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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.
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.
Safford Police investigate apparent Walmart shoplifting
SAFFORD — Last Saturday, Safford Police investigated a possible shoplifting incident at Walmart, where a man allegedly left the store after paying close to $270 for just over $800 worth of merchandise.
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
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.
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.
Arizona’s Salsa Trail Runs Straight Through This Ethnic Small Town
Our state is filled with Mexican restaurants: some authentic, others more modern, and many in-between. Arizona’s Salsa Trail features a collection of eateries serving all your favorite Hispanic dishes, half of which are located in the small town of Safford alone. Check it out:
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
2018 Light Parade shimmers and shines
SAFFORD — Lights glimmered, flames flew, and Santa Claus reigned over this year’s light parade last Saturday. The 21st annual Light Parade was hosted by the Safford Downtown Association and Country Financial. This year’s theme was “ ‘Tis the Season,” and with this theme many entries took the time to
Library Friends host ‘Stop the Bleed’ program
SAFFORD — Last Wednesday, guests in the program room at the Safford City-Graham County Library got some potentially life-saving first aid tips as Friends of the Library invited two registered nurses to give a “Stop the Bleed” presentation.
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.
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.
Lady Apaches find their rhythm in the second half
FORT THOMAS — Fort Thomas hosted Cibecue on Friday and, after coming off of two losses, the Lady Apaches finally found their rhythm in the second half and pulled away for the win, 50-32.
Dishchii’Bikoh boys win first 7; Show Low falls at home to Chinle
All the White Mountains’ 3A boys basketball teams lost in inter-sectional games on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Snowflake traveled to Safford and lost in a close contest, 77-73 and Blue Ridge lost on the road at Florence, 81-64. Show Low played host to Chinle of the 3A North and lost 58-44 to the undefeated Wil
Counterfeit bill-passing suspect faces charges in three towns
GRAHAM COUNTY — A man who passed fake $100 bills in three communities, allegedly just to see if he could, is looking at fraud charges by three law enforcement agencies. On Sunday night, Nov. 18, Michael Provencio reportedly used the counterfeit bills to make purchases at Giant stores in Pima, Thatch
Starting the day with St. Nick
SAFFORD — Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day — and to have the chance to eat breakfast with Santa is something a child will remember forever. On Saturday morning, Dec. 8, Double R Communications will stage the Gila Valley’s 14th annual Breakfast with Santa at the Manor Ho
Duelin’ duals at Pima
PIMA — Pima hosted six schools on Wednesday in a double-mat, pound-’em-out multi-meet. Willcox and Morenci went home with the most duals wins of the night. Morenci head coach Casey Woodall said, “We brought our whole team and got some youngers guys into matches, and a couple of times they showed a l
Safford takes double win in multi-meet
SAFFORD — Safford hosted Pueblo Magnet and Salpointe Catholic for wrestling last Wednesday and came out on top in both matches. Safford beat Pueblo Magnet, 50-24, getting five pins. Then the Bulldogs defeated Salpointe Catholic, 51-19, getting another six pins.
Nakai nets 25 as Pima women's basketball upsets No. 15 Central Arizona College
The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (4-5, 1-3 in ACCAC) earned its biggest win of the young season on Wednesday as it knocked off a ranked ACCAC Division I team.
Pima County Board of Supervisors approves Ajo conservation easements, Anza Trail certification
PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 4 was a busy day for approvals, as a conservation area near Ajo and certification for Anza Trail were approved unanimously.