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Applications sought for Apache Junction health and human services funding

The city of Apache Junction Health and Human Services Commission has opened its application period for fiscal year 2022-23 funding. Funding is available to Apache Junction health and human service …
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Fraud, theft reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of fraud and theft in Gold Canyon Dec. 30-Jan. 5: Theft of property, reported at 10:23 p.m. Jan. 1 in the 8200 block of East …
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5 thefts reported Dec. 30-Jan. 5 to Apache Junction police

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of thefts Dec. 30-Jan. 5: Theft, reported at 8:31 a.m. Dec. 30 in the 2000 block of West Southern Avenue. Theft, reported at …
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Coronavirus cases surpass 12,690 in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Jan. 12 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 12,699 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
Health Care

Pinal County’s largest primary care rebrands to Sun Life Health

After years of expansion and providing health care to Arizona’s communities, Sun Life Family Health Center is now Sun Life Health. Company officials believe updating the brand better …
News

112-acre industrial development site in Mesa sells for $36.7M

SVN Desert Commercial Advisors recently completed the sale of an approximately 112-acre industrial site in Mesa at the southwest corner of Warner and Sossaman Roads just north of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway …
News

2 locations for Christmas tree disposal in Apache Junction

A live or freshly cut Christmas tree is a wonderful way to spruce up the holiday season and it doesn’t have to be a problem to dispose of after the season is over. The city of Apache …
Pinal County

Arizona plans to seek warrants for 1st executions in 7 years

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors told the Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday that they intend to seek execution warrants soon for two death-row inmates in what would be the state’s first executions in …
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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 Dec. 23-29: Assault, reported at 11:29 a.m. Dec. 24 in the 7700 block of East …
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Vehicle burglaries, thefts reported Dec. 23-29 to Apache Junction police

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of vehicle burglaries, thefts and one recovered vehicle Dec. 23-29: A recovered stolen vehicle, reported at 11:27 a.m. Dec. 23 at …
Opinion

“I will never sell another piece of real estate,” said my son, Corey. “I regret selling my condo before buying my current house,” he added.

Dear Speaker Bowers and Senate President Fann, we understand from recent media reports that the decisions announced last week regarding COVID-19 protocols in the House and Senate have not yet been finalized. As you discuss the final arrangements, we urge you to reimplement safety measures that will protect both members and the public and allow for all voices to be heard at the capitol.
Arizona’s current drought is coming up on 15 years in length and has surpassed the worst drought in more than 110 years of official record keeping. Arizona’s water reservoirs are severely depleted, and according to the United States Drought Monitor, nearly 99% of Arizona is in some sort of drought.
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Neighbors
Neighbors

Soroptimist International of the East Valley celebrating 50 years

Soroptimist International of the East Valley marks more than 50 years in operation with festivities 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail …
Meet Your Neighbor

Dr. Vinck regional medical director for Oak Street Health

Name: Dr. Patrick Vinck Age: 36 Town/neighborhood: Phoenix When and why I moved here: I moved to Arizona in 2000 with my siblings and parents — we love the West for the weather and the …
Neighbors

Jessica D. candidate for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley youth of the year

Jessica D. is the Boys & Girls Club-Superstition Mountain Branch’s youth of the year candidate. She has been a club member at the Superstition Branch for nine years, according to a …
Neighbors

Garland James of Gold Canyon receives French Legion of Honor medal

Philippe Etienne, the French ambassador to the U.S., came to Gold Canyon Jan. 4 to honor one of our World War II veterans. Garland James — who turned 100 on Oct. 3, 2021 — was …
Neighbors

6 on Imagine Prep Superstition football team make All-state Football Team

The Imagine Prep Superstition Football team in Apache Junction made it to the CAA State Semifinal, nearly losing on a trip to the Arizona Football State Finals by a score of 52-48 against Mesa …
Business

Oak Street Health, a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, is expanding access to more older adults with the Jan. 7 opening of its new center at 183 W. Apache Trail …

As the new year dawns so does the next chapter of economic development in the east Valley — most notably hundreds of new buildable acres in Scottsdale and thousands of acres now a part of the …
Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 21st consecutive year and …
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