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Pre-construction work begins for Loop 202 Santan freeway

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for closures and restrictions in the vicinity of Loop 202 Santan between McQueen Road and Loop 101 Price Freeway while crews …
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Superstition Freeway lane closures planned beginning Aug. 15

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for weeknight travel delays on U.S. Highway 60 Superstition Freeway in Tempe/Mesa while alternating lane closures are in place …
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Pinal County District 3 office in Casa Grande closed for renovation

The Pinal County District 3 Office in Casa Grande, 820 E. Cottonwood Lane — housing the assessor, recorder, treasurer and board of supervisors offices — recently closed for …
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Apache Junction blood drive Aug. 10

With the critical need for blood ongoing, the city of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive 6:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be in the City Hall parking lot, …
First responders

Thefts, burglary reported July 10-16 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of thefts and burglaries July 10-16: Residential burglary, reported at 11:53 a.m. July 12 in the 100 block of South Royal Palm …
First responders

Domestic violence, fraud, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of domestic violence, fraud and other incidents in Gold Canyon July 10-16: Disorderly conduct — noise disturbance, reported at 10:02 p.m. …
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Upcoming Apache Junction road projects explained to council

Of more than 450 lane miles of streets in Apache Junction, there are a couple areas in the worst shape that are to be reconstructed this fiscal year, the City Council was told recently.“(W)e …
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Flash flood watch: Areas of Pinal County may experience heavy rain

Some areas in Pinal County may have periods of heavy rain sometime today through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Flash flooding or area flooding may be possible. Pinal County …
Education

Central Arizona College offering free tuition for Pinal County residents

Central Arizona College is offering Pinal County residents free in-state tuition for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. The number of credits that students may take is not limited. However, …
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New marijuana regulations include no cultivation, infusion kitchens

Regulations on where to put marijuana dispensaries and not allowing cultivation and infusion kitchens were approved recently by the Apache Junction City Council. Proposition 207, approved by …
Opinion

By now, you may know that the Arizona State Land Department’s intent to put up for auction 11,700 acres has been withdrawn at this time. While no concrete reason was given, I speculate that …

I am reaching out to you today regarding the Arizona State Land Trust’s decision to sell 11,700 acres of pristine desert land in Gold Canyon at the foothills of the Superstition …
Pinal County major comprehensive plan amendment No. PZ-PA-006-21 is bad for Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. It would change an area of 11,700 acres at the base of the Superstition Mountains along …
Neighbors
Neighbors

Developmental, sensory screenings needed for young children, First Things First says

As Arizona’s early childhood agency, First Things First recognizes that while every child develops at their own pace, developmental and sensory screenings are a way parents can learn about …
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Pinal County Supervisor Cavanaugh assigns nonprofit grants

Each year the Pinal County Board of Supervisors sets aside $100,000 per district to grant to local nonprofit organizations for the benefit of county residents. County staff members review the …
Neighbors

Sheppard appointed deputy Pinal County manager

MaryEllen Sheppard was recently appointed Pinal County deputy county manager. Sheppard, who joined Pinal County in February 2019 as human resources director, has been serving in an interim role …
Neighbors

Pretrial, probation and parole supervision week July 18-24

During the week of July 18-24, the essential responsibilities performed by probation, parole and community supervision professionals will be honored in Pinal County and nationwide. These …
Neighbors

Masonic membership awards presented

Masonic awards for years of membership were presented July 8 at Apache Lodge No. 69 to Master Masons Don French (65 years) and Bill Arnold (60 years). The presentation was made by Lodge Master Lynn …
Business

A team from Mesa business Friendly Auto Centers has created the “Drive Friendly, Arrive Safely” public awareness campaign to help save lives and keep streets safe from deadly …

Attesa, a multi-use, advanced transportation technology development near Casa Grande, recently broke ground on the Podium Club, its inaugural project at the 2,351-acre site. The Podium Club will …
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