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Starting on January 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced. This change restores Wednesday public service hours that were last in place in late 2012. “I don’t want someone to come…

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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Arizona! They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the area in February 2020.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9399 is seeking combat veterans, their significant others and family to join them in making a difference in the lives of Apache Junction Veterans, active-duty military and their families. The Post and Auxiliary are hosting an OPEN TO THE PUBLIC swing b…

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The city of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be located in the City Hall parking lot, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

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On November 16, 2019, AJ Mounted Rangers Peter Heck, Lori Zeman and Renee Shutts met with Natalie Clement, principal at Peralta Trail Elementary, and presented her a check for $1500.00 for curb and woodchips for the new special needs park. It looked so beautiful. Earlier in the day, the park…

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Back in April, Marjorie Wells was named 2019 Arizona Teen Miss Agriculture USA. In June, she traveled to Ohio to compete in the very first National Miss Agriculture USA competition and was named 2019 National Teen Miss Agriculture USA.

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The winners of this year’s Apache Trail Chapter Constitution Week Art Contest from Cactus Canyon Junior High School were (L-R): Heather Cornwell (3rd Place); McKenzie Awong (1st Place) and Leeanndra Womack (2nd Place). Allison Baumann (far right) is their Cactus Canyon Junior High Art Teacher.

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Dulais Rhys, Ph.D., composer, conductor, journalist and native Welshman, presents the iconic holiday story, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales: An Illustrated History and Reading,” at the Apache Junction Public Library, at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 21.

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The Woodbury Fire burned nearly 124,000 acres, mostly in the Superstition Wilderness Area, from early June through mid-July of 2019. As soon as the fire was contained, Tonto National Forest put together a Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) team to assess the fire’s effects. Arizona Game and…

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The Superior Community Working Group (CWG) will meet on Wednesday, December 11 to discuss their plans and programs for next year. The CWG meeting will be held at the Superior Chamber of Commerce from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Apache Junction Unified School District will not receive either Bond or Override funds in the near future. The results of the all mail-in ballot, with 11,554 voters responding on Proposition 432 (bond), showed 54.98% voting no. With 10,982 voters casting ballots on Proposition 433 (override)…

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This month the Apache Junction Moose Lodge #2039 is celebrating its 48th anniversary with a Membership Drive and Horseshoe Tournament. Festivities will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019, and begin at 9:00 a.m. with a blind draw, $20 buy in Horseshoe Tournament. Stick around for the Texas H…

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On November 6th, the Honor/Color Guard from American Legion Post 27, Apache Junction, were invited to teach the local Wolf Pack Cub Scouts the folding of the American Flag and what each fold meant.  Honor/Color members pictured left to right are Tim Franey, Nelson Preston and Ray Williams.

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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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It’s that beautiful time of year for Art Lovers to view and select original, unique and juried art for the holiday season or for yourself. Artists of the Superstitions invite you to a Fine Art Show to be held at the Towne Hall at the beautiful Gold Canyon Golf Resort in Gold Canyon. The show…

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On Saturday, December 7 at 9 a.m., there will be a Swap and Sell opportunity in your neighborhood, in the parking lot of the Superstition Foothills Baptist Church at 6338 S. Kings Ranch Road.

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About 25-30 people attended a solid waste informational meeting held Wednesday, November 6, at the Multi-Generational Center.

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The city of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Thursday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. City offices are closed on Fridays. Emergency services through the Police Department will not be impacted by the holidays.

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The Apache Junction City Council Work Session, held Monday, Nov. 4, included discussion on amendments to the Apache Junction City Code, Volume I, Chapter 9: Health and Sanitation, Article 9-5: Collection of Residential Solid Waste. The Council discussed the proposed amendments that will go i…

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The city will be conducting street maintenance on streets within the Apache Villa and Ironwood Cove subdivisions between Ironwood Drive, Broadway Avenue, Delaware Drive and 16th Avenue, from Nov. 11-26.

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The Community Development Corporation would like to thank those involved for their time and contribution to the community’s first Make a Difference Day. There was an amazing turnout for Saturday’s event, with over 130 volunteers! The event’s success is a reflection of the dedication displaye…

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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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Chad Cantrell, principal at Cactus Canyon Jr. High, 801 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction, was recently recognized by Kathy Hoffman, superintendent of public instruction for the state of Arizona, during National Principals Month in October.

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Calling all artists! Apache Junction needs your entries in their LOGO Competition celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the founding of Apache Junction in 1922.

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Residents of Apache Junction can junk a load of trash during “Free Dump Week,” on Nov. 4-9.

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Safety First: Perhaps you’re looking for a change of scenery, or maybe your job has offered you a promotion in a different city… Whatever it is, when considering packing up your life and moving to a different place, safety should be your number one priority.

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On Saturday, October 26 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nyla’s Angels will host a fundraiser at the local VFW Post 9399, 133 N. Saguaro Dr., Apache Junction, AZ. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing research and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

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The city of Apache Junction will be holding a collection event for household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding on Saturday, Nov. 16. The event will be held at the city’s public works operations yard, 575 E. Baseline, from 8 a.m.-noon.

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On October 17, Pinal County Supervisor Todd House, County Manager Louis Anderson and State Land Commissioner Lisa Atkins met with approximately 110 Gold Canyon residents at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church to discuss issues relating to the “Plan Gold Canyon” efforts.

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The city of Apache Junction invites residents to a residential solid waste open house on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 5-8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Rd.

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The city of Apache Junction is in the process of updating its General Plan and will hold its third public meeting on the plan Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

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The Apache Junction High School Marching Band literally “beat” the competition and captured first place at the Arizona Marching Band Association (AZMBA) “Rock the Ridge” competition, Class 1A Division at Mountain Ridge School in Glendale on Oct. 12th.

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The Annual Ben Johnson Days, hosted by the Goldfield Ghost Riders, includes something for everyone - Fun Gymkhana, Trailer Raffle & Poker Ride. Proceeds benefit children’s charities. This event not only promises fun and excitement, it also gives us the opportunity to help those who canno…

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Project HELP, 195 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction (located in the Pinal County complex) will soon be accepting holiday donations on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Thanksgiving donations will be accepted Nov. 1 through Nov. 22, and Christmas donations will be accepted…

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At the October 2 work study session of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, Andrew Smith, Transportation Principal Planner for Pinal County, presented members with a map of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s draft alignment map for the North/South Corridor Highway. Although the pla…

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The second installment of the SALT Speakers Series “Fire in the Superstitions” will focus on the Woodbury Fire itself and on the efforts to suppress the nearly 124,000 acre fire. The presenter will be Brad Johnson (center in photo at right), who currently works for the Tonto National Forest …

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Last Monday, October 7, the Apache Junction Board of Adjustment and Appeals (BOA) upheld an appeal of the city zoning administrator’s decision to issue two notices of violation for parking in the lot behind the Hitching Post restaurant on North Apache Trail.

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Halloween is coming up and the city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation wants to make your night spook-tacular! They are hosting the annual Halloween Festival from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. The event will take place at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail. Entry into this even…

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Do you know what it is like to look at the person you love and see hatred reflected back to you? Do you know what it is like to be afraid? Do you know what it is like to move mountains for a person who wants to destroy you?

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The Apache Junction Water District is committed to providing safe and reliable drinking water to our customers. With this commitment comes the responsibility to ensure that infrastructure improvements are made and the water system remains financially sustainable.

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At the Apache Junction City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Apache Junction Police Department Senior Dispatcher Lisa Eminhizer was recognized for her 30 years of service with the department. Chief Thomas Kelly told the council and those in attendance that Eminhizer began at AJPD…