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Monday, October 1 2012

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
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
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
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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