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Volunteer couple is racking up the hours

Some couples tease each other over who makes the best dishes or whose sports team is better, but Sandra and Bob Budnick rib each other over whose volunteer job is more interesting, whose uniforms are snazzier and who works harder. Sandra, 78, has been a Pima County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteer since 2005, and Bob, 82,…

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GV crew assigned to largest California wildfire

The three Green Valley Fire District firefighters sent to assist in California have been assigned to the Thomas Fire near Ventura and are based out of the Santa Barbara Polo Club. The Thomas fire is the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history, hitting 230,000 acres over the weekend. The blaze has destroyed 524 structures and…

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Businesses reopened after gas-leak scare

Seven business in Sahuarita Plaza were evacuated for about 90 minutes today because of a potential gas leak. The call came in just after 8:30 a.m. from the plaza west of the Walmart area, and business owners and customers were allowed back in about 10 a.m. Southwest Gas located a bad valve in a stove…

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Car runs into Green Valley post office

A car with two people inside crashed near the entrance to the U.S. Post Office on Continental Road on Friday. The accident took place about 2 p.m., and nobody was injured. The building did not have any major damage, according to the Green Valley Fire District. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

GVFD promotes several employees

The Green Valley Fire District held a promotion ceremony Nov. 17 at the Las Campanas Rec Center. Trent Schroeder was promoted from firefighter to engineer, Nathanael Dougall was promoted from engineer to captain and Greg VanAlstine was promoted from captain to battalion chief.

Crash sends vehicle off overpass onto Continental Road

A man traveling south on Interstate 19 around 12:30 a.m. Friday was hospitalized after his vehicle was rear-ended and went off the overpass, landing on Continental Road.   A Green Valley Fire District spokesman said the man needed to be extricated but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.   The driver of the other vehicle declined to…

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FIRE EXTINGUISHERS RECALLED NATIONWIDE

A recall of about 40 million fire extinguishers last week has prompted residents to call the Green Valley Fire District, but firefighters do not have the ability to test, fix or refill extinguishers. “We ask the public to follow the instructions provided by Kidde if they have one of the recalled items,” said L.T. Pratt,…

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Wednesday crash sends two to hospitals

Two people were taken to hospitals Wednesday evening with injuries following a head-on collision at the roundabout at Camino Del Sol and Continental Road. Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy Tom Holz said a 75-year-old Green Valley man was driving north on Camino Del Sol around 6:15 p.m. when his Subaru collided with a pickup driven by…

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GVFD getting into the ambulance business

The Green Valley Fire District will enter a new era Nov. 20 when its first ambulances hit the road. Ambulances staffed by GVFD will respond to emergency calls from Station 151 at 250 N. La Cañada Drive and Station 153 at 210 Continental Road. AMR, formerly Southwest Ambulance, is the current provider and will continue…

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Woman injured in early morning I-19 crash

A 27-year-old woman was taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries early today after her car overturned in southbound I-19 just south of Canoa Road in Green Valley.   Green Valley Fire District spokesman said the woman apparently swerved to avoid an object in the road about 12:30 a.m.

Local firefighters arrive in northern California to help out

Three Green Valley Fire District firefighters have arrived in northern California to help with the wildfires that as of Saturday had burned more 5,700 structures and killed at least 35 people. The firefighters were assigned to the Nuns Fire in the Enchanted Hills area, and are working with crews from Tubac, Rio Rico, Pierce Sunsites…

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Driver takes out about 20 feet of guardrail on I-19

A 27-year-old man driving a pickup struck and ripped out about 20 feet of guardrail Sunday on Interstate 19 near Esperanza Boulevard in Green Valley. The man was northbound about 2:30 a.m. when the accident occurred, according to the Green Valley Fire District. He was taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The…

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