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Donate blood Feb. 10 in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive 6:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be in the City Hall parking lot, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Donors are …
new coronavirus

Apache Junction, Gold Canyon COVID-19 cases up 345 from a week ago

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Jan. 20 reported the number of COVID-19 cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 5,170 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …
first responders

Apache Junction police Community Response Enforcement Unit busy in 2020

Apache Junction Police Department has a street-crimes unit called the Community Response Enforcement Unit. It is made up several plain-clothed detectives who investigate crimes that significantly …
News

Apache Junction has 2 locations for Christmas tree disposal

A live or freshly cut tree is a wonderful way to spruce up the holiday season and it doesn’t have to be a problem to dispose of. The city of Apache Junction is providing two free drop-off …
Subscriber exclusive

March military orientation trip to Washington approved for Apache Junction NJROTC

Six to 10 Apache Junction High School students will travel March 8-12 to Washington, D.C., for a military orientation trip. The travel for members of the Naval Junior Reserve Officers’ …
Subscriber exclusive

96-lot townhomes subdivision planned in Apache Junction

Two-story townhomes with two-car garages are to be constructed in an Ironwood Station gated subdivision near the southeast corner of Ironwood Drive and Superstition Boulevard. Rezoning 7 acres …
News

Donate blood Feb. 10 in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive 6:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be in the City Hall parking lot, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Donors are …
education

Apache Junction, Gold Canyon elementary schools receive result-based funding

Two Apache Junction Unified School District schools — Peralta Trail Elementary and Desert Vista Elementary — have qualified for more than $213,000 in results-based funding. The schools …

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

PHOENIX (AP) — Exhausted nurses in rural Yuma, Arizona, regularly send COVID-19 patients on a long helicopter ride to Phoenix when they don't have enough staff. The so-called winter lettuce capital …
development

6,600-acre annexation into Apache Junction topic of Jan. 19 council meeting

Annexing 6,600 acres of State Trust Land and homebuilder-owned property into the city of Apache Junction will be discussed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The hearing for discussion and …
Opinion

Many of us are doing home repairs these days. For the repairs that we can’t do on our own, we have to hire someone to do it for us. Then we end up asking ourselves the question, where do I …

It’s tempting these days to believe that once COVID-19 is contained, the U.S. economy will bounce back quickly, replenishing jobs and incomes lost in the pandemic. Yet there is an early warning …
At the recent Pinal County Board of Supervisors meeting, the head of public health gave a presentation on the COVID-19 vaccination program. The facts presented: 10,000 doses allocated by the end …
Neighbors
Neighbors

Apache Junction food bank adds little library with books, snacks, water

The Superstition Community Food Bank in Apache Junction has a new Little Snack Book Bank. The box at 575 N. Idaho Road Suite No. 701 holds new children books, non-perishable snacks and water for …
neighbors

Volunteers needed to foster outdoor ‘barn cats’ in new program

Have rodents running rampant? Our cats can help. There are times when our rescue takes in cats that are not suited to live in a home. Generally, these cats are pregnant or have a new litter of …
neighbors

Meet Your Neighbor: Frontier Tattoo Co. celebrating 7th anniversary

Name: Frontier Tattoo Co. LLC Address and other information: 2510 E. Hunt Highway Suite 12 in San Tan Valley. Barbara Jean McAtlin, CEO; and Paul McCleary, GM. FrontierTattooCompany.com; on …
neighbors

Superstition donates $8,500 to local nonprofits this holiday season

The members of Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club have donated more than $8,500 in gift cards, 250-plus toys and more to help families this holiday season. The local Head Start program …
neighbors

Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts virtual ‘Good News Girlfriends Club’ Fridays

The Virtual Good News Girlfriends Club hosted by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce meets 3-4 p.m. Fridays. The next one is Jan. 8. “Homework is the best part of this club — be on the …
Business

Allegiant recently announced new nonstop routes including Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, which begins June 2. “Today, travelers are seeking destinations that allow …

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is scheduled to release an environmental review that will pave the way to create one of the largest copper mines in the U.S., against the wishes of a …
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