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COVID-19

From doughnuts to pot to cash, incentives rise as vaccination rates slide

MESA – On a recent weekday morning, Paul Petersen of Florence was one of the first to arrive at Mint Dispensary to get something not usually offered at the cannabis shop: a free COVID-19 …
News

Loop 202 Red Mountain, Santan freeway lane closures next week

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for weeknight travel delays on eastbound Loop 202 while alternating lane closures are in place for pavement …
First responders

Shoplifting, thefts, burglary reported June 4-10 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of shoplifting, theft and burglary incidents June 4-10: Theft, reported at 10:48 a.m. June 5 in the 10 block of East 29th …
First responders

Sex offense, theft, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of a sex offense, domestic violence and other incidents in Gold Canyon June 4-10: Sex offenses, reported at 9:15 a.m. June 4 in the 6300 block …
By ZIP code

Coronavirus cases up 16 in a week in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on June 16 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 7,037 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …
News

Telegraph Fire at 148,299 acres, 59% contained

A map showing the fire’s progression from June 4 to 15. (InciWeb) A map showing areas the Telegraph Fire has burned. (InciWeb)   The burned area emergency response team will begin …
News

Matter before AZ Office of Administrative Hearings topic of SFMD board executive session

The Superstition Fire and Medical District board may meet Wednesday in a closed-door executive session to discuss a consulting agreement with retired Fire Chief Mike Farber and also a personnel …
Subscriber exclusive

Telegraph Fire at 123,078 acres, 68% contained

The Telegraph Fire in the Globe Ranger District has burned 123,078 acres and is 68% contained as of June 15. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. June 4 south of Superior, was human caused and is …
Subscriber exclusive

Telegraph Fire at 87,078 acres, 45% contained June 12

The Telegraph Fire in the Globe Ranger District has burned 87,078 acres and is 45% contained as of early June 12. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. June 4 south of Superior, was human caused and …
News

AJ City Council meeting behind closed doors June 14-15

Discussion on the recruitment of a presiding city magistrate is a topic on the Apache Junction City Council’s June 14-15 closed-door executive sessions. The City Council is to meet in …
Opinion

One of the biggest challenges for Pinal County is the majority of people in the workforce are commuting to Maricopa county to work. When this happens, Arizona’s tax dollars, your local …

The city of Apache Junction will be holding a regular City Council meeting at 7 p.m. June 15 at 300 E. Superstition Blvd. What we plan to do is hold up picket signs to help spread awareness on the …
We live in an awesome area — the Superstition Mountain foothills and wilderness. My neighbors and I enjoy the beauty all around us. We all have several things in common; we prefer the mountains …
Neighbors
Neighbors

Apache Lodge No. 69 celebrates 50th anniversary

Apache Lodge No. 69 of the Free and Accepted Masons of Arizona celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special dinner June 10 at the Oriental Lodge in Mesa. In attendance were masons from the Grand …
Neighbors

P.E.O. gives scholarship to Apache Junction High School graduate

P.E.O., an international organization of women whose mission is to promote educational opportunities for women. For the past two years, Chapter ES of Gold Canyon has given a local scholarship to a …
Neighbors

House of Refuge Inc. has new leadership team

House of Refuge Inc. welcomed two new officers to its leadership team to lead its fundraising efforts and programming for families. Annette Sellers was named chief development officer and will …
Neighbors

AJ Library writer in residence session on social media June 10

Apache Junction Public Library Writer in Residence Mark Athitakis on Thursday will discuss some of the most prominent literary social media platforms and how to use them in ways that are both fun and …
Neighbors

Desert Challenge Games afford athletes with disabilities a chance to compete again

MESA – It looked like any other competition at the Kino Aquatic Center, save the assistive devices, including wheelchairs, crutches and prostheses. And for athletes unable to take steps down …
Business

Hatfield Medical Group, 300 S. Phelps Drive in Apache Junction, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark its one-year anniversary. The business provides primary care, preventative care, …

CBRE has arranged a 146,000-square-foot industrial lease on behalf of Rosendin Electric Inc. at Power 202 Business Park in Mesa. CBRE’s Mike Parker represented Rosendin in the lease …
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