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Adding members to health commission topic for Apache Junction council

Adding two board seats to the Apache Junction Health and Human Services Commission will be discussed Monday by the city council and voted on Tuesday. A work session begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the …
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City of Apache Junction sets holiday hours

The city of Apache Junction has announced the schedule for facilities during the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holiday weekends. All administrative offices will be closed …
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Hiring 2 Apache Junction court officials to be discussed Monday

Employment agreements for a part-time associate magistrate and full-time judicial assistant for the Apache Junction Municipal Court are to be discussed Monday by the city council and voted on …
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Sexual offense, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of a sexual offense and other incidents in Gold Canyon Nov. 15-18: Sexual offense, reported at 10:29 a.m Nov. 15 in the 10900 …
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Sex offense, other incidents reported Nov. 15-18 to Apache Junction police

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of a sex offense and other incidents Nov. 15-18: Shoplifting, reported at 4:12 a.m. Nov. 15 in the 2300 block of South Ironwood …
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Coronavirus cases surpass 10,600 in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Dec. 1 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 10,666 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …
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Apache Junction council candidate packets available Dec. 1

Packets containing the legally required documents needed to run for a seat on the Apache Junction City Council will be available at the City Clerk’s Office beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1. The …
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Pinal County taking $3.4M in vaccination funding

Pinal County will accept $3,387,435 from the federal government to hire a vaccine equity employee and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities, the public health services board of …
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City of Apache Junction sets holiday hours

The city of Apache Junction has announced the schedule for facilities during the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holiday weekends. All administrative offices will be closed …
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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 Nov. 11-14: Disorderly conduct, reported at 10:59 p.m. Nov. 11 in the 6900 block of …
Opinion

Americans have an anger problem. People rage at each other. They are angry at public officials for shutting down parts of society. Or for the opposite reason because they aren’t doing enough to curb the virus. Democrats vent their rage at Republicans. And Republicans treat Democrats not as opponents but as enemies.

With the Thanksgiving gatherings concluded and the leftovers long-since eaten, many of us are starting to put up holiday decorations for the holiday season. And we’re fortunate that here in the Valley, there’s a pretty good chance the weather will be perfect while you string the lights.
If the omicron variant of the coronavirus is different enough from the original variant, it’s possible that existing vaccines won’t be as effective as they have been. If so, it’s likely that companies will need to update their vaccines to better fight omicron.
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Blood drive at Apache Junction City Hall Dec. 14

With the ongoing critical need for blood, the city of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive 6:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be in the City Hall parking …
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CAC recognizes 2021 outstanding alumni, Athletic Hall of Fame inductee

Central Arizona College recognized this year’s outstanding alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame awardees at the 2021 Vaquero Awards on Nov. 20. Each year CAC inducts outstanding alumni into the …
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Eagles No. 3850 donates $10K to AJUSD programs

Lost Dutchman Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3850 recently donated $10,000 to Apache Junction Unified School District athletics, fine arts and special education departments; and Cactus Canyon Junior …
Neighbors

Pet drive at Apache Junction library

For the third year, the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, joins with Apache Junction Paws & Claws Care Center to collect donations for the city’s homeless pets this …
Neighbors

Sock donation drive at Apache Junction library

Through Jan. 8, the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, will collect new, white crew socks for the Genesis Project — a faith-based community effort dedicated to feeding, …
Business

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 …

The Apache Junction Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is seeking local businesses to decorate for “Jingle in the Junction.” “Businesses can decorate the outside part …
Above is submitted drone footage for Legacy Sports USA’s Bell Bank Park in southeast Mesa. Legacy Sports USA’s Bell Bank Park is set to open Jan. 7 at 1 Legacy Drive in southeast …
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