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One dead, two injured in rollover
FORT THOMAS — A juvenile was killed when a Ranger ATV rolled in the area of Black Rock and Hinton roads. The accident occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday, May 27. One of the passengers in the ATV told Graham County Sheriff’s deputies the ATV was traveling southbound on Black Rock Road when an oncoming vehicle traveling northbound crossed into the southbound lane.
Hikers heading to Treasure Park
SAFFORD — The Gila Valley Hiking Club is giving everyone a chance to spot some deer and wild turkeys, when they hike from Snow Flat to Treasure Park this Saturday. The hike is 2.5 miles round trip, and follows an old Jeep trail now closed to motorized vehicles. In...
Community rallies following tragic youth UTV death
FORT THOMAS – In times of need, the Gila Valley stays strong and the community rallies to those tragically affected. And now, the community of Pima and Fort Thomas mourn the passing of one of its middle schoolers, Miguel Hernandez, 12, who tragically died Saturday in a UTV crash in Fort Thomas, while others attempt to recover from both physical and mental trauma.
Free landfill dumping during Community Pride Days June 8 – 10
SAFFORD – Have some unsightly trash around your home you’d like to haul to the dump? How about getting rid of it at no charge?. For the betterment of the county, Safford, Thatcher, Pima, and Graham County are teaming up to sponsor the Safford City Landfill at 2755 N. Safford Landfill Rd. to host its bi-annual Community Pride Days from Thursday, June 8 – Saturday, June 10, from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Southwest Gas volunteers to help Our Neighbor’s Farm and Pantry
SAFFORD — Southwest Gas employees will be pitching in this weekend to help those who help those in need. Twenty members from Southwest Gas’ BLUE (Building Lives Up Everywhere) volunteer team will be at Our Neighbor’s Farm and Pantry Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., helping replace the farm’s drip irrigation system, build fencing for a chicken coop, weed the garden, install a concrete slab for a lending library, and sort cans in the pantry.
Meeting targets physical, mental health of Graham County
SAFFORD — Organizations that play a role in the health and well being of Graham County citizens will come together this week to set the health priorities for the coming months. The Graham County Health Department is hosting the Community Health Improvement Meeting Thursday, June 1, at the general...
New Leadership Roles at Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona announced that Todd Rogers has expanded his role within the organization as chief program & strategy officer. In his new role, he will oversee not only the construction department but also the family services department, leadership training, international builds and strategic planning. Rogers has been with Habitat for Humanity since 2007 and was formerly executive director of Habitat for Humanity Desert Foothills. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and serves as an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church. Rogers holds a finance degree from Arizona State University and a master’s in divinity from Garrett Seminary at Northwestern.
Pima Air & Space brings back evening hours for summer
The museum, with six hangars and more than 400 aircraft available for viewing, is holding its popular Night Wings program on select dates through July.
Eastern Arizona College reduces tax rate for 2024
THATCHER, Ariz. — Eastern Arizona College (EAC) has proposed a lower tax rate for the 2024 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.
DAR Good Citizen Award presented to local high school students
Contributed Photo: Nathan Skiba receives the DAR Good Citizen Award at Pima High School from Gayle Bryce and Kerry Kelley, local Gila Valley Chapter members. The Gila Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented the 2023 DAR Good Citizen Award to seven local seniors.
Travel back to the time of castles and dragons at Crossroads Vacation Bible School
Grab your armor and your trusty steed and get ready for a merry time as we travel back to the time of castles and dragons!. Kings, queens, knights, jesters – all are welcome to attend! At VBS, we’ll fill your tummy with fine victuals as you learn how to put on the armor of God!
Petting zoo gets Graham P&Z approval
SAFFORD — There’s a new option for children’s parties in the Gila Valley — a petting zoo. At its most recent meeting, the Graham County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a small animal petting zoo at a property on the 5800 block of Cottontail Trail.
Memorial Day Weekend Forecast: Gusty Winds and Fire Weather Warnings
As we approach the Memorial Day weekend, it's crucial to be mindful of the windy weather conditions and the Fire Weather Watch that has been issued. Meteorologist Jason Wilson provides insights on what to anticipate in the coming days.
Rockhouse 2 prescribed burn starts the week of May 30
SAFFORD — Starting May 30, and running through June 9, the Safford Ranger District, Coronado National Forest, plans to complete the work of a prescribed broadcast burn operation that was pretreated earlier this year. Broadcast burning is a form of prescribed burning activity where fire is applied generally to...
Jail Booking Report for May 16 – 22
Following is a listing of bookings from the Graham County Adult Detention Facility from May 16 – 22, 2023. 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...
Holiday Trash Schedule
City of Safford offices will be CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 29, 2023 in observance of MEMORIAL DAY. Monday’s residential trash will be collected on Tuesday, May 30. Tuesday’s residential trash will be collected on Wednesday, May 31. Trash routes on other days will not be affected. Commercial collection schedules may vary.
Andazola to talk water, infrastructure in Solomon
SOLOMON — Safford City Councilman Michael Andazola announced he will conduct a meet-and-greet Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the American Legion Lopez-Hernandez Post 95 in Solomon. Andazola said he will discuss services provided by the city outside city limits. The city provides water service...
PACC sees increasing number of distemper cases
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Pima Animal Care Center is asking for the public’s help in getting more than 75 dogs into foster and adoptive homes. This comes as the shelter is seeing a concerning increase in distemper cases coming in. “I think we have two active cases of...
Dean the new Boys and Girls Club CEO, Ruiz moves to the City of Safford
SAFFORD — The Boys and Girls Club of the Gila Valley have announced a change in leadership. Brittany Dean will assume the position on CEO effective May 30. “Working with the Chamber has built me up to this. I had no idea . . . I never pictured being the CEO or director of a nonprofit,” Dean said. “I feel super excited to just get in there.”
What’s in a name? Safford to consider naming parks, buildings
SAFFORD — The Safford City Council told staff to come up with a concrete plan for the naming of buildings, parks and other municipal amenities. The issue came before the council on Monday during a work session. Staff was seeking direction on whether naming should be for a deceased person and how long after the person has died should a naming be considered, as well as under what instances should the City Council become involved?
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