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SPD busts mother for drugs with baby in car

SAFFORD – A woman was apprehended with a variety of hard drugs after being pulled over for traffic violations earlier this month. The woman was found to also have her 9-month-old baby in the vehicle with her, but the officer deemed she was not driving while impaired. According to...
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DAR Good Citizen Award Presented to Local High School Students

The Gila Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented the 2022 DAR Good Citizen Award to high schools in Graham and Greenlee Counties. This year, with restrictions lifted from the pandemic, the awards were presented in-person at the school awards assemblies. One student was chosen from each senior class based on the exceptional ways he or she demonstrated qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities. The process for making the selection varied with each school but included school administrators, teachers, counselors and students from the senior class. The following are the honored good citizens and the school’s recommendations for this award:
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13 cases of Valley Fever in Graham County so far this year

SAFFORD — Graham County has experienced 13 cases of Valley Fever thus far in 2022. It’s the fourth-lowest case count of coccidiodomycosis in the state, behind Greenlee County with two cases, Santa Cruz with nine and La Paz with 12. That’s according to data released Wednesday by the...
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Driver misses a turn on Safford Bryce Road, injures one

SAFFORD — Speed was believed to be the cause of a one-vehicle accident that resulted in an injury. The incident happened Friday, May 20, at just before 9:30 p.m. The driver was attempting to transition from West Safford Bryce Road to North Safford Bryce Road — a 90-degree turn — when the vehicle went into a skid and ended up in a ditch.
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Jail Booking Report for May 17 – 23

Following is a listing of bookings from the Graham County Adult Detention Facility from May 17 – 23, 2022. All information is gathered from the jail’s booking roster. While the following have been incarcerated, each person is considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law. May...
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Woman faces possible assault charges after striking boyfriend and other woman with her car

GRAHAM COUNTY – A Safford woman is facing possible multiple charges after allegedly striking her boyfriend and another woman with her car. Shelby Rene Apodaca, 25, of Safford is facing two possible charges of aggravated assault, two charges of disorderly conduct, assault, and criminal trespass in the third degree even though both victims advised they no longer wish to pursue charges.
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Graham County Health Dept. seeks help with Alzheimer’s survey

SAFFORD — Graham County Health Department and the Alzheimer’s Association are asking for feedback on what’s needed for residents and their families who are dealing with various types of dementia. The community survey can be found at FY22 Community Forum Individual Survey (surveymonkey.com), and will take about...
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Shirley Angle Evans

Shirley Angle Evans joined her loving family & friends in the “Afterlife Lounge” following 88 years of fun & a most interesting life. Shirley passed away May 1, 2022, due to Ovarian Cancer under the wonderful care of The Eden Hospice. She was born to Kenneth & Orene Moore/Fletcher on December 3, 1933, in Maverick, Texas.
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Obituary for Shirley Angle Evans

Shirley Angle Evans joined her loving family friends in the “Afterlife Lounge” following 88 years of fun and a most interesting life. Shirley passed away May 1, 2022, due to Ovarian Cancer under the wonderful care of The Eden Hospice. She was born to Kenneth and Orene Moore/Fletcher on Dec. 3, 1933, in Maverick, Texas.
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Teens with matches believed to have started Fairgrounds fire

SAFFORD – Graham County Sheriff’s Office reported three teens admitted to causing the fire that destroyed the playground at Graham County Fairgrounds on Friday. Sheriff’s deputies said the call of a fire came in at 3:39 p.m., but deputies were already en route due to the amount of heavy black smoke in the area.
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Fire at the Fairgrounds

GRAHAM COUNTY – A devastating fire has turned a place of joy and play into a dump. But while the Graham County Fairgrounds playground will be likely be lost for the summer, it will come back better than before. The volunteer Safford Fire Department rolled three trucks and their...
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Eastern Arizona College reduces tax rate for 2023

EAC File Photo: EAC is reducing its tax rate. However, since property value assessments are up, the college will still see an increase in revenue from the property tax. THATCHER – Eastern Arizona College (EAC) has proposed a lower tax rate for the 2023 budget year to the Graham County Community College District Governing Board (Governing Board). The reduction in the College’s tax rate was made possible because the overall assessed value of property in Graham County has increased over the past year, having a net effect of providing additional revenue for EAC. The Governing Board will decide whether to act on EAC’s recommendation at its June board meeting.
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It’s a mural hunt Saturday for Gila Valley Adventure Club

SAFFORD — The Gila Valley Adventure Club is taking a break from Mount Graham and the untamed Arizona desert for a more urban exploration. The adventure Saturday, May 21, will take place on Safford’s Main Street. “We’re going to meet at Gila Valley Made at 8 a.m. Saturday...
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Speed may be a factor in vehicle flipping into field

SOLOMON — The driver of a GMC Sierra that flipped into a field was cited for reckless driving. Graham County Sheriff’s deputies reported the juvenile driver admitted to traveling at about 70 miles an hour northbound on Solomon Road, which has a posted speed of 50, when he attempted to make a right turn on Bowie Avenue, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway, crash through a farmer’s fence and end up on its side in a field.