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Safford Police officers recognized for lifesaving work

SAFFORD - Near the end of January, quick action by three Safford Police officers saved an infant's life, and those three officers were saluted for their efforts at last Monday's City Council meeting. It was the morning of Jan. 25, just after 11 a.m., when Sergeant Randy Loya, and officers Tyler Cluf

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-03-21 11:00:00

2 Easter Egg hunts taking place this month

SAFFORD - A pair of Easter egg hunts will close out the month of March, both free to participants. The first takes place Friday, March 30, on the ball fields at Graham County Fairgrounds. Put on each year by Eastern Arizona Courier, the hunt is free to all children up to age 8. Eggs will be distribu

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Two immigrants found in woman's trunk

Two illegal immigrants were found in the trunk of a 23-year-old Tucson woman who fled from the Interstate 19 checkpoint near Tubac on Friday afternoon and was chased for almost 25 miles. A Nogales Border Patrol Station agent directed the woman, who was driving a Nissan Altima, to a secondary inspect

GREEN VALLEY NEWS AND SUN - 2018-03-21 00:54:00

Safford to reboot utility rates

SAFFORD - Safford residential and business customers can look forward to an overall reduction in utility rates, after the City Council approved three resolutions that balanced a water rate increase with lowered electric and gas charges. After a public hearing at the March 12 council meeting, the cou


Two dogs found malnourished, injured

Pima Animal Care Center is investigating two stray girl dogs that came into the shelter thin with wounds on their faces and legs. PIMA ANIMAL CARE CENTER Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. TUCSON, Ariz.

KGUN 9 - 2018-03-20 22:12:43

Clifton successfully complete 2018 gate drill

CLIFTON - The Town of Clifton's annual gate-closing drill came early this year, thanks to a visit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The drill occurred on the morning of March 13 and was a textbook operation, according to town officials. "The drill went off without a hitch. I don't think it coul

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-03-21 09:00:00

Fatal crashes up on I-19, but overall wrecks down

This year is proving to be an exceptionally deadly year for travelers on Interstate 19, but the number of wrecks overall is down. There have been four fatal collisions with five deaths on the 27-mile stretch of I-19 between Arivaca Road and San Xavier Road between Jan. 1 and March 15, compared to on


Editorial: Lights, camera, money!

Last week, we were discussing the filming of a movie in Safford with some people we know, and one person's response was quite dismissive. "It's not really a movie," he said. "What's the budget? $10?" Yes, it's a low-budget film. The co-producer on the film told us that the film is considered "ultra


Safford Police investigate shoplifting, weapons offenses

SAFFORD - On Friday, Feb. 9, Safford Police officers looked into reports of domestic violence, shoplifting and weapons misconduct. Shortly after 6 a.m., an officer responded to a reported domestic incident. According to the officer's report, the victim said his girlfriend struck him in the face mult


Stolen cash retrieved by Safford, Greenlee officers

SAFFORD - A woman who lost a cash-filled envelope in a store last week had most of the money returned after Safford Police traced it to a Greenlee County man. According to a Safford Police report, the woman dropped the envelope, containing $1,400, as she left the Circle K at 1123 W. Thatcher Blvd. S


Production on 'To Hell and Gone' starts in Safford

SAFFORD - The golden rays of the sunrise hit Safford's Main Street on Thursday morning, greeting an already busy area. +2 Long before the sun's arrival, the film crew for "To Hell and Gone" was busy setting up for the day's first shot inside the El Coronado restaurant. Locals, including historian


Kidnap investigation uncovers meth, marijuana

SAFFORD - In a tangled chain of events, a reported possible kidnapping last week led to a man's arrest on unrelated drug charges. According to a Safford Police report, a witness called in the possible kidnapping early Monday morning, March 5. The witness reportedly saw two men fighting outside the w


Movie scenes to be filmed in Graham County

That will be one of the many movie set phrases said at El Coronado on March 15-16, as the cast and crew of the film "To Hell and Gone" will be shooting at the local Mexican food restaurant. According to the movie's website, the film is about a "crafty drifter (who) crosses paths with a gang of thiev


Off-duty CBP officer dies in I-19 crash

An off-duty Customs and Border Protection officer from Rio Rico has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash Friday night on Interstate 19 between Pima Mine and Papago roads. Walterio Nunez, 55, died when a northbound SUV crossed the median and hit his vehicle head-on about 8:40 p.m., accordin


Amber Alert suspect avoids jail time

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A woman who kidnapped her biological children last summer avoided a jail at a Tuesday sentencing. On July 10, 33-year-old Bedajii Harnesberry allegedly kidnapped her biological children, ages 16, 14 and 11, from the home of her mother, who was acting as their guardian. The home i


Did You Know: Murder for certain . . . but no head

It was in November of 1891 when Rhoda Polly Holladay Green waved goodbye to her husband, John S. Green, and his traveling companion, Leander Follett, as they left the Green Ranch north of Pima on a somewhat secret mission into the area southeast of Mesa. They rode with numerous horses, mules and sup


ScienceCity brings chemistry to Safford Library

SAFFORD - As part of Spring Break at the Safford City-Graham County Library, the library's ScienceCity program invited Gila Valley children to explore the world of chemistry with Matt Ryan of Brain STEM, a Tucson science education group. In a pair of sessions on Tuesday, Ryan returned to Safford to