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Mutual back-up ambulance services OK’d between Mesa, Superstition fire

Mesa Fire and Medical Department and Superstition Fire and Medical District, which covers Apache Junction and Gold Canyon, are finalizing an agreement to provide back-up ambulance services across …
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Theft, assault, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of a theft, assault and other incidents in Gold Canyon April 23-29: Suspicious activity, reported at 3:22 p.m. April 24 in the 10700 block of …
First responders

6 narcotics violations reported April 22-29 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of narcotics violations April 22-29: Drugs/narcotics violation — drug possession, reported at 12:51 a.m. April 22 in the 10 …
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Coronavirus cases up 55 in a week in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on April 28 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 6,856 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
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AJUSD drops face-mask requirements in split vote

A face-mask policy put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19 has been lifted, making wearing of the items optional for students and employees, the Apache Junction Unified School District’s …

Free dump week May 10-15 in Apache Junction

Residents of Apache Junction can junk a load of trash during “Free Dump Week” May 10-15. During that week, the landfill offers Apache Junction residents a drop off opportunity at no …

Alternating lane closures, delays on US60 in Superior May 10

Motorists should expect alternating lane closures and delays on U.S. Highway 60 in Superior on Monday, May 10, while crews complete an oil flush. Work is planned between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., …

Pinal County suspends issuance of open burn permits

Pinal County Air Quality has suspended the issuance of all open burning permits. Burn permits allow for the disposal of plant material by open burning during limited daytime hours, according to a …
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Supervisor Serdy hosts open house at Pinal County facility

Apache Junction residents may know where the Arizona Motor Vehicles Department office is at Idaho Road and Superstition Boulevard, but tucked in the larger complex are Pinal County governmental …

Apache Junction seeks bids for dog park construction services

The city of Apache Junction is seeking bids for construction of the 2.6-acre off-leash dog park planned at the Pinal County complex at 575 N. Idaho Road. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10 a.m. …

I got the call from Rodney Wayne regarding Lost Dutchman Days with news… Lost Dutchman Days 2021 was canceled and so was the cowboy church that I had started over 25 years ago. Heartbroken, …

When you are thirsty and hungry, you go to your refrigerator, fill a glass of water and clean your bowl of fruit under running water at your sink. But what if the water does not run to fill your …
The Apache Junction Area Chamber is rolling out the Shop Local program. Designed to help our local area businesses during the slower summer months, and to keep everyone shopping local, the …

Nonprofits must apply by May 7 for Mesa Arts Center rental/production support

Mesa Arts Center Foundation’s Arts at the Center program is accepting letters of interest for the 2021-22 season. Arts at the Center grants support educational and non-profit organizations …

StandUP AJ logo contest winner selected

An awards luncheon was held Saturday, April 17, at Flatiron Park to announce the winner of a logo contest for Apache Junction’s drug-prevention coalition, StandUp AJ. The event was catered by …

Scenic Arizona: Lake Watson at dusk

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty. Readers are invited to submit scenic pictures of desert …

Basketball leagues, camp offered in Apache Junction

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is offering recreational youth basketball leagues this summer for boys and girls ages 6-8 and 8-11. There are two leagues available. Ages 6-8 will play on …

Foundation provides free copies of U.S. Constitution to support civics education

A local nonprofit organization has printed small pocketbook-sized editions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence and making them available free of charge to Arizona school …

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport has a new airline with travel to and from Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport starting Nov. 24. Sun Country Airlines announced its new nonstop service …

NAI Horizon recently represented JAM Apache Trail, LLC in the $2.34 million disposition sale of Apache Trail Marketplace, 2430 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. NAI Horizon Executive Vice …
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