
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Sales Office Hours: 10am to 5pm
(480) 888-7826
Only 26 Lots Left
6 Available Spec Homes
Heated Pool • 2 Playground Areas • Basketball Court • BBQ Grills • Volley Ball Court • Dog Park • Gated Community
Club House w/Big Screen TV • Pool Table • Weight Room • Nearby Hiking Trails • Great Mountain Views
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Broadway San Marcos
Haciendas Del Este
Located at Broadway and San Marcos, Apache Junction, AZ 85120
Sales Office Hours: 10am to 5pm (480) 982-4100
Located at N. Wesley and University Rd., Mesa, AZ 85207
( Just East of Crismon) • Sales Office Hours: 10am to 5pm (480) 357-3775
Only 8 Lots Left • 6 Available Spec Homes
Only 30 Lots Left • 6 Available Spec Homes
Club House w/Big Screen TV • Sand Tot Lot • Outside Patio Sitting
Dog Park • Pool • Weight Equipment • Great Mountain Views • Gated Community
Small Family Community • Covered Picnic Tables • BBQ Pits
Dog Park • Great Mountain Views