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92-year-old Green Valley resident to skydive in honor of WWII soldiers

Ten thousand feet in the air, Eugene Friesen descends with total glee. (Kenneth Bensen photo)
Ten thousand feet in the air, Eugene Friesen descends with total glee. (Kenneth Bensen photo)

At 92 years old, Green Valley resident and veteran Eugene Friesen is training to skydive next year in France to honor World War II soldiers during the annual D-Day commemorations.

Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun intern Christian Alexander Alvarado details how Friesen is training for the upcoming jump and talks with him about his time in the 82nd Airborne Division.

What are your thoughts on Friesen skydiving to honor the young soldiers who died in World War II? 

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Unintended Consequenses

I recently went to the corner of Abrego & Old Nogales Highway at 7:30 PM to observe the noisy traffic.  

What I discovered is that the Dutch Bro's coffee is a magnet for those driving loud muffler vehicles.  The peak time was around 7:45 PM when the owners of the noisy cars drive into the Dutch Bros' get their beverages and turn on to the Mine Road to speed getting onto I-19. 

Unintended consequences putting popular stores right on the corner of a very busy intersection.  The owners want to show off their loud muffler sounds.  Even with the price of gas they keep on driving up and down the road I even saw 2 autos racing down together.  I wonder what the Egee's will bring. I took pictures of the cars as they were racing down the road.  I guess no one really seems to care.

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New cell tower may be coming to Green Valley

A map overview illustrates the proposed location of the 65-foot T-Mobile cell tower off Camino del Sol. 
A map overview illustrates the proposed location of the 65-foot T-Mobile cell tower off Camino del Sol. 

A contractor representing T-Mobile reached out to the Green Valley Council, expressing interest in building a cell tower on San Ignacio Golf Club property.

Reporter Mary Glen Hatcher describes the permitting process and what the cell tower would look like and explains how the Green Valley Council’s Planning and Architecture Committee plans to reach out to homeowners nearby.

What are your thoughts on the proposed cell tower?

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Peace for Ukraine rally, April 9, 2022

About 100 people gathered April 9 at Esperanza Boulevard and La Canada Drive in Green Valley to support Ukraine in the face of Russian invaders.

“The whole idea is to try to bring the community together if we can,” rally organizer Mike Norman told me in early April. “It's been a difficult period for a lot of us with the pandemic and all the partisanship that we see. So who knows, maybe this could be a bright moment for Green Valley and for our community, and maybe this could be the beginning of something more."

Check out the photos from the first weekly rally that will continue on Saturdays at 10 a.m. throughout the conflict.  

What are your thoughts on Norman's idea to unite the community in support of Ukraine?