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Motel seeks long-term deal for parking lot - Eastern Arizona Courier
The owner of the Rode Inn Motel would like his customers to have use of the parking lot for Veterans Park — for the next 50 years. Gary Kiehne made his pitch for a long-term lease — at $600 per month — at the March 13 meeting of the Clifton Town Council.
Activists oppose bill they say will promote predatory lending - Eastern Arizona Courier
PHOENIX — Consumer advocates and state representatives on Friday vowed to fight against any measure that would legalize “flex loans” in the state. About a dozen people gathered outside two title loan stores in Phoenix to oppose the efforts behind HB ...
Growing kids to their full potential - Eastern Arizona Courier
SAFFORD — Many of today’s kids are expected to somehow make good grades, grow great characters and govern themselves during the long hours after school. The problem is, children are not equipped to do any of these things on their own, and their ...
‘Princess’ captures festivalgoers' hearts - Eastern Arizona Courier
WILLCOX — A script that made the director cry — and more than a few audience members — swept the major awards at the second annual Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival on Saturday. “Princess,” the story of a father and daughter’s ...
Blast from the past — Glyptodont shell recovered in Graham County - Eastern Arizona Courier
GRAHAM COUNTY — The site was off the beaten track by several miles, down winding primitive roads, followed by an additional 20-minute hike on foot. BLM geologist Larry Thrasher likes to point out that “fossils aren’t buried for our convenience.”
Taking the Courier to the game - Eastern Arizona Courier
P. Donovan Riddle, of Thatcher, takes the Eastern Arizona Courier with him to the McKale Center, in Tucson, to watch a University of Arizona-California basketball game March 5. Planning a trip? Take the Courier or Copper Era with you. Send us a photo of ...
Arizona Department of Education announces online certification portal - Eastern Arizona Courier
PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Education announced the release of a public certification portal, allowing members of the public to verify certificate information of Arizona educators. “I am pleased that we are now able to offer this simple online ...
Gaethje ‘pumped’ to come home - Eastern Arizona Courier
SAFFORD — “The Highlight” is hoping for a very happy homecoming. Safford’s Justin Gaethje will defend his World Series of Fighting mixed martial arts lightweight title Saturday in Phoenix. “I’m so pumped to be coming home,” Gaethje said ...
Police bust Tucson heroin dealers at motel - Eastern Arizona Courier
SAFFORD — Officers shut down a husband and wife heroin dealing team and caught one of their customers attempting to smuggle the drug into jail for good measure. According to a Safford Police report, authorities received an anonymous tip late Saturday ...
Checking cell phone causes three-vehicle crash on Hwy. 191 - Eastern Arizona Courier
GRAHAM COUNTY — Distracted driving was the root cause for a three-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 191 on Saturday. According to a report from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a teenager checking her cell phone failed to notice traffic had ...
Iconic Smokey’s biography – the real story - Eastern Arizona Courier
Accounts about Smokey Bear’s history have varied enough that it’s time for the real story to come forward. On Aug. 9, 1944, the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Program chose the idea of a bear, a powerful forest dweller, as its ambassador to spread ...
35 applied for Clifton town manager job - Eastern Arizona Courier
The Clifton Town Council met Monday, March 23, in executive session to sift through 35 applications of those who want to be the town’s next manager. Clifton Mayor Felix Callicotte said he likes the fact that so many are interested in the position.
Cowboy Poets gathering in Prescott - Eastern Arizona Courier
PRESCOTT — The 28th annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering is Aug. 6-8, 2015, at Yavapai College in Prescott. Enter the life and times of the American cowboy and his family. Information can be found at www.azcowboypoets.org or 928-713-6323. Tickets are ...
WSOF president ‘excited’ to bring Gaethje home - Eastern Arizona Courier
PHOENIX — World Series of Fighting president Ray Sefo said he’s “very excited” to be staging a bout in Arizona this week. “We haven’t been to Arizona yet, and I’m very excited especially because we’re in the back yard of our champion ...
Archers descend on the boulders of Dragoon - Eastern Arizona Courier
DRAGOON — Jed Larson said this weekend’s stop in the Arizona 3D Championship Series was his favorite. “I like this one the best because of the terrain, having to shoot through the big boulders. There’s no other course like it,” he said.