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January 2013

Jan 31 2013 - 11:56pm
Sierra Vista School District Buena High School Progress Reports are being prepared and should go home with all students on Friday,  Feb. 8.  Don’t miss “On Stage ’13” tonight and tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Great entertainment and splendid talent from our school.  Boys and girls interested in tennis — be sure to get your paperwork in — to include practice permits.  Softball and baseball try-outs...
Jan 31 2013 - 11:55pm
Sierra Vista United Methodist Church is commencing Cowboy Poetry Weekend with its second annual coffee and sweet roll breakfast, kicking off the great “Cowboy Weekend” for The Gathering, and for SVUMC’s own Western Heritage Sunday. Charity Webster and Vivian Bruns, from The Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, will be presenting a morning of delightful Western music and storytelling on Friday, Feb. 8. Guest performers will include...
Jan 31 2013 - 11:50pm
SIERRA VISTA — Sitting alone in front of his classmates, Town and Country Elementary School first-grader Denton True’s fate hinged on a vote of his peers. A student had complained that True was playing with a rubberband during class and True had explained that he found it lying on the floor. Now the matter was in the hands of the Montgomeryville city council, who moved their fists to the center of a round table and prepared to give a...
Jan 31 2013 - 10:32pm
BISBEE — Over the last decade or so, the boys basketball program at Bisbee High has produced a a trio of players who’ve put up individual numbers simply mindblowing in terms of both their size and diversity. First, there was Sterling Schuller, maybe the best pure scorer the program’s ever had. Then came Mario Galvez, a hyper-aggressive player on both ends of the floor who would typically lead the Pumas in at least four categories on any...
Jan 31 2013 - 10:30pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA — Gabe Ortiz had an impressive freshman season a year ago, winning 20 matches and losing 11. But even Ortiz has been surprised with the way he’s taken off as a sophomore, posting a 24-1 record heading into Saturday’s all-important sectionals at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix. “I didn’t think it would go that well going into the season, but I gave it my all and that’s what happened,”...
Jan 31 2013 - 7:05pm
To the Editor: Congratulations to the Sierra Vista Council members, the Environmental Affairs Commission and Don Brush, Community Development Director, for developing and codifying the new water conservation ordinance amendments. Embracing EPA’s high quality WaterSense standards for new homes is an important step to making Sierra Vista a water smart community. Now let’s make a goal to have all Sierra Vista homes be WaterSense. For older...
Jan 31 2013 - 7:02pm
To the Editor: Our democratically-elected county sheriff, Mark J. Dannels of Cochise County has gone public in his: “Sheriff issues statement on gun control” article in the Jan. 29, 2013 issue of the Sierra Vista Herald/Review. If I understand his diatribe correctly he is stating for public record that he and his office are above the federal law of the land and should any federal law or law enforcement individual interfere with the legal or...
Jan 31 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Huachuca City would be part of a new transportation planning body governing the Sierra Vista area under plans reviewed by the Sierra Vista City Council on Monday. Since the population of the contiguous metropolitan area including Sierra Vista has exceeded 50,000 people in the 2010 census, the governor must establish a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) there by March 27, Assistant City Manager Mary Jacobs told the...
Jan 31 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Need a little extra cash? Can’t figure out what to do with that old refrigerator, or the old washer and dryer you just replaced? A&T Recycling, 120 N. Sixth St., is paying .60 cents per can, or 65 cents per pound for crushed cans that leave the top of the can intact; and the local company is accepting old appliances for disposal. “We’re really more interested in volume, that’s why we’re paying almost what we get...
Jan 31 2013 - 12:10am
To the Editor: On Jan. 12, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sierra Vista volunteers celebrated our Kick Off to the theme: Faces of Hope — Celebrating 100 Years of Birthdays!  This celebration started the beginning of our fund-raising event.  The Sierra Vista United Methodist Church opened their doors to the Family Activity Center where we held this fun and exciting celebration. We recognized all cancer...
Jan 31 2013 - 12:10am
If you drive in or around Sierra Vista, a meeting scheduled a week from today, Thursday, Feb. 7, should be on your calendar. Hosted at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m., the meeting will present the results of two surveys and feature plans to address local traffic patterns and congestion. The Arizona Department of Transportation and City of Sierra Vista planners will offer ideas on what can be done...
Jan 31 2013 - 12:03am
SIERRA VISTA — The most dominant high school boys basketball team in Southeastern Arizona isn’t Thatcher and it isn’t Buena. Pound-for-pound and blowout-for-blowout, that distinction belongs to the Eagles of Sierra Vista’s Berean Academy, who celebrated senior night on Wednesday with a typical 69-31 win over Skyview High School out of Tucson to remain unbeaten on the season. “Our margin of victory is better than 20 points right now,” said...
Jan 31 2013 - 12:01am
MESA — In a game of violent momentum swings, the last one went Cochise College’s way in a 66-62 win at Mesa Community College on Wednesday night to give the Apaches a season-sweep of the rival T-Birds, and keep them a game back of first place in the ACCAC standings. Cochise led 40-28 at the half and stretched the lead to as many as 15 early in the second half. Then, it was Mesa’s turn, and the T-birds rallied to actually take a four-point...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:59pm
TUCSON — The Bisbee girls basketball team, missing starters Lea Galyean and Bianca Borquez, lost at San Miguel on Wednesday, 47-43. Despite the absences of their second-leading rebounder and leading scorer in Borquez, the Pumas were in it through most of the game until the Vipers opened up a slight lead late. “We still had chances to win; it was back and forth,” Bisbee head coach Doug Danforth said. “But in the fourth quarter, we had...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:58pm
Bill Willis is the featured artist for February at the Huachuca Art Gallery. Willis, a wonderful artist, has devoted many years of his life to the arts and on Sunday he received the Sierra Vista Mayor’s Award as Visual Artist of the Year 2012. Bill has had a life of mixed careers before becoming a professional artist. He is a retired Army officer and a former Ranger and Green Beret. He has owned retail businesses, directed nonprofit...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:58pm
All are welcome to the Master Classes to be held this Friday (Cochise College) and Saturday (Francie’s Piano Lessons) presented by the Cochise Music Teachers Association. For those who are not familiar with a master class, it is is an opportunity for selected students to play a piece of music that would then be critiqued by a professional in front of an audience.  Adjustments are made in tempo, phrasing, fingering, etc., in order to achieve...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:57pm
The Tang Gallery Cooperative presents “Bisbee 2013,” an exhibition which features the work of two new members, Marcela Caramena Lubian and Laurie Giangregorio opening Feb. 9.  Eva Arenas, Mina Tang Kan, Karen Kyler, Margo Macartney, Jan Searle and Archie Sutton are also represented with new work as well as works by some new guest artists. Marcela Caramena Lubian, a mostly self-taught artist, was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco,...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:56pm
Ralph Estes will give a book signing and make an appearance at Hastings from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8., with respect to “The Autobiography of Billy the Kid as told to Ralph Estes” (published by Black Rose Publishing).  Billy the Kid! “To Hell On a Fast Horse,” “Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride,” hundreds of other books, songs, movies — 60 of them — even a ballet (that story’s been told) — and yet — no one has given Billy’s side —...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:56pm
The Blue Mustard Seed Studios in Sierra Vista will start Beginning Mosaic classes in February on Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Instructor/owner, Joanne Berry invites all those who would like to learn the art of mosaics to come to the studio and begin creating. Students will learn how to make their own tesserae, how to use grout, and how to use the required tools for making mosaics. They will also be taught an understanding of color harmony to...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:55pm
By Carolyn SantucciFor the Herald/Review  Western musician and author Jim Jones performs at the Arizona Folklore Preserve Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Jim Jones tells it like it was, is and will be in the great American West. Native Texan and student of the West, he sings and writes about cowboys, horses, cattle rustlers and such, but he knows there’s more to the story … how the coming of the train changed the West, how critical...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:55pm
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. Trattoria Ragazzi...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:52pm
Community Theater Company Bisbee’s Obscure Productions is seeking women artists in all media, visual and performance, for the Annual Bisbee Women’s Revue.  This year, the popular all female variety show will bring back an open show of visual art by local women. This celebration of women’s creativity is held in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, and both performance and art show will open on the evening of March 8, preceded by...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:51pm
On Stage ‘13 will be a good time for the whole family … and your neighbors too. “Falling in Love in America” is the theme of the 2013 edition of Buena Performing Arts’ annual variety stage. The musical variety show will be presented by Buena Fine Arts Productions on Feb. 1 and 2 and is one of Buena’s longest standing traditions. On Stage is a production performed by students to benefit student programs. The first On Stage was presented in...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:50pm
By Susan Ritter For the Herald/Review You won’t want to miss the “Galaxy of Stars” quilt show presented by the Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild this year.   Their annual quilt show will feature a variety of quilts for all to enjoy and in all sizes and styles. There will be “vintage” quilts, meaning they are over 50 years old; traditional quilts, “new” but made from traditional patterns; art quilts; and modern interpretations...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:50pm
The 31st Annual Quilt Show opens today at the Tombstone Art Gallery. More than 100 quilts will be displayed in an array of colors and patterns from now until Feb. 27. Antique and new quilts, machine quilted and hand stitched quilts will all be featured for your viewing. The diversity will amaze you. The quilts will be judged and the ribbons pinned on Feb. 22. A new twist to the show is the “husband” corral. They can sit, read or chat while...
Jan 30 2013 - 6:28pm
Now and then we all get talked into doing something we don’t want to do. If it’s by someone we love, they don’t usually mean us any harm and more often than not, they have the best of intentions. Sometimes, when you find yourself being steered down the wrong path, as long as you are holding the hand of the one you love, it doesn’t seem so bad.  That said, my boyfriend owes me precisely one hour and forty-nine minutes of my life...
Jan 30 2013 - 5:55pm
Are you part of the 75 percent of Sierra Vista Subwatershed (SVS) residents who encourage rainwater collection? A recent survey conducted for a University of Arizona graduate thesis found that three out of four SVS residents said their community should encourage residents to harvest rainwater. The bigger question is, are you part of the 85 percent of SVS residents who do not harvest rainwater and if so, why not? The survey indicated...
Jan 30 2013 - 5:53pm
To the Editor: The letter writer, whose claimed expertise is “daughter of a doctor,” has not been trained in statistics, microbiology, virology, genetics, or epidemiology. I have. The letter writer has not studied the “Great Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919.” I have. The letter apparently believes that smallpox and polio just dried up and blew away on their own, rather than being wonderful successes of vaccine programs. And, the fact...
Jan 30 2013 - 5:52pm
To the Editor: The letter writer, whose claimed expertise is “daughter of a doctor,” has not been trained in statistics, microbiology, virology, genetics, or epidemiology. I have. The letter writer has not studied the “Great Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919.” I have. The letter apparently believes that smallpox and polio just dried up and blew away on their own, rather than being wonderful successes of vaccine programs. And, the fact...
Jan 30 2013 - 3:35pm
To celebrate World Ukulele Day, Debbie Lyndon is holding a special open house Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. in what will be her Community Performing Arts Center (CPAC) in the old Post Office in Bisbee at 319 Arizona Street. Lessons in Contra dancing, which is square dancing in lines instead of squares, sing-a-longs and jam sessions will be featured. For more information, call (520) 255-0745.      
Jan 30 2013 - 3:26pm
  Check out the country stars coming to the Ashley Furniture Pavilion in Phoenix: May 16: Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley with Randy Houser & Joanna Smith; July 27: Luke Bryan with Thompson Square & Florida Georgia Line; Sept 12: Rascal Flatts with The Band Perry; Sept 29: Keith Urban with Little Big Town & Dustin Lynch and Oct. 17: Jason Aldean with Jake Owen & Thomas Rhett. And if country isn’t your thing how about...
Jan 30 2013 - 2:45pm
Caleb James Milazzo was born on January 24, 2013 to Michael and Diana Milazzo of Sierra Vista. The 20.5 inch baby weighed 9 pounds 3 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Chris and Becky Petersen of Sierra Vista. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Sally Milazzo of Sierra Vista. Siblings are Michael, Jacob and Kerri.  
Jan 30 2013 - 2:22pm
BISBEE — From a field of six candidates, Doug Dunn came out on top and was appointed to the Bisbee City Council to represent Ward 2, though not by a unanimous decision.   Councilmen Dave Smith and Gene Connors and Mayor Adriana Badal voted for him. Councilwomen Shirley Doughty and Anna Cline did not. Councilman Ken Budge was absent recovering from a surgical procedure.   As Smith noted, it was a tough decision...
Jan 30 2013 - 2:22pm
HUACHUCA CITY — In an effort to secure more grant money for the town, the council unanimously voted to take the first step in hiring a part-time grants administrator during a special meeting Monday. Without a specific individual dedicated to finding available grants and writing out professional proposals, the town is missing out on thousands of dollars in potential funds, said Mayor Byron Robertson. “There are so many grants that...
Jan 30 2013 - 1:58pm
Jan. 22 8:49 a.m. Someone stole a real estate sign from a vacant lot on the 600 block of Tombstone Canyon over the weekend. 12:56 p.m. A known female subject caused a disturbance, yelling and cursing, at Copper Queen Plaza. 1:08 p.m. A student was found in possession of marijuana at Bisbee High School. 5:57 p.m. Someone stole a quad from a storage shed on the zero block of Hillcrest. 7:11 p.m. Someone threw a water...
Jan 30 2013 - 12:44pm
Jan. 25 12:02 p.m. A resident of E. Vail Road in St. David reported electronics and jewelry had been stolen from his travel trailer. 9:33 p.m. Four cases of Budweiser were taken from Arizona Fuels on Highway 92 in Sierra Vista by two subjects. One subject was identified. Jan. 26 12:27 a.m. A woman, 48, was arrested and jailed in Sierra Vista for possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug for sale,...
Jan 30 2013 - 12:28pm
Dec. 3 Michael A. Conte and Esther M. Conte Dec. 4 Ronald Klump and Sarah Klump Dec. 5 Barbara Manfrediz and Antonio J. Manfrediz Dec. 6 Kristine M. Jenkins and Eric R. Jenkins Shelby Pittaway and Brian Pittaway Andrew Sallee and Morgan Sallee Dec. 11 Gabriel Castroaguilar and Liz Castroaguilar Brandi J. Mindes and Joshua Toole Mindes Juan M. Valle Barrios and Diana M. Valle...
Jan 30 2013 - 12:19pm
Daniel M. Bejarano, 23, Dec. 17: possession of marijuana for sale; 2 years confinement in Dept. of Corrections and monetary. Shaun E. Benedum , 43, Dec. 3: aggravated domestic violence; 3 years probation and monetary. Tajani E. Bond, 24, Dec. 14: theft of property; 90 days confinement in Cochise County Jail and monetary; aggravated assault/enter residence; 94 days confinement in Cochise County Jail and 3 years probation; and failure to...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:49am
PHOENIX (AP) — At least three people are injured after a shooting occurred at a north-central Phoenix office complex Wednesday morning, officials said. Around 10:30 a.m., officials reported that three people had suffered gunshot wounds in a building on the 7310 block of 16th Street, near Glendale Avenue, officials said. It is unknown if the shooter is in custody. People inside the building told azcentral.com that the incident appeared to be...
Jan 30 2013 - 11:42am
Joshua W. Beach IV, 31, Nov. 5: Attempted unlawful flight from pursuing law enforcement vehicle; 1 year probation and monetary. Arlisse N. Butler, 51, Nov. 9: Shoplifting; 4 years probation. Alexandria Careaga, 22, Nov. 2: Possession/use of drug paraphernalia; 3 years probation. Andres Casillas, 36, Nov. 9: Transport/sell marijuana; 4.5 years confinement in Dept. of Corrections with monetary; and unlawful flight from a pursuing...
Jan 30 2013 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “There once was a man named Barack, whose re-election came as a shock. He raised taxes I pay. And turned marriage gay. And now he’s coming after your Glock.” — Stephen Colbert, late night funnyman/author/actor *** The City of Sierra Vista recently sent out a press release about when to call 911. In its statement, it was noted the SVPD received several calls recently regarding “medical issues or possible criminal...
Jan 30 2013 - 12:10am
There is no denying that the economic challenges of the past several years have had a significant impact on Southeast Arizona, as it has had on all of the United States and the world. The collapse of the housing market, the tightening of credit, and the slow down of the retail economy has made it difficult to find a job. There is good reason to believe that may be changing, at least in Sierra Vista and Southeastern Arizona, if we...
Jan 30 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — On the day Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber was to hold a meeting in Douglas to discuss border security, some members of the U.S. Senate — Republican and Democrat — were saying they want to start a bipartisan action to reform immigration. Arizona GOP U.S. Sen. John McCain was one of three Republicans who joined three Democrats, and together are calling for comprehensive immigration reform. “I’m the first to admit...
Jan 30 2013 - 12:10am
DOUGLAS — The long need for a cell phone tower to provide services for the eastern rural area of Cochise County and the western part of southern New Mexico is in progress, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said Monday night. According to an email from the U.S. Forest Service to Chief Deputy Thad Smith, which was sent on Jan. 23 by Duane Bennett, the border liaison for the Coronado National Forest’s Hereford office, a permit was...
Jan 30 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The second public hearing on the Cochise County Community Development Block Grant of around $170,000 was continued to a meeting in February by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning.  CDBG projects must meet the national objectives of serving low- to moderate-income areas, and the prevention or elimination of slums and blight or projects that would eliminate serious threat to human health and welfare. Only one requirement...
Jan 30 2013 - 12:10am
DOUGLAS — It was standing room only on Monday, but the people in the audience weren’t attending a theater performance. It was to hear from Democratic. U.S. Ron Barber, representatives from the Government Accountability Office, the head of the Tucson Sector of the Border Patrol and a rancher veterinarian about security along the international boundary separating the United States and Mexico. Noting it was more than two years ago,...
Jan 30 2013 - 12:03am
The Sierra Vista Winter Visitors Program will continue with Bob Luce presenting “African Adventure” on Jan. 30 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2146 S. Coronado Drive. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the presentation starts at 9 a.m. For details, call 459-0929 or 803-6810. Interested in learning more about vending at the farmers market and how to market your products effectively? Come to the Sierra Vista or Bisbee Farmers Market’s Basic Farmers Market...
Jan 29 2013 - 11:52pm
BISBEE — Though the stage might not be as grandiose as Sunday’s big game in New Orleans, and the coaches of the respective teams not quite as blood-related as the Harbaugh brothers, the stakes were plenty high Tuesday night in Bisbee when brothers-in-law Dante Franco and John Batty battled wits on the hardwood. It was the sixth meeting between the two, and for the fifth time, Franco’s Bisbee Pumas got the better of Batty’s Valley Union Blue...
Jan 29 2013 - 11:52pm
By Laura Foor For the Herald/Review Super Bowl is Sunday Everyone who likes to watch the Super Bowl needs to make sure they have plenty of delicious foods and drinks for the day. How about some chips and salsa, brownies, olives, goat cheese, and/or emu or yak burgers on freshly baked bread? At the Community Market there is a variety of delicious baked goodies available that are sure to please the entire crowd.  ...
Jan 29 2013 - 11:51pm
SIERRA VISTA — Buena had little time to recover from back-to-back close losses on Friday and Monday at Cienega and at Nogales, respectively. And while Tuesday night’s 52-20 win over Douglas wasn’t a thing of beauty, the staunch defensive effort was good enough to snap the Colts’ first losing streak since Dec. 21. Rod Springer scored 12 points and Gilbert Pinckney added 11 to go with as many rebounds as the Colts improved to 19-8...
Jan 29 2013 - 11:50pm
BISBEE — The Bisbee High girls basketball team stayed in line for a shot at sectionals, and hopefully a spot in the state tournament, as the Pumas defeated Valley Union on Tuesday, 51-41 to improve to 11-7 on the season in counting games. The Pumas came back from a slow start that saw them fall behind 11-4, outscoring the Blue Devils 16-4 in the second quarter to take a 20-15 lead to the half. Bisbee stretched its lead to as many as 19 in...
Jan 29 2013 - 11:50pm
The mystery  of tapioca Master baker Bodie Robins, of Big Skye Bakers, has been bringing tapioca treats to the market lately. In doing so, he has made many discoveries about tapioca.  It is always interesting to trace foods back to their origins. Take, for instance tapioca and tapioca pudding. It seems so common and old fashioned that it is hard to imagine a time before there was tapioca pudding. Most cultures have some...
Jan 29 2013 - 7:31pm
FORT HUACHUCA — The importance of protecting America’s technologies from cyber attacks is a major concern of the Network Enterprise Technology Command. Tuesday that importance was noted in responses from the NETCOM Public Affairs Officer, Gordon Van Vleet. In responding to questions from the Herald/Review, Van Vleet said: “Army leadership recognizes that the network is a critical capability. After 12 years of war — with all the...
Jan 29 2013 - 7:24pm
Maria A. Benavides, 79, of Sierra Vista passed away at home with her family by her side on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Memorial Mass will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m., at the Main Post Chapel, Fort Huachuca with interment following at the Post Cemetery. Maria was born on Wednesday, May 24, 1933, in Laredo, Texas, to the late Tomas Lugo and the late Bertha Villarreal. Maria was employed for 30 years as cashier with AAFES. She attended...
Jan 29 2013 - 7:22pm
Sharon Austin Young, 67, a 17 year resident of Sierra Vista passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. She was born June 9, 1945, in Chicago, Ill., to Peter and Zora Jurkas. Sharon was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading books. Her family will forever remember her beautiful smile and positive out-look on life. Sharon is survived by her husband of 30 years, Frank of Sierra Vista; father, Peter Jurkas of...
Jan 29 2013 - 7:22pm
On Feb. 1, 2013, there will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of George Beneze. It will be held at First Baptist Church at 7th and Golf Links Road at 11 a.m. There will be a light lunch after the service.
Jan 29 2013 - 6:21pm
FORT HUACHUCA — The Fort Huachuca Chaplain’s Office invites the community to a special workshop on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 1:30 -3:30 p.m., Feb. 12, at the Main Post Chapel. The workshop is for all who suffer from PTSD, live with a family member with PTSD and anyone involved with the counseling and medical care of those with PTSD. The speaker will be Allen B. Clark, wounded in 1967 in Vietnam. His wounds necessitated the...
Jan 29 2013 - 5:04pm
SIERRA VISTA—Standing in front of their personal protective equipment, Sierra Vista firefighter Carlos Moreno and Fort Huachuca frefighter Tammy Owen asked about three dozen first-graders how long they think it takes them to gear-up for a call. “We have a minute to get all that stuff on,” Owen said, motioning toward her safety boots, pants, turnout jacket, glove, helmet and various odds and ends. Before one of the many Carmichael...
Jan 29 2013 - 4:48pm
SIERRA VISTA — Law enforcement personnel responded to several vehicle accidents in and around the Bisbee area following several inches of snowfall Tuesday morning. “We responded to three weather-related collisions,” said Sgt. Taron Maddux of the Bisbee Police Department. “Two occurred on Highway 92, which is kind of rare, as most of our accidents are usually around the tunnel” when it snows. One of the accidents...
Jan 29 2013 - 1:55pm
John Lloyd, a former professor of furniture design at Montana State University, will give presentations at Cochise College’s main campuses next month. Lloyd, currently the sculpture studio coordinator at Anderson Ranch arts center in Colorado, will be on the Douglas Campus at 11 a.m. Feb. 11 in the ceramics lab, and he will be on the Sierra Vista Campus at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 in room 401. The public is invited to attend both...
Jan 29 2013 - 12:49pm
The H & R Block offices in Sierra Vista, Benson, and Bisbee have announced the start of the annual “Helping Hands” fundraiser. “Just like last year, we expect this to be a win-win situation for the communities at large as well as the selected recipients of the funds,” said Kathy and Charles Kircher, the franchisees of these offices. The recipient for the Sierra Vista and Bisbee offices will be the local Sierra Vista affiliate of...
Jan 29 2013 - 12:38pm
The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico (USIBWC) is seeking volunteers to serve on the Southeast Arizona Citizens Forum (SACF) Board. The purpose of the SACF is to promote the exchange of information between the USIBWC and the community about Commission projects and related activities in Pima, Santa Cruz, and Cochise Counties, Arizona. The commission is responsible for applying...
Jan 29 2013 - 12:24pm
SIERRA VISTA — To recognize Black History Month, the Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning and Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Coop will co-sponsor the Black Inventors Tour 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the college’s Sierra Vista Campus in room 702.  This hands-on exhibit has unique, interactive activities that bring history alive for all ages. The exhibit educates students about career opportunities and the life...
Jan 29 2013 - 11:09am
SIERRA VISTA — The article regarding a county jail inmate who hanged himself in his cell last weekend, published Tuesday, Jan. 29, had incorrect information. The 50-year-old man was airlifted to University Medical Center in Tucson for treatment following the incident Saturday morning. His injuries were such that he was eventually taken off of life support and died, said Ann Cisneros, administrative services coordinator for the UMC...
Jan 29 2013 - 9:57am
NAME: Gilmour, John William AGE: 23 RACE: White SEX: Male HEIGHT: 6’3” WEIGHT: 170 HAIR: Brown EYES:  Hazel PLACE OF BIRTH: Vermont ID MARKS: Tattoos: Chest-“Cochise County,” “Lindsey,” right hand- large “A” between “S V,” left hand-“Z,””520,” 3 dots, right forearm-frowning face “John Jr.,” “Jacob,” left forearm-smiling face, praying hands  OFFENSE: attempted conspiracy to commit unlawful...
Jan 29 2013 - 9:14am
SIERRA VISTA — Police have issued notices to neighbors of Walter Wayne Clark, Jr., on Wilcox Drive in Sierra Vista after he relocated to the city following his release after serving a prison sentence for child molestation in Safford, Ariz. Clark is living at 448 W Wilcox Drive, Apt. 18, and has registered with local authorities as a sex offender. Police notified neighbors and the media according to state statute requirements, which...
Jan 29 2013 - 7:02am
8 a.m.:  Cochise County will delay opening the following facilities until 10 a.m. today: Melody Lane Offices, old Bisbee Court House on Quality Hill, Old Administration Building, Old Bisbee High School.  If you were scheduled to serve as a juror today, please report to the address located on your notice at 10 a.m. All other County facilities will be open for business at 8 a.m.   7 a.m.: Cochise County employees that need...
Jan 29 2013 - 12:12am
A hike to see petroglyphs will begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Visitor Center at Patagonia Lake State Park. For details, call (970) 749-9065. The Sierra Vista Winter Visitors Program will continue with Bob Luce presenting “African Adventure” on Jan. 30 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2146 S. Coronado Drive. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the presentation starts at 9 a.m. For details, call 459-0929 or 803-6810. Interested in learning more about...
Jan 29 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A statewide collaboration of business, economic development and municipal leaders is hoping to convince federal aviation officials that Arizona is the best place for the development and testing of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for non-military purposes, a future industry estimated to be worth more than a billion dollars a year in jobs, income and industry. For the last two years, the Arizona Commerce Authority has worked with...
Jan 29 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Bisbee City Council will be appointing a new member to replace the vacant Ward 2 seat if one of the six applicants is accepted tonight.   Those who filed letters of interest are: Geoff Cook, Douglas Dunn, Jeff Harris, George Heiner, Jr., Michele Kelley and Ray Rodgers.   Rodgers, a Bisbee native, served as Ward 2 councilman for 5 1/2 years. He recently served as chairman of the Charter Review ...
Jan 29 2013 - 12:10am
Arizona U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are part of a group of “inside-the-beltway” Washington politicians who came out Monday agreeing to create bipartisan immigration reform legislation. For Cochise County, this effort could define federal responsibility for security on the U.S./Mexico border. The good news for local residents is a pledge made by Flake to gather input from people living in border communities. “I’m also...
Jan 29 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Drivers may have noticed the addition of traffic enforcement cameras at the intersection of Highway 92 and Avenida Cochise last weekend, but they don’t need to worry about receiving any unwanted photographs in the mail, at least not yet. The system will activate on Monday, Feb. 4, and will issue warning letters instead of citations until March 11, when the Redflex camera system goes live, City of Sierra Vista Public...
Jan 29 2013 - 12:08am
By Dr. Maria Church Recently, while working with a client, we were discussing how we “show up” as leaders.  We have learned and studied so much about good communication skills and body language that many of us have mastered the art of “listening” with our bodies.  Bodies leaning in, head nodding, eyes fixed on the other person, yet all the while our minds are anywhere but that conversation.  Or, our thoughts...
Jan 29 2013 - 12:05am
SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods is a winner again at Torrey Pines, and the only question Monday was how long it would take him to finish. Woods stretched his lead to eight shots in the Farmers Insurance Open before losing his focus and his patience during a painfully slow finish by the group ahead. Despite dropping four shots over the last five holes, he still managed an even-par 72 for a four-shot victory on the course where he has won more...
Jan 29 2013 - 12:02am
GLENDALE — Chad Johnson earned his first NHL shutout in his Phoenix debut and the Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 4-0 on Monday night. Johnson, called up from Portland of the AHL last week after Mike Smith was hurt, had 22 saves in a game dominated defensively by a Coyotes team that entered the night allowing an NHL-high 20 goals in five games. Keith Yandle had a power-play goal and two assists and Nick Johnson a goal and one...
Jan 28 2013 - 9:29pm
To my Fellow Citizens of Cochise County and the United States of America,  Recently, I have spoken to several of my fellow citizens in Cochise County who have voiced to me their concerns and fears with the President’s recent decision to issue a number of executive orders aimed at gun control. Realizing the importance of this matter, I feel it is necessary to publish my official position on our Second Amendment rights, and what role I...
Jan 28 2013 - 6:05pm
PHOENIX — A bipartisan plan of U.S. senators for immigration reform generally drew negative reaction from Republicans in control of the State Legislature. “They need to come down here and see what’s really going on here on the border,’’ said House Majority Leader David Gowan. The Sierra Vista Republican said much of the push is being driven by Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican. “We need to get people down here to see what’s...
Jan 28 2013 - 6:03pm
TUCSON – U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has been appointed to a leadership role on the Homeland Security Committee and said he will expand his efforts to improve security of the Southwestern border. As part of those efforts, the congressman held a public meeting Monday night in Douglas and plans one on Tuesday in Tucson to discuss a study that found the Border Patrol lacks measures for assessing risk and its deployment of resources, and does not have...
Jan 28 2013 - 6:00pm
To the Editor: On Jan. 26, the Herald ran a short clip from Milwaukee, Wis., written about Milwaukee Sheriff, David Clarke Jr., telling area residents that law enforcement cutbacks meant 911 is not the best option and they (the residents) should learn to handle firearms so they can defend themselves until police arrive. He told residents that personal safety is no longer a spectator sport and they need to be “in the game.” He urged...
Jan 28 2013 - 3:52pm
Nov. 1 Isreal Marrero, 27, and Jeanine Domenech-Rodriguez, 25, of Sierra Vista Nov. 2 Chester E. Allen, 75, and Nancy L Ballou of Hereford Charles A. Rabaut, 27, of Eagle Pass, Texas and Meghan E. Gallagher, 28, of Sierra Vista Christopher T. Ross, 32, and Julissa K. Fortes, 26, of Douglas. Nov. 5 James A. Robichaud, 60, of Concord, N.H. and Jeanine E. Degear, 60, of Sierra Vista Nov. 6 Anthony B....
Jan 28 2013 - 3:47pm
   A multimedia presentation, “On the Orphan Trains and their Young Riders,” with humanities scholar Alison Moore and musician/audio-visual technician Phil Lancaster will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Copper Queen Library Between 1854 and 1929 over 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. The last...
Jan 28 2013 - 3:43pm
BISBEE — City finance director Dee Flanagan suffered a stroke Saturday, Jan. 26, and died later that night, according to City Manager Steve Pauken.  “The city’s condolences go out to the Flanagan family,” said Pauken.  Pauken and Flanagan started with the city on the same day, Jan. 15, 2006, became friends and celebrated their city work anniversaries together. Just recently, Pauken and his wife Peggy...
Jan 28 2013 - 3:39pm
BISBEE — The unexpected death of Bisbee Finance Director Dee Flanagan on Saturday required City Manager Steve Pauken to appoint staff member Sharon Buono as the interim finance director Monday.  “Lisa (Pratt) Gorzoch has agreed to come on as a temporary employee in finance to assist with the transition and with the formation of the budget,” Pauken said. “As many of you know, we put a succession plan in place for...
Jan 28 2013 - 2:25pm
SIERRA VISTA — An inmate at the Cochise County detention facility in Sierra Vista was airlifted to a Tucson hospital this weekend when he apparently tried to hang himself. The 50-year-old man was found in his cell at 9:33 a.m. by facility personnel and was unresponsive, said Carol Capas. Staff administered CPR until medical personnel from the Sierra Vista Fire Department arrived on scene. The man was eventually revived and...
Jan 28 2013 - 1:31pm
The latest survey by the Cochise College Center for Economic Research shows the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Cochise County fell from $3.28 to $3.25 over the preceding two-week period. The survey was conducted Jan. 21—25. At the same time, prices increased across the state and nationally. According to AAA Arizona, the statewide price increased from $3.05 to $3.12. Nationwide, according to the Energy Information...
Jan 28 2013 - 10:41am
Jan. 24 8:06 a.m. A woman, 32, turned herself in to the Sierra Vista Sheriff’s Office for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. 10:56 a.m. A resident of Sierra Vista reported known persons fraudulently altered documents pertaining to her ownership of mineral rights on property in South Dakota. 12:53 p.m. A resident of Whetstone reported the fraudulent use of his credit card by someone in Pennsylvania. 1:04 p.m. A...
Jan 28 2013 - 12:16am
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M&M: I have been considering changing my inventory methods and starting all over.  I am at a complete loss as to what to do. Do you have any suggestions? — Margaret. Dear Margaret: Some companies and managers are constantly trying to reinvent the wheel by reinventing inventory procedures. While it is true that you can increase efficiency and cash flow as a result of better control...
Jan 28 2013 - 12:15am
According to figures from the Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics, adjusted for seasonality by the Cochise College Center for Economic Research, Cochise County’s unemployment rate in December inched upward from 7.7 to 7.8 percent. The monthly rate was down from 8.1 percent a year prior.  Statewide, the unemployment rate increased from 7.8 to 7.9 percent in December. The statewide rate was down from 9 percent in...
Jan 28 2013 - 12:13am
Cyr Field was the site of the Sierra Vista Soccer League Championship Game on Sunday. The Sierra Vista Internationals defeated Sierra Vista United 5-2.
Jan 28 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — It’s the ultimate in xeriscaping: requires no water, just a dusting now and again.  Russ West, from Port Townsend, Wash., is proud of his latest work that stands just over 12-foot tall and is a perfect recreation of a saguaro cactus, complete with nesting holes for birds.   From a distance, it looks like the real thing and has surely caused a few double-takes as people walk or drive by. After all,...
Jan 28 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — An effort to make future Sierra Vista homes among the most water-efficient in the country came to a successful conclusion on Thursday night, with the city council’s final approval. This code change, which passed 6-1, will require all future homes in Sierra Vista to include water fixtures that meet the most recent Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense standards and will limit hot-water delivery options to two systems that...
Jan 28 2013 - 12:10am
The blurred battle lines in Iraq and Afghanistan have convinced the Pentagon that combat should not be the exclusive province of men. Just ask the brave women who have served several tours in these countries: we have been sending women into “real war” for years.Last week the Pentagon took the next step by lifting the ban on official combat duty for the fairer sex. The move reflects the reality of modern war, where men and...
Jan 28 2013 - 12:10am
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Your Mind allows people to voice their opinions anonymously.  Read the entries with the idea that sometimes it is the same person making multiple comments; that opinions of callers may or may not be based on facts. In some cases, entries are edited which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a variety of reasons. The printing of...
Jan 28 2013 - 12:08am
By JOHN PYE The Associated press MELBOURNE, Australia  — No shirt ripping or bare-chested flexing this time. Novak Djokovic completed his work before midnight, defeating Andy Murray in four sets for his third consecutive Australian Open title and fourth overall. It was also the second time in three years Djokovic had beaten his longtime friend in this final. So the celebration was muted: a small victory shuffle, raised...
Jan 27 2013 - 3:30pm
HENDERSON, Nev. — Former Buena High star Tagg Duce had four hits, including a two-run home run, and the Cochise College baseball team closed out a strong run in the Coyote Border Battle with a 7-6 win over the hosts from the College of Southern Nevada. Duce’s home run was part of a strong start by the Apaches that saw them stake starting pitcher Steven Naemark to a 5-1 lead. The Coyotes halved it in the sixth, and continued to chip...
Jan 27 2013 - 2:57pm
SIERRA VISTA — Divided into three small groups, a smattering of Sierra Vista residents discussed how to make their home a better place last week, in the first of four public meetings hosted by the city. These Dream Your City meetings are just one of several ways people can contribute input for the city’s upcoming general planning process, and the first one did not reflect the level of activity seen online so far. With only about 10...
Jan 27 2013 - 2:45pm
Aldine Germeroth, 83, a resident of Sierra Vista, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2145 S. Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista. Arrangements are by the Hatfield Funeral Home.
Jan 27 2013 - 12:10am
It didn’t start with a state-of-the art medical facility in the spectacular surroundings of Southeast Arizona. In 1981 at 17 years old, Anthony Nazaroff desired nothing more than to earn acceptance into his top choice for college, the University of California, San Diego. “I had no interest in medicine. I was enrolled at UCSD in La Jolla and I was pursing an advanced degree in marine biology,” Nazaroff said during an interview at his...
Jan 27 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The U.S. Geological Survey will be able to keep up monitoring efforts on the San Pedro River, though funding for it comes in a patchwork of contributions from other agencies.  Bruce Gungle, USGS hydrologist, explained at the Upper San Pedro Partnership executive committee meeting Jan. 23, that the USDA Agricultural Research Service will contribute in-kind technology support, while the Bureau of Land Management and The...
Jan 27 2013 - 12:10am
People in this part of Arizona can be counted on to step up and answer a call for help. I am proud to live in such a giving community which not only includes Sierra Vista, but many other places in Cochise County. We are all blessed to have individuals and organizations who don’t need a push to do the right thing in helping the less fortunate among us. This past holiday season, which for me means Thanksgiving to Christmas, the...
Jan 27 2013 - 12:10am
A lunch hour presentation by Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller earlier this month provided a clear idea of what our city officials are up to for the next few months. Mueller spoke to the Southeastern Arizona Contractors Association and pointed to the recently-completed work at the Environmental Operations Park as an important success. Installation of new clarifiers has brought the city’s wastewater treatment system up to state standards...
Jan 27 2013 - 12:10am
I didn’t watch the inauguration or the accompanying festivities because I suspected the coverage of them would be sycophantic, given the fact that the mainstream media has carried President Obama’s water for him more blatantly than it has for any president in memory, perhaps ever. Based on the little I did see, those events show that death has been boldly liberated by weak policies and almost cowardly presidential leadership. From...
Jan 27 2013 - 12:06am
Forty some years ago I had recently returned from serving as a medic in South Vietnam, a time and place for learning hard lessons. I was back in school, studying writing, outdoor recreation, “wilderness survival,” et al. I was tackling three majors and five minors.  At the time, I wrote a bag full of stories that I never opened, stories that have never seen the light of day, until this one today. A story of hard ...
Jan 27 2013 - 12:01am
Maybe the most impressive thing about the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s live streaming selection show on Friday was how it found a panel to speak with erudition and aplomb about every team to pop up as each bracket was unveiled. This was amazing because nobody watches high school soccer. I defy you to find one game anywhere in the state with more than 60 spectators in the stands. And yet, watching this bracketology show, I thought...
Jan 26 2013 - 11:59pm
DOUGLAS — It wasn’t nearly as easy as might have been expected, but the Cochise College women’s basketball team stayed in line to host a region semifinal with a 74-66 overtime win over South Mountain on Saturday in Douglas. Cochise got down by as many as 12 points in the second half, but a rally aided by two technical fouls called against the Cougars at the 7-minute mark knotted the game at 59-59 in the closing seconds.  Justina...
Jan 26 2013 - 11:59pm
By Rosario Garcia For the Herald/Review A Spelling Bee competition which attracted 23 third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade participants was conducted at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School on Jan. 17. Hard work paid off for Jordan Leffelman, a first-time champion of the school’s spelling bee. When asked how he studied for the competition, he commented,” I prepared for the spelling bee by having a friend or a family...
Jan 26 2013 - 11:59pm
SIERRA VISTA — When you walk into the home of John and Lucy Shaver you are in both the present and the past. Today’s modern items and yesterday’s material of a less technological age are spread comfortably throughout their Sierra Vista home. Next to a large cabinet holding a fairly big TV, is a small water table which is next to a wash stand, but functionally are not used together. On the top of a refrigerator of today is a glass...
Jan 26 2013 - 11:58pm
HENDERSON, Nev. — Sophomore Frank Salas was throwing well, and thanks to a two-run jack by Estetban Bastidas, the Cochise College Apaches were cruising right along in the bottom of the fifth with a 3-0 lead. “Salas was cruising, but it looked like he was laboring,” Cochise head coach Todd Inglehart said. “I could tell his back was hurting him, so I took him out and our bullpen fell apart.” The Apaches wound up surrendering four runs in...
Jan 26 2013 - 11:58pm
American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned games every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30 and Thursday nights at 6:30.  We are located at 999 E. Fry Blvd. Suite 214.  For information visit our web site or call Joyce Davis at 378-1112 cell # 678-0185, John Thompson at 378-4897 or Diana Smith at 432-3883.   The winners for the week of Jan 14 through Jan. 18 were: Monday: 1. Marc Hay and Dick Turke  ...
Jan 26 2013 - 11:54pm
Tyshawn Jeffrey Adams-Sullender was born on Nov. 15, 2012, to Mariah Sullender and Jeffrey Adams Jr. of Sierra Vista, Ariz. The 21-inch baby weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces.Maternal grandparents are Donna Sullender and Donnie Sullender of Sierra Vista.Paternal grandparents are Anthony Matthews are Michelle Denton of New York.Great grandparent is Mary Warf.   Cassandra Madison Gardiner was born on Dec. 25, 2012, to...
Jan 26 2013 - 11:54pm
Manny and Danielle Gonzales were married Dec. 12, 2012, at Calvary Chapel of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Pastor Jack Tinney led the ceremony. Danielle, originally from Connecticut, relocated to Sierra Vista in 1978 with her parents, Dr. John and Annette Bellobuono. She attended Buena High School and later received her cosmetology license. Years later she pursued her passion, which was working with children of all ages. She became a teacher’s...
Jan 26 2013 - 11:53pm
Elisa Leocadia Mesch and David Anderson Baber Jr. were united on Sept. 15, 2012, at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast in Middleburg, Va. Laura Beach, aunt of groom, officiated at the ceremony.Andrea Huisking was the maid of honor.The bride’s maids were Kara Mesch and Anya Mesch, sisters of the bride, Courtney Goggin, Katie Ryan and Lauren Kerley.The best man was the groom’s father, ...
Jan 26 2013 - 11:51pm
The Sierra Vista Woman’s Club kicks off their 53rd year of community service by accepting applications for funding assistance through their grant application process from local clubs and organizations in the Greater Sierra Vista area.    Clubs and organizations needing community project funding assistance are invited to submit an application. Funding awards are based on projects that benefit great Sierra...
Jan 26 2013 - 11:38pm
PHOENIX — A state legislator is moving to put Arizona’s hospitals on the front line in the fight against illegal immigration. The proposal by Rep. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, would require hospitals to “reasonably confirm’’ that those who show up at their doors are in the country legally if they do not produce proof of valid health insurance. HB 2293 lists methods that hospital officials and employees can use to make that determination....
Jan 26 2013 - 11:36pm
At 2 p.m. today, Junior members of the American Legion PSA and some of their family as well as members of the Buena High School JROTC will be folding 300 Pocket sized American Flags to be sent to deployed soldiers to carry in their pockets.  They will be including thank you notes to the soldiers as well. For information, call Sherrie Tucker at 520-249-2244. P.E.O. Chapter T will meet at the home of Debbie Wood on Monday, Jan. 28 at 6 p...
Jan 26 2013 - 8:53pm
William”Bill” Gary Thompson, 67, of Sierra Vista, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., at Main Post Chapel with interment following in the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, along side his wife Maria who passed in 2010. Friends who wish to join the funeral procession to the chapel are to meet at the parking lot of the Widow Support Center...
Jan 26 2013 - 8:52pm
Helen R. Shepherd-Forte passed away on Jan. 22, 2013, in Sierra Vista. She was born on Jan. 22, 1931, in Painesville, Ohio. She had no surviving parents. Helen was a gifted soul who loved unconditionally and cherished her family. A devoted wife, intuitive mother and always, always positive in her walk through life. She was a gracious and caring friend, with a welcoming smile and sincere interest in the lives of others. Her hobbies...
Jan 26 2013 - 8:51pm
Nelda M. (Williams) Criger, 78, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colo. She moved to Sierra Vista to be with family 18 years ago and has been a resident here ever since. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers; former husband, Bob Potter (pictured); and her two oldest children, Bobby and Tony. She is survived by her loving children, Stephanie (Joe) Madsen, Cheryl (John)...
Jan 26 2013 - 8:40pm
To the Editor: I want to ask you something, all you people in our community. When was the last time you said “thank you” to somebody and meant it? I used to wonder what God put me on this earth for. I’m sure everybody has asked themselves that question, at least once in their lives. I don’t ask that question anymore. I know why I’m here. To try and make this world a better place! For my neighbors, my church, my family, for you!...
Jan 26 2013 - 8:40pm
To the Editor: The Sierra Vista Woman’s Club would like to take this opportunity to thank the Sierra Vista Community for its support in helping us to raise funds for the many community projects we have supported over the last 53 years. We have always taken pride to ensure the funds we raise are given back to our local community. Once again, we are inviting local clubs and organizations which may be needing assistance on projects that...
Jan 26 2013 - 8:39pm
To the Editor:  With all the emphasis on fund raisers for the Boys and Girls Club and things to do for the kids, we have sadly forgotten that our older teens and young adults need a place to go, too. They can’t go to a bar until they are 21. Just what is there for them here? In the early days of Sierra Vista we had places like the Lamplighter, bowling alley, and a teen club on post where they could go and see bands and dance. Now...
Jan 26 2013 - 6:10pm
SIERRA VISTA — Local supporters of Arizona Special Olympics gathered by the dozens to raise money for Special Olympic athletes during the fourth annual Polar Plunge event at The Cove Aquatic Center this weekend. While cloudy and a bit rainy, the dreary weather didn’t dampen any spirits Saturday morning as more than two dozen costumed plungers and their supporters turned out for the fundraiser, organized by Sierra Vista Police Officer Tracy...
Jan 26 2013 - 1:56pm
A traffic stop in Nogales last week yielded 249 gun magazines for assault-style rifles that investigators say were likely meant to be smuggled into Mexico. According to Lt. Carlos Jimenez of the Nogales Police Department, NPD officers stopped a gold-colored sedan at approximately 3 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Walnut Street. “As the officers attempted to meet with the driver of the car, the driver, identified...
Jan 26 2013 - 12:10am
This time last year the Air Force unveiled a plan to cut Air National Guard strength by 5,100 members along with more than 200 Guard aircraft, touting this as a reasonable efficiency, in part because Guard squadrons cost more to operate than active duty squadrons. That argument was dead wrong, says Maj. Gen. Arnold L. Punaro, a retired Marine Corps reservist and chairman of the Reserve Forces Policy Board. In a new report, the advisory...
Jan 26 2013 - 12:10am
HUACHUCA CITY — The vacant seat on the town council created when Ken Taylor resigned to run for mayor will remain open for now, after none of the five applicants could secure a majority of council votes for the appointment Thursday night. The candidate receiving the most support, previous council member David Perry, carried three votes, not enough to secure a majority of the six members remaining on the council. With that, the town...
Jan 26 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — With the transfer of the late Sam Bugen’s estate last year, the Cochise College Foundation received its largest recorded donation in history and Sam’s brother, George Bugen, may break that record. Bisbee’s Bugen family was honored on Friday at a dedication ceremony at the college’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) building in Serra Vista, which has been named in the family’s honor. It’s...
Jan 26 2013 - 12:10am
We were tempted last week to rail against Alberto Gutier, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, after he restated his familiar response to another national report that put Arizona among the most dangerous places to drive in America. The report by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety gave the Grand Canyon State low marks for laws regulating seatbelt use, motorcycle helmets, texting behind the wheel and teen driving ...
Jan 26 2013 - 12:08am
SIERRA VISTA — There wasn’t a dry eye amongst the Buena Colts once they took the court for pregame warm-ups, following an emotional senior night ceremony. Besides the usual wistfulness of sending off seniors before their final regular season home game, Friday night’s ceremony included a memorial for Kaitlyn Stram, a team manager who died after falling in the shower on Feb. 29. She was 16. The emotions got the better of the Colts in the...
Jan 26 2013 - 12:07am
SIERRA VISTA — As it turned out, the Buena girls soccer team never had a chance to begin with. On Friday, a night after beating Sunnyside 5-0 to complete an unbeaten 11-0-1 season, the Colts were left out of the field of 16 for the AIA Division I state tournament. As the final scores were added Thursday night, Buena dropped from 15th to 18th, meaning that even if they had beaten, rather than tied Salpointe Catholic two weeks ago, they...
Jan 26 2013 - 12:05am
TUCSON — The game of soccer is all about making connections. The right pass, to the right player, at the right place and time. Put all those together and the result is brilliant and poetic. Getting a professional sports vortex like Tucson to buy into soccer—or any game, for that matter—as an economy-boosting entertainment option requires making a similar number of connections, though in a much less picturesque fashion. Sometimes...
Jan 26 2013 - 12:04am
HENDERSON, Nev. — Opening last season at the Coyote Border Battle in Las Vegas, the Cochise College Apaches found out their infield defense was terribly porous, and started 1-3 on their way to a disappointing 29-27 season. Friday night in the season opener at the College of Southern Nevada, the Apaches played error-free ball, and thanks to a home run by Zach Rodgers to lead off the eighth inning, they defeated the College of Southern Idaho...
Jan 25 2013 - 10:56pm
PHOENIX — Hoping for a speedy conclusion, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on Friday asked the Arizona Supreme Court to immediately take up his challenge to the state’s medical marijuana law. In legal papers filed with the high court, Montgomery told the justices that his bid to overturn a lower court ruling upholding the law is proceeding at the Court of Appeals at a very slow pace. Montgomery filed his formal brief Friday; now the...
Jan 25 2013 - 10:42pm
Two free rainwater harvesting classes are planned for Saturday, Jan. 26. The first will take place from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Ace Hardware (on the corner of Highway 92 and Fry Boulevard). Attendees will learn about water harvesting systems. The Cochise Water Project will offer a 25 percent rebate on all systems over 500 gallons. There will be a drawing for those who attend to receive a rainwater harvesting tank with fittings — free! Ace Garden...
Jan 25 2013 - 9:04pm
To my great distress and dismay, I’m hearing that President Obama and Secretary Panetta are going to open up ground combat roles to women. Apparently, they and their feminist cronies pushing forward this misguided agenda are blinded by their zeal for “fairness and equality.” I would bet than none of them have a clue as to the realities of ground combat, only false perceptions created by Hollywood and the media. They are willing to risk our...
Jan 25 2013 - 9:03pm
Our county supervisors passed a building code in 2004. State law (ARS 11-862) says a building code enacted pursuant to law must establish an advisory board that includes one ordinary citizen, not in the building trades, specifically to represent the public. That’s the only office reserved for an ordinary citizen to help write the code.  But, our supervisors didn’t form an advisory board, so the code wasn’t adopted pursuant to law....
Jan 25 2013 - 8:43pm
In the Jan. 6, 2013, issue of the paper your editor’s opinion about ‘opting out’ of vaccines is ill-informed and you do a great disservice to the public by promoting bad ‘government-controlled’ science. Why not instead offer to educate the public who ‘opts in’ to vaccines instead? First, where are the studies, or figures from science that back Mr. Humble’s warning that somehow people who opt out create a danger to others? Go ahead,...
Jan 25 2013 - 8:41pm
The discussion about possible changes in fire department services in Bisbee engenders controversy and is fraught with disagreement, based largely on rumors and misinformation. This has the potential of pitting residents against one another and leaving ugly, lasting scars in our community. We need factual unbiased information soon in order to take this discussion out of the political realm before it becomes more polarized and political...
Jan 25 2013 - 8:35pm
To the Editor:  After reading “The Arizona We Want 2.0 proposal,” I’m more optimistic than ever about our state’s future. As a strong proponent of land preservation, I’m especially happy the plan advocates an additional 600,000 acres of State Trust land be preserved for open space use. The preservation of our natural landscape should be a top priority going forward in Arizona. The proposal provides a decisive step in the...
Jan 25 2013 - 8:34pm
To the Editor: On behalf of the Sierra Vista Fire Department’s Firefighters’ Christmas Drive, we would like to thank the citizens of Sierra Vista and Cochise County for their generous gifts of time, monies, and toys. Your commitment to helping keep joy on the faces and in the hearts of the less fortunate families in our community is sincerely appreciated. Since its inception 41 years ago, the Firefighter’s Christmas Drive has brought...
Jan 25 2013 - 8:32pm
To the Editor: The Forgach House Domestic Crisis Shelter would like to thank the Sierra Vista Community for ensuring the women and children at the shelter had a wonderful holiday season full of laughter and joy. The outpouring of kindness, compassion, and generosity was overwhelming.  The food, gifts, volunteers, and monetary donations allowed our staff to provide much needed support to families during a difficult time of ...
Jan 25 2013 - 8:30pm
To the Editor: Sen. John McCain has indicated that he will vote for the approval of the appointment of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Chuck Hagel has stated that the Jewish lobby intimidates. He voted against Iranian sanction. To vote for the approval of the appointment is to vote for the destruction of Israel. Joe Fago Hereford
Jan 25 2013 - 7:01pm
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — The National Danish Performance Team present their new show “Zoom” during a stop at Fort Huachuca on their world tour.  The team performs 7 p.m., Feb. 6, at Barnes Field House here. The show is free and open to the public. This is NDPT’s second visit to Fort Huachuca. “Zoom” combines a variety of modern gymnastics, dance, cheer, artistic vaulting, tumbling, and high-energy...
Jan 25 2013 - 6:08pm
SIERRA VISTA— Only a month after being appointed as Interim Palominas Fire Chief Michael Saenz resigned at a board meeting on Thursday night, citing conflict with the board, particularly Board Chair Tommy Stoner. Stoner and Board Clerk Debbie Stoner told Saenz that while he had be hired for three months in an administrative capacity only, they understood that he would have a pager and radio, while also performing incident command duties on...
Jan 25 2013 - 4:11pm
SIERRA VISTA — A 22-year-old man has been arrested on a burglary charge after video footage was used to help link him to the crime. On Saturday at about 3 a.m., a burglary occurred at the Glass Bottom Smoke Emporium in the 400 block of West Fry Boulevard. Video footage of the incident showed a man using rocks and a piece of concrete to break the glass front door. Once inside, the man took several unspecified items before leaving....
Jan 25 2013 - 3:40pm
SIERRA VISTA — As it turned out, the Buena girls soccer team never had a chance to begin with. On Friday, a night after beating Sunnyside 5-0 to complete an unbeaten 11-0-1 season, the Colts were left out of the field of 16 for the AIA Division I state tournament. As the final scores were added Thursday night, Buena dropped from 15th to 18th, meaning that even if they had beaten, rather than tied Salpointe Catholic two weeks ago, they...
Jan 25 2013 - 3:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Recently, the Sierra Vista Police Department has received calls from residents regarding medical issues or possible criminal activities. In these cases the residents did not feel it was a “life or death” emergency and waited until normal business hours to call the police. Some of these calls were emergencies and 911 should have been called. Please use the following guidelines to determine when you should call 911. An...
Jan 25 2013 - 2:05pm
SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista City Council Members Gwen Calhoun and Henrietta “Hank” Huisking have been participating as members of congressman Ron Barber’s Mental Health Task Force, after being appointed in December. This task force was established by congressman Barber to provide him with advice as he works on mental-health recommendations, as part of his effort to prevent gun-related violence.  In a recent letter to Vice President...
Jan 25 2013 - 2:04pm
Jan. 18 9:00 a.m. A Douglas man, 42, was charged with participate/assist criminal syndicate and illegally conducting an enterprise. 11:00 a.m. A Sierra Vista man, 19, was charged with possession/use of drug paraphernalia. He was released. 1:54 p.m. A Sierra Vista woman, 51, was charged with leaving accident scene/damaged attended vehicle, DUI – alcohol/drugs/toxic vapor and DUI – drugs or metabolite. 2:35 p.m. A Safford man,...
Jan 25 2013 - 8:23am
Jan. 23 5:33 a.m. An off duty deputy delivered a baby girl on Highway 90 in route to Sierra Vista. Both mother and baby were transported to SVRHC by ambulance. This was the deputy’s own wife and child. 3:10 p.m. A man was arrested in Elfrida and jailed for possession of a dangerous drug, drug paraphernalia and a prohibited dangerous weapon. 6:17 p.m. A man, 29, was arrested at the Naco Border Patrol Station and jailed for an...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Cochise County Planing and Zoning Commission held off approving proposed changes to the zoning code and determined that a work session to discuss the amendments was necessary.   During the Jan. 9 meeting, planning staff presented the changes that will bring the zoning code into compliance with state statutes and add new and modified definitions that reflect today’s land uses, such as community gardens and...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
Dorothy M. Gillispie was born Jan. 29, 1925, in Braxton County, W.Va., to Fletcher and Ina See. She moved from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Sierra Vista in 1970. Dorothy was a member of the Eastern Stars for 47 Years. Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Newhouse and husband Dion of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters, Effie McCumbers of Akron, Ohio, Margaret Sears of Akron, Ohio and Sadie Smarr of Akron, Ohio; brothers, Melvin See of Akron, Ohio...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —During its annual membership meeting Thursday, the executive director of The Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce said it had continued to expand its ongoing effort to engage its members through a variety of methods in 2012. In her report to the hundreds of members present at the Windemere Hotel, Amanda Baillie spoke about the various ways in which chamber staff has listened and responded to the input from members in the last...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Called a committed doer who is always striving to improve the lives of military veterans, retired Air Force Col. Gene Fenstermacher was officially installed as the 2013 Veteran of the Year at a Wednesday luncheon. It was Tom Finnegan who nominated Fenstermacher for the honor, using the terms ‘committed doer’ and other praise in the nomination letter to the Greater Sierra Vista United Veterans Council late last ...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — The simplicity of a relinquishing command ceremony was played out on Brown Parade Field on this historical Army post Thursday morning. It involved four soldiers and five movements of the Intelligence Center of Excellence flag. First the center’s Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday took it from the flag bearer and handed it to Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, who then officially turned the banner to Lt. Gen. David Perkins, who then...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
Richard L. Christiansen passed away on Jan. 20, 2013, at University Medical Center in Tucson after complications from a tough battle with lymphoma. He was the younger son of Felix and Ada Christiansen, born on Aug. 11, 1933, in Douglas. Mr. Christiansen grew up on the family ranch in Paul Spur and graduated from Douglas High in 1951. Upon graduation from the University of Arizona and ROTC, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
There is a measure of sadness and a large dose of community pride that finishes the immediate chapter in the legacy of Major Gen. Gregg Potter. Thursday, Potter’s two year command on Fort Huachuca came to an end with his pending transfer to Afghanistan. The Major General leaves behind an impressive resume of accomplishment in his brief tenure. Under Potter’s command Fort Huachuca has firmly established its reputation in the U.S. Army...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — As the Cochise County Planning and Zoning Commission prepared to approve additions, updates and changes to the zoning code, McNeal resident Mike Jackson, a retired attorney, pretty much told them that what they were planning was illegal.  Jackson, in the call to the public at the meeting held Jan. 9, told the commissioners that the county was to have formed a state-mandated, five-person advisory board, but never did. This...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
I  slipped into a chair at the Wellness Depot on Wednesday for a presentation by Dr. Michael Milazzo, of the Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc. I was pleased to see the place filling up for his talk on: Learning how to improve your health through a plant-based diet and exercise. In real doctor-speak that’s “Prevention, Stabilization, and Reversal of Coronary Artery Disease and Atherosclerosis.” Dr. Milazzo recounted an...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
I know that there are many of us who view our pets as members of the family. Some of us even refer to them as our children. That’s very nice; but do we take our children for a walk, to play in the park or on a walking path without diapers, or wearing undergarments that will catch and contain any accidental potty mishaps? If you take your children out fully dressed, ready to conquer the world, then why do we feel we can take our pets —...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A former employee of a local cash advance business has been arrested after an investigation into thousands of dollars in fraudulent cash transactions. Samantha McCray, 42, was charged with fraudulent schemes after a five month investigation by Sierra Vista police detectives in the property crimes unit. Police were first contacted in August after the business performed an in-house audit and uncovered loans that were...
Jan 25 2013 - 12:10am
Anicia Abellido, 78, of Sierra Vista passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Sierra Vista Regional Health Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains. Her cremains will be taken back to the Philippines for burial. Assisting the family was Hatfield Funeral Home.
Jan 24 2013 - 11:58pm
Sierra Vista United Methodist Church is commencing Cowboy Poetry Weekend with its second annual coffee and sweet roll breakfast, kicking off the great “Cowboy Weekend” for The Gathering, and for SVUMC’s own Western Heritage Sunday. Charity Webster and Vivian Bruns, from The Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, will be presenting a morning of delightful Western music and storytelling on Friday, Feb. 8. Guest performers will include...
Jan 24 2013 - 11:57pm
SIERRA VISTA — Heading for the stretch run of the regular season, the basketball teams at Buena High School look like virtual locks for the state tournament. What both are playing for now, is positioning, and home court advantage. The Buena girls, 13-1 on the season in power point counting games, are holding on dearly to the No. 8 seed in Division I. The eighth-seed is the last of the 24 to qualify for state that carries with it a...
Jan 24 2013 - 11:56pm
Without the academic skills of Paul, or his eager evangelical efforts traveling over much of the Roman Empire, Christianity may not have become a world religion, so say some scholars. It may have remained a minor Jewish sect in a few widespread communities and nothing more, they allege.  But then, these prevaricators undoubtedly did not take into account either the power of God’s Spirit or the depth of faith of His followers. They...
Jan 24 2013 - 11:55pm
DOUGLAS — The sixth annual Coyote Border Battle at Southern Nevada College gives Cochise College baseball coach Todd Inglehart a chance to see, against some of the top junior college teams in the mountain west, just how much his sophomores have improved, and an early look into the yield of his recruiting class. Last year, the four-game set in Henderson, Nev., was nearly unwatchable for Inglehart, as his infield averaged an error every two...
Jan 24 2013 - 11:54pm
SIERRA VISTA — The typical school classroom operates much like it did decades ago but that doesn’t mean it works well for everyone. Students learn at different speeds and in different ways. Those who are not suited for the traditional classroom model often get bored or left behind. That’s why the Center for Academic Success (CAS) started a program to respond to these students’ needs. In August, the school launched CAS...
Jan 24 2013 - 11:52pm
The second Comm-UNITY Ministry Fair, “Together, we are one!” will be held on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at Apache Middle School, 3305 East Fry Blvd. More than nine churches and 20 community agencies will join hands with the Lord and provide resource information about available church outreach ministries and community agencies.  Spark Radio, music by local artists, and a free hamburger and hot dog lunch will add to the festivities...
Jan 24 2013 - 11:52pm
Sierra Vista School District Buena High School CSO will resume meeting Monday after school in Room 1313. All students are welcome. This Thursday, Jan. 31, is the NHS blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross. Students aged 16 and 17 must have written parental permission. Signups are at both lunches under the clock. There is  a serious need for blood supplies now so please give if you can. Your simple act not...
Jan 24 2013 - 11:51pm
The 4th Annual Church Choir Fest, sponsored by Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, will take place on Saturday. Seven churches are participating this year; Sierra Evangelical Lutheran, Faith Presbyterian, First United Methodist in Mesa, Patagonia Community United Methodist Church, Sierra Vista Community United Church of Christ, Sierra Vista United Methodist and Fort Huachuca Holy Family Parish. The choirs from each of these churches will meet...
Jan 24 2013 - 11:50pm
By Christina Gomez For the Herald/Review From Tombstone High School As the year is slowly coming to an end, several juniors at Tombstone High School are getting prepared and ready for early graduation. They have stuck to their school work, been focused, and have all of their credits; they are ready to take the next step in life. They are more than ready to graduate and further their education.  Junior Shanyia Parker is one of...
Jan 24 2013 - 10:20pm
The Cochise Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership (CEAPP) will be holding its next meeting on February 7, 2013 at the Sierra Vista Police Department.  The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  The topic for the meeting is Safety for Senior Citizens and Persons with Physical Disabilities.  Presenter for the day will be Scott Borgstadt, Public Information Officer for the Sierra Vista Police...
Jan 24 2013 - 10:20pm
The Cochise Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership (CEAPP) will be holding its next meeting on February 7, 2013 at the Sierra Vista Police Department.  The meeting begins at 12:30am.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  The topic for the meeting is Safety for Senior Citizens and Persons with Physical Disabilities.  Presenter for the day will be Scott Borgstadt, Public Information Officer for the Sierra Vista Police...
Jan 24 2013 - 10:16pm
SIERRA VISTA — The University South Foundation, Inc., granted two awards of excellence for Fall 2012 to University of Arizona South faculty Jan. 16. The winners were nominated and chosen by their peers, and all represent the very finest in higher education service to the residents of Southeastern Arizona.  The Superior Faculty Achievement Award acknowledges both the full time and adjunct UA South faculty members each semester who most...
Jan 24 2013 - 10:14pm
TUCSON — It took 19 matches over 10 weeks, but the Buena boys soccer team broke into the win column on the final night of the season. Senior Colin Linde scored the first goal and Trey Godwin added the second-half clincher, as the Colts defeated Sunnyside 2-0 to end the season 1-17-1. “They’ve been an absolutely great bunch of boys,” Buena head coach Terry Faucett said. “That win, it meant the world for them. The rest of the record —...
Jan 24 2013 - 6:45pm
By Susan RitterFor the Herald/Review  Quilts tell the stories of their makers.  Local quilter, Laura Keiller, learned to quilt in order to finish a collection of hand-embroidered blocks inherited from her grandmother.  This kind of quilt is called a “generations” quilt because several generations in one family worked on it.     {Laura and her award winning quilt can be photographed any Wednesday morning at...
Jan 24 2013 - 6:43pm
You won’t want to miss the “Galaxy of Stars” quilt show presented by the Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild.   There will be a variety of quilts for you to enjoy in all sizes and styles.  There will be “vintage” quilts, meaning they are over 50 years old; traditional quilts, meaning they are “new” but made from traditional patterns; art quilts; and modern interpretations of traditional quilts.  The show will feature quilts of...
Jan 24 2013 - 4:33pm
Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels has alerted the public to an apparent scam that has been reported to the Sheriff’s Office three times in the past three days. The callers reporting these incidents state someone calls them advising that they are from a company, such as Microsoft, etc.. The caller is then advised that they apparently have a virus on their computer and the person calling needs to get the user name and password so the computer...
Jan 24 2013 - 2:29pm
PHOENIX – The Governor’s Office and Arizona Department of Education are currently accepting applications from Arizona high school seniors for the 2013 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). This program is designed to encourage and foster the dreams of Arizona’s most-talented young scientists. Two high school seniors will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds...
Jan 24 2013 - 12:44pm
SIERRA VISTA — Friends of the SV Animal Shelter, a nonprofit organization that offers medical and grooming assistance to adoptable pets housed in Cochise County’s animal shelters, recently received a $3,000 grant from the Ryan Miele Endowment for Animal Welfare. The grant, along with member donations and community support, allows the Friends organization to fund extra care that shelter animals may need at the time they are rescued,...
Jan 24 2013 - 9:38am
SIERRA VISTA – Improvements have recently been made to several recreation areas on the Coronado National Forest, which is composed of 12 “sky island” mountain ranges in southeastern Arizona. On the Douglas Ranger District in the Chiricahua Mountains, a new restroom was added to Herb Martyr Campground, located six miles southwest of Portal, Arizona on Forest Road 42, at an elevation of 5,800 feet. Nearby Cave Creek is a popular birding area...
Jan 24 2013 - 9:32am
By Carol Broeder and Ainslee S. Wittig WILLCOX — A new record high was reached during the 2013 Wings Over Willcox, according to numbers compiled this weekend by Connie Bonner with the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. “We identified 143 species during the festival, which is a new high, beating out the 2008 record of 142,” she told the Range News. A new tour this year, the overnight “Chiricahua Montane Specialties, found...
Jan 24 2013 - 9:23am
WILLCOX — A full of weekend of festivities is planned as the Willcox Historic Theater celebrates both its 76th anniversary and its grand re-opening early next month. “This is ‘the little theater that could’,” said Board President Gayle Berry with the Willcox Historic Theater Preservation, Inc. (WHTP). “This weekend highlights the variety we will offer in Willcox,” she told the Range News. The Theater is now open “after being dark...
Jan 24 2013 - 9:15am
The Douglas Art Gallery is proud to present Margo Macartney as its featured artist for the month of January. Margo retired from the active practice of law and began working regularly with clay. Her work can be seen on display in Bisbee but this will be her first featured exhibit. The public is invited to view the show throughout the month, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please come in and support...
Jan 24 2013 - 7:56am
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Lions Club will host an eyeglass sorting event on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Huachuca City Lions Clubhouse, 125 S Huachuca Blvd., Huachuca City, Ariz. Help our local Lions sort, evaluate, and clean used eyeglasses during the sorting event. Lions and other volunteer humanitarian mission groups will distribute the glasses in developing countries to people who cannot afford to buy their own...
Jan 24 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Spurred by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Sierra Vista Unified School District has been closely evaluating best practices and potential weaknesses regarding safety at its schools. On Tuesday the school board was brought up to speed and shared its concerns at a work session. The Sierra Vista Police Department has worked with the district and shared how police enforcement philosophies have changes in the years...
Jan 24 2013 - 12:10am
Big ideas are usually the starting place for big accomplishments. Before John Kennedy stepped to the microphone during a special joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, he had to envision launching a manned mission to the moon. Perhaps the vision is a bit grandiose compared to the announcement last week of a donation by the Fort Huachuca 50 to a Cochise Water Project study into developing a “water campus” at Cochise College. Still,...
Jan 24 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The results of two area surveys on traffic and driving habits, and a number of preliminary plans to deal with traffic in both the short- and long-term, will be available to area motorists at a public hearing being hosted by the Arizona Department of Transportation next month.  Held at the Windemere Hotel on Feb. 7, the meeting will include a presentation of information by ADOT and Sierra Vista planners, who will also...
Jan 24 2013 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — This morning Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter will give up his command on the Army’s premier intelligence training center and this southern Arizona Army post. But when it comes to the success of his slightly more than two-year assignment, Potter said it wasn’t a solo effort but rather a “we” one. “I’m proud of what the people across the board accomplished,” Potter said. From training at the Intelligence Center of Excellence...
Jan 24 2013 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — In one of his last actions as chief of the Military Intelligence Corps, Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter officiated at the unveiling of two special devices Wednesday afternoon, honoring the 50th anniversary of the MI Branch and the 25th of the founding of the MI Corps. Outside Alvardo Hall, the headquarters building of the Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, Potter and his Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday unveiled two...
Jan 24 2013 - 12:10am
Gene passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Rock Rapids, Iowa to Henry and Amanda (Clasen) Hasse. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, attended Morningside College in Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa. He retired from Walgreens as a store manager after 37 years, based in Chicago, Memphis, Jacksonville, and finally Phoenix. Gene and his best friend, Grace Johnson, retired to...
Jan 24 2013 - 12:10am
Joyce A. Jones, 81, Sierra Vista, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.  Mrs. Jones was born Joyce Elma Andrews on Jan. 2, 1932, in Ellsworth County, Kan., the daughter of the late Elmer and Psyche (Cunningham) Andrews. She was a graduate of Marquette High School and Marymount College. She married John L. Jones April 13, 1963, in Fairbury, Neb. As an Air Force wife, Joyce taught elementary and high school in Kansas, California, Germany...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:47pm
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. Trattoria Ragazzi...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:46pm
Community Theater Company Bisbee’s Obscure Productions is seeking women artists in all media, visual and performance, for the Annual Bisbee Women’s Revue.  This year, the popular all female variety show will bring back an open show of visual art by local women.  This celebration of women’s creativity is held in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, and both performance and art show will open on the evening of March 8,...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:45pm
I don’t like gore. I don’t like Kevin Bacon. I don’t like rip-offs of other shows. I knew watching the premiere of “The Following” on Fox wasn’t going to be fun, but I also knew it was going to be an unusual show that I couldn’t ignore. Part of what makes it unusual is that Kevin Bacon has made the move to series television. He’s done just about everything else so, why not? Lots of other big screen actors have made the move successfully,...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:44pm
TOMBSTONE — Bianca Borquez led all scorers with 19 points, and freshman Alexa Rascon, stepping up for the ailing Katrina Morales in the Bisbee backcourt, had a big 3-pointer and a two during a 14-2 second-quarter run that lifted Bisbee to a 43-36 win over Tombstone on Wednesday. “Tombstone is improving,” Bisbee head coach Doug Danforth said after completing the sweep of his Highway 80 rivals. “They were within a point of Benson, a point of...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:44pm
SIERRA VISTA — Last Friday night, the more than 550 people who attended the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra’s The Thrill of Music concert were treated to the wonderful sounds of a cello concerto. In the hands of Mark Votapek, Antonin Dvorák’s melodic Cello Concerto in B Minor, Opus 104, was masterfully heard emanating from Votapek’s cello, as the orchestra’s accompaniment was the best this reviewer has heard in some time. An assistant...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:43pm
The Tang Gallery Cooperative presents “Bisbee 2013,” an exhibition which features the work of two new members, Marcela Caramena Lubian and Laurie Giangregorio opening Feb. 9.  Eva Arenas, Mina Tang Kan, Karen Kyler, Margo Macartney, Jan Searle and Archie Sutton are also represented with new work as well as works by some new guest artists. Marcela Caramena Lubian, a mostly self-taught artist, was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco,...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:43pm
TOMBSTONE — With the way the Bisbee Pumas seem to be able to string together outstanding games, they could be a force to be reckoned with in sectionals, or for that matter, state. The problem is, coming out of Section II — by far the deepest in Division III — getting to either tournament is a dicey proposition. Wednesday night at Tombstone, the Pumas played like a team that thinks it needs to win out to have a shot at a postseason life...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:42pm
Sierra Vista Historical Society is presenting “Postcard Images of Arizona, 1900-1920” as part of its series of Amazing Arizona. The Amazing Arizona series is hosted by the Henry F. Hauser Museum and the Sierra Vista Public Library. The presenter is Jeremy Rowe, Executive Director of the School of Computing and Informatics at Arizona State University, who has collected, researched, and written about 19th and 20th century photographs for 25 years...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:42pm
DOUGLAS — The Cochise men’s and women’s basketball teams kept pace in their respective conference races Wednesday night by dismantling Scottsdale Community College at the Douglas Campus. The Cochise women, playing without leading perimeter scorer Yvonte Neal for the second straight game with a knee injury, ran all over the Artichokes, 66-39. Ashley Mitchell scored 15 to lead Cochise with C.C. Rode scoring 11 and Jasmine Lemon nine...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:40pm
The Sierra Vista Community Chorus, under the direction of Sharon Keene, presents its 10th annual Sweet Treats & Swingin’ Sounds. “Nickelodeon” will take you back to the turn of the 20th century when 5 cents would get you into a theater and you could crank up the old victrola and enjoy your favorite songs. Chorus ensembles, soloists, duettists and other musically talented chorus member will entertain you with some razzmatazz music. Tickets...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:38pm
Ralph Estes will give a book signing and make an appearance at Hastings from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8., with respect to “The Autobiography of Billy the Kid as told to Ralph Estes” (published by Black Rose Publishing).  Billy the Kid! “To Hell On a Fast Horse,” “Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride,” hundreds of other books, songs, movies — 60 of them — even a ballet (that story’s been told...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:37pm
Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s official state balladeer and founder and artist-in-residence of The Arizona Folklore Preserve, has put together a special concert to celebrate the wonderful relationship that has existed and hopefully will continue to exist between the neighboring states of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.  Arizona’s border with Sonora has been in the national news lately, not always in a light that shines...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:36pm
The Cochise Music Teachers Association (CMTA) will hold two days of master classes on Feb. 1 and 2 in their Stepping Stones program. Eighteen piano and string students will receive coaching from outstanding teacher-performers Radmila Stojanovic (piano) and Dennis Bourret (strings).    At 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at Cochise College, Room 700, three pianists — Hannah Struse, Hope Struse and Maranatha Struse — will meet with  ...
Jan 23 2013 - 6:25pm
To the Editor:  This is in reference to Mr. Byrds letter to the editor of Jan. 16, 2013. Nothing in the Second Amendment mentions muskets or hunting or limits the type of arms it allows “the people” to own and bear. It was written at a time when “the people” were carrying arms of the same type and capability as that used by the average soldier of the day. These weapons were used by “the people” to rid themselves of their...
Jan 23 2013 - 6:22pm
To the Editor:  The U.S. Constitution states that the president will be sworn into office on Jan. 20, which he was. As this is his second term I fail to see the necessity of having such an outdoor inauguration ceremony. The cost for the extra police security, port-a-potties, setting up of hundreds of folding chairs, to me seems outrageous given our present economy.  I don’t care if the costs for these...
Jan 23 2013 - 6:21pm
To the Editor: Are we greedy, or just ignorant? The scheme to maximize federal matching funds (Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013) for the hospital in Bisbee perfectly illustrates an urgent concern about our out-of-control government spending. The $550,000 return to the hospital based on matching funds consists of the following: Copper Queen hospital money: $150,000; Arizona state taxpayer money: $125,000; U.S. taxpayer money: $165,000; U.S....
Jan 23 2013 - 4:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after generations of limits on their service, defense officials said Wednesday. The changes, set to be announced Thursday by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, will not happen overnight. The services must now develop plans for allowing women to seek the combat positions, a...
Jan 23 2013 - 3:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders Wednesday to Republican critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, facing off with lawmakers who included potential 2016 presidential rivals. At times emotional and frequently combative, Clinton rejected GOP suggestions in two congressional hearings that the administration tried to mislead the...
Jan 23 2013 - 2:34pm
The Cochise County Master Gardeners Association (CCMGA) in conjunction with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is sponsoring their 20th Annual High Desert Gardening & Landscaping Conference on February 14 & 15 at the Windemere Hotel & Conference Center here in Sierra Vista. This is the longest running conference of its kind in Arizona and regularly attracts attendees from high desert regions all across the southwestern...
Jan 23 2013 - 11:11am
Jan. 15 5:21 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported on the 300 block of Park Avenue. 6:23 p.m. Someone stole about $15 worth of gasoline from a caller’s vehicle on the 100 block of D Street on Sunday night. An extra patrol was requested. 9:43 p.m. A caller reported a nonresident of his building on the zero block of Main Street was upstairs yelling at another resident. Her presence was unwanted and she should leave....
Jan 23 2013 - 11:03am
On Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at approximately 2:40 p.m. Sierra Vista Police officers responded to a fight in progress call at CVS Pharmacy, 2090 East Fry Boulevard, in Sierra Vista Witnesses told officers two black men were in the parking lot about to fight when one of the subjects, later identified as Chad Miller, 26, of Sierra Vista, swung a skateboard at the second subject striking him in the shoulder. The second subject was taken to...
Jan 23 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The city and the Badger Border Animal Shelter recently received grant funding from the Ryan Miele Endowment for Animal Welfare in the amount of $5,000.   The funding will allow the shelter to provide veterinary care for sick or injured animals, said Bisbee public information officer Sgt. Taron Maddux in a press release.    “The grant funds will be used by the shelter for veterinary office visits,...
Jan 23 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Poised to act on a comprehensive set of water conservation code changes this week, the city council clarified the requirements this would place on new homes at its first televised work session on Tuesday. Council Member Henrietta “Hank” Huisking asked if Community Development Director Don Brush could explain the changes in 25 words or less, to help her provide a simple summary for her constituents. “That’s tough,...
Jan 23 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A search warrant executed at 3 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at a Warren residence led Bisbee police officers and Border Patrol agents to a secret room that held marijuana, weapons and ammunition.  According to BPD Sgt. Teron Maddux, “Earlier in the evening a male subject was seen leaving the residence on foot and was stopped by a Bisbee police officer. The male subject, identified as Bisbee resident Donald Wilson, 52, was...
Jan 23 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — “Django Unchained” is one of the most-anticipated films of 2013 from one of Hollywood’s most famous directors, and one local actor got the opportunity to experience the making of the film first-hand with a small background role in the movie. “It was a wonderful experience,” said Steve Dodson of the four days he spent on the set just over a year ago. The movie, set two years before the Civil...
Jan 23 2013 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “There are three types of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence themselves.” — American cowboy, humorist, social commentator Will Rogers (1879-1935) *** “Cool…Cool Water,” that’s the theme for the 21st annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering Feb. 8, 9 and 10 at the Buena Performing Arts Center. This spectacular three-day...
Jan 23 2013 - 12:10am
BENSON – On Sept. 15, 1857, John Butterfield was awarded an overland mail contract by the U.S. Congress that would extend through what is now eight states and span more than 2,800 miles. It was a full year before Butterfield and his company secured the sites for stage stations, purchased the equipment, mules and horses needed for the project and found the men willing to take on the grueling and often dangerous job as stage drivers. But...
Jan 23 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — At the request of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors, Elections Director Juanita Murray conducted a survey of poll workers and held discussions on the election process with a specific focus on identifying opportunities for improvement.  That information will be presented to the supervisors at a yet-to-be-scheduled work session.  All of the poll workers who did not participate in the Sierra Vista wrap-up sessions...
Jan 23 2013 - 12:10am
There continues to be debate between the federal Environmental Protection Agency and Arizona electric power providers on the fate of new regulations aimed at reducing nitrogen oxide. Last week the focus of that debate fell on the Navajo Generating Station, which is located near Page and operated by the Salt River Project. New EPA regulations would require the plant to spend an estimated $1.1 billion on the equipment needed to reduce...
Jan 23 2013 - 12:08am
SIERRA VISTA — Tuesday night, the Buena boys had perhaps their last, best chance to get a win this season. And though the Colts competed all 80 minutes with the Cienega Bobcats, they again came up short, 1-0 to fall to 0-16-1 on the season with two matches to go. Last week, Buena lost at Cienega, 2-0. “I thought the boys played really well,” Buena head coach Terry Faucett said. “But it’s been the same thing that’s gone against us all...
Jan 23 2013 - 12:06am
SIERRA VISTA — Buena’s overtime win on Jan. 5 over Newington College may not count toward postseason positioning, but the hard-fought rally against the enormous Australians paid big dividends Tuesday night against Thatcher, as the Colts held the Eagles’ 6-9, 6-7 front court in check to win 55-44, their 11th win in their last 12 games. “That helped a lot,” Buena forward Deonte Williams said of the experience of banging with a 6-8, 6-7, 6-6...
Jan 22 2013 - 11:58pm
By Laura Foor For the Herald/Review Buy local for fresh foods The Sierra Vista Community Market is a place where anyone can go to get locally-grown, locally-raised and locally-made fresh foods.  Buying fresh is always a healthier choice, and really helps to support our community.  So, stop by and buy some delicious lettuce picked fresh that very morning, or some chicken and/or duck eggs that were gathered right before...
Jan 22 2013 - 11:55pm
Apple Annie’s Orchard, the family-owned 27-year-old business just outside of Willcox, and one of Arizona’s favorite places to pick-your-own fruit and veggies, is branching out. The family fun destination has purchased the former Stout’s Cider Mill building (just off of exit 340 in Willcox) to open Apple Annie’s Orchard Country Store, a retail space open year-round. Anne Holcomb of Apple Annie’s says “We are thrilled to...
Jan 22 2013 - 11:55pm
Artisan pizza, Farmers Market style  Instead of buying a frozen pizza from the grocery store, or even a take-out pizza, why not make your own, assembled with fresh ingredients from the farmers market? Your finished product will be a homemade delight, with all its nutrition and flavor intact.  This week, Gabe the Bread Man will be bringing a couple varieties of pizza dough, made fresh with no preservatives and additives like...
Jan 22 2013 - 11:53pm
The Bisbee Farmers Market in Vista Park every Saturday morning is a perfect way to beat the winter doldrums. The ample produce includes lettuce mixes, all types of greens, bok choy, spinach, fresh herbs, sprout blends, crunchy apples and many more choices.  Various locally grown nuts, honey, ranch eggs, fermented kimchee, saurkraut, and kombuchu, and a delicious and diverse selection of baked goods, make for a great local shopping...
Jan 22 2013 - 11:50pm
With a new “Taste Twist,” the Friends of the Copper Queen Library’s “22nd Annual Chocolate Tasting” will be held at its new location on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Central School, 43 Howell Ave. Responding to suggestions to move the Taste from the Copper Queen Library to a larger venue, this year the Friends will partner with Central School to use two floors and the Community Room at the School and to offer free, convenient...
Jan 22 2013 - 10:51pm
The Sierra Vista Area Gardeners Club will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Constable’s Office located in the old County Complex at 4100 E. Foothills Dr. Lollie Yancie will talk about how to work with and decorate gourds. For details, visit svgardenclub.org or call (520) 732-1822. Buena High School will host a College Night – Thursday evening, Jan. 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be around 25 colleges represented, along with four branches of...
Jan 22 2013 - 10:08pm
THATCHER —  The Buena girls basketball team stayed on a roll Tuesday night at Thatcher, winning 57-37 to run their mark in counting games to 13-1. Nidja Thomas had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Denesia Smith had 12 points, seven steals and five assists for the Colts, who figure to get a much more stern test when Vail Cienega visits on Friday. When the two teams met back on Jan. 10, Buena led by just four in the final 90 seconds...
Jan 22 2013 - 7:26pm
Kathy Dean (McKenney) Harris, of Sierra Vista, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 2750 E. Cardinal Dr., Sierra Vista.
Jan 22 2013 - 7:25pm
Elayne Molinari, beloved mother and grandmother, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Jan. 18, 2012. She passed peacefully in her sleep at her home in Sierra Vista. She was born Aug. 21, 1928, to Gerald and Gennedean Lingelbach in Los Angeles, Calif. Elayne graduated from Hollywood High School in 1947 during its golden movie age. Elayne was preceded in death by her daughter, Jan in 1966; and her husband, Richard in 1991. She is...
Jan 22 2013 - 7:24pm
Jason Blake Gallagher was born in Okinawa, Japan, on Feb. 3, 1975. Jason, or J.B. as his family and friends knew him, was an amazing man with the biggest heart and being a father was the most important thing in life to him. He loved all children and animals with a special passion. He worked for Janet Brady for many years. Jason touched so many of our lives with a smile, a hug or a gentle thought of hope and he will be sadly missed. He...
Jan 22 2013 - 7:23pm
Phyllis Query, loving mother and homemaker, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 16, 2013. She was born to Clifton and Susan McDaniel of Collbran, Colo., on Nov. 22, 1922. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Query; stepmother, Adelia McDaniel; sisters, Shirley Lorimer, Hallie Meek; brothers, Carl McDaniel, Miles McDaniel; and granddaughter Melissa Query. Phyllis is survived by her sisters, Beryl Brown of Palisade,...
Jan 22 2013 - 7:21pm
Inga Wolfram passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2013 at the age of 90. Born Irmgard Augusta Dransch in Stettin, Germany, Inga married Adolf E. Wolfram in 1948. The family immigrated to the United States in 1954. The Wolframs settled in Syracuse,N.Y., where Adolf began his long career at GE. After the death of her husband in 1996, Inga moved to Englewood, Fla. In all the places Inga lived, her love of flowers was evident. She created...
Jan 22 2013 - 7:10pm
I wanted to write to thank fellow Sierra Vista residents who generously gave of their time and means to help impact thousands of hurting kids this Christmas. Together we were able to pack 6,200 shoe boxes—filled with toys, school supplies and basic necessities—for Operation Christmas Child. Our packed shoe box gifts, joined by millions of others, are now on their way to needy children in 100 countries. During the 2012 collection season,...
Jan 22 2013 - 7:07pm
Time to act for Syrian people Lost in the pomp and ceremony of President Obama’s inauguration, the fiscal cliff, the debt limit, and who’s in, who’s out in Washington politics, more than 60,000 Syrians have been slaughtered by a ruthless dictator; a global catastrophe in modern times. Help, help, they cry, as they bury their children in shallow graves, but no one listens. Can you imagine the horror the Syrian people are going through?...
Jan 22 2013 - 5:41pm
This Saturday, in front of Hibbett Sports inside The Mall at Sierra Vista, the Sierra Vista Little League will be holding its final registration session. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m. For more information, visit the SVLL’s web site at www.eteamz.com/sierravistalittleleague, and like the league’s page on Facebook.
Jan 22 2013 - 5:04pm
SIERRA VISTA — More than a ton of marijuana was found in a semi-tractor tractor Friday when Border Patrol Agents from the Willcox Station investigated the vehicle driven by a Mexican national, a Tuesday press release from the agency’s Tucson Sector stated. A canine team alerted on the vehicle, which prompted a secondary inspection at the checkpoint which is north of Mustang Corners on Highway 90 which led to the discovery of 2,900 pounds of...
Jan 22 2013 - 5:02pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewSIERRA VISTA —  More than a ton of marijuana was found in a semi-tractor tractor Friday when Border Patrol Agents from the Willcox Station investigated he vehicle driven by a Mexican national, a Tuesday press release from the agency’s Tucson Sector stated Tuesday.A canine team  alerted on the vehicle, which prompted a secondary inspection at the checkpoint which is north of Mustang Corners on Highway 90 which...
Jan 22 2013 - 2:53pm
Jan. 18 1:53 p.m. A woman, 51, was arrested and jailed in Sierra Vista for DUI - drugs after her vehicle collided with several fences and structures. 8:38 p.m. A man, 36, was arrested in Hereford and jailed for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and assault. Jan. 19 1:41 a.m. A man, 52, was arrested and jailed in Sierra Vista for driving without a license, no proof of registration, no proof of financial responsibility, and...
Jan 22 2013 - 2:48pm
The City of Sierra Vista and the Arizona Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Feb. 7 to receive input for an ongoing study to identify options for improving traffic flow by reducing the number of motorists who drive alone to work or school.  The study team for the Sierra Vista Transportation Efficiency Study, which began in June 2012, has recently administered a survey to workers at the city’s major employers and...
Jan 22 2013 - 2:03pm
SIERRA VISTA— For almost three decades, the annual Computer Challenge has sparked interest in Cochise County students to get engaged in technical and professional fields, helping them develop skills they need to be successful later in life. Serving more than 200 students from 10 schools last year, the event is a major production that requires the aid of numerous volunteers who proctor and grade tests or provide other assistance to students...
Jan 22 2013 - 8:30am
WILLCOX — A young girl has been treated for burns on her leg after she and two other children, along with two adults, were routed from a trailer that was completely destroyed Monday afternoon in the 3000 block of Wadsworth in Willcox. Carol Capas, public information officer for the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department, reported deputies were alerted at 4:42 p.m. “The occupant called for assistance after a fire had started in...
Jan 22 2013 - 8:00am
Remember those relatives who live where it’s really winter? Expect a telephone call shortly. Temperatures in the Upper Midwest are fridged as the heart of the season settles in with single digits and windchills south of the zero mark. The National Weather Service reports: An arctic air mass is invading the Midwest and parts of the eastern U.S., bringing with it the coldest air so far this season for many locations. Highs on...
Jan 22 2013 - 12:13am
Dr. Sarah Sturgill is a licensed optometrist who performs primary care optometry, including the treatment and management of ocular disease.  Dr. Sturgill was raised in Teutopolis, Ill.  She received her bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University and her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University.  She completed externships at Ireland Army Hospital in Fort Knox, Ky., LasikPro in Orlando, Fla., and...
Jan 22 2013 - 12:10am
A cozy place to read has long been a creature comfort high on my list of priorities. However, until the arrival of my recliner two weeks ago I can’t remember the last time I had a truly relaxing place to sit and cogitate.  This chair did come to me used and seems to have a mind of its own, maybe the spirit of a former user.   For now, I do as much or more dozing than reading and am actually logging some incredible ...
Jan 22 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Though his own retirement may have been overshadowed by that of his boss, Airport Supervisor Doug Strohl probably liked it that way. Strohl shared a joint retirement ceremony with Public Works Director Mike Hemesath last week, as they both reached the end of 30-year careers in Sierra Vista. City Manager Chuck Potucek described Strohl as someone who epitomizes service to the city, a quiet guy who always gets the job ...
Jan 22 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— For the last 30 years, Mike Hemesath has started his workday with a cup of coffee, followed by another, and another. By noon he’s two pots deep and, after switching to water for a couple hours, Hemesath runs through a final pot before heading home. Anyone who has lived in Sierra Vista in the last two to three decades has relied on the energy this coffee provides. Whether its picking up their trash, treating their...
Jan 22 2013 - 12:10am
General Potter shared a directive from the Secretary of the Army last week, notifying the Fort Huachuca senior commander that he is to begin planning for sequestration. The mere mention of the ‘s-word’ brings whispers and worry in a community that is dependent on the viability of the local post. Sequestration is a cold-water reminder that Sierra Vista and Southern Arizona have expanded and prospered during a difficult time in our...
Jan 22 2013 - 12:08am
While teaching leadership or marketing courses, I often have the thought…Leading people and marketing are really the same activity. Is not the primary objective of both to influence people in the direction of a goal or vision?  I realize that some of you may challenge this statement.  True, marketing and leadership could sometimes be an activity of manipulation, and not of influence.  We have seen and experienced...
Jan 21 2013 - 11:58pm
MELBOURNE, Australia — Li Na advanced to the Australian Open semifinals for the third time in four years, bringing fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska’s 13-match winning streak to a shuddering halt. Sixth-seeded Li, who lost the 2011 Australian Open final to Kim Clijsters only months before her Grand Slam breakthrough at the French Open, had a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Radwanska in Tuesday’s first match on Rod Laver Arena. “She’s a tough...
Jan 21 2013 - 9:11pm
William “Rick” Sealey, Jr., 35, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away at Tucson Medical Center on Friday, January 18, 2013. Rick was born on Jan. 28, 1977, in Thomasville, Ga., to William Sealey and Joan Hollie. He was raised in Live Oak, Fla., and graduated from high school in Vilseck, Germany. He proudly served his country for 10 years with the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. At the time of his death, he was a...
Jan 21 2013 - 9:10pm
Sandra Bereman of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Jan. 16, 2013. She was born in Paynesville, Minn., on Nov. 29, 1937, and grew up there. She was married to Freeman Mills on Nov. 26, 1955.  They owned, managed and operated a mink ranch in Minnesota for many years and later a hardware store in Lovell, Wyo., which is still being operated by Sandra’s daughter. They had three children and were divorced in 1974. Sandra...
Jan 21 2013 - 8:49pm
To the Editor: I would like to address the On Your Mind comments of Jan. 16 referencing greyhounds.  It sounds as if there is some confusion. The caller said, “More than once I’ve seen a greyhound dog ad in the Herald for over 100 dogs retired from race tracks.” I am assuming that the caller is referencing articles written by and/or for our local greyhound adoption group, AZgreyhounds, Inc. I’m not sure where the number “100 dogs...
Jan 21 2013 - 8:41pm
Common Core is a word you’ll be seeing often this legislative session. The governor on Monday made clear her support for these rigorous academic standards during her State of the State Address and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry has made the implementation of the Common Core a top priority for 2013. In fact, I had the pleasure on Wednesday of testifying at a special state House hearing of the Education, Higher Education and...
Jan 21 2013 - 8:23pm
BISBEE — “As a child, Dr. King changed my life,” Karen Corey told a group of more than 20 who gathered Monday at Grassy Park. Speaking on the steps of the Mining Museum, Corey pointed to the issues of the day and reminded the group of Dr. King’s message of peace, eventually inspiring the crowd to sing, while slipping sunlight turned the candle-setting into a calm evening. Corey was among the first to arrive with candles in tow just...
Jan 21 2013 - 2:51pm
PHOENIX — A proposal to make it illegal for some Arizonans to enforce federal gun laws is raising concern by the nation’s largest defender of the Second Amendment. Todd Rathner of the National Rifle Association said he appreciates the sentiment behind the proposal by Rep. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, to provide some protection for those who believe that new laws and regulations being proposed by the president are illegal. “I like the...
Jan 21 2013 - 2:37pm
SAFFORD — Richard Sanchez said he was at Monday’s meeting of the Safford City Council to “ask for action.” Before a packed house at the Safford Public Library program room, the local resident asked the council to begin taking steps to shut down the sale of synthetic drugs, known as bath salts and spice. “I’m here as a concerned father, citizen and business owner,” Sanchez said. “We’ve discussed this for too long… I’m here to ask for...
Jan 21 2013 - 2:25pm
GREEN VALLEY — One of the suspects in a locker room attack last Wednesday at Sahuarita High School said Friday that the media is exaggerating the details and that the victim was never touched in a sexual way. Andres Vasquez, 18, of Amado, said in an interview at the Sahuarita Police Department that he didn’t know the victim, a freshman at the school, but that “this happens all the time.” He called the incident rough-housing and ...
Jan 21 2013 - 2:20pm
DOUGLAS — The City of Douglas is being sued on an alleged misconduct of one of its former police officers. On Dec. 10 the City Clerk’s Office received a notice of claim from the law Offices of Thomas E. Higgens on behalf of Ms. Charlotte Shumsky. Shumsky is claiming that Manuel “Art” Martinez allegedly sexually abused her for more than two months beginning June 28, 2012. According to the claim Shumsky has suffered physical, mental...
Jan 21 2013 - 1:59pm
By Trisha MaldonadoDouglas DispatchPublished/Last Modified on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:56 AM MST   Newly elected Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels was in Douglas recently to swear-in his local deputies. Dannels, who is responsible for more than 200 employees, who consist of sworn officers, office staff and volunteers, said his first week as sheriff has been crazy fun. He is the 26th sheriff of Cochise County. “There is a...
Jan 21 2013 - 1:43pm
BENSON — Richard Polheber, a health care executive with more than 35 years experience, has been named the Chief Executive Officer of Benson Hospital by a  unanimous vote of the Benson Hospital Board of Directors. Along with Polheber, Benson Hospital is welcoming Ken Gorason as its new Chief Financial Officer. Polheber, who has lived in Tucson for 38 years, is currently transitioning into the CEO position after Ron McKinnon an-...
Jan 21 2013 - 12:28am
The Thunder Mountain Marine Corp League Detachment 1283 will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the old Cochise County Complex at Foothills Drive and Highway 92. Membership in the League is available to all active duty, reserve, retired and former Marines and FMF Navy corpsmen as well as sssociates interested in supporting the League. For details, call 803-0968. Thunder Mountain Republican Women’s Club monthly luncheon meeting will be called to...
Jan 21 2013 - 12:16am
By Karen Justice We are constantly bombarded with advertisements for new cars. A luxury automobile may be considered part of your “lifestyle” or an accessory. If money is no object then go for it; however, most of us have multiple goals and want to be smart with our money. (1) If you live in a major city with good public transportation, why would anyone consider owning an auto? Consider the total cost of ownership, purchase price,...
Jan 21 2013 - 12:15am
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M & M:  Are there any studies that show advertising trends for 2013 for small businesses that include the use of social media and average time spent on it? — Steve Dear Steve: Results from a recent survey from AWeber found that a majority of small businesses plan to increase their marketing spending in 2013 (68 percent), and 29 percent plan to spend the same amount.  And, the...
Jan 21 2013 - 12:13am
In November, inflation-adjusted retail sales in Cochise County were up, while accommodation and restaurant and bar sales were down, compared to same month of 2011—a continuation of the trend seen in recent months. Countywide retail sales were up 3 percent after the inflation adjustment, compared to November 2011. Retail sales were up 2 percent in the first 11 months of 2012, compared to the same period of 2011. Sales have been up in seven of the...
Jan 21 2013 - 12:10am
By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press ATLANTA — The clutch quarterback. The genius coach. The big-play defense. The San Francisco 49ers are ready to start a new dynasty with a familiar formula. Next stop, the Big Easy. Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore led San Francisco to a record comeback in the NFC championship game Sunday, overcoming an early 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 and send the 49ers to their first...
Jan 21 2013 - 12:10am
LOCAL-STATE Jan. 12 Regarding the Jan.12 front page influenza article, exactly how “vile” is that vaccine? Thanks for the first thing in the morning laugh,  Jan. 13 Cinemark or Uptown theaters – why have neither of you gotten the movie “Silver Linings Playbook”? I’m sure there are a lot of people who would like to see this movie. Jan. 14 Recently you had an On Your Mind by two gas station owners stating that...
Jan 21 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE – The Cochise County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted to deny a three-year extension for a 200 megawatt solar power facility near Bowie during its Jan. 9 meeting. Three years ago, commissioners approved a special use permit for the solar plant on 1,120 acres, but since there has been no construction activity and the land has changed hands to a new owner, Jian Ming Wu, the commissioners were wary of allowing an ...
Jan 21 2013 - 12:10am
It takes courage to stand at the front of the crowd when your ideas create enough unrest to spur a nation to change. Today’s challenges are being battled well within the confines of our democracy, regardless of the approval ratings of Congress. Despite the emotion and arguing that our current issues raise, our common belief in the process of government is holding strong. No matter how extreme the public discourse, opinions are still being...
Jan 21 2013 - 12:08am
By BARRY WILNER The Associated press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Oh, brother! John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens set up a family reunion at the Super Bowl, shutting down the New England Patriots 28-13 Sunday in the AFC championship game. The Ravens reached their first Super Bowl in 12 years, thanks to three touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and a defense led by Ray Lewis that made Tom Brady look downright ordinary. Next up...
Jan 20 2013 - 9:08pm
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing what she said is a first-in-the-nation plan to tie state aid for education to academic performance and improvement. The measure would reduce the amount of state money now available to school based on attendance. Those funds, along with new dollars, then would be reallocated based on the grading system that has applied to all public schools for years. That means the best-performing schools could...
Jan 20 2013 - 9:07pm
Food boxes distributed: 9797. People assisted 33,396. 1,212,649 pounds of food distributed in food boxes. 75,621 pounds of food shared with other organizations. $111,000 spent on food. USDA Communities program distributed 7,800 food boxes. A complete take-home Thanksgiving dinner was provided to 33 families from SVDP food bank and more than 150 from Our Lady of the Mountains SVDP Donor Organizations: Saint...
Jan 20 2013 - 9:06pm
Gus Kambouris passed away peacefully early Sunday morning Jan. 13, 2013, with his daughter by his side. He was born in Scranton, Pa., Aug. 4, 1924, to Efstratios Kambouris and Mary K DeVine. He married Jean Tillman on April 1, 1950, in Las Vegas, Nev. Gus was an extremely accomplished man, having served as a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps in the European Theater during WWII. He worked for the Department of Defense for 29 years....
Jan 20 2013 - 1:00pm
No injuries were reported following a structure fire that destroyed two sheds and scorched a portion of a home in the 2300 block of Suma Drive on Sunday. Sierra Vista and Fry fire personnel responded to the scene after receiving the call at 10:41 a.m., said Fry Battalion Chief Jeff Spencer. Jointly, the fire department and district responded with three fire engines, a water tender and an ambulance to the scene, which was cleared about two hours...
Jan 20 2013 - 12:48pm
SIERRA VISTA — Motorists in and around Sierra Vista may have noticed a peculiar sight on the road recently as retired boat-builder Stephen Rogers and his custom cabover camper spent a few winter weeks in the area. “I’m used to it, because I built this thing that attracts people, because nobody else has done it,” Rogers said of the turned heads and curious looks his handmade mahogany camper draws. “All the other...
Jan 20 2013 - 11:45am
SIERRA VISTA— With some aid from the Fort Huachuca 50, the Cochise Water Project has partnered with Cochise College in an effort to bring a “water campus” to the institution’s Sierra Vista campus. The campus is actually more of a facility and is an idea that has been floating around for the past four or five years. Cochise College President J.D. Rottweiler said it would demonstrate the best practices in water conservation and...
Jan 20 2013 - 11:11am
SIERRA VISTA— The newly-seated city council got an early start on setting the next round of two-year objectives for Sierra Vista during a six-hour retreat on Thursday. The real nuts and bolts of the city’s strategic planning will happen at two full-day work sessions in March, which is where objectives will be refined and face final council scrutiny resulting in support or lack thereof. The idea for Thursday’s retreat surfaced...
Jan 20 2013 - 12:10am
Since 1998 the Chamber of Commerce has been the proud sponsor of Leadership Sierra Vista. Every year we take a class of 20 up-and-coming leaders through a nine month program where they learn about the challenges and opportunities facing our community. By the end of the program they have a more in-depth knowledge regarding local government, education, healthcare, law enforcement, Fort Huachuca, economic development and the border....
Jan 20 2013 - 12:10am
And the biggest consequence is that President Obama will be inaugurated and reaffirmed as the 44th President of the United States of America. Almost three months ago President Obama was the first president since President Eisenhower to be elected with more than 51 percent of the popular vote in back-to-back elections. Several people asked me what I thought of the election results. There is probably no secret about my preference. I’m very...
Jan 20 2013 - 12:10am
Students enrolling in accounting, American Sign Language, business, CISCO networking technology, composition, math and other classes at the Cochise College Fort Huachuca Center this semester are the first to take advantage of the opportunity to learn in the former Col. Smith Middle School. The college’s use of the facility, located on Cushing near Squier next to the new middle school, allows the Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools to delay...
Jan 20 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Saying the signing of a letter of intent is the first step “of a partnership for the future of Sierra Vista,” Bruce Dockter said if everything goes according to plan, the community will have a new 100-bed hospital in about three years. Speaking to nearly 90 people Friday night, Dockter, who is the chairman of the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center (SVRHC) Board of Trustees, said partnering with RegionalCare Health Partners (...
Jan 20 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The fate of the World War II black officers club on Fort Huachuca is in the hands of the keeper — the federal Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places. Friday, Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter signed a letter seeking a determination of the eligibility of the Mountain View Officers Club, a structure built in the 1940s when black units trained on the post. For the past decade the Sierra Vista-based Southwest Association of...
Jan 20 2013 - 12:10am
There’s a light at the end of Sierra Vista’s tunnel … and it’s not a train … it’s a new hospital! The recent announcement regarding the building of a replacement hospital by SVRHC was the culmination of more than 10 years of effort by a group of dedicated Sierra Vista citizens who were committed to providing a new hospital for the community and Cochise County. As a result, Sierra Vista and Cochise County are going to have a state-of-...
Jan 20 2013 - 12:10am
We’ve had all sorts of important news on higher education in Sierra Vista this month. Cochise College has kicked off its plan to utilize the former Col. Smith Middle School building on Fort Huachuca, providing the local institution with an “on-post” opportunity for soldiers and their families to have easy access to continuing education courses. Also announced last week, the University of Arizona has renamed its local campus — the first...
Jan 20 2013 - 12:10am
As we were saying, words can be grouped into eight classes. These classes are noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Last time we looked at nouns, today it’s the turn of the pronoun, derived from Latin pro, in place of, a name or noun. That is, we can substitute a pronoun for a noun. The noun, or another pronoun, to which a pronoun refers is termed an antecedent, so all pronouns, with a few...
Jan 20 2013 - 12:08am
The Thunder Mountain Marine Corp League Detachment 1283 will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the old Cochise County Complex at Foothills Drive and Highway 92. Membership in the League is available to all active duty, reserve, retired and former Marines and FMF Navy corpsmen as well as associates interested in supporting the League. For details, call 803-0968. Thunder Mountain Republican Women’s Club monthly luncheon meeting will be called to...
Jan 19 2013 - 11:59pm
Madeline (Madge) and Joseph (Joe) Stilchen of Sierra Vista, Ariz., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 1, 2012, with a large family dinner and a planned anniversary trip at a later time this year.Joe and Madge both being from Philadelphia, Pa., met while working for Philco Corporation in early 1961. They began dating, fell very much in love and married on Dec. 1, 1962. With an unfortunate event just months after they were married,...
Jan 19 2013 - 11:55pm
Renee J. ClarkFor the Herald/Review   The Grand Canyon is magnificent in all seasons and all types of weather. Although spring and fall have the most comfortable temperatures at the bottom, winter is my favorite time to hike to the river. There is nothing like the pure exhilaration of hiking uphill in cold temperatures.  Winter season begins in November. The North Rim is closed as the temperatures decline and snow falls...
Jan 19 2013 - 11:54pm
American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned games every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. and Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. They are located at 999 E. Fry Blvd. Suite 214. For information visit the website or call Joyce Davis at 378-1112, cell 678-0185, John Thompson at 378-4897 or Diana Smith at 432-3883.   The winners for the week of Jan. 7 through Jan. 11 were: Monday: 1. Paul Soper and George Willis   ...
Jan 19 2013 - 11:54pm
John and Kathy Brooks of Flagstaff, Ariz., announce the engagement of Karen Yarbrough to John P. Thomasson, son of Marian Kelley and Lynne Thomasson of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Ms. Yarbrough is the daughter of Kathy Brooks of Flagstaff and the late Noel Yarbrough of Hereford, Ariz. John Thomasson owns a manufacturing and engineering company in Mesa, Ariz., and Karen Yarbrough works for a catering business in Mesa. No date has been set...
Jan 19 2013 - 11:52pm
The Rotary Club of Sierra Vista came together on Jan. 14 for its weekly meeting. Ryan Richard, the student of the month, spoke about his accomplishments and goals. Ryan is a senior at Buena High School. He has been an honor student for four years, as well as being on the men’s volleyball team. Ryan is a member of the Kiwanis Key Club and very much enjoys hiking and biking in the mountains in his spare time. His biggest passion is motocross...
Jan 19 2013 - 11:51pm
Descent and ascent,Into and out of,Time well spent,Come midnight, my love. These are the facts in the case of M.V.(Michael Valence) Demario. It was a bleak winter Sunday, Jan. 19, 2048. It was the original Alfred Edison Hodges Day, and it was Edgar Allen Poe’s 239th birthday. In Baltimore three roses and half a bottle of cognac were left on Edgar Allen Poe’s grave, a tradition more than a 100 years old. In...
Jan 19 2013 - 11:50pm
By Tamara Vukomanovich For the Herald/Review Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays with family and friends. I had a wonderful holiday season full of love and laughter and made some great memories.  So, 2012 is over and 2013 is beginning. I can say that for me, 2012 was a bittersweet year. I won the title of Miss Sierra Vista, which is something I have been working hard to achieve for a few years, but I...
Jan 19 2013 - 11:13pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA — Five years ago, the seeds for this year’s phenomenal Buena varsity soccer season were being sown by a group of 10, 11 and 12-year-old girls known as the U-12 Sierra Vista Flash. Coached by Martin Sindelar and Eric Williams, the Flash featured virtually all of the juniors and seniors on this year’s Buena squad that, going into this week’s final regular season games, carries a 15-match...
Jan 19 2013 - 9:05pm
Memorial services will be held at Hatfield Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 4 p.m., for Donald Wayne Puckette. “Puck” as his friends called him, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his home in Sierra Vista after a long battle with cancer. Puck was 69. He was born March 20, 1943 in Baltimore, Md., to the late Robert Lee Puckette and the late Elizabeth Campbell Puckette. He was raised and educated in Lynchburg and Rustburg,...
Jan 19 2013 - 9:05pm
Mary Ann Humphrey, 66, of Whetstone passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center. She was born on Sept. 9, 1948, in San Antonio, Texas. Her arrangements are being handled by Jensen’s Funeral Home and the Neptune Society in Tuscon. She will be laid to rest with her husband, the late Andy Decalvin Humphrey. She is survived by four children from her first marriage, James I...
Jan 19 2013 - 9:03pm
Francis (Frank) Leo Christ departed this life on Dec. 11, 2012, in Sierra Vista. Eighty-nine years ago, on June 25, 1923, he was born to Anna Seidl and Philip Christ in Pittsburgh, Pa. Frank was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles and George Christ; sister Helen Christ Stockmal; and grandson Colin Christ. He is survived by his loving wife, Alice A. Christ; sons, James, Steven, Michael, Gregory and Francis (Frank X.) Christ;...
Jan 19 2013 - 8:55pm
To the Editor:  Even though a stopgap measure has apparently been tentatively approved I must comment on the inability of our senators, representatives, and especially our President to get the job done. Congressmen and women: Were you waiting for the president to sign an executive order granting you a pay raise? Funny he did that and lo and behold, the fiscal cliff is averted. Barak Obama, Harry Reid, Joe Biden, Mitch...
Jan 19 2013 - 8:54pm
To the Editor: I am writing to you because there is a part of history in Pearce that needs to be known.  Especially for us local people. My fiance and I own Paranormal Intuitive Investigations here in Sierra Vista. While we provide home investigations, our goal is to uncover and clarify history through the voices of those who lived it. We were driving through the town of Cochise and Pearce last Sunday, scouting out old towns...
Jan 19 2013 - 8:53pm
To the Editor: I was surprised to read in the Jan. 18 edition that the state was going to crack down on legitimate businesspeople giving away animals as prizes at state fairs and so on. This is simply a nationwide trend that is being driven by out-of-control leftist radicals who want to ban all animal ownership. The article was deceitfully worded but I wasn’t fooled. No child is going to bring home an unwanted animal anyway...
Jan 19 2013 - 6:54pm
PHOENIX — Going up against perhaps the top Division II team in the conference, the Cochise College men’s basketball team built an early lead that held up just enough in a 76-72 win at Phoenix College on Saturday afternoon. “I was glad we got out of there with a ‘W’,” said Cochise head coach Jerry Carrillo, whose team takes a 17-3 record into a pair of home games next Wednesday against Scottsdale and Saturday against South Mountain. “We led...
Jan 19 2013 - 3:44pm
TUCSON —The U.S. Forest Service will waive day-use fees associated with many recreation sites or amenities on national forests nationwide on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, the first of several fee-free days this year. “Your national forests and grasslands are a bargain any day of the year, but even more so on fee-free days,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “Whether you stay for a few hours or a few days, your public lands...
Jan 19 2013 - 3:34pm
On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, the Tombstone Lions Club will be sponsoring their annual “All you can Eat” Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 located on the corner of Second and Allen Streets. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and close promptly at 11 a.m.  A donation of $5 for Adults and $3 for Children is payable at the door or you can purchase advanced tickets from any Tombstone Lion. So come on out for a great...
Jan 19 2013 - 3:26pm
The Sierra Vista Area Habitat for Humanity is preparing to build their next home in the Sierra Vista area. We will be in need of a licensed general construction foreman to oversee and organize the process. There will be a small stipend provided to the individual selected for the position. If you are interested and would like to make a difference in your community, please contact Cindy @ (520) 732-9100 or...
Jan 19 2013 - 3:20pm
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Chiricahua National Monument will waive entrance fees on Monday, January 21, 2013. The free entry is offered as part of a nationwide initiative to encourage people to visit and experience the many wonders of national parks across America. The National Park System includes 398 units and amazingly, 265 of those never charge an entrance fee. Other fee-free days at all national park units this year...
Jan 19 2013 - 3:05pm
BISBEE — Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Sector’s Brian A. Terry and Douglas Stations, as well as CBP officers from the Douglas and Naco Ports of Entry will host an integrated CBP Citizen’s Academy in Bisbee beginning Jan. 30. Participants will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for seven weeks, concluding on March 13. The program is designed to provide members of the community with an inside look into the daily...
Jan 19 2013 - 3:03pm
Food boxes distributed: 9797. People assisted 33,396. 1,212,649 pounds of food distributed in food boxes. 75,621 pounds of food shared with other organizations. $111,000 spent on food. USDA Communities program distributed 7,800 food boxes. A complete take-home Thanksgiving dinner was provided to 33 families from SVDP food bank and more than 150 from Our Lady of the Mountains SVDP Donor Organizations: Saint...
Jan 19 2013 - 2:55pm
BENSON — Kartchner Caverns State Park will hold the annual “Cave Fest” event on Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and 10, 2013 from 10am to 4pm. The park will have hour-by-hour activities and displays (see below) and cave tours but cave tours should be reserved in advance. Some of the activities and displays will include live animal displays, children’s activities and crafts, mining history display, caving equipment display...
Jan 19 2013 - 2:49pm
PHOENIX — The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (Alliance) and Arizona Grantmakers Forum (AGF) have announced Arizona’s first-ever statewide day of giving. Presented by First Bank, Arizona Gives Day is scheduled for March 20, 2013. The 24-hour online initiative encourages Arizonans to recognize and financially support the efforts of various nonprofits from all over the state. Donors will select the recipient of their online donation and the...
Jan 19 2013 - 2:43pm
WILLCOX — Public information versus patient privacy seemed to be the issue of the day, or at least the evening, at the Jan. 3 Sunsites-Pearce Fire Department (SPFD) Board meeting. One agenda item was that the Board Treasurer be appointed “full, unrestricted visual access to the District’s QuickBooks financial records.” During call to the public, resident Margaret Rydzak said that she didn’t feel the treasurer should have such access,...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:13am
The Friends of the San Pedro River will offer a history walk at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at Fairbank Historic Townsite. Join a trained docent on a slow-paced walk around the townsite over easy terrain. The walks are suitable for most adults and children. Bring suitable footwear, hat, water, and snack. For details, call 459-2555 or visit sanpedroriver.org. The Thunder Mountain Marine Corp League Detachment 1283 will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the old...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:10am
Dear Mrs. C: Our daughter, ‘Waldette’, loves Buena, but thinks your dress code is too strict.  She wants to be able to wear strapless tube tops. Could you please allow her to do this?  Signed Flexible Parents   Dear FPs: No.  I have heard that in Hawaii some of the schools are a bit more flexible in their dress code, in case that might be a better fit for your Waldette. That makes sense, since they...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:10am
U nbending politicians who hold defense budgets hostage while refusing to cut a deal to address the nation’s debt crisis are putting at risk the readiness of America’s armed forces, the Joint Chiefs warned Monday in “28-star” letter to the House and Senate armed services committees. “We are on the brink of creating a hollow force due to an unprecedented convergence of budget conditions and legislation that could require (keeping) more...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — When Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra conductor Roger Bayes asked students if they would like to conduct, many hands flew into the air in the Buena High School Performing Arts Center Friday morning. Looking around Bayes pointed to “a red-hair boy,” who was sitting in the second row, on the right side of the auditorium facing the stage. So it was William David Meyer — the third — who was chosen. Handed a baton and...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Standing straight and tall in a blue jacket, matching track pants, and white tennis shoes, Ken Bowles makes his way into Buena Health Fitness Center with smooth, even strides, lightly tapping his cane on the floor for balance. When he sees Hank Diaz, the gym’s owner, Bowles offers a broad, infectious smile. At 94-years-old, Bowles is back from a holiday vacation and seems thrilled to return to a workout routine he...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — To continue providing care for the poor and uninsured, the City of Bisbee and Copper Queen Community Hospital have joined forces to acquire federal matching funds through a new state program.  During the city council meeting Tuesday night, City Attorney John MacKinnon said Bisbee can tax the hospital. “Under state law, the city is authorized to transfer funds to the state on behalf of health care institutions to...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:10am
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has distinguished herself with an innovative proposal to boost state aid for education in her 2014 budget. In what is being touted as a first-of-its-kind idea, Brewer has tied school performance to state financial support for education. School districts will earn “achievement funding based on a letter grade, with only schools receiving a C grade or higher being awarded the money. Other funding will be paid...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Nothing brings out a crowd like a good, old-fashioned barbecue, at least judging by the parents parking cars completely around the block to visit Village Meadows Elementary School on Friday. Schools across Arizona often find ways to celebrate the 100th day of the school year, which helps to boost attendance on the final day that counts toward a district’s average enrollment figure, dictating how much state funding it...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — The Army’s top leadership, civilian and military, has directed planning be done in case sequestration — a major reduction of funding — happens on March 1, the senior commander on this Southern Arizona Army post said Friday. Sitting in his office, Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter told the Herald/Review: “We are now doing planning for sequestration.” The Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff, the Army’s senior general, have...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — In little more than a week, area residents have relieved themselves of 40 pounds of unwanted medications by safely disposing them at several new permanent drop off points throughout the city. MedReturn boxes were recently installed at each of the city’s fire departments and inside the lobby of the Sierra Vista Police Department after Sgt. Scott Borgstadt said he received a number of requests from community members for a...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:07am
SIERRA VISTA — For the first time in 2013, the home bleachers at Ensign Gymnasium were back to their traditional spot at floor level, on the gym’s west end. And, for the first time all season, the Buena boys basketball team won in true blowout fashion, hammering Palo Verde, 74-44. It was quite a turnaround from the last time the teams met in Tucson, when the Titans somehow clipped the Colts, 69-68. “We’re obviously better now,” said...
Jan 19 2013 - 12:05am
DOUGLAS — Anthony Castellano scored 27 points and pulled down five rebounds to lead the Bisbee boys basketball team over arch rival Douglas on Friday, 49-47. Dustin Maestas scored 11 and had 10 rebounds, as the two accounted for all but 11 of the points for the Pumas, who led at the end of every quarter. “We had a great defensive effort as a team,” Bisbee head coach Dante Franco said. “The last time we played them it was fast-paced and...
Jan 18 2013 - 7:52pm
SIERRA VISTA— The Sierra Vista school district has proposed converting Town and Country Elementary School into a sixth-grade campus beginning next school year, reverting the other five elementary schools back to K-5 sites. In an e-mail sent this morning to parents, staff members and other members of the disitrict’s listserve, the district administration said this idea is being considered due to Town and Country’s proximity to...
Jan 18 2013 - 7:12pm
Elsa “Mague” Margarita Rodriguez has gone to be with our Lord and Savior. Mague passed away on Jan. 17, 2013, at her home and was surrounded by family and loved ones at the time. Mague was born on Jan. 10, 1955, to Maria De Los Angeles and Teodoro Guerrero. She is preceded in death by Maria Guerrero Enrique Guerrero and Francisco Guerrero. Surviving Mague is her husband David Rodriguez of 41 years of marriage. Also surviving...
Jan 18 2013 - 7:11pm
Daniel Lee Hartzell Sr., 70, died at his home on Jan. 12, 2013. He was born on his father’s birthday on Nov. 21, 1942, in Oil City, Pa., and lived at Haugh Hollow near Brookville, Pa. Dan, a younger brother and his parents moved to Sierra Vista in 1960. Both his father and mother were employed for many years at Fort Huachuca. Dan was married to Donna Dechant on Feb. 17, 1961, in Lordsburg N.M. The couple moved to Brookville, Pa. ...
Jan 18 2013 - 7:10pm
Rilda Jane (Jerry) Johnston, was born Rilda Jane Hill in Duncan, Nov. 13, 1928. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Sierra Vista, on Jan. 2, 2013, at the age of 84. Rilda (Jerry) Johnston, worked many happy years at the Phelps Dodge Mercantile Company located in Douglas. She finished her working career as owner/ operator of the “Golden Girls” Adult assisted living home in Tucson. She will be dearly missed by her...
Jan 18 2013 - 7:06pm
To the Editor:  On behalf of Christian Woman of Sierra Vista we would like to thank the many individuals who helped with our 8th Annual Christmas Tea held in December. The tea was a huge success thanks to the dedication, time and unselfish acts of all involved. Proceeds from the tickets sold were donated to local charities. Our sincere appreciation to the United Methodist Church for allowing us to use their beautiful church and...
Jan 18 2013 - 7:04pm
To the Editor: The following is in response to a letter from Mr. Mark Wilkerson, Our Readers’ View, Jan. 9, in the Sierra Vista Herald. I completely agree that we will never know “why” people kill innocent folks, but I have to disagree with you that it is because they have access to guns. (I’m not a member of the NRA or a gun owner). We need a little common sense here. Let’s start with Timothy McVay. He pulled a vehicle loaded...
Jan 18 2013 - 7:03pm
To the Editor: “The Point of Lance” by Gail Collins (Herald/Review, Jan. 18, 2013, page A4)  necessitates a response from me.  Darling woman, have you ever done 70-80 miles in a day on a bicycle for two weeks? I guarantee you it’s not the same as driving to a local drug store to pick up some mascara.  Your benevolent ‘goodness’ has a rather substantial amount of vice attached to it while you chastise ‘man’ for trying to...
Jan 18 2013 - 7:01pm
To the Editor: “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good (Genesis 1:31).”  If this is true why is the world and the human race so messed up?  I believe the answer lies in How God created mankind.  In Genesis 1:26 God the Father said to God the Son and to God the Holy Spirit, “Let us make man in our image.”  God created man with freedom within the guidelines of His divine will. This includes emotions,...
Jan 18 2013 - 7:00pm
To the Editor: The Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of  Southeastern Arizona (NAMI SEAZ), wants to thank all of the participants of our fundraising event Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, 2013, not only the Outback restaurant, but all the wonderful people who bought tickets for the dinner at $15 each. Ten dollars of dinner price went directly to NAMI SEAZ  to help support our programs. What a night! Thank...
Jan 18 2013 - 6:58pm
On Nov. 16, 2012 your paper printed an article given to you by Fort Huachuca regarding the CERL study that was done regarding the Mountain View Officers Club known as Bldg. 66050. You called our President Joan Way to get her remarks about the study. At that time we did not know that the report was completed. She advised you of that fact that she could not respond to something that we did not know the contents of. Since that time the...
Jan 18 2013 - 6:18pm
In support of people’s rights to own firearms, Trail Boss Outfitters Guns and Gear, located at 124 W. Fry Blvd., will host a show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. The event is being held to give people a chance to let their voices be heard on the subject of gun ownership and the Second Amendment.  Representatives from the Arizona Gun Lobby, the NRA and the Arizona Republican Party will be there. Second Amendment T...
Jan 18 2013 - 4:38pm
SIERRA VISTA — An 18-year-old Huachuca City man was arrested following a hit and run near the East Gate of Fort Huachuca on Friday. Isaac Allen Hollow Horn Bear was arrested, cited and released for failure to remain at the scene of an accident, failure to control speed to prevent a collision, underage DUI, extreme DUI, minor in possession of alcohol and tailgating in relation to the collision and ensuing traffic stop. Hollow Horn Bear...
Jan 18 2013 - 4:28pm
SIERRA VISTA The SEAGO Area Agency on Aging is currently recruiting for volunteers for the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).  Volunteers will be trained to assist individuals who have questions about Medicare, Medicaid, and other types of Medicare related topics.  This is a great opportunity for retired people to remain involved in the community and to make a real difference in the lives of elderly or people with...
Jan 18 2013 - 4:27pm
SIERRA VISTA — Area residents are asked to take the plunge for Special Olympics for the fourth annual Polar Plunge event on Jan. 26.  Costumed divers of all ages are welcome to participate in this year’s event, which has the theme of Halloween in January. Each person taking the plunge is asked to donate $25, all of which will go toward supporting Special Olympics in Arizona. Divers can also take pledges to raise even more...
Jan 18 2013 - 4:20pm
PORTAL, Ariz. — This year marks the 17th year for the Soup Kitchen, Portal Rescue’s main fundraiser. This community event is scheduled for Feb. 11, 12, and 13. It will be held at the Portal Rescue Classroom building in Portal. During each of these days, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., you can get your choice of two savory soups, two delicious breads, a dessert, and a beverage for just $7. We will also be raffling off 16...
Jan 18 2013 - 4:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the City of Sierra Vista facilities will adhere to the following schedule: City Hall, Sierra Vista Public Library, The Cove, Ethel Berger Center, Henry F. Hauser Museum, Oscar Yrun Community Center, Visitor Center, Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center and the Pedro Castro Center will be closed Monday, January 21. Vista Transit buses will operate on a normal schedule on MLK...
Jan 18 2013 - 3:23pm
Jan. 16 3:37 a.m. A woman, 62, was arrested in Cochise and jailed for use of a dangerous drug, false reporting to law enforcement, criminal nuisance, disorderly conduct with a firearm, and misconduct involving weapons. 7:56 a.m. A woman, 25, was cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license in Sierra Vista and being in possession of drug paraphernalia. Her vehicle was impounded. 1:27 p.m. A woman, 26, was arrested in Cochise...
Jan 18 2013 - 2:43pm
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing an $8.9 billion spending plan for next year, including a first-in-the-nation system of tying state aid for public schools to academic performance, an increase of nearly $400 million. As expected, the governor wants $4.4 million immediately to hire 50 new workers for Child Protective Services and another $18.7 million to add 150 more. The agency currently has 1,075 caseworkers. There is also...
Jan 18 2013 - 2:35pm
Bookmobile Schedule for February 2013             “No possession can surpass, or even equal a good library, to the lover of books.” ~ John Alfred Landford. February is Library Lovers Month! Find yourself a new book to love. Stop in at any of our 40 bookmobile stops. For a map and schedule of bookmobile stops, please visit http://cochise.lib.az.us/ or...
Jan 18 2013 - 1:34pm
Jan. 11 8:21 a.m. A Sierra Vista woman, 35, was charged with hindering prosecution 1st degree. 8:55 a.m. A Lafayette, La. man, 51, was charged with endangerment – intimidate/stalk. 2:45 p.m. A Phoenix man, 30, was charged with possession/use of marijuana and possession/use of drug paraphernalia. 4:43 p.m. A Bisbee man, 19, was charged with burglary 3rd degree. 5:12 p.m. A Sierra Vista man, 36, was charged with possession...
Jan 18 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Standing in front of several flatscreen monitors, Jimmy Stewart set a high pressure area in motion with a twist of his wrist, pushing it north across Arizona with an upward thrust of his hand, palm spread flat. Swirling clockwise, the high pressure area drew water from the Gulf of California and Gulf of Mexico, bringing it to Arizona where it cooled and condensed into clouds.  Stewart said this annual phenomena...
Jan 18 2013 - 12:10am
We’re still pinching ourselves over the announcement Wednesday that Sierra Vista should be home to a state-of-the-art, 100-bed hospital before the next presidential election. Beyond the infrastructure, it was striking that the CEO and Chairman of RegionalCare, Martin Rash, and recently retired local physician, Dr. Bill McCormick, shared the same opinion on the importance of recruiting new medical professionals to the community. In his...
Jan 18 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller gave local builders some insight into the city’s near-term outlook at the first membership meeting of the year for the Southeastern Arizona Contractors Association on Wednesday. He also encouraged the members to participate in the city’s long-term planning process, while providing updates on some projects in the works and at least one that has come online. New clarifiers at the...
Jan 18 2013 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — Military flags have their own special mystique. The history of such banners can be traced to the armies of ancient Egypt and its importance to a reigning Pharaoh.A unit’s flag is sacred to the soldiers of an organization and ensuring it is never captured may mean and as has happened often during the Napoleonic Wars when soldiers would burn them rather than see them carried off by an enemy. While unit flags are inanimate...
Jan 18 2013 - 12:10am
W hat homeowner isn’t more interested these days in the cost of electricity? That interest can translate into cost savings with information from a Free Energy Audit provided to any Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. customer, upon request. Being such a customer, I made that request recently. My electric bill for July through October is nearly double what it averages the other eight months of the year. Even so, my SSVEC...
Jan 18 2013 - 12:10am
Claude A. Lutes, 85, a resident of Whetstone, passed away at home on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. He was born Jan. 5, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., to Henry and Edna Lutes. Claude served his country in the U.S. Army and retired at the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1971. Claude was preceded in death by his wives, Anna in 1992 and Evelyn in 2003. He is survived by his brothers, Fred Lutes and Roy Lutes both of Kansas. Graveside services with...
Jan 17 2013 - 11:09pm
BISBEE — The state tournament hopes of the Bisbee High boys basketball team took a significant hit Thursday night in a 57-56 loss to St. David at home. Anthony Castellano led Bisbee with 21 points and Martin Romo and Dustin Maestas had seven apiece, as the Tigers led Bisbee after every quarter and took a five-point lead to the fourth. St. David scored to take the lead with seven seconds to go. Bisbee inbounded from half court with 4.5...
Jan 17 2013 - 11:04pm
SIERRA VISTA — When the Buena boys basketball team lost at Palo Verde on Nov. 27, 69-68, the Colts were a young team still trying to find itself. Ever since, it’s been a roller-coaster season, with six games decided by five points or less, and three decided in overtime. And now, the Colts find themselves looking good for a ninth straight trip to the state tournament with six games left in the regular season. Tonight at home, the Colts...
Jan 17 2013 - 9:30pm
SIERRA VISTA — Brooke Madden scored in the game’s first minute, and added an insurance goal a 90 seconds into the second half, and the Buena girls soccer team remained unbeaten in its last 15 matches with a 2-0 win over Tucson High on Thursday. Michaela Cody and Peach Gonzales had the respective assists. “I just got a good pass from the outside and chipped it over the keeper,” Madden said. “(On the second) I got a great ball from Peach,...
Jan 17 2013 - 4:34pm
By Dan Shearer Green Valley News / Sahuarita Sun Sahuarita police on Thursday arrested nine members of the Sahuarita High School wrestling team after a freshman was forced to the ground in the locker room, his pants removed and several attackers performed a lewd act. The nine students were charged with aggravated assault and kidnapping in the Tuesday afternoon incident, and police have said there could be more arrests....
Jan 17 2013 - 3:31pm
  BAYLOR UNIV. FALL GRADS LIST via The Link (Baylor University; 01/10/13; 1700) BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CONFERS DEGREES ON FALL 2012 GRADUATES WACO, Texas — Baylor University conferred degrees on almost 800 graduates during fall commencement exercises Dec. 15 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution, classified by the...
Jan 17 2013 - 2:51pm
Jan. 4 6:25 a.m. A Sierra Vista man, 36, was charged with defacing/damaging property and burglary – nonresidential. 7:48 a.m. A Sierra Vista woman, 35, was charged with violation of promise to appear. 8:47 a.m. A Whetstone woman, 62, was charged with dogs at large/private property and animal that bites. She was released. 12:23 p.m. A Sierra Vista man, 26, was charged with recklessly handling/discharging weapon and intentional...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:07pm
Lilly Bell Edmonds was born on Jan. 5, 2013 to Belinda Blackburn and Bradley Edmonds of Pearce, Ariz. The 19 inch baby weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Hope Troxel and Gordon Knight of Pearce. Paternal grandparents are Joseph and Carol Edmonds of Hillsboro, Mo.   Rafael Enrique Borquez-Montoya was born on Jan. 8, 2013 to Tianna Lyn Montoya and Rafael Eduardo Borquez of Sierra Vista. The 18 ½ inch baby...
Jan 17 2013 - 11:23am
SIERRA VISTA — A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman has clarified the involvement of two agents in an incident earlier this week that resulted in the apprehension of two illegal immigrants and the seizure of 300 pounds of marijuana. It was shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday when the two suspects crashed a rented sedan on King Ranch Road near at Highway 92 in Palominas. “Basically, there was a citizen’s report that came in about a...
Jan 17 2013 - 11:07am
BISBEE — A candlelight memorial will be held in honor of Martin Luther King at 6 p.m. in Grassy Park in Old Bisbee on Monday, Jan. 21, sponsored by the peace-promoting Women In Black.  Organizer Karen Cory stated: “Let us come together in solidarity and agreement to continue the dream that began in the 60s. Bring your candles, sentiments, drums and voices.”  The ceremony will begin with a few songs followed by...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:10am
The Huachuca Art Association has a member meeting every third Saturday of a month except December. These meetings are open to the public and usually an artist will talk about his or her craft. These sessions are very educational and often are followed by a workshop given by the presenting artist. The member meetings are free and open to the public, but there is a fee to the artist for a workshop. The artist for January is Jack Miller, he also...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Attorneys representing a man who allegedly murdered a woman in Benson in 2010 have filed another petition for special action with the Arizona Court of Appeals. Robert Eugene Sappington, 39, is charged with first-degree murder of Devvra Alesya Keyes and abandonment or concealment of her dead body on Sept. 7, 2010. He is facing the potential punishment of the death penalty. He is scheduled for a jury trial...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:10am
The National Indian Health Board asked local artist Jesse T. Hummingbird to design their holiday card for 2012. After seeing his illustrations in the book “Native American Night Before Christmas” they asked him to do something similar for them. With that in mind, Jesse painted his Old Red Shirt character from the book flying his sled with a single white buffalo over the national Capitol building. He added a teepee in the lower corner. The...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:10am
By Bill Hess Herald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — In a collaborative effort, Col. Smith Middle School art teacher Nancy Murphy and language arts teacher Andrea Weigle are working with sixth-graders to understand both types of art — visual and writing. The two teachers have teamed up to take a weaving project, part of Murphy’s class, and the reading ”Iqbal,” a novel about of a Pakistani teenage boy who was forced to make carpets, part of...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — City Public Works Director Tom Klimek was a happy man Tuesday night as the council approved the hauling of contaminated sludge that has been building up at the wastewater treatment plant.   A few months ago, a representative from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality gave the facility a notice of violation on the pile of around 880 tons of sludge, the solids left after the various digestion processes, as it...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:10am
Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charley Russell of Western Music.” Western Horseman Magazine has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time. In 2010 True West Magazine named him Best Living Western Solo Musician.    Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been voted four times...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The leadership of RegionalCare, the SVRHCs new partner that has tentatively committed to building a new hospital in Sierra Vista, has successfully navigated the expansion of regional health care facilities in the past. On Wednesday, the two entities announced a planned partnership that may result in the construction of a 100-bed hospital on the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center’s east campus, near Highway 90 and...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:10am
Construction of a state-of-the-art, 100-bed hospital in Sierra Vista within three years represents an historic development for Southeast Arizona and will define the identity of this community as a leading provider of regional healthcare. The benefits this project will generate to all residents in Cochise County, including those serving on Fort Huachuca, are numerous. RegionalCare, the partner selected after a rigorous vetting process...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:10am
I rarely indulge in fantasies of what I’d buy if I won the lottery and I’m not much of a window shopper. I’d much rather spend real money now — well, real credit cards anyway. But once a year, I turn into an automotive lookie-loo. I spend the better half of a week glued to my TV watching the Speed Channel’s coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale. There’s no rhyme or reason as to why this has become my favorite week for...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —There is a new player on the block and already RegionalCare Health Partners is making an impression. That impression includes a 100-bed new Sierra Vista Regional Health Center (SVRHC) hospital, which is working its way through legal requirements after that the center’s board of trustees and management of RegionalCare Hospital Partners (RCHP) signed a letter of intent on Tuesday. In addition to the SVRHC board of trustees...
Jan 17 2013 - 12:10am
Sierra Vista Historical Society is presenting “Postcard Images of Arizona, 1900-1920” as part of its series of Amazing Arizona. The Amazing Arizona series is hosted by the Henry F. Hauser Museum and the Sierra Vista Public Library. The presenter is Jeremy Rowe, Executive Director of the School of Computing and Informatics at Arizona State University, who has collected, researched, and written about 19th and 20th century photographs for 25 years...
Jan 16 2013 - 11:49pm
VAIL — The Buena High School girls soccer team remained red-hot on Wednesday, blasting Vail Cienega, 4-1 to run their unbeaten streak to 14 matches. The win over the 3-11-2 Bobcats improved Buena’s record to 13-2-2, and more importantly, ran their record in power point counting games to 8-0-1 heading into a critical showdown tonight at home against Tucson High. “The girls had great energy tonight; I was very pleased with our possession...
Jan 16 2013 - 11:47pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena Colt wrestling team, helped by three Nogales forfeits, defeated the Apaches, 49-21 in what might have been their last home meet of the season. Buena jumped out to a 43-0 lead after 172-pound Gabe Ortiz won what was scoreless after the first two rounds. But Ortiz outscored a tired Ricardo Jayassi 7-2 in the final two minutes. It was Ortiz’s 21st win of the season against no losses. Dante Perez got the Colts...
Jan 16 2013 - 11:46pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review TUCSON — The Cochise College men’s and women’s basketball teams bounced back from home losses to Central Arizona on Saturday to sweep Pima Community College on Wednesday night in Tucson. For the Cochise men, the Aztecs were little hindrance on their way to win No. 16 on the season. The Apaches led 49-17 at the half and coasted from there. Kevin Duckworth scored 20 points, including six 3-pointers and...
Jan 16 2013 - 9:46pm
To the Editor: The purpose of this letter is to publicly support the U.S. Forest Service in its litigation with the City of Tombstone. The Friends of the Huachuca Mountains (FOHM)   assist in advancing historical, scientific, informational, education, and interpretive programs in Carr Canyon on the Sierra Vista Ranger District. We conserve and maintain the Carr House, heighten public interest in conservation and generally assist...
Jan 16 2013 - 9:45pm
To the Editor: This letter is to thank all the lovely people who braved the cold on Saturday night to help Bisbee’s Obscure Productions celebrate our 10th Anniversary as a nonprofit community theater company, a rare feat. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by these hearty souls, beginning as they climbed the stairs to enter a transformed world on Central School Project’s 3rd floor. Gilles and helpers had created a theater world of costumes,...
Jan 16 2013 - 9:40pm
Leopold “Polo” Rivera Jr. of Sierra Vista has passed away. Polo went to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, 2013. Polo was born in Bisbee to Leopoldo Rivera and Olga Geck on Sept. 21, 1949. He is preceded in death by his father. Surviving are his mother, Olga; daughters, Cynthia and Adrianna; son, David; brothers, Oscar, Luis Carlos; sisters, Irma, Norma and Yolanda. He also leaves behind our granddaughters. Polo was retired Army veteran and...
Jan 16 2013 - 8:13pm
SIERRA VISTA — Recognizing the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center (SVRHC) “can’t do it on its own,” when it comes to building a new 100-bed hospital, the center’s Board of Trustees Chairman Bruce Dockter said partnering with RegionalCare Health Partners (RCHP) will provide the community even better medical care. Agreeing was Martin Rash, the chairman and CEO of RCHP with whom Dockter announced the beginning process of a...
Jan 16 2013 - 7:29pm
The University of Arizona Cochise County Cooperative Extension will be presenting a Parent’s Workshop on “Healthy Habits for Your Child’s Happy New Year.” The topics will include child nutrition, packing healthy lunches, positive sleeping habits and exercise tips. The presentation will be held on Friday, January 18 at 10 a.m. at the Wellness Depot. For more information, please contact Heather Vaughn at 520-458-8278 ext. 2135.
Jan 16 2013 - 7:17pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A story that Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s girlfriend had died of leukemia — a loss he said inspired him to help lead the Fighting Irish to the BCS championship game — was dismissed by the university Wednesday as a hoax perpetrated against the linebacker. Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Te’o told coaches on Dec. 26 that he had received a call while at an awards ceremony from...
Jan 16 2013 - 5:47pm
FORT HUACHUCA — After meeting Wednesday afternoon, MWR officials announced that this year’s All-Army Boxing Championships will be March 6, 7 and 9 at Barnes Field House. Fort Huachuca Sports Director Les Woods said that as of right now, as many as 50 fighters are expected for the monthlong camp scheduled to begin Feb. 9. This number is higher than it’s been for at least the last five years, and considerably higher than last year’s field which...
Jan 16 2013 - 5:21pm
“Are you young? Are you looking for some phenomenal entertainment in Sierra Vista that won’t cost you an arm and a leg?  For the price of a movie and some popcorn, you can see some of the best western entertainers in the world at the Cochise Cowboy Gathering being held at Buena Performing Arts Center From Feb. 8-10.  There are three headline performances on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. You can...
Jan 16 2013 - 5:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America. The president’s sweeping, $500 million plan, coming one month after the school massacre in Connecticut, marks the most...
Jan 16 2013 - 4:40pm
SIERRA VISTA— Suggesting parent patrols, walkie-talkies and the installation of reflective film on the lower portion of windows, about two dozen parents and staff members at Village Meadows Elementary School grappled with what can be done to increase safety on Tuesday night. It’s a discussion that has taken place in countless living rooms, board rooms and government offices across the nation since a deadly school shooting in Newtown,...
Jan 16 2013 - 3:33pm
SIERRA VISTA — Two undocumented immigrants were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents south of Sierra Vista after crashing a rental vehicle loaded with 300 pounds of marijuana. The incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 92 at Kings Ranch Road in Palominas, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. Two unidentified men in four door sedan failed to yield to Border Patrol agents, finally crashing the...
Jan 16 2013 - 3:27pm
Jan. 15 8:04 a.m. There was a two vehicle accident on School Terrace Road in Bisbee. One vehicle struck the rear panel of the other. There were no injuries. 8:23 a.m. Metal wire was stolen from A & T Recycling in Sierra Vista. 2:19 p.m. Single vehicle accident at Highway 92 and Kings Ranch Road after failure to yield with Border Patrol. Two subjects fled from vehicle loaded with marijuana and then tried to take a vehicle from...
Jan 16 2013 - 2:41pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar energy-producing system on Wednesday at White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico. The $16.8 million array includes nearly 15,500 sun-tracking solar panels spread across 42 acres. It will be capable of producing 10 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year - enough to meet about 10 percent of the need of the missile range. With abundant sunshine, New Mexico made...
Jan 16 2013 - 10:44am
Jan. 8 12:54 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of Greenway School on the zero block of Cole Avenue in reference to a suspicious subject who walked by toward Congdon Avenue and appeared to have a handgun in his hand. Officers searched the area and located a subject matching the description. The subject was contacted and admitted to walking in that area. He was checked for weapons and it was discovered he was carrying a black disc...
Jan 16 2013 - 10:07am
SIERRA VISTA —A potential for a 100-bed new Sierra Vista Regional Health Center (SVRHC) hospital is working its way through additional legal requirements now that the center’s board of trustees and management of RegionalCare Hospital Partners (RCHP) have signed a letter of intent.The letter, which was inked Tuesday and officially announced this morning begins a 120-day due diligence process which is expected to lead to a formal agreement...
Jan 16 2013 - 9:58am
SIERRA VISTA — Prior to its regularly-scheduled Lunch Lecture Series beginning in early February, the Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning will offer one of its most popular lectures next week. “Zapotec Weavings” will begin at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus in room 702. The hour-long free lecture features Alex Martinez, an artist and master weaver from Oaxaca, Mexico. Martinez will...
Jan 16 2013 - 9:49am
 Officials from Sierra Vista Regional Health Center (SVRHC) and Tennessee-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners announced today that they have signed a letter of intent for a long-term hospital lease and the development of a new hospital. The agreement, slated to close on or about April 30, 2013, provides the resources SVRHC requires to enhance and expand the medical services available within Southern Arizona. This ensures that well into the...
Jan 16 2013 - 8:32am
NAME: Matthew Hopkins AGE: 39 RACE: White SEX: Male HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 175 HAIR: Brow EYES: Blue PLACE OF BIRTH: Ohio ID MARKS: Tattoos-right shoulder-barbed wire, heart with Aubrey, left shoulder- cross and headstone with Cory OFFENSE:  Burglary REMARKS: Hopkins is believed to be in the Sierra Vista area.  He has worked in construction. CAUTION: Hopkins absconded from...
Jan 16 2013 - 6:12am
FORT HUACHUCA — School nurses are an integral part of educating children. A child who eats a healthy breakfast is more likely to learn. That’s the view of three school nurses who serve children at the schools on this southern Arizona Army post. And each grade level presents different challenges and opportunities, according to the nurses at Col. Johnston Elementary School, which serves kindergarten through second-grade as well as...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:15am
In support of people’s rights to own firearms, Trail Boss Outfitters Guns and Gear, located at 124 W. Fry Blvd., will host a show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. The event is being held to give people a chance to let their voices be heard on the subject of gun ownership and the Second Amendment.  Representatives from the Arizona Gun Lobby, the NRA and the Arizona Republican Party will be there. Second Amendment T...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:14am
The Sierra Vista Winter Visitors Program will continue with a presentation about the Border Patrol  on Jan. 16 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2146 S. Coronado Drive. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the presentation starts at 9 a.m. For details, call 459-0929 or 803-6810. The Cochise Music Teachers Association (CMTA) invites all music teachers and church musicians in the area to our first meeting of the year, to be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, in...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:10am
Kathleen Cay Tinney, a resident of Palominas, born Aug. 31, 1980, was called home on Dec. 24, 2012. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and cousin. Arrangements were made through Espinoza Funeral Home in Bisbee. A celebration of Kathleen’s life will be held at the Windemere Hotel in Sierra Vista on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
Jan 16 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — After receiving a call from a neighbor about a break-in, Bisbee police officers with the assistance of the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office successfully nabbed a 48-year-old man in the process of robbing a home.  BPD public information officer Sgt. Taron Maddux said that on Jan. 14 at around 11:45 a.m., 911 received a call from a woman who observed a male subject break a window to a residence in the 500 block of...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:10am
PHOENIX — Arizona parents may soon no longer have to worry about a child coming home from a carnival with a live goldfish in a bag. Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, is proposing to make it illegal to give away any live animal as a prize. The measure, HB 2072, also would criminalize having animals used as an inducement to attract customers into any business. Violators could end up in county jail for 30 days and have to pay a $500...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Known as University of Arizona (UA) South since 1999, the headquarters of the university’s first branch campus has been renamed UA Sierra Vista. The name change, announced on Tuesday reflects the university’s long-time presence in the community, but also represents work being done to benefit students who want to seek a four-year degree in Sierra Vista, said Jim Shockey, Dean of UA South. “A lot goes behind...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:10am
Left unchecked, Sierra Vista may some day face a pollution problem. We’re not talking trash. It’s not about the water quality. And we already know our air meets federal standards. What’s left to pollute? City officials recently heard from two representatives of a relatively large community group — astronomers — who asked that something be done to restrict how much light a residential property is allowed to emit. The concern...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Bisbee School Board at its meeting Jan. 8 took action on several matters concerning the Joint Technical Education District, which Superintendent Jim Phillips said will “allow our students greater career technical course options in the near future.” Lisa Holland, the high school principal, pointed to the importance of the district. “We are at the point where we have to balance out what we are doing. So we...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “A word to the wise ain’t necessary; it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.” — Comedian Bill Cosby *** Got ahead of myself last week when I touted the Sierra Vista Symphony’s opening show of the New Year. It is this Friday with a pre-concert seminar at 6 p.m. and the main performance beginning at 7 p.m. at the Buena Performing Arts Center. “The Thrill of the Orchestra” will feature works by Giovanni...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:10am
Jan. 14 12:54 a.m. A man, 29, was arrested in Palominas and jailed for domestic violence/assault. 7:13 a.m. Claude Lutes, 85, passed away at his home in Whetstone after recently being released from the hospital. 8:32 a.m. There was a vehicle engine fire on S. Highway 92 in Hereford. No injuries were reported. 10:47 a.m. A woman was arrested and jailed in Sierra Vista for driving with a suspended license, possession of a...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:09am
• Donald Wayne Puckette, 69, of Sierra Vista, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his home. Memorial services will be on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Hatfield Funeral Home. Further information will be in a later edition. Arrangements are under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.
Jan 16 2013 - 12:08am
Lena Ruth Morlock of Huachuca City ended her journey on Earth January 13, 2013. Born to Celia and Jon Carlson in Mancelona, Mich., on January 1, 1925, Lena moved to Huachuca City in 1973. Over the past 40 years she impacted the community in many ways while working at Huachuca City School, as an officer of the Huachuca City Lion’s Club for many years, and assisting in the community education efforts and charities with her HC Fire Department ...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:07am
BENSON — The Bisbee boys basketball team simply could not get any offense going Tuesday night in a 46-31 loss at Benson. Benson led 12-7 at the end of one quarter, 22-16 at the half and 31-24 at the end of three. “We had a horrible shooting night,” Bisbee head coach Dante Franco said. “We rushed quite a few shots and missed open ones as well.” Bisbee had no scorers in double-figures, led by Adam Jones with nine points. Anthony...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:06am
Dottie Jo Medlock of Bisbee passed away Jan. 13, 2013. Dottie was born to Edward Phillip and Carrie Elizabeth Smith on April 1, 1925, in Willcox, Ariz. She was one of five children: brother O.T.(Margie) Smith, sisters Bonita Smith, Frances (Carlton) Gordon, and Talitha (Howard) Clement. Her family lived in Bonita before moving to Willcox in 1929. She married Orville H. Medlock on Jan. 1, 1942. They were blessed with a son, Larry (Paula...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:05am
SIERRA VISTA — It had been a rough night for RaShawn Avery.  Buena’s leading scorer had been held to just 10 points and 14 of his team’s 26 turnovers were on his ledger. But with the score tied and the ball in his hands in the final seconds of overtime, Buena head coach Dave Glasgow called “Flat Ray,” to clear the floor, allowing Avery to show why he might just be the best player in Southern Arizona. As the clock ticked...
Jan 16 2013 - 12:04am
TUCSON — The Buena girls soccer team launched 24 shots Tuesday night against Salpointe Catholic, but none of them found the twine, as the teams finished tied 0-0 after two overtime periods. “We outplayed Salpointe tonight, but in the end, we just couldn’t finish,” Buena head coach Marilyn Piduch said. “I am so proud of the girls for working the entire game and leaving everything they had on the field.” Piduch said Larissa Adams scored two...
Jan 15 2013 - 5:27pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Ranger District, Coronado National Forest, will be burning brush piles in mid-January. The pile burning will occur on both the east and west side of the Huachuca Mountains. Pile burning will occur on the east side in Carr Canyon around Ramsey Vista campground and trailhead area. The pile burning on the west side will be conducted in the vicinity of Lyle and brushy Canyons.The work is being done under favorable...
Jan 15 2013 - 5:23pm
In support of people’s rights to own firearms, Trail Boss Outfitters Guns and Gear, located at 124 W. Fry Blvd., will host a show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. The event is being held to give people a chance to let their voices be heard on the subject of gun ownership and the Second Amendment.  Representatives from the Arizona Gun Lobby, the NRA and the Arizona Republican Party will be there. Second Amendment T...
Jan 15 2013 - 5:16pm
SIERRA VISTA — After three consecutive night of sub-freezing temperatures in Cochise County, and more to come, residents are being asked to heat their homes safely to avoid potential fire hazards. While just one of several recent structure fires in the area is thought to have been caused by a heating element, area fire officials know that it is all too common for these devices to be the cause of home fires in the winter months. After...
Jan 15 2013 - 5:15pm
SIERRA VISTA - A Palominas woman remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon following a house fire the previous night. Palominas and Fry fire personnel responded to the 10000 block of Foster Lane shortly before midnight to find the home of Nancy and Lou Foster in flames. When Palominas personnel arrived at the scene with a single fire engine, a deputy with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office was already at the residence...
Jan 15 2013 - 4:33pm
This year’s annual Wings Over Willcox (WOW) event, will feature ceremonial activities in celebration of its 20th anniversary. A special bird watching event will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the at the Cochise Lake Viewing Area, south of Willcox. The public is invited to drive with the Tucson Audubon Society, Audubon Arizona, and WOW tour leaders. At 5:30 p.m., there will be a ribbon cutting...
Jan 15 2013 - 4:26pm
Sierra Vista Council Member Tom Reardon has been appointed chairman of the National League of Cities (NLC) Military Communities Council. The NLC Military Communities Council supports cities with nearby military installations and its unique challenges. The newly-established Military Communities Council is made up of 74 members including elected officials and city staff from NLC member cities and state municipal leagues. According to NLC...
Jan 15 2013 - 4:21pm
TUCSON – University of Arizona director of athletics Greg Byrne today announced that the department has added women’s sand volleyball as a varsity sport.  The sport, which enjoys a spring competition schedule, would be the 20th varsity sport sponsored by the department.  Steve Walker has been named the new program’s first head coach.  ”This is an exciting day for the University of Arizona and our volleyball program,”...
Jan 15 2013 - 3:57pm
Now that you can speak some English, TREAT classes are a great next step in reaching your full potential. Technology Rich English for Adult Transitions (TREAT) is a free course for advanced non-native English speakers offered through the Cochise College Adult Education program. TREAT classes aim to increase students’ ability to read, write, speak and listen in English, increase their ability to use computers and online technology...
Jan 15 2013 - 3:27pm
PHOENIX — State lawmakers and Gov. Jan Brewer were legally wrong in refusing to fully increase state aid to schools to account for inflation, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The judges rejected arguments by attorneys for the Legislature that the wording of a 2000 ballot measure mandating inflationary increases permitted lawmakers to pick and choose which of several components of that aid to boost. Judge Michael Brown, writing...
Jan 15 2013 - 11:48am
Jan. 11 8:03 a.m. A man, 32, was operating a vehicle in Sierra Vista with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited and his vehicle was impounded. 8:57 a.m. A man, 24, was driving a vehicle in Sierra Vista with a suspended driver’s license. He was cited and his vehicle was impounded. 5:51 p.m. Deputies ushered a small brown calf off of Fairway Road in Naco and secured it behind a fence. 6:48 p.m. A resident of E. Foothills...
Jan 15 2013 - 11:36am
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. —  The amount of water pumped on Fort Huachuca in 2012, 986 acre-feet, is a new record for water savings and is the lowest water usage year, beating the previous low water use record set in 2011.   The water pumpage for December 2012 was 26,471,000 gallons, or 81 acre-feet, and is equivalent to 0.869 million gallons per day. December 2012 pumpage (81 acre-feet) is 13.6 percent more than what was used in December...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:29am
The Huachuca Audubon Society will host Rich Thompson at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in room 702 at the college. Thompson will be showing the next edition of his always-popular video presentations, this time featuring birds and a few other critters videotaped during 2012. The Cochise County Youth Orchestra is now welcoming violin, viola, cello and string bass players to join in the next semester, which starts on Jan. 15 and runs through May 8. The...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:13am
James Christopher Moody passed away unexpectedly in Sierra Vista on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013, at Central Baptist Church, 200 N. 5th St., Sierra Vista. He grew up in El Paso, Texas, and received a bachelor’s degree in computer science.  He served honorably for six years in the United States Navy as an interior communications specialist on the USS ...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:10am
OK ladies and gentlemen, I have been gone for a few weeks, but now I am back and coming to you with a whopper! Thanks all of you who emailed me telling me your stories, and how you dealt with some of the things I’ve written about. I must admit a few of you had me in stitches! Will someone please explain to me why parking stalls are so narrow when cars continue to increase in size? How about this one: “Why do people with old cars drive...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A 19-year-old Bisbee resident was arrested Jan. 11 by Bisbee police officers as a suspect in one of the recent burglaries at Plaza Liquor on Bisbee Road in the Warren District.  According to Sgt. Taron Maddux, the department’s public information officer, Rene M. Martinez was arrested at around 4:30 p.m. on East Vista Road.  “Bisbee police officers had responded to an alarm call at Plaza Liquor on Dec. 12...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Funded by the National Science Foundation, the University of Arizona’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy will host a workshop beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Mona Bishop Room at the Sierra Vista Public Library.   This first hour of the five-hour workshop will be open to the public. The remaining time will be spent in discussions with groups such as Friends of the San Pedro, The Nature...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— A small math class met inside the old Col. Smith Middle School building around noon on Monday, becoming the first of what Jim Barrows hopes will be many groups of Cochise College students to take advantage of its newest facility. Barrows, the director of Cochise College’s Fort Huachuca Center, has watched a section of the 67,000 square foot facility transform over the past few months as the college moved all its programs...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:10am
It might have been hard to remember that Gov. Jan Brewer was speaking to a chamber full of Arizona Republicans when she stepped to the podium on Monday. At her State of the State address to the first session of the 51st Legislature, Gov. Brewer prompted Democrats in the room to stand and cheer at her suggestion that Arizona needs to take advantage of the federal Affordable Care Act, alias Obamacare, and increase the eligibility for state...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — It is about 3 p.m. on Monday, and inside the Buena Performing Arts Center it is pitch black, save for the changing glow of colored lights illuminating a stack of white chairs 20 feet high on the stage. Perched with practiced poise upon each chair is a member of The New Shanghai Circus, clutching with fingers and toes to the narrow chair legs. Using a long, thin pole, a circus member standing on the stage passes yet...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:10am
Courts have always exercised authority to impose a jail sentence if a person fails to pay a criminal fine. In the old days, defendants were often given the choice of immediately paying a fine or going to jail; for example, a sentence of “30 days or $30.” The U.S. Supreme Court in the 1970s held that such a sentence violates the Equal Protection Clause because it treats defendants with money differently than those without the funds with which to...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:07am
PHOENIX — When Kevin Durant takes over a game, it’s quite a show. This time, it was at the expense of Marcin Gortat and the rest of the Phoenix Suns. Durant scored 27 of his 41 points in the second half — 19 in the fourth quarter— and the Oklahoma City Thunder became the NBA’s first 30-game winner this season by beating the Suns 102-90 on Monday night. Russell Westbrook added 36 for the Thunder, but it was Durant who took over...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:04am
By JIM HAUG The Durango Herald DURANGO, Colo. — Mick Longley lives in the Three Springs neighborhood near Mercy Regional Medical Center. Whenever he heads downtown to shop, he packs his fat-tire bike in his truck. Bundled up against single-digit morning temperatures, Charlie Kiene retrieves his bike from a shed behind his house for his morning commute to work. “I drive down to Home Depot and then I ride into town from there...
Jan 15 2013 - 12:01am
By Dr. Maria Church Welcome to my column, Coaching Compass, about leadership, love, and life. Allow me to introduce myself. I am a certified professional leadership and life coach, the author of “Love-Based Leadership: Transform Your Life with Meaning and Abundance,” and the upcoming book “A Course in Leadership: 21 Spiritual Lessons on Leadership, Love, and Life”. As a practitioner and public speaker, I specialize in leadership...
Jan 14 2013 - 11:59pm
Ooooooops! I had thought that the mis-diagnosis of elders, by not bothering to actually find out what was wrong with them, was a thing of the past. Mainly because these days, Medicare pays out so much money without apparently checking on its necessity. Did you know, for example, that Medicare routinely pays out an average of $600,000 for the last six months of an elder’s life? And you know what that means, I’m sure. It means that...
Jan 14 2013 - 8:18pm
To the Editor: Oh no, I have been thinking again! Today, I was remembering how when I was a kid I use to stay up late and watch “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” I always remember admiring these people who had beautiful cars and houses and traveled to beautiful exotic locations and thought, “I want to make a lot of money like that one day and have my own business.” I don’t really ever recalling being bitter towards them for their wealth...
Jan 14 2013 - 6:07pm
WHETSTONE — Whetstone Fire District responded to a structure fire Monday that  demolished an RV and scorched the outside wall and eaves of a house. The RV, which served as living quarters for one of the property owners, was 50 percent involved when the first unit arrived on scene at 10:38 a.m., said Fire Chief Peter Bidon. “The fire had already started burning the outside wall and eaves of the main structure (house), which we...
Jan 14 2013 - 5:21pm
BISBEE — A man who allegedly committed fraud and theft of the Sierra Vista Soccer Club is now facing new charges in Cochise County Superior Court. David James Sleezer, 38, is charged with one count of fraudulent schemes and artifices and one count of theft. He is scheduled for trial starting March 19. The defense was unable to reach a settlement with the prosecution last year. During an arraignment hearing on Monday in Division 5 court...
Jan 14 2013 - 5:02pm
BISBEE — A man who allegedly used a hatchet to cut the foot of a man who tried to repossess his vehicle in Sierra Vista on March 26, 2011, is still scheduled for trial in Cochise County Superior Court later this month. Josh Alan Albritton is charged with three counts of aggravated assault against Leroy Mullins, seven counts of misconduct involving weapons, depositing explosives and refusing to provide his truthful name when lawfully...
Jan 14 2013 - 3:38pm
PHOENIX — Parting ways with her own Republican Party, Gov. Jan Brewer today proposed expanding Arizona’s Medicaid program to take advantage of the federal Affordable Care Act. In her fifth State of the State speech, Brewer said she shares concerns that expanding eligibility to everyone up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level will end up costing the state a lot more. Arizona now covers most people below 100 percent, about $19,...
Jan 14 2013 - 3:34pm
Current and future Cochise College students are encouraged to begin lining up their educational finances for next year by applying for scholarships offered by the Cochise College Foundation before March 4. Scholarships, which are awarded for the 2013-14 school year, are available for both full-time and part-time students. Generally, students need to be enrolled in six or more credits to qualify. “There are scholarships with very...
Jan 14 2013 - 2:49pm
SIERRA VISTA — Three years ago Tanja Linton was diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis (MS). Linton said, “I woke up one morning and the entire right side of my face was numb.” There were other symptoms — like having speaking problems — which frightened, along with the impact on her writing. Problems enough for any person but Linton’s job on Fort Huachuca is working with media and others in telling the post’s story. Without two of...
Jan 14 2013 - 2:19pm
SIERRA VISTA — One person was treated at the local hospital and two others were given medical care at the scene after a three-vehicle collision Monday morning in which one vehicle rolled onto its roof. Sierra Vista police and fire personnel responded to the intersection of Highway 92 and Avenida Cochise after receiving the call at 8:38 a.m. Benjamin Tschirhart, 33, was driving south on Highway 92 in a red Dodge pickup truck when he...
Jan 14 2013 - 11:46am
The New Shanghai Circus comes to Sierra Vista at 6 p.m. at the Buena Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 5 p.m. General admission is $25 for adults and $10 for those 17 and younger. You’ll thrill to these athletes as they defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats in this spellbinding show. If it’s humanly possible — and even if it’s not — Shanghai’s acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it...
Jan 14 2013 - 11:00am
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise County Democratic Committee elected new executive board members for coming year. Newly elected board members are: Pat Fleming, Chair; Susan Bickel, First Vice Chair; Geraldine Alexis, Second Vice Chair; Bob Fleming, Treasurer; and Terrie Gent, Secretary.  This board replaces the outgoing board who served Democratic candidates and our Party well in 2011- 2012: Rich Brownell, Chair; Susan Bickel,...
Jan 14 2013 - 12:26am
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M & M:  What is a break-even point in business and how do you calculate it? — Barkley Dear Barkley:  Nothing is more important in business than the price you get for your products and services. You must offer your products and services at a price the market is willing to pay, yet ensure that you make a profit to cover overhead to allow you to stay in business. ...
Jan 14 2013 - 12:25am
Fort Huachuca is Cochise County’s main economic engine. The fort is the county’s largest employer with 9,369 fulltime equivalent workers in 2012, which includes active duty military permanently assigned, civil servant employees, part-time civilian workers, and students temporarily assigned for training. Not included in that number are those who report to work on Fort Huachuca, or work on contracts in support of the fort, but are not employed...
Jan 14 2013 - 12:24am
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College Small Business Development Center will host its first workshop of  the new year, Time Management, from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 29 in room 702 at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. The workshop, which costs just $20 per person and includes take-home materials, is aimed to help attendees learn how to manage time better to accomplish goals. Topics include planning and planning tools, prioritizing,...
Jan 14 2013 - 12:21am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady is so good at this playoff thing he seems to be playing for a championship every year. He gets another chance to lead the Patriots to the Super Bowl after earning his record 17th postseason victory in New England’s 41-28 victory over Houston Sunday. Brady even outdid his childhood hero, Joe Montana, and a fourth NFL championship would equal Montana’s haul. “I love playing, I love competing, I love being a...
Jan 14 2013 - 12:16am
ATLANTA — Matt Bryant pumped his fist and celebrated atop the Falcons logo in the middle of the field. Tony Gonzalez broke down in tears. Matt Ryan relished the thought of not having to answer a familiar question. The Atlanta Falcons finally showed they could win a playoff game. And, wow, what a game it was! After a meltdown in the fourth quarter, the Falcons pulled off a comeback that will long be remembered in championship-...
Jan 14 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Local stargazers urged the city to adopt a comprehensive residential light pollution code to preserve the area’s uniquely dark skies at Thursday’s regular city council meeting. Everett Maynard, a Sierra Vista resident, and Huachuca Astronomy Club President Bob Gent lauded the city for its commercial restrictions but said it’s time to focus on the residential side, when they addressed the council during Call...
Jan 14 2013 - 12:10am
Saturday’s open house at Nancy’s Center for Non-Profits offered a mixture of innovation and opportunity for area 501 (c) (3) groups trying to figure out how to survive the current economy. The center will offer a gathering place where ideas can be shared, planned and promoted to benefit both the non-profits and the community. The Bisbee 1000 provides the model for that success. That annual run brings thousands to Bisbee in October,...
Jan 14 2013 - 12:10am
LOCAL-STATE Jan. 4 It was an interesting article in today’s Herald about the fort dining unit opening. I like seeing all those people in there enjoying that facility. Of course, Maj. Gen. Potter didn’t explain why it wasn’t opened two years ago when it was completed and it would have saved us $500,000 per year. I wish Bill Hess would have thought to ask that question. Why not two years ago, Potter, when the military spends over $1 trillion...
Jan 13 2013 - 7:23pm
SIERRA VISTA — A fire which broke out in a long-vacant building between North Garden Avenue and Buffalo Soldier Trail destroyed the usefulness of the structure Sunday afternoon. Sierra Vista Fire Marshal Paul Cimino Jr., said, “I will declare it uninhabitable.” At 1:22 p.m. the call about the fire came in with the first unit on scene at 1:27 p.m. At one time, Sierra Vista Fire Department Deputy Chief Ron York could be heard over...
Jan 13 2013 - 5:19pm
FORT HUACHUCA — It was the first Oasis Café event of 2013. The once-a-month event operated by the Fort Huachuca Outreach Ministry welcomed back soldiers who returned from their holiday break at home with some homemade food — sloppy Joes — and a bunch of other edibles in the Eifler gym One female soldier was heard to say, “Oh good homemade food,” as she and a fellow soldier piled the food onto two open face hamburger buns and went on to...
Jan 13 2013 - 3:21pm
SIERRA VISTA — A fire gutted a long abandoned building between North Garden Avenue and Buffalo Soldier Trail this afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m. a call for a structure fire was received, leading to the response of the Sierra Vista Fire Department and the city’s Police Department. Assisting were departments from Fort Huachuca and the Fry Fire District. As of 3 p.m., there are no casualties, although Sierra Vista Fire Marshal Paul...
Jan 13 2013 - 12:10am
M y husband and I came to this part of the country in 1996, and liked it so much that we had our house built here and moved into it later that year. I have lived in different parts of the world and the U.S., and being a gardener, I knew that every location had its own challenges for gardening. I had never lived in the desert, and I know many of my readers are facing the same dilemma when they moved here. That is why I have decided to...
Jan 13 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Cochise College has announced an open-mic reading in association with this year’s Cochise Community Creative Writing Celebration. The reading is free and open to the public. Writers are encouraged to bring poetry and prose to read aloud. The reading will take place Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2-4 p.m. in the Mona Bishop Room of the Sierra Vista Public Library, located at 2600 E. Tacoma off Coronado Drive, south of Highway 90...
Jan 13 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — While junior enlisted military members with families assigned to Fort Huachuca will see a slight increase in Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) the majority of senior noncommissioned officers, warrant officers and officers will see a decrease ranging from $18 to $45 a month. According to an article in the Dec. 24 issue of The Army Times, the fort will see a decrease of about 1.6 percent in BAH based on rank. Using Army...
Jan 13 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A new member and two newly re-elected members were sworn in to office during the Bisbee School Board meeting on Jan. 8. In November, Prido Polanco was elected as a member of the school board, replacing Carol Loy. Also, Fred Giacoletti and Stephen Lindstrom were re-elected to their positions. Cochise County School Superintendent Trudy Berry conducted a brief swearing-in ceremony for Polanco, Giacoletti and Lindstrom on ...
Jan 13 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Local real estate and housing insiders said 2012 was another tough year for Sierra Vista, but the director of the Center for Economic Research at Cochise College said there are reasons to be hopeful in 2013. After home sales peaked in 2005, the market has declined steadily, apart from a brief jump in 2009. Newly constructed home sales have dropped 3 to 5 percent annually since that peak, said Robert Carreira, CER director at...
Jan 13 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A woman has been arrested on burglary charges on two separate occasions in five days after police responded to a report of someone attempting to to open car doors at a local business complex. Margaret Moran, 28, was arrested on Wednesday after Sierra Vista police officers arrived at Haymore Plaza at 400 Fry Blvd. Several witnesses told officers that they had seen Moran lifting vehicle door handles in the parking lot,...
Jan 13 2013 - 12:10am
If the U.S. Border Patrol is going to measure the effectiveness of its enforcement, it may require learning algebra and solving for ‘X.’ Wednesday the Government Accounting Office rendered the results of a study it conducted at the request of former District 8 Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Together with Mississippi U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Giffords asked the GAO to determine whether the Border Patrol has an effective plan in...
Jan 12 2013 - 11:59pm
American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned games every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. and Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. They are located at 999 E. Fry Blvd. Suite 214. For information visit their website or call Joyce Davis at 378-1112, cell 678-0185, John Thompson at 378-4897 or Diana Smith at 432-3883.The winners for the week of Dec. 17 through Dec. 21 were:MondayPaul Soper and George WillisKeith Stearns and John...
Jan 12 2013 - 11:54pm
You can, if you choose, assault freedom in many ways, and few things rob persons of their personal freedom more than by killing them. But for some, for many, the loss of one’s life is not the ultimate assault on freedom. Patrick Henry said it forever one day in 1775 in his words, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” There is a lot of debate going on all the time about the limitations...
Jan 12 2013 - 11:54pm
On Jan. 7 the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista met for their first meeting of the New Year with guest speaker Wayne Rish of the Fountain Hills Rotary Club presenting information about microcredits. Rish spoke to the club about the successes of the microcredit program, and sited several specific cases of creative, talented entrepreneurs, that just needed a small amount of assistance.  The microcredit program works by providing small loans...
Jan 12 2013 - 11:52pm
By Renee J. Clark For the Herald/Review  rand Canyon. Just the name of our state treasure conjures a feeling of awe and wonderment, a belief in something more significant than our puny selves, a creation of such vastness and color that visitors, upon seeing it for the first time, are actually struck speechless. Most tourists will drive or walk to the various view points on the South Rim, take their fill of photos to show...
Jan 12 2013 - 11:51pm
Rosendo Ramirez, 52, passed away Thursday Jan. 10, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Hatfield Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.
Jan 12 2013 - 11:35pm
TUCSON — The championship of the Catalina Invitational came down to the final match between the heavyweights of Buena and Sahuaro. Buena’s Ben Crossley found himself down 1-0 with 35 seconds left in the bout, and was forced to get aggressive. It backfired, and his Cougar opponent picked up the clinching points to give Sahuaro the team victory with 203 points over Buena with 197.5. “They wrestled well; they showed a lot of courage and...
Jan 12 2013 - 11:34pm
DOUGLAS — Two-and-a-half minutes away from perhaps the biggest win in the program’s history, the Cochise College women couldn’t clean up the defensive glass, and the Central Arizona College Vaqueras escaped the Stronghold with a 65-60 win. “I’m proud we competed with the No. 4 team in the country, but we want to get to the point where we’re defeating those teams,” Cochise head coach Laura Hughes said. “It could have gone either way, but in...
Jan 12 2013 - 11:24pm
The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP) is open for bird walks at 8 a.m. Jan. 13, 20, and 27. The walks take about 2 hours and are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO), Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS), and the Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR). For details, call (520) 459-2555 or visit sanpedroriver.org. The Huachuca Audubon Society will host Rich Thompson at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in room 702 at the...
Jan 12 2013 - 10:39pm
In an October, 2012 On Cycling column I described how hazardous materials await, and often times seriously effect bicyclist along Southern Arizona roads, on the shoulder to the right of the white line. I received several positive feedback emails from vehicle drivers (remember Arizona doesn’t class bicycles as vehicles) who said that they had no idea of the dangers awaiting cyclists on the shoulders to the right of the white lines along our ...
Jan 12 2013 - 10:36pm
To the Editor: On behalf of Friends of the San Pedro River, I’d like to express my sincere appreciation to Shar Porier for her outstanding account of the 10-day hike along the San Pedro River with the National Riparian Service Team (NRST) that appeared in the special section on the river (www.svherald.com) in the Dec. 29 edition of your newspaper. She balanced the encouraging recovery of the stretch of the river that lies within the San...
Jan 12 2013 - 10:35pm
To the Editor: I note today’s Herald takes another shot at Gov. Brewer, this time for being confused on border security. I believe yesterday you had an article that stated that the governor a starting point would be if the whole state had a border as secure as Yuma sector. If this wasn’t in the Herald, it was in a Tucson paper. This doesn’t seem confused to me. With two ranchers in the area not being able to agree on...
Jan 12 2013 - 10:34pm
To the Editor:  Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant James M. Adams of Hereford, Official Toys for Tots Coordinator for Cochise County, has announced that distribution of toys in the 2012 campaign has been completed.   With the cooperation of the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department, Chambers of Commerce, and civic organizations throughout Cochise County over 8,700 toys were presented to underprivileged children prior to Christmas...
Jan 12 2013 - 10:26pm
Carolyn Allen was taken into the Lord’s arms on Jan. 11, 2013. She was born on Aug. 12, 1935, in Venango County, Pa., and has been a local resident of Sierra Vista for 17 years. She’s survived by Arden Allen, her best-friend and loving husband of 61 years; sister, Jennie Brandon of Sierra Vista, and sister, Sarah Cyphert of Florida; daughter, Deborah of Scotts Depot, W.Va.; sons, Scott (Karen) of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ashley (Val) of Sierra Vista...
Jan 12 2013 - 10:24pm
A “great Comet” is something very rare and something very special. It is a comet that is so spectacular, that there is a good likelihood there will only be one like it in a century. You are a very lucky person if you see one in your lifetime that would truly qualify as being a “Great Comet!” Our ancestors considered “Great Comets” as objects that were supernatural and a true sign of divine displeasure. Wars could be started or stopped...
Jan 12 2013 - 9:21pm
A hard freeze warning that began Saturday evening is in effect until 8 a.m. MST Tuesday. Be sure to keep your pets inside and away from the freezing temperatures, and be sure to bring in any plants that could be harmed by the cold temperatures.
Jan 12 2013 - 9:20pm
MESA — The Buena girls basketball team suffered its first loss in a counting game on Saturday, 60-34 at the hands of Dobson on the Mustangs’ home court. Nidja Thomas led the Colts with 13 points and eight rebounds, Denesia Smith had five points and six steals and Nikki Shear had five points and six rebounds. Dominique Carpenter added four points and five assists. Now the Colts, 15-5, look to start a new winning streak Tuesday at...
Jan 12 2013 - 5:39pm
Get ready to get healthy, Bisbee. The people behind the annual stair climb have changed the name of the organization, opened a new center and now offer one of the most stylish suites in Arizona. Meet Bisbee Vogue, Inc. The new organization has the familiar membership of the Save Our Stairs group, including founder, Cynthia Conroy. Saturday, Conroy was greeting visitors at the grand opening of Nancy’s Center for Non-Profits,...
Jan 12 2013 - 12:33am
The Sierra Vista Relay for Life Organization will hold a Kick-Off celebration from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. This is the American Cancer Society’s 100th anniversary, and we will be honoring cancer survivors and their caregivers with a special tribute. Breakfast will be served by the Windemere Hotel and there will be door prizes and a raffle. For details, visit http://main.acsevents.org or 803-7818, 732-...
Jan 12 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Less than 24 hours after getting smacked around by an Empire team they had beaten twice already, and less than 24 hours away from a nasty road trip to Duncan to face the 12-3 Wildkats, the Bisbee Pumas were still in a funk. Friday night, they scored just 16 points in the first half to trail Canyon State at home by six, and with just over a minute to go in the third quarter, that deficit had bulged to eight. The Pumas were staring...
Jan 12 2013 - 12:10am
Dear Mrs. C: Our son ‘Waldo’, is a freshman at Buena, but does not want to be there on time. He likes his classes and teachers, but would prefer having school hours from 1–7 p.m. That would suit his preferred lifestyle of going to bed a 3 a.m. His Dad and I don’t want to make him mad. But with gas prices … it is becoming costly to drive him in from Hereford, and we are out of excuses. He really isn’t sick, he just doesn’t want to go to bed...
Jan 12 2013 - 12:10am
The military’s managed-care option — TRICARE Prime — will be ended Oct. 1 for retirees, their family members and for military survivors who reside more than 40 miles from a military treatment facility or from a base closure site, TRICARE Management Activity announced Wednesday. Most of these 171,400 beneficiaries will need to shift health coverage from Prime to TRICARE Standard, the military’s fee-for-service health insurance option. For...
Jan 12 2013 - 12:10am
Congratulations to the Fry Fire District on achieving its goal of a lower ranking from the Insurance Service Office. The effort will pay dividends — literally — to district property owners through lower insurance rates for coverage of fire damage. The same compliment can be paid to the Sierra Vista Fire Department, which also obtained a lower rating from the ISO, though not as dramatic as that accomplished by the Fry department....
Jan 12 2013 - 12:09am
SIERRA VISTA — Denesia Smith had 16 points and six steals to lead the Buena girls basketball team over Douglas on Friday, 55-41, to keep the Colts unbeaten in counting games. But perhaps the biggest stat line was that of sophomore Dominique Carpenter, who had five points and five assists — numbers that in themselves aren’t terribly exciting, but at the same time very encouraging for the Colts who face their toughest competition of the...
Jan 12 2013 - 12:07am
DOUGLAS — First-place in both the men’s and women’s standings of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference is on the line tonight when Central Arizona visits Cochise. The Cochise men find themselves in a four-way deadlock for first place with Arizona Western, Mesa and Central, while the women sit one game back of the unbeaten Vaqueras, who are ranked fourth in the nation. Apart from the standings, the intangible stakes are huge...
Jan 11 2013 - 10:45pm
BASIC FARMERS MARKET TRAINING For current and potential vendors at the Sierra Vista and Bisbee Farmers Markets.   Find out about opportunities for backyard growers at the farmers market. Improve your sales & marketing skills. Learn how to create inviting booth displays & effective signage.   Thursday, January 31 – 2:00 to 3:00pm Sierra Vista Farmers Market Meeting Location:  Farmers...
Jan 11 2013 - 9:47pm
Emma B. Tapia, born June 9, 1929, went to be with her Savior on Jan. 8, 2013. A long time resident of Sierra Vista, Emma was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. She and Luis C. Tapia married and traveled extensively during his career in the U.S. Army. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Luis C. Tapia; five daughters, Silvia (Steve) Kathka, Martha (Walter) Smith, Norma (Rexall) Griggs, Dora Fuentes (Charles Peck), Letty (Richard)...
Jan 11 2013 - 9:42pm
Tony was born in San Pablo, Calif., Aug. 16, 1963, and grew up in Corcoran and Cokato, Minn. He attended Howard Lake-Waverly High School and graduated in 1982. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and joined the 82nd Airborne Division, as did his father. He attended college at St. Cloud State University where he met his wife, Teri. They married in 1987 and rejoined the Army assigned to posts in Colorado, Texas, Germany and Arizona. He attended linguist...
Jan 11 2013 - 5:24pm
BISBEE — A woman who allegedly shot at a man at the International Karaoke Bar on Fry Boulevard in Sierra Vista in April of last year is scheduled for a hearing in Cochise County Superior Court next month. Lisa Ann Coste, 33, is charged with disorderly conduct for recklessly handling a 9 mm handgun, first-degree burglary of a non-residential structure, endangerment, aggravated assault upon Joseph Torres, and six counts for committing...
Jan 11 2013 - 5:16pm
BISBEE — A man was convicted on Friday in Cochise County Superior Court of shooting at two Bureau of Land Management rangers near Bowie in 2010. Tracy Thibodeaux, 72, was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a rifle against Tim Rinehart and Mark Brunk on June 5, 2010. Jurors deliberated for about three hours on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning before reaching...
Jan 11 2013 - 4:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — NBC journalist David Gregory won’t face charges for displaying a high-capacity ammunition magazine on his “Meet the Press” news program last month, District of Columbia prosecutors announced Friday. The city’s Office of the Attorney General, which handles low-level crimes, said criminal charges wouldn’t serve the public’s best interests even though possession of the magazine — capable...
Jan 11 2013 - 3:59pm
In light of the severity of flu activity, the Sierra Vista Unified School District issued a release Friday asking that sick students stay at home. “We want to do our best to keep out students and staff healthy,” the release said. “Any child with a temperature of over 100 degrees will be sequestered and their parents will be called to pick them up. They will not be allowed back to school unless they have been fever-free for 24 hours without...
Jan 11 2013 - 3:55pm
HUACHUCA CITY – Councilman Ken Taylor has apparently secured a place on the spring ballot as a candidate for mayor after the council voted unanimously in favor of accepting his amended letter of resignation during Thursday’s regular meeting. The emotionally and politically charged meeting saw Council Member Donna Johnson’s motion to accept Taylor’s original letter of resignation and appoint a replacement, highlighting the...
Jan 11 2013 - 2:53pm
BISBEE — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have had a busy time lately as numerous reports of flu cases have mounted nationwide with the peak season of the bug getting off to an early start.  A CDC map on its website shows that Arizona is in the “moderate level” of flu-like activity, but reports from the state show that may be upgraded.  According to Laura Oxley, Arizona Department of Health Services...
Jan 11 2013 - 1:58pm
By Bill Hess herald/review SIERRA VISTA — After many years of serving Sierra Vista and the surrounding communities, Arizona Family Care Associates (AFCA) closed its doors on Aug. 31. AFCA was established in 1987 by a group of local physicians who wanted to provide comprehensive healthcare to the community. When Sierra Vista Regional Health Center (SVRHC) discovered that AFCA was closing its doors, the possibility of creating a new...
Jan 11 2013 - 1:56pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Regional Health Center (SVRHC) has been awarded accreditation by the American College of Radiology at the main campus in Computed Tomography and Nuclear Medicine. The Carter Imaging Center is accredited in ultrasound, mammography, and computed tomography and is located at 151 Colonia de Salud. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety which is...
Jan 11 2013 - 1:27pm
SIERRA VISTA — Cochise Health and Social Services will be holding two free workshops in Sierra Vista this month on how to take control of your life and manage chronic illnesses.  Lee itule, who runs the Active Adults/Healthy Living Program at the CHSS office in Sierra Vista, said the workshops are for anyone who has been diagnosed with a chronic disease such as COPD, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, arthritis,...
Jan 11 2013 - 12:11pm
Saul Caraballo, 56, a 20 year resident of Sierra Vista, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson. He was born March 7, 1956, in Caguas, Puerto Rico, to Felix de Valois Caraballo and Carmen Rosa Fernandez. Saul served 24 years of military service in the U.S. Army, and retired as a First Sergeant. Since that time he has worn several different hats to include DJ, bartender, restaurant manager, regional manager for...
Jan 11 2013 - 9:26am
SIERRA VISTA — After continued interest following semi-annual prescription drug disposal events, area residents now have several permanent locations to safely and securely get rid of unused, expired or otherwise unwanted medications. Outside the main entrance to each of Sierra Vista’s three fire stations and inside the lobby of the Sierra Vista Police Department are now located MedReturn boxes, specially designed receptacles for...
Jan 11 2013 - 8:14am
SIERRA VISTA — Three and a half years ago, Hereford-based handyman Michael Hill was in his backyard, working on his travel trailer, when he took a spill off of a six foot ladder. “It wasn’t a far fall, but I fell wrong,” Hill said in January. That short fall would result in a fractured tibia, or the shin bone, just where it meets the foot at the ankle. “I just sheared a piece right off,” he said...
Jan 11 2013 - 12:10am
The good news is that state lawmakers are likely to talk about education when they gather Monday for the first legislative session. After a contentious election last November which included the failure of a statewide referendum to fund education outside of the money that the State Legislature agrees to allocate each year, lawmakers will again take up a debate about schools. The bad news is that the debate will have nothing to do...
Jan 11 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Residents living in the Fry Fire District could see savings on their home and business insurance after the district recently improved its rating with an independent evaluation service. The New Jersey-based Insurance Services Office (ISO) rates fire departments and districts across the country on a variety of criteria, from staff levels, to training, to water supply and delivery, and assigns each with a ranking of 1 to 10; 1...
Jan 11 2013 - 12:10am
Today, the sighing of the wind around the walls of the Mercantile, Schoolhouse and other buildings preserved at Fairbank may be the loudest sound you hear in this once bustling town. It was not always this way. From the 1880s to the 1940s Fairbank rang with life. Reading newspapers is an interesting way to learn what Fairbank was like.  Fairbank was not a raucous frontier town like Tombstone or Charleston, yet a number of rowdy events...
Jan 11 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Thanks to a rumor that the new Bisbee City Council was going to close the Copper Queen Public Library due to budget constraints, many people showed up for the Wednesday workshop to express their displeasure with that idea. They were relieved as Mayor Adriana Badal assured the crowd that such a closure was not on a list of possible cuts in services.  Badal arranged to hold a two-day workshop Tuesday and Wednesday night so...
Jan 11 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— When people ask former mayor pro tem Carol Dockter if her 11 1/2 years on the city council feels like a short time, she says yes. If they ask if it feels like a long time, she responds the same way. “Time has gone very, very fast but so much has happened,” Dockter said. Dockter joined Larry Hampton at a crowded reception in the Sierra Vista Public Library on Thursday, where the two outgoing council members were honored...
Jan 11 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man was convicted on Thursday in Cochise County Superior Court for his role in beating a man and breaking his hand at an incident in Sierra Vista last year. Nubian Tyehimba Amon Ra, 50, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault, but he was acquitted of kidnapping, aggravated robbery and armed robbery.   The trial took place in Division 5 court. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for...
Jan 11 2013 - 12:10am
A few years ago I had an opportunity to purchase, with the help of other local businesses, a book for donation to hundreds of area elementary school students. It was called “Eight Keys To A Better Me.” The book is designed for second grade students. They were delivered for two years and we received postcards from teachers and students saying they liked the book. It is a picture book that teaches about the eight characteristics in...
Jan 11 2013 - 12:09am
TUCSON — For the second time this season, the Buena girls soccer team won a match in the final minute. Back on Dec. 21 the Colts won the Tucson Winter Champions Cup on a goal by Larissa Adams to beat Ironwood Ridge 2-1. On Thursday night, it was Brooke Madden, who, with a minute to play in a 1-1 tie with Rincon, took a deep throw-in from Sarah Dunbar, and chipped it over the goalkeeper to secure a 2-1 win for the Colts. It extended...
Jan 11 2013 - 12:07am
SIERRA VISTA — RaShawn Avery scored 25 points — all but 17 of Buena’s total for the night — and with six seconds to play, he tried to push the ball up the court for a game-tying 3-pointer.  But just as he made his push to the time line, Cienega’s Terrence Johnson stole his dribble and took it the other way for a game-cinching dunk as the Bobcats ended the Colts’ winning streak at seven with a 47-42 road win. In a defensive...
Jan 10 2013 - 11:58pm
The second annual Sierra Vista Christian Community Ministry Fair is set for Apache Middle School, Sunday, Jan. 27 between noon and 3 p.m., says expediter Joe E. Muckelroy, one of dozens of local lay and cleric participants constructing the event. Admission and parking are free. “To be a part of this kind of effort has been a blessing for me and all those planning and bringing this effort to fruition,” explains Muckelroy, an expediter from...
Jan 10 2013 - 11:56pm
What intrigues me about the liturgical calendar is the seemingly uncomplicated effort put forth by liturgiologists to delineate the major and minor events in the story of Jesus Christ. Nearly all of Christendom celebrates Christmas and Easter, while neglecting other milestones in His rise to redeem the world.  Each event is another chapter in the “greatest story ever told,” as Fulton Oursler termed it back in 1949. In some ways, it is...
Jan 10 2013 - 11:54pm
The Sierra Vista United Methodist Church is excited to host the Asante Children’s Choir for two performances on Sunday, Jan. 20.  The gifted children who make up the 24-voice choir are orphans from Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi who have had the opportunity to be selected to make this Sound of Hope Tour.   “Asante” is a Swahili word meaning “Thank you.” For approximately three months, these vibrant, happy children tour the...
Jan 10 2013 - 11:53pm
The 4th Annual Church Choir Fest, sponsored by Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26. Seven churches are participating this year; Sierra Evangelical Lutheran, Faith Presbyterian, First United Methodist in Mesa, Patagonia Community United Methodist Church, Sierra Vista Community United Church of Christ, Sierra Vista United Methodist and Fort Huachuca Holy Family Parish. The choirs from each of these churches...
Jan 10 2013 - 11:50pm
By Rosario Garcia For the Herald/Review Huachuca Mountain Elementary School honored the outstanding students for their achievement in academic excellence and recognized deserving students for their citizenship skills. The students who received awards reflect the fulfillment of their top performance and superior commitment to learning in extraordinary ways.  HMES administrators Principal Kukuchka, Ms. Christa Jones,  teachers...
Jan 10 2013 - 11:48pm
Sierra Vista School District Buena High School The first week back in second semester has been busy and successful for everyone!  Note that report cards will be sent home with students on today. If you do not receive one, either check the parent portal or notify the school to request an additional copy. If you have not received your parent access, you must contact the school to get it.  Next Wednesday, Jan. 16, will be...
Jan 10 2013 - 11:46pm
Spirituality is a journey, but the way is sometimes difficult to discover.  Rev. Karla Brockie will talk about “Four Spiritual Journeys” in her sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Southeastern Arizona on Sunday.  As Unitarian Universalists, we understand that each person has her own journey, that each must discover the truth as it resonates in the self, and that the paths are many. Author, psychologist, and Unitarian...
Jan 10 2013 - 11:43pm
SIERRA VISTA — When Monty McDaniel first arrived at Buena, one of the first missions he gave his cadets was a custodial one not met with the greatest enthusiasm. “The range was completely packed with clothing and equipment and junk, and I told them all to get rid of all that stuff; we’re going to have a shooting range, not a storage closet,” the retired Command Sergeant Major said. “When I first got here, they were still using pump guns...
Jan 10 2013 - 8:47pm
Edward E. Wagner, 87, of Bucyrus, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Inn at Orchard Park. He was born Jan. 9, 1925, at the family farm house in rural Bucyrus, Ohio to the late Frank and Anna (Keppler) Wagner and was a 1942 graduate of North Robinson High School. Ed was proud to have served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army and General George Patton’s Third Army where he was responsible for the transport of POWs, food, supplies and...
Jan 10 2013 - 8:30pm
To the Editor: In the four years I’ve served on the Buena High School Student Council, never have we had a principal that has supported and connected with the students of Buena High School like Mr. Schurer has in the past couple of years. It came as a shock when I had read of Mr. Schurer’s resignation but being the most senior member of student council and witnessing past disputes with the Sierra Vista Unified School Board and the Buena...
Jan 10 2013 - 6:17pm
By Jonathon Shacat Herald/Review   BISBEE — Jurors have begun deliberations in Cochise County Superior Court for the trial of a man who allegedly tried to fatally shoot two Bureau of Land Management rangers in 2010 near Bowie.     Thibodeaux, 72, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a rifle against Tim Rinehart and Mark Brunk on June 5, 2010.   His trial is taking...
Jan 10 2013 - 3:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — A still image and video footage of a purse snatching have been released in the hopes that someone can identify the suspect. Sierra Vista police released the image and video of the Dec. 16 incident on Thursday. The video shows a person in a black hooded sweatshirt with a distinctive white pattern on the back approach a couple as they loaded groceries into the back of their truck. The man, identified by police as a white...
Jan 10 2013 - 2:49pm
Name of person submitting announcement: Ashley Alston Address: 2532 Meadowlark Dr Location: Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States Phone: 520-456-6951 email: ashleysoftball@cox.net Wedding Information:   Maiden name of bride: Ashley Alston   Name of groom: Andrew Wilson   Date of wedding: 08/04/2012   Church or facility: Mountain View Assembly of God ...
Jan 10 2013 - 1:36pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College Small Business Development Center will host its first workshop of the new year, Time Management, from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 29 in room 702 at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. The workshop, which costs just $20 per person and includes take-home materials, is aimed to help attendees learn how to manage time better to accomplish goals. Topics include planning and planning tools, prioritizing,...
Jan 10 2013 - 10:44am
SIERRA VISTA – An 11-year-old student at Berean Academy suffered minor injuries Thursday morning when he was struck by an SUV. The student was crossing to the north side of Charleston Road at North Colombo Avenue when a black Kia Sedona traveling south on Colombo turned east onto Charleston and struck the boy, said Officer Darryl Scott of the Sierra Vista Police Department. Sierra Vista police received the call at 7:44 a.m., but due to...
Jan 10 2013 - 10:19am
SIERRA VISTA — Her enthusiasm is contagious and that’s a good thing when you are trying to come to terms with the changes in life that have to be made when you get diagnosed with a chronic illness.  Lee Itule’s smile and gentle persuasion are as important to those for whom there is no cure for what ails them as the informative workshops she heads to show them that there is life after such diagnoses. Just as importantly, these workshops...
Jan 10 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A Bureau of Land Management ranger came very close to being struck by a bullet fired by Tracy Thibodeaux during an incident in 2010 near Bowie, based on testimony this week in Cochise County Superior Court.   Thibodeaux, 71, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a rifle against Tim Rinehart and Mark Brunk on June 5, 2010.   His trial, which is taking place in Division 3...
Jan 10 2013 - 12:10am
The Arizona Folklore Preserve presents Territorial Brass on Jan. 12 and 13 at 2 p.m. Territorial Brass was formed in February 1987 and was quickly recognized by museums across Arizona as an entertaining living history resource. Dressed in uniforms modeled after the Prescott and Bisbee brass bands, Territorial Brass recaptures the golden age of the American town band. This twelve member ensemble specializes in 19th century American brass band...
Jan 10 2013 - 12:10am
I love awards season. Some may argue that there are too many awards shows or that they are political and predictable, but  I’m enough of a sucker for the pomp and circumstance of the red carpet arrivals and unscripted acceptance speeches that I can forgive any shortcomings. It’s too late to catch The People’s Choice Awards, which aired on CBS on Jan. 9, so to keep you from missing out on any more excitement, here’s a list of season...
Jan 10 2013 - 12:10am
Luca Ciarla, an Italian musician touring the Southwest, with the help of a loop, will play the violin, piano, ocarina and melodica — sometimes all at once!  His approach to presenting concerts is informal, and demonstrates a constant balance between writing and improvisation, traditional contemporary sounds. A reviewer, writing for the publication “L’Italie” in France, said “Luca Ciarla is simply one of the most...
Jan 10 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Eight months after a building fire erupted and closed a string of businesses next to the Haymore Plaza business complex, one of those businesses, Wicked Limits, is still fighting to maintain the same level of service they have provided for nearly a decade at their previous location. “We pretty much lost everything,” said Rob Olson, who co-owns the store along with his wife, Gloria. “We ended up having to buy...
Jan 10 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Two of the suspects involved in a high speed pursuit on Interstate 10 on Monday are wanted by authorities in Texas in connection with a violent carjacking. James David Patterson, 51, and Tina Lopez, 37, both of Texas, are wanted by Houston police for their alleged involvement in the theft of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac that was driven by Patterson during the pursuit, said Sgt. Benjamin Buller of the Arizona Department of...
Jan 10 2013 - 12:10am
It was interesting to see how the first gathering of the newly seated Sierra Vista Unified School District governing board played out earlier this week. The overriding issue focused on Buena High School Principal John Schreur’s resignation, which members were asked to accept. What may sound like a routine matter became a hot-button issue with a good sized crowd in attendance and parents and students voicing support for Schreur and...
Jan 10 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — It is difficult to ascertain the true success of the U.S. Border Patrol when there is no true statistical base on which to make a determination, U.S. Rep. Ron Barber said Wednesday. His concerns, which he expressed to the Herald/Review during a late afternoon telephone interview, could be described as the statistical picture of successes and failures, and is out of focus because the Department of Homeland Security, under...
Jan 10 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— With the intent of having more in-depth public discussion of major issues, the Sierra Vista Unified School District Governing Board has converted one of its two regular monthly meetings into a work session. Board Member Deb Scott recommended the change at Tuesday night’s board meeting and it passed unanimously, which means the second meeting each month will become a work session where issues are discussed but not...
Jan 10 2013 - 12:10am
T he Winter Concert, presented by the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of the founding conductor, Roger Bayes, promises to be one of the most exciting and varied programs in the past few years. The concert theme is “The Thrill of the Orchestra,” and the program music spans more than three hundred years. The music, selected from a wide range of styles and periods, shows the versatility and palette of colors available with the...
Jan 10 2013 - 12:10am
Local nonprofit theater company, Bisbee’s Obscure Productions will celebrate its 10th Birthday on Jan. 12, at the grassroots company’s home, Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave. in Old Bisbee. Festivities begin at 5 p.m., when BOP’s friends are invited for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and reminiscences.  Of course the evening will feature entertainment, beginning at 6 p.m. with a performance by Bisbee favorites, The Green...
Jan 9 2013 - 11:09pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena Colt wrestling team felt the pain of being idle since the Douglas Invitational in mid-December, dropping a pair of matches to Marana Mountain View and Sahuarita in their home opener Wednesday evening at Ensign Gym. The Colts lost to the Mountain Lions from Mountain View, 58-16 in their opener and then were edged by the Mustangs from Sahuarita, 42-33.  In the other match wrestled, Sahuarita got by Mountain...
Jan 9 2013 - 10:21pm
By Kevin Carolan Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA — The Buena Colt wrestling team felt the pain of being idle since the Douglas Invitational in mid December dropping a pair of matches to Marana Mountain View and Sahuarita in their home opener vWenesday evening at Ensign Gym.   The Colts lost to the Mountain Lions from Mountain View, 58-16 in their opener and then were edged by the Mustangs from Sahuarita, 42-33.   In the other...
Jan 9 2013 - 10:13pm
GLENDALE — After seeing their 13-game winning streak snapped on Saturday at Arizona Western College, the Cochise College Apaches had trouble putting away the Glendale Community College Gauchos away early, but turned it on in the second half to avoid their first losing streak of the season. Demeco Blue scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Apaches blew open one-point halftime edge in an 80-65 win over Glendale on Wednesday, to...
Jan 9 2013 - 7:51pm
Anthony S. Novacek, a resident of Sierra Vista, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. A full obituary with funeral service information will run in the Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, and Sunday, Jan. 13, 2012, editions. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jensen’s Sierra Vista Mortuary.
Jan 9 2013 - 7:50pm
Christian Women of Sierra Vista will meet at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 10 in the meeting room at the Country House Restaurant, 4373 S. Hwy 92. For details, call 417-1645 or 378-4626.   The Huachuca Area School Retirees Association will meet at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 10 in the Mona Bishop Room at the Sierra Vista library. The program, presented by Father Greg Adolph from St. Andrews parish, will be about Padre Kino. For details, call 456-9114. The...
Jan 9 2013 - 7:45pm
Charles Ross Randolph of Sierra Vista died Jan. 8, 2013, at the age of 74 following a lengthy struggle with respiratory disease and lung cancer. He was born in Phoenix on Jan. 11, 1938, the son of Fred and Katherine Foster Randolph. He attended elementary and high school in Phoenix and was a graduate of Phoenix College. Ross married the former Doris Watkins in Phoenix on April 24, 1959. They were the parents of two sons. Ross had a long...
Jan 9 2013 - 4:49pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked, according to a report released Wednesday by two of the nation’s leading health research institutions. Gun violence is just one of many factors contributing to lower U.S. life expectancy, but the finding took...
Jan 9 2013 - 4:19pm
I couldn’t think of any New Year’s resolutions I could keep, but I did find myself looking back at my six decades of golf, recounting some of the 200 or so golf courses I’ve played, on East and West coasts, from Michigan to Texas, and many points in between. I reduced my list of courses to include categories a golfer might find interesting. Most Beautiful Much of my hitch in the U.S. Army was spent near Monterey Bay on Fort Ord, Calif...
Jan 9 2013 - 1:32am
Marguerite Pasterski, a 30-year Sierra Vista resident, passed away on Jan. 5, 2013, three months shy of her 100th birthday.  Marguerite was employed with the Arizona Department of Transportation, retiring in the early 1970s. In 1969, she was the BPW Woman of the Year. Marguerite was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Erwin Pasterski; and numerous family members. Marguerite is survived by...
Jan 9 2013 - 1:31am
Wayne Orr, of Double Adobe, passed on Jan. 3, 2013, at Sierra Vista Regional Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He was born July 20, 1931 in Bisbee. Wayne is preceded in passing by his father, William D. Orr; his mother, Marian E. Balke; his wife, Dorothy; his brother, Raymond Balke; and his daughter, Vicki Orr Krom. Wayne is survived by his daughters, Patty (Doug) Strub, Annette Orr, Nadine (Norman) Abel and Paula Allen;...
Jan 9 2013 - 1:30am
Tom Kolen passed into everlasting peace on Dec. 26, 2012, in Sierra Vista. He was born on May 21, 1958, to Harriet and Oleg Kolen in Syracuse, N.Y. He will be remembered for his love of music, his dogs, and his twisted sense of humor. Tom graduated from Buena High School in 1976 and went on to the University of Arizona to study music under Dr. Paula Fann and the late Ozan Marsh, earning a BA in music, studying the piano. He then went to...
Jan 9 2013 - 1:29am
In loving memory of Josefina F Robles. Chata passed away on Jan. 7, 2013, at her home.  Chata was born on Sept. 18, 1945, in Naco, Sonora, Mexico to Enrique Gonzales and Bertha Flores. She is preceded in death by Juan Manuel and her parents. Surviving is her husband of 36 years, Manuel Martinez; sons, Manuel Martinez and Tomas Robles; and daughters, Nora Robles and Karina Martinez. She also leaves behind her brother, Miguel...
Jan 9 2013 - 1:28am
William “Bill” Taylor, Jr., 85 of Sierra Vista, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Hacienda Rehabilitation & Care Center, in Sierra Vista. Bill was born on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1927, in Houston, Texas, to the late William Rodman and Nina Taylor. Bill was raised and attended school in the Houston, Texas, area and shortly after graduation joined the military.  He proudly serviced his country for more than 20 years...
Jan 9 2013 - 1:27am
Brigitte Gisela Heaton, 75 of Sierra Vista, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the NW Medical Center, Tucson. She was born on March 13, 1937, in Bublitz, Poland. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Sierra Vista 3rd Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1655 Avenida Del Sol in Sierra Vista, Ariz. A viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the same day at the same...
Jan 9 2013 - 1:26am
Our father’s true strength lied in his relationship to his wife Lorinda. He now joins her after her absence of almost three years. With the care and support of his family he passed away comfortably in his own home on Jan. 2, 2013. He was 88 years old. Jesus was born in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico on Oct. 15, 1924, to Bernarda and Eduardo Padilla. He was third to the oldest of six children. As a youth he would help the family by taking his burro...
Jan 9 2013 - 12:10am
From a woman with the temerity to wave her finger in the face of President Obama comes the sage direction that people living close to Mexico will recognize a secure border when they see one. Huh? To illustrate the extent of confusion that Gov. Jan Brewer has created with her statement to Capitol Media Services on Monday, we point to contrasting examples of border security. Among the ideas now being bantered in the hallowed halls...
Jan 9 2013 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “If you let your head get too big, it’ll break your neck.” — Rock ’n’ roll singer Elvis Presley (Jan. 8, 1935-Aug. 16, 1977) *** Have you bought your tickets to the Shanghai Acrobats Show yet? Well, I’d be fibbing if I told you we were close to selling out. While the VIP section is sold out, there are many great seats remaining for this fantastic show. This troupe of world class athletes performs...
Jan 9 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Jurors were selected Tuesday in Cochise County Superior Court for the trial of a man who was allegedly involved in beating and kidnapping another man in Sierra Vista early last year. Nubian Tyehimba Amon Ra, 50, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, armed robbery, and two counts of aggravated assault for an incident on Jan. 11, 2012.   The victim, Tracy Byrd, was allegedly struck with sticks, wood and rocks,...
Jan 9 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— In his short tenure as principal of Buena High School, John Schreur has garnered the support and earned the confidence of the school’s students and parents. At least that’s what 11 people had to say on Tuesday night, when they urged the district’s school board not to accept Schreur’s resignation, which would take effect on June 30. They got their wish, at least for now, as the board voted 4-1 to table...
Jan 9 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A jury trial started Monday in Cochise County Superior Court for a man who allegedly tried to kill two Bureau of Land Management rangers in 2010. Tracy Levi Thibodeaux, 71, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a rifle against Tim Rinehart and Mark Brunk on June 5, 2010. A jury of seven men and seven women, including two alternates, was selected on Monday. The...
Jan 9 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Cochise County could receive around $170,000 from the federal Housing and Urban Development agency in a community development block grant (CDBG) to be used to benefit low income areas.  Lisa Marra, new county grants administrator, explained during Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors that the amount being offered has dwindled over the past few years. County Administrator Mike Ortega emphasized that the...
Jan 8 2013 - 11:44pm
The Parkinson Support Group will meet at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Mona Bishop Room at the library. The program will be on home safety. For details, call 458-2645. The Sierra Vista Winter Visitors Program will kick off with a presentation by City Manager Chuck Potucek on Jan. 9 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2146 S. Coronado Drive. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the presentation starts at 9 a.m. For details, call 459-0929 or 803-6810. 1200 Club...
Jan 8 2013 - 10:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena girls soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to 12 on Tuesday with a 10-1 romp over Nogales at Loveless Stadium. The Colts wasted little time getting the goal parade starting as Brooke Madden put one past the keeper on an assist by Peach Gonzales five minutes in. Eight minutes later, it was Larissa Adams, followed by Madden again six minutes later with an assist from Cheryl Sindelar, who got the goal glory six minutes...
Jan 8 2013 - 10:06pm
SIERRA VISTA — For the second time in four days, the Buena boys basketball team got out to a sluggish start. But again, the energy provided by sophomore point guard Rod Springer, and the shot-making of RaShawn Avery ignited a big run that sent the Colts to their seventh straight victory, 75-62 over Amphitheater. “I don’t feel like anyone can guard me out there,” said Avery, who finished with 25 points on 12 of 23 shooting, after putting up...
Jan 8 2013 - 10:06pm
BENSON – A motorist driving westbound on I-10 toward Benson from the Texas Canyon area Tuesday afternoon witnessed what became a high speed chase where a vehicle appeared to be traveling at least 90 miles an hour. “When he passed my truck, I knew he was going way too fast, but wasn’t too concerned at that point,” said Diana Barton, a Whetstone resident who happened to be headed home on I-10 around 2:30 p.m. that day. “Then a DPS vehicle...
Jan 8 2013 - 9:32pm
To the Editor: Currently in Arizona, the sales tax rate is set at 6.6 percent.  This equates to the ninth highest rate in the country.  When you add local taxes into the equation, which may include up to 6 percent we could be paying as much as 12.6 percent in sales taxes.  For a state government in control by self-proclaimed conservatives, one must ask are we really a conservative state; especially, when you look at the fact...
Jan 8 2013 - 9:30pm
To the Editor: We are frequently led astray by those who insist on asking the question why. The real question of import is not why a human being kills his fellow humans, family members and even small children but “how” the person kills. As long as we focus on the unanswerable question of why we ignore the answerable question of how this insanity occurs. So lets not ask why insane people murder our children but how they murder...
Jan 8 2013 - 7:44pm
SIERRA VISTA – Four people have been taken into custody following a pursuit on Interstate 10 in Cochise County in which highway patrol officers blew out the tires of a fleeing pickup truck. The incident was still under investigation Tuesday night, but Sgt. Benjamin Buller of the Arizona Department of Public Safety said that all four occupants of the pickup had been taken into custody. “As of this moment we have no one positively...
Jan 8 2013 - 7:39pm
POMERENE – Derek Ausseresses is Cochise County’s very own “biggest loser.” There is one difference though. Derek is going through his transformation without the help of reality TV. Nor has he turned to gastric bypass surgery, fad diets or weight loss gimmicks. After tipping the scales at 507 pounds, the 26-year old husband and father of two knew he needed to make some drastic changes, or face serious health risks that go along with...
Jan 8 2013 - 4:20pm
BISBEE — It was just last May when officials at the Copper Queen Community Hospital broke ground on the new 7,000-square-foot addition which will become the new emergency room department.  Project manager for the hospital John Charley noted as he walked around the new facility — which resembles the old erector sets with I-beams and struts and nuts and bolts — the new ER will provide a higher level of care for patients who come in...
Jan 8 2013 - 3:43pm
SIERRA VISTA— Anyone who has tried to establish a new, healthy lifestyle can tell you that life often seems to get in the way. For 56-year-old Michael McDonald, it’s his two full time jobs that tend to take priority over sustained weight-loss efforts. “I’m just trying to cut back on snacks … trying to get into an exercise routine that life sometimes overrides,” McDonald said. That’s why he, along with 35...
Jan 8 2013 - 3:17pm
Jan 2 12:21 p.m. Someone keyed a vehicle parked on the zero block of Brewery Avenue sometime over night. 3:48 p.m. A white male was reported hitting a woman in a blue Dodge pickup on the 1200 block of W. Highway 92. 5:05 p.m. Staff at Plaza Liquor reported a male in a black jacket with a yellow hood had just shoplifted from the store and was heading toward Greenway. The subject had been recorded on tape. 7:26 p.m. A woman who...
Jan 8 2013 - 11:21am
SIERRA VISTA — Highway patrol officers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday morning near St. David. The collision occurred at 6:36 a.m. at mile post 304.5 on Highway 80 when a Toyota sedan driven by Dakota Jay Arnold, 21, was traveling north on the highway and, for an as yet unknown reason, crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a Ford pickup truck, said Officer David Hopkins, of the Arizona Department of...
Jan 8 2013 - 10:23am
Jan. 1 12:02 a.m. A Sierra Vista man, 32, was charged with prohibited possessor possessing weapon. 12:15 a.m. A Sierra Vista woman, 24, was charged with defacing/damaging property. 1:08 a.m. A Willcox man, 29, was charged with judicial proceeding – disobey mandate. 2:59 a.m. A Sierra Vista man, 26, was charged with defacing/damaging property and fighting/disruptive behavior. 6:40 a.m. A Douglas man, 25, was charged with...
Jan 8 2013 - 7:10am
NAME: Charles Shoemaker AGE: 29 RACE: White SEX: Male HEIGHT: 6’0” WEIGHT:  150 HAIR: Brown EYES:  Blue PLACE OF BIRTH: Arizona ID MARKS: Tattoos: back-lion, left leg-flames, right shoulder-celtic cross OFFENSE: unlawfully possessed methamphetamine drug paraphernalia REMARKS: Shoemaker is believed to be in the Sierra Vista area.  He has worked as a landscaper and handyman...
Jan 8 2013 - 12:44am
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer can’t put a specific definition on what it means to have a secure border. But she said residents along the boundary with Mexico will know it when it happens. The question of what Brewer thinks is politically significant since the governor said she will not support any form of immigration reform unless and until the border is secure. But until now she has...
Jan 8 2013 - 12:26am
The Sierra Vista Historical Society, in conjunction with Henry Hauser Museum and the Sierra Vista Public Library, will host “Homesteading Patterns in our Little Corner of Cochise County — 1912” at 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. For details, call 417-6980. Courtney Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator with the Office of the Attorney General, will offer a free presentation on scams and how they are impacting...
Jan 8 2013 - 12:22am
Bisbee Police Report Dec. 26 12:42 p.m. Someone broke a window on a 2000 Dodge Dakota Sport parked on the 100 block of Cole Avenue some time this morning. 1:06 p.m. Someone stole a lock from a door at City Park and also many bulbs were stolen or broken around the perimeter. 1:18 p.m. Someone broke restroom toilet paper dispensers and took two rolls of toilet paper fro Vista Park. 2:58 p.m. A caller reported being...
Jan 8 2013 - 12:17am
To the Editor: The citizens of Michigan, through their representative state government, have determined that Michigan, like Arizona, is now a right-to-work state. The adroitly titled right-to-work law actually does not guarantee remunerative employment to anybody, although its effect may well be to create more jobs with lower average pay. Evidently a handful of union supporters have engaged in their ancient tradition of violence and sarcasm...
Jan 8 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A Mexican national wanted for murder in South Carolina was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol Agents in Cochise County on Friday. Agents from the Brian A. Terry Station arrested the man, who was in this country illegally, near Naco, according to a release from the U.S. Border Patrol, Tucson Sector on Monday. The man, Delfino Escroza Dimas, 26, is wanted by the Greenville Police Department on charges of murder, possession...
Jan 8 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — With the resignation of Ward 2 Councilman Ransom Burke, the city is soliciting letters of interest from qualified electors who live in the ward through Thursday, Jan. 24. There is no application to be filled out by candidates, said Gloria Gonzales, city clerk.  The individual selected by the council will serve the remainder of the vacant four-year term, or until Dec. 2, 2014.  Pursuant to Bisbee City Charter...
Jan 8 2013 - 12:10am
In the grand scheme of spending in politics, the amount of money state legislators can receive in contributions for “constituent services” is pretty minor. Arizona provides in its campaign finance law that legislators can maintain two revenue accounts. Spending from one account can go toward the costs of getting elected. The other account can be used to cover expenses the lawmaker incurs while providing state government services...
Jan 8 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— With the new city council’s first strategic planning session just around the corner, members agreed that a review of the city’s various citizen commissions would be an appropriate objective to identify in that process. This consensus was reached at Monday’s work session, when Council Member Tom Reardon suggested the Citizens Advisory Commission be tasked with such a review. Mayor Rick Mueller agreed that it...
Jan 8 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A man in custody on a criminal damage charge was also charged in connection with various instances of graffiti, after he was captured on surveillance footage and later found to have matching paint on his hands. Christopher Richardson, 36, was charged with attempted burglary and five counts of criminal damage after police said he attempted to gain entry to the UPS store on Fry Boulevard after it was closed, and then sprayed...
Jan 8 2013 - 12:01am
By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The coach no longer wears houndstooth. The result is the same. Another Alabama dynasty. Quieting the Irish by the first play of the second quarter, Eddie Lacy, AJ McCarron and the No. 2 Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame 42-14 for the BCS championship Monday night, locking up a second straight national title and third in four years with another laugher of a title...
Jan 7 2013 - 11:57pm
To break up a long winter break, high school teams typically try to stay sharp with holiday tournaments. For some local teams, those tournaments were most rewarding. The Buena boys basketball team, which went into the break on a two-game losing streak, ran off five straight wins to claim the championship of the Northwest Invitational Tournament in Tucson, and followed that up with an impressive 72-60 win over a visiting team from...
Jan 7 2013 - 9:18pm
Brigitte G. Heaton, 75, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Northwest Medical Center.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, with funeral services  at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1655 Avenida del Sol.  Interment will follow in the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.  Further information will be in a later  ...
Jan 7 2013 - 9:17pm
H. “Red” Hartman, 91, passed away quietly Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the home of his son in Sierra Vista. Red was owner of Cochise Harley-Davidson Sales of Douglas and  Hartman Harley-Davidson Sales in Sierra Vista.  He was a franchised Harley-Davidson dealer for more than 40 years from 1948 to 1988 for Cochise County.    He retired from Harley-Davidson but continued in the motorcycle business until just recently...
Jan 7 2013 - 9:16pm
Roberto “Bobby” Botello, 60, passed away at his home on Jan. 1, 2013. Bobby joins his mother and father, Maria Jesus Botello and Roberto H. Botello, in heaven. He is survived by a daughter, Josie Gonzalez; and son, Eddie (Angela) Botello, children of Maria Emma Botello. Bobby leaves behind four grandchildren, Marcus Anthony and Mariah Gonzalez, and Carlos and Diego Botello. Bobby is also survived by his brother, Armando Figueroa, Ana (...
Jan 7 2013 - 8:19pm
By Brian J. Pedersen Tucson Weekly TUCSON — The college football world started noticing Ka’Deem Carey for the first time in early November when he bulldozed over a really bad Colorado defense to set University of Arizona and Pac-12 conference single-game rushing records, en route to leading the nation in rushing and getting some early buzz for the 2013 season’s Heisman race. And with that increased spotlight, of course, comes...
Jan 7 2013 - 3:26pm
Planned date of marriage: 04/13/2013 Planned location of marriage: JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ Name of Prospective Bride: Lindsey Marie Ortiz Bride’s parents:   Bride’s parents names: Jerry and Patty Ortiz   Location of prospective bride’s parents: Scottsdale, AZ Bride::   Is attending:   Attended: Sandia Preparatory School, Albuquerque,...
Jan 7 2013 - 3:24pm
The Cochise County Youth Orchestra is now welcoming violin, viola, cello and string bass players to join in the fun next semester, starting Tuesday, Jan. 15 through May 8. Students from elementary to high school age who have at least one year of playing experience and are currently taking private lessons, or who pass an audition, are eligible to join this energetic group of players. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Calvary’...
Jan 7 2013 - 2:12pm
Dec. 28 3:36 a.m. A Sierra Vista man, 40, was charged with interfering with a judicial proceeding, false report to law enforcement agency and burglary – nonresidential. 9:50 a.m. A Douglas woman, 27, was charged with disorderly conduct/domestic violence and intentional injury/domestic violence. 1:10 p.m. A Sierra Vista man, 56, was charged with touching with intent to injure/insult/provoke and defacing/damaging property. 2:15...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:35pm
The National Weather Service in Tucson updated a forecast on Monday, changing an initial prediction for snow, to continued cold and breezy weather without precipitation on Tuesday Early on Monday, the NWS said it expected significant snow in the area. In the afternoon that forecast predicted a weather front would pass south of the Southeast Arizona region and into Mexico before reaching the Cochise County. The storm system, which moved...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:09pm
SIERRA VISTA — A woman was arrested on a burglary charge after police responded to an alarm at a furniture store this weekend. Margaret Moran, 28, was also charged with possession of burglary tools, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on Saturday after Sierra Vista police responded to Discount Furniture Warehouse. At the store, officers found Moran holding a flashlight in the...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:26am
Award winning photographer John Buono, owner of JB Photo & Video, has announced the subjects for his 2013 photography workshops. John, with more than 50 years experience in photography, is best known in Sierra Vista for his popular workshops. Totally hands-on, attendees get to learn how to get the most out of their cameras, regardless of whether they are beginners with a cell phone camera, or highly advanced. John provides all equipment...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:24am
On Dec. 6, 2012 Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc. received the HIRE-POWER Award. CCHCI ranked tenth in Arizona in job creation in the medical field over the past three years. “The top 100 companies on the list have created 73,032 American jobs in the three-year period from 2008 to 2011 — an amazing feat, given that much of that job growth came during the heart of the recession,” said Inc. editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. “And it...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:23am
BENSON — The San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad (SPSR) set a new safety record on Dec. 23, completing 5,000 days of accident-free operations on the Benson-based short line. “It confirms that San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad employees are totally committed to safety,” said SPSR Railroad Director Peggy Davis. Scott Parkinson, president of ARG Trans, SPSR’s parent company, noted, “This is a huge milestone and we’re very proud of...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:17am
Dear M & M: Can you give me any information about the potential of doing business with Mexico? — Tom Dear Tom: Cochise County shares an 82 mile border with Mexico. Naco and Douglas are two ports of entry that people can travel throughout the county to do business in our stores. The city of Douglas has great opportunities to do business with Mexico. A study done in 2008 by the University of Arizona indicated 81.6 percent of all Mexican...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:16am
According to estimates released by the Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics, Cochise County’s population increased by 215 residents, or 0.2 percent, between 2011 and 2012. The countywide population grew from 130,537 to 130,752. EPS projects the countywide population will grow by an average of one percent per year, both in the short and long term, reaching 142,398 in 2020 and 192,301 in 2050. From now through 2020,...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:14am
By Fred Miller Special to the Herald/Review Cafe Roka will begin their 20th year this New Year’s Eve. It is an amazing accomplishment for any restaurant, let alone one in a relatively isolated rural community.  Owners Rod Kass and Sally Holcomb attribute their success and longevity to several factors; an emphasis on quality food using local ingredients when possible, friendly and attentive service, a welcoming environment,...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:10am
Sometimes it seems as simple as turning on a light bulb. City of Sierra Vista Assistant City Manager Mary Jacobs brought her research on economic development to the council in December, reporting that other communities considered successful in the game depend on the services of an independent organization. Utilizing this private group allows flexibility to maneuver the tricky path of bringing new business, industry and “development” to...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:10am
LOCAL-STATE Dec. 29 Would someone enlighten me or all of us what happened to the “Greek” restaurant? Did it go out of business and now someone else is trying to make it there? If the Greek restaurant closed, is the building jinxed?   A recent letter to the editor proposed using armed volunteers such as retired law enforcement personnel to act as school security. That idea has merit. Forget arming teachers. When I attended Tucson...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Thanks to a handful of local individuals, future generations will have the chance to learn about what life was like in Cochise County when Arizona became a state. And even though Arizona’s centennial year ended when the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, residents have until Jan. 12 to experience for themselves the history of the region. “Our Little Corner of Cochise County 1912,” an exhibit at the Henry F. Hauser Museum...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:09am
PHOENIX (AP) — When Zach Randolph found his shooting stroke Sunday night, the Memphis Grizzlies took off. Randolph scored 21 points and Rudy Gay added 20 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 92-81 victory over the Phoenix Suns. “Zach got going in the post and so we had a few options to run with,” said Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins. “It was a solid win.” Randolph had been dominant in the team’s first two meetings, averaging 16...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:06am
BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens wanted one long final ride for Ray Lewis. They also wanted Denver. They got it. Having disposed of Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, they now face a far more imposing challenge — Peyton Manning and the streaking Broncos. Anquan Boldin set a franchise record with 145 yards receiving, including the clinching touchdown in the Ravens’ 24-9 victory Sunday over the Colts in an AFC wild-card game....
Jan 7 2013 - 12:03am
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Robert Griffin III reached too far for the football, his already injured right leg twisting gruesomely behind him. Just like that, Griffin was done. And so were the Washington Redskins. The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game, snapping an eight-game postseason skid away from home with a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory Sunday over the Redskins, who lost Griffin to another knee injury in the fourth ...
Jan 7 2013 - 12:02am
NEW YORK — They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season. After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence. Ending a bitter dispute that wiped out a large part of the hockey season for the third time in less than two decades, the league...
Jan 6 2013 - 7:01pm
I look out across the white night, the full moon landscape light on my desert mountain, covered in a soft blanket of glowing radiant snow. The whispering wind, nature’s violin, plays lullabies.  I close my eyes.    A new light, a new day dawns upon a new world, and life goes on, the future unfurled. When tomorrow brings what tomorrow brings, we will be ...
Jan 6 2013 - 6:19pm
The Sierra Vista Historical Society, in conjunction with Henry Hauser Museum and the Sierra Vista Public Library, will host “Homesteading Patterns in our Little Corner of Cochise County — 1912” at 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. For details, call 417-6980. Courtney Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator with the Office of the Attorney General, will offer a free presentation on scams and how they are impacting...
Jan 6 2013 - 6:05pm
The sun has risen and the sun has set upon our play and upon our mirth, but never, never yet upon a day of peace on Earth.   The last dragon held out in the granite cave south of the Redburn castle. The Redburn Clan and the MacDonalds banded together to come against it. All totaled they had seven men in armor, thirteen archers, two water boys, a half dozen fair maidens, and four old warriors who told jokes...
Jan 6 2013 - 6:04pm
Air Force Airman Jens R. Hanson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community...
Jan 6 2013 - 6:03pm
Ms. Bernadette Burick of Sierra Vista, Ariz., would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter Miss Julia Duncan, to Mr. Jacob Townsley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Guenna Townsley of Hereford, Ariz.  The bride-to-be is currently attending Cochise College and the University of Arizona, working toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology. The prospective groom is also attending Cochise College working...
Jan 6 2013 - 3:00pm
TOMBSTONE — An 83-year-old woman died Sunday morning in a Tombstone house fire. Tombstone Fire Chief James Fought said the fire call came in at approximately 7:17 a.m. and crews were on scene at 7:30. “At 7:40, the fire was under control,” said Fought. “Unfortunately, there was one fatality, an 83-year-old female. Cause of the fire is under investigation.” Firefighters managed to contain the blaze to one area of the house, located at...
Jan 6 2013 - 12:26am
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — A University of Arizona physician has taken the first political steps in her bid to do medical marijuana research at state-run schools. Sue Sisley, a specialist in internal medicine and psychiatry, has formed Americans for Scientific Freedom, which she will chair. The filing with the Secretary of State’s Office will allow her to collect donations for political purposes. But...
Jan 6 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA – After 33 years on the force, the last six as deputy chief, Tom Alinen has been selected to become the next Chief of the Sierra Vista Police Department. A Cleveland native, Alinen said he has wanted to be a police officer for as long as he could remember. “Ever since I was a kid, I knew that’s what I wanted to grow up and be,” he said Friday. Working at a drive-in hamburger joint as a teen, Alinen said he...
Jan 6 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The four-day trip started early the morning of Dec. 26 and ended early the morning on Dec. 30. During the 48 hours members of the Buena High School Marching Colts were gone, some waded in the Pacific Ocean, they marched in the Big Bay Balloon Parade, practiced for and performed in the Holiday Bowl halftime show, went to Disneyland and to SeaWorld — in San Diego, Calif. A surprise for the band members was the appearance...
Jan 6 2013 - 12:10am
A new Congress — the 113th Session — but still the same Republican and Democratic leadership. So, it begs the question, since Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell find it difficult to work together, and the same is true of John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi in the House, is not their continuing in congressional leadership roles an example of insanity? You know, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. According...
Jan 6 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Frank Smith was a young infantryman in what was once West Germany, submerged in a cold, damp foxhole during an exercise when he saw another group of soldiers a short distance away were gathered around a large bonfire, keeping themselves warm. ‘Just who were those guys? Why were they not in the mud like him? What was their Army mission? How can I do what they do?’ Those were some of the questions which went...
Jan 6 2013 - 12:10am
Over the years, I’ve often been asked the question: “So what is a community hospital?” And … this is a good question since community hospital is a broad term.  There are many ways of classifying community hospitals, by size, by service provided, by governance structures, proprietary/taxed or non-proprietary/not taxed, or a governmental structure like a hospital district.  The basic definition, however, is that a...
Jan 6 2013 - 12:10am
T he rate of suicide in the U.S. Army hit an all-time high for 2012 in July. The Department of Defense reports 26 potential suicides by active duty service members, just in the Army. This is a jump from the 12 cases in June. So far this year there have been 116 potential suicides by active duty soldiers and 71 in the National Guard and Army Reserve. 66 have been confirmed as suicides and 50 remain under investigation. In 2011 the Army reported...
Jan 6 2013 - 12:10am
We agree with Arizona health services director Will Humble’s warning that an increasing number of parents who ‘opt-out’ of having their children immunized represent a very real concern. “There are ZIP codes in Sedona and other places where there is a real risk of a very severe outbreak of a lethal disease,” Humble told a Cronkite News Service reporter in an interview last month. “And since it hasn’t happened yet, they see it as theoretical...
Jan 6 2013 - 12:10am
When the New Year dawned did you promise it would be a healthier one? Did you decide this would be the year to get your finances in order? Or have you determined that 2013 will be the year to get out more and enjoy the wealth of attractions and leisure options in Cochise County? If you answered yes to any of these, then the Sierra Vista Area Chamber has the perfect event to help you meet those goals. On Saturday, March 2, we...
Jan 6 2013 - 12:02am
SIERRA VISTA — What started out as a light international exhibition became a display of superiority in size and power by the visitors from Australia. But just when it looked like Buena would be blown out in its own gym, the Colts turned the game on its head. As they rallied, the friendly lost a good portion of its friendliness, and in a dogfight to the finish, the home team emerged victorious in overtime, 72-60. RaShawn Avery led the way...
Jan 5 2013 - 11:38pm
TOMBSTONE — Bisbee’s bid to win two holiday tournaments came up one game short on Saturday, as the Pumas lost in the championship game of the Tombstone Shootout to Scottsdale Prep, 66-54. “We started out pretty evenly matches, but in the second quarter, they built a 12-point lead,” Bisbee head coach Dante Franco said. “We tried to make some adjustments and cut it to eight, but we just couldn’t close the gap.” Anthony Castellano led...
Jan 5 2013 - 10:28pm
YUMA — ‘The House’ at Arizona Western College, was the Waterloo of Laura Hughes remarkable first season as head coach of the Cochise College women’s basketball team. On Saturday, the Apaches showed how much things have changed in Hughes’ second season, ripping the Matadors in Arizona’s loudest juco arena, 69-38. “We jumped on them from the start and really executed our game plan,” said Hughes, whose team lost to AWC in the first round of...
Jan 5 2013 - 8:28pm
Marjorie Janet (Laird) Simmons, a 33-year resident of Palominas, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. She was born on June 23, 1945, in Pueblo, Colo., to Walter and Marjorie (Van Swol) Laird. She was raised in Portland Ore. After attending the University of Hawaii, Marjorie moved to Indiana where she met and married her beloved husband, Cliff Simmons. After Cliff retired from the steel mills the family relocated to Arizona, settling in...
Jan 5 2013 - 8:27pm
Earl D. Worden, born on July 26, 1922, entered eternal rest on Jan. 2, 2013. He was born and raised in Bisbee. He married his wife, Dorothy, 73 years ago, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughters, Billie Joan Power of Bisbee, Barbara Andrews of Sierra Vista, and Debra Stump of Tucson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. All who knew him loved him and will dearly miss him. A...
Jan 5 2013 - 8:24pm
Gerald “Jerry” Bokowski died January 1st in Tucson at University Medical Center of congestive heart failure. He was born March 25, 1931, in Omaha, Neb. to Charlotte and Raymond Bokowski. He was the youngest of four children, all now deceased: Richard, Jeanne and Juanalea. He married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Willmarth, on June 9th, 1950, and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, where his love of trains began. He and Nancy had two...
Jan 5 2013 - 8:20pm
To the Editor: I’m not sure where, exactly, Ms. Mouras stands on “gun control.” I am glad that the U.S. Army trained her well. Is she of the opinion, that all other gun owners are not? I sincerely hope that was not her intent.  However, with that said, I must, then, praise her desire, that the owners be qualified to use their weapons. I am, as well, disappointed, in the direction, it seems, the rest of America is willing to...
Jan 5 2013 - 7:07pm
Photographer Cheryl Rogos will be the featured artist for January at the Huachuca Art Gallery at the Mall at Sierra Vista. The meet the artist reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 6. The Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP) is open for bird walks at 8 a.m. Jan. 6,...
Jan 5 2013 - 6:28pm
This year we acquired a puppy. She’s full of life, curious and interested in everything around her. Every leaf that falls, every bird that flits through the yard, every sound from down the street gets her attention. While walking, she strains at the leash to sniff whatever scent catches her attention (sadly, “things” left behind by other dogs seem especially interesting). She sees every bunny, every bird, and is far too intrigued by passing cars...
Jan 5 2013 - 6:15pm
Whenever clean-up hitter Alicia Banks got a hold of a pitch in her wheelhouse, it didn’t stay in the field of play for long, and sometimes it seemed there wouldn’t be much left of the ball. The 6-foot-2 first baseman/outfielder, as well as middle hitter on the Buena volleyball team might have put up more stellar numbers on the diamond were it not for frequent injuries. Still, her power, bat speed and impeccable academic record, was...
Jan 5 2013 - 6:02pm
TOMBSTONE — The Bisbee girls basketball team closed out the tournament in fine fashion, blowing out San Miguel 58-35 to take third place, despite being without leading scorer Bianca Borquez, who played only a couple of minutes because of a knee strain. Katrina Morales picked up her scoring load, getting 16 points to go with 12 rebounds and six assists. Adilma Molinares had 14 points and four assists, Lea Galyean had her first double-double...
Jan 5 2013 - 3:08pm
By Fred Miller Cafe Roka will begin their 20th year this New Year’s Eve. It is an amazing accomplishment for any restaurant, let alone one in a relatively isolated rural community.  Owners Rod Kass and Sally Holcomb attribute their success and longevity to several factors; an emphasis on quality food using local ingredients when possible, friendly and attentive service, a welcoming environment, and most importantly becoming an...
Jan 5 2013 - 11:55am
BENSON — The two-year construction project at the Interstate 10 and State Route 90 Interchange near Benson is 95 percent complete, according to an ADOT spokesperson.   C.T. Revere, Arizona Department of Transportation Community Relations Officer for the Safford District, said the project’s new traffic signals were activated prior to Christmas and once warmer weather arrives in the spring, there are just a couple more items that need to...
Jan 5 2013 - 11:09am
TUCSON — KOLD Channel 13 and Cox cable have come to an agreement that will broadcast the television station to Sierra Vista and area residents, assuring football games will be return to the local airwaves this weekend. Press reports state KOLD’s parent company, Raycom Media, reached the agreement with Cox Communications on Friday night. The television station posted a statement on its website declaring an agreement had been...
Jan 5 2013 - 10:55am
North Coronado Drive, between Carmelita Drive and Madera Drive, will be restricted to one lane of travel beginning Monday, Jan. 7 through Wednesday, January 9 as utility work is being performed. Motorists are asked to use caution, obey all traffic control devices in the area or, if possible, use an alternate route.As always, the City of Sierra Vista appreciates the public’s cooperation and patience. For more information or questions, please call...
Jan 5 2013 - 12:10am
Base grocery and department stores provide military members, retirees and their families with shopping discounts worth $4.5 billion annually.  But that’s just a fraction of the overall value these stores deliver to the military and the nation, a new study from American Logistics Association (ALA) argues in response to fresh threats on the shopping benefit. Discounted shopping, for example, dampens the military’s need to pay members...
Jan 5 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Police have arrested a man on drug charges for allegedly traveling to Sierra Vista to purchase marijuana in bulk before shipping it across the country. Kenthwan Conyers, 31, of Columbia, S.C., was arrested earlier this week on two counts each of possession of marijuana for sale, transport of marijuana for sale and possession of marijuana, after an investigation by the Sierra Vista Police Department Community Response Team...
Jan 5 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly committed acts of robbery, kidnapping and assault will go on trial next week in Cochise County Superior Court, despite a request by a defense attorney to postpone the date. Nubian Tyehimba Amon Ra, 50, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault in an incident in January of last year. He is scheduled for a jury trial beginning on Tuesday...
Jan 5 2013 - 12:10am
With the holidays officially in the rear view mirror, and New Year’s resolutions in focus, we resume our pitch at the county and state levels to act promptly on election reform. Let it be a priority in 2013 to make progress on improving a system that — after the Nov. 6 turnout — delayed tabulating, frustrated voters and election workers alike, and raised the unwelcome opportunity to question the integrity of the entire process....
Jan 5 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who was shot by Sierra Vista police after he allegedly pointed guns at authorities during a foot pursuit is scheduled for a hearing later this month in Cochise County Superior Court. Andrew Bradford Tree, 24, is charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, two counts of possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, and two counts of aggravated...
Jan 5 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Following a meeting with potential vendors this week, the city is inching closer to purchasing a manufactured building to house a temporary youth center, with plans to open it in time for summer. Several vendors have shown interest in the city’s request and staff expects to have multiple proposals to evaluate by the Jan. 17 deadline, Assistant City Manager Mary Jacobs said this week.Vendors will have to take into account...
Jan 4 2013 - 11:13pm
SIERRA VISTA — Coming off perhaps their best stretch of basketball this season, the Buena Colts return home tonight with a game against visitors from far away. Newington College, from Sydney, Australia, has made the long trip over the Pacific to barnstorm around the western United States. The first stop for this boys-only, K-12 school of about 1,500 was Redwood Christian in San Lorenzo, Calif., where the Aussies won 63-12. On Thursday, they...
Jan 4 2013 - 9:54pm
Helen passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at TMC Hospice Peppi’s House in Tucson at the age of 88. Helen was born on Aug. 24, 1924, to Grace and Richard Shutkind in Hempstead, N.Y. Helen graduated from Hempstead High School in 1942 and worked at Doubleday Publishing Company. She met and married the love of her life, Herbert J. Klaus in June 1953. They were married for 59 years. She was a loving mother of two children: a daughter,...
Jan 4 2013 - 9:53pm
Sarah P. Russell, 90, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Prestige Assisted Living in Sierra Vista. She had been a resident of Sierra Vista for 12 years. Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hatfield Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow. Pastor Virginia A. Studer will officiate. Interment will be Monday, Jan. 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Unity Cemetery, Fort Mill, S.C. Local arrangements are by Hatfield...
Jan 4 2013 - 9:50pm
William Rodman Taylor, Jr, 85, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, Memorial services will be on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at Church of Christ in Village Meadows, 815 El Camino Real with interment following in the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. Further information will be in a later edition. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home.
Jan 4 2013 - 9:49pm
Richard Gregory Rybski, 44, of Sierra Vista passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Per his wishes he will be cremated and a private service and interment in the family plot will take place at a later date in Wickenburg, Ariz. Assisting the family is Hatfield Funeral Home.
Jan 4 2013 - 9:49pm
Chip (Harold) Kline passed away Jan. 2, 2013, of a heart attack. A memorial service will be conducted by American Legion Post 24, 205 E. Allen St., in Tombstone at 2 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013.
Jan 4 2013 - 9:43pm
A repeat offender who was busted trying to drive a stolen car into Mexico was sentenced in Santa Cruz County Superior Court to 4.5 years in prison. Jason Earl Patty, 37, of Tucson, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of means of transportation, a Class 3 felony, after he and his girlfriend Faith Elizabeth Haessley were busted on March 19, 2012 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry. Judge Anna...
Jan 4 2013 - 9:38pm
PHOENIX — The organization that funded Arizona’s 2010 medical marijuana initiative says lawmakers who now want voters to scrap the program are missing the point of a study on teen use. Morgan Fox, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, acknowledged Friday that the report by the Criminal Justice Commission shows more than one out of every nine high school students who regularly use the drug said they got it from a legal medical...
Jan 4 2013 - 7:22pm
To the Editor: How do you buy something back when you’ve never owned it? On Friday’s op-ed page, you ask, “Isn’t it about responsible gun ownership?” No, it’s not. It’s about gun prohibitionist agitprop. An honest discussion of this topic would begin with some honest terms. Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik and his friends aren’t advocating a police gun “buyback” program, they’re advocating a police gun purchase program. The...
Jan 4 2013 - 7:20pm
To the Editor: The programs of Child and Family Resources, Inc., would like to take the time to personally thank all of the wonderful businesses and individuals who supported our agency during the holiday season with donations. During this time of year, we are reliant almost solely on the generosity of the community to provide toys, clothing, diapers, and monetary donations to pass along to the local families we serve. We would like to...
Jan 4 2013 - 7:07pm
The Cochise Amateur Radio Association will host a four-week Technician FCC Amateur Radio License course beginning Jan. 5. Classes are held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the CARA club site on Moson Road. Registration is required. For details, contact 378-1822 or ghays@cisbroadband.com. Water Wise will host a free talk from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 5 at Sierra Vista Public Meeting Room, Groth Hall, at UA South, 1140 N. Colombo Ave. The topic will be “...
Jan 4 2013 - 6:06pm
TOMBSTONE — The Tombstone boys basketball team’s bid to repeat as champions of their own holiday tournament came to an end Friday afternoon, as the Jackets got out to a very sluggish start and lost to Scottsdale Prep 56-36. “We came out real lethargic and I don’t know why,” said Tombstone head coach Steve Lane, whose team had won its first two in the tournament. “We just can’t seem to get our energy level up. They were very fast, decent-...
Jan 4 2013 - 5:46pm
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Nearly two years after being critically wounded in a mass shooting, former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Friday met with families of victims in last month’s shooting that left 26 people dead inside a Connecticut elementary school. Giffords was accompanied by her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, at the private meeting in Newtown that was also attended by U.S. Sen. Richard ...
Jan 4 2013 - 4:28pm
he four-day trip started early the morning of Dec. 26 and ended early the morning on Dec. 30. During the 48 hours members of the Buena High School Marching Colts were gone, some waded in the Pacific Ocean, they marched in the Big Bay Balloon Parade, practiced for and performed in the Holiday Bowl halftime show, went to Disneyland and to SeaWorld — in San Diego, Calif. A surprise for the band members was the appearance of Buena...
Jan 4 2013 - 3:29pm
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, the right lane of eastbound and westbound Interstate 10 near milepost 289 will be closed so that the roadway can be reviewed for upcoming construction. The work is part of a new construction project to improve a segment of I-10 approximately 15 miles west of Benson (mileposts 288 to 291). The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph during the lane closures, and traffic delays of 15...
Jan 4 2013 - 1:00pm
SIERRA VISTA— In an attempt to reinvigorate its approach to economic development, the city plans to bring all the major players in Sierra Vista to the planning table, while also fine-tuning its contract with the Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation (EDF). After presenting the city council with an analysis of what has made other Arizona cities successful, Assistant City Manager Mary Jacobs recommended the city do what those community...
Jan 4 2013 - 11:40am
Jan. 3 6:02 a.m. A woman, 38, was cited for speeding while driving with a suspended driver’s license in Sierra Vista. Her vehicle was impounded for 30 days. 9:08 a.m. The mailbox cluster at N. High Desert Circle in Whetstone was reported damaged. 6:14 p.m. A man, 23, was arrested and jailed in Sierra Vista for domestic violence/aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. 7:12 p...
Jan 4 2013 - 12:10am
I occasionally take one of the short quizzes sent to my email from www.realage.com. They are usually on subjects of health, such as cholesterol, nutrition, or about certain products and procedures, such as hair dye or anti-aging treatments. Yesterday I took a  quiz called “What’s Your Nutrition IQ?” I found on the Washington Post website. I didn’t do that well. I answered only 13 of 20 questions correctly. That’s good, it...
Jan 4 2013 - 12:10am
I enjoy reading. I’m not fast at it, nor am one who retains all that I read. Of course, I want to learn what I can, but my reading is more for pleasure. Whether fiction or non-fiction, or whether the book is thick or skinny, I tackle it for the sheer pleasure of enjoying what it has to tell or teach me. It’s an escape mechanism, I suppose, by which I get under the skin of another and plow through their insights, capturing vistas I would not...
Jan 4 2013 - 12:10am
Dear Mrs. C: Our son, ‘Waldo’, loves Buena, but doesn’t like one of the boys in one of his classes. Although he can’t come up with anything specific, he said the boy annoys him. Do you have any suggestions? Signed: Parents of Son Who is Easily Annoyed Dear Ps of SWIEA: Yes. Politically incorrect answer: “ Too bad so sad — just suck it up.” Politically correct answer: “Wow, Waldo — Dad and I are so very sorry that you...
Jan 4 2013 - 12:10am
The holiday season is upon us! I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all “Happy Holidays!” Now, back to what some of you think may be a never ending saga… but we’re almost finished. After I told juror No. 1 that she had jinxed me; that was pretty much the conclusion of our first day! It was nearly 4:45 p.m., and time was getting short for us to get out and vote at the polls. Ten jurors were finally seated, and the gallery resembled...
Jan 4 2013 - 12:10am
Tucson has quickly put itself in the middle of the gun control debate with a proposal that has drawn fire from a spokesman for the National Rifle Association. City Councilman Steve Kozachik has organized a gun buyback program, raising about $7,000 in donations and another $1,000 from Safeway food stores. After learning of the idea, NRA national board member, Todd Rathner, went on record against it and argued that destroying the guns...
Jan 4 2013 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — It was finished a couple of years ago, but for most of the time it sat unused — except for a couple of special occasions — as part of the Weinstein Village complex at the Army Intelligence Center of Excellence. But Thursday, the first breakfast for soldiers, airmen and Marines attending intelligence training on the post was open for the business it was designed for — as a dining facility. As GIs ate breakfast, Maj. Gen...
Jan 3 2013 - 9:44pm
Russell A. Alger passed away in Prescott on Dec. 25, 2012, after a long illness. He was a resident of Sierra Vista for 11 years. Russell was born on Dec. 25, 1926, in Detroit, Mich. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and worked in the lumber industry.  He married his second wife, Rutha Harris Alger in 1971. He was a great husband and father. Russell’s favorite hobby was sailing. Russell was preceded in death...
Jan 3 2013 - 9:43pm
“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father” (Lydia Child, 18th century poet) Joseph C. Nichols, 85, of  Sierra Vista passed away on Jan. 1 2013, of natural causes. The funeral service will be held at  Holy Trinity Monastery in St. David at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Father Henry Capdeville will be officiating. Joe  was born in  Chillicothe, Mo. on April 21, 1927. At...
Jan 3 2013 - 9:42pm
On Dec. 24, 2012, our Father in Heaven called Jean Margaret Sessford, age 86, home to join Him for His Son’s birthday party. Jean was born on Aug. 19, 1926, to Charles E. Sessford and Margaret (Hoock) Sessford in Willow Springs, Mo. Miss Sessford was a Sierra Vista resident for more than 50 years. She retired from the Army as a civil service clerk/stenographer in 1981. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church. She was also...
Jan 3 2013 - 9:41pm
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things…’” Matthew 12:35 (NKJV) Dec. 30, 2012, Antonio (Tony) Ray Baca unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord from his home in Bisbee. Tony was born on March 1, 1957, in Deming, N.M., to Antonio P. and Dora Bravo Baca. Tony moved to Arizona shortly after graduating from high school starting his career with the Arizona Department of Corrections in 1978, serving at...
Jan 3 2013 - 4:58pm
TOMBSTONE — The Bisbee girls basketball team opened play in the Tombstone Shootout on Thursday with a 36-31 win over St. David.  Bisbee jumped out to a 14-2 lead at the end of one quarter, but the Tigers began to find the range and stay within striking distance. Twice in the second half, the Pumas pushed their lead to more than 10, but it took a pair of critical steals late by Adilma Molinares to secure the win. Next up for Bisbee...
Jan 3 2013 - 3:26pm
BISBEE — Among the nine county officials sworn in to office in the county supervisors’ chamber during a brief ceremony Thursday was Cochise County’s newest sheriff, Mark Dannels. While the room was filled to capacity with area officials and supporters of each of the oath-takers, it was hard to miss the more than a dozen uniformed and plain-clothed officers and deputies there to show their support for the 26th sheriff of Cochise...
Jan 3 2013 - 2:48pm
BISBEE — Nick Night gently places a special candle in a person’s external ear canal and lights the wick at the opposite end, thereby starting a therapeutic process. The hollow candle, which is about a foot long, burns down and purportedly helps draw debris out of the ear. Night extinguishes the candle once it reaches a length of about four inches. According to earcandling.com, ear candling is the holistic way of treating ear aches and...
Jan 3 2013 - 1:52pm
BISBEE — In order to accommodate murals on private property the Bisbee City Council is set to approve an amendment to the sign ordinance excluding the city from following the sign code.  In Tuesday’s meeting, City Attorney John MacKinnon explained to council members that there are a “number of murals on private property, particularly in the (Old Bisbee) Historic District, which are technically classified as signs under the...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:04pm
BISBEE — It was “with a heavy heart” that the city council accepted the resignation of Ward 2 Councilman Ransom Burke and opened up the application process to fill the vacant seat.  Mayor Adriana Badal explained during Tuesday’s meeting that Burke had to resign due to health problems as was stated in his letter on Dec. 26.  Burke stated in his letter to Badal: “… Ongoing medical issues require me to devote significant time to...
Jan 3 2013 - 11:57am
Jan. 2 7:56 a.m. Rilda Jane Johnston, 84, died at her residence in Hereford from natural causes. 8:43 a.m. A woman, 62, was arrested and jailed in Sierra Vista for domestic violence/disorderly conduct, and threatening and intimidation. 9:42 a.m. A resident of Bisbee reported the theft of a 1986 Toyota truck and a 1998 ATK motorcycle. 1:42 p.m. A man, 26, was arrested at his home in Willcox and jailed for an outstanding...
Jan 3 2013 - 9:50am
The SEAGO Area Agency on Aging is currently recruiting for volunteers for the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Volunteers will be trained to assist individuals who have questions about Medicare, Medicaid, and other types of Medicare related topics. This is a great opportunity for retired people to remain involved in the community and to make a real difference in the lives of elderly or people with disabilities who need help...
Jan 3 2013 - 9:33am
Our mayor, Rick Mueller, is one of a kind, right? But there’s an American football executive, a Scottsdale photographer, a builder with a 20 year record and possibly other Rick Muellers in this country. The same could be said of our Governor, Jan Brewer. There are 51 profiles on Linkedin alone … all different, but all named the same. Even Janet Napolitano has at least seven others with that name in the States to deal with, despite...
Jan 3 2013 - 8:34am
NAME: Melissa Jones AGE: 24 RACE: White SEX: Female HEIGHT: 5’9” 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: knowingly possessed a dangerous drug REMARKS: Jones is believed to...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— When it comes to museums, the Smithsonian Institution is second to none, making its scheduled visit to Sierra Vista in 2014 a landmark event for the Henry F. Hauser Museum. This unique recognition will also be shared by one local photographer who will have their photo of a Sierra Vista area “journey story” included as part of a booklet handed out to each person who visits the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street Journey...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
What do you get when you combine a group of talented musicians in turn-of-the century (that would be the 20th century) uniforms, performing music written by such outstanding but little known Arizona composers as Achille La Guardia (Fiorello’s father) and Federico Ronstadt (Linda’s grandfather), using such instruments as a 1911 double-bell euphonium? You get Territorial Brass. You get great music. And you get an historical re-enactment experience...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
Ballet Tucson announces its exciting collaboration with Chamber Music PLUS and theTucson Guitar Society as part of the newly launched Tucson Desert Song Festival. The emotionally charged life of legendary composer and tango music godfather Astor Piazzolla is portrayed through live music, voice, acting and dance. Ballet Tucson leads a stellar cast in this exciting theatrical experience with book by Harry Clark and innovative...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
You may not know her name, but if you know country/western music then you know Patsy Cline.  “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Crazy,” and “I Fall to Pieces” are just a few of the songs Patsy made famous in the 1950s and 60s. The Arizona Folklore Preserve is honored to present award-winning Western artist Carolyn Martin in a tribute to Cline on Jan. 5 and 6 at 2 p.m. Martin’s renditions of Cline’s hits will leave you asking for more. And...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who allegedly killed a woman during a three-vehicle collision on Interstate 10 last year is scheduled for a settlement conference next month in Cochise County Superior Court.   Michael Lee Messer, 25, is charged with manslaughter of Ivy Michelle Johnson, aggravated assault and endangerment upon two other people, two counts of criminal damage by recklessly damaging property in an amount over $10,000, and unlawful...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
The Sierra Vista Community Chorus begins the new year.  The chorus, under the direction of Sharon Keene, Is looking forward to Monday, Jan. 7 when rehearsals will begin for their annual spring concert, which will present the music of the “Big Band” era.  Rehearsals are held every Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. in Sierra Vista.   The chorus welcomes new members, adult men and women up to 80...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
There were so many things to be disappointed in this year — the economy, our politicians and, of course, TNT’s “Dallas” — that I thought it would be nice to look back on some of the things I enjoyed in 2012. Here’s my top ten: 1) The novel Redshirts on my Kindle Fire. A clever sci-fi comedy about those doomed, nameless characters who inevitably get killed off in sci-fi movies and series. Author John Scalzi has come up with a clever scenario...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
There were so many things to be disappointed in this year — the economy, our politicians and, of course, TNT’s “Dallas” — that I thought it would be nice to look back on some of the things I enjoyed in 2012. Here’s my top ten: 1) The novel Redshirts on my Kindle Fire. A clever sci-fi comedy about those doomed, nameless characters who inevitably get killed off in sci-fi movies and series. Author John Scalzi has come up with a clever scenario...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
Cheryl calls herself “Just a Country Girl”, and to her photography is a very personal art form. For her it is about the nature of beauty, the spiritual aspects of photography, gratitude, joy, peace and the pure pleasure. Photography is for her, like “praying with the eyes.” She is not just trying to capture and record the image in front of her, but she is striving to evoke a feeling, an emotional response about the scene or event. The...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
In voting for the “fiscal cliff” bill, Arizona stood on both sides of the fence in its House representation, with six Republicans voting against the legislation and three Democrats joining the majority. In his last vote as a U.S. Representative, Senator-elect Jeff Flake pointed to a failure of the bill to address deficit spending as the reason he voted against it. Voting for the last time as the elected U.S. Representative...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — It’s time for the Bisbee After 5 Gallery and Shop Walk! Join us Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a unique shopping experience. More than 25 galleries and shops keep their doors open until 8 p.m., offering special discounts, refreshments and entertainment! Featured this month is “Start with Art” — a great way to begin the New Year! The After Party this month is at the Bisbee Grand Saloon with Live Music by Friendly Fire,...
Jan 3 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Karl Elledge was sworn-in as the new Division 4 judge for Cochise County Superior Court during an investiture ceremony on Wednesday. Elledge, 59, was elected as judge in November. He has practiced law in the county for 33 years. He is the first Buena High School graduate to serve as a Superior Court judge in the county.   The ceremony was attended by Superior Court Judges James Conlogue, John Kelliher, Charles Irwin, Donna...
Jan 2 2013 - 11:56pm
TEMPE — Arizona State freshman Jahii Carson sank a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, then made a driving layup with 35 seconds left for what proved to be the game-winner in the Sun Devils’ 55-54 victory over Utah in the teams’ Pac-12 opener on Wednesday night. Carson was just 5 of 18 shooting, 1 of 6 on 3s, but made the two biggest baskets in a slow-paced contest that saw neither team lead by more than six points. Carrick...
Jan 2 2013 - 11:55pm
NEW ORLEANS  — Louisville safety Calvin Pryor predicted the Cardinals would “shock the world” against Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Brave words that he and his teammates backed up from start to finish. Terell Floyd returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown on the first play, dual-threat quarterback Teddy Bridgewater directed a handful of scoring drives and No. 22 Louisville stunned the fourth-ranked Gators 33-23 in the Sugar...
Jan 2 2013 - 11:53pm
PHOENIX — Luis Scola and the Phoenix Suns have watched a lot of late leads vanish. On Wednesday, they found a way to hold on. Scola scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half and the Suns beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-89 to snap a six-game losing streak. “It’s only one win but we needed one win,” Scola said. Phoenix, which leads the NBA with nine games decided by three points or fewer, led by nine entering the fourth and...
Jan 2 2013 - 11:51pm
SCOTTSDALE — Kansas State and Oregon were in perfect position at the start of Nov. 17, Nos. 1 and 2 in the BCS standings, seemingly on a crash course toward the national championship game. By day’s end, the Wildcats had been run over by Baylor, the Ducks lost a heartbreaker to Stanford and both of their national title hopes were all but gone. Disappointing? Certainly. Every team goes into the season hoping to play for a national...
Jan 2 2013 - 7:26pm
Harold Lloyd Conat, a 39 year Hereford resident, passed away on Dec. 30, 2012. Harold was a mechanic specializing in small engine repair, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed leather craft, and was a great provider and family man. He is preceded in death by a wife, children, grandchildren, and his brother. Harold is survived by his wife of 36 years, Nancy Marie Conat; and his children, Beth, David, Nicole, Jonathan, Paula,...
Jan 2 2013 - 7:25pm
Donald Earl Williams, 91, passed away Dec. 24, 2012, and joined his lovely wife, Dorothy (2008), his parents George and Verbe Williams in Heaven. He was born Jan. 11, 1921, at Mt. Vernon, Ill. He was a longtime resident of Hereford, coming here from Illinois in 1962. He joined the Army Air Force in 1941, and his B-17 was shot down over Schweinfurt on Oct. 14, 1943, which became known as “Black Thursday” because 60 B-17s were shot down that...
Jan 2 2013 - 7:25pm
Rachel Bond Rogers, 88 of Oro Valley passed away on Dec. 19, 2012, in Zephyrhills, Fla., after a short illness. Ms. Rogers was preceded in her death by her husband, Master Sergeant William H. Rogers. Retired. Ms. Rogers is survived by her brother, Neal Bond of Orlando, Fla.; and her sister, Rebecca Bond Bates of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; her son, Michael Rogers and his wife, Linda of Huntsville, Ala.; daughters, Deanne Wheeler and her husband,...
Jan 2 2013 - 7:24pm
John Scott was born in Ruby, Ariz., on March 16, 1940, and passed away on Dec. 23, 2012, at Sahuarita, as the result of advanced Alzheimer’s disease. He attended Bisbee schools and graduated from Bisbee High School with the class of 1958. John was a proud Bisbee Puma. He was an excellent scholar and played on the varsity football, basketball, and baseball teams. He was a member of the marching band.  While still in high school John...
Jan 2 2013 - 6:53pm
T his year, the UA Cooperative Extension Water Wise program is teaming up with The Cochise Water Project, Liberty Utilities, Lowe’s Home Improvement Store and ACE Hardware to bring you many educational presentations. Half-hour “mini” presentations will be offered at Lowe’s and ACE Sierra Vista stores throughout the year (visit the stores for dates and times). Longer, more in-depth presentations will be at the University of Arizona South (UAS),...
Jan 2 2013 - 6:49pm
To the Editor:  To all  principals and vice principals, may I suggest a safe, simple and economical means of establishing security at all schools and colleges public and private.  More guns are not the answer. They would only create more problems.  Most, if not all, administrative offices and/or entrances to schools are, or should be,  scanned by security cameras. So why not just have a special monitor, visual and...
Jan 2 2013 - 6:48pm
To the Editor: Your special edition San Pedro River has established a benchmark for public information dissemination of facts derived from educated observation and the variety and co-dependency of river life. Shar Porier’s writing and the scope of the publication combine for a potential award winning publication.  Her informal, entertaining and informative ten days on the river describing plant and animal life offers visual...
Jan 2 2013 - 6:48pm
To the Editor: Late this morning on my car radio, KCEE AM 690 from Tucson, Ariz., could be heard here in Santa Fe, N.M. The song by Glenn Campbell, “Try a Little Kindness,” was playing. There have been many thoughtful and forthright submissions to The Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Review regarding last year’s shooting tragedies. May another thought be added? Hearing this song calls to mind a distant crying out truth; we...
Jan 2 2013 - 4:50pm
SIERRA VISTA – Jaylah Danielle Bojorquez, Cochise County’s first 2013 baby, arrived at 5:43 p.m. on New Year’s Day to Kayla Munoz and Daniel Bojorquez of Bisbee.  She is the couple’s first child. And this 8 pound, 8 ounce, 20 inch-long baby girl did not make things easy for mom. After going a week past her due date, along with putting mom through more than 12 hours of labor, doctors at Sierra Vista Regional Health...
Jan 2 2013 - 4:29pm
SIERRA VISTA — Local officers and deputies working as part of the Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force netted more than a dozen alcohol-related arrests during the last week of December. Operating in the Douglas area on Saturday, Cochise County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people for driving under the influence and one other person for extreme DUI. Additionally, deputies issued 18 citations for underage consumption of alcohol, said...
Jan 2 2013 - 3:10pm
SIERRA VISTA —Two campers who were stranded at a camp site in the Huachuca Mountains were safely led out after being trapped by snow. The campers found themselves unable to safely leave their campsite at Bear Saddle Canyon Camp on the Arizona Trail following Monday morning’s snowfall, said Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The two men initially contacted authorities via cell phone around 7:30...
Jan 2 2013 - 3:01pm
Dec. 31 12:32 a.m. Marjorie Simmons, 67, died while being transported from her home in Palominas to the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center for a head injury. 8:02 a.m. A resident of Purdy Lane in Bisbee reported the theft of his ATV valued at $10,000. 11:05 a.m. There was a two vehicle non-injury accident ton E. Carr Canyon Road in Hereford due to snow. 3:24 p.m. A 13 year old minor was driving in Bowie when he lost control...
Jan 2 2013 - 2:49pm
Dec. 26 12:42 p.m. Someone broke a window on a 2000 Dodge Dakota Sport parked on the 100 block of Cole Avenue some time this morning. 1:06 p.m. Someone stole a lock from a door at City Park and also many bulbs were stolen or broken around the perimeter. 1:18 p.m. Someone broke restroom toilet paper dispensers and took two rolls of toilet paper fro Vista Park. 2:58 p.m. A caller reported being harassed by a subject on the 400...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:42am
PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals officially have begun their coaching search with a formal interview of defensive coordinator Ray Horton. The interview, conducted Tuesday by team president Michael Bidwill, was the first in the team’s search for a replacement for Ken Whisenhunt, who was fired Monday after six seasons on the job. The team has reached out to Andy Reid but had not scheduled an interview. Reid was fired Monday after 14...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:37am
PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals officially have begun their coaching search with a formal interview of defensive coordinator Ray Horton. The interview, conducted Tuesday by team president Michael Bidwill, was the first in the team’s search for a replacement for Ken Whisenhunt, who was fired Monday after six seasons on the job. The team has reached out to Andy Reid but had not scheduled an interview. Reid was fired Monday after 14...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:31am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The stuffed monkey spent the last year in storage, out of sight but still in everyone’s mind. Coach Pat Fitzgerald dusted it off for the Gator Bowl and even had it on the sideline Tuesday as a reminder of Northwestern’s decades-long, bowl losing streak — the ol’ monkey on their backs. Now, it’s in pieces. Behind huge interceptions early and late, No. 21 Northwestern beat Mississippi State 34-20 and...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:28am
MIAMI — Anxious to avoid an Orange Bowl shocker, the Florida State Seminoles kept getting tricked. An onside kick fooled them, as did a fake punt, and a pooch punt by Northern Illinois’ star quarterback. But the final score was no surprise. Florida State had too much speed and depth for the Huskies and pulled away for a 31-10 victory Tuesday night. Senior fullback Lonnie Pryor, voted the game’s outstanding player, ran for a career...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:25am
PASADENA, Calif. — Although Stanford didn’t score many style points in the 99th Rose Bowl, the Cardinal could celebrate because they didn’t let Wisconsin score any points at all after halftime. Stepfan Taylor rushed for 89 yards and an early touchdown, Kevin Hogan passed for 123 yards, and No. 8 Stanford won its first Rose Bowl since 1972, beating the Badgers 20-14 on Tuesday night. Usua Amanam made the decisive interception near...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:16am
WASHINGTON — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit. The bill’s passage on a 257-167 vote in the House sealed a hard-won political triumph for the president less than two months after he secured re-...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” — Bill Vaughan (1915-1977) Kansas City Star columnist.  *** We received lots of positive comments about our special section on the San Pedro River that was published in Saturday’s edition. Perhaps you’d like to see the river first-hand? If so, The Friends of the San Pedro River has a...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA – Not long after her mother moved into Bonita Vista Apartments, Kara Harris started making Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for those who live in the complex. The meals, served in the recreation room, have become a holiday tradition, something Harris, her family and the residents look forward to. And on Tuesday, Harris treated the Bonita Vista residents to a New Year’s Day dinner for the first time. “I started the...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:10am
NOGALES — The local economy added nearly 350 jobs in November, a month when the produce industry typically takes on workers to handle an influx of winter-season produce from Mexico, and when retailers start adding temporary employees for the holiday shopping season. The number of employed people in Santa Cruz County rose to 15,554 in November, up from 15,194 in October, according to data released last week by the Arizona Department of...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:10am
NOGALES — Ricardo “Bojo” Bojorquez loves his job, as unpredictable as it is. “I don’t know what I’m going to do that day; it’s always a toss-up,” he said. “It can be a fire, it can be hazmat, it can be a brush truck, it can be a heart attack. So I can’t prepare for anything. It’s just come as you are and you have to be ready to go.” Bojorquez is a firefighter in Ambos Nogales, where the border-town setting creates a unique set of...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:10am
BENSON — Standing before a horse named “Joe,” 6-year-old Robby Mee is excited about starting his morning ride. The youngster will be assisted by a wrangler, Tony Jacobson, who is teaching the boys and girls at a children’s ranch about horses. All The King’s Horses Children’s Ranch — located near the San Pedro River in Benson — is a 90-acre property that offers abused and neglected children refuge in a nurturing environment. Established in...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:10am
Food security As we begin our first markets of 2013, the management and vendors of the Sierra Vista Farmers Market would like to thank all who have supported our markets and our local food producers. Did you know that farmers markets in the Bronx and Queens were open for business just 48 hours after Super Storm Sandy hit New York?  Local growers and food producers were out providing fresh, nutritious food to their communities...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:10am
Quietly, at least in these parts, a statesman and a long-time lawmaker representing Arizona, stepped away last week. Jon Kyl concluded 26 years on Capitol Hill, officially ending 18 years in the U.S. Senate and eight in the U.S. House on Dec. 27. Mesa Rep. Jeff Flake was elected the state’s 11th senator on Nov. 6, after Kyl decided against seeking a fourth term. Of special interest to Southeast Arizona, Kyl was an attorney...
Jan 2 2013 - 12:10am
GREEN VALLEY — The family of a 74-year-old man who died in Pima County Jail in 2011 has sued Pima County and the Green Valley Fire District, saying he was not properly treated. However, county officials and the Green Valley Fire District say Kent John Somers, who died in jail on Aug. 29, 2011, of head and neck injuries, was intoxicated and his condition played a role in his being arrested at the request of firefighters and in his death...
Jan 1 2013 - 7:14pm
BY DANA COLE HERALD/REVIEW SIERRAVISTA– Not long after her mother moved into Bonita Vista Apartments, Kara Harris started making Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for those who live in the complex. The meals, served in the recreation room, have become a holiday tradition, something Harris, her family and the residents look forward to.   And on Tuesday, Harris treated the Bonita Vista residents to a New Year’s Day dinner for the...
Jan 1 2013 - 6:24pm
The Compassionate Friends will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2053 E. Choctaw Drive. The Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. For details, call (520) 458-1389 or email jenanded@cox.net. Learn more at www.compassionatefriends.org. The Sierra Vista Woman’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 2 at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club....
Jan 1 2013 - 6:03pm
TUCSON — Cox cable customers who tried to tune in to the television station KOLD Channel 13 on Tuesday found the station was off the air. A message on the KOLD television website explains that Cox and KOLD parent, Raycom, were unable to reach an agreement on a retransmission contract by Dec. 31 and Cox cut off the station. “Since October, 2012, we have been working to resolve this matter, but so far have been unable to reach an...
Jan 1 2013 - 5:42pm
Retired Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Charles “Chuck” K. Taylor passed away Dec. 13, 2012 on Lake Novillo, Mexico. He was born Oct. 21, 1937 in Troy, Ala., the son of Jeanie and Abraham Taylor. Chuck was barely 17 years old when he enlisted in the Army in 1954 and served his country proudly for 35 years. Military tours include multiple visits to Vietnam, Germany, Arizona, Georgia and Alaska. CSM Taylor served as the Garrison CSM for Fort...
Jan 1 2013 - 12:10am
Dec. 27 10:02 a.m. Stolen items were recovered from a wash in Sierra Vista. 2:48 p.m. A resident of Sunsites reported two fraudulent charges to her credit card totaling $2,288.17. 9:49 p.m. A woman, 48, was arrested at the Naco Port of Entry and jailed for an outstanding warrant out of California for fraudulent schemes.
Jan 1 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A Sierra Vista police officer will be cited for his role in a two-vehicle collision near the East Gate of Fort Huachuca earlier this month. The accident occurred Dec. 16 and involved a marked police vehicle driven by Cpl. Brian Sebastian and a 1998 Toyota Camry. Shortly before 6 p.m., Sebastian was traveling north on Buffalo Soldier Trail crossing onto Highway 90 when it collided with the Camry, which was traveling south...
Jan 1 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — James Conlogue will become the new presiding judge in Cochise County effective Jan. 1, replacing Presiding Judge Wallace Hoggatt. “I’m honored by the Arizona Supreme Court’s vote of confidence and I look forward to serving as the presiding judge of the Superior Court in Cochise County,” Conlogue said of his appointment by the Arizona Supreme Court. Conlogue has served with Hoggatt as the...
Jan 1 2013 - 12:10am
Thousands of Sierra Vistans woke up this morning and resolved to make their lives better in 2013. Whether it’s kicking a bad habit, finding more time to spend with loved ones or finally making use of that gym membership, just about everyone has a goal in mind on New Year’s Day. Even as you read this, you may be envisioning some change that could have a major impact on the year ahead. But let’s take a step back for a...
Jan 1 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— In some of their second year competing in a statewide economics competition, teams of Buena High School students had strong showings this month, with two finishing in the top five. Buena High School free enterprise teacher Gary Burden encouraged students to participate in the Arizona Council on Economic Education high school competition for the second straight year and saw a participation increase from 60 percent to 90 percent...
Jan 1 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers were hiking up to the Arizona Trail in the Huachuca Mountains Monday morning and afternoon in order to assist two hikers who were unable to leave their camp site following Monday morning’s snowfall. Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Carol Capas said the two men had set up camp for the night and found themselves unable to leave after the area received several...
Jan 1 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office’s bomb technician successfully detonated an old mortar round over the weekend after it was discovered by a hiker near the old Charleston town site near the San Pedro River. The 60 millimeter high explosive mortar projectile was found on Saturday partially buried in the sand by a man who then placed it into his backpack and turned it over to the Sierra Vista Police Department,...

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