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Coronavirus cases surpass 10,400 in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Nov. 24 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 10,439 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
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2 public defenders rehired for Apache Junction Municipal Court

Two attorneys who provide public defender services in the Apache Junction Municipal Court have been rehired at the same pay — $2,225 per month. A third will be needed when residents begin …
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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 …
News

Shred-a-thon, prescription drug take-back event Saturday in Mesa

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Mesa Police Department and Desert Ridge High School are hosting a free shred-a-thon and prescription drug take-back event Saturday, Nov. 20, in …
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2 HVAC units purchased for Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center

Two heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center can be replaced at a cost of $226,640.06, the council decided recently. Some of it will be paid …
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Coronavirus cases surpass 10,000 in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Nov. 17 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 10,097 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
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2 sex offenses reported Nov. 5-10 to Apache Junction police

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of sex offenses Nov. 5-10: Sexual assault, reported at 1:59 p.m. Nov. 5 in the 1000 block of North Idaho Road.Sexual offense …
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Theft, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of theft and other incidents in Gold Canyon Nov. 5-10: Disorderly conduct — suspicious activity, reported at 12:13 p.m. …
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West US60 to north Loop 101 ramp closures Nov. 17-19

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for a closure of the westbound U.S. Highway 60 ramp to northbound Loop 101 Price Freeway from 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, to 4 a.m. …
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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 …
Opinion

At the Arizona Humane Society, we care for and love each and every one of the more than 15,000 sick, injured and abused pets that walk through our doors each year. But, of course, we can’t help but have some that pull on our heartstrings just a tad bit more than others … this includes our beloved senior pets.

If you’ve ever traveled by motorcycle, you know stopping for gas can be time consuming. Dismount, take off your helmet and gloves, unzip your riding pants, dig your wallet out of your jeans, angle the pump perfectly to avoid squirting gas on the tank, etc. It can be cumbersome.
Prominent chefs and restaurateurs from around the Valley share some of their favorite Thanksgiving memories with the Independent Newsmedia reader community, including favorite holiday dishes and some of the unique family traditions they’ve cherished over the years.
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Meet Your Neighbor: Joanna Couch owns Mesa business The Soap Gal

Name: Joanna R. Couch Age: 43 Town/neighborhood: Mesa About me: My soap journey began in 2009. My mother and I owned and operated a successful decorative painting business. While in Golden, …
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Cactus Canyon JHS yearbook class in Apache Junction racks up awards

The Cactus Canyon Junior High School yearbook class, under the direction of teacher Jason Davis, continues to rack up local and national awards. The school, 801 W. Southern Ave. in Apache …
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Apache Junction High School students rally to fight hunger over the holidays

Students at Apache Junction High School are having a food drive competition to aid the Superstition Community Food Bank. The event, initiated by the Student Council, has the whole student body …
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7th Annual Pretty in Pink Dance Party raises $1,400

The fitness staff at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center on Oct. 16 hosted the 7th annual Pretty in Pink Dance Party to benefit breast cancer education and awareness. With not having …
Neighbors

2 Apache Junction teachers granted $2,500 wishes

Some 400 teachers across Arizona were recently granted their wishes, including two from Apache Junction — Kimberly Greer, a geometry teacher at Imagine Prep Superstition, and Tina Jada, a math …
Business

A long-term lease arrangement has been executed with Farmhouse Daycare Co. for the business to operate effective Dec. 1 out at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road in Apache …

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., with services including business jet aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, is constructing a new 225,000-square-foot maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility at …
Arizona Water Co. is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening for its new office building in Apache Junction 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3 at 2380 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction.“While …
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