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Anyone well versed in the history and prospector lore of the Superstition Wilderness Area has heard of Alva Reser. He prefered to be called Al by his friends. Al Reser devoted almost fifty years to his search for the Lost Dutchman Mine. What would possess a man of Al’s background to pursue s… Read more g

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We all want to support our young people and we have another opportunity to show that support at the ballot box. The Apache Junction Unified School District (AJUSD) needs to upgrade and maintain its facilities to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for their students. Read more g

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My education began in a one-room schoolhouse with one teacher for six grades. The rudiments of learning in that one room were reading, writing and arithmetic. Seven decades later, that same pedagogical world is bursting with unimaginable technology. Flying cars and hoverbikes are already on …

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Yes it’s time again for the AJUSD to ask for more money because they have overspent again! Every election they want the citizens to vote for more money... I wish I could go to my employer and ask for more money because I overspent, I have to live within my means, why can’t the school distric…

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Mr. Harry: I don’t do English very well, so excuse me. The last time I did vote for a politician was McGovern, that’s true. But I vote for issues every time I’m allowed. Never missed one except being overseas, 1968. Never knew M.L. King, Jr. was gone until Bobby Kennedy was gone, and we didn…

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Apache Junction High School Swim Team wants to thank The City and residents of Apache Junction for their support and generosity. On Saturday, September 7th, Apache Junction High School Swim Team had a carwash fundraiser at Arizona Tireman Services. The team wants to personally thank Bob Mats…

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I would like to speak about the city’s intent to contract with Republic Services as the exclusive service provider for the city’s new solid waste program.

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I am asking the citizens of the Apache Junction Unified School District to vote yes on both the bond election and the capital override election. I see these items as investing in our children, our community and our future. In the last two years we have made significant strides in improving t…

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I am writing in response to Lee Gladden of AJ whose letter I found to be downright incredulous. Mr. Gladden wrote in to condemn gun control, the Obama administration, the present state of politics and his perceived loss of freedom. Mr Gladden, you stated that you haven’t voted since McGovern…

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Editors Note: Mr. Reveles addressed the Pinal County Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on September 4. After his remarks, the Board directed county staff to draft a resolution in support of gun violence research by the NIH. Following is a transcript of his comments.

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Editor’s note: The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon News was saddened to learn of Ron Eagle’s passing last week. He was known to many as a friendly volunteer at the Community Veterans’ Center in Apache Junction, where he spent his last years making a difference in fellow vets’ lives. In this arti…

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Recently, my wife, Sharon, and I went on a four-wheel drive adventure. All of our jeep trips are adventures. This was Sharon’s first trip in about eleven months, because of various treatments she has been undergoing.

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Local newspapers are important sources of information for our community and I’m grateful for your clarifying information [online] about the upcoming leadership training Disneyland trip for our local high school students. You’ve effectively clarified that the trip is funded by the students an…

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It’s been a while since I’ve written to The News and to start with, I am a member of the NRA. I only get the magazine and don’t do anything political. The last time I voted was to elect McGovern.

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I was a bit undecided about how to vote on the ten per cent override and the $60 million bond issue sought by the AJUSD. Then I saw a news article about 40 to 45 Apache Junction High School students and two adults who will be taking a 3 day field trip to Disneyland in California at a cost of…

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I must say I am very unhappy with the council’s decision on trash service. I understand we have way too many trucks running our neighborhood streets. I currently have RAD and have had them for at least 10 years. RAD had tried to address the quantity of trucks by reducing service to once a week.

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While I admit that I am the abnormality when it comes to community engagement, I have to wonder what the average person is willing to accept or rather do.

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My office received many phone calls from concerned citizens relative to the one company trash/waste service idea Apache Junction City is proposing to make as a requirement of their citizens.

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Foster care and adoption are shrouded by myths. And many myths, as you know, are different from the reality. For example, one myth about foster care you often hear is, “Caring for a kid costs a fortune.” The truth is that state programs and local private charities provide support for license…

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History is often best served by the preservation of landmarks. The Superstition Wilderness is filled with landmarks significant of historical mention. It is very difficult to research the history of a given area if all the historical landmarks have been changed or erased. What if we became t…

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I enthusiastically support passage of both AJUSD’s Prop 432 bond and Prop 433 override in the upcoming November election, and following are reasons for doing so.

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Following our country’s latest mass shootings, more of our consoling vocabulary is losing the essence of what once brought comfort to those who are left to grieve.

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I see in the most recent edition of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon News that the ADOBE folks are pushing for those of us in Gold Canyon to sign a petition that they will deliver to the AZ DOT supporting a route 60 by-pass. While I am sympathetic with their desires and motivations, I wonder …

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A broken heart. A scattered land. A time of worthless rhetoric, 2019. A nation in mourning, over the events of mass shootings in El Paso, my mother’s birthplace, and Dayton, reels in anguish, once again. In the seemingly endless string of senseless acts of violence, we pause to remember the …

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Prospectors and treasure hunters have often referred to Peter’s Mesa as the heartland of the lost gold and treasure stories about Superstition Mountain. History has recorded many expeditions in this region based on stories and different maps of the region. These trips may have begun long bef…

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I remember around 1985 in LA when the mood changed. We no longer would respond in kind or give the finger or honk at reckless, stupid, angry drivers.

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It was on February 13, 1927, a special train with five cars arrived in Phoenix from Los Angeles. The purpose of the special train was to carry a company of fifty famous Player-Lasky players who were filming a western movie for Paramount Films.

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Some of my Que Pasa columns are apparently “foreign” to certain people. And if you say they are “Greek” to you, you are quoting Shakespeare. Four hundred years ago this month, at age 52, on April 23, 1616, William Shakespeare died.

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The Superstition Wilderness Area and Superstition Mountain in particular have been an attraction to human kind for more than a millennium. First came the Native Americans who found the region conducive to their way of living. Hunting and gathering was their main means of survival. The region…

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This letter contains information for the residents and business owners in Apache Junction. The following data explains a service charge by SRP added to each individual and business electric bill.

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I really enjoyed your Donation Station article. I’ve lived in Gold Canyon from 1987 to 1992 and 2006-to present. I’ve actually approached dumpers a few years ago and afterwards I wrote a letter to the AJ News about this topic and the Pinal County resources available with phone #’s and web ad…

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On assignment in late May of 2003, I attended Sacramento High School’s reunion for its Class of June 1941. Ninety-two members of that class filled the Dante Club for their 62-year reunion.

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Some thirty-two years ago, Bob Corbin and I visited Ernie Provence and Tracy Hawkins at the store called the Lost Dutchman Mine Store, some eight miles east of Highway 60 on the old Quarter U Circle Ranch road. The store was located about a mile east from the junction of Peralta Road and Qua…

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So, it seems that when Nike rolled out its attempt at a patriotic shoe for the Fourth of July, Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, took offense, saying the image is racist and connected to a period of U.S. history when slavery was legal. Nike decided to pull the line of…

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I just received a copy of representative Gosar's latest press release decrying the "massive land grab and energy sabotage" of HR 1373 and stating that democrats were putting the interests of well-funded environmental extremists above the interests of the American people. HR 1373 is also know…

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Donald Trump tweets “why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” and doubles-down by then accusing four sitting members of Congress of hating America (referring to Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NY; Ilhan Omar, MN; Rashida…

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I recently read the article about the Tonto National Forest resuming control of the firefighting operations of the Woodbury Fire. I am glad to see so much progress in the containment of the fire. We all love this desert that we live in and hate to see it set ablaze. People need to be more ca…

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Well, once again we have a huge traffic jam with traffic back up for miles due to an accident on the 60 near Gold Canyon. Why? Because there is no alternative route in or out of the area. When is ADOT going to wise up and realize there should be traffic alternatives in case of emergencies. A…

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I find it ironic that every year a story appears usually front page, about monsoon season. This year it is called “And Then the Rains Came.” In that story it talks about the need for property owners to make sure all areas on their property are clear of debris. In other words it is important …

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Everything seems political these days, and with good reason. There’s a lot of partisanship and it seems as if there’s no end in sight.

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As a retired senior living on a fixed income, I am so grateful for Medicare; however, people need to know that this safety net is great but doesn’t always cover everything. Many people have found that after an emergency room or urgent care visit, they are startled when months later they rece…

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Many years ago, I received a call from a man in northern California who was interested in Yeti or “Big Foot.” He had heard of the Reavis Valley, a landlocked biotic island high above the Sonoran Desert floor that supported a dense Ponderosa pine forest. He wanted to know how to get to the Re…

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June 11th the AJUSD school board approved a $60 million bond for next election giving citizens little time to voice concerns.

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I would like to give kudos to our Apache Junction Library and the staff that manage it. It is well organized and well stocked with books, CDs and DVS and computers. I have always found the staff helpful when I need to find something. The staff deserves a big pat on the back.

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“It was not until the slave-holders (the job-creators of their day) withdrew from the U.S. Congress that our country was able to move forward economically with widespread development of the technologies developed before the Civil War. The telegraph had been invented and demonstrated in 1844,…

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Over the years former Arizona Attorney General Bob Corbin and I made many trips into the Superstition Wilderness Area checking on various sites associated with the story of the Dutchman’s Lost Mine. We traveled to some of the most remote areas of the wilderness.

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On July 2, it was proven again that you’ll see something at a baseball game you haven’t seen before. If you’re a Diamondbacks fan, it might not be the best memory to carry around.