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Woman fatally injured after crashing into a utility pole off Highway 191

GRAHAM COUNTY – First responders were dispatched early Monday morning to a single-vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 191. The driver, identified by the Graham County Sheriff’s Office as Connie Jurado, 57, of Safford, was found deceased at the scene at about 12:32 a.m. She was located inside a blue, 2019 Buick Encore that had crashed near mile marker 112, south of Safford.
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One killed in rollover south of Safford

SAFFORD — The driver of a Buick Encore was killed in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 191 south of Safford on Monday, June 27. Arizona Department of Public Safety identified the victim as Connie Jurado, 57, of Safford. The single-vehicle crash occurred at about 12:30 a.m., at milepost...
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Know your candidates: Thatcher Town Council

This is the second installment of the Gila Herald’s candidate series for the council races for Safford, Thatcher, and Pima. Opening the series is the town of Thatcher, which has six candidates vying for three council seats up for election. The candidates include incumbents Ryan Rapier, Heston Welker, and Jenny Howard, with newcomers Brandon Homer, Mike McEuen, and Alfred Barquin looking to make the cut. Each candidate was given the opportunity to provide their own editorial and picture. This second installment of the Thatcher series features candidate Mike McEuen.

Extreme Ice Cream in the Gila Valley

One of the greatest things on a hot summer day is a nice cool, sweet ice cream treat! And it's a special day when an ice cream truck comes by to bring the delicious ice cream right to your street. You can hear the unmistakable sound of the happy songs playing from blocks away and it's time to get ready to make your choice and get your ice cream!

Airport and parks; Safford OKs FY23 budget

SAFFORD — The Safford City Council approved the fiscal year 2022-23 budget during Monday’s meeting over the objection of Mayor Jason Kouts. The budget has $73.9 million in expenditures, down 8.9 percent from FY22. Kouts’ objection was the same as when the council adopted the tentative budget —...

Fourth of July schedule of events

1 – 5 p.m. Free admission to the Pima Pool. Dusk: Fireworks show at the Vard Lines Memorial Roping Arena. 7 a.m. – People Parade from Stadium Avenue to First Street, then east to Fourth Avenue and south to the Thatcher Middle School. 8 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast...

Rollover injures two, closes Highway 191 Friday morning

GRAHAM COUNTY — A vehicle crash forced a more than hour-long closure of U.S. Highway 191 between Safford and Clifton on Friday morning. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said at 7:54 a.m., a Chevrolet Malibu traveling northbound rolled on Highway 191, at milepost 141 near the Graham/Greenlee border.

Josie James Co debuts its new store

SAFFORD — Safford’s newest business celebrated with a grand opening ribbon-cutting Friday. Members of the Graham County Chamber of Commerce, the Safford Downtown Association and the City of Safford were on hand to welcome Josie James Co to the community. Josie James Co is located at 923 S....

American Legion Lopez-Hernandez Post 95 Auxiliary is the Pride of Safford

SAFFORD — The Pride of Safford Committee recognized a group from a nearby community for the June award — The Women’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95 in Solomon. “We truly enjoy contributing to the community,” Lydia Cress said when the group accepted the Pride of Safford Award. “We want to enhance the Safford region as a whole.”

Free, cold water available at the Graham County Chamber of Commerce

SAFFORD – With temperatures reaching into the triple-digits, the Graham County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the city of Safford to provide cold water at its location at 1051 W. Thatcher Blvd. adjacent to Firth Park. A release from the Chamber advised that the city of Safford will...