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The Apache Junction Food Bank recently hosted a successful tournament at Gold Canyon Golf Resort. This year’s turnout was record-setting, featuring 136 golfers supporting the 1st Annual Gerald Hundt Memorial Tournament.

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With a focus on building opportunity for all Arizonans, Governor Ducey announced in his State of the State Address a new partnership with the Local First AZ Rural Development Council (AZRDC). Recognizing that “small business is the backbone of our economy,” the Rural Jobs Initiative will foc…

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Two local non-profit organizations have joined forces to co-host an important event honoring Military Women in the State of Arizona. The Saguaro Chapter #68 of the Women’s Army Corps – Army Women United and Salt River Military Women, Unit #155, of Military Women Across the Nation, will hold …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Guitarist Nelson James announces the grand opening of a music shop catering to guitarists and bassists. James is mainly noted for performing with hard rock and metal artists like Q5 and Bloodgood, but he wants to make sure to let folks know that everyone is welcome.

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Central Arizona College’s Business Division Management Certificate qualifies for the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) National Retail Management credential. The WAFC recently announced that 3,000 graduates have received this credential, showing the commitment of the food industry to…

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As the hustle of the holidays approach, Salt River Project reminds its customers that professional scam artists often prey during hectic seasons in an attempt to swindle distracted, unsuspecting victims.

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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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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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The Apache Junction & Gold Canyon News staff received six awards at the Arizona Newspapers Association 2019 Better Newspapers Contest, including two first place, three second place and one third place. Awards were presented at the conclusion of the ANA Fall Convention, September 28, 2019…

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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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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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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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On Monday, August 5, The Apache Junction & Gold Canyon News staff was notified that they will receive six awards in this year’s Arizona Newspapers Association (ANA) Better Newspapers Contest. The News competes in Division 3, which is the largest category in the competition for weekly new…

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The Apache Junction High School Cheerleading team is looking for sponsors in hopes of replacing their worn out and stained uniforms. It has been four years since the team had new uniforms, and they will need to raise $2500 by early August for the girls to have the uniforms in time for the fi…

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I am very proud to share that Arizona’s booming economy continues to receive national recognition! Our state has once again earned the prestigious Gold Shovel Award from Area Development Magazine, which recognizes states with significant success in attracting high-value economic development …

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As part of a regional consortium of community colleges and industry partners, Central Arizona College will receive $1.2 million in federal funding to develop industry-recognized apprenticeships in manufacturing. Pima Community College will lead the $4.23 million federal grant to develop Ariz…

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At the Apache Junction City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, Council held further hearings on changes to City Code Vol. II, Land Development Code, Chapter 7: Development Fees. Council heard a presentation by Development Services Director Larry Kirch on recommendations for 5-year upd…

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A festive Hawaiian luau greeted attendees of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce Awards Night at Roadhaven Resort on Thursday, June 30. Themed decorations, including leis, handmade table centerpieces and photo backdrops, invited members and guests to relax and enjoy a delicious buffet, w…

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Last week, as I was leaving a meeting, someone pulled me aside and asked, “How’s everything going over at the paper? How’s the ‘project’ coming along?” I chuckled and paused, sorting through what we in the office have lovingly dubbed ‘the website haze’ before I responded.

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Opening day of “Christmas in July” at the Community Thrift Store will be Friday, July 5. Volunteers and staff have raided the boutique’s back room and storage sheds to bring out the holiday stock, and festive displays throughout the store will greet you with a Christmassy vibe, while showcas…

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At the Apache Junction City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation for the procurement of a street sweeper recently awarded the city through a Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant. Bob Mohle, …

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Members of the Arizona Hemp Industries Association (AzHIA) celebrated June 1 as “Opening Day” for the hemp business in Arizona. Companies that have a license issued by the government may begin to grow, harvest, transport and process hemp in the Grand Canyon State. Previously hemp was regarde…

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On May 22, 2019, The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed a civil case in Arizona Superior Court against Johnson Utilities, LLC, seeking penalties and injunctive relief in excess of $100 million. This case is about bringing …