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Progress is in the pavement with SR 24 construction project

A project to add 5 miles of travel lanes to the Phoenix area’s newest freeway is advancing in the southeast Valley with some of State Route 24’s concrete pavement already in place. The …
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6,682 total coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on April 14 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 6,682 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
First responders

2 robberies, 9 thefts reported April 3-8 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of robberies and theft April 3-9: Theft, reported at 10:52 a.m. April 4 in the 500 block of West Apache Trail. Robbery of an …
First Responders

Assault, other incidents reported April 3-9 in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of an assault and other incidents in Gold Canyon April 3-9: Suspicious activity, reported at 7:08 p.m. April 4 in the 20500 block of East …
first responders

AJPD traffic division receives $20,158 grant for traffic enforcement

The Apache Junction Police Department — in partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety — would like to remind everyone that it’s not only illegal to drive …
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Public art plans for off-leash dog park discussed

Art concepts for the city of Apache Junction’s first dog park include pet tags secured to fencing like Paris’ famous Love Locks Bridge or a memorial dog tag wind chime that could double …

April 17 pickleball tournament in Mesa to benefit Superstition Community Food Bank

Local health agencies are partnering with Superstition Community Food Bank to sponsor a pickleball benefit tournament to feed the hungry. The tournament is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the …

‘Threatened litigation matter’ topic of Apache Junction school board executive session

Discussion on “a threatened litigation matter” and an interim superintendent and/or superintendent search process are topics of the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing …

Public art plans for off-leash dog park to be discussed Monday

Considerations for public art at a 2.6-acre off-leash dog park planned at the Pinal County complex at 575 N. Idaho Road are to be discussed at the April 12 meeting of the Apache Junction Public Art …
Be safe around water

April Pool’s Day planned in Apache Junction April 17

The annual April Pool’s Day water safety event is Saturday, April 17, at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction. It will be hosted by the …

My story is pretty simple. I was a very active young man, running everywhere, and served as a volunteer in an elite Navy unit. After my discharge, I worked as a bouncer in bars from Florida to …

My daughter was 10 years old when she first attended Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day at my office At the time, I was working in a role sourcing large contracts, leveraging all of the …
Sorry Ralph Fales (who wrote “Historic horse racing could be a win for Arizona,” page 8, April 1, 2021, issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent), you may love your horses but …

Nonprofits can apply for Mesa Arts Center rental/production support

Mesa Arts Center Foundation’s Arts at the Center program is accepting letters of interest for the 2021-22 season. Arts at the Center grants support educational and non-profit organizations …

Wells Fargo, Larry H. Miller Ford Mesa donating vehicle to retired U.S. Army specialist

Wells Fargo in collaboration with Larry H. Miller Ford Mesa are sponsoring a donation of a payment-free 2020 Ford TRKS Edge through the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s …

Meet Your Neighbor: Optometrist Grandela owns ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center in Mesa

Your Name: ​Carlos Grandela Age: 32 Business Name: ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center Town/Neighborhood: Mesa Hours of operation: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. …

Tremonti resigns as president of Superstition Community Food Bank’s board

Philip A. Tremonti has resigned as president of the board of the Superstition Community Food Bank, a position he held for the past year. Mr. Tremonti, along with Executive Director Myra Garcia, …

Meet Your Neighbors: Cyndi Diliberto, Christine Davison co-founders of Sunset Scents

Names: Cyndi Diliberto and Christine Davison, co-founders of Sunset Scents, which celebrates one year on May 1, 2021. Town/neighborhood: Mesa When and why we moved here: We started Sunset …

The Mint Dispensary plans to celebrate 4/20 in a big way, from April 16-20, at its Tempe, Mesa and Phoenix locations about three months after Arizona dispensaries received the green light to serve …

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will have a new airline with daily travel to and from Hollywood Burbank Airport in California beginning May 3. Avelo Airlines will offer everyday low fares coupled …
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