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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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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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