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Fire shuts down restaurant, clubhouse in Green Valley

Managers at Canoa Ranch Golf and Country Club have scrambled to provide services for members following a fire Sunday that shut down the clubhouse and Grill on the Green restaurant. The fire broke out in a wall of an exterior storage area about 3:45 a.m., according to the Green Valley Fire District. Firefighters found smoke…

Water Heater Fire Sparks Evacuation

A smoldering fire erupted Wednesday morning when a homeowner opened a door to a water heater, prompting the evacuation of a Green Valley home. Rose Englund said she opened her hot water heater closet when looking for something and discovered the fire.  She called 911 and she and her husband evacuated their home in the…

Headed for Christmas

Green Valley Fire District Firefighter Mark Savalle shakes hands with Green Valley resident Ferdinand LaRocca at the Stuff the Truck event Saturday outside Walmart.  GVFD and the international Association of Fire Fighters Local 4125 collected toys and cash donations for their Adopt-A-Family program throughout the day.  “Wherever I am, I do this,” said LaRocca, a…

From Lemonade/Cupcakes to “Blessing Bags”

Sisters Kalley and Mckenzie Kosiorowski raised more than $200 for charity from a lemonade stand.  McKenzie is a force, unselfishly helping others as the weather turns chilly and holidays approach, a challenging time for many.  Last week she, sister Kailey, and others prepared 150 “Blessing Bags” to give to the homeless, stuffed with food, snacks…

Single Vehicle Rollover on I-19

Two people died and one person was injured Friday in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 19. The rollover occurred on southbound I-19 just south of Canoa Road at 4:54 p.m., according to the Department of Public Safety.  A DPS said the driver of a pickup lost control, drove off the road, onto the shoulder and…

Cyclist Hit

A bicyclist in his 60s was struck by a minivan about 8:30 a.m. Saturday near Desert Bell Drive and Esperanza Boulevard in Green Valley.  The cyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Green Valley Fire District.  The driver was cited for failure to yield.

Golf Cart Rollover

A 66-year-old male driver of a golf cart was uninjured Wednesday morning after the vehicle rolled over at La Canada Drive and San Ignacio.  The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of the incident.  Members of the Green Valley Fire District were on scene.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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