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Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Commission meets Dec. 2

An update on the recent sale of 2,783.13 acres of State Trust Land south and adjacent to Apache Junction is part of the Dec. 2 meeting of the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Commission. The land …
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Old shipping containers may get new life as storage for homes on less than 1.25 acres

The Apache Junction council on Dec. 1 is set to direct city staff on amending cargo container regulations in the zoning code, possibly allowing smaller ones on residential lots of less than 1.25 …
First responders

Thefts, shoplifting reported Nov. 15-21 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports on thefts and shoplifting Nov. 15-21: • Theft, reported at 9:02 a.m. Nov. 15 in the 3000 block of West Fourth …
First responders

Vandalism, other incidents reported Nov. 15-21 in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took incident reports of Vandalism, theft and suspicious activity in Gold Canyon Nov. 15-21: Suspicious activity, reported at 10:42 a.m. Nov. 17 in the 5600 …
new coronavirus

1,881 COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Queen Valley

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Nov. 25 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 1,881 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …

City of Apache Junction sets holiday hours

The city of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Nov. 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday, Dec. 24 for Christmas and Dec. 31 for New Year’s. City offices are closed on …
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Key COVID-19 data numbers are up, school district moving to online learning Nov. 30

Students will move Monday to an online learning model in the Apache Junction school district until Jan. 19 because of increased COVID-19 numbers. “That gives us two weeks after the winter …
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2 adults, 1 student at AJ schools hospitalized with COVID-19

Two of the 16 adults and one of the 15 students who have tested positive for COVID-19 at Apache Junction Unified School District are hospitalized, a district official said. “(W)ithin the …

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital offers free flu shots

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital is offering free flu shots at three locations in the East Valley in an effort to build healthier communities. It’s especially important to get the …

AJUSD Nov. 24 provides free nutritious breakfasts, lunches to 18 and under

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended its free meals for kids program through Dec. 31. All children ages 1-18 may eat free breakfast and lunch. The Apache Junction Unified School …
Opinion

I’ve been watching the stories on the auctioned property. It just blew me away, the amount that was agreed upon. I’ve never known any builder that could possibly come up with that …

Every school district in the nation is facing new challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe in our community and its ability to respond and solve the hardest of problems. This may be one of …
I just wanted to say that I think that the city and all the businesses and their staffs that participated in the Boo Thru event this year for the kids to enjoy Halloween all deserve a huge "thank …
Neighbors

Mesa funeral home develops holiday program for families

Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery are putting together a special program allowing families to celebrate the holidays with their departed loved ones
neighbors

Apache Junction football player remembered for drive, compassion

Growing up, Alex Guy was called “Shock Collar” because his hits on the football field felt like an electronic dog collar. Throughout junior high school, his football pads acted as a …
neighbors

Superstition Community Food Bank seeks donations, volunteers

The Superstition Community Food Bank began its holiday meal distribution on Saturday, Nov. 14, with a huge helping of community spirit. A total of 500 holiday meals were distributed with the aid …
neighbors

Apache Junction Citizen Leadership Institute plans January-April session

For all those wanting to learn more about the community, the next Apache Junction Citizen Leadership Institute is scheduled for January-April 2021. “This is your chance to learn about how …
neighbors

Artist Liz Nicklus one of the winners in international art contest

Apache Junction artist Liz Nicklus has been selected by Artists Magazine as one of the winners in its annual Best of the Best international art contest. Her mixed media piece, “Man of …
Business

Portions of the eastern canal on the south side of the Salt River will be drained Nov. 20-Dec. 20 for annual maintenance and construction activities. This will impact some of SRP’s southside …

A total of 106 unincorporated Pinal County businesses have received a share of $1,189,319.38 in assistance from a two-phase Business Sustainability Program to assist those struggling with the effects …
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