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Little Hollywood — Graham County’s dirty secret

The Eastern Arizona Courier was made aware of Little Hollywood’s condition when landowner Paul Carrasco approached the Graham County Board of Supervisors and pled for action regarding the trash, drugs and unhygienic living conditions in his neighborhood. Carrasco told the board he had recently acqui


Safford Police make warrant, drug busts

SAFFORD — On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 13, Safford Police officers arrested two men with outstanding warrants in Safford and Thatcher. Both men, as well as a third, were also charged with drug-related offenses.

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A clown mask, a top hat and a machete; but no crime in Rancho Sahuarita incident

Two men got into a standoff in Rancho Sahuarita Wednesday night, one was armed with a machete and the other with a gun.Sahuarita Police were called to South Via Gualda and West Calle Moro Fuerte around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday about a disturbance.When they arrived, they spoke with a 21-year-old man weari

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Two caught with heroin in Firth Park restroom

At around 7:50 p.m. Saturday, a Safford officer responded to a report of a man in the Firth Park women’s restroom. Finding no male intruder there, the officer checked the men’s restroom and saw two subjects identified as Henry and Michelle Guerrero standing together at a urinal.


San Carlos home invasion suspects captured near Pima

GRAHAM COUNTY - An early Tuesday morning, June 19, high-speed chase involving four suspects in a San Carlos area home invasion and stabbing ended west of Pima after the suspects’ vehicle was wrecked in a ditch.


Court Street residence a complete loss to fire

According to Safford Fire Chief Clark Bingham, the Safford Volunteer Fire Department was called to 826 W. Court St. at about 5:20 a.m., to find the garage beneath the residence completely engulfed in flames.


Truck driver treated after blowout on ‘The Straight’

According to a DPS spokesman, Caraveo was northbound on U.S. Highway 191 shortly after 1 p.m. Monday when his truck’s front passenger tire blew out near mile marker 137, damaging the front passenger side. The truck, hauling a load of sand, reportedly left the road as a result of the blowout.


Man arrested for auto theft

On Thursday, June 14, a Safford officer responded to a stolen vehicle report at a 1st Avenue residence. As the officer investigated, the car was seen heading north on 1st Avenue, then west on Main Street. The officer tried unsuccessfully to locate the car but observed a man he recognized as Albert R


Graham County Cattlewomen ‘sizzle at Safeway’

THATCHER — Cooking up beef, handing out recipes and representing the ranching lifestyle, local women served up snacks and learning for shoppers Saturday.


Editorial: Gila Valley faces an elemental issue

According to the Arizona Meteorological Network, the Safford reporting station has recorded 1.69 inches of rain since Jan. 1, with 1.59 inches of that moisture coming during a three-day stretch in February.


Pima Animal Care Center gears up for long-awaited complete facility opening

Tucson, Ariz. - The Pima Animal Care Center will officially be opening phase two of their new facility on Saturday, June 23.


Fourth of July parade entries being accepted

SAFFORD — The 2018 Gila Valley Fourth of July Parade will take place Wednesday, July 4, on Safford Main Street.


Thatcher plans for summer storms

One finished project removed accumulated silt from behind the town’s Frye Creek retarding dam, a project that started in July 2017. Much of the silt buildup, which came in the wake of the 2004 Nuttall fire, was removed by dump trucks and hauled to the site of the old sewer ponds.


Safford and Thatcher go two for two in summer ball

FORT THOMAS — Safford, once again, won both the summer ball games Wednesday, with Thatcher also going two-for-two after edging out a narrow win against Pima.


Rogers can stay on CD1 Republican ballot

“There is no dispute that the petitions correctly identified the candidate, the office she seeks, her party affiliation, or the date of the election,” Smith wrote. And he said that the signatures — other than those already disqualified for other reasons — all lived within Congressional District 1.


Free pet microchipping ahead of the Fourth of July

In anticipation of the Fourth of July holiday, when hundreds of pets get scared at the sound of fireworks and stray from their homes,Pima Animal Care Centeris offeringfree microchippingto all pets until July 3.


Sex offender notifications in Graham County

Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, released from a county jail, or who relocate from another city or state.


Friends of Pima Animal Care Center seeks dog bootie donations

During the summer, sidewalk temperatures can reach well over 150 degrees and in the right conditions, skin damage can occur in less than 60 seconds.


Monsoon onset brings need for safety awareness; Stage 2 Fire Restrictions remain in effect until significant rainfall is received - Copper Area News Publishers providing news coverage for Eastern Pinal and Southern Gila Counties

Visitors to Coronado National Forest are advised to use extra caution while outdoors due to the onset of monsoon season and the increased potential for thunderstorms, strong winds, lightning, heavy rain and flooding.


San Carlos Apache Culture Center Museum now open

A grand reopening of the Museum is also scheduled for early fall, 2018 and a setup of an Apache Village is in the works, and community members who want to provide input and assist with this can attend planning meetings that will start soon.