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DPS investigates fatal collision on Highway 191
GRAHAM COUNTY - A two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 191 Sunday morning, Jan. 13, left one person dead and two others injured, and is under investigation by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Billy Dean at the Player Center this Friday
SAFFORD — Country singer Billy Dean is coming to the David M. Player Center for the Arts on Friday, bringing his energetic style and grand sense of humor with him. Known for his many hit songs, including “Somewhere in my Broken Heart,” and “Only Here for a Little While,” Dean has been called an Amer
Judges, court clerk take the oath of office
SAFFORD — The oath of office for newly elected officials brought in the first meeting of the year for the Graham County Board of Supervisors on Monday. In the presence of friends and family, Graham County Manager Dustin Welker swore in Judge Wyatt Palmer, of Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Cindy Wo
United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties names 1st CEO
SAFFORD — For the first time in its history, United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties has hired a chief executive officer. Its choice as CEO, Minnesotan Adam O’Doherty, started his new position Jan. 15.
Girls Only STEAM Science Day Camp coming later this month
THATCHER — The Eastern Arizona Science Initiative is hosting a girls science camp, and Greenlee County is invited. The Girls Only STEAM Science Day Camp is being held at Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus starting at 8 a.m., and running until 4 p.m., Jan 26. The event is open to all sev
Government shutdown: Safford to propose utility shutoff reprieve for federal employees
SAFFORD — The bills continue to pile up, but, hopefully, families of federal employees won’t lose power. The government shutdown continues, leaving unpaid federal employees desperate to make ends meet. According to Safford City Manager Horatio Skeete, an individual approached Safford Mayor Jason Kou
Eastern softball sets up shop
THATCHER — Eastern’s softball program hosted a youth clinic that was open to the public last Saturday, where players and the coaches helped attendees learn and hone hitting, catching, pitching, base running and teamwork.
Double assault suspect arrested by Safford Police
SAFFORD — On Friday afternoon, Jan. 4, a man who reportedly assaulted two people, one of whom went to help the first victim, was arrested by Safford Police officers. The first victim, identified as an elderly male, told police he was attacked by the suspect for no reason. According to his statement,
New service team arrives in the Valley
SAFFORD — With two teams serving here in 2018 and a third ready to roll, the Gila Valley is fast becoming a destination for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members.
SPV residents nabbed as part of drug probe
San Pedro Valley residents were among those rounded up as part of a multi-agency probe that resulted in seizure of drugs, cash, weapons and stolen vehicles and which culminated with several felony arrests Wednesday.
Traffic stop uncovers warrants, drugs
SAFFORD — A Christmas Eve traffic stop by Safford Police officers turned up meth, marijuana, prescription pills and a pair of outstanding warrants. According to a police report, officers contacted a man identified as David Martinez in a parked car in the 200 block of West 4th Street. Martinez report
Government shutdown: Subsidized school lunch program to continue through February
SAFFORD — During the government shutdown, subsidized school lunches for children will be available through February. However, after February, schools could face the loss of federal lunch funding.
Gowan: ‘It’s going to be a crazy year’
THATCHER — When asked what he anticipated the coming legislative session will be like, newly elected state Senator David Gowan said, “It’s going to be a crazy session . . . it’s going to be a crazy year.”
Troopers help recover 3 children abducted from Idaho on US 93 south of Wikieup, Arizona
WIKIEUP, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Troopers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety helped police in Idaho recover three children that were abducted by their father on U.S. 93 south of Wikieup, Arizona on Wednesday.
United Way increases scholarship funding for higher education
THATCHER — United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties announced an increase in scholarship funding to help more in the community receive the benefits of higher education and improve quality of life.
‘Riders on the Orphan Train’ coming to Clifton
CLIFTON — A moving tale of 21 orphans sent to Arizona at the turn of the century is making its way to Clifton courtesy of the Greenlee Library system next month. “Riders on the Orphan Train,” presented by Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster, will be hosted by the Clifton Public Library at the Train Depo
Bobcats host multi-team match Wednesday
The Benson wrestlers will don their home mat tights for the last time this season Wednesday in a multi-team meet. Fresh off the McGlumphy-Comaduran Duals and multi-team matches in Safford, Wednesday’s final home match of the season is slated for a 3 p.m. start.
Upper Gila Watershed Forum looks locally for solutions
THATCHER — Though it didn’t quite make it under the wire for 2018, the follow-up to 2017’s State of the Watershed Forum last week brought regional voices to the table on watershed management.
Fort Thomas dominates in the fourth quarter
FORT THOMAS — Fort Thomas turned it on in the fourth quarter to beat Ray, 77-45, on Tuesday night. Brad Johnson and Jaden Preston both scored 14 points for the Apaches. “We made adjustments on our defense. First and second quarter we were playing man to man they were shooting outside and driving thr
Benson ladies top Morenci, fall to Pima
The Benson ladies returned to split their pair of games after the holiday break. The visiting Bobcats defeated Morenci, 47-38, on Tuesday [Jan. 8], then were on the short end of the score, 42-30, in a tightly contested region game with Pima on Friday.