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Danny Keith Haralson | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Danny Keith Haralson. Danny Keith Haralson, 70, of Safford, a local historian and columnist, passed peacefully at home March 18, 2019. He was born Dec.



Safford high school fight after wrestling match under investigation  ABC15 Arizona

SAFFORD, AZ — Safford police and the Arizona Interscholastic Association are investigating a fight that took place after a high school wrestling match in Safford ...



Safford Police requesting charges for CDO wrestler who assaulted Salpointe coach  KOLD

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The Safford Police Department is requesting charges against the Canyon Del Oro wrestler who allegedly assaulted a high ...



UPDATE: Safford PD looking into brawl after high school wrestler appears to attack coach  Live 5 News WCSC

SAFFORD, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Just seconds after a high school wrestling match ended, an apparent assault happened at a sectional meet on Saturday, Feb.



Police, AIA investigate high school wrestling fight in Safford  KGUN

Safford police and the Arizona Interscholastic Association are investigating a fight that took place after a high school wrestling match in Safford Saturday.



Safford High School's Top 10 students | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School announced its annual list of its Top 10 graduating seniors in the class of 2018 based on academic performance.



Bulldogs class of '78 to reunite in October  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The Safford High School class of 1978 will hold its 40th reunion Oct. 5-6.



Andrews is the Pride of Safford | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School's track and field is named in his honor, and he was inducted into the Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in ...



Passion for the dance | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Solos dancers as well as teams competed Saturday in the annual dance-off.



Sectionals marred by brawl started by Canyon Del Oro wrestler  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The talk of the DIII Section I sectional meet at Safford High School ended up not being the competition between athletes, but an incident that ...



Charles Dale Littleton | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Charles Dale (Dorland) “Chuck” Littleton, passed away suddenly Dec. 13, 2018, in Tucson at the age of 55. He was born in Phoenix on Feb. 1, 1963.



Safford High School registration is this week | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School's 2016-17 registration for all students will be held next week.



Bulldog Pantry helps hungry students | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Childhood hunger is more prevalent in the Gila Valley than many realize, and several Safford teachers decided to do something about it.



Nathan Thomas Kempton | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Nathan Thomas Kempton passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at his home in Litchfield Park, with his wife, Linda, at his side. Tom was born in Solomonville on ...



Teachers call for dedicated funding source for education | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford teachers and administrators were united Wednesday morning in a call for more state funding for education. Where they differed, however, ...



Donna Lane Brugman | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Donna Lane Brugman, 96, of Safford, quietly passed away with her family near Nov. 29, 2018. She was born Nov. 11, 1922, in West Union, Iowa, to Harvey Lane ...



Kathryn Louise Payne Player | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Kathryn Louise Payne Player, 72, of Safford passed away Nov. 23, 2018. Kae was born Sept. 16, 1946, in Morenci to Glen Z. Payne and Bunnell Layton.



Ronald Clayton McEuen | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Ronald Clayton McEuen was born Sept. 3, 1932, in Thatcher. He was the oldest child born to Mildred Johnson McEuen and Clayton Wiley McEuen. Ronald was ...



Brianna Lynn Varnam | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Brianna Lynn Varnam received her angel wings Oct. 4, 2018. She was 18 years old. Brianna was born Dec. 18, 1999, in Stephenville, Texas.



Safford takes second in sectionals | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford hosted the DIII Section I sectionals for the first time ever Saturday and, with exception of a surprise spectacle that's now all over the internet, ...



Safford Rotary names Teachers of Distinction | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — In 1993, the Safford Rotary Club began honoring Graham County teachers. Phyllis Ann McEuen Bryce was the first recipient of this award, and she ...



Gila Valley CrossFit helps local families in need  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Gila Valley Crossfit tagged a 12 Days of Christmas Workout of the Day benefit to help local families in need.



Robert C. Lopez | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Robert C. Lopez was born to Manuel and Martha Lopez on Nov. 23, 1942. He was the youngest of his two siblings, Manuel and Raymond Lopez.



Safford 100-year reunion will last 2 days  azcentral.com

When a school turns 100, it's not enough to have one homecoming. Safford High will have two -- one Friday with the traditional school homecoming -- and ...



Vangie Beals Padilla | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Vangie Beals Padilla, a resident of Central, entered into eternal life Sunday evening, Jan. 28, 2019, at her residence. She was 36.



SUSD celebrates retirement of DeRidder, Dunkerson | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford schools are saying a sad goodbye to two longtime employees and asked the public to join in.



Safford's Lombillo awarded 1st Justin Gaethje Scholarship | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford wrestler Lazaro Lombillo was awarded the first Rotary Justin Gaethje Scholarship, receiving the award from the scholarship's namesake.



Safford High School's Top 10 graduates | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

Student: Stephen Griffith, Valedictorian, age 18. +9. Stephen Griffith. Parents: Gary and Jennifer Griffith. What are your plans for next year? I will be on a mission ...



"Victim" of alleged cyberbullying in Safford arrested by police  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Investigation into incidents of alleged cyberbullying at Safford High School has taken a strange twist. FOX 10's Matt Galka reports.



SHS auto students compete at Top Tech Challenge  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — On Saturday, Jan. 20, Safford High School advanced autos students competed in the annual Universal Technical Institute Top Tech Challenge.



Eastern Arizona College announces Skills Day results | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER — Hundreds of high school students came to Eastern Arizona College earlier this month to demonstrate their talents and skills for the 42nd annual ...



Longtime teacher Ruth Powell passes | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD - With the early Friday morning passing of Ruth Powell, the Gila Valley has lost a longtime teacher, dedicated volunteer and namesake of a Safford ...



New teaching method has roots in Safford | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — In 2014, Safford High School teachers Brian Taylor and Tom Cornelius, and Pima Junior High School teacher Kena Taylor gave a presentation at ...



Celebrating the love of dance | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Many hours of planning and practice paid off the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2018, when the fourth annual Dance It Off was held at the David M. Player.



Bulldogs taste first blood but Eagles finish with win  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — It looked like half the Gila Valley packed itself on and around the Safford High School campus for the rivalry football game on Friday night.



Three State Wrestling Titles for Safford's Finch  Sports360AZ

Story by Perry Cohen. After winning his championship match at the Arizona State High School Wrestling Championships, Mckade Finch held three fingers in the ...



Sports excellence at Special Olympics | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Although he medaled in the sprints, Ross West said his favorite event during Saturday's Special Olympic Track and Field Meet was the running ...



ASU Football: 6-foot-7 Safford offensive lineman 3-star Ralph Frias commits to Sun Devils  House of Sparky

The Arizona State Sun Devils landed a commitment from Safford High School (Arizona) offensive tackle Ralph Frias when he announced his decision via his ...



Bulldogs lock down playoff spot with win over Window Rock  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The Bulldogs are heading to the state championship tournament, following a convincing win over the Fighting Scouts.



Safford High School — Tom Cornelius | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — In 1993, the Safford Rotary Club began honoring Graham County teachers. Phyllis An… Facebook · Twitter · SMS · Email; Print; Save ...



Arrest made in SHS cyber bullying case | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — An arrest has been made in the Safford High School cyber bullying case after it was learned the alleged victim was the one behind the threats.



Arizona native headlines UFC at Gila River Arena  Glendale Star

As Gila River Arena prepares to host its first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event April 14, Arizona fan favorite Justin Gaethje is ready to headline ...



The 2012 Safford High School girls cross country  Eastern Arizona Courier

The 2012 Safford High School girls cross country team are, from left Joie Lopez, Mikala Burge, Isabel Aguilar, Audree Adams-Dupont, Stephanie Adams and ...



Did You Know: Safford's worst murder-suicide that never happened  Eastern Arizona Courier

I recently visited the library at Safford High School to do some research in old yearbooks on some students from years past and was recognized by a school ...



Safford Middle School hosts wrestling tourney | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The stands were packed at the Norma Bellamy Gymnasium at Safford High School, where the Safford Middle School Bulldogs wrestling team ...



What's Your Number — Rene Dominguez remember for giving '110 percent'  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Scott Hanson, of Phoenix, an Arizona native and 30-year high school referee, just published his second book, “What's your number?” that covers ...



Efren Tellez Jr. | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Efren Tellez Jr. passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Phoenix at the age of 50 due to issues related to his 15-year battle with lupus.



Dance It Off returns Jan. 27 | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The art of dance is coming back to the Gila Valley.



Feeling Devilish: Frias Ready For ASU  Sports360AZ

Ralph Frias grew up a big kid with an even bigger dream in eastern Arizona. Wednesday the Safford High School senior will sign his football letter of intent with ...



Who is Gym? The names of sports venues in the Gila Valley  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Arizona native Scott Hanson, of Phoenix, wrote a book that tells the stories of the sports venues across the state. Not the arenas and stadiums used ...



Justin Gaethje returns to the site of heartbreak and triumph for UFC on FOX 29  MMA Fighting

Deep within the halls of Gila River Arena, a teenage Justin Gaethje learned what it meant to fail, and what it took to be a champion. Now, over a decade later, ...



SHS announces fall honor roll | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School announced its fall semester honor roll. The Gold Honor Roll recognizes those students who achieved a 3.75 GPA or better.



Safford High School Football rebuilding for the future  Eastern Arizona Courier

After a challenging season last year, the Safford High School varsity football team is training with an eye to rebuilding for the future, according to coach Mike ...



RPS 5th-graders talk to local leaders | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Fifth-graders at Ruth Powell School interviewed local community members, to learn about *service* to the community.



Safford's Herman Andrews named state, region Coach of the Year  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Most schools will never have one, but Safford High School has two and could be looking at a third High School National Coach of the Year.



Marcos Dominguez Moreno | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Marcos “June” Dominguez Moreno, 75, of Safford, entered into rest Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Veterans Hospital in Tucson.



Did You Know: The rise and fall of 'Old Main'  Eastern Arizona Courier

The original Safford High school building, known as “Old Main,” was designated on the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 9, 1988, and can be seen ...



3rd Dance It Off brings happiness to Graham County  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Hoofers came from Sierra Vista, Scottsdale, Round Valley, Tucson and Safford to strut their stuff Saturday.



BB Andrews receives the Pride of Safford award  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School's track and field is named in his honor, and he was inducted i… Facebook · Twitter · SMS · Email; Print; Save. Load comments ...



Questions for Candidates — Safford Mayor | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

Each of the candidates were asked three questions via e-mail. Each candidate was asked to limit the answers to no more than 250 words per question.



Local athlete archives her dream — playing U of A volleyball  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Jordan Abalos has been an athlete all her life. She used her athletic ability, smarts and great work ethic to achieve her dream of playing volleyball ...



'We've come a long way' — Thatcher High School honors 2016 graduates  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER — Thatcher High School's class of 2016 may not have tossed their caps at Friday night's graduation ceremony, but they did have an alternative ...



EAC holds 13th annual Engineering Day | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College's Engineering Department hosted its 13th annual Engineering Day earlier this month. The event was co-sponsored by ...



The mixed martial arts girls of Graham County  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — With the growth of women in mixed martial arts, and inspired by the rise to fame of Ultimate Fighting Championship's Ronda Rousey, and a walk ...



A busy holiday week for law enforcement | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

GRAHAM COUNTY — Law enforcement around the Gila Valley found itself constantly on the move during the week leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.



Safford home to junior national qualifiers in wrestling  Eastern Arizona Courier

PHOENIX — On May 16, young wrestlers competed in an intense, five-round bracket at Highland High School and Basha High School to earn spots at the ...



Drew John  Arizona Daily Star

Meet the candidate. Age: 59. Occupation: Graham County Supervisor - District 1. Political History: Graham County Supervisor since 2000. John is a native to ...



Michael Benjamin Ray Cluff | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Michael Benjamin Ray Cluff passed away Feb. 14, 2017, in Tucson. He was 39 years old. Michael was the youngest son of David B. Cluff and Marie Freestone ...



Graduation: Brianne Fisher | Lifestyle  Eastern Arizona Courier

Safford High School class of 2011 alum Brianne Fisher graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in public *service* and ...



Finch wins 105-lb. title at High School Nationals in Virginia  Eastern Arizona Courier

Put a barrier in front of Ryak Finch, and he will knock it down. The sophomore wrestler from Safford High School already has as impressive a resume as one ...



Ten Arizona High Schools Participate in State Auto Technician Competition | Press Release  Mesa Community College News

Arizona High School Automotive Challenge. MESA, Arizona -- March 4, 2016 -- High School students representing 10 Arizona High School automotive programs ...



Graduation: Sears | Lifestyle  Eastern Arizona Courier

Brittany Nicole Sears was awarded a Bachelor of Applied Science, Justice Administration from Northern Arizona University on Dec. 17, 2014.



Safford Rotary announces Phyllis Bryce Teacher Recognition winners  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — In 1993, the Safford Rotary Club began honoring Graham County teachers.



Braswell, Poteet compete in high school rodeo state finals  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Two members of the Show Low High School Rodeo Team, under the guidance of Nikki Muzrall, a Show Low High School lab-earth science ...



'The perfect place to have a rodeo,' HS Rodeo rocks Graham County  Eastern Arizona Courier

GRAHAM COUNTY — The Arizona High School Rodeo Association made its Graham County debut this weekend and delivered both entertainment and ...



Mt. Graham beats Hayden-Winkelman | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — In a lose-and-go-home game, the Mt. Graham All-Stars took the lead early and refused to relinquish it.



Safford Council approves new police chief selection | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — It took less than 10 minutes in executive session Tuesday for the Safford City Council debate on the best candidate for the position of police chief.



The story of Justin Gaethje’s journey to the UFC  SB Nation

Growing up in Safford, Ariz., sports always played a huge role in professional fighter Justin Gaethje's upbringing. Along with twin brother Marcus, the ...



Wanted man chased down by Safford Police | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Steven Mabus, 35, was initially pulled over Friday afternoon after a police officer ran his license plate and found his car insurance was canceled.



Mandi Lynn Rios | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Mandi Lynn Rios entered into eternal rest early Saturday morning, April 11, 2015, in Phoenix. Mandi entered this world early as a “preemie” on April 21, 1987, ...



Leanna Franchesca Trujillo Dean | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Leanna Franchesca Trujillo Dean, 34, of Safford, was born Feb. 1, 1980, in Morenci, to Michael P. Trujillo and Yoli F. Soto McGrane.



EAC's 24th annual Student Chemistry Adventure brings chemistry to life  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College's Chemistry Department welcomed 74 high school students and their teachers to the 25th annual Student Chemistry ...



Safford Spirit Line top 3 at state | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

PHOENIX — On Saturday, March 7, the Safford High School varsity Spirit Line attended the 29th annual state Pom and Cheer Tournament at the Arizona ...



Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records  Eastern Arizona Courier

PHOENIX — After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools, and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona ...



Safford USD budget OK'd with no discussion  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The public offered no comment on the 2013-14 budget for Safford schools, and the board followed suit.



Pioneer Title Agency marks 10 years in Thatcher | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER — On Friday, March 14, Pioneer Title Agency will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Thatcher.



Joey Duane Dale Blan | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Joey Duane Dale Blan, 20, of Safford, passed away Dec. 1, 2013. He was born July 31, 1993, to David Blan and Kelleye Joe Collins Blan in Safford.



Safford to host Mini Cheer Camp | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School Spiritline will host a Mini Cheer Camp, May 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the SHS gymnasium.



Are you ready to rock? CFA to host Metalhead Friday.  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The David M. Player Center for the Arts continues to bring in an unprecedented lineup of talented A-List artists to the Gila Valley, embarking on a ...



EAC men open season with scrimmage against D1 prospect Hymes  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER — The Gila Monsters will open the men's basketball season Monday with a scrimmage against an Arizona high school — Hillcrest Prep.



Originality tough to come by in Arizona high school mascot names  azcentral.com

A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark but can score big.



Daniel Rene Nabor | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Daniel Rene Nabor, 32, of Green Valley, entered into rest Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Tucson. He was born on Dec. 27, 1982, in Morenci, to Jerry and Rachel ...



azcentral.com Sports Awards Big Schools and Small Schools Softball Athlete, Coach of the Year, All-Arizona, all-conference teams  AZCentral.com

The 2017 All-Arizona softball team and All-Conference softball teams were selected by the azcentral sports high school staff. The All-Arizona team represents ...



Safford holds off Thatcher rally | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The Eagles rallied in the top of the seventh, scoring 3, but the Bulldogs were able to hold on.



Arthur Estavillo | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and best friend, Arthur Estavillo, left this Earth peacefully early Jan. 3, 2016, after a long, hard-fought battle with ...



Safford grad shines on New Mexico St. volleyball court  Eastern Arizona Courier

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Pro athletes “eat, drink, and sleep” their respective sport. It's what it takes to reach such a prestigious level.



SEAZSC awards nine scholarships to local students | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The South Eastern Arizona Sportsmen Club recently announced its third year of scholarship winners. The club awarded $4500 in total scholarship ...



EAC welcomes new faculty | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College recently welcomed four new faculty and members for the Fall 2014 semester.



Safford woman seriously injured in New Year's hit-and-run  Eastern Arizona Courier

TUCSON — A former Safford resident is battling for her life after being one of the victims of an intentional hit-and-run on New Year's Day.



Looking back | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

Old-man 2006 is leaving the Gila Valley stage with more spring in his step than in years past.



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