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Apache Junction marijuana cultivation, kitchen permit approved in 6-1 vote

A marijuana cultivation and infusion kitchen can continue to operate at 1575 E. 18th Ave. under new ownership, the Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission decided recently. The commissioned …
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Full closure of US 60 between Superior, Miami scheduled Monday

Motorists who use U.S. Highway 60 between Superior and Miami should plan for a full closure of the highway 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, while crews remove the old Pinto Creek Bridge. During the …
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2 West Nile Virus deaths reported in Pinal County

Two victims who were over 80 years old and with comorbidities have died from West Nile Virus, according to Pinal County officials. “Pinal County Public Health regrets to announce the first …
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3 sex offenses reported Oct. 7-13 to Apache Junction police

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of sex offenses Oct. 7-13: Sexual assault, reported at 4:18 a.m. Oct. 9 in the 2900 block of West Windsong Street. Sexual …
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Coronavirus cases surpass 9,200 in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Oct. 20 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 9,291 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …
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DUI, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of a driving under the influence of alcohol and other incidents in Gold Canyon Oct. 7-13: Driving under the influence of alcohol, reported at …
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Final plat for Ironwood Station approved in 6-1 vote by Apache Junction council

A 96-lot Ironwood Station residential townhouse subdivision is to be constructed at the southeast corner of North Ironwood Drive and West Superstition Boulevard. The Apache Junction City Council …
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Westbound SR24 on-ramp at Ellsworth Road to be closed overnight Oct. 21

Construction of an extension of Gateway Freeway State Route 24 east of Ellsworth Road in Mesa will require an overnight ramp closure. The westbound SR 24 on-ramp at Ellsworth Road is scheduled to …
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6,600 acres annexed into Apache Junction

Getting from the northern to the southern boundary of Apache Junction takes a lot more time with the annexation of 6,600 acres south to the State Route 24 alignment. The city annexed 10 square …
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Household hazardous waste event Nov. 13 in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction will hold a collection event for household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding on Saturday, Nov. 13. Among the items that will not …
Opinion

We all remember trying to find our “group” in school. If we liked to write, there was yearbook. If we liked to perform, there was theater. Clubs on campus help students find the spaces …

When I first tested positive for COVID-19, I was nervous, but figured I would be OK since I am young and healthy. Unfortunately, I was so wrong. I was hospitalized and even had to be intubated as …
Imagine you’re at an outdoor dinner party (yes, COVID-friendly). It’s October, and the conversation steers towards the World Series. While you are generally culturally literate, you know …
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Apache Junction showcasing local artists at City Hall, library

Attention all artists interested in displaying their masterpieces at the city of Apache Junction offices. The city is bringing back the program of showcasing local artists at City Hall and the Apache …
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Langenbach a member of 2021 Monmouth College football team

Zachary Langenbach of Apache Junction is a member of the Monmouth College Fighting Scots football team. The Scots will look to extend their four-game winning streak against Cornell College for …
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Gold Canyon resident named new coordinator for nonprofit organization

Gold Canyon resident Jennifer Rhine-Walker is the new local coordinator for International Cultural Exchange Services. “I have lived in the Phoenix East Valley for a little over a year and am …
Neighbors

Apache Junction food bank has 24/7 ‘give ‘n go’ donation drop

Thanks to volunteer John Young, the Superstition Community Food Bank now has a convenient drop-off to expedite food donations. Young built the drop-off to resemble a little orange house with a …
Neighbors

AJHS student receives donated Alvarez guitar

During September, Entrada del Oro resident Barbara Cox donated her Alvarez guitar and accessories to a most-deserving student, Riley Neumann, a participant of the Lead Guitar program at Apache …
Business

Earth Elements Rental LLC has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Apache Junction community. Earth Elements Rental, 832 N. Main Drive, will offer services such as U-Haul trucks, …

Valley grocery chain Bashas' has agreed to be bought by a California regional grocer. The deal between Bashas' and Raley's Holding Co., a regional grocer based in Sacramento. Financial terms of …
Allied Universal, a Santa Ana, California-based security and facility services company, is seeking to hire more than 150 security professionals in Chandler. The company is holding open house …
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