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Tuesday, October 2 2012

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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
 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...

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