Local News in Gila County, Arizona


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County moves forward
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:14:47 -0700

The Industrial Development Authority of Gila County has a checkered past. Some county officials have expressed serious dissatisfaction with the lack of action in shoring up the area’s economy and the lopsided budget, with almost all of the money going to the south.

Gila River number four on list of America's most endangered rivers
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:33:24 -0700

SILVER CITY >> American Rivers, an environmental group based in Washington, D.C., announced last week a list of American's most endangered rivers.

Brush pits will reopen to promote yard thinning
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:14:43 -0700

The Regional Payson Area Project for a Firewise Rim Country, commonly called RPAP has reached an agreement that could reopen the brush pits by Saturday, March 22.

Plea deal rejected
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:15:06 -0700

A Superior Court judge Monday rejected a plea deal offering the shortest possible prison sentence to a man who allegedly damaged dozens of local businesses and shoplifted repeated times.

Cochise leads nation (by percentage) in lost population
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:05:21 -0700

PHOENIX — If it weren’t for new people moving to Arizona, some counties actually would be losing population. New figures today from the U.S. Census Bureau show there were more people who died last year in four counties than were born there. Mohave County had a net “natural loss” of 731 residents last year, with Yavapai County not far behind with deaths exceeding births by 726. Gila County had ...

Gosar: Area deserves nuke test compensation
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:23:56 -0700

KINGMAN — The fallout of radiation from the nuclear testing in Nevada that fell 60 years ago over parts of Northern Arizona including Mohave County is still felt today.

Community Almanac
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:44:14 -0700

The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter will be presenting “Living with Alzheimer’s: For Middle-Stage Caregivers” from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 16, May 21 and June 18 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

Arizona detention officer arrested on contraband charges
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:40:52 -0700

GLOBE, Ariz. -- A newly hired detention officer at the Gila County Jail is accused of smuggling contraband to inmates. County Sheriff's officials said detention administration received information Tuesday that 28-year-old officer Brittany Gonzales was allegedly smuggling contraband.

Pinal sites proposed for Tesla factory
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:09:08 -0700

With large swaths of shovel-ready land and proximity to rail service and two highways, area economic development officials are hopeful that Tesla Motors Inc. officials will consider Pinal County as th

Deiters sentenced to 4 years for assaulting Globe PD officers
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:28:55 -0700

Globe — Gila County Attorney Bradley D. Beauchamp announced that on March 20, 2014, the Honorable Monica L. Stauffer sentenced 34-year-old Lee Ryder Deiters to four years in prison, to be followed by four years supervised probation upon his release from the Arizona Department of Corrections, for assaulting three Globe Police Officers.