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Two in hospital following rear-end crash

Two people were sent to the hospital Tuesday morning following a two-vehicle rear-end crash in southern Sahuarita. A 34-year-old female driver struck a car being driven by a 81-year-old male driver, causing moderate to heavy damage to his vehicle, shortly after 8:30 on South Interstate 19 Frontage Road near the Burger King, according to the…

Three injured in UTV crash Sunday

Three of seven people riding in an UTV were sent to the hospital following a crash on Sunday afternoon. The UTV ended up on its side around 1:15 along the 17000 block of South Whispering Glen, according to the Green Valley Fire District. A 38-year-old woman and two minors were transported to Banner – University…

GV woman’s past CPR lesson a lifesaver

A Green Valley woman has her high school gym teacher to thank for skills that helped saved a Sahuarita man’s life when she sprang into action at a local hardware store. Jennifer Benedict, who does business almost daily at the Ace store in Green Valley Village, said she paused barely a second when she saw…

Nobody injured as fire sweeps through GV home

Fire swept through a manufactured home in Green Valley on Friday causing an estimated $140,000 in damage to the structure and contents. The lone occupant was not home when the fire broke out just before 3 p.m. on the 200 block of West Tuna Drive in Pueblo Estates, according to the Green Valley Fire District….

Rollover on I-19 Wednesday night

Three people were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 19 on Wednesday evening. The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on southbound I-19 between Duval Mine Road and Esperanza Boulevard, according to the Green Valley Fire District. A 19-year-old female and 20-year-old male from the rolled over vehicle, as well as…

GVFD puts out small brush fire in Sahuarita

The Green Valley Fire District quickly extinguished a small brush fire in southern Sahuarita on Saturday afternoon. A single engine responded to Camino de las Quintas and Quiet Meadows around 2:15 p.m. to put out the fire, which burned a 30- by five-foot area. The cause of the fire is unknown. The fire district is…

Car swerves, hits sign along I-19

There were no injuries after a car went off the road and struck a sign along Interstate 19 on Wednesday morning. The car was traveling southbound between Duval Mine Road and Esperanza Boulevard around 8:30 a.m. when it swerved to avoid another vehicle, according to the Green Valley Fire District. It then skid onto the…

Three crashes close I-19 lanes in two spots in Green Valley

Three separate car crashes snarled traffic in two spots along Interstate 19 in Green Valley on Wednesday morning. It started shortly before 11 a.m. when a 2004 Chevy Malibu lost control and spun out into the median while heading northbound between the Canoa Ranch Road and Continental Road exits. A minor riding in the car…

Foundation hosts events to raise money for firefighter education

Firefighters are preparing to have a blast, and they’re not talking the kind from a fire hose. Their new non-profit Green Valley Firefighters Foundation is launching its inaugural fundraisers this week featuring two favorite local activities — a Pickleball tournament and a formal ball, both open to the public. Plans include entertainment by The Socials,…

Brush fire near hospital quickly extinguished

A small brush fire north of the Green Valley Hospital was quickly squashed by the Green Valley Fire District on Thursday afternoon. The fire, which burned a quarter-acre around 4:30, was endangering a Southwest Gas valving site around kilometer post 59 on the east Frontage Road. However, it was extinguished without damaging any property. The…

Minor injuries in Sunday morning rollover on I-19

There were only minor injuries in an early morning rollover on Interstate 19 in southern Green Valley on Sunday. A southbound four-door sedan rolled off the road around 3 a.m. between the Canoa Ranch and Arivaca Road exits, according to the Green Valley Fire District. A 19-year-old occupant of the sedan was taking to Banner…

Interstate 19 Reopens: Two Injured in Crash

Northbound Interstate 19 through Green Valley was closed for two hours Friday after the driver of a pickup crossed the median and struck a semi-truck head-on about noon. The 39-year-old pickup driver may have been experiencing a medical emergency, causing him to lose control of his vehicle, according to a Green Valley Fire District spokesman….

GVFD Chiefs Head to D.C. to Talk Up Local Program

Two Green Valley Fire District chiefs head to the nation’s capital next month, hoping to convince the heavy hitters in health care that a local program could save the country billions of dollars. In Green Valley alone, savings from a new program where nurse practitioners treat non-emergency medical conditions that might otherwise be transported to…

Busy Sunday night as GVFD handles fire, 3-vehicle crash

It was a busy Sunday evening for the Green Valley Fire District Around 6:15 p.m., the district responded to a three-vehicle crash at Abrego Drive and Duval Mine Road involving a sedan, truck and mid-sized SUV. A 59-year-old female occupant of the sedan had to be cut out of the SUV using hydraulic spreaders, known…

Electrical fire damages Quail Creek garage

A small electrical fire left about $10,000 in damage to the garage of a home in Quail Creek on Sunday morning. The Green Valley Fire District responded to the home in the 1000 block of North Eagle Hollow Road shortly before 9 a.m. The homeowner had put out the small fire near the water heater…

2015 Busiest Year

Green Valley Fire District reports 2015 as its busiest year yet by a long shot for the second year running, clocking more than 10,500 calls — nearly 900 more than 2014. And 2014 showed a gain of nearly 800 over the district’s previous high of 8,839 in 2012. Year-to-year call tallies have climbed steadily with…

No injuries after car strikes home

There are no injuries after a car ran into a home in southern Green Valley on Wednesday. The 94-year-old female driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake and sent the two-door car into the house – which was not her residence – on the 500 block of West Ocotillo Place around 2:30…

Arivaca fire 75 percent contained

A fire that may have been sparked during a Davis-Monthan Air Force Base training mission was 75 percent contained as of about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, and shrank to 1,022 acres from 1,400 acres. A ranch house and other buildings were threatened at one point, but structure protection and clearing by crews were effective and the…

GVFD nurse practitioner program sees 170 patients

The nurse practitioner program launched by Green Valley Fire District last March to help save on health-care costs with non-emergency treatment saw nearly 170 patients through mid-December. Four part-time nurse practitioners just began on the job, replacing Cynthia “Cigi” Smith, the program’s first NP, who left for a new job. They provide coverage between 8…

GVFD Hires New Marshall, Inspector

Two new staff members have joined the Green Valley Fire District, although both have roots in the area dating back years. Longtime Sahuarita resident Roger Thompson now serves as the district’s full-time safety inspector, replacing Greg Hernandez, with whom he previously worked at Caterpillar’s Tucson Proving Grounds. His duties include conducting safety inspections at local…

Arivaca home burns; resident sent to hospital

An 83-year-old Arivaca man was taken to Banner University Medical Center Tucson early Friday for treatment of injuries when his residential trailer burned. He suffered non life-threatening burns and smoke inhalation, said a GVFD spokesman. The single-wide structure, at Fourth Avenue and Second Street in Arivaca, was fully engulfed when crews from Green Valley Fire…

Firefighter Not Alone in Battle Against Cance

Green Valley Fire District firefighter Annette Poole-Kelley is used to helping people. But for now she has to get used to being the one helped. Poole-Kelley, 49, was diagnosed last fall with stage 4, aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which has spread past her lymph nodes into her pancreas. She’s getting through it one day at a…

Big loss: Retiring GV firefighters love the community

Two of Green Valley Fire District’s most public figures retire this month, one last week, the other Dec. 31. Both graduated from the same Fire Academy class in 1990, beginning as firefighters and working their way up to posts in GVFD’s Prevention Bureau — Greg Hernandez as an inspector and Mark Stonestreet as deputy fire…

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