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Low-cost produce distribution coming to Greenlee County
MORENCI — The first distribution of produce in Greenlee County will take place Saturday, Jan. 5. Coordinated by Greenlee County Wellness Connection, Produce on Wheels Without Waste will take place at the east side of the new warehouse and live plant of Morenci Ace Hardware.
Safford, San Carlos to battle it out in EAC championship game
THATCHER — Eight teams have competed in a total of eight games over the last two days in the Eastern Arizona College Girls Holiday Tournament and Safford and San Carlos have topped two teams apiece for a spot in the championship game Saturday Dec. 15, a matchup that has never been seen in the histor
Safford wins 5th year in a row at EAC Tournament
THATCHER — Safford and San Carlos played for the championship in EAC’s 43rd annual Girls Basketball Holiday Tournament and it was a battle all the way to the final seconds.
Editorial: You can change the record, but don’t you change
Boy, those ancient Greek philosophers really knew their stuff. The above quote, courtesy of Heraclitus, is really appropriate these days in the Gila Valley, as there’s a whole bunch of change happening now.
Water meeting promises better communication, reveals a hard and uncertain future
DUNCAN — This year has seen Greenlee County host several standing-room-only water meetings, and last week was no exception. Representatives of the Franklin Irrigation District held a meeting that was the first of its kind for the area and the first attempt to disseminate information in an open house
Duncan Light Parade shines, attracts one humbug
DUNCAN — The streets lit up with holiday again this year at the Duncan 13th annual Small Town Christmas Celebration. Dubbed “A Classic Christmas,” the event saw the town kick off the day with a 5k fun run/walk sponsored by the Javelina Chase.
Holiday Open House returns to the Safford Library
SAFFORD — The Gila Valley will celebrate one of its newest seasonal traditions when the Safford City-Graham County Public Library rings in Christmas cheer at its annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 13.
Festival of Trees benefits local and national charities
SAFFORD — The annual tradition of setting up a tree for the 22nd annual Festival of Trees not only brings delight to local schoolchildren, but also raises money for those in need.
Library Friends host ‘Stop the Bleed’ program
SAFFORD — Last Wednesday, guests in the program room at the Safford City-Graham County Library got some potentially life-saving first aid tips as Friends of the Library invited two registered nurses to give a “Stop the Bleed” presentation.
Duelin’ duals at Pima
PIMA — Pima hosted six schools on Wednesday in a double-mat, pound-’em-out multi-meet. Willcox and Morenci went home with the most duals wins of the night. Morenci head coach Casey Woodall said, “We brought our whole team and got some youngers guys into matches, and a couple of times they showed a l
Four severely injured in Safford Bryce Road accident
GRAHAM COUNTY — Four juveniles were severely injured in a two-vehicle collision on Safford Bryce Road on the night of Nov. 24, according to a Graham County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Safford goes 6-3 at Red Mountain Invitational
PHOENIX — Safford was one of many schools to grapple it out on the wrestling mat last Friday and Saturday. Out of the nine teams they faced, they topped six of them. Safford fell to Morenci 22-44.
Morenci goes to OT for the win
MORENCI — Morenci hosted Willcox on Tuesday in a game that took a round of overtime to decide the victor. The Lady Wildcats stole possession of the ball enough in the final minutes of overtime to secure the win, 44-41.
Olmstead, Hayes lead Morenci to victory over Thatcher
THATCHER — Thatcher hosted Morenci on Friday in a game that came down to the final seconds.
Editorial: Economic possibilities are endless . . . if we all do our part
Great things could happen in Greenlee County . . . assuming the rest of the world gets on board. The county, along with neighbor Graham, is participating in the Area Sector Analysis Process being overseen by the Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO),
Arizona county sees spike in hepatitis A cases
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Health officials in southern Arizona are reporting an increase in hepatitis A cases in Pima County, prompting a partnership among local health agencies to boost vaccinations and awareness.
Forest Service plans camping crackdown along Arizona 260 and Salt Mine Road corridor
CAMP VERDE – As cooler weather approaches Arizona, visitors begin to flock to the Verde Valley to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. Many of these visitors enjoy dispersed camping in the Verde Valley on forest lands.
Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen's Fund thanks another 15 readers for helping send kids to camp
The Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen’s Fund raises money so children from low-income households and military families can attend overnight YMCA, Boy Scout and Girl Scout camps and Camp Tatiyee — for school-age children and older teens with special needs — at little or no cost to their families.
45 cats and dogs seized from animal shelter in Arizona
Dozens of cats and dogs have been seized from an animal shelter in Arizona. According to multiple sources, 45 cats and dogs were removed from the Az Dog Adoptions shelter in Phoenix following a welfare check which was conducted on Wednesday.
Road paving in Morenci starts Dec. 26
MORENCI — CKC construction will begin paving Morenci streets later this month, according to a notice issued by Freeport-McMoRan. Following a trenching project performed by several companies, the streets and driveways of Sago, Greasewood, Ironwood, Catclaw and Sage will be getting paved starting Dec.