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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…

Man steals vehicle, crashes it an hour later

A young man who reportedly stole his mother’s vehicle in Sahuarita on Tuesday morning ended up in crash that sent him to the hospital shortly afterward, according to law enforcement. Around 7 a.m., the vehicle, driven by the 20-year-old suspect, rear-ended a truck pulling a trailer on southbound Interstate 19 around kilometer post 60, just…

Car found abandoned after hitting power pole

Nobody was around a car that hit a power station near Quail Creek on Wednesday afternoon. The Green Valley Fire District responded to the area, north of the community along Old Nogales Highway, shortly after 3 p.m., but found no occupants, according to the fire district. There were no outages caused by the crash and…

Ka-ching: Monsoon season damage costs can skyrocket

Around 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, lightning struck a palm tree in the backyard of a Green Valley home. It was the second palm tree in the past two weeks to be charred during the heavy storms that moved through the area as the monsoon season kicked into gear. Lightning strikes are just some of…

Car rolls over multiple times on I-19

Two Nogales men were not seriously injured after their vehicle rolled multiple times on Interstate 19 on Tuesday morning. The incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle while heading northbound. The vehicle rolled several times, coming to a rest on the east frontage road in front of the…

Abandoned, heavily damaged truck found on I-19

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating an abandoned, heavily damaged truck which was discovered abandoned on Interstate 19 in southern Green Valley early Monday morning. According to the Green Valley Fire District, personnel responded around 4 a.m. after the truck – which had appeared to have been involved in a rollover crash –…

Lightning strikes palm tree

With the monsoon once again in full swing, Green Valley has seen its first palm tree fire of the season. Green Valley Fire District personnel responded to the 100 block of West Los Robles around 6:15 p.m. Sunday evening after lightning from a storm moving through the area struck the palm tree in front of…

Sahuarita looks at Quail Creek road extension

A shorter commute between Quail Creek and businesses along Nogales Highway may start with a swing through town hall on Monday. The Sahuarita Town Council will discuss extending Quail Crossing Boulevard across the Santa Cruz River to meet up with Nogales Highway near Walmart during its regular meeting. The fiscal 2017 town budget, which will…

Car hits hydrant, slowly sinks before crane pulls it out

A car struck a fire hydrant in Green Valley on Friday, driving 1,000 gallons of water a minute into the earth, creating a mud bog, flooding the street and opening a hole that swallowed part of the vehicle. The driver, an elderly man, was not injured in the 11:30 a.m. crash at San Ignacio and…

Car strikes hydrant, floods street

The street of a Green Valley neighborhood was flooded after a car struck a fire hydrant Friday morning. The Green Valley Fire District responded to the area of Rio Altar and San Ignacio around 11:30 p.m. after the sedan struck the hydrant, causing water to pour out onto the street before Community Water Company was…

GVFD personnel on scene to fight Brown Fire

Green Valley Fire District personnel are helping battle the Brown Fire in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Green Valley. The fire had burned 15,240 acres as of Tuesday evening and was 30 percent contained. Two water-tender trucks and their operators from GVFD have remained on scene since reporting to the site north of Sasabe on…

Motorcyclist injured after striking deer

A motorcyclist was sent to a Tucson hospital after he collided with a deer Tuesday night. The Green Valley Fire District responded around 8:45 p.m. to the 19000 block of South Mission Road, south of Twin Buttes Road. The 22-year-old, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to Banner University Medical Center – Tucson with…

After several years, ADOT joins in to control buffelgrass

With everyone, including the state, now pitching in this summer to fight buffelgrass along the Interstate 19 corridor, the Green Valley and Sahuarita area could have the pesky plant nearly licked. That is, until the highly flammable grass eventually pops up again, which it always does. But in the meantime, a united front could have…

Man taken to hospital after SUV, motorcycle collide

A motorcyclist suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday after a collision with a small SUV at Esperanza Boulevard and La Canada Drive in Green Valley shortly after 4 p.m. The man, described by the Green Valley Fire District as elderly, was taken to Banner University Medical Center Tucson Campus after the accident about 4:10 p.m. Pima…

No tax rate increase for GVFD

Property owners in Green Valley Fire District will see no tax rate increase for the coming year, although it could happen next year. In retooling its pay schedule, the fire board has designed a system equitable to all on its workforce to resolve compression that has occurred over the years, which happens when there’s only…

Man, 18, dies in Green Valley motorcycle crash

Tyler Woelfersheim, an 18-year-old Sahuarita motorcyclist hit by an SUV in Green Valley Thursday night, has died from his injuries. He died shortly after being taken to Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, according to a Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokesman. The crash at Abrego Drive and Continental Road occurred about 7:40 p.m. and involved another…

MONTANA VISTA: They love rural lifestyle, even with the challenges

Back in the 1960s, land surveyors arrived in the Marley Ranch area southwest of Green Valley as a precursor to laying plans for commercial mining, placing markers at key points for aerial mapping. When cowboys from the ranch encountered the markers, they lassoed them out so when the aerial surveyors took to the sky, the…

Local crew helping fight La Sierra fire

Three local firefighters and a brush truck have deployed to help tackle La Sierra Fire outside of Nogales, Arizona, which crossed over from Mexico about 2:30 p.m. Monday. Two firefighters from Green Valley Fire District and one from Helmet Peak Volunteer Fire Department west of Sahuarita, and a GVFD fire truck were sent to the…

GVFD helps answer call to fire in Catalina Mountains

Green Valley Fire District personnel joined about 60 personnel battling the Montrose Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson through the day. Three firefighters and two water trucks were deployed shortly after 7 a.m., according to GVFD. Flames were spotted at roughly 5 a.m. roughly three miles northwest of Rose Canyon Lake on…

3 survive rollover crash on I-19

One of three passengers traveling in a four-door van was transported to a Tucson hospital with non life-threatening injuries after the vehicle flipped into the median along Interstate 19 this afternoon. The patient was transported to Banner University Medical Center after the incident, which occurred near Canoa Road, a Green Valley Fire District spokesman said….

GVFD, PCSD respond to injured hiker in Madera Canyon

For the second time this week, responders have come to the aid of a hiker in Madera Canyon. Southern Arizona Search and Rescue, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Green Valley Fire District responded to the canyon Thursday afternoon to help a 70-year-old female hiker who had fallen in the area of Kent Springs, according…

Pick-up crashes in median Monday, driver unhurt

A blown tire is believed responsible for a rollover on Interstate 19 between Duval Mine and Sahuarita roads mid-afternoon Monday, leaving the driver shaken but with only minor injuries. The driver, a 25-year-old female, was wearing a seatbelt at the time and was treated by Green Valley Fire District personnel, then released at the scene….

Hiker air lifted from Madera Canyon

A hiker experiencing a medical emergency had to be air lifted out of Madera Canyon on Tuesday. The 68-year-old man had cardiac symptoms while up in the canyon. He was stabilized by Green Valley Fire District personnel along the Bog Springs Trail before the Pima County Sheriff’s Department used a helicopter to transport him to…

Town, county keep eye on busy, troubled intersections

While the majority of Green Valley’s intersections are safe as-is, one of Sahuarita’s busiest crossroads is now getting the attention it needs. Starting March 15, the town contracted with Tucson-based Psomas Inc. to study safety improvements for Abrego Drive and Nogales Highway, which has seen a decent number of vehicle crashes over the past several…

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