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Sheriff’s Office cites two illegal dumpers along river

SAFFORD — Discarded furniture, plastic bottles and trash-filled bags aren’t the only things dumped illegally across the Gila Valley; green waste such as tree limbs, plant cuttings and palm fronds also finds its way into wildcat trash dumps — and is just as illegal, as two dumpers found out this mont

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

Giving Tuesday: How can Graham County give back?

SAFFORD — A ride, a temporary foster home, a snack to slip into a backpack and the chance to excel at a part-time job. For this year’s season of giving, Eastern Arizona Courier asked several local nonprofit organizations what is needed, and donations of the above could make the world better for ma

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-11-30 13:00:00

PACC offering discounts, free microchips leading up to the New Year

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Were you one of the lucky ones who added a furry family member for Christmas and are wanting to get them microchipped? The Pima Animal Care Center and No Kill Pima County have teamed up to offer a free microchip clinic the last week of December.

TUCSONNEWSNOW.COM - 2018-12-13 01:13:00

Dankworth Pond State Park to host New Year’s hike

SAFFORD — Community members are invited to start the new year with a walk through the desert and riparian landscapes of Dankworth Pond State Park. Arizona State Parks is offering a Jan. 1, 2019, “First Day Hike.”

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-12 17:00:00

Last Arizona Community College Football Program Shuts Down

Eastern Arizona College's main campus is in Thatcher. Eastern Arizona College quarterback Ishois Times plays in a September 9, 2018 game against Pima Community College. The last remaining community college football program in Arizona is shutting down— 2018 is Eastern Arizona College’s last season.

KJZZ.ORG - 2018-12-12 01:10:58

Safford’s Drew John appointed to AZ Power Authority Commission

SAFFORD — Even though he’s ending his tenure in the state House of Representatives, Safford’s Drew John will continue to serve at the state level. Governor Doug Ducey appointed John to the Arizona Power Authority Commission.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Shoplifting, assault cases in Safford

SAFFORD — Over the last days of November, Safford Police cases included a man who reportedly stole four cans of liquor and the backpack in which he hid them, a domestic violence incident in a homeless camp and an accusation of assault in Firth Park.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-11 07:00:00

Here's how to help Tucson nonprofits this holiday season

With Christmas just two weeks away, nonprofits are still looking to help Santa check toys off his list for children in need. The Marine Toys for Tots Tucson effort has requests from more than 18,000 children from newborn to age 14 in Pima and Santa Cruz counties; Coordinator Sgt. Civlianna Del Rio h

TUCSON.COM - 2018-12-11 13:30:00

Gila Watershed December meeting focuses on 2018 highlights

SAFFORD — 2019 is just around the bend, and the Gila Watershed Partnership is taking this time to examine its progress this year. On Dec. 12, starting at 7 p.m., the GWP will hold its final public meeting of the year at the Discovery Park Ranch House. The group will be having staff provide updates o

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-12 21:00:00

With Christmas approaching, plenty of opportunities to help local nonprofits

With Christmas just two weeks away, nonprofits are still looking to help Santa check toys off his list for children in need. The Marine Toys for Tots Tucson effort has requests from more than 18,000 children from newborn to age 14 in Pima and Santa Cruz counties; Coordinator Sgt. Civlianna Del Rio h

TUCSON.COM - 2018-12-11 03:00:00

Fleeing suspect struggles with police

SAFFORD — A foot chase by a Safford Police officer late last month turned hazardous, according to a police report, when the suspect threw punches and went for the officer’s gun and belt in his attempt to escape.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-10 11:00:00

ASEAC saves roughly 500 lives

THATCHER — The Eastern Arizona College blood drives routinely have the biggest turnout in the Gila Valley. And, as recently been announced, EAC’s blood drives are also the biggest in the state of Arizona.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-10 09:00:00

Apaches set tempo from beginning to end

FORT THOMAS — Fort Thomas hosted Cibecue in a lopsided game Friday. The Apaches took control of the game from the beginning and never lost it, winning, 78-49. Fort Thomas held Cibecue to 9 points in the first quarter while scoring 30 of its own. It wasn’t for a lack of effort on the Wildcats’ part;

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-08 23:00:00

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.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-07 11:00:00

Not all was lost at Pima as domino effect nearly killed JC football in Arizona

Long-time junior college national power Arizona Western College eliminated its football program last week, leaving Thatcher-based Eastern Arizona College as the only JC football team in this state.

TUCSON.COM - 2018-12-09 04:40:00

Gila Valley Trap Shooters gather big haul for toy drive

SAFFORD — The Gila Valley Trap Shooters, who meet every other week at the range off Dry Lake Road, usually shoot for fun and practice. This past Saturday, the group shot for a cause.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-10 00:30:00

Fred and Bonnie Byrd are the Pride of Safford

SAFFORD — The Pride of Safford award was given to a couple who works tirelessly to make Safford a beautiful place to live, work and visit. Fred and Bonnie Byrd’s home, located at 709 W. 24th Place, is a brilliant display for nearly every season in Safford. For their efforts to brighten and beautify

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-09 09:00:00

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.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-08 11:00:00

Talent flows at open mike night

SAFFORD — Cookies and creativity work well together. An open mike night at Sodalicious last week proved to be a tasty and entertaining event. The Eastern Arizona College English Club played a major part, and there was only barely enough room for all as students recited poetry, sang and performed imp

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-09 07:00:00

Lady Gila Monsters rally early for a win

THATCHER — The Lady Gila Monsters overcame a 16-5 deficit in the first quarter to beat South Mountain, 83-67, on Wednesday night. Makenzie Bond lead the Monsters to the win with a double-double, 20 points and 11 rebounds. Tianna Brown helped out with 18 points and seven rebounds.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-12-08 19:00:00