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Headed Out for a Hike? Be Cautious

By Kim Smith – GV News The cooler temperatures, blue skies and emerald green vegetation might be tempting you to go for a hike, but before heading out there are some steps you need to take, hiking aficionados and first responders say. Even though the temperatures are dropping, dehydration is still an issue, said LT…

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Winter’s Coming

Jacket collection aims for 1,000 before the cold rolls in. By Ellen Sussman Gayle Creamer, owner of Salon at the Ranch in Amado, is aiming to collect 1,000 jackets, hoodies and vests by Oct. 18, to keep kids, teens and adults comfortable and snug once chilly weather sets in. Creamer said she has wanted to…

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Brush Fire

Green Valley Fire District firefighters put out a brush fire around 2 p.m. Saturday on interstate 19 just north of the Canoa Ranch Road exit. it’s unknown what caused the fire.

Chile Cook-Off Breaks Records

Green Valley Firefighters’ 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off broke attendance and fundraising records this year. The September 30th event, which spends proceeds to adopt needy families at the holidays, raised $4,500 and sold out of tickets.  It was standing room only with an estimated 350 guests in Quail Creek Clubhouse’s ballroom, said coordinator and Green Valley…

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Vehicle Fire

Green Valley Fire District helped the Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department with a vehicle fire about 8 p.m. Saturday in the  27000 block of South Nogales Highway.  The abandoned car was fully engulfed when they arrived.  The blaze us under investigation.

Painting Party

Green Valley Firefighters Foundation and Artebellapainting.com hosted a “Painting Party” last week.  Half of all ticket sales go to Green Valley Firefighters Foundation to help firefighters, their families and the community by funding educational and innovative learning opportunities. The event, held at Murphy’s Public House in Tucson, was a success whether painters had never picked…

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GVFD Sets Record on Wildland Fire Aid

The Green Valley Fire District has helped other agencies fight wildfires 36 times this year, billing $491, 000 – more than five times higher than any previous year. GVFD personnel have been deployed to help agencies as far as Montana and Oregon fight wildfires, dispatch calls and handle administrative duties.  The reimbursement – they expect…

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Car Fire

A parked vehicle erupted in flames Tuesday afternoon in the 2500 block of Channing Loop in Quail Creek. No one was hurt in the fire and Green Valley Fire District crews were able to stop it from spreading to the house, said L.T. Pratt, GVFD Community Outreach Coordinator. The cause of the fire is unknown.

They helped!

On Sept. 6, my father fell in the Carl Jr’s handicapped parking space and was quickly assisted by three wonderful people: a couple whose names I unfortunately did not obtain, and Reyes from Big Lots in Sahuarita. These three good people helped keep him comfortable as he lay on the hot pavement, kept him calm…

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Most operations normal, no layoffs as mine deals with fire

Production is temporarily suspended for one part of Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita Mine after a fire broke out Monday in a crusher room. Work at other Sierrita operations, including the mine, SX/EW plant and molybdenum leach and roaster plants, are unaffected, and no layoffs are contemplated, a company spokesman said Tuesday. The Green Valley Fire District and…

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Man loses control of car during medical emergency

A man who suffered a life-threatening medical emergency was taken to a hospital after losing control of his car and striking numerous poles, mailboxes and a parked car in the 1500 block of North Pacana Way in Pueblo Estates.   The incident occurred about noon Wednesday, said LT Pratt, Green Valley Fire District community outreach…

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Fire districts look at arrangements to improve costs, service

The fire chiefs and board members of the Green Valley, Tubac and Rio Rico fire districts met auditors for the first time Wednesday to discuss working together to cut costs and improve services. Working together could mean sharing services, merging, consolidating or creating a joint power authority, or JPA. A JPA allows districts to maintain…

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