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Festival of the Superstitions

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Festival of the Superstitions is located in a city built on folklore and a quest for gold. Apache Junction’s latest addition to its downtown hub, Flatiron Community Park, is host to this year’s Festival on Veteran’s Day weekend. .

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Letter Grades Released

The state of Arizona released preliminary performance letter-grade ratings for public and charter schools on Monday, October 9. Here is how Apache Junction and Gold Canyon schools fared...

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Halloween Festival

Halloween is coming up, and the City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation wants to make your night spook-tacular! We will be hosting our annual Halloween Festival from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. The event will take place at Flatiron Park located at 100 N. Apache Trail. This event is free to the community.

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Prospectors Cruise Past Cortez

Apache Junction’s 56-6 football win over Phoenix Cortez on Oct. 13 accomplished a couple of positive things. One – a needed win to stay in first place in the 4A Black Canyon Region race; and two – an opportunity to decompress a little and enjoy themselves before its final push for a playoff berth.

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Fall Concerts in the Park

The City of Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department is hosting their monthly FREE Fall Concert in the Park event on Saturday, October 21st and will feature The Forresters performing live.

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Zippers Make Chemo Easier for Kids

Looking for people to help with an amazing project!” So starts Bren Wilkins Rauch’s post within the Gold Canyon Community Facebook group. “A dear client of mine has a nephew who goes through chemo treatments weekly. She has decided that all of these kids [in the cancer unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital] need a ‘chemo shirt;’ a shirt that has a zipper sewn into it for easier access to their port.”

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The ‘Sacred’ Superstitions

Violent volcanic activity formed the rugged cliffs, flat plateaus and jagged valleys of the Superstition Mountains. For the past 25 million years, the changing shadows of this mountain have marked the passing of the days for a variety of creatures living in a range of slowly changing environments. At sundown, the play of light across its surface turns the peaks golden, serving as a reminder that this mountain was held to be sacred by the native people who lived here.

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Watch for Mail-in Ballots

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted to conduct their Regional Transportation question (Propositions 416 and 417) as an all ballot-by-mail election. Registered active voters will be mailed a ballot on October 11, 2017 to the voter’s address that is in the Recorder’s database. If a voter’s address needs to be updated, they will need to register again by October 10, 2017

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