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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 …

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A conditional use permit (CUP) to expand attractions and hold various outdoor activities at the Hitching Post, 2341 N. Apache Trail, was revoked by the Apache Junction Planning & Zoning Commission at their May 14 meeting. The motion to revoke passed by a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Mic…

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When one thinks of the term “tech corridor,” the first thought to come to their mind is Silicon Valley, but Pinal County Economic Development Program Manager Tim Kanavel says that Silicon Valley is not the only tech corridor in the United States.

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Put on your dance shoes and head to Mesa Market Place Swap Meet on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 9 am to 1 pm! And bring the whole family to this free Latin Dance Music Celebration. We’ve planned a fun day for everyone!

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On Saturday, April 13, Lori Blank & Associates, LLC, hosted its annual Shred-a-Thon in support of the Apache Junction Food Bank. Two large shredding trucks were on hand at the real estate firm’s Gold Canyon parking lot to process tons of paper. Those taking advantage of the event donated…

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Beginning Monday, June 3, 2019, Apache Junction Police Department will be making some changes to their alarm program. The city of Apache Junction will no longer be processing alarm registrations or accept payments. AJPD will contract with the PM AM Corporation, who will be monitoring the ala…

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The Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) heard the recommended five-year plan for roadways in Pinal County. These construction, improvement or maintenance projects are funded by a voter approved half-cent transportation Excise Tax

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The United Way of Pinal County (UWPC) is excited to announce that they are off and running with their VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program.