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Education

CAC’s early childhood education program earns renewed accreditation

Central Arizona College’s early childhood education program was granted renewed accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National …
Roads

US 60 overnight lane restrictions planned in Gold Canyon June 26-30

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions along U.S. Highway 60 in Gold Canyon for pavement maintenance. East- and westbound US 60 will be …
For Meta Data Center

Hearings start June 27 on SRP transmission line, substation in Mesa

The Arizona Corp. Commission’s power plant and transmission line siting committee will consider an application a half-mile 230 kilovolt transmission line and 230 kV substation in Mesa at a …
transportation

Eastbound SR24 closed June 25 between Loop 202, Ellsworth Road

The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled a closure of State Route 24 Gateway Freeway in Mesa for ongoing pavement maintenance. Eastbound SR 24 will be closed between Loop 202 and …
COVID-19

Weekly coronavirus case count slightly down in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon area

The Arizona Department of Health Services on June 22 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 18,724 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
First responders

$612K approved for 5 Apache Junction police dispatch consoles

Five replacement consoles can be purchased for $612,702.70 for the Apache Junction Police Department telecommunications 911 dispatch center, the City Council decided recently. They will be …
First responders

2 sex offenses, 2 burglaries reported June 3-9 to Apache Junction police

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of sex offenses and burglaries June 3-9: Sexual offense — child abuse, reported at 8:18 a.m. June 3 in the 200 block of South …
Opinion

Dear city government: I am so glad to see that we don’t have a problem with homeless and hungry humans in Apache Junction. I know if we did, our tax dollars would go toward helping them. …

I can’t help but make this comparison today to the childhood fable that seems to be unfolding right before our eyes.
June is Men’s Health Month — a perfect reminder for men to make wellness a priority. Many men take care of their health, but additional work is needed to keep more men healthy. Some of …
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Neighbors
Neighbors

Meet Your Neighbor: Adamski president of LeTip networking group chapter

Name: Nikol Adamski Age: 49 Town/neighborhood: Northeast Mesa When and why I moved here: My parents moved here in 1979 from Michigan to escape the cold, for a better life and a fresh start. …
Community

Funeral services set for Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney

Funeral services for Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney are scheduled for next week. Barney died Wednesday, June 22, at the age of 74 after battling a lung infection for several months. Viewing and …
Neighbors

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate $1K to fire district

A $1,000 check was recently presented to Fire Chief John Whitney and Fire Safety Educator Tina Gerola of the Superstition Fire and Medical District. It was the second check presented to our local …
Flag Day

VFW 7968 in Apache Junction hosts U.S. flag exchange

Old U.S. flags — some torn, others faded but all handled with care — were turned in and exchanged recently at VFW Post No. 7968 in Apache Junction.“Just to honor Flag Day and then …
Flag Day

Flag exchange June 14 at VFW 7968 in Apache Junction

VFW Post No. 7968 Auxiliary at 250 S. Phelps Drive in Apache Junction will be holding a flag exchange 1-4 p.m. June 14, Flag Day. “You may bring in an old tattered flag and exchange it for a …
Business

Mediacom Communications has been named a hunger hero by United Food Bank. The Hunger Hero Award recognizes Mediacom for taking an active role in the fight to end hunger by providing the funding to …

Ziggi’s Coffee — including at the Mesa location at 7645 E. Guadalupe Road — is hosting a fundraiser for Revital, an organization whose mission is to provide support and …
Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services, recently announced the sale of a 14.89-acre parcel of land …
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