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Green Valley man dies in crash on Camino del Sol

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of an accident Tuesday that killed a 75-year-old Green Valley man. The man was traveling on Camino Del Sol when he drifted off the road around 2 p.m. south of Continental Road, and struck a dirt embankment, Lt. Derek Ogden said. The driver of the truck…

Usually dry May sees a gusher over the weekend

Green Valley received 1.17 inches of rain Saturday, a full inch more than the 0.17 inches the area normally receives during all of May. “May 11 is historically a very dry day,” said Maddie Powell, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “I’m seeing zeroes across the board other than 1993, when Green Valley received 0.12 inches.”…

Fire victim: Within five minutes everything was gone

Ashley Brown was moments from stepping into the shower Saturday when she heard her mom. “She was screaming, ‘The house is on fire, get the baby and get out!” Brown recalled Tuesday. “I ran out into the hallway, saw the flames and I turned and grabbed Maddi.” With her mom on her heels, Brown, 27,…

Man dies as deer hits motorcycle

A 70-year-old visitor from Idaho died Friday morning when he struck a deer while riding his motorcycle on the road into Madera Canyon. Green Valley Fire District Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski said the man was traveling with another motorcyclist when he hit the deer at milepost 10, which is in the area of Proctor Trail….

Minor Injuries

An 80-year-old Green Valley woman suffered minor injuries Thursday after she crashed into a parked vehicle. The Green Valley Fire District was called to west Calle Nogal and North Avenida Cipres around 9:30 a.m. after the woman’s car struck a parked, full-sixe work truck, GVFD spokesman L.T. Pratt said.  The driver of the car, who…

Family of three loses home to fire

A family of three lost their mobile home in a fire Saturday morning. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said firefighters received a report about a porch fire in the 9000 block of West McGee Ranch Road, west of Sahuarita, shortly before noon Saturday.     By the time firefighters arrived, the fire had…

Car crash damages building, no injuries reported

Two people escaped injury Friday morning after nearly crashing into a building. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said two people were on their way to the CareMore in the 100 block of West Esperanza when their car went over the curb into a bench, pushing the bench into the building’s wall. The people…

Magnifying glass revealed as culprit in small fire

Green Valley firefighters put their sleuthing skills to the test Friday evening and helped avert a potentially dangerous situation. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said a Las Campanas resident called firefighters around 6:20 p.m. Friday because she had been smelling smoke inside her house since Thursday but couldn’t find the source of it….

Lots of Elks

The Green Valley Elks Lodge honored five men who serve the community at a recent Law and Order Night dinner attended by more than 90 Elks and guests. From Left are Green Valley Elks Exalted Ruler Jim Smith, Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year Sgt. Kevin Kubitskey, Arizona Ranger of the Year Lt. George…

Wanted fugitive prompts big response

A Sahuarita police officer suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon during a foot chase with a 27-year-old man wanted on four warrants. The officer was driving on North La Cañada Drive near West Duval Mine Road around 1:40 p.m. when he saw James Montes, a Sahuarita resident, walking down the road, Sgt. Michael Falquez said. Recognizing…

Two injured in Green Valley crash

Two Green Valley women, aged 70 and 90, were taken to Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries Friday morning after a two-vehicle crash at La Cañada Drive and Paseo Prodo, said L.T. Pratt, a Green Valley Fire District spokesman.

Two women injured in crash

Two women were taken to Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital about 5 p.m. Monday after a two-vehicle crash at Esperanza Boulevard and Interstate 19. Neither of the women, a 68-year-old Green Valley resident and a 35-year-old Rio Rico resident, suffered life-threatening injuries, according to L.T. Pratt, Green Valley Fire District spokesman.

Man arrested after Arivaca house set on fire

A 33-year-old man is in the Pima County Adult Detention Center after authorities said he set fire to a home in Arivaca during a domestic violence incident and later “presented” a handgun to Pima County Sheriff’s deputies at the scene. Lt. Derek Ogden said Pedro Triana was arrested on suspicion of three counts of aggravated…

Green Valley Fire District captain promoted

Capt. Jason Moore’s wife, Kristy, pinned on his new badge. From left are sons Easton and Aden, who were joined by two more sons, Grayson and Logan, who all took turns pinning insignias to their dad’s new uniform. Moore is taking over for Jeff Mooney, who retires today after serving for more than 20 years….

Illegal immigrants rescued in Santa Rita Mountains

Five men who’d crossed into the United States illegally were rescued Thursday after becoming stranded in the Santa Rita Mountains. The men called 911 on Wednesday and were rescued Thursday morning in the snow-capped mountaints by Border Patrol agents, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety and an Air and Marine Operation aircrew….

Dog dies in bee attack at Green Valley home

Bees swarmed a dog in the backyard of a Green Valley home Monday before firefighters lifted her over a wall, but their efforts weren’t enough to save her. Firefighters were called to the 600 block of West Calle Torres Blancas about 1 p.m., where they found a 12-year-old Lab mix named “Sootie” under attack by…

Slippery when wet

A two-vehicle crash on southbound interstate 19 West Frontage Road and Placta Quieta sent one Green Valley resident to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said no one else was injured.

GVFD rescues man with broken hip on rooftop

The Green Valley Fire District rescued an 81-year-old Green Valley man from the roof of his home Wednesday morning after he tripped, fell and broke his hip. GVFD spokesman L.T. Pratt said the man, a resident of the 900 block of West Camino Asturias, tripped while watching workers repair his air conditioner around 9:20 a.m….

Driver dead in Green Valley crash

An 83-year-old Green Valley woman died Saturday after her vehicle went over a retaining wall as it exited I-19, landing on its roof in the parking lot of a store, according to officials. The woman, the only occupant, died at the scene, according to the Green Valley Fire District.  According to officials, a call came…

Sahuarita resident escapes injury after vehicle fire

A Sahuarita resident escaped injury Saturday afternoon when their vehicle’s engine compartment erupted into flames around 4:20 p.m. Green Valley Fire District firefighters extinguished the fire, which took place at North Abrego and Nogales Highway, in about five minutes, said GVFD spokesman L.T. Pratt.

Ambulance service a ‘good move’ for GVFD

More than 1,300 patients were taken to area hospitals by the Green Valley Fire District last year, its first year in the ambulance business. “I’m very happy,” GVFD Chief Chuck Wunder said. “I think it was a good move for several reasons.” In April 2017, the fire district and AMR reached a deal allowing both…

Chimney Fire

A Green Valley couple escaped injury when their chimney caught fire late Sunday. The couple called 911 around 11:20 p.m. to report that their home in the 80 block of East Camino de Diana was on fire, said L.T. Pratt, Green Valley Fire District spokesman. When firefighters arrived, they discovered a chimney fire and evidence…

2 men injured in I-19 crashes

Two men were injured in separate crashes on Interstate 19. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a New Year’s Eve rollover that hospitalized a 35-year-old Green Valley man. The man was traveling north on interstate 19 around 9:10 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle near Continental Road, causing it to roll…

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