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Willcox West Fest this weekend. - Eastern Arizona Courier
WILLCOX — Those looking for a true taste of the Old West should head to Willcox this weekend. The Willcox West Fest Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and Ranch Rodeo will take place May 6-8 at Quail Sports Park, 801 N. Quail Drive, just off I- 10 at exit 340 in Willcox.
Elks Club presents Cinco de Bayou - Eastern Arizona Courier
SAFFORD — The Safford/Clifton Elks Lodge presents Cinco de Bayou on Saturday, May 7, at 5 p.m. This event is the third annual fund-raiser at the lodge in Safford for programs sponsored by the Elks, such as a children’s clothing drive, hoop shoot ...
Editorial: No easy answers on Prop 123 - Eastern Arizona Courier
We admit to being perplexed when it comes to Prop 123. Proposition 123, the Arizona Education Finance Amendment, seeks to amend the state Constitution, allowing for a larger annual disbursement from the state Land Trust, “from 2.5 percent to 6.9 percent ...
May Day Carnival this weekend at Boys and Girls Club - Eastern Arizona Courier
SAFFORD — Brothers & Lil’ Sisters presents a May Day Carnival on Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Boys and Girls Club on 805 S. 7th Ave., in Safford. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite cartoon characters or superheroes.
Duncan PAL hosting dodgeball tournament - Eastern Arizona Courier
DUNCAN – The end of a school year can be stressful but the Duncan Police Athletics/Academics League has everyone covered. Duncan PAL will hold a dodgeball tournament June 10, from 4-7 p.m., at the Duncan High School tennis courts. Currently, Duncan PAL ...
Morenci High School receives an A+ - Eastern Arizona Courier
MORENCI — If the Morenci School District keeps wearing its accomplishments on its sleeve, it’s going to need a bigger shirt. Morenci High School has been designated an “A+ School of Excellence” by the Arizona Educational Foundation. Morenci High ...
Special Olympics torch carried through Gila Valley - Eastern Arizona Courier
GRAHAM COUNTY — They came from all facets of law enforcement to help the Flame of Hope traverse Graham County on Monday on its way to Phoenix for Arizona’s Special Olympics. Graham County’s leg of the torch’s trip to Phoenix began at Arizona State ...
Guest Column: Proposition 123 is less money for schools and raises taxes - Eastern Arizona Courier
I wish I could support Proposition 123. I wish it was in the best interest of our schools, teachers and taxpayers. I wish it lived up to the claim of being “more money for schools without raising taxes.” Unfortunately, it is none of these things.
Elderly man jailed for child molestation - Eastern Arizona Courier
GRAHAM COUNTY — A man who allegedly committed sexual abuse crimes against multiple generations of family members for decades has surrendered to authorities. Frank Eldon Tapp, 78, of Amarillo, Texas, was booked into the Graham County Jail on April 23 on ...
Airport to upgrade perimeter security fencing - Eastern Arizona Courier
SAFFORD — Safety is a key component to any airport. After providing well-built runways and taxi areas, the next thing an airport needs is to keep those areas free from obstacles and debris. In its quest to continually update the airport, the Safford City ...
Man seriously injured attempting to break up drunken fight - Eastern Arizona Courier
SAFFORD — A man attempting to break up a drunken brawl between two friends was transported to a Tucson hospital April 23 after he suffered a head injury. Officers were dispatched at 2:55 a.m. to a fight in progress at 900 E. Hollywood Rd. between ...
Cochise P&Z rejects marijuana farm - Eastern Arizona Courier
BISBEE — By a six-to-one vote April 13, the Cochise County Planning and Zoning Commission denied a special use permit to cultivate medical marijuana at Sunglow Ranch. Neighbor Larry Greene said the board’s rejection was very much appreciated.
Students work toward smoke-free local parks - Eastern Arizona Courier
GRAHAM COUNTY — In May 2015, Graham County established designated nonsmoking areas at the fairgrounds, including the covered playground, softball fields and Little League fields. The change was inspired by a local student coalition’s efforts to make ...
Disagree to agree - Eastern Arizona Courier
SAFFORD — Both sides agree more money should be flowing into the classroom and the state Legislature has a responsibility to educate Arizona children. There wasn’t quite as much common ground on how to get that money to teachers and students.
Editorial: You don’t have to hug a tree to go green - Eastern Arizona Courier
Over the last year, the City of Safford has made significant strides in improving the quality of life for the next generation, by implementing a curbside recycling program and by starting a household hazardous waste collection effort, the first of which ...