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Neighbors

Fassbender of Gold Canyon receives DAR community service award

Nancy Fassbender of Gold Canyon recently received the Daughters of the American Revolution’s community service award. She is a former board member and historian for the Pinal County …
Tubing season ends Oct. 1

Salt River Tubing open Friday-Sunday in September

Salt River Tubing is open on the Lower Salt River Friday-Sunday in September, weather and water-flow conditions permitting. Note: Tubing season ends Oct. 1. Salt River Tubing is seven …
Silent Auction

Pinal County museum holds barbecue fundraiser

The Pinal County Historical Museum has quite an offer for barbecue lovers. The museum is holding a "Cooking with the Pitmasters" silent auction in which the winner will get a meal for up to 10 …
TRANSPORTATION

Periodic Apache Trail lane closures begin Sept. 25

Apache Trail median improvements are scheduled for Sept. 25-Nov. 7, city officials announced. Work will require periodic closures of the inside lanes on Apache Trail in both directions from …
Roadwork

Superstition Freeway overpass restrictions in Mesa Sept. 20-23

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for lane restrictions on the following overpasses on U.S. Highway 60 Superstition Freeway in the East Valley for sidewalk improvement …
First responders

3 sex offenses reported to Apache Junction police

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of sex offenses Aug. 29-Sept. 4: Sexual assault, reported at 4:03 p.m. Aug. 29 in the 400 block of South Grand Drive. …
First responders

Burglary, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of a burglary and other incidents in Gold Canyon Aug. 29-Sept. 4: Disorderly conduct — suspicious activity, reported …
BOOKS

Apache Junction author publishes suspense novel

"Stay Out of the Woods," a book by Michael Elliott of Apache Junction, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. "Six friends think they are reuniting for a fun camping trip. Some are …
Community

Pinal holds domestic violence awareness walk

The public is encouraged to attend a community trail walk and family day in order to unite in solidarity for victims ahead of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Second Annual Pinal County …

Sue Brooks

Sue Brooks of Sun City, AZ - 3/24/39 – 7/14/23. Contact Leonard Wiest, 10302 W. Mountain View Rd. Sun City, AZ 85351. 425-252-7063

Earl J. Black

Earl passed peacefully at home with family. He was born the eldest of 5 children in Limington Maine where he grew up and graduated High School. He married Rita Gerrish July 3, 1952, and was married …

Dr. Donald Eugene Bortz

Dr. Donald Eugene Bortz born October 2,1946 in Valparaiso, IN to Wayne/Pauline Bortz, lived in Wanatah, IN. It was Harlan Knosher and a basketball scholarship that brought Don to Knox College …
Opinion

Carfield: Kitchen design trends for the end of 2023

As we head into the final stretch of 2023 many home design trends have come and gone. Luckily, home design trends never stop and as we head into fall a few trends are starting to take shape for the …
Things to do

Halloween Festival Oct. 28 at Superstition Shadows Park

Halloween is coming up and the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department wants to make your night spook-tacular! The annual Halloween Festival is 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at …
City salaries

6 in Apache Junction government paid $150K or more

City and town managers are the top paid salaried employees of most local governments in the Valley, and Apache Junction City Manager Bryant Powell is no exception. Powell is the city of Apache …

Marcia Dasenbrock

Marcia Dasenbrock passed away unexpectedly at her home in Apache Junction, Ariz., on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. She was 68 years old. She was born July 11, 1955, to Jerry and Barbara Pfeiffer in …
Neighbors

Larrew of Apache Junction thanked for volunteer work

Dale Larrew, an Apache Junction resident who volunteers at a variety of nonprofit organizations, was thanked recently at an event at Tumbleweed Grill & Bar. Local residents Sandie Russell …
Higher Education

CAC expanding Superstition Mountain campus

Central Arizona College will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Superstition Mountain campus expansion project. The ceremony runs from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the campus …

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OPINION
The city of Apache Junction has launched a new webpage geared toward being a one-stop resource for business owners and decision-makers looking for free or low-cost services to help their …
Dutch Bros locations in Queen Creek, Mesa, Apache Junction and San Tan Valley are hosting Buck for Kids Day on Friday. For every drink purchased Sept. 15 at participating locations, $1 will be …
Join bestselling author J.A. Jance as she discusses her new book, “Blessing of the Lost Girls,” at Apache Junction Public Library at 2:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18. …
ENTERTAINMENT & THINGS TO DO
EAST VALLEY ENTERTAINMENT
The eclipse will begin at 8:11 a.m. Oct. 14, reaching its maximum state at 9:32 a.m. and ending at 11:03 a.m.

Catch October’s solar eclipse at the Florence library

A solar eclipse is coming in October and the Viney Jones Library and Community Center will be hosting a free viewing event. The partial solar eclipse takes place on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 14, …
Barbara Padilla, vocalist from America’s Got Talent, performs 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2024.

6 events announced for 2023-24 Canyon Sounds Performance Series

The Canyon Sounds Performance Series hosted by the Gold Canyon Arts Council is back with six live concerts at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road. Purchase advance …
The 10th Apache Junction Mud Run will take place on Oct. 21 at the rodeo grounds, 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd.

Apache Junction Mud Run returns in October

The 10th Apache Junction Mud Run will take place on Oct. 21 at the rodeo grounds, , 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd. The obstacles created for the Mud Run are age-appropriate in their distances, …
New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning on a hiking trip.

Group promotes lifelong learning through classes, events, fellowship

New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning, a Mesa Community College non-credit community education program for active seniors, is hosting Lifelong Learning 101, a free drop-in event Saturday showcasing …
Salt River Tubing is seven minutes from Loop 202 East on North Power Road in Mesa. Salt River Tubing operates under permit of the USDA Forest Service in Tonto National Forest.

Salt River Tubing open Friday-Sunday in September

Salt River Tubing is open on the Lower Salt River Friday-Sunday in September, weather and water-flow conditions permitting. Note: Tubing season ends Oct. 1. Salt River Tubing is seven …
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