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U.S. 60 Pinto Creek Bridge closures this week

Closures of U.S. Highway 60 between Superior and Miami for the Pinto Creek Bridge project are planned this week. The work schedule for the week of Dec. 9, according to a release, is as …

Applications sought for Apache Junction health, human services funding

The City of Apache Junction Health and Human Services Commission is taking applications for fiscal year 2020 funding. Funding is available to Apache Junction health and human …

Mandatory solid-waste collection approved in Apache Junction

Mandatory solid-waste collection from Republic Services for single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes and four-plexes --- with recycling as an option --- has been approved in three 5-2 votes by the Apache Junction City Council.

U.S. 60 Pinto Creek Bridge closure for Dec. 5 canceled

The Thursday, Dec. 5, closure of U.S. Highway 60 between Superior and Miami for the Pinto Creek Bridge project has been canceled. Instead, motorists should expect flaggers near the work zone between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

City sponsors holiday tree recycling

A live or freshly cut holiday tree is a wonderful way to spruce up the holiday season, and it doesn’t have to be detrimental to the environment. Instead of sending a live tree to a landfill, …

Holiday program, light parade in Apache Junction Saturday

The City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the annual Holiday Program and Light Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Flatiron Community Park, 100 N. Apache Trail. "Join us for a full afternoon of activities, vendors, food and live entertainment, leading into our annual light parade," according to a release.

Mobile voter outreach center launches in Pinal County

The Pinal County Recorder’s Office and the Citizens Clean Elections Commission are to reveal Arizona’s first Mobile Voter Outreach Center at a ceremony in December.
Opinion

I caught with some amusement the tiny little two-paragraph afterthought that the Apache Junction Unified School District override failed. It was tucked away at the bottom-left corner of page 22. …

Unfortunately, for many families this holiday season, the love and laughter will be interrupted by tragedy and loss. In spite of the stiff penalties, all the public service announcements, and the made-for-TV movies, many people (including some of you reading this article) will still choose to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
I picked up your paper this morning and the article on the front page "2020 Census: What is it good for in AJ?" contains wrong information in the first paragraph. Richard Dyer incorrectly states …
Neighbors

Donate blood Dec. 11 at Vitalant bloodmobile in City Hall parking lot

The City of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive 6:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be in the City Hall parking lot, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

American Legion Post 27 hosts annual turkey drive

American Legion Post No. 27, 1018 S. Meridian Road in Apache Junction, recently held its annual Thanksgiving turkey drive.

Superstition Mountain Republican Club meets Dec. 12

The next monthly meeting of the Superstition Mountain Republican Club is 6:30-8 p.m.  Thursday, Dec. 12, at Village Inn, 575 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction.

Funds sought to buy service dog for former Apache Trail HS coach

A GoFundMe account set up to raise money to buy a service dog for a former Apache Trail High School teacher and coach reached its target goal of $3,000 in two days. A total of $3,150 has been …
Pageant Jan. 4 in Apache Junction

Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo royalty applications due by Dec. 31

Dec. 31 is the last day applications will be accepted for the 2020 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Royalty Pageant. The pageant is held annually to select three young ladies to fulfill the titles of …
Business

On behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, Eric Wichterman, Mike Coover and Mark McGranahan of Cushman & Wakefield closed the sale of 305 E. Main St. in Mesa. California-based Caliber Companies purchased the …

Barro’s Pizza is doing its part in the fight against hunger in Arizona with its annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight, which will benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank.