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October 2012

Oct 31 2012 - 11:59pm
Fans of cowboy poetry and music gatherings around the country are familiar with Jon Messenger and Kerry Grombacher. To have them perform together in the unique setting of the Arizona Folklore Preserve — well, it just doesn’t get any better than this. They will perform Saturday and Sunday at the Preserve at 2 p.m.  Local artist Jon Messenger brings to his audiences a hearty stew concocted from the influences of an eclectic...
Oct 31 2012 - 11:59pm
SIERRA VISTA — Until the end of the month, the pool at The Cove Aquatic Center is closed for maintenance. Its only inhabitant is Danny Matchette, Buena High School’s lone qualifier for this weekend’s Division I state meet at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa. “It does get kind of lonely; I would love to have some company,” Matchette said in the midst of a Wednesday workout with first-year swim coach Carl...
Oct 31 2012 - 11:58pm
Follow Sports Editor Matt Hickman’s live updates Friday from Mesa at svherald.com or @matthickman5 on twitter.com. SIERRA VISTA — After the emotional high of finishing an 8-2 season and clinching the school’s first state playoff spot in 19 years, it would be understandable if the 12th-seeded Colts came out flat in their state playoff opener at Mesa Red Mountain. Though it would be understandable, it’s not...
Oct 31 2012 - 11:57pm
The For the Love of Music concert series will present on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, The Mill Avenue Chamber Players. The group that is coming to Bisbee is a piano quintet, which includes piano, French horn, clarinet, oboe and bassoon. The quintet will be performing W.A. Mozart’s “Quintet for piano and Winds in E flat”, K452 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Quintet for Piano and Winds”, Opus ...
Oct 31 2012 - 11:55pm
By Karen StahlFor the Herald/Review Christians from throughout the region will gather for the fifth consecutive year to lift their voices en masse and join in singing the great hymns of the church. The event is the Annual Community Hymn Festival, scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 800 N. Taylor Drive, Sierra Vista. The festival has attracted a full house of enthusiastic hymn-lovers each year. After a...
Oct 31 2012 - 11:55pm
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.   Landmark Cafe: Fry Boulevard, in the Landmark Plaza, 459-4624 for reservations. Thursday from 5:30 to 7...
Oct 31 2012 - 11:55pm
Pat Anderson ia the featured artist at the Huachuca Art Gallery for the month of November Pat has been a photographer for many years. The main subject matter has been all aspects of nature and historical structures such ad mills, covered bridges, outhouses, old houses, lighthouses and barns, while traveling extensively in the United States and Canada. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology, she has become...
Oct 31 2012 - 11:54pm
By Nancy BernardHerald/Review  Each year there is at least one stand-out star of the holiday shopping season, and it usually involves a screen of some sort. Looking through the ads this weekend, waiting to fall in love at each turn of the page, I realized I already had everything I needed, and that it was possible to have enough. Surely they could have come up with something to tempt a self-indulgent shopaholic like me, but what could it...
Oct 31 2012 - 11:54pm
Fans of Cowboy and Western music won’t want to miss the “Tombstone Western Music Jubilee” to be presented in Tombstone’s historic Schieffelin Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Four exciting western acts will perform a three-hour music extravaganza to benefit future Tombstone Western Music events. Call of the West features Jerome Campbell and Jeanne Cahill. Their exquisite harmonies and top notch musicianship has thrilled...
Oct 31 2012 - 11:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — The opening concert of the 18th season of the Sierra Vista Symphony was fine. The selected music was interesting but occasionally the orchestra’s presentation was — well — shaky. For some reason it seemed like a virus hit different sections of the group. One time the woodwinds suffered, then the illness moved to the strings, and then the brass, etc. But when the orchestra members were...
Oct 31 2012 - 11:52pm
What do you see? In November The Tombstone Association of the Arts will be featuring three artists who take what we see on a daily basis and transform it with vision, color and technique.  Pat McAloon, an accomplished water colorist, Glenn Chance, whose colored pencil animals look so alive, and Jan Huthoefer who paints in a variety of  media and diverse  subjects. The Southwest offers such bright light and distinctive...
Oct 31 2012 - 9:32pm
To the Editor:  Volunteers from Fox Company, 309th MI Battalion were on hand to help at the Annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show on Oct. 13 and 14, at Cochise College. A great big thank you from all the members of the Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club. Your help was greatly appreciated. Glenn Bailey
Oct 31 2012 - 9:31pm
To the Editor: Apparently, there is a huge communication gap between what the citizens of Sierra Vista want in the way of sanitation services and what the city of Sierra Vista has dictated. This letter defends opinions of some city citizens who did not agree to give up one trash pickup per week in place of receiving one recycle pickup per week. As I recall, my contract with the city for sanitation pickup stipulated two trash days per...
Oct 31 2012 - 9:30pm
City of Tombstone To the Editor: Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie, U.S. Air Force, speaks regularly at conservative gatherings all over Florida to describe the 1972 rescue of fellow-pilot Roger Locher who was shot down so deep into North Vietnam, his extraction was at first was deemed impossible. Locher spent more than 20 days under the noses of the North Vietnamese before our military leadership finally decided enough was enough. They risked...
Oct 31 2012 - 9:28pm
To the Editor: Saturday, Oct. 27, a contingent of about 30 or 40 members of the Saint David Church of the Latter Day Saints descended on the Tombstone City Cemetery on Allen Street. Armed with all manner of gardening equipment they proceeded to do a much needed clean-up of this historic old cemetery. Present were families that included all ages. On behalf of the City of Tombstone, I wish to convey a big thank you to all of those...
Oct 31 2012 - 9:25pm
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 18 million home based businesses in this country. America is, after all, the land of opportunity and has given birth to many of the world’s best known, and most successful, entrepreneurs. With the state of the economy in recent years, and probably the immediate future, the number of businesses started in the home will no doubt continue to rise. It is a...
Oct 31 2012 - 9:23pm
Do you have a septic system? Should you use bleach? Will additives help it work better? When was the tank inspected? Where is it? These are some of the many questions that will be discussed at Saturday’s “Septic Care” talk with Dr. Kitt Farrell-Poe, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Water Quality Specialist (see information box for details). The old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it...
Oct 31 2012 - 5:27pm
SIERRA VISTA  U.S. Rep. Ron Barber said Wednesday the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded more than $36.5 million to Northrop Grumman training soldiers in the operation of unmanned aircraft at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista. “Fort Huachuca is essential to the economies of Cochise County and Southern Arizona and to our national defense,” Barber, a member of the House Armed Services Committee said...
Oct 31 2012 - 3:29pm
Oct. 23 9:27 a.m. A caller on the 1400 block of Melody Lane reported he had received a $50 counterfeit bill. 4:21 p.m. A resident on the zero block of Old Douglas Road reported a vehicle had been parked in front of his residence all day with a driver slumped over in the driver’s seat. 4:49 p.m. A resident on the zero block of Yucca Street reported a male subject working on a house behind him came into the callers back yard...
Oct 31 2012 - 2:08pm
Taylor Swift announced a big tour earlier this week and the artist states she’ll play two date in Glendale on May 28 and 29. No on sale ticket dates yet.   Look for the asterisks for other new shows added this week.   Compiled from a variety of websites   TUCSON Friday, Nov. 2 Divine Fits: The Rock Twist and Shout: Desert Diamond Casino   Saturday, Nov. 3 Ryanhood: Rialto Theatre...
Oct 31 2012 - 1:08pm
A team effort of the officers of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Sierra Vista Chapter #1400 resulted in an exciting attention-getter at the Chapter’s October meeting.  Following a suggestion by First Vice President Betty Howard, who also wrote the words for the small banner, Secretary/Legislative Officer Norma Lavinder then arranged the donation of flags from the Ladies Auxiliary of  VFW Post #...
Oct 31 2012 - 9:54am
Oct. 25 7:30 a.m. A man, 38, was arrested in Benson for domestic violence and turned over to the Benson Police Department. 10:25 a.m. A man, 43, and woman, 33, were arrested in Pearce and jailed for abandoning a stolen vehicle that had 154 pounds of marijuana inside. The man also had an outstanding warrant for theft of a vehicle. 11:11 a.m. A man, 51, was arrested in Bisbee for an outstanding warrant for being a fugitive from...
Oct 31 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— About 40 to 50 people turned out to a forum to discuss the proposed franchise agreement between Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) and the City of Sierra Vista at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center Tuesday night. The event was hosted by www.StopTAXabuse.org, which is a political committee campaigning against the Nov. 6 ballot question to adopt the franchise agreement. Assistant City Manager Mary...
Oct 31 2012 - 12:10am
Regardless of what Bisbee voters decide on a local 1 cent sales tax next week, the community will still require a long term strategy to solve its financial dilemma.   Much like the situation facing other communities in Arizona, the public employee pension costs are challenging local government revenues in Bisbee.   Officials wonder where the money is going to come from to pay the pension costs of both current and retired public...
Oct 31 2012 - 12:10am
AGUA PRIETA, Sonora, Mexico — Mayors from several cities from the border region met Monday in Agua Prieta, Sonora, to discuss ideas to promote tourism in Sonora, Mexico, and Cochise County. The meeting involved Naco, Sonora, Mayor Jesus Armol Gallardo; Agua Prieta Mayor Irma Villalobos Rascon Teran; Bisbee Mayor-Elect Adriana Zavala Badal; Douglas Mayor Danny Ortega Jr.; and Cananea Mayor Francisco Javier Tarazon Curlango. Oscar...
Oct 31 2012 - 12:10am
He starts every morning early — sometime between 3:30 and 4 a.m. — usually with coffee and dry cereal. At around 7 a.m., Keith Nowlin, climbs on his bike and starts his morning route.   By 8:55 a.m. Nowlin is at the front door of Sun ‘N Spokes, a local bicycle store on Fry Boulevard in Sierra Vista.   On Monday, Nowlin continued that routine and reached a milestone. The 79-year-old cyclist has pedaled 200,000 miles...
Oct 31 2012 - 12:10am
Over this past two weeks in this column, we saw what one vehicle driver thought about how inappropriately cyclists use our roads. We learned about Bill’s concern that cyclists don’t ride far enough to the right of the white line on the side of the road. Then, we saw the perspective from cyclists about the dangers they see when they ride to the right of that line. Today, let’s focus on the ways cyclists can be less vulnerable...
Oct 30 2012 - 11:24pm
DOUGLAS — With an NJCAA Region I championship sandwiched between two ACCAC championships, the young decade has been an enormously successful one for head coach Jerry Carrillo and the Cochise College Runnin’ Apaches. But having to replace nine sophomores from last year’s team that won 25 games and took the league’s No. 1 seed into the region tournament only to lose at home in the semifinals to Central Arizona would be...
Oct 30 2012 - 11:23pm
SIERRA VISTA — With little opposition from board members and the total support of superintendent Brett Agenbroad, Buena High principal John Schreur and athletic director Greg Duce laid out the rationale for the school to petition down from Division I to Division II in a work session of the Sierra Vista Unified Schools Governing Board on Tuesday. Last Tuesday, the Arizona Interscholastic Association issued its initial division...
Oct 30 2012 - 11:21pm
By Larissa Thurman For the Herald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — As another week of the 2012-2013 bowling season draws to a close, a new pattern emerges in the recap sheets: a fierce voraciousness to be the undisputed best.  Scores reported across all leagues this week were jarringly close in terms of scratch game and scratch series.  Recaps also revealed numerous cases where one person earned most, if not all, league titles on...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:37pm
Locally Raised Meats Now more than ever it is important to know where your food comes from. The “naturally raised” label on meats at the grocery store can be very misleading and allows more than what the public is probably aware of. It is virtually impossible to know what conditions these animals were raised under. The best way to feel confident that your meat is wholesome and nutritious is to purchase it directly from the...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:35pm
Myrtle A. Mortensen, 95, passed away on Oct. 21, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Bisbee. A full obituary will appear at a later date.
Oct 30 2012 - 9:35pm
 Patricia A. Malinaro, 70, passed away on Oct. 18, 2012.
Oct 30 2012 - 9:35pm
Gwendolyn Piper, 88, of Sierra Vista, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Life Care Center. Graveside services will be on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at 10 a.m., at the Post Cemetery. Friends wishing to follow the procession may meet in the parking lot of the Widow Support Center at the Main Gate at 9:30 a.m., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.  
Oct 30 2012 - 9:33pm
K.C. Paul Southard II was born on June 23, 1994, in Tucson. He was referred to as peanut, dragon fist, and his peer’s favorite, big head. K.C. was 18 years old and about to graduate from The Center of Academic Success (CASS). He had big dreams of joining the Army intelligence. K.C. was the type of guy who could liven up any occasion. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. There is no doubt that he touched the lives...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:33pm
Michael Dale Maggard, born Oct. 9, 1945, in Taft, Calif. passed away at the age of 67 on Oct. 23, 2012, at his home in Antelope, Calif. after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Patricia Maggard; his daughter, Michelle (Rick) Williams of Sacramento, Calif.; his son, Michael Jr. (Bonnie) Maggard, of Citrus Heights; his sister, Carol Sanchez; and brother, David Maggard of Santa Ana, Calif.; his...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:32pm
Emory L. Spears, 83, passed away with his family by his side on Oct. 27, 2012, at the Life Care Center of Sierra Vista. He was born on Sept. 10, 1929, to the late Effie and Jack Spears of Wrigley, Ky. Emory resided in Fairborn, Ohio for 55 years and then moved to Sierra Vista in 2008 to be closer to his family. He served for three years in the United States Army during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart Medal. He retired after 25...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:30pm
Joe was born to Anne and Herman DuBovy in Bronx, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp from 1951-53. He attended the City College of New York, studying play writing and literature. He founded and operated Technology Programs, marketing and reselling printed circuit boards for electronics firms across the country. Married to Jane Eloise McKee-DuBovy in 1982, they lived much of their life together in Lake Peekskill in the Hudson River Valley...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:19pm
Clarification on San Pedro To the Editor: Please pardon this rather late and lengthy response to an Oct. 8 article and Oct. 9 editorial (Our View: A Shakespeare Moment) in the Sierra Vista Herald regarding a proposed wildlife refuge for the lower San Pedro Valley. The article and editorial indicate a general misunderstanding of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS’s) proposed Lower San Pedro River...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:18pm
Impressive offering for chapel To the Editor: We are still in awe and inspired by how the good folks of Sierra Vista rally and support their community. On Oct. 19 and 20 the Sierra Vista Community Chorus presented their 9th annual benefit gospel concert. This year the entire free will offering that was collected at the concerts was donated to the Veterans’ Foundation Chapel Project to help fund the building of a chapel on...
Oct 30 2012 - 4:14pm
SIERRA VISTA — The 19th annual Sierra Vista Municipal Airport Fly-In and Open House will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport. Sponsored by the City of Sierra Vista and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Local Chapter 776, the goal of the event is to introduce aviation to children and to promote general aviation activities available at the Sierra Vista Municipal ...
Oct 30 2012 - 2:41pm
DOUGLAS — More than 15 tons of items were collected during a 36-hour event in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, that benefits illegal immigrants who get deported to Mexico. The Mexican Consulate in Douglas and the City of Agua Prieta in Mexico are inviting the community to donate items last Friday and Saturday at the Plaza Plan for the Migraton 2012. Oscar Antonio de la Torre Amezcua, the Consul of Mexico in Douglas, said 15...
Oct 30 2012 - 2:10pm
SIERRA VISTA — Now that the 321 Report to Congress is no longer required, the Upper San Pedro Partnership has to make a decision on continuing funding of monitoring the water levels within the Sierra Vista Subwatershed through wells and the surface flow of the river. According to USGS hydrologist Bruce Gungle, due to the unknowns of the department’s budget, he cannot commit funding to continue to monitor the 206 stations along...
Oct 30 2012 - 2:08pm
BISBEE — A man who was involved in home invasions in Sierra Vista was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison on Monday in Cochise County Superior Court. Jon Michael Garcia, 26, entered into a plea agreement earlier this month, pleading guilty to armed robbery and pleading no contest to attempted armed robbery. On Monday in Division 2 court, he was sentenced to serve 10 1/2 years in prison for the armed robbery count...
Oct 30 2012 - 1:58pm
Quote of the day: “You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.” – Actor, comedian George Burns (1896-1996) *** Just a reminder about the fun, safe trick or treat event which will take place from 5-8 p.m. today in Veterans’ Memorial Park. There will be lots of games for the kids, lots of free goodies, as well as a movie,...
Oct 30 2012 - 8:39am
PHOENIX — Maybe it’s the sign of a slightly improved economy. Or maybe it’s just optimism. But Arizona tribes took in nearly $1.8 billion last fiscal year even after paying off their winnings. And that’s the best since 2009. "Gaming is essentially driven by people’s disposable income,” said state Gaming Director Mark Brnovich. "So the fact that we’re starting to see an increase...
Oct 30 2012 - 8:02am
NAME: Charles Shoemaker AGE 29 RACE: White HEIGHT: 6 ft. WEIGHT: 150 HAIR: Brown EYES: Blue PLACE OF BIRTH: Arizona ID MARKS: Tattoos: back-lion, left leg-flames, right shoulder-Celtic cross OFFENSE: Unlawfully possessed metamphetamine drug paraphernalia REMARKS: Shoemaker is believed to be in the Sierra Vista area. He has worked as a landscaper and handyman. CAUTION: Shoemaker...
Oct 30 2012 - 3:18am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — So much for Alex Smith and his lost confidence. "It was in my closet," he said. "I found it." Indeed. Smith was almost perfect in San Francisco’s 24-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night. But for a dropped pass, he would have been. The 49ers quarterback completed 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns after a week that saw some speculation that Smith...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 Ferd Holtmann, of Sierra Vista, passed away on Aug. 22, 2012. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 1425 E. Yaqui St., Sierra Vista, followed by lunch and shared memories in the church hall.  
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 Francis David Shake, 89, of Prescott, and formerly of Laramie, Wyo., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Sun City. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dee Shake; daughter, Debbie Johnson of Phoenix; son, David Shake of Fort Collins, Colo.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, LeeAnne Hundt, of Plymouth, Ind. Francis was a World War II Navy veteran, retiring in 1983 after 30 years of service. He...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 SFC (Retired) Raymond W. Townsend Jr., 79, passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 26, 2012, from multiple medical conditions he had been fighting for the past two years. Ray was born in Lake Mary, Fla., to Mary and Raymond Townsend. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, of 20 years; three daughters from his first marriage, Cindy, Barbara and Mary; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Diana (Les); and two...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
A weekend of politics at the highest level and our first-hand exposure to the campaign for Arizona’s U.S. Senate confirmed everything we feared. It’s not about the issues. Sadly, two highly talented and likable men are locked in a bitter fight that threatens to tear down their previously respected reputations. This is the direct result of an involvement by national organizations and large individual contributions,...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) has seen fit to accuse Mitt Romney of sullying Mitt’s own religious faith. Certainly the Senator can say what he wants, especially on the floor of the Senate, where federal law itself protects him from a successful slander civil lawsuit.  The Senator claimed that Mitt did not pay taxes. Evidently that charge was not true, and the Senator abused an otherwise reasonable...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: Thank you to The Herald for running the headline article “SAHBA funds boost council race.” As a new voter in Sierra Vista, I would never have known that SAHBA represented Tucson interests and money and that two potential city council members, John George and Laura Bouchard, have accepted outside money to fund their campaign.  Earlier it was reported that the same two candidates refused to...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor:  Col. McSally worked for women’s rights in the service, but now she is willing to stand against the rights of the women in CD2. At the Sierra Vista debate  Col. McSally called her opponent a liar and a sexist over and over. He is neither! She stands before a banner that says Republican, a party whose platform planks are rotten with sexism and held together with lies as nails. Perhaps in Karl Rove...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: I find it odd, when we borrow 40 cents of every dollar, we spend and we are reaching a deficit that will require much the same actions as those imposed on Greece, that the ads and editorials on Jeff Flake are all about spending he did not vote for. We need Jeff Flake in the Senate to control spending and to help replace Dirty Harry who has not allowed a budget proposal as required by law for three years. If...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:45pm
 To the Editor: I recommend  we support Benjamin Mostyn to be the next Sheriff of Cochise County. Mostyn has strong ties to law enforcement and has been involved with law enforcement  for a number of years. Mostyn is a master Instructor at Ft. Huachuca and has worked in and with law enforcement agencies. He is sharp as a whip and has an impressive resume for a young man; that’s what we need. Cochise County...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:43pm
 To the Editor: As a resident of Cochise County since 1966 and an Independent, I am endorsing incumbent Cochise County Recorder Christine Rhodes for another term. This is the first time that I have publicly endorsed any candidate, ever. As an author, I hope the voting public knows that Christine Rhodes has an outstanding record of providing guidance to historians who research the records she tends to so well. Such research leads to...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:42pm
 To the Editor: There are several men who are running to replace the late Sherriff Larry Dever’s open position. Only one — Mark Dannels — has been selected to be placed on the ballot. Mark Dannels was selected after all four men presented their qualifications to the Republican Committee. Each man had the same opportunity to present his qualifications and why he thought he should be placed on the ballot. Only Mark...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:40pm
Halloween festivities, Including games, candy, a haunted house, jumping castle, a Movies in the Park showing of  Scooby-Doo, a costume contest and a fall harvest festival event sponsored by area churches, will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in Veterans’ Memorial Park. This event is sponsored in part by The Sierra Vista Herald, Cox Communications, the City of Sierra Vista, Horizon Moving and Storage, The Cochise Water Project and...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:36pm
 To the Editor: Regarding Tommy Kelley’s recent Our Reader’s Views letter (Oct. 22, 2012, “Romney vs. Obama”) and the fascinating glimpse it provides into several of his alternate realities, a couple of things come to mind. First, given the amount of foam and froth he spills on a page, I would guess that Mr. Kelley’s shaving cream budget should be correspondingly meager. And second, I really...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:35pm
 To the Editor: Benjamin Mostyn is a write in candidate for Cochise County Sheriff and I think he has the leadership qualifications to really get the job done. The state of Cochise County having domestic and international crime, with drug and human trafficking, burglaries and more violence being the most prevalent issues, steadily and dramatically increasing over the last decade there is a great need for change. A change that is bold...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:35pm
BISBEE — A man who fatally stabbed two other men in a fight at a Sierra Vista party on Aug. 6 of 2011 was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison in Cochise County Superior Court on Monday.    Robert Bond, 21, was charged with first-degree murder of Carlos Enrique Calderon, 23, and Conner Matthew Lull, 22, who were killed at a residence in the 4500 block of Cooper Street. He pleaded guilty in a plea agreement last August...
Oct 29 2012 - 5:13pm
BISBEE — A man who killed two people during a fight at a Sierra Vista party on Aug. 6 of 2011 was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday in Cochise County Superior Court. Robert Bond, 21, was 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.   He entered into a plea agreement last August, pleading...
Oct 29 2012 - 3:08pm
SIERRA VISTA— You remember what it was like. Adopting a strange new identity and heading out into the dusk to visit familiar places that are suddenly touched with a tinge of fantasy. Walking by zombies, superheroes and vampires on the one night each year when candy is not rationed out carefully, when you have been given a special mission to get as much of it as possible. Nights like Halloween are the makings of a childhood...
Oct 29 2012 - 2:34pm
SIERRA VISTA— A lot has changed since the last Palominas Fire District board election and this year’s race will result in at least one newcomer, as four candidates compete for two seats in hopes of helping steer the district through contentious times. Board Member Lloyd Trachtenberg, who was appointed to the board about a year ago, is defending his seat, while Board Member Chuck Mullens is not running for re-election....
Oct 29 2012 - 1:37pm
BISBEE — This Saturday, Cochise County employees join with Cochise College employees to help the local Salvation Army food bank in the second annual "Making a Difference" 5K Walk/Run. According to Ray Falkenberg, public information officer, the two groups formed the Cochise Combined Trust Wellness Program last year to help replenish the non-perishable food on sparse shelves at the Sierra Vista Salvation Army. "Not...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:44pm
BISBEE — Whether young or old, there will be plenty to do for Halloween on Wednesday in Bisbee. For youngsters, the day of fun begins at Greenway School with a tour of a haunted house made and staffed by the third-grade class of Steve Cook. Kids will be taken through the spooked up auditorium from 8 a.m. to noon, said Gauch. Then, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Bisbee Boys and Girls Club is hosting a children’s party for all...
Oct 29 2012 - 11:22am
Jose L. Arvizu, 43, August 24: attempted transport and/or sell marijuana; 4 years confinement in Dept. of Corrections with monetary. Edwin Bell, 35, August 15: promoting prison contraband; 1.5 years confinement in Dept. of Corrections with monetary. Luis A. Candelas, 17, August 31: endangerment with risk of imminent death; 3 years probation and monetary. Edgar O. Castaneda, 30, August 10: attempted transport and/or sell marijuana...
Oct 29 2012 - 11:09am
BISBEE — Bisbee volunteers will be filling shoe boxes with gifts, toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children oversees, while most people in America are preparing for traditional holiday activities. National collection week for Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind— is Nov. 12 to 19. This year-round project of international Christian relief, headed by...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: This last month has been one many of us wish never was as there have been many public and tragic deaths in our area. A well known sheriff, a tragedy of a border patrol agent, then another due to health, and this past weekend the murder of a CAS High school senior soon to graduate and begin the “real world.” My heart fell to the floor when I learned of the brutal stabbing murder of young 18-year-old K.C...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor:  I understand and appreciate concerns people have about the way Mark Dannels was chosen to be on the ballot. However, there is too much disinformation out there. It needs to be cleared up once and for all. The Republican Committee had nothing to do with the process. This was not a political maneuver. Heaven forbid this would be the case with Sheriff Dever’s passing. All we could do was run the election....
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: I take this opportunity to clarify that  the county elections’ department is responsible for the content on the ballots, not the Recorder.  However, the Recorder is responsible for mailing the early ballots and verifiying signatures on the early voting affidavit. Thank you. Christine Rhodes Cochise County Recorder Bisbee
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
In light of what might have happened, it was good news last week when Arizona and Amazon announced an agreement to settle a $53 million tax assessment. How much the company will actually pay won’t be made public, as part of the agreement. But the amount isn’t what really matters to state officials, including Gov. Jan Brewer. Of more importance is that, moving forward, Amazon has agreed to collect and pay 6.6 percent...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Your Mind 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 which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a variety of reasons. The printing of...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Tucked away just north of Ramsey Canyon sits Brown Canyon, a place many people in the area may have never heard about. And nestled at the mouth of Brown Canyon sits historic Brown Canyon Ranch, a place that even fewer people from the area have seen. But for the hundreds who turned out during the Brown Canyon Ranch open house on Saturday, it is a place so beautiful it’s a wonder it has remained one of Sierra Vista...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: For nearly two years GOP Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, ran his campaign as a “Severe Conservative.” That is, until Oct. 3, 2012, during the first presidential debate with him and President Obama. During the debate I watched and listened as Gov. Romney changed his position on every meaningful issue from a conservative to moderate or liberal stance. As I watched and listened to the governor, I...
Oct 28 2012 - 11:32pm
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M&M: My husband and I think we have created the next great invention.  How do we go about getting a patent? — Melissa Dear Melissa: To earn a patent, you must convince the United States Patent and Trademark Office that your idea is novel, as well as useful.  If a search of the database containing all existing patents reveals that your idea is indeed unique,...
Oct 28 2012 - 11:30pm
According to figures from 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 September dropped from 8.2 to 7.9 percent. The monthly rate was down from 8.9 percent a year ago.  Statewide, the unemployment rate dipped from 8.3 to 8.2 percent in September. The statewide rate was down from 9.4 percent in...
Oct 28 2012 - 11:28pm
By BEN WALKER The Associated press DETROIT — Finally pressed in the World Series, the San Francisco Giants finished off a most unexpected and stunning sweep. Marco Scutaro delivered one more key hit this October, hitting a go-ahead single with two outs in the 10th inning that lifted the Giants over the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in Game 4 on Sunday night. Nearly eliminated over and over earlier in the playoffs, the Giants...
Oct 28 2012 - 6:12pm
    SIERRA VISTA — For Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, his opponent for the U.S. Senate is not being truthful when it comes to his interpretation of what Flake stands for. What has almost become a battle of ads, instead of issues, Flake said Democrat Dr. Richard Carmona’s attacks ads on the GOP candidate’s views on many issues create clouds of confusion. Particularly upsetting to the Republican candidate...
Oct 28 2012 - 5:35pm
Halloween festivities, Including games, candy, a haunted house, jumping castle, a Movies in the Park showing of  Scooby-Doo, a costume contest and a fall harvest festival event sponsored by area churches, will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in Veterans Memorial Park. This event is sponsored in part by The Sierra Vista Herald, Cox Communications, the City of Sierra Vista, Horizon Moving and Storage, The Cochise Water Project and the...
Oct 28 2012 - 2:06pm
    SIERRA VISTA — There are two words which Dr. Richard Carmona uses to describe his opponent’s campaign to be the next U.S. senator for Arizona. “Disingenuous, dishonorable,” are Democrat Carmona’s words for how U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake is running his campaign. “He’s not addressing the issues, not willing to run on his own record,” Carmona said. “The issues which should be...
Oct 28 2012 - 11:29am
SIERRA VISTA — Of all the tragedies life can present, losing a baby may be one of the most difficult to understand. But even as the grief of such a loss can be overwhelming, sharing the experience with others who have faced a similar situation can sometimes provide the encouragement to move forward. And though the memories of a baby who is no longer here will never be forgotten, the sadness of such a loss can be eased over time....
Oct 28 2012 - 12:10am
By JOHN MARSHALLThe Associated Press TUCSON — His team trailing by 15 in the third quarter, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez urged his players to show a little life. Even after the Wildcats scored, they — and much of the stadium — remained quiet. Matt Scott woke them up. Scott didn’t get a chance to play in Arizona’s shootout loss to Southern California last year, but sure put his imprint on the rematch,...
Oct 28 2012 - 12:10am
HEREFORD — It may seem early but when it comes to Christmas, Santa needs a lot of helpers. And this year, one of them for all of Cochise County is retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jim Adams. Now, he’s not one of your typical elves from Santa’s North Pole workshop — no hard-nosed Marine can be so described, although under a tough exterior can be easily found a soft heart when it comes to kids. Adams doesn’t...
Oct 28 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— For more than two years Buena High School automotive technology instructor Jeremy Clemons has been teaching two programs simultaneously. This week the state informed the school that this can’t continue, one of the programs has to go. That means, despite high demand for the program, the automotive technology classes will stop at the end of the semester and Clemons will focus full time on paint and body shop. As...
Oct 28 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — In an effort to familiarize city residents with the process of forming a fire district, thus eliminating the Bisbee Fire Department, Mayor-elect Adriana Badal held a public forum to explain the impact of this change and the costs of the proposal. She explained to a room full of residents and some Bisbee firefighters at Central School Project Saturday that the city is continuing to see a decline in revenue from all sources,...
Oct 28 2012 - 12:10am
It would be irresponsible for this space to ignore the somewhat sudden and now audible civil discussion about the proposed Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative franchise tax. We encourage everyone affected by this question to attend a forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center. Hosted by stopTAXabuse.org, the gathering will start with a presentation by City of Sierra Vista and SSVEC representatives...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:58pm
Pvt. Tyler D Laliberte graduated from Army basic training on Sept. 6 at Fort Jackson, S.C.  He is currently studying electronic maintenance at Fort Lee, Va., in a 44-week program to become a radar repairer. Training is approximately 11 weeks at Fort Lee, followed by an additional 33 weeks at Fort Sill, Okla. His duty assignment is to be determined upon completion of school. Laliberte is the son of Bruce Laliberte of Sierra Vista,...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:58pm
In a dream I dreamed one day, we were children, happily at play, innocent as the flowers that on green grasses  their soft petals they lay, shameless and blameless in every way.    Rupert’s Way No.12  First one, then another, then a third dust devil wind wound its way across the path of Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holliday as they marched through Tombstone toward...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:57pm
ST. DAVID — Standing before a massive eight-foot rendition of Ed Schieffelin, sculptor Tim Trask talks about the work that went into creating the image of Tombstone’s founder.  Along with the Ed Schieffelin piece, Trask has a Buffalo Soldier Monument in the works — a project endorsed by the 10th Cavalry Troop B Foundation — that depicts two Buffalo Soldiers with weapons drawn, ready for action. Members of the...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:57pm
This week, the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista was hosted by Sulphur Springs Valley Electrical Cooperative (SSVEC) at the Windemere. Rotarians learned about efforts to create a Joint Technology District (JTED) at Buena High School from Sierra Vista Public School District’s public information officer, Sarah Pacheco, and received an update on SSVEC’s activities in and around the local area from Creden Huber, SSVEC’s CEO.  ...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:55pm
In what has become an annual neighborhood tradition, Sierra Vista Applebee’s will again thank our nation’s veterans and troops by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a free meal on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.  For the fourth year, Applebee’s will salute our nation’s military by serving more than 1 million free meals on Veterans Day. Since Applebee’s first began thanking the military...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:53pm
Do you know what a stroke is and what the symptoms are? Do you know how to prevent a stroke? Like many, I had thought about these questions, but didn’t really know the answers until January 2003, when a stroke changed my life. One seemingly ordinary morning, my mother woke up unable to move her left arm. Thinking she had just slept on it wrong, she went on with her day. As the day went on, and her arm didn’t get any better, she...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:52pm
Ana O’Sullivan and Enrique Claro Estrada III were married on Sept. 22, 2012, at home in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The Rev. Enrique Claro Estrada, Jr. performed the ceremony. The matron of honor was Vendella Fiatamalii Fuimaono. The bride’s maids were Justyne O’Sullivan and Robin Collins. The best man was Elias F. Estrada. The groom’s attendants were Mark Galindo and Jonah O’Sullivan. The flower...
Oct 27 2012 - 9:19pm
MARANA - The Bisbee and Tombstone cross country teams took part in the Division IV Section III Sectionals on Saturday at Marana High School and neither of the teams were able to qualify as a team for next Saturday’s state meet at the Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix. Tombstone was able to send two girls, both first-year runners to state. Shyla Armour was 15th overall in 22:24 and Hayley Nightingale was 23rd in 24:03; both...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:38pm
Bobby Salazar of Bisbee passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Los Angeles, Calif., where he lived for the past 30 years. Bobby graduated from Bisbee High School in 1963. He worked at Salazar’s Shoe Shop along side his dad. He worked as a miner in Bisbee for Phelps Dodge, Magma Mine in San Manuel and also in the Los Angeles subway tunnel. Bobby attended Cochise College where he received an associate’s degree and the Phoenix...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:36pm
Barbara Lynn Fushi, Barbie, 62 years young, of Sierra Vista passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2012. She had some health concerns the past year but was still full of life and happiness. Barbie was born in Topeka, Kan., March 19, 1950, to John and Helen Maxine Graber. In her early childhood she moved to Illinois where Barb and Ron met and were married in December 1969 in Park Forest, Ill. Barb and Ron moved to Sierra Vista in 1983. Barb...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:35pm
Enid Arlene Schwartz, 69, a 37-year resident of Sierra Vista passed away Oct. 25, 2012, at the University Medical Center in Tucson. She was born Oct. 23, 1943, in Neptune, N.J., to Joseph and Helen (Plotkin) Sigler. Enid was a practicing registered nurse for 17 years. She earned her PhD and for the next 17 years became a professor teaching nursing at Cochise College, Phoenix University and Grand Canyon University. She was active in the AATH...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:34pm
Dayton Minard, husband, father, friend and businessman is now with God, his Father, at the age of 81. Dayton passed away in the afternoon of Oct. 3 after a 16 year battle with cancer. His family was by his side at his passing. He is survived by his bride of 61 years, Roberta Anne; his eldest daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Daniel; as well as his youngest daughter, Carol; granddaughters, Brittany and Ashley; and great-grandson, Eli...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:32pm
To the Editor: The Sierra Vista Citizens Police Academy Class 12-1 graduated on Wednesday night. What an educational and interesting 12 weeks it has been. I would like to thank Molly Schmitt and Lt. Stone for all their hard work in coordinating the classes; the wonderful officer instructors; and all the personnel involved in this course. I want everyone to know what a dedicated, professional and highly trained police force we have in...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:31pm
To the Editor: In 1988, seeing court caseloads burgeoning with the population, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank Gordon decided that a coordinated, long-range plan was needed to carry Arizona’s judicial system into the new millennium. He appointed the Commission on the Courts, a 34-member “blue-ribbon” group from across the state to develop that plan, and to make specific recommendations for the judiciary to handle...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:29pm
To the Editor: Cochise County, don’t let the sneaky political games being played by the Republicans in the sheriff’s election prevail. Let’s show them at the ballot box that we don’t appreciate those games. Rod Rothrock is a Republican and is our “acting sheriff” chosen by Larry Dever. Fill it in and write in: Rod Rothrock. Rich Bennett Tombstone
Oct 27 2012 - 8:28pm
To the Editor:  Last night, a friend and I attended the gospel concert performed by the Sierra Vista Community Chorus. The room was standing room only! The performance was stellar. The chorus members were beautifully attired and the music was fabulous. Under the masterful direction of Sharon Keene, the chorus took their audience to the clouds with their angelic, yet powerful voices. This is my second time attending a performance by...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:27pm
To the Editor: The Three Desert Religions indoctrinate their male members into believing that men are superior to women — and — not only should — but — are morally bound to make decisions for women — since — women are intellectually and emotionally incapable of making their own rational and logical decisions.  Case-in-point — when is the last time that you saw or spoke to a Jewish Rabbi...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:26pm
To the Editor: As Senate President, I understand that some people will disagree with some of the decisions made at the Legislature. It’s something that comes with the job. But sweeping criticisms and blatantly false accusations are another story, and that’s exactly what’s happening. Recent mailers being distributed in southern Arizona have the audacity to blame longtime, respected State Senator Gail Griffin (R-...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:01pm
Lettuce Get Healthy, a group that supports one another in our journey to better health through a plant-based lifestyle, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, 3225 St. Andrews Dr. There will be a questions and answer session about being vegan,  followed by the DVD “Forks Over Knives.” Books, DVDs, and videos will be available, along with copies of our favorite recipe book. For details, call (...
Oct 27 2012 - 4:34pm
SIERRA VISTA — With more than 65 vendors packing the hallways and meeting rooms at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center on Friday and Saturday, the Freedom Home Shows, Inc., Annual Home, Garden & Gift Show offered area visitors many opportunities to begin that new home improvement project. But with most, if not all, of the vendors tallying a hefty list of new client contact information and future appointments, show manager...
Oct 27 2012 - 3:39pm
SIERRA VISTA — Hours after wrapping up an 8-2 regular season, Buena head football coach Ryan Scherling drove to Phoenix for a Division I Section II coaches meeting. The expressed purpose of the meeting was to determine All-Section teams, which Scherling found to be a mostly useless exercise considering only three of the coaches present had seen his team play. As a result, Dominique Drake, who went over the 2,000-yard rushing mark, was...
Oct 27 2012 - 3:01pm
In the midst of the frantic election cycle, it’s easy to become fatigued, to retreat into your own world and disengage from politics, both nationally and locally. In other words, it’s easy not to vote — to look at our most fundamental privilege and forget that it comes with a vital obligation to our community and our country. A couple months ago — back when the afternoon sun was still intense and the weeds that had...
Oct 27 2012 - 1:19pm
The 4th Annual Walk To Remember, sponsored by the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center’s C.A.R.E. Program, will take place on Oct. 28 at Veterans Memorial Park. Sign up begins at 8 a.m. at Ramada 3. The ceremony will include dedication poems, a balloon release and light refreshments. T-shirts will be available to purchase. For details, call 417-4557. The Sierra Vista Lions Club will host it’s Kick-Off Eyeglass Sorting Event from...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:12am
If you are an elderly and disabled Tombstone resident, with no means of transportation and have no way to dispose of those unwanted non-household items, mark Nov. 3 on your calendar The Tombstone Lions Club has organized a Free Dump Day, on Saturday, Nov. 3, andwill pickup those items from 8 a.m. until noon.   Members of the Tombstone Lions Club will pick up your non-household refuse  and waste during the City...
Oct 27 2012 - 10:56am
The Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation (SVEDF) has announced the launch of The Business Complex, a more than 4,300 square foot co-working facility. The facility will provide affordable workspace and resources to the region’s growing community of government contract entrepreneurs. The facility will include services that benefit entrepreneurs in the developmental and growth stages of their business.  For example, the...
Oct 27 2012 - 10:41am
TUCSON — The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Sierra Vista Ranger District, announces the Grand Opening of their new Sierra Vista Ranger Station. The public is invited to attend the grand opening ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Come meet the staff and say “Hi” to Smokey Bear. The new Ranger Station is located at 4070 South Avenida Saracino, ...
Oct 27 2012 - 10:13am
COCHISE COUNTY — The SEAGO Area Agency on Aging is charged with developing an area plan on aging. The area plan serves as the planning document which identifies needs, goals, objectives, and the activities that will be undertaken by the area agency on aging relative to programs for older persons in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz counties. The area plan describes the manner in which the area agency on aging plans...
Oct 27 2012 - 9:34am
SIERRA VISTA — Hungry black bears coming off the eastern slope of the Huachuca Mountains may be drawn to forage in residential areas by Halloween pumpkins and other decorations display outdoors, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has warned. The area of greatest concerns are west of Highway 92, where the west and southwestern sides of Sierra Vista are adjacent to Fort Huachuca, and south to Ash Canyon, said Regional Supervisor...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Nineteen years of losing games, losing coaches and losing pride to the point of almost losing hope came to a triumphant and anti-climactic end Friday night, as the Buena Colts routed longtime Southern Arizona power Sunnyside 46-16 to clinch their first state playoff berth since 1993. “These guys have worked their tails off,” said first-year Buena head coach Ryan Scherling, who was 8 years old the last time...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Local builders will have to adhere to an updated set of standards following Thursday night’s adoption of the 2012 International Building Codes. A new set of building codes is issued every three years and this is the first new adoption by Sierra Vista since 2006, Community Development Director Don Brush said. Though most of the changes are minor, the update does include higher standards for energy efficiency,...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
Arizona is a minority among states in its practice of term limits for its elected officials. One of just 15, the Grand Canyon State enacted its legislation in 1992, imposing eight year limits on House and Senate lawmakers. Term limits have good points and drawbacks, just like most legislation. In the good column is the mandatory expiration of legislative service if a particularly bad legislator is lucky enough to have a district...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— After agreeing to terms, Buena High School freshmen Cody Jenkins and Jacob Mapp counted down and let their hands fly. “Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!” Mapp’s scissors were crushed by Jenkins’ rock, so whether he liked or not, Mapp would be the first to put his foam airfoil to the test. Stabbing it with a skewer supported in clay that was resting on a scale, Mapp situated his miniature...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who killed two people during a fight at a Sierra Vista party on Aug. 6 of 2011 will get sentenced Monday in Cochise County Superior Court. Robert Bond, 21, was 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. He entered into a plea agreement in this past August, pleading guilty to two...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Cochise County Clerk of the Superior Court system is taking steps to make the disposition process paperless and more compatible with a nationwide database that contains criminal records. "The effort to go electronic will help ensure that convicted criminals actually have their offenses listed in their criminal history, and it will help prevent exonerated people from having inaccurate information in their criminal...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:08am
 BISBEE — A young Bisbee High football team made even younger by the attrition of injuries throughout the year, wrapped up a 1-9 campaign on Friday, falling to Thatcher 59-6. The Eagles ran out to a 38-0 lead by halftime, and the Pumas got their lone touchdown in the second half on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Pablo Dagnino to Daniel Vertrees. “It was just a tough year, our execution killed us,” Bisbee head coach...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:07am
 By Matt Hickman Herald/Review GILBERT — The Buena High School boys and girls cross country teams both qualified for state at the Division I Section 2 meet at Crossroads Park in Gilbert on Friday. For the boys, who were running without two of their top runners Dallen Haws and Cimmeron Madrid, they had plenty of room to spare, finishing fifth, led by Josh Velazquez, who as 13th in 16:11. Andrew McNary placed 26th in 16:...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:06am
BENSON — Although they were able to keep up with the Bobcats for the majority of the first half, Tombstone lost steam toward the end of the second quarter and the Yellowjackets were unable to recover in a 49-6 loss to Benson on Friday.  Tombstone, however, did finish the year at an even .500, going 5-5 in their best season since 2006. “The kids came out with some fire, but it’s almost like someone flipped a...
Oct 26 2012 - 11:23pm
BENSON — Although they were able to keep up with the Bobcats for the majority of the first half, Tombstone lost steam toward the end of the second quarter and the Yellowjackets were unable to recover in a 49-6 loss to Benson on Friday.   Tombstone, however, did finish the year at an even .500, going 5-5 in their best season since 2006. “The kids came out with some fire, but it’s almost like someone flipped a...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:36pm
Ashamed of the Republican party To the Editor: To misquote Mrs. Obama, “For the first time in my life, I ‘m really ashamed of my Republican Party.” It appears that “Chicago style politics” has come to Cochise County. No smoke filled rooms, but a lot of devious and underhanded behavior to get the current nominee on the ballot for sheriff. You all know who you are and so do the rest of us. Chief Deputy Rod...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:35pm
To the Editor: When I fell off my motorcycle recently on Hereford Road, I didn’t realize I would also be falling into a surreal scenario that would cost me dearly. While Bisbee FD EMTs were stabilizing me, Cochise County Sheriff Deputy Meza asked what I was going to do about clearing the wreckage from the scene. I told him I would like to have the bike towed to my house and that the address was on my driver’s license. He...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:33pm
To the Editor: After hearing Benjamin Mostyn speak the other night, I decided he has my vote as a write-in for Cochise County Sheriff. His ideas made sense. He listened to people. I was amazed at the amount of knowledge he has about the sheriff’s office, our county, and the crimes that happen here. The crime rates in our county have been going up significantly and that scares me. He promised to work hard and add modern intelligence-...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:32pm
To the Editor: It’s been about two months since the city primary election and this is the first time I have publicly expressed my thoughts and concerns. The initial vote total issued by the County Elections Director indicated that no candidate for the Sierra Vista council secured enough votes to avoid a runoff in the general election. It was reported that late on election night candidate Huisking’s husband, Pete, called the...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:28pm
Conceived in the wake of the Walter Reed scandal as a way for wounded warriors and their families to understand and access benefits, the “eBenefits” web portal has become an online gateway of enormous value and convenience to two million registered users. That still leaves a pool of 35 million eligible veterans and military community members wondering what all the “eBenefits” fuss is about.  Robert Reynolds, a...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:23pm
Emma Jean Louise Price (Maiden Russell) passed away on Oct. 23, 2012. She was a passionate gardener and self-made Landscaper, a loving mother, partner, and grandmother. She will be missed by all that truly loved life. She is survived by her life partner, Paul Arnold; five children, Johnny, William, David, Jay and Tammy; seven grandchildren, Nirvana, Billy, Camron, Alxel, Holly, Bradley and Travis; 13 great-grandchildren, Franky, Javier,...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:02pm
Buena wins 46-16 over Sunnyside. Benson defeats Tombstone 49-6. Bisbee loses to Thatcher 59-6.
Oct 26 2012 - 6:10pm
BISBEE — Early ballots are beginning to pour in to the county Recorder’s Office as Election Day nears. As of Friday, County Recorder Christine Rhodes said her office has verified 10,129 ballots and sent them over to the county Elections office. "We mailed out just under 33,000 early ballots to registered voters," said Rhodes. "And now, they are beginning to come in fast." People are also taking...
Oct 26 2012 - 3:28pm
BISBEE — After his extradition from Murray, Utah, a Bisbee man is now in custody in the Cochise County jail and charged with second degree manslaughter, among other crimes. Paul Lawrence Rosas, 56, is charged with killing his girlfriend Melinda Carley. He recently appeared before a Cochise County Grand Jury where evidence was presented by the Bisbee Police Department. He faces charges of second degree murder with extreme indifference...
Oct 26 2012 - 3:28pm
A public forum discussing the proposed franchise agreement between SSVEC and the City of Sierra Vista will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Windemere Hotel, at 6 p.m. Presentations will be made by representatives from SSVEC and the city, before the floor is opened to the public for questions. Although the Sierra Vista Area Chamber has not taken a position on this issue, we encourage local businesses to attend this event and learn...
Oct 26 2012 - 2:30pm
SIERRA VISTA— The third and final suspect allegedly involved in a recent kidnapping and assault case in Sierra Vista was arrested on a felony warrant by the Sierra Vista Police Department on Thursday morning after officers spotted him in a vehicle near El Camino Real Drive and Fry Boulevard. An arrest team was assembled and attempted to stop 30-year-old Oscar F. Marinez Jr., near Taylor Drive and North Garden Avenue, at which point...
Oct 26 2012 - 1:58pm
BISBEE — The 50th annual Cochise County Association for the Handicapped cake auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Bisbee Boys and Girls Club. "The cake auction benefits our programs and the people we serve," said Luis Ruiz, director of CCAH. "The success of the auction has a lot to do with the support and encouragement from the community and the local media. We do not know how we will ever be able to repay...
Oct 26 2012 - 1:25pm
  BISBEE — The Southeast Arizona Medical Center (SAMC), a small rural hospital, is drowning in debt and the board of trustees is turning to the county and neighboring Douglas for financial help. SAMC, run by the Community Healthcare of Douglas, Inc., is more than $2 million in debt  explained James Riley, president of the board of trustees, in a work session with the county Board of Supervisors Oct. 23. There could be a...
Oct 26 2012 - 9:52am
Motorists traveling west on Interstate 10 between Texas Canyon and Benson next week will continue to see travel restrictions as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues work to repave 14 miles of the interstate in Cochise County. Alternating lane closures will continue Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2 between the east end of Texas Canyon (milepost 322) and the east side of Benson (milepost 307) while crews work on guardrails...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
August 1 Julio Lomas III, 23, of Willcox and Christina S. Fraser, 24, of Pearce Rene Algara, 35, of Douglas and Elizabeth Velarde, 26, of Douglas Louie A. Moreno, 42, of Pirtleville and Leslie E. Duarte, 38, of Douglas Gonzalo, Nieblas, 27, of Agua Prieta, Mexico and Lydia Fabian, 23, of Douglas Carlos K. Dixon, 24, of Tucson and Latoya M. Williams, 24, of Sierra Vista Joshua S. Todd, 23, and Cassandra L. Brown, 23...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
We have to confess a bit of surprise at Wednesday’s Herald/Review story on the number of early ballots that have been returned. Cochise County Elections Director Juanita Murray reported roughly 3,600 of the 31,000 early ballots had been returned, as of Tuesday afternoon. Maybe being undecided isn’t so unfashionable, after all. Perhaps one reason there is a bit of hesitation in completing the early ballot is the depth...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  For some years the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Bank has benefited from local quilters. Thursday, members of the Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild honored the primary founder of their organization, the late Betty Merkel, who died April 6, by donating more than $1,200 to the food bank. The money was raised by selling raffle  tickets by members of the Sierra Vista Community Church in Christ, Faith...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
 James Cader Fennell passed away on Oct. 24, 2012. James was born on Nov. 10, 1929, in Pierce, Fla., to Joseph Fennell and Duskie Smith. James is preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Fennell of 47 years of marriage; and son Rick Fennell. Surviving are sons, Randy, Rudy, Rick and Robert; daughters, Judy and Barbara. He also leaves behind his brother, Joe; and sister, Josephine; as well as 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A Cochise County Superior Court judge denied a defense motion seeking to dismiss a case against a man who allegedly committed robbery, kidnapping and assault offenses. Nubian Tyehimba Amon Ra, 50, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault for an incident in January, according to court records. The transcript of the preliminary hearing does...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — One year later, and things just keep getting better for Oleg Murashka, the local owner Russian Cut jewelry store. Murashka will celebrate his one year anniversary as the store owner at Russian Cut on Saturday, culminating a story that begins in Russia and includes immigrating to this country in the hope of finding a better life. Today, Oleg is 40 years old and his business is thriving. But that’s not the...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
 Our son, ‘Waldo’, is a sophomore at Buena, and is doing well. His Dad and I just have one complaint. The bus driver insists that students remain in their seats and keep their feet out of the aisle, and their hands to themselves. Our Waldo has a difficult time sitting still, and likes to get up and stretch every so often. Could you please have the bus driver cut him some slack on this?   Signed Parents Who Think You...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  Today, a trio of Sierra Vista residents will be inducted in to the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Phoenix. Tom Dingwall, Luis Salaverria and Bob Strain are three of the 18 inductees who will be honored. Being selected for induction is based more on what an individual has done after leaving military service, although their  time in uniform is not overlooked in the process. Dingwall,...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — To an optimist, the Buena football program has been a sleeping giant since the end of the Cold War. To a pessimist, it’s been a laughingstock. But heading into tonight’s final game of the season at Loveless Stadium, neither designation can apply any longer. Primary evidence of this is the Colts’ 7-2 record and likely first state playoff berth in 19 years, win or lose tonight against Sunnyside. Further...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — After more than six weeks of hard work, the dozens of volunteers who helped construct one of the scariest haunted houses in Southern Arizona are ready to unveil their handy work to the public today and this weekend at the old Ideal Cars facility, located at 645 S. Hwy. 92. From 6 p.m. until about 10 p.m. today and Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, and from 5 p.m. until there are no more customers on Halloween night,...
Oct 25 2012 - 11:59pm
A community “Healing and Prayer Rally” is set for Veterans’ Memorial Park Saturday, Nov. 3, starting at noon. Hosted by Evangelist Helyn and Pastor Lorenzo Williams of Forerunners Outreach Ministry, the rally extends until 4 p.m. “The purpose for this event,” says Evangelist Williams, “is to turn minds and hearts toward God as the answer to the needs of this city, state and nation.” She says it is...
Oct 25 2012 - 11:54pm
By Angelica Nucico For the Herald/Review Tombstone High School’s J.R.O.T.C. established a mounted color guard team on about Sept. 29. The team consists of seven people. They are all part of one of the only two registered teams in the whole country. The other team is in Rio Rico. Shannon Weinstein, one of the members of the team said that the importance of it was, “It separates us from all of the other J.R.O.T.C...
Oct 25 2012 - 11:50pm
Sierra Vista School District Buena High School Some juniors and seniors have been taking the AIMS test but the regular testing students are busily back to work this week. The regular testing for sophomores will happen second semester. Next Wednesday, Oct. 31, will be an early release for teacher in-service.  Speaking of Halloween, students are reminded that any costume they wear must meet dress code rules. No weapons (...
Oct 25 2012 - 11:50pm
HUACHUCA CITY — After nine weeks of cramped quarters, six temporarily displaced fourth and fifth grade classes at Huachuca City School have returned to their original building and are enjoying newly refurbished, roomy classrooms. Late in the evening on Aug. 7 — which marked Tombstone Unified School District’s second day of school following summer break — a microburst destroyed the roof of one of the school buildings...
Oct 25 2012 - 11:00pm
TOMBSTONE — In his first year as head coach, Joe Thomas has already led Tombstone to its first season of .500 ball or better since 2006. But heading into tonight’s season finale at Benson, he’s looking for much more. “The kids are proud of what they’ve done, but they’re not satisfied,” Thomas said. “We still have hope, we just need to execute and have some fun while doing it.” The...
Oct 25 2012 - 10:58pm
BISBEE — Coming off a valiant performance last week at arch-rival Douglas, the Bisbee High football team closes out a trying season tonight at home against Thatcher, the No. 4 ranked team in Division V. Already facing long odds, the Pumas’ chances are made even rougher by the loss of possibly two more starters. Quarterback Mauro Moreno, who injured his non-throwing shoulder in the third quarter of the 31-14 loss to Douglas...
Oct 25 2012 - 10:58pm
SIERRA VISTA — Last season it was the Buena boys cross country team that was plagued by injuries, while the girls enjoyed the benefits of strong pack running. This year, the situation has been reversed, as the girls haven’t been able to put their five best runners on the course all season, but the boys have been strong and deep. Today in Gilbert, both teams will look to finish in the top eight out of 16 teams in Section 2...
Oct 25 2012 - 7:36pm
SIERRA VISTA — With a win Friday night in the regular season finale over Sunnyside, the Buena High football team can clinch its first state playoff berth since 1993. Even with a loss, the Colts would likely still get in, but the last thing the Colts want to do is back into state, fall in the seedings, which would make an already difficult first round game of state even tougher, or see the final game of their 15 seniors at Loveless...
Oct 25 2012 - 7:35pm
To the Editor: I’m writing this letter in support of Mr. Benjamin Mostyn for Cochise County Sheriff. I have known Mr. Mostyn for almost 5 years, and I can’t think of anyone else who would do a better job for the citizens of our county than him. Mr. Mostyn is energetic, patriotic, and independent. Mr. Mostyn has a natural gift and skills of a 21st century leader who has an understanding of the law enforcement issues that our...
Oct 25 2012 - 7:35pm
SIERRA VISTA — One year later, and things just keep getting better for Oleg Murashka, the local owner Russian Cut jewelry store. Murashka will celebrate his one year anniversary as the store owner at Russian Cut on Saturday, culminating a story that begins in Russia and includes immigrating to this country in the hope of finding a better life. Today, Oleg is 40 years old and his business is thriving. But that’s the way...
Oct 25 2012 - 7:34pm
To the Editor: The City of Sierra Vista has placed a question on the November ballot (Question 2 Electric Franchise) that, if approved, will double your Sulphur Springs electric bill — for the next 25 years! The city (not SSVEC) is requiring this new tax as part of a 25 year renewal contract with SSVEC who will collect the money for the city. The way this issue has been put forth is dishonest. You’ll notice there is no mention...
Oct 25 2012 - 7:32pm
One of the great things about the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb is you can do it ‘your way.’ You can train all year and go for the win. You can train now and then and hope for under and hour, or you can do whatever works for you and go for the finish. All of these are admirable and honorable. There’s also the popular filling in for someone who registered but couldn’t make the event. I know of at least three people who...
Oct 25 2012 - 3:34pm
September 4 Sidney L. Smalls III, 25, of St. Helena Island, S.C. and Carla Y. Michel, 21, of Hemet, Calif. Paul M. Anderson, 22, of Stone Creek, Ohio and Ashley Skinner, 21, of New Philadelphia, Ohio Marquez D. Hamilton, 20, of Fort Huachuca and Christine S. Francis, 27, of Bakersfield, Calif. September 5 David B. Dominguez, 26, and Edith Garcia, 28, of Douglas Jerry L. Cole, 52, of Douglas and Betty J. Pruitt, 64,...
Oct 25 2012 - 3:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — The two major candidates for U.S. Senator vying to replace retiring Arizona GOP U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will hold town hall meetings this weekend in Sierra Visa. Democrat Dr. Richard Carmona will have one from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the University of Arizona South Administration Building’s meeting room. Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake will have his beginning 3:15 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Holiday Inn ...
Oct 25 2012 - 2:46pm
DOUGLAS — The Mexican Consulate in Douglas and the City of Agua Prieta in Mexico are inviting the community to donate items during an upcoming 36-hour event to benefit illegal immigrants who get deported to Mexico. The Migraton 2012 will take place starting at 10 a.m. today (Friday) and ending at 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Plaza Plan in Agua Prieta, Sonora. Oscar Antonio de la Torre Amezcua, the Consul of Mexico in Douglas,...
Oct 25 2012 - 12:06pm
Oct. 24 7:34 a.m. There was a one vehicle accident on Dragoon Road. The driver veered to the shoulder and overcorrected causing the vehicle to go through the guard fence and flip over. The driver was flown to UMC with non life threatening injuries. 7:46 a.m. A man, 35, was driving in Sierra Vista with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited and jailed for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. His vehicle was impounded...
Oct 25 2012 - 11:41am
BISBEE — There will be a forum Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at Central School Project to provide information on the formation of a fire district, the continuation of the fie department and other issues. Mayor-elect Adriana Badal is hosting the forum and will be joined by city finance director Dee Flanagan to help explain finances involved.
Oct 25 2012 - 11:33am
BISBEE — A man who murdered a woman in Benson in 2010 is now scheduled for sentencing in December 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. He entered into a plea agreement in July. He pleaded guilty in the plea deal to the murder count, and the abandonment count was...
Oct 25 2012 - 10:40am
BISBEE —R U OK? The simple text message that asks the recipient if there is a need for help, is being incorporated into a Cochise County Sheriff’s Office program that is aimed at helping those who are home bound to have regular contact with a volunteer. In January, 2010, the Sheriff’s Office began to relay information about the program, the proposed cost to purchase and implement it, and other information, to the...
Oct 25 2012 - 10:28am
  Ten thousand pounds of anything is a lot of something. On and before Nov. 3, the Edward Jones offices in Sierra Vista are pointing at collecting 10,000 pounds of donated food for area food banks. The local financial planning firms kicked off the annual Bag-A-Thon collection last Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Empty Bowls event in Sierra Vista, where those who attended and donated to the artisan effort to raise money for the homeless...
Oct 25 2012 - 9:27am
SIERRA VISTA — The American Red Cross, Southern Arizona Chapter, will be conducting volunteer training classes in Sierra Vista on Nov. 2, 3 and 4 at the Sun Canyon Inn, 260 N. Garden Ave.,  near the Fort Huachuca Main Gate. Early registration is requested; there are no fees for classes. An informational meeting will be held at the Sun Canyon Inn on Friday, Nov. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. and again on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m...
Oct 25 2012 - 8:15am
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer delivered a nearly $100,000 infusion Wednesday into the campaign of Republican Jeff Flake to become the state’s next U.S. senator. Reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission show Jan PAC spent $99,998.72 printing and sending out a mailer promoting Flake over Democrat Richard Carmona. That comes just a day after the governor poured more than $35,500 into an attack mailer on Democratic...
Oct 25 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Cochise County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to send the state liquor license board a recommendation of approval for a beer and wine sales license at a new convenience store at the intersection of Ramsey Road and Highway 92 Tuesday. There were a number of people from the County Estates Southern Baptist Church who signed petitions and sent a letter to the state liquor license board asking the supervisors to deny...
Oct 25 2012 - 12:10am
As voters cast their ballots in the newly drawn Legislative District 14, the choice for state senator is clear. Formerly a House representative in District 25, Democrat Pat Fleming has proven herself to be involved and interested in the people residing throughout new LD 14. We find ourselves agreeing more with Fleming’s positions than with her opponent in the district, incumbent Republican Gail Griffin. During this election...
Oct 25 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Based solely on the ballot question, a Sierra Vista voter would have little to no idea what a new franchise agreement between Sierra Vista and Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) actually changes. This has been frustrating to some members of the Sierra Vista City Council. The city is in a tight spot legally when it comes to the ballot language and the majority of the city council followed City...
Oct 25 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Ballots have been coming into the Cochise County Recorder’s Office since early voting began Oct. 11, but so far only around 3,600 have been transferred to the county elections office. The recorder’s office verifies the name and address on the envelope of each ballot it receives, to be sure it matches up with the record of registered voters. Then, still unopened, the early ballots are bundled and the county...
Oct 24 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.   Landmark Cafe: Fry Boulevard, in the Landmark Plaza, 459-4624 for reservations. Thursday from 5:30 to...
Oct 24 2012 - 11:57pm
By Roger HarrisFor the Herald/Review The Symphony family invites the public to the first concert of the 18th season. Yes, Sierra Vista has a symphony orchestra and from the beginning in 1995, the goal has been to bring the best of classical music to our community. We also have commitment to educate and introduce our youth to classical music. This first concert is a special centennial salute to Arizona. The centerpiece of the concert is...
Oct 24 2012 - 11:56pm
Fans of Cowboy and Western music won’t want to miss the “Tombstone Western Music Jubilee” to be presented in Tombstone’s historic Schieffelin Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Four exciting western acts will perform a three-hour music extravaganza to benefit future Tombstone Western Music events.  Call of the West features Jerome Campbell and Jeanne Cahill. Their exquisite harmonies and top notch musicianship...
Oct 24 2012 - 11:55pm
The sixth annual Francie’s Youth Piano Competition is scheduled for Saturday at Kino Hall at the St. Andrews the Apostle Church. There is $1,200 of prize money to give away to the most deserving students in each level from 1 to 8. First place winners receive $75, seond place receives $50 and third place receives $25.   There are 48 students participating from around Cochise County. The teachers represented are Francilia Schofield...
Oct 24 2012 - 11:54pm
The Yampa Valley Boys will perform at the Arizona Folklore Preserve on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Steve Jones and John Fisher are now in their 12th year of performing as the Yampa Valley Boys and have performed more than 1,550 shows together. Finalists for several awards by the Western Music Association, including “best duo” in 2010, Steve and John present an all- acoustic, high energy, audience...
Oct 24 2012 - 11:53pm
By Nancy BernardHerald/ReviewHBO premiered two new films this past weekend based on real life. One seems inspired by cattiness and revenge, the other by affection and admiration. The stories are as different as night and day, and so is the quality of their telling.“The Girl” portrays Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession with Tippi Hedren, his leading lady in “The Birds” and “Marnie,” and is based on a book by...
Oct 24 2012 - 11:07pm
DOUGLAS — When Laura Hughes took over the long-struggling Cochise College women’s basketball program in the spring of 2011, she didn’t have much time to fill an empty cupboard. Fortunately, expectations weren’t terribly high, and they were even lower after the team’s top playmaker, point guard Justina Prairie Chief from Gallup, the New Mexico Gatorade High School Player of the Year, went down with a season-...
Oct 24 2012 - 11:05pm
 By Derek L. Stalling SIERRA VISTA — Holding steadfast in traditions the Korean form of Martial Arts and the World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA) hold so dear, Starworld AMAF Creativity/Demonstration Team took first place once again at the WTSDA Region 2, Championships held at the Casa Blanca Hotel/Casino Resort, in Mesquite, Nev. on Sept. 29. Back in July, the team won the WTSDA World Championships in Greensboro, NC. The...
Oct 24 2012 - 7:42pm
 VFW Post 9972 will host a barbecue pork sandwich dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the post, 549 Veterans Dr. Cost is $7 per person and includes a sandwich, beans, cole slaw, and chips. Live entertainment will follow the meal until midnight. For details, call 458-9972. Brown Canyon Ranch will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the ranch. There will be guided walks around the Ranch property, and B-Troop will...
Oct 24 2012 - 6:56pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Police Department will be conducting an informational meeting about Neighborhood Watch on Thursday, November 1, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Police Department.  The public will be given information regarding the process to start a Neighborhood Watch.  Current block captains from active Neighborhood Watches will be at the meeting to address questions about the process and benefits...
Oct 24 2012 - 6:54pm
SIERRA VISTA — The City’s Leisure and Library Services want you to get your running shoes ready for the 8th Annual 5K Veterans’ Day Run and 2K Fun Walk on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 a. m.  The cost for the Run is $14 per person ($16 the day of the race) with a discount of $1 off for all Thunder Mountain Running Club Members. The 2K Fun Walk is $10 per person or $12 the day of the walk.  All runners and walkers...
Oct 24 2012 - 6:53pm
PALOMINAS— The planned evaluation of Palominas Fire Chief Sherry Hunter never occurred on Wednesday night because the fire board meeting was cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. Board Chair Debbie Stoner and Board Clerk Tommy Stoner were the only ones present at the meeting time, leaving them one short of the number needed to conduct a meeting. Board Member Chuck Mullens was in the parking lot but never came inside the meeting ...
Oct 24 2012 - 6:50pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Police Department will be conducting a free Child Identification and Bike Registration Day on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Police Department. The child identification program will be provided by volunteers from the Cochise County “CHIP” Program. “CHIP” is a process of gathering information— DNA swab, color photo, fingerprints, and...
Oct 24 2012 - 6:40pm
Sergeant Major (Retired) Bobby Louis Henry passed away peacefully on Oct. 23, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with several complicated medical conditions. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sandra whom he adored; his sons, Steven and Mark; and his daughter, Becky; as well as five sisters and six grandchildren. All who knew Bobby cherished him. The family is comforted by the knowledge that his suffering is over and by the strength...
Oct 24 2012 - 6:29pm
To the Editor: Sheriff Dever — when he first made Sheriff, I thought, oh, oh, another one of the St. David boys. He will be just like Jimmy. But after half way through his first term, was I ever wrong. To some he was like a god, to most he was one heck of a hero. To me he was the best we have ever had in Cochise County. But everything that happened to him in the last few months before he left us, he was a human being after all...
Oct 24 2012 - 6:27pm
To the Editor: Every day, our family lives with the lack of security and experiences the environmental and economic effects of out-of-control illegal immigration on our and our neighbors’ lands.  For years, we have been fighting to get our federal government to assure mandatory security resources are deployed to credibly secure the border allowing us to feel safe on our own ranches and homes. Few elected officials have...
Oct 24 2012 - 6:23pm
To the Editor:  I was employed by the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department for twenty-one years. I served in the capacity as patrol deputy for six years and as a detective for 15. During my career with the department I served under Sheriff Jimmy Judd, John Pintek and Larry Dever. In my opinion both Sheriff Judd and Larry Dever were very professional and respected individuals. I initiated the property crime investigation unit...
Oct 24 2012 - 6:22pm
To the Editor: It’s a penny. Proposition 204 asks for a penny to provide a stable funding source for our schools — one that the legislature can’t siphon or cut. It’s not a new penny, it’s the same penny you’ve been paying since voters overwhelmingly approve the sales tax for education in 2010. The anti-education commercial that’s running on TV decries this education investment as “...
Oct 24 2012 - 4:11pm
PHOENIX — A former state Supreme Court judge is hoping to get what he believes is a little justice of his own for himself and other Arizona cable TV subscribers. Stanley Feldman is asking a federal judge to ban the practice by Cox Communications of forcing those who are buying the company’s premium service to also rent a set-top converter box at an additional $6.99 a month. He charges through his attorneys that the practice is...
Oct 24 2012 - 3:23pm
TOMBSTONE – At a special meeting on Tuesday, the Tombstone Unified School District Governing Board accepted the resignation of board member Kara Harris, effective immediately. “Since starting my position as a board member, I accepted a new job and am also raising a grandchild,” said Harris. “I’ve enjoyed being on the school board and working with the other members, but between these two new commitments, I...
Oct 24 2012 - 2:51pm
By Larissa Thurman FORT HUACHUCA — Desert Lanes saw its fair share of both competition and excitement last week between milestones, league play, and tournaments.  The monthly King of the Hill tournament was held on Saturday.  Of the final five competing in ladder matches for placement, three hailed from Tucson and two were familiar faces in the house.  The fifth place finish was Richard Weigle, who lost his...
Oct 24 2012 - 2:49pm
Commentary by Dick Atkinson It has been universally accepted that a large measure of success or failure in golf lies in one’s mental approach to the game.  That six-inch space between the ears is as important as anything in one’s golf bag.  A negative thought, prior to the swing, can adversely influence physical action, whereas a positive thought will usually produce favorable results.  It is proven scientific...
Oct 24 2012 - 9:45am
SIERRA VISTA — The Leisure and Library Services department has announced the closure of the Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, The Cove, from Monday, Oct. 29 to Sunday, Nov. 26, 2012. Annually, The Cove closes for two weeks for general maintenance.  This year, The Cove celebrated its tenth anniversary and more extensive maintenance was deemed necessary. The extensive maintenance will include structural issues such as...
Oct 24 2012 - 9:20am
Today I’d like to offer some perspectives about what car drivers wonder about when they see cyclists ride along the road. Then, I’ll offer perspectives from some cyclists. Some car and truck drivers may wish they were riding bicycles too; some may wonder why cyclists ride at all? Let me convey some comments from last week’s readership.  An e-mail from Bill said:  “Ref your Herald article Oct. 17,...
Oct 24 2012 - 9:04am
The Rialto announces Lauryn Hill in concert Monday, Nov. 26. Meanwhile up in Glendale on Sunday, Dec. 2 the Jingle Ball will feature Pitbull, NeYo, Ellie Goulding and three others at Jobing.com Arena.   Look for the asterisks for other new shows added this week.   Compiled from a variety of websites   TUCSON Thursday, Oct. 25 Alice in Cooperland: Casino del Sol   Friday, Oct. 26 Calexico, The...
Oct 24 2012 - 12:39am
 Lily Naomi Hawkins, 89, of Sierra Vista, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012 at her residence. She had been a resident of Sierra Vista for 35 years. A graveside service with Minister Karen Cropper officiating will be Friday, October 26, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Cochise Memory Garden Cemetery, 5590 Charleston Road, Sierra Vista. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home.  
Oct 24 2012 - 12:39am
David Wayne Kimball, 57, of Sierra Vista, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at his residence. He had been a resident of Sierra Vista for 12 years. Services are pending with interment at a later date in California. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home.
Oct 24 2012 - 12:37am
Wayne B. Wigmore, 84, a Sierra Vista resident, passed away on Oct. 10, 2012, surrounded by loved ones at his home. He was born on Aug. 13, 1928, in Rochester, N.Y. to Charles and Frances Wigmore from Nova Scotia, Canada. Wayne is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Nancy of Sierra Vista; five sons, Wayne, Gary (Lori), Mark, Scott (Sylvia), and Keith; four daughters, Wendy Jackson (Dallas), Lisa Leone, Kathy Hunter, and Darlene....
Oct 24 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who was involved in home invasions in Sierra Vista was sentenced to serve 3 1/2 years in prison in Cochise County Superior Court on Monday. Andrew Slough, 22, was charged with three counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of kidnapping, three counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of criminal impersonation. In September, he...
Oct 24 2012 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof – is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” — Douglas Adams, English humorist/playwright/author 1952-2001. *** Two fun major events are coming up next week that the Herald/Review is helping to sponsor. The first is next Wednesday, when there will be another free, safe, fun trick-or-treat...
Oct 24 2012 - 12:10am
It’s a thankless job. Anyone with public service experience can tell you that serving on a school board — anywhere — brings with it lots of responsibility, plenty of people with opinions, and little, if any, compensation. Board members who do the job right willingly commit their time to visit local schools, meet with teachers and parents,  handle more homework than most college students. Sierra Vista...
Oct 24 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — “Where’s K.C.?” “We heard he’ been hurt.” “Where’s K.C.?” Those were questions from many of 18-year-old K.C. Paul Southard’s friends as they gathered at his home early Sunday morning. Those words still ring loud in his mother Kelley’s head. All too soon, before 3 a.m., she would know where her son was and what happened to him. He...
Oct 24 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA – An important fossil and archaeological site within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area has just been nationally recognized for its special scientific values.   On Oct. 17, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced his designation of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Murray Springs Clovis Site as a National Historic Landmark. Murray Springs, located in Cochise County, is one...
Oct 24 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — "We will not be able to stay in business much longer if something doesn’t change … " That was the plea of James L. Riley, chairman of the board of trustees at Community Healthcare of Douglas Southeast Arizona Medical Center (SAMC) to the Cochise County Board of Supervisors during a work session Tuesday morning,  Riley is looking for $310,000 in financial help to keep the small, rural center...
Oct 24 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 December 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...
Oct 23 2012 - 11:59pm
National Food Day today Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy and sustainable food. Food Day is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life. It takes place annually on Oct. 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare and farm worker justice. The ultimate goal of Food Day is to strengthen...
Oct 23 2012 - 11:35pm
SIERRA VISTA — Ten years after the Salk vaccine, the Polio virus had not yet been wholly eradicated. Dianne Kogan was born in a military hospital in 1962, and she believes it was there that she contracted the disease. It caused her left leg to grow at a significantly slower rate than the right. At the age of nine, she was among the first children in the country to undergo a pioneering procedure to lengthen her leg. This allowed her to...
Oct 23 2012 - 8:27pm
SIERRA VISTA — Buena’s four-game winning streak, including wins over relatively quality opponents in Tucson and Mesa Westwood, didn’t do much to impress the MaxPreps/Freeman power points system. In fact, it caused the Colts to drop from 13 to 14, hanging on for dear life to the last available at-large state playoff berth. But after rolling over 2-7 Desert View last Friday, 40-20, the Colts jumped up two spots from No. 14...
Oct 23 2012 - 7:01pm
SIU-Edwardsville Sports Information Department HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Colin McCarty finished with a nine under par- 207 to claim medalist honors at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate completed Tuesday at The Links at Novadell. It is the first tournament title for the sophomore. The Cougars finished fifth as a team in their final competition of the fall. McCarty, a Buena grad who won the 2011 Division I state championship, bested...
Oct 23 2012 - 6:48pm
To the Editor: Cochise County needs a sheriff that is not only a super b law enforcement officer, but is also a person that is committed to our communities; a proactive person that nows how to lead by example and not by reaction, a person who is concerned about the welfare of our county regardless of outside public opinions and political pressures. I have watched Mark Dannels exemplify these qualities for more than 15 years. He has...
Oct 23 2012 - 6:47pm
To the Editor: On behalf of the Sierra Vista West Rotary Club, I would like to thank those who helped us stage our successful How The West Was Run fundraiser. This was the second year for this event, and we saw the number of entrants increase from 28 in 2011 to 83. Thanks to Dan Coxworth of the City of Sierra Vista for his invaluable input, advice and time. We also very much appreciate the generosity of the Sierra Vista Herald,...
Oct 23 2012 - 5:23pm
SIERRA VISTA — Paul D. Crawford, 23, charged with one count of vehicle burglary, is in the Cochise County Jail with bail set at $20,000. Sierra Vista Police spokesman Sgt. Brett Mitchell, said Crawford was reported to be in the Savanna Drive neighborhood which led a number of police officers to search for him Tuesday morning. When Crawford was spotted “he attempted to flee but was taken into custody near the intersection of...
Oct 23 2012 - 5:03pm
BISBEE — There have been recent developments in the federal court cases in Tucson against a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and some co-defendants who allegedly smuggled marijuana through the Douglas Port of Entry. Luis Carlos Vasquez, Jesus Antonio Chavez-Bustamante, Victor Stuppi, Saul Lizarraga-Roldan, Karla Beatriz Prieto, and Marcos Abraham Sandoval-Lizarraga were charged in this case, according to online...
Oct 23 2012 - 4:18pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College Science Club will host a free screening on Thursday, Nov. 8 of a new film called “Green Fire,” the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold.  The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of the twentieth century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today...
Oct 23 2012 - 4:13pm
NACO, Sonora — Mexican authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man that took place Monday night in Naco, Sonora, Mexico, according to El Mirador newspaper. German Valdemar Morales Morales, 47, was shot multiple times at about 6:45 p.m. along International Road between Calle 12 de Octubre and Constitution. The victim was originally from Naco, Sonora, and according to his family he was a merchant. He died while...
Oct 23 2012 - 4:04pm
PALOMINAS— Tonight, the district fire board will discuss what to do with Palominas Fire Chief Sherry Hunter. This evaluation was scheduled for its own special meeting after a group of firefighter’s told the board last week that Hunter is not an effective leader or a qualified chief. Hunter fired back in the next meeting, on Thursday night, citing accounting issues that have been identified in an audit and asking board members to...
Oct 23 2012 - 4:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Join the Cochise College Small Business Development Center and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for a free Veteran’s Business Plan Workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus in room 702.  This class will go over all the elements of a business plan, including executive summary, business description and vision, definition of the market,...
Oct 23 2012 - 3:36pm
From the minute they came through the door on Oct. 11, it was obvious that Noemi Noriega Torres and Sister Louise Marie Benecke, coordinators of the Douglas-based Wings of Angels Foundation, were welcome guests in Gloria and Karen’s small Agua Prieta home.  Gloria had a stroke two years ago and now uses a manual wheelchair to get around. Her daughter Karen, 33, was injured in an automobile accident as a toddler that left her...
Oct 23 2012 - 3:34pm
October 16 9:13 a.m. Someone stole about $150 worth of firewood from a location on the 600 block of Arizona Street. 9:17 a.m. An incident of disorderly conduct was reported outside Burger King. 10:29 a.m. An identified male subject was observed throwing rocks that damaged a vehicle on the 100 block of Bornite. 4:08 p.m. An identified male subject was observed breaking a window on an RV in the alley off the 100 block of ...
Oct 23 2012 - 9:54am
Oct. 19 12:46 a.m. A man, 33, was driving in Pirtleville with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited and the owner of the vehicle came to pick it up. 7:23 a.m. Robert Finazzo, 68, died at his home in Sierra Vista by apparent natural causes. 7:54 a.m. A vacant house on E. Barateria Blvd. in Sierra Vista had the front door kicked in and other damage to the property. 10:17 a.m. A man, 26, was arrested and jailed...
Oct 23 2012 - 8:35am
PHOENIX — A loosely organized effort to oust a state Supreme Court justice is forcing him to consider an unprecedented campaign to keep his post. Justice John Pelander said he is upset by "hit pieces” being put out by groups urging that he not be retained on the bench this year. He said the information being circulated about a September ruling is "misleading” at best. Pelander, worried, though, about the...
Oct 23 2012 - 7:17am
Name: Melissa Jones   Age: 24 Race: White Sex: Female Height: 5 ft. 9 inches Weight: 130 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Place of Birth: Virginia ID MARKS: Tattoos: right hip-rose, neck-chinese symbol, anarchy sign, back-tribal design, heart w/tribal design, right ankle-butterfly, left hip-“Riley,” right arm-stars, moon and cross. OFFENSE: Knowlingly possessed a dangerous drug...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Two candidates for Sierra Vista City Council received a significant boost to their campaigns recently when a Tucson-based construction organization contributed thousands of dollars in advertising and cash to their campaigns. The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association’s (SAHBA) contribution to the campaigns of Laura Bouchard and John George amounts to a little more than $7,300, according to an...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
Nine questions will confront Arizona voters on their Nov. 6 general election ballot, asking constituents to decide on a variety of issues that include education funding, open primaries, and judge selection.   **Prop 204** If approved, an existing one cent sales tax scheduled to expire in 2013 would stay in place, with money raised from the collection directed toward education and road construction in Arizona.   Beyond the one cent per...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Preserving six tennis courts, developing other family-geared sports activities and breaking even, were the chief goals city staff outlined for the city council regarding King’s Court at a work session on Monday. The recommendation of how to proceed with the city’s newly-acquired facility was developed after more than 90 people submitted written suggestions in three recent open houses. Leisure and Library Services...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
When Martha McSally announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination in the special election to complete the term of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, there was genuine enthusiasm among Cochise County Republicans. Who better than a decorated Air Force veteran, a woman who distinguished herself for her leadership and willingness to stand up to Washington’s power, to serve CD 8 in this time of crisis? That enthusiasm...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
Sometimes you reach a moment when you realize that the goal you set for yourself is unreachable, it just isn’t going to happen. For me, that moment took place somewhere between the third and fourth staircase of the Bisbee 1000. The muscles on top of my thighs had decided to turn into quivering, jello-like cowards, a gut-wrenching side-ache tore across my entire abdomen, and my breath began to taste like copper. My body was...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
Following a federal mandate to eliminate regional haze would cost roughly $150 million more than a plan proposed by the state Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, the chief executive at Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative said Monday.   Creden Huber spoke at the Community Leaders Luncheon, hosted by the Sierra Vista Rotary Club at the Windemere Hotel. His message updated the group on efforts by the electric cooperative to...
Oct 22 2012 - 11:58pm
SAN FRANCISCO — In a postseason full of twists and turns, the San Francisco Giants are headed back to the World Series after a big comeback against the defending champs. Hunter Pence got the Giants going with a weird double, Matt Cain pitched his second clincher of October and San Francisco closed out Game 7 of the NL championship series in a driving rainstorm, routing the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 Monday night. San Francisco won...
Oct 22 2012 - 11:51pm
 Mary Bessie Boutilier, 80, of Vail, Ariz., went to be with our Heavenly Father on Oct. 20, 2012. She died peacefully at home while surrounded by many of those who loved her. Mary was born in Detroit, Mich., on Christmas day 1931. She lived in Billerica, Mass., Pomerene, and for the past 25 years in the Tucson/Vail area.  Mary was a loving, kind and generous mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and family matriarch who was...
Oct 22 2012 - 11:51pm
Elmer Yates went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 18, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson. Elmer was born in Upland, W. Va., to Benjamin and Maggie Yates, joining 12 siblings. Elmer found the Lord at 17 years old in a little Baptist church that changed his life forever. Elmer married Lorna Mitchem in 1950. In 1952, he entered the U.S. Army and was stationed at Seward, Alaska.  While he was stationed there he...
Oct 22 2012 - 11:49pm
Rosemary “Jacque” Markland, 82, of Glendale, Ariz., passed away on Oct. 12, 2012, of natural causes. She was born on May 29, 1930, in International Falls, Minn. She worked at Fort Huachuca for 20 years and lived in Sierra Vista for 40 years. Jacque was an avid Bridge player and enjoyed reading. She is survived by her sons, Michael and Patrick; and her sister, Rhoda Sutherland. Arrangements are being handled by Hansen...
Oct 22 2012 - 11:49pm
 Abigail “Abby” Renee Borgstadt, 21, died on Oct. 12, 2012, in an automobile accident in Fayetteville, N.C.  Abby was born in Dixon, Ill. She played soccer and was in Girl Scouts. She moved to Sierra Vista in fifth grade. She attended Sierra Vista Middle School where she was introduced to, and fell in love with band. Abby was a band geek from day one.  She attended Buena High School and was active in the band...
Oct 22 2012 - 7:00pm
The Thunder Mountain Marine Corp League Detachment 1283 will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the old Cochise County Complex at Foothills and Highway 92. All Marines or interested parties may attend. For details, call 803-0968. The Thunder Mountain Republican Women’s Club monthly luncheon meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St. Andrews Drive.  Featured speakers are: Kim Owens, Executive Director...
Oct 22 2012 - 6:59pm
A fundraiser is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 27, for Bill Savino, recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The “Benefit Fund” account has been created to help in  paying expenses and other costs related to his situation. Savino has lived in the Sierra Vista area for most of his life and is well known throughout the community.  He has a 9-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter. Donations can be made to the...
Oct 22 2012 - 6:59pm
The Sierra Vista Lions Club will hold its Kick-Off Eyeglass Sorting Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Huachuca City Lions Clubhouse, 125 S Huachuca Blvd, in Huachuca City. You don’t have to be a Lion to help at our Eyeglass Sorting Event — it’s open to all volunteers. Donate an hour or two of your time and change lives throughout the world. Imagine if you could help a child read; an adult succeed in his...
Oct 22 2012 - 6:32pm
For the 13th year at Valley View Elementary School in Palominas, the staff and students are commemorating Red Ribbon Week. More than 80 million Americans will participate in Red Ribbon events nationwide. The campaign is a tribute to federal Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique "KiKi" Camarena who made the ultimate sacrifice in the battle against illegal drugs. Red Ribbon Week is an opportunity to show that Camarena’s spirit...
Oct 22 2012 - 4:56pm
SIERRA VISTA —  David Kennedy, who allegedly killed a teenager early Sunday morning, is being held in the Cochise County Jail, with bail set at $400,000. Kennedy was arrested on a second-degree homicide charge after Sierra Vista Police responded to a disturbance call at the  Garden Canyon Mobile Home Park. When the officers arrived they found a wounded K.C. Paul Southard, 18, who later succumbed to his injuries while...
Oct 22 2012 - 12:13pm
Oct. 18 9:06 a.m. A resident of Benson reported his credit card had been fraudulently used at Cabelas for $389. 10:03 a.m. There was a two vehicle accident on Hereford Road in Hereford. A male driver was following too close and was cited for failure to avoid a collision. Both vehicles received minor damage. 11:28 a.m. A resident of Kinchilla Street in Bowie reported her residence and motor home had been broken into and property...
Oct 22 2012 - 12:11pm
Oct. 16 1:02 a.m. A man, 21, was arrested and jailed in Sierra Vista for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 8:20 a.m. Front screens were damaged on a property on N. Lariat Drive in Willcox. 11:52 a.m. A man, 35, was speeding in McNeal on a suspended driver’s license. He was cited and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. 3:44 p.m. A man, 19, was arrested in Willcox for two outstanding...
Oct 22 2012 - 11:07am
The Arizona Department of Transportation continues working on a $4.2 million project to repave 14 miles of westbound I-10 from the east end of Texas Canyon to the east side of Benson next week. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 23, crews will be completing guardrail work and filling cracks in the pavement along the shoulders of the 14-mile segment of westbound Interstate 10, east of Benson. In addition, crews will continue to pave westbound I-...
Oct 22 2012 - 10:50am
According to the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s latest survey of gas prices, conducted October 15—19, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Cochise County stabilized at $3.71 over the preceding two-week period. According to AAA Arizona, the statewide price rose from $3.68 to $3.72. Nationally, according to the Energy Information Administration, the price increased from $3.80 to $3.82. The...
Oct 22 2012 - 9:56am
The second and final  forum between Democratic Congressman Ron Barber and his GOP challenger Martha McSally will be held today at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center in Tucson.The event, which begins at 6 p.m. will be televised on  KUAT-TV, Channel 6.The first  forum between the two was  held last Wednesday at the Buena  High School Performing Arts Center in Sierra Vista. 
Oct 22 2012 - 8:17am
PHOENIX — A federal judge on Friday blocked lawmakers from cutting off family planning funds for Planned Parenthood solely because the organization also performs abortions. Judge Neil Wake rejected arguments by attorneys for the state that it could cut off funding for family planning — including federal Medicaid dollars — by simply determining that abortion providers are not qualified. He said federal law gives Medicaid...
Oct 22 2012 - 1:02am
 SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants saved their season once more, pushing St. Louis to a winner-take-all Game 7 in the NL championship series. Turns out the defending champion Cardinals aren’t the only team that’s tough to put away in October. Vogelsong struck out a career-best nine batters in another postseason gem, and the Giants avoided elimination for a second straight game by beating...
Oct 22 2012 - 12:10am
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Your Mind 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 which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a variety of reasons. The printing of...
Oct 22 2012 - 12:10am
  SIERRA VISTA — With a little more than two weeks to go before general election day, the two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 2 seat want Cochise County voters to cast their ballots for them. Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber are hoping for two things when it comes time to tally the votes after the polls close on Nov. 6. First, that they will receive the majority of...
Oct 22 2012 - 12:10am
Did you know Arizona has a problem selecting its Appellate and trial court justices?  Until earlier this year when Proposition 115 was adopted by the Legislature at Gov. Jan Brewer’s urging, the process for selecting these candidates appeared to be so effective, most constituents would have been hard pressed to explain how the system works.  Now Arizona voters are faced with Proposition 115 on their Nov. 6 ballot, asking if they...
Oct 21 2012 - 10:39pm
By Karen Justice We have all heard it by now, the next Tsunami of Financial Woe is the default of student loans. (A recent article “A Generation Hobbled by College Debt,” New York Times May 13, 2012). I have counseled students, usually after the loans were granted.  I find students taking out loans so they may continue a certain lifestyle in addition to paying tuition and other education expenses. Whatever happened to...
Oct 21 2012 - 10:37pm
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M & M: What is the difference between a strategic plan and a business plan? —Larry Dear Larry: A major difference between a strategic plan and a business plan is the intent. A Strategic Plan is focused on improving a company’s performance, exploiting opportunities and building market share.  A Business Plan is most often used at the beginning of a company’s...
Oct 21 2012 - 10:36pm
 In August, inflation-adjusted retail sales in Cochise County were up, while accommodation and restaurant and bar sales were down, compared to August last year. Countywide retail sales were up 3.2 percent after the inflation adjustment. Retail sales were up 2 percent in the first eight months of 2012, compared to the same period last year. Sales have been up in four of the past six months.   Countywide restaurant and bar...
Oct 21 2012 - 6:22pm
A man was arrested on second-degree murder charges on Sunday after police responding to a disturbance in the Garden Canyon Mobile Home Park found another man that had sustained fatal injuries. Sierra Vista resident K.C. Paul Southard, 18, was treated by members of the Sierra Vista Fire Department, but was later pronounced deceased at the scene. Detectives from the police Special Operations Bureau and members of the Special Response...
Oct 21 2012 - 6:03pm
The Thunder Mountain Marine Corp League Detachment 1283 will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the old Cochise County Complex at Foothills and Highway 92. All Marines or interested parties may attend. For details, call 803-0968. The Thunder Mountain Republican Women’s Club monthly luncheon meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St Andrews Drive.  Featured speakers are: Kim Owens, Executive Director...
Oct 21 2012 - 4:50pm
TOMBSTONE — With so many people packing downtown Tombstone over the weekend, the Helldorado Days celebration was so successful that organizers began to get concerned about where everybody was going to park. And though many people were forced to park miles from all the excitement, nothing could put a damper on the 83rd annual event. “It was huge. You couldn’t walk on the boardwalk and you could barely walk in the...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — When it comes to the military budgeting process, especially garrison funds, the decisions as to how much is provided, as the GI saying goes is “above my pay grade.” What is not  above a person’s pay grade, especially for garrison commanders, is ensuring missions, as well as soldiers and their families, are supported. With nearly four months in command, Col. Dan McFarland knows while there...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: I can’t stress enough how I support Mark Dannels for county sheriff. I have known Mark personally and professionally for 14 years now and there is nobody more qualified. I first met Mark when I was the Sierra Vista Little League American League Player Agent. He was one of my many coaches and one who always did the right thing for the all the kids, not just for his team. Two years later, as president, I convinced...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: As a younger resident of Douglas, Ariz., it is with honor and humility that I would like to share my endorsement of Benjamin Mostyn for sheriff in Cochise County.  I met Benjamin when I worked for the City of Douglas administration office while working on my bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona. I would have to thank Benjamin for leading me in the direction as he served as one of the most valued...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
Pull together for Rothrock To the Editor: Our county and our community have suffered unbelievable tragedy over the past few weeks. We have shed rivers of tears and bid our final farewells. Now it is time to pull back together as the friends and neighbors we have been for generations and set a path for a solid future. None of us can pick the day that we leave this Earth, but we all do our best to make sure that if today is that day...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
In both my academic career and my work as a political analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, I always ruthlessly pursued the truth, no matter where it led.  I believe the truth can be brutal but that, if you don’t face it straight on and deal with what it tells you, sooner rather than later, the alternative could be more brutal, even deadly. My quest for the truth stems in part from the fact that I’ve had quadraplegia...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: It’s hard to be a Democrat these days. Why? Because: • You can’t believe that workers have the right to join or not join a union as they choose; no, you have to believe that workers must be forced to join a union in order to hold a job, whether they want to or not. • You have to fundamentally change your definition of commonly understood words, like “fair”. If you say that the fact...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
The campaign for Sierra Vista City Council started early.   Radio interviews and public appearances started about the time you were remembering to buy something special for your Valentine’s Day sweetheart.   From the beginning, the campaign platform of three candidates among the original field of six, sought to draw voters based almost completely on political philosophy. Sierra Vista constituents were warned of the city...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
Rothrock stands alone To the Editor: Shortly after the tragic death of Sheriff Dever, a clique of politicians gathered to determine who the next sheriff of Cochise County would be. They knew the process and started contacting Republican party precinct chairmen on behalf of their choice. The county sheriff is the only elected law enforcement official — he is accountable not to politicians, but the citizens of the county...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
Bisbee school forum a success To the Editor: On behalf of the Bisbee High School Alumni Association, we would like to thank everyone who helped make the recent educational forum on JTED and the budget override successful. The stellar panel of Trudy Berry — Cochise County Superintendent of Schools, Lisa Holland — BHS Principal,  Phillip Leiendecker — Cochise County Assessor, Penelope Levario —...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
This month, I couldn’t make up my mind what plant I want to feature in my article. As this series of articles is about my garden, a garden in the high desert, I would like to write about plants native to the area or at least well adapted. This month I like to write about a plant family that is at home all over the world and can take different soils and weather conditions as long as it doesn’t get over-watered. The Sedums...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
If I hear any student express an interest in a career related to science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), I sound a trumpet and start a serious conversation. Here’s why. My last column described the job opportunities and stability in STEM career fields. Demand for STEM-capable workers has increased even in traditionally non-STEM fields due to the diffusion of technology across industries and occupations. Jobs are there, and the U.S...
Oct 21 2012 - 12:10am
Over the years, I have gained the impression that the preponderance of literary inaccuracies appear in the first paragraph of newspaper and newsmagazine articles. At the same time, this appears surprising because traditionally the first paragraph (the lead) of a news story briefly touches on the key points of the story and so requires greater preparation. Somehow, one might expect errors to arise late in the story as deadline fast approaches....
Oct 21 2012 - 12:06am
BISBEE — In recent years, Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb champions have included skyscraper racers, trail runners, ultra-marathoners and Ironman triathletes from all over the country. But on Saturday, the top spot in the podium was reserved for a runner as Bisbee as the race itself. Eric Meyer, who commutes to his job as an integrated sciences and biology teacher at Buena High School in Sierra Vista took the top prize, finishing in 31:...
Oct 20 2012 - 10:17pm
Beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, on October 17th, 2012 at the age of 66, after a year-long battle with cancer, Francoise passed away peacefully in her Sierra Vista home surrounded by her family. Born and raised in France, in 1963 Francoise met the love of her life, Linwood Sirois, an American soldier. Together they raised two loving children, Tony and Angela, and traveled the world. They settled in Sierra Vista in 1984...
Oct 20 2012 - 9:30pm
Rachel Virginia Gill Anderson passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2012, at Golden Oaks Canyon Assisted Living. She was born on Jan. 18, 1922, in Johns, Miss., to Fred and Bessie Gill. She attended school in Jackson, Miss. After graduation, she moved to Baton Rouge where she attended night classes at LSU and worked at a military facility. That was where she met a young Army lieutenant named Andy Anderson. An elopement and marriage on the...
Oct 20 2012 - 9:29pm
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...
Oct 20 2012 - 9:28pm
Marvin M. Gaines, born Jan. 6, 1929, went to be with God and his beloved wife of 60 years on Oct. 16, 2012. He is survived by his three children, Linda Goesling of Hereford, Nancy McFarland of Hereford, and Howard Gaines of Bisbee. He was loved by 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was a 62-year member of the IBEW. He was a gentleman that lived by the principal that a man is only as good as his word. We will never...
Oct 20 2012 - 9:26pm
D. Lucille Goddard, 82, of Sierra Vista passed away on Oct. 12, 2012, in Chandler, Ariz., of a stroke. She was born in Worchester, Mass. on Aug. 29, 1930. She married Fredrick Goddard and became a USAF wife, traveling to Europe and all over the states. They then joined the SKP and RV’d for many years, then retired in Benson until his death in 1998. They had been married for 50 years. She then moved to Sierra Vista and she volunteered...
Oct 20 2012 - 9:25pm
Robert “Bobby” Paul Salazar, Sr. of Los Angeles, Calif.. died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Mr. Salazar was born on April 19, 1945, in Jerome. He is preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Amelia Sandoval Salazar; and his father, Roman Greigo Salazar. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Ruth Webb Salazar; a son, Robert Paul Salazar, Jr. of Whetstone; a daughter, Patricia Cleo Klopfleisch (Quint) of Yongsan, Korea; two...
Oct 20 2012 - 8:59pm
To the Editor: Let’s think and talk taxes. Not with a Democratic spin. Not with a Republican spin. But with one taxpayer’s spin. Stripped to it’s essence our tax code, whether for individual or business entity, is based on a simple formula. Total reportable income minus authorized tax credits and deductions equals taxable income. Taxable income is then multiplied by an appropriate tax rate to determine tax due....
Oct 20 2012 - 5:24pm
SIERRA VISTA — With the need to help feed hungry people greater than ever after years of economic hardship, the 5th Annual Empty Bowls Project fundraiser kicked off on Saturday as the Pottery Studio @ Sierra Vista, which plays host to the event, aimed to raise $10,000 to be split among five area food banks. And with more than 1,000 bowls each bringing in a suggested $10 donation, it appeared the event, held at the Ethel Berger Center...
Oct 20 2012 - 3:59pm
PHOENIX — Prosecutors urged a judge Friday to declare medical marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities preempted by federal law. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said it’s clear that marijuana remains illegal under federal law. And he told Judge Michael Gordon Congress classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug for which there is no legitimate medical use. What that means, Montgomery argued, is the state cannot...
Oct 20 2012 - 3:05pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewSIERRA VISTA — A half dozen hopefuls for Cochise County Sheriff agreed Friday night the major criminal issue facing the area’s residents is drugs, ranging from the illegal flow from Mexico for use by Americans to increasing crimes which accompany drug transportation and use.They also agreed the department needs more deputies.Although there is only one official candidate on the ballot for Cochise County...
Oct 20 2012 - 2:48pm
SIERRA VISTA — With the national drive to live a healthier lifestyle and the advances in medicine that now allow people to live much longer than those of previous generations, the effect of Alzheimer’s Disease on members of the community seems more pronounced than ever. And with the simple act of getting older the number one risk factor for getting Alzheimer’s Disease, it is an issue that may get worse before it gets ...
Oct 20 2012 - 1:48pm
BISBEE — From people wearing tutus and fairy wings to the man in the tie-dye onesie, the Annual Bisbee 1000, a 5k that feels like a 10k, has become as much about the fun and festivities as it is about the competition. And with a Craft Beer Festival making it’s debut this year, what has become a nationally recognized event has managed to maintain an atmosphere that is uniquely Bisbee. “There are plenty of people here that...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:48am
 The Huachuca Saddle Club will present “Holloweenfest,” an English and Western open horse show, at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at Rockin’ JP Ranch in Palominas. There will also be a new ranch cutting class and a free horse and dog costume contest. For details, call (520) 226-6997 or visit www.huachucasaddleclub.com. The Town & Country Elementary School Roadrunner PTSO will host its annual fall carnival and craft bazaar on Oct...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:39am
 PHOENIX — The ruling of a judge in a case involving Tom Horne’s 2010 campaign could open the door for smear campaigns against candidates by groups  that don’t have to disclose who is funding them. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Crane McClennen ruled that it was wrong of prosecutors to charge that the Committee for Justice and Fairness had violated state campaign finance laws.  More to the...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:38am
PHOENIX — Workers at the bottom of the state’s pay scale will soon be able to afford two more gallons of milk and a loaf of bread a week. The state Industrial Commission announced Friday that the new minimum wage for Arizona hourly employees will be $7.80 this coming year. That’s up 15 cents an hour from the current level. It also is 55 cents more than required under federal law. Karen Axsom, director of the...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:37am
 Taxpayer support of base grocery stores this fiscal year would fall by $130 million, or 9.4 percent, if Congress fails to reach a debt-reduction deal by Jan. 2, its deadline to avoid arbitrary budget cuts mandated by the sequestration mechanism in last year’s Budget Control Act. The Office of Management and Budget delivered that news to Capitol Hill in a larger report that Congress required to make the impact of the...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:34am
To the Editor: We have known Mark Dannels for more than 20 years and his enthusiasm towards the job as Sheriff is unquestionable. Rather than mirroring the sentiments of one of the write-in candidates who has been quoted as saying “too much work and not enough pay,” Mark’s commitment is unwavering and he shows that you can never do too much for the community, regardless of compensation. Mark has a very impressive...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:33am
To the Editor: Dedicated to the involvement, support and promotion of arts and artists, this annual event allows the Huachuca Art Association, a non-profit organization, to continue to showcase local fine art and crafts with monthly shows as well as provide members with the use of a studio and art classes to children and adults. With our 41st season our festival is one of the oldest and largest in the area, with more than 200 vendors....
Oct 20 2012 - 12:31am
To the Editor: To the Citizens of Cochise County, on behalf of Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to formally announce our endorsement of Chief Deputy Rod Rothrock for Sheriff of Cochise County. One of the most important things a sheriff will do is to select the right people to represent the department and protect the citizens; people who will fill in at a moment’s notice and can be trusted to say and do the...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:29am
To the Editor: We have known Rod Rothrock for almost as long as he has been with the Sheriff’s Department.  He has represented the Sheriff’s Department and Cochise County outstandingly for his entire career.  Even early on at the Miracle Valley Shootout it has been recognized that his presence was a significant factor in averting even worse violence than occurred.  Rod has always been attentive; helpful and...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:29am
SIERRA VISTA — Dominique Drake rushed for 271 yards and three touchdowns, breaking the single season rushing record in the process, in leading the Buena Colts to a 40-20 victory over Desert View at Loveless Stadium Friday night. Drake  entered the game with 1,516 yards and finished the evening with 1,787 yards, breaking the old mark of 1,767 yards set in 2007 by Jamal Womble. The junior running back also pulled in a Rafael...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:28am
To the Editor: As a fellow retired veteran I was taken aback by the “SVHOYM” writer who anonymously wrote that Martha McSally “… hasn’t held a job. … (and her) only business experience is operating a cookie business ….” Tell that to the veterans, retirees and, more importantly, to those currently serving in military at Fort Huachuca, stateside or overseas. Being in the military requires a 24/7...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:28am
TOMBSTONE — Scoring more touchdowns than the team had offensive drives, the Yellowjackets routed the Tanque Verde Hawks 63-10 on Friday night as Tombstone’s oldest players took to their home turf for the last time on Senior Night. Not including plays called back due to penalties, Tombstone ran only 24 offensive plays and managed more than 2.6 points per snap. As a result, the mercy rule was initiated after the second half...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:27am
DOUGLAS — The 142nd edition of the Bisbee-Douglas rivalry was shaping up to be the kind of classic that would still be talked about when the day comes for the grandchildren of the players on the field to battle for The Pick. After forcing a Douglas fumble at midfield, the Pumas were marching into Bulldog territory, trailing 21-14 with eight minutes to play. Bisbee’s best playmaker, sophomore tailback Rey Chavez was beginning to...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:10am
Toward the end of your General Election ballot there is a state question — Proposition 119 — that carries a great deal of potential consequence for Sierra Vista and Cochise County the other propositions. Proposition 119 would restore the authority of the Arizona State Land Department  to engage in property trades with public and private owners. The guideline for considering these trades is whether the property in...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — With the yoke shaking in his hands and his heart racing, Buena High School senior Jose Cardona struggled to correct his course against a fierce crosswind as he came in for a landing. Cardona was thinking, “get this right, get this right, get close,” he said. It wasn’t perfect, but Cardona managed to touch down safely in his first simulated flight at the Cochise College Aviation Open House. The...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:01am
PHOENIX — The state Court of Appeals has slapped down a bid by a major retailer to get a tax refund for bad debts — debts that really did not reduce its income. In a unanimous ruling, the judges rejected the claim by Home Depot that it was entitled to a refund of more than $1.4 million in sales taxes paid over a three-year period on transactions where customers had defaulted on purchases made with a the company’s private-...
Oct 19 2012 - 11:58pm
The Sierra Vista La Salida del Sol Lions Club recently served the community by hosting a White Cane Day and Lions information Day. This volunteer activity occurred at Mall at Sierra Vista and benefits the community through information sharing and education of what the club does for so many locally. According to club member, B.J. Jeffrey, “The money we raised will allow us to meet pressing needs in our community including glasses for...
Oct 19 2012 - 11:57pm
Navy Airman Evan J. Messmer, son of Marta O. and Edward J. Messmer of Sierra Vista, Ariz., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Messmer completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed...
Oct 19 2012 - 11:55pm
Danielle Mackenzie and Jonathan Frodsham were married on Sept. 1, 2012, at The Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Pastor John A. Williams performed the ceremony.The maid of honor was Tracy Gidley.The best man was Brandon EastlackThe bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George and Connie Stout and Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Edith Brower of Lanoka Harbor, N.J., and Macon, N.C., respectively.The bride is a graduate of...
Oct 19 2012 - 11:54pm
At this week’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista, Rotarians were introduced to Sarah Erickson, the student of the month. Sarah is a senior at Buena High School and will present her views on the Rotary’s Four-Way Test at a later meeting.  Rotarians were then honored to hear from Martin and Angela Phillips of Australia, whose daughter is on a Rotary sponsored exchange in Sierra Vista. Martin, who works for...
Oct 19 2012 - 11:53pm
  Rupert’s Way No. 11 "It’s all Rupert’s way, 1,2,3, ad infinitum. Ad infinitum, a Latin term meaning ‘unto infinity’ " said Malatrese, the Dream Master, to Cleomara, her pet. Cleomara smiled. Her fangs brandished the light. "I know you invented Latin, dear," said Malatrese to her saber-fanged friend. "I’m very proud of you for it. It’s why I like...
Oct 19 2012 - 11:09pm
TOMBSTONE — Scoring more touchdowns than the team had offensive drives, the Yellowjackets routed the Tanque Verde Hawks 63-10 on Friday night as Tombstone’s oldest players took to their home turf for the last time on Senior Night. Not including plays called back due to penalties, Tombstone ran only 24 offensive plays and managed more than 2.6 points per snap. As a result, the mercy rule was initiated after the second half...
Oct 19 2012 - 4:56pm
Noah Seth Eichelberger was born on Sept. 29, 2012, to Lisa Eichelberger and Mike Lopez of Hereford, Ariz. The 18 ½-inch baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Lloyd Eichelberger and Phylis Pai of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Paternal grandparents are Betty Loper and Ricky Lopez of Tombstone, Ariz. Siblings are Derek Hill, Lane Eichelberger and Jessalyn Lopez.   Leah Vaughn Bidgood was born on Oct. 5, 2012...
Oct 19 2012 - 4:45pm
SIERRA VISTA — Two candidates for Sierra Vista City Council received a significant boost to their campaigns recently when a regional construction organization contributed thousands of dollars in advertising and cash to their campaigns. The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association’s (SAHBA) contribution to the campaigns of Laura Bouchard and John George amounts to a little more than $7,300, according to an Independent...
Oct 19 2012 - 4:40pm
SIERRA VISTA — A referendum to repeal an ordinance passed by the the Huachuca City Town Council that moved the town’s elections in order to comply with a new state law is invalid, based on the findings of the town attorney. Ordinance 12-02 was an attempt to change town code to conform with Arizona House Bill 2826, which orders most elections in the state to take place on even-numbered years beginning in 2014, by moving the 2013...
Oct 19 2012 - 3:02pm
The Jimmy Stewart Weather Bus will be visiting a school in your area, complements of the University of AZ Transition to Teaching (TTT) Program   As stated on the Weather Bus website: Jimmy Stewart’s Weather Bus is a 2000 model 37½ foot Bluebird school bus that is totally equipped with weather equipment and audio/visual electronics.  It is a mobile classroom used to teach the science of weather...
Oct 19 2012 - 2:12pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewFORT HUACHUCA — Expressing surprise the Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District is 39th in this year’s Top 75 employers in Cochise County, Superintendent Ronda Frueauff said numerically “I thought we would be in the 60s.” The school system is independent of the Army and is a special district covered by Arizona law, and as such the teachers and others are state employees.Funds to construct and...
Oct 19 2012 - 1:06pm
SIERRA VISTA — A 15-year-old possible runaway has been located, Sierra Vista police reported Friday. Cheyenne Gleave was first reported missing Oct. 3 from a bus stop in the 100 block of Kayetan Drive. Sgt. Brett Mitchell said that Gleave came into the police station Friday morning and was cited and released for being a runaway. On a Facebook page about the missing teen, curated by family and friends, posts were made...
Oct 19 2012 - 11:43am
BISBEE — The two Border Patrol agents involved in the Oct. 2 shooting in southern Cochise County reportedly did not know they were so close to Agent Nicholas Ivie when he was killed by friendly fire. It is not clear what caused the miscommunication. But, according to local ranchers and other residents in Cochise County, Border Patrol agents do experience problems communicating with fellow agents via radios.   On Oct. 2, two sets...
Oct 19 2012 - 11:41am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly murdered a woman in Benson in 2010 is now scheduled for trial starting in March in Cochise County Superior Court. Robert Eugene Sappington, 38, is charged with the first-degree murder of Devvra Alesya Keyes and abandonment or concealment of her dead body on Sept. 7, 2010. He is facing the death penalty. His jury trial was scheduled to begin Jan. 16, 2013, and conclude Feb. 21...
Oct 19 2012 - 10:28am
HUACHUCA CITY — Town Clerk/Administrator Louie Valdez’s ongoing efforts to improve the organization of the town continued during the last regular town council meeting with the council’s approval of the creation of two new positions within the town.One of the positions, that of administrative assistance/records coordinator, would be filled by an existing employee and would not result in any impact to the town budget, Valdez said...
Oct 19 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Fire Department has shored up its ranks with the recent promotion of four personnel at nearly every level of the department. "All four of these gentlemen went through a tedious promotional process against some very difficult competition, as we have many qualified members in our department," said Chief Randy Redmond. "They are fortunate that they have spent years preparing and have put...
Oct 19 2012 - 12:10am
Audience reaction at the Wednesday forum between Democrat Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally provided a bit of insight to the emotion of our local electorate. Barber, who holds the CD2 seat after a special election earlier this year, stirred boos from the audience when he made reference to “millionaires and billionaires” during a discussion on the Bush tax cuts. McSally drew the verbal anger of the audience...
Oct 18 2012 - 11:59pm
A series of short dramas, “Heaven’s Gate/Hell’s Flames” is being staged at Village Meadows Baptist Church, Sunday through Tuesday in the Family Life Center, 1407 El Camino Real. The three performances all begin at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Child care for youngsters up to second grade is provided.“The dramas describe the decision a person will make during their life that will determine whether they will spend...
Oct 18 2012 - 11:58pm
On Sunday at 10:30 a.m. the Covenant Presbyterian Church, located on 19 Howell Ave., in historic Old Bisbee, right next to the historic Copper Queen Hotel, will hold a special “Kirkin of the Tartan” worship service to celebrate the Scottish heritage of the Presbyterian church. The plaintive sound of the bagpipes, played by Pete Criscola, will herald the Kirkin of the Tartan worship service at 10 a.m. He will be playing outside...
Oct 18 2012 - 11:55pm
  Forerunners Outreach Ministry invites all to join them for their “Oldies but Goodies” Sing Along of Hymns and Praises as they lift up the name of Jesus on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park. They invite the participation of church choirs, praise singers soloists, musicians, skit performers, to help them sing and play some of the old church songs.  RSVP to Evangelist H.B. Williams at 732-...
Oct 18 2012 - 11:54pm
A community “Healing and Prayer Rally” is set for Veterans’ Memorial Park Saturday, Nov. 3, starting at noon. Hosted by Evangelist Helyn and Pastor Lorenzo Williams of Forerunners Outreach Ministry, the rally extends until 4 p.m. “The purpose for this event,” says Evangelist Williams, “is to turn minds and hearts toward God as the answer to the needs of this city, state and nation.” She says it is...
Oct 18 2012 - 11:52pm
Sierra Vista School District Buena High School The newly formed Super Duper Math Club (SDMC) is trying to raise money to go on an out-of-state field trip to an amusement park to experience math in the real world.  On Thursday, they had a Dine To Donate at Applebee’s from 11 a.m. to close. There are two more events the public can participate in to help them. They will have a carwash at Pizza Hut (in front of ACE...
Oct 18 2012 - 11:50pm
SIERRA VISTA — Keith Perry and his 6-year-old son, Kanen Perry, have a nightly routine. Keith lays on the floor with their cat, Gimli, and takes turns reading with Kanen. When it’s his turn, Keith changes his voice for each new character. “I like bringing the stories to life for him,” Keith said. Each night, when Kanen falls asleep, Gimli climbs up into bed with him. “One night when I was...
Oct 18 2012 - 11:41pm
SIERRA VISTA — If not this week, then next, Dominique Drake will break Buena’s single-season record for rushing yardage set by Jamal Womble with 1,767 in 2007. He already crushed Womble’s single-season touchdown record of 21 in last week’s 54-10 romp over Cholla. At the rate he’s going, and with still another year of high school football left to go, Drake could very easily wind up breaking all of the career...
Oct 18 2012 - 10:20pm
VAIL — The Buena boys golf team lost its final dual match of the season Thursday at Del Lago Golf Course in Vail against Cienega. The Bobcats shot a 157, while Buena struggled to make 176.  Jimin Yoo and Briggs Duce tied for the Colts’ low score with 43s, Ethan Whitis shot a 45 and Dante Perez had a 45. Yoo has already qualified for state, while Duce, Whitis and Perez all need one more qualifying round in their...
Oct 18 2012 - 9:51pm
Glynnis Reed passed away at the age of 34 on Tuesday evening, Oct. 16, 2012. A Bisbee resident for 29 years, she is survived by her parents, Karen and Randall Reed; her siblings, Randy Reed (wife Jennifer) and Danielle Shugart (husband Chris); and her maternal grandmother, Modeen Jacobs. Glynnis was born on Oct. 9, 1978, in Safford, Ariz.She arrived in this world loud and strong so that her nurses said she was “feisty.” She...
Oct 18 2012 - 9:50pm
Honey Snow, devoted mother, Nana, wife, and sister went home to be with our Lord on Oct. 16, 2012. Honey Snow was a Sierra Vista resident for 45 years. Honey was born to Andrew Mahoney and Eva Grim in Richmond, Va., where she spent her childhood.  She married Jack D. Snow in 1958. Honey was active in the Columbiettes and at St Andrews church.  She led a long and happy life and cherished every moment. Honey was...
Oct 18 2012 - 9:33pm
 To the Editor:  There are two openings on the Palominas Fire board due to be filled on election day. The firemen and the chief need more advocates on the board.  Only Lloyd Tractenberg has proven himself worthy to represent the needs of our professional firefighters. Therefore, in order to meet the needs of our brave professionals, I have decided to run.    Due to the its large number of elderly residents...
Oct 18 2012 - 9:32pm
Dear Mrs. C:   Our son, ‘Waldo’, a freshman, loves Buena, but does not like having to take science, English, and math.  He would rather take all music and theater classes. Could you please change his schedule to reflect that?   Signed Artistic Parents   Dear APs:   No, but thanks for asking. J Hey — your request got me to thinking. If I were to be in high school again, I would...
Oct 18 2012 - 9:25pm
By Neal Galt For the Herald/Review HIGH KNOLL OBSERVATORY—UPDATE: Present day Mars is a frozen desert, with no hint of any life-giving active water flows. But, there are many indications that in many past time periods, Mars was much warmer and wetter. Could micro-life have existed during those periods of time? NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, which landed on Mars in August of this year, has been trying to find out. About...
Oct 18 2012 - 8:45pm
To the Editor: State Sen. Gale Griffin mightily stretches the truth in her Oct. 16 letter to the editor. First of all, the date for the LD 14 Clean Elections forum was not changed three times as Griffin alleges. The date was changed by the Clean Elections board due to Sheriff Dever’s memorial services being scheduled the same day, and not “at the request of democrat (sic) candidates.” Secondly, it’s true...
Oct 18 2012 - 8:31pm
Follow Matt Hickman’s live game updates on Twitter at svherald.com. BISBEE — When 106-year-old rivals Bisbee and Douglas get together, you can toss out the records. It’s safe to say that this year, both teams would like that just fine, as the 1-7 Bisbee Pumas visit the 0-8 Douglas Bulldogs for the 142nd meeting tonight at Armando de Lucas Stadium in Douglas. Both teams’ postseason aspirations died weeks ago...
Oct 18 2012 - 5:27pm
BISBEE — One member of the Bisbee Unified School District Governing Board expressed concerns during a meeting Wednesday that the student handbook’s dress code is not being followed by some students. According to the dress code, students are expected to adhere to standards of dress and appearance that are compatible with an effective learning environment. "Presenting a bodily appearance or wearing clothing which is...
Oct 18 2012 - 4:09pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting southern Arizona residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday at the Mall at Sierra Vista. Registration and entertainment will begin at noon, with the walk commencing at 1 p.m. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience...
Oct 18 2012 - 3:29pm
Bisbee High School Principal’s List/Honor Roll, 2012-2013, 1st Quarter Principal’s List:  12th Grade: Adana Enriquez, Carlos Figueroa, Monica Figueroa-White, Kayla Gonzales, Leigh Lusby, Caleb Moldrem, Chelsey Ruiz, Luis Salomon, Sabrina Tramutolo, Angel Veloz and Joseph Villaseñor.  11th Grade: Selena Carbajal, Juliana Giacomino, Lorena Hunter, Maria Lazaro, Tiffany Miller, & Jacob ...
Oct 18 2012 - 3:14pm
In an effort to draw support for the city’s proposed one-cent sales tax, members of the city’s firefighters local union 2146 held a forum at the Bisbee Boys and Girls Club Wednesday. The purpose was to explain the dire circumstances and the problems that could arise if the tax is not approved by voters. Like the the rest of the city’s employees, the fire department has seen a reduction in staff over the past few...
Oct 18 2012 - 2:24pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewFORT HUACHUCA — If you need directions to get to a place, GPS is  the answer.If  you are lost in the wild, Rescue Beacon is the answer.Both of these systems were tested for the military before being made available to the public.The place where they were tested is the Army Electronic Proving Ground on this southern Arizona Army post.If someone wants to know if a piece of military equipment can ...
Oct 18 2012 - 11:34am
BY DANA COLEHERALD/REVIEWTOMBSTONE – Falling about six notches as one of Cochise County’s Top 75 employers, the City of Tombstone has gone from 60 full-time employees in 2011 to 47 in 2012 and is ranked as the county’s 67th top employer, down from 61 in 2011.  And the city’s employee number is likely to drop off a little more, according to Tombstone Mayor Stephen Schmidt. “We’re having some cash...
Oct 18 2012 - 9:16am
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNST. DAVID – Located in the San Pedro Valley, the St. David Unified School District serves about 500 students from pre-school through high school. With its “Students Are Our Primary Focus” motto, St. David School District touts a “tight-knight and loyal community” with strong family values that encourage integrity of character and academic excellence. The elementary school...
Oct 18 2012 - 12:10am
We get nervous anytime the association between private enterprise and government gets a bit too comfortable.   Our example today is Team ACA, a private, tax-exempt organization. It collects donations and funnels most of that money to the Arizona Commerce Authority.   The authority is a taxpayer-funded state agency dedicated to recruiting business and jobs to Arizona. It also has awarded tax credits and grants to the tune of...
Oct 18 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  At their first face-to-face forum Wednesday night, Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally was the first to go on the offensive, questioning her Democratic rival’s personal stands. While Democratic incumbent Ron Barber was  temporarily pushed into a defensive role, he found an opening  and soon took an offensive against her. The forum, which is one of just two scheduled between...
Oct 18 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — For the past two years, volunteers from the Warren District went through the ward to gather information on the historical buildings and homes to seek a national historic designation. Lisa Marra, city program and grants administrator, provided an update recently on how the process is progressing after her return from medical leave. "As you may remember, all the information gathered up on the Warren properties was...
Oct 18 2012 - 12:07am
BISBEE — In 1906, Bisbee defeated Douglas 7-6 on Don Luis Field, starting a rivalry that continues for the 142nd time in its 112th year Friday night in Douglas. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, the girls of Bisbee High School trounced the Lady Bulldogs of Douglas, 36-0 at historic Warren Ballpark in the first powder puff football aggregation between the old, old rivals. And judging by the intensity and competitiveness, who knows how...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:59pm
TOMBSTONE — Come join “The Town Too Tough to Die,” as gunfighters, dance hall girls and outlaws celebrate the 83rd annual Tombstone Helldorado Days festivities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event features three days of rip roaring activities that commemorate Tombstone’s historic past. Starting on Friday, festivities kick off with continuous street entertainment filled with fast action reenactments, geared for...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:59pm
By Stephanie PeaveyFor the Herald/Review Take one part Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb, mix with one part historical re-enactment, add 10 pounds of ice, a pinch of insanity and you have the recipe for a one-of-a-kind extreme athletic event: The Iron Man Ice Competition. In this tribute to the iceman deliveries in days of yore, competitors use a set of antique tongs to carry a 10-pound block of ice up a set of 155 stairs. It was introduced in 1992...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:58pm
The first Bisbee Craft Brew Fest along with the 22nd Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb fundraiser is the area’s much-anticipated opportunity to experience a full weekend devoted to fitness and fun. This grand celebration will bring 10 of the "Best in the West" Craft brewers to Bisbee. Everyone’s invited to take this opportunity to try a sample of their fine handcrafted beers and enjoy live music, good food, giveaways,...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:56pm
By Nancy BernardFor the Herald/Review So many series, so little time. Zap2it.com lists more than 125 series premieres of new and returning shows for broadcast and cable TV in September alone. While some of the new fall series show real promise, others may have little time left. It’s been hard to decide which shows to watch. The disappointment of getting involved in a new series that gets canceled is akin to having fabulous first...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:56pm
Are you ready for some…..no, not football! Are you ready for some bluegrass? Then make your reservations now to hear Mystic Lizard live at the Arizona Folklore Preserve on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Hailing from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M., Bob Goldstein, Ben Perea, Lance Quadri and Bob Gray have been performing together as Mystic Lizard since 2007. All are long-time fixtures on the New Mexico bluegrass scene and...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:56pm
Local author William Struse will have a book signing on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hastings in Sierra Vista. William Struse has been a local plumbing contractor for more than 20 years. He graduated high school in Cochise County as a homeschooler at a time when homeschooling was still considered unusual. As a young boy he had a very difficult time learning to read and it was not until he was 10 years old that he mastered it. As if making up for...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:55pm
Fans of Cowboy and Western music won’t want to miss the “Tombstone Western Music Jubilee” to be presented in Tombstone’s historic Schieffelin Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Four exciting western acts will perform a three-hour music extravaganza to benefit future Tombstone Western Music events.  Call of the West features Jerome Campbell and Jeanne Cahill. Their exquisite harmonies and top notch musicianship...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:53pm
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.   Landmark Cafe: Fry Boulevard, in the Landmark Plaza, 459-4624 for reservations. Thursday from 5:30 to...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:51pm
Central School Project will start off November with “Parallel Visions 1980-2012,” a joint retrospective exhibition featuring the silver prints of Boyd Nicholl and drawings of Laurie Kintzele. Meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through Nov. 18. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Photographer Boyd...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:44pm
Vincent James Farrara, 59, of Sierra Vista passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. He was born Feb. 5, 1953, in Buffalo, N.Y. to Philip and Isabel Ferrara. Vinny served his country in the Army as a combat engineer while stationed in Hawaii. In the late 70s he moved to Sierra Vista area and began his restaurant entrepreneurial endeavors including Cactus Corners, Captains Cove and most notably Vinny’s New York Pizza. Vinny is survived...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:43pm
Jill Vactor Gunzel, 60, of Sierra Vista, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at her residence. She had been a Sierra Vista resident for 13 years moving here from Payson in 1999. Jill was born April 7, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio to David C. and Alma (Kane) Vactor. She attended Northwestern University her freshman year then to the University of Arizona. She received a bachelor degree and earned a master’s degree in education. She taught...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:38pm
Kenneth William LaChance, 85, of Bisbee, passed away on Oct. 15, 2012. He had been an area resident for more than 50 years. Born on Dec. 23, 1926, in Ypsilanti, Mich., he was the son of William and Anna LaChance. He is preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Case and brothers Gerald LaChance and Richard LaChance. Ken moved to Phoenix with his family in 1944 and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Army where he proudly served until 1946...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:36pm
To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Benjamin Mostyn write-in candidate for sheriff of Cochise County. Mostyn is the right candidates with the best credentials. In my view, Mostyn has made an effort to reach out to all residents of Cochise County. Mostyn has promised to represent the interests of all residents of Cochise County, no matter how remote. With Mostyn serving in the capacity as Sheriff will uphold the...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:35pm
To the Editor: I have been reading endorsements and “pleasing” comments from readers for Mark Dannels for sheriff lately and I feel compelled to write an endorsement and “pleasing” comment of my own for the other candidate, Rod Rothrock. Rod Rothrock has 40 years of law enforcement experience in and around this county and was Sheriff Dever’s right hand man for 16 of those years. In fact his military...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:31pm
The Bisbee City Council has proposed raising the Transaction Privilege Tax (known as the sales tax) from 2.6 cents to 3.6 cents, a 40 percent raise. This would make the total sales tax 10.6 percent (state, county, city). We urge you to vote no on this proposed tax. While talking only cents, for those residents on a fixed income this tax hike decreases their buying power. For visitors a psychological barrier is crossed when more than 10...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:24pm
PEARCE — Returning to Southern Arizona, the annual Old Pearce Heritage Days is scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Adding to the artists, craftspeople, authors, antiques, food and fun of Old Pearce Heritage Days are three of the hottest bands in the state of Arizona! This year’s featured performers includes the Partners Band, featuring the singing/songwriting team of Bonnie Starr...
Oct 17 2012 - 6:07pm
BISBEE — The city council members agreed to spend nearly $90,000 for the preliminary work needed to prepare an environmental assessment for possible additions to the San Jose wastewater treatment plant. Public Works Director Tom Klimek explained during Tuesday’s meeting that he has been looking over the waste water treatment plant which led to the identification of several weaknesses that need attention.  "One of...
Oct 17 2012 - 4:28pm
SIERRA VISTA — Whether its 10,000 pounds or $10,000, you can do your part to help the hungry on Saturday and enjoy a delicious meal at the same time. Even better, you’ll walk away with a one-of-a-kind work of art as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. The city’s Empty Bowls Project is teaming up with the Edward Jones Financing Bag-A-Thon to provide locals with a two-in-one opportunity to aid area...
Oct 17 2012 - 4:14pm
Oct. 15 1:34 p.m. David Kimball, 57, of Sierra Vista died at his residence of apparent natural causes. 1:35 p.m. A resident of Hereford reported someone attempted to use his identity to obtain credit on line. 1:46 p.m. A resident of Sierra Vista reported he attempted to get his vacuum back from Sierra Sew and Vac, but they are now closed. 1:55 p.m. Unknown persons removed gravel from the golf course in Sunsites with a...
Oct 17 2012 - 2:51pm
  PALOMINAS — The Palominas fire board stripped Fire Chief Sherry Hunter of her authority to hire and fire employees Tuesday night, after five Palominas firefighters requested the board’s intervention. Joined by a representative of the firefighters’ union, the five members stated they represent a majority of the district in a letter submitted  to the board, claiming that Hunter is unfit to be chief. The letter,...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:32am
BISBEE — The residents of Bisbee adamantly let their council members know that the proposed idea to use herbicides to clear city ditches and roadways, was not going to fly.  Accordingly at Tuesday’s meeting, council members Rob Page, Ken Budge, Bennie Scott and Anna Cline voted to table the proposed ordinance, rather than approve it, until the new council and mayor were seated in December. Councilwoman Luche Giacomino voted...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:21am
Biggest news of the week is the Sunday, Dec. 9 concert announced for ZZ Top at AVA Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale Saturday.   Look for the asterisks for other new shows added this week.   Compiled from a variety of websites   TUCSON Thursday, Oct. 18 John Fogerty: AVA Amphitheatre Toadies, Helmet, Ume: Rialto Theatre   Friday, Oct. 19 John Mayall: Fox Theatre Al Madrigal, Bob Riggle,...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:45am
SIERRA VISTA — As many as 20 new jobs may be created when a new gas station and convenience store opens for business in Hereford this spring. The new Shell station will feature a 4,000 square foot store and a car wash, and is designed to eventually replace the Arizona Fuels location a half mile north, said Richard Couch, COO and general manager of Reay’s Ranch Investors, LLC, which owns both properties. The new property...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:19am
SIERRA VISTA — Though the Sierra Vista Police Department is currently without a police chief, the process for finding a new one won’t begin until January. That is because outgoing chief Ken Kimmel, though he has left the office, will not officially retire until January, after using up accrued vacation time and sick leave. Until that time, Deputy Chief Tom Alinen has been acting as interim police chief, said City Manager...
Oct 17 2012 - 9:51am
SIERRA VISTA — A proposed change to the city’s building code, designed to save water, stayed stuck in the Planning and Zoning Commission after members voted to table the item during Tuesday’s meeting. The issue of exactly how hot water should be delivered in newly-built homes and how much leeway is allowed for homeowners who select that method has been studied by the commission for several months. Originally...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who invaded a couple’s home at night and fondled a woman in her sleep in Sierra Vista last year was sentenced to one year in prison on Monday in Cochise County Superior Court. Michael Ellis, 38, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement in June 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 a man on Oct. 15, 2011. He...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
"Then from 5,000 throats and more there rose a lusty yell; It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell; It knocked upon the mountain and recoiled upon the flat, For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat"   — "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888" is a baseball poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. First published in The San Francisco Examiner on June 3, 1888.  ...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy 2 percent who get all the publicity. But then — we elected them.” — Comedian Lily Tomlin *** I wanted to give you another reminder about the Sierra Vista Community Chorus’ annual benefit concerts which are set for 7 p.m., Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Faith...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A photography exhibition called "In the Name of God" presented by the Mexican Consulate in Douglas will be held next month featuring work by the Sonoran artist Alejandra Platt. The exhibition consists of 57 photographs that allow the viewer to explore the states of Baja California, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Guerrero,...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: Sheriff Larry Dever was often quoted as saying, “Do the right thing, for the right reason.”  I believe Sheriff Dever demonstrated that principle by choosing Rod Rothrock to be his Chief Deputy. Larry choose Rod Rothrock after working side by side with Rod for many years. Rod Rothrock has worked relentlessly for the Sheriff’s Department for more than 31 years, the last four years as Chief...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor:  Did you know that Cochise County Adult Probation welcomes communication  from family members of probationers residing in their homes? A probation officer addressed a recent support group of Loved Ones Of The Incarcerated. He recognized that many families and Adult Probation are on the same page. We want our probationers to satisfy their obligations to probation. He informed us that if family members are...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: We encourage all Sierra Vista voters to  cast their vote for Mark Dannels, who is running for Sheriff of Cochise County.  He is passionate in his pursuit of those who commit crimes, and he is very caring and supportive of victims.  The victims are traumatized by what crime happened to them, and Mark Dannels is always by their side — even 25 years after the crime has been committed. He...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Sonora State Police in Mexico are investigating the shooting of a man who was killed during a recent incident in Naco, Sonora, Mexico, according the El Mirador newspaper. The deceased was named Gregorio Duarte Rodriguez, 33, who was originally from Mocorito, Sinaloa, and had a criminal record for crimes against health.    The shooting incident occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, when the victim was...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A Cochise County Superior Court judge will soon consider a motion to dismiss a case against a man who allegedly committed robbery, kidnapping and assault offenses. Nubian Tyehimba Amon Ra, 50, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault for an incident in January, according to court records. His attorney filed a motion seeking to dismiss the...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, 1871, but continued into, and did most of its damage on Oct. 9. According to popular legend, the fire broke out after a cow belonging to Mrs. Catherine O’Leary kicked over a lamp...
Oct 16 2012 - 11:59pm
By Will Smallwood For the Herald/Review In last week’s Taste article, I focused on the impact that Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture’s mesquite millings have had on communities, people, and the Earth. This week, I’ll share stories of individuals who have made harvesting and using mesquite a part of their everyday lives. Cathe Wright, Bisbee resident Two years ago, Cathe saw an ad for BASA’s mesquite...
Oct 16 2012 - 11:55pm
By Cindy Fullerton For the Herald/ReviewBisbee is the type of place where outdoor meals are a treat because of the equally intriguing architecture and passersby. My companion and I recently investigated four restaurants in the historic district that offer outdoor seating. They appear here in the order one encounters them when walking uphill from the lower end of Old Bisbee. Because sitting outdoors is far more interesting early in the...
Oct 16 2012 - 11:50pm
  Mesquite Milling Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture’s annual community mesquite milling will be held this Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Farmers Market. Community members will get the chance to have their mesquite pods ground into flour. The event is free, but BASA charges $1.50/gallon of pods for the milling. In comparison, mesquite flour retails at approximately $14/pound. Five gallons of pods make...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:48pm
The 1200 Club will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 17. This month’s program will be a candidate forum. All five candidates for the Office of Cochise County Sheriff have been invited to participate, and reservations may be made by contacting (602) 510-8986 or Kathy@DolgeFamily.net. All current members and guests are welcome to attend. Cost is $20 per person.  The...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:43pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena boys golf team defeated Mountain View in their final home match of the season on Tuesday at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club. Jimin Yoo was the day’s medalist with a round of 37, leading the Colts to a 168-160 win. Ethan Whitis posted a 39, Briggs Duce had a 41 and Nick Johnson a 43 to round out Buena’s scoring rounds. The Colts head to Del Lago Golf Course in Vail for a dual match with...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:42pm
TOMBSTONE — On one of the most grueling and intimidating cross country courses around, St. Augustine’s Zach Aldarette and Buena’s Andrea Haller stepped up to the challenge on Tuesday in the Justin Prevatte Invitational at Tombstone High School. Aldarette, a junior, hadn’t finished well at all in his last two trips to the Tombstone course, but turned it on Tuesday to finish in 17:24 and tie the course record set by...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:17pm
Born March 20, 1939, in Princeton, N.J., Barbara was a resident of West Windsor, N.J. for 30 years and a graduate of Princeton High School. After attending the Franklin School of Science and Art, (Philadelphia), she worked initially as a medical technologist at Columbia Carbon, but later went on to work at her husband’s dental practice. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Dr. J. Merrill Shuke; her daughter, Teri McDowell; son-...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:16pm
On Oct. 13, 2012 our beloved MariaElena Gonzalez went peacefully into the arms of God after a lengthy and valiant fight against stage 4 breast cancer. Our angel in heaven leaves behind her son, Gregory Thomas Jr.; Gregory Thomas Sr., the father of her child; father, Angel Gonzalez; mother, Beverly Gonzalez; sister, Teresa Bolding; fiance, Rupert Garnica, and the rest of his loving family; and more family and friends too great to list. She...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:13pm
George F. Beneze of Green Valley, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on October 11, 2012 at the age 83 in Tucson. George was born on May 10th, 1929 to Leo E. Beneze and Alice L. Beneze in Alton, Ill.. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eileen Beneze; three sisters: June Walker, Etta Schlobohm, and Mora Lou Kenyon; his three sons: Geoff (Sylvia), Nathan (Judy), and Ethan (Candiss); six grandchildren: Joanna, Alan, Erica, Stephanie, Hannah,...
Oct 16 2012 - 9:09pm
Bicycle riders — a huge benefit to the economies of Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Huachuca City, Benson, Bisbee, Cochise County and Southern Arizona. Each year, like the snowbirds who migrate to our local communities during the winter months, bicycle riders come here, too — throughout the entire year. They are drawn by the incredible weather, superb roads, outstanding vistas and the wonderful hospitality our citizenry provide. Every...
Oct 16 2012 - 7:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Local pizza parlor owner and frequent contributor to many area charities, Vincent Ferrara, died Monday night. Vinny, as he is known by many, died of an abdominal aorta aneurysm, according to his significant other Joanna Pohly. Efforts by the Fry Fire Department emergency medical technicians were heroic but unsuccessful, she told the Herald/Review Tuesday. Calling Vinny a man with a big soft heart, a person who...
Oct 16 2012 - 6:57pm
SIERRA VISTA — The driver who struck and killed a local cyclist last month has been cited for the incident, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Tuesday.On Sept. 30, Terry Lee Brown was riding his bicycle west on Highway 90 between Moson Road and the San Pedro River when he was struck from behind by 2001 Jeep station wagon driven by 66-year-old Adrienne Reeves.The collision occurred at about 10:14 a.m. Medical personnel from the...
Oct 16 2012 - 5:39pm
  BISBEE — Slowly and carefully, they lifted the heavy cardboard box revealing the massive Global pool table with claw-foot legs that takes center stage in the refurbished room that will be named “The Pub.”  It sits in a special sound-proofed room with three flat screen TVs for the enjoyment of those who want to watch sports without being disturbed by the goings-on in the main room of Bisbee’s latest...
Oct 16 2012 - 3:41pm
SIERRA VISTA— Take a 15 ounce bottle of Minute Maid and compare it to about the same amount of Mountain Dew. Which has more sugar? The answer might surprise you. The “sugar overload” activity was just one of several stations Cochise College culinary student Isiah Ruffin set up for the fourth-graders at Bella Vista elementary School on Tuesday, in an effort to teach them about nutrition. He was assisted by the Buena High School culinary arts...
Oct 16 2012 - 1:47pm
BY DANA COLEHERALD/REVIEWTOMBSTONE – Despite statewide funding cuts that have hit schools especially hard, Tombstone Unified School District, with three different sites in two towns, continues to add programs to its curriculum and has enjoyed slow but steady growth over the past few years. With about 380 students, the high school is in Tombstone, while much smaller Walter J. Meyer elementary school, also in Tombstone serves 70...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:18pm
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – Ranked as the county’s 28th top employer, the Benson Unified School District has come up one spot from last year, despite drastic funding cuts that have been levied against schools across the state. While most schools are struggling to maintain small class sizes and keep electives and extracurricular activities in place, the Benson district has managed to increase its staffing from...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:18pm
BISBEE — As the 22nd annual Bisbee 1000 Great Star Climb and new two-day Craft Beer Festival comes to town this weekend, some streets will be closed and parking spaces blocked as the events take place. On Friday, beginning at 5 p.m., the parking spaces around the Copper Queen Plaza and 15 spaces near the Post Office, with the exception of the five spaces right outside the Post Office, will be closed until 5 p.m. on Saturday, said...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:05pm
Oct. 9 12:21 p.m. The Border Patrol reported a maroon SUV with tinted windows, carrying at least one illegal immigrant near Naco Highway and Highway 92. 1:39 p.m. Staff at SEAGO on the 1400 block of W. Highway 92 reported the theft of a radio that occurred last Tuesday. A possible suspect was an employee of a dry wall company. 6:51 p.m. A single gunshot was heard in the area of the 100 block of Fort Huachuca Lane. Oct. ...
Oct 16 2012 - 11:33am
 BISBEE — A new ballot problem was discovered on Friday and resolved by the county’s Election Department on Monday. Juanita Murray, elections director, explained Tuesday that the ballots for the Warren District of Bisbee did not include the two candidates who are running for the District 2 county Board of Supervisors seat, incumbent Democrat Ann English and Republican Steven McDiarmid.  That meant 1,400 ballots...
Oct 16 2012 - 8:23am
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer has finally figured out how to start spending the money in her federal political action committee: She wants to end the political career of former state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. Jan PAC spent more than $23,000 last week to produce and send a mailing to voters in the newly created 9th Congressional District urging them not to support the Democratic contender and instead vote for Republican Vernon Parker. Files at...
Oct 16 2012 - 7:00am
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College Literary Magazine, Mirage, is now accepting submissions for its 2013 issue. The staff of Mirage invites those from Sierra Vista, Douglas, Bisbee, Benson, Willcox and Nogales areas to submit work for consideration in this new issue. Mirage Literary and Arts Magazine showcases high-quality art and literature produced by community members. Submissions are accepted from Cochise College students and...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:10am
Considering the prevalence of conservative attitudes in and around Sierra Vista, we’re betting there are a few in the audience who were surprised and upset that the city recently gave its go-ahead for the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary. The truth is, both our elected and appointed officials — including the planinng and zoning commission —are in full compliance with state and city laws governing the location of...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A 29-year-old woman was arrested on arson and fraud charges after investigators said she intentionally destroyed her vehicle in order to escape her debt on the vehicle. Latorya G. Jones was charged was arson, fraudulent insurance claim an false reporting following an investigation that began on July 8 with a report of a vehicle fire. Fire and police responding to the scene on Plaza Oro Loma found Jones’...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:10am
TOMBSTONE – Come join “The Town Too Tough to Die,” as gunfighters, dance hall girls and outlaws celebrate the 83rd annual Tombstone Helldorado Days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event features three days of rip-roaring fun that will commemorate Tombstone’s historic past. Starting on Friday, festivities kick off with continuous street entertainment filled with fast action re-enactments, geared for the entire...
Oct 15 2012 - 10:16pm
BISBEE — In an impromptu gathering in front of the Bisbee High School office, players from the good old days of the 106-year-old Bisbee-Douglas rivalry gathered to share stories and inspiration with the current class of Pumas as they prepare to battle for The Pick this Friday in the 142nd meeting. Among the guests were a pair of players who played in the 1944 game — the first in which the copper trophy was the prize — Dan...
Oct 15 2012 - 10:13pm
FORT HUACHUCA — According to AIA rules, to qualify for state, golfers must post at least five rounds of nine holes with a qualifying score. Only three of those scores may be posted at a home course. So, with the regular season schedule dwindling and some of his golfers still needing to post qualifying scores, Buena boys head coach Charlie Mazariegos decided to move Monday’s match against Douglas from their usual home course of...
Oct 15 2012 - 10:12pm
It’s come to my attention that the tone of Sunday’s story “Domestic bikini divas” may have been flippant and insensitive. Meant to be playful, it may have come off as mean and dismissive of the athletic pursuits of the women featured. While the story was technically accurate, part of accuracy is telling the whole story, regardless of the length of the piece. Also part of accuracy is filtering through a subject’...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:59pm
The worst part of a traffic conviction is often not the fine, but the impact on one’s driving record.  Points are assessed by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) for traffic infractions.  The number of points depends on the seriousness of the violation.  A speeding conviction results in 3 points and running a red light 6 points.  Receive eight or more points within 12 months and MVD imposes consequences, which can include...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:54pm
To the Editor: Campaigning for next month’s general election is taking place during a sluggish recovery from recession with continued high unemployment. Candidates are making extravagant promises and predictions. Meanwhile, today’s economic misery is the price the American people are paying for past political promises. As discussed by Stanford University economist Thomas Sowell in The Housing Boom and Bust, our current...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:53pm
To the Editor: I’m an Independent voter and I’ve had to work at getting a chance to question Republican candidates who seem immune to the idea that they represent all of us after they are elected. Several months ago I tracked down some Republican candidates at a Tea Party event here and asked David Gowan about a particular piece of legislation he had voted for, naming the bill number and giving a brief description of the...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:52pm
To the Editor: The Oct. 8 Our Readers’ Views included a letter mocking those in the Republican party. This retired person implied that it was crazy to be concerned about death panels. If this retired person needs a hip replacement she may be told that the money could be better spent on younger, productive members of the workforce. If she complains that she is in a lot of pain, it may be recommended to her to end her life. If...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:51pm
To the Editor: We have known Mark Dannels, the Republican candidate for Cochise County Sheriff, for more than 25 years; and we were pleased to see that he was chosen to be on the ballot in place of the late Sheriff Dever. Deputy Dannels’ most important personality traits qualifying him for the office of Sheriff would include his honesty and high ethical standards, which he lives by each day. Many times over the years, his actions...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:49pm
 To the Editor: There has been some comments in reference to some candidates missing candidate forums. I hope the following information will explain why candidates miss some of those forums.  Clean Election Candidate Forums are scheduled at the convenience of their Clean Elections Candidates.  The date for this last forum was changed three times at the request of the democrat candidates. The democrat candidates...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:48pm
To the Editor: As registered Independents we understand that Independents influence election outcomes in Arizona. We attended the LD 14 debate in Benson to hear Democratic Candidates Fleming, Leach, Stonebraker and Republican Candidates Griffin, Gowan, and Stevens. Republican candidates? None. We were told that they are “not running clean” so they don’t have to attend publicized “clean election”...
Oct 15 2012 - 8:50pm
 By Jonathon Shacat Herald/Review   BISBEE — Cochise County Superior Court judges receive assistance from several court staff but two types of employees in particular work in collaboration and play integral roles for court proceedings.   There are six judicial assistants, with one assigned to each of the six court divisions. Also, there are 10 deputy courtroom clerks.   One clerk is assigned to each court...
Oct 15 2012 - 6:25pm
The Huachuca Audubon Society’s next meeting is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Sierra Vista Police Department meeting room and will feature Mike Foster presenting videos that highlight plant and animal communities characteristic of the Sonoran Desert.  The Sierra Vista Historical Society will host a luncheon at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 16. Christine Rhodes, Cochise County Recorder...
Oct 15 2012 - 4:13pm
SIERRA VISTA— Nearly 8,000 more voters have requested early ballots for the Nov. 6 general election than did in the 2008 presidential election. As of Monday afternoon, almost 31,000 early ballots had been requested by Cochise County voters and more people can call in to request one until the Oct. 26 deadline, Cochise County Recorder Christine Rhodes said. The popularity of early voting has increased tremendously in the last few years...
Oct 15 2012 - 3:40pm
SIERRA VISTA —  A soldier killed in Afghanistan attended his senior year at Buena High School, graduating in 2001.The death of Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, 29, was reported by the Department of Defense on Sunday. While the release said he died from enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Afghanistan on Saturday, another release by the soldier’s command stated he died on Friday. Savard’s parents,...
Oct 15 2012 - 3:33pm
SIERRA VISTA — The investigation into the damaging of political candidate signs in Sierra Vista has come to a standstill, police said Monday. Beginning in June, the Sierra Vista Police Department received a number of complaints from candidates that their signs had been damaged or destroyed. On Aug. 30, police released a surveillance photo of a man who appeared to be damaging signs near the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:46pm
Southeast Arizona shares something in common with the greatest artworks ever accomplished by man. The closer you look, the more you see. The picture that is Southeast Arizona includes wonderful contrasts, impressive entertainment and a guarantee of an experience that can’t be captured elsewhere. Beginning from our southern border with Mexico, Cochise County has the genuine charm of the Old West embedded in its character. From Naco, Bisbee...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:42pm
 Pueblo del Sol Country Club 2770 Saint Andrews Dr, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650 Phone: (520) 378-6444 Recognized for years by mini-tour players in the Sierra Vista Open as having the best greens of any course in the state, bar none, the Pueblo del Sol Country Club is undoubtedly Cochise County’s most refined course. The silky greens are cut tight and roll fast. The fairways are also mowed to nearly the level of the...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:29pm
NAME: Carmel Ogle Aka: Carmel Watkins, Carmel Jacobs AGE: 40 RACE: White SEX: Female HEIGHT: 5’6” WEIGHT: 135 HAIR: Brown EYES: Hazel PLACE OF BIRTH: California ID MARKS: Unknown OFFENSE: Theft by control and/or by controlling stolen property with a value of $3,000 or more, but less than $4,000 REMARKS: Ogle is believed to travel between Tucson and the Sierra Vista area. She has...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:19pm
PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court will consider how far Arizona — and other states — can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering. In a brief order, the justices agreed to review a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which said Arizona cannot refuse to register voters who do not provide proof of citizenship if they fill out a special registration form prepared by the federal Election...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:17pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewBISBEE — Since 1935 the Cooper Man, also called the Cooper Miner, has stood below t he Cochise County Courthouse.It was an arts project funded by the  federal government  during the country’s Great Depression,  as an economic stimulus package during that era.Created by R. Phillips Sanderson, who was paid $30 a week for six months by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration to create the...
Oct 15 2012 - 2:11pm
BISBEE — The city fire department is holding a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Bisbee Boys and Girls Club on Arizona Street to discuss problems resulting from a staff reduction and the proposed one-cent sales tax that will be on the General Election ballot. The one-cent tax, if passed, will be split between the fire, police and street departments, said firefighter and union president Matt Fimbres....
Oct 15 2012 - 1:59pm
SIERRA VISTA — Several area restaurants have come together to donate a portion of the proceeds from one day of sales to a fund to benefit the family of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie. James King, general manager of Papa John’s Pizza in Sierra Vista, has organized nearly a dozen restaurants to hold the special event on Wednesday, Oct. 24. "We know the Ivies’. We went to church with them," King...
Oct 15 2012 - 1:58pm
Oct. 12 5:53 a.m. A resident on the business loop in Bowie reported someone forced entry into a residence and took a 15” TV and a stereo system. 7:31 a.m. A man, 40, was arrested in Willcox for an outstanding warrant as a fugitive from justice out of New Mexico. 9:59 a.m. A resident of Pomerene reported her black 2007 Nissan Sentra stolen. 11:31 a.m. There was a single vehicle rollover accident on S. Charleston Road...
Oct 15 2012 - 1:52pm
SIERRA VISTA— Cochise College’s jump from number 11 to 9 on the Top 75 list is a bit misleading, as its employee increase reflects a change in reporting and not actual growth. In fact the real story is quite the opposite. The Top 75 list indicates that the college went from having a full time equivalent of 446 employees in 2011 to 560 in 2012. As Robert Carreira, director of the college’s Center for Economic Research,...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:55pm
SIERRA VISTA— The City of Sierra Vista dropped two spots on the Top 75 list this year and has seen a small reduction in positions through attrition as the city continues to look for savings during a down economy, which has improved at the state level but remains tenuous locally. At 15 on the list Sierra Vista has the equivalent of 380 full time employees, compared to 398 last year, according to the Top 75 data. In reality, the...
Oct 15 2012 - 11:51am
2012 Traveler Bisbee treasure hunters Treasure Hunters Old Bisbee also offers those with a propensity for the past an opportunity to wander down aisles that will take them back in time and stir memories of childhood, whether they are of forgotten toys or that kitchen table and chairs you used to climb up to for family meals or Grandma’s muffin tins. Some of the shops along Main Street that have these blends of ages past are Finders...
Oct 15 2012 - 11:38am
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewCORONADO NATIONAL MEMORIAL — Locating the Seven Cities of Cibola, reportedly rich with  gold and other treasures, led Francisco Vasquez de Coronado on a   quest to find  them in the 1500s.Leaving Mexico, his travels took him north.Part of his trek was along a portion of the San Pedro River, a waterway which flows north.Not far from where the river crosses into the United States from Mexico is...
Oct 15 2012 - 10:56am
By Bruce Whetten and Derek Jordan Located along the southern edge of Cochise County straddling the international border with Mexico, the city of Douglas has a rich and varied history infused with influences from Spanish, Native American and Mexican cultures.Many attractions both in and around the town have preserved this history for the curious traveler.  • One of the popular places to visit is the historic Gadsden Hotel...
Oct 15 2012 - 10:48am
SIERRA VISTA — Widely known for its world-class birding opportunities, Sierra Vista also offers a host of historical sites, recreational activities and amenities that cannot be found anywhere else in Cochise County. Sierra Vista attracts thousands of bird watchers each year as they come to observe the myriad of different species that migrate along the route of the nearby San Pedro River to the east. Reaching more than 9,000 feet high...
Oct 15 2012 - 9:45am
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer issued the following statement on the death of a Sierra Vista resident during combat operations in Afghanistan, reported Sunday. “Please join me in saluting an American hero who gave his life in service to the United States. Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, 29, of Sierra Vista, was killed October 13, 2012, when he came under small-arms fire while on patrol in Khanabad District, Afghanistan. “Sgt. 1st...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— The city has laid the groundwork to connect Buena High School with Cochise College and the University of Arizona South with a multi-use path. Referred to as the Pathway to Higher Learning, this path will be paid for with a federal grant, administered by the state, which requires a minimal match from the city. On Thursday, the council moved forward with acquiring easements for the project, which in itself does not deal...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE – “I don’t know what to say. This is so amazing.” That’s what Amy Goodman, author and journalist, had to say about the rousing reception she received Friday night in Bisbee. She is best known for her broadcast, Democracy Now!, that is carried on Link and Freespeech TV, many Nation Public Radio stations and by many community radio stations like Bisbee’s KBRP. Goodman and co-author Denis...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
Ever since Watergate, the old hippie mantra, “Don’t trust anyone over 30,” has been etched as indelible wisdom on the psyches of American voters. None has the power to stay under 30, but many are capable of staying cool forever. In Watergate’s wake, the Democrats could have run a ficus tree and won, but instead sent Jimmy Carter to the White House.  Movie star Ronald Reagan was cooler than Carter,...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Your Mind 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 which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a variety of reasons. The printing of...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The three U.S. Border Patrol agents who were involved in a friendly-fire shooting in southern Cochise County on Oct. 2 responded to a ground sensor alert, but it remains unclear what triggered it. Agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, was fatally shot around 1:30 a.m., when he and two other agents were near mile marker 352 on Highway 80 about seven miles east of Bisbee and about five miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:10am
Call it “The Creep.” It’s the slow process that turns trust into suspicion. The Creep usually starts when someone given the public’s trust finds a loophole that avoids accountability. There’s a record that extends beyond public purview, or the law can be bent to allow activity outside the intention of a statute.  An immediate consequence of this activity is public apathy, usually...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:06am
NEW YORK — The Detroit Tigers got a big boost from Anibal Sanchez’s arm. They got a helping hand from an umpire, too. The reward: a commanding 2-0 lead in the AL championship series, and a trip home with their ace ready to start. Sanchez shut down a Yankees lineup minus injured Derek Jeter, Detroit scored twice after an admitted missed call by an ump and won without any extra-inning drama, beating New York 3-0 Sunday...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:04am
 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This time, Carlos Beltran, David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals took a six-run lead — and held onto it, barely. Beltran and Freese hit two-run homers and these wild, wild-card Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the NL championship series. The defending World Series champions took an early 6-0 cushion and made it stand up. Only two nights earlier, the...
Oct 15 2012 - 12:00am
 NEW YORK — The Detroit Tigers got a big boost from Anibal Sanchez’s arm. They got a helping hand from an umpire, too. The reward: a commanding 2-0 lead in the AL championship series, and a trip home with their ace ready to start. Sanchez shut down a Yankees lineup minus injured Derek Jeter, Detroit scored twice after an admitted missed call by an ump and won without any extra-inning drama, beating New York 3-0 ...
Oct 14 2012 - 11:56pm
According to the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s latest survey of gas prices, conducted October 1—5, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Cochise County inched upward from $3.70 to $3.71  over the preceding two-week period, while prices declined at the state and national levels.  According to AAA Arizona, the statewide price fell from $3.74 to $3.68.  Nationally,...
Oct 14 2012 - 11:54pm
SIERRA VISTA — On September 22, Allstate Exclusive Agent Patrick Meldrum presented a $1,000 Allstate Good Hands in the Community Grant to Cochise County Deputy Mark Dannels. Meldrum is a volunteer at the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force and presented the check at its teen safe driving event.  “These grant funds will provide necessary resources to Cochise County Sheriff’s Office that it otherwise wouldn’t have,...
Oct 14 2012 - 11:52pm
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M & M: I am looking to start a business and am looking into purchasing some commercial real estate. What are some approaches or appraisal methods to analyze or compute a value for the commercial real estate I need to enable me to see how much I should spend? — Alice Dear Alice: Warren Buffet once said, “Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” Three common...
Oct 14 2012 - 11:51pm
The Census Bureau recently released its 2011 American Community Survey data for Cochise County. The data show considerable shifts in the county’s economy from 2010.  One noticeable change was a steep decline in the county’s median household income, which is the income level at which half of all households have higher and half have lower incomes. The median is widely regarded as the best measure of central tendency for...
Oct 14 2012 - 7:22pm
The Sierra Vista Woman’s Club is accepting applications from non-profit organizations in the greater Sierra Vista area seeking funding for community projects. Call Connie Roland at 378-9322 or e-mail cjr3096@q.com to receive an application. Applications must be filled out and returned postmarked no later than Oct. 15. The Huachuca Audubon Society’s next meeting is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Sierra Vista Police Department...
Oct 14 2012 - 6:27pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewFORT HUACHUCA — After America’s Civil War,  the expansion into the southwest began in earnest.But there were troubles, for  native tribes in the Plains and southwest, as well as other areas did not welcome new settlers with open arms.Soon, what was the then territory of Arizona, the landscape was dotted with numerous Army camps and forts to protect settlers and those heading further west.One of the...
Oct 14 2012 - 6:22pm
Tombstone — SHOOTOUT PHOTOThousands of miners descended not long after prospector Ed Schieffelin discovered silver in 1877, and Tombstone grew to 10,000 in 1881. The town was designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1961 and is considered one of the best preserved specimens of the rugged frontier of the 1870s and 1880s. Throughout the year, Tombstone features a number of “Old West” events meant to highlight the...
Oct 14 2012 - 5:48pm
SIERRA VISTA —   A 29-year-old soldier with local ties to southern Arizona was killed in action in Afghanistan on Saturday, The Department of Defense announced the death of Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard on Sunday, noting he was killed in action in Afghanistan on Saturday, which was Friday in Arizona. His death happened in Khanabad District when Ryan was shot by small arms fire during a combat operation, the DoD release...
Oct 14 2012 - 5:40pm
SIERRA VISTA — Featuring dozens of vendors from throughout the region, the Annual Sierra Vista Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show offers visitors a great selection of all things geological. And though the show concluded on Sunday, it wasn’t too late for a number of local shoppers to hunt down those one-of-a-kind items that keep them coming back every year. “I come every year and I think it is absolutely fascinating,...
Oct 14 2012 - 5:10pm
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – Like most cities throughout the state, Benson is faced with tough budget challenges. On top of concerns about reductions in state funded projects, the city has experienced an additional hit through an ongoing construction project at the Interstate 10 and Highway 90 interchange, which has made access into the city from one of the freeway exits difficult for motorists.  Despite...
Oct 14 2012 - 3:24pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C.(AP) — A soldier from Arizona and based at Fort Bragg has died from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations in Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Sunday that 29-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Saturday in Khanabad District, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg....
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
Proud of the Senior Center To the Editor: In response to the Oct. 4 OYM regarding what’s going on at the Huachuca City Senior Center. I’ve been coming here nearly every day for the past 10 months and the only real meanness I’ve heard was a “lady” who has an issue with our president, Dave Perry, claiming she was falsely accused regarding a disruption of our weekly commodities from a local grocery store. She...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: There is something not quite right about the story regarding the fatal shooting of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie. Such a tragedy should never have occurred, especially under the circumstances in which it did. I am basing my knowledge on the program “Border Wars” (National Geographic Channel) which, many times, follows agents of the Tucson Sector (of which Ivie was one). Many times, the agents, when they...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — She’s an 8-year-old Brownie. But already she knows there are many local hungry people who need help. And so, Saturday morning Laurelin Hammontree carried food donations into a trailer as people drove up to drop of edibles, which she later helped separate and put into bins for the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Food Bank in Sierra Vista. When asked why she was helping out with the special food drive...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
From the mouths of children often comes pearls of wisdom. That paraphrase is on target when 8-year-old Laurelin Hammontree said she volunteered Saturday morning at a food drive to help the area’s hungry. For her and others, such as the local Elks Lodge, politics have no need to be considered to reach down and give a hand to those in need. GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s bantering that 47 percent of the people...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— The race to fill three seats on the Sierra Vista Unified School District Governing Board has garnered the interest of five candidates, including three newcomers. While Board President Don Rothery and Board Clerk Connie Johnson are both seeking new four-year terms, their challengers Melissa Avant, Dennis Richardson and Lori Silk are running for the first time. The third vacant seat was left unfilled after Board...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
Compiled by Jonathon Shacat Herald/Review Listed in alphabetical order. Biographical information  Name: Clark Hay Office seeking: Governing Board of the Bisbee Unified School District Current employer: Retired Occupation:  Currently community activist. Past – engineer employed by Westinghouse, General Dynamics, and US Navy Address: Bisbee Family: Wife, Pam, at home. Five grown...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — If you have not already registered for the 22nd annual Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb, you are out of luck. According to Bisbee 1000 founder Cynthia Conroy, the pre-registration has surpassed 2,000 people and to keep the event manageable, she and the board of directors decided to end the sign-up. However, there is still plenty of room for the more hardy folks who like extreme sports in the Ironman Ice Competition, said...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — At this year’s 22nd annual Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb, not only will folks walk the 1,000 stairs on their traverse of Old Bisbee, but they will be able to taste some of Bisbee’s best locally-brewed beers. Bisbee 1000 founder Cynthia Conroy said, "We have the oldest gold course in the state, the oldest ball park and the oldest library in the state; we also have the oldest micro-brewery. The Craft Beer Fest...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
We have endorsed candidates in the past focusing on their stances and what expertise they might bring to the table. In the case of choosing who will represent us in the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 14, these positions are not the only determining factor. We have disagreed on many issues with the incumbents, Republicans David Stevens and David Gowan, both from Sierra Vista. We don’t think the huge cuts in...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: One of the by-products of the recent redistricting is that we lost a Senate seat in the State Legislature. This loss makes it extremely important to have an individual from LD 14 in the State Senate who represents all of the people and who has a proven “track record” in that regard. Pat Fleming is that individual, and I would urge you to support her candidacy for the State Senate, LD 14. A proud...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: I am a registered Independent. I was a registered Republican from 1956 to 2004, a precinct committeeman as recently as 2000. I didn’t leave the GOP, the GOP left me. I have good friends who are Republicans. They say they will vote for Jeff Flake because he is a Republican. Several of those friends are veterans. How they can vote for this man in spite of his record, below, mystifies me. In 2003, Congressman Jeff...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
The Sierra Vista Area Chamber has chosen to endorse a handful of propositions and ballot initiatives this election season. And one we feel very strongly about is Buena High School’s bid to become a part of the local Joint Technical Education District (JTED). If this passes, the school will receive more money, improve its vocational education programs and help Sierra Vista to grow a more skilled workforce. That is an opportunity...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
The assassinations of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans in Libya and attacks on U.S. embassies elsewhere in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) are an absolute tragedy and a grim reminder of the complexity and volatility of an entire region in transition.  New governments in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and Tunisia are fragile, and the stakes are high.  U.S. leadership should not be frozen in disbelief.  Rather, they must...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
I want to be clear about my position on sequestration, which would cut 10 percent across the federal budget on Jan. 2. We must work together to stop this irresponsible plan. Partisan gridlock has gotten in the way of doing our jobs and solving the fiscal problems facing our nation. I believe we can find bipartisan solutions. That’s why I’ve spent my time in Congress crossing the aisle to work with Republican members on issues...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: I plan to vote against Proposition 121 because I won’t know the true identity of the candidates. The proposition is called the Open Elections/Open Government initiative, but it looks like a plan to create a grab bag of candidates who can claim to be Republicans, Democrats or third party candidates without the usual guidelines provided by political parties. Under the proposed one primary scheme, all candidates...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: I would like to share with your readers my review and overwhelming endorsement of Mark Dannels as the next Sheriff of Cochise County. I had the pleasure of working alongside Mark Dannels when he served as Chief of Police for the City of Coquille, Ore. At the time, I was the Police Chief for the City of Gold Beach, Ore. Both Mark and I were fellow Arizonans, who took the opportunity to expand our professional horizons in...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
We have endorsed candidates in the past focusing on their stances and what expertise they might bring to the table. In the case of choosing who will represent us in Legislative District 14, these positions are not the only determining factor. We have disagreed on many issues with the incumbents, Republicans David Stevens and David Gowan, both from Sierra Vista. We don’t think the huge cuts in state education budgets over the past few...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:03am
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc., located at 1436 S. Apache Powder Rd. in St. David, currently has 95 employees and is still going strong after 90 years of production. The plant, which started out as Apache Powder, is the county’s 46th largest employer, making the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s Top 75 list. “Apache Powder shipped its first case of...
Oct 13 2012 - 11:59pm
Jessica Anne Guild of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and James Matthew Rose of Sierra Vista, were married in a small ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Pastor Pat Dickson of Sierra Vista Community United Church of Christ, Sierra Vista, performed the ceremony under the moon and stars at the home of Greg and Annie Rose.The bride is the daughter of Carl and Edie Guild of Sierra Vista. She is a member of Buena High School Class of 2008 and played college...
Oct 13 2012 - 11:59pm
Air Force Airman 1st Class Sharayah E. Wills graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the...
Oct 13 2012 - 11:57pm
Rupert’s Way, No. 10Whose dream am I? Rupert wondered. He lay on his side, his pillow doubled over under his head, his knees drawn up. He faced a white wall, but his eyes were closed, and so he saw his thoughts as they trickled past, or roared, or danced.His dreams, at least he thought they were dreams, filled him, and were so clear and so strong, and so well remembered, that he was uncertain who he was, or even what he was.Am I the old...
Oct 13 2012 - 11:55pm
By Gene ArmstrongTucson Weekly Kid guitar virtuosos are a dime a dozen these days. Through the magic of YouTube, you can watch 11-year-olds shredding on Van Halen’s “Eruption” or 5-year-olds playing “Folsom Prison Blues.” Most are simply well-trained savants. Then there’s 9-year-old blues guitarist, singer and occasional songwriter Roman Barten-Sherman, a brand-new Tucsonan. Purists might question...
Oct 13 2012 - 11:33pm
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – In the midst of drastic budget cuts to healthcare programs across the state, the Benson Hospital has managed to avoid lay-offs and is reporting about the same number of full-time employees as it did this time last year. The hospital is ranked 40th as one of Cochise County’s Top 75 employers, according to an annual survey compiled by the Cochise College Center for Economic ...
Oct 13 2012 - 10:28pm
SIERRA VISTA — Former firefighter Jennifer Majestic used to futz around the gym, putting in just enough work to stay in shape after giving birth for the third time. Then, in March of this year, she and some fellow gym-goers from Summit Fitness took in the Copper Classic bodybuilding championships at the Buena Performing Arts Center. Majestic was hooked instantly. “It’s the excitement of it,” Majestic said....
Oct 13 2012 - 10:17pm
TEMPE — The Buena High School cross country team ran at the Doug Conley Invitational in Tempe on Saturday. In the boys invitational race, Buena finished 10th out of 18 teams. Dallen Haws led the Colts with a 36th-place finish in a time of 16:56. Josh Velazquez was 47th in 17:09, Andrew McNary was 65th in 17:28, Cimmeron Madrid was 68th in 17:32, Ammon Sieler was 69th in 17:32, Joe Schaaaf was 86th in 17:55 and Mark Egan was 97th...
Oct 13 2012 - 10:16pm
MARANA — Buena’s Danny Matchette posted a provisional state qualifying time in the 50 freestyle and inched closer to doing the same in the 100 free on Saturday at the Marana Invitational. The meet was the second of three chances the Colts will get the season to post state qualifying times. The last is Oct. 27 at Amphi. Matchette’s first place time in the 50 was 22.79, and his 100 time was 52.01. Later in the day...
Oct 13 2012 - 10:15pm
For the first time, the Arizona Interscholastic Association is using the extremely complex MaxPreps/Freeman system to determine its state qualifying. It replaces the simple, but faulty victories plus-opponents victories-plus opponents’ opponents victories, system that had been in place previously. A few years back, I spoke to Mesa schools athletic director Steve Hogen, then the state’s main proponent of the Freeman system....
Oct 13 2012 - 9:41pm
Garry E. Koons, (First Sergeant, US Army, Retired), a 39-year resident of Sierra Vista, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Hacienda Rehabilitation Care Center. He was 72. Garry was born Jan. 12, 1940, in Tacoma, Wash., to Clifford and Marjorie (Goodson) Koons.  Growing up, he lived in many different states. At the age of 19 he joined the United States Army. His first assignment was Okinawa, Japan. There, he married Noriko...
Oct 13 2012 - 9:40pm
Harold R Sheldon Jr., or “PapPap” as his grandchildren knew him, passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2012, at Life Care Center. Harold has been a resident of Sierra Vista since 1999 when he and his wife moved here from Lincoln, Neb., where they resided for 38 years. Harold met the love of his life while attending aircraft mechanics school in Lincoln, Neb., and married Flora Gabelhause on July 31, 1942. He served in the Army Air...
Oct 13 2012 - 8:18pm
It’s October, a time of definite change in the garden. Cool fall weather means that summer annuals and vegetable crops will soon be a thing of the past. Here in the high desert, we might even experience our first frost or freeze this month, although that’s more likely to occur in November or December. When chilly weather does come, check out the following link to a University of Arizona publication for information on how to protect...
Oct 13 2012 - 6:59pm
Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture will host a training session for its Community Mesquite Millings at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 14. Visit the 47 Ranch in McNeal to learn to run the hammer mill and sort mesquite pods, then enjoy a potluck lunch with delicious mesquite baked goods and other native foods.  Volunteers will be asked to help at the Sierra Vista or Bisbee Mesquite Milling Events on Oct. 18 and 27. For details, contact (520) 331-9821 or...
Oct 13 2012 - 4:34pm
SIERRA VISTA — Celebrating 25 years of packing Veterans Memorial Park with enough horse power to launch the space shuttle, the Sierra Vista Car Club’s Annual Cars in the Park event on Saturday featured an epic array of the old and the new, the casual and the eclectic. But even as thousands gathered to ogle the more than 350 vehicles on display, it was the people themselves that became the driving force behind one of the most...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
With voting on the minds of many in our audience, it seems appropriate that we discuss the debate over voting rights. In today’s world, showing your driver’s license and providing some kind of identification is commonplace. Few are offended when the bank teller asks you to enter your PIN number, or a retail clerk asks to see your photo on your driver’s license. These are understood to provide a measure of security in...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
S oldiers and Marines have had the most deployments, seen the toughest fighting and suffered the greatest number of U.S. casualties in recent wars.  And as with most post-war periods, ground forces also will see their career opportunities tighten faster than for other service branches.  The Army plans to shed 60,000 troops, or 11 percent of its active force, to reach 490,000 by fiscal 2017.  The Marine Corps will cut 20,000...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: My husband & I (registered Repub. & Indep. respectively) attended the LD 14 Clean Elections Debate in Benson on Oct. 9, with a question for all six candidates: Pat Fleming(S), Robert Leach(H), Mark Stonebraker(H), Gail Griffin(S), David Gowan(H) and David Stevens(H). “What specific steps do you intend to take to protect the air and water quality of the Greater Vail area from environmental polluters if...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor:  Last Wednesday evening, a clean elections candidate forum was held in Benson. Democrats Pat Fleming, Mark Stonebraker and Rob Leach came prepared, sharing many valuable facts with the audience while laying out their positions. For the second time in as many elections, Republican candidates Griffin, Stevens and Gowen did not deign to attend.  (See video at www.cleanelections101.com ) This is the second...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: “Teachers are heroes, not villains, and it’s time to stop demonizing them. It has become fashionable to blame all of society’s manifold sins and wickedness on “teachers unions,” as if it were possible to separate these supposedly evil organizations from the dedicated public servants who belong to them. News flash: Collective bargaining is not the problem, and taking that right away from...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: Periodically the Arizona legislature threatens our judicial merit system, either with total  elimination or drastic amendment. The latter is the case this year with Proposition 115.  I know this to be a fact as a former president and board member of the Arizona Judges Association.  This year the threat of elimination has led to a compromise in order to save some semblance of our judicial selection process much...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
Who is going to do the research? To the Editor: I am writing to respond to Tom Hessler’s article in the Oct. 10 Herald. While one may agree with him in general, his off-hand comment on voting needs to be addressed. He said: “I urge everyone not to vote for a city council member just because he or she is running under the label of Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Liberal, or any other.” Did he mean to imply that one...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:03am
 By Brian J. Pedersen Special to the Herald/Review TUCSON — There have been plenty of exciting moments during what’s shaping up to be Buena’s best football season in two decades. But times when the Colts could just sit back and breath a sigh of relief had been few and far between prior to Friday’s visit to Cholla, maybe the weakest opponent on the 2012 schedule. Buena took full advantage of facing...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:02am
VAIL — The Tombstone Yellowjackets do not travel well. After losing 41-7 at Morenci last week, allowing 30 points at winless Baboquivari the week before that, and getting shut out at Willcox 55-0, the Jackets went to Empire on Friday expecting to keep their state playoff hopes alive against a Ravens squad they thought they could match up with. But from the opening kick, this game was all Empire, as the Ravens scored on seven of...
Oct 12 2012 - 11:39pm
WILLCOX — Despite a strong opening drive that resulted in the first points put on the scoreboard, the Bisbee Pumas were routed by Willcox 39-6 during the Cowboys homecoming game on Friday night. The Pumas claimed 188 rushing yards and 13 passing yards on the game, but starting seven freshmen and sophomores, Bisbee was unable to overcome the older Cowboys. “The first drive, they came out and executed exactly like we wanted...
Oct 12 2012 - 10:55pm
 By Curt Prendergast     Lots of people come to Nogales. Almost nobody leaves like these guys did. Not only did the film stars board a Gulfstream jet in the dead of night to scoot off to their next adventure, but they left behind droves of enthralled fans and a business community scratching its head about the money tornado that just blew through town. The cast of “The Hangover III,” namely stars Bradley...
Oct 12 2012 - 10:50pm
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer appointed her third justice Friday to the five-member Arizona Supreme Court, once again, a Republican just like her. The governor chose Court of Appeals Judge Ann Scott Timmer over Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Rayes, also a Republican, and Democrat Diane Johnsen.  The Arizona Constitution required Brewer to make her pick from those three nominees sent to her by the Commission on...
Oct 12 2012 - 8:52pm
  The eleventh annual Dine Under the Stars was a lively night of food, music, and fun for attendees. Guests were treated to a buffet provided by La Casita Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Latin dancing by Alma Dolores International Dance Centre performers, and music by the Desert Swing Orchestra.  Miss Sierra Vista 2012, Tamara Vukomanovich, also lent her special talents to the evening with a performance in sign language....
Oct 12 2012 - 6:03pm
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – Ranked as the county’s 20th top employer, Arizona’s G&T Cooperatives, a power generating and transmission provider, is comprised of Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Southwest Transmission Cooperative and Apache Generating Station. With corporate offices located in Benson, G&T Cooperatives is currently staffed with 249 full-time and two part-time employees, reflecting...
Oct 12 2012 - 5:45pm
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – Ranked as the county’s 20th top employer, Arizona’s G&T Cooperatives, a power generating and transmission provider, is comprised of Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Southwest Transmission Cooperative and Apache Generating Station. With corporate offices located in Benson, G&T Cooperatives is currently staffed with 249 full-time and two part-time employees, reflecting...
Oct 12 2012 - 4:49pm
The Greater Huachuca Area Branch NAACP will hold its next meeting at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Mona Bishop Room at the Sierra Vista Public Library. The guest speaker will be Ms. Elizabeth Patten, with the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center (SVRHC) Board of Trustees. She will speak on the search for a hospital partner, as well as the important impacts of the Affordable Care Act on our hospital and our community.  CEO Margaret Hepburn and...
Oct 12 2012 - 4:45pm
BISBEE — The Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease presented three awards to Cochise Health and Social Services employees during the quarterly county partner meeting in September.   According to Ray Falkenberg, county public information officer, the awards were issued for outstanding work in tobacco control and chronic disease prevention. "This is the second year the Bureau has issued...
Oct 12 2012 - 3:48pm
SIERRA VISTA — A 25-year-old man is thought to have died in a trailer fire in the unincorporated community of Cochise on Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office. At 7:03 p.m., Cochise County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a travel trailer on fire in the 2800 block of North Golden Rule Road. Upon their arrival, the deputies found the trailer on the property had burned down to the frame and...
Oct 12 2012 - 3:42pm
SIERRA VISTA— After efforts to set up shop in Whetstone went up in smoke, a Tucson-based corporation has made preparations to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Sierra Vista. Phytotherapeutics of Tucson LLC has received the OK from the city, certifying that its location south of Hana Tokyo, at 1635 S. Hwy 92, meets the established zoning regulations. The corporation was previously awarded a dispensary certificate in the state...
Oct 12 2012 - 3:38pm
SIERRA VISTA — Occupying the 11 and 12 spots on the list of Top 75 employers in Cochise County, respectively, Advanced Call Center Technologies LLC (ACCT) and Aegis Communications employed a combined total of more than 1,000 people at the time of the Center for Economic Research’s survey of the largest employers in the county, though both companies have seen changes in their employment figures since. "We’re currently...
Oct 12 2012 - 3:37pm
SIERRA VISTA — Unsurprisingly, Fort Huachuca’s economic footprint expands far beyond just the soldiers and other military personnel it brings into the area. More than a third of the top 20 employers in Cochise County are defense contractors, directly contributing more than 3000 jobs to the local economy. Corporations like General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, ManTech International and Raytheon thrive off of the federal...
Oct 12 2012 - 3:26pm
    By Jonathon Shacat Herald/Review     Information compiled from the websites for these wineries in the Willcox and Sonoita/Elgin areas.       WILLCOX AREA   Carlson Creek Vineyard is a family owned Arizona winery and vineyard. It is one of the newest wineries in Arizona, offering handcrafted high-quality wine. After gaining an interest in wine and farming during his childhood, owner Bob Carlson...
Oct 12 2012 - 3:23pm
Oct. 5 7:56 a.m. A Hereford woman, 41, was charged with operating a vehicle in violation of a restriction. She was released. 1:29 p.m. A Tombstone woman, 41, was charged with fighting/disruptive behavior. 2:27 p.m. A Benson man, 62, was charged with sex offender failure to register. 3:46 p.m. A Bowie man, 35, was charged with two counts of violation of promise to appear, two counts of fighting/disruptive behavior and two...
Oct 12 2012 - 3:21pm
DOUGLAS — The 2012 Cochise County Fair was a great success with many exhibits displayed by 4-H and FFA youth members. Below are the Champion and Reserve award winners from the livestock and small stock divisions. Congratulations to all the participants and many thanks to the numerous volunteers and donors that helped to make it a great year. The fair culminated with the large livestock auction selling 27 steers, 10 goats, 11...
Oct 12 2012 - 2:33pm
PHOENIX  – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced Friday that the agency intends to file suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failure to take timely action on the State’s implementation plan for regional haze and for splitting the decision on Arizona’s state-wide plan into two parts. Arizona submitted a proposed air quality plan on Feb. 28, 2011, to improve visibility in...
Oct 12 2012 - 2:20pm
 2012 Traveler Bisbee Info (Shar & Jonathon)   HISTORY You can find out all about the early days of Bisbee at the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum located on Main Street in Old Bisbee. The museum offers an array of the copper and other treasures found in the dark of the mountains far below the streets. Other glimpses of the past can be found in the Muheim House and the Bisbee Restoration Museum, also in Old Bisbee. There...
Oct 12 2012 - 1:05pm
Jaxon Lee May was born on September 24, 2012 to Jessica and Scott May of Sierra Vista. The 18-inch baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Michelle Lindsey and Pierre Wormwood of Tucson. Paternal grandparents are Sayan Ferguson and Jerry May of Sierra Vista. Sibling is Xander Buchanan.   Daniel Wayne Betenbough was born on September 25, 2012 to Martiza Nichole Betenbough of Sierra Vista. The 19 ½-...
Oct 12 2012 - 11:33am
Mile-high Bisbee is not your ordinary travel destination. It is a unique small town with a population that not only cherishes its place in mining history in the world, but preserves it in many ways from the interpretive center at the massive Lavender Pit to the modest, renovated 100-plus-year-old homes that seem to hang from the sides of the Mule Mountains. Built by miners and mining companies in the 1880s, the city grew to be one of the...
Oct 12 2012 - 11:16am
Oct. 10 9:34 a.m. A resident of E. Border Road in Bisbee reported several vehicles had been removed from the property without consent or permission. 11:19 a.m. A man, 40, was arrested on Highway 90 in Whetstone and jailed for an outstanding felony warrant for a probation violation. 12:38 p.m. A resident of Sierra Vista reported an unknown person cut a chain securing their ATV and removed the ATV. 2:35 p.m. A one vehicle...
Oct 12 2012 - 10:59am
 Services include:  • Digital Radiology • Digital mammography • Lab Services  • Diabetes management/wellnes education • Tele-medicine programs – cardiology, trauma, pulmonology, neurology and burns. • Emergency Services • Home health care • Physical therapy • Respiratory Therapy • Mobile vision care BISBEE — The...
Oct 12 2012 - 10:35am
PHOENIX  – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced Friday that it is seeking nominate individuals with backgrounds in sustainability, environmental management systems, and/or compliance assurance, to serve on an advisory council for instituting the Arizona Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program. This program is an outgrowth of House Bill 2799, which was signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer...
Oct 12 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College nursing department recently received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to provide $640,000 in scholarships for nursing students. The HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides funds to schools to make scholarships for full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are enrolled in health programs. The Road to Nursing grant...
Oct 12 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— The next time you need an example of the inadequacy of stereotypes, just think of Buena High School junior Josalyn Spratt. A 16-year-old girl, Spratt’s small frame is likely not the first image that comes to mind when you think of a tuba player, but that’s her instrument of choice. She also has her sights set on becoming a surgeon, hoping to demonstrate that women can be every bit as sure-handed and steel-...
Oct 12 2012 - 12:10am
Pause for just a moment to consider the issue raised at Tuesday’s Sierra Vista City Council work session. A discussion focused on the city’s aging water infrastructure, and specifically, on the capacity available for the fire department. At the forefront of this discussion were the hydrants on the city’s west end, where there are hopes for more commercial and residential development in the future. Unlike many...
Oct 12 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Cochise County Planning and Zoning Commission denied a special use permit for a recycling business Wednesday after expressing concerns for traffic congestation at the proposed location. Michael Gleave, M&J Metals Recycling, intended to lease a 1,000-square-foot building at 689 Fry Blvd., to collect metals such as copper, aluminum, steel, wiring and iron from residents and then haul the scrap metal to a recycler in...
Oct 12 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Two men wanted for assault in Colorado have been arrested in Palominas after the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office was contacted to assist with an active warrant. Dylan Cook, 19, and Michael McGlinchy, 21, are both wanted on assault charges out of the Gunnison Police Department. The charges stem from an incident involving the two men allegedly injuring two victims with a BB gun, said Gunnison Police...
Oct 12 2012 - 12:10am
The top three causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease (2009 CDC data) and it is estimated that two-thirds of these deaths are lifestyle related. When more people quit smoking, improve their diets and maintain a regular exercise routine, we can drive down the numbers of people who die from these diseases. However, little is known about what if any lifestyle choices impact the...
Oct 11 2012 - 11:00pm
On Oct. 7, 2012, a truly special woman, Dorothy Hargis,  passed on from this Earth. In the 90  years she was with us Dorothy touched and enhanced the lives of many people including her brother Al, her sister Jean, her husbands and more than 70 nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a woman with strong convictions, a multitude of talents and an ongoing compassion for others.  She worked at the courthouse in Bisbee as the...
Oct 11 2012 - 10:54pm
JJ, as she was known locally, a 10-year resident of Sierra Vista, died on Oct. 9, 2012, in Phoenix after a yearlong, valiant fight with cancer. She was born April 16, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the beloved first child of John Arthur Geis and Jean Elma Geis, who predeceased her. She spent her childhood in Lexington, Ky. JJ is survived by her husband of 20 years, James B. Rolle, of Phoenix and Sierra Vista; her son, Cain Mason of New York...
Oct 11 2012 - 10:50pm
TOMBSTONE — One loss, two wins. That’s been the pattern all season for the Tombstone High football team, and if it holds, the Jackets will have their first winning season and shot at a state playoff berth for the first time in five years. “We’ve lost to three good teams and we’re just hoping to get back in the win column,” said  Tombstone head coach Joe Thomas, whose team fell to 4-3 last week...
Oct 11 2012 - 10:49pm
SIERRA VISTA — Almost at will the Buena Colts have come out of the gates week after week to build multi-score leads that they simply can’t hold. Games that have started out looking like laughers in the early going have turned into edge-of-your seat thrillers.  This resume includes fourth-quarter wins over Sahuaro (which Buena led 42-10), Mesa Westwood (which Buena led 26-6), and to a lesser degree, Pueblo (44-12). It...
Oct 11 2012 - 10:28pm
The Ramsey Canyon Inn Bed and Breakfast is holding yard sale today and Saturday. The four-family estate event will held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. The event will be held in front of the bed and breakfast.
Oct 11 2012 - 8:31pm
To the Editor: I am writing in hopes that Bisbee’s City Council will do the wise and correct thing at next Tuesday’s Council meeting by voting to continue the ban on spraying herbicides and pesticides on City property. Please don’t let short-term expediency create policy destined to cause long term harm. Rae E. Jones Bisbee
Oct 11 2012 - 8:30pm
To the Editor:  Mitt Romney’s five-point plan for America is simple and he says it will create 12 million new jobs and focus on helping the middle class. 1. Energy independence and millions of jobs by stopping Obama’s war on coal (111 coal mines have closed) and oil (permits on public land massively reduced). 2. Improve education by giving parents the choice of which school their child attends and changing the way...
Oct 11 2012 - 8:28pm
To the Editor: I did not know Sheriff Dever as a friend, but only through business concerns. I was impressed with the Sheriff’s attitude and his thoughtfulness. He seemed to always have time to discuss my questions and concerns. He was someone that I felt I could trust with my problem and his solutions to the problem. I hope the community will remember the man and his devotion to duty and not his untimely and unfortunate passing...
Oct 11 2012 - 7:05pm
The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council will temporarily change both its meeting time and place as a result of ongoing renovations at the DHR Conference Room. From October, 2012, through January, 2013, the Council will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the ACS Building (#50010, near the Whitside Hall traffic circle). The next Council meeting is Oct. 12. For details, call 533-1655 or email mark.maedge1@us.army.mil. VFW Post 9972 Auxiliary will host...
Oct 11 2012 - 7:01pm
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 which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a...
Oct 11 2012 - 4:40pm
This is a story about a bird. He is about 4 ¾ inches from bill-tip to tail-tip, has a wingspan of  7 inches and weighs just a little over one-quarter of an ounce. He is a handsome little fellow with a bright yellow body, olive green wings and back, and he sports a jaunty little black cap. Willy is a Wilson’s warbler. Willy spends his summers as far north as the tundra of northern Alaska and Canada where he breeds and...
Oct 11 2012 - 4:18pm
PHOENIX — State lawmakers did nothing wrong when they seized $50 million out of the settlement Arizona got with mortgage lenders, a judge ruled Wednesday. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Mark Brain acknowledged that Attorney General Tom Horne signed an agreement spelling out how the funds specifically going to the state are to be used. These permitted uses include "to avoid preventable foreclosures” and to help prevent...
Oct 11 2012 - 3:56pm
FORT HUACHUCA —  Residents of the fort, Sierra Vista and Huachuca City may see and hear a variety of aircraft conducting exercises in Fort Huachuca airspace Friday and Saturday night, a fort spokeswoman said. Friday night, Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma will conduct a mock assault of Libby Army Airfield on the post with CH-53 Super Stallion helicopters, MV-22 Ospreys and a C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Missouri Air...
Oct 11 2012 - 3:39pm
SIERRA VISTA— Although the Sierra Vista Unified School District remains the county’s sixth largest employer, it has once again had to adapt to a reduced budget and has seen a small cut to personnel. The district eliminated 17 full time positions within the budget but just two of those equated to employees who were actually laid off without being moved to another position in the district, according to Kriss Hagerl, associate...
Oct 11 2012 - 3:15pm
PHOENIX — Democrat Richard Carmona said Wednesday he would not have supported the federal Affordable Care Act as pushed through by President Obama. In the first debate of the three candidates for U.S. Senate, Carmona made several attempts to put some distance between him and the positions of the Obama administration. Carmona also said he would extend the Bush-era tax cuts across the board — again, contrary to the president...
Oct 11 2012 - 3:10pm
PHOENIX — Civil rights groups are dropping their bid to stop police from enforcing the "papers please” provision of SB 1070, at least for the time being. Linton Joaquin of the National Immigration Law Center said it makes little sense to spend time appealing last month’s order by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton letting the law take effect. That followed a Supreme Court ruling in June saying there was no basis...
Oct 11 2012 - 2:09pm
Name: Donald K. Rothery Age: 65 Address: P.O. Box 612, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636 Length of residence in Sierra Vista: 43 years Service with community groups, organizations: I have 33 years of perfect attendance and participation in Sierra Vista South Rotary during which we have had many projects that support our community. Occupation: Retired Sierra Vista Public School administrator Family: My wife, Terry...
Oct 11 2012 - 1:02pm
NOGALES, Sonora, Mexico — A U.S. Border Patrol agent reportedly shot and killed a suspect in Nogales, Sonora, last night after being shelled with rocks near the border fence. The suspect had not been officially identified as of 3 p.m. Thursday, but Sonoran media reported that he was between 14 and 16 years old. Lt. Carlos Jimenez of the Nogales Police Department said the incident began when NPD officers responded to a report of...
Oct 11 2012 - 10:35am
Sept. 4 Ana R. Villicana & Enrique Villicana Jonathan L. Bushnell & Jennifer L. Bushnell Jose A. Aristiga & Margarita P. Aristiga Faustina Martinez & Michael Martinez Dolphus J. Kelly & Maria G. Co Kelly Sept. 5 Valerie M. Crow & Alfonso Crow Sept. 6 Mark L. Obergh & Shannon G. Hardt Sept. 10 Marie A. Lee & Brian W. Lee Miguel A. De Santiago & Cynthia...
Oct 11 2012 - 10:27am
August 1 Lojettie M. Walser and Donald W. Walser Amber L. Martin and Ray W. Martin August 2 Johnathan Kielas Valenzuela and Danielle Kielas Valenzuela Erika Campos Gottfried and Juan Carlos Moreno Brandy M. Kea and Steven M. Amos August 3 Charles L. Friddle and Rosemarie Friddle William C. Johnson and Molly Ryan Williams August 6 Jeri L. Amador and Augusto C. Amador Solis Heather...
Oct 11 2012 - 12:10am
On Sunday, Oct. 28, view the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in Uganda in "Call Me Kuchu," as part of The Loft Cinema’s Travelling Human Rights Watch Film Festival at Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave., in Bisbee.   In an office on the outskirts of Kampala, veteran activist David Kato labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
Oct 11 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A quintet of individuals and a local couple have been selected to go to San Diego, Calif., in December as guests of the Buena High School Marching Colts. As part of the Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl the individuals were chosen to be representative of the four categories, based on nominations from the public. Duane Chun, the Marching Colts band director, released the names of the selectees on Wednesday....
Oct 11 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — More than 30,000 registered voters in Cochise County have requested an early ballot for the Nov. 6 general election. Beginning today, all 30,225 early ballots will begin being mailed out to those that requested them. Voters that have not requested an early ballot can still do so through Oct. 26 by emailing the Cochise County Recorder’s Office at recorder@cochise.az.gov or by calling 432-8354 or 432-8358, said...
Oct 11 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— The unique challenges the fire department faces when fighting fires in older parts of Sierra Vista, due to the age of its water systems, garnered the attention of the city council on Monday. City Council Member Tom Crosby requested information about the fire flow capacity in city hydrants, which is a subject he said he found interesting when City Council Gwen Calhoun brought it up some months back. At Monday’s work...
Oct 11 2012 - 12:10am
We share the opinion of the majority of Cochise County Supervisors, who voted Tuesday not to appoint an interim sheriff. The question was raised by Supervisor Ann English, a veteran and knowledgeable legislator with experience dating back to her days in the Arkansas school system. Her argument was that if it were not an election year, Chief Deputy Rod Rothrock probably would have been the unanimous choice of the county board to...
Oct 11 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly killed an elderly man and sexually assaulted an elderly woman in Sierra Vista is now scheduled for trial in April in Cochise County Superior Court. Theodore R. Ramos, who was 17 at the time, is charged 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,...
Oct 10 2012 - 11:35pm
  SIERRA VISTA — Alexus Childs has carried the ball seven times this season for a total of -7 yards. Since week four’s blowout loss to Mountain Pointe, she hasn’t seen any action. But with the Colts going into their next two games as heavy, heavy favorites, Buena’s third-string senior tailback figures to get more chances. “I’m the girl, and I don’t expect to come out and start, but it is...
Oct 10 2012 - 10:44pm
 SIERRA VISTA — In her final game at Buena High, senior middle hitter Alyssa Borges pounded out 16 kills to lead the Colts to a five-set win over Desert View on Wednesday. The Colts took the first game against the 2-16 Jaguars in rather easy fashion. Trailing 13-11 in the first game, senior Jelecia Johnson served six straight points to put Buena up 17-13 and the Colts never looked back in a 25-16 win. But Desert View rallied...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:38pm
The Huachuca Gould’s Chapter (HGC) of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a nonprofit 501 (C) (3) organization, is helping less fortunate families in the area by offering warm smiles and hearty meals this holiday season. Through the Turkey Hunters Care program, the HGC will be purchasing frozen turkeys and canned goods for distribution to local charitable groups for distribution to families in need during the Thanksgiving Holiday....
Oct 10 2012 - 6:25pm
Bisbee Police Report Sept. 11 7:42 a.m. A caller reported someone had vandalized her vehicle on the 100 block of D’Autremont sometime overnight. 12:36 p.m. A resident on the 300 block of Naco Highway reported a man was sleeping in her yard. 5:58 p.m. Someone defaced a license plate on a vehicle with a magic marker while parked in the Erie Street parking lot. An extra patrol was requested. 6:51 p.m. A caller...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:22pm
To the Editor: A recent blurb on AOL’s left wing Huffington Post recently quoted a white history teacher as being bothered that history texts tend to minimize contributions of women and minorities to our nation’s history. That same article quoted some minority students: “We’re not interested in learning about ‘dead white men.’” I have to conclude that such a pathetically myopic stance is what...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:20pm
To the Editor:  “Why are you running for Palominas fire board?”  That is the raised eyebrow response I get when I tell someone that I am running for one of the two positions on the board. I am running because when my great-grandmother Fike came to the San Pedro valley it was a peaceful place. That peace has been interrupted many times over the years for various reasons and most recently at Palominas fire...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:18pm
Two ways of looking at things To the Editor: I am a member of the 47 percent. No, not that 47 percent, the other 47 percent. I pay income tax, federal and state, federal (gasoline) and state sales taxes, county property tax, and whatever other taxes and fees that lay hidden to the casual eye. My federal income tax (all for retirement pay) averages in the 15 percent range; sort of like “you know who” (although his...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:15pm
To the Editor: A constitutional amendment can be passed by a majority of voters, but can only be repealed by a three-quarter vote of all registered voters, not just three-quarter of those who actually do vote. On the 2012 ballot you will find that out of nine propositions there are eight that are constitutional amendments (all 100 propositions)! Constitutional Amendment Propositions 114 through 120 have all been referred to the ballot...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:14pm
To the Editor:  We would like to send a big thank you out to each and every one of the buyers at the 2012 Cochise County Fair Junior Livestock Auction. The grand champion animals brought terrific prices and the sale prices stayed good until the last animal sold! The CCJLA ran 129 animals through the auction, and we felt that each 4-H and FFA kid received a rewarding price for their projects. These kids invest a lot of time and...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:12pm
To the Editor: Parking spaces are designated for a person with a certified handicap, not for a vehicle with a handicap plate or sign dangling from a mirror. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has seen a handicap-plated vehicle park in a handicapped parking space and observed someone with no apparent handicap jump out and run into a store, pharmacy, post office, etc. This is not only an inconvenience (and possible hazard in...
Oct 10 2012 - 3:13pm
Name: Maudelynn “Connie” Johnson Age: 77 Address: 2764 Mockingbird Dr., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 Length of residence in Sierra Vista: 43 years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: Co-founder of local NAACP branch, member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Condon Chapter No. 12 OES Occupation: Elementary school principal Family: Husband, Bob Johnson, one son, one...
Oct 10 2012 - 3:02pm
Name: Lori Silk Age: 43 years old Address: 1201 LaRosa Court Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 Length of residence in Sierra Vista: More than 12 years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: Girl Scout Troop Leader, Cub Scout Den Leader, chairperson of APPLE (Arizona Parents for Public Education)for several years, PDS PTO (11 years, 2 as President), Apache PTSO, Apache Athletic Booster Club (3 years...
Oct 10 2012 - 2:54pm
Name: Melissa Avant                     Age: 35 Address: 922 Estancia Drive, SV AZ 85635 Length of residence in Sierra Vista: Nine Years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: The American Society for Public Administration, member; Arizona Town Hall, participant; Sunrise Rotary, past...
Oct 10 2012 - 2:52pm
Name: Dennis W. Richardson Age:  75 Address: 2091 N San Marcos de Niza Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 Length of residence in Sierra Vista: 28 years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: Retired U.S. Army - 26 years; retired Department of Army civilian - 19 years; Boy Scouts of America volunteer; active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; religious volunteer with...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who was involved in home invasions in Sierra Vista entered into a plea agreement on Friday in Cochise County Superior Court. Jon Garcia, 26, was scheduled for a jury trial in Division 2 court starting Tuesday, but he opted for the plea deal on Friday in Division 2 court.     He was charged with four counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of kidnapping, four counts of armed robbery, two...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
HUACHUCA CITY — In an effort to put to rest the lingering political and personal conflicts among some of its members, the Huachuca City Town Council held a special meeting Thursday to discuss policies and procedures of the towns operation. The meeting was call by Mayor Byron Robertson at the request of Council Member Donna Johnson after she raised concerns to Town Clerk/Administrator Louie Valdez about some recent hirings that had...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.”  Writer, humorist Erma Bombeck (1927-1996) *** Here’s a heads up that the Taste of Home Cooking Show and Expo tickets are selling fast. Already, 730 tickets have been purchased. That means only 270 remain for this great Nov. 1 event at the Buena Performing Arts Center. Don’t delay, tickets on sale at the...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
 Ronald Lee Goldberg passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care after an extended illness. Born in Johnstown, Pa, he was preceded in death by his parents Sarah and Irwin Goldberg.   He had an extensive career in radio and television as a production specialist, program director, SCN and audio-visual advisor to the US Army South. He was also a Realtor and Broker-in –Charge with the Whispering...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
It’s a bit like the feeling you get when the mechanic calls you over to look at your engine. Or when the plumber asks you to take a look at the piping under the sink. Late last week two Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives who serve on the Armed Services Committee visited Sierra Vista as part of a tour of military installations in Arizona. With sequestration looming, these politicians had an opportunity to...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Once again, the county’s ballots for the Nov. 6 general election had to be reprinted. Though this time, through no fault of the county elections office. Elections director Juanita Murray explained that Election Office Services, run by a husband and wife team, does the county’s ballots, as it does for 12 other Arizona counties among the 15 in the state.  EOS gets all the federal and state candidate...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
 Garry E. Koons, (first sergeant, U.S. Army, retired) 72, of Sierra Vista passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Hacienda Rehabilitation Care Center. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hatfield Funeral Home, 830 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. A graveside service with military honors will follow at 1 p.m. at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista. A...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
 Gregory McCarthy, born March 3, 1950 in Chicago, Ill, passed away on Oct. 5, 2012 in Tucson where he called home along with Sierra Vista. Greg artfully worked many years as masonry and many homes, buildings and common areas are more beautiful because he was there. His heartfelt belly laughs and ability to see the humor in almost any situation will be dearly missed. He leaves behind his mother, Gloria; sisters, Kate, Barbara; and...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
 Don Guttry, 72, loving husband and father, lived in Sierra Vista for 34 years with his wife Ursula and two daughters, Patti and Tina. The Lord took him on Oct. 8, 2012, after a very tough fight with cancer. He was a tough soldier through and through. He was a hero and dedicated soldier for 20 years as well as 20 years of civil service.  He will be buried with full military honors on Fort Huachuca on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012,...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
 Rena Anna (nee Huisheere) Hesebeck, 96, of Beaver Dam, Wis., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Rena was born on Aug. 11, 1916 in Ringle, Wis. to Peter and Valina (nee Ramaker) Huisheere. On March 9, 1935 she was united in marriage to John Luverne Hesebeck in Rockford, Ill. They farmed most of their life in southern Wisconsin, in and around Delavan. For many years she worked as a caregiver...
Oct 9 2012 - 11:59pm
By Will Smallwood For the Herald/Review Have you heard? Community mesquite milling events are gaining popularity all across Southern Arizona. It used to be I would get blank stares when I said, “I eat mesquite!” People thought I was crazy. Now, more often than not, I get nods of recognition and am asked informed questions when I talk about harvesting and milling mesquite pods into nutritious flour.  Baja Arizona...
Oct 9 2012 - 11:55pm
Salmon is back for the seasonLast year when Jim and Dolly Manley came back to the Southwest after their summer of fishing in Alaska, we announced their return to the Sierra Vista Farmers Market in this column of the Sierra Vista Herald. A life changing event happened when Jim’s son, whom he had not seen in about 50 years, found the online version of the article. The discovery led to Jim reuniting with the three children that had been taken...
Oct 9 2012 - 9:16pm
SIERRA VISTA — Bryn Popovich rattled off 11 kills and the the Colts tallied 16 aces in a four-set win over Sunnyside on Tuesday, stopping a two-match losing streak and eight losses in their previous nine. “The beginning was pretty strong, then we started to play down to their tempo and that’s something we’ve had a problem with all season,” said senior Rachel Doser, who had team highs in aces with four and digs...
Oct 9 2012 - 9:14pm
 By Larissa Thurman For the Herald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — Desert Lanes continues to yield high scores for the fifth week this season, offering ego boosts for those acquainted with the limelight and encouragement for those trying to improve their game.     Scratch games reported for men this week were all above the 230 pin threshold.  Of those games, five surpassed 250 pins.  Bill Janes of the Senior...
Oct 9 2012 - 9:13pm
TUCSON — Playing in their first tourney of the fall season, the Hot Peppers went 3-2 losses in their weekend games.   In round robin games, the Hot Peppers won 9-2 over Tucson Avalanche, and 8-4 over AZ Rampage before losing in a shutout, 11-0 to AZ Suncats 98.    In Single elimination play on Sunday, the Peppers won their first game 9-1 in a rematch with AZ Rampage. They came up one  game short of the...
Oct 9 2012 - 9:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — Despite winning its last three games, the Buena High School football team has not budged one lousy spot in the AIA Division I seeding. The latest numbers, released on Tuesday afternoon, have the Colts holding steady at No. 13 with a 5-2 record. Buena’s 8.5120 rating puts them a half-point behind Chandler, 5-2 at 9.0466, and just about as far ahead of 14th-place Valley Vista at 8.1222. And with three games left in...
Oct 9 2012 - 8:31pm
TOMBSTONE – The 15 year-old Tombstone resident who was fatally wounded in an officer-involved shooting during an early morning home invasion on Saturday was armed at the time of the incident, Tombstone Marshal Billy Cloud said Tuesday. The Tombstone deputy marshal involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, Cloud said. “It’s never an easy thing to be involved in an...
Oct 9 2012 - 8:05pm
Don’t vote for a label To the Editor:  I urge everyone not to vote for a city council member just because he or she is running under the label of Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Liberal, or any other. We have a non-partisan city council for good reason. We need good citizens that will make sound decisions and support only those things that are the best for the citizens of Sierra Vista; not those that are driven by labels...
Oct 9 2012 - 8:00pm
A community destined to be great To the Editor: How do we impact something beyond our direct control? I’ve heard it said by a number of people in this community that our school system is lacking. If you are one who feels this way, my question to you is, if you are given a chance to positively impact the improvement of our school system, will you step up, believe, trust, and support efforts to make Sierra Vista Unified School...
Oct 9 2012 - 6:36pm
Twenty five years ago the Sierra Vista Car Club put on the very first Cars in the Park. Even though there were only 87 entries in that first event, organizers called it a roaring success. This marks the 25th anniversary edition of Cars in the Park, and organizers are hoping for a sellout with 375 entries and 40 plus vendors. An event this size would not be a success without the strong support of all the Sierra Vista Car Club...
Oct 9 2012 - 4:02pm
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – In the 1880s, while mining camps throughout Southeastern Arizona were enjoying rich ore strikes, Benson served as the railroad hub for the towns of Tombstone, Fairbank and Bisbee. As a rail junction point, freight cars in Benson were loaded with ore by wagon and then shipped out on the train. Founded in 1880 when Southern Pacific Railroad came through the San Pedro Valley, Benson’s...
Oct 9 2012 - 3:03pm
SIERRA VISTA — The number of local hungry people is growing. And the main local food bank in Sierra Vista, operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society, is seeing an increase in the number of  people who show up for food  boxes. “There has been a 21 percent increase in the past year,” said food bank volunteer Bob McIntosh. This Saturday the food bank and the local Elks Lodge 2065 are holding a “...
Oct 9 2012 - 2:50pm
SIERRA VISTA – Police and family are asking the public for any information that can help in locating a 15-year-old possible runaway. Cheyenne Gleave was last seen waiting at her bus stop in the 100 block of Kayetan Drive on Oct. 3, according to Col. Scott Borgstadt, public information officer for the Sierra Vista Police Department. “She did not go to school that day” and has not been seen since, Borgstadt ...
Oct 9 2012 - 1:55pm
BISBEE — Concerned that a vote to appoint an interim sheriff might be construed as a political endorsement, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors voted not to appoint the current chief deputy to the position in a two-to-one decision Tuesday. Supervisor Ann English, (D) District 2, requested the item be placed on the board agenda so that a discussion on the appointment of Chief Deputy Rod Rothrock as interim sheriff...
Oct 9 2012 - 1:55pm
PanTerra Gallery is hosting Marnie Mills, creator of Monsoon Nectar. Monsoon Nectar has expanded with two new travel kits. Sunise Travel Pak is energizing and Sunset Travel Pak is calming. Each contain a hair shampoo and conditioner, plus a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, and a lip and eye balm. Come experience locally-made, sense-sational, 100 percent botanical skin care as Marnie introduces new Monsoon Nectar...
Oct 9 2012 - 1:45pm
The Cochise College Dance Club will be performing this weekend at the annual Arizona State Fair in Phoenix. The club will showcase its Hawaiian, salsa and line dances from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13. Dancers will invite the audience to participate in group dances like the Electric Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. Club vice president Joey Jarboe contacted state fair coordinators and was persistent about the group’s...
Oct 9 2012 - 1:32pm
FORT HUACHUCA —  The Army is reassigning Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter  to Afghanistan where he will be the deputy chief of staff for the International Security Assistance Force. Replacing Potter as the commander of the Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca will be Maj. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr., who currently holds the ISAF intelligence position in Afghanistan. The announcement of the change was made Tuesday by...
Oct 9 2012 - 1:22pm
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.   Landmark Cafe: Fry Boulevard, in the Landmark Plaza, 459-4624 for reservations. Thursday from 5:30 to...
Oct 9 2012 - 1:18pm
Do masks conceal, or reveal? Answer this age-old question as you view artwork by Silver City, N.M., artist Timothy Hasenstein at Heather Green Studios this month. As a former art instructor and artist-in-residence, having worked with kids and adults alike, Hasenstein understands the transformative nature of masks, and their universal appeal. He says that most people’s first instinct is to place one of his masks over their faces...
Oct 9 2012 - 1:16pm
Pueblo del Sol Mrs. Velazquez’s third-graders have been working hard this year and doing a fantastic job adjusting to third grade. Students have learned about the many varieties of poems and what makes each type unique. They have completed their Cowboy Poetry poems and were able to apply the skills they have learned to produce quality work. They have also completed a unit on sound and light in science. Students...
Oct 9 2012 - 11:09am
According to the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s latest survey of gas prices, conducted Oct. 1—5, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Cochise County inched upward from $3.70 to $3.71 over the preceding two-week period, while prices declined at the state and national levels. According to AAA Arizona, the statewide price fell from $3.74 to $3.68. Nationally, according to the Energy Information...
Oct 9 2012 - 10:15am
The Arizona Department of Transportation is paving the new overpass bridge on Interstate 10 at State Route 90 near Benson this week.   The left lane of eastbound I-10 approaching SR 90 (Exit 302) is closed until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 to allow crews to remove a temporary construction detour. The exit and entrance ramps at I-10 and SR 90 also are closed for paving until 6 p.m. today.   During the closures, eastbound I-10 motorists can...
Oct 9 2012 - 12:10am
Apparently, vampire weather has not quite ended in Southern Arizona. Two years ago when I lived on Brewery Gulch in Old Bisbee, I discovered I was prone to Parkinson’s tremors if I went out during summer daylight hours. Seriously, I seldom ventured out after daylight or before twilight from June to September.   On Friday, I headed out of the front door of the Gadsden Hotel around 1 p.m. with a pile of rent and utility receipts in...
Oct 9 2012 - 12:10am
It will be interesting to see the reaction of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors regarding a conservation refuge along the lower San Pedro River. Those living in Sierra Vista and places south might be a bit surprised that this idea — a federal preserve within two miles of the river — has little to do with them. Yet. This is a proposal presented last week to the Cochise County Public Lands Advisory Committee, which is a...
Oct 8 2012 - 6:37pm
    BISBEE — A man who was shot by Sierra Vista Police after he allegedly pointed a gun at police pleaded not guilty in Cochise County Superior Court on Monday.    Andrew Bradford Tree is charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, and two counts of aggravated assault upon an officer on Sept. 8    During an...
Oct 8 2012 - 6:06pm
Birders of all levels are invited to participate in an upcoming bird walk sponsored by the Friends of the San Pedro River. The walks are scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 10  and 27 and depart from the San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90. There is no charge for the walks, however, donations are accepted to support docent programs. For details, call 459-2555. The Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning will continue its Brown Bag Lunch...
Oct 8 2012 - 5:20pm
BISBEE — A man who was allegedly involved in the death of a woman in Bisbee pleaded not guilty in Cochise County Superior Court on Monday.    Paul Lawrence Rosas is charged with committing theft of means of transportation, specifically a 2000 Dodge van, on July 30, and committing abandonment or concealment of a dead body between July 1 and July 30.    During an arraignment hearing in Division 3 court, Judge...
Oct 8 2012 - 4:25pm
SIERRA VISTA — A 41-year-old man has been charged with burglary after he attempted to sell several tools he allegedly stole out of a storage shed. Kenneth Carl Beatty, of Sierra Vista, has been booked into the Cochise County Jail on charges of burglary, trafficking in stolen property, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of dangerous drugs and defacing a firearm following an investigation by the Sierra Vista Police Department...
Oct 8 2012 - 4:00pm
    SIERRA VISTA — More than 1,000 people attended the funeral service for US Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie on Monday, where his friends and family praised him as a dedicated servant and a loving family man. Ivie was killed a week ago, on Oct. 2, just 11 days before his 31st birthday, during an exchange of friendly fire after he and two other agents were responding to a ground sensor that had been activated in the desert...
Oct 8 2012 - 3:35pm
SIERRA VISTA — The late Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit in Arizona, which is 0.08 percent, leading to his death from multiple injuries. The announcement of Dever’s impairment — noted as being acute ethanol — alcohol — intoxication was part of an autopsy report done by the Coconino County Office of the Medical Examiner. The official autopsy...
Oct 8 2012 - 3:26pm
SIERRA VISTA— Because of the nature of the work, people are rarely happy when they have an encounter with someone in law enforcement, but tonight is a different story. About ten local, state and federal law enforcement organizations are participating in the local National Night Out event from 5 to 8 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park, which will help educate residents on crime and drug prevention techniques. It also promises to be...
Oct 8 2012 - 2:43pm
In the Sunday article about Republican candidate Martha McSally opening up a campaign headquarters in Sierra Vista, an attack ad she was talking about supporting her Democratic opponent Ron Barber was not put out by him but rather by the House Democratic leadership. 
Oct 8 2012 - 2:14pm
Art in the Park only lasts two days, but there is a lot of work to be done for it to be a success. Volunteers need to be recruited to make sure that everything goes smoothly, but the main work is done by the chairperson. The vendors send in their applications and a space is assigned to them, then data is collected. All this rests on the shoulders of Bill Willis, who did an outstanding job again this year. Bill has been displaying his artwork at...
Oct 8 2012 - 2:13pm
SIERRA VISTA —  The late Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit in Arizona, which is 0.08 percent, leading to his death from multiple injuries. The announcement of Dever’s impairment — noted as being acute ethanol — alcohol — intoxication was part of an autopsy report  done by the Coconino County Office of the Medical Examiner. The...
Oct 8 2012 - 2:10pm
Once again, Reynaldo Romo will direct a Community Choir in the performance of the Advent and Christmas portions of "Messiah." The performance will be on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sierra Vista. Members of the community are welcome to be part of the choir. Rehearsals will be on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, starting on Saturday, Nov. 10. Musical scores are available for loan. You can call...
Oct 8 2012 - 2:08pm
Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s official state balladeer and the founder and artist-in-residence of the Arizona Folklore Preserve, will offer a “Sneak Preview” of his new CD, “Sense of Place,” on Oct. 13 and 14 at 2 p.m. "Sense of Place,” a musical expression of what makes Arizona so very special, will be released shortly before Thanksgiving. The album contains 12 all original and previously...
Oct 8 2012 - 1:49pm
This Friday, Partners will be playing great country music at the Manda Le’ Restaurant and Lounge starting at 6 p.m. For more information, visit Partners website www.partnersband.com. Starting Oct. 20, Partners will be moving their Friday night dance at the Manda Le’ to Saturday nights at 6 p.m.   On Sunday, Oct. 21, Partners will be playing in Tombstone for Helldorado Days...
Oct 8 2012 - 1:34pm
 Name of person submitting announcement: Susan Salminen Address: 3014 W 18th Street Location: Yuma, AZ 85364 Phone: 484-809-1147     Anniversary Information:   Name of wife: Carole   Name of husband: Maurice   Anniversary Number: 60th   Celebrated on: 11/15/2012   How celebrated:Surprise card shower and small reception at Sierra Vista...
Oct 8 2012 - 1:29pm
4 Deuces in Tombstone: The Rowdy Johnson Band will be back starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday. They miss all their fans, and hope to see them there.  
Oct 8 2012 - 1:26pm
David Danforth will preach at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 14.  Services begin at 10:30 a.m., and everyone is welcome. The family of Nell Danforth will host fellowship in honor of Nell’s 99th birthday.  Covenant is located at 19 Howell Ave., which is next to the Copper Queen Hotel in Old Bisbee. 
Oct 8 2012 - 1:24pm
The Peacock Restaurant and Rendezvous Nightclub expand to become the perfect place to eat, drink and play. The Peacock restaurant, serving traditional Vietnamese cuisine, has been a thriving small business in Sierra Vista for the past 18 years. For the past six years, Rendezvous Nightclub has been the place to go for a night of drinks and dancing. Recently the Peacock has moved into the Rendezvous building (40 S. Avenida Escuela) allowing...
Oct 8 2012 - 11:18am
SIERRA VISTA—  An Irish banquet is being held on Oct. 28 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. to raise money for a local woman in need of a kidney transplant. Members of the Sierra Vista Dart Association are hosting the event to help a former member. The banquet includes four courses and live Irish music. The event will take place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post located at 549 Veterans Drive in Sierra Vista. Tickets are $15 each and...
Oct 8 2012 - 8:33am
NAME: Preston Havener AGE: 19 RACE: White SEX: Male HEIGHT: 6’2” WEIGHT: 170   HAIR: Brown EYES: Blue   PLACE OF BIRTH: Kentucky ID MARKS: Unknown OFFENSE:  Burglary REMARKS: Havener is believed to be in the Benson area.  He has no known employment. CAUTION: Havener absconded from probation on 10/26/10. He has a history of   domestic...
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed a collaborative conservation refuge along the lower San Pedro River and presented the initiative to the county Public Lands Advisory Committee (PLAC) during Thursday’s meeting.  Volunteer PLAC members help the Board of Supervisors make decisions on state and federal public land use issues, from roads within the Coronado National Park system to threatened or...
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— An effort to build a small park in remembrance of one of a local neighborhood’s most dedicated citizens has been aided by many facets of the community, but one young man’s contribution received a special acknowledgement. The largest detention basin in McFadden Park will always be known to those close to the project as the “Eagle’s Nest.” The name recognizes the work of 16-year-old Colton...
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — Cindy Lou, Twizzler, Runyan and some of their friends were waiting for kindergartners from the post’s Col. Johnston Elementary School on Thursday. And soon the school children could be heard as they headed down an aisle in the Barnes Field House. The anxious two-legged species were ready to greet their four-legged friends. The group was the third batch of kindergartners from the school to touch and hear...
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
ELECTION DEADLINES FOR OYM: All OYM comments regarding the upcoming Nov. 6 election must be sent via email, calls or written by no later than 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23. This will allow the Herald/Review time to publish politically related items by no later than Monday, Oct. 29. Comments regarding the General Election races will be not printed from Oct. 30 through Election Day. LOCAL-STATE Sept. 26 I want to comment on the person who...
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: A large part of the Republican Party seems determined to convince me that it qualifies for a straight jacket.  Its past hallucinations involved threats from imaginary communists and socialists (most of whom are serving in Congress); death panels determined to kill my already deceased grandmother; a devious plot called climate change conjured up by Al Gore and every single significant scientific body in the world...
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: I recently was hospitalized at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center for a medical condition for one week. I want to thank the doctors and staff for a wonderful experience. They were caring and compassionate and efficient. They attended to my every need. Joan E. Yadusky Sierra Vista
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor:  If he gets re-elected “it’s all over but the crying” When we get 100 million willing Christians (or more) to bond together, voice their concerns and vote, we can take back America.   This can be done by forwarding this article to your friends and relatives (maybe even squeeze in liberal Democrats).  It only takes a willing heart and a fed up soul. In 1952...
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
It has been my honor to serve my country both as a member of the armed forces and in my civilian career. My stalwart belief is that there is no greater purpose. Serving as the Sheriff of Cochise County will be a continuation of my dedication. The passing of Sheriff Dever has left not only emptiness in our hearts, but a gap in the progress and future of Cochise County. The shoes he left behind must not be filled by a citizen of the past;...
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
Bears Many of us are very concerned about our state game and fish department allowing hunters to kill bears as a way to solve the problem of bears coming into areas populated by humans searching for food. We feel game and fish people should be able to find a way to provide the type of food bears, as well as other wild animals, like in areas away from human populated areas during times of extreme dryness or fire as a way to keep them from...
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
I personally do not like politics and for the most part there are few politicians I care for. However, I feel I must express my opinion concerning the upcoming election for the position of sheriff of our county. For those of you who will recall back to the four years between the service of Sheriff Jim Judd and the election of Sheriff Dever to office, there was a lot of disruption, dissatisfaction, and turmoil with the personnel and overall...
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
The heart of any campaign scandal is the mishandling of money or accepting of gifts, usually buried, improperly named or completely left off the reports lobbyists and legislators are required to file several times a year.   Now comes a proposal floated by Jerry Lewis — the Mesa lawmaker who beat Russell Pearce in a recall election last November. The idea pushed by Lewis — who is battling for re-election to the State Senate...
Oct 8 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: I want to add my support to the candidacy of Mark Dannels for Cochise County sheriff.  Mark has been an active member of Cochise County and has participated in untold community events throughout the county. Some of his involvement has been with our youth programs.  This takes an inordinate amount of time especially considering the requirements of being a full time law enforcement officer and taking care of...
Oct 7 2012 - 11:52pm
By BRETT MARTEL NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees’ latest assault on a prestigious NFL passing record lifted the embattled New Orleans Saints to their first victory of the season. Brees broke a half-century-old record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game, and the Saints defeated the San Diego Chargers 31-24 on Sunday night. Brees’ 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson eclipsed the mark of 47 consecutive games with...
Oct 7 2012 - 11:49pm
By NOAH TRISTER   DETROIT — Al Alburquerque reached out and snagged a sharp grounder to the mound — then planted a little kiss on the ball before tossing it to first. The relieved reliever gave his Detroit teammates a reason to laugh in the ninth inning of a tight game. Moments later, the Tigers were celebrating. Don Kelly scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth, then hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the...
Oct 7 2012 - 11:47pm
R.B. FALLSTROM ST. LOUIS — Rookies in the postseason, the Washington Nationals played like poised veterans. The Nationals escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, Tyler Moore blooped a two-out, two-run single in the eighth and Washington beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday in an NL playoff opener. They have just four players with postseason experience on the roster. But they have...
Oct 7 2012 - 11:42pm
PHOENIX — The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona announced Oct. 1 that it has closed a $1,045,941 loan with Southland Utilities Company, a small drinking water provider located southeast of Sierra Vista in Cochise County.  The Southland water system is approximately 40 years old and in need of infrastructure repair and replacement. The loan will provide funding for new distribution lines, a generator, a new booster...
Oct 7 2012 - 11:41pm
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M & M: Occasionally we get unhappy customers on the phone.  Do you have tips for our business on how to best diffuse the frustration and move forward? — Tom Dear Tom:  Business professionals face all kinds of challenges, including at times managing unhappy clients or customers.  Although dealing with a difficult caller can make your day less than stellar, it’...
Oct 7 2012 - 11:40pm
Tourism is an important component of the economy of Cochise County. As an export-oriented industry, it brings dollars to the local area from other regions generating sales, jobs, income, and tax revenue. Taxes collected from tourism and travel leaves more money in the hands of local residents, increasing their disposable income and purchasing power. According to research conducted by Dean Runyon Associates for the Arizona Office of Tourism...
Oct 7 2012 - 5:10pm
The Sierra Vista Fire Department, Local 4492, will be serving Vinny’s pizza for tips from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8. These tips will go to support the annual money they raise to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association with the Fill the Boot Program. Birders of all levels are invited to participate in an upcoming bird walk sponsored by the Friends of the San Pedro River. The walks are scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 10  and 27 and depart...
Oct 7 2012 - 3:26pm
SIERRA VISTA — Kicking off their fundraising drive to help support the building of a new house, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore were at Art in the Park this weekend to display the two entries constructed for this year’s 4th Annual Playhouse Build-Off. And with both buildings, a Christmas-themed workshop and a backyard gazebo, set to be raffled off after the Annual Christmas Light...
Oct 7 2012 - 1:42pm
SIERRA VISTA— Of the four remaining candidates running for Sierra Vista City Council, Rachel Gray has raised the most campaign money. Based on the candidates’ pre- and post-primary reports, which cover the period from June 1 to Sept. 17, Gray has raised a total of $4,690.47 so far. John George has raised the second most with $3,905, followed by Gwen Calhoun with $2,288.29 and Laura Bouchard with $1,210. These totals do not...
Oct 7 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  When Republican Martha McSally initially entered the political arena for the primary in the Congressional District 8 race, she said she signed what is known as the Grover Norquist pledge against new or higher taxes. But, Saturday, McSally said she has not extended the pledge to her race in the CD2 campaign. Saying she was such a novice in the political arena for the CD8 primary race, she didn’t...
Oct 7 2012 - 12:10am
Thanks, Ken.   Quietly and too under appreciated, we saw a good man for our community walk out the door at the Sierra Vista Police Department on Friday.   Except, that’s exactly the way Ken Kimmel wanted it to be.   Ken retired as the city’s Chief of Police Oct. 5, ending more than 30 years of service and leadership, to return to a lifetime friendship with his father and family in New York.   In general terms,...
Oct 7 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — To Sierra Vistans, Megan Carnett might be recognized because of the work she does at her parents’ family practice. To the 25,000 people per month who read her fashion blog, she’s the model, designer and author of longliveclassy.com. “It’s more like a creative outlet. I like to tell people that it’s like my second life,” Carnett, an 18-year-old who’s lived in Sierra...
Oct 7 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  While a current poll shows her in a dead heat with her Democratic opponent, GOP Congressional District 2 candidate Martha McSally also said attack ads being run by Ron Barber and the National Democratic party are false. “We are going to have a photo finish,” McSally said Saturday afternoon at the opening of her campaign office in Sierra Vista. The recent poll shows she and Barber are tied at 47.5...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:55pm
To some, it may be just coffee, but not to the growers, or their customers. To them, it’s a miracle of across-the-border cooperation, one of the few great events directly linking American coffee drinkers with their Mexican coffee producers. This past week, that cooperative effort celebrated its 10th anniversary, a whole decade of exploring a positive means to make the international border more than a zone of tension, but one of joint...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:46pm
 The whole concept of Ben Macintyre’s riveting account of Britain’s pre-D-Day ring of spies (double agents working for the Allies’ cause while simultaneously pretending to be serving the Nazis), is one eye-popping, mind-erupting, heart-thumping revelation. “Double Cross” is history at its enthralling best, crammed with intimate details of the operatives’ love lives, financial manipulations, and...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:43pm
The administration, faculty and staff of Way- land Baptist University present the Fall 2012 graduates. The ceremony was held at First Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 8. Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education Maira Janeth Alvarado, Darrel Allen Axtell, David Rye Bagwell, River B. Baltimore, Tiffany R. Bergemann, Justin James Bettencourt, Zach- ary James Blackwell, Mindy Jo Blain, Phillip A. Blair, Brian D. Bliss, Benjamin...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:40pm
Harvest 2012 The harvest moon shined bright Upon a landscape ripe With kernels of life, New seeds growing From old seeds Waiting for the harvest dawn To crop them down, That reapers may Gather their fruits In light of day, And at the finish Kneel and pray, Thank you God For all You’ve done, And bless us each And every one. That at the end Of our seasons, our sewing, The tending and growing done, Our hopes for our...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:39pm
By Dianne Kogan For the Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA —  At Coronado Middle School, the members of the Cochise Athletic Conference competed for the championship in cross country.  The girls race was first with 39 runners competing from area middle schools.  Brittany Markee of Coronado took first with a time of 14:08.65, Aneth DeCastello from Palominas took second with a time of 14:44.97. Sady Bayne from...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:37pm
As has become custom, the Buena football team got out to a very fast start Friday night, then waned as the game went on, only to pull it out in the end in most swashbuckling fashion. And, as much as the Colts might want to beat themselves up for again failing to deliver that knockout blow, Friday night’s reversal of fortune had as much to do with Westwood playing an incredibly counter-intuitive game of possum as it did the Colts...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:37pm
 TUCSON — The Buena High School boys cross country team, which took first at the Desert Twilight meet in Queen Creek last weekend, placed fourth out of 20 teams at the Rattler Invitational in Tucson on Saturday. The Colt girls placed seventh out of 16 with Ironwood Ridge taking first in both team races. Josh Velazquez was 18th in 16:26, followed by Cimmeron Madrid 25th in 16:45, Ammon Sieler, 29th in 16:56, Mark Egan 31st in...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:35pm
The Sierra Vista Historical Society invites all to a luncheon and speaker event on Oct. 19 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, St. Andrew’s Drive in Sierra Vis- ta. The speaker will be Christine Rhodes, Cochise County Recorder. Growing up in Arizona, Rhodes has a wealth of historical data and interesting sto- ries to share about Camp Newell and southeastern Arizona. Books will be available for signing by Su- zanne Arnold for her new book...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:35pm
SIERRA VISTA — Cochise College and Chamberlain College of Nursing, a long-stand- ing nursing institution, have formed an educa- tional partnership to better serve current and future nursing students in Cochise County. The agreement al- lows Cochise College nursing graduates to advance their careers by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing online through Cham- berlain at a 10 percent reduced tuition rate, as well as waived appli-...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:32pm
Tricia Wernette, daughter of Randy and Julie Wernette of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Brandon J. Salas, son of Bryan and Tracey Salas of Ashburn, Va., announce their engagement. The prospective bride graduated from Baker University. The prospective graduated from Ole’ Miss. He is serving in the U.S. Army 2/20th Special Forces Group (A) and stationed in Jackson, Miss. A June 22, 2013, wedding in Tucson, Ariz., is ...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:29pm
Alicia Whitaker, daughter of Helen and Bobby Kea of Savannah, Ga, and Timothy Gant, son of Debbie and James Gant of Sierra Vista, Ariz., announce their engagement. A Happily-Ever-After wedding is planned for Oct. 20, 2012, at the Windemere Hotel in Sierra Vista. They plan to reside in Norfolk, Va.
Oct 6 2012 - 11:27pm
BY PETER HUISKING   FOR THE HERALD/REVIEW   On Monday, Oct. 1, the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista held its weekly meeting and Club President Frank Gonzalez introduced guest speaker Amy Wolken from the Friends of the Sierra Vista Animal Shelter. She presented a program about this non- profit organization which supports the City of Sierra Vista’s Nancy J. Brua Animal Shelter. Founded in 2010 by Linda Coonts, Dorothy...
Oct 6 2012 - 11:23pm
 SIERRA VISTA — To Sierra Vistans, Megan Carnett might be recognized because of the work she does at her parents’ family practice. To the 25,000 people per month who read her fashion blog, she’s the model, designer and author of longliveclassy.com. “It’s more like a creative outlet. I like to tell people that it’s like my second life,” Carnett, an 18-year-old who’s lived in Sierra...
Oct 6 2012 - 10:03pm
Kari Maja (Knudson) Zipf, 76, of Walla Walla, Wash., and Sierra Vista, died Sept. 28, 2012, in Walla Walla. Born Dec. 18, 1935, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Russell and Marjorie (Morrison) Knudson, she married Tom Zipf on Jan. 1, 1954, in Mound, Minn. A graduate of Mound High School, Kari returned to school while her younger children were in grade school and went on to fulfill dual aspirations of becoming a court reporter and moving to...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:58pm
Dwayne Alan Fahrendorff, 46, of Sierra Vista passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. He had been an area resident for more than 30 years. Dwayne was born on March 5, 1966, in Fort Detrick, Md., to the late Donald and Rita Fahrendorff. Dwayne was unmarried at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janie Marie Fahrendorff, aged 18, on July 27, 2012. Dwayne is survived by his daughters, Skye, Sarah and Esebella...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:57pm
John Thomas Aaring, 71, of Sierra Vista, passed away Sept. 21, 2012. Graveside services with Military Honors will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.
Oct 6 2012 - 9:52pm
Louise “Lou” G. Salas, 67, born April 11, 1945, in Stoneham, Mass., to Robert and Louise G. (Noke) Granger, passed on Oct. 2, 2012, in Sierra Vista.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; two sisters, Evelyn and Ruthie; and her parents. Louise was a resident of Sierra Vista for more than 30 years and served the community as a behavioral health technician for SEABHS. She retired in 2008 to enjoy her children...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:44pm
Paul I. Arrasmith September 7, 1938- July 15, 2012   Celebration of Life on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Born Sept. 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 loved the out of doors and made it his hobby with his family. The shed...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:43pm
William Terry Nowlin (Bill), 77, of Phoenix, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, after a brief illness. Born on April 30, 1935, in Ajo, he was the son of William Albert Nowlin and Jeanette Barton Nowlin. Bill attended public schools in Douglas and Bisbee, graduating from Bisbee High School in 1953. Prior to attending the University of Arizona he served for two years in the United States Navy. In 1959, Bill moved to New York City, where he...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:42pm
Nicholas James Ivie, 30, returned to live with his Heavenly Father as a hero while serving in the line of duty on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, near his home in Sierra Vista, Ariz. From the day he was born on Oct. 13, 1981, in Charleston, S. C., Nick was always full of smiles and brought joy to everyone around him. At a young age his family moved to Provo, Utah, where he later graduated from Timpview High School. He served an honorable 2-year mission...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:31pm
SIERRA VISTA — And the Winner is the Buena High School 4 Seasons Catering Club. At least that was the overall consensus after the second Annual “Hot” 4 Education Salsa Festival co-sponsored by the Cochise Education Foundation and the Mall at Sierra Vista. Held in the mall on Saturday night, the event featured 18 salsa makers, many with both a hot and mild version of the spicy treat, vying for a number of $30 mall gift...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:29pm
To the Editor: Some among us should never die young. Larry Dever made us all feel safer. He defended out border. He came to everyday citizens aid when there was need. He was a patriot and a hero among us. He was a great leader — ever so subtle yet strong. His smile was so warm as to disarming. The sheriff always knew what was best for Cochise County. He was never afraid to step forward and enter the political arena to fight for secure...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:28pm
To the Editor: This election season, there will be a pretty cramped ballot. From president on down to Justice of the Peace, voters will be asked to make countless critical decisions for our national and local governments. Sometimes there is so much, voters can miss making their voice heard on important issues. There is one ballot measure that might go unnoticed that is very important to our schools, Prop 118. Prop 118 is a win-win...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:27pm
To the Editor:  I have met Richared H. Carmona, a candidate for the U.S. Senate for Arizona. He is an intelligent and articulate man. We have seen very few political signs in his behalf. Therefore, I am going to quote part of a letter we received from him recently: “In one generation, I’ve been able to go from being a high-school dropout to become the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. My story is one that I...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:26pm
To the Editor: Where has my HURF gone? Recently, the Herald/Review wrote an article asking legislative candidates to respond to how we will deal with our deteriorating roads in Southern Arizona and driving safety issues.  Our roads in Southern Arizona are getting worse by the day. As I go through various forums and meet with future constituents, people are very concerned that their needs of safe roads are not being...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:24pm
To the Editor: How disappointing to see the Bisbee City Council proposing to enter again, this time by ordinance, the vicious arena of chemical danger versus public health. The alleged “safety of herbicides (the EPA itself assiduously avoids that slippery term in regard to weed killers)” is based, not on proved absence of adverse effects on people and the environment, but entirely on such totally political concepts as “...
Oct 6 2012 - 9:18pm
To the Editor: It’s 11:40 p.m. Wednesday and I’m sitting here at the computer at a time I should be in bed. But I was in bed and couldn’t sleep because I kept thinking about last evening’s presidential debate. So I’ve gotten out of bed to try to purge my mind, set down on paper my thoughts before I read anything in tomorrow’s newspapers.  Over the course of the last few weeks during the run up...
Oct 6 2012 - 8:32pm
A forum covering JTED (Joint Technical Education District) and the Budget Renewal (Override) will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Bisbee Boys and Girls Club, 405 Arizona St. The forum will have panel of experts who will provide information and answering question on the two topics that will be appearing on the Nov. 6 Ballot. Panel members include Trudy Berry, County School Superintendent; Lisa Holland, BHS Principal; Phillip Leiendecker, County...
Oct 6 2012 - 5:26pm
SIERRA VISTA — Both typical and extravagant, conventional and unorthodox, the artists that gather on the first weekend of October in Veterans’ Memorial Park never fail to command large crowds looking for a chance to shop, eat and enjoy the afternoon. And after more than 40 years of offering the residents of Sierra Vista and the surrounding towns a chance to bask in all things artsy, Art in the Park has become a local mainstay...
Oct 6 2012 - 10:48am
TOMBSTONE, Ariz. — A 15-year old Tombstone youth is dead after being shot by a deputy city marshal shot who was responding to a report of a residential break-in. Cochise County Sheriff Chief Deputy Rod Rothrock said Saturday his agency will work quickly and thoroughly to bring closure to its investigation. "It is a tragedy that we are experiencing so many deaths and/or injuries involving law enforcement in Cochise County...
Oct 6 2012 - 10:41am
PHOENIX — A fight between a professional couple seeking to buy a house and a real estate agent could finally help define exactly when someone in Arizona can "sign” a document by e-mail. The Court of Appeals said it is clear that real estate contracts are enforceable only when signed by both parties. In this case, they said, there was no signature on any form signed by the agent. But Judge Margaret Downie, writing for...
Oct 6 2012 - 10:29am
PHOENIX — A federal judge indicated Friday’s he’s not buying the state’s argument that it can cut off family planning funds for Planned Parenthood. During a nearly three-hour hearing, Judge Neil Wake repeatedly peppered attorney Steven Aden about his contention that lawmakers can disqualify any organization from getting Medicaid dollars for services it provides simply because it also performs legal abortions. Wake...
Oct 6 2012 - 10:23am
PHOENIX — A complaint about an illegal campaign contribution to the Proposition 204 campaign appears to have little legal merit, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. Matt Roberts, the agency’s spokesman, acknowledged his office got a two-page complaint from Shawnna Bolick alleging that the Quality Jobs and Education Committee illegally got $120,000 from the Arizona Students Association. Bolick contends that...
Oct 6 2012 - 10:02am
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 which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for...
Oct 6 2012 - 12:44am
The loving impression you have left on so many hearts becomes overwhelming as the tears cannot be held back. We hold our heads high, so proud that we knew you.  While our hearts break and ache that we can no longer be near you, I sit in silence and ask God why he had to take you.  There is soft voice, but not God’s voice I hear; it is your beautiful sweet voice as you take my hand and hold it to my heart, you softly say...
Oct 6 2012 - 12:39am
Carroll Elwin Fain died peacefully at home on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, surrounded by family and friends. Carroll died of complications from lymphoma four days before his 80th birthday. He married Mary Patricia Bennen on Dec. 20, 1952, and of this union three children were born: Victor Carroll, Barbara Susan, and Linda Ann. Carroll operated a tire shop/filling station and sporting goods store in Nogales until 1962. He was an expert...
Oct 6 2012 - 12:29am
MORENCI — Tombstone’s bid to upset second-ranked and unbeaten Morenci couldn’t have started much better. After forcing a three-and-out on the Wildcats’ first series, the Yellowjackets marched down the field and drew first blood when quarterback Garret Devere scrambled out of trouble and found William Braswell on a 45-yard touchdown pass that put Tombstone in front 7-0. On Morenci’s next series, the Jackets...
Oct 6 2012 - 12:28am
MESA — There’s the easy way, there’s the hard way, and then there’s the bizarre combination of both that’s the Buena Colt way. Buena jumped on top of Mesa Westwood 20-0 in the game’s first nine minutes, but in keeping with their M.O., wound up holding on for dear life down the stretch, in a 47-33 win that put the Colts in the driver’s seat for a state playoff berth. “We kind of slowed our...
Oct 6 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  Sequestration of military funds will harm the nation’s defense capabilities, two Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee said Thursday. “We shouldn’t put the gun to their heads,” said the ranking member of his party on the committee U.S. Rep. Adam Smith,  an eight term congressman who represents the State of Washington’s 9th Congressional...
Oct 6 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  The killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie was on Congressman Ron Barber’s mind Wednesday. After speaking with the Herald/Review, he was going to visit the Ivie family. The shock of the agent’s death is mostly being felt by the family, but other members of the community, as well as elected officials, cannot fathom why another Border Patrol agent has fallen in defending the international...
Oct 6 2012 - 12:10am
 In the Sunsites/Pearce Fire District story that ran on Oct. 4, Fire Chief Paul Petersen served as interim fire chief from January until he was officially hired by the fire district board on May 22. 
Oct 6 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Police Department is looking to remind motorists that the striped area between designated handicapped parking spots is not its own parking space. Over the last several weeks, police have received multiple calls concerning handicap parking violations in which motorists, particularly motorcycle operators, have been parking in the area meant for vehicles that utilize wheelchair lifts, said Cpl. Scott...
Oct 6 2012 - 12:10am
After 11 months of investigation by an aggressive county prosecutor and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, it appears Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has avoided a worst case scenario in favor of questionable — but not illegal — handling of his campaign finances.   Monday Maricopa County prosecutor Bill Montgomery and FBI spokesman James Turgel accused Horne and Kathleen Winn of coordinating their efforts to funnel...
Oct 5 2012 - 9:22pm
The Sierra Vista West Rotary Club is sponsoring a fun 5k run and walk starting at 8 a.m. Oct. 6 at Len Roberts Park located in the 100 block of Theater Drive. Cleverly titled, “How the West was Run”, the course meanders in and around the west end of Sierra Vista. A free T-shirt will be given to the first 50 who sign up. Entry fee is $20 per person or $10 for those 12 or under. Proceeds will benefit Sierra Vista West Rotary Club...
Oct 5 2012 - 9:15pm
For a lot of years, women veterans felt unwelcomed in Department of Veteran Affairs hospitals and clinics as if they weren’t real veterans, they complained. Reinforcing that impression was routine referrals to multiple health care providers, in or out of VA, to get comprehensive primary care. That is changing rapidly, thanks to VA’s commitment to improve women health services, to hire more gynecologists and other female health...
Oct 5 2012 - 9:11pm
To the Editor: I have been up very early this morning watching the Shanghai market. It is up over 2 percent! This is unbelievable but should give some of us hope that our own previously strong economy will recover. It is interesting what is happening now. This formerly strongly communist county is thriving on capitalism and we are moving towards socialism. Calvin Coolidge once reportedly said, “The business of America is business....
Oct 5 2012 - 9:09pm
To the Editor: Watch the news and the political ads for a while, and you’re soon assured that so and so is the problem. The President’s bad. This candidate would make a bad president. Congress is bad. Blah, blah, blah. Whether bad or not, who puts them where they are? It’s the Independents, according to the pundits. “Independents” will tell you they’re independent as though it’s a point of...
Oct 5 2012 - 7:35pm
MESA —A late touchdown sealed a victory for the Buena Colts football team over Mesa Westwood tonight, 47-33. Strong defense returned midway through the third quarter for the Buena Colts football team, after an early first half lead melted by the end of the opening quarter. The Colts led 26-13 at the half, then opened the second half surrendering a 70-yard Westwood touchdown run, narrowing the margin to 26-20. Later in the...
Oct 5 2012 - 6:06pm
BISBEE — U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was fatally shot as a result of friendly fire earlier this week in a remote area of the desert in southern Cochise County, authorities announced Friday. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office called the event "a tragedy for the United States Border Patrol and all law enforcement agencies nationwide," in a statement issued Friday. Ivie, 30, was fatally shot around 1...
Oct 5 2012 - 5:40pm
FORT HUACHUCA — For 2nd Lt. Matthew Hannon and his wife Brittany, finding jobs is important.For the second lieutenant, who is going through intelligence training on the fort, the Army isn’t his current career path.He’s a South Carolina Army National Guard soldier, so his duty is part time.But the couple couldn’t ignore Friday’s job fair at the fort’s Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.Both Hannons are Clemson...
Oct 5 2012 - 5:02pm
SIERRA VISTA —  Congressional Republican candidate Martha McSally will open a campaign office in Sierra Vista at 1 p.m. Saturday, during which time she will discuss her views on a number of campaign issues. Seeking to win Arizona’s Congressional District 2 seat in a campaign against technically incumbent Democrat Ron Barber, who currently holds the CD8 seat, McSally’s local campaign office is located in Vista Center,...
Oct 5 2012 - 4:29pm
SIERRA VISTA — Late Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever had an elevated blood alcohol content above the legal limit at the time of his death, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday evening. The information was released to the sheriff’s office from Dever’s family, who was made aware of the results of toxicology tests today. Dever was killed Sept. 18 in a single-vehicle accident when his pickup truck...
Oct 5 2012 - 4:07pm
Sept. 28 7:45 a.m. A Douglas man, 18, was charged with fighting/disruptive behavior. 7:45 a.m. A Pirtleville man, 16, was charged with fighting/disruptive behavior. 4:25 p.m. A Sierra Vista woman, 20 was charged with DUI - drugs or metabolite. 7:27 p.m. A Phoenix woman, 19, was charged with exceeding 85mph and failure to show driver’s license or ID. 8:09 p.m. A Sierra Vista man, 40, was charged with disobeying...
Oct 5 2012 - 3:27pm
SIERRA VISTA— The Sierra Vista City Council race has been narrowed down to four candidates competing for two seats in the upcoming Nov. 6 general election. The remaining candidates are incumbent Gwen Calhoun and newcomers Rachel Gray, Laura Bouchard and John George. They were each asked to update their responses to a questionnaire provided by the Herald/Review and draft a new opening statement to clarify their positions at this stage...
Oct 5 2012 - 3:18pm
Sept. 14 7:07 a.m. A Sierra Vista male, 33, was charged with failure to notify change of address as sex offender. 8:49 a.m. A Sierra Vista male, 29, was charged with theft of/ fraudulently obtaining credit card, defacement or damage of property, possession/manufacturing/delivering of paraphernalia, trespassing-looking in residential structure, burglary, theft, theft-deprivation of property and theft-of fraudulently obtaining credit...
Oct 5 2012 - 3:12pm
BISBEE — Since 1974, the federally-funded Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) has been helping mothers and mothers-to-be learn how to keep their babies and themselves healthy through proper nutrition. Renee Cooper, Cochise Health and Social Services WIC Program manager, noted that Arizona was one of the first states to provide these services to its residents. The program advises moms on what to expect during their pregnancies...
Oct 5 2012 - 11:47am
SIERRA VISTA — Information will be available at all polling locations for those intending to cast their vote for a write-in candidate or candidates in the Nov. 6 general election. Official write-in candidates will be in contention for the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, the Bowie and Elfrida fire districts, as well as various state and federal elections, said Juanita Murray, director of the Cochise County Elections Office...
Oct 5 2012 - 12:10am
Cycling in Southeast Arizona is a premiere attraction for those dedicated to the activity at every level. At least it used to be. The death of Terry Lee Brown, 63, who was cycling on Highway 90 Sunday morning, is the latest tragedy that is making those who peddle hesitant to proclaim Southern Arizona a haven for cyclists. It has been five days since Brown was struck by a motorist and those anxious for any and all information...
Oct 5 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor:  I knew Sheriff Larry Dever for 13 years. In that period of time I witnessed Larry in some difficult situations and came to trust and respect him immensely.  In February, 2012, I asked Larry for an interview to talk about some issues that I was concerned about and in typical Larry Dever style he took time out of his busy schedule to talk to me. After taking care of important business we had a friendly...
Oct 5 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: Yet another Border Patrol agent has been killed and another was seriously injured this morning near Naco. I’ve been saying for a long time that we should close the borders. I don’t mean secure them as McCain wants but close them. Wouldn’t it be a shame if we, the people of the U.S., had to do our own farming and pick our own produce and fruit? Give me a break. We all did it for years. I grew up on...
Oct 5 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: This morning, Oct. 2, two more U.S. Border Patrol agents were shot down, by a person or persons unknown only a few weeks after the dedication of the Brian Terry Border Patrol Station in Naco, Ariz. Agent Nick Ivie died of gunshot wounds and the other agent was wounded. When are Obama, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General going to wise up? It is time to militarize the U.S./ Mexican border, with...
Oct 5 2012 - 12:10am
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and since breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, it’s good to keep up with what might be new in the fight against the disease that is the second highest cancer-related cause of death in women. And, there is something new. According to a press release from the nonprofit, BreastCancer.org, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration just approved a new screening device designed...
Oct 5 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly started wildland fires in a state court case is now facing similar charges in federal court in Tucson. Evan Joel Weaver, 18, is charged with setting two fires in the Coronado National Forest near Bonita along State Highway 266 and permitting them to spread on Feb. 12. The fires were designated as O-Bar-O Fire and Pitchfork 2 Fire. He has a jury trial date set for Nov. 6 before Judge Raner Collins in...
Oct 5 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— It looks like about nine of ten Sierra Vista refuse customers have gotten the city’s message, while the rest came home to a full green trash bin sitting on the curb Thursday. The first weekly recycling pick-up of the city’s new one-and-one schedule went well overall, but a surprising number of people brought out their green waste bins to the curb instead of their blue recycling bins, Public Works Operations...
Oct 5 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA – It was the commitment to his family and a desire to serve and protect them that brought Ken Kimmel into law enforcement, and it is that commitment that has sparked his decision to retire. After more than 30 years as a sworn officer of the law, all of it with the Sierra Vista Police Department, Chief Kimmel will leave the position today, Oct. 5, to return to his home state of New York and take care of his aging...
Oct 5 2012 - 12:05am
BISBEE — Though it took seven weeks for the Bisbee High School football team to pick up its first win, victory is nothing unfamiliar for many of the Pumas. No fewer than seven starters on either side of the ball start with the JV on Tuesday nights and put the pads right back on again on Fridays. To accommodate the Jewish holiday, this week’s game against Tanque Verde was played on Thursday, and the young Pumas came up big,...
Oct 5 2012 - 12:04am
TWITTER: Follow Sports Editor Matt Hickman’s live updates from tonight’s game at svherald.com. SIERRA VISTA — Despite winning their last two games, the Buena Colts have not moved up in the AIA Division I seedings. At 4-2, the Colts remain at No. 13, the same spot they held after losing to Mountain Pointe three weeks ago to drop to 2-2. This traffic jam ahead makes tonight’s game at 1-5 Mesa Westwood all the...
Oct 5 2012 - 12:02am
 NOGALES — The Buena High boys golf team picked up a dual meet win over Nogales on Thursday at the Kino Springs Golf Course, 161-171. Nick Johnson was the medalist for the first time, shooting a 39.  Ethan Whitis shot a 40 and Jimin Yoo and Dante Perez each shot 41. Yoo recorded his fifth state qualifying round on Tuesday, punching his ticket for state. Freshman Briggs Duce and Whitis have each recorded four, but...
Oct 4 2012 - 11:58pm
Sierra Vista School District Buena High School Today is the last day of school before fall Break. Today is a half day for teacher in-service, and students will be dismissed at 10:43 a.m. School will resume on Oct. 15. Report cards will go home on Oct. 19. Parents are reminded they can access student grades through Parent Vue, but grades will be updated until Wednesday, Oct.17, for report cards.  For our athletes: Try-outs...
Oct 4 2012 - 11:55pm
  Forerunners Outreach Ministry invites all to join them for their “Oldies but Goodies” Sing Along of Hymns and Praises as they lift up the name of Jesus on Oct. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park. They invite the participation of church choirs, praise singers soloists, musicians, skit performers, to help them sing and play some of the old church songs.  RSVP to Evangelist H.B. Williams at 732-...
Oct 4 2012 - 11:54pm
There are a few special agents running around Palominas elementary and junior high schools. The mission they’ve completed? Proven skills in swift math. In its first year, Operation PINTO aims to move students away from a reliance on calculators. “It’s an incentive to learn mental math, so we don’t count on our fingers,” said Lindsay Cushman, who teaches P.E. and administers the second (and more difficult)...
Oct 4 2012 - 10:31pm
TOMBSTONE — After being shutout 53-0 at the hands of Willcox, and then giving up 30 points the following week against a Baboquivari team that hadn’t scored half that many points in their first five games, the Tombstone Yellowjackets went into their homecoming game last week as considerable underdogs to an improving Rio Rico squad. But the Jackets came out strong and didn’t let up, winning 35-29 to get back into the race...
Oct 4 2012 - 9:12pm
The astronomy world is all abuzz about the prospect of a newly discovered comet heading our way, that may be the brightest one to be seen during the past few hundred years. Most information available about comet C/2012S1 or (ISON) is speculative and subject to change or correction between now and the anticipated arrival date of November 2013. Here’s what we know so far: 1. Comet C/2012S1 or ISON was discovered jointly by astronomers...
Oct 4 2012 - 9:05pm
Nicholas James Ivie, 30, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Time of visitation will be held at Hatfield Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7. A funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 10 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2100 Yaqui, with interment following at a later date in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah. Further information will be published in a later...
Oct 4 2012 - 9:02pm
Charles Alfred “Bud” Eldon passed away on Sept. 28, 2012 from cancer at the age of 85 years in Corvallis, Ore. He was born in 1926 in Tacoma, Wash. Bud moved to Hawaii in 1927 with his parents, when they returned to the place they had met. He grew up On Kaua’i, near McBride Sugar Plantation, where his father was chief engineer, and went to Eleele Elementary School, where his mother Dorothy (“Dot”) taught and...
Oct 4 2012 - 9:01pm
Terry L. Brown, a 20-year resident of Sierra Vista, passed away Sept. 30, 2012.   Terry served his country in the U.S. Army and retired in November 1982. His interest was in his country.  He was active in being a police volunteer, a volunteer at the Sierra Vista Animal Shelter, active in the Pit Bull Rescue Program and Border Collie Rescue. Terry’s other interests was cycling, jeeps and everything to do with finding...
Oct 4 2012 - 7:51pm
NACO, Ariz. — Nearly 100 people gathered Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish in Naco, Ariz., to remember U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie and his sacrifice. Family members, law enforcement officials, local residents and members of the media attended the event in honor of Ivie, who was fatally shot around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, after he and two other agents responded to a ground sensor...
Oct 4 2012 - 4:43pm
Buffalo Wild Wings, 205 S. Highway 92, 515-9464: Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Buena coaches show live, come meet the players and coaches, giveaways during the show and .69¢ chicken legs with your choice of signature sauce; BWW Cornhole tournament on Oct. 15 starts at 8:30 p.m., sign up in store soon, limited spots available. Prizes and giveaways throughout the tournament.
Oct 4 2012 - 3:13pm
PHOENIX — Homeowners giddy about the current double-digit increases in values should not count on the trend continuing, a pair of economists said Thursday.   And there could even be a price bubble that could burst and actually send home prices dropping, though nowhere to the extent of what happened at the end of the last decade. Marshall Vest of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, said the current...
Oct 4 2012 - 3:03pm
BISBEE — A vigil will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish in Naco, Arizona, to honor U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, according to Rev. Seth Polley. Ivie, 30, was killed around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after he and two other agents responded to a sensor hit near mile marker 352 on Highway 80, seven miles east of Bisbee and about five miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Oct 4 2012 - 2:09pm
The High Desert Crafters will present their 13th annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, 2047 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. There will be 35 vendors showing their crafts as well as the Golden Kiwanis’ bake sale and the Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild selling raffle tickets for their 2012 quilt. There is a free drawing every half hour and you must be...
Oct 4 2012 - 12:21pm
  BISBEE — A 90-year-old former motor court — turned apartments — is now being remade again into small condominiums which the owner hopes will attract new people to town looking to down-size their lives and their carbon footprints. Under the skilled hands of owner Todd Bogatay, now 75 years old, the worn-out apartments on West Boulevard are getting a face lift, complete with energy-efficient heat and air conditioning...
Oct 4 2012 - 11:15am
SIERRA VISTA — At a press conference this morning, the family of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie remembered him as a man who lived a life of service for his God, his family and his county. About 30 of Ivie’s immediate and extended family members have traveled to Sierra Vista to grieve and give comfort to his widow and two young children. His older brothers, Rick and Chris Ivie, spoke at the press conference at...
Oct 4 2012 - 12:10am
 Arthur Austin was born on July 31, 1954, and was a husband, father, grandfather, and friend. On Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, Art was called home. Art’s legacy will live on through the family and friends whose lives he touched and enriched. His wife Debbie, his son Anthony, and grandson Jude were blessed to have him as a true family man. Professionally, Art was an Arizona State Park Ranger for 31 years, serving the public at the...
Oct 4 2012 - 12:10am
SUNSITES — When new fire chief Paul Petersen took over as the head of the Sunsites Pearce Fire District, he knew he had a can of worms to deal with, thanks to a previously untrained administration staff member. The Internal Revenue Service was breathing down the back of the Fire District and threatening to freeze the district’s financial account and put a lien on the building due to unpaid payroll taxes from 2010 and 2011,...
Oct 4 2012 - 12:10am
It’s the end of baseball season, so we can still get away with trite metaphors when referencing an upcoming decision facing the Upper San Pedro Partnership. A week from today this group will consider a membership request submitted by The Cochise Water Project. An outsider might think this is an automatic out — sort of like the pitcher batting in the National League. The USPP is already a rather “wieldy” board...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:59pm
“Ten Years After – a Continuing Love Affair with Bisbee” is the title of Jan Searle’s new exhibition at the Tang Gallery, 32 Main St., which opens on Saturday, Oct. 13.   Jan Searle left Massachusetts 10 years ago, and landed in Bisbee, where she fell in love with the high desert landscape and the eccentric nature of its occupants.  Working mainly in pastels and oils she has been portraying the...
Oct 3 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.   Landmark Cafe: Fry Boulevard, in the Landmark Plaza, 459-4624 for reservations. Thursday from 5:30 to 7...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:56pm
Don’t let the political situation or the repairs to the San Pedro Bridge keep you from another really funny BOP show. Audiences have been roaring and hooting at Central School Project’s Squffy Theater.  This weekend will be the last chance to join the fun. Bisbee’s Obscure Productions has mounted the laugh-a-minute play, Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple, Female Version.” Simon rewrote this Odd Couple...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:56pm
  Audience favorite Juni Fisher to perform at the Arizona Folklore Preserve on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Juni Fisher is an award-winning Western musician, most recently honored by the Western Music Association as Entertainer of the Year and Female Performer of the Year for 2011. In addition, her original song, “Yakima,” received the 2011 Song of the Year award from the WMA. Born in the San Joaquin Valley of...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:54pm
The first concerts of the “For The Love of Music” season will be on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14  at 3 p.m. The Ocotillo Piano Trio will perform works by Beethoven, Muczynski and Smetana on Saturday night. The Sunday program will include a “Trio Tale — The Ugly Duckling,” composed by Michael Fan. (Mr. Fan’s “Trio Tales” are written specifically with children in mind,...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:54pm
By Nancy Bernard For the Herald/Review Now that trick-or-treating door to door has become as rare as a network Emmy, it seems we rely more and more on TV to get us in the mood for Halloween and, for some of us, to bring back warm fuzzy childhood memories.  Here are a few options to get you in the mood no matter what your scare threshhold. The number of zombies increases with the level of scariness. One Zombie: ABC...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:53pm
The Patagonia Fall Festival is known throughout the state as one of Arizona’s best small town celebrations. It is a genuine community event, with local residents, Town of Patagonia staff, businesses and nonprofit groups working together to create a festival that offers an affordable weekend of entertainment, food and gifts for the whole family.  With a 23-year track record of success, the three-day festival has gained a...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:52pm
“Let’s Pretend” was a kiddie radio show that successfully aired from 1934 to 1954 on CBS. In 2012, we have a live family show being staged by Mitzi Kirmse with a playbill of enormously talented local artists pretending to be world-renowned stars of yesteryear who will trample the boards at Buena Performing Arts Center, Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. It’s the 17th annual benefit show for Forgach House, that exceptional...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:52pm
   This fall’s offering from the Tombstone Repertory Company opens this weekend at historic Schieffelin Hall with a Saturday night performance and a Sunday matinee. The musical comedy is a parody of “The Phantom of the Opera” and the movie “Tombstone.” This original play was written and is directed by Kenn Barrett.  The play has a plot familiar to anyone who has seen “The Phantom of the...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:51pm
“Love of the Southwest” features three artists, each of whom expresses their talents in a different media. On Oct. 20, the Gallery will host a Meet the Artists Reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Come and meet Lee Latimore, Sylvia Rosenkrans and Carol Stearns. Carol has numerous ribbons and awards for her work. She has never walked away from a show without winning a ribbon. She has won “Best of Show,” “Best in Category...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:50pm
Donna Adamson-Pitzlin is the featured artist for October at the Huachuca Art Association Gallery.  She only recently joined the HAA, but everybody is just amazed with her work that is done mostly in colored pencil and it is hard to believe that colored pencil can be made to look like this. She paints anything with fur. All her work is realistic and she “loves doing complicated tack on horses and looking into an animal’...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:50pm
The Sierra Vista Community Chorus, under the direction of Sharon Keene, will present their 9th Annual Benefit Gospel Concert on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. and again Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Faith Presbyterian Church on 2053 E. Choctaw Drive in Sierra Vista. Each year the chorus strives to bring new musical events for the community to enjoy and to support the community through their benefit concerts. The chorus has always felt a...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:48pm
NOGALES — The Buena boys and girls cross country teams swept a four-team meet at Nogales. The Buena boys, behind a first-place finish from Dallen Haws in 17:01, finished first with 22 points. Sahuarita was second with 58 and Noglaes was third with 65.  Walden Groves did not post a score. Josh Velazquez was third in 17:16; Cimeron Madrid was fourth in 17:27; Andrew McNary was fifth in 17:36; and Ammon Sieler was seventh...
Oct 3 2012 - 8:03pm
W here water demand outpaces water supplies, many communities promote using “the right water in the right place.” When available, alternative waters such as reclaimed water, stormwater, graywater and rainwater are the waters of choice for non-potable uses saving high-quality water for better uses. Using these other waters preserves depleting water supplies and can reduce energy costs. Water that has been pumped hundreds of feet...
Oct 3 2012 - 7:57pm
To the Editor: In the Monday, Sept. 24, “On Your Mind” column, a contributor suggested that few people care about Mexican handicrafts. Not true.  Our home is full of Mexican handicrafts, pottery and artifacts, we get many compliments and everyone always wants to know where they came from, how they were made, and where they can find like items.  Perhaps the caller ought to speak for herself instead of...
Oct 3 2012 - 7:56pm
To the Editor: Let’s just call this Handicap Parking 101. Some are completely innocent and unaware of what the blue signs mean. If it is just labeled handicap accessible then a car, van, SUV, etc, may park here with the appropriate license tag or placard.  You know the placards, the ones printed on the back of cereal boxes now. If the sign reads van accessible, this is for a reason. A van needs extra space thus the...
Oct 3 2012 - 6:02pm
SIERRA VISTA – A man was transported to a Tucson hospital after he was shot twice following a high speed pursuit in Bisbee and Naco. Initial reports from the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and the Bisbee Police Department mistakenly indicated that the man, whose identity is being withheld by authorities until he has been charged, fired a weapon on the officers. That, however, turned out to be untrue. The miscommunication...
Oct 3 2012 - 5:56pm
FORT HUACHUCA — The  rapid and continuing improvement of technology is what a pair of soldiers said they saw Tuesday as they walked around the more than 100 exhibits in the Barnes Field House. Saying more companies are improving their products instead of developing newer technologies, First Sgt. Jimmie Sanders remarked in today’s difficult economic arena, businesses have to  find ways “in vying for government...
Oct 3 2012 - 5:55pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewFORT HUACHUCA — The  rapid and continuing improvement of technology is what a pair of soldiers said they saw Tuesday as they walked around the more than 100 exhibits in the Barnes Field House.Saying more  companies are improving their products instead of developing newer technologies, First Sgt. Jimmie Sanders remarked in today’s difficult economic arena, businesses have to  find ways “in...
Oct 3 2012 - 5:36pm
SIERRA VISTA – Two power poles had to be replaced following a single-vehicle accident resulting in power loss to more than 700 people Wednesday afternoon. The 16-year-old male driver of a blue Chrystler Seabring was traveling at an excessive speed on Nelson Drive westbound when he attempted to turn south onto Taylor Drive at 4:15 p.m., said Cpl. John Papatrefon of the Sierra Vista Police Department. The vehicle jumped the curb...
Oct 3 2012 - 4:43pm
Electric pole struck by vehicle - power out for businesses on North Avenue - including The Herald.
Oct 3 2012 - 4:02pm
Reuters news service is reporting arrests in the U.S. Border Patrol shooting early Tuesday morning. According to the Reuters news service, Mexican troops have arrested two suspects in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot dead in Arizona while responding to a tripped ground sensor and the wounding of a second officer, Mexican security officials said on Wednesday. The two suspects were detained in a Mexican military operation...
Oct 3 2012 - 3:16pm
BISBEE — The FBI has not confirmed the arrest of two men in northern Mexico as suspects in the shooting death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie that took place in the early morning on Tuesday in southern Cochise County. The Herald/Review, in conjunction with El Mirador newspaper in Naco, Sonora, were unable to confirm the report with Mexican officials on Wednesday evening. On Wednesday, the Reuters news service...
Oct 3 2012 - 2:10pm
SIERRA VISTA— Last Saturday and Sunday, 16 homeowners who live near High Knoll Road were notified by Waste Management that their trash service would end after this week. Today will be the final trash pick-up for the 16 Waste Management customers located in this area, which is east of the San Pedro River and north of Hwy 90, said Ted Forte, one of the customers. He got the phone call Sunday, although a spokesperson for Waste Management...
Oct 3 2012 - 1:51pm
It’s time for the Bisbee After 5 Gallery and Shop Walk this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a truly unique shopping experience. With the more than 25 galleries and shops that keep their doors open until 8 p.m., offering special discounts, refreshments and entertainment — this month "Saints, Souls and Skeletons," are about. When the galleries close, you are invited to the Bisbee Grand Saloon where, beginning...
Oct 3 2012 - 1:34pm
PHOENIX — The state has picked up a new, powerful foe in its bid to deny any public funds to Planned Parenthood for family planning services: the United States government. In court filings here, the Department of Justice is telling U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake that a law approved earlier this year aimed specifically at cutting off all government funds to Planned Parenthood — even for non-abortion services — runs...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:51am
SIERRA VISTA — Traffic along Highway 90 in Sierra Vista will be momentarily disrupted this afternoon as the body of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie is transported to a local funeral home. A procession of law enforcement vehicles will travel down the highway into town past the East Gate of Fort Huachuca and onto the Highway 90 Bypass before continuing on through the intersection with Fry Boulevard and south onto Highway 92...
Oct 3 2012 - 11:32am
SIERRA VISTA— The upcoming election will have a major impact on the Sierra Vista school district, both in terms of its leadership and the future of its Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Buena High School. On Tuesday the school board unanimously approved an agreement with the county to provide election supplies and services, which include an informational pamphlet on the Joint Technological Education District question....
Oct 3 2012 - 11:01am
BISBEE — City residents offered suggestions from using goats to organizing a community work force to handle weed problems in Bisbee rather than have city workers use herbicides for control. During Tuesday’s meeting, the city council discussed a proposed ordinance that would allow Public Works employees to use the safest possible herbicide to deal with the overgrowth of weeds and even trees and shrubs in the city’s drainage...
Oct 3 2012 - 10:33am
SIERRA VISTA — Join the Cochise College Small Business Development Center for a free conference to learn about procurement opportunities on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sierra Vista Campus Student Union. This is a valuable link to procurement opportunities and important information. At this conference, businesses will be able to learn from and network side by side with buyers and procurement professionals from federal...
Oct 3 2012 - 10:01am
SIERRA VISTA — The U.S. Border Patrol agent wounded in the shooting that resulted in the death of another agent yesterday morning has been released from the hospital, the agency announced this morning. The injured agent was airlifted to a Tucson hospital from the scene, about seven miles east of Bisbee and five miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, after he and two other agents were shot at by unknown assailants. Agent Nicolas...
Oct 3 2012 - 9:55am
Fairly slow on major announcements this week. Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers have two shows set for the Talking Stick Resort on Dec. 28 and 29. And folk duo Tegan and Sara, who are opening for the Black Keys in Phoenix next week, will return for a show on Dec. 8 at the Rialto Theatre.   Look for the asterisks for other new shows added this week.   Compiled from a variety of websites   TUCSON Thursday, Oct. 4:...
Oct 3 2012 - 7:54am
Update 12:30 p.m. SIERRA VISTA —New information from the sheriff’s office and the Bisbee Police Department has been released regarding this incident. Both agencies are now reporting that the motorcycle operator, whose identity has yet to be released, did not fire at Bisbee Police officers following a high speed pursuit. The miscommunication came about as a result of the initial radio traffic reporting the incident...
Oct 3 2012 - 1:06am
Raymond George “Buck” Monsour, 68, left us peacefully in his sleep at his home in Sierra Vista on Sept 30, 2012, after a hard fought battle against thyroid cancer. Buck was born Dec 15, 1943, in Butler, Pa., son of the late Nasray and Mary Depe Monsour. Buck served in the U.S. Army 1962 to 1965, then began his career at the Tooele Army Depot as a civil servant specializing in mechanics and electrical engineering. Buck lived...
Oct 3 2012 - 1:05am
 Ira Wayne Tilley was born in Idaho on July 14, 1934. Ira, or Wayne, as his friends called him, departed from us in this mortal sphere on Sept. 23, 2012, peacefully, in his sleep, at his home in Bullhead City.  Wayne was preceeded in death by his loving wife, Geraldean (Garner) Tilley in 2006, and by his son, Sherman Tilley in 1981. Wayne is survived by his children, Cecil of Bullhead City, Bobbi (Dunagan, Bullhead City), Elsie (...
Oct 3 2012 - 1:04am
Carla Ashcraft Ullom, 60, of Sierra Vista, passed away at her home Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, surrounded by her loving husband, Ronald, and one daughter, Alyscia. Carla was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 27, 1952, to the late Carl Vernon and Ana Ashcraft. She married Ronald on Dec. 11, 2009, at the courthouse in Benson. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Tucson and more recently Trinity Lutheran Church in Sierra Vista. Carla was...
Oct 3 2012 - 12:27am
 TOMBSTONE —  the Tombstone High School volleyball team lost in five sets to Vail Empire on Tuesday, 25-19, 16-25, 23-25, 25-14, 15-10. Ashleigh Reynolds led tombstone with 12 kills, Gabby Chavez had 15 digs, Audra Kearney had 10 and Maira Nunez led Tombstone in assists with 11. “We dug ourselves a hole we couldn’t get out of,” Tombstone head coach Dan Romero said of the deciding fifth game....
Oct 3 2012 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — It’s called an Autonomous Vehicle. It has an appearance similar to an early version of the Mars Rover. But this vehicle has a more down to earth use not involved in exploring another planet. The special vehicle will be one of the displays at this year’s two-day Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Systems Technology exhibit. The booth which will have the vehicle, along...
Oct 3 2012 - 12:10am
Be mad, Southeast Arizona.   Be angry, Arizona.   Pay attention, America.   The killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, happened early Tuesday morning, leaving a grieving widow, family, and community.   Make no mistake, this was not a routine consequence of law enforcement at the border.   This was nothing less than the most severe capital punishment crime that can be committed. We are not living in a war...
Oct 3 2012 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” — Swedish Proverb  *** Mitzi Kirmse has been the driving force behind the Forgach House Variety Show for 17 years and she tells me this year’s theme is “The Great Pretenders.” Entertainers will include local and out of state...
Oct 3 2012 - 12:10am
Dear Sierra Vista Taxpayer, The recent release of the 2012 tax bills has raised interest and concern over the marked increase in school district related property taxes, prompting a few phone calls to the Sierra Vista Unified School District (SVUSD). In recent on-your-mind submissions the question as to why school taxes increased has been raised.  One On-Your-Mind author stated that the Cochise County Treasurer informed them that...
Oct 3 2012 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — The last of four family neighborhoods to be constructed on this southern Arizona Army post is nearing completion. Already families are moving into Signal Village and the official dedication of the area was held Tuesday in front of a 2,777 square foot home — not including the two-car garage — which will be occupied by Col. Ken McCreary and his wife Theresa. The creation of privatized housing on Army...
Oct 3 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Few local events can boast the kind of consistency and longevity that Art in the Park has enjoyed. For the 41st time in as many years, the Huachuca Art Association will host its major annual fund raiser at Veterans’ Memorial Park this weekend. More than 200 vendors are expected to attend. The event has proved to be surprisingly consistent regardless of the conditions, whether that’s judged in terms of the...
Oct 3 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE – Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, Inc., began demolition Monday on four vacated houses recently acquired by the company through the South Bisbee Residential Purchase Program.  James Telle, FMI external communications manager, said the work will be conducted from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and is anticipated to last approximately two weeks. That will be followed in the latter half of October by the...
Oct 2 2012 - 11:58pm
  Fall produce Seasonal fall produce can be found on Thursdays and Saturdays at the Sierra Vista Farmers Markets. Look for tomatoes, apples, pears, pumpkins, squash, beans, potatoes, onions and lots more. Stroll around and check out what surprises our growers are bringing each week. Support your local food producers by buying directly from them at the markets. Chile ristras available on Thursdays The ristra, or string of...
Oct 2 2012 - 6:16pm
To the Editor:  I thought monopolies were outlawed in America. There sure seems to be a lot of them. Take utilities, for example. How many electric companies do we have? Could it be we don’t have a choice? Rates keep going up, deposits required get larger; what’s up with that? What’s somebody going to do? Somebody who really needs electricity? Old people, people with kids, businesses? I absolutely...
Oct 2 2012 - 6:15pm
To the Editor: If Ellen Taylor’s letter that ran on Sept. 13 represents the feelings of mainstream America then we are in very serious trouble here. She eviscerates Mitt Romney for having the audacity to criticize the craven apology issued by our Egyptian embassy prior to the attack by a Muslim mob.  Whether Romney knew at the time that the apology was pre-emptive in nature seems to be a major concern with some in the media...
Oct 2 2012 - 6:13pm
To the Editor: LD14 candidate Robert Leach’s website states that representatives Gowan and Stevens voted to end active duty tax exemptions in 2011 and they voted to end the veterans tax credit. Other assertions are also made against representatives Gowan and Stevens, none of which are supported by any facts such as bill numbers. Should we just take his word for it that the assertions are true?  I prefer to read the bills and...
Oct 2 2012 - 4:16pm
Name: Gwen Calhoun Age: 65 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...
Oct 2 2012 - 4:09pm
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Sierra Vista man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on charges related to possessing and distributing child pornography. Michael D. Flammond, 38, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to 10 years in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release and registration as a sex offender. Flammond pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to receive child pornography and possession...
Oct 2 2012 - 4:02pm
BISBEE — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was fatally shot early Tuesday morning in rugged terrain in a remote area seven miles east of Bisbee and about five miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, was killed around 1:30 a.m. after he and two other agents responded to a tripped sensor, hit near mile marker 352 on Highway 80. One other agent sustained non-life threatening wounds, was airlifted to a local hospital and...
Oct 2 2012 - 3:40pm
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 of Habitat for Humanity Sierra Vista Area, Rotary Club of Sierra Vista, Long Cares Foundation, Real Wishes Foundation Occupation:  Realtor, Long Realty Family:  Thomas, husband of 16 years.  Son...
Oct 2 2012 - 3:22pm
Biographical information Name: Laura Bouchard Age: 49 Address: Sierra Vista, AZ Length of residence in Sierra Vista: Seven 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, Family Readiness Group Leader Occupation: Training and Development Specialist for a...
Oct 2 2012 - 3:08pm
Biographical information Name: John George Age: 36 Address: Sierra Vista 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. - Former Sierra Vista Municipal Airport Commissioner -Member Sierra Vista Elks BPOE...
Oct 2 2012 - 1:34pm
SIERRA VISTA — Students, parents and members of the community have a chance to explore the rich and diverse programs and partnerships available at Cochise College by visiting its second annual Engineering Night, from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Sierra Vista Campus Student Union. The evening will offer information about the college’s affordable engineering program, including degrees and certificates, transfer programs and...
Oct 2 2012 - 1:32pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewFORT HUACHUCA — The last of four family neighborhoods on this southern Arizona Army post is nearing completion.Already families are moving into Signal Village and the official dedication of the area was held Tuesday in front of the 2,777 square foot home — not including the two-car garage — which will be occupied by Col. Ken McCreary and his wife Theresa.The creation of privatized housing on Army...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:56pm
SIERRA VISTA — The identity of the U.S. Border Patrol agent who was shot and killed this morning near the Mexican border has been released. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, was killed when he and two other agents responding to a sensor alert were shot at by unknown assailants. The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. about seven miles east of Bisbee and five miles north of the Mexican border, near mile marker 352 on...
Oct 2 2012 - 11:45am
Statement by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano “I am deeply saddened by the death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and the attack on another Border Patrol Agent early this morning. Both agents were on patrol near Bisbee, Arizona when they came under fire from an unknown assailant. This act of violence reminds us of the risks our men and women confront, and the dangers they willingly undertake, while...
Oct 2 2012 - 11:04am
SIERRA VISTA — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed this morning after three agents came under fire about seven miles east of Bisbee. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Border Patrol agents based in Naco at about 1:33 a.m. advising one of their agents had been shot, said Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. "Sheriff’s deputies responded and located the three Border Patrol...
Oct 2 2012 - 7:18am
11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 Border Patrol agents have turned away a Herald/Review reporter at Mile Marker 3 on Border Road, near Naco this morning. Reporter Jonathon Shacat said authorities warned him that there is an "active shooter" in the area, and that traffic is being stopped at this time as a precaution. Shacat said he witnessed "more Border Patrol agents than I’ve ever seen before" in the area. 10:30...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:24am
ARLINGTON, Texas — Those 30-something defenders for the Chicago Bears showed Tony Romo how much they can still play. Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman, two of the five defensive starters for Chicago in their 30s, returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the Bears beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-18 on Monday night. Though Romo was only sacked once, on the Cowboys’ opening series, he was pressured relentlessly and threw five...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:10am
 Charlie James Maydwell, (CJ), 79 years old of Sierra Vista, passed Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012, from cardic arrest at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. CJ was born March 23, 1933, in Kokomo, Ind., to Mary and James Maydwell and married Yoshiko M. Maydwell March 20, 1979. CJ was raised in Arizona and served 26 years in the U.S. Army, participating in the Korean War as well as Vietnam with the 101st Airborne. Charlie was a true family man and...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:10am
According to paper files kept at the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review, in 1981 John Donald Cody was involved  in attempting to form a countywide system for appointing attorneys to help indigent clients. The article published on Aug. 30, 1981, was written by Paul Rubin, the former cop and court reporter for the then Sierra Vista Herald Dispatch. In 1985, the Associated Press reported Cody had been disbarred  by the Arizona...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:10am
 Val Joseph Schmitt, age 86, a Sierra Vista resident, passed away surrounded by loved ones Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at the Life Care Center in Sierra Vista. He was born May 17, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., to Val and Elsie Schmitt. Val served his country during WWII, enlisting in 1943 at the age of 17 in the Marine Corp. He served in the Signal Company, Headquarters Battalion, Second Marine Division. He embarked from San Diego aboard the...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:10am
If you’re looking for a fire and brimstone editorial, a harangue on a current issue, you’ve come to the wrong place.   Let’s appreciate the job accomplished last week by those running the Cochise County Fair, who reported good crowds and lots of fun during the four-day festival in Douglas.   Anyone familiar with staging an event of similar size and variety are well aware of how difficult it is to bring good food,...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: We called him Rylee. You probably didn’t know his name when you shot him, so we wanted you to know it now. He was a rather large orange and white male cat that rambled around the neighborhood in Town and Country on Laurel Lane. You didn’t know this, but he loved roast beef, air-conditioning, catnip snacks, and playing hide-n-seek. Because Rylee was partially feral, and very cautious, we imagine he liked to sit on...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — It’s October. And every October new technology is on display, courtesy of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. This year it is the 30th anniversary of the two-day exhibit. Barnes Field House was being decorated in a red, white and blue colors on Monday, as booths were created where 101 companies will exhibit their wares. But, the economy...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly killed a woman during a three-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 earlier this year is scheduled for trial next year in Cochise County Superior Court. Michael Lee Messer, 24, 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 ...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: My nephew visited Sierra Vista from The Netherlands last week, and I was fortunate to arrange a ride-along with Corporal Nicola from the Sierra Vista Police department. Officer Craig Churella met my nephew at the Sierra Vista Police Station and he had the experience of a lifetime! Officer Churella went beyond himself to show my nephew the operations of an American Police station as well the duties of a Police Officer. My...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Putting the fun in fundraiser, the Sierra Vista Pay It Forward Partnership will be hosting a big night out for the ladies from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, at the Windemere Hotel. Founder and PIFP board member Diane Johnson explained that Pay It Forward is a group of small businesses who have combined efforts to share good fortunes with non-profits in the community. Formed in May of 2011, the group strives...
Oct 2 2012 - 12:10am
PORTAL — Nineteen candidates each had just a few minutes to make their case to about 50 constituents at a public meeting of the Sew-What? Club in Portal Sept. 25.   Headlining the event was a full roster of Republicans and Democrats seeking seats in the Arizona State Legislature. Other candidates were campaigning for Cochise County and school district positions.   Gerry Hernbrode and Diane Davidson served as moderator and time-...
Oct 1 2012 - 8:32pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The former Cochise County sheriff had been traveling at an estimated 62 mph along a dirt and gravel road in northern Arizona when he lost control of his vehicle and died. A report released Monday by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says the black box in Larry Dever’s vehicle also shows that the seat belt was unbuckled. Dever was on his way to meet family members for a camping and hunting...
Oct 1 2012 - 6:08pm
Sierra Vista Elks Lodge Auxiliary 2065 will hold its annual card party at 10 a.m. Oct. 2 at the lodge. There will be lots of prizes, raffles and a delicious luncheon. Proceeds to benefit the Auxiliary’s charities. Tickets are only $10.  For details, call 678-4563. The Sierra Vista Woman’s Club next meeting will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club. This is the Club’s Crazy Hat luncheon. Members are...
Oct 1 2012 - 4:05pm
SIERRA VISTA — A 67-year-old cyclist was killed Sunday after he was struck by a motorist east of town. Terry Lee Brown was riding his bicycle on Highway 90 near mile marker 326 at about 10:14 a.m. "when he was hit from behind," said Officer Raul Molina, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Both Brown and the 2001 Jeep station wagon that struck him were traveling west  on the highway between Moson...
Oct 1 2012 - 1:59pm
SIERRA VISTA — A 21-year-old man has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor after he was found to have had sex with a 15-year-old. Shane Moore has been booked into the county jail on two counts of the charge following his arrest on Sunday. The two met at the Mall at Sierra Vista several months ago, where Moore told the juvenile that he was 17 years old, according to Sierra Vista Police. On Sunday, an officer...
Oct 1 2012 - 12:14am
Don’t give out the blank check The general public has been lulled into thinking that those elected to the last Congress in the name of limiting government, are in fact on a different quest. It is to limit two or even three party participation in the political system. Grover Norquist, a college pal of Ralph Reed, has held Republican candidates’ fingers to the pen, by making them sign the No New Taxes (NNT) contract. If they...
Oct 1 2012 - 12:13am
Not much to praise in our nature Re: Goldcamp column — I read your article with some amusement. We?..the U.S.? Principles? You must be joking! This nation I love has adopted every vice and social mistake possible. Hunger, poverty, crime and war on all, except the very wealthy: That’s America’s legacy to the world. Indeed we have so much to offer. My opinion, to be sure; yet I see very little in the “human...
Oct 1 2012 - 12:10am
In ancient Europe, archeologists have found evidence that it was common for scraps of iron and metals to be gathered, the collector compensated, and the material reused.   Who was one of the first advocates of recycling? The Classical Greek philosopher and mathematician Plato, in 400 B.C.   For those a bit younger in the audience, our closest historical reference to recycling dates to the 1970s, when Earth Day became popular, gas...
Oct 1 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — With Halloween just around the corner, more than a dozen volunteers representing a number of local non-profit groups and law enforcement agencies turned out to tackle the monumental task of transforming a more than 3,000-square-foot facility into one of the most frightening haunted houses in Southern Arizona. And with less than three weeks until show time, only the final touches remained as the haunted house, located in...
Oct 1 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Voters will have the opportunity to consider three matters on Election Day on Nov. 6 that could impact the Bisbee Unified School District, including the Joint Technical Education District, a Budget Override and Proposition 204. The BHS Alumni Association will be hosting a forum on Oct. 7. An expert panel will be present to help give information and to answer questions for voters on JTED and the Override. Also, there...
Oct 1 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Getting health insurance for those with pre-existing conditions has been an uphill, if not impossible, battle. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the Government Employees Health Association is offering those people who have been denied health care the opportunity to sign on to the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) through the state.   PCIP provides a health coverage option with no waiting period for people...

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