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Study looks at training resident to use AEDs

Anyone who has experienced a cardiac event or seen a loved one suffering through one knows the agony of waiting for paramedics. Two University of Arizona professors want to ease minds by changing that and making Green Valley a “heart-safe community.” Cardiologists Dr. Marvin Slepian and Dr. Karl Kern believe every community should have an…

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Pena Fire

Crews stopped the spread of a 400-acre wildfire burning south of Pena Blanca Lake, but work remains on the suppression effort Tuesday.  The Pena Fire was first reported about 2:45 p.m. Monday in a remote area of the Pajarito Mountains, about eight miles west of Nogales.  Eighty people were assigned to fight the blaze, including…

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Shed, small trailer burned in blaze near Sahuarita

A brush fire east of Sahuarita swept onto a residential property Saturday afternoon, destroying a shed and small trailer. A Rural/Metro Fire official said the call came in at 12:37 p.m. and crews arrived to find a two-acre blaze in the 2300 block of East Sahuarita Road, across the road from Grace Church of Sahuarita….

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RIDE OF SILENCE: Cycling advocate turns tragedy into outreach

David Waechter found his calling on a cycling charity ride in the Verde Valley north of Phoenix in 2014. Waechter, a retired engineer, was participating in the 86-mile MS150, a benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He was with his 16-year-old daughter, Nina, and longtime family friend Lynn Hartline. They were biking near Cornville…

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Showing Their Support!

Students from the 3rd grade class at Continental School (below) demonstrated how generous and thoughtful the students and parents are. While the Sawmill Fire was going they put together a couple donation buckets for our firefighters. Thanks to Chief Mojo and the 153B crew (Comaduran, Cavell, Naber) for making pickup of these items possible! It…

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Mulberry Fire winding down; cause undetermined

Just two days after firefighters finished extinguishing the 47,000-acre Sawmill Fire, they were battling another brush fire near where the Sawmill Fire ended. The Mulberry Fire began Saturday eight miles southeast of Vail in the Empire Mountains east of State Route 83. As of Tuesday afternoon, the fire had burned 1,755 acres and was 80…

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WILD RUN: Family recounts narrow escape from Sawmill Fire

Chuck Wunder was scared as he raced down Box Canyon Road that Sunday morning. A brush fire with flames nearly eight feet high was racing from Sawmill Canyon east so fast he was having a hard time getting in front of it. If the winds, with gusts up to 40 mph, had shifted, the fire…

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Two hurt as minivan, motorcycle collide

Two people from Tucson were injured Sunday when their motorcycle was struck by a minivan in Green Valley, according to the Green Valley Fire District. The Crash occurred about 11:15 a.m. at Paseo del Prado and Continental Road.  Both people on the motorcycle were taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Neither was…

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Nobody hurt in two-vehicle crash

The occupants of two vehicles that collided at Abrego Drive and Continental Road around 11:30 a.m. Monday escaped injury. The Green Valley Fire District responded to the wreck and said everyone declined to be taken to the hospital.  

Sahuarita church leads efforts to collect items for firefighters

With the Sawmill Fire still raging, a Sahuarita church is trying to make sure the people fighting it have the resources they need. Common Ground Church of Sahuarita, led by Pastor David Taylor, began collecting items Tuesday, ranging from beef jerky and crackers, to water, lip balm and baby wipes, which the firefighters use to…

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Longtime Employee Retires

Capt. Joey Ruiz, congratulates Bertina Lopez on her retirement from the Green Valley Fire District.  “Bert,” as she’s called, started at the district in August 1984, as a receptionist, and over the years has been responsible for ordering supplies, tracking fire inspections, coordinating CPR classes and blood drives, producing reports, bookkeeping and event coordinating.  She…

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Two injured in motorcycle accident in Green Valley

Two people from Tucson were injured Sunday when their motorcycle was struck by a minivan in Green Valley, according to the Green Valley Fire District. The crash occurred about 11:15 a.m. at Paseo del Prado and Continental Road. Both people on the motorcycle were taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Neither was…

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