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GVFD seeking board replacement

Green Valley Fire District Board Chairwomen Mikel Shilling is resigning effective Nov. 28 and the board is seeking applicants to fill her position. Shilling, who has served on the bard for 12 years, said she would like to spend more time with her family, traveling and on other interests.  Interested parties should send a letter…

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Chili Cook-Off Champs!

The Green Valley Firefighters Association held it’s 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser Friday night to raise funds for Adopt-a-Family.  Rural Metro Fire took home first place honors, Green Valley Fire District’s “A” Shift took second place and Valley Dispatch came in third. Held at the Madera Clubhouse in Quail Creek, all proceeds go to the Adopt-A-Family…

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FEATURED UPDATED: BP agent on hook for $8.2 million in Sawmill Fire

This story has been updated with more information on the sentencing, in bold. Border Patrol agent Dennis Dickey is facing millions of dollars in restitution after pleading guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge of causing a fire without a permit, 17 months after he admitted to accidentally starting the 47,000-acre Sawmill Fire east of Green…

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No Injuries

An Oro Valley couple escaped serious injuries Sunday, evening when their car went into the median while traveling north on Interstate 19 between Canoa and Continental roads in Green Valley.  The 70-year-old man and the 60-year-old woman were wearing seat belts and were protected by airbags, said L.T. Pratt, a Green Valley Fire District spokesman. …

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Could have been worse

Two people escaped injuries Sunday afternoon when one vehicle rear-ended another on northbound La Canada near Desert Bell.  Green Valley Fire District Spokesman L.T. Pratt said the drivers, one from Sahuarita, the other from Green Valley, were both wearing their seatbelts.

Buckle Up!

A 24-year-old woman from Rio Rico escaped injuries in a rollover accident around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The car ran into the median after a tire malfunctioned and rolled just south of Continental Road, according to ADOT.  Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt credited the woman’s seat belt for sparing her from any injuries.

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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