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July 2012

Jul 31 2012 - 4:49pm
 CHANDLER — The Arizona Long Course Age Group State Swim Meet was held July 19-23 at Chandler High School.   The Sierra Vista Tsunami Swim Team sent coach Samantha Whitcomb along with three swimmers who met qualifying times to compete in the meet.   The meet features a 50-meter pool akin to  the ones Olympians swim in. It is a prelim/final meet, which means swimmers swim their race in the morning and the top...
Jul 31 2012 - 9:33am
  When Greg Richardson and his business partner, Tim Reyes, first moved to Arizona from Oregon, they intended to sell the pet products they had been selling in Oregon. But when Tim’s mom came for a visit, she unwittingly caused them to take their business in a whole new direction. She developed a very bad case of dry skin, which inspired Tim to do some research into skin care. After coming to the conclusion that the soap she was...
Jul 31 2012 - 8:59am
SIERRA VISTA — The recycling dates published in the August-September edition of the Sierra Vista Vista 411 are incorrect and should be as follows: August: Monday/Thursday customers will have their recycling picked up on Wednesday, August 1. Tuesday/Friday customers will have their recycling picked up on Wednesday, August 15. September: Due to the Labor Day holiday, recycling pickups will be collected one...
Jul 31 2012 - 12:10am
Submitted by Derek L. Stalling In Sierra Vista, there are a lot of activities for the young at heart, but one that seems to stand out is the ability to learn the martial arts.  One local studio, Starworld Academy of Martial Arts and Fitness — under the direction of Mrs. Lupe Thomas, 3rd Dan/chief instructor and co-owner, and owned and operated by Senior Master Johnny R. Williamson, 5th Dan, who is also the State of Arizona...
Jul 31 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: “And that’s a wrap for Seize the Night” Brian Borowiec, Donovan Morgan, and the crew of Sunblind Films would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank you Bisbee!”   We cannot express our appreciation enough to all those who supported this filming event that occurred last Friday, July 20th.  We would like to give a special thank you to: City of Bisbee — Mr. Pauken,...
Jul 31 2012 - 12:10am
Nell Lucille Payne, a longtime resident of Bisbee, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 27, 2012. Nell was born in Paris, Ky., where she lived until the age of 16. She then moved to Bloomington, Ill., to attend beauty school and it was also where she was to meet her future husband, Joseph Payne. After their marriage in 1943 the couple relocated to Phoenix, then later moved to Bisbee. She is preceded in death by her husband,...
Jul 31 2012 - 12:10am
Roy (Bud) Malcolm Strom Jr., 80, of Sierra Vista, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2012, after suffering a massive stroke three days earlier. Born Feb. 22, 1932, in Oak Park, Ill., and orphaned at the age of 15, Bud attended Shattuck Military Academy in Minnesota where he lettered in three sports. During the summers, he first experienced the life of the West as a ranch hand near Red Lodge, Mont. While at the University of Illinois,...
Jul 31 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— There’s a metal placard that sits in the office of Sierra Vista Public Works Director Mike Hemesath, and has ever since he got the job in 1999. It reads, “The road to success is always under construction.” “That’s true,” Hemesath said, in an interview on Monday. In many ways, Hemesath has defined his 29-year career with the city by being willing, even eager, to explore new...
Jul 31 2012 - 12:10am
If the age-old adage that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it is true, we have reason to be concerned about Trent Franks, the U.S. Representative who hails from Glendale. Last week a letter signed by Franks and four other House members was the focus of criticism voiced by 42 secular and religious organizations across America. What was in this letter — which was also signed by former presidential candidate Michele...
Jul 31 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision after the juvenile driver of a pickup truck allegedly ran a stop sign in Hereford on Saturday. The 17-year-old man failed to stop at the stop sign at Dakota Road and Natoma Trail shortly before 3 p.m., according to a report filed by the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department, colliding his 2001 Chevrolet pickup into the 2002 Jeep driven by Cori Guess. Guess,...
Jul 31 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— It takes more than a single facility to turn someone’s life around; it takes the support of a community. That’s what Mary’s Mission and Development Center recognized recently at its “Community Outreach Day,” which attracted a variety of special guests dedicated to helping communicate support for the center’s clients. In addition to Sierra Vista’s First Church of God in Christ,...
Jul 31 2012 - 12:10am
PATAGONIA — With so many beautiful and diverse places to see in Southern Arizona, it’s no wonder that Vincent and Claudia Pinto found their home here, tucked among one of the many mountain ranges that cover the region. As lovers of the natural world, the couple came here to be among the many diverse plants and animals that call the area home. But what makes Vincent and Claudia different from average naturalists is their undying...
Jul 31 2012 - 12:10am
Daryl Wayne Livingston was born in Bisbee on Feb. 6, 1966. After completing his journey here on Earth, he returned to his Heavenly Father on July 28, 2012. He remained an Arizona resident for most of his life. Daryl enjoyed spending time with friends and family while enjoying the great outdoors. He was known for his expertise in hunting and fishing, and always took time to teach others. Daryl married the love of his life, Janelle, on Aug. 20,...
Jul 31 2012 - 12:10am
  Look to the intent on Voter ID To the Editor: In your Our View editorial of July 26 expressing your support for voter ID laws, you pointed out that there has been no evidence of voter fraud in Pennsylvania.  As a former Pennsylvanian for 70 years, I’ve been following the situation there with interest. At a gathering of Republicans, Pennsylvania House Majority leader, Mike Turzai revealed the true intent of PA...
Jul 30 2012 - 1:53pm
  SIERRA VISTA — Mary Lewis, a member of TOPS AZ 0215, will be walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-day, 60-mile walk for Breast Cancer in San Francisco, Sept. 7-9.  This year she will be walking with her two daughters and they will be cheered on by Mary’s husband, Paul. She has raised more than $800 but needs to raise $2,300 in order to participate in the walk. Any donation, no matter how small, is appreciated. ...
Jul 30 2012 - 1:31pm
PHOENIX — Alarmed by the potential impact of new environmental regulations on Arizona’s economy, Senate President Steve Pierce, Senator John Nelson, and Senator Gail Griffin will testify before a public hearing conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tuesday in Phoenix. The hearing will solicit public feedback on the EPA’s decision to reject Arizona’s plan to address regional haze in favor of a federal...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:24pm
BISBEE — Cochise County Recorder Christine Rhodes has said that new voter identification cards will be mailed to the nearly 79,000 registered voters in Cochise County. The cards are being mailed to inform voters of their new Congressional and Legislative district numbers as well as new voting precincts. This mailing will also validate voter addresses.   However, due to a misalignment of the form in the printer, an unknown...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:20pm
  PHOENIX — A federal judge today upheld the validity of a law designed to sharply limit abortions beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy. Judge James Teilborg acknowledged that prior U.S. Supreme Court rulings have said states may not ban abortion outright before a fetus is considered viable. That is generally considered to be in the 22-24 week range. But Teilborg said HB 2036 “does not impose a substantial obstacle to...
Jul 30 2012 - 10:47am
BISBEE — FMI spokesperson Eric Kenneburg noted that a change in Mike Jaworski’s quote was not deleted from an updated press release issued by the company on Friday. The original quote was: “We are very appreciative of the cooperation we have obtained from the South Bisbee residents. We recognize that this process is difficult for the residents, and we will continue to work with each resident during the...
Jul 30 2012 - 10:07am
According to the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s latest survey of gas prices, conducted July 23—27, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Cochise County dropped from $3.57 to $3.53 over the preceding two-week period. According to AAA Arizona, the statewide price fell from $3.35 to $3.29. Nationally, according to the Energy Information Administration, the price increased from $3.41 to $3.49...
Jul 30 2012 - 8:56am
BISBEE — Cochise Health & Social Services is pleased to announce four, free vaccination clinics for all school-age children in need of immunizations in order to attend school. Parents or guardians are reminded to be sure and bring the child’s immunization record to the clinic. Appointments may be made by calling the clinic directly, but shots will also be given on a walk-in (first-come, first-served) basis. For parents...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:10am
PHOENIX — Got children or grandchildren who are at least five but not yet eight? Ever drive them anywhere? You’d better be prepared to give them a boost — literally. Beginning Thursday, Arizona law spells out that youngsters in that age group who are smaller than 4-feet 9-inches tall can be transported only in specially designed booster seats. Failing to do so could result in a $50 fine. The booster seat...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:10am
Higher food prices and a slow-growing economy have put a surprising number of Southern Arizonans in a pinch. And who have people been turning to when they need a little bit of help? The offices of St. Vincent de Paul, just off Wilcox Drive at 614 S. Bartow Ave.,  has seen a dramatic increase in demand at its food bank. When things got tough a few years ago, the agency reported about 35 requests for food per day. Now it...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— It’s just a matter of time before red light and speed enforcement cameras are installed at four more of Sierra Vista’s busiest intersections, following action taken by the city council last week. In a 6-1 vote, with Council Member Tom Crosby voting no, the council approved an agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to allow Redflex, a private vendor contracted by the city, to install...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library began its first annual Teacher to Teacher used book sale on Saturday.  Teachers and parents who home school their children were given half-priced discounts on merchandise varying from popular children’s fiction novels to instructional tools.  For mother Malia Lewis, who teaches her children at home, the bookstore is a valued resource. “Prices to...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:10am
 SIERRA VISTA — A lifelong interest in the law, tempered by a career of military service, helped shape the 10-year course of Don Thomson’s tenure as the Huachuca City Magistrate Judge, which comes to an end with his retirement from the position on Tuesday. Over the course of his decade on the bench, Thomson developed a style that was firm but fair, inspired by people like former Cochise County Sheriff Jimmy Judd, as...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA – Two founding members of the Sierra Vista Police Department’s Community Response Team are looking forward to passing their knowledge and experience on to newer officers following their promotion to the rank of corporal last week. The promotions mean that Jeremy Wolfe and Marco Madrid will be back on patrol after four years serving as one half of the department’s chief drug interdiction team. “...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Freeport-McMoRan’s Copper Queen Branch continues to make good progress in working with South Bisbee residents toward the completion of the Residential Purchase Program, according to James Telle, FMI’s manager of external communications.  In a press release he states: "Freeport-McMoRan is implementing this Purchase Program in order to reclaim the South Bisbee Stockpile, which is one in a series of...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:10am
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Your Mind is a section of the newspaper that allows people to voice their opinions anonymously. Read the entries with the idea that sometimes it is the same person making multiple comments; that opinions of callers may or may not be based on facts. In some cases, entries are edited. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a variety of reasons. The printing of these opinions...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:01am
SIERRA VISTA— If you’ve driven by the intersection of Fry Boulevard and North Garden Canyon Avenue with the windows down lately, you may have noticed a unique smell, one that made your mouth water. Since Tuesday, Buffalo Corral Barbeque (BCB) has announced its presence in Sierra Vista with the sweet aroma of mesquite-smoked brisket, pork butt, hot links, chicken, and St. Louis cut ribs. Once you walk through the eatery’s...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:01am
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M&M: I am getting ready to form my company and I heard it is better to be a nonprofit.  My business partner said that is the wrong way to go.  Could you please tell me what is the difference between an LLC and a non-profit is? — Gary Dear Gary: A limited liability company is a favorite of small business because it offers protection of personal assets from a company’s...
Jul 30 2012 - 12:01am
According to figures released by the Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics, adjusted for seasonality by the Cochise College Center for Economic Research, Cochise County’s unemployment rate in June dropped from 8.2 to 7.8 percent. The monthly rate was down from 9.1 percent a year ago.  Statewide, the unemployment rate stabilized at 8.2 percent in June. The statewide rate was down from 9.6 percent in June 2011....
Jul 29 2012 - 6:13pm
To the Editor: I have two requests to all candidates running for office. These requests are generated by reading Ms. Fleming’s and Mr. Stonebraker’s goals for increased spending on education. I would like to see these requests followed on any significant spending proposal. First request. National, state and city coffers must balance. If you are  going to recommend increased spending for your priority program,...
Jul 29 2012 - 6:12pm
To the Editor: According to the 2010 Census, there were 9,413 people residing in the Hereford area. (Hereford boundaries are: Ramsey and Ramsey Canyon Road on the north, to the border of Mexico on the south, the Huachuca Mountains on the west, and east to Hereford Road … just past the San Pedro River).  In 2000, there were 6,537 residents, an increase of 2,876 people, a growth rate of approximately 1/3 in 10 years. And the...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:10am
Is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the “tip of the spear” for an Obama administration effort to reduce and possibly eliminate the use of coal? Or is the agency acting to ensure that Americans of tomorrow will still enjoy the beautiful views offered by our national treasure, the Grand Canyon? Like the debate on global warming, the answer to those questions probably defines your political point of view. For...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — With tears of joy and pride in a job well done, Tamara Vukomanovich was named Miss Sierra Vista 2012 during the annual scholarship pageant held on Saturday night at the Buena Performing Arts Center. “I just need to let it sink in overnight,” she said when asked how she felt, still shaking a bit as she posed for photos and was showered with hugs from fellow contestants and members of her family....
Jul 29 2012 - 12:10am
Arizona is fighting against a two-front assault. The first is of no surprise: trying to secure the state’s border against illegal immigrants. The second one, related to the first, has President Obama and his administration using their powers to intimidate and bully the state. Under this administration, the federal government has not stepped up to the plate to help enforce the Supreme Court decision upholding the heart of S.B. 1070 and...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:10am
Willard Mitt Romney (he even hides his real name) has flip-flopped more than once on many of his positions. His record as a “vulture” capitalist is enough to discount all his claims as a “job creator.” When he was Governor of Massachusetts, that state ranked 47th in job creation. He changes his position to serve the moment, or a particular audience. But he really believes that “corporations are people....
Jul 29 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  A soldier, a retired Army brigadier general. A cowboy — horseman, rancher and poet. A chef  — presenting his fare at the annual Men Who Cook celebration. A woodworker — designing and making furniture for his and Joan’s home in Dead Bear Draw. A citizen — involved in numerous charities. The soldier, cowboy, chef, woodworker and citizen is Bud Strom, a man who...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:01am
SIERRA VISTA —  Saying Fort Huachuca is not only a good neighbor but an integral part of the main city outside its gates and other nearby communities, Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller called the post’s selection as a non-profit organization’s top Department of Defense installation for 2012 the right recognition.The fort was named the top DoD installation by the Association of Defense Communities with the official...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:01am
The Cochise County Humane Society has had an incredibly successful and challenging year. We challenged ourselves by taking on new education and fundraising projects with the direction of our board president, Glen Baxter, and our ever dedicated board members and volunteers. Our Companion Animal Spay/Neuter and Cat Rescue Programs continue to grow and make an ever increasing impact on the health and safety of the dogs and cats in Cochise ...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:01am
BISBEE — Copper Queen Community Hospital (CQCH) continues to offer mobile digital mammography at its Rural Health Clinics in Douglas and Palominas. The next mobile digital screenings will take place on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Screenings at the Douglas Rural Health Clinic will take place from 8–11:30 a.m., and the Palominas Rural Health Clinic will offer screenings from 2-5 p.m. In addition to a comprehensive digital screening, a...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:01am
  SIERRA VISTA — Desert Lanes will host a “King of the Hill” tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25. The tournament is open to all USBC members, with no handicap. Those who are not USBC members and would like to bowl, are required to pay an additional $5 to participate. Registration cost for USBC members is $45, and 100 percent of the entry fee is used for prize money. For more information, contact Ron Fay(520 458-...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:01am
SIERRA VISTA —  It has a religious name — St. Vincent De Paul.But it isn’t a church, or even a chapel.Rather, it is the food bank in Sierra Vista of the St. Vincent De Paul Society.It’s a place where people come, hungry people, poor working people, unemployed people seeking food for themselves and their families.But Saturday, the outside of the food bank on Bartow Street became a church setting for a wedding between...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:01am
Carr House Sunday Programs continue at 1:30 p.m. July 29 with “Birding By Ear.” Rick Romea, expert birder, will help participants start to develop a common language to describe bird vocalizations, using examples from common southwest birds. To get to Carr House from Sierra Vista, travel south on Highway 92 to Carr Canyon Road (at the Mesquite Tree Restaurant). Turn right (west). Drive about 2.1 miles up Carr Canyon Road. Carr House...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:01am
To the Editor: I wanted to thank you for the editorial about the person vandalizing election campaign signs in Sierra Vista.  All of us candidates who have suffered the destruction and theft of signs appreciate you publicizing this unfortunate aspect of the current election season. In the week since you printed your editorial, more of my signs have been destroyed by the person who seems determined to stifle free speech in our...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:01am
To the Editor: We would like to extend our appreciation to all those in the community who assisted in finding good homes for our neighbors’ two dogs.   Illness caused the need to find foster homes and then it became evident a permanent re-homing would be necessary. Frontier Animal Hospital sent out a request for a foster home and we wish to thank Virginia, Niccole and Jordan for offering to help. Chris Swan from the City of...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:01am
I’m getting tired of the “learned helplessness” we’re drowning in. Pres. Barack Obama, the elite media and so-called intellectual experts seem intent on making us believe there are no good responses to the violence in either Damascus or Aurora. That’s nonsense. Of course there are no risk-free, casualty-free ways for us to stop Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad. However, hobbled by the mantra that “nothing can...
Jul 29 2012 - 12:01am
 Local children enjoyed a day of fun planned just for them on Saturday during the Kids’ Free Fun day at Warren Ballpark in Bisbee. Community members joined forces to show area youths a good time. Leapfrog, golf and facepainting were among the actitivities available for the young ones to enjoy.
Jul 29 2012 - 12:01am
 Gabrielle M. Luoma, CPA, PLLC is excited to announce the opening of their Bisbee office.  This will be the second location for Gabrielle M. Luoma and her team and is just the beginning of the growth she has planned for Southern Arizona.  Her office takes pride in using the latest technologies and methodologies in order to provide you the most unique and value added experience possible. They don’t just complete...
Jul 28 2012 - 11:57pm
Lois and Jody Klein and Russell Backe are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Nicole Backe, to the son of Sheri Gonzales, Spec. 4 Austin Rey Gonzales.The prospective bride is a 2010 Buena High School graduate, having attended Cochise College and Horizon Health Care Institute. She is looking forward to being a certified phlebotomist in 2012.Austin Rey Gonzales is a 2009 Buena High School graduate and is currently serving...
Jul 28 2012 - 11:55pm
About a quarter century ago I was riding the AMTRAC tracks through the Colorado Rockies, traveling from Denver to Salt Lake City.The train passed through a burned black pine forest. The passage lasted for miles in which the scene remained the same.  I took out my pen and paper, and drew what I saw. Star dragonfly was busy writing a letter, while Hum and Buzz, her pet nothing flies, smaller than gnats, were busy humming and buzzing...
Jul 28 2012 - 11:53pm
One of the military community’s premier benefits has become even more valuable to 670 college and high school students. The annual Scholarships for Military Children Program winners have been announced and the “Honor Roll” is impressive. More than 5,000 students applied for the scholarships at commissary locations worldwide. All of the recipients are listed at www.militaryscholar.org, the official website for the program.Amanda...
Jul 28 2012 - 11:52pm
In 2011, the Arizona Game and Fish Department confirmed the sightings of an ocelot in February and a jaguar in November. “Over time, and this goes back to the ’90s, male jaguars are showing up in southeastern Arizona; we’re not sure why,” said Mark Hart, public information officer for Game and Fish.Sergio Avila, who will be speaking at the annual Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival on Aug. 2, said the...
Jul 28 2012 - 11:46pm
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley J. Undercofler, whose wife, Tanya, is the daughter of Diane Dearmond of Hereford, Ariz., and James L. Pierce, of Florence, Ky., and fellow sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) formed a coalition of sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) committee.CSADD is a peer-to-peer mentoring program geared toward assisting sailors in making positive decisions in all areas of their lives.The...
Jul 28 2012 - 11:13pm
Two weeks ago, members of Bisbee Rotary Club thanked outgoing president David M. Smith for his exemplary service to the club and to the community at a reception in Warren.“President Smith has been a valuable member of the Club for many years,” said incoming President Rebecca Mayer. “His service to Bisbee and to this club is greatly appreciated.”The other incoming officers for 2012-2013 are Rebecca Mayer, president, Robin...
Jul 28 2012 - 8:55pm
Louise Sybil Eads stepped into glory on July 21, 2012, to meet her Savior Jesus Christ, face to face. Louise was born Feb. 7, 1929, in McDole, Calif.. She lived most of her life in Bisbee, married her childhood sweetheart, Charles E. (Chuck) Eads, and had two children, Sunny and Randy. Both Chuck, son Charles R. (Randy) Eads and a brother, Donald J. Sanders, preceded her in death. Besides being a busy wife and mother, Louise kept the books...
Jul 28 2012 - 8:54pm
“Jack” John Guy Gura, 72, a resident of Sierra Vista since 2004, died July 26, 2012, after a six year battle with prostate and bone cancer. He fought like a soldier until the very end and died while drifting off to sleep. Jack was born Jan. 4, 1940, in Trenton, N.J., to Margaret Marro and Jack McCormick and was raised in the Trenton and Lambertville N.J. area. He attended Catholic grade school and high school there. He spent a...
Jul 28 2012 - 8:53pm
Dorothea C. Fitzpatrick passed peacefully at her home in Sierra Vista on July 24, 2012. Dorothea had been a resident of Sierra Vista since 1959 after moving to the area with her late husband, Robert E. Fitzpatrick, and her children. Dorothea was born Dec. 15, 1924, in Detroit, Mich. and was raised in Mount Pleasant, Mich., where she also graduated from the Sacred Heart Academy in 1942 and married Robert Fitzpatrick. She left Michigan in 1952 to...
Jul 28 2012 - 8:40pm
SIERRA VISTA — For the second straight year, the Hubble ATA Masters Academy put on the Thunder Mountain Rumble at Buena High School’s Ensign Gymnasium. Event organizer Tony Hubble said he expects there were more martial artists from around the southwest than the 300-plus who competed last year. Among those competing, as well as selling their wares along the sidelines were the husband-wife duo of Keith and Polly Webb, who...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:40am
Alice Zorah Anderson, a native of Bisbee, Ariz., passed away at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson with her children by her bedside. Alice was born to parents Anton and Julia Mihelich on Nov. 27, 1924, in Bisbee. Alice attended Bisbee area schools and was a member of the Drum & Bugle Corp at Bisbee High School. Alice attended numerous Bisbee High School reunions where she danced with her favorite partner, Ralph C. Anderson. On Aug. 17...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:36am
PHOENIX — State officials and utilities are trying to kill a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force owners of three coal-fired power plants to install expensive pollution control equipment to improve visibility. Henry Darwin, director of the state Department of Environmental Quality, said the federal proposal to reduce oxides of nitrogen, known in the business as NOx, will impose hundreds of millions of dollars of...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
An endless inexpensive supply of fresh drinking water. We learn of harvesting rain water from roofs and surfaces around one’s home to water gardens and desert landscapes. Suppose a construction crew were to be sent to a selected location in the Huachuca Mountains to construct a concrete square box, open to the sky, 100 feet by 100 feet. At 7.14 gallons of liquid per cubic foot, each inch of rain collected would mean 6,000 gallons...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
Dear Mayor Stephen Schmidt: I was concerned on this past Tuesday morning (June 19) to see a Cochise County Sheriff car with Tombstone workers when I met with them for their attachment of a Tombstone lock to the chain on our gate, which I had urged them by letter to do. As the Sheriff’s Department explained to me, the Deputy was only there at the request of Tombstone in case of trouble. There were four representatives from Tombstone...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  Early next month, another school year will begin and for children of military families in Arizona, it can mean unfamiliar settings, new teachers and different classmates. It’s a reality for thousands of Arizona children who have one or more parents in the Armed Forces who face regular deployments, transfers and other unique stresses of the mobile military lifestyle. Friday, the state’s...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
  Hoping to prevent an all-too-common summer emergency, Air Evac 22 talked to kids about the importance of water safety on Friday. Air Evac 22, an air medical evacuation company for Sierra Vista and surrounding areas, spoke to parks and leisure’s Kids World youth programs, consisting of kids in first through sixth grades, at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School and Bella Vista Elementary School. “We want to raise heat...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
House committees on armed services and veterans affairs held a joint hearing Wednesday to review details of President Obama’s plan to improve the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for separating and retiring military members, with a kind of five-to-seven-day “reverse boot camp” available by late 2013 to smooth transition to civilian life and employment. But lawmakers were more interested in asking their witnesses...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
HUACHUCA CITY — The town council voted unanimously to direct its risk pool attorney to appeal a recent decision by a Cochise County Superior Court judge who ruled in favor of a local construction company after the town refused to accept its bid for a water line project earlier this year. The vote came during Thursday’s regular meeting, which followed a closed-door executive session on the ruling by Judge Charles Irwin. ...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Some remotes for vehicles are not working. Neither are some of the remotes which operate garage doors. That has been among the complaints from some local residents during the past couple of days. However, federal officials of the Government Accounting Office, the Federal Communications Commission and Fort Huachuca are saying the frequencies being used by makers of remote vehicle and garage door openers are...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Workers replacing tile in an apartment complex laundry room accidentally opened a gas valve during their work, resulting in a temporary evacuation of several residents on Friday. Southwest Gas Spokeswoman Libby Howell said that while the crew had shut the valves that feed gas to the appliances prior to beginning work at the Sierra Pines apartment complex on Kings Way, the gas feeding into the entire building was still...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The sentencing of a man who pleaded guilty to entering a Sierra Vista couple’s home and fondling the woman in her sleep the night of Oct. 15 was postponed Friday, much to the victims’ dismay. Defense Attorney David Thorn was standing in for attorney Perry Hicks to represent defendant Michael Ellis, 38, and told Superior Court Judge Wallace Hoggatt that Hicks disagreed with statements in the pre-sentence report and...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
If not for public notices, Sierra Vista voters participating in the Nov. 6 General Election may not know that if they vote to approve a franchise agreement between the city and Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, they will vote themselves a utility tax increase. The language of the ballot measure has been the focus of a debate among members of the Sierra Vista City Council, two of whom pursued the idea of changing the referendum...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: The writer of the July 21, 2012 letter to the editor, “CAP water not a good idea,” makes fun of the Bureau of Reclamation study of bringing water here by the Central Arizona Project. He asks if the Sierra Vista City Council will fund a study on unicorns next. He does not even want to spend a dime for what he calls a fantasy. There is tremendous pressure on local and regional politicians to approve development...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: Adriana Zavala Badal is running for Mayor of Bisbee. A recent letter to the editor from Nancy Williams concentrates on a single aspect of her employment as a lobbyist for Butch Maki and Associates, a story of environmental issues related to one of her clients. Ms. Williams should have, in the interest of fair communication, pointed out that Ms. Badal also worked as a lobbyist during this same period for the American...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:01am
  BISBEE — Pediatrician Rachel Martin-Camp, MD, and Family Physician Karam Makhni, MD, are joining Copper Queen Medical Associates and accepting new patients at the Douglas Rural Health Clinic beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. “We are pleased to bring these talented physicians to the growing community of Douglas,” said Jim Dickson, Copper Queen Community Hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer....
Jul 28 2012 - 12:01am
TUCSON — Construction will soon begin at several recreation sites on the Coronado National Forest. A new campground host site will be constructed at Reef Townsite Campground, located on the Sierra Vista Ranger District on the east side of the Huachuca Mountains approximately 80 miles southeast of Tucson. The site will include a trailer parking area, wastewater tank, picnic table and grill, providing amenities for a campground host who...
Jul 28 2012 - 12:01am
COCHISE COUNTY—Thanks to gifts from community members, the first grants from the Cochise Veterans Fund will be awarded on Wednesday, Aug. 8, during a ceremony at the Southern Arizona Memorial Veterans Cemetery. The Cochise Community Foundation established the Cochise Veterans Fund earlier this year as a dedicated endowment to address the needs of Cochise veterans and their families. Three organizations were selected to receive grants...
Jul 27 2012 - 11:06pm
 PHOENIX (AP) — Josh Collmenter pitched six innings and drove in a run during Arizona’s six-run second and the Diamondbacks beat the reeling New York Mets 11-5 on Friday night. Willie Bloomquist had two RBI singles for the Diamondbacks, who have won six of seven. Collmenter (3-2), who allowed five runs, seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts, got stronger as the game continued. He retired the final seven batters he...
Jul 27 2012 - 5:44pm
TOMBSTONE – Take a step back in time and visit historic Tombstone during the town’s annual Vigilante Days celebration. The three-day event runs from Aug. 10 - 12 and will feature non-stop entertainment and rip roaring gunfight reenactments, transforming Allen Street into a Wild West stage of 1880s clad characters.  Street shows run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. throughout the three days, with action packed gunfights and skits...
Jul 27 2012 - 4:03pm
July 20 2:27 p.m. A Tombstone man, 59, was charged with a fugitive warrant. 5:16 p.m. A Sierra Vista man, 27, was charged with fighting/disruptive behavior and threatening to cause serious public inconvenience. 7:00 p.m. An Agua Prieta, Mexico, man, 20, was charged with shoplifting – conceal item and transportation of marijuana for sale. 7:47 p.m. A Sierra Vista woman, 27, was charged with possession/use of dangerous...
Jul 27 2012 - 3:19pm
July 25 7:00 a.m. A resident of Whetstone reported red paint was used to paint graffiti on her vehicle and residence. 7:49 a.m. A 43-year-old woman turned herself in to the Sierra Vista Sheriff’s Office for an outstanding warrant for failure to comply with a court order. 8:46 a.m. Bowie High School Gym was entered over the weekend and criminal damage occurred when unknown persons carved a mat and damaged the basketball backboard....
Jul 27 2012 - 2:39pm
Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:42 a.m.  Two men, ages 18 and 22, were arrested for criminal damage after police were called to the 600 block of South Via Entrada. Both were cited and released. 8:09 a.m.  A two-vehicle, non-injury collision was reported at Highway 90 and Vista Park Road. One vehicle was towed. A driver was cited for failure to control speed to prevent a collision. 8:31 a.m.  An employee at Carmichael...
Jul 27 2012 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:08 a.m.  A 17-year-old man was referred and detained at Juvenile Detention for shoplifting after police were contacted by an undercover Department of Public Safety officer at Best Buy, 2100 El Mercado Loop. He was detained at the request of his family and the items shoplifted were recovered. 11:14 a.m.  A resident in the 3400 block of Trevino Drive reported theft. The case remains under ...
Jul 27 2012 - 2:27pm
Palominas Elementary School The open house for Palominas School will be Friday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Class lists will be posted in the gym and transportation will be in the gym to answer any questions about bus stops. Students and parents will be able to meet the teacher and see their classroom. The first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 6. Times for school will be the same 8:45 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. Palominas theme for this year is...
Jul 27 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Residents of South Bisbee will be on KBRP Radio Free Bisbee, 96.1FM local, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, with station director Ryan Bruce. The residents will be telling in their own words how Freeport McMoRan, Inc., the mining company, canceled their leases and gave them five months to leave their homes, said Linda Kennedy.  The show can be picked up on the station’s internet site at: http://www.kbrpradio.com...
Jul 27 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Elected officials, business owners and educators from around southern Arizona gathered at Cochise College on Thursday to provide a rural perspective to the obstacles and solutions to economic development. About 80 people from more than three counties signed up to participate in the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) Southern Arizona Roundtable event, which saw them divided into smaller...
Jul 27 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A group is collecting signatures for a petition regarding City of Tombstone efforts to obtain access to additional water sources. "We, the undersigned, are very much concerned about the Tombstone campaign to take over all the springs in the Huachuca Mountains when in effect they have been getting water from three springs in the past which have provided them more than ample water. To attach to all 25 springs, and they...
Jul 27 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE  — The Bisbee Community Tennis Association’s free program for 70 children aged 5 to 11 came to a close Thursday with a medal ceremony and, best of all according to the kids, a pizza party. BCTA was able to sponsor the summer tennis program thanks to a partnership with the Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb, said member Carolyn Crane. Whatever money they could bring in with the sale of the tickets, they could keep if the...
Jul 27 2012 - 12:10am
A special thanks to all participants and contributors Once again, the support from Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca was outstanding for our 12th Annual Memorial Scholarship Golf Scramble put on by the Arizona Silver Chapter of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association at Turquoise Valley Golf and RV Resort held this past Father’s Day. A large effort in our support came from the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center; a new store on Fort...
Jul 27 2012 - 12:10am
The recent hyperbolic letter from Sierra Vista City Council candidate John George castigating one of his opponents for a littering citation provides an insight into his thought process that should make voters wary. Given the level of his indignation — George stated he’s “appalled” and “very angry” —one might have deduced that candidate Rachel Gray had started the Monument Fire instead of committing...
Jul 27 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— The establishment of a 2 percent utility transaction privilege tax will be stated explicitly in a proposed franchise agreement between the City of Sierra Vista and Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) following city council action on Thursday. It will not, however, be part of the ballot language, assuming the agreement comes up for a vote on Nov. 6. Despite opposition from Mayor Rick Mueller and...
Jul 26 2012 - 11:53pm
If you’ve put off taking that pesky GED test, it’s time to buckle down and get it done — especially if you’ve already completed sections of the five-part exam.In January 2014, the current GED test will be replaced in the state of Arizona. That means students who started their testing under the current series need to pass all five parts by the fall of 2013 … or start completely over in 2014."Just come in and get...
Jul 26 2012 - 11:47pm
 Tombstone School District Stuff the Bus event for all schools  The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 24, in partnership with Tombstone USD is sponsoring a Stuff the Bus event to collect much needed school supplies for students who attend Tombstone USD. STUFF the BUS, with supplies for Tombstone students on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at these two drop off locations:  Fountain Plaza, 203 North Huachuca...
Jul 26 2012 - 11:46pm
 “Believing God” is the subject for a 10-week Beth Moore Bible Study, which will begin Aug. 2 at two locations and two different hours — at 10 a.m. in the TV Room at Mountain View Gardens, 3477 Rodeo Drive, and at 6 p.m. in the Serenity Room of the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center. The series will be taught by Trudy Smith, who has previously led several popular Beth Moore studies in this...
Jul 26 2012 - 11:44pm
In “The Town too Tough to Die” there’s a small congregation too determined to succeed to consider locking the doors and giving up. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the oldest continuously worshiping Protestant congregation in Arizona, knows that the Jewish “Fiddler on the Roof” symbolizes both tradition and carefully balancing existence while playing a violin on a steeply pitched, precariously awkward roof.And it...
Jul 26 2012 - 10:16pm
The Sierra Vista Hotshots ‘97, coached by Rick Shear, went 6-0 and won the 14-under/8th grade championship at the Sporting Chance Basketball Tournament in Tucson last weekend. There were 20 teams in the 8th grade division including teams from New Mexcio, California, Phoenix and Mexico. The championship game was won with defensive stops and free throws. “I am very proud of our team,” Shear said. “This championship is an...
Jul 26 2012 - 10:13pm
Dr. Bill McCormick never imagined giving away a million dollars could be such a hassle. He’d spent the last few years trying to sell the King’s Court Tennis Club, and its conjoined siblings, the Sports Gallery Bar and Grill, a swimming pool and office space for three businesses on his five acres — all to no avail. “Most (bidders) were trying to steal it, so I figured I’d give it away,” McCormick said...
Jul 26 2012 - 6:18pm
A Homeschool Classes Information Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. July 27. RSVP is required to Melissa at bravenec@pobox.com or (808) 352-6701, or Dawn at (520) 803-9642 or ddstruse@lycos.com. Classical Conversations (CC) meets once a week for homeschool classes following a classical, Christian approach. Classes and tutors offer increased accountability and motivation for excellence in work in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.  Visit...
Jul 26 2012 - 1:47pm
DOUGLAS — A program is raising money to benefit people of Mexican origin in the United States for education, including literacy, elementary school, secondary school, GED, computation, English, job training, and university studies. The Institute for Mexicans Abroad, in coordination with educational institutions in the United States, supports scholarships to students. The Mexican government and educational institutions each contribute...
Jul 26 2012 - 1:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — A local man wants to warn people who plan to drive in Mexico that they need to research the laws in Mexico before they travel, or the consequences could be severe. On June 2, Ramon Mena, 63, of Sierra Vista, was driving to Bacoachi, Sonora, to attend a quinceanera, and he stopped at a checkpoint in the Rio Sonora region south of Cananea, Sonora. A Mexican official asked him for his vehicle permit, but he did not have...
Jul 26 2012 - 11:20am
July 24 2:30 a.m. A 29-year-old man was arrested in Whetstone for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and criminal damage. He was booked into Cochise County Jail. 6:26 a.m. A person staying at Ramsey Canyon Inn reported their room had been entered and two bottles of narcotic prescription medications removed from their room. 7:34 a.m. A second resident of Ramsey Canyon Inn reported their room had been entered and $200 in cash...
Jul 26 2012 - 12:14am
Angel Rutherford is the featured artist for August at the Huachuca Art Gallery at the Mall at Sierra Vista.She normally writes the artist profiles for the Huachuca Art Association and has provided the information for this article.Angel is fairly new at the HAA, it was about seven years ago that she entered some of her photography into the HAA’s open judged show and won second and third prizes and an honorable mention.She was hooked. She...
Jul 26 2012 - 12:10am
Rodger Dale Franklin Sr. Born Feb. 5, 1949, in Champaign, Ill., and passed on July 23, 2012, in Sierra Vista. Survived by his loving wife, Lisa Franklin; daughter, Julie Rhodes; son, Rodger Dale Franklin Jr.; Step daughters, Sherri Lewis Jackson and Mary Lewis; five grandchildren, and two step grandchildren. He was a loving man with a heart of gold and a voice of an angel. He honorably served the Army for 28 years as a budget analyst...
Jul 26 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — More than 50 area residents and three of the six candidates for Sierra Vista City Council turned out for a forum hosted by the local chapter of the AARP at the Ethel Berger Center on Wednesday. As was the case for two other recent city council candidate forums, Laura Bouchard, John George and Fred Stickler were absent, leaving Gwen Calhoun, Rachel Gray and Henrietta "Hank" Huisking to field four questions...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:59pm
 Lois Bravo, photographer, is the featured artist for July at the Ethel Berger Center. She captures nature at its best and has a special way of displaying her photography, framed and matted, on canvas, metal, blank greeting cards, calendars and photographic prints. When she retired to Sierra Vista in 2009, the hummingbirds ignited her interesting capturing these fast moving birds in her photography. She spent hours in her backyard,...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:58pm
 Dillon’s NightClub: 6415 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista, 458-8209. Wednesday night, free pool; Thursday night, no cover, 2 for 1 until midnight all hip hop and dance music; Friday night, Ladies night; ladies 1/2 the cover charge; Saturday night, Live country music played by the greatest  bands southern Arizona has to offer. Special: “Beat the heat” beach party on July 20.  Landmark Cafe: Fry Boulevard, in the...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:54pm
Students looking to really dive into acting and play production will have that opportunity at Cochise College this fall.The college is offering Theatre Workshop on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, taught by instructor Lucinda Sage-Midgorden. The class is unique in that it will combine with Bisbee’s Obscure Productions to produce a play, "The Skin of Our Teeth" by Thornton Wilder, in November and December.Students won’t be...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:46pm
Gene Ruth Brumback will  be in Sierra Vista on Saturday, July 28, at Hastings Books, 3758 East Fry Blvd., which is hosting a book signing for her book, "Sowing Seeds Pulling Weeds." She will be available from noon to 2 p.m. “I’m, of course, happy to sell and sign books, but I mainly like meeting and talking and sharing with people. I’m inspired by people’s lives and stories, which also serve as fodder...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — Though he’s yet to win a game as head coach, Ryan Scherling has already won the hearts and minds of Buena players, parents, fans, and Sierra Vista business owners. Further proof of this was on display Wednesday night, as no fewer than 200 people flowed in and out of Vinny’s Pizza as part of “Meet the Coach” night, in which the dapper 26-year-old and his equally well-dressed assistant coaches...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:11pm
 After too long a wait (according to her many fans), J.A. Jance returns to Bisbee with her new Sheriff Joanna Brady novel, "Judgement Call." Sponsored by Atalanta’s Music & Books, Jance will be speaking at the new Bisbee Royale, 94 Main St., at 7 p.m. on July 29.The New York Times bestselling master of mystery and suspense, J.A. Jance — whom the Chattanooga Times ranks “among the best, if...
Jul 25 2012 - 6:50pm
The SVSC SV Force and Cochise FC soccer coaching staffs will be hosting Open Field play for high school girls from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 26 and 31 at Domingo Piaz Sports Complex. Bring a water bottle, a soccer ball, and shin guards. For details, visit http://www.SVForce.net. A Homeschool Classes Information Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. July 27. RSVP is required to Melissa at bravenec@pobox.com or (808)352-6701, or Dawn at (520) 803-9642 or...
Jul 25 2012 - 5:49pm
Sierra Vista’s Ashley Weber completed her run in the Junior Olympics at Morgan State University in Baltimore on Wednesday, finishing fourth in the shot put with a top throw of 45-feet, 2 1/4 inches. She finished a quarter-inch out of the medals, as Tera Novy from Montesano, Wash. went 45-2 1/2 to take third. First-place went to Christina Hillman of Magnolia, Del. with a throw of 53-10 1/4, easily beating second-place finisher Victoria...
Jul 25 2012 - 5:01pm
Beginning Monday, July 30, the southbound  portion of El Camino Real between Wilcox and Mockingbird Drive will be closed for approximately 8 hours for a small road repair at the crosswalk located on the west side of the hospital.  Alternative routes directing motorists to use Calle Portal or Moormon Avenue will be provided.  Please remember the speed limit in residential neighborhoods is 25 miles per hour.  Remember to...
Jul 25 2012 - 4:25pm
An important debate began Wednesday in Pennsylvania on a law that requires voters in that state to present a photo ID. Pennsylvania is one of 10 states in the past two years that have adopted such measures. Arizona is included on that list, and last April a federal appeals court upheld the state’s requirement that those intending to vote present a valid photo ID. The recent effort by states to require voters prove who they are is...
Jul 25 2012 - 2:20pm
 You might be interested in checking out The Railroad Revival Tour featuring Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Jamey Johnson, John Reilly Band playing downtown Tempe on Friday, Oct. 26. And announced just last week is the Who playing their classic LP “Quadrophenia” on tour Feb. 6, 2013 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale.  Look for the asterisks for other new shows added this week. Compiled from a variety of ...
Jul 25 2012 - 1:18pm
FORT HUACHUCA — With the words, "I assume command," the fort-headquartered, Joint Interoperability Test Command greeted its new commander, on Tuesday. Assuming command is Army Col. Douglas J. Orsi, the 10th commander of JITC. Founded in 1989, the command has the mission to professionally test, operationally evaluate and certify information technology capabilities for joint interoperability, enabling information...
Jul 25 2012 - 1:06pm
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:18 a.m.  A vehicle burglary was reported from the 2200 block of Central Park Drive. An unknown person had entered the unsecured vehicle and removed some compact discs and a Kodak camera. 9:08 a.m.  A Threatening and intimidating call was taken from the Sierra Pines Apartments. A resident felt the government was using an unspecified mind control devise to torture people. Advice was given. 10:...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:58am
Executive privilege so that Eric Holder could hide behind his skirt. The citizenry was not to know of Operation Fast and Furious. Had it not have been for one BATFE agent with a conscience we would not know about it now. Remember that. Conspiracy types think that Fast and Furious was designed with the end result to be an assault weapons ban in the United States. The Obama Administration says this is not true. If this is so, why do they...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:46am
Honor Flight SAZ wishes to thank all those supporters who have donated to our cause, sending WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. To visit their WWII Memorial. I especially want to thank RV City’s Ron Hoffman and Jayco, for donating the Pop-up camper that is being raffled off. Tickets are still available! Other significant donations were received from SSVEC, American Legion Post 52 and the Post’s Auxiliary, Pioneer Title Agency, the UAV...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:35am
A Bisbee Candidates Forum & Reception will be held Monday, August 6, 2012, from 6:00 – 9:00 at the Boys & Girls Club of Bisbee, 405 Arizona Street.  Registered candidates from all wards will be attending. Appetizers, sweets, and beverages will be served. Sponsored by the business group, A Better Bisbee – Better Together, the forum is designed to offer all Bisbee residents the opportunity to get to know ...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:31am
Re: “SVRHC seeks partner for hospital,” The Herald 10 July 2012. A single federal partner exists. The 70 acres of land on the east Campus off Highway 90 is ready and waiting. The need is now. The single federal partner has already more than $200 million; and need only to be presented with the request to begin transfer of those committed funds. Approximately six months ago federal funds were committed for construction...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:30am
    “Got Music? We do!” is the slogan of the new Community Music School sponsored by the Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts (SCFPA) starting this fall. Individual instruction by highly qualified teachers will be offered in voice, piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar and other instruments. Aspiring and former music students of any age should contact SCFPA for more...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:28am
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Water Wise program is pleased to announce the recent hiring of two Instructional Specialists. Teresa Jurek and Ron Serviss will be working with Water Wise Youth and Fort Huachuca’s Water Wise/Energy Smart programs.  “We are excited to have the expertise, experience and new ideas Teresa and Ron are bringing to the Water Wise team,” said Cado Daily, Water Wise’s...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:26am
International Recognition Days of the T.O.P.S.  organization were held in San Diego, Calif., on July 5, 6 and 7. Chapters from all over the United States and Canada were represented with more than 900 people attending. From the AZ 0215 TOPS Sierra Vista club were leader Martin McKinley, secretary Mary James, member and area captain Joyce Reid and Lowell Reid; and chapter queen Mary Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Reid were in charge of the...
Jul 25 2012 - 11:15am
 0726 - fmi south bisbee box Anyone who would like to speak on the removal of South Bisbee residents, or become more informed of the details of this evacuation, is invited to come to the city council meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, at City Hall. It is on the official docket. There are still active petitions around town for a seven-month residential extension plea to Freeport McMoRan.
Jul 25 2012 - 11:05am
 0726 - south bisbee fmi   By Shar Porier Herald/Review BISBEE — Freeport-McMoRan’s Copper Queen Branch continues to make good progress in working with South Bisbee residents toward the completion of the Residential Purchase Program, according to James Telle, FMI’s manager of external communications.    In a press release he states: "Freeport-McMoRan is implementing this Purchase Program...
Jul 25 2012 - 10:00am
BISBEE  — A Democratic candidate for the Congressional District 2 seat, Dr. Matt Heinz, will be holding a town hall forum on Saturday. The event will be held at the Bisbee Women’s Club, at 7 Ledge St., starting at 5 p.m. The Tucson physician, who is running in the Democratic primary against current, and recently elected Ron Barber, has had held two other town halls recently, one in Naco and the other in Sierra ...
Jul 25 2012 - 9:37am
BISBEE — The first "Super Awesome Action Filled Fun Day" will kick-off at 3 p.m. this Saturday, July 28, at the Warren Ball Park. Organizer James Krause and many others out together a day filled with free fun activities for children and youth. "Come and play games, build something cool, enter a free raffles, create some beautiful art, or participate in basket ball, soccer and football...
Jul 25 2012 - 9:11am
  BIO Philip S. Leiendecker – Cochise County Assessor Age: 57 Political Affiliation:  Republican Education/Military Service:  College 2 years Qualifications for holding office:  AZ Certified Property Appraiser 34 years; Certified Public Manager; Cochise County Assessors Office employment - 39 years; Arizona Association of Counties (past president); Arizona Association of Assessing Officers (past...
Jul 25 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Beginning Tuesday, the county landfill and transfer stations began charging $52 a ton for solid waste at the Cochise County landfill and area transfer stations. Solid Waste Department Director Marty Haverty said the additional $1 fee was approved by the Rate Review Board, which is made up of the municipalities who use the county’s transfer stations. It will bring an estimated $70,000 more to the solid waste revenue...
Jul 25 2012 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — Rumors, like myths, may have a touch of reality to them. And, when it comes to rumors in a military town, the scuttlebutt moves fast. The slightest chances of how things are done on the post almost leads to a rumor du jour. The Electronic Proving Ground on Fort Huachuca is closing, is one of the rumors floating around. Thousands of military contractor positions on the post will be eliminated, is ...
Jul 25 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Two Sierra Vista City Council members are poised to propose amendments to the recommended ballot language for a new franchise agreement with Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) on Thursday. Council Members Tom Reardon and Tom Crosby each presented the council with their own suggested changes to the ballot language at Monday’s work session. While both members want to make it clear that the agreement...
Jul 25 2012 - 12:10am
A common expression that can be heard at a poker table refers to being "all in." We can’t help but make the comparison to the decision awaiting the Sierra Vista City Council on extending the reach of traffic cameras at our local intersections. What began at just one crossing, at Fry Boulevard and Seventh Street, will probably become a complete system of traffic enforcement at five local intersections when the members take up...
Jul 25 2012 - 12:10am
Twenty-two young ladies formed the Cochise County Cinderella delegation and traveled to Laughlin, Nev., for the 2012 Arizona State Cinderella Scholarship and Charm Girl pageants. Tots (ages 3-6): Maritza Jimenez placed as fourth alternate in the charm girl pageant, ages 7-8, and was named “most poised tot” in the Cinderella tot division. Amelie Adney and Kylie Holston placed in the overall top five. Kylie was the tot personality...
Jul 25 2012 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “The NBA will start advertising on player uniforms. The Celtics will be the Boston Market Celtics. Denver, they will be the Chicken McNuggets.” — Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel *** Despite a switch in head coaches, the University of Arizona football team will again make a trip to Fort Huachuca to practice for a few days. Some scrimmage times will be open to the public at no charge. There also...
Jul 24 2012 - 11:47pm
Locally raised meatsSan Ysidro Farm offers meats raised the “old-fashioned” way. The animals are born on the pasture and stay with their mothers until weaning. They continue to live on the pastures until it’s time for harvest, eating the grasses (not grain) that they were meant to eat.Owners Nathan and Jackie Watkins are both natives of Cochise County. Along with their three children, they live on and operate a farm in McNeal...
Jul 24 2012 - 11:40pm
  Information from Vincent Pinto, Ravens WayNaturalist, wildlife biologist and outdoor instructor Vincent Pinto has been teaching people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds about the natural world since 1987.He has led individuals and groups throughout the country on trips of discovery on a myriad of topics — bird-watching, ethnobotany, tracking, stone-age skills, wilderness survival skills, astronomy, wildlife habitat...
Jul 24 2012 - 6:48pm
 CMT is currently casting a new series hosted by Tom Arnold.  We are looking for all american families who proudly identify as redneck (meaning: fun loving, outgoing, red blooded, folks with family first ideals) that has a family member who left the nest and lost touch with their roots. It will be like CMT’s other shows like My BIg Redneck Wedding and Redneck vacation in that it’s all about celebrating the redneck ...
Jul 24 2012 - 6:11pm
Edna Margaret Way, 95, of Sierra Vista passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 at Prestige Assisted Living where she had been a resident for 6 years. Edna was born September 13, 1916 in Hastings, Neb. to Harry and Luella (McDonald) Baker. She married Arnim Way in 1940 and they lived in several cities in Nebraska while Arnim worked as an engineer for the U.S. Government. The family moved to Flagstaff in 1960 and she was a homemaker until the...
Jul 24 2012 - 6:10pm
Carolina Scelso, 101, of Sierra Vista went to be with the Lord on July 23, 2012. She was an only child, born on Jan. 11, 1911, to Giovanni and Maria (Monti) Ciccaglioni in Philadelphia, Pa., and had been a resident of Sierra Vista since 1998, after having lived in Phoenix 41 years. Carolina was a remarkable woman. Up until recently she was full of energy and always ready for an adventure. She loved to party and loved to laugh. She loved...
Jul 24 2012 - 6:09pm
Larry George Olsen, of Palominas, departed this life on July 14, 2012, at University Medical Center in Tucson. He was born in Burley, Idaho, to Paul and Mabel Olsen on Nov. 24, 1933. Burley was Larry’s home for the first four years of his life, then the family moved to Brazil, Ind., staying there for seven years. After a short one year stay in Cambridge, Ohio, the family returned to Burley, Idaho. Five years later, the family again...
Jul 24 2012 - 6:08pm
Edmund Joseph Kennedy III went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Diana Kennedy; sons, William Kennedy, Brian Kennedy and Kevin Kennedy; daughters, Linda Wyche and Kathleen Kennedy; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista, AZ....
Jul 24 2012 - 6:07pm
To the Editor:  In the letter to the editor published on July 24,  “Candidate criticizes candidate,”  I was surprised at the mean-spiritedness of the words written by John George against  Rachel Gray. Has he never made a mistake?  I don’t think he has lived with out  throwing something out his car window, a soda straw cover, a banana peel, or having some papers blow out the window driving...
Jul 24 2012 - 5:55pm
BISBEE - Knowing that flood issues are already upon those county residents effected by the Monument and Horseshoe 2 fires last year, Cochise County floodplain engineer and the county Board of Supervisors have agreed to start an assessment process to be ready for emergencies. In a special meeting with the supervisors, who fulfilled their role as the Flood Control District Board Tuesday, county floodplain engineer Karen Riggs and USDA Natural...
Jul 24 2012 - 4:31pm
The SVSC SV Force and Cochise FC soccer coaching staffs will be hosting Open Field play for high school girls from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 26 and 31 at Domingo Piaz Sports Complex. Bring a water bottle, a soccer ball, and shin guards. For details, visit http://www.SVForce.net. A Homeschool Classes Information Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. July 27. RSVP is required to Melissa at bravenec@pobox.com or (808)352-6701, or Dawn at (520) 803-9642 or...
Jul 24 2012 - 4:02pm
 SIERRA VISTA — The golfers from the Pueblo del Sol Country Club maintained their hold on the coveted Sierra Vista Cup over the weekend, beating Mountain View Golf Course, 13.5 to 10.5. Mountain View held its own after day one of the three-day event, playing PDS to a 3-3 tie. Wins in the alternate shot format by the team of Billy Roberts and Bob Caswell, Julio Ortiz and Chris Gentry and David Gray and Steve O’Hearne kept...
Jul 24 2012 - 3:21pm
Recent Buena High grad Ashley Weber wasn’t able to defend her title in the hammer throw at the National Junior Olympics at Morgan State University in Baltimore on Monday, but she finished a very respectable second. Ranked No. 2 in the nation going in, Weber fired her hammer 159-feet to finish second behind Avana Story from Georgia, who went 178-2. “I was disappointed I took second but I guess it’s a little better...
Jul 24 2012 - 2:35pm
Nearly a dozen years of Backpack Sundays, and Sierra Evangelical Lutheran Church is still at it.  The church, located at 101 North Lenzner Avenue, will supply local schools in town and on post with 215 backpacks to be distributed by educators to students who need them and the supplies packed within them.  A “Blessing of the Backpacks” is to be held Sunday, August 5, at the 8 & 10:30 AM services, along with a blessing...
Jul 24 2012 - 2:35pm
July 17 8:25 a.m. An identified man stole a narcotic patch from a resident on the 500 block of Campbell. 1:50 p.m. A possible illegal immigrant was observed in the area of Brophy and Tombstone Canyon 6:26 p.m. One of two men in a vehicle got out and threw a child’s bicycle onto the cement and yelled at the three children nearby. He returned to the vehicle and drove off up East Vista. 10:08 p.m. Three juveniles were...
Jul 24 2012 - 2:18pm
Monday, July 23, 2012 6:41 a.m.  An employee at the Lenzner Medical Building, 286 S. Lenzner Ave., reported theft. Someone stole four brass downspouts from the building. 6:48 a.m.  A resident reported criminal damage of political signs in the 3400 block of Herba de Maria. Four political signs were spray painted. 7:13 a.m.  A resident in the 1400 block of Via Viento reported theft of political signs. Four signs were...
Jul 24 2012 - 12:00pm
July 20 12:23 a.m. A 49-year-old woman was driving with a suspended driver’s license in Naco. She was cited and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days. 2:14 p.m. A 59-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Florida for probation violation. He was booked into Cochise county Jail. 5:14 p.m. A UPS truck struck a deer on Highway 80 near Bisbee. 5:10 p.m. A 27-year-old man entered the Cinemark Theater in Sierra Vista while...
Jul 24 2012 - 8:51am
 EDITOR’S NOTE: There’s no political agenda at work, despite the history and reputation of the well-known Doonesbury cartoon. In today’s print edition of the Herald/Review, the humor strip is missing from the Entertainment page. The omission was the result of a mix-up by our staff, and was not intended. In the Wednesday, July 25, edition of The Herald/Review, both today’s and tomorrow’s...
Jul 24 2012 - 8:33am
SIERRA VISTA — You can learn how to build your own rainwater harvesting system from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the ACE Hardware in Sierra Vista. This free class is offered by experts from WaterWise and Oasis Water Harvesting Systems. If you have ever thought about having your own rainwater capture system, this is a great opportunity to learn more about it. Those who attend will have a chance to win a 500 gallon tank,...
Jul 24 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: We wish to thank Nancy Williams for pointing out that Bisbee Mayoral candidate Adriana Zavala Badal has public relations experience. Bisbee would benefit from having a leader with lobbying know-how, someone who can articulate what a gem this community is and can be. We have enormous potential to partner more with our neighboring cities and communities. We can also capitalize more on our unique and exciting history,...
Jul 24 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office conducted more than 60 traffic stops and issued more than a dozen citations as part of a weekend DUI operation. Working as part of the Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force, the sheriff’s office increased patrols county-wide on Saturday night, resulting in several motorist contacts. From a total of f 66 traffic stops, 15 citations were issued for driving under the...
Jul 24 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Smoke rising from the west side of the Huachuca Mountains may be visible as early as Wednesday, as the Coronado National Forest resumes burning brush piles in the area of Lyle and Brushy canyons. Higher humidity and precipitation from the monsoon has created conditions that allow the burns to resume, said Heidi Schewel, forest spokesperson. Smoke will most likely be most prevalent in the morning hours. Work will...
Jul 24 2012 - 12:10am
To follow up on our Sunday editorial on the vandalism of local signs: A segment of that opinion pointed to candidates and called on them to instruct those affiliated with their campaigns to cease and desist from vandalizing local signs. But we all have a responsibility in this fight. Although the motivation is certainly there, the fact is that it may be random people of any age who are causing this damage. Just the same, if you see or...
Jul 24 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A local flower and gift shop is delivering smiles as well as bouquets this week as part of an ongoing national effort by floral shops across the country. Started by the floral wire service Teleflora, ‘Make Someone Smile Week’ takes place July 23 through July 28. Participating flower shops are tasked with crafting small bouquet arrangements and delivering them to area senior citizens who may not normally...
Jul 24 2012 - 12:10am
 SIERRA VISTA— After waiting many months to hear back from state officials, the City of Sierra Vista is poised to give a green light to an agreement that would allow four traffic enforcement cameras to be installed on local highways. Since these red light and speed enforcement cameras are planned for intersections on state highways, the city needed the approval of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to use its rights-...
Jul 24 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly shot at Willcox High School students and staff is not competent for trial in Cochise County Superior Court.   Arthur Jesse Tineo, 39, is charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, five counts of aggravated assault, three counts of endangerment, and one count each of disorderly conduct and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person.   During a hearing on Monday in Division 2 court,...
Jul 24 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who was arrested in connection with wildland fires pleaded not guilty to new charges involving fraud and arson on Monday in Cochise County Superior Court. Evan Joel Weaver, 18, is charged with committing arson of a large roll off trash dumpster located behind Northern Cochise Community Hospital in Willcox on Dec. 27, 2010.   He is also charged with two counts of identity theft, computer tampering, credit card theft...
Jul 24 2012 - 12:10am
To The Editor Some of you may not have noticed, buried deep in the back pages of the Herald last week, but one of your candidates for Sierra Vista City Council was stopped and cited for littering, specifically throwing a lighted cigarette out her car window. I personally am appalled by this report. I for one get very angry when I see people littering around our city. I take pride in our community and am disgusted by those that think...
Jul 23 2012 - 9:29pm
A Lunch and Learn Support Group For Caregivers of friends and family experiencing memory loss, Alzheimer’s and dementia will meet from noon to 1 p.m. July 24 at Prestige Assisted Living, 4400 Avenida Cochise. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Thunder Mountain Republican Women’s Club next luncheon meeting will begin at 11 a.m. July 24 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St. Andrews Drive. Invited speakers for Sierra Vista...
Jul 23 2012 - 9:22pm
Maurice Dean Lamoree, 93, of Sierra Vista went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2012 from complications following heart surgery. Maurice was born to Florence Mae and Paul J. Lamoree on February 16, 1919, in Trego County, Kan., and later moved to Stromsburg, Neb. Maurice was preceded in death by his parents, late wife Elizabeth “Betty” (French) Lamoree, sister Alyce (Lamoree) McGee, brother Lavelle Lamoree, and grandson Guy...
Jul 23 2012 - 9:21pm
In a letter to the editor (July 18), city council candidate John George made allegations calling into question the professional conduct and integrity of the Sierra Vista Area Chamber’s Board of Directors and its Executive Director. Mr. George alleged the Chamber could not host an impartial candidates’ forum if members of the board have shown support for other candidates. Board members are free to support the candidate of...
Jul 23 2012 - 6:17pm
SIERRA VISTA— A state agency has granted the water adequacy application that will allow Tribute, a 2,000 acre Castle & Cooke real estate development, to move forward as planned. The Arizona Department of Water Resources issued a decision on Monday that Pueblo Del Sol Water Company, which is owned by Castle & Cooke, has an adequate water supply to support Tribute for at least 100 years. The decision disagrees with a comment...
Jul 23 2012 - 5:03pm
In Monday’s edition of the Herald/Review an expense made by city council candidate Gwen Calhoun to the Fraternal Order Police Huachuca Lodge 28 was misstated. The expense is actually $100.  
Jul 23 2012 - 4:40pm
Friday, July 20, 2012 6:20 a.m.  A 17-year-old man was referred and released for being a runaway after returning to his home in the 2300 block of Corte Valenana. 8:55 a.m.  A woman, 20, was arrested for driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop at Golf Links Road and Lenzner Avenue. The vehicle was towed and impounded. She was cited and released. 9:07 a.m.  A man, 58, was arrested for driving with a...
Jul 23 2012 - 3:52pm
July 13 1:17 p.m. A St. David woman, 30, was charged with violation of promise to appear. 6:00 p.m. A Willcox man, 37, was charged with fighting/disruptive behavior and threatening to cause physical injury or property damage. 9:36 p.m. A Sierra Vista woman, 18, was charged with theft — deprive of property and trafficking in stolen property. 9:37 p.m. A Willcox man, 32, was charged with false report to law enforcement...
Jul 23 2012 - 3:36pm
In the Monday, July 23, edition of the Herald/Review, the address published for Dr. Jerrod Long’s office was incorrect: The old offices were located at 2 Naco Road in Bisbee and the new office is located at 16 Naco Road.
Jul 23 2012 - 2:56pm
BISBEE — Cochise County Recorder Christine Rhodes announced that the deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 28, primary election is just a week away.   Non-registered voters have until Monday, July 30, to register. People may register on-line at www.azsos.gov or forms are available at the Recorder’s Office on Melody Lane in the county complex, US Post Offices and through the Motor Vehicle Division online at...
Jul 23 2012 - 2:56pm
SIERRA VISTA — Authorities in Yuma County and family members of a missing teen believe he may have come to the Sierra Vista area. Christian Bense, 17, was last seen at his home on Yuma’s west side on July 9, according to Lieutenant Darren Simmons of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. Family members have had no contact with him since then, and a police departments statewide have been asked to keep an eye out for...
Jul 23 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— As of May 31, Henrietta “Hank” Huisking raised the most money out of the candidates running for Sierra Vista City Council, followed by John George and Rachel Gray. The June 30 finance reports show that Huisking raised a total of $3,768.22, George raised $3,280 and Gray raised $2,373.47 by May 31. George’s report is unique in that he has received most of his funding, about $2,600, from family...
Jul 23 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor:  Freeport McMoRan is coming down hard and heavy on the residents of South Bisbee to sign papers and get out. So hard and fast I’m concerned they are hiding something. South Bisbee is in a weak and vulnerable position legally. We have a small and aging population. Some are ill and on fixed incomes. Most are in such a state of shock, stress and emotional turmoil they cannot think straight much less stand up for ...
Jul 23 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: My name is Gary Fox and I am president of the Sierra Vista Lions. We have a new youth group known as the Leos for boys and girls ages 12 to 18. Our Leos would like to thank several businesses for their support and generosity. The Coca Cola and Pepsi companies donated soda and water for our projects, while Safeway and Food City donated gift cards and drinks. We would also like to thank Carl’s Jr. for the use of...
Jul 23 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: No one should go hungry. In late March of this year your paper ran a story concerning the Home Meals Program being in trouble. The Bisbee Senior Center took the time to ask a few questions about this serious food shortage situation. As it turns out, the people at SEAGO (they help manage the program through Federal funds) have had concerns about funding shortages and reductions. With all this in mind, we, the Board of the...
Jul 23 2012 - 12:10am
No one should go hungry. In late March of this year your paper ran a story concerning the Home Meals Program being in trouble. The Bisbee Senior Center took the time to ask a few questions about this serious food shortage situation. As it turns out, the people at SEAGO (they help manage the program through Federal funds) have had concerns about funding shortages and reductions. With all this in mind, we, the Board of the Bisbee Senior...
Jul 23 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor Freeport McMoRan is coming down hard and heavy on the residents of South Bisbee to sign papers and get out. So hard and fast I’m concerned they are hiding something. South Bisbee is in a weak and vulnerable position legally. We have a small and aging population. Some are ill and on fixed incomes. Most are in such a state of shock, stress and emotional turmoil they cannot think straight much less stand up for ...
Jul 23 2012 - 12:10am
Remember the border fence? One year ago last week an organization headed by a Phoenix-area lawmaker kicked off an ambitious effort to privately funded and construct a massive fence on Arizona’s 376-mile border with Mexico. It was going to do what the United States government has not done. In the eyes of those behind the project, it would secure the border and make it much more difficult to cross into this country ...
Jul 23 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: My name is Gary Fox and I am President of the Sierra Vista Lions. We have a new youth group known as the Leos for boys and girls ages 12 to 18. Our Leos would like to thank several businesses for their support and generosity. The Coca Cola and Pepsi companies donated soda and water for our projects, while Safeway and Food City donated gift cards and drinks. We would also like to thank Carl’s Jr. for the use of their...
Jul 23 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — When Dr. Jerrod Long was unable to secure a new lease from his former landlord, the dentist decided to make some big changes. He moved from his former practice, at 16 S. Naco Highway in Bisbee, to 18 S. Naco Highway in Bisbee, about 200 feet away. The distance was minimal, the change of location: drastic. Long purchased and undertook renovations on an entire building, which he had to transform from its traditional Bisbee...
Jul 23 2012 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — “We heard you,” is what John Ruble wants people to know. The we is the senior leadership of the fort and Ruble, who heads the post public works directorate. The you are the users of the Post Commissary parking lot. Half of the parking lot has been completed  and the second half is a work in progress. The cry — to include comments made in the Herald/Review On Your Mind section...
Jul 23 2012 - 12:10am
  Local-State July 13 I’m disappointed in the mayor and the city manager. The city council rubber stamps everything the city staff says to do. Please do not vote for the incumbents or those who have already been on the council, like Hank Huisking. We need new faces, new ideas. Mueller wants us to shop local. What about the city employees?…The city wants us to buy into recycling once per week. Do you see any recycle...
Jul 22 2012 - 10:29pm
  PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks surely are sad to see the Houston Astros leave town. The Diamondbacks wrapped up their best offensive series of the season with an 8-2 victory on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the staggering Astros. Jason Kubel homered for the sixth time in five games and Chris Young added a three-run shot. Kubel, coming off a three-homer game Saturday night, led...
Jul 22 2012 - 5:07pm
The Sierra Vista Police Department will host its annual Tip-A-Cop event in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics from 4 to 10 p.m. July 23 at Texas Roadhouse, 2075 El Mercado Loop. Participants can dine–in or take–out, just leave a tip for the service you receive from one of Sierra Vista’s finest. Cut out and give this notice to your server, or go to the City of Sierra Vista’s website at www....
Jul 22 2012 - 11:32am
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Ernie Els felt something special could happen at the British Open, and it did. All because of a collapse by Adam Scott that no one imagined. Four shots ahead with four holes to play — after eight straight holes with nothing worse than par — Scott bogeyed them all and had to fight back tears on the 18th green Sunday as the magnitude of his meltdown began to sink in. Els, who...
Jul 22 2012 - 12:10am
While the summer may be a slower period for some, here at the Chamber we are keeping ourselves busy with a wide range of ongoing and upcoming programs and events. One of the best aspects of working for this organization is the variety of tasks and issues we become involved with. No two days are alike and we do not always know what is coming around the corner. But that is the way we like it. So what is new at the Chamber? This...
Jul 22 2012 - 12:10am
In the late 1950s I was in the Netherlands and I was struck by the fact that taxi cabs tended to be American cars and that they did not run on gasoline. A cursory investigation revealed that one particular garage used 1956 Chevrolet "Bel Air" models. Another company used Ford Fairlanes. Yet another garage used Plymouth Furies. Ramblers and Studebakers were also used. Apart from the fact that these vehicles were all...
Jul 22 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor:  I take exception to the Thursday Review headline by Shar Porier stating that “It’s citizens vs. retailers on Bisbee tax hike.” How absurd! Obviously Ms. Porier wasn’t paying attention when several of us merchants spoke about the hardship this tax increase would be for people on fixed incomes, people with children, minimum wage earners and others of our friends and neighbors who do not want and...
Jul 22 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: Thank you very much for your BOR/CAP editorial this morning. As BOR scientist retirees my wife and I agree completely with your position. I have been referring to the scheme for several years as mythical water to be brought to the area with unavailable federal funds. My one complaint is with your cost figures. Construction will not be tens of millions of dollars, it will be hundreds of millions; and operating costs will...
Jul 22 2012 - 12:10am
Let’s play a game of Clue, shall we? Everyone knows the board game that starts with solving a murder mystery identifying who, where and how. The winning solution is a statement: ‘Professor Plum with a wrench in the library,’ for example. In Sierra Vista, let’s solve the mystery of who, or whom, is destroying candidate signs. The example pictured with this space is an embarrassment to every citizen in...
Jul 22 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Phil Roseberry may have stepped into the field of education later in life, but that does not mean he lacks experience as a leader. Now at Town and Country, Roseberry began as a teacher and became a principal over the course of seven and a half years. That may seem improbable if it weren’t for the fact he had already spent a career rising to the top of the U.S. Air Force’s enlisted ranks. A month after...
Jul 22 2012 - 12:10am
For the first six years of her life, Mitzi Kirmse existed under the threat of Nazi Germany. She was almost nine months old when World War II began after German forces invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. As the war continued and Mitzi became older, those days seven decades ago are still remembered, either from the story-telling of her parents or as she began to form her own memories. Of those days as she grew older, Mitzi remembers...
Jul 22 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Since first announcing its investigation into the business practices of a former auto dealership in Sierra Vista a month ago, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has been contacted by several other people reporting problems with Wheel Deals, formerly located at 1800 S. Highway 92. "We are just assuring the public that this is an ongoing investigation," said Carol Capas, spokesperson for the Sheriff...
Jul 22 2012 - 12:10am
Twenty years ago, on July 19, 1992, three cars pulled up behind First Interstate Bank: In front, Arizona Ranger John Thomas, Jr., followed by Lincoln Schneider and Arizona Ranger Mark Genz at the end. Schneider was being escorted to a night deposit box, where he was dropping off proceeds from a Knights of Columbus bingo game. In front of First Interstate Bank, Patrick Slay had just robbed, at gunpoint, $200 from a customer using the...
Jul 22 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Parents tasked with finding time to care for and entertain young children enjoying their summer vacation often deal with stress not seen while the kids are in school. Throw in the money and time needed to prepare just one child for the start of a new school year, and the stress level can reach a boiling point. As a result, the City of Sierra Vista has partnered with the Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse (...
Jul 22 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: In a June 22 article reporting on Tombstone’s Shovel Brigade, George Barnes is quoted as saying, “It took 60 people two days to complete a work project that could have been done in two hours with the appropriate equipment.” Last April they had an excavator within 200 yards of Gardner Spring; to get the tractor to the spring site would have required building a new road along the canyon bottom, which is in the...
Jul 21 2012 - 11:57pm
  The 2012 Miss Sierra Vista Scholarship Pageant will take place July 28 at the Buena Performing Arts Center. This year’s pageant, “Luck Be a Lady” — the Songs of Sinatra, features music made popular by Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. The program starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from this year’s contestants as well as The National Bank of Arizona, 1160 E. Fry Blvd. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the...
Jul 21 2012 - 11:54pm
Kimberly Newman and Steven Szymeczek were united in marriage on June 8, 2012, at Harbor Beach in Oceanside, Calif. The Rev. Ron Porras officiated at the ceremony.The maid of honor was Kaydee Newman and the matron of honor was Krystal Thueringer.The best man was Derek Szymeczek and the groomsmen were Aaron Krebs, Ben Krebs and Josh Guerra.The bride is the daughter of Renda (Kelly) Human and Kelly (Debbie) Newman of Boise...
Jul 21 2012 - 11:54pm
I recently traveled to China with 12 other ceramic students from Cochise College. What a trip we had planned; we’d take in the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, a visit to Shanghai and we would see the amazing Terracotta Warriors.If that wasn’t enough, we would spend nearly two weeks as artists in residence in Jingdezhen, an area of China that has been the site of important ceramic art developments for more than 17 centuries.We visited...
Jul 21 2012 - 11:50pm
If ever there werea hero true,what would he say?What would he do?Aim at the best solutionto all threats.Use the right weapon.Bring the right ammunition.Be true. "Clint Eastwood is one of those actors who gets better, stronger, and more fun to watch the older he gets," said Wolfgang Wolfspider to Star Dragonfly. They had been ensconsed in movie talk the whole day."John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart were that way, too," he...
Jul 21 2012 - 11:38pm
The Rotary Club of Sierra Vista welcomed its newest member this week, Tara Octaviano, who before retiring recently, worked as a logistics management specialist, among other things. Octaviano graciously accepted her induction in the Rotary organization and expressed her love of service to others, and indicated that she would enjoy working with the club’s International Service Committee.The club then had the privilege of hearing from the...
Jul 21 2012 - 11:28pm
Lt. Col. (Ret) Charles and Dorothy Bianco celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married July 21, 1962. They have four children and eight grandchildren. Charles had a 20-year military career ending at Fort Huachuca when he retired. Dorothy retired as a Registered Nurse of 43 years.They now are enjoying many travels.
Jul 21 2012 - 6:49pm
District 1 Pat Call Republican, incumbent, unopposed Age 63 Occupation Member of the Board of Supervisors Education/Military Vietnam era veteran Service Produce and engineer — and sometimes host — The Friday Report (a live community information radio show on KTAN 1420AM; Sierra Vista Noon Rotary, Cochise Community Foundation, board member; Court Appointed Special Advocates, board member; Chief...
Jul 21 2012 - 6:23pm
Andrew “Andy” Stuppi, 45, of Edgewood, Wash; beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away July 10, 2012. Andy was born on October 7, 1966, in Douglas, to Walter R and Ida Stuppi. Andy graduated from Buena High School in 1984 and joined the Navy shortly after. After his time in the Navy, Andy started his own business called AV Fire, a contracting company based out of Edgewood. Andy loved his daughters and...
Jul 21 2012 - 6:20pm
Joseph “Joe” P. Evon, (SSG, U.S. Army, Retired), 79, of Huachuca City, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at VA Hospital, Tucson. He was an area resident for 30 years moving here in 1982 from Colorado. Joseph was born August 23, 1932 in Waterbury, Conn., to Howard and Hattie (Cromer) Evon where he was raised Episcopalian. He served in the U.S. Army and retired after 24 years as a staff sergeant. He earned his associate degree...
Jul 21 2012 - 6:19pm
Jim Ratelle, passed away last Tuesday at home in Palominas. Born in Haysprings, Neb., he began his journey with the Greatest Generation. He experienced the Great Depression and during World War II he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, aboard the fleet submarine USS Devilfish. He returned to Nebraska after the war and graduated with a teaching degree from Chadron State College where he played basketball and football. He helped the football...
Jul 21 2012 - 6:18pm
Gayle M. Bailey passed away of cancer in Mesa on July 10, 2012. She was born in Wyoming, Iowa, on Aug. 9, 1919. She received her nursing degree and worked for a few years until she and her husband, Lt. Col. Ret.. William J. Bailey, had children. She also served as an Army nurse in World War II. She loved traveling, gardening and visiting with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved life! She is preceded in...
Jul 21 2012 - 6:17pm
On Sunday July 15, 2012, the Dolphin family lost their beloved son, brother, father and friend, Robert Arthur Dolphin. Robert was born on June 15, 1971 to Arthur and Terrie Dolphin and was a life long resident of Tombstone. At the tender age of 41 Robert left us suddenly to rejoin family and friends and touch the face of God. He is survived by his parents Arthur and Terrie Dolphin, sisters Dee (Chief) Jackson and Tami Dolphin....
Jul 21 2012 - 6:16pm
Jon Schrader left this life to walk with Our Lord on June 30, 2012. Born and raised in Sierra Vista, Jon happily lived out his years in the beautiful community he was proud to call his home town. Known as Jonny by those who loved him, he spent much of his free time with friends and family, restoring and racing classic cars, camping, fishing with his Dad and caring for the animals he adored. Jon is survived by his devoted father, Charles (...
Jul 21 2012 - 6:15pm
Carolynn Susnow passed away on July 13, 2012. Carolynn’s free spirit will be missed. She touched many as a mentor, matriarch, through dance, music and memorable gatherings. Her spirit lives on in the Mule Mountains of Arizona and through her close friends and family. She is survived by her four children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. There will be a celebration of life (with music and dance) memorial service in...
Jul 21 2012 - 5:34pm
The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP), also known as the waste water treatment plant, is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks begin at 7 a.m. July 22, and 29 and depart from the viewing platform inside the EOP. The entrance is located on SR 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway. All tours are free, although donations are accepted. Allow at least 2 ½ hours for the walk. For...
Jul 21 2012 - 5:33pm
The Cochise County Humane Society is offering a free spay and neuter clinic for area pit bulls. This special opportunity applies only to pit bulls, and appointments are only available July 25-26 and Aug. 1-2. Please call 803-7385 to make your appointment and for information on other companion animal specials.   Be kind to your pets and shower them with love … Remember that you are their world.  For more...
Jul 21 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — City Council candidate Rachel Gray was cited for littering Wednesday after police say she dropped a cigarette out of her car window. The traffic stop occurred at 10:19 a.m. Wednesday on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway near Walmart. "I made an honest mistake," Gray said Friday, adding that she appreciated that Sierra Vista police officers were attentive and took action. "It doesn’t matter...
Jul 21 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  Whether it is education first and jobs second, or jobs first and education second, the two needs for rebuilding Arizona’s economy are closely related, a Democratic candidate for Arizona’s Legislative District 14 House seat said Friday. Education is the foundation for a strong work force and for jobs that require a strong educational background, Mark Stonebraker said. Unfortunately the GOP...
Jul 21 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — When the board of directors of the Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb filled out the application for the Governor’s Tourism Award, they really did not think they had a shot at winning the Best Special Event-Rural category. Even as they sat at the big state tourism banquet August 12 and recognized the competition of other rural cities far larger than the historic small town, they didn’t believe they would be coming home...
Jul 21 2012 - 12:10am
Thursday brought an ignominious ending in Arizona to a federal program that survived as the direction for education in this country for more than a decade. State school officials were notified by the U.S. Department of Education that Arizona has been granted a waiver from the key provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, which has federally mandated performance standards for students, teachers and schools since 2001. Not that the...
Jul 21 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Huachuca City Director of Library Services, Lisa Lewis, has been elected to the board of directors of a national organizations whose goal is to promote and support small and rural libraries throughout the country. On Thursday, Lewis said she thought of her election to the Association for Small and Rural Libraries (ASRL) , Inc. board was "a long-shot" when she first signed up to run. "It was...
Jul 21 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly shot at two Bureau of Land Management agents in 2010 is scheduled for a hearing in Cochise County Superior Court next month. Tracy Levi Thibodeaux, 71, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a rifle against Tim Rinehart and Mark Brunk on June 5, 2010.   The defendant recently filed a motion to dismiss, and the County Attorney’s Office...
Jul 21 2012 - 12:10am
Carol Lee Sutherland, age 81, passed away in Sierra Vista on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Carol Lee worked in the Pima County Hospital operating room as a Nurse and later in her career as a Teacher and Infection Control Specialist at Tucson Veteran’s Hospital. She enjoyed volunteering in the county system and in retirement the Marine Corps League Wild West Dettachment in Tombstone with her late husband Frank. She is survived by her...
Jul 21 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA—Area residents can begin donating school supplies at their local Walgreens store when an annual Tucson-based drive to supply teachers in southern Arizona begins on Monday, July 30. The fourth annual "Tucson Supplies Teachers" campaign is supported by all the Walgreens in Pima County, in addition to the stores in Sierra Vista and Nogales, according to a release issued Friday. Area residents will have until Aug....
Jul 20 2012 - 11:07pm
SIERRA VISTA — A.C. Milan … Real Madrid … Cochise FC? Local soccer aficionados Bryan Mills and Luke Roberts have long been asking themselves, “why not?” and to that end, they formed the Cochise FC Soccer Academy two summers ago. It began as a training program for young players, but is now focused ultimately on creating an elite football club with teams running the gamut from young to old. “It...
Jul 20 2012 - 11:03pm
SIERRA VISTA — The annual Challenger British Soccer Camp’s pair of week-long sessions gives local youngsters the opportunity to be coached by trainers from around Great Britain. The first camp ran from June 4-8 and the second from July 16-20. Local organizer Svet Vukomanovich said 78 youngsters ages 4 through 18 participated in the second session, and nearly 200 were in both. Vukomanovich said that over the last six years the camp...
Jul 20 2012 - 6:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — Cochise County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a homeless man after he disrupted a local theater Friday, causing moviegoers to evacuate less than a day after a gunman opened fire at a Colorado theater. Michael Borboa, 26, was taken into custody on a charge of threatening and intimidating and disorderly conduct resulting in an evacuation of a building on Friday evening after he caused a disturbance at...
Jul 20 2012 - 6:08pm
Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture will offer mesquite pod harvesting classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at the Bisbee Farmers Market and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Sierra Vista Farmers Market. Learn how to harvest, process, and store mesquite pods in preparation for a community mesquite milling this fall. Local experts will be on hand throughout the market to answer questions. Also, sample mesquite baked goods, purchase mesquite...
Jul 20 2012 - 5:47pm
Worried by the “sequestration” blade set to fall on defense budgets in January, Republicans are sounding alarms with special hearings, a flurry of press releases and bills that offer at least interim solutions. But will Republicans also reconsider their “anti-tax hike” pledge to the powerful lobbyist Grover Norquist? A rising chorus of critics, including some prominent Republicans, argue they must, and soon, if...
Jul 20 2012 - 5:44pm
To the Editor: I was very glad to read that the SVRHC Board will not partner with another religious hospital organization. It was also good to hear that they plan to inform their staff and the public at a much earlier stage and even have some public meetings about a possible partner. It would be even better if their meetings were open to the public. Carole AndersonSierra Vista  
Jul 20 2012 - 5:43pm
To the Editor:  The voters of Sierra Vista should urge the City Council to vote against spilling our tax money into the Bureau of Reclamation “study” on lifting Central Arizona Project water up here. While the BOR may be fulfilling its duty to suggest a study, there is no requirement for Sierra Vista to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to “study” something so obviously wrong: • We’re 2200...
Jul 20 2012 - 5:42pm
To the Editor: I am writhing this in response to the letters to the editor published on July 19 and 20, 2012, one titled ‘Time to seek water elsewhere,’ submitted by Leonard Taylor, and ‘Stay out of the Huachucas,’ by Inga McCord. I do not represent the City of Tombstone, but I am a 10 year resident. The City of Tombstone legally purchased the water rights in the Huachuca’s in the early 1880s and we have...
Jul 20 2012 - 5:41pm
To the Editor: Here we are in the middle of summer, with fall and back-to-school planning going on for members of our family, as possibly with yours. Within our family here in Arizona, we have grandchildren enrolling in grades 1 through college. Each of them, ours and yours, deserve some help as they advance through life, preparing for the future and looking forward to being contributing members in our communities and economy. Don...
Jul 20 2012 - 3:46pm
Ryan John Yungk was born on June 27, 2012, to Jeff and Taylor Yungk of Sierra Vista, Ariz. The 19-inch baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Marty and Judy Huffman of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Paternal grandparents are Ron and Carol Yungk of Minooka, IL.     Asiah Lanca Wright was born on July 3, 2012, to Arthur Wright and Yvette Luna of Sierra Vista, Ariz. The 19-inch baby weighed 8 pounds, 7...
Jul 20 2012 - 3:05pm
Adriana Zavala Badal, Ward 1 Age 56 Occupation  Government Affairs Consultant; Grant Writer Education Phoenix College and University of Arizona; Journalism and Political Science, University of Phoenix; Project Management Courses Service  Bisbee Rotary Club: Incoming Secretary, Media Chair, Flag Program Chair,Boys and Girls Club of Bisbee: Former Board Member, Volunteer Bisbee 1000: Former Board Member, Volunteer...
Jul 20 2012 - 2:58pm
Ward 1 Robert Page Age 47 Affiliation Independent Occupation CEO, Bisbee Hospitality Group Education Embry-Riddle University in Prescott Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics. Two-Year internship, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Airport Management/Planning. Military U.S. Air Force, B-52 Crew Chief/Weather Specialist 1985-1991, Operation Desert  Storm, Air Force Airmen’s Medal for...
Jul 20 2012 - 2:49pm
SIERRA VISTA — The University South Foundation, Inc., awarded a total of $10,500 to University of Arizona South faculty and staff members for excellence in the 2011/2012 school year.  The winners were nominated and chosen by their peers in several categories, and all represent the very finest in higher education service to the residents of Southeastern Arizona.  The Superior Faculty Achievement Award acknowledges both the...
Jul 20 2012 - 2:40pm
Following the end of WWI the nations of the world created the League of Nations in hopes of preventing the recurrence of world wars. The League occupied a headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and proceeded to conduct hearings of its member nations. Sadly over time the League became an international social club for its members and the visiting world diplomats and the result was WWII. Following the end of WWII hostilities the world’s...
Jul 20 2012 - 2:38pm
 As one of many Bisbee Coaster Race volunteers, I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to all those who helped make the 2012 event another big success. The race was completed in a little more than 60 minutes, but coaster owners, drivers, public safety and race personnel spent countless hours in preparation for this historic run down Tombstone Canyon. Although the ultimate goal of this 98-year-old event is to provide the...
Jul 20 2012 - 2:37pm
Response to Jacqueline O’Conner’s letter of June 17, 2012 So, it’s okay with you that Congressmen and Senators retire with full benefits for life, that you have to pay (even if they only serve one term)? And it’s okay with you that they pass laws that you have to obey, but they don’t: Is that okay with you, Jacqueline? They can have Cadillac insurance policies which allow them to get it virtually free? Is that...
Jul 20 2012 - 2:35pm
An endless inexpensive supply of fresh drinking water. We learn of harvesting rain water from roofs and surfaces around one’s home to water gardens and desert landscapes. Suppose a construction crew were to be sent to a selected location in the Huachuca Mountains to construct a concrete square box, open to the sky, 100 feet by 100 feet. At 7.14 gallons of liquid per cubic foot, each inch of rain collected would mean 6,000 gallons...
Jul 20 2012 - 10:33am
July 19 12:29 a.m. A 33-year-old woman was arrested on N. Carmichael on a failure to appear warrant and for driving on a suspended license. Her vehicle was towed for a 30 day impound. 2:12 a.m. A 28-year-old woman was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence in Sierra Vista. 6:22 a.m. A traffic stop was conducted in Bowie for a stop sign violation and two male subjects were turned over to Border Patrol as illegal immigrants. 6:58 a.m...
Jul 20 2012 - 10:21am
SIERRA VISTA —  Motorists traveling on Interstate 10 at the junction with State Route 90 in Benson Monday morning will encounter lane closures in both directions while Arizona Department of Transportation crews remove temporary barrier walls that have been in place during construction of the new interstate overpass. The following travel restrictions are scheduled between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m.: • The right lane of eastbound...
Jul 20 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Four individuals were arrested on drug charges after a police investigation resulted in the discovery of a local drug stash house and the seizure of more than 500 pounds of marijuana. Two men, George Jaimes, 33, and Steven W. House, 26, both from Tucson, were arrested on charges of transportation of marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, conspiracy to transport marijuana, and conspiracy to possess...
Jul 20 2012 - 12:10am
A room full of people from Hereford, Palominas and the canyon areas in the Huachuca Mountains appeared before the Cochise County Board of Supervisors earlier this month. The group, led by Carr Canyon resident Rosemary Snapp, warned county officials that Tombstone was working toward taking possession of more water sources than needed for the size of its community. Tombstone, meanwhile, has been rattling its sword at the U.S....
Jul 20 2012 - 12:10am
Jingdezhen is an area of China that is historically significant in the development and production of Chinese ceramics. The Pottery Workshop center in Jingdezhen is where I and 12 other ceramic enthusiasts spent nearly two weeks studying and learning. As a group of ceramic artists in residence there, we worked in an area surrounded by small independent craftsmen and artists who made or sold ceramics. That group included clay producers,...
Jul 20 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Watching a test tube heat up within a beaker of boiling water, 11-year-old Michael Fisher waited to see whether a thin, brownish-red layer would form on top of the blue solution. He knew that this final test would likely prove whether or not Jim Lockpicker was the one who poisoned an entire dinner party just to get back at the man who had sent him to jail. Turning to his lab partner, Fisher said that the test looked...
Jul 20 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —After receiving several reports of damaged political signs over the last several weeks, the Sierra Vista Police Department has issued a statement that anyone convicted of damaging signs could face hundreds of dollars in fines, court fees and restitution. Going back to July 6, Sierra Vista police have received no fewer than four reports of  signs promoting various political candidates being damaged. Most of the...
Jul 20 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Douglas Biggers, who founded and spearheaded the Bisbee Royale, has backed out from the nearly $1 million performance venue. Despite this, it is on track to open Aug. 2, with ownership transferred to local investors in Bisbee. Biggers released a written statement on July 17, stating a desire to spend more time at home. He had commuted between Bisbee and Tucson since the project began in March 2011. “But after...
Jul 20 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Item 6 on the city council’s agenda had both council members and residents doing double takes as they read: "Discussion and possible approval of the solicitation of requests for proposals (RFP) for employment and staffing services for part-time contract services for Fire Chief Jack Earnest." Earnest lost his contract, which expires at the end of August, back during the long and difficult budget process. By not...
Jul 20 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: During the winter of 2012 a friend and I hiked up Miller Canyon about an hour from the trail head near the Beatty’s place to reach what we call “owl crossing.” We were curious to see what it was like after the Monument Fire. It has been spotted owl nesting area for at least 25 years and a birder’s paradise. We discovered this creek crossing does not even remotely resemble what it looked like...
Jul 20 2012 - 12:10am
Sometime this century, it is believed that man will walk on the surface of the planet Mars. But, before we can walk there, we have to examine the surface very carefully to safely prepare for the arrival of man. Is there life on Mars? We don’t know, but we need to know if any small bacteria could be lurking on the surface which could harm mankind. What are the geological dangers and how could the Martian climate effect us? With those...
Jul 20 2012 - 12:10am
Dear Mrs. C: Our son, ‘Waldo,’ can’t wait to return to Buena this fall for his sophomore year. Question: How do you attract such great teachers?  Signed: Grateful ParentsDear GPs: Gosh … in all humility …. excellence attracts excellence. J  Just recently, when interviewing a prospective teacher, I asked him why he was interested in teaching at Buena. “Because it’s the...
Jul 19 2012 - 11:52pm
Jews have High Holy Days in the autumn: Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. Christians have a Holy Week each year between Palm Sunday and Easter.  In Islam, they have a Holy Month known as Ramadan.This year, that month begins today, July 20. It is a month of fasting, although fasting in Ramadan is only between 6:24 a.m. and 6:57 p.m. That is, followers of Islam may eat breakfast as long as it is before the designated beginning time of...
Jul 19 2012 - 10:21pm
 CINCINNATI (AP) — Bryan Shaw and the Arizona Diamondbacks were just about to end a rough road trip on a positive note. Then they gave up a six-run lead, and just like that, headed back to Arizona having lost five out of seven following a 7-6 loss in Cincinnati on Thursday. Starter Joe Saunders pitched six innings and turned in a quality start, allowing three runs and four hits, but Brandon Phillips hit a three-run home run...
Jul 19 2012 - 7:05pm
Born September 7, 1938 in Ritzville, Wash., Paul I. Arrasmith passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center on Sunday morning, July 15, 2012. He is now at peace and in a better place after a complicated illness. He graduated from Pleasonton High School, Pleasonton, Calif., and then went to Berkeley and served in the Army during the Vietnam conflict at Fort Ord. Throughout his career, he worked...
Jul 19 2012 - 4:11pm
SIERRA VISTA —  Most of Dr. Matt Heinz’s town hall on Wednesday centered around health care. A natural subject for the Tucson physician who is seeking the Democratic party nod to run in the upcoming Congressional District 2 race against Ron Barber, Heinz says his area of expertise is critical  in light of what Congress will be facing during its 2013 session. Before his town hall Heinz met with the Herald/Review...
Jul 19 2012 - 3:39pm
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:39 a.m.  A man, 44, was arrested for driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop in the 3900 block of East Fry Boulevard. The vehicle was towed and impounded. He was cited and released. 10:19 a.m.  A woman, 37, was arrested for littering,after a traffic stop in the 500 block of North Highway 90. She discarded a cigarette while at the stop light. She was cited and released. 1:58 p.m....
Jul 19 2012 - 3:28pm
 To the Editor: Re: The Herald 25 June 2012, “C & C responds to Tribute water issue.” The Senior Vice President of Castle & Cooke Corp. has announced action has commenced to spend millions of dollars in legal fees to poke possible weaknesses he perceives in federal law in order to achieve the objective to suck up every drop of water in the San Pedro River and its aquifer. With friends like Castle & Cooke...
Jul 19 2012 - 3:26pm
To the Editor: Re: The Herald’s June, 23, 2012 interview of M.G. Gregg Potter, “Army Intelligence emphasis always changing,” and the Herald’s recent interview of M.G. Napper. General Potter’s interview makes clear the challenge of the intelligence mission is no longer in Fort Huachuca/Sierra Vista. It is in high density populated metropolitan areas, to locate and target individuals and small groups of...
Jul 19 2012 - 3:24pm
To the Editor: First, thank you for your recent editorial calling attention to the overstatements of Tombstone regarding the water issue. Many of us recognize that Tombstone has been getting water from the Huachuca Mountains for many years and therefore have certain grandfathered rights. As pointed out in several articles recently regarding the Tombstone grab, they are already getting more of the water than ever in the past. None is...
Jul 19 2012 - 3:04pm
When I was initially contacted to speak at the Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum, I was very excited and even rescheduled a planned family summer vacation to attend. As a Chamber member and graduate of the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce Leadership 2012 program, I was very excited to have to have the opportunity to speak with community business leaders on my candidacy and how I plan to grow and advance Sierra Vista business, if I am so...
Jul 19 2012 - 3:00pm
TOMBSTONE – With the monsoon bearing down on the Huachuca Mountains almost daily, Tombstone officials are investigating the temporary repairs made earlier this year to that city’s 130 year-old, gravity-fed waterline, after it sustained severe damage during the flooding that followed the June 2011, Monument Fire. Complete repair of the line and other infrastructure has been delayed by the U.S. Forest Service. The agency...
Jul 19 2012 - 11:27am
July 18 3:50 a.m. A 25-year-old woman was arrested in Hereford for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear and booked into Cochise County Jail. 9:10 a.m. Solid Waste Management Cochise County reported criminal littering at the gravel pit in Hereford. 11:36 a.m. Five large tarps of trash were dumped in an alleyway in Pirtleville. This is criminal littering. 2:46 p.m. A fence on Glenn Road in Sierra Vista was damaged...
Jul 19 2012 - 11:18am
To the Editor: In a recent letter to the editor a writer complained about standards. He was referring to my letter. The Herald has their own standards and accepted my letter. Nothing else matters. Little follow up on my letter is needed. I am only voicing my opinion, agree or disagree. President Obama inherited the Afghan war. Who started the unwanted war in Iraq? The reasons for the Iraq war were lies and falsified intelligence...
Jul 19 2012 - 11:11am
SIERRA VISTA — A bicyclist was airlifted to a Tucson hospital this morning after he apparently fell off his bike. 35-year-old Chris Nesbith was riding on Cherokee Avenue just south of Buffalo Soldier Trail when witnesses said he went over his handle bars and landed face first on the pavement, said Fry Fire District Chief Bill Miller. The fire district responded to the scene shortly after 7:30 a.m. with an ambulance and...
Jul 19 2012 - 8:52am
The Arizona Department of Transportation will continue work on westbound Interstate 10 in Cochise County next week in preparation for repaving a 14-mile segment between the east end of Texas Canyon and the east side of Benson. Crews will continue constructing a new bridge barrier wall at Adams Peak Wash, requiring daily right lane closures on westbound I-10 Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27. Adams Peak Wash is located between...
Jul 19 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— With the first day of school just a few weeks away, local students are rapidly feeling the mix of excitement and anxiety that comes with the end of summer. At the same time, many local families are trying to stretch already tight budgets to fit in new backpacks, clothes, notebooks and all the other necessities that come with a new school year. This Saturday, area residents can take advantage of an annual event that...
Jul 19 2012 - 12:10am
The timing was particularly fortuitous. Tuesday, a speaker at a gathering of Southeast Arizona women Democrats pounded the theme that America needs to catch up in education; and Arizona needs to catch up more than most states. Wednesday, an Arizona Superior Court judge overruled a decision by Secretary of State Ken Bennett to keep a 1 cent sales tax referendum off the Nov. 6 ballot. Together, the message and the fact that Arizona...
Jul 19 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE —Though not unanimous, the City Council will leave it up to the voters to decide if they want a 1 cent sales tax increase in the November general election. City Attorney John MacKinnon presented the resolution that offered two options. The first was that all the money would just into the general fund and the second that it would be split with 25 percent of the sales tax collected from the increase going to Public Works to...
Jul 19 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who was charged as one of two suspects in the murder of a woman in Benson last year entered into a plea agreement on Wednesday in Cochise County Superior Court. Jarod Michael Larson, 24, was charged with first-degree murder of Devvra Alesya Keyes and abandonment or concealment of her dead body on Sept. 7, 2010. During a hearing in Division 3 court, he pleaded guilty to the murder count, and the...
Jul 19 2012 - 12:10am
Merrill Don Bacan, 75, of Sierra Vista went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2012. He was born on Jan. 16, 1937, to Andrew Franklin and Grace Elsie (Carstens) Bacan in Manson, Iowa.  Merrill graduated from Manson High School and earned a two-year secretarial degree from Dobin Business College in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He worked at the S&M Financial Company and then spent the remainder of his working career selling men’s clothing....
Jul 18 2012 - 6:29pm
AVA Amphitheatre in Tucson has some back to back fun announced this week as on Friday, Aug. 17, George Clinton and the Masters of Funk will hit the stage and the next night, Saturday, Aug. 18, the Lost ’80s Tour consisting of The Motels, John Waite, A Flock of Seagulls, Animotion, and four others will play. The legendary reggae musician Jimmy Cliff will be at the Rialto on Thursday, Aug. 23. If more up to date artists suit your tastes...
Jul 18 2012 - 6:26pm
A Health and Wellness Seminar will be offered July 19-22 in Bisbee. The seminar will begin 6 p.m. July 19 at the Caverns Room on the lower level of the Copper Queen Plaza Convention Center on Tombstone Canyons Road. Gary Fordham, M.A., MPH, will be presenting a number of health and wellness programs. This seminar is a free public service of the Bisbee Seventh-day Adventist Church.  For details on topics and when they will be presented,call...
Jul 18 2012 - 5:53pm
To the Editor:  In a June 22 article reporting on Tombstone’s Shovel Brigade, George Barnes is quoted as saying, “It took 60 people two days to complete a work project that could have been done in two hours with the appropriate equipment.” Last April they had an excavator within 200 yards of Gardner Spring; to get the tractor to the spring site would have required building a new road along the canyon bottom, which is...
Jul 18 2012 - 5:52pm
To the Editor: I read where Polish citizens unveiled a larger than life statue of President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II at President Ronald Reagan Park in Gdansk, Poland.  Great, because they were both larger than life men. For decades, President Reagan’s detractors have rejected the fact that he was the prime mover in the defeat of the Soviet Union. The Time magazine cover story for the Feb. 24, 1992, edition...
Jul 18 2012 - 5:50pm
To the Editor: As a concermed voter, I try to find out as much as I can about candidates for office, local or national. I was quite surprised recently when I discovered information on-line about the controversial 2007 application for permit by the Augustin Plains Ranch, LLC (a New York based company headed by Italian millionaire Bruno Modena), to drill 37 wells, at a maximum depth of 3,500 feet, in order to pump 17 billion gallons (54,...
Jul 18 2012 - 3:37pm
July 17 6:00 a.m. A 39 year old man was arrested at the Naco Border Patrol Station and incarcerated as a fugitive from justice. 6:58 a.m. A man was arrested in Hereford for shooting three tires of an ATV driven by his neighbor. He was jailed for aggravated assault, endangerment, and disorderly conduct. 5:00 p.m. An unknown person removed two Sonora, Mexico plates from a disabled vehicle on Double Adobe Road. 5:13 p.m....
Jul 18 2012 - 2:45pm
SIERRA VISTA — A welcome home  barbecue for Vietnam Veterans will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sierra Vista Veterans Memorial Park. The event is being hosted by Cochise County Chapter 1020 of the Vietnam  Veterans of America. The event will include a meal of  hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, chicken, potato salad and coleslaw. Soft d rinks also will be available. There will be raffles...
Jul 18 2012 - 2:39pm
June 1 Cheryl L. Renfro and John C. Weiland June 4 Frederick M. Lewis and Melissa M. McAbee Jaime Jo Inman Keen and Correy D. Keen Pedro Miranda and Arlene Miranda Roland J. Fuerst and Susan B. Fuerst June 6 Courtney M. Russel and Jeremiah J. Russel Elizabeth Hernandez and Heriberto R. Hernandez Kathy S. Hunseder and Mark S. Hunseder June 7 Walter G. Denton And Ivonne M. Suarez-...
Jul 18 2012 - 11:17am
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:40 a.m.  A minor injury collision occurred when a 2007 GMC pickup truck traveling northbound on Buffalo Soldier Trail in the area of West Fry Boulevard changed lanes and made contact with the rear of a Volkswagen Beetle. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The driver of the Volkswagen complained of some pain and was transported to the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center. 6:58 a.m.  A woman, 42,...
Jul 18 2012 - 7:59am
The Who announce a new tour that includes the playing of the iconic "Quadrophenia" lp as well as other mainstays. The date for Glendale arena is Feb. 6. Tickets on sale the end of the week.   AVA Amphitheatre in Tucson has some back to back fun announced this week as on Friday, Aug. 17, George Clinton and the Masters of Funk will hit the stage and the next night, Saturday, Aug. 18, the Lost ’80s Tour consisting of The...
Jul 18 2012 - 1:14am
 Jon M. Schrader, 48, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012.  Memorial services will be on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Hatfield Funeral Home. Further information will be in a later edition. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home.  
Jul 18 2012 - 1:14am
Charles E. Belden, known to his family and many friends as “Buddy”, 70, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the University Medical Center of Tucson.  He was the owner of Buddy’s TV Service in Sierra Vista since 1987 and an Arizona resident for 36 years. Buddy was born Oct. 27, 1941, in Springfield, Mass., to Charles and Loretta Belden and raised there.  He was class president...
Jul 18 2012 - 1:13am
 Ray was born in Lake Arthur, La., on Dec. 10, 1927. Ray could not be surpassed by his generosity to others. His love of our savior Jesus Christ was overwhelming. Ray was very fortunate to have a loving daughter like Cille to take care of him until the very last day. Ray’s son Mike lives in Wyoming so he could not be here every day, however, if there was something they needed he made sure they got it. Ray’s life was...
Jul 18 2012 - 1:10am
Elvira E. Lanza (Vera) passed away on June 30, 2012,  from metastatic carcinoma of the breast at Hospice Family Care in Tucson.  She was 64 years old. Vera fought long and hard and beat the cancer off two times but didn’t survive the third time.  She passed away with her loving husband John, and brother Leo at her side.  Vera was born in the town of Borg, Germany to Wincenty and Hildegarde Jusziewicz...
Jul 18 2012 - 1:10am
Jeanna Tojon Hightower, age 29, of Cave Creek, Ariz., passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Jeanna was born on Jan. 28, 1983, at Camp Darby, Pisa, Italy. She loved playtime with her daughter most of all. Jeanna was passionate about fashion, and loved decorating and crafts.  She had a zest for life, was unfailingly kind and caring, and everyone loved her for her energy, enthusiasm, her positive attitude and her smile. Jeanna...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
Mother Nature has provided a quick reminder of who is in charge the during past week of our monsoon experience. We enjoy wonderfully clear and sunny mornings, followed by massive storm clouds invading from the Huachuca Mountains. By early evening the downpour is washing off the mountain, bringing with it rocks, trees and anything else that a deluge of water can carry. Monday, that included two "campers" in Carr Canyon who...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
Quote of the day “When we’re standing at the gate; After being fashionably late; There’ll be no make up and there’ll be no film crews; No Vuitton bags and no Manolo shoes; When he’s presiding over you; Asking you, “Did you love only you, Or did you stand for something else? Besides the hankering for fame and fame itself?” – Lyrics to “VIP” by Irish musician Sinead O...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
Mesquite Harvesting Info Thursday Mesquite harvest season is here! You may have noticed that the pods hanging from the mesquite trees are turning from green to red or brown. Learn how to harvest, dry and store Mesquite pods to prepare them for milling, a process by which the pods can be ground into sweet nutritious flour. A free information session will be held at the Sierra Vista Farmers Market lunch canopies on Thursday, July 19. For...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture at the Sierra Vista and Bisbee Farmers Markets this summer to learn how to harvest, process, and store mesquite pods in preparation for our Community Mesquite Millings this fall. Local experts will be on hand throughout the market to answer any questions you may have.  Also sample mesquite baked goods, purchase mesquite flour, and pick up free harvesting guides and recipes.  There is no charge...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Cases are still pending against five people facing charges in Cochise County Superior Court for their alleged roles in a drug case that included nearly 8,000 pounds of marijuana. The defendants are Luis Alfredo Islava Prado, Jorge Armando Martinez Madero, Javier Mateo Rubio Nunez, Juan Alberto Miranda Torres, and Luciana Garcia Urrea.   The case involves about 3,700 pounds of marijuana located at 2345 N. Sands Ranch...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
In the candidate answers for the Bisbee City Council that ran in the Tuesday, July 17, 2012 edition of The Herald/Review, the answer to question No. 5, attributed to David Smith should have read: HURF increases will be only modest based on our loss of population over the last decade. Finishing projects already started, i.e., Bakerville, is required so that work that is partially completed doesn’t revert to its pre-...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Heavy rains throughout Monday and into the night caused a variety of issues for emergency response personnel around Sierra Vista, including a swift water rescue in Carr Canyon. Over the 24-hour period beginning Monday at 7 a.m., Sierra Vista received up to two inches of rainfall, according to measurements recorded by the Sierra Vista Fire Department at station 1 on Fry Boulevard. That downpour amounted to...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
COCHISE COUNTY — Several roads were closed Monday night and Tuesday by Cochise County authorities. The road closings include: In Willcox: Hardy Road, Saguaro Road at Circle I to Nichols. In Whetstone: Balance Ranch Road. In Hereford/Palominas: Stone Ridge Road, Mountain View Drive, Carr Canyon at any wash crossing, Arabian Drive between Ramsey Road and Madera Road Madera Road...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
 NACO, Ariz. — Foreseeing some Republican congressional gains, Fred DuVal said Democrats will do well in Arizona’s Legislature, even though they will not gain control. Talking to the Herald/Review after speaking to two Cochise County Democratic Club organizations Tuesday, DuVal, who has been active in state and national Democratic issues, said looking at the presidential race, incumbent Barack Obama will remain in the White...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
NACO, Ariz. — Civilizations are successful, as long as they stay current, Fred DuVal said. But once a civilization ignores it successes, it is doomed to fall, just like many others throughout human history, he told more than 40 people attending a luncheon of the Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona and the Mule Mountain Democrats. DuVal’s message was an educationalbased issue, tied to the referendum to continue the 1...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— More than 60 people filed into the Buena High School Drama Pod to see three of the six candidates for Sierra Vista City Council field questions at a forum hosted by the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night. Gwen Calhoun, Rachel Gray, and Henrietta “Hank” Huisking responded to eight issue-orientated questions that were formulated by the chamber’s legislative affairs committee. These...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A four-day motorcycle video workshop will be held in November in northern Sonora, Mexico, featuring expert instruction from a renowned photographer and videographer from Bisbee. The trip costs $870 per person, and the package includes most meals, three nights of accommodations at the Hotel Los Arcos de Sonora in Banamichi, and a GoPro HD Motorsports Hero 2 camera, as well as a motorcycle guide and video instruction....
Jul 18 2012 - 12:10am
 Always wanted to know what it was like to stomp around in a barrel of grapes? Now is your chance.  No stomping experience necessary. Awarding winning Coronado Vineyards 6th Annual Grape Stomp is happening Aug. 18 and 19 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. A two day event full of festivities features live music, food and of course wine tasting. It’s your chance for a firsthand experience in winemaking. Coronado Vineyards is...
Jul 18 2012 - 12:01am
Friends of the Copper Queen Library recently received a gift of $529 from the Eleanore Justice Endowment.  Set up to benefit the Copper Queen library, the oldest operating library in Arizona, the money will be used to help purchase books by Bisbee and Arizona authors. The Eleanore Justice Endowment was established in 2008 by Bisbee resident and business owner Karen Justice, in memory of her mother Eleanore Justice, an avid reader. The...
Jul 17 2012 - 8:47pm
To the Editor:  As we get closer to the November election, I can’t help but wonder, and worry. Are we going to see the Reichstag burned, will there be an attack in the Gulf of Tonkin — or both? David Spahr Sierra Vista
Jul 17 2012 - 8:46pm
To the Editor: In response to some recent allegations about my party affiliation and the support I have received from Democrat members of our community, I would like to say, as a city council member I will represent all citizens of Sierra Vista. When someone hears my conservative message and feels I am the person for the job, I welcome their support and their vote. Although city council is a non partisan position, I have never been...
Jul 17 2012 - 7:43pm
SIERRA VISTA — Mitch Crossley’s 21-year coaching career has been a gradual migration from his home state of Oregon to the southernmost points of Arizona. Along the way, Crossley has coached at big schools, small schools and colleges, but his last stop as head coach of the long-suffering program at Rio Rico High was his most unpleasant. In his first two years, Crossley guided the Hawks to four of their six wins in the...
Jul 17 2012 - 4:24pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following statement was issued by Sierra Vista City Council candidate John George, regarding his decision not to participate in the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum. When I was initially contacted to speak at the Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum, I was very excited and even rescheduled a planned family summer vacation to attend. As a Chamber member and graduate of the Sierra Vista...
Jul 17 2012 - 3:21pm
 FORT HUACHUCA — Charlie Comolli birdied the first two holes of a sudden death playoff to win the Greater Huachuca Mens’ Golf Club’s annual Firecracker Open over Julio Ortiz and John Leucht.   Comolli led by one stroke after round one, and shot a two-day total of four over par 148 to win a paid entry into the Sierra Vista Open in September.   Ortiz took first gross in the championship flight, while...
Jul 17 2012 - 3:08pm
FORT HUACHUCA — Due to rain and a high potential for lightning, the detonation of unexploded ordnance on the East Range schedued for Tuesday was postponed until 10 a.m., Wednesday, Post Spokeswoman Tanja Linton said. The detonation of the 105 mm shell will ll be conducted by Weapons Intelligence Course instructors assigned to Fort Huachuca, and not the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base EOD team, as initially announced, she said.
Jul 17 2012 - 2:54pm
 Join Jane Hamilton Fine Art and The Humane Society of Southern Arizona for "Dog Daze of Summer" on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. This free event will feature whimsical dog paintings by Louis Mason. A portion of proceeds will benefit The Humane Society of Southern Arizona.  Feel free to bring your favorite furry friend, Jane Hamilton Fine Art and Plaza Colonial are truly going to the dogs!Call (520) 529-4886 for information.
Jul 17 2012 - 2:49pm
 Robin Brekhus, Dana Northey, Cherie Summerville and MaryAnn Ead have organized an evening of art at the Gadsden Hotel. The event, Monsoon Art Storm, is Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be a wine and cheese reception. Everyone is welcome. There will be lots of artists to meet and their work to see — painters, jewelers, photographers, film makers, fabric artists and more. Don’t miss this event.
Jul 17 2012 - 2:43pm
 By Shar Porier Herald/Review BISBEE — Thanks to a partnership with the University of Arizona South, Bisbee High School will be starting the new school year fully staffed with highly qualified teachers and that makes principal Lisa Holland extremely happy. Math and science teachers have been difficult to find, not just because of the lower pay in the small town, but because there is a reduced number of them nationwide, said...
Jul 17 2012 - 2:41pm
"Justice General Assembly Experiences" will be the theme of the service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Southeastern Arizona on Sunday. Lorraine Groberg will facilitate.Each year, the Unitarian Universalist Association holds a "General Assembly" of Unitarian Universalists from around the world. This June, a special "Justice GA" was held in Phoenix and, among the approximately 4,000 who attended,...
Jul 17 2012 - 2:33pm
Several area law enforcement agencies have been put on the lookout for a missing Bisbee woman.Mary O’Neill, 74, can often be seen taking walks along the Naco Highway and Highway 92, said Officer Steve Gardner of the Bisbee Police Department."We’ve sometimes provided her with rides in the past," Gardener said, "but usually she’s really good and just wants to keep walking." This morning, Steve Anderson, O...
Jul 17 2012 - 2:19pm
July 10 8:16 a.m. A couple was reported fighting on Main Street then left, driving up Main Street in a Chevy Lumina. 8:04 p.m. Aircraft wiring and screws were reported stolen earlier today on the 100 block of Opera Drive. The items were valued at over $1500. 9:35 p.m. Cochise County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance with a traffic hazard at Bisbee Junction where cattle were reported loose in the road. 11:26 p.m....
Jul 17 2012 - 1:59pm
Authorities have received information that a Bisbee resident, Mary O’Neill, age 74, may be missing. Reports state she resides at the America’s Best Value Inn, 1372 Hwy 92, in Bisbee. O’Neill reportedly has Schizophrenia, and is considered a vulnerable adult. The last time she was seen was on the morning of July 16. The Bisbee Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are on the alert. Any assistance...
Jul 17 2012 - 1:13pm
 As more information become available, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has amended and clarified details of the swift water rescue effort conducted last night in Carr Canyon. Spokeswoman Carol Capas now says that it was the 22-year-old man who had been one of two people swept away by storm waters who was later transported to the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, and not the 16-year-old woman. Capas also clarified the...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:39pm
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:10 a.m. A man, 24, was arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license following a traffic stop by Sierra Vista police in the area of Golf Links Road and South 7th Street. 9:06 a.m. A man, 31, was arrested by Cochise County Sheriff’s deputies on an active arrest warrant out of the Sierra Vista Police Department for failure to comply with a court order. 9:38 a.m. Criminal damage was...
Jul 17 2012 - 10:15am
BISBEE — Sunblind Films will be in town on Friday to film a new ending for a commercial. Sunblind Films, co-owned by native Bisbee-ites Brian Borowiec and Donovan Morgan, will be on Main Street in front of the Copper Queen Plaza from 5 p.m. to midnight to film a street dance for Lenovo Ultrabook. Borowiec is calling on volunteer camera operators, electricians, grips and extras for the filming the “Street Dance Party....
Jul 17 2012 - 9:17am
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 As more information has become available, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has amended and clarified details of the swift water rescue effort conducted late Monday night in Carr Canyon. Spokeswoman Carol Capas now says that it was the 22-year-old man who had been one of two people swept away by storm waters who was later transported to the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, and not the 16-...
Jul 17 2012 - 8:27am
 SIERRA VISTA — A woman who was reportedly washed away by heavy rains from a Carr Canyon campsite has been found and is safe, Cochise County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Carol Capas said. The woman was in an upper campground area Monday night with two men when rushing water apparently washed her away. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office was first informed of the incident about 8:30 p.m., with the Search and Rescue...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Three people who were allegedly involved in home invasions in Sierra Vista are still scheduled for trial in October in Cochise County Superior Court. Jon Garcia, 26, is charged with four counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of kidnapping, four counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, and one count of criminal impersonation.   Corinna Meade, 22,...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Monday in a special meeting, the county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the tentative budgets for the county as a whole, the library district, the flood district and the light districts. The county budget of $186,831,071 is made up of $84,185,960 of the general fund and $102,645,111 in special revenue funds. The general fund sum is $3.313 million more than last year, a 4.10 percent increase, and includes the...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE —Registration for the next school year at Lowell School will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day beginning Monday, July 23, through Thursday, July 26. Principal Mary Franco stated, "If you are registering a new student, please bring immunization and certified birth certificate, along with proof of physical address, such as a driver’s license or a utility bill. All students need updated proof of physical addresses...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man involved in a child pornography case in Benson will get sentenced in August in Cochise County Superior Court. Donald Gene Barton was charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of 15 in December.   He recently entered into a plea deal, and his sentencing hearing will be held on Aug. 7 in Division 2 court, according to court records.  
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
Seventy-six trombones led the big parade / with a hundred and ten cornets close at hand / They were followed by rows and rows of the finest virtuosos / the cream of every famous band! The character Howard Hill in The Music Man   *** With all due respect to the Sierra Vista City Council and the federal Bureau of Reclamation, we feel it’s time to call foul. An important vote by the city council will happen at some point...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: During the 50th legislative session we saw Representatives David Stevens and David Gowan voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 2636 in 2011. This bill would have raised taxes for everyone making less than $100K, but lowered taxes for millionaires. Some of the effects of this bill include eliminating the active duty tax exemption, and eliminating the veteran’s tax credit. Also, religious organizations would have been hit...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Sitting in an auditorium alongside the top Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) leadership teams in the world, four cadets from Buena High School recently faced an unusual multiple choice test. “You have 40 teams, about 160 cadets in this room and you have take this test as a team, and you’re not allowed to talk,” said Cadet Lt. Col. Jesse Bustamante, the team’s leader....
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly killed an elderly man and sexually assaulted an elderly woman in Sierra Vista is currently not competent to stand trial in Cochise County Superior Court. Theodore R. Ramos, 18, is charged with first-degree murder of a 76-year-old man, kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault and 12 counts of sexual assault against his 72-year-old wife, and first-degree burglary of their residence on July 24,...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
 The primary punishment imposed in justice court is a fine plus the state and local surcharges and fees.  Very few people receive a jail sentence.  Some are required to complete counseling, such as for domestic violence, DUI, or substance abuse, but the primary penalty imposed is financial, which I will refer to as the “fine,” for the sake of simplicity.  The court’s obligation to collect fines is to me both...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
As a result of flooding on July 4 and July 13, an estimated 35 to 40 feet of the Tombstone water line has become exposed. The full pipe is unearthed about 2 feet in the air, below a road that has deteriorated from storm water off the Huachuca Mountains that runs through Miller Canyon. Tom Beatty, who runs Beatty’s Guest Ranch and Orchard about 200 yards above the exposed pipe, said he expects more flooding, the results of which could...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — On Friday, the Need to Know program on PBS will air its second investigation into alleged abuses by U.S. Border Patrol agents, including stories of physical abuse, sexual assault and even torture. The episode will feature the case of Nicholas Corbett, who fatally shot Francisco Javier Dominguez-Rivera, 22, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, along the U.S.-Mexico border between Douglas and Naco in January of 2007....
Jul 17 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  Democratic candidate for Congressional District 2, Dr. Matt Heinz will hold a town hall in Sierra Vista on Wednesday. Heinz, who is seeking the party’s nomination — hoping to replace recently seated House Member Ron Barber — is having his second  town hall in Cochise County in the past week. The previous one was held in Naco. Wednesday’s town hall will be held...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:01am
Danny Uyeda passed away peacefully the morning of July 12, 2012.  Born Feb. 16, 1936 in Clarksberg, Calif., he cherished his 33 years in Bisbee, Ariz., with the loving people he was blessed to know. He spent time in a Japanese interment camp during WWII at Tule Lake, Calif. The Arizona Rangers, Elk Lodge #671 and the Bisbee Lions Club were a few of the organizations he enjoyed membership in. He was an auto and heavy duty repair expert...
Jul 17 2012 - 12:01am
Allan R. Rhodes, 84, of Huachuca City, Ariz., passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Memorial Mass will be on Friday, July 20, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at Main Post Chapel with interment following in the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at 1 p.m. Further information will be in a later edition. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home.  
Jul 16 2012 - 10:08pm
Traffic on Ramsey Road was being re-routed at around 10 p.m. Monday night due to a water rescue effort after a couple got stuck in their vehicle at Ramsey and Burrough roads. Medical units were called to the scene, including a DPS helicopter.
Jul 16 2012 - 8:35pm
Bisbee’s Obscure Productions will have an open call July 21 and 22 for the first production of their 10th season. BOP is seeking actors for their upcoming production of "The Odd Couple, Female Version" by Neil Simon. Neil Simon’s hilarious play, “The Odd Couple,” was turned into a hilarious movie and an equally funny TV series about the antics of two mismatched roommates. The female version has the same...
Jul 16 2012 - 8:34pm
This Friday Partners will be playing at the Manda Le’ Restaurant and Lounge starting 6 p.m. The Manda Le’ is located at 3455 Canyon de Flores inSierra Vista Arizona 85650 behind McDonalds on highway 92. Please come have dinner or enjoy their great appetizers’ plus great beverage specials. Reservations are suggested please call Manda Le’ @ 520-803-9668. Come and enjoy the fun with...
Jul 16 2012 - 6:45pm
The SVSC SV Force and Cochise FC soccer coaching staffs will be hosting Open Field play for high school girls from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 17, 19, 24, 26, and 31 at Domingo Piaz Sports Complex. Bring a water bottle, a soccer ball, and shin guards. For details, visit http://www.SVForce.net. The Southeastern Arizona Contractors Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. July 18 at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club. The speaker will be Michael Ortega,...
Jul 16 2012 - 5:09pm
FORT HUACHUCA — A live, 105 mm, high-explosive round has been found in Area D, a remote location on the fort’s East Range, a post spokeswoman said. An explosives ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson will arrive today to safely detonate the live round, Tanja Linton said.  Residents on and off the installation may hear the explosion around 3 p.m. today, Linton said.
Jul 16 2012 - 5:01pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewFORT HUACHUCA — Designing a nearly 90,000-square-foot, $22 million school dedicated to educating middle school students in science, technology, engineering and math meant a lot decisions, said the man who supervised the project.It started out with a 30-page proposal by Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District Superintendent Ronda Frueauff, Tony Wall said.That proposal became the blueprint for the new Col. Smith...
Jul 16 2012 - 4:16pm
On Memorial Day, the  Tombstone Association of the Arts Gallery displayed the "Red, White and Blue" as it honored those who had lost their lives and those who are serving today to preserve our freedom. The craft window featured a display of flags and other memorabilia. If you’re a year around patriot, or just love red, white and blue, the gallery has a veritable treasure trove of themed items. New craft members are...
Jul 16 2012 - 4:13pm
 BISBEE — This Friday, the Need to Know program on PBS will air its second investigation into alleged abuses by U.S. Border Patrol agents, including coverage of a Cochise County incident.   The episode will feature the case of Nicholas Corbett, who fatally shot Francisco Javier Dominguez-Rivera, 22, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, along the U.S.-Mexico border between Douglas and Naco in January of 2007.  ...
Jul 16 2012 - 4:09pm
Nancy Weaver’s Jazz Quartet returns this Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. Nancy will sing and play guitar, joined by Jerry Stafford on trumpet, Paul Lewis on vocals and bass, and Steve Foss on drums, to present an eclectic mix of music ranging from jazz and Latin standards to familiar pop and cowboy songs. Reservations are strongly recommended. Nancy (and possibly some friends) will be playing the Bisbee Farmer’s Market the following...
Jul 16 2012 - 3:55pm
Friday, July 13, 2012 6:56 a.m.  A hit-and-run report was taken from the 2700 block of East Fry Boulevard. A known person driving a vehicle in the parking lot made contact with the building and left the scene without reporting it. There was minor damage to the building. The investigation is ongoing, pending contact with the driver. 1:44 p.m.  A woman, 27, was arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license...
Jul 16 2012 - 3:45pm
 Call for Participation: The Tucson Meet Yourself folklife festival  DEADLINE: July 30, 2012 Event dates: October 12, 13 & 14, 2012 Downtown Tucson   Folk artists, food vendors, marketplace crafters, dancers, musicians, ethnic clubs, games enthusiasts, performers and volunteers are needed for the 39th Annual Tucson Meet Yourself folklife festival, which takes place Oct. 12, 13 and 14. Tucson Meet Yourself...
Jul 16 2012 - 3:41pm
 1.Lucy Skye Peterson Frantz was born on 06/12/12 to Elizabeth Peterson andJoseph Frantz of Sierra Vista. The 18 1/2 inch baby weighed 7 pounds and 7ounces. Maternal grandparents are DeAnna Richardson and Mark Peterson ofWisconsin. Paternal grandparents are Paula (Vonrell?) and Jack Frantz ofFlorida and Tennessee. 2.Andres Alexis Vasquez was born on 06/17/12 to Laura Savedra-Alexis Vasquezof Bisbee, AZ. The 19 3/4 inch baby weighed 6...
Jul 16 2012 - 3:36pm
 Jews have High Holy Days in the autumn: Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur.  Christians have a Holy Week each year between Palm Sunday and Easter.   In Islam, they have a Holy Month known as Ramadan. This year, that month begins today, Friday, July 20th.  It is a month of fasting, although fasting in Ramadan is only between 6:24 AM and 6:57 PM. That is, followers of Islam may eat breakfast as long as it is before the...
Jul 16 2012 - 3:23pm
UI students named to dean’s listSome 3,900 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean’s list for the 2012 spring semester.Eleanor Mae Ebbing, of Sierra Vista, was named to the dean’s list in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.The guidelines for inclusion on the list are as follows: Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and the...
Jul 16 2012 - 1:31pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewFORT HUACHUCA — The entrance looks like a docked space ship waiting to take off on a special mission of exploration.And except for not being able to lift off, the new Col. Smith Middle School is designed to excite the minds of its students.It is to take them on an educational journey through the special galaxies of science, technology, engineering and math.“It’s designed to stimulate the learning...
Jul 16 2012 - 1:28pm
Jul 16 2012 - 1:17pm
According to the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s latest survey of gas prices, conducted July 9—16, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Cochise County dropped from $3.63 to $3.57 over the preceding two-week period. According to AAA Arizona, the statewide price fell from $3.47 to $3.35. Nationally, according to the Energy Information Administration, the price decreased from $3.44 to $3.41....
Jul 16 2012 - 11:58am
BISBEE —In order to serve Cochise County voters, the elections department and county Recorder’s office are offering free forums to answer any questions on voter rgistration and to dispense election information. Martha Reynolds, elections program coordinator, said two forums are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, and on Thursday, August 2, at Sierra Vista City Hall.   On Saturday, August 4, look for the...
Jul 16 2012 - 10:28am
TUCSON – The Coronado National Forest has rescinded fire restrictions effective Monday. Widespread precipitation has fallen across the Forest. Fire managers are noticing trends in fuels responding favorably to moist conditions (precipitation, elevated relative humidities, elevated dew points). Grasses and shrubs are “greening up” across the southeast portion of Arizona. These factors combined with the onset of the monsoon...
Jul 16 2012 - 9:26am
In the July 14, 2012 story on The Nature Conservancy purchase of property that could mitigate the Tribute project, in the fifth paragraph, it should read: "… the conservation does not mean that the land will go off the tax rolls." The Herald/Review regrets the error.
Jul 16 2012 - 9:24am
DOUGLAS — Navy Seaman Apprentice Jesus Duarte Ruiz, son of Diana Ruiz of Douglas, Ariz. and Jesus A. Duarte, of Douglas, Ariz., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Duarte Ruiz completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and...
Jul 16 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — With so many people in attendance, it’s a wonder they all fit within the confines of the Carr House. The Friends of the Huachuca Mountains hosted the most recent installment in a series of summer programs that have become increasingly popular over the past few years. And with a number of programs planned in the near future, summer seems to be the perfect time to get out and learn a little bit about what makes this...
Jul 16 2012 - 12:10am
LOCAL-STATE July 7 Who in the county has responsibility for condemning parcels of property that aren’t being occupied and are conspicuous eyesores? Can anything be done? EDITOR’S NOTE: You need to call the county Planning and Zoning Department at 432-9240 (that’s the main number). They will take your complaint. The county does have codes concerning abandoned houses/health and safety issues. Who is responsible for...
Jul 16 2012 - 12:10am
The question of whether medical marijuana is a legitimate form of treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has put the Arizona Department of Health Services in a pickle.It was reported early last month by The Arizona Republic that dozens of veterans had written letters to the state agency, seeking to add PTSD as an eligible condition to obtain a medical marijuana card. Acting on those letters, state health officials ...
Jul 16 2012 - 12:10am
HUACHUCA CITY — A divided town council narrowly passed the town budget for the next fiscal year after several council members raised concerns about not having ample time to discuss the budget in detail. The 4-3 vote was cast during Thursday’s regular council meeting, with council members Laura Wallace, Donna Johnson, Mayor Pro Tem Pat Woodruff and Mayor Byron Robertson voting to approve, and Councilmen Ken Taylor,...
Jul 16 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— It appears there is enough support on the city council to move forward with funding the second phase of a study investigating the feasibility of piping Central Arizona Project (CAP) water to the area, but it will likely be close. Sierra Vista City Council Members Tom Crosby and Tom Reardon were alone in stating firm convictions to vote against a contract with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) that would obligate the city...
Jul 16 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor:   Local elections are driven by our citizen servants deciding they can make a difference. These citizens are our friends, neighbors, parents of our kids, and, yes, sometimes even co-workers. They decide to step up and become candidates because they care about the community in which we live and think they can make a difference. Each of them brings skills, talents, and experience to the task of helping their fellow...
Jul 16 2012 - 12:01am
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt   Dear M & M: What do I have to do to get a loan for my business? — Janice Dear Janice: A great first step would be to call your bank and set up an appointment to talk to the person in charge of loans at your bank. Find out if the bank is actively lending, what their requirements are for a loan and if they are interested in loaning money to you. Initially, the lender will ask three...
Jul 16 2012 - 12:01am
According to the Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics, the state will gain 102,900 jobs this year and next, for growth of 4.3 percent over the two-year period.  The report, released in May, projects 47,100 new jobs in 2012 and 55,800 in 2013 for annual job growth rates of 2 and 2.3 percent, respectively.  Arizona gained 37,300 jobs in 2011 for job growth of 1.6 percent. The private sector added 35,800...
Jul 15 2012 - 11:13pm
Past District Governor Michael Drake presented Past President Tim Quinn the Rotary International Changemaker Award for the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista at the recent Rotary Club meeting. This recognition was established by RI Past President Kalyan Banerje. To qualify for this award, Rotary clubs must achieve a specific set of club service goals which also includes membership. Specifically to earn this award, clubs must demonstrate they have...
Jul 15 2012 - 11:10pm
Randy Brooks, the newly installed Governor of Rotary District 5500, made his first official visit to Sierra Vista on Thursday. He met with the Board of Directors of the Sierra Vista West Rotary Club to hear about club plans for the Rotary Year 2012-2013. He then spoke with club members about his vision for service projects and activities for the District for the coming year. He was accompanied by his wife, Deb Hume. Randy Brooks lives in...
Jul 15 2012 - 9:04pm
WHETSTONE — Along with his duties as president of the Tombstone Unified School District governing board, Jeffrey Crandall, PhD, also serves as an Arizona School Board Association County Director, where he represents all of Cochise County’s school districts during ASBA meetings throughout the year.“In addition to an executive committee, the ASBA Board of Directors includes one school board member from each county in the state,...
Jul 15 2012 - 7:18pm
Caregiver Café: A potluck lunch for caregivers will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. July 16 at Stevenson Hall, 2053 E. Choctaw Drive. Bring a dish (and the person you are caring for, too, if you wish). This disability and dementia friendly group offers a great opportunity to share your cares and enjoy the company of others with similar challenges.   A Health and Wellness Seminar will be offered July 19-22 in Bisbee. The seminar will...
Jul 15 2012 - 5:55pm
 Navy Seaman Christopher B. Sorley, son of Nicole Sorley of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Derek K. Sorley, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.  During the eight-week program, Sorley completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard...
Jul 15 2012 - 5:54pm
 Past District Governor Michael Drake presented Past President Tim Quinn the Rotary International Changemaker Award for the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista at the recent Rotary Club meeting.  This recognition was established by RI Past President Kalyan Banerje.  To qualify for this award, Rotary clubs must achieve a specific set of club service goals which also includes membership. Specifically to earn this award, clubs must...
Jul 15 2012 - 5:53pm
 Randy Brooks, the newly installed Governor of Rotary District 5500, made his first official visit to Sierra Vista on Thursday. He met with the Board of Directors of the Sierra Vista West Rotary Club to hear about club plans for the Rotary Year 2012-2013.  He then spoke with club members about his vision for service projects and activities for the district for the coming year. He was accompanied by his wife, Deb Hume. Randy...
Jul 15 2012 - 5:42pm
By Gordon LewisFor the Herald/ReviewIt’s not about birds.  The Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival has been held here in Southeast Arizona for 21 years. The festival has evolved over the last two decades into much more than a few obsessive birders getting together for a good time. From its humble beginnings in 1991 — it was literally run off a personal credit card — it has become one of the top nature events...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
Biographical information Name: Henrietta (Hank) Huisking Age: 63 Address: 1780 Windsor Drive Length of residence in Sierra Vista: 24 years (away some years with spouse’s military assignment) Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: Sierra Vista West Rotary Club (President) United Way (Board of Directors) Habitat for Humanity (Board of Directors) Center for...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
Biographical information Name:  Rachel Gray Age:  37 Address:   4801 Loma Loop Length of residence in Sierra Vista:  11 years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any:   President, Habitat for Humanity Sierra Vista Area, Rotary Club of Sierra Vista, Long Cares Foundation, Real Wishes Foundation Occupation:  Realtor, Long Realty Family:  Thomas,...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
Biographical information Name: John George Age: 36 Address: 3635 Plaza de la Yerba Length of residence in Sierra Vista: 14 years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: -US Army Veteran, Former Airborne Infantryman reenlisted/reclassified into Military Intelligence and returned to Sierra Vista in 1997. -Sierra Vista Municipal Airport Commissioner -Member Sierra Vista Elks...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
Name: Gwen Calhoun Age: 64 Address: 870 Palo Verde Drive Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 Length of Residence in SV: Permanently since 1984 Service with Community Groups/Organizations: Graduate Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Member Community Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Board President National Alliance on Mental Illness – Southeast AZ Affiliate Member San Pedro Kiwanis Member AARP...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
Biographical information Name: Fred Stickler Age: 59 Address: 1702 Golf Links Road Length of residence in Sierra Vista: 30+years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: Volunteer at the Douglas Prison, past member of the American Legion and Fraternal Order of Police, Scout Leader, National Association of American Comptrollers, Vietnam Era Veteran Occupations: Contract...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
Biographical information Name: Laura Bouchard Age: 49 Address: 3031 Pebble Beach Drive Length of residence in Sierra Vista: 7 years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Cub Scout Leader, Youth Leader (church), hosted students for Sister Cities, Utah Air National Guard Occupation: Systems Analyst for Government contractor Family: Married to my...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Answers to questions posed to candidates for the Sierra Vista City Council are published inside today’s Herald/Review. Six candidates are vying for three seats on the Sierra Vista City Council this year. It is the first election for all of the candidates except Henrietta “Hank” Huisking, who served two-terms on city council before losing by a small margin to Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller in 2010...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA – Two extremely starved horses have been removed from a property in Palominas. The animals, now in the possession of Care for the Horses, a Sierra Vista-based equine rescue organization, were removed from the property on Saturday after the owners were told they could be reported for animal cruelty and neglect because of the animals’ emaciated condition. Ann Jost, founder and president of Care for the Horses, said...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  A dream kitchen is in the making at the Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista. Saturday, one of the first parts of a more than $49,000 project funded by the Lowe’s Charity and Educational Foundation was started, as volunteers from the Sierra Vista Lowe’s store began removing old tile from the area of the future teaching kitchen. John Locke, the Sierra Vista store manager said Lowe’s is...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
In his 2008 campaign and early into his presidency Barack Obama liked to indict the Bush 43 administration, and President Bush himself, for driving the country into a ditch. It was an unfair charge, but it worked. Let’s revisit that analogy today, keeping in mind that, while all analogies are imperfect, they can shed light on complex issues and make them understandable and perhaps solvable. The banking and real estate crisis...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
An important vote on political corruption is coming next week. The League of Women Voters of Arizona is deeply concerned about the current state of political financing in our nation. Rather than focusing on the concerns of voters, more often campaigns and candidates focus too heavily on raising funds. And too often, they raise those funds from sources that seek and receive special access, special consideration and special treatment once the...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
DRAGOON — Tucked among the many boulders and rock outcroppings that fill Texas Canyon along I-10 between Benson and Willcox, the Amerind Museum and Art Gallery recently updated its “Interwoven Textiles” exhibit with a slew of new pieces and opened a new temporary photography exhibit called “Walls, Windows, and Doors.” Created in 1937 by William Fulton, the Amerind Foundation, set to celebrate its 75th...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
Times, they could be ‘a-changin’,’ for Arizona politics. The ballot initiative that would promote the top two candidates from a primary election — regardless of their political parties — to face off in the general election, could shatter the state’s current political power structure. And there is national interest in the outcome of this question, which has already attracted campaign financing from...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: I would like to thank Maria Hinojosa for her wonderful, uplifting, heartwarming piece in Thursday’s Sierra Vista Herald. I smiled as I read it. At times, I laughed out loud. It put me in a happy mood for the rest of the day. Who says that modern journalists never publish good news? I am eagerly looking forward to the photos that she showed her friends back in New York City. How many pages of them will you print?...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
“Is anybody there, does anybody care?” It’s one of the lines in a song, sung by the individual playing John Adams, in the stage and movie production of “1776.” The same line can be used by today’s Cochise County Democrats. I see no fire in their bellies. Now there can be a couple of reasons for their ho-hum attitude. One is the new Legislative District lines give a slight — and I mean very...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:10am
Lately, the airwaves are full of ‘executions.’  Fox News “journalists” tell us the government troops in Syria are ‘executing’ citizens with artillery and small-arms fire and the criminal cartels in Mexico are ‘executing’ the populace with beheadings and other gruesome methods.  The rest of the news media follow suit to varying degrees.  Bombarding the news media with e-mails pointing...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:01am
Dr. Arthur “Art” Henry Steinbrenner departed this life two weeks before his 95th birthday, on Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Sierra Vista AZ. He was born on July 23, 1917, in a New York City apartment with gaslights, to German immigrants Henry and Katharina Steinbrenner. His mother was a woman of great faith centered in the Lutheran church. Art followed his mother’s legacy even during his teen years by regularly attending church...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:01am
Michael A. Dolan, age 62, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., received the call to return home to God. He passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday morning, July 11, 2012, after a valiant fight with brain cancer. He was born Feb. 27, 1950 in Sacramento, Calif., to Clifford and Betty Dolan. Mike was a longtime resident of Sierra Vista and graduated from Buena High School. In 1983 he permanently moved his family to Sierra Vista. He was a loving and...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:01am
 Charles “Buddy” E. Belden, owner of Buddy Belden’s Television Service, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012, at University Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz. Services are pending. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home.
Jul 15 2012 - 12:01am
Allan R. Rhodes, 84, of Huachuca City, Ariz., passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Memorial Mass will be on Friday, July 20, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Main Post Chapel with interment following in the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. Further information will be in a later edition. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home.
Jul 15 2012 - 12:01am
Carol Marie Toth, 77, of Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed into our Lord’s world on Thursday July 12, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She is at peace now.  She is survived by her husband, John Toth; and three sons, John Eugeneand his wife Gayle, Bryan Lee, and Dean Arnold and his wife, Theresa. Carol also leaves three grandchildren, John Eugene Toth III, Benjamin Lee Toth, and Nicole Theresa Toth; one...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:01am
 Oscar Boyce McConathy, 88, passed away July 12, 2012, at Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation - Hacienda, in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He was born on Aug. 23, 1923, in Whitney, Hill County, Texas, the seventh child of William Oscar McConathy and Serena Allie Offutt. Boyce went into the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific, mainly in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he went to work for Zero Plate...
Jul 15 2012 - 12:00am
GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Navy Seaman Christopher B. Sorley, son of Nicole Sorley of Sulphur Springs, Texas and Derek K. Sorley, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Sorley completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival...
Jul 14 2012 - 11:30pm
 TUCSON — With one last surge, the Sierra Vista Post 52 American Legion baseball team had a chance to reach the Area 7 Legion playoffs. They needed to win at least five of their last six games, but those hopes were dashed quickly Saturday night at the Reid Annex Fields in Tucson, where Sahuaro battered the Eagles 19-4 and 12-2 in a game stopped after five innings. Former Thatcher High standout Jake Skinner started the first...
Jul 14 2012 - 11:29pm
SIERRA VISTA — Since the idea of an elite traveling basketball team in Sierra Vista was launched a half-decade ago, the ultimate goal has been to travel to, and compete well in a top-notch national tournament. The Sierra Vista Hotshots accomplished that goal on both counts last weekend, taking part in the Big State Flava Jam in Dallas. The Hotshots, comprised of most returning, and some incoming Buena High School varsity players...
Jul 14 2012 - 11:20pm
The tea party was once again serving hot and cold brews of good talk. From a her little acorn table under the branches of old Anni Oak, little Bonnie Bug, of the Erstwhile Dungbeetles branch of the family, was serving Boston Tea and Boston-baked Beans to whomsoever would have some. Rupert Ant took a plate for himself, and another for Rhonda, a cute little red ant from another hill. As she handed him the plates, Bonnie was chatting...
Jul 14 2012 - 5:17pm
Carr House Sunday Programs will continue at 1:30 p.m. July 15 with “Going Batty Over Bats.” Jane Chambers, FOHM Board Member and Environmental Educator, will  present a family orientated program about bats. Find out about bat myths and discover how interesting and important bats are to the balance of nature. Directions to Carr House: From Sierra Vista travel south on Highway 92 to Carr Canyon Road. (At the Mesquite Tree...
Jul 14 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The 6,000-home Tribute development has caused a lot of hand-wringing and worrying, as it should, when it comes to the increase of pumping from the declining aquifer within the Sierra Vista subwatershed. To try to help mitigate the impact this development will have on the aquifer over the next 10 to 20 years, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has quietly negotiated the purchase of a 1,811-acre tract of land called the Riverstone...
Jul 14 2012 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — One colonel was replaced by another Friday morning when the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade held its change-of-command ceremony on Chaffee Parade Field. Of out-going commander Col. Angelia Farnell, Maj. Gregg Potter said he was honored to talk about her accomplishments and dedication. During her two years as the 111th commander, Farnell was “a natural leader,” who paved the way for the success of...
Jul 14 2012 - 12:10am
The Department of Veterans Affairs is processing more than a million disability compensation claims a year, for veterans of every age and era, whether they served in wartime or during periods of relative calm. But that has not been enough to keep the claims backlog from rising through current wars and the expansion of compensation eligibility to more medical conditions, particularly for veterans who served in Vietnam. Claims today are...
Jul 14 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: In response to Smittenaar’s article: “Republicans do not respect the law of  the land.” Let me remind you that the Democrats tried to pass the  immigration DREAM act and couldn’t do it by law, so Obama did it by  presidential fiat. Does that sound like respect?  Let me remind you that  Obamacare, one of the most undesired laws of all time, was passed by a  legislative...
Jul 14 2012 - 12:10am
The decision has been made and it’s now time to move forward and embrace the idea that Sierra Vista must make smart use of its newest property acquisition. Thursday night, a majority of the city council agreed with the recommendation of its administration. It voted 5-2 to accept the donation of King’s Court, a sports facility with bar and grill, and leased business spaces near the intersection of highways 90 and 92....
Jul 14 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— The need to clearly inform voters of a proposed tax increase rose to the forefront of the city council discussion regarding a new franchise agreement with Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) on Thursday. The agreement features a variety of compromises related to how the city handles the utility cooperative’s use of its public right-of-ways, but one proposed change in particular garnered the lion...
Jul 14 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A Palominas couple was sentenced to serve lengthy terms in prison on Friday in Cochise County Superior Court for their involvement in a child molestation case. Three people entered into plea agreements in this case earlier this year. They were charged with luring minor(s) for sexual exploitation and committing sexual conduct with minor(s) between Feb. 1 and March 10, 2011. The victims were ages 6 and 10. The couple was...
Jul 14 2012 - 12:01am
PHOENIX — A key element of the business community is gearing up to fight a permanent extension of the state’s one-cent sales tax surcharge. Glenn Hamer, president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said his organization is a big supporter of education and does believe more resources are needed. He said that is why they supported the temporary levy in 2010. That tax, along with the nearly $1 billion a year it...
Jul 14 2012 - 12:01am
SIERRA VISTA - The recent success of a shoe drive to benefit Haiti has prompted a decision to continue the effort through July 22. "We are going to extend the shoe drive (until) July 22, due to the overwhelming community response," said Patricia Petersen, spokesperson for the effort. The Arizona Affiliate of the Community Coalition for Haiti (CCH) is sponsoring the shoe drive in the Sierra Vista area. Gently used...
Jul 14 2012 - 12:01am
 Heavy rains soaked the Hereford area on Friday, causing flooding in several areas. Water, rocks and boulders impeded roads in several areas. Fire crews worked to remove the debris from the roads. One resident used his front-end loader to remove debris from Stone Canyon Road.
Jul 13 2012 - 10:39pm
TUCSON — The first season of the Bisbee Ironmen ended short of expectations Friday night, as The Yard came out firing on all cylinders to win, 7-1 and advance to this morning’s championship game of the Kino Sunbelt League tournament. Bisbee managed just four hits on the night, and didn’t get its first hit until the fifth inning. Taylor Stone had two of Bisbee’s hits with Ray Eureste adding a single and Trent...
Jul 13 2012 - 6:32pm
 In high school, Randy Youngblood starred at football, his favorite sport. In college it was basketball. Lately, the 52-year-old pastor seemingly has shifted to boxing. He punched out his cancerous opponent Dec. 30 when surgeons removed a sizeable amount of his tongue and esophagus along with the cancerous tumors. Within a very short time he was preaching to his flock at Thunder Mountain Community Church with nary an impediment. Monday...
Jul 13 2012 - 6:30pm
 Religious Schools All Saints Catholic School   Faculty for All Saints Catholic School for the 2012-2013 school year: Preschool — Sandra Durgin, prekindergarten — Shari Madden, kindergarten — Sr. Mary Ann, first and second grades 1/2 a.m. — Michelle Elliott, first and second grades 1/2 afternoon — Megan Hillman, grades third and fourth — Tiffany Hoppus, grades fifth and sxith —...
Jul 13 2012 - 6:13pm
 “Believing God” is the subject for a 10-week Beth Moore Bible Study, which will begin Aug. 2 at two locations and two different hours — at 10 a.m. in the TV Room at Mountain View Gardens, 3477 Rodeo Drive, and at 6 p.m. in the Serenity Room of the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center. The series will be taught by Trudy Smith, who has previously led several popular Beth Moore studies in this...
Jul 13 2012 - 5:54pm
A guided water harvesting tour will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. July 14 in Bisbee. Meet at City Park on Brewery Avenue in Old Bisbee. This tour features one city site and three residential sites. From large tanks with creative murals to small 55-gallon containers, there is something for everyone. For details, email jwilliam@cals.arizona.edu. The THS Alumni Association will hold its general assembly meeting at 1 p.m. July 14 at the Tombstone...
Jul 13 2012 - 4:42pm
Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:20 a.m.  A 17-year-old man was referred and detained at Juvenile Detention for sexual abuse stemming from a report made on July 5 at 4 a.m. 8:13 a.m.  A resident in the 2800 block of Solarro Drive reported receiving a phone call reporting the grandson was in a jail in Guadalajara, Mexico and needed to wire money in order to get him out of jail. Clearly, the phone call was a fraud and the recipient...
Jul 13 2012 - 4:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — A 24-year-old man has been arrested on a charge of armed robbery after police said he attempted to take a woman’s wallet in the Safeway parking lot. The Sierra Vista Police Department announced the arrest of Kevin L. Fales, 24, on Friday afternoon. It was at 8:37 p.m. Thursday when officers responded to the grocery store on Fry Boulevard after a woman reported she had been approached by a man brandishing a...
Jul 13 2012 - 4:09pm
"I’m sorry, sir but I don’t think you’re going to make it to Tucson,” the doctor said. “You have twenty minutes at the very most. I’m very, very sorry.” Four years ago, it was Arturo Delgado’s first time dealing with what he later found out was colon cancer. An infection had gotten so out of hand that doctors doubted he would survive the 50-minute helicopter ride from Douglas. He...
Jul 13 2012 - 12:50pm
July 5 12:22 a.m. A Douglas man, 21, was charged with intentional injury/domestic violence and disorderly conduct/domestic violence. 9:10 a.m. A Sierra Vista male juvenile, 17, was charged with trespassing — look into residential structure, theft — obtain by misrepresentation and possession/use of drug paraphernalia. 2:25 p.m. An El Paso, TX man, 44, was charged with violation of promise to appear. 8:45 p.m. A...
Jul 13 2012 - 10:56am
July 12 6:04 a.m. A black/gray 2004 P.T. Cruiser was stolen from the Bushmaster’s Club in Douglas. 10:00 a.m. A 37-year-old man was arrested in St. David for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. He was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. 2:12 p.m. A25-year-old man was arrested and jailed in Willcox for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. He was also found to be in possession of...
Jul 13 2012 - 10:25am
SIERRA VISTA — Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Miss Sierra Vista Scholarship Pageant which takes place at 7 p.m., July 28, at the Buena Performing ArtsCenter. The theme for this year’s show is “Luck Be A Lady – The Songs of Sinatra.” Tickets are available at the National Bank of Arizona, 1160 E. Fry Blvd., and are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. All seats are reserved.
Jul 13 2012 - 12:10am
NACO, Ariz. — Saying he is the only candidate running to represent Arizona’s Congressional 2 District who has a four-year-record as a legislator, Dr. Matt Heinz said as a physician he believes the Hippocratic Oath of doing no harm to anyone can be translated to politicians, who as public servants, need to ensure their votes also harm no one. Wednesday, Heinz spoke to slightly more than 30 people at the Turquoise Valley Golf...
Jul 13 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who inappropriately touched two female clients at Health & Enjoy Center massage parlor in Sierra Vista was sentenced to 90 days in jail during a hearing Thursday in Cochise County Superior Court. She Wei Yang, 39, was charged with five counts of sexual abuse upon two women for offenses that took place April 23. He pleaded guilty in June to two counts of attempted sexual abuse, and the remaining counts were...
Jul 13 2012 - 12:10am
Hard to imagine Sierra Vista has enough traffic to merit a “commuter study,” which is being conducted by the Arizona Department of Transportation and involves the cooperation of several large local employers. Usually between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Fry Boulevard and Buffalo Soldier Trail there are enough cars that a line might develop at one of the several stoplights. Other than that, we...
Jul 13 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Lowell School Dean of Students will be allowed to act as the head basketball coach of the Bisbee High School boys varsity team as agreed to at the school district board meeting Tuesday night. School board member Carol Loy asked that the consent agenda item recommending the hiring of Dante Franco, Dean of Students at Lowell where his wife is the principal, as the the coach be removed so there could be some discussion on...
Jul 13 2012 - 12:10am
Duncan Christopher Holland — Cowboy Chris — 42 of McNeal Ariz., born Feb. 15, 1970. in Pensacola Fla., left us on July 5, 2012. He met MiChelle A. Smith in high school, they married in 1988 and celebrated their 24th anniversary in April of this year. He was a loving husband, great dad, son, brother, uncle and the best friend anyone could have. He was preceded in death by the father of his heart Martin Tolliver....
Jul 13 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The sheriff’s office is awaiting the results of an anthropologist’s analysis of the remains of a man found east of Elfrida before they can confirm the cause of death. The advanced state of decomposition of the body necessitated the additional study, said Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The decomposition has also made it difficult to positively identify the...
Jul 13 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: In today’s mail I received my billing statement from the City of Sierra Vista, plus the one-and-one Refuse and Recycling schedule. According to the schedule the city is going to cut in half the number of trash pickups and still  charge the full amount as for a twice weekly pickup.  Conversely, the recycling pickup will go  from once a month to once a week and be free!  This is...
Jul 13 2012 - 12:10am
Whatever your personal response is to bats, they are essential to preserving the vegetation of our cherished deserts. The lesser long-nosed bat is endangered and visits our area in late July through September to feed on agave flowers. It turns out, they will also feed at hummingbird feeders left out during the night. Dr. Joel Diamond, a research ecologist with the Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife Contracts Branch,  who is studying the...
Jul 13 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— The city council accepted the donation of the King’s Court property in a 5-2 vote on Thursday. Council Members Tom Reardon and Tom Crosby cast the two votes against accepting the donation of the commercial parcel, appraised at about $1 million, which includes the King’s Court Tennis Club, Sports Gallery Bar & Grill, and several spaces leased to outside tenants. Future council direction will be...
Jul 13 2012 - 12:10am
PALOMINAS — Dirt roads in Palominas abutting the Huachuca Mountains have historically had flooding thanks to monsoon runoff. Now, one year after the Monument Fire, Palominas fire chief Sherry Hunter is concerned that conditions are ripe for the flooding to get worse before it gets better. "My main concern is when the rain falls, you can’t stop it. When it tears up debris and landscape, you can’t stop it," Hunter...
Jul 12 2012 - 11:54pm
TOMBSTONE — Since 1956, not a fall has gone by that didn’t see Mike Hayhurst as part of a football team. In 1998 however, it figured that he might, after being fired as Buena High School’s football coach. But five days before the start of football practice, Hayhurst got a call from Tombstone High athletic director Steve Reeder, inviting him to his house. “I was planning on taking a year off when Steve called me...
Jul 12 2012 - 11:40pm
NOGALES — The Sierra Vista American Majors were finally knocked out of the District 8 Little League Tournament in Nogales on Thursday night. Though the local team fared better than in its first meeting with Nogales in which the hosts pounded seven home runs, Sierra Vista came out on the losing end in the championship game, 15-6. “The boys didn’t give up and Nogales is definitely a first-class team,” Sierra Vista...
Jul 12 2012 - 7:28pm
By Cindy Fullerton For the Herald/Review Tucked under a shade tree next to a ruined building in Old Bisbee, sits a shiny aluminum lunch wagon labeled “Po’ Boys To Geaux.” This appears to be the kind of tiny eatery that tourists hope to find but too often miss.  Having spotted the place, the diner approaches the service window and is met by a massive, chocolate-brown beard emitting a friendly smile. This is...
Jul 12 2012 - 7:24pm
By Meghan MixFor the Herald/Review Mesquite is one of my favorite desert foods. Each June, I get restless with the anticipation of the harvest. I love going out into the desert early in the morning to collect pods, and start planning all the amazing mesquite goodies I will make come fall.  It is a little-known fact that one of the staples for the indigenous peoples of our desert region is none other than the common mesquite tree....
Jul 12 2012 - 7:19pm
Dear Mrs. C: Kudos to you and your Buena staff on the streamlined registration process! Waldo and his Mom and I were pleasantly surprised to be able to just come in one morning this week and get registration taken care of in about a half an hour. Thank you! — Grateful Parents Dear GP’s: You and many others. Does our hearts good. I’m assuming that your Waldo didn’t have any schedule...
Jul 12 2012 - 7:18pm
In the 1980s the owners of the property, today known as the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area or SPRNCA, planned to build housing along the river.  The citizens of Sierra Vista, as well as the City itself recognized the value of the property as a unique landscape worthy of protection and started a grass-roots movement to save it.  The county, state and federal governments eventually got involved and the final...
Jul 12 2012 - 7:15pm
I was in Hastings last week browsing over DVDs with a friend, when I suddenly drowned in a typhoon of nostalgia. We had been talking about the upcoming Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” and found ourselves in the children’s film section. There, between a few Barney films and “Big Fat Liar” was my beloved “Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero.”  My friend was perplexed as to why I nearly screamed...
Jul 12 2012 - 7:13pm
 I have a confession, and while embarrassing, it’s time to embrace my new guilty pleasure with open arms. Despite my attempts to avoid and neglect them, I can’t stop listening to today’s popular boy bands, One Direction and The Wanted.  There, I said it. It feels good to let it out, but I still sense some judgement coming my way for stooping to the lower end of pop music. You know, that bubblegum, clean-cut, alto...
Jul 12 2012 - 7:11pm
 The Huachuca Art Association is nonprofit organization that has been founded by artists for artists. There are no employees, everything is handled by the members. The dream of this group is that one day it will be possible to have enough money to be able to build a studio and gallery. It has not happened in 40-some years, despite good income from “Art in the Park.” This just keeps the lights on, pays for a year’s...
Jul 12 2012 - 7:10pm
A guided water harvesting tour will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. July 14 in Bisbee. Meet at City Park on Brewery Avenue in Old Bisbee. This tour features one city site and three residential sites. From large tanks with creative murals to small 55 gallon containers, there is something for everyone. For details, email jwilliam@cals.arizona.edu. The THS Alumni Association will hold its general assembly meeting at 1 p.m. July 14 at the Tombstone...
Jul 12 2012 - 7:10pm
 It’s the Bisbee After 5 Gallery and Shop Walk once again this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Join the more than 25 galleries and shops that keep their doors open until 8 p.m., offering special discounts, refreshments and entertainment. Featured this month is “Bisbee After 5 Salutes Our Military.” The winner of last month’s raffle was Linda Cary — who won a poster from Heather Green Studios, two tickets...
Jul 12 2012 - 7:09pm
 Lois Bravo, photographer, is the featured artist for July at the Ethel Berger Center. Lois considers herself as an amateur since she is self taught and has never taken any classes, but she has the “eye” and her photography is amazing. She captures nature at its best and has a special way of displaying her photography, framed and matted, on canvas, metal, blank greeting cards, calendars and photographic prints. When she...
Jul 12 2012 - 7:07pm
 Dillon’s NightClub: 6415 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista, 458-8209. Wednesday night, free pool; Thursday night, no cover, 2 for 1 until midnight all hip hop and dance music; Friday night, Ladies night; ladies 1/2 the cover charge; Saturday night, Live country music played by the greatest  bands southern Arizona has to offer. Special: “Beat the heat” beach party on July 20.  Landmark Cafe: Fry Boulevard, in the...
Jul 12 2012 - 6:08pm
To the Editor: On behalf of the board of directors, staff, and volunteers, I would like to thank the following for their support and hard work to make the nineteenth Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Life Sierra Vista and Bisbee a success. Business sponsors: 90.9 The Spark, Ace Hardware, Auto Care, Café Roka, Canyon State Wireless, Circle B Auto, Cliff’s Classic Care Plumbing, Dr. Ken Dregseth, Harvey Plumbing, Dr. Ken Kacenga,...
Jul 12 2012 - 5:47pm
Bridge barrier work scheduled next week on eastbound Interstate 10 east of Benson. Travel restrictions will be in effect next week on eastbound Interstate 10 west of Texas Canyon while the Arizona Department of Transportation constructs a new bridge barrier at Adams Peak Wash in Cochise County. The right lane of eastbound I-10 will be closed daily for one mile between mileposts 309 and 310 east of Benson to allow crews to...
Jul 12 2012 - 4:48pm
Guardrail repairs continue next week on westbound Interstate 10 in Texas Canyon. Lane restrictions will be in effect much of next week on westbound Interstate 10 in the Texas Canyon area of Cochise County where guardrail repairs are being made. The work is part of an Arizona Department of Transportation project to resurface 14 miles of westbound I-10 between Johnson Road (Exit 322) and the east side of Benson. ADOT has scheduled...
Jul 12 2012 - 4:28pm
SIERRA VISTA — On Saturday, the Naco Border Patrol Station will once again host the E.F. Edwards Flag Annual Flag Football Tournament at the practice fields of Buena High School. Six teams are entered in this year’s field, though neither the 2011 champion Tucson Enforcers nor the 2009-10 champion Fabens Border Patrol Station, are entered. Last year’s runners-up, the Titans from Tucson, a mixture of employees from a variety...
Jul 12 2012 - 4:13pm
As crews continue work on widening I-10 in Pinal County, drivers should be aware of the following restrictions: Westbound I-10 narrowed to one lane between Earley and Val Vista roads from 7 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday (July 13) for lane shift.  Eastbound I-10 on-ramp at McCartney Road closed up to four hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday (July 13) for paving.   DETOUR: Travel west on I-10 to State Route...
Jul 12 2012 - 3:15pm
TUCSON — The Sierra Vista Ranger District, Coronado National Forest will conduct Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) work in Miller Canyon in the coming weeks.  The work will consist of cutting and removing downed logs in and around the stream channel of Miller Creek. The Monument Fire burned a large part of the Huachuca Mountains during the summer of 2011.  A BAER team evaluated the area and completed treatment projects...
Jul 12 2012 - 3:01pm
July 10 7:19 a.m. A 57-year-old woman was arrested in Cochise on an outstanding felony warrant and booked into Cochise County Jail. 7:47 a.m. A 28-year-old man was arrested and jailed in Sierra Vista for driving in a reckless manner and at excessive speeds. 10:18 a.m. A resident of Palominas reported his license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked in front of his residence. 11:15 a.m. Stolen items were recovered in an alleyway in Sunsites...
Jul 12 2012 - 12:41pm
BY DANA COLEHERALD/REVIEWTOMBSTONE – Walter J. Meyer School may be small, but it has a lot to offer. After all, it is home to the “Tombstone Gravediggers.” Tucked off the beaten path amid one of Tombstone’s residential areas, the school is located at 411 North Ninth St., with a spectacular view of the distant Dragoon Mountains. This year, the student enrollment will receive a boost, as the school ...
Jul 12 2012 - 11:56am
 0713 - pirates back in bisbee   By Shar Porier Herald/Review BISBEE — Buccaneers shine that brass and polish those boots — it’s pirate time again in Bisbee.   Organizers of the Pirates of the High Desert are pleased to bring the second annual event to Old Bisbee that will begin on Friday, August 10, and end on Sunday, August 12, and will feature a costume contest, a treasure hunt , a Pirate Ball...
Jul 12 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Property owners within Tombstone Unified School District will be paying a 3.7 percent property tax this year, up from last year’s 3.2 percent rate. TUSD board members approved the tax increase during a Monday meeting, along with the district’s 2012-2013 budget. The property tax increase comes on the heels of a $250,000 funding cut to the district after state legislators raised the qualifying tax rate across...
Jul 12 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  Newly-elected U.S. Rep. Ron Barber was one of 185 Democrats who voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act in a symbolic congressional House vote Wednesday. The nearly Republican total vote — which had five Democrats siding with the GOP — is considered symbolic of things to come next year, if the GOP can keep control of the House and gain the majority in the U.S. Senate, which could lead to the...
Jul 12 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A current judge in Cochise County Superior Court is not running for re-election, and two candidates are vying for the seat. Ann Littrell, Cochise County Superior Court Division 4 judge, was elected the county’s first female Superior Court judge in 2004 and then she won re-election in 2008. Littrell, a Democrat, is not seeking another term. Two people are running for her position, including Roger Contreras and Karl...
Jul 12 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Although there were no public comments, Tuesday’s school board meeting was emotionally-charged, as members adopted a smaller budget compared to last year; yet even with reduced spending property owners in the district will still pay a tax increase. Governing Board Member Deb Scott and Superintendent Brett Agenbroad did not mince words when they described the impact decisions made at the State Capitol have had on...
Jul 12 2012 - 12:10am
 There seems to be a bit of rush surrounding the question of whether Sierra Vista should be the new owner of the King’s Court property. City Manager Chuck Potucek is expected to recommend the purchase at a council meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. today, July 12. On June 22 Potucek announced that Sierra Vista has until Sept. 1 to accept the donation offered by Dr. William “Bill” McCormick and his wife for the property...
Jul 12 2012 - 12:10am
Ronald W. Vaughn of Hereford, passed away on July 6 at Tucson Medical Center. Ron spent 21 years in the United States Air Force. He started his career as an Aircraft Control and Warning Radar Repairman. He was stationed in Texas, California and Italy. He changed career fields and became a Flight Simulator Maintenance Technician. He was stationed at Luke AFB, Ariz., and worked as a consultant to the Egyptian Air Force, and was stationed at...
Jul 12 2012 - 12:10am
Kristen passed away on July 4, 2012, from complications of cancer at University Medical Center in Tucson. Kristen was born in Cadillac, Mich., to James and Heidi Tanner. She is survived by her parents, husband Peter Calhoun, sister Katrina Tanner, grandmother Erna Nelson; special aunts Rosmarie Heinz and Eileen Vogt and cousin Stephani Hardel, in addition to numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. Kristen is also survived by the two...
Jul 12 2012 - 12:10am
Betty Sue Walker, age 74, died June 5, 2012, at Levine-Dickson Hospice House, Charlotte, N.C. from pancreatic cancer. She lived in Sierra Vista from 1968 to 1993. 
Jul 12 2012 - 12:10am
At 3 p.m. today, July 12, the Sierra Vista City Council will discuss whether or not to contribute nearly $400,000 over the next three years to a federal study that is exploring the feasibility of bringing Colorado River water into the area. The city has already contributed $114,000 to the study, which is being conducted by the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), and is now entering its second phase. Although City Manager Chuck Potucek...
Jul 12 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — For some time, Cochise County has been developing long-range transportation plans that will accommodate growth over the next few decades. To develop those plans, the County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed Tuesday to apply for grants for both a county-wide system and to support improvements to transportation issues in Benson. Planning Assistance for Rural Area (PARA) grants are offered by the Arizona Department of...
Jul 12 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Instead of a student standing up in front of their class and reciting a research paper about Benjamin Franklin, what if they could interview Franklin on the spot? That’s exactly what Karen Young, president of A+ Educators, described to more than 150 area teaching professionals as she gave the first keynote speech Wednesday at the Cochise Instructional Technology Conference. Young described how a normally shy...
Jul 11 2012 - 10:05pm
TUCSON — The Bisbee Ironmen completed their run through the losers bracket of the Kino Sunbelt League Tournament, beating The Show 11-6 on Wednesday night at the Kino Sports Complex. According to the original schedule, this would have meant the Ironmen would be headed home for the semifinals on Friday, and perhaps the championship game on Saturday, but instead, the duration of the tournament will be played in Tucson. In other...
Jul 11 2012 - 9:06pm
NOGALES — Anthony Lopez needed just 66 pitches to throw all six innings in Sierra Vista American’s 5-3 win over Rio Rico on Wednesday night that sent the local team into tonight’s District 8 Majors championship game against host Nogales. Lopez got offensive help from Joey Whalen, who hit an early two-run home run, and George Hargon and Axel Willian, who delivered clutch hits. Sierra Vista went up 5-1 and let Rio Rico...
Jul 11 2012 - 7:14pm
A guided water harvesting tour will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. July 14 in Bisbee. Meet at City Park on Brewery Avenue in Old Bisbee. This tour features one city site and three residential sites. From large tanks with creative murals to small 55 gallon containers, there is something for everyone. For details, email jwilliam@cals.arizona.edu. The THS Alumni Association will hold its general assembly meeting at 1 p.m. July 14 at the Tombstone...
Jul 11 2012 - 3:47pm
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:32 a.m.  A resident in the 300 block of North 7th Street reported theft of a motorcycle. A 2007 Kawasaki was taken. 10:16 a.m.  A theft was reported from the Domingo Paiz Ball Fields, 3700 E. Tacoma St. The Senior Softball Club’s storage locker was broken into and all of the equipment was taken. 11:12 a.m.  A resident reported theft of a cellphone from the Sierra Vista Regional Health...
Jul 11 2012 - 11:48am
July 9 8:19 a.m. Property damage and theft of solar batteries was reported from a residence on Raindance Street in Sierra Vista. 10:30 a.m. A large roaster and new barbeque grill were stolen from a shed at the Bowie Community Center. 11:29 a.m. An illegal immigrant was found deceased under a bush near Dragoon. No foul play is suspected. 11:46 a.m. A 54 year old woman was arrested and jailed in Sierra Vista for an...
Jul 11 2012 - 8:23am
HUACHUCA CITY – Right along with football and basketball, Huachuca City School offers a free cheerleading program. The squad even has a mascot. He’s one ornery lookin’ Mustang that mingles with the crowd and hangs out with the cheerleaders. He even attempts a few routines and random kicks while on the cheer line, but the gals have way more style. Coach Teri Hayhurst was a cheerleader herself back in her high school...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — If only it could be as simple as talking to each other the way Tricia Gerrodette, president of the Huachuca Audubon Society, and Penny Morris, Tombstone resident, did about the Tombstone water predicament. Here were two women on opposite sides of the issue, expressing themselves calmly and rationally on the taking of water from the Huachuca Mountains to meet Tombstone’s needs after the meeting of the Cochise County...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:10am
Monday, July 9, 2012 7:42 a.m.  A single-vehicle rollover accident was reported at Highway 90 at mile marker 318. The driver was traveling westbound along the Highway 90 Bypass when she attempted to merge from the curb lane into the passing lane. A vehicle was already in that lane and warned her of their location by signaling. She overcorrected, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and roll. She refused medical treatment...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A spike in motorcycle thefts over the last few months have prompted local law enforcement to remind bike owners to secure their motorcycles. Since April, as many as 16 motorcycles and ATVs have been reported stolen to the Sierra Vista Police Department, said Detective Rudy Stolmayer. "The majority have been sports bikes, but there have been a couple of quads," Stolmayer said. "Predominantly, it...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:10am
 Quote of the day: http://www.great-quotes.com/quote/2213577 "I don’t forgive people because I’m weak; I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes." — Marilyn Monroe, actress, movie star  *** Our friends at the Miss Sierra Vista Scholarship pageant are having a 50/50 raffle to help raise money for this year’s event. Tickets are just $2 each or three for $5. Last...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A zero tolerance traffic enforcement campaign will target speeders on Golf Links Road later this month after the Sierra Vista police officers noticed a significant amount of traffic violations in the area. Following up on resident concerns, the department conducted a traffic enforcement effort on Golf Links Road in mid-June."As a result of that, we saw there were enough speed violations to warrant a...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— After providing an analysis of the property to the city council, City Manager Chuck Potucek will recommend that the city accept the donation of the King’s Court Tennis Club and Sports Gallery Bar & Grill at Thursday’s regular meeting. While the donation includes the sports facilities, restaurant and bar, and several other spaces leased to outside tenants, Potucek’s recommendation is based primarily...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Miller Canyon residents Thomas and Edith Beatty recently received a letter from Bays Law, PC, representing the City of Tombstone, that asks them to meet a July 22 deadline to sign off on a five-acre, quit claim deed for the sum of $5. The letter from attorney P. Randall Bays was provided to the Herald/Review at Tuesday’s county Board of Supervisors meeting where some residents of the canyons asked for help...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:10am
We don’t want to hear our Republican candidates for the State Legislature patting themselves on the back for the “hard work” of balancing the state budget. To claim that achievement while listening to the desperate situation facing area public schools is like adding salt to an open wound for local taxpayers. Tuesday night the Sierra Vista school board hosted a public hearing to explain why it will seek more money from...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly entered a couple’s home at night and fondled a woman in her sleep in Sierra Vista last year has entered into a plea agreement in Cochise County Superior Court. Michael Ellis, 38, pleaded guilty last month to one count of sexual abuse and one count of aggravated assault for punching a woman, as well as one count of aggravated assault for biting another person on Oct. 15. He was originally...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— When Kevin Sculley visited the Northrop Grumman Information Systems office in Sierra Vista five years ago, the company’s vice president of integration mission systems made a commitment to return for the ribbon cutting of a new building. Although it was not within the two-year timeline he had anticipated, Sculley fulfilled that commitment on Tuesday at a ceremony honoring Northrop Grumman’s new office building...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:10am
Thomas Friedman, in his book The World is Flat, dramatically illustrates the rapid pace of change in the 21st Century global marketplace. Friedman’s work highlights the responsibility of America’s schools in preparing students for the rapidly changing world of work in the 21st Century. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, it is estimated that today’s learner will hold 10-14 jobs by the age of thirty-eight. 21st...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:01am
Marcus Anthony McCarroll was born Feb. 13 1958, in Fort Bragg, N.C., to William H and Nettie McCarroll. He departed his life July 3, 2012, at his home in San Antonio, Texas, when a special appointed angel came and took him to be with the Lord. Marcus accepted Christ at an early age and joined the First Baptist Church in Sierra Vista, where he remained until moving from this area while traveling with his parents. After returning to Sierra Vista,...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:01am
The Jewish Women’s Group of Sierra Vista will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on July 11 at the Card House of the Vista View Resort, 441 Clubhouse Road. A demonstration of chair yoga will be presented. This meeting is open to all Jewish women of the  community. For reservations and details, please call (520) 732-3663 or Flowerdoll@aol.com. The Compassionate Friends will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 11 at Faith Presbyterian...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:01am
Ronald W. Vaughn, master sergeant, retired, of Hereford, Ariz., passed away on July 6, 2012. He was married for more than 25 years to Margaret J Cogswell-Vaughn of Hereford. Arrangements are being finalized.  
Jul 11 2012 - 12:01am
Colonel Raymond R. Battreall, 3d U.S. Cavalry (Retired) rode to Fiddler’s Green on July 6, 2012. Born in St. Joseph, Mo., on Sept. 19, 1926, Ray graduated from Central High School in Omaha, Neb., in 1944. Enlisting in the Army Air Corps, he served at Sheppard Field, Texas, before attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he graduated in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree and a commission as 2nd lieutenant, Cavalry. He...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:01am
TUCSON — On July 25, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will bring information services to Douglas, Ariz., for the first time, to assist Cochise County residents in their immigration journeys.  Beginning July 11, residents can book free local appointments online at www.uscis.gov for  USCIS’s first visit to Douglas on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26. This visit will be the first of...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:01am
 In the July 4 Herald/Review article on the "Super Awesome Action-filled Fun Day" for kids in Bisbee, the date of the event was not published. The activities are planned for Saturday, July 28.
Jul 11 2012 - 12:01am
BISBEE — Rebuilding Together will once again celebrate its popular wine tasting fundraiser, Sunday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. at the Café Roka, 35 Main St. in Bisbee.  For years the tasting has been of immense importance to the community by raising funds to support free home repair for Bisbee and Naco low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners. Kurt Towler, Rebuilding Together president, said there was a tremendous turnout last year,...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:01am
The Sierra Vista Police Department, in cooperation with Arizona state law, has issued a notification of the registration of a sex offender residing on Via De La Reina street in Sierra Vista.  Jerald Albert Pruett, 58, is residing at 3939 Via De La Reina in Sierra Vista. He is a white male weighing approximately 167 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.   On July 21, 1993, Pruett was convicted in the Superior Court of Maricopa...
Jul 11 2012 - 12:01am
LaVerne Williams and Judy Perry were awarded the Bisbee Gem Award by The Bisbee Foundation for their contribution toward enriching the life of Bisbee residents. The women were honored during the Foundations’ donor appreciation party held at Calumet and Arizona Guest House June 10. The Bisbee Gem Award is given annually by The Bisbee Foundation to celebrate individuals who, by virtue of their example, promote a culture of giving back...
Jul 10 2012 - 10:49pm
TUCSON — The Bisbee Ironmen managed to stave off elimination Tuesday night at Kino Sports Complex, but if they hope to get back to Warren Ballpark for Friday’s semifinals of the Kino Sunbelt League Tournament, they’ll need a little more punch from their offense. The pitching trio of Christian Dorame, Clinton Graham and Charlie Hejny combined to hold the Tucson Thunder scoreless Tuesday, but Bisbee’s offense managed...
Jul 10 2012 - 8:35pm
 SIERRA VISTA — Recent Buena High School graduate Ashley Weber won three gold medals at the Region I Junior Olympics in El Paso last weekend. She took first in the shot put with a personal best throw of 45-feet, 11 1/2 inches, topping her former best of 44-9. Weber also won the discus with a throw of 127-9 and the hammer throw at 167-2. Weber chose not to compete in the discus, but in the other three disciplines, she’...
Jul 10 2012 - 8:00pm
To the Editor:  I would like to thank Adriana Zavala Badal for bringing the gorgeous Belgian draft horses and wagon to our Fourth of July parade.  She then brought them to Old Bisbee at her own expense and offered free wagon rides to everyone all afternoon. Adriana generously gives to this community and wants to help us all prosper through her “Respectful Dialogue” approach. What a breath of fresh air in...
Jul 10 2012 - 7:59pm
To the Editor: Taking a tan garbage dumpster, slapping blue paint on it and calling it a “recycling bin” doesn’t mean it isn’t still a big, blue dumpster filled with garbage, albeit, recyclable garbage. Take a neighborhood that has never seen a dumpster and put two big blue ones at its entrance and you have one eyesore and one unhappy neighborhood and someone with total disregard for our Conditions, Covenents...
Jul 10 2012 - 7:57pm
To the Editor: Yesterday, (July 9, 2012) the U. S. government made an official statement that Border Patrolman Brian Terry and his team were carrying Non-Lethal “Bean Bag Weapons’ when they confronted the Bandits. The Agents were then fired upon with AK-47 assault weapons which uses a 7.62mm x 39 Lethal Rounds, Agent Terry was mortally wounded. One of our local television stations ran a story yesterday that a Texas Border...
Jul 10 2012 - 7:54pm
NOGALES — The Sierra Vista American All-Stars were knocked from the winners bracket of the Division 8 Little Playoffs on Tuesday night. The hosts from Nogales batted seven home runs on their way to a 15-4 win. “We thought we were going to come back, but no matter who I put out there to pitch, they teed off on him,” Sierra Vista Manager George Hargon said.  “I think they only hit it on the ground two or...
Jul 10 2012 - 7:49pm
The Huachuca Art Association is nonprofit organization that has been founded by artists for artists. The group has no employees, everything is handled by the members. The dream of this group is that one day it will be possible to have enough money together to be able to effort building a studio and gallery. It has not happened in 40 some years, despite good income from “Art in the Park." This just keeps the lights on, it pays for...
Jul 10 2012 - 7:33pm
 The Tang Gallery Cooperative presents the recent work of Professor William Blomquist at the Tang Gallery from Aug. 11 to Oct. 11.  William Blomquist,  a native Arizonan,  is a former resident of Bisbee,  Oracle and Tucson. He attended the University of Arizona for his BFA and MFA in Fine Arts. He now lives with his wife Stacy and their three dogs in Yuma where he is the head of the Art Department at Arizona ...
Jul 10 2012 - 3:38pm
July 3 12:37 p.m. A shop owner on Main Street reported the mayor came into his store and verbally assaulted and harassed him regarding the orange barricade fencing on Main Street. 3:19 p.m. A caller reported a man she knew had threatened her on the 100 block of Clawson, then left on a motorized bike and was now circling the area. 3:43 p.m. A couple was reported arguing about a dog issue in City Park causing a disturbance. 7:...
Jul 10 2012 - 3:25pm
July 3 12:37 p.m. A shop owner on Main Street reported the mayor came into his store and verbally assaulted and harassed him regarding the orange barricade fencing on Main Street. 3:19 p.m. A caller reported a man she knew had threatened her on the 100 block of Clawson, then left on a motorized bike and was now circling the area. 3:43 p.m. A couple was reported arguing about a dog issue in City Park causing a disturbance. 7:...
Jul 10 2012 - 11:05am
Friday, July 6, 2012 10:26 a.m.  A woman, 34, was arrested for organized retail theft after police were called to Walmart, 500 N. Highway 90. She was booked into the county jail. 12:49 p.m.  A resident reported a sexual assault. The incident occurred on July 3. The case remains under investigation. 1:34 p.m.  An employee at Marriott Towneplace Suites, 3399 Rodeo Drive, reported possession of drug paraphernalia. The...
Jul 10 2012 - 8:08am
July 6 6:24 a.m. A 41-year-old female driver rear-ended another vehicle at the stop light on Highway 92 and Ramsey Road in Sierra Vista. 9:07 a.m. A 50-year-old woman was arrested in Bisbee and jailed for driving on a revoked license, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a peace officer. Her vehicle was impounded for 30 days. 11:13 a.m. A 48-year-old man re-routed electrical service to his residence after the meter had...
Jul 10 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  Management at the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center has never hidden the need to find a partner to improve medical services offered at the only hospital in the city and the largest facility in Cochise County. For more than a decade, seeking a partner has been one of the goals of the board of trustees. Monday night, the board’s chairman, Bruce Dockter, and CEO and President, Margaret Hepburn, told the...
Jul 10 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA – Members of the Huachuca Astronomy Club retraced the steps in history of one of the most important achievements in the study of the stars during a special presentation at its regular meeting Friday night. With an excitement and zeal that seemed to have waned little in the four years since the publication of the book his presentation was based on, author and journalist Robert Zimmerman recounted the trials and...
Jul 10 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— “Out of the green, into the blue.” Many residents are already familiar with the city’s slogan for its new recycling and refuse program and those who aren’t will be soon. As the city prepares to start its new ‘one-and-one’ trash and recycling pick-up schedule on Oct. 1, staff is ramping up a marketing effort aimed at reaching every Sierra Vista refuse customer. Staff members...
Jul 10 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly forced a woman at knife-point to give him a ride from St. David to Benson is scheduled for trial in August in Cochise County Superior Court. Christopher William Gant, 25, is charged with two counts of kidnapping, aggravated assault, first-degree burglary and misconduct involving weapons on Dec. 23.  During a hearing in Division 2 court on Monday, Judge John Kelliher scheduled his four-day...
Jul 10 2012 - 12:10am
TOMBSTONE – The 2011-2012 school year marked the introduction of JROTC at Tombstone High School. During the program’s first Yellow Jacket Battalion Awards and Change of Command ceremonies, the newly formed Tombstone Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, had much to celebrate. Sixty-three cadets participated in the school’s maiden JROTC, with 22 awards presented during the ceremony. The event...
Jul 10 2012 - 12:10am
  How do you limit the damage of an earthquake? Get more information out to more people as early as possible, right? We’re not pretending to understand the science involved in gathering the data needed to conjure an earthquake forecast, but we do compare the solution to news that the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center is actively looking for a privately-operated organization to partner on the construction of a new ...
Jul 10 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — After finding out that the Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb was not on the Bisbee City Council’s consent agenda for approval of permits for the event this October, a few members of the event’s board of directors spoke during the Call to the Public about the unique sports challenge, now in its 22nd year. Founder Cynthia Conroy first complimented the council on the amount of volunteer work the members do on a daily...
Jul 10 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Even as its budget shrinks, the Sierra Vista Unified School District will be asking taxpayers for more money, thanks largely to a burden passed down from the state. Although the district’s operational budget is decreasing by about $316,800 to a total of about $30.4 million, its tax rate is set to increase from $3.5235 to $4.2935 per $1,000 of property value, a difference of 77 cents. That means a homeowner with a...
Jul 10 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Aggravated assault charges in Cochise County Superior Court were dismissed Monday against a man who was accused of injuring another man at a fight at a party along Cooper Street in Sierra Vista last year. Taylor Wayne Phillips, now 20, was charged with committing aggravated assault causing serious physical injury and committing aggravated assault causing temporary but substantial disfigurement upon Kaylon Lull on Aug. 6...
Jul 10 2012 - 12:01am
NOGALES — The Sierra Vista Nationals All-Stars stayed alive the in the District 8 Majors Little League Playoffs, defeating Willcox 5-0. Brian Valenzuela pitched all six innings for the win, and helped his own cause in the first inning, doubling off the fence in center and scoring on a base-hit by Nomar Rodriguez. Rodriguez then scored on a groundout by Adrian Aguilera to make it 2-0 after one. Leo Cardenas added a two-run home...
Jul 10 2012 - 12:01am
TUCSON — The Bisbee Ironmen were upset in the opener of the Kino Sunbelt League opener Monday night, and now face an uphill climb in the losers bracket just to get back to Warren Ballpark this weekend. Ace pitcher Michael Baxter threw well against the Centerfield Nationals, but was outdueled by Sean Kramer, who beat the Ironmen for the second time this season, 2-1. “To lose that early is never a good thing” Ironmen...
Jul 9 2012 - 6:16pm
To the Editor: I can’t decide what was more disturbing and disappointing about Bill Goldcamp’s Sunday (8 July) commentary, his deceptive reversal of the values of capitalism and socialism, or his astonishingly ironic and hypocritical attack on the Affordable Care Act. Based on the acts of a couple of homicidal dictators, he utterly mischaracterizes socialism as “utilitarian,” believing that human value is based...
Jul 9 2012 - 6:16pm
To the Editor: Like a lot of people, I’m confused by the arguments surrounding the Supreme Court’s ruling on the new healthcare law. The Chief Justice stated that it was legal because it was a tax and Congress has the power to impose taxes on us. The other justices in the majority opinion and the Obama administration say it is not a tax, but a penalty and the law is legal because Congress has the power to tell us what to buy (...
Jul 9 2012 - 6:10pm
The Sierra Vista Farmers Market began almost a decade ago with a handful of vendors under a string of canopies at the northwest corner of Carmichael and Wilcox. The operation relied upon the generosity of Wick Communications for the use of the lot, the Sierra Vista Herald and other local newspapers for publicity, the hard work of those involved, and community support. Recognizing the benefits of consuming locally grown fruits and vegetables...
Jul 9 2012 - 6:09pm
A Lunch and Learn Support Group For Caregivers of friends and family experiencing memory loss, Alzheimer’s and dementia will meet from noon to 1 p.m. July 10 at Prestige Assisted Living, 4400 Avenida Cochise. Complimentary lunch will be provided. The Jewish Women’s Group of Sierra Vista will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on July 11 at the Card House of the Vista View Resort, 441 Clubhouse Road. A demonstration of chair yoga...
Jul 9 2012 - 6:00pm
SIERRA VISTA — At the first of several planned meetings with its medical staffs and the local community, leadership at the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center is announcing tonight that the local hospital is formally seeking a partner to help build a new multi-million dollar facility. SVRHC Chief Executive Officer and President, Margaret Hepburn, and Board of Trustees Chairman, Bruce Dockter, are meeting with the center’s...
Jul 9 2012 - 12:10am
NACO, Sonora — The candidate for the National Action Party (PAN) has won the election for the office of mayor of the border town of Naco, Sonora, Mexico, although some people are not in agreement with the results. The election was held July 1, and Jesus Armol Gallardo beat the four other candidates. He will serve a three-year term as mayor of Naco, Sonora, starting in mid-September. The other candidates included Victor Encinas of...
Jul 9 2012 - 12:10am
LOCAL-STATE  June 30 At 5 a.m. today the driver of an older model Ford F150 with a dark bottom and light top, wooden sides, large rims, loud dual mufflers stole two benches from the Catholic Church on Highway 90 in Whetstone. The driver was a man with a dark complexion, black hair, about 5 ft. 9 inches. They cut the chains holding the benches down and loaded them in. They stole the benches from the Catholic Church.   We were pleased to...
Jul 9 2012 - 12:10am
At first blush, it would appear newly elected congressman Ron Barber was pandering. During his first days at the Capitol, Barber voted with Republicans to empower the Department of Homeland Security to be the senior agency among federal bureaucracies with jurisdiction within 100 miles of the United States border. In other words, the Border Patrol would no longer need permission from the Bureau of Land Management, the Environmental...
Jul 9 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— When you think of a typical classroom, you may envision a chalk board and desks covered with pads of paper and pencils. Yet this stereotype of traditional education does little to prepare students for the world they will be working in. As rapidly evolving technology becomes central to our daily lives, teachers are faced with the challenge of integrating it into the classroom to make education relevant to their students...
Jul 9 2012 - 12:01am
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M & M: How do I get a small business grant from the Small Business Administration?— Amelia Dear Amelia:  The SBA does NOT provide grants for starting and expanding a business. Government grants are funded by your tax dollars and, therefore, require very stringent compliance and reporting measures to ensure the money is well spent.  As you can imagine, grants are not...
Jul 9 2012 - 12:01am
In June, the Cochise College Center for Economic Research completed a study of affordable rental housing in Sierra Vista. The study showed there is a shortage of affordable rental units for those in the lowest income brackets.  The common definition of affordable rental housing is that for which gross rent (rent plus utilities) doesn’t consume more than 30 percent of household income.  From 2006 through 2010, according...
Jul 8 2012 - 5:35pm
The Volunteer Interfaith Caregiver Program (VICaP) is a coalition of churches, faith groups and community organizations assisting the elderly, disabled, and home bound in Cochise County’s rural communities.  Although VICaP is related to churches/synagogues in the area, it is community-based with broad participation, and does not seek to promote religious doctrine. Representatives are from supporting religious groups and community...
Jul 8 2012 - 5:34pm
New Jerusalem Community Church, along with the First Church of God in Christ, Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Christian House of Fellowship, and Pantano Christian Church will host Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each night on July 9 through the 13 at First Church of God in Christ, 100 West Nelson Dr.  It is free and open to all children ages 4 through 12. Register in advance at http://www.njccsv.com/ministries/...
Jul 8 2012 - 12:10am
Almost three weeks ago the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department was called to a home in Pirtleville where a couple were the victims of a brutal home invasion. It’s a rural resident’s true nightmare. Someone arrives on your property, armed and dangerous, robs you of your valuables, assaults you and those you love, then flees. Crimes like these are an unfortunate reality in our American way of life, and evidence points...
Jul 8 2012 - 12:10am
While chambers of commerce are primarily business-orientated organizations, they also have much to offer the general public. The Sierra Vista Area Chamber’s building at 21 E. Wilcox Drive contains a wealth of free information and services for the entire community. Our lobby, for example, is packed with brochures, flyers and business cards supplied by many of our members. You can pick up information on everything from local...
Jul 8 2012 - 12:10am
As we celebrate our country’s 236th birthday, the Supreme Court, and specifically Chief Justice John Roberts, gets it massively wrong, to the point of altering the balance within our government that the Founders worked so hard to create.  Roberts forgot that the Court’s purpose is to render interpretation and judgment on cases brought before it according to the Constitution.  He decided it was more important for him to save...
Jul 8 2012 - 12:10am
Just when I thought the time had come and I thought I had run out of plants to write about, on one of my walks through my little garden, I came up on this little guy — a small agave. Many, many years ago, I planted a tiny start of a miniature agave under my honey mesquite. My late husband and I, both rock hounds, found this little start that had broken off the main plant and was growing in a crevice of a rock formation, next to the...
Jul 8 2012 - 12:10am
TUCSON — One day in October, 2010. Sonora rancher Ricardo Monroy slowly walked across the University Medical Center cafeteria. Desert-weathered and exhausted; his 48-year-old eyes were puffy and every bone in his body ached.  Unable to sleep for weeks, Monroy came to the Tucson, Arizona medical center in after a prospective employer in Sonora, Mexico had him take a blood test that showed he was contaminated with very high levels...
Jul 8 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  When Ruth Rice, her husband John and their three daughters arrived in Sierra Vista in 1959, the city had only been incorporated for three years and its population, according to her recollection “was about 3,000.” Sitting in the dining area of the home she has lived in since 1959 — initially the family resided in a two-bedroom, 8 foot by 48 foot trailer until the house was completed — Ruth...
Jul 8 2012 - 12:10am
Dang! It’s been hot! My wife and I moved here from Mesa in 2008. That first year summer, I laughed (under my breath) at folks who thought Sierra Vista was hot. Well, now I’m humbled and I’m roasting just like everyone else. Let’s hope for a great monsoon and an early, long fall! There’s still plenty of time to plant a summer vegetable garden. Many knowledgeable gardeners wait until late June or early July to...
Jul 8 2012 - 12:01am
HEREFORD — It’s late Saturday morning and a dozen or so men and women stand atop a rocky outcropping in the Huachuca Mountains, some peering over a edge of a cliff while others grip a line of nylon rope, waiting for the call.“Pull!” a shout rings out, and five men decked out in helmets, leather gloves and climbing harnesses like the rest of the group began slowly and steadily pulling the rope. At the cliff, a figure...
Jul 8 2012 - 12:01am
SIERRA VISTA — With the onset of the monsoon, Saturday seemed the perfect time for the 2012 Sierra Vista Rainwater Harvesting Tour hosted by the University of Arizona Water Wise Program in conjunction with the Cochise Water Project. Taking upward of three dozen participants to four area homes and one business, the tour included details from a plethora of experts regarding what water harvesting systems are currently available on the...
Jul 8 2012 - 12:01am
The tea party was back. Conversations were crackling the air. No subject was closed to discussion. One thought prevailed: No taxation without representation, or was it no relaxation without tepid sensation, or maybe it was simply the eternal anthem of nature, out with the old, in with the new. Whatever it was, the words poured smooth and clear like tea. "Everyone who stands in the light has a shadow," said Wolfgang Wolfspider...
Jul 7 2012 - 10:43pm
The Huachuca Area Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch on July 10 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. RSVP is required by July 8. Registration and social time begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a program at 11 a.m. Arizona Senator Gail Griffin will be presenting a legislative wrap-up followed by a presentation on the Boys and Girls Club of Sierra Vista by Damara Lotten, Executive Director. Cost is $16. New members and guests are...
Jul 7 2012 - 10:40pm
CASA GRANDE — In a tune-up game before the Kino Sunbelt Tournament which starts Monday night in Tucson, the Bisbee Ironmen lost to the Casa Grande Cotton Kings 11-6. The Ironmen had beaten the Cotton Kings the last three meetings, and Ironmen head coach Eric Brown said it was his team’s worst loss of the season. “Five runs is the most we’ve lost by all year,” Brown said. “But we just wanted to keep...
Jul 7 2012 - 10:37pm
SIERRA VISTA — The booming bass of a guitar envelops the wood paneled stage of the Sorry Gulch Saloon, as those onstage erupt into a frenzy of rock. There’s something comforting, almost relaxing in the rigid rifts and swings in the performing band’s frenetic pace. They’re the Conquering Horde, and despite only being a three piece band, it feels as if there’s an entire army bursting through the building. Bar...
Jul 7 2012 - 10:20pm
Marcus Anthony McCarroll, 54, of San Antonio, Texas, and formerly of Sierra Vista passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at his home. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Hatfield Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Friday, July 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Huachuca City. Interment will follow in the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. Further information will be...
Jul 7 2012 - 10:19pm
Roger MacIntosh King, of Tombstone, Ariz., was born June 7, 1949, and passed away peacefully at home with his family on July 1, 2012. His parents, Jim and Joan King, preceded him in death. He is survived by his three children, Adam (Valerie) King, Lucas King and Katy (Chuck) Nelson; as well as his two brothers, JB (Kay Lou) King and Bobby (Pam) King; and sister, Kitty (Wayne) Beveridge. He had three grandsons, Cymon King, Charlie and Dillan...
Jul 7 2012 - 7:28pm
Republicans do not respect the Law of the Land. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ruled that “Obamacare” is Constitutional and therefore the Law of the Land. But Mitt Romney keeps saying he will repeal the Law on his first day in office and replace it. He shows a stunning ignorance as to how our Government works. The President cannot repeal any Law. Congress has to do that (if they have the votes). Romney also...
Jul 7 2012 - 2:09pm
NOGALES — Down 6-0 with six outs to go, all looked lost for the Sierra Vista Nationals in their elimination game vs. San Pedro on Saturday. But just when things looked their bleakest, their bats got hot. Sierra Vista pushed across three in the bottom of the fifth to make a game of it, and in the bottom of the inning, the first three batters walked. Brian Valenzuela brought in the fourth run on a sacrifice fly, and Josh Kale made...
Jul 7 2012 - 12:56pm
With daytime high temperatures in some parts of Cochise County predicted to near 100 degrees for much of the next ten days, residents are advised to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed. Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. On average, 675 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States. Most vulnerable are adults age 65 and older, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and...
Jul 7 2012 - 12:50pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College Small Business Development Center will host a free workshop covering "HR Issues for the Small Business Owner" from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 19, at the Sierra Vista Campus Student Union.This seminar will discuss several HR issues, from payroll to benefits to retirement planning. The day’s agenda includes presentations from Humana, Prudential and Paychex, as well as time for networking...
Jul 7 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A woman who allegedly fatally stabbed her boyfriend in Sierra Vista is being held without bail in the Cochise County Jail as a result of a decision in Cochise County Superior Court on Friday.   Ajelina Louise Roth Lewis, 22, was convicted in May of last year of committing first-degree murder of William Palmer, 21, and tampering with physical evidence by concealing her cell phone on March 12, 2010.   In August...
Jul 7 2012 - 12:10am
  What would make state lawmakers consider returning to Phoenix during the hottest part of the year? Party politics, my friend. Friday, Gov. Jan Brewer seriously considered making a call to legislators during their summer break and pulling them back to the Capitol. At a time when the Arizona legislative map is dotted with campaigns as hot as the weather, you can bet it’s a serious matter if our First Lady wants to pull...
Jul 7 2012 - 12:10am
SAN PEDRO RIVER — Pierre Deviche is cupping a Bewick’s Wren in one hand, the bird’s neck locked between his index and middle finger. Concentrated and swift in speed, Deviche extracts a small sample of blood and hands the needle off to postdoctoral research associate, Kevin McCluney. This is the duo’s 23rd bird in three days, and it is protesting with tiny cries and pecks to Deviche’s finger. They have one...
Jul 7 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — She came in a “dress” made from 500 plastic shopping bags; the average number that each consumer is the country uses each year. Sarah Meggison, a vocal advocate of a ban on single-use plastic bags and part of the Bisbee program to provide reusable bags made from old clothing, spoke to the City Council Tuesday night to tell them they should move forward and approve the ban that had been in place as a temporary...
Jul 7 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— All but one of four sites tested for E. coli levels easily met the state water standard on the San Pedro River, after a recent study by the San Pedro Water Sentinels. The testing site in Palominas had very high levels of the bacterium. Dutch Nagle, the team leader, reported that the Palominas site had very low water flow and the river was very muddy, according to Steve Pawlowski, Sierra Club Water Sentinels program...
Jul 7 2012 - 12:10am
Have you ever wanted to do something really cool?  Something that makes a difference not only for today but into the future? Now is the time for you to help renew the landscape after the recent Monument Fire. On Saturday, Aug. 18, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers like you will plant more than 1,000 agave to help protect the endangered lesser long-nosed bat. Join Coronado National Memorial staff and register for your...
Jul 7 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — This week the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office announced creation of a new drug interdiction team with the goal of reducing drug activity and crime at the community level. After the slow dissolution of the county-wide Border Alliance Group due to dwindling federal funding and changes in how participating agencies recoup costs from seized assets, Sheriff Larry Dever made the decision to reorganize internal personnel...
Jul 7 2012 - 12:10am
Defense officials can expect a fight if they embrace a plan from an internal study group that would urge Congress to cut drill pay and annual retirement points for Reserve and National Guard members in return for allowing retired pay to start years sooner than the current age-60 threshold. The warning came Tuesday from Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Andrew B. Davis, executive director of the Reserve Officers Association. Davis charged that the...
Jul 7 2012 - 12:01am
Grady A. Bradley Jr., a past resident of Sierra Vista, died in Tucson Sunday, July 1. He was born Nov. 29, 1933 in Phoenix and remained a resident of Arizona his entire life. After graduation from North Phoenix High School, he served in the United States Army for two years. Upon his discharge he returned to his home town and attended Arizona State University. He graduated in 1960 with a bachelor of science degree. He completed his studies at...
Jul 6 2012 - 10:51pm
 NOGALES — The Majors Division tournament kicked off Thursday night in Nogales, and the Sierra Vista Nationals very nearly pulled off a first-round upset over Douglas. Trailing 2-0 in the top of the sixth, the Nationals got on the board when Joshua Kale hit a solo home run to cut the Douglas lead in half. Then, Brian Valenzuela, who went 2 for 3 on the night, singled and scored on a double by Nomar Rodriguez to tie the game...
Jul 6 2012 - 9:26pm
 FORT HUACHUCA — In Sierra Vista, youth softball is divided into two camps. There is travel ball, which steals away the top players, and then there is SV Ponytail, which for decades has been a place for girls of all ability levels to enjoy the sport. Each summer, the citywide tournament would mark the end of the SVPT season, until last year, when the organization began entering teams in the District 8 Little League Playoffs...
Jul 6 2012 - 9:12pm
PHOENIX — Plans by Republicans to craft their own alternative to an open primary initiative blew apart late Friday as some party members balked. Matthew Benson, press aide to Gov. Jan Brewer, said his boss believes there is a key weakness in the proposal submitted Thursday to go on the November ballot: It would allow candidates to run for office without disclosing their party affiliation. Benson said letting people hide their...
Jul 6 2012 - 6:59pm
A free Water Wise Rainwater Harvesting Tour will begin at 8 a.m. July 7 at Castle and Cooke Model Home (Hwy 92, east on Canyon De Flores, follow signs to Holiday Model Homes). Come see how your neighbors harvest rainwater and get inspired. Several rainwater harvesting systems in the Sierra Vista area will be open for guided tours. For site information and details, contact 458-8278 (ext. 2141) or waterwise.arizona.edu. The Friends of the San...
Jul 6 2012 - 4:58pm
BISBEE — A man who allegedly killed two people in Sierra Vista on Aug. 6 of last year is scheduled to appear in Cochise County Superior Court for a hearing later this month.   Robert Bond, 21, is charged with first-degree murder of Carlos Enrique Calderon, 23, and Conner Matthew Lull, 22, who were stabbed with a knife at a party in the 4500 block of Cooper Street.   A hearing regarding pending motions was held in Division 5...
Jul 6 2012 - 2:30pm
June 29 10:22 a.m. A Sierra Vista man, 27, was charged with judicial proceeding — disobey mandate. 11:01 a.m. A St. David man, 50, was charged with threatening/domestic violence and disorderly conduct/domestic violence. 11:30 a.m. A Sierra Vista woman, 30, was charged with fraudulent schemes and artifices, possession/use of marijuana, two counts of falsely make written instrument, false report to law enforcement agency,...
Jul 6 2012 - 12:40pm
July 5 5:40 a.m. A 2011 Chevy Malibu owned by Bowie School was stolen from the premises. The vehicle was later located across from the school. The keys had been stolen earlier in the week and were not with the vehicle. 7:14 .m. Christ Tabernacle Church in Whetstone was burglarized. Several items including ceiling fans were stolen. A lock was cut to gain entry. 7:59 a.m. A 25 year old man was detained at the USBP checkpoint on...
Jul 6 2012 - 11:55am
 Persistence of vision: The theory, and the occurrence, that an image is retained on the retina of the eye for aproximately 1/25th of a second, allowing still photograps projected at a rate of 24 images per second, called frames in films, 24 fps, to create the illusion of fluid motion, making movies possible. Other theories of how we see movement have emerged, but none are more satisfying to my eye than this one, and it is the one that...
Jul 6 2012 - 9:31am
July 3 12:40 a.m. A 58-year-old man committed disorderly conduct and criminal damage in Douglas when he destroyed a 32” TV and connecting cables. 5:35 a.m. Unknown person(s) broke into Bowie School. They damaged padlocks and cabinets and stole 50-60 arrowheads and the keys to a car. 6:36 a.m. A large black dog was shot and killed leaving a chicken coup in Sunsites with a chicken in its mouth. A second dog got away. 8:49 a.m. A...
Jul 6 2012 - 12:10am
His earthly remains may be in Sierra Vista, Ariz., but Pete’s spirit is now with the GAOTU.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley. Pete said of his wife, “my wife, Shirley agreed to marry me in 2002 and we both knew that our love was unconditional, a few arguments, but that did not matter. We remained together until her passing on Nov. 9, 2007.”  He was also preceded in death by his mother, Eva;...
Jul 6 2012 - 12:10am
Dan James Willis Opfenring, 85, went to heaven on July 2, 2012,with his family by his side in his Yuma, Arizona, home. He was a WWII Navy veteran and an ironworker before becoming an Archaeologist with degrees from Arizona State University. Dan was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman who could always be found carrying a gun, his pocketknife, and a book. He enjoyed being around his animals and the outdoors until his final day on earth...
Jul 6 2012 - 12:10am
More work on the Interstate 10 bridge at State Route 90 will require several detours for motorists in that area as the intersection shuts down for one night next week. Work to place new girders on the eastbound side of the overpass will result in all interstate traffic and Highway 90 traffic beneath the bridge to be detoured for about eight hours on Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. Drivers on the interstate will have to exit  at the...
Jul 6 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE – Bisbee property taxpayers will see an increase in property taxes paid for city services after council members voted to approve the rate hike to $2.1577 per $100 of assessed property values. Tuesday night, Finance Director Dee Flanagan said staff was recommending the increase which will bring in $902,279 to the general fund. The money will make up the difference in the $1 million lost in primary property tax, due to land and...
Jul 6 2012 - 12:10am
 Dear Mrs. C: Our son, ‘Waldo’, cannot wait to attend Buena! He has dreamed of being a ‘Buena Colt’ all during his elementary and middle school years.  Any suggestions on how to help him succeed there? Signed, Helpful Parents Dear HPs: Yes, you are!   Looking into my crystal ball, I predict that Waldo will do very well at Buena, since he already has one of the key...
Jul 6 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Starting next week, several of the biggest employers in Sierra Vista will be asked to have their employees fill out an online survey about their commuting habits for an Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) study seeking to improve traffic flow in the city. Working in conjunction with the City of Sierra Vista, ADOT will send out the request to Fort Huachuca, the Sierra Vista Unified School District, Northrop...
Jul 6 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Needing nearly three times as many signatures as last time, David Morgan gave up on an effort to put an initiative to establish a ward system in Sierra Vista on the ballot again. Morgan’s committee, the Sierra Vista Voting Project, needed to collect a minimum of 1,917 valid signatures form city residents by 5 p.m. on Thursday in order to get the question placed on the general election ballot in November, according...
Jul 6 2012 - 12:10am
This argument will start at the landfill. In addition to its unique and pungent smell, the interesting varieties of squishy stuff that you’d rather not know what it is; and the idea that it’s a landscaped trash container, landfills are precious and becoming even more valuable as we march toward the future. They are expensive to operate, requiring specific engineering and a significant investment to maintain. They are also...
Jul 6 2012 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — During a trip to Cochise County on Monday, recently elected Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber visited the southern Arizona Army post.During the visit, he formally presented Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter a framed small U.S. Cavalry flag, which was flown on the Endeavor space shuttle in 2011 by now retired astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly.Kelly is the husband of former Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously...
Jul 6 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  Saying he was elected to vote on issues and not walk out on them, Ron Barber said Monday that while his voting decisions may not please everyone — especially his Democratic primary opponent Dr. Matt Heinz — "I’m not going to be intimidated.” Speaking at a Herald/Review editorial board meeting, Barber, who currently represents CD8 after winning the special June 12 election to replace...
Jul 5 2012 - 11:37pm
BISBEE — The Bisbee Ironmen swept Thursday night’s doubleheader against the San Diego System in their final regular season home game at Warren Ballpark. With any luck, however, it won’t be their last home game of the season. Bisbee starting pitchers Jesse Bristow and Taylor Stone were both dominant in 4-1 and 9-3 wins for the Ironmen, who play at the Casa Grande Cotton Kings in a single game on Saturday before opening...
Jul 5 2012 - 6:15pm
To the Editor: During the Republican presidential campaign, the press demanded all candidates release their tax records for the last several years. They investigated Romney for allegedly beating up a fellow student more than 50 years ago. They investigated Gingrich’s past marriage over 15 years ago.  They investigated Herman Cain and his alleged sexual harassment charges over 16 years ago (whatever happened to this case...
Jul 5 2012 - 6:13pm
Prior to traveling to China I hadn’t many ideas of what to expect, except for Chinese food and humid weather. Otherwise, it was all a surprise. From the first day in Beijing I was fascinated by the movement of people and vehicles. There were hand carts loaded with food and supplies, motorcycles taxis, bicycle rickshaws and the ingenious creations of many street vendors  – all on the back of something small and movable...
Jul 5 2012 - 6:04pm
The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. July 6 in the community room in the Student Union Building at Cochise College. The guest speaker will be Robert Zimmerman, and his talk will be titled “The Universe in a Mirror.”  He will tell the story behind the Hubble Space Telescope, of its importance to science, and its many near deaths and amazing saves.   A free Water Wise Rainwater Harvesting Tour will begin at 8...
Jul 5 2012 - 4:52pm
  SIERRA VISTA — The Buena boys basketball varsity team finished out its summer league play with a record of 18-20. Their final event was the Best in Basketball Invitational in Mesa last weekend, where the Colts went 3-2, opening with a 60-35 loss to Alta, Utah, then beating Shadow Mountain 62-43 and Brophy 50-30.  On Sunday, the Colts lost a tight one to Marcos de Niza 69-66 and closed with a 61-52 win over ...
Jul 5 2012 - 3:11pm
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 9:00 a.m.  A 15-year-old boy and 16-year-old man were referred and released for disorderly conduct after police were called to the Juvenile Probation Office, 100 Colonia de Salud. 9:03 a.m.  A two-vehicle, non-injury collision was reported at Coronado Drive and Fry Boulevard. One driver was cited for failure to yield right of way while entering the roadway from a private drive. 9:39 a.m.  A...
Jul 5 2012 - 9:42am
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Police Department is inviting hungry local residents to come to the Texas Roadhouse restaurant on the evening of Monday, July 23, for another Tip-a-Cop event for the Special Olympics. From 4 to 10 p.m., local officers will trade their patrol cars and handcuffs for serving trays and menus as they serve up food as part of this regular fundraising event, which benefits the Law Enforcement Torch Run...
Jul 5 2012 - 9:40am
Closure of the rest area off westbound Interstate 10 in Texas Canyon has been rescheduled to begin Monday, July 16 to allow the Arizona Department of Transportation to repair worn concrete in the parking area. The closure, originally scheduled to start Monday, July 9, will be in effect for up to five weeks. The work is part of a $4.2 million project to resurface westbound I-10 between the Johnson Road traffic interchange (Exit 322) and...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA—Two parcels totaling 46 acres were auctioned by the State of Arizona and purchased Tuesday by the City of Sierra Vista, marking the end of a 5-year effort to secure the properties for future sports fields. The parcels, which are immediately north and south of the Domingo Paiz Sports Complex, were purchased for the minimum bid of $1.223 million, which the city will likely put out to bid and seek commercial financing later...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: News reports have noted the decisive role played by Chief Justice Roberts in the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the individual mandate in the health care bill. According to the individual mandate, almost everyone will be required to purchase health insurance if they do not otherwise receive it, or else pay a penalty. Roberts’ role was decisive because there was an even split among the Associate Justices, four of...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor:  There will be a meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the County Building on Melody Lane in Bisbee.   The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the impact that the City of Tombstone is having and will have on the residents of the Huachuca Mountains; the town of Hereford; Palominas; and even the City of Sierra Vista. They are trying to steal all of the water from springs and surrounding land in the...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
Michael W. Clark was born July 17, 1951, in Bisbee to parents Reese and Frankie Clark. Mike attended Bisbee Schools from 1st through 12th grades. He graduated from Bisbee High, the class of 1969. Mike enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in September, 1969. He served four years and was honorably discharged in September, 1973. Mike attended Arizona State University under a Veterans Program College Preparation Classes. He also attended Cochise...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
Good news for monsoon lovers! The University of Arizona and NOAA climatologists say that southern Arizona will have above normal rainfall in July. Not only is this good news for rain lovers, but for our parched vegetation that has endured a severe drought.  To maximize the benefit of the rain, prepare to catch it as it runs off your roof and across your property.  Remember that a one-inch rain can provide 600 gallons of water from...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: Bill and Nancy Goldcamp’s column “A Second Civil War?” (in the July 1 Herald-Review) cherry-picked the facts to the point where the omitted morsels were sufficient to make a pie.  The Goldcamps rightly stated the Democratic Party drove Southern secession from the Union, leading to the American Civil War, but failed to mention that Southern segregationist Democrats of that era eventually became...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
Funny how criminal indictments and politics begin to get routine in Phoenix. For those not following the off season at our State Capitol, you may have missed yet another indictment against a member of our esteemed House of Representatives. In May, Rep. Ben Arredondo was indicted after an FBI inquiry led to charges of bribery, fraud, attempted extortion and false statements for allegedly accepting cash and perks brokering property deals in...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
The air rang true with patriotism and cannon smoke early Wednesday morning in Sierra Vista.  Independence Day celebrations both embraced the community and the country. The city celebrated by dedicating local performances to a national holiday. Tracy Bork, a 40-year resident of the town, was there to celebrate the United States’ independence, and take advantage of all Veterans’ Memorial Park had to offer. ...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
Lois Bravo, photographer, is the featured artist for July at the Ethel Berger Center. Lois considers herself as an amateur since she is self taught and has never taken any classes, but she has the “eye” and her photography is amazing. She captures nature at its best and has a special way of displaying her photography, framed and matted, on canvas, metal, blank greeting cards, calendars and photographic prints. Lois has lived in...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
• Dillon’s NightClub: 6415 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista, 458-8209. Wednesday night, free pool; Thursday night, no cover, 2 for 1 until midnight all hip hop and dance music; Friday night, Ladies night; ladies 1/2 the cover charge; Saturday night, Live country music played by the greatest bands southern Arizona has to offer. Special: “Beat the heat” beach party on July 20. On Saturday, July 7,  The Rowdy Johnson Band...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The reason hundreds gather in Brewery Gulch every Fourth of July is to watch people try their best to hammer. Not get hammered, that’s the Old Bisbee Brewing Company’s job; but literally, to hammer. The event is mucking, a tradition in this mining town. The point of it? To bring Bisbee residents back to a life everyone lived before technology. “It’s their heritage,” said George...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —An update on the ranking of projects that aim to boost the aquifer and add water to the San Pedro River was presented to the Upper San Pedro Partnership executive committee June 27. Brooke Bushman, with The Nature Conservancy, explained the four recommendations of the USPP technical committee, which separated water conservation goals from mitigation goals, also focuses on projects that are closest to the river and San...
Jul 5 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE – If the City Council approves the ordinance at its next meeting, residents will be deciding if they want to pay another penny in sales tax to maintain city services and streets. During a work session Tuesday night, Councilman Ken Budge suggested the city consider a 0.6-cent sales tax increase due to reduced funding from the state and a declining local population. For four years the city has had to cut the annual budget by over...
Jul 4 2012 - 11:18pm
DOUGLAS — Dignitaries from all over southern Arizona were on hand June 26 for the dedication of the newly restored Cochise County Regional Service Center. Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court Rebecca White Berch was the special guest on hand for the dedication ceremony. The three-story remodeled building, located on G Ave., used to be the old Phelps Dodge building. It is now home to Cochise County Board of Supervisors, the...
Jul 4 2012 - 11:13pm
BISBEE — Whether as the Copper Kings, Kings or Ironmen, the home team at historic Warren Ballpark has hosted plenty of rag-tag or sub-par opponents. Those labels do not apply to the San Diego System, who tore into town as guests for a two-day, four-game Independence Day series with the Ironmen. In the first game Wednesday night, the System put up five in the third and held off a determined Bisbee rally late to win 6-3....
Jul 4 2012 - 9:53pm
BISBEE — Eight times Jimmy Dotson and Rocky Wright have teamed to compete in the Fourth of July mucking competition in Old Bisbee, winning twice. Each time, the team had the advantage of not having competed in the hard rock drilling competition immediately prior. That all changed on Wednesday, as Dotson dared to brave the steel and spike before grabbing the shovel. “Not at all,” said Wright as to any reservations...
Jul 4 2012 - 8:26pm
Two dozen young Sierra Vista vocalists sang up a storm last week as they tunefully dramatized the Noah and the Flood story for audiences Friday and Sunday at Sierra Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 North Lenzner Ave. Under the direction of Sunny Fichtl, the youth (ages 8 to 16) rhythmically sang the Walter S. Horsely musical to appreciative audiences who gave standing ovations. The week-long choral camp actually used only four days to learn...
Jul 4 2012 - 8:21pm
• Paintings From The Teapot Series by Ken Boe, smallish flattened oil paintings, will be shown July 5 through July 29 at Art Awakenings, 50 Main St., Bisbee.A reception will be held during the Bisbee After 5 artwalk on July 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. At the reception, tea and homemade gluten-free mesquite crumpets will be served. For information, call 432-3765. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5...
Jul 4 2012 - 6:53pm
  PHOENIX (AP) — Steve Nash’s agent Bill Duffy says the two-time MVP point guard is going to the Los Angeles Lakers in a sign-and-trade deal with the Phoenix Suns. The 38-year-old Nash, who spent the past eight seasons with the Suns, was a free agent but a sign-and-trade agreement was necessary for the Lakers to afford him. He agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract. In return, the Suns get four draft picks —...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:25pm
BISBEE — As the monsoon rains pounded Old Bisbee Tuesday night, Jack Porter went to sleep wondering whether his last coaster race as an organizer might never happen. Upon waking at 4 a.m. for the 16th straight Independence Day, he breathed a sigh of relief. “It was touch and go last night with the rain and until this morning we didn’t know. A damp street would have been acceptable, but a wet street would have been...
Jul 4 2012 - 7:59am
Wednesday, July 4th 2012 - Veterans Memorial Park and Centennial Pavilion 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Events ProgramFort Huachuca Military displays; Arts & Crafts vendors Water Slide, Slip-N-Slide, Jumping Castle, 5 in 1 Sports Games, “Dunk a Cop” water tank 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Chili Cook-Off Judging with Chili Tasting – Ramada #1 Presented by High Desert Pod, Just Kids, Inc. and...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
 BISBEE — A man accused of drug and assault charges is scheduled for two trials in Cochise County Superior Court this summer Nubian Tyehimba Amon Ra, 50, is charged with possession of narcotic drug for sale, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and misconduct involving weapons in February, according to court records. He is also facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, armed robbery and two counts of...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who was arrested in connection with wildland fires pleaded not guilty to some charges in Cochise County Superior Court on Monday. Evan Joel Weaver, 18, is charged with four counts of arson of a structure or property, according to court records. During his arraignment on Monday in Division 5 court, Judge James Conlogue set a trial date for Oct. 30 and a pre-trial hearing for Sept. 28 in Division 3 court....
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “From the park you hear the happy sound of a carousel; Mm-mm, you can almost taste the hot dogs and French fries they sell; Under the boardwalk, down by the sea; On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be.” — Song by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick first made famous by the Drifters *** Patricia Peterson with the Arizona affiliate of the Community Coalition for Haiti wrote the other day to say...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The school district Parents and Teachers Association has organzied a fundraising effort beginning Friday, July 6, to collect school supplies for families who are struggling and for the schools facing big budget cuts. Caroline Gonzales, member of the Bisbee Unified School District PTA said rising costs have placed a burden on parents and teachers  trying to meet the everyday needs from kindergartners to high ...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Remembering the fun of a summer’s day as a child and seeing the lack of things for kids to do in today’s world, former Bisbee-ite James Krause decided to organize a cooperative effort between the community, governments and local businesses for a "Super Awesome Action-filled Fun Day," which he hopes will become an annual affair just for kids. "I was born in Bisbee and grew up here. It always seemed...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
 Keeping perspective To the Editor: I have lived in Sierra Vista for the last 5 years and I love most things about it. However, it drives me crazy when I read the On Your Mind section of the Herald/Review and most of it consists of complaints,rants and disgruntled people. People complaining about politics, the new trash pickup schedule,BST,you name it. I wish that those were the only things in my life I had to worry ...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly used a hatchet to cut the foot of a man who tried to repossess his vehicle in Sierra Vista on March 26, 2011, is scheduled for a competency hearing in August in Cochise County Superior Court. Josh Alan Albritton is charged with three counts of aggravated assault against Leroy Mullins, seven counts of misconduct involving weapons, depositing explosives and refusing to provide his truthful name when lawfully...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
 BISBEE — A man who allegedly shot at Willcox High School students and staff is scheduled for a hearing later this month in Cochise County Superior Court. Arthur Jesse Tineo, 39, is charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, five counts of aggravated assault, three counts of endangerment, and one count each of disorderly conduct and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person. During a hearing on Monday in...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly committed fraud and theft of the Sierra Vista Soccer Club is scheduled for a hearing in August in Cochise County Superior Court. David James Sleezer is charged with knowingly obtaining a benefit from the soccer club by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, promises or material omissions, as well as theft of property belonging to the club valued at $25,000 or more. During a hearing...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
One 14-year-old is using Independence Day to become both an Eagle Scout and to show respect toward the stars and stripes. Bryant Pyle will be collecting worn and tattered American flags to retire properly on Labor Day. The process will advance Pyle, who has been a Boy Scout for six years, from Life Scout to Eagle Scout. "My grandpa served in two foreign wars, Vietnam and Korea, he has a lot of respect for the flag," he said...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
Monday the crew of kids collecting grocery carts at a Sierra Vista supermarket could not have been happier. Just after 7 p.m., the dark clouds and occasional lightning turned into a cloud burst, dumping large raindrops and immediately turning parts of the parking lot into rivers. Rather than run for cover, hide under the awnings or try and dodge raindrops, these kids were enjoying the rainstorm and accepting the...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Today starts a fundraising effort to build a chapel on the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. While there is an outdoor committal shelter at the cemetery, weather conditions sometimes make it difficult to hold funeral services. This is especially true in the winter months when the temperature is at or below freezing, and during the hot months of summer. However, a proposed $250,000 chapel is...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
HUACHUCA CITY — Late Tuesday morning at the Huachuca City Public Library, the children’s room is abuzz with the excited voices of young people. Some sit at tables, intently coloring in their own version of the Arizona state flag, others walk around the room until they’ve collected an armful of books to check out. This hustle and bustle of an average of 50 or so children every other day has been a regular event at the...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
Master Gardeners this Saturday The summer rains bring joy to the faces of gardeners, but they also present a whole different set of challenges. Have your gardening questions ready for the Saturday market. Visit the Master Gardeners booth where you can get lots of great informational handouts and advice. The Master Gardener Program began in Washington State in 1972 by an exhausted county Horticultural Extension Agent, who realized that he...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: On Wednesday we will commemorate our Declaration of Independence from England. Note that I did not refer to this event as the Fourth of July. Our fight for independence was more than just a date on the calendar. This fight cost the fortunes and lives of men, women and children.  They were valiant souls who were proved in liberating strife and who more than self, their country loved. They were patriots whose dreams...
Jul 4 2012 - 12:10am
July is KIDS month at the Bisbee Farmers Market and to kick off the fun, the market will feature a petting zoo (sponsored by Crazy Annie’s Farm) and fun pony rides, this Saturday morning in Vista Park. Something special is planned for every weekend in July. Don’t forget to get there early for the best choices on the very abundant Produce Row, and shop for plants for your monsoon gardens. Plenty of other healthy, local food...
Jul 3 2012 - 11:25pm
Lionel O. Valenzuela, “Yaqui”, was received into the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 2, 2012. He was born on Jan. 5, 1931, in Naco, Ariz., to Luis A. and Alicia M. Valenzuela. He bravely enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17 and served his country faithfully for five years during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Battle Stars and a U.N...
Jul 3 2012 - 7:56pm
BISBEE — Even after this morning’s coaster races and drilling and mucking competitions, Bisbee still won’t be done with its Fourth of July sporting events. The Bisbee Ironmen will be hosting a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. at Warren Ballpark against the San Diego System from California. “They made the NBC World Series last year and we had a date that opened up so it worked out pretty well,” Bisbee...
Jul 3 2012 - 7:53pm
BISBEE — Even after this morning’s coaster races and drilling and mucking competitions, Bisbee still won’t be done with its Fourth of July sporting events. The Bisbee Ironmen will be hosting a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. at Warren Ballpark against the San Diego System from California. “They made the NBC World Series last year and we had a date that opened up so it worked out pretty well,” Bisbee...
Jul 3 2012 - 6:14pm
Doug Hocking will present “19th Century Religion in New Mexico: Penitentes-Exiled and Excommunicated Priests” at the next Bisbee Corral of Westerners International meeting at 7 p.m. July 5 at the Bisbee Senior Center. Hocking, a researcher and writer, is a popular presenter whose programs are both educational and thought-provoking. The presentation is free and refreshments will be served. A pre-meeting dinner will be held at El...
Jul 3 2012 - 4:15pm
Monday, July 2, 2012 8:06 a.m.  A woman, 20, was arrested for possession of narcotics stemming from an incident reported on Nov. 27 at 4:58 p.m. at Circle K, 720 S. 7th St. She was booked into the county jail. 8:18 a.m.  A report of criminal damage in the 600 block of Charles Drive. A vehicle was keyed. The case remains under investigation. 8:41 a.m.  An employee at Walmart, 500 N. Highway 90, reported shoplifting....
Jul 3 2012 - 3:48pm
 I have a confession, and while embarrassing, it’s time to embrace my new guilty pleasure with open arms. Despite my attempts to avoid and neglect them, I can’t stop listening to today’s popular boy bands, One Direction and The Wanted.  There, I said it. It feels good to let it out, but I still sense some judgement coming my way for stooping to the lower end of pop music. You know, that bubblegum, clean-cut, alto...
Jul 3 2012 - 2:18pm
July 2 3:25 a.m. An illegal immigrant was robbed and assaulted by his “guide” southeast of Highway 80. The guide stole $900 in pesos and his backpack with clothing and food. 4:34 a.m. A tractor trailer rollover accident occurred in San Simon. The rig sustained major damage when it rolled to its side. The truck was fully loaded with hay. The driver sustained non-life threatening injuries. 7:52 a.m. Two water cooler...
Jul 3 2012 - 2:05pm
June 26 8:00 a.m. A caller stated that her husband had a wildcat trapped in a large metal garage on the zero block of Wood Canyon. 9:40 a.m. Someone broke a bicycle lock and removed the seat from a bicycle at a residence on the 300 block of Brewery Avenue. 12:56 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported on the 200 block of A Street when a caller stated his daughter had been assaulted by an identified man. 1:19 p.m. A resident...
Jul 3 2012 - 1:53pm
Repairs at Texas Canyon rest area on westbound Interstate 10 east of Benson are scheduled to begin Monday. The rest area will be closed for approximately one month. The rest area off westbound Interstate 10 in Texas Canyon will be closed for approximately a month starting Monday, July 9 to allow the Arizona Department of Transportation to repair worn concrete in the parking area. The work is part of a $4.2 million project to...
Jul 3 2012 - 1:41pm
PHOENIX — The latest voter registration figures are out and according to Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Arizona has 3,145,973 registered voters, a decrease of 5,642 since the last report in March. Of the state’s 3.1 million voters, 1,130,164 are Republicans, 946,974 are Democrats and 1,041,523 have either registered with independent parties or not designated a party preference.   Libertarians make up a...
Jul 3 2012 - 10:14am
 Even though it’s not until October, the folks at the Arizona State Fair have been busy filling their roster of acts for concerts during the fair’s run. Here are some of the just announced concerts: Billy Currington, Sat., Oct. 13; Weezer, Sunday, Oct. 14; Adam Lambert, Wednesday, Oct. 17; The Mavericks, Thursday, Oct. 18; Prince Royce, Sunday. Oct. 21; Jane’s Addiction, Wednesday, Oct. 24; Korn, Saturday, Oct. 27;...
Jul 3 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE —For the last time prior to his resignation, school Business Manager Roger Studley reviewed the Bisbee Unified School District’s $6.815 million budget with board members at the regular meeting, held June 26. The district’s primary tax rate will be raised in the coming year. The primary rate will go up from $3.3200 per $100 of assessed value to $4.7700. The secondary rate will drop slightly from $1.2038 per $100 of...
Jul 3 2012 - 12:10am
“There are lots of things that people do that revolt me,” said Jack Jacobs, 66. Speaking after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that determined anyone has the right to claim they are something they are not, Jacobs called himself a “free speech guy.” Why would we consider the opinion held by Mr. Jacobs? Because he’s a veteran of the Vietnam War who earned this nation’s most distinguished...
Jul 3 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Cochise County Board of Supervisors agreed to contracts with 19 attorneys who will work with Indigent Defense Services for defendants accused of various crimes, from felonies to misdemeanors, who cannot afford legal representation. According to County Administrator Mike Ortega, 59 attorneys were queried for requests for qualifications to serve these defendants, but only 21 replied. Of those 21, the field was narrowed...
Jul 3 2012 - 12:10am
The Arizona Department of Transportation will pave the shoulder of eastbound Interstate 10 west of the junction with State Route 90 in Benson on Friday, July 6. Motorists traveling east on I-10 in western Cochise County will encounter a right-lane closure from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. beginning approximately one mile west of the interchange at SR 90 (Exit 302). During the closure, crews will pave the roadway shoulder where a temporary off...
Jul 3 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A woman from Canada has been booked into the Cochise County jail on fraud and forgery charges after it was discovered she had been using the identity of another woman to remain in the United States for several years. Jennifer M. Coffey, 30, was arrested for knowingly possessing a forged instrument, two counts of forgery, fraudulent schemes, taking the identity of another, false reporting to law enforcement and...
Jul 3 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Code changes, especially comprehensive changes, do not lend themselves to a quick read through, so some provisions that look to improve the quality of life in future Sierra Vista developments may have garnered little attention last week when a code overhaul was approved by the city council. Changes that look to make the city a friendlier place for bicyclists and pedestrians comprised just a small part of a development...
Jul 3 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Tasked with considering whether to change into a district-sponsored charter school, Pueblo Del Sol Elementary will define its future through the course of the coming school year. That does not mean the highly successful school, which was named a National Blue Ribbon School just two years ago, will see significant changes immediately. Its new principal Terri Romo said she does not believe in change for the sake of change...
Jul 3 2012 - 12:01am
On June 28, the Cochise College Center for Economic Research and Small Business Development Center teamed up to host the 15th Annual Benson Economic Outlook Luncheon. The following is a condensed version of the economic presentation. Nationally, Gross Domestic Product was down in 5 of 6 quarters in 2008 and the first half of 2009 (the recession). Since then, GDP has been up for 11 consecutive quarters (the recovery, so far). In the...
Jul 3 2012 - 12:01am
Dear M & M: How can I find out about government contracts available to 8(a) firms?-Bob Dear Bob: To learn about contracting opportunities available to 8(a) firms, contact your Business Opportunity Specialist or Procurement Center Representative located nearest you:Business Opportunity Specialists (BOS), located in SBA District Offices, provide business development assistance to active 8(a) participants. Procurement Center...
Jul 2 2012 - 5:44pm
To the Editor: A surveying crew, retained by the City Of Tombstone, has been working this past week in the upper canyon through our property (the Biederman Homestead) and in the Miller Peak Wilderness Area. They are marking out sites for nine springs, five acres of land around each spring or cluster of springs. Tombstone is claiming ownership of them and 25 feet on each side of their pipeline, which runs through some of your properties....
Jul 2 2012 - 5:01pm
The Sierra Vista Woman’s Club will meet July 3 at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club. Social hour begins at 11:00 a.m. following by lunch at 11:30. The speaker will be Duch Nagle, from the Friends of the San Pedro.  He will be speaking on conservation issues. Women interested in membership should call 378-3456. Doug Hocking will present “19th Century Religion in New Mexico:  Penitentes-Exiled and Excommunicated Priests...
Jul 2 2012 - 3:35pm
June 29 12:32 a.m. There was a one vehicle accident on Dos Cabezes Road in Sunizona. The driver was speeding and lost control of his vehicle which crashed into a dirt berm. The occupants fled the scene. One passenger was located and turned over to USBP. 9:40 a.m. A 2003 red Chevy Silverado was reported stolen from E. Camino Segundo in Sierra Vista. 10:12 a.m. A dog was reported stolen from a yard on E. Apache Street in Huachuca...
Jul 2 2012 - 2:22pm
According to the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s latest survey of gas prices, conducted June 25—29, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Cochise County decreased from $3.71 to $3.63 over the preceding two-week period. According to AAA Arizona, the statewide price fell from $3.67 to $3.47. Nationally, according to the Energy Information Administration, the price dropped from $3.57 to $3.44...
Jul 2 2012 - 2:15pm
The Cochise College Center for Economic Research recently completed a study of affordable housing in Sierra Vista. The study compared the supply and demand for housing affordable to low, very low, and extremely low income households. The study showed the supply of affordable housing is sufficient for low and very low income families, but there is a considerable shortage of housing affordable to extremely low income households (those with...
Jul 2 2012 - 1:52pm
June 22 8:58 a.m. A Sierra Vista woman, 48, was charged with possession/use of drug paraphernalia, possession/use of marijuana and driving with suspended/revoked/canceled license. 10:00 a.m. A Hereford woman, 53, was charged with possession/use of drug paraphernalia and driving with suspended/revoked/canceled license. 10:14 a.m. A Tombstone woman, 40, was charged with issuing a bad check and probation violation. 12:14 p.m. A...
Jul 2 2012 - 12:19pm
  SIERRA VISTA — The booming bass of a guitar envelops the wood paneled stage of the Sorry Gulch Saloon, as those onstage erupt into a frenzy of rock. There’s something comforting, almost relaxing in the rigid rifts and swings in the performing band’s frenetic pace. They’re the Conquering Horde, and despite only being a three piece band, it feels as if there’s an entire army bursting through the building....
Jul 2 2012 - 11:57am
BISBEE — The 11th annual Bisbee Bloomer’s garden tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 and will feature established gardens in the historic district and the Warren district.   According to Kay Lynn Cummins, highlights will include traditional gardening as well as water-saving techniques in the several microclimates in Bisbee. Rainwater harvesting and straw bale gardening will be on...
Jul 2 2012 - 10:57am
  By Shar Porier Herald/Review BISBEE — The county Board of Supervisors agreed to contacts with 19 defense attorneys to work with Indigent Defense Services for those defendants accused of various crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. According to County Administrator Mike Ortega, 59 firms were queried for requests for qualifications  to serve these defendants, but only 21 replied. Of those 21, the field was...
Jul 2 2012 - 10:56am
  Mary Lewis, a member of T.O.P.S. AZ 215 will be walking in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day, 60 mile walk for Breast Cancer in San Francisco, Sept. 7-9.  Last year a bout with cancer and chemotherapy prevented her from the walk, so her two adult daughters walked for her. They will join her this year, with her husband, Paul, cheering them on.   Although she has raised more than $800, a total of $2,300 is needed to...
Jul 2 2012 - 12:10am
Days before the special election to decide our new U.S. Representative for Congressional District 8 last month, a lone volunteer was seen taking down a campaign sign at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Cherokee Avenue in Sierra Vista. Wait, wouldn’t a political campaign want to take that sign down after the polls closed on June 12? Wouldn’t those tied to the candidate advertised on the sign be hoping that on the...
Jul 2 2012 - 12:10am
LOCAL-STATE June 23 Tell me is Laura Knapp a “Command Sergeant Major” or a “Lieutenant Colonel”? And how about Julie Guerra, a “Sergeant Major” or a “Command Sergeant Major”? Sierra Vista is considered a somewhat military community but the above is “out of step”. Once again Bill Hess is out of his area of expertise EDITOR’S NOTE: The error in military rank was made...
Jul 2 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Local youths with an interest in law enforcement got to experience several aspects of what local officers have to know and what they experience as part of the Sierra Vista Police Department’s Summer Youth Academy. "We’re trying to let these kids find out basically what happens behind the scenes at the police department, what officers actually do on a day to day basis," said Lt. Michael Stone, who...
Jul 2 2012 - 12:10am
WHETSTONE – When emergencies come into the Whetstone Fire District, responders are now aided by a new state-of-the-art computerized communications system. The system, which has been installed in ambulances, fire trucks, command vehicles and the fire station, improves dispatch efficiency through its interconnected capabilities with other emergency response teams in multiple jurisdictions. It also provides immediate mapping to the...
Jul 2 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— If you haven’t heard much about Sierra Vista’s upcoming transition to an expanded recycling service, you will soon. In one week, city staff will brief the city council on a marketing plan that is being implemented to educate its customers on the new one and one pick-up schedule that will begin Oct. 1. Instead of two trash pick-ups each week and one recycling pick-up each month, customers will get one of each...
Jul 1 2012 - 6:03pm
Doug Hocking will present “19th Century Religion in New Mexico:  Penitentes-Exiled and Excommunicated Priests” at the next Bisbee Corral of Westerners International meeting at 7 p.m. July 5 at the Bisbee Senior Center. Hocking, a researcher and writer, is a popular presenter whose programs are both educational and thought-provoking. The presentation is free and refreshments will be served. A pre-meeting dinner will be held at El...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:30am
SIERRA VISTA— The city council passed a 6.5 percent cut to the Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation’s operating budget on Thursday, but some council members made it clear they will push for further changes to the contract before next year. Although they voted in favor of the reduction, Council Members Gwen Calhoun and Tom Reardon urged the council to make its contract with the foundation more explicit and measurable in its...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
  Wednesday is a special day for all Americans. It makes no difference what color skin you have. It makes no difference what your faith may be or even if you are religious. It makes no difference what your ethnic background consists of. It makes no difference what your sexual preference is. It makes no difference what generation you belong to. For all Americans are part of the “We” generation....
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
The Sierra Vista Area Chamber will host a public forum for the City of Sierra Vista council candidates on July 17. All six candidates running for the three vacant council seats have been invited to participate by the Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Committee. “Part of the Chamber’s mission is to provide leadership to our community and we felt it was important to offer a platform for the candidates to talk about the...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
In the June 25 Herald/Review report (“C&C responds to Tribute water issue”), we read: “Castle & Cooke is also working on a hot water manifold system that looks to meet conservation standards equivalent to hot water on-demand pumps. ‘We’re serious about this stuff,’ Coffman said.” The fundamental error of this whole water-wasting business is that the conservation standards currently in force...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
The drama surrounding the donation of King’s Court to the City of Sierra Vista was beginning to be climactic Thursday afternoon, until City Manager Chuck Potucek pulled that discussion item from the agenda in favor of the City Council meeting on July 12. It’s always better to fight from higher ground, and you can bet the extra time will be well spent by our savvy City Administrator putting together an impressive...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
HUACHUCA CITY — Complete with fun, food and fireworks, Huachuca City paid homage to the men and women that have fought to make this great nation what it is today during a July 4th celebration on Saturday. And despite not being held on July 4, event coordinators pulled no punches when it came to providing their town with the best entertainment they could muster, from a jumping castle and giant water slide for the kids, to karaoke, live...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — It isn’t often that you get a call from the Secretary of State asking you to come work in Phoenix, but that’s exactly what happened to former Cochise County Elections Officer Pat Viverto. She agreed and now she’s on her way to the Capitol to run the state’s Voter Outreach Program and leaving her hometown, friends and family behind — well — in location only. Her heart will stay in the small...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
In 1861 newly-elected President Abraham Lincoln was faced with a coming civil war.  He’s our greatest president because, when the South seceded from the Union, he shouldered that burden and defeated his adversaries, who prized the institution of slavery above their loyalty to the Union and the country. Over the years some have tried to ennoble the southern cause by claiming the war was fought over states’ rights.  In...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly killed a woman during a three-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 in February is scheduled for a hearing in July in Cochise County Superior Court. Michael Lee Messer is charged with manslaughter of Ivy Michelle Johnson, aggravated assault and endangerment upon two other people, two counts of criminal damage by recklessly damaging property in an amount over $10,000, and unlawful means of transportation...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — With three generations of racing blood coursing through their veins, cousins Cody Carabeo, 13, and Charles Carbojal, 15, were all business just prior to their practice runs for the annual Bisbee Coaster Races. And with countless title holders among the many members of their family, who were also present on Saturday, the two boys were anticipating a good showing as they prepared for the big event, scheduled for Wednesday, July...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A woman who embezzled nearly $1 million from her former employer, Sierra Vista Internal Medicine, does not need to serve her entire term in jail, according to a ruling in Cochise County Superior Court on Friday.   Angelina Michelle Lopez, 34, was involved in numerous unauthorized payments totaling about $966,221 between Aug. 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2009. She entered into a plea deal in April, pleading...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Mata Ortiz Foundation is raising money for a project to expand the new high school in the pottery village of Mata Ortiz in Chihuahua, Mexico. Walter Parks, a Mata Ortiz Foundation advisor, said last fall the new two-room high school opened on the hill above the village next to the middle school.   "A bus was provided to bring students from Colonia Juarez and other nearby areas. Immediately the school was...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki often reminds us: as the tide of war recedes we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to anticipate the needs of returning Veterans.   As these newest Veterans return home, we must ensure that they have access to quality mental health care in order to successfully make this transition to civilian life.  Last year, VA provided specialty...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who was involved in a shooting in Sierra Vista on July 23 of last year was sentenced to a term of probation on Friday in Cochise County Superior Court.   Nathaniel Simon Jaramillo, 23, was charged with attempted first-degree murder of Luis Santamaria and Ederlyn Dayrit, discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle and at a residence, and two counts each of aggravated assault and endangerment.   He entered into a...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: On May 27, 2012, my wife and I were injured in a tour vehicle accident in Canyon De Chelly, Ariz. We were evacuated by air ambulance to the San Juan Regional Medical Center and spent a week in the hospital. I sustained seven broken ribs. My wife was diagnosed with two spinal compression fractures, a fractured pelvis and is still under evaluation for possible neurological damage to her right arm and hand. We returned home...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
The Arizona Constitution (AC) states: “The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.” (AC, Article I, Section 3). “No law shall be enacted granting to any citizen, class of citizens, or corporation other than municipal, privileges or immunities which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens or corporations.” (AC, Article I, Section 13). And it ends with: “Only a union...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:10am
PHOENIX — Attorneys involved in a separate challenge of Arizona’s immigration law are weighing whether —- and how soon — to seek their own injunction to stop the law from taking effect. Alessandra Soler, director of the Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said Friday the lawyers in that parallel case believe they already have evidence that Hispanics are likely to be the victims of racial profiling...
Jul 1 2012 - 12:01am
 The Bisbee Ironmen played a double-header against the Tucson Yard Dogs at Warren Ballpark on Saturday, splitting the games 1-1. In the first game, the Ironmen won 10-5. Leo Sierra got the win, pitching five innings.  Ryan Retz went 3-4 at the plate, including two doubles and four RBI. Tyler Wilkins was 2-3 at the plate, including a double. He also scored a run. The score was 6-5 in the sixth inning when the Ironmen put...

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