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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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County Looks to Volunteers to do Some Tough Work

Partial Article by David J. Del Grande How does the Pima County Board of Supervisors stay on top of the minutiae of road repairs or the best way to serve local business owners? What about keeping up on elections, historical designations or agriculture? They appoint a small army of volunteers to commissions and committees. …Voice…

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Man hospitalized after collision near Quail Creek entrance

A 19-year-old man was taken to Banner University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after hitting a tree near the entrance to Quail Creek Wednesday night. Two vehicles were involved in a sideswipe-type collision shortly before 8 p.m. and one of the vehicles struck a tree afterward, injuring the 19-year-old driver, who was wearing a…

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She’s retiring once more, but she’s not slowing down

Mikel Shilling is retiring from public service — again — but don’t expect her to sit still. She never has and she never will, she says. Shilling, 82, recently announced her last day on the Green Valley Fire District board will be Nov. 28. She wants to spend more time traveling, visiting family and knitting….

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Home Fire

A manufactured home caught fire Sunday in the 18000 block of South Old Nogales Highway, about halfway between Nogales Highway and the entrance to Quail Creek. Nobody was home when the fire was reported about 5:20 p.m.  Three adults lived in the home, which had about $30,000 in smoke and fire damage, according to the…

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Just Practice

Green Valley Fire District firefighters took advantage of the impending razing of the American Southwest Credit Union in the Big Lots/Ross plaza to get in some training.  Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski said Cole Valley Partners and Culver’s agreed to allow firefighters to practice wall breaching and vertical ventilation, Culver’s restaurant and Dutch Bros. Coffee will…

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Trash Fire

Green Valley Fire District firefighters extinguish a trash fire around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Via Alamos and Rio Yaqui in northern Green Valley. The driver of the commercial garbage truck saw smoke coming from the trash compartment and firefighters put out the fire after he unloaded it at their request.  Traffic was diverted to one…

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Landscaper suffers rattlesnake bite

A 40-year-old landscaper is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake in Quail Creek on Sunday. The man was cleaning yard debris in the 700 block of North Pebbles Ridge Drive when he was bitten on the right hand, said L.T. Pratt, Green Valley Fire District spokesman. A GVFD crew took the man to Banner…

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Three Hurt

Three people, including two young children, were taken to Banner University Medical Center about 7 p.m. Sunday with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash at La Canada Drive and Duval Mine Road, said L.T. Pratt, Green Valley Fire District spokesman.  All three were properly restrained.  The driver of the other vehicle , a male who…

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