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Historic marker dedication Tuesday in Gold Canyon

Pinal County crews are installing a commemorative bench in the county right of way in front of the old Don Donnelly Stables on Kings Ranch Road and a ribbon-cutting and dedication are planned there …
Water

Apache Junction drinking water report for 2023 released

The Apache Junction Water District’s 2023 water quality report — which outlines contaminants tested, detected and their levels — is now available. The annual consumer …
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Pinal County Clerk of the Court Announces a Change in Operating Hours for the Apache Junction Satellite Location

Pinal County, AZ (6/1/2024) - Effective June 10, 2024, the operating hours for the Apache Junction Satellite Office, located at 575 N. Idaho Road, Suite 109, will be adjusted to Mondays, Wednesdays, …
Opinion

VanFleet: Questions to ask when hiring a water delivery service for your pool

Owning a swimming pool is a great addition to any home. It provides fun for the entire family, exercise opportunities and entertainment value. The first key step to any home pool is the water. When …
Opinion

Van Luven: 5 tips to eat healthy on vacation

Over the years, I have heard many people come home from vacation and complain about how much weight they gained or how terrible they feel. Vacation seems to be synonymous with poor eating habits, …
Opinion

Presant: Understanding spider veins and how to treat them

Spider veins are a common issue that affect many people in a variety of ages. While they often do not pose any serious health issues, they can be a source of discomfort and may make the person feel …
Things to do

Registration open for Apache Junction police youth academy

There is still time for children in sixth, seventh and eighth grades to sign up for a summer adventure at the Apache Junction Police Department Youth Academy. Planned are: SWAT demo, K9 demo, …
Things to do

Salt River Tubing open seven days a week

Salt River Tubing is open on the Lower Salt River seven days a week Saturday, April 27, through Monday, Sept. 2, weather and water-flow conditions permitting. Note: Beginning Friday, Sept. 6, it …
Stay safe

Stay safe with fireworks this Fourth of July season

The city of Apache Junction and Superstition Fire and Medical District are using social media and other digital platforms to get the word out about the dangers of illegal and legal fireworks ahead of …
Request for proposals

Meridian Road corridor study planned

Maricopa Association of Governments is seeking proposals for a Meridian Road corridor study from Superstition Boulevard to State Route 24, including two sections with no existing roadway. The …
Law Enforcement

Pinal County attorney hosting Citizens Academy Saturday

The Pinal County Attorney’s Office still has some spaces open for its upcoming Citizens Academy. The academy runs from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 22 at the Pinal County …
Wastewater

Apache Junction sewer district capacity doubling with $110M loan

Apache Junction’s sewer district will use a $110 million loan to help finance expansions at its wastewater treatment facility. A design is being worked on and construction is anticipated …
Election 2024

Meet candidates for local office at Thursday event in Apache Junction

Superstition Mountain Republican Club is hosting a Gathering of the Patriots Meet & Greet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20,  in Apache Junction. It will be at Avalon Elementary School, …
First responders

10 thefts reported in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of thefts May 28-June 3: Theft, reported at 6:04 a.m. May 28 in the 9900 block of South Waltz Drive. Theft, reported at 6:25 p.m. …
First responders

Theft, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of a theft and other incidents in Gold Canyon May 28-June 3: Harassment/intimidation, reported at 12:55 p.m. May 28 in the …
lane restrictions, closures

Street-pavement preservation in June on 3 Apache Junction roads

The city of Apache Junction and a contractor will be conducting street-pavement preservation work on three roads — Superstition Boulevard from State Route 88 (North Apache Trail) to Arroya …
Wastewater

Apache Junction sewer district awarded $250K to build recharge basin

A $250,000 grant for the Apache Junction Sewer District was approved at a recent meeting of the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority’s water conservation grant committee. The funds will …
Closure

ADOT: Daytime full closure of US60 between Superior, Miami June 19-20

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the full closure of U.S. Highway 60 between Superior and Miami, mileposts 227-243, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, and …

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OPINION
Respectfully, we would like to set the record straight about the statement Todd House made about the Mining Camp Restaurant in the response to the opinion in the June 2024 issue. It’s …
The following statement was given at the June 5, 2024, meeting of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors: In the spirit of transparency, I want to say I’m a previous president of the …
Dear friend of Centerstage Church/Zao Theatre. We need your help. We received word yesterday that our storage facility has asked us to move. We are now looking for a space of almost any type. We …
ENTERTAINMENT & THINGS TO DO
EAST VALLEY ENTERTAINMENT
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Handlebar Pub and Grill, 650 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction.

'Books and Brews' June 20 in Apache Junction

Apache Junction Public Library’s “Books and Brews” will next be held June 20. This time, the theme will be adventure-themed books, according to a release. “Come and …
Evening events are at Superstition Shadows Park, 1091 W. Southern Ave., including “Outside The Line” providing live entertainment on the Event Stage from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and kicking off the fireworks extravaganza at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Fourth of July activities, fireworks planned in Apache Junction

Apache Junction’s annual Fourth of July celebration is Thursday, July 4 at Superstition Shadows Park. Kicking off the events will be the annual Fourth of July Volleyball Tournament held at …
Activities at the 4-6 p.m. event at 1035 N. Idaho Road will include finding dinosaur eggs, various crafts and games, live dinos and reptiles, and more.

Free Prehistoric Party in July in Apache Junction

Take a trip back in time and discover what the world was like in the prehistoric age July 27 at a free Prehistoric Party at the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center. Activities at the 4-6 …
All children 7 and under must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times. All flotation devices must be Coast Guard-approved and no glass will be allowed.

'Lilo & Stitch' July Dive-In Movie in Apache Junction

Bring a beach blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening outside at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center watching the family movie Lilo & Stitch at the July Dive-In Movie in Apache Junction. …
VFW Post No. 7968 Auxiliary will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates” Forum at 6 p.m. July 10 at 250 S. Phelps Drive in Apache Junction.

‘Meet the candidates forum’ in July hosted by Apache Junction VFW Post 7968 Auxiliary

VFW Post No. 7968 Auxiliary will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates” Forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at 250 S. Phelps Drive in Apache Junction.
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