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First responders

15 license plate cameras purchased for Apache Junction police

License plates of vehicles passing through Apache Junction will be read with a new public safety camera program recently approved by the City Council. The council voted 4-1 on May 3 to approve an …
Election 2022

Apache Junction mayor candidates explain city priorities

The Apache Junction City Council mayoral election is nearing in a few short months. The 2022 primary election is Aug. 2 and will include two candidates for the office of mayor: Mehmood Mohiuddin …
Transit

Eastbound U.S. 60 lanes reopen in Tempe

Eastbound U.S. 60 freeway lanes through Tempe have reopened this afternoon following a water main break in the area last Saturday, according to a news release from the city. The eastbound U.S. 60 …
Election 2022

Apache Junction City Council candidates explain city priorities

The Apache Junction City Council election is nearing in a few short months. The 2022 primary election is Aug. 2 and will include four candidates for three seats: Darryl Cross, Ari Kalan, Robert …
Licenses

54 business licenses issued in April in Apache Junction

There were 54 business licenses issued in April 2022 in the city of Apache Junction. Business licenses are listed by name — including doing business as or dba; city; contact name; and North …
Interviews Monday

15 seek appointment to 2 open Apache Junction council seats

Fifteen Apache Junction residents will be interviewed Monday to replace two City Council members who left to run for other elected offices. They are: Natalie Ackerly, Erik Arriola, Charles Beal, …
Election 2022

Apache Junction mayor candidates discuss why they are running

The Apache Junction City Council mayoral election is nearing in a few short months. The 2022 primary election is Aug. 2 and will include two candidates for the office of mayor: Mehmood Mohiuddin …
hunger

Postal workers to collect food Saturday

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will begin Saturday, May 14. This year will mark the 30th anniversary of this event. Letter carriers walk through the …
Election 2022

Apache Junction City Council candidates discuss why they are running

The Apache Junction City Council election is nearing in a few short months. The 2022 primary election is Aug. 2 and will include four candidates for three seats: Darryl Cross, Ari Kalan, Robert …
COVID-19

Coronavirus case counts increasing in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon area

The Arizona Department of Health Services on May 11 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 18,060 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
Opinion

When you dial 911 in an emergency, you rightfully expect your local fire department to show up promptly. If you live in an urban area where 911 response times typically average about five or six …

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Apache Junction, Paws4Life, Superstition Mountain Republican Club, Non-Commissioned Officers Association and the StarTrek USS Leonidas got together Saturday, April 9, …
Electric bicycles are a great option when it comes to commuting around the Valley. Not only can you get to your destination faster than a traditional bike, but you can also travel farther while …
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Neighbors
Gold Canyon Arts Council

Artists in residence help students at Cactus Canyon JHS

Professional artists from the Gold Canyon Arts Council’s Leland Wilson School Art Project have been working with students in Allison Baumann’s eighth grade art class at Cactus Canyon …
A rescue story

‘Five-Sisters’ has new home at Lost Dutchman State Park thanks to volunteers

Development in our beautiful area of the Superstitions is inevitable, we all know that and most of the time can accept it, but we can’t help but cringe when we see the “clear …
Neighbors

Kiwanis Club helps fifth graders in Apache Junction

At the start of the 2021-22 school year, the Kiwanis Club of Apache Junction was pleased to provide dictionaries to the fifth graders of Desert Vista Elementary School in Apache Junction. These …
Neighbors

Esquivias new Apache Junction development services director

Rudy Esquivias, who has worked at the city of Apache Junction for more than three decades in various roles within the development services department, has been named department …
Neighbors

Apache Junction student Ragan Stoltz receives Aspiring Young Journalist award

National recognition is shining once again on a student journalist at Cactus Canyon Junior High School, 1575 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction. Ragan Stoltz, the yearbook editor at CCJH, was …
Business
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