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Kathy Connelly, who served the city of Apache Junction for nearly four decades, mostly as city clerk, has died after a long illness. She was 68.

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MESA – Mountain Vista Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, Steward Family hospitals, today announced both will resume offering elective health care procedures previously delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. As part of its “Safe & Ready” program, Mountain Vista and Tempe St. Luke…

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Bulk trash pickup for residents of the city of Apache Junction contracted with Republic Services resumes May 6 after a temporary hold related to the virus outbreak. Also, residential recycling service will begin on May 6 as scheduled for those customers who have signed up for the special wee…

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The Apache Junction City Clerk’s office is now accepting arguments supporting or opposing Proposition 442, the 2020 General Plan of the City of Apache Junction. The arguments will be included in the publicity pamphlet that will be distributed prior to the Aug. 4 city primary election.

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The Apache Junction Municipal Court has issued Administrative Order 2020-01 in the matter of dispensing justice during a public health emergency to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The city of Apache Junction will be making improvements to the drainage ditch on the west side of Delaware Drive from April 20-May 5.

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This year, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management predicts another potentially active fire season in certain parts of the state, with conditions very similar to what Arizona saw last year.

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Due to the current “stay at home” executive orders, on Tuesday, April 7, the Council met via telephone for a very short meeting to pass the consent agenda.

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Apache Junction, AZ: Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) is holding steadfast to its mission to provide survivors of domestic and sexual violence with options for safety, justice and healing in the midst of a universal crisis. Amidst the growing concern over COVID-19, individuals…

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APACHE JUNCTION - The city of Apache Junction has partnered with CivicReady to implement a temporary mass notification system for up-to-date coronavirus information. The CivicReady solution will allow the city of Apache Junction to issue urgent notifications, emergency instructions, warnings…

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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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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…