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Apache Junction High School students in Sheryl Anderson’s Government class will get hands-on experience on how the democratic process works by registering eligible citizens to vote Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Apache Junction Unified School District Office, 1575 W. South…

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Apache Junction Unified School District’s Food Services Department has partnered with the United Food Bank and will provide a Mobile School Market at the Apache Junction High School Cafeteria, 2525 S. Ironwood Road in Apache Junction.

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WASHINGTON – Mesa Mayor John Giles said he has spoken to friends, neighbors and strangers – including many conservatives – who, he said, support universal background checks on gun purchases, particularly after a string of mass shootings last month.

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In a press release dated Tuesday, September 10, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury has indicted the former superintendent of Apache Junction Unified School District for one charge of theft and three charges of misuse of public monies, all of which are felonies. …

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Apache Junction business Trucks Only on Apache Trail has made a contribution to feeding the hungry through a donation to the Genesis Project. Kendra Lamb from Trucks Only (left) delivered a $500 check to Genesis last week. Accepting the donation is Director of Operations Dave Ries (right). G…

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The city of Apache Junction is set to begin negotiations to contract with a single company to handle solid waste, recycling and disposal services for single family homes and small residential complexes in the city.

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Come and celebrate Constitution Day on Saturday, September 14 from 3 – 6 pm at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction.

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The city of Apache Junction City Council met on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Mayor Jeff Serdy read a proclamation designating the week of September 15 through September 21, as “Child Passenger Safety Week.”

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If you like car shows and you love what the Arizona Humane Society does to ease the lives of dogs, cats and other domestic animals, then you’ll want to head over to the 2019 Charity Car Show Saturday, September 21 at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet. The show runs from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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“Superstition Mountain Museum was recently notified that it has been awarded the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which for nearly a decade has celebrated businesses that have consistently received positive ratings from travelers and diners on the world’s largest travel platform,”…

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It was Aug. 28, 1989. Cher was crooning, “If I could turn back time,” the B52s were grooving to “Love Shack,” a gallon of gas cost 97 cents and Ronald Reagan was the Commander in Chief. On that special day in 1989, Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave., in Apache Junction ope…

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Apache Junction residents will recall the dirty, drag-out dump war of 2017, when two landfills competed for the city’s trash like it was the lost gold of Jacob Waltz.

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The month of August in Arizona means back-to-school, long hot days and Labor Day Weekend. Unfortunately, the hot weather and distraction of back-to-school also spells increased risk for child drownings. Water related incidents tend to peak in the month of August, and every year we work to ed…

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Vance and Laura Friend are not your average parents. They live in Apache Junction. She is a teacher, and he is a firefighter. And over the last 10 years, they have had 16 kids – 3 of them are their biological children, and 13 were foster children.

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Apache Junction Police (AJPD) reported that on August 8, 2019, Gilbert resident Jesus Gregorio Delgado Lerma (21) was arrested on drug related charges in Apache Junction.

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Apache Junction Wellness Partnership (AJWP) and Horizon Health & Wellness (HHW) has developed the Youth Empowerment Partners (YEP) organization to promote heathy choices among the youth of Pinal County. YEP continues to plan youth directed/adult guided activities around the county that p…

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On July 27, 2019, life was stirring at Dinosaur Park in Gold Canyon. With the help of local Boy Scout Troop 970, friends and family, ten signs labeling local plants were installed at the park.

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Lailoni Capozzi-Corman, best known for her work as Project HELP coordinator for the Apache Junction Unified School District, passed away on July 16, 2019, in her husband’s home state of Pennsylvania.

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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 Police Department encourages residents of Apache Junction’s various communities to consider forming a Neighborhood Watch program.

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APACHE JUNCTION – Michael Loggins, an 18-year veteran of water engineering and management, has been named the new director of the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District.

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The City of Apache Junction sent out a major thank you to the Walmart Foundation for grants that the city has received! Glennda, the manager of Walmart Apache Junction, presented a check representing the three grants awarded to projects in the city.

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The city of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 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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The city of Apache Junction is seeking applicants for various boards and commissions. Serving on a board or commission provides an opportunity to work closely with other citizens and the city council to help make decisions about the future of the city.

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An Apache Junction woman suffered lacerations and bruises to her legs and backside (see below) when she was attacked by a neighbor’s dog during her daily walk.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing an application on behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation to extend the Lake Roosevelt withdrawal. Under an extension, the 9,175 acres of National Forest System lands withdrawn by Public Land Order No. 7420, would remain withdrawn from location a…

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Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) officers, 911 Center dispatchers, and Superstition Fire and Medical District (SFMD) personnel recently received some additional training in responding to a mass casualty event.

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Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event at the following Walmart locations in the greater metro Phoenix area on Saturday, Aug. 3 (East Valley locations only shown here):

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Lost Dutchman Fraternal Order of Eagles #3850 Aeries and Auxiliary recently donated $4,000 to local youth programs. Recipients were:

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Do you ever feel like your kids know more than you do about how to navigate around on Smart devices? We can’t monitor our children’s every move online, but Internet parental controls are an easy way for parents to make sure their kids stay safe while they’re streaming, gaming, scrolling or c…

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Brandon R. Alley (34) also known as Teena Marie was convicted in 2003 in Oregon for Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Sexual Abuse where the victim was known to him. He was also convicted in 2005 for Attempted 3rd Degree Assault. In 2015, he was convicted for Attempted Child Prostitution and…

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Head Start is a family centered school readiness program providing services nationally for 54 years. We provide ½ day classroom services Monday through Thursday for children ages 3-5 (not going into kindergarten) and full day for children services for children 18 months to 3 years. We also p…