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Loop 101 Price Freeway closures, restrictions slated Jan. 24-28

The northbound Price Freeway on-ramp at Ray Road and off-ramp at Warner Road will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27. Drivers on the Loop 101 Price Freeway in …

Agreements yield Tasers, traffic-database software, police officer’s transfer to gang task force

Intergovernmental agreements between the Apache Junction Police Department and various agencies will provide Taser equipment, access to state vehicle-crash records and for an officer to assist with a …

City of Apache Junction offices, library closed Jan. 20 for Civil Rights Day

The City of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Monday, Jan. 20, in observation of Civil Rights Day. Emergency services through the Police Department will not be impacted by the …

Eastbound U.S. 60 narrowed to 2 lanes Loop 101 to Crismon Road nights Jan. 19-24

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use the eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) in Mesa to plan for nightly lane restrictions scheduled to begin Sunday, Jan. 19, for a …

Voter-approved transportation tax OK'd by Arizona Court of Appeals

The Pinal Regional Transportation Authority Proposition 417, approved by voters in 2017,  has been determined valid by the Arizona Court of Appeals. "We find the Prop 417 tax to be valid. The …

Eastbound Superstition Freeway ramp to northbound Loop 101 closed overnight Jan. 17-18

The eastbound U.S. Highway Superstition Freeway ramp to the northbound Loop 101 Price Freeway in Tempe is scheduled to close overnight from 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, to 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, as …

Multi-family rezoning sought in Superstition Villa subdivision

A city-initiated rezoning from single-family to multiple-family residential has been proposed for 15 lots in the Superstition Villa subdivision. The parcels are between South San Marcos Drive and …
Opinion

Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal begins to address many important funding needs, including a number of the short-term priorities outlined in the Roadmap for P-20 Education Funding. In …

I am writing to thank Apache Junction residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Apache Junction and …
Did you sign up for a Medicare Advantage health plan last year only to find that it doesn’t meet your needs? Not to worry. You still have time to switch to another Medicare Advantage plan, …
Neighbors

Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce welcomes 4 new board members

Apache Junction’s Chamber of Commerce has added four members to its board of directors --- Danielle Greene of VFW Post No. 7968, Brian Heath of Salt River Project, Lora Keller of Dolce Vita and …

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donates $2,000 to Head Start

Members of the Apache Junction Mounted Rangers on Jan. 17 met with Pinal Gila Community Child Services, also known as Head Start, to donate $2,000. "They will be using some of the money to purchase …

Grand opening held for Signal Butte Park near Elliot and Meridian roads

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently to officially open Signal Butte Park, 11132 E. Elliot Road in Mesa. The new park near Elliot and Meridian roads features a unique custom-made …

James Thane Apache Junction Library writer-in-residence

The Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, introduces a writer-in-residence program on Feb. 3 when James L. Thane, author of the fast-paced and edgy Sean Richardson series, begins his …

Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club members help fund greenhouse at Sunshine Acres Children’s Home

More than 40 Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club members recently celebrated a greenhouse opening at nonprofit Sunshine Acres Children’s Home, 3405 N. Higley Road in Mesa. The …
Business

Baker Brothers Flooring is leasing 6,000 square feet at Monte Vista Village Center Shops in Mesa, Weingarten Realty recently announced. Senior Leasing Director Brooke J. Harvey with Weingarten …

Denise Hart, CEO and president of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has been awarded a National Institute Scholarship. It is from the Institute for Organization Management, …
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