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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.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-06-23 09:00:00

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.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-06-22 09:00:00

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.


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


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.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-06-22 17:00:00

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


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.

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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.


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.

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-06-22 07:00:00

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.


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.


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.


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.


$60K reward in case of Ariz. park ranger missing since 1980

WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) - The National Park Service has raised its reward to $60,000 in the case of a Chiricahua National Monument ranger who went missing more than 38 years ago.


Governor proclaims Monsoon Awareness Week

Beginning around June 15 (earliest recorded start being June 16, 1925), the monsoon season will continue through September, bringing thunderstorms and rain to the water- parched state.


Dryden performs original cowboy poetry at Arizona Heritage Center

FORT THOMAS — On March 7, 2018, the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park in Tempe announced the opening of “100 Years/100 Ranchers,” featuring the photography of acclaimed photographer Scott Baxter, based on his Arizona’s State Centennial book “100 Years/100 Ranchers.”


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.


Pet for Dad adoption special at Pima Animal Care Center

Over the past couple of days,Pima Animal Care Centerhas taken in close to 180 animals, causing an overcrowding crisis at the shelter. There's now about 350 dogs and over 250 cats.To help make kennel space and save lives, PACC is running a "Pet for Dad" adoption special. You can name your own adoptio


Seasonal highs soar to excessive heat by Friday!

TUCSON, Ariz. - Enjoy our seasonal highs while you can. Our warming trend will hit a significant high Thursday and Friday. Our forecast high today: 100 degrees. Our average high for today: 101 degrees. The forecast high by Friday? 109 degrees. We might even hit our first 110 of the season.An Excessi


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.