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Sex offender notification in Safford

SAFFORD — The Graham County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law.Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, released from county jail or relocate from ano


Giving water a second spin

GRAHAM COUNTY — Two ways of stretching the Gila Valley’s available water supply are water reclamation and harvesting, and some local institutions have turned to using reclaimed water.“We’ve done a few things in the last few years to try to help with water conservation,” said Jeff Woodward, director

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-08-17 11:00:00

Care items needed for homeless pets in Pima County

Friends of PACC is seeking monetary donations, treats, and other items like flea and tick treatment to contribute to this program.

KGUN 9 - 2018-08-17 23:11:09

UA College of Law teaming up with BYU to tackle eviction

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is teaming up with Brigham Young University's LawX Legal Design Lab students for the new "Innovation for Justice" program to explore solutions to reduce evictions in Arizona, Utah and beyond.

KGUN 9 - 2018-08-17 23:29:36

Thatcher tags Brown as town manager

Heath Brown, Thatcher’s new town manager, addresses the Town Council during the August meeting.David Sowders Photo/Eastern Arizona Courier

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-08-16 07:00:00

Escape attempt at hospital nets suspect 20 years

SAFFORD — A suspect in Graham County Jail who planned an escape by killing a guard will spend the next 20 years in prison.On Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, Greenlee County Superior Court Judge Monica Stauffer, assisting in Graham County Superior Court, sentenced Jared Decker to 20 years in the Arizona Dep


Southern Arizona road tour to push for distracted driving laws

The executive Director ofLOOK! Save a Life, Brendan Lyons, and thePolice Chief of Oro Valley, Daniel Sharp, are joining forces to present the need for local jurisdictions to take action.

KGUN 9 - 2018-08-16 14:16:27

Man arrested after meth, guns found in vehicle

SAFFORD — A man who allegedly admitted selling methamphetamine was arrested earlier this month after Safford Police reportedly found more than 20 grams of the drug in his possession, along with a large amount of cash, two guns and a bag containing heroin.On the night of Aug. 5, a Safford officer obs


Letter to the Editor: Do you know what Mt. Graham Safe House does?

Editor:Do you know what the Mt. Graham Safe House does in your community? We do mobile advocacy, help with Orders of Protection and will attend court with you in cases of domestic or sexual violence.We also give referrals and have a large resource list, a housing relocation program is offered if you

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-08-16 13:00:00

Big Splash in Pima a bash

+1Richard Morallas, 13, seemed to defy gravity as he performed a spinning flip in the air at the Pima pool.Brooke Curley Photo/Eastern Arizona Courier


Man arrested for attempted scrap metal theft

SAFFORD — A man who tried to help himself to some scrap metal from a local recycler was arrested last weekend for burglary and on other charges.At around 3:45 Saturday morning, Aug. 4, a Safford Police officer responded to a report that a male subject had entered the fenced yard at Vista Recycling a


Suspects in window-shooting cases caught

SAFFORD — In the first week of August, a late July wave of vandalism in which the windows of vehicles, a business and a church were shot out or damaged was reportedly traced to two juvenile suspects, one of whom was taken into custody for violating probation.According to a Safford Police report, two


Emergency Declared In Mammoth After Damage To Water System

Citing a potential for the disruption of emergency services, the governor’s office said Monday the declaration would “ensure that necessary resources are available to protect the lives, pets and property of Arizonans.”


Morenci’s Cota signs with New Mexico Highlands University

Morenci wrestler Cory Cota signs his letter of intent to play for New Mexico Highlands, while family, friends, and coach Casey Woodall and athletic director Frank Ogas look on.Contributed Photo


Stranded pair rescued at Frye Mesa water slides

GRAHAM COUNTY — On Saturday, Aug. 4, two people stranded on the water slides above Frye Mesa Reservoir were brought back safely by a rope rescue teams.The stranded couple, 25-year-old male and female cousins, were in the area with family members that afternoon when they started down the slides. The


Bear disappears after Thatcher sighting

Following the first sighting, Arizona Fish and Game Department was notified and it, along with Thatcher Police, began searching for the animal. However, neither department was successful and there were no other public sightings.


Game and Fish youth dove hunting clinic coming to Safford

SAFFORD — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a free clinic and workshop for youth dove hunting Sept. 7-8 in Safford.The event is geared toward youths who are first-time hunters. Game and Fish wildlife managers and local sportsmen will teach hunting and firearm safety, dove ecology and


Police engage in standoff with barricaded midtown man

Police say the man, who was wanted on a drug-related offense, refused to cooperate with officers. A mental health unit came to the scene to negotiate with the suspect.


National Alzheimer’s walk comes to Gila Valley

Their trip was one leg of the financial services firm’s relay-style Walk Across America, with teams of walkers starting out from both coasts. One team set out from San Diego on July 9; another will start from St. Augustine, Fla., on August 25; and the final teams will meet in St. Louis, the firm’s h


Police pursuit ends with arrest; why do they run?

Daniel Dominguez, 32, of Solomon now faces multiple charges including endangerment, and unlawful flight from law enforcement.Contributed Photo/GCSO