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Queen Creek has just annexed 755 acres in San Tan Valley, bounded on the north and west by Combs and Gantzel (Ironwood) Roads. Surprise! Not surprised. Read more g

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There’s an abundance of wonders in our local neighborhood (the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California) and there’s a lot more variation and personality in the Great Southwest than the stereotypes would suggest. Many of the area’s most unique and relatively undis…

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Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of conversation about the Apache Junction Unified School District. Normally, I would be very happy, because it would mean people are celebrating the great things happening with our students and in our classrooms, but, sadly, this is not the case.

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It’s that time of year when those of us who call Apache Junction and Gold Canyon “home” start seeing folks flock in from the cooler climes.

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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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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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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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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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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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In 2018, the Apache Junction Elks Lodge #2349 implemented Phase One of the Elks’ Connect 360 vision to make an impact on our community, focusing on the needs of Health, Education, and Leadership, beginning at our local junior high.

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Former MLB All-Star Darin Erstad recently resigned as the head baseball coach at Nebraska, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. He had a successful run with his alma mater, leading the Cornhuskers to a Big Ten championship and four NCAA Regional appearances in eight seasons.

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In 1897, Dr. Philip O’Hanlon, a coroner’s assistant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, was asked by his then eight-year-old daughter, Virginia O’Hanlon (1889–1971), whether Santa Claus really existed.

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Editor’s Note: An ongoing theme around our fair city is the negative perception that seems to stick to our town like stink on skunk, despite numerous awards for livability – for both retirees and families.

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Editor’s Note: These last few weeks have been disconcerting as political campaigns pulled out the stops to persuade and/or bully voters into selecting their candidate(s) and causes. Name calling, mudslinging, innuendo and fear mongering all seem to be acceptable tactics in politics. Thank go…

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With the General Election just a few weeks away, the ads, posts, snipes, muckraking and political grandstanding has reached fever pitch. The local race for two positions on the local School Board is no exception; however, one of the topics being wielded to bludgeon two of the candidates, inc…

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We can’t turn on the television or the radio or even Facebook without being barraged by election ads. But, have faith, the mail-in ballots are out this week, and we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The ads and the signs will disappear, and jolly old St. Nick will take over.

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We’ve all enjoyed the Kollenborn Chronicles over the years. Always interesting, they were normally based on Superstition Mountain Region history and the characters that shaped that history. Whether new to the area or a native, the Chronicles struck a chord with all of us. With the straight f…

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Recently, a gentleman by the name of Robert West called, praising our efforts to carry on since the passing of founder, editor, mentor Ed Barker. He said that he is still a dedicated reader, but he misses Ed. “When he wrote about ‘being human,’ civility and common sense, it helped me to see …

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There are a total of six candidates running for Apache Junction City office in 2018. There are two candidates vying for the Mayor’s office (vote for one) and four candidates contesting for three open seats (you may vote for up to three) on the City Council.

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‘Tis the season… to watch the tangle of campaign signs sprout like multicolored weeds on the corners of every major intersection.  They’re distracting, unattractive and, for the most part, illegible if you are driving anywhere close to the speed limit. Some have so much gibberish on them one…