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Merry Main Street puts on a show

SAFFORD – Safford Downtown Association President Danny Smith told the audience that while his group may be small in stature, the support from local businesses continues to provide to create the epitome of small-town Americana with the 21st annual Merry Main Street and Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. More than...
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Pima and Morenci square off for the 2A title in Safford on Saturday

Raymundo Frasquillo Photo/Gila Herald: The secret to the Morenci football team’s success is no secret at all. Its linemen have helped open lanes for 4,134 rushing yards on 452 carries plus 767 yards on 43-77 passes. A total of 66 rushing and 14 aerial touchdowns have been scored. The six linemen doing the task are from left, junior tight end Tristen Sanchez (82), senior tackle Gabriel Hernandez (73), junior guard Austyn Nelson (53), senior center Jarel Diaz (65), junior guard Andrew Chavez, and senior tackle Jalen Kitcheyan (78). Top-ranked Pima (12-1) hosts No. 2 Morenci (12-1) for the 2A state title at Safford on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Phoenix, November 27 High School 🏈 Game Notice

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Jail Booking Report for Nov. 15 – 21

Following is a listing of bookings from the Graham County Adult Detention Facility from Nov. 15-21, 2021. 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. November 15. Sebastian Correa,...

Safford 8th grade volleyball team triumphant in season-ending meet

Raymundo Frasquillo Photo/Gila Herald: The conference winning 13-member Safford 8th grade squad included, from front left, Athina Aguilar (18), Jazzlyn Mortensen (13), Neveah Dominguez (3), Abrianna Luna (11), Aleena Romero (2), and Avery Clifford (9). In back are assistant coach Luis Laborin, Mckenna Macario (7), Marlee Hughes (16), Alexa Gonzales (8), Payton Abalos (1), Jasmyn Gonzales (12), Lanae Shurtz (19), Jaycee Gable (23), and head coach Mary Laborin.

Teens get probation in Morenci skate park beat down

MORENCI – Five juveniles have been or are in the process of being given juvenile probation stemming from an assault at the Morenci skatepark on Nov. 11. Four suspects accepted plea deals with one still pending. The suspects involved are 16-, and 17-year-old subjects who were involved in an...

A family affair for the 17th annual Pima Turkey Trot

PIMA – While the Pima Turkey Trot is always a family affair, this year that went even a step further with a brother and sister combo at the top of the podium of this year’s racers. Three-time Turkey Trot champion Jonathan Barney, 18, of Scottsdale, was the overall...

2A Championship Football game to be played at Safford

SAFFORD – The Arizona Interscholastic Association has spoken and the 2A State Football Championship game between No. 1 Pima and No. 2 Morenci will be played at Safford High School on Saturday, Nov. 26, starting at 6 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets. The two teams have been the...

BOS votes to allow cannabis cultivation in agricultural areas

SAFFORD – After hearing from proponents during a public meeting during a special session of the Graham County Board of Supervisors on Monday and discussion in executive session, the BOS voted 2-1 to approve a text amendment allowing the cultivation of cannabis in agricultural zones. The text amendment had...

Holiday Trash Schedule

City of Safford offices will be CLOSED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022 in observance of THANKSGIVING DAY. Thursday’s residential trash will be collected on Wednesday, November 23. Trash routes on other days will not be affected. Commercial collection schedules may vary. LANDFILL WILL BE CLOSED NOVEMBER 24. QUESTIONS MAY BE...

Graham County certifies election results with no issues

SAFFORD – In an action that took only five minutes of presentation and had no commentary from the general public, the Graham County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the canvass of Nov. 8, 2022, General Election during its Monday morning meeting without any issues. This could be said for...

Notice for Speed Limit change on 20th Ave. and Discovery Park Blvd.

Safford residents, please be advised of an upcoming change to the speed limit on 20th Avenue and Discovery Park Boulevard. To aid in the safety of both our pedestrians and vehicle drivers, the speed limit of 35 mph southbound on 20th Avenue has been extended south beyond the Multi-Use Trail crosswalk. Also, the speed limit of 35 mph on Discovery Park Boulevard has been extended west to 14th Avenue through the residential area and beyond two other Multi-Use Trail crosswalks.

Tucson Turkey Tourneys: Pima hosts the Dick McConnell Thanksgiving Classic; Boyd Baker, Sunnyside Inferno and the Amphi Panther updates

The Pima Men’s Basketball program and Sahuaro High School are hosting the Dick McConnell Thanksgiving Classic starting on Wednesday:. Sunnyside will face Snowflake in the semifinal round of the Inferno Invitational hosted by the Blue Devils and Rincon/UHS will face Poston Butte in the other semifinal:. Bracket play begins...

Pima’s defense smothers Willcox in semis

SAFFORD – Bookended by a couple of Seth Russell to Grant Ashby touchdown passes and backed by a dominating defense, the Pima Roughriders cruised to a 35-7 victory over the No. 4 Willcox Cowboys on Saturday night to punch their ticket to the state championship. “We talked about before...

My name is Cadance: The tragedy of Cadance and Amber Langley

Composite of Cadance Langley by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: While composite images like these failed to identify Cadance Langley, familial DNA was successful in not only identifying her but her alleged killer as well. Familial DNA identifies cold case victim and her alleged killer. By Jon...

Safford Junior Basketball League

Sign-ups at the City of Safford Annex Building 11/16/22 – 12/08/22. Practice Schedule will be provided. All practices are held in the evening at Safford Middle School.

2A Semifinals: No. 4 Willcox vs. No. 1 Pima

No. 4 Willcox (10-2) vs. No. 1 Pima (11-1) Willcox coach: Eric Hjalmarson (21-8, third year with the Cowboys, 37-21 sixth year overall). Pima coach: Josh Wilkins (11-1, first year with the Roughriders and overall). When Willcox has the ball:. Run percentage: 85.4 percent (399 rushes) Pass percentage: 14.6 percent...