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Brush fire grows to 1,500 acres; no structures burned

Seven agencies, 150 firefighters, a helicopter and a handful of air tankers battled a stubborn brush fire in the Santa Rita Mountains on Sunday. The Sawmill Fire was reported at 11:55 a.m. Sunday and was about 5 percent contained by 5 p.m., said L.T. Pratt, a spokesman for the Green Valley Fire District. The cause…

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Four hours later, she’s rescued by newspaper carrier

Juan Alvarez is used to delivering the news, not making it. But the longtime carrier for the Green Valley News has earned a headline of his own after he came to the aid of a woman last week while delivering papers on his route. On April 12, Alvarez was delivering papers in a neighborhood near…

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Help is here

Many thanks for your publication of Kitty Bottemiller’s article on preparing your home when leaving for the summer (“Outta here!” April 2, Page A1). I will keep it on hand in the event I plan to leave town for a few days this summer. But what I really want to thank you for is the…

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Little snake, big problem: First-grader on long journey after snake bite

A couple of weeks ago, 7-year-old Frankie Bejarano told his grandparents he would give anything to go for a helicopter ride. The next day, his wish came true. But nobody was happy about it. The first-grader was bitten by a rattlesnake April 7 while using his new telescope in the driveway of his grandparents’ home…

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One sent to hospital after car strikes stop sign

A 17-year-old boy was sent to the hospital after the car he and another 17-year-old boy were in hit a stop sign in an undeveloped neighborhood south of Anamax Park in Sahuarita on Sunday night. The Green Valley Fire District responded shortly after 7 p.m. to Camino de Las Quintas and Quiet Meadows Drive, where…

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One injured in rear-end crash Friday morning

One woman was sent to the hospital following a rear-end car crash in Green Valley this morning. The Green Valley Fire District responded around 8 a.m. to the Calle del Chancero, between La Canada Drive and Interstate 19. The 68-year-old female driver of one vehicle and the 74-year-old male driver of the other were not…

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Are you a fall risk? Here’s help figuring it out

So would you improve your health if you knew that you could? Most falls in our area can be prevented. SHiM was created to prevent and care for those falls in our area by Valley Assistance Services, Green Valley Volunteer Fire Corp, and Green Valley Volunteer Clearinghouse. These partners have worked together to address falls…

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GVFD knocks out small kitchen fire

The Green Valley Fire District helped quickly knock down a small kitchen fire in Green Valley on Wednesday morning. A cutting board and electric table top grill caught fire after a stove burner they were on top of was turned on. Firefighters responded to the home on East El Valle, off of Abrego Drive, and…

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Safe Keeping

About 75 attendees learned about what local organizations do to help keep Green Valley safe during a community emergency forum Monday at the GVR West Center, From left are presenters John McGee, Community Emergency Response Team; Brenden Victorson, U.S. Border Patrol; Pima County Sheriff, Lt. Eric Johnson, Green Valley District; Sandra Espinoza, Pima County Emergency…

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Volunteer Honor

Longtime Green Valley volunteer Chuck Hill, receives the volunteer of the Year Award given by the Rotary Club of Green Valley, and club President Andy Heideman.  Hill received the award, which is given to non-Rotarians, for his work with the Santa Cruz Bicycle Advocacy Committee, which promotes bicycle safety in Southern Arizona.  Hill was nominated…

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They’re the best

Thanks to our great GVFD firemen! I know of two recent incidents when our wonderful firemen helped out — in non-fire situations. My personal one was last week I was clearing a huge tree limb that was obstructing a well-traveled sidewalk. A fire truck stopped and out jumped three young men. They took my chain…

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CERT honor

The Green Valley Fire District Board of Directors recognized John McGee for his leadership and dedication to the Greater Green Valley Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) program since taking on the position of president. McGee has been instrumental in ensuring CERT members are provided with monthly training and he has helped keep the CERT program…

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