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Making the Grade

A dozen local residents graduated from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Course on Sept. 17. From left are Mary Anne Stanford, Lynn Heskett, Alan Hutton, Brenda Moline, Trish Hoge, David Mayberry, Sandra Thornton, Erick Heskett, Judy Squires, Roger Wood, Lynn Callaway and Susan Allen. The group completed the 20-hour course sponsored by the…

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Eight Injured

Eight people, six of them children, were taken to hospitals Monday after a two-car crash at Calle Arroyo Sur and Nogales Highway near Walmart.  The crash occurred about 5:10 p.m. after one vehicle apparently ran a red light, police said.  Some of the injuries were serious but none was life-threatening, according to a Green Valley…

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To School, in Style

Air and Space Academy students (from left) Genevieve Carr, 7, Erica Vidal, 8, Robert Billings, 10, and Sammy Desantiago, 6, rode to school Tuesday in a Green Valley Fire District firetruck after winning a National Fire Prevention Week coloring contest.  The students were also treated to breakfast at Fire Station #151 by Fire Engineer Sal…

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Not Injured

A 97- year-old driver was uninjured after his vehicle went into a house shortly before 10:30 a.m. Thursday.  According to the Green Valley Fire District, the man mistook the gas pedal for the brake in the Ford Bronco and went into the home on the 100 block of East El Membrillo.  The man was not…

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Leaning in the Wind

Power Poles along Madera Canyon Road began leaning due to high winds in the area Monday.  A couple poles were leaning heavily between mile posts nine and ten, with others looking like they could start going down as well, according to the Green Valley Fire District.  Remember to never approach a downed power line, even…

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Blue Mass

First Responders with Green Valley Fire District receive a blessing during a “Blue Mass” held at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Sahuarita on Sunday. Recognition was arranged by Town Council member Tom Murphy. Firefighters are (from left) Engineer M. Hughes, Firefighter C. Naber and Engineer J. Cavell, and Battalion Chief Dan Modrzejewski.  A new…

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A Colorful Thank You!

Capt. Mike Landman, Engineer Paul Miller and Firefighter Carl Crain from Station 152 hold up one of three banners from classes at Continental School to thank Green Valley Fire District crews on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

Vehicle into Tree

A 19-year-old-woman was transported to the Green Valley Hospital after the vehicle she was driving struck a tree on the 1500 block of Paseo La Tinaja on Sunday evening. The crash caused a small fire which was contained by a Pima County Sheriff’s deputy and fully extinguished by the Green Valley Fire District

GVFD ironing out issues to start ambulance service

Green Valley Fire District is continuing efforts to establish its own ambulance service roughly a year after filing an application with the state. Since then, Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro and its Southwest Ambulance service — which contracts with GVFD — was acquired by medical-transport giant AMR. That company, based in Colorado, filed an objection to the request…

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Teen injured in I-19 rollover

An 18-year-old woman was taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries after her vehicle went over a guardrail on Interstate 19 on Monday. The car rolled in the crash about 6:30 p.m. as it headed northbound near the Continental Road off-ramp, according to the Green Valley Fire District. The driver was wearing a…

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Driver sent to hospital after crash in GV

One driver involved in a two-car crash at Calle de Las Tiendas and La Canoa shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday was transported to Green Valley Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The second driver involved refused care. All were wearing seatbelts, according to a Green Valley Fire District spokesman. The crash occurred in front of Big…

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Two sent to hospital after 3-car crash in GV

Two people were sent to the hospital after a three-car accident on Abrego Drive north of Continental Road in Green Valley on Wednesday. The Green Valley Fire District responded to the scene around 12:15 p.m. after the driver of a small blue sedan had a medical issue that caused the vehicle to strike the rear…

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