Articles by Jon Johnson



Safford to raise dog license fees

jon@gilavalleycentral.net SAFFORD – Owning a dog in Safford just got a little pricier. The Safford City Council voted 5-2 at its Monday night meeting to…


Man accused of assaulting wife

jon@gilavalleycentral.net SAFFORD – A man was jailed Oct. 6 after allegedly spitting on his wife. Martin Diaz Jr., 38, was arrested and booked into the…


ATV rider caught with various drugs

jon@gilavalleycentral.net SAFFORD – A Safford man apparently decided to take some drugs with him on an ATV ride and wasn’t too happy when officers attempted…






Community enjoys fair parade

jon@gilavalleycentral.net Before the epic hail storm of the century hit the area, it was all sunshine and smiles at the 90th annual Graham County Fair…