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Friday, October 5 2012

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
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
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
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
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
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:  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
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...

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