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Volunteers needed for first-responders breakfast Wednesday in Mesa

A first-responders “thank you” breakfast hosted at The Summit at Sunland Springs in conjunction with the Mesa Rotary is to be held 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 10 at 2415 S. Signal Butte Road in …

Mesa Jazz and Blues Theater makes its debut in October

A new performing arts organization, Mesa Jazz and Blues Theater, is kicking off its 2022-23 season this fall with a star-studded show and celebration. The nonprofit organization was created for …
Things to do

Salt River Tubing open seven days a week in Mesa

Salt River Tubing is open on the Lower Salt River daily, seven days a week, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. weather and water flow conditions permitting. The cost is $21 plus tax per person or tube, which …
Things to do

Live music Wednesdays at The G.O.A.T. at Bell Bank Park

“Wine Down Wednesdays” has recently become a big night at The G.O.A.T. restaurant at Bell Bank Park when tastings hosted by Trinchero Wines are paired with music from 5 p.m. to 8 …

Herzog: Retail business owners can improve security, communication

The security of your customers, employees and property should always be a top priority for East Valley retail store owners. Strong security can prevent shoplifting, create efficient communication and …
Things to do

Zedd headlines inaugural Canacopia festival Sept. 10 in Mesa

Arizona event promotion company Forty8 Live! is inviting adults ages 21 and over to pop-a-top, soak up the sun and celebrate cool-in-a-can at the state’s first Canacopia. The event on …


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Elections 2022

Human error blamed for Pinal County election problems

In a state where the integrity of elections has been heavily questioned, Pinal County couldn’t have picked a worse time to fumble its primary elections. The trouble started when mail-in …
First responders

Burglary, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of suspicious activity and other incidents in Gold Canyon July 10-23. Residential burglary — unlawful entry, reported at …
First responders

3 burglaries, 8 thefts reported July 10-23 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of burglaries and thefts July 10-23: Commercial burglary, reported at 3:07 a.m. July 10 in the 2500 block of South Ironwood …

114 coronavirus cases reported in a week in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon area

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Aug. 3 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 19,555 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
Election 2022

Apache Junction awaits Pinal County tallied votes for council, mayor election

Early unofficial election results for the Aug. 2 Apache Junction mayor and council elections have come in for Maricopa County but not Pinal County as of 11 p.m. Tuesday. There has been a lot of …

State Route 24 nears completion

Arizona Department of Transportation’s $77 million project to build State Route 24 as a four-lane divided roadway between Ellsworth Road in Mesa and Ironwood Drive in Pinal County is nearing …

Free dump week starts Monday in Apache Junction

Residents of Apache Junction can throw out a load of trash at the landfill during “Free Dump Week” Aug. 8-13. During that week, the Apache Junction Landfill, 4050 S. Tomahawk Road, …

Community levels from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have moved up and down in many Arizona counties over the past few weeks.

As a pharmacist, I’ve seen patients struggle with their insurance coverage. Clients arrive at the counter almost every day eager for their medication, only to leave frustrated that …
The ability of our citizens to have confidence in the accuracy of their ballots is a cornerstone of our system of government. The Pinal County recorder is aware of issues relative to printed ballots …
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Blood drive at Apache Junction City Hall Aug. 17

With the ongoing critical need for blood, the city of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive 6:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on the …
Stepping into the limelight

Apache Junction teen in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

When Limelight Performing Arts presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Aug. 4-14 at the Mesa Arts Center, Apache Junction’s Vincent Farley, 17, will play a key …

Blood drive at Apache Junction City Hall Aug. 17

With the ongoing critical need for blood, the city of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive 6:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on the …

Showcases helping colleges recruit Apache Junction HS athletes

Taking football players to showcases attended by college recruiters is paying off for Apache Junction High School athletes, with letters pouring in with interest, a coach reports. Defensive Line …
A legacy

Apache Junction softball complex to be dedicated to former parks director Jeff Bell

The city of Apache Junction in November plans to dedicate Prospector Park Softball Complex in memory of former Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Bell. Bell — the city’s only parks …

Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa is celebrating 50 years in business this fall. To commemorate the momentous occasion, the business, 1149 E. Southern Ave., is offering “50 Days to Celebrate 50 Years …

Walmart invites communities to get healthy ahead of a new school year at Walmart Wellness Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Customers can receive free glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood …
Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc., an aerospace and space travel company, recently announced it has signed a long-term lease for a new final assembly manufacturing facility in Mesa for its …
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