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Meet the Staff

 

Address: 301 East Highway 70, Suite A • Safford, AZ 85546 • (928) 428-2560


Monica Watson

PUBLISHER
(928) 428-2560 ext. 225

Geri Heffron

FRONT OFFICE
(928) 428-2560 ext. 221

Public Notices: legals@eacourier.com


 


Newsroom


David Bell

MANAGING EDITOR
(928) 428-2560 ext. 236

David Sowders

STAFF REPORTER
(928) 428-2560 ext. 240

Ken Showers

COPPER ERA- STAFF REPORTER
(928) 428-2560

Angela Guajardo

SPORTS WRITER
(928) 428-2560 ext. 235

Brooke Curley

STAFF REPORTER
(928) 428-2560

Circulation


Stephanie Jones

CIRCULATION DIRECTOR
(928) 428-2560 ext. 223

Advertising


Monica Watson

ADVERTISING DIRECTOR
(928) 428-2560

Ingrid Gray

ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE
(928) 428-2560 ext. 222

Claudia Rios

ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE
(928) 428-2560 ext. 249

Classifieds


Bethani Schaff

CLASSIFIED/LEGAL & CIRCULATION ASSIST.
(928) 428-2560 ext. 243

History of the Eastern Arizona Courier


It was the Graham County Guardian established in March of 1895 and changed name to Eastern Arizona Courier in 1967. Merged with: Graham County guardian (Safford, Ariz. : 1971), to form: Eastern Arizona courier and Graham County guardian. Eastern Arizona College and the Courier both opened for business in 1888, though both were known by different names. Eastern Arizona Courier was known initially as the Safford Graham Guardian, becoming the Gila Valley Farmer in 1916, the Graham County Guardian in 1923 and the Eastern Arizona Courier in 1975.

The Safford Graham Guardian began as a weekly newspaper published by the Guardian Publishing Company and edited by John J. Birdno. Safford was the first seat of Graham County when it was formed in 1881, but the seat was moved to Solomonville after only two years. The issue of moving the county seat from Solomonville back to Safford became a topic of fervent conversation during the Guardian’s early years. The issue did not make it to the ballot that year, and Solomonville remained the county seat until June 1915, when Safford defeated Pima in a close race.

After a number of ownership changes, the Guardian merged with Safford Eastern Arizona Courier in 1975, under the ownership of Wick Communications, the publishing company of newspapers in Greenlee, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Pima, La Paz and Mohave counties, as well as Alaska, Colorado, North Dakota, Louisiana and North Carolina.