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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….

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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.

Local fire districts may reduce wildfire duties amid state funding shortfall

More than 70 fire districts across the state, including the Green Valley Fire District, are still owed $12.4 million for wildland fires they fought on federal lands last year, causing many of them to re-think how they’ll respond to such fires this year. Central Arizona Fire in Prescott Valley notified the Arizona Department of Forestry…

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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…

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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…

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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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A FINE MESS: He’s 96, alone and at the bottom of a ravine

Moments after Lyman “Jay” Gage left the GVR Canoa Hills Center for home Dec. 20, he found himself on the floorboard of his golf cart at the bottom of a ditch. He’d passed out behind the wheel and the vehicle bounced 40 feet down a ravine just south of the social center parking lot. Gage,…

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GVFD annexes Continental School

The Continental Elementary School District’s governing board voted 5-0 Monday night to allow the Green Valley Fire District to annex its property. The GVFD has provided service to the school district for years under an intergovernmental agreement, but the GVFD needed to annex the land prior to trying to annexing other properties in the Madera…

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