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Coat Drive Helps Families Keep Warm in Winter

As warm days continue, it may be hard to think ahead a few weeks when chilly mornings and cooler days and nights will be the norm. Last year, Gayle Creamer, owner of Salon at the Ranch in Amado, organized a jacket drive to help keep kids, teens and adults in need from Sahuarita to Nogales,…

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September 11 Memorial

              Green Valley Fire District held a memorial service Tuesday to remember and honor those lost during the September 11 terrorist attacks.  Members of the public were invited to witness the ringing of the bell, moment of silence and the Police Officer and Firefighter’s prayer at Tuesday’s memorial, held…

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House fire was electrical, fire chief says

A fire that caused extensive damage to a Sahuarita home Thursday morning was electrical in nature, Green Valley Fire District Chief Chuck Wunder said. Sahuarita Police Sgt. Michael Falquez said a woman called 911 shortly before 10:30 a.m. to report her neighbor’s home in the 17000 block of Placita de Plata, near Anamax Park, was…

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9-11 Anniversary Ceremony

Please join Green Valley Fire District in remembering the heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Come together as a community • Invocation • Ringing of 555 Return to Quarters • National Anthem • Moment of Silence • Police Officer and Firefighter’s prayer. Green Valley Fire Station 151 250 N. La Canada Drive, Green Valley, AZ…

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No One Hurt

Two people escaped injuries Monday morning when a northbound sedan left Interstate 19 near Canoa Road, crossed the median and struck a southbound gravel truck, Green Valley Fire District Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski said.  The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the wreck, which took place around 8:30 a.m.

GVFD battles fires in Calif., Washington

A four-member Green Valley Fire District crew that spent more than a week fighting the Holy Fire in California returned safely Friday and another crew left Sunday to fight the Miriam Fire in central Washington. The lightning-caused Miriam Fire, which was roughly 3,448 acres by Tuesday afternoon, has been burning in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest…

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Man killed in rollover near Duval Road and I-19 Frontage

A 30-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle rollover near Duval Road and the I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley Fire District said. The man was ejected from his pickup a little after 2:30 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle left the interstate and ended up near the trailer…

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Hiker with heat exhaustion aided in Madera Canyon

A 31-year-old man became overheated Sunday afternoon on the trail to Mount Wrightson from Josephine Saddle, launching a five-hour rescue operation. Green Valley Fire District Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski said emergency responders received a call around 2:20 p.m. about a hiker who was conscious, but suffering from heat exhaustion and unable to continue his hike….

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Truck fire investigated as arson

A pickup that went up in flames early Thursday in Sahuarita is being investigated as an arson. Sahuarita police said two men reportedly jumped out of a vehicle, tossed objects at the 2018 Dodge Ram pickup then set it on fire before leaving the scene at the Sahuarita Mission Apartments, 1091 W. Beta St., about…

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Motorcycle crash sends GV resident to hospital

At 10:11 a.m. Green Valley Fire District responded to an accident between a motorcycle and a garbage truck at South Abrego Drive and Santa Inez. A 65-year-old Green Valley resident was taken to UMC Tucson Campus, with serious but non life-threatening injuries, GVFD said. The rider was wearing a helmet. Abrego Drive was closed for…

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DOING BETTER! Rescued Puppy Survived Bee Swarm in GV

 They were everywhere.  His belly, his ears, his mouth. Three-month-old puppy Eddie was stung by bees so many times Tuesday, veterinarian Dr. Barry Wilkinson said he and his staff stopped counting as they plucked out the stingers. “We probably pulled close to 200 out of the little guy,” Wilkinson said. Green Valley Fire District firefighters…

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Five people hurt in ATV crash

Five people were injured Saturday in a head-on collision between two ATVs in a rural area southeast of Green Valley, according to the Green Valley Fire District. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. near Helvetia Road and FS413, which is east of Whitehouse Canyon Road and a mile northwest of Box Canyon. None of…

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