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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 …
First responders

Fraud, identity theft reported Feb. 12-18 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of fraud and identity theft Feb. 12-18: Fraud/forgery — identity theft, reported at 8:40 a.m. Feb. 12 in the 1600 block of …
First Responders

Vandalism, theft, other incidents reported Feb. 12-18 in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of vandalism, theft and other incidents in Gold Canyon Feb. 12-18: Fraud, reported at 4:46 p.m. Feb. 12 in the 9700 block of East Windy Pass …
new coronavirus

130 new COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon since last week

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Feb. 24 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 6,169 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …
first responders

Photo snapped of suspect who groped woman, Apache Junction police say

The Apache Junction Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man in a photograph believed to be a suspect who groped a woman. “This man is the main suspect in an …

Pinal County surveying residents on occupational skills, aspirations

Pinal County is conducting a survey of residents of northwest Pinal County to better understand their occupational skills and aspirations. This information will help county and city leaders …

Idaho Road closed March 5-6, U.S. 60 to Baseline Avenue

On Thursday, March 4, and Friday, March 5, Idaho Road from U.S. Highway 60 to Baseline Avenue in Apache Junction will be closed for pavement preservation treatment. The road will be closed 6 …

Arizona announces state-run vaccine site in east Valley

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services has announced a state-operated COVID-19 vaccination site in the Phoenix metropolitan area’s east Valley. The new site will …
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Off-leash dog park agreement OK’d with Pinal County

A 2.6-acre park where dogs can run free could be open as early as spring 2022 in Apache Junction at the Pinal County complex at 575 N. Idaho Road. Elected officials from the municipality voted …

Recreational marijuana, cargo containers, land splits regulations before P&Z Tuesday

Proposed changes to the Apache Junction City Code regarding recreational marijuana, cargo containers, land splits and subdivision design standards are to be discussed at Tuesday’s planning and …

Community partner and public health vaccine teams are continuing to vaccinate with shipments received this week. A new site is available on the ADHS dashboard that indicates how many people have been …

It was a year ago when COVID-19 struck and our world changed. Social isolation, masks and hand-washing became the norm. Travel stopped.
Residents of Gold Canyon gathered Thursday, Feb. 18, at Congressman Paul Gosar’s district office on Kings Ranch Road in protest of his role in the Jan. 6 violent attack on the Capitol. The …

Scenic Arizona: Flooded area of the desert

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty. Readers are invited to submit scenic pictures of desert …

Wheelchairs, other medical supplies available through Apache Junction Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus from St. Mary Magdalene in Gilbert applied for a grant from Joni & Friends and obtained adult-sized wheelchairs, canes, crutches and walkers. “They wish to share …

34 desks built, donated for families of Apache Junction school district students

It had become part of Breanna Gann’s daily routine. Each day after school she’d take the two laptop computers off her kitchen table and store them away for the night so she’d …

CAC’s Ackland receives distinguished college administrator award

Dr. Terri Ackland, academic dean for arts and humanities at Central Arizona College, has been named a distinguished college administrator by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Ackland is one of 26 …

CAC English faculty award scholarships to students

Central Arizona College English faculty awarded book and completion scholarships to multiple students this spring. “This spring there were 91 applicants for the book scholarship and 32 …

Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, is seeking to hire more than 250 security professionals in Mesa. The company is holding an open house hiring event 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 3 …

Ace Hardware Corp. recently announced that Kabat’s Frontier Ace Hardware of Apache Junction achieved designation as a “Pinnacle Performance Retailing” store for its outstanding …
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