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144 new coronavirus cases in a week in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Sept. 22 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 8,688 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
First responders

6 thefts reported Sept. 6-10 to Apache Junction police

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of thefts Sept. 6-10: Theft, reported at 6:42 p.m. Sept. 6 in the 1800 block of South Grand Drive. Theft, reported at 8:09 a.m. …
First responders

Trespassing, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of an trespassing, suspicious activity and other incidents in Gold Canyon Sept. 6-10: Disorderly conduct — suspicious activity, reported …

20 interactive boards installed at K-2 classes in Apache Junction

Erika Longachre calls up a student to the front of the room. The Peralta Trail Elementary School teacher is teaching her kindergarten and first grade students the sound of letters, and she’s …

Input sought about Pinal County hazard mitigation

Pinal County and the municipalities within the county are working to review and update the Pinal County 2016 multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan. The goal of the hazard mitigation Pplan is …
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40 Thinkpads purchased for Apache Junction teachers

Forty computer laptops can be purchased for Apache Junction Unified School District’s teachers, the Governing Board decided recently. The board voted unanimously Sept. 14 to approve paying …

US60 closures between Loop 202 and Goldfield Road Sept. 24-26

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for closures of east- and westbound U.S. Highway 60 Superstition Freeway between Loop 202 at the SuperRedTan Interchange and …
First responders

Traffic stop leads to Glendale search warrant, drugs, Apache Junction police say

During a traffic stop of a vehicle Sept. 16 in the 200 block of East Southern Ave., Apache Junction Police Department officers discovered the driver of the vehicle, Sergio Barrios Valle, 38, of …

Gard appointed to Pinal County Superior Court

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Sept. 17 announced the appointment of Lacey Gard to the Pinal County Superior Court. This appointment is to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Stephen …

Expect delays on SR79, Florence to Oracle Junction, starting Sept. 21

Motorists who use State Route 79 between Florence and Oracle Junction should expect delays starting Tuesday, Sept. 21, while crews complete a chip seal followed by a fog seal. Motorists should …

Members of the Board of Supervisors watched the Senate/Cyber Ninja hearing and the County’s social media team, working with elections professionals, responded to allegations in real time.  …

You don’t have to dig deep into the draft copy of the Arizona Senate/Cyber Ninja audit report to confirm what I already knew – the candidates certified by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General – did, in fact, win. This means the tabulation equipment counted the ballots as they were designed to do, and the results reflect the will of the voters.  That should be the end of the story.  Everything else is just noise.
Data distributed by Gold Canyon Community Inc. indicates the proposed results of the community survey are hoped to be used to develop a Gold Canyon Plan that will ultimately be placed in the Pinal …
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Non-profit distributing 10M bottles of donated hand sanitizer

Arizona non-profit Arizonans for Children has received a donation of 10 million bottles of hand sanitizer from Healing Solutions in both 2-ounce and 16-ounce bottles. The organization is donating …

Soroptimist of the East Valley offering 2 scholarships

Local women who are pursuing vocational, skills training or an undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Live Your Dream Award through Soroptimist International of the East Valley. Two …

2022 Scenic Arizona Calendars are now available

Copies of Independent Newsmedia’s 2022 Scenic Arizona Calendar are now available for purchase. Photographers with submissions featured in the calendar include: Curtis Roberts, of Peoria; …

Organ Stop Pizza welcomes new organist, Glenn Tallar

For nearly 50 years, Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa has been a destination restaurant for customers of all ages. It is home to the Mighty Wurlitzer, the world’s largest and finest theater organ, …

Gold Canyon author Czaplicki releases second novel, ‘The Man in the Woods’

Author David Czaplicki, who resides in Gold Canyon, has recently released his second novel, “The Man in the Woods.” “‘The Man in the Woods’ is a story of new love, …

Salt River Project will host a live, online open house for the public to learn more about the High-Tech Interconnect Project, a proposed transmission project that is required to provide reliable …

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 …
Burlington Stores, a national retailer, recently announced it will open a new store in Mesa this fall bringing the total number of locations in the state to 16. It will open at Mesa Grand, …
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