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Madera Canyon Rescue

A 70-year-old Sahuarita woman injured while hiking the Super Trail in Madera Canyon on Tuesday was assisted out by Green Valley Fire District personnel, Pima County Sheriff’s deputies and AMR paramedics. Her injuries were non-life threatening, according to a GVFD spokesman.

Desert-pest season off to a strong start

By Kim Smith Last year, Jim Handley was shocked when his dog found a small snake in his kitchen right after he moved to Green Valley from Michigan. This year; Handley’s going out of his way to find the suckers. Handley is a member of the Green Valley Fire District’s Fire Corps, a group…

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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…

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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.”…

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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,…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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