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Tuesday, October 23 2012

Oct 23 2012 - 11:59pm
National Food Day today Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy and sustainable food. Food Day is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life. It takes place annually on Oct. 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare and farm worker justice. The ultimate goal of Food Day is to strengthen...
Oct 23 2012 - 11:35pm
SIERRA VISTA — Ten years after the Salk vaccine, the Polio virus had not yet been wholly eradicated. Dianne Kogan was born in a military hospital in 1962, and she believes it was there that she contracted the disease. It caused her left leg to grow at a significantly slower rate than the right. At the age of nine, she was among the first children in the country to undergo a pioneering procedure to lengthen her leg. This allowed her to...
Oct 23 2012 - 8:27pm
SIERRA VISTA — Buena’s four-game winning streak, including wins over relatively quality opponents in Tucson and Mesa Westwood, didn’t do much to impress the MaxPreps/Freeman power points system. In fact, it caused the Colts to drop from 13 to 14, hanging on for dear life to the last available at-large state playoff berth. But after rolling over 2-7 Desert View last Friday, 40-20, the Colts jumped up two spots from No. 14...
Oct 23 2012 - 7:01pm
SIU-Edwardsville Sports Information Department HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Colin McCarty finished with a nine under par- 207 to claim medalist honors at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate completed Tuesday at The Links at Novadell. It is the first tournament title for the sophomore. The Cougars finished fifth as a team in their final competition of the fall. McCarty, a Buena grad who won the 2011 Division I state championship, bested...
Oct 23 2012 - 6:48pm
To the Editor: Cochise County needs a sheriff that is not only a super b law enforcement officer, but is also a person that is committed to our communities; a proactive person that nows how to lead by example and not by reaction, a person who is concerned about the welfare of our county regardless of outside public opinions and political pressures. I have watched Mark Dannels exemplify these qualities for more than 15 years. He has...
Oct 23 2012 - 6:47pm
To the Editor: On behalf of the Sierra Vista West Rotary Club, I would like to thank those who helped us stage our successful How The West Was Run fundraiser. This was the second year for this event, and we saw the number of entrants increase from 28 in 2011 to 83. Thanks to Dan Coxworth of the City of Sierra Vista for his invaluable input, advice and time. We also very much appreciate the generosity of the Sierra Vista Herald,...
Oct 23 2012 - 5:23pm
SIERRA VISTA — Paul D. Crawford, 23, charged with one count of vehicle burglary, is in the Cochise County Jail with bail set at $20,000. Sierra Vista Police spokesman Sgt. Brett Mitchell, said Crawford was reported to be in the Savanna Drive neighborhood which led a number of police officers to search for him Tuesday morning. When Crawford was spotted “he attempted to flee but was taken into custody near the intersection of...
Oct 23 2012 - 5:03pm
BISBEE — There have been recent developments in the federal court cases in Tucson against a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and some co-defendants who allegedly smuggled marijuana through the Douglas Port of Entry. Luis Carlos Vasquez, Jesus Antonio Chavez-Bustamante, Victor Stuppi, Saul Lizarraga-Roldan, Karla Beatriz Prieto, and Marcos Abraham Sandoval-Lizarraga were charged in this case, according to online...
Oct 23 2012 - 4:18pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College Science Club will host a free screening on Thursday, Nov. 8 of a new film called “Green Fire,” the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold.  The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of the twentieth century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today...
Oct 23 2012 - 4:13pm
NACO, Sonora — Mexican authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man that took place Monday night in Naco, Sonora, Mexico, according to El Mirador newspaper. German Valdemar Morales Morales, 47, was shot multiple times at about 6:45 p.m. along International Road between Calle 12 de Octubre and Constitution. The victim was originally from Naco, Sonora, and according to his family he was a merchant. He died while...
Oct 23 2012 - 4:04pm
PALOMINAS— Tonight, the district fire board will discuss what to do with Palominas Fire Chief Sherry Hunter. This evaluation was scheduled for its own special meeting after a group of firefighter’s told the board last week that Hunter is not an effective leader or a qualified chief. Hunter fired back in the next meeting, on Thursday night, citing accounting issues that have been identified in an audit and asking board members to...
Oct 23 2012 - 4:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Join the Cochise College Small Business Development Center and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for a free Veteran’s Business Plan Workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus in room 702.  This class will go over all the elements of a business plan, including executive summary, business description and vision, definition of the market,...
Oct 23 2012 - 3:36pm
From the minute they came through the door on Oct. 11, it was obvious that Noemi Noriega Torres and Sister Louise Marie Benecke, coordinators of the Douglas-based Wings of Angels Foundation, were welcome guests in Gloria and Karen’s small Agua Prieta home.  Gloria had a stroke two years ago and now uses a manual wheelchair to get around. Her daughter Karen, 33, was injured in an automobile accident as a toddler that left her...
Oct 23 2012 - 3:34pm
October 16 9:13 a.m. Someone stole about $150 worth of firewood from a location on the 600 block of Arizona Street. 9:17 a.m. An incident of disorderly conduct was reported outside Burger King. 10:29 a.m. An identified male subject was observed throwing rocks that damaged a vehicle on the 100 block of Bornite. 4:08 p.m. An identified male subject was observed breaking a window on an RV in the alley off the 100 block of ...
Oct 23 2012 - 9:54am
Oct. 19 12:46 a.m. A man, 33, was driving in Pirtleville with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited and the owner of the vehicle came to pick it up. 7:23 a.m. Robert Finazzo, 68, died at his home in Sierra Vista by apparent natural causes. 7:54 a.m. A vacant house on E. Barateria Blvd. in Sierra Vista had the front door kicked in and other damage to the property. 10:17 a.m. A man, 26, was arrested and jailed...
Oct 23 2012 - 8:35am
PHOENIX — A loosely organized effort to oust a state Supreme Court justice is forcing him to consider an unprecedented campaign to keep his post. Justice John Pelander said he is upset by "hit pieces” being put out by groups urging that he not be retained on the bench this year. He said the information being circulated about a September ruling is "misleading” at best. Pelander, worried, though, about the...
Oct 23 2012 - 7:17am
Name: Melissa Jones   Age: 24 Race: White Sex: Female Height: 5 ft. 9 inches Weight: 130 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Place of Birth: Virginia ID MARKS: Tattoos: right hip-rose, neck-chinese symbol, anarchy sign, back-tribal design, heart w/tribal design, right ankle-butterfly, left hip-“Riley,” right arm-stars, moon and cross. OFFENSE: Knowlingly possessed a dangerous drug...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
Nine questions will confront Arizona voters on their Nov. 6 general election ballot, asking constituents to decide on a variety of issues that include education funding, open primaries, and judge selection.   **Prop 204** If approved, an existing one cent sales tax scheduled to expire in 2013 would stay in place, with money raised from the collection directed toward education and road construction in Arizona.   Beyond the one cent per...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
Following a federal mandate to eliminate regional haze would cost roughly $150 million more than a plan proposed by the state Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, the chief executive at Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative said Monday.   Creden Huber spoke at the Community Leaders Luncheon, hosted by the Sierra Vista Rotary Club at the Windemere Hotel. His message updated the group on efforts by the electric cooperative to...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
When Martha McSally announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination in the special election to complete the term of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, there was genuine enthusiasm among Cochise County Republicans. Who better than a decorated Air Force veteran, a woman who distinguished herself for her leadership and willingness to stand up to Washington’s power, to serve CD 8 in this time of crisis? That enthusiasm...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Two candidates for Sierra Vista City Council received a significant boost to their campaigns recently when a Tucson-based construction organization contributed thousands of dollars in advertising and cash to their campaigns. The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association’s (SAHBA) contribution to the campaigns of Laura Bouchard and John George amounts to a little more than $7,300, according to an...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Preserving six tennis courts, developing other family-geared sports activities and breaking even, were the chief goals city staff outlined for the city council regarding King’s Court at a work session on Monday. The recommendation of how to proceed with the city’s newly-acquired facility was developed after more than 90 people submitted written suggestions in three recent open houses. Leisure and Library Services...
Oct 23 2012 - 12:10am
Sometimes you reach a moment when you realize that the goal you set for yourself is unreachable, it just isn’t going to happen. For me, that moment took place somewhere between the third and fourth staircase of the Bisbee 1000. The muscles on top of my thighs had decided to turn into quivering, jello-like cowards, a gut-wrenching side-ache tore across my entire abdomen, and my breath began to taste like copper. My body was...

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