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Telegraph Fire at 180,685 acres, 87% contained

The Telegraph Fire in the Globe Ranger District has burned 180,685 acres and is 87% contained. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. June 4 south of Superior, was human caused and is under …
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AJ fire facilities used as Telegraph Fire command center

The U.S. Forest Service paid $1,000 a day to the Superstition Fire and Medical District to use its training facility as a Telegraph Fire incident command center. The Telegraph Fire in the Globe …

Arizona’s response to changes in abortion law

Organizations across Arizona are increasing their efforts to help women in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision May 17 to hear a case that has the potential to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the …
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Additional apartment units approved at 512 N. Valley Drive

Seven apartments can be added at 512 N. Valley Drive to have a 13-unit rental property, the Apache Junction City Council decided recently. Sridhar Krishnan of AUM Investments, the applicant, …
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Telegraph Fire at 179,678 acres, 68% contained

The Telegraph Fire in the Globe Ranger District has burned 179,678 acres and is 67% contained. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. June 4 south of Superior, was human caused and is under …
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Telegraph Fire at 176,122 acres, 72% contained

The Telegraph Fire in the Globe Ranger District has burned 176,122 acres and is 72% contained. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. June 4 south of Superior, was human caused and is under …
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 …
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Apache Junction approves $26K contract with GPEC

A $26,283 one-year contract renewal for economic development services from Greater Phoenix Economic Council has been approved for the city of Apache Junction. The cost is based on $0.6252 per …
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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 …
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$1.1M dog park contract awarded in Apache Junction

Scholz Contracting LLC has been awarded a more than $1.1 million contract to construct the city of Apache Junction’s first dog park. The 2.6-acre off-leash dog park will be at the northwest …
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

Jehovah’s Witnesses holding virtual convention

Jehovah’s Witnesses has moved its annual in-person convention to a virtual format for the second time in as many years, canceling nearly 6,000 conventions in 240 lands. “Powerful by …
Neighbors

Pet therapy returns to Banner Children’s following COVID hiatus

Following more than a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers — including pet therapy dogs — have returned to Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Children’s at …
Neighbors

Orthopedic practice in Mesa welcomes new spine specialist

Dr. William C. Thompson IV is now working at The CORE Institute’s orthopedic practice in Mesa. Thompson is a double board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist who is …
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 …
Business

Mesa will have a new destination for craft beer and food including gourmet burgers as Mr Brews Taphouse makes its debut June 23.The business at 1113 S. Signal Butte Road No. 106 marks the first Mr …

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, …
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