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Arizona marshal disciplined after he threatened to arrest a 12-year-old journalist

An Arizona law enforcement official has reportedly been disciplined after he was caught on camera threatening to arrest a 12-year-old reporter this week. Hilde Lysiak is a young journalist who publishes the Orange Street News out of her parents’ home in Selinsgrove, Pa.


Big attendance at the Greenlee County Health and Science Festival

MORENCI — The Greenlee County Health and Science Festival chose to go with a quick blitz event this year and the results show. The community turned out in force to participate in a fun and healthy family night with a little something for everyone.


Storm updates: Snow in north Scottsdale, thousands without power in northern Arizona

All week the huge storm that was set to park itself over Arizona for two straight days was being referred to as a winter storm seen "once in a decade." As Thursday came to an end, it was pretty clear that may just be the case.


Former Yuma County judge may join Arizona Supreme Court

A former Yuma County Superior Court judge who is currently sitting as an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge could be tapped by Governor Doug Ducey to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Supreme Court.


Winter weather, crashes, disabled vehicles close highways in northern Arizona

PHOENIX (ADOT) -- Winter weather and crashes have closed multiple highways in northern Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should delay travel across northern Arizona during the current winter storm because heavy snow or crashes could make roads impassable.


Flagstaff, Arizona had the snowiest day in its history

(CNN)Snow in Flagstaff, Arizona is not uncommon. But Thursday's snow was historic. Flagstaff is buried in snow: 35.9 inches of it. The city is under a state of emergency and the flakes haven't stopped.


Time-lapse video show record snowfall in Arizona city

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A city in Arizona is under a state of emergency after it was buried in snow. Flagstaff, Arizona, which is about 80 miles south of the Grand Canyon, is hit with 35.9 inches of snow.


Boyd and Gray are two of Greenlee’s Greats

MORENCI — February marches on, and this week there are two more of the community’s most upstanding members in Amanda Gray and Hayden Boyd — Greenlee Greats. Gray is a physician assistant at Gila Health Resources and is passionate about health. Whether it’s health improvement or weight loss, Gray lov


GIFT school district puts students on the road to the future

THATCHER — Gila Institute for Technology (GIFT) is accepting applications from students seeking career readiness training while still in high school. GIFT is one of 14 voter-approved, public Career and Technical Education Districts (CTED) in Arizona, providing specialized vocational education — now


Thatcher’s Jensen is Graham’s top speller

SAFFORD — A beige predicate was all Mariah Jensen needed to claim the Graham County Spelling Bee crown Wednesday evening. It was round six when the annual spelling bee went head-to-head between Thatcher middle school’s Jensen and Fort Thomas Junior High’s Kerstynn Bryce. Both had missed the word “fa


Eastern Arizona Hispanic Corporation is born

SAFFORD — A group that exists to provide scholarships for Hispanic students just made it easier to donate. The newly minted Eastern Arizona Hispanic Corporation received its nonprofit status last week. The group started as the Hispanic Heritage organization, holding fund-raising events throughout Gr


Dance with me! GFWC hosts annual Valentines party

SAFFORD — The party of the year kicked off once again with lunch and ended with music and style. The Safford Women’s Club has hosted the annual Valentine’s Day Dance for those with special needs since 2007. Aside from lunch and dancing, the club also provide a photo-shoot akin to those taken at prom


Duncan mulls use of CDBG funds

DUNCAN — At the Duncan Town Council meeting this month, the council and members of the public tried to pinpoint the best use of federal funds. The evening opened with the town's first public hearing on the use of upcoming Community Development Block Grant funding. The Community Development Block Gra


P.O.W.W.O.W. returning to Morenci in March

MORENCI — Greenlee County Residents have a prime opportunity to snatch up to 70 pounds of Fresh produce in the coming weeks. Produce on Wheels Without Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W) is making its way back to Morenci at the beginning of next month, on March 2.


Thatcher sneaks past Morenci in the quarterfinals

PRESCOTT — No. 5 Morenci and No. 4 Thatcher faced off in the quarter finals of the 2A state championship on Saturday. Morenci came from behind to contest for the victory, but both teams battled hard to the final possession and Thatcher clinched the victory, 72-69.


Poultry Sweetheart Show boasts 400 birds

SAFFORD — Birds of a feather competed together at this year’s Poultry Sweetheart Show Saturday at the Graham County Fairgrounds. Mark Dooms came to Graham County from Washington and was the show’s solo judge. Dooms told the Courier that although the show started at 9 a.m., he probably wouldn’t be fi


Duncan School Board sets budget talk date

DUNCAN — The regular monthly meeting of the Duncan Unified School Board began with a decision to keep the March monthly meeting on the scheduled date of March 11, even though it will be during Spring Break.


Duncan boys lose hold on lead in second half

PRESCOTT — No. 12 Duncan faced No. 5 Cibecue in round one of the 1A state championship on Friday. After a beautiful first half, the lead slipped away in the second, ending Duncan’s season, 65-49.


Arizona man dies after asking friend to shoot him in ballistic vest with rifle

PHOENIX — A man is dead after an apparent attempt to test a ballistic vest went awry in Central, Arizona Monday, sheriff's officials say. Parker Lynch, Steven Watson and another man were shooting a rifle in a wooded area near the Reay Lane Bridge. Lynch had a ballistic vest and asked Watson to shoot


Safford’s Andrews, Finch each win 4th state championship, Morenci finishes 3rd

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Safford competed against 50 other schools in Division III for the state wrestling championships, and Safford came out fifth as a team with 107.5 points, once against getting topped by Walden Grove.