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The Apache Junction Food Bank (AJFB) will be joining up with United Food Bank and 12 News as part of a televised interview on Arizona Midday July 25th and August 28th. 12 News is the host of the “Summer of a Million Meals” program, an effort to raise awareness of childhood hunger in our region.

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On May 11th, following the US Postal Service Food Drive, the Apache Junction Food Bank witnessed a flood of goodwill from the community with the collection of 39,006 pounds of non-perishable food. Now, due to high summer demand, that food supply has dwindled to 1,925 pounds.

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The AJ Mounted Rangers are looking for five youths who are interested in horsemanship. These youngsters will be provided with weekly lessons for 4 months. All lessons will be funded by the AJ Mounted Rangers. Those interested need to be in grades 4 through 12 and live within the Apache Junct…

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Residents of Apache Junction can junk a load of trash during “Free Dump Week,” on August 5-10.

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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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At the Apache Junction City Council meetings on Monday July 15 and Tuesday July 16, 2019 Council members discussed their support for the route of the North-South Corridor as detailed in the Pinal Regional Transportation Plan approved by the voters of Pinal County.

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The city of Apache Junction’s Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center was named one of the 10 “Must-See” swimming pools in the United States by nationally known pool supply company, Leslie’s Poolmart.

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With 530 fatal crashes on roadways within Pinal County between 2008 and 2017, the Sun Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization, in cooperation with Central Arizona Governments, Maricopa Association of Governments and Pinal County, is developing a comprehensive Strategic Transportation Saf…

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July 23rd marks the beginning of the new of school year here in Apache Junction. The streets and intersection in the areas around the schools will be extra busy with increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) encourages all motorists, parents and stude…

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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a Health Watch (HW) for ozone effective July 15, 2019, in the Phoenix area. ADEQ recommends that people limit outdoor activity while the HW is in effect, especially children and adults with respiratory problems.

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Brady Williams, Apache Junction High School incoming senior and Navy Junior ROTC cadet, was recently selected as a candidate to attend one of the military service academies. His goal is acceptance into either West Point or the United States Naval Academy, working toward a degree in either el…

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At the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on July 9, 2019 commissioners voted unanimously to revoke CUP-4-17, a conditional use permit amendment granted to Perpetual Healthcare Inc. The medical marijuana cultivation and infusion kitchen facility that began operations in 2015 at 1575 E. 1…

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Arizona’s latest Excessive Heat Warning will see The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) activate 12 heat relief stations throughout metro Phoenix, where anyone in need can go for indoor cooling and hydration.

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Three suspects were arrested in Apache Junction last week and charged with multiple counts of Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Misconduct Involving Weapons.

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In 2013, Apache Junction City Councilwoman Robin Barker helped lay the foundation for something that would become life-changing for hundreds of people. Barker provided her water bottle to a woman in need during the summer months.

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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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The city of Apache Junction and the Superstition Fire and Medical District want to remind area residents of the threats to our community, which often come with the monsoon season.

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Central West Zone Type Three Incident Management Team will be transferring command back to the Tonto National Forest July 5, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. Firefighting resources will continue to staff the Woodbury fire and patrol the containment line. For any updates of the Woodbury fire, visit the Wood…

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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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In the Type 1 Incident Management Team’s (IMT) final update on Thursday morning, June 27, it was reported that the Woodbury Fire containment line increased to 53%. The fire has now burned 123,404 acres and 703 personnel are working to put it out according to IMT team 2.

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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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It is literally time to stand up and be counted. The 2020 Census has been gearing up for the past six months and Apache Junction is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to make sure our community is counted as accurately as possible.

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Apache Junction is known for its beautiful sunrises, sunsets, moon rises and its gorgeous dark skies. The city has long had regulations to preserve the night sky and counts on its residents, businesses and seasonal visitors to do their part so that everyone can enjoy the night sky.

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The Gila County Sheriff's Office has announced the end of the evacuation notice for ALL Roosevelt area residents. Based on the current Woodbury Fire information from the Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team and discussions with Emergency Management, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office…

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At the Apache Junction City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the mayor and city council, recognized individuals and organizations who have made donations to support city activities, programs and projects.

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As the city of Apache Junction continues its process of updating the city’s General Plan, the next public meeting on the project is set for Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m.

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The Apache Junction Food Bank (AJFB) received a donation of 13,000 diapers from District 5 Supervisor Todd House’s Annual Diaper Drive. House has been conducting a diaper drive each of the last five years in support of local human-aid agencies, including the food bank.

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The Apache Junction Food Bank (AJFB) has been the recipient of several Walmart Foundation grants totaling more than $7,000 to date. Each Walmart store supports local non-profits through the Walmart Foundation to ensure the money they give goes directly to the communities they serve. In the A…

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On June 10, 2019, a mobile home fire in the 400 block of S. Vista Rd. in Apache Junction resulted in a total loss.

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On Tuesday, June 11, the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board unanimously approved the call to election for a $60 million capital bond and a $2 million capital override. They also approved the suggestion of the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee to install a community ove…

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The Superstition Fire & Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department were dispatched on June 2, 2019, for a commercial building fire in the 1700 block of west Apache Trail.

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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.