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Tuesday, October 16 2012

Oct 16 2012 - 11:59pm
By Will Smallwood For the Herald/Review In last week’s Taste article, I focused on the impact that Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture’s mesquite millings have had on communities, people, and the Earth. This week, I’ll share stories of individuals who have made harvesting and using mesquite a part of their everyday lives. Cathe Wright, Bisbee resident Two years ago, Cathe saw an ad for BASA’s mesquite...
Oct 16 2012 - 11:55pm
By Cindy Fullerton For the Herald/ReviewBisbee is the type of place where outdoor meals are a treat because of the equally intriguing architecture and passersby. My companion and I recently investigated four restaurants in the historic district that offer outdoor seating. They appear here in the order one encounters them when walking uphill from the lower end of Old Bisbee. Because sitting outdoors is far more interesting early in the...
Oct 16 2012 - 11:50pm
  Mesquite Milling Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture’s annual community mesquite milling will be held this Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Farmers Market. Community members will get the chance to have their mesquite pods ground into flour. The event is free, but BASA charges $1.50/gallon of pods for the milling. In comparison, mesquite flour retails at approximately $14/pound. Five gallons of pods make...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:48pm
The 1200 Club will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 17. This month’s program will be a candidate forum. All five candidates for the Office of Cochise County Sheriff have been invited to participate, and reservations may be made by contacting (602) 510-8986 or Kathy@DolgeFamily.net. All current members and guests are welcome to attend. Cost is $20 per person.  The...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:43pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena boys golf team defeated Mountain View in their final home match of the season on Tuesday at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club. Jimin Yoo was the day’s medalist with a round of 37, leading the Colts to a 168-160 win. Ethan Whitis posted a 39, Briggs Duce had a 41 and Nick Johnson a 43 to round out Buena’s scoring rounds. The Colts head to Del Lago Golf Course in Vail for a dual match with...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:42pm
TOMBSTONE — On one of the most grueling and intimidating cross country courses around, St. Augustine’s Zach Aldarette and Buena’s Andrea Haller stepped up to the challenge on Tuesday in the Justin Prevatte Invitational at Tombstone High School. Aldarette, a junior, hadn’t finished well at all in his last two trips to the Tombstone course, but turned it on Tuesday to finish in 17:24 and tie the course record set by...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:17pm
Born March 20, 1939, in Princeton, N.J., Barbara was a resident of West Windsor, N.J. for 30 years and a graduate of Princeton High School. After attending the Franklin School of Science and Art, (Philadelphia), she worked initially as a medical technologist at Columbia Carbon, but later went on to work at her husband’s dental practice. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Dr. J. Merrill Shuke; her daughter, Teri McDowell; son-...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:16pm
On Oct. 13, 2012 our beloved MariaElena Gonzalez went peacefully into the arms of God after a lengthy and valiant fight against stage 4 breast cancer. Our angel in heaven leaves behind her son, Gregory Thomas Jr.; Gregory Thomas Sr., the father of her child; father, Angel Gonzalez; mother, Beverly Gonzalez; sister, Teresa Bolding; fiance, Rupert Garnica, and the rest of his loving family; and more family and friends too great to list. She...
Oct 16 2012 - 10:13pm
George F. Beneze of Green Valley, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on October 11, 2012 at the age 83 in Tucson. George was born on May 10th, 1929 to Leo E. Beneze and Alice L. Beneze in Alton, Ill.. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eileen Beneze; three sisters: June Walker, Etta Schlobohm, and Mora Lou Kenyon; his three sons: Geoff (Sylvia), Nathan (Judy), and Ethan (Candiss); six grandchildren: Joanna, Alan, Erica, Stephanie, Hannah,...
Oct 16 2012 - 9:09pm
Bicycle riders — a huge benefit to the economies of Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Huachuca City, Benson, Bisbee, Cochise County and Southern Arizona. Each year, like the snowbirds who migrate to our local communities during the winter months, bicycle riders come here, too — throughout the entire year. They are drawn by the incredible weather, superb roads, outstanding vistas and the wonderful hospitality our citizenry provide. Every...
Oct 16 2012 - 7:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Local pizza parlor owner and frequent contributor to many area charities, Vincent Ferrara, died Monday night. Vinny, as he is known by many, died of an abdominal aorta aneurysm, according to his significant other Joanna Pohly. Efforts by the Fry Fire Department emergency medical technicians were heroic but unsuccessful, she told the Herald/Review Tuesday. Calling Vinny a man with a big soft heart, a person who...
Oct 16 2012 - 6:57pm
SIERRA VISTA — The driver who struck and killed a local cyclist last month has been cited for the incident, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Tuesday.On Sept. 30, Terry Lee Brown was riding his bicycle west on Highway 90 between Moson Road and the San Pedro River when he was struck from behind by 2001 Jeep station wagon driven by 66-year-old Adrienne Reeves.The collision occurred at about 10:14 a.m. Medical personnel from the...
Oct 16 2012 - 5:39pm
  BISBEE — Slowly and carefully, they lifted the heavy cardboard box revealing the massive Global pool table with claw-foot legs that takes center stage in the refurbished room that will be named “The Pub.”  It sits in a special sound-proofed room with three flat screen TVs for the enjoyment of those who want to watch sports without being disturbed by the goings-on in the main room of Bisbee’s latest...
Oct 16 2012 - 3:41pm
SIERRA VISTA— Take a 15 ounce bottle of Minute Maid and compare it to about the same amount of Mountain Dew. Which has more sugar? The answer might surprise you. The “sugar overload” activity was just one of several stations Cochise College culinary student Isiah Ruffin set up for the fourth-graders at Bella Vista elementary School on Tuesday, in an effort to teach them about nutrition. He was assisted by the Buena High School culinary arts...
Oct 16 2012 - 1:47pm
BY DANA COLEHERALD/REVIEWTOMBSTONE – Despite statewide funding cuts that have hit schools especially hard, Tombstone Unified School District, with three different sites in two towns, continues to add programs to its curriculum and has enjoyed slow but steady growth over the past few years. With about 380 students, the high school is in Tombstone, while much smaller Walter J. Meyer elementary school, also in Tombstone serves 70...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:18pm
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – Ranked as the county’s 28th top employer, the Benson Unified School District has come up one spot from last year, despite drastic funding cuts that have been levied against schools across the state. While most schools are struggling to maintain small class sizes and keep electives and extracurricular activities in place, the Benson district has managed to increase its staffing from...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:18pm
BISBEE — As the 22nd annual Bisbee 1000 Great Star Climb and new two-day Craft Beer Festival comes to town this weekend, some streets will be closed and parking spaces blocked as the events take place. On Friday, beginning at 5 p.m., the parking spaces around the Copper Queen Plaza and 15 spaces near the Post Office, with the exception of the five spaces right outside the Post Office, will be closed until 5 p.m. on Saturday, said...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:05pm
Oct. 9 12:21 p.m. The Border Patrol reported a maroon SUV with tinted windows, carrying at least one illegal immigrant near Naco Highway and Highway 92. 1:39 p.m. Staff at SEAGO on the 1400 block of W. Highway 92 reported the theft of a radio that occurred last Tuesday. A possible suspect was an employee of a dry wall company. 6:51 p.m. A single gunshot was heard in the area of the 100 block of Fort Huachuca Lane. Oct. ...
Oct 16 2012 - 11:33am
 BISBEE — A new ballot problem was discovered on Friday and resolved by the county’s Election Department on Monday. Juanita Murray, elections director, explained Tuesday that the ballots for the Warren District of Bisbee did not include the two candidates who are running for the District 2 county Board of Supervisors seat, incumbent Democrat Ann English and Republican Steven McDiarmid.  That meant 1,400 ballots...
Oct 16 2012 - 8:23am
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer has finally figured out how to start spending the money in her federal political action committee: She wants to end the political career of former state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. Jan PAC spent more than $23,000 last week to produce and send a mailing to voters in the newly created 9th Congressional District urging them not to support the Democratic contender and instead vote for Republican Vernon Parker. Files at...
Oct 16 2012 - 7:00am
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College Literary Magazine, Mirage, is now accepting submissions for its 2013 issue. The staff of Mirage invites those from Sierra Vista, Douglas, Bisbee, Benson, Willcox and Nogales areas to submit work for consideration in this new issue. Mirage Literary and Arts Magazine showcases high-quality art and literature produced by community members. Submissions are accepted from Cochise College students and...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:10am
Considering the prevalence of conservative attitudes in and around Sierra Vista, we’re betting there are a few in the audience who were surprised and upset that the city recently gave its go-ahead for the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary. The truth is, both our elected and appointed officials — including the planinng and zoning commission —are in full compliance with state and city laws governing the location of...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A 29-year-old woman was arrested on arson and fraud charges after investigators said she intentionally destroyed her vehicle in order to escape her debt on the vehicle. Latorya G. Jones was charged was arson, fraudulent insurance claim an false reporting following an investigation that began on July 8 with a report of a vehicle fire. Fire and police responding to the scene on Plaza Oro Loma found Jones’...
Oct 16 2012 - 12:10am
TOMBSTONE – Come join “The Town Too Tough to Die,” as gunfighters, dance hall girls and outlaws celebrate the 83rd annual Tombstone Helldorado Days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event features three days of rip-roaring fun that will commemorate Tombstone’s historic past. Starting on Friday, festivities kick off with continuous street entertainment filled with fast action re-enactments, geared for the entire...

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