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Sunday, October 14 2012

Oct 14 2012 - 11:56pm
According to the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s latest survey of gas prices, conducted October 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,...
Oct 14 2012 - 11:54pm
SIERRA VISTA — On September 22, Allstate Exclusive Agent Patrick Meldrum presented a $1,000 Allstate Good Hands in the Community Grant to Cochise County Deputy Mark Dannels. Meldrum is a volunteer at the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force and presented the check at its teen safe driving event.  “These grant funds will provide necessary resources to Cochise County Sheriff’s Office that it otherwise wouldn’t have,...
Oct 14 2012 - 11:52pm
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M & M: I am looking to start a business and am looking into purchasing some commercial real estate. What are some approaches or appraisal methods to analyze or compute a value for the commercial real estate I need to enable me to see how much I should spend? — Alice Dear Alice: Warren Buffet once said, “Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” Three common...
Oct 14 2012 - 11:51pm
The Census Bureau recently released its 2011 American Community Survey data for Cochise County. The data show considerable shifts in the county’s economy from 2010.  One noticeable change was a steep decline in the county’s median household income, which is the income level at which half of all households have higher and half have lower incomes. The median is widely regarded as the best measure of central tendency for...
Oct 14 2012 - 7:22pm
The Sierra Vista Woman’s Club is accepting applications from non-profit organizations in the greater Sierra Vista area seeking funding for community projects. Call Connie Roland at 378-9322 or e-mail cjr3096@q.com to receive an application. Applications must be filled out and returned postmarked no later than Oct. 15. The Huachuca Audubon Society’s next meeting is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Sierra Vista Police Department...
Oct 14 2012 - 6:27pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewFORT HUACHUCA — After America’s Civil War,  the expansion into the southwest began in earnest.But there were troubles, for  native tribes in the Plains and southwest, as well as other areas did not welcome new settlers with open arms.Soon, what was the then territory of Arizona, the landscape was dotted with numerous Army camps and forts to protect settlers and those heading further west.One of the...
Oct 14 2012 - 6:22pm
Tombstone — SHOOTOUT PHOTOThousands of miners descended not long after prospector Ed Schieffelin discovered silver in 1877, and Tombstone grew to 10,000 in 1881. The town was designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1961 and is considered one of the best preserved specimens of the rugged frontier of the 1870s and 1880s. Throughout the year, Tombstone features a number of “Old West” events meant to highlight the...
Oct 14 2012 - 5:48pm
SIERRA VISTA —   A 29-year-old soldier with local ties to southern Arizona was killed in action in Afghanistan on Saturday, The Department of Defense announced the death of Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard on Sunday, noting he was killed in action in Afghanistan on Saturday, which was Friday in Arizona. His death happened in Khanabad District when Ryan was shot by small arms fire during a combat operation, the DoD release...
Oct 14 2012 - 5:40pm
SIERRA VISTA — Featuring dozens of vendors from throughout the region, the Annual Sierra Vista Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show offers visitors a great selection of all things geological. And though the show concluded on Sunday, it wasn’t too late for a number of local shoppers to hunt down those one-of-a-kind items that keep them coming back every year. “I come every year and I think it is absolutely fascinating,...
Oct 14 2012 - 5:10pm
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – Like most cities throughout the state, Benson is faced with tough budget challenges. On top of concerns about reductions in state funded projects, the city has experienced an additional hit through an ongoing construction project at the Interstate 10 and Highway 90 interchange, which has made access into the city from one of the freeway exits difficult for motorists.  Despite...
Oct 14 2012 - 3:24pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C.(AP) — A soldier from Arizona and based at Fort Bragg has died from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations in Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Sunday that 29-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Saturday in Khanabad District, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg....
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
We have endorsed candidates in the past focusing on their stances and what expertise they might bring to the table. In the case of choosing who will represent us in Legislative District 14, these positions are not the only determining factor. We have disagreed on many issues with the incumbents, Republicans David Stevens and David Gowan, both from Sierra Vista. We don’t think the huge cuts in state education budgets over the past few...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
The Sierra Vista Area Chamber has chosen to endorse a handful of propositions and ballot initiatives this election season. And one we feel very strongly about is Buena High School’s bid to become a part of the local Joint Technical Education District (JTED). If this passes, the school will receive more money, improve its vocational education programs and help Sierra Vista to grow a more skilled workforce. That is an opportunity...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
The assassinations of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans in Libya and attacks on U.S. embassies elsewhere in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) are an absolute tragedy and a grim reminder of the complexity and volatility of an entire region in transition.  New governments in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and Tunisia are fragile, and the stakes are high.  U.S. leadership should not be frozen in disbelief.  Rather, they must...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
I want to be clear about my position on sequestration, which would cut 10 percent across the federal budget on Jan. 2. We must work together to stop this irresponsible plan. Partisan gridlock has gotten in the way of doing our jobs and solving the fiscal problems facing our nation. I believe we can find bipartisan solutions. That’s why I’ve spent my time in Congress crossing the aisle to work with Republican members on issues...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — At this year’s 22nd annual Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb, not only will folks walk the 1,000 stairs on their traverse of Old Bisbee, but they will be able to taste some of Bisbee’s best locally-brewed beers. Bisbee 1000 founder Cynthia Conroy said, "We have the oldest gold course in the state, the oldest ball park and the oldest library in the state; we also have the oldest micro-brewery. The Craft Beer Fest...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — If you have not already registered for the 22nd annual Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb, you are out of luck. According to Bisbee 1000 founder Cynthia Conroy, the pre-registration has surpassed 2,000 people and to keep the event manageable, she and the board of directors decided to end the sign-up. However, there is still plenty of room for the more hardy folks who like extreme sports in the Ironman Ice Competition, said...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
We have endorsed candidates in the past focusing on their stances and what expertise they might bring to the table. In the case of choosing who will represent us in the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 14, these positions are not the only determining factor. We have disagreed on many issues with the incumbents, Republicans David Stevens and David Gowan, both from Sierra Vista. We don’t think the huge cuts in...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— The race to fill three seats on the Sierra Vista Unified School District Governing Board has garnered the interest of five candidates, including three newcomers. While Board President Don Rothery and Board Clerk Connie Johnson are both seeking new four-year terms, their challengers Melissa Avant, Dennis Richardson and Lori Silk are running for the first time. The third vacant seat was left unfilled after Board...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — She’s an 8-year-old Brownie. But already she knows there are many local hungry people who need help. And so, Saturday morning Laurelin Hammontree carried food donations into a trailer as people drove up to drop of edibles, which she later helped separate and put into bins for the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Food Bank in Sierra Vista. When asked why she was helping out with the special food drive...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
From the mouths of children often comes pearls of wisdom. That paraphrase is on target when 8-year-old Laurelin Hammontree said she volunteered Saturday morning at a food drive to help the area’s hungry. For her and others, such as the local Elks Lodge, politics have no need to be considered to reach down and give a hand to those in need. GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s bantering that 47 percent of the people...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
Proud of the Senior Center To the Editor: In response to the Oct. 4 OYM regarding what’s going on at the Huachuca City Senior Center. I’ve been coming here nearly every day for the past 10 months and the only real meanness I’ve heard was a “lady” who has an issue with our president, Dave Perry, claiming she was falsely accused regarding a disruption of our weekly commodities from a local grocery store. She...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: There is something not quite right about the story regarding the fatal shooting of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie. Such a tragedy should never have occurred, especially under the circumstances in which it did. I am basing my knowledge on the program “Border Wars” (National Geographic Channel) which, many times, follows agents of the Tucson Sector (of which Ivie was one). Many times, the agents, when they...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: One of the by-products of the recent redistricting is that we lost a Senate seat in the State Legislature. This loss makes it extremely important to have an individual from LD 14 in the State Senate who represents all of the people and who has a proven “track record” in that regard. Pat Fleming is that individual, and I would urge you to support her candidacy for the State Senate, LD 14. A proud...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: I am a registered Independent. I was a registered Republican from 1956 to 2004, a precinct committeeman as recently as 2000. I didn’t leave the GOP, the GOP left me. I have good friends who are Republicans. They say they will vote for Jeff Flake because he is a Republican. Several of those friends are veterans. How they can vote for this man in spite of his record, below, mystifies me. In 2003, Congressman Jeff...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: I would like to share with your readers my review and overwhelming endorsement of Mark Dannels as the next Sheriff of Cochise County. I had the pleasure of working alongside Mark Dannels when he served as Chief of Police for the City of Coquille, Ore. At the time, I was the Police Chief for the City of Gold Beach, Ore. Both Mark and I were fellow Arizonans, who took the opportunity to expand our professional horizons in...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: I plan to vote against Proposition 121 because I won’t know the true identity of the candidates. The proposition is called the Open Elections/Open Government initiative, but it looks like a plan to create a grab bag of candidates who can claim to be Republicans, Democrats or third party candidates without the usual guidelines provided by political parties. Under the proposed one primary scheme, all candidates...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:10am
Compiled by Jonathon Shacat Herald/Review Listed in alphabetical order. Biographical information  Name: Clark Hay Office seeking: Governing Board of the Bisbee Unified School District Current employer: Retired Occupation:  Currently community activist. Past – engineer employed by Westinghouse, General Dynamics, and US Navy Address: Bisbee Family: Wife, Pam, at home. Five grown...
Oct 14 2012 - 12:03am
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc., located at 1436 S. Apache Powder Rd. in St. David, currently has 95 employees and is still going strong after 90 years of production. The plant, which started out as Apache Powder, is the county’s 46th largest employer, making the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s Top 75 list. “Apache Powder shipped its first case of...

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