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Free dump week Nov. 9-14 at Apache Junction landfill

Residents of Apache Junction can junk a load of trash during “Free Dump Week” Nov. 9-14. During that week, the landfill offers Apache Junction residents a drop-off opportunity at no …
Transportation

Loop 202 Santan Freeway closures, restrictions slated through Oct. 26

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers in the Chandler area to plan ahead for lane restrictions and ramp closures this week on Loop 202 Santan Freeway between Price Road and I-10 …
Subscriber Exclusive

Help sought as city considers becoming International Dark Sky Community

Volunteers are needed for a new committee tasked with helping to prepare an application for Apache Junction to become an International Dark Sky Community. Once the committee is formed, city staff …
First responders

Burglary, other incidents reported Oct. 11-17 in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took incident reports of a burglary of a residence and other incidents in Gold Canyon Oct. 11-17: Burglary of a residence — forcible entry, reported …
new coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Queen Valley up 75 from a week ago

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Oct. 21 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 1,234--- in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …
first responders

Domestic-violence suspect arrested in Apache Junction

A 41-year-old Apache Junction man was arrested and booked into the Pinal County Sheriff’s Detention Center on two counts of aggravated assault, one count of kidnapping and one count of …
Veterans Day

No Apache Junction parade Nov. 11, but events planned honoring military veterans

The annual Apache Junction Veterans Day parade will not be held this year, due to the pandemic, but at least two events will be held that day in Apache Junction. “We are sorry to announce …
DEVELOPMENT

State Trust Land auction Oct. 20 for 2,700 acres south of Apache Junction

Bidders had a little more time to come up with at least $68 million to participate in a State Trust Land auction of 2,783.13 acres south of Apache Junction and north of Queen Creek. READ: Got …
Zoom meeting

San Tan Valley Democrats meeting Saturday

Bill Mundell, Shea Stanfield and Anna Tovar, the three Democrats running for the Arizona Corporation Commission, will be the featured speakers for the San Tan Valley Democrats meeting at 1 p.m. …
First responders

4 burglaries reported Oct. 4-10 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following commercial and residential burglary reports Oct. 4-10: Commercial burglary, reported at 6:20 a.m. Oct. 5 in the 3500 block of South …
Opinion

Arizona seniors deserve to enjoy a future of economic security and prosperity for many years to come — and it’s imperative that we elect political leaders who have what it takes to build …

Although the last six months have been difficult for our students, parents, staff and administration, AJUSD has stayed busy, positive and productive. School closings, the cancellation of spring …
We are excited to announce that on Monday, Sept. 28, Empowerment Systems will be reopening our office doors. Since closing in March, we switched to a remote work format. Although we continued to …
Neighbors
neighbors

Soroptimist of the East Valley offers financial assistance to women pursuing their education

Local women who are pursuing vocational, skills training or an undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the $1,500 Live Your Dream Award through Soroptimist International of the East …
Neighbors

75 bicyclists in Gold Canyon Strong’s inaugural Bicycle Brigade

On Saturday, Oct. 10, 75 bicyclists registered to participate in Gold Canyon Strong’s inaugural Bicycle Brigade. There were community team leaders in four different areas of Gold Canyon that …
neighbors

Eagles No. 3850 auxiliary donates $1,030 to Salvation Army food bank

Members of Lost Dutchman Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3850 Auxiliary recently presented a check for $1,030 to Salvation Army food bank workers in Apache Junction. They included Capt. Darla Malone …
neighbors

Meet Your Neighbor: The Rev. Jason Taylor is founder of Other Side Ministries

Name: The Rev. Jason Taylor Age: 48 Town/neighborhood: East Mesa/Apache Junction When and why I moved here: My family moved here when I was a teen. What I like most about living here: The …
Neighbors

Meet Your Neighbor: Artist Kerry Niemann painting, drawing in Apache Junction

Name: Kerry Niemann Town/Neighborhood: Apache Junction When did you move to Apache Junction: I moved to the Apache Junction area in 2012 and soon became interested in drawing the Superstitions …
Business

Darlene Powell has always wanted to live in Arizona. The retired Rikers Island correctional officer and now speech language pathologist from New York City did her research and found a new rental home would suit her well in her pursuit for the desert Southwest.

Apache Junction residents will soon get a first look at the newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter at 2555 W. Apache Trail, as the much-anticipated project is now complete. The remodel includes …
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