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First responders

5 shoplifting incidents reported Sept. 1-5 to Apache Junction police

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of shoplifting incidents Sept. 1-5: Shoplifting, reported at 3:51 p.m. Sept. 1 in the 2500 block of West Apache …
By ZIP code

191 new coronavirus cases in a week in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Sept. 15 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 8,544 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
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Business hired for $80K to hold 2 Apache Junction household hazardous waste events

Advanced Chemical Transport Inc. is to be paid $80,000 to hold two upcoming household hazardous waste events for Apache Junction and adjacent unincorporated Pinal County residents. The Apache …
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2 Apache Junction city court positions proposed

Changing the city code to allow for the hiring of a part-time associate magistrate and judicial assistant for the city court is to be discussed at the Apache Junction City Council’s Sept. 21 …
News

US60 closures Sept. 18-19 from Loop 101 to Loop 202

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers that pavement maintenance will require closures of east- and west-bound U.S. Highway 60 between Loop 101 Price Freeway and Loop 202 …
Education

COVID-19 absences topic of Sept. 14 AJUSD board meeting

Financial incentives on staff attendance, long-term substitute pay and COVID-19 absences are some of the topics of the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board’s Sept. 14 work …
News

Overnight intermittent closures slated on Loop 202 in Mesa

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for overnight intermittent closures lasting up to 15 minutes on east- and west-bound Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway between Country …
News

Full closure of US 60 between Superior, Miami starts Sunday

Motorists who use U.S. Highway 60 between Superior and Miami should plan for a full closure of the highway Sept. 12-17 while crews build connections and transition traffic onto the new Pinto Creek …
News

Household hazardous waste event Nov. 13 in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction will hold a collection event for household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 13. The event will be …
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Facebook plans job-training program at Mesa Data Center

Facebook is launching the job-training program — “Hardhat in Hand” — at its active data center construction sites, including its Mesa center. The program is to create new …
Opinion

Behavioral health has always been as important as physical health, and the COVID-19 pandemic brought it out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The tight relationship between behavioral and …

National Small Business Week is a time to celebrate entrepreneurs and small business owners all across the country. Today, Arizona is home to more than 550,000 small businesses, employing an …
Two of the biggest topics buzzing around our industry these days are the resurgence of golf and how to make the sport, and private golf clubs, more inclusive. Our core demographic is changing and if …
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Neighbors
Neighbors

Gold Canyon author Czaplicki releases second novel, ‘The Man in the Woods’

Author David Czaplicki, who resides in Gold Canyon, has recently released his second novel, “The Man in the Woods.” “‘The Man in the Woods’ is a story of new love, …
Neighbors

Apache Junction showcasing local artists at City Hall, library

Attention all artists interested in displaying their masterpieces at the city of Apache Junction offices. The city is bringing back the program of showcasing local artists at City Hall and the Apache …
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Food, clothing, other services provided by Genesis Project in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction City Council recently was updated on the services provided by Genesis Project, a coalition of churches banded together for the purpose of aiding the less fortunate. The council …
Neighbors

Surveys going out in October on Gold Canyon community plan

Gold Canyon Community Inc. has partnered with Pinal County and Arizona State University to develop a community plan. The first element for the development of the plan is a community-wide survey …
Neighbors

Vacation Bible School Oct. 1-3 at Mountain View Lutheran Church

Children ages 4 and older are invited to the free Oct. 1-3 Vacation Bible School at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road in Apache Junction. “Families and elementary-aged …
Business

Burlington Stores, a national retailer, recently announced it will open a new store in Mesa this fall bringing the total number of locations in the state to 16. It will open at Mesa Grand, …

The Serrano family, owners and operators of Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants, will be providing customers with a “Taste of Pronto” through the end of September at all four …
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is bringing its unique blend of a full restaurant inside a winery setting to Chandler. Its doors open to the public at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, for …
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