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The only thing worse than missing the bus is when the bus never shows up. This is especially sad for students in grades 7-12 who want to participate in after-school activities such as sports, clubs and extra tutoring assistance, but do not have transportation to get home from these after-sch…

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Fifth grade students at Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave. in Apache Junction, wrapped up 2019 sharing their Gifted Projects with Robyn Gonzales, educational services curriculum manager.

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Motorists who travel between Superior and Miami should plan for daytime lane restrictions Monday, Jan. 20, through Friday, Jan. 24, along with a four-hour closure Thursday as part of the US 60 Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project.

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The city of Apache Junction is expected to receive an estimated $100,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds for the fiscal year 2020 from the Arizona Department of Housing regional account. The city may also apply for up to $300,000 in CDBG funds from the State Special Projec…

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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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Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) Detective Stephanie Jewell was awarded the Arizona Society Sons of the American Revolution (Palo Verde Chapter) Law Enforcement Award. Detective Jewell was chosen to be honored for her professionalism and dedication, which has led to several successfu…

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The dawn of a new year also means tax season is bearing down and the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is ready to help customers with 2019 fee and tax information. 

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Beginning January 28th, Empowerment Systems will hold a series of Mental Health First Aid classes at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center through a partnership with Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens.

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Beginning Monday, January 6th, qualified widows and widowers may apply for a property tax exemption. In order to qualify, there are limits to your income and property value. Also, the loss of your spouse must have occurred while a resident in Arizona.

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January is National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM). In the United States, countless men and women are victimized by stalking, yet it is consistently one of the most misunderstood and minimized crimes in our culture today. From a law enforcement perspective, stalking can prove to be a challe…

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State law mandates that, every ten years, each city and town in Arizona adopt a “comprehensive, long-range General Plan for the development of the municipality.” At its core, the General Plan is a strategic guide that encompasses physical development, infrastructure planning and economic gro…

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The Apache Junction Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS §13-3825, the Community Notification of Sex Offenders Law. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact agreem…

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The Apache Junction Homeless Coalition and its partners will be hosting a Project Connect event on Saturday, February 8.

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On Dec. 6, the AJ Mounted Rangers presented a check for $2,500 to cover the cost of new band equipment to AJHS Director of Bands Karl Hermann. He plans to buy new snare drums, because the ones they have are so old and worn out. 

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Superstition Mountain Promotional Corporation did a 50/50 raffle at all 7 weeks of the Filly’s Idol contest. We raised $2,568. Modern Woodmen of America contributed a matching fund of $1000, taking the grand total to $3,568.

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The public is invited to see how the cadets at Apache Junction High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) measure up at its Annual Military Inspection on Thursday, Jan. 16.

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Central Arizona College recognized nineteen radiologic technology students during a pinning ceremony at its Superstition Mountain Campus on Sat., December 14. This special ceremony signifies the completion of an associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology.

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The city of Apache Junction was recently informed that Right Away Disposal (RAD) is charging its customers a $50 container removal fee. RAD has communicated to the city that they will significantly reduce that fee OR remove the fee if containers are dropped off at their yard located at 3755 …

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On Sunday, December 29, 2019, a base jumper got stuck on a sheer face of the Superstition Mountains, approximately 300 feet below the top and 1000 feet to the bottom.

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The Superstition Fire & Medical District and the Mesa Fire & Medical Department were dispatched to a First Alarm Fire one day after Christmas. The fire was reported just before 8:30 p.m., December 26 at 300 W. Apache Trail.

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On December 18, at the Superstition Fire and Medical District Board meeting, community member Pam Frentz was given the Citizens Award for Extraordinary Actions.

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With more than 200 countries agreeing to usher in a new class of refrigerants, effective this year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and its research affiliate, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Research Foundation), have released free online training for the fire servi…

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The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers are proud to announce our four new members! Each one of them is such an asset to our organization. Here's a little bit about each of them. If you see them out and about at any of our duties please stop them and say hi!

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Apache Junction Reach Out, Inc., dba Apache Junction Food Bank (AJFB), announces it has officially changed its name to Superstition Community Food Bank (SCFM). The name change was unveiled to the public in a press release issued by Robert Mohle, Board President and Myra Garcia, Executive Dir…

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Motorists who travel between Superior and Miami should plan for daytime lane restrictions Monday, Jan. 13, through Friday, Jan. 17, along with four-hour closures Tuesday and Thursday as part of the US 60 Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project.

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PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), as well as other Department of the Interior (DOI) agencies and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have been sending wildfire personnel from across the country to assist with ongoing wildfire suppression efforts in Australia. The BLM in Arizona curre…

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APACHE JUNCTION – The city of Apache Junction is seeking volunteers to help conduct a survey later this month for the federally mandated annual “point in time” count for persons who are experiencing homelessness.

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What started as a simple team building idea to get fit for the holidays has evolved into a full-out goal to conquer 131 miles in 365 days. Employees from Salt River Project's Southside Water group have formed an informal grassroots team called "131 Can Be Done." The challenge: walk, run or c…

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APACHE JUNCTION – Packets containing the legally required documents needed to run for a seat on the Apache Junction City Council are available on the city website or you may obtain one at the City Clerk's office.

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January is National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM). In the United States, countless men and women are victimized by stalking, yet it is consistently one of the most misunderstood and minimized crimes in our culture today. From a law enforcement perspective, stalking can prove to be a challe…

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Lamar Companies, in conjunction with Real Capital Solutions is pleased to announce the acquisition of a portfolio of shopping centers in Mesa, Arizona, Mesa Pavilions North and Mesa Pavilions South. The properties total approximately 307,000 square feet and are conveniently located along the…

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The local Salvation Army in Apache Junction is one of the worst kept secrets around. I say “worst kept,“ because such a gem like this should not be as unknown as it is. The caliber of good that comes from this local non-profit is astounding. While I would hope that everyone knows about the g…

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Apache Junction Unified School District is seeking sponsors for their second annual Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year celebration. Three veteran teachers and one teacher in his or her first year of teaching will be recognized at a special celebration May 4, 2020.

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Five cadets from Apache Junction High School’s Navy JROTC Program were recently selected to attend an Armed Forces Officers Day Luncheon at Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch.

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While people across the country are setting goals for the new year, thousands of children in Arizona are unsure where they’ll be living tomorrow. Children in Arizona’s foster care system face a life of uncertainty. They can be moved from place to place with no notice. To make matters more co…

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Salt River Project (SRP) is the first water and power organization in the country to earn the Certified Autism Center™ designation (CAC), granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The designation demonstrates the commitment SRP has made …

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The new year will usher in a new way for Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division customers to get license plates, registration tabs and many documents such as vehicle titles.