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Apache Junction schools plan March 22 return to in-person learning

Students will move to an in-person learning model March 22 in the Apache Junction school district. The change from online-only to in-person instruction was approved unanimously at the Jan. 12 …
News

Apache Junction State of the City on Feb. 10

The city of Apache Junction will livestream its State of the City at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at the city website and on Facebook. Mayor Chip Wilson will play host to the event, which …
new coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon up 532 from a week ago

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Jan. 13 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 4,895 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …
First Responders

Disorderly conduct, fraud, other incidents reported Jan. 3-9 in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of Disorderly conduct, fraud and other incidents in Gold Canyon Jan. 3-9: Suspicious activity, reported at 2:31 a.m. Jan. 3 in the 10100 block …
First responders

5 drug-possession incidents reported Jan. 3-9 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of drug possession Jan. 3-9: Drug possession, reported at 3:28 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 500 block of South Ironwood Drive. Drug …
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Kings Ranch Road pedestrian beacon proposed at Sunrise Sky Drive

Setting aside $185,000 to plan for a pedestrian hybrid beacon at Kings Ranch Road at Sunrise Sky Drive in Gold Canyon will be considered Friday by the Arizona Department of Transportation …
News

Apache Junction has 2 locations for Christmas tree disposal

A live or freshly cut tree is a wonderful way to spruce up the holiday season and it doesn’t have to be a problem to dispose of. The city of Apache Junction is providing two free drop-off …
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Former mayor, 2 council members thanked for service to Apache Junction

Outgoing Apache Junction City Council members Robin Barker, Jeff Struble and Mayor Jeff Serdy were thanked recently for their years of service and had a chance to give thanks themselves. Mrs. …
environment

Household hazardous waste event March 6 in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction will hold a collection event for household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding on Saturday, March 6. It will be 8 a.m.-noon at the …
education

Apache Junction school district board meets twice Jan. 8

A virtual retreat in the morning and an organizational meeting in the afternoon — both Jan. 8 — have been slated by the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board. At …
Opinion

Many of us are doing home repairs these days. For the repairs that we can’t do on our own, we have to hire someone to do it for us. Then we end up asking ourselves the question, where do I …

It’s tempting these days to believe that once COVID-19 is contained, the U.S. economy will bounce back quickly, replenishing jobs and incomes lost in the pandemic. Yet there is an early warning …
At the recent Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting, the head of public health gave a presentation on the COVID-19 vaccination program. The facts presented: 10,000 doses allocated by the end …
Neighbors
neighbors

Meet Your Neighbor: Frontier Tattoo Co. celebrating 7th anniversary

Name: Frontier Tattoo Co. LLC Address and other information: 2510 E. Hunt Highway Suite 12 in San Tan Valley. Barbara Jean McAtlin, CEO; and Paul McCleary, GM. FrontierTattooCompany.com; on …
neighbors

Superstition donates $8,500 to local nonprofits this holiday season

The members of Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club have donated more than $8,500 in gift cards, 250-plus toys and more to help families this holiday season. The local Head Start program …
neighbors

Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts virtual ‘Good News Girlfriends Club’ Fridays

The Virtual Good News Girlfriends Club hosted by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce meets 3-4 p.m. Fridays. The next one is Jan. 8. “Homework is the best part of this club — be on the …
neighbors

DAR Community Service Award presented to Robin Barker

The Apache Trail Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution on Dec. 5 presented Apache Junction Councilmember Robin Barker with a DAR Community Service Award. DAR …
Neighbors

Republic Services honors Joe Romero for dedication to community service, names site in salute

The morning of Friday, Dec. 11 will be remembered as a  special moment for the waste service behemoth, Republic Services, as it bid farewell to Joe Romero, a heavy machine operator entering retirement this month. Mr. Romero is retiring after 38 years of service. To honor the occasion, Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy, along with Republic Services dignitaries, dedicated the scale site at the Apache Junction Landfill as the Joe Romero Honorary Scale House.
Business

CBRE recently announced that Skybridge Arizona has pre-leased its first hangar to Cardinal Associates, a private jet operator in Mesa.

Steward Health Care of Arizona has hired Robert Patel as its new market chief medical officer. As chief medical officer, Dr. Patel will be instrumental in aligning best practices across all …
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