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Green Valley man rescued after quad rollover accident

A 75-year-old Green Valley man was rescued Sunday afternoon after he was involved in a single quad rollover accident, authorities said. Green Valley Fire District paramedics, along with Pima County Sheriff deputies and Forest Law Enforcement officers, responded to an area in Florida Canyon, about 10 miles southeast of Continental School, where the man was…

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Fender Bender

Two motorists escaped injuries in a two-vehicle wreck on the Duval Mine Road overpass at Interstate 19 on Wednesday. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said a 49-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman collided at the northbound on-ramp around 1:30 p.m., but neither were injured because they were wearing seatbelts.

GVFD Ops Chief finishes program

EMMITSBURG, MD. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) announced that Joseph P. Kosiorowski, successfully completed the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP). “The intensive EFOP is designed to provide senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire administration,” according to U.S. Fire Administrator…

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Driver Hurt

A 20-year-old Tucson man escaped serious injury Monday when his car rolled about 7:10 a.m. on southbound interstate 19, just south of Continental Road. Green Valley Fire District responded to the crash and said the driver escaped serious injury because he was wearing his seat belt.  He was treated at the scene for minor cuts.

Police: Woman who rolled ATV may have been drunk, stolen vehicle

The Sahuarita Police Department is investigating whether a 45-year-old Sahuarita woman stole the ATV she rolled over Thursday night. Sahuarita Police Sgt. Michael Falquez said officers received a call that a woman stole an ATV and crashed it in the intersection of Camino de las Quintas and Calle Del Libro Dorado around 5:40 p.m. Officers…

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Sahuarita man struck by lightning

A Sahuarita man suffered non-life threatening injuries Friday when he was struck by lightning. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said the 42-year-old man was digging a hole to divert water when lightning struck his home at the peak above his garage, traveled down and came up through the ground 20 feet away and…

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Richey named to GVFD board

Former Green Valley Council executive director Sandra Richey was sworn last Wednesday as the newest Green Valley Fire District board member. The 18-year Green Valley resident replaces Mikel Shilling, who retired after 12 years on the board, the last several as chair.  In Addition to serving as executive director of the GVC, Richey spent eight…

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Truck rolls 200 feet down mountain road

A 47-year-old Amado woman suffered minor injuries early Monday when her vehicle went off Mt. Hopkins Road, 200 feet, rolling at least once, according to the Green Valley Fire District. Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies walked the woman up to the road where she was evaluated by Tubac Fire and GVFD personnel. She was taken to…

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Rattler bites Green Valley man

A 69-year-old Green Valley man was bitten by a 2 1/2 foot rattlesnake Sunday and taken to Banner University Medical Center. Green Valley Fire District Spokesman L.T. Pratt said the man suffered a bite to his foot around 4 p.m. at a home in the 1000 block of West Desert Canyon Place. Rattlesnakes are active…

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GVR CEO, wife injured in motorcycle crash

The CEO of Green Valley Recreation and his wife were injured Sunday in a motorcycle accident on Old Nogales in Sahuarita. Kent Blumenthal injured his foot, and his wife, Becky, had a knee injury in the crash that occurred about 2 p.m. near Quail Creek-Veterans Municipal Park. Both suffered road rash, according to the Green…

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Two GV residents injured in Crash

Two Green Valley residents were hurt Saturday might in a two-vehicle crash at La Canada and Via Alamos. According to the Green Valley Fire District, one vehicle sustained minor damage and the other rolled over in the 10 p.m. accident. A 70-year-old resident who was in the vehicle with minor damages declined to be treated…

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Unwelcome guests

It started out to be a fun patio party on Sunday. I was still setting up about 4 p.m. when I heard a hissing sound, and with a quick investigation discovered a rattlesnake in the corner of the patio. I called the Green Valley Fire District and within 5 minutes they were out and removed…

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