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Wednesday, April 3 2013

Apr 3 2013 - 11:59pm
Bernita Barfield is the featured artist at the Huachuca Art Gallery for the month of April. Bernita has always had a passion for art, but never the time to dedicate to the learning and creative process. A full-time career as a civilian employee with the Department of Army at Fort Huachuca, plus breeding Arabian horses for endurance competition kept her and her husband extremely focused on work and the ranch. Once retired, Bernita was...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:58pm
“At first glance the Southwest landscape is barren thorns and dry brush, especially during the winter months when everything is dormant. The monsoon season changes all of this with an explosion of color from the ground up to the sky, awakening flowers,  butterflies, migratory birds and amazing sunsets. This delicate ecosystem is precious and delicate, deeply connected to the earth, with roots that allow it to survive the cold winters and...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:58pm
By Carolyn Santucci For the Herald/Review Audience favorite Juni Fisher will perform at the Arizona Folklore Preserve this weekend. Juni Fisher is an award-winning Western musician, most recently honored by the Western Music Association as Entertainer of the Year and Female Performer of the Year for 2011. In addition, her original song, “Yakima,” received the 2011 Song of the Year award from the WMA.  Born in the San...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:57pm
The Cochise Music Teachers Association will present a piano duet recital on Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at Kino Hall. Two outstanding pianists, Dr. Alexander Tentser and Dr. Raymond Ryder, will entertain the audience that evening with four-hand compositions ranging from J.C. Bach to two contemporary Russian composers, Nikolai Kapustin and Valeyr Gavrilin.  Other composers to be featured are Mendelssohn, Bizet, Liszt, Gliere and Kabalevsky....
Apr 3 2013 - 11:55pm
The Cochise College music department is gearing up for its annual spring performances, presented in April and May. Choirs will kick off this semester’s concert season, with the Cochise College High Desert Singers combining with the Note-ables and the Buena High School Concert Choir and Dynamics ensemble for “Baroque and Beyond” at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Buena High School Performing Arts Center.  On April 14, the Cochise College...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:55pm
Submitted by Joseph Rudell For the Herald/Review On April 4, at JR’s in Sierra Vista, just off Avenida Cochise, Akaidya, formerly A Clockwork Orange, will be performing live. Akaidya, five guys from Southern Arizona chasing their dreams playing some forms of metal, in early 2012, Andre Olivas and Sebastian Franco had planned on making a project together. They then asked Andre’s cousin, Carlos Olivas, and Sebastian’s brother, Rigo...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:51pm
Bisbee’s Obscure Productions will take you to their own version of Wonderland in “Bisbee’s Obscure Alice” starting on April 26. Lewis Carroll wrote the novel, Gilles Brown adapted it, and the talented BOP actors are bringing it to life in front of a fantastical backdrop by Reva Myers Shemanski.  The show runs through May 5 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. The cast will feature many...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:50pm
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. Club NuVeau At THE...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:50pm
Some shows on TV are fun, mindless escapes that don’t ask much from you. You can watch one episode, or even half an episode and walk away no better or worse off than you were before. I love those shows, but sometimes you need a show to get you involved, really involved, can’t-wait-for-the-next-episode involved. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is one of those series that requires you to pay attention, really pay attention. The good news is that it’s...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:50pm
The 2013 Tombstone Rose Festival is almost here. The beautiful “Lady Banksia” is busy readying herself for her glorious spring showing of tens of thousands of white blossoms — her 128th blooming.  In 1937, when Robert Ripley of “Believe it or Not” fame stayed in Tombstone, he fell in love with a huge rose bush that cascaded across the hotel patio.   Calling it the World’s Largest Rosebush, Ripley wrote a column that ran in...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:46pm
TOMBSTONE — Despite their best efforts to clear their bench and not take extra bases, the Tombstone High baseball team outscored San Miguel on Wednesday, 32-3. “It was all we could do to keep it there,” Tombstone head coach Jamie Milligan said. “They had little pitching and had I don’t know how many walks and errors. It was one of those games that wasn’t fun for us, wasn’t fun for them.” Chris Gonzales went 3 for 3 with a triple, a...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:43pm
SIERRA VISTA — The first time Buena defeated Cienega this season, the Colts managed to turn three hits into six runs to clip the Bobcats 6-4. No longer are the Colts the kind of team that has to do more with less, as they proved again Wednesday afternoon with a 10-5 win over Cienega. It marked the third straight win for Buena, all games in which the Colts scored at least 10 runs. The Colts drew nine walks and banged out seven hits,...
Apr 3 2013 - 7:10pm
The April 4 meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Asssociation (NARFE) will be at Manda Le Restaurant at 11 a.m. Please plan to arrive early to order from the menu. Gene Manning, Board of Directors, Cochise College Foundation, will be the guest speaker. All federal retirees and guests are welcome to attend. For more information about this meeting or membership call 366-4213 or 458-6777. The Cochise Elder Abuse...
Apr 3 2013 - 6:25pm
To the Editor:  The April Fools Day article regarding Civil Unions by local pastors was perfectly timed. How self defeating was the rhetoric. Our country was founded by Christian families. Believers in God and the Bible. Yet in the article God was mentioned once and the Bible and Christ never. God wanted humans to procreate and live as families; one man, one woman. Because a few people don’t oppose gay marriage or civil unions...
Apr 3 2013 - 6:24pm
To the Editor: Once again this morning, I found myself thanking God for guiding me to a wonderful life in Bisbee, Ariz. Well, as I thought things through a bit, I realized that it’s the Bisbee City Council that deserves my thanks. Tuesday’s council meeting in our fair city truly was an example of thoughtful government in action.  How wonderful to realize that hour after hour could be made available for concerned citizens to...
Apr 3 2013 - 6:23pm
To the Editor: The eyes of the world were certainly on Bisbee Tuesday night. KBRP recorded over 300 unique viewers and over 2000 hits to our server for our streaming broadcast of the Bisbee City Council vote on Ordinance 0-13-05 approving Bisbee civil unions. The Bisbee city council, city staff, and community should stand proud of this accomplishment.  I did want to draw attention to the fact that these eyes came from afar and...
Apr 3 2013 - 6:04pm
BISBEE — An investigation continues into a report of shots fired in a county enclave within Sierra Vista, a Cochise County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said Wednesday. The resulting response led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia in an apartment, Carol Capas said. Slightly before 11 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office was advised of several shots fired in the 1000 block of Chaparral Circle in Sierra Vista, Capas said. The...
Apr 3 2013 - 5:59pm
he purpose for George McGuire’s five-month long adventure in the Bible lands, “was to put my faith and trust in Jesus as He called me to go to the Holy land.” And he went … alone. His wife. Betty, kept the home fires burning. And George went halfway around the globe as he says, “without any guidance or support from anyone but Jesus and those He put in my path as I sojourned in Israel.” Simply put, McGuire says, “I just felt...
Apr 3 2013 - 2:17pm
The Rolling Stones announced a few U.S. dates this spring. No Arizona dates, however, here are the closest ones: May 8 – San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion At San Jose; May 11 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena; May 15 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center.     Look for the asterisks for many other great new shows added this week.   Compiled from a variety of websites   TUCSON Friday, April 5 Robert Earl Keen...
Apr 3 2013 - 1:38pm
PHOENIX — The director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services Joey Strickland, resigned Tuesday around 5 p.m., according to Gov. Jan Brewer’s spokesman Matt Benson. The governor accepted the resignation and named deputy director Robert Barnes to head the agency, Benson said, this afternoon. The governor “is grateful for is service to the country and the state,” the spokesman said Strickland was appointed to the...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:52am
April 1 7:23 a.m. A resident of Cochise reported that someone in Florida is using his social security number. 8:36 a.m. A representative of Bank of America reported a ground mount air conditioner stolen from one of their properties on W. Willow Tree Lane in Willcox. 9:19 a.m. A 20 foot flatbed trailer was stolen from Our Lady of The Mountains Catholic Church in Sierra Vista. 9:58 a.m. SSVEC reported the theft of services at a...
Apr 3 2013 - 11:05am
BISBEE — After council action Tuesday night, Bisbee is the first city in Arizona to allow civil unions between same sex couples. It will also be the first city permitting civil unions sued by the state.  Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne was made aware of the ordinance through Reps. David Gowan and David Stevens and Sen. Gail Griffin. The state legislators wrote a letter April 2 stating that their constituents alerted them to concerns...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
Bruce Walter Kane, 75, a 10-year resident of Sierra Vista, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at University Medical Center in Tucson. Bruce was born on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1937, in Weymouth, Mass., to Walter and Mildred Kane. Bruce proudly served in the U.S. Army shortly after High School and then went on to receive an associate’s degree with additional college and became a police officer and later an investigator. After his retirement...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
  Norma (daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother), passed away peacefully at UMC in Tucson after a very sudden week-long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Gary, Ind. She traveled throughout the state fairs, escorted by the “Family of the Flying Walendas” as a show girl dancer, even appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show, eventually opening a dance studio of her own, (The Norma Carol Dance Studio for Tap and ...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.” — Humorist, movie star, W.C. Fields (1880-1946) *** I’ve been asked over the last few days if we have any tickets left for the upcoming “In The Mood” show. The answer is yes! Plenty of general admission tickets remain, but reserved seating is dwindling. Don’t wait until Monday (the day of the show) if you want to make sure you get a reserved seat. We will have...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Following Tuesday’s recount of the Huachuca City Primary Election, Mayor Byron Robertson lost a single vote to an undervote, increasing his deficit to challenger Ken Taylor to six votes, though it remains to be seen if Taylor secured enough votes to be elected mayor without going on to the general election. Taylor’s 150-vote total remained unchanged after the recount, as did the total number of ballots cast, at 300. An...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — At the end of his fifth year on the job, Sierra Vista Unified School District Superintendent Brett Agenbroad will retire from Arizona’s education system but not from his career as an educator. After leaving his position as the superintendent of the Annette Islands School District in Metlakatla, Alaska, to take the job in Sierra Vista, Agenbroad will now return to Alaska, as the superintendent of the Bering Strait School...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Registration is now open for a charity motorcycle ride though southern Cochise County, with money raised going toward the sheriff’s office schools outreach efforts. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Ride is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, and will consist of an escorted ride beginning at Veterans’ Memorial Park and continuing through Tombstone, Bisbee and Douglas before returning to Sierra Vista. Money...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
We’re all in during April as Arizona celebrates Water Awareness Month. In Sierra Vista, a Water Expo is planned for April 13 at the Mall at Sierra Vista, where more than 25 exhibitors will be on hand to offer insights, advice and products that help homeowners figure ways to conserve the precious resource. But that’s not all. Ongoing programs by the City of Sierra Vista and The Cochise Water Project offer people plenty of...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Calling it a hopeful sign, a wife of a Border Patrol agent said she wants the Department of Homeland Security to take a more careful and considerate look at its mandated furlough program, which if enacted would have put the nation’s security at risk, she said. Connie Johnson said she and other spouses of Border Patrol agents understand the nation’s economic problems have to be addressed, but that it must be done logically,...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Apparently, groundwater pumping has yet to impact the base flow feeding the San Pedro River, even though that flow is declining. That’s according to Bruce Gungle, a hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, who presented a summary of what his agency has found through the monitoring data it has gathered since the mid-1990s, at a joint work session of the Sierra Vista City Council and Cochise County Board of Supervisors...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
BENSON — The Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning just north of the Interstate-10/State Route 90 interchange, officially celebrating the completion of the traffic interchange project that has been underway for two years. Sponsored by Borderland Construction — the company contracted for the two-year, $27.6 million traffic interchange reconstruction project — the event was attended by...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
WILLCOX — A proposed 51 megawatt Willcox-area wind-farm is slated to go before the Cochise County Planning and Zoning Commission next week. The Red Horse 2 Wind Farm is scheduled to be on the agenda of the Wednesday, April 10, meeting  at 4 p.m., in Bisbee. Torch Renewable Energy, LLC (TRE) is submitting a Special Use Application (SUP) for development of the wind farm, which will be located about 21 miles west of Willcox,...
Apr 3 2013 - 12:10am
Robert L. “Legs” Palmer, (Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, Ret.), 76, of Sierra Vista, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System of Tucson. Services are pending. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home.
Apr 3 2013 - 12:00am
BISBEE — With nearly as many hits — six — as they had errors — five — the Bisbee Pumas knew Tuesday night’s critical game with Thatcher was one they’d probably have to win with sheer hustle and a little bit of luck. With the game tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Anthony Castellano hit a two-out routine grounder to short. Knowing that chances to put the ball in play against Thatcher’s hard-throwing 6-foot-7 righty Jacob Drage were...

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