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State Route 24 ramp to westbound Loop 202 closed July 23-25

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for the closure of the State Route 24 ramp to westbound Loop 202 Santan Freeway from 9 p.m. Friday, July 23, to 9 p.m. Sunday, …
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Southbound Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway off-ramp at McKellips Road closed July 22

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for the closure of the southbound Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway off-ramp at McKellips Road in east Mesa from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. …
First responders

Thefts, shoplifting reported July 6-9 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of thefts and shoplifting July 6-9: Theft, reported at 7:52 a.m. July 6 in the 200 block of North Winchester Road. Theft, …
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Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission hearing Friday in Florence

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission invites residents to participate in its first round of statewide public hearings beginning July 23 and continuing through Aug. 9. Information will …
News

Overnight closure of US60 between Miami, Superior July 21

A full overnight closure of U.S. Highway 60 between Miami and Superior is scheduled the night of Wednesday, July 21, for work on the new Pinto Creek Bridge. The road will close to all traffic …
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Superstition Freeway lane closures planned beginning Aug. 15

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for weeknight travel delays on U.S. Highway 60 Superstition Freeway in Tempe/Mesa while alternating lane closures are in place …
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Pinal County environmental health code revision meeting Tuesday

Pinal County Environmental Health invites all to participate in a stakeholder meeting to discuss a revision to environmental health code. “The goals of this revision are to revise our permit …
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West Nile Virus mosquitoes detected in Pinal County

The Pinal County Public Health Services District during routine mosquito surveillance recently detected the first West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes in the county this season. Mosquito …
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AJUSD spending $146K to update board room, district office

Spending $85,000 to renovate Apache Junction Unified School District’s governing board room and district office and $61,062.42 to upgrade the board room’s sound system were approved …
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AJUSD buying 7 school buses for $1M, wants 7 more

Seven 77-passenger buses costing more than a combined $1 million that were purchased by the Apache Junction Unified School District could be delivered as soon as November. The AJUSD Governing …
Opinion

This summer will present a huge challenge to the Superstition Community Food Bank, a non-profit organization that for the past 40 years has provided food and other necessities to struggling families …

On July 10 a couple from the DJ Jacobs Memorial Helmet Fund donated eight high-end children’s ATV helmets to our October car show. Their young son lost his life in a tragic accident in Star …
For the past 10 years Mountain View Lutheran Church is privileged to be a member of a coalition of churches in the Apache Junction area banded together for the common purpose of aiding the less …
Neighbors
Neighbors

Sheppard appointed deputy Pinal County manager

MaryEllen Sheppard was recently appointed Pinal County deputy county manager. Sheppard, who joined Pinal County in February 2019 as human resources director, has been serving in an interim role …
Neighbors

Pretrial, probation and parole supervision week July 18-24

During the week of July 18-24, the essential responsibilities performed by probation, parole and community supervision professionals will be honored in Pinal County and nationwide. These …
Neighbors

Masonic membership awards presented

Masonic awards for years of membership were presented July 8 at Apache Lodge No. 69 to Master Masons Don French (65 years) and Bill Arnold (60 years). The presentation was made by Lodge Master Lynn …
Neighbors

A New Leaf wins $65K grant to improve economic mobility

A New Leaf has been selected as a 2021 Bank of America Charitable Foundation RFP Grants for Economic Mobility recipient and is to receive a $65,000 grant …
Neighbors

Sept. 9 golf tournament to benefit food bank

The Second Annual Gerald Hundt Memorial Golf Tournament will be hosted Sept. 9 by the Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club with all proceeds going to Superstition Community Food …
Business

Attesa, a multi-use, advanced transportation technology development near Casa Grande, recently broke ground on the Podium Club, its inaugural project at the 2,351-acre site. The Podium Club will …

A special use permit is being sought to operate a 73-foot-tall wireless communication lattice tower on an approximately 40-acre parcel approximately .25 miles north along North Mammoth Mine Road on …
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