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education

Central Arizona College selected for Caring Campus initiative

In January 2020, Central Arizona College was selected to participate in Caring Campus, an initiative of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change funded by Ascendium Education Philanthropy. Caring …
transportation

US60 daytime lane restrictions near Pinto Creek Bridge scheduled March 8

Motorists on U.S. Highway 60 between Miami and Superior will encounter lane restrictions and delays on Monday, March 8, for the Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project. Flaggers and lane …
First responders

Vandalism, property theft, other incidents reported Feb. 19-23 in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of vandalism, property theft and other incidents in Gold Canyon Feb. 19-23: Criminal damage — vandalism, reported at 8:54 a.m. Feb. 19 at …
First responders

Sexual offenses, domestic violence incidents reported Feb. 19-23 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of sexual offenses and domestic violence incidents Feb. 19-23: Sexual offense — sexual assault, reported at 10:15 p.m. Feb. …
new coronavirus

113 new COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon since last week

The Arizona Department of Health Services on March 3 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 6,282 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …
Subscriber exclusive

An audit of Superstition Fire and Medical District out-of-court settlements

The Superstition Fire and Medical District paid out more than $100,000 on 83 claims and out-of-court settlements during the past six years, according to a review of its records.The claims and …
Subscriber exclusive

Timeline of fire district public records request

A public records request for a five-year snapshot from Superstition Fire and Medical District of out-of-court settlements was emailed Saturday, Jan. 16, to Assistant Chief of Planning and Logistics …
News

City manager, attorney performance evaluations topics of Apache Junction council executive session

Discussion on personnel matters regarding the performance evaluation for the city manager and attorney are the sole topics of the Apache Junction City Council’s March 2 closed-door executive …
transportation

Loop 202 Santan Freeway overnight Gilbert-area lane restrictions, ramp closures

Motorists traveling the Loop 202 Santan Freeway at night in the Gilbert area should plan for lane restrictions and closures of off-ramps at Gilbert Road and Val Vista Drive for work on the future …
Subscriber exclusive

An audit of Apache Junction community facility district out-of-court settlements

Sewer and water services are provided by two community facilities districts in Apache Junction, neither of which had out-of-court settlements or claims during the past five years but one paid out …
Opinion

Aargh. Why is the easy/simple always corrupted into the hard/complicated? Of course, I am talking about masks. In a supermarket I was subjected to a conversation with a total stranger who wore her …

Community partner and public health vaccine teams are continuing to vaccinate with shipments received this week. A new site is available on the ADHS dashboard that indicates how many people have been …
It was a year ago when COVID-19 struck and our world changed.
Neighbors
neighbors

Scenic Arizona: ‘Leap Day’ sunset in Apache Junction

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty. Readers are invited to submit scenic pictures of desert …
neighbors

Scenic Arizona: Waterfall in the Superstitions

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty. Readers are invited to submit scenic pictures of desert …
neighbors

Scenic Arizona: Flooded area of the desert

The Daily Independent at YourValley.net is publishing submitted photos that highlight the community and showcase Arizona’s beauty. Readers are invited to submit scenic pictures of desert …
neighbors

Wheelchairs, other medical supplies available through Apache Junction Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus from St. Mary Magdalene in Gilbert applied for a grant from Joni & Friends and obtained adult-sized wheelchairs, canes, crutches and walkers. “They wish to share …
neighbors

DAR dedicates desert ironwood tree at Flatiron Park in Apache Junction

The Arizona State Society Daughters of the American Revolution continued its legacy of service to Arizona communities by dedicating on Feb. 24 a desert ironwood tree planted at Flatiron Park in …
Business

Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, is seeking to hire more than 250 security professionals in Mesa. The company is holding an open house hiring event 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 3 …

Ace Hardware Corp. recently announced that Kabat’s Frontier Ace Hardware of Apache Junction achieved designation as a “Pinnacle Performance Retailing” store for its outstanding …
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