Articles by Jon Johnson


Pioneer Days celebration this weekend

jon@gilavalleycentral.net GRAHAM COUNTY – Locals, visitors, family members, neighbors and more will come together this weekend for the annual Gila Valley Pioneer Days festival. The…




Police chase down man in stolen SUV

jon@gilavalleycentral.net SAFFORD – “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – Philosopher George Santayana A Safford man was returned to jail…




Truck bursts into flames on Mount Graham

jon@gilavalleycentral.net MOUNT GRAHAM – A Morenci couple avoided an even worse consequence after fortuitously coming upon a Graham County Sheriff’s deputy on Mount Graham just…



Lost hiker rescued off Mount Graham

jon@gilavalleycentral.net MOUNT GRAHAM – Members of the Graham County Search and Rescue Team traversed dangerous terrain through the night Sunday to reach a stranded hiker on…