Articles by Jon Johnson


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…




Barney honored as hometown hero

jon@gilavalleycentral.net PIMA – Most of the time, those who make the biggest difference in our community are often overlooked. Sometimes, however, there are brief instances…