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The AJUSD Mobile Food Pantry, originally scheduled for May 20, has been cancelled. Those in need of food services are encouraged to visit www.unitedfoodbank.org or local food pantries, https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/az-apache_junction for assistance.

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Every year, the Easter Bunny has joined us at Golfland-Sunsplash for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. While things are much different in 2020, the Easter Bunny still wants to be able to celebrate with Valley children and has teamed up with Golfland-Sunsplash for the first ever Drive Through Easte…

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Rosie Portual-Brastad is used to coming to the aid of Apache Junction Unified School District families. Rosie heads Project Help, a program that is exclusive to Apache Junction Unified School District and provides families in need with help with financial assistance, food, new and gently-use…

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Apache Junction, April 7, 2020 - The threat of contracting or spreading the dangerous COVID-19 virus is at the forefront of everyone’s mind these days. The good people at Square One Builders jumped in to help slow the spread of the virus and protect Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) o…

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APACHE JUNCTION, April 1 - The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation department, in its continuing effort to reduce the community spread of COVID-19, has implemented additional measures in following guidelines set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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It’s been 17 days since The Apache Junction & Gold Canyon News team decided to work remotely for the sake of social distancing. I miss seeing my tribe, but overall, the transition has gone well. My yoga room made space for my office and is now lovingly dubbed ‘The Yoffice.’ It’s an inter…

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Spencer Paden, the long-time director of the Apache Junction Public Library, retired on Thursday, March 26, after 33 years with the city of Apache Junction.

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Empowerment Systems, Inc. is bubbling up with excitement at the opportunity to announce our newest community initiative in the Apache Junction/East Mesa area.

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Some key reminders as residential trash pickup in Apache Junction transitions to Republic Services on Wednesday, April 1. Residential trash service currently provided by other companies ends March 31.

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Local artist, Josh Underwood, has been putting on the next layers of the mural at Flatiron Park in Downtown AJ. Josh and local youth completed the first phase, last fall. Next time you’re out for a walk or drive, check it out!

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Long before any of us could have even imagined that something like the coronavirus would threaten the population of the United States, Apache Junction has been proud to support numerous nonprofits that specifically serve those populations that must cope with food insecurity, whether through …

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Apache Junction Unified School District’s Food Services Department has expanded its curbside meal service to two locations, beginning Monday, March 30. The locations include Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr. and Four Peaks Elementary School, 1785 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction.

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At the Apache Junction Water District and Arizona Water Company, delivering a safe and reliable supply of water to our customers is our primary goal. As the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic evolve, we want to give our customers an update on the actions that we are taking to pr…

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Today, we are all facing uncharted territory – dangers that are unfamiliar to anyone in recent generations and mixed with conditions that make it unique to all of us. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all our families, communities and businesses – and yet, we rise up to meet the c…

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As a destination campus, we recognize that the current school location for meal pickup isn't accessible to all of our families. In an effort to connect more of our families with meals during the school closures, we are launching a "Meals on Wheels" program, beginning Monday, March 23.

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The East Valley Institute of Technology has donated 2,500 masks and personal protection equipment (PPE), including about 350 isolation gowns, to a northern Arizona medical facility in need of supplies.

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Mayor Jeff Serdy on Friday signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in the city of Apache Junction.

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In the midst of the overwhelming fallout from a global pandemic, the first day of spring may have slipped by unnoticed. But it still occurred; the sun rose on a new day, reminding us that Mother Earth brings light, hope and new life, even as we struggle through the darkness.

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At the Apache Junction Water District and Arizona Water Company, delivering a safe and reliable supply of water to our customers is our primary goal. As the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic evolve, we want to give our customers an update on the actions that we are taking to pr…

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After months of hard work and dedication, young farmers will be showcasing their cattle, sheep and swine for bidders at the Pinal County Fair Junior livestock auction. All of the animals were raised by about 12 Apache Junction members of the Country Kickers 4-H club.

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Residents of the city of Apache Junction will receive new trash containers between March 16-27 as part of the transition to Republic Services handling trash pickup and recycling for single family homes, duplexes, triplexes and four-plexes.

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In an effort to get the most up-to-date information online ASAP, we are posting this information as is, while we continue grooming it to develop a format that will be easier to reference. Check back often, as the list is a continuously evolving document. Please let us know if we have missed …

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The Pinal County Veterans Memorial Foundation has partnered with the USA Vietnam War Commemoration. We have been asking mayors in the surrounding areas to help us honor the Vietnam War Veterans.

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The city of Apache Junction, in partnership with the Southwest Fair Housing Council, will be offering a Fair Housing workshop for realtors and landlords from 1-3 p.m. on March 26 at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Rd. An RSVP is required by contacting Heather Pat…

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Every year, Paws 4 Life has a Spring Fling Fundraiser to raise money for their dog training organization. This year, we decided not to have the usual event, due to challenges. But then we decided, yes, maybe we could do it at the Greyhound Park where we train the dogs – that is, if the Greyh…

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On February 21, AJ Mounted Ranger Peter Heck presented a check in the amount of $1,500.00 to the Country Kickers 4-H Club kids. They will be working at Lost Dutchman Days next weekend. This money will help them get the things they need.

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Parents! Spring break is going to be here before you know it, and it is time to start planning activities for your children. Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is once again offering its Spring Break Open Gym program.

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Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) has received a $10,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable giving arm of the Thunderbirds – hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The grant will be used to provide music therapy for children impacted by domestic and sexual v…

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On February 4, 2020, the Apache Junction City Council joined other cities and towns from all across Arizona in issuing a Proclamation honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, which occurred February 19, 2020.

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The Apache Junction City Council meeting opened on February 18 with a proclamation recognizing March 29, 2020, as Vietnam War Veterans Day.

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Apache Junction is known for its historic Old West ambiance. Accordingly, the city has zoning ordinances in place that prohibit the use of recreational vehicles being used as dwelling units on residential properties, outside of RV parks.

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Spotlighting the numerous things people can do in the city, as well as updating some important projects within the city, Mayor Jeff Serdy delivered his final State of the City speech on Feb. 12 at the Apache Junction Performing Arts Center on the Apache Junction High School campus.

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The Apache Junction Founders Centennial Committee (AJFCC) is proud to announce the winner of the Centennial Logo Contest! Congratulations to Kelsey Smith for the winning entry.

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Writer-in-Residence workshops continue monthly through April with novelist James L. Thane at the Apache Junction Library, 1177 N Idaho Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119.