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Loop 101 ramps to eastbound US60 closed early morning Friday

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for the closure of the north- and south-bound Loop 101 Price Freeway ramps to eastbound U.S. Highway 60 Superstition Freeway …
First responders

Assault, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of an assault and other incidents in Gold Canyon April 30-May 6: Noise disturbance, reported at 10:13 p.m. April 30 in the 3600 block of South …
First responders

3 sex offenses reported April 30-May 6 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of sex offenses April 30-May 6: Sexual offense — child molest, reported at 6:03 p.m. April 30 in the 100 block of South …
By ZIP code

Coronavirus cases up 36 in a week in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on May 12 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 6,892 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …
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United for Mesa spent more than $20K to gather signatures

An individual with an Apache Junction address was paid more than $20,000 to circulate petitions and gather signatures for a United for Mesa political action committee referendum. United for Mesa …
Sports

Prospector softball team in 4A playoffs, facing No. 1 seed Saturday

Apache Junction High School softball coach Ed Matlosz was eating lunch Thursday when athletic director Norm Hoefer reminded him that the show unveiling the state softball tournament brackets was …
News

Roadwork May 10-June 15 on Delaware Drive, Southern Avenue to 23rd Avenue

Delaware Drive for an eighth of a mile — from Southern Avenue to 23rd Avenue — will have an intermittent full street closure May 10-June 15 for drainage improvements to the street and the …
First responders

Apache Junction man charged with arson of an occupied structure

A May 3 mobile home fire at 2292 N. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction that injured two people and killed a family pet was started intentionally and a suspect has been arrested, police said. Apache …
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Mutual back-up ambulance services OK’d between Mesa, Superstition fire

Mesa Fire and Medical Department and Superstition Fire and Medical District, which covers Apache Junction and Gold Canyon, are finalizing an agreement to provide back-up ambulance services across …
First Responders

Theft, assault, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of a theft, assault and other incidents in Gold Canyon April 23-29: Suspicious activity, reported at 3:22 p.m. April 24 in the 10700 block of …
Opinion

I recently read that a number of Pinal County residents are asking the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to conduct an audit of Mark Lamb’s sheriff’s department. I believe there are more …

As one of your Apache Junction City Council members, it is my duty to advocate on behalf of the city and its residents. Today, I am asking for your help in advocating for your community and your …
I got the call from Rodney Wayne regarding Lost Dutchman Days with news… Lost Dutchman Days 2021 was canceled and so was the cowboy church that I had started over 25 years ago. Heartbroken, …
Neighbors
Neighbors

Apache Junction HS grad to volunteer at African girls rescue center

Makayla Henwood, a graduating senior at Apache Junction High School, will trade the arid Sonoran desert for the verdant African plains of Tanzania this summer when she volunteers to help care for …
Neighbors

Students honored at Apache Junction Senior Awards Night

Apache Junction High School Principal Dr. Chris Lineberry turned and looked at the two-dozen-plus students sitting on the stage of the Performing Arts Center. “I couldn’t be more proud …
Neighbors

Ford ‘fill an F-150’ water drive benefiting Salvation Army

Ford and its philanthropic arm, Ford Motor Co. Fund, are teaming up with Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix and Valley-wide Dunkin’ locations to launch the ninth annual Fill an F-150 Bottled …
Neighbors

Nonprofits must apply by May 7 for Mesa Arts Center rental/production support

Mesa Arts Center Foundation’s Arts at the Center program is accepting letters of interest for the 2021-22 season. Arts at the Center grants support educational and non-profit organizations …
Neighbors

StandUP AJ logo contest winner selected

An awards luncheon was held Saturday, April 17, at Flatiron Park to announce the winner of a logo contest for Apache Junction’s drug-prevention coalition, StandUp AJ. The event was catered by …
Business

As the nation forges ahead and climb out of the 2020 economic downturn, women are emerging as leading entrepreneurs, creating an estimated 1,800 new businesses daily.

Brianna Bogart, an Apache Junction High School senior, is a recipient of Mediacom Communications’ World Class Scholarship program. The award recognizes the Apache Junction resident for …
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