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The Pinal County Genealogists will hold their 17th annual workshop on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1555 N. Colorado St., Casa Grande, AZ. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m., and the first session starts at 9:00 a.m. This fee includes lunch and adm…

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The Anchor Club, parent organization for the Apache Junction High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, will host the 22nd Annual Navy JROTC Benefit Car and Motorcycle Show Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache J…

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The Legends of Superior Trails, Inc. (LOST) has announced the schedule for their upcoming 2020 Hashbrowns, History and Hiking events. Each event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Superior Chamber of Commerce, located at 165 Main Street in Downtown Superior. The event ticket is $25 and includes a he…

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Sixty area families had a brighter Christmas this year thanks to a truckload of fresh holiday trees donated to the Apache Junction Food Bank by Costco at Sossaman Road. Twenty trees were distributed to food bank clients and forty were distributed amongst St. George Roman Catholic Parish, the…

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Blessings to all…for a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. We’ve been able to maintain a high level of physical activity this year because of The Crazy Chile Farm and some other adventures that have grown out of the farm. Granted there are more noticeably bothersome aches to contend wi…

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As America moves toward becoming a cashless society, The Salvation Army is making it easier for donors to give back during the Christmas season by making a digital gift at the iconic Red Kettles.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9399 is seeking combat veterans, their significant others and family to join them in making a difference in the lives of Apache Junction Veterans, active-duty military and their families. The Post and Auxiliary are hosting an OPEN TO THE PUBLIC swing b…

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Back in April, Marjorie Wells was named 2019 Arizona Teen Miss Agriculture USA. In June, she traveled to Ohio to compete in the very first National Miss Agriculture USA competition and was named 2019 National Teen Miss Agriculture USA.

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The winners of this year’s Apache Trail Chapter Constitution Week Art Contest from Cactus Canyon Junior High School were (L-R): Heather Cornwell (3rd Place); McKenzie Awong (1st Place) and Leeanndra Womack (2nd Place). Allison Baumann (far right) is their Cactus Canyon Junior High Art Teacher.

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The Woodbury Fire burned nearly 124,000 acres, mostly in the Superstition Wilderness Area, from early June through mid-July of 2019. As soon as the fire was contained, Tonto National Forest put together a Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) team to assess the fire’s effects. Arizona Game and…

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This month the Apache Junction Moose Lodge #2039 is celebrating its 48th anniversary with a Membership Drive and Horseshoe Tournament. Festivities will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019, and begin at 9:00 a.m. with a blind draw, $20 buy in Horseshoe Tournament. Stick around for the Texas H…

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On November 6th, the Honor/Color Guard from American Legion Post 27, Apache Junction, were invited to teach the local Wolf Pack Cub Scouts the folding of the American Flag and what each fold meant.  Honor/Color members pictured left to right are Tim Franey, Nelson Preston and Ray Williams.

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On Saturday, December 7 at 9 a.m., there will be a Swap and Sell opportunity in your neighborhood, in the parking lot of the Superstition Foothills Baptist Church at 6338 S. Kings Ranch Road.

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The red, yellow, blue, brown, black and white hues on the walls and ceilings of the Desert View Watchtower are once again vividly on display. Over the past four years, the historic tower at Grand Canyon National Park’s Desert View area has undergone extensive conservation and graffiti remedi…

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If you like car shows and you love what the Arizona Humane Society does to ease the lives of dogs, cats and other domestic animals, then you’ll want to head over to the 2019 Charity Car Show Saturday, September 21 at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet. The show runs from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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“Superstition Mountain Museum was recently notified that it has been awarded the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which for nearly a decade has celebrated businesses that have consistently received positive ratings from travelers and diners on the world’s largest travel platform,”…

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Grand Canyon National Park is implementing its pilot bison reduction activities on the North Rim this month through live capture and removal of approximately 60-100 animals.

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Vance and Laura Friend are not your average parents. They live in Apache Junction. She is a teacher, and he is a firefighter. And over the last 10 years, they have had 16 kids – 3 of them are their biological children, and 13 were foster children.

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While it isn’t unusual for people to enjoy reading The News while sitting in the kitchen, few of them will do so while lying on the floor. But that’s exactly what Tim and Robin Joyce’s granddaughter does, while Grandma Robin asks her, “Where’s the dog? Can you find the hummingbird?” The Joyc…

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Margo Crawford snapped this photo of three young hawks with their mother in the nesting station along US-60 between Ironwood and Meridian Roads in Apache Junction.

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Artists are needed for the 20th Annual Gold Canyon Arts Festival, a one-day event, to be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Rd. in Gold Canyon, Arizona, 85118.

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Monday, February 18, at 7 p.m., the Arizona Lecture series, presented by the Apache Junction Unified School District Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood, offers “The Four Corner States,” by Jim Turner.

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Many of us know about The Nature Conservancy (TNC), but may be less aware of what it does in Arizona and in Pinal County. Bob Rogers and Nicole Hill, both managers with TNC Arizona, will describe some of TNC’s continuing work in the San Pedro Watershed during the February 13th SALT Speakers Series.