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Florence Town Council updated on design of $6.3M Poston Butte Preserve

Air-conditioned restrooms are not planned at the Poston Butte Preserve in Florence but can be added, a contractor with the town said recently. Elements of the project’s design at a 60% level …
funding

$10K grant to promote, save animal lives in Pinal County

A $10,000 Petco Foundation grant award is on the consent agenda for the Sept. 30 meeting of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Pinal County …
Transportation

North Price Freeway closed between US 60 and Red Mountain Freeway this weekend

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for a full closure of northbound Loop 101 Price Freeway between US 60 and Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway from 8 p.m. on Friday, …
planning

Rezoning sought for 1-acre property in Apache Junction

Rezoning 1039 E. Junction St. to bring the property into conformance with the surrounding neighborhood and to eliminate a rear-yard setback encroachment will be discussed at the 7 p.m. Oct. 20 …
First responders

4 residential burglaries reported Sept. 10-14 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following residential burglaries reports Sept. 10-14: Residential burglary, reported at 1:16 p.m. Sept. 11 in the 1900 block of East Junction …
business

The show must go on: Barleens outdoor concert venue in Apache Junction allowed

The Barleens Dinner Show Theater can temporarily --- during the COVID-19 pandemic --- operate an outdoor concert venue with lawn seating and drive-up parking, an Apache Junction commission has …
new coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in ZIP codes for Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Queen Valley up 23 from a week ago

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Sept. 23 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 1,007 --- in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and …
transportation

Signal work scheduled at Florence Boulevard, Pinal Avenue in Casa Grande Sept. 29

Motorists using the intersection of Florence Boulevard (State Routes 84 and 287) and Pinal Avenue (State Route 387) in Casa Grande should expect intermittent delays Tuesday, Sept. 29, for traffic …
transportation

Plan for Loop 202 West restrictions this week in Chandler area

Drivers should plan for lane restrictions Wednesday and Thursday nights, Sept. 23-24, as well as this weekend, Sept. 25-28, along westbound Loop 202 Santan Freeway between Loop 101 and Interstate 10, …
Election 2020

Arizona policy experts to answer voters’ questions Sept. 24

Will shifting demographics turn Arizona from red to blue? Will our state be ready for what could be a rash of mail-in ballots? And what effect will the election results have on businesses and …
Opinion

Although the last six months have been difficult for our students, parents, staff and administration, AJUSD has stayed busy, positive and productive. School closings, the cancellation of spring …

We are excited to announce that on Monday, Sept. 28, Empowerment Systems will be reopening our office doors. Since closing in March, we switched to a remote work format. Although we continued to …
Constitution Week is celebrated each year Sept. 17-23. This year our Constitution is 233 years old. It has been in effect longer than any other and is the shortest in the world. The Constitution …
Neighbors
fundraiser

Courage Under Cancer Foundation mystery date night drawing Oct. 3

The Courage Under Cancer Foundation is hosting a mystery date night drawing fundraiser Oct. 3 with winners receiving a date with one of five bachelors. The event will be at Los Gringos, 280 S. Phelps …

Meet Your Candidate: Helen Hunter seeks District 16 House seat

Helen Hunter is running as a Democrat for an Arizona House seat up for election in District 16 --- which includes part of Queen Creek in Pinal County, Gold Canyon, Apache Junction and east …
fundraiser

Courage Under Cancer Foundation mystery date night drawing Oct. 3

The Courage Under Cancer Foundation is hosting a mystery date night drawing fundraiser Oct. 3 with winners receiving a date with one of five bachelors. The event will be at Los Gringos, 280 S. Phelps …
neighbors

Rotary's Paul Harris Fellow award given posthumously to Robert Homann

The Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon recently presented posthumously a Paul Harris Fellow award in honor of the years of dedication and Rotary service of Dr. H. …
Neighbors

Meet Your Neighbor: Tom Mahon is owner of 480 Plumbing LLC

Your Name: Tom Mahon Age: I am 38 years old and father of five and grandfather of four, so far. Business Name: I own and operate 480 Plumbing LLC. Town/Neighborhood: I have lived in Apache …
Business

Abrazo Mesa Hospital, 5750 E. Baseline Road in Mesa, celebrates its first anniversary on Oct. 1. It is the first of three “microhospitals” being developed across the Valley by Abrazo …

The city of Mesa and towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek will host a virtual conference focused on identifying new strategies and practices for supporting small businesses, developing resiliency and …
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