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Group sues Arizona senate candidate Mark Lamb on Pinal County Sheriff documents

PHOENIX — An activist group with Democrat leanings is suing Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb for failing to respond to multiple requests for public records. Legal papers filed Wednesday in …
Land sale

City of Apache Junction closes $3M land purchase on downtown property

The city of Apache Junction has purchased 10 acres in the downtown area, including property that previously contained the Grand Hotel at the northeast corner of West Apache Trail and North Apache …
Government

Coyote Crossing streetlight district budget approved by Apache Junction council

The improvement district budget has been approved for three streetlights in the 12-lot Coyote Crossing housing subdivision on the southwest corner of Tepee Street and Idaho Road in Apache Junction. …
First responders

5 shoplifting incidents reported in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of shoplifting incidents May 7-13: Shoplifting, reported at 2:24 p.m. May 8 in the 3100 block of West Apache Trail. …
First responders

5 disorderly-conduct incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of disorderly-conduct incidents in Gold Canyon May 7-13: Disorderly conduct — noise disturbance, reported at 9:36 …
Things to do

Salt River Tubing open seven days a week

Salt River Tubing is open on the Lower Salt River seven days a week Saturday, April 27, through Monday, Sept. 2, weather and water-flow conditions permitting. Note: Beginning Friday, Sept. 6, it …
Government

$129M tentative budget approved by Apache Junction City Council

The city of Apache Junction is slated to operate with a nearly $129.5 budget for fiscal year 2024-25, up from last fiscal year’s $119.3 million adopted budget. Council voted unanimously at …
Roads

Daytime lane closures, delays May 29 on US60 between Superior, Miami

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the lane closures on U.S. Highway 60 between Superior and Miami during daylight hours on Wednesday, May 29, for construction …
Water

$1.9M project adds radios to read Apache Junction water meters

A grant from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona will pay for a portion of a $1.92 million project for 4,500 radios, two towers and other automated utility meter equipment for the …
Things to do

Professional astrologer to speak at Community of Women Luncheon June 6

The Community of Women business referral group will host Jyoti Devi Charlotte Benson, a professional astrologer, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at Mimi’s Cafe, 2800 W. Chandler Blvd. …
Opinion

Schuett: AJUSD bonds should be voted on for each individual project

Concerning “$15M bond election considered for school district” on the front page of the June 2024 issue: Bonds should be voted on for each individual project, not a group of projects. …
Neighbors

1 Gold Canyon, 6 Apache Junction students graduate from ASU Preparatory Academy

More than 600 ASU Preparatory Academy graduates — including six from Apache Junction and one from Gold Canyon — are celebrating a major education milestone after receiving their high …
Government

Senior transportation contract increases OK’d by Apache Junction council

Transportation services for Apache Junction’s senior and disabled populations to and from the multigenerational center for weekday lunches or for medical and shopping trips will continue to be …
Election 2024

Apache Junction council candidates explain their visions for city

Apache Junction residents Peter Heck, Bambi Johnson, Mehmood “Moe” Mohiuddin and Tess Nesser met the April 1 filing deadline to run for the position of council member for a four-year term …
Neighbors

Apache Junction High School celebrates unprecedented success in 2024 yearbook contests

For the first time in Apache Junction High School’s history, 11 students have been recognized in the Journalism Education Association’s National Student Media Contest, earning a total of …
Police at schools

School resource officers funded at 2 Apache Junction elementary schools

The city of Apache Junction is adding school resource officers at two elementary schools for nearly $140,000 each, funded by an Arizona Department of Education grant. The Apache Junction City …
Closures

City of Apache Junction sets holiday schedule for Memorial Day

The city of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Monday, May 27, in observation of Memorial Day. Regular operations will resume on Tuesday, May 28. Emergency services through …
government

Tow contractors sought by Apache Junction Police Department

Towing and storage service providers are being sought by the Apache Junction Police Department. The department is enlisting dependable partners to manage both emergency and non-emergency tows …

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OPINION
Concerning (“Serdy: Opinion was full of misinformation, contradictions” and “Grady: Protesting the process where Tela Peralta was approved in Pinal County”): I’d rather …
I have read both opinion articles (“Serdy: Opinion was full of misinformation, contradictions” and “Grady: Protesting the process where Tela Peralta was approved in Pinal …
After much consideration, I have made the very difficult decision to not seek reelection to the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board. This comes as I prepare to move to Tempe with …
ENTERTAINMENT & THINGS TO DO
EAST VALLEY ENTERTAINMENT
Planned are: SWAT demo, K9 demo, CSI training, traffic accident investigation, defensive tactics, apprehensions, tour of PD and courts and more.

Registration open for Apache Junction police youth academy

There is still time for children in sixth, seventh and eighth grades to sign up for a summer adventure at the Apache Junction Police Department Youth Academy. Planned are: SWAT demo, K9 demo, …
The feature film will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction.

Free Apache Junction Movie in the Park in June is ‘Wonka’

The June Movie in the Park hosted by Apache Junction Parks & Recreation Department will be on Saturday, June 8, and will feature “Wonka” on the big screen. The feature film will …
The event is open to the public and includes candidates who are seeking to serve the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon area by running for office in 2024.

Meet candidates for local office at June event in Apache Junction

Superstition Mountain Republican Club is hosting a Gathering of the Patriots Meet & Greet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Avalon Elementary School, 1045 S. San Marcos Drive in Apache Junction. …
The original Apache Junction downtown master plan was adopted in 2010 and is to be updated this year.

Apache Junction to host downtown master plan update meeting tonight

In February the City Council approved a contract to hire Swaback Architects and Planners to update the 2010 Downtown Redevelopment Implementation and Strategy document to help guide the future …
The original Apache Junction downtown master plan was adopted in 2010 and is to be updated this year.

Apache Junction to host downtown master plan update meeting Wednesday

In February the City Council approved a contract to hire Swaback Architects and Planners to update the 2010 Downtown Redevelopment Implementation and Strategy document to help guide the future …
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