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Thursday, October 11 2012

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
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 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....

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