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Monday, October 29 2012

Oct 29 2012 - 6:45pm
 To the Editor: I recommend  we support Benjamin Mostyn to be the next Sheriff of Cochise County. Mostyn has strong ties to law enforcement and has been involved with law enforcement  for a number of years. Mostyn is a master Instructor at Ft. Huachuca and has worked in and with law enforcement agencies. He is sharp as a whip and has an impressive resume for a young man; that’s what we need. Cochise County...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:43pm
 To the Editor: As a resident of Cochise County since 1966 and an Independent, I am endorsing incumbent Cochise County Recorder Christine Rhodes for another term. This is the first time that I have publicly endorsed any candidate, ever. As an author, I hope the voting public knows that Christine Rhodes has an outstanding record of providing guidance to historians who research the records she tends to so well. Such research leads to...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:42pm
 To the Editor: There are several men who are running to replace the late Sherriff Larry Dever’s open position. Only one — Mark Dannels — has been selected to be placed on the ballot. Mark Dannels was selected after all four men presented their qualifications to the Republican Committee. Each man had the same opportunity to present his qualifications and why he thought he should be placed on the ballot. Only Mark...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:40pm
Halloween festivities, Including games, candy, a haunted house, jumping castle, a Movies in the Park showing of  Scooby-Doo, a costume contest and a fall harvest festival event sponsored by area churches, will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in Veterans’ Memorial Park. This event is sponsored in part by The Sierra Vista Herald, Cox Communications, the City of Sierra Vista, Horizon Moving and Storage, The Cochise Water Project and...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:36pm
 To the Editor: Regarding Tommy Kelley’s recent Our Reader’s Views letter (Oct. 22, 2012, “Romney vs. Obama”) and the fascinating glimpse it provides into several of his alternate realities, a couple of things come to mind. First, given the amount of foam and froth he spills on a page, I would guess that Mr. Kelley’s shaving cream budget should be correspondingly meager. And second, I really...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:35pm
 To the Editor: Benjamin Mostyn is a write in candidate for Cochise County Sheriff and I think he has the leadership qualifications to really get the job done. The state of Cochise County having domestic and international crime, with drug and human trafficking, burglaries and more violence being the most prevalent issues, steadily and dramatically increasing over the last decade there is a great need for change. A change that is bold...
Oct 29 2012 - 6:35pm
BISBEE — A man who fatally stabbed two other men in a fight at a Sierra Vista party on Aug. 6 of 2011 was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison in Cochise County Superior Court on Monday.    Robert Bond, 21, was charged with first-degree murder of Carlos Enrique Calderon, 23, and Conner Matthew Lull, 22, who were killed at a residence in the 4500 block of Cooper Street. He pleaded guilty in a plea agreement last August...
Oct 29 2012 - 5:13pm
BISBEE — A man who killed two people during a fight at a Sierra Vista party on Aug. 6 of 2011 was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday in Cochise County Superior Court. Robert Bond, 21, was charged with first-degree murder of Carlos Enrique Calderon, 23, and Conner Matthew Lull, 22, who were stabbed with a knife at a party in the 4500 block of Cooper Street.   He entered into a plea agreement last August, pleading...
Oct 29 2012 - 3:08pm
SIERRA VISTA— You remember what it was like. Adopting a strange new identity and heading out into the dusk to visit familiar places that are suddenly touched with a tinge of fantasy. Walking by zombies, superheroes and vampires on the one night each year when candy is not rationed out carefully, when you have been given a special mission to get as much of it as possible. Nights like Halloween are the makings of a childhood...
Oct 29 2012 - 2:34pm
SIERRA VISTA— A lot has changed since the last Palominas Fire District board election and this year’s race will result in at least one newcomer, as four candidates compete for two seats in hopes of helping steer the district through contentious times. Board Member Lloyd Trachtenberg, who was appointed to the board about a year ago, is defending his seat, while Board Member Chuck Mullens is not running for re-election....
Oct 29 2012 - 1:37pm
BISBEE — This Saturday, Cochise County employees join with Cochise College employees to help the local Salvation Army food bank in the second annual "Making a Difference" 5K Walk/Run. According to Ray Falkenberg, public information officer, the two groups formed the Cochise Combined Trust Wellness Program last year to help replenish the non-perishable food on sparse shelves at the Sierra Vista Salvation Army. "Not...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:44pm
BISBEE — Whether young or old, there will be plenty to do for Halloween on Wednesday in Bisbee. For youngsters, the day of fun begins at Greenway School with a tour of a haunted house made and staffed by the third-grade class of Steve Cook. Kids will be taken through the spooked up auditorium from 8 a.m. to noon, said Gauch. Then, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Bisbee Boys and Girls Club is hosting a children’s party for all...
Oct 29 2012 - 11:22am
Jose L. Arvizu, 43, August 24: attempted transport and/or sell marijuana; 4 years confinement in Dept. of Corrections with monetary. Edwin Bell, 35, August 15: promoting prison contraband; 1.5 years confinement in Dept. of Corrections with monetary. Luis A. Candelas, 17, August 31: endangerment with risk of imminent death; 3 years probation and monetary. Edgar O. Castaneda, 30, August 10: attempted transport and/or sell marijuana...
Oct 29 2012 - 11:09am
BISBEE — Bisbee volunteers will be filling shoe boxes with gifts, toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children oversees, while most people in America are preparing for traditional holiday activities. National collection week for Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind— is Nov. 12 to 19. This year-round project of international Christian relief, headed by...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
In light of what might have happened, it was good news last week when Arizona and Amazon announced an agreement to settle a $53 million tax assessment. How much the company will actually pay won’t be made public, as part of the agreement. But the amount isn’t what really matters to state officials, including Gov. Jan Brewer. Of more importance is that, moving forward, Amazon has agreed to collect and pay 6.6 percent...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: I take this opportunity to clarify that  the county elections’ department is responsible for the content on the ballots, not the Recorder.  However, the Recorder is responsible for mailing the early ballots and verifiying signatures on the early voting affidavit. Thank you. Christine Rhodes Cochise County Recorder Bisbee
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor:  I understand and appreciate concerns people have about the way Mark Dannels was chosen to be on the ballot. However, there is too much disinformation out there. It needs to be cleared up once and for all. The Republican Committee had nothing to do with the process. This was not a political maneuver. Heaven forbid this would be the case with Sheriff Dever’s passing. All we could do was run the election....
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: For nearly two years GOP Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, ran his campaign as a “Severe Conservative.” That is, until Oct. 3, 2012, during the first presidential debate with him and President Obama. During the debate I watched and listened as Gov. Romney changed his position on every meaningful issue from a conservative to moderate or liberal stance. As I watched and listened to the governor, I...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Tucked away just north of Ramsey Canyon sits Brown Canyon, a place many people in the area may have never heard about. And nestled at the mouth of Brown Canyon sits historic Brown Canyon Ranch, a place that even fewer people from the area have seen. But for the hundreds who turned out during the Brown Canyon Ranch open house on Saturday, it is a place so beautiful it’s a wonder it has remained one of Sierra Vista...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: This last month has been one many of us wish never was as there have been many public and tragic deaths in our area. A well known sheriff, a tragedy of a border patrol agent, then another due to health, and this past weekend the murder of a CAS High school senior soon to graduate and begin the “real world.” My heart fell to the floor when I learned of the brutal stabbing murder of young 18-year-old K.C...
Oct 29 2012 - 12:10am
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