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Tuesday, October 9 2012

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...

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