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Cliff residents seek voice in school security

Parents, teachers and residents in the Cliff-Gila Valley met Sunday evening to develop a plan to keep their school safe, following a student threat and Cliff Principal Dean Spurgeon's placement on administrative leave. Those present voiced interest in a dedicated school resource officer and organizi

THE SILVER CITY DAILY PRESS - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Fatal crashes up on I-19, but overall wrecks down

This year is proving to be an exceptionally deadly year for travelers on Interstate 19, but the number of wrecks overall is down. There have been four fatal collisions with five deaths on the 27-mile stretch of I-19 between Arivaca Road and San Xavier Road between Jan. 1 and March 15, compared to on

GREEN VALLEY NEWS AND SUN - 2018-03-18 20:20:00

Safford to reboot utility rates

SAFFORD - Safford residential and business customers can look forward to an overall reduction in utility rates, after the City Council approved three resolutions that balanced a water rate increase with lowered electric and gas charges. After a public hearing at the March 12 council meeting, the cou

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Grauers spend time with Emmy-award winning producer for Cosmic Campground special

SILVER CITY - The Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky Sanctuary teamed up with Darley Newman of "Travels with Darley" to do a special on what the Campground is all about. The result is a video called "New Mexico's Continental Divide Trail" which will air on PBS stations in March and April. "In

SILVER CITY SUN NEWS - 2018-03-20 03:11:41

Safford Police investigate shoplifting, weapons offenses

SAFFORD - On Friday, Feb. 9, Safford Police officers looked into reports of domestic violence, shoplifting and weapons misconduct. Shortly after 6 a.m., an officer responded to a reported domestic incident. According to the officer's report, the victim said his girlfriend struck him in the face mult


Full speed for first Fantasy Festival

Finn's Gallery owner Laurie West guides youngsters Dylan Porterfield, 10, and Xaccacus Porterfield, 12, through the creation of metalwork projects in coordination with organizers of the upcoming Silver City Fantasy Festival. (Press Staff Photo by Benjamin Fisher) Organizers of the inaugural Silver C

THE SILVER CITY DAILY PRESS - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Former town employee charged with 138 counts of theft

A former Silver City town purchasing agent has been charged with 138 counts of embezzlement, fraud, and forgery - 50 of them felonies - for allegedly using her city credit card to pay her personal cell phone bill, buy concert tickets, gifts, and buy thousands of dollars worth of makeup for her perso


Haz-waste disposal event likely to go away

No household hazardous waste collection is planned in Green Valley this spring, and the future of the event is likely headed for downsizing. Costs to stage the event are rising, ongoing financial support is uncertain, and volunteers to coordinate the massive undertaking are in short supply. Somethin

GREEN VALLEY NEWS AND SUN - 2018-03-19 20:21:00

Stolen cash retrieved by Safford, Greenlee officers

SAFFORD - A woman who lost a cash-filled envelope in a store last week had most of the money returned after Safford Police traced it to a Greenlee County man. According to a Safford Police report, the woman dropped the envelope, containing $1,400, as she left the Circle K at 1123 W. Thatcher Blvd. S


Trail Days in Silver City will celebrate the 40th birthday of the Continental Divide Trail

SILVER CITY - The 40th birthday of the Continental Divide Trail will be celebrated during Silver City Trail Days. The event takes place April 27-29 and is the fourth annual Trail Days festival that not only celebrates the Continental Divide but the outdoor culture of New Mexico and Silver City being


Did You Know: Murder for certain . . . but no head

It was in November of 1891 when Rhoda Polly Holladay Green waved goodbye to her husband, John S. Green, and his traveling companion, Leander Follett, as they left the Green Ranch north of Pima on a somewhat secret mission into the area southeast of Mesa. They rode with numerous horses, mules and sup


Police release few details in death of pawn shop owner

PINETOP-LAKESIDE - Police are investigating the death of White Mountain Pawn shop owner, 62-year-old Michael Charles Sattinger. Sattinger was found dead in his shop, located at 857 E. White Mountain Blvd., in Pinetop, Monday, March 5, after police responded to a suspicious circumstance call. Police


Amber Alert suspect avoids jail time

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A woman who kidnapped her biological children last summer avoided a jail at a Tuesday sentencing. On July 10, 33-year-old Bedajii Harnesberry allegedly kidnapped her biological children, ages 16, 14 and 11, from the home of her mother, who was acting as their guardian. The home i


Kidnap investigation uncovers meth, marijuana

SAFFORD - In a tangled chain of events, a reported possible kidnapping last week led to a man's arrest on unrelated drug charges. According to a Safford Police report, a witness called in the possible kidnapping early Monday morning, March 5. The witness reportedly saw two men fighting outside the w


Local man arrested in connection with school lockdown

SNOWFLAKE - A report of a man, possibly with a gun, on the Taylor Intermediate School campus last Wednesday afternoon, prompted police to quickly get rolling. Snowflake Unified School District Superintendent Hollis Merrell said it was students who first spotted the man carrying what they thought as