Brittany Brown, left, purchases baked goods at the Rustic Barn Bakery in Safford using several Gila Valley Gift Certificates. Bakery owner, Lauri McLain works the cash register. 

The sales tax numbers for Graham County, Safford, and Thatcher are climbing. However, now is not the time to lift the foot from the pedal, Chamber and Downtown Association leaders said.

June’s sales taxes of $377,610 were the highest for the past 12 months, Thatcher Town Manager Heath Brown announced last week.

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