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Apache Junction High School students in Sheryl Anderson’s Government class will get hands-on experience on how the democratic process works by registering eligible citizens to vote Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Apache Junction Unified School District Office, 1575 W. South…

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Today’s global community challenges each of us to engage with people and cultures we might not fully understand. The more we travel, the more likely we are to connect local issues to global ones—and the more culturally aware we become in an increasingly interdependent world.

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Apache Junction Unified School District’s Food Services Department has partnered with the United Food Bank and will provide a Mobile School Market at the Apache Junction High School Cafeteria, 2525 S. Ironwood Road in Apache Junction.

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The Apache Junction Unified School District Student of the Month for August are (L-R) Front Row: Annabell Mickelson, Jacob Adams, Alyssa Quill, Emilia Rhinehart, Daniel Espinoza, Nadine Owen, Logan Gonzalez, Helen Bricker . Back Row: Superintendent Dr. Krista Anderson, Governing Board Presid…

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The Introduction to Engineering students at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood in Apache Junction, are making the community a better place using cardboard, construction paper and a little ingenuity.

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Firefighters were dispatched around midnight on September 4, 2019 to the 500 block of S. Grand Dr. in Apache Junction for a report of an unknown fire.

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WASHINGTON – Mesa Mayor John Giles said he has spoken to friends, neighbors and strangers – including many conservatives – who, he said, support universal background checks on gun purchases, particularly after a string of mass shootings last month.

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The Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) responded to a field fire on Friday, September 6th. The fire was reported just after 7:00 p.m. in the area of Southern Ave. and Barkley Rd., near the fence line of the Tonto National Forest. SFMD responded with several pieces of Wildland ap…

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The lack of summer monsoon activity has prompted The Tonto National Forest to lift the Woodbury Fire Area Closure effective at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019. Monsoon storms are still attempting to form and could produce locally heavy rain, so be alert and stay out of dry washes and …

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In a press release dated Tuesday, September 10, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury has indicted the former superintendent of Apache Junction Unified School District for one charge of theft and three charges of misuse of public monies, all of which are felonies. …

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Apache Junction business Trucks Only on Apache Trail has made a contribution to feeding the hungry through a donation to the Genesis Project. Kendra Lamb from Trucks Only (left) delivered a $500 check to Genesis last week. Accepting the donation is Director of Operations Dave Ries (right). G…

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In her 13 years at the Apache Junction Unified School District Office (DO) Roxann Leavitt has maintained a calm, almost Zen-like demeanor while responding to inquiries about paychecks and health insurance benefits. However, a quick glance around the office she shares with fellow payroll and …

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In an effort to provide a safe and drug-free environment at our junior high and high school, AJUSD will be working jointly with the Pinal County K-9 Unit to pilot a new program to help deter drugs and drug use at our campuses.

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The city of Apache Junction is set to begin negotiations to contract with a single company to handle solid waste, recycling and disposal services for single family homes and small residential complexes in the city.

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The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened the last stretch of State Route 88 (Apache Trail) that had been closed since the Woodbury Fire burned more than 100,000 acres immediately east of the roadway. This unpaved section lies between milepost 220 east of Tortilla Flat and milepo…

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The USDA Forest Service, Tonto National Forest, will increase campground fees beginning October 1, 2019. These fee changes were approved by the Arizona Recreation Resource Advisory Council in 2015 after a series of public meetings and other opportunities to provide public feedback. Results f…

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Eric O’Connell (28) was convicted in 2010 of Attempted Child Molestation. His victim was known to him. He is 5’8”, 155 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. O’Connell is living at 2528 W. 16th Ave. in Apache Junction. He is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a Level 2 R…

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Come and celebrate Constitution Day on Saturday, September 14 from 3 – 6 pm at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction.

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The city of Apache Junction City Council met on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Mayor Jeff Serdy read a proclamation designating the week of September 15 through September 21, as “Child Passenger Safety Week.”

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Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1-13 years old. In 2017, an average of two children per day were killed while riding in motor vehicles while an estimated 376 were injured every day in 2017. Of the 675 children that were killed more than one third of them wer…

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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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The Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) and the Mesa Fire & Medical Department responded to a vehicle fire next to an Apache Junction home at 4:38 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

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Robocall scams are a growing epidemic and a new study shows Arizona ranks No. 13 among states, with 163,589 robocall complaints filed in 2018.

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The Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of H.A.T.S. (Harris Accounting & Tax Service) located inside the Thunderbird Plaza at 1000 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 18.

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Pinal County 2019 Property Tax Statements will be mailed mid-September. Why wait? View your Tax Statement online! Click the pay button for payment options and select the option that works best for you.

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Pinal County’s Public Health Services District is alerting residents to a possible measles exposure that occurred during the dates of August 9-11 at multiple locations in the Phoenix area. An international traveler tested positive for measles after participating at the World Hip Hop Dance Ch…

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Banner Ironwood Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Aug. 12 to celebrate the opening of its new pediatric observation unit. The unit will provide medical evaluation, as well as management for health-related conditions on a short-term basis, to young patients who don’t re…

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A crowd of over 100 people gathered inside the large auditorium at the American Leadership Academy High School in San Tan Valley on August 8. Even more residents attended the Town Hall that took place at Poston Butte High School on Tuesday earlier that week.

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One of the best things about the school year getting underway is that a whole new set of kids in Apache Junction will be going through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. D.A.R.E. was established in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department, and it was so popular that it …

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Learning to live fire-wise is a cause for celebration in areas that are vulnerable to wildfires. Especially in this White Mountains community, which is becoming one of the country’s next fire-adapted communities.

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It was Aug. 28, 1989. Cher was crooning, “If I could turn back time,” the B52s were grooving to “Love Shack,” a gallon of gas cost 97 cents and Ronald Reagan was the Commander in Chief. On that special day in 1989, Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave., in Apache Junction ope…

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Apache Junction residents will recall the dirty, drag-out dump war of 2017, when two landfills competed for the city’s trash like it was the lost gold of Jacob Waltz.

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It was like Christmas in August when Caleb Smith, supervisor, and Delina Henrie, store manager of Bealls Outlet, 725 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction brought in a large box of supplies for students of Apache Junction Unified School District.

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Central Arizona College student, Tegan Homol, was recently named a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. She was one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential. Nearly 900 applications were received.