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Apache Junction Unified School District will not receive either Bond or Override funds in the near future. The results of the all mail-in ballot, with 11,554 voters responding on Proposition 432 (bond), showed 54.98% voting no. With 10,982 voters casting ballots on Proposition 433 (override)…

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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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Empowerment Systems, Inc. is formally announcing that Deke Beveridge is the new Chief Executive Officer. Deke began his tenure as CEO officially in July 2019, taking over from his father, Jack Beveridge. Jack had been CEO since founding the organization as the Pinal-Gila Behavioral Health As…

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It’s that beautiful time of year for Art Lovers to view and select original, unique and juried art for the holiday season or for yourself. Artists of the Superstitions invite you to a Fine Art Show to be held at the Towne Hall at the beautiful Gold Canyon Golf Resort in Gold Canyon. The show…

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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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About 25-30 people attended a solid waste informational meeting held Wednesday, November 6, at the Multi-Generational Center.

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The city of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Thursday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. City offices are closed on Fridays. Emergency services through the Police Department will not be impacted by the holidays.

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At the Tuesday, November 5 Council meeting, Mayor Serdy presented members of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce with a proclamation, naming Saturday, November 30, as “Small Business Saturday.”

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The Apache Junction City Council Work Session, held Monday, Nov. 4, included discussion on amendments to the Apache Junction City Code, Volume I, Chapter 9: Health and Sanitation, Article 9-5: Collection of Residential Solid Waste. The Council discussed the proposed amendments that will go i…

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Students in three classrooms (and grade levels) at Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave. in Apache Junction had a bone to pick with each other, but the “joint” project was a cooperative learning experience about anatomy, not a quarrel.

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AVID may be an acronym for the student program “Advancement Via Individual Determination,“ but a recent AVID training session held at the Multi-Generational Center in Apache Junction was a collaboration of 50 students, two counties, three schools, a city agency, local business and community …

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The city will be conducting street maintenance on streets within the Apache Villa and Ironwood Cove subdivisions between Ironwood Drive, Broadway Avenue, Delaware Drive and 16th Avenue, from Nov. 11-26.

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The Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) has recently completed its 2018/2019 Annual Performance Report. The annual report reviews the metrics by which the organization is measured by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1710 Standard for Career Fire Departments.

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The Community Development Corporation would like to thank those involved for their time and contribution to the community’s first Make a Difference Day. There was an amazing turnout for Saturday’s event, with over 130 volunteers! The event’s success is a reflection of the dedication displaye…

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Four months ago, Marty and Jeanie Fox, owners of Arizona Hot Rod and Upholstery and Fox Performance Transmission, were challenged to a friendly build off by another shop in Scottsdale. The plan was to unveil the vehicles at the Goodguys Southwest Nationals, November 15-17, in Scottsdale, AZ.…

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Chad Cantrell, principal at Cactus Canyon Jr. High, 801 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction, was recently recognized by Kathy Hoffman, superintendent of public instruction for the state of Arizona, during National Principals Month in October.

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The Central Arizona College (CAC) chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) has more than 270 student members this fall. The group has been engaged in various activities and will be sponsoring a national broadcast event in early November.

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Calling all artists! Apache Junction needs your entries in their LOGO Competition celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the founding of Apache Junction in 1922.

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Over the last few days, nearly 120 Arizona firefighters and 34 engines arrived in California to lend a hand on multiple wildfires burning across that state.

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On Friday, October 18, The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) presented the 2019 ACCT Association Awards during the 50th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in San Francisco, California. The awards recognize contributions made by community colleges and their leaders to meet the nee…

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Officers from Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) accepted an invitation from Starbucks, located in the 2500 Block of West Apache Trail, to participate in their Annual Coffee with a Cop event. Officers not only had a chance to chat with the public about various department programs and a…

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The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting on Nov. 14 in southeast Mesa to provide information about the latest plans to build an interim four-lane section of State Route 24 (Gateway Freeway) east of Ellsworth Road.

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Residents of Apache Junction can junk a load of trash during “Free Dump Week,” on Nov. 4-9.

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Safety First: Perhaps you’re looking for a change of scenery, or maybe your job has offered you a promotion in a different city… Whatever it is, when considering packing up your life and moving to a different place, safety should be your number one priority.

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On Saturday, October 26 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nyla’s Angels will host a fundraiser at the local VFW Post 9399, 133 N. Saguaro Dr., Apache Junction, AZ. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing research and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

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The city of Apache Junction will be holding a collection event for household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding on Saturday, Nov. 16. The event will be held at the city’s public works operations yard, 575 E. Baseline, from 8 a.m.-noon.

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On October 17, Pinal County Supervisor Todd House, County Manager Louis Anderson and State Land Commissioner Lisa Atkins met with approximately 110 Gold Canyon residents at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church to discuss issues relating to the “Plan Gold Canyon” efforts.

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The city of Apache Junction invites residents to a residential solid waste open house on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 5-8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Rd.

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At around 9:30 p.m. on October 17, firefighters responded to the 1000 block of S. Lawther Dr. in Apache Junction for a reported attic fire. Superstition Fire & Medical District and the Mesa Fire & Medical Department arrived to find smoke coming from the attic vents on both ends of th…

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The city of Apache Junction is in the process of updating its General Plan and will hold its third public meeting on the plan Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

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The Apache Junction High School Marching Band literally “beat” the competition and captured first place at the Arizona Marching Band Association (AZMBA) “Rock the Ridge” competition, Class 1A Division at Mountain Ridge School in Glendale on Oct. 12th.

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The Annual Ben Johnson Days, hosted by the Goldfield Ghost Riders, includes something for everyone - Fun Gymkhana, Trailer Raffle & Poker Ride. Proceeds benefit children’s charities. This event not only promises fun and excitement, it also gives us the opportunity to help those who canno…

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Project HELP, 195 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction (located in the Pinal County complex) will soon be accepting holiday donations on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Thanksgiving donations will be accepted Nov. 1 through Nov. 22, and Christmas donations will be accepted…

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At the October 2 work study session of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, Andrew Smith, Transportation Principal Planner for Pinal County, presented members with a map of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s draft alignment map for the North/South Corridor Highway. Although the pla…

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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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On Monday, Oct. 14, a ribbon cutting was held at Apache Junction High School, signifying the official launch of CAC Connect, an Apache Junction Educational Partnership.

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Shawna Britton was convicted in 2015 of multiple counts of Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor. Her victim was a juvenile who was known to her. She is 5’2”, 150 lbs, with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Britton is living at 1680 W. Apache Trail, #110 in Apache Junction. She is considered by th…

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The second installment of the SALT Speakers Series “Fire in the Superstitions” will focus on the Woodbury Fire itself and on the efforts to suppress the nearly 124,000 acre fire. The presenter will be Brad Johnson (center in photo at right), who currently works for the Tonto National Forest …

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Last Monday, October 7, the Apache Junction Board of Adjustment and Appeals (BOA) upheld an appeal of the city zoning administrator’s decision to issue two notices of violation for parking in the lot behind the Hitching Post restaurant on North Apache Trail.

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Halloween is coming up and the city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation wants to make your night spook-tacular! They are hosting the annual Halloween Festival from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. The event will take place at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail. Entry into this even…

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Do you know what it is like to look at the person you love and see hatred reflected back to you? Do you know what it is like to be afraid? Do you know what it is like to move mountains for a person who wants to destroy you?