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Wednesday, October 17 2012

Oct 17 2012 - 11:59pm
TOMBSTONE — Come join “The Town Too Tough to Die,” as gunfighters, dance hall girls and outlaws celebrate the 83rd annual Tombstone Helldorado Days festivities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event features three days of rip roaring activities that commemorate Tombstone’s historic past. Starting on Friday, festivities kick off with continuous street entertainment filled with fast action reenactments, geared for...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:59pm
By Stephanie PeaveyFor the Herald/Review Take one part Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb, mix with one part historical re-enactment, add 10 pounds of ice, a pinch of insanity and you have the recipe for a one-of-a-kind extreme athletic event: The Iron Man Ice Competition. In this tribute to the iceman deliveries in days of yore, competitors use a set of antique tongs to carry a 10-pound block of ice up a set of 155 stairs. It was introduced in 1992...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:58pm
The first Bisbee Craft Brew Fest along with the 22nd Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb fundraiser is the area’s much-anticipated opportunity to experience a full weekend devoted to fitness and fun. This grand celebration will bring 10 of the "Best in the West" Craft brewers to Bisbee. Everyone’s invited to take this opportunity to try a sample of their fine handcrafted beers and enjoy live music, good food, giveaways,...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:56pm
By Nancy BernardFor the Herald/Review So many series, so little time. Zap2it.com lists more than 125 series premieres of new and returning shows for broadcast and cable TV in September alone. While some of the new fall series show real promise, others may have little time left. It’s been hard to decide which shows to watch. The disappointment of getting involved in a new series that gets canceled is akin to having fabulous first...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:56pm
Are you ready for some…..no, not football! Are you ready for some bluegrass? Then make your reservations now to hear Mystic Lizard live at the Arizona Folklore Preserve on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Hailing from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M., Bob Goldstein, Ben Perea, Lance Quadri and Bob Gray have been performing together as Mystic Lizard since 2007. All are long-time fixtures on the New Mexico bluegrass scene and...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:56pm
Local author William Struse will have a book signing on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hastings in Sierra Vista. William Struse has been a local plumbing contractor for more than 20 years. He graduated high school in Cochise County as a homeschooler at a time when homeschooling was still considered unusual. As a young boy he had a very difficult time learning to read and it was not until he was 10 years old that he mastered it. As if making up for...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:55pm
Fans of Cowboy and Western music won’t want to miss the “Tombstone Western Music Jubilee” to be presented in Tombstone’s historic Schieffelin Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Four exciting western acts will perform a three-hour music extravaganza to benefit future Tombstone Western Music events.  Call of the West features Jerome Campbell and Jeanne Cahill. Their exquisite harmonies and top notch musicianship...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:53pm
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 17 2012 - 11:51pm
Central School Project will start off November with “Parallel Visions 1980-2012,” a joint retrospective exhibition featuring the silver prints of Boyd Nicholl and drawings of Laurie Kintzele. Meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through Nov. 18. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Photographer Boyd...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:44pm
Vincent James Farrara, 59, of Sierra Vista passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. He was born Feb. 5, 1953, in Buffalo, N.Y. to Philip and Isabel Ferrara. Vinny served his country in the Army as a combat engineer while stationed in Hawaii. In the late 70s he moved to Sierra Vista area and began his restaurant entrepreneurial endeavors including Cactus Corners, Captains Cove and most notably Vinny’s New York Pizza. Vinny is survived...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:43pm
Jill Vactor Gunzel, 60, of Sierra Vista, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at her residence. She had been a Sierra Vista resident for 13 years moving here from Payson in 1999. Jill was born April 7, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio to David C. and Alma (Kane) Vactor. She attended Northwestern University her freshman year then to the University of Arizona. She received a bachelor degree and earned a master’s degree in education. She taught...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:38pm
Kenneth William LaChance, 85, of Bisbee, passed away on Oct. 15, 2012. He had been an area resident for more than 50 years. Born on Dec. 23, 1926, in Ypsilanti, Mich., he was the son of William and Anna LaChance. He is preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Case and brothers Gerald LaChance and Richard LaChance. Ken moved to Phoenix with his family in 1944 and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Army where he proudly served until 1946...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:36pm
To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Benjamin Mostyn write-in candidate for sheriff of Cochise County. Mostyn is the right candidates with the best credentials. In my view, Mostyn has made an effort to reach out to all residents of Cochise County. Mostyn has promised to represent the interests of all residents of Cochise County, no matter how remote. With Mostyn serving in the capacity as Sheriff will uphold the...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:35pm
To the Editor: I have been reading endorsements and “pleasing” comments from readers for Mark Dannels for sheriff lately and I feel compelled to write an endorsement and “pleasing” comment of my own for the other candidate, Rod Rothrock. Rod Rothrock has 40 years of law enforcement experience in and around this county and was Sheriff Dever’s right hand man for 16 of those years. In fact his military...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:31pm
The Bisbee City Council has proposed raising the Transaction Privilege Tax (known as the sales tax) from 2.6 cents to 3.6 cents, a 40 percent raise. This would make the total sales tax 10.6 percent (state, county, city). We urge you to vote no on this proposed tax. While talking only cents, for those residents on a fixed income this tax hike decreases their buying power. For visitors a psychological barrier is crossed when more than 10...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:24pm
PEARCE — Returning to Southern Arizona, the annual Old Pearce Heritage Days is scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Adding to the artists, craftspeople, authors, antiques, food and fun of Old Pearce Heritage Days are three of the hottest bands in the state of Arizona! This year’s featured performers includes the Partners Band, featuring the singing/songwriting team of Bonnie Starr...
Oct 17 2012 - 6:07pm
BISBEE — The city council members agreed to spend nearly $90,000 for the preliminary work needed to prepare an environmental assessment for possible additions to the San Jose wastewater treatment plant. Public Works Director Tom Klimek explained during Tuesday’s meeting that he has been looking over the waste water treatment plant which led to the identification of several weaknesses that need attention.  "One of...
Oct 17 2012 - 4:28pm
SIERRA VISTA — Whether its 10,000 pounds or $10,000, you can do your part to help the hungry on Saturday and enjoy a delicious meal at the same time. Even better, you’ll walk away with a one-of-a-kind work of art as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. The city’s Empty Bowls Project is teaming up with the Edward Jones Financing Bag-A-Thon to provide locals with a two-in-one opportunity to aid area...
Oct 17 2012 - 4:14pm
Oct. 15 1:34 p.m. David Kimball, 57, of Sierra Vista died at his residence of apparent natural causes. 1:35 p.m. A resident of Hereford reported someone attempted to use his identity to obtain credit on line. 1:46 p.m. A resident of Sierra Vista reported he attempted to get his vacuum back from Sierra Sew and Vac, but they are now closed. 1:55 p.m. Unknown persons removed gravel from the golf course in Sunsites with a...
Oct 17 2012 - 2:51pm
  PALOMINAS — The Palominas fire board stripped Fire Chief Sherry Hunter of her authority to hire and fire employees Tuesday night, after five Palominas firefighters requested the board’s intervention. Joined by a representative of the firefighters’ union, the five members stated they represent a majority of the district in a letter submitted  to the board, claiming that Hunter is unfit to be chief. The letter,...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:32am
BISBEE — The residents of Bisbee adamantly let their council members know that the proposed idea to use herbicides to clear city ditches and roadways, was not going to fly.  Accordingly at Tuesday’s meeting, council members Rob Page, Ken Budge, Bennie Scott and Anna Cline voted to table the proposed ordinance, rather than approve it, until the new council and mayor were seated in December. Councilwoman Luche Giacomino voted...
Oct 17 2012 - 11:21am
Biggest news of the week is the Sunday, Dec. 9 concert announced for ZZ Top at AVA Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale Saturday.   Look for the asterisks for other new shows added this week.   Compiled from a variety of websites   TUCSON Thursday, Oct. 18 John Fogerty: AVA Amphitheatre Toadies, Helmet, Ume: Rialto Theatre   Friday, Oct. 19 John Mayall: Fox Theatre Al Madrigal, Bob Riggle,...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:45am
SIERRA VISTA — As many as 20 new jobs may be created when a new gas station and convenience store opens for business in Hereford this spring. The new Shell station will feature a 4,000 square foot store and a car wash, and is designed to eventually replace the Arizona Fuels location a half mile north, said Richard Couch, COO and general manager of Reay’s Ranch Investors, LLC, which owns both properties. The new property...
Oct 17 2012 - 10:19am
SIERRA VISTA — Though the Sierra Vista Police Department is currently without a police chief, the process for finding a new one won’t begin until January. That is because outgoing chief Ken Kimmel, though he has left the office, will not officially retire until January, after using up accrued vacation time and sick leave. Until that time, Deputy Chief Tom Alinen has been acting as interim police chief, said City Manager...
Oct 17 2012 - 9:51am
SIERRA VISTA — A proposed change to the city’s building code, designed to save water, stayed stuck in the Planning and Zoning Commission after members voted to table the item during Tuesday’s meeting. The issue of exactly how hot water should be delivered in newly-built homes and how much leeway is allowed for homeowners who select that method has been studied by the commission for several months. Originally...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who invaded a couple’s home at night and fondled a woman in her sleep in Sierra Vista last year was sentenced to one year in prison on Monday in Cochise County Superior Court. Michael Ellis, 38, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement in June to one count of sexual abuse and one count of aggravated assault for punching a woman, as well as one count of aggravated assault for biting a man on Oct. 15, 2011. He...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
"Then from 5,000 throats and more there rose a lusty yell; It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell; It knocked upon the mountain and recoiled upon the flat, For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat"   — "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888" is a baseball poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. First published in The San Francisco Examiner on June 3, 1888.  ...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy 2 percent who get all the publicity. But then — we elected them.” — Comedian Lily Tomlin *** I wanted to give you another reminder about the Sierra Vista Community Chorus’ annual benefit concerts which are set for 7 p.m., Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Faith...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A photography exhibition called "In the Name of God" presented by the Mexican Consulate in Douglas will be held next month featuring work by the Sonoran artist Alejandra Platt. The exhibition consists of 57 photographs that allow the viewer to explore the states of Baja California, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Guerrero,...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: We encourage all Sierra Vista voters to  cast their vote for Mark Dannels, who is running for Sheriff of Cochise County.  He is passionate in his pursuit of those who commit crimes, and he is very caring and supportive of victims.  The victims are traumatized by what crime happened to them, and Mark Dannels is always by their side — even 25 years after the crime has been committed. He...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Sonora State Police in Mexico are investigating the shooting of a man who was killed during a recent incident in Naco, Sonora, Mexico, according the El Mirador newspaper. The deceased was named Gregorio Duarte Rodriguez, 33, who was originally from Mocorito, Sinaloa, and had a criminal record for crimes against health.    The shooting incident occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, when the victim was...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: Sheriff Larry Dever was often quoted as saying, “Do the right thing, for the right reason.”  I believe Sheriff Dever demonstrated that principle by choosing Rod Rothrock to be his Chief Deputy. Larry choose Rod Rothrock after working side by side with Rod for many years. Rod Rothrock has worked relentlessly for the Sheriff’s Department for more than 31 years, the last four years as Chief...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, 1871, but continued into, and did most of its damage on Oct. 9. According to popular legend, the fire broke out after a cow belonging to Mrs. Catherine O’Leary kicked over a lamp...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A Cochise County Superior Court judge will soon consider a motion to dismiss a case against a man who allegedly committed robbery, kidnapping and assault offenses. Nubian Tyehimba Amon Ra, 50, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault for an incident in January, according to court records. His attorney filed a motion seeking to dismiss the...
Oct 17 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor:  Did you know that Cochise County Adult Probation welcomes communication  from family members of probationers residing in their homes? A probation officer addressed a recent support group of Loved Ones Of The Incarcerated. He recognized that many families and Adult Probation are on the same page. We want our probationers to satisfy their obligations to probation. He informed us that if family members are...

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