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October 2013

Oct 31 2013 - 9:12pm
BENSON — From the moment he steps onto the stage and faces a packed Benson High School gymnasium, Ravi Zacharias captivates the crowd. Zacharias, a world renowned Christian apologist and theologian, visited Benson on Sunday for two speaking engagements, drawing an audience from all over Southern Arizona as well as neighboring states. Zacharias’ appearance in Benson was sponsored by First Baptist Church of Benson with Pastor AB Blair...
Oct 31 2013 - 9:12pm
WILLCOX — A request for a reduction in wholesale rates for both generation and transmission service has been approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission, a move that will allow Arizona’s G&T Cooperatives to lower the rates paid by its member distribution cooperatives.  The ACC voted to approve the rate reduction Oct. 16, more than a year after the G&Ts filed the rate cases in July and August 2012. The vote was unanimous...
Oct 31 2013 - 9:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — Enjoyable, educational, exciting and entertaining. Four words which come to mind in describing Saturday’s opening concert of the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra’s 19th season in the Buena High School Performing Arts Center. And it was longer than usual — by more than an hour, thanks to the second half being Anton Bruckner’s 4th Symphony “The Romantic,” which clocks in at almost 75 minutes....
Oct 31 2013 - 9:12pm
BISBEE— When Erika Burkhart showed the student body at Greenway Elementary School what it means to be a soprano, the students started cracking up. “High notes are funny,” Katherine Mendelson told Principal Dave Gauch following last week’s performance of “Who Wants to be an Opera Singer?” “It happens everywhere we go,” Burkhart said, of the initial laughter. When it comes time for Mendelson to show her mezzo soprano...
Oct 31 2013 - 9:12pm
BENSON — When the contract for Interim Benson City Manager Jim Cox expires on Nov. 17, the city’s Public Works Director Brad Hamilton will be stepping in and filling the interim position on a temporary basis, until a new city manager is hired. The decision to bring Hamilton in as the interim city manager was approved by the Benson City Council during Monday’s council meeting. Hamilton also will continue to...
Oct 31 2013 - 8:52pm
BISBEE — Carrie Gustavson, executive director of the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, was all smiles as she spoke of being elected vice chairperson on the Arizona Humanities Council (AHC).  “It was just a couple of weeks ago,” she said. “I was super honored.”  The humanities include history, literature, languages, linguistics, philosophy, law, archaeology, comparative religion, anthropology,...
Oct 31 2013 - 8:46pm
To the Editor, I would like to respond to the Letter to the Editor written by Jacqueline O’Connor titled “We’re Getting Shafted”, which appeared in the Oct. 30 edition of The Herald. I respect Ms. O’Connor’s view, but I would like to point out a few things about the United Way Sierra Vista & Cochise County that addresses the “wider representation of ‘community needs’ ” she spoke of. All money raised by United Way Sierra Vista...
Oct 31 2013 - 8:40pm
CORVETTE WEEKEND:  Mark Levy • Herald/ReviewSpend your Saturday enjoying cars and Corvettes, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Lawley Chevrolet car dealership on Fry Boulevard. The Thunder Vette Set of Sierra Vista will assemble Corvettes of all generations together for the morning car show. Saturday afternoon, road rallies are planned, with drivers of any car, make or model invited to join one of two events. Registration for the rallies will...
Oct 31 2013 - 8:37pm
T he M stands for Melinda, wife, mother and registered nurse. Musings will be my thoughts and experiences and what I’ve learned to love about Cochise County. This is why our last 13 years have been such a gift as we avoid easing into the “golden years” and still find new ways to continue our active life style. On July 4, 2000, we crossed the New Mexico/Arizona state line with two cars, our valuables, John’s few plants and my frog...
Oct 31 2013 - 6:27pm
Eula Lee Larson, 76, of Huachuca City, lost her battle with lung cancer and passed away to her Heavenly Home, on May 27, 2013, at her daughter’s home in West Union, Iowa. Eula, the daughter of George and Lulu (Nading) Weyant, was born on March 11, 1937, on a farm near Edgewood, Iowa. Eula was united in marriage with Laverne Thomas Larson on Sept. 15, 1956, in Clermont, Iowa. Eula enjoyed cooking, playing the slot machines in Laughlin,...
Oct 31 2013 - 6:26pm
Blanche Patricia Karn went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on Sept. 17, 2013. She passed away peacefully at home with her daughter by her side. Blanche was born in Chicago to Josephine and Frank Sklenar. Blanche met her husband, Carroll Karn, when he was in the Navy. He was told by Blanche’s brother, Frank, “Go see my mom and sister” while he was on leave near Chicago. They were married on June 9, 1945 and lived in Chicago until 1954. In...
Oct 31 2013 - 6:25pm
  Abelardo F. Lopez, 86, a resident of Huachuca City, passed away on Oct. 30, 2013. He was born Sonora, Mexico, to Ramon and Ramona Lopez. Abe was best known for his ambition to have his own business, starting with his Chevron Service Station in Los Angeles, Calif., in the ’60s. He had several restaurants here in Arizona and Mexico. He is survived by his brother, Guillerno Lopez; sons, Raul Lopez and Alfred Lopez; daughters, Diana...
Oct 31 2013 - 6:12pm
PHOENIX — For the second time, appeals made by land owners along the San Pedro River concerning a water adequacy certificate issued by the Arizona Department of Water Resources have been dismissed by Administrative Law Judge Thomas Shedden.  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Tricia Gerrodette, Dr. Robin Silver and Claude Nagle filed the appeal to stop the 92-home Canada Vista subdivision, being developed by SV Land Vista, LLC,...
Oct 31 2013 - 5:52pm
FORT HUACHUCA — He formed a band named after a character he played in “Forrest Gump” — Lt. Dan Taylor. On Sunday, Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band will perform a free public concert on this southern Arizona Army post beginning at 3 p.m. The event will be held on Warrior/Sentinel Field. Post spokeswoman Tanja Linton said entrance to the fort will only be through the Main Gate, as the East Gate will be closed, except...
Oct 31 2013 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista’s Planning and Zoning Commission sunk its teeth into the development plans tied to the proposed abandonment of the easternmost portion of Quail Run Drive and the planned site of a Culver’s restaurant this week. At a special meeting on Tuesday, commission chair Joe Kraps led members in asking a variety of clarifying, detail-orientated questions in preparation for next week’s meeting set for...
Oct 31 2013 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — After about four years without providing a youth center, the city will open the doors of the Sierra Vista Teen Center at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The grand opening event will run until 7 p.m., offering community members a first look inside the 3,400-square foot facility, which has features requested by local teens, like a DJ booth, recording studio and arcade. Located in the Sierra Vista Unified School District’s old...
Oct 31 2013 - 5:24pm
We’ll be honest, when U.S. Rep. Ron Barber’s communications director, Mark Kimble, first asked if this newspaper would be interested in talking to the congressman about a letter signed and sent to the Justice Department to call for an investigation of contractors responsible for the health care website debacle, the response was feigned interest. Playing to a largely conservative audience and recognizing that Barber did not win Cochise...
Oct 31 2013 - 4:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — Ron Armstrong has returned to his former job as town clerk of Huachuca City after the town council voted to hire him on a temporary basis until a permanent hire can occur. As of noon on Wednesday, Armstrong has fully integrated into the position following transitional discussions with outgoing clerk Louie Valdez, said Mayor Ken Taylor. The 4-1 vote confirming the hiring came during Monday’s special meeting...
Oct 31 2013 - 4:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Construction is scheduled to begin Monday morning on a raised median on Highway 92 in Sierra Vista, and will result in more than a month of lane closures. The median will extend from just south of Glenn Road/Kachina Trail to just past Canyon de Flores to the north, and will include breaks at Monsanto Drive and Golden Acres Drive. The construction will result in reducing the four lane highway to one open lane in...
Oct 30 2013 - 11:42pm
If I’m President Obama, trying to preside over a country beset by intense geographical and ideological divides, I’m looking to, by executive fiat, declare something that every single American human being can get behind. I’m taking an hour of primetime TV to tell everyone that forthwith, Halloween will be celebrated on the last Saturday of every October. Not the Friday before the 31st, not the Friday or Saturday after, and certainly not...
Oct 30 2013 - 11:42pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review TUCSON - For the second straight week, the once-anemic Arizona offense has produced the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week. Quarterback B.J. Denker had a huge game last week in the Wildcats’ 44-20 win at Colorado, completing 21 of 32 passes for 265 and rushing for another 192, many of them on critical third-down, chain-moving runs, on his way to the honor. The week before, the honor went to...
Oct 30 2013 - 11:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena girls volleyball team wrapped up its season Wednesday night with a straight-set loss to Ironwood Ridge. And though the Colts again fell short of a state tournament berth, it’s been a steady improvement year-to-year, as the Colts finished 9-7 in power point counting games, the most wins they’ve managed in Todd Bradbury’s three years at the helm of the program. The Colts went 16-14 overall. “It’s a season that’s...
Oct 30 2013 - 7:32pm
Only if you were on a diet would news that the annual cake auction has been canceled be considered a good thing. Hosted by the Cochise County Association for the Handicapped, the auction has been a highlight for 50 years. At its prime, it attracted amazing artwork and demonstrated impressive creativity among cake makers, on the way to raising as much as $40,000 or more. That has not been the case in recent years. In fact, the...
Oct 30 2013 - 7:32pm
Dressed as a swamp monster, with his sidekick zombie, the best of Cochise County law enforcement brought a whole new meaning to the idea of community policing Wednesday night. The two costumed characters, Sheriff Mark Dannels looking hairy and swamp-like, and Sierra Vista police officer Marcus Anderson who looked positively deathly, were having just as much fun as the parade of people anxious to tour the haunted house at the Lawley car...
Oct 30 2013 - 7:22pm
Michael was welcomed into Heaven to be with our Lord. He was born in Phoenix to Ed and Marilyn Galyon. He graduated from La Habra High School and received a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge. He was a successful and accomplished Sales Director for San Blaze Technology. Michael was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He always wore a smile and had a way to make people laugh and love ...
Oct 30 2013 - 7:20pm
Kathleen (Katie or Kit) DeLoris Wilson Crooks, 90, of Sierra Vista passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Born on Oct. 5, 1923, in Ware Shoals, S.C., to William Arthur Wilson and Sue Henderson Wilson, Kathleen was raised in Brevard, N.C., and graduated magna cum laude from Furman University in 1944. She married USAF Lt. Robert Davison Crooks in August of 1944 and spent the next 24 years supporting and traveling with him in...
Oct 30 2013 - 4:52pm
Thank you, Sierra Vista. The clients and staff and I want to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to those folks who made the 18th Annual Forgach House Benefit Variety Show a success. Our biggest thanks goes to the great people who were in the audience on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Buena Performing Arts Center. Even though it takes many people to put on the show, without an appreciative audience it would all be for naught. So, thank...
Oct 30 2013 - 4:32pm
BISBEE — Jurors found a second suspect in a Sierra Vista home invasion guilty of all charges Wednesday, following a five day trial in Cochise County Superior Court. Tywan Demetrius Woods, 33, was convicted of two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated robbery, six counts of kidnapping and eight counts of aggravated assault by a jury of six men and six women after about five hours of deliberation over two days. The...
Oct 30 2013 - 4:22pm
October 22 11:08 a.m.A domestic disturbance was reported on the 800 block of W. Seiling Loop.  4:11 p.m.An extra patrol was requested on the 800 block of  W. Highway 92 due to items missing from the outside of a business there and clothing found in the alley behind the building.  6:39 p.m.A noise disturbance of loud music was reported coming from Warren Ballpark.  11:20 p.m.A resident on the...
Oct 30 2013 - 4:22pm
The recent Empty Bowls Project held at the Ethel Berger Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 26, was a major success. The Empty Bowls Project is a non-profit, community-based fundraiser that addresses hunger needs in our community.  The primary purpose of the Empty Bowls Project is to gather donations to assist our local homeless population and the families that need help. For a $10 minimum donation participants at the...
Oct 30 2013 - 4:22pm
The Butterfly Club Inc. would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers, guests, band members, and sponsors who contributed to the jazz and blues concert recently held in Hereford. The countless hours spent by the volunteers in preparing for this concert has certainly not gone unnoticed. Without your help this concert would never have gotten off the ground. Thanks to all of you who helped with preparing and serving food, those who...
Oct 30 2013 - 4:22pm
Free lunch lectures this semester sponsored by Cochise College continue this week in Sierra Vista. All lectures are 12:10 to 1 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in room 702 of the Sierra Vista Campus features informational and Q&A sessions about the changes to Medicare and Medicaid. For more information, visit www.cochise.edu/cll, call (520) 515-5492 or email training@cochise.edu. On...
Oct 30 2013 - 4:02pm
“Hey Dad! The toilet won’t flush!” This is the last thing you want to hear, especially if guests are arriving for the holidays. Hopefully, it is something simple like a broken flapper chain. But if your home is served by a septic system, when was the last time you had it inspected? Uh, oh.  To avoid any holiday septic tank surprises, come to the talk on Saturday, Nov. 16 (see accompanying details) to learn about how septic systems...
Oct 30 2013 - 4:02pm
“Glitches” is miserably inadequate to describe the online fiasco that has crippled the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. An outrage is what it is. However, outrage from you, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa.? You, Congressman Murphy, hammering administration officials last week in Capitol hearings? “We were promised a website where people could easily compare health insurance,” you berated. “Five hundred million dollars later the...
Oct 30 2013 - 3:42pm
SIERRA VISTA— When Principal’s Secretary Charissa Martinez arrived at Bella Vista Elementary School on Wednesday, everything was pink. Students and staff were dressed in pink, there were pink paper chains hanging over her desk and pink paper cranes lining the wall behind it. Scrawled on these paper decorations were notes of support from students and staff. This final flood of pink was a surprise celebration of the 31-...
Oct 30 2013 - 3:32pm
PHOENIX — Two new players have entered the civil suit filed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and two land owners along the San Pedro River against the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) and Pueblo Del Sol Water Company.  The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) and Home Builders of Central Arizona, non-profit organizations representing around 800 members across the state, joined to file a “...
Oct 30 2013 - 2:12pm
TOMBSTONE — Like the quintessential western town itself, the spirits of outlaws and law enforcement may be too tough to die. Recently ranked by Family Circle magazine as one of the seven best haunted cities for families to visit, Tombstone has its own unique charm when it comes to celebrating Halloween. Ghost tours of nearby haunted destinations to a historic cemetery are available for fans of the macabre and ...
Oct 30 2013 - 10:52am
By Earl Doane For the Herald/Review This week’s event The Youth Outreach “Art Fun” booth continues to meet with great fun and creativity and provides healthy snacks for participants.    Up and coming  A pie baking contest is planned for Nov. 9. On Nov. 12, Business Planning for Local Food Producers will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Cochise College, Douglas Campus, 4190 W. Highway 80, Douglas....
Oct 30 2013 - 10:51am
Popular Christian rock band Skillet brings its “Roadshow” to US Airways Center in Phoenix on Saturday, Jan. 18. They will share the bill with Third Day and seven other bands.   Look for the asterisks for many other great new shows added this week. Compiled from a variety of websites   TUCSON Friday, Nov. 1 Paul Oakenfold: Rialto Theatre   Saturday, Nov. 2 Twist and Shout: Fox Theatre Ryanhood:...
Oct 30 2013 - 10:51am
By Laura Foor For the Herald/Review 1st Saturday of the Month specials Come by to see what the specials are for the month of November. Every first Saturday of the month select vendors will be promoting specials that aren’t available at any other time. So be sure to stop by and ask what their special is for November.  Early holiday shopping On Nov. 9 the Community Market will be hosting an early Holiday Shopping Day...
Oct 29 2013 - 11:46pm
By Larissa Thurman For the Herald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — Last week, Desert Lanes hosted yet another epic plethora of high scores and consistent upward trends. Though there were no honor scores, there were several worthy of mention. All scratch games reported for men this week breached the 230 pin mark, with the lowest being 234. Bragging rights for the high scratch game of the week went to Paul Fisher with a 257 on...
Oct 29 2013 - 10:12pm
TOMBSTONE - The Tombstone High School volleyball team wrapped up a state playoff berth on Tuesday with a 25-17, 25-11, 25-12 win over San Miguel. Shaynie Bristow led the way in kills for the Yellowjackets with 12 and Marissa Altamirano had seven kills. Abby Gonzalez had 20 assists and Maira Nunez led in digs with 11. On Monday, the Yellowjackets defeated Douglas 25-9, 25-9, 25-10. With all the regular season games...
Oct 29 2013 - 10:10pm
TOMBSTONE - The Tombstone High School volleyball team wrapped up a state playoff berth on Tuesday with a 25-17, 25-11, 25-12 win over San Miguel. Shaynie Bristow led the way in kills for the Yellowjackets with 12 and Marissa Altamirano had seven kills. Abby Gonzalez had 20 assists and Maira Nunez led in digs with 11. On Monday, the Yellowjackets defeated Douglas 25-9, 25-9, 25-10. With all the regular season games...
Oct 29 2013 - 9:37pm
Minnie Grace Benoit (Stoner) passed on to her heavenly home on Oct. 27, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, George Benoit; sons, John (Brenda) Taylor and Bruce (Deborah) Taylor; stepson, George (Karen) Benoit, Jr.; stepdaughter, Patty; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul (Elizabeth), Dale (Martha), Arthur (Dee), David (Paula), Tommy (Debbie), John (Marla), Ben (Evy), Kent (Karen); sisters, Betty Stone...
Oct 29 2013 - 9:32pm
To the Editor: The more that scientists examine the universe and living organisms, the more obvious it becomes that everything was designed. Not only that, but everything was designed for life to exist! The Earth happens to be the right distance from the sun which is the proper size so we do not freeze or burn up.  The Earth happens to have air, water and other elements in the required amount for life to thrive.  Many...
Oct 29 2013 - 9:31pm
To the Editor: The Sierra Vista City Council (mayor and six council members) voted to give $5,000 to United Way last Thursday. Well, Tom Crosby voted against the motion, but he was outvoted by people tossing our money to the wind. The budget for the Sierra Vista city council has fluctuated somewhere between $150,000 and $189,000 for each of the last three years to compensate these people for attending four council meetings a month (...
Oct 29 2013 - 9:23pm
BISBEE — The Bisbee Boys and Girls Cub will hold the annual Halloween party from  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. The event is free and children will receive treats, dance and pay games for prizes. The Club is located at 405 Arizona St. in the Warren District. For more information, or to donate to the party, call (520) 432-3010. Holiday A’Fair returns to Sierra Vista Nov. 9 The tradition of Holiday A’Fair...
Oct 29 2013 - 9:21pm
Free lunch lectures this semester sponsored by Cochise College continue this week in Sierra Vista. All lectures are 12:10 to 1 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in room 702 of the Sierra Vista Campus features informational and Q&A sessions about the changes to Medicare and Medicaid. For more information, visit www.cochise.edu/cll, call (520) 515-5492 or email training@cochise.edu. On Wednesday,...
Oct 29 2013 - 8:42pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review DOUGLAS - Whenever a coach says the strength of his team is “togetherness,” heading into a season, it’s usually positively spun code for, “don’t expect too much from us.” But when it comes from a straight-shooting realist like Jerry Carrillo, whose next coaching win will be his 400th at the junior college level, it’s entirely possible he means every word of it. “Togetherness - we have...
Oct 29 2013 - 8:42pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA - The Buena High School football team moved up two places in the latest Division II power point rankings released Tuesday morning. At No. 17, the Colts remain two slots out of the No. 15 spot, which carries with it the final at large state playoff berth. There are 16 teams in the field, but Section 4, by far the weakest section in the state, will send its champion, 24th-seeded Yuma...
Oct 29 2013 - 8:10pm
By Nov. 13, Arizona residents a little less familiar with local history might confuse our motto for “the Sunshine State.”  That’s when the Arizona Corporation Commission will gather in Phoenix and take on a question that almost assuredly will shape a national debate on solar power. At issue is a request by Arizona Public Service Co., the state’s largest and longest-serving electricity utility, with more than 1.1 million customers...
Oct 29 2013 - 6:52pm
As the summertime baseball product calling Warren Ballpark home has struggled through different owners and different nicknames in recent years, Andrew Dunn, commissioner of the Pecos League, has been watching with piqued interest. And with the Bisbee Ironmen dissolving their team before completing their schedule last summer, Dunn has decided the time is right to make his pitch to bring professional baseball to the historic ballpark for...
Oct 29 2013 - 5:22pm
BISBEE — The Bisbee Boys and Girls Cub will hold the annual Halloween party from  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. The event is free and children will receive treats, dance and pay games for prizes. The Club is located at 405 Arizona St. in the Warren District. For more information, or to donate to the party, call (520) 432-3010.
Oct 29 2013 - 5:22pm
BISBEE — The Third Annual Altered Books Artists’ Showcase fundraiser and silent auction sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at SAM•POE Gallery in Old Bisbee.  Local artists Sam Wollcott and Poe Dismuke, who own the gallery at 24 Main St., lend their expertise and gallery space to showcase dozens of old, discarded books made new by the imaginations of local...
Oct 29 2013 - 5:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — With a little less than a gallon of water in tow, fourth-graders at Village Meadows Elementary School hurried back and forth during a relay race on Tuesday. Unlike a typical race, the “water haul” was less about speed and more about taking care not to spill too much in transit, which proved to be tricky. “At least she’s watering the grass,” one student said, watching a peer struggle with her ...
Oct 29 2013 - 5:22pm
FORT HUACHUCA — The Army always has to adapt and when it comes to cyber warfare it is even more critical, Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon said Tuesday morning. As the commander of the U.S. Army Cyber Command, Cardon said cyber space is the new realm of warfare, an area where enemies can disrupt America’s armed forces in their mission defending the country. And, since the Army is heavily invested with using networks as a tool...
Oct 29 2013 - 5:02pm
BISBEE — After 50 years of offering the tastiest local bakers’ items at the famous Cochise County Association for the Handicapped annual Cake Auction, president and CEO Luis Ruiz has called off the event this year.  Over the past several years, the amount of money collected through the time-intensive event, that has lasted as long as 12 hours some years, has diminished. So have the number of entries.  ...
Oct 29 2013 - 8:20am
Quote of the day: “What the president should do is put the NSA in charge of the (Obamacare) website. That way there’s nothing to fill out. They already have all our information. You just put your name in.” – Late night funny man Jay Leno. *** What a great time we had at Monday’s Taste of Home Cooking Show. The audience of nearly 1,000 at the Buena Performing Arts Center was entertained and informed by culinary specialist Jamie ...
Oct 29 2013 - 12:51am
By DAVE SKRETTA The Associated press ST. LOUIS — The Seattle Seahawks struggled on offense against the scrappy St. Louis Rams, so they had to leave Monday night’s game in the hands of one of the NFL’s most stingy defenses. With its back on the goal line, the defense answered the challenge. The Seahawks stuffed Daryl Richardson on third-and-goal, and then caused Kellen Clemens to overthrow his intended target in the corner of...
Oct 29 2013 - 12:14am
By Terri Gades Special to the Herald/Review  New health plan options. Exchanges. Tax credits. Mandates.  Whether you’re single, have a family, or are in college, these changes will affect you in some way. If you don’t have coverage through your employer, here are five things you need to know.   First up: more services. That’s right! The healthcare law requires that small group and individual plans effective on...
Oct 29 2013 - 12:12am
It follows naturally from knowing words and seeing them as they are read to using them in writing.   When children discover they can put words together, they enjoy putting their thoughts in writing. They may start with just writing their name or yours. They experience pride in doing this simple act and should be encouraged to “write” more.   The first acts of writing may be just imitating what you write — copying a word or...
Oct 29 2013 - 12:11am
Did you know the majority of heart attacks occur around nine on Monday mornings?  One study showed that the most common factor in these heart attacks was that the victims were people whose work had become joyless striving.  In other words, they could not find meaning in their work, and their lives had become so out of balance that, one Monday morning, their bodies said, You are not going to work today. Zap.” ...
Oct 29 2013 - 12:08am
By BEN WALKER The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship. Now, this bearded band goes back to Fenway Park just one win away. “Pretty special time,” Lester said. Lester bested Adam Wainwright once again, journeyman David Ross hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Red Sox downed the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Monday night to...
Oct 28 2013 - 9:09pm
Free lunch lectures this semester sponsored by Cochise College continue this week in Benson, Douglas and Sierra Vista. All lectures are 12:10 to 1 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.  Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Douglas Government Center and Wednesday, Oct. 30, in room 702 of the Sierra Vista Campus both feature informational and Q&A sessions about the changes to Medicare and Medicaid. For more information, visit www....
Oct 28 2013 - 8:29pm
SIERRA VISTA — For seven years Jamie Dunn has been coming to Sierra Vista on her tour of 50 cities where she performs the Taste of Home cooking show, and every year she looks forward to the trip. That was again the case Monday night as a packed auditorium at Buena High School witnessed Dunn, a culinary specialist, whip up 10 dishes using locally available ingredients while enjoying an evening of food, fun and plenty of chuckles. Herald/...
Oct 28 2013 - 7:02pm
In an effort to draw more elite talent to the head of the field, the Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb is going pro. Event organizer Cynthia Conroy said on Monday that the Bisbee 1000 has voted to approve prize money for the first-, second-, and third-place finishers of the Stair Climb in both the men’s and women’s races. Conroy said first place will pay $1,000, second place $500 and third will get $250. Previously,...
Oct 28 2013 - 5:57pm
To the Editor: To the dedicated and hardworking men and women of the United States government: Over the past weeks, you have endured unnecessary stress and financial hardship because of the reckless shutdown of our federal government. Now that you are back on the job, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you. Those of you who are Border Patrol or Customs agents were required to stay on the job — but because of congressional...
Oct 28 2013 - 5:56pm
To the Editor: On behalf of Helldorado president Stacey Korbeck-Reeder and the Helldorado Board of Directors we would like to say thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, volunteers, parade participants and visitors to Tombstone for a successful 84th Annual Helldorado Days Oct. 18-20. We especially want to thank our entertainers who kept our visitors occupied throughout the weekend festivities on historic Allen Street. We would...
Oct 28 2013 - 5:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Much progress has been made in the ongoing effort to raise funds for the building of a new, larger Salvation Army facility in Sierra Vista, the chief of the building campaign said Monday. With nearly half of the $1.25 million goal secured, the service group is quickly gaining ground in its effort to construct a new building more than five times the size of the space it has occupied for the last two decades, T.K....
Oct 28 2013 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — A man has been booked into the county jail on several charges related to a domestic violence incident over the weekend. Sean Swanson, 34, was charged with three counts of domestic violence/aggravated assault, and one count each of domestic violence/endangerment, domestic violence/kidnapping and unlawful discharge of a firearm following the incident early Sunday morning. Sierra Vista police responded to Raymond...
Oct 28 2013 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — Possible medical issues are thought to be the reason a man became unresponsive behind the wheel of a pickup truck, leading to a crash and his death, the sheriff’s office said Monday. Jerry Dean Clay, 54, was driving with his wife in his 2004 Chevy pickup west on Hereford Road Friday at about 10:14 a.m. when, according to his wife, he became unresponsive, causing the vehicle to drift off the road, through a fence and into...
Oct 28 2013 - 4:51pm
Sierra Vista planners are about to become familiar with the term “sticky wicket.” Although not formally recognized under the official rules, the pitch made in cricket is commonly referred to as the wicket. When the field surface gets wet, a ‘sticky wicket’ favored the batsman because the bounces of the ball are unpredictable. Such will be the case in the upcoming challenge of defining whether digital reader boards will...
Oct 28 2013 - 2:35pm
Halloween Market Thursday  Halloween falls on a Thursday this year and we are excited to celebrate at our market this week. Customers who come in costume can have their name entered in a drawing for a basket full of market goodies, donated by our vendors. Many vendors will also offer candy or other treats to young trick or treaters who come to the market.    Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of the dead (not a mourning...
Oct 28 2013 - 2:28pm
On Oct. 21 the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista welcomed Kriss Hagerl, superintendent of the Sierra Vista Unified School District, and Sarah Pacheco, information officer. Sarah is new to the District, but Kriss has been with SVUSD for 25 years, and it was a pleasure to have them come and speak at our club.  Kriss first provided an overview of the school district, followed by Sarah’s discussion on the vision for preparing our children for the...
Oct 28 2013 - 2:22pm
Thunder Mountain Bridge Center has American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned games every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30 and Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. They are located at 999 E. Fry Blvd. Suite 214. For information visit the website at (sierravistabridge.com) or call Joyce Davis at 378-1112, cell  678-0185, Paul Soper at 439-4501or Diana Smith at 432-3883.  Want to Improve your game? Free bridge lessons every...
Oct 28 2013 - 2:15pm
The Boy Scouts of America announce that Douglas Scofield has attained the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 11. As part of his Eagle requirements, Douglas had to plan a project that benefits the community. His project was to lead a group of 12 volunteers to build five garden boxes for the Sierra Vista Community Gardens on Wilcox Drive. The boxes were raised garden plots with three tiers. Douglas is member of Troop 419 and is sponsored by the...
Oct 28 2013 - 11:12am
Paul Huber Middle School invites all to their 3rd Annual “Pie in the Sky” night presented by the Huachuca Astronomy Club on Nov. 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.                 Telescopes will be set up outside the cafeteria with an astronomy presentation on a widescreen projector.              ...
Oct 28 2013 - 10:02am
For the past five years AJ Lopez has held the House of Hope Halloween fundraiser. This year’s event was held on Oct. 26 at the Veteran’s Memorial Park from 4 – 11 p.m.                  Lopez and fellow Douglas High School students work together to gather donations and bands to play at the event.         ...
Oct 28 2013 - 9:52am
In a National Survey on Drug Use and Health Arizona was one of the top ten states for rates of drug-use in several categories, including use of illicit drugs other than marijuana among persons age 12 or older, use of illicit drugs other than marijuana among persons age 26 or older, cocaine use among persons age 12-17 and non-medical use of pain relievers among persons age 12 or older.         ...
Oct 28 2013 - 9:42am
The city of Douglas along with the Douglas Dispatch and Southwest Gas will present this year’s “Trunk or Treat” on Oct. 31.                 The event will be from 4-7 p.m. at the Copper King Baseball Stadium, located on north of 15th Street Park on Dolores Ave.              ...
Oct 28 2013 - 12:26am
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M&M: People keep saying social media is based on engagement of customers and how well you can do it. Do you have any suggestions on successfully engaging them? — Doug Dear Doug: It is important to develop a meaningful engagement with your customers. You must create a sense of shared value with your customers. It is a two way communication of mutual respect which, when positioned,...
Oct 28 2013 - 12:24am
In August, inflation-adjusted retail and restaurant and bar sales in Cochise County were up, while accommodation sales were down, compared to August 2012. Countywide retail sales were up 5.1 percent in August, after the inflation adjustment. For the first eight months of the year, sales were up 2.6 percent compared to the same period last year. Retail sales countywide have been up in 13 of the past 18 months.  Countywide restaurant and...
Oct 27 2013 - 10:43pm
By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated press GLENDALE — The Phoenix Coyotes have matched their best start in a dozen years, have one of the NHL’s highest-scoring offenses, and have shown that no lead is safe. Coach Dave Tippett still isn’t happy with the way his team is playing. The goals and wins? Any coach will take those, even a defensive-minded one like Tippett. It’s everything else that he is concerned about. “Don’t...
Oct 27 2013 - 10:42pm
By RONALD BLUM The Associated press ST. LOUIS — Jonny Gomes got the Red Sox even in this wild World Series, thanks partly to Shane Victorino’s aching back. Inserted into the lineup about 75 minutes before gametime, Gomes hit a three-run homer off reliever Seth Maness in the sixth inning that led Boston to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, tying the Series at two games apiece. Felix Doubront and surprise...
Oct 27 2013 - 10:39pm
GLENDALE — Andre Ellington made his first NFL start one to remember. The sixth-round draft pick from Clemson rushed for 154 yards on 15 carries, including an 80-yard touchdown run, and the Arizona Cardinals intercepted Matt Ryan four times in a 27-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on  Sunday. Ellington’s big run, tied for third-longest in Cardinals history, was part of a 21-point second quarter that put the Cardinals (4-4) in control...
Oct 27 2013 - 7:22pm
Public schools challenge state vouchers for private and parochial schools By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Education groups are making a last-ditch effort to halt what is now a limited school voucher program before it spreads. Attorney Don Peters recently asked the Arizona Supreme Court to conclude the current program, labeled Empowerment Scholarship Accounts by lawmakers, amounts to...
Oct 27 2013 - 6:02pm
HUACHUCA CITY — The town council will look to the town’s past to help fill the role of town clerk after it voted to offer the job to previous town clerk Ron Armstrong on a part time, interim basis. Pending the results of a meeting with Armstrong at a special meeting set for tonight, the former town clerk will take up the position once again, now that current clerk Louie Valdez is leaving in November to take a job in ...
Oct 27 2013 - 4:51pm
The Community Caregiver Support Group for all caregivers meets on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Faith Presbyterian Church. Choctaw Drive, from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome to this free and friendly support group. Cookies provided. Call 378-9400 for further information. American Legion Post 52 will host Monday night football, and open the kitchen from 5 - 7 p.m. with great food for football night, 7 TVs . Open to all members, guests and all active...
Oct 27 2013 - 4:21pm
TUCSON — The Buena Marching Colts earned their first superior rating at a university marching band competition in the last 20 years on Saturday at the annual University of Arizona Band Day. It was also Buena’s second state-qualifying rating in as many competitions this season. Judges for UA Band Day came from UNLV, Ohio, University of Miami, Oregon State University and Pennsylvania. Buena’s last superior at a university band day came at Northern...
Oct 27 2013 - 4:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Over the years, Cecilia Mata has learned to embrace the many challenges she has faced over the course of her career. Five years after moving to the United States from the Republic of Panama, Mata founded AllSource Global Management. The Sierra Vista-based business specializes in training and development, as well as logistic and information technology services for both federal and non-government clients. After...
Oct 27 2013 - 3:52pm
WHETSTONE — Actions taken by this rural community are proof that it pays to organize, speak up and be heard.   Whetstone residents joined together in opposition against Waste Management — a multinational corporation — after the company submitted a rezoning request that would make way for a solid waste transfer station in a residential neighborhood. And Waste Management has withdrawn its application, at least for...
Oct 27 2013 - 3:22pm
The Douglas Mercado closed out its fifth season this past Sunday at CastroPark. The Mercado was held every Sunday from May 19 to Oct. 27. Sunday’s Mercado had 23 vendors, it’s most since opening day when there were 20 and the crowd was bigger. The highlight of the final day was the pumpkin decorating contest which had 35 entries. Of the 35, three were the winners. Zayra Rodriguez had the funniest pumpkin,...
Oct 27 2013 - 11:02am
The Douglas Chargers ended their season Saturday at Armando DeLucas Stadium. The flag Chargers fell to the Sierra Vista Eagles 27-0 and finish the year with a 2-5-1 record. The mighty mite Chargers fell 32-8 to Sierra Vista and end the year 1-7. The peewee Chargers fell 38-6 to the Eagles and end the year with a 4-3 record. The midget Chargers were victorious over the Eagles winning 30-8. They finish the...
Oct 27 2013 - 12:25am
BY ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated press BOULDER, Colo.  — Quarterback B.J. Denker never thought he’d outrun Ka’Deem Carey. Neither did the Colorado Buffaloes. The Buffs were so intent on preventing Carey, the nation’s leading rusher, from burning them like he did last year that they let Denker slip through their grasp for a career-best 192 yards rushing in Arizona’s 44-20 win Saturday night. “They had to pick and choose...
Oct 27 2013 - 12:22am
BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer       ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals rushed to the plate to congratulate Allen Craig. The Red Sox stormed home to argue with the umpires. The fans, well, they seemed too startled to know what to do. Who’d ever seen an obstruction call to end a World Series game? No one. In perhaps the wildest finish imaginable, the rare ruling against third baseman...
Oct 26 2013 - 9:58pm
If there is a single distinguishing trait of a qualified journalist, it is that the profession requires the skill of listening. Listening objectively, with focus on the intent of the speaker, leads a skilled newspaper reporter to identify the important elements of a good story. It is not surprising, then, that this newspaper and others in Arizona have listened to the message espoused by a few state lawmakers — including two of our own...
Oct 26 2013 - 8:52pm
BISBEE — On the third Saturday of October last, Eric Meyer walked sweatily and triumphantly into the Bisbee Convention Center to see about the girl behind the counter at the Magnetic Threads custom clothing shop, with whose puppy he’d conversed while training for the Bisbee Stair Climb. “He came into the shop the day of the stair climb and it was the first time we really talked. He used to say ‘hi’ to my puppy, and finally I thought I...
Oct 26 2013 - 8:12pm
SIERRA VISTA - It’s been 11 years since a handful of concerned Sierra Vista parents initiated a push to break from Pop Warner, and reliance on city government support to start up a league affiliated with the up-and-coming American Youth Football organization. Today, the SVAYF continues to grow, and on Saturday, the final games of the 2013 season were played at sites around Southeastern Arizona. In games played at Buena High...
Oct 26 2013 - 5:30pm
Connie Johnson clearly proved this space wrong on Tuesday night when she provided a bonding moment at the Sierra Vista Unified School District meeting. Her comments on never feeling ostracized by other board members — even as a newly-seated member 30 years ago — provided a clear example of leadership at a key moment. For those with a short memory, the Herald/Review did not endorse Johnson in the last school board election, instead...
Oct 26 2013 - 5:12pm
DouglasHigh School’s cross country teams closed out the regular season last week running in two invitationals. On Oct. 22 the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs were in Tombstone running at the Justin Prevatte Classic. Douglas won the invitational finishing with 60 points. Buena was second with 88, Bisbee third with 101, Thatcher fourth with 102 and Tombstone fifth with 119. Seventy-five runners from 13 total teams ran in...
Oct 26 2013 - 4:16pm
Melanie-Marie L. Dinwiddie, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center. Her parents are Justin and Lena-Marie Dinwiddie of Sierra Vista. M&M is survived by her parents; and a sister, Kimberlie-Marie Dinwiddie of Sierra Vista. Melanie-Marie is preceded in death by a brother, A.J. Dinwiddie. A visitation will be 3 p.m., and a funeral service at 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Jensen’s Sierra...
Oct 26 2013 - 4:15pm
Budget battles never seem to end in Washington, DC. And, like a real battle, there are casualties. Among them are people with diseases and disabilities hoping for new medical breakthroughs. I understand that not everything can be a ‘priority,’ but I just don’t think it’s in our national interest for one area — medical research — not to be one of the very highest. At this rate the United States will quickly be in the rear-view mirror to...
Oct 26 2013 - 4:11pm
Pizzeria Mimosa will host Festa Della Zucca!, a pumpkin carving contest on Sunday, Oct. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. Bring us your best carved pumpkin in the spirit of Halloween and Festa Della Zucca! Registration forms are available at the restaurant at 4755 E. Neapolitan Way in Hereford. Lighting and judging of the event will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., and there will be prizes for the winners! Come out and bring your family for a happy Halloween...
Oct 26 2013 - 4:09pm
Dear Mrs. C: Our daughter, Waldette, came home upset because you guys made her wear something over her leggings. Her top did come right to her midriff, so that was ok. Granted, the leggings were skin tight, but they did go down to her ankles. Can you explain why you are still requiring girls to wear skirts or shorts that come to below the down stretched fingertips, even if they have leggings on? Signed: Not Angry, But Curious...
Oct 26 2013 - 4:08pm
What do the people of Aqua Prieta know that saves them precious time? They know that they can save an hour or more of ‘crossing and processing time’ by driving to the International Border crossing at Naco, Sonora instead of trying to cross at the Agua Prieta/Douglas Port of Entry (DPOE). They just drive down Highway 2 for about 24 miles and turn right onto Naco’s Main Street — Carretera a Naco. Once safely in Naco, Ariz., they are just 10...
Oct 26 2013 - 4:03pm
To the Editor: Arizona Public Service (APS) and their attempt to tax the sun. Here is an open letter I wrote to the Arizona Corporation Commission. If you are a supporter of residential production of clean, renewable solar power, I recommend you also contact the Arizona Corporation Commission: Dear Commissioner, Now that the Arizona Republic newspaper has exposed the political agenda of APS and its conservative allies, I...
Oct 26 2013 - 4:02pm
To the Editor: The recent debacle over Affordable Care Act/budget ceiling may have appeared to be a significant debate about the financial future of our country. I would suggest that it was not. Instead, it was an activity carried out in an environment totally foreign to our lives that revealed that neither the Democrats nor Republicans really care about us at all, but merely act in ways they perceive will enhance and cement their own...
Oct 26 2013 - 4:01pm
Late at night on Oct. 16, 2013, Congress took the country from the brink of disaster. It authorized current spending levels through Jan. 15, 2014, and the “debt limit” through Feb. 7, 2014. And then the tragi-comedy can start all over again. Because the debt limit is a Congress-created financial weapon of mass destruction aimed at us, and the rest of the world. You see, the U.S. splits financial responsibility between the president and ...
Oct 26 2013 - 3:53pm
This past month has seen the Congress of the United States in a perpetual state of disarray and confusion. Congressional ideologues caused the government to be shut down … lost billions of dollars … forced millions of people to be furloughed and taken off the payroll … and suspended a multitude of government services. And the international embarrassment of the United States caused by Congress was deplorable. The continual “...
Oct 26 2013 - 3:52pm
The Douglas Bulldogs will close out the football season this Friday night when they take on the Empire Ravens in a 7 p.m. game at DouglasHigh School. The seniors on the team and their parents will be honored at halftime. Empire, 5-4, fighting for a state playoff berth, is coming off a wild 82-55 win over the Catalina Trojans this past Friday night. Empire running back Sean Fitzsimmons rushed for a state-record 516...
Oct 26 2013 - 3:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — Surveying tables teeming with handmade bowls, Michael Brown and his 18-year-old son Hunter Brown kept changing their minds on Saturday. Michael would pick one up, walk around a bit and trade it for another, overwhelmed by the selection. Hunter settled on a pair made by the same potter that his father had nabbed and then relinquished. “I liked how the outsides look very similar but the insides are completely...
Oct 26 2013 - 3:12pm
The Physical Therapy department at the Haven health care facility on San Antonio Ave. held an open house Friday celebrating National Physical Therapy Month. Dale Bryan, who is in his fourth year as the physical therapist at Haven health, said ever since the current owners came in earlier this year and took over the facility it has been a completely different atmosphere. “We got new equipment,” he said. “This is the first time...
Oct 26 2013 - 2:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — It’s been more than a dozen years since Dale Decker and the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center severed their nearly 20 year association. But there is one thing Decker told the Herald/Review Friday, and that is the purchase of the property on which a new hospital will soon be built was a both a good business decision and one which will bring the community the modern up-to-date hospital it needs. Speaking...
Oct 26 2013 - 2:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — In its fifth-year, Sierra VistAbility Day had a closer tie with Fort Huachuca than ever before as two organizations teamed-up to host the informational event at Buena High School on Saturday. “What makes this particular event so special for me is this is the first time we partnered with the Army’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP),” Sierra Vista City Council Member Tom Reardon said. The EFMP has...
Oct 26 2013 - 2:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — The new Tractor Supply Company store parking lot started to fill even before its doors opened on Saturday, as people flocked to the site of the grand opening in Sierra Vista. The first customers arrived at about 6:30 a.m., with the store set to open at 8 a.m. and grand opening activities set to kick-off at 10 a.m. “We probably had 30 waiting at the door,” said Paul Schrag, store manager. That’s...
Oct 26 2013 - 1:22pm
The Douglas Lady Bulldogs closed out the home portion of their schedule last week hosting Catalina on Thursday in the Huber gym. Douglas lost the match 3-0 keeping it winless on the season. Scores nor stats were provided to the Douglas Dispatch by the DHS coaches. Prior to the game the DHS coaches honored their four seniors and one manager: Victoria Sandoval, Aleen Alegeria, Melissa Rodriguez, Abigail Nieblas and Johanna...
Oct 26 2013 - 1:02pm
By Danny dj Morales For the Douglas Dispatch A cross-spectrum of parents, administrators, teachers, staff members and WestEd facilitators met last Tuesday night, October 22, to kick off Phase Two of the DUSD/WestEd partnership initiative. Phase one consisted of conducting and prioritizing the 80-page “Four Dimensional District Study” (http://tiny.cc/dusd_west_ed), as well as developing a seven-page, six-point “...
Oct 26 2013 - 1:02pm
The CochiseCollege men’s basketball team will offer one exciting session of its annual Cochise Buddies Youth Basketball Clinic from noon to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 2, at gym on the Douglas Campus. The clinic is hosted by the Runnin’ Apaches’ coaching staff and players, who will teach basketball fundamentals to boys and girls in grades kindergarten through ninth grade. The cost to attend the clinic is $10 per participant,...
Oct 26 2013 - 12:42pm
Kiwanis High School Key Club Leaders were invited from Bisbee, Buena, Douglas, Elfrida, and NogalesHigh Schools to attend a Division Key Club Conference at the Triangle T Ranch in TexasCanyon Oct. 5-6. The conclave was a first for the region inspired by IP Lt. Governor Bob Barnes. The central theme followed the words of MLK: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is…What are you doing for others?”...
Oct 26 2013 - 12:32pm
It was a busy week for CBP officers at the Douglas Port of Entry. On Thursday, Oct. 24 officers at the Douglas Port of Entry seized nearly 314 pounds of marijuana after a Customs and Border Protection narcotics detection canine alerted to a Suzuki SUV being driven by a female Mexican national. CBP officers removed 199 packages of marijuana from throughout the interior and exterior of the vehicle. The drugs, worth an...
Oct 26 2013 - 8:23am
LOCAL-STATE Oct. 18 For two weeks now you have been using the front page half-sheet for advertising and then you carry it over to the back page which has news on it and you have to go looking through the paper to find the rest of it and when you do you lose your place because you can’t hold on to the front page of the paper with the loose half-sheet. I think the PowerPak is the place for the half-page ads not the...
Oct 26 2013 - 1:36am
TOMBSTONE — It didn’t take long for the Tombstone Yellowjackets to make a statement to the visiting Tanque Verde Hawks on Friday night.  Sophomore Christian Wilridge bolted 44 yards up the middle on the Yellowjackets’ first possession of the game and Erik Villegas booted the first of seven PAT’s as the home team routed the Hawks 49-0 on senior night. It appeared the Hawks were going to make a run at the Yellowjackets on their next...
Oct 26 2013 - 12:16am
Elke B. Ruff, 71, passed away from Fronto Temporal Dementia on Oct. 22, 2013, in Indianapolis, Ind. Elke was born to Helmut and Maria Schutkowski on Nov. 30, 1941, in Frankfurt, Germany.  She married an American soldier and they eventually moved to Sierra Vista.  She started working at AAFES on Fort Huachuca, retiring 29 years later to Tucson.  During her tenure, Elke worked on many installations including in...
Oct 26 2013 - 12:11am
The Sierra Vista Nazarene Church is planning its annual craft fair Oct. 26. Friday will be from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday will be from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. The cost to set up is $5 per table. We are currently signing up people who want a table. If you are interested please email Robin Wolfe at rlwolfe81@gmail.com. The fall concert of the Sierra Vista Symphony will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner. Show is at 7 p.m....
Oct 26 2013 - 12:09am
Keeping the military as combat ready as possible, during this period of budget chaos, will require an accelerated force drawdown starting in 2014, the Defense Department’s chief financial officer explained Tuesday. That will mean more tumult for personnel because a steeper drawdown likely will require some involuntary separations of military careerists and reductions-in-force orders, RIFs, for civilian employees, warned Robert F. Hale,...
Oct 26 2013 - 12:06am
T he Herald’s Oct. 7, Money section contained an article titled “BBB warns consumers about “pink” product claims.” The article warns of “sound-a-like” organizations who pose as breast cancer fight supporters but who actually give only pennies on the dollar to the organization — if anything at all.   So I was greatly disappointed to be told at a recent gathering that a local Wounded Warrior sponsor kept 41 percent of the raised...
Oct 26 2013 - 12:05am
To the Editor:  America, wake up: The implications of allowing the Tea Party to tell our legislatures what to do, at the expense of the American people, are serious. This precedent would or could conceivably slowly dissolve our government. The Tea Party, when it came into existence, first talked about changing our Constitution. This was followed by a series of verbal attacks on Social Security with some talk on the need for...
Oct 26 2013 - 12:05am
To the Editor:  America, wake up: The implications of allowing the Tea Party to tell our legislatures what to do, at the expense of the American people, are serious. This precedent would or could conceivably slowly dissolve our government. The Tea Party, when it came into existence, first talked about changing our Constitution. This was followed by a series of verbal attacks on Social Security with some talk on the need for...
Oct 26 2013 - 12:04am
To the Editor: As someone who detests the killing of unborn babies, I detest the killing of the homosexual Harvey Milk. As a Catholic, I agree with Pope Francis that we should not judge a homosexual. In reaching out to everyone, Pope Francis stated one part of our teaching, but left unsaid another part; homosexual acts are immoral. Promoting homosexual unions promotes homosexual acts. Far from being the medicine which heals the...
Oct 26 2013 - 12:03am
To the Editor: Regarding Fred Vandivort’s Sept. 11 letter, “The truth about evolution”, he wouldn’t recognize the truth about evolution if it hit him over the head. His brand or religious fanaticism is almost as bad as the Islamic style. The difference is that instead of actually destroying lives, his fellow fanatics are trying to destroy America’s scientific credibility through right-wing politics and by corrupting young minds in science...
Oct 25 2013 - 11:52pm
NOGALES — Three minutes to halftime, and the Buena Colts were on the brink of collapse.  Down two touchdowns and down in spirit, reasons for hope were fleeting. But Ben Sims wasn’t about to go out like that. He fielded a high punt at his own 22, put on a burst of speed and three distinct jukes to lose four would-be tacklers. In a flash he was up the sideline, not to be caught on his way to a 78-yard touchdown return that...
Oct 25 2013 - 11:49pm
BISBEE — That familiar feeling of hope returned Friday night at Warren Ball Park as the Bisbee football team once again rallied in the fourth quarter to challenge top-rated Morenci. But, just like last week during a heart-breaking loss to Florence, the Pumas were frustrated by penalties and a physical Morenci defense that ultimately had enough to preserve a win for the Wildcats. Bisbee lost to Morenci, 28-7. “We got...
Oct 25 2013 - 11:37pm
The seventh annual Cochise College Pit-Fire Festival, produced by the Douglas campus art department, provided Douglas and surrounding area with a myriad of ceramics, sounds, tastes, and visual and performing artists on Oct 24.                 Performers are part of the Bi-Cultural Road Show, which includes all of the performances from the 2013 Nemcatacoa Teatro...
Oct 25 2013 - 9:00pm
Once upon a future, chapter 17:  The 12 travelers in training, time stitchers, sat in the library in Hollywood House, overlooking Old Bisbee. They each wore Mobius Crowns, connecting them with Mobius Brain, which was carrying them entranced through narratives and recreations of Cochise County history. After a while they woke out of their trances, and were themselves again, having sampled the lives of many. Jack Jones, their erstwhile...
Oct 25 2013 - 8:22pm
A Hamburger fry fundraiser held on Oct. 26 raised over $6,000 for Douglas Run/Walk for the cure.                  With the help of over 25 volunteers the five hour event, held at BorderMart, will help many people with cancer in the Douglas community.               ...
Oct 25 2013 - 8:12pm
Douglas High School student council presents “Bulldog’s got talent” tonight at the DHS James Brenden Auditorium.                 The talent show will begin at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and tickets are being sold at the door or from a student council member.               ...
Oct 25 2013 - 5:02pm
October 18 7:50 a.m. A Safford man, 55, was charged with judicial proceeding – disobey mandate. 11:05 a.m. A Cochise woman, 31, was charged with fraudulently obtaining utility service. She was released. 12:50 p.m. A Douglas woman, 26, was charged with violation of promise to appear. 4:18 p.m. A Bowie man, 24, was charged with judicial proceeding – disobey mandate. 4:58 p.m. A Bisbee woman, 32, was...
Oct 25 2013 - 5:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — A Sierra Vista man was killed after he attempted to rob a man at gunpoint early Wednesday, Tucson police reported. Police responded to the 400 block of East Navajo Road in Tucson for a report of a shooting to find Gabriel Jackson, 25, dead at the scene. At 12:48 a.m., a man called 911 to report that he had been in an altercation with another man at that location and that he had shot the man. At the same time,...
Oct 25 2013 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA— The city will avoid footing any of the bill for new regulatory, warning and guide signs throughout Sierra Vista, despite the bid for the project coming in higher than anticipated. The project will enable the city to meet new federal requirements and will be fully covered with Federal Highway Administration dollars provided through the SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization, City Engineer Sharon Flissar told the...
Oct 25 2013 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA— Celebrating its seventh anniversary in Sierra Vista, Cochise Oncology was filled with hundreds of cancer survivors on Thursday night. Dr. Janet Nettleton, the center’s founder, greeted every person who walked in. “She’s a great doctor, one of the best. She treats all of her patients like family,” Vaden Hallford said. A nine year survivor of prostate cancer, Hallford came to Thursday’s...
Oct 25 2013 - 4:52pm
FORT HUACHUCA — For nearly two months no one knew what state-level grade Col. Johnston Elementary School on this southern Arizona Army post received. A data error involving one student created a situation where a letter grade could not initially be given, Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District Superintendent Bonnie Austin said Friday. But Thursday the district was informed the grade is an “A,” the same grade it received...
Oct 25 2013 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA— At its first facilitated strategic planning session, the Sierra Vista school board started with familiar conflict but ended on common ground that left board members feeling positive about the future. Since taking board seats in the last election, Board Member Lori Silk and Melissa Avant have expressed frustration with communication between staff and the board. They have also often butted heads with Board Clerk Deb Scott...
Oct 25 2013 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA— Buena High School graduates Mohammed Hansen and Gordon Scott have reached central California and hope to push themselves into high gear to pedal their way home in time for Thanksgiving. Calling from a coffee shop in Half Moon Bay on Wednesday, Hansen told the Herald/Review they had just hit the 2,000 mile mark and estimate about 3,000 miles left to go. It’s been nearly 50 days since the cyclists headed out from...
Oct 25 2013 - 3:54pm
If there is hope to save what was once the Black Officers Club on Fort Huachuca, it will come from a recognition that the structure gains a measure of notoriety among people and organizations that seek to preserve our national heritage. Such structures are usually found on the National Register of Historic Places, and with that distinction, the significance of the site is promoted among groups that can make a difference. The Black...
Oct 25 2013 - 11:05am
Participants were updated on the progress of the Douglas Area Healthcare Sustainability District (DAHcSD) at the Oct. 22 meeting.                 “The purpose of this meeting is to update the participants in regards to the progress we have made and to move forward into the next step,” Committee Chair Gerry Bohmfalk said.      ...
Oct 25 2013 - 10:32am
Starting and operating your own business can be rewarding, but it also comes with many challenges. The Cochise College Small Business Development Center will offer a free workshop, “Succeed in Business Today,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in room 900 on the Sierra Vista Campus. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to succeed and prepare a business for the future. The seminar also offers tips,...
Oct 25 2013 - 10:32am
SIERRA VISTA — A 39-year-old man is dead after he allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend, including firing a gun at her, in Palominas Thursday night, the sheriff’s office reported. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 11:10 p.m. stating that a man with a gun had kidnapped two children in the 1000 block of East Chaco Lane, spokeswoman Carol Capas said in a Friday release about the incident. The 36-year-old...
Oct 25 2013 - 10:02am
  Jack Dalton Terry Jan. 13, 1928 – Oct. 22, 2013 Jack Dalton Terry, 85, of Chandler, AZ passed away peacefully on October 22, 2013. He was born January 13, 1928 in Copperhill, TN and spent his youth there actively pursuing his love of all sports.  At the age of 17, Jack enlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve his country in the last year of WWII.  After college he moved to AZ where he worked as...
Oct 25 2013 - 9:52am
Entries are being sought for the upcoming Veterans Day parade which will take place Monday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. up G Ave. Following the parade there will be an observance at the Veterans Memorial by the DouglasVisitorsCenter and after that an open house at the American Legion on G Ave. There is no fee to be in the parade. Anyone interested may contact Rene Gonzales at (520) 255-6007 or (520) 678-8109 or email him...
Oct 25 2013 - 9:52am
Arizona McDonald’s restaurants are teaming up with Read on Arizona and First Things First to host Family Reading Day on Saturday, Nov. 2, to encourage families to pick up a book and read together.Beginning at 1 p.m., the first 100 families that visit their local McDonald’s will receive a free scholastic book (toddler to sixth grade), ice cream cone and Read On Arizona Early Literacy Guide for Families to...
Oct 25 2013 - 9:42am
Please join us in welcoming the marriage of Tanya L. Stanley (Torrance, CA) and George R. Ambriz (Douglas, AZ). Tanya is the daughter of Debbie and Jessie Martinez (Henderson, NV) and Christopher Stanley (North Las Vegas, NV). George is the son of Barbara Mason & Frank Ambriz (Douglas, AZ). Tanya and George met while attending University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). George was taking classes for his 1st Master’s Degree in Ethics...
Oct 25 2013 - 9:32am
Douglas Boy Scout Troop 430 held a Court of Honor Monday, Oct. 21 at the Douglas Elks Lodge on 10th Street at which time several scouts were promoted in rank and cleared to start working on their next step. Life scouts Carlos Pro and Paul Hartman were cleared to start working on their Eagle Scout award, scoutmaster Harold Sanders announced. Both Pro and Hartman say they have yet to decide what their community service project will...
Oct 25 2013 - 9:32am
The city of Douglas continues to work on various projects. This work is being completed by the Department of Public Works and is part of the Mayor and Council’s ongoing infrastructure improvement program. There will be lane restrictions in order to perform road repairs on 3rd Street. The west bound lane on 3rd Street will be closed from Chiricahua Road to Chino Road and east bound lanes will be restricted down to one lane until further...
Oct 25 2013 - 9:22am
Eva Valencia Nov. 30, 1938 – Oct. 17, 2013 Eva Valencia of Douglas passed away on October 17, 2013 at the Sierra VistaRegionalHealthCenter. Eva was born on November 30, 1938 to Salvador and Antonia Valencia. Eva was blessed to have had two mothers; she was preceded in death by her second mother Josefa Campodonico. Also receding her in death are brothers Emilio, Jose and Adalberto Valencia as well as sister Rosa Navarro....
Oct 25 2013 - 9:12am
Oct 25 2013 - 9:12am
Land lab a big success Dear Editor:                 Congratulations to Kelly Glenn-Kimbro and all of the individuals, clubs and organizations that worked with her to make the Douglas High School Land Lab such a huge success.  We attended the second annual land lab fall festival on Saturday Oct. 19 and what a fun day. There were hundreds of pumpkins for...
Oct 25 2013 - 9:12am
What is happening to D Hill? Dear Editor: Why isn’t the “D” on “D Hill” being maintained and repainted? It looks shabby and it needs to be made beautiful again. There should be some group with pride or someone that can get together and “paint” it once more. Have you seen the “B” on the hill at Bisbee? It shows that they are sure proud of their...
Oct 24 2013 - 11:52pm
BENSON — Though it may not have the history, passion or bitterness of the Bisbee-Douglas 107-year-old battle for “The Pick,” the Benson-Willcox annual rivalry with its prize, the “Seney-Lohman Trophy” has a story of its own. Since 1961, the teams have battled for the trophy. Willcox holds a 31-19-2 advantage heading into tonight’s contest in Willcox. Benson will be bringing the trophy with them, after winning for the first...
Oct 24 2013 - 11:52pm
Flat, listless, dull, uninspired… and that was just the homecoming show put on by Sahuaro High School last Friday.  Don’t even get me started on the performance of the Buena football team that night. But seriously, this was the sorriest attempt at a homecoming celebration I’ve ever seen. Halftime had no Corvettes, no floats, no anything but a royalty court of like six kids dressed for a Mentos commercial. I...
Oct 24 2013 - 11:52pm
TUCSON — The Tombstone High volleyball team kept marching toward a state tournament berth Thursday night, taking care of Tanque Verde in three sets. After taking the first game 25-22, the Jackets were pushed to the limit by the Hawks, who had game point at 28-27. “Just about had a heart attack there,” Tombstone head coach Dan Romero said. “Maira Nuñez had the save of the night to push the score to 28-28. She brought the ball...
Oct 24 2013 - 11:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — Urgency, emergency, desperation. Any of the three apply to the dire situation this senior-laden band of Buena Colts face tonight when they travel to Nogales needing a win to stay alive for a second-straight state playoff berth. Senior, captain, quarterback Rafael Adames said the realization of the situation has become palpable this week in practice. “People are starting to realize this is the last...
Oct 24 2013 - 8:01pm
To the Editor: Cheers to all those who attended the Sierra Vista Community Chorus 10th Annual Benefit Gospel Concerts on Oct. 11 and 12. We feel twice blessed. We were able to share our beautiful and inspirational music with you and because of your generosity we were able to donate the entire freewill offering of $3,460 to the Boys and Girls Club. We are still in awe and inspired by how in this time of economic stress the good folks of...
Oct 24 2013 - 8:00pm
To the Editor: We are neither conservative Republicans nor liberal Democrats or even are we able to identify with the rapidly shrinking minority referred to as either moderate Republican or conservative Democrat. Due to congressional redistricting — congressional districts no longer hold constituents heterogeneous in nature, but, rather, homogeneous folks of one uncompromising ideology. This means that a Republican incumbent no longer...
Oct 24 2013 - 7:58pm
What better time of year to talk about apples than the season of their harvest and also about the American folk hero Johnny Appleseed, who was born Sept. 26, 1774 as Jonathan Chapman, in Massachusetts.           Like many, I don’t know much about Chapman/Appleseed, and according to biographer, Howard Means, who wrote “Johnny Appleseed, the Man, the Myth, the American Story,” only 58 percent of American adults know...
Oct 24 2013 - 7:56pm
The doors to the annual Haunted House will creak open starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and and continue on Saturday, Oct. 26, Sunday, Oct. 27, and Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Thursday, Oct, 31. The hours are from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, from 4  to 7 p.m.  Sunday and from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday and 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday,  which is Halloween. The Haunted House is located in the Lawley Car Lot at Highway 92 and Busby...
Oct 24 2013 - 7:55pm
The recipe for the 20th annual observance of Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans has been expanded to include bagpipes, a procession of all Scottish costumed individuals, an invitation to worship with those of other ethnic backgrounds, a rich menu of scones, gingerbread, pound cake and jams and jellies to go with your coffee and tea and background music by the Borderland Celts. The kilted worshipers will join the piper at 10 a.m. on Sunday Oct. 27 at...
Oct 24 2013 - 7:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Today, a Sierra Vista resident and one from Hereford will be inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame during a luncheon ceremony in Phoenix. One award will be posthumously presented to Joan Strom, the widow of the late retired Army Brig. Gen. Bud Strom of Hereford. The other will be presented to retired Sgt. 1st Class Lynnise Moore of Sierra Vista. The awards are presented to former military...
Oct 24 2013 - 5:41pm
By Carolyn Santucci For the Herald/Review Western Musician Joni Harms will perform at the AFP on Nov. 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. Once upon a time, country music was known as “Country & Western.” It was called this for a reason.  That’s where listeners found songs by such greats as Marty Robbins, Patsy Montana, Tex Ritter and Gene Autry — artists who favored the “western” sounds and values. Somewhere along the way, the “...
Oct 24 2013 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — Sitting inside the Center for Academic Success cafeteria on Thursday afternoon, 6-year-old Aliaz Dyson sat hunched over, coloring in the final spots on a drawing of two giraffes, an adult and a calf. A moment later he ran across the room, chasing after a mirage, something too good to be true. He was swept up in his father’s arms, surrounded by his brother and two sisters, each just as shocked and overjoyed as ...
Oct 24 2013 - 5:23pm
Living in Southeast Arizona, we have to wonder what comes next when Gov. Jan Brewer states unequivocally that she will not throw her political weight behind a renewed call for immigration reform. Brewer was cool to President Obama’s call this week for Congress to get busy on immigration reform and pass legislation before the end of the year. As she has stated in the past, until border security is addressed, Brewer will not support the...
Oct 24 2013 - 5:23pm
The Galileo Guild will present their 24th Annual Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5100 Galileo Drive, corner of Galileo Drive and Leonardo da Vinci Drive. (Proceed east on Fry Boulevard, turn left onto Giulio Cesare, as if you were going to the high school, and then take the fourth left, which is Galileo Drive.) The Guild is adding three new crafters to its regular participants....
Oct 24 2013 - 5:20pm
The Boy Scouts of America announce that Taylor King has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 14.  King’s Eagle project was to lead a group of 20 volunteers in building six erosion prevention dams. The dams were set up on a hillside and involved moving a large amount of rock to build up these dams.   The group also moved rock to enhance the visitor center at the Patagonia Preserve. Taylor King is a member of Crew 418...
Oct 24 2013 - 5:14pm
By Melanie A. MourasFor the Herald/Review  On safari The final week of our trip was to be spent in the Okavango Delta. The Okavango River is landlocked, with no outlet to any sea or ocean; it disappears into the sands of the Kalahari Desert. We were to stay in safari “camps” in three locations, run by a company called “Desert & Delta.” Some generalities across all three:  First, the airplanes. Safari Air...
Oct 24 2013 - 5:11pm
“Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.” — Noel Coward    Zambia: Arrived in Livingstone, Zambia, where the airport terminal was just two weeks old. Really — they had re-built it for a United Nations conference on tourism that had taken place the previous week. They had also spruced up the road leading from the airport to the two (connected) major resorts in town, and since we were staying at one of those, it was a...
Oct 24 2013 - 5:08pm
By Melanie A. MourasFor the Herald/Review  Part 1 of 3  “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.” — Noel Coward  Also tourists, Noel Coward forgot to mention them. About a year ago, my husband, Ted, and I decided to put sub-Saharan Africa at the top of our travel list. It was one of those trips we knew would be both expensive and fairly strenuous, and we needed to go before our finances...
Oct 24 2013 - 4:34pm
SIERRA VISTA — In its 30th year, First Baptist Christian Academy has big plans on the horizon.  Some improvements have already occurred, as second-year Principal Jim Carter’s goal of expanding athletics opportunities has been furthered by the clearing of an athletics field, the expansion of the school’s basketball court to regulation size and the extension of the school’s volleyball court. This has enabled the school to offer more...
Oct 24 2013 - 4:34pm
SIERRA VISTA — One of the city’s newest businesses is looking to introduce itself to the community this weekend with an open house and ribbon cutting on Saturday. “A lot of people in Arizona, that are from Arizona, have never heard of Tractor Supply because this is only the sixth store in the state. But people from Texas, or anywhere east, north know us pretty well,” said Paul Schrag, store manager for the new Tractor Supply Company...
Oct 24 2013 - 4:34pm
SIERRA VISTA — Greenway Elementary School Principal Dave Gauch looked out on a sea of orange in the school auditorium Thursday, when he spoke to the student body about a member of the school’s family who is sick. The orange clothes were a sign of support for fourth-grader Aniley Arreola, who was diagnosed with leukemia this year. Standing with kindergartner, Bianca Arreola, Aniley’s sister, Gauch told the students about a fundraiser...
Oct 24 2013 - 4:34pm
SIERRA VISTA — In its sixth year, the annual Empty Bowls Project in Sierra Vista is on pace to exceed last year’s effort, continuing a trend of consistent growth. On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event promises to pack the Ethel Berger Center with people selecting a handmade bowl and enjoying a variety of locally-made soups and breads in return for a suggested donation of $10. With more than 1,300 bowls made and about...
Oct 23 2013 - 10:09pm
By Roger Harris For the Herald/Review The 19th Sierra Vista Symphony Season inaugural celebration opens Saturday, Oct. 26, and celebrates the music of composers Richard Wagner and Pietro Mascagni.   Offering a variety of musical styles (classical, pop and contemporary) and including world class performers — there is a pre-concert seminar before each program and complimentary refreshments during ...
Oct 23 2013 - 9:52pm
TOMBSTONE — Of the six Thomas brothers and three Thomas sisters, the athletes who drew the most attention were football stars Joe Thomas and his younger brother Antoine. Cousins Tyler Francisco and Dontae Otay were a little young to have memories of watching their uncle Joe play, but back in 2006 they saw Antoine shatter the state rushing record in electrifying fashion, and it’s  a memory that stays with them to this day...
Oct 23 2013 - 9:52pm
This Saturday will mark the 132nd anniversary of the Gunfight at the OK Corral, and the folks at Cold Iron Gym in Tombstone have figured out a unique way to celebrate it. Starting at 10 a.m. on Allen Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets, the gym will hold its 2013 Deadlift Shootout. Since 2005, Cold Iron owner Danni Eldridge and her daughter, Sheri have been holding United States Powerlifting Federation meets, which heretofore have...
Oct 23 2013 - 9:52pm
TUCSON — The Buena boys and girls cross country teams wrapped up their regular season schedule Wednesday by finishing second and third to Rio Rico in both meets. Rio Rico took the four-team boys meet with 27 points. Buena had 49, Mountain View 64 and Flowing Wells 82. Mark Egan led the Colts, placing sixth in 17:11 with Ammon Sieler 7th in 17:19, Dallen Haws 9th in 17:28, Andrew McNary 12th in 17:37, Joe Schaaf 15th in 17:57...
Oct 23 2013 - 9:32pm
The first film in Cochise College’s International Film Series this year is the Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008, “Departures,” showing for free at three locations in November. The first screening of the film is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 in room 900 at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus, followed by 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Little Theatre on the Douglas Campus, and lastly at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at...
Oct 23 2013 - 9:32pm
The 7th annual Youth Piano Competition is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, with levels 1, 2, and 3 beginning at 9 a.m. and levels 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 to begin at 10:30 a.m.The competition is to take place at Kino Hall at the St. Andrews Apostle Church. The competition is open to the public and free. The top three winners in each level will receive cash prizes of $75, $50, and $25 all funded by the fundraising recital that is held every April...
Oct 23 2013 - 9:32pm
By Carolyn Santucci For the Herald/Review Take a Sentimental Journey with Audrey McLaughlin, Gale Rogers and Dawn Pett on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. You’ve seen these three ladies before at Arizona Folklore Preserve with their western persona known as the harmony-award-winning Journey West, and more recently as part of The Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers — the 2012 Group of the Year, as voted by the Western Music...
Oct 23 2013 - 9:32pm
Barbara Sisneros is the featured artist for October at the Huachuca Art Gallery at the Mall at Sierra Vista. From childhood Barbara had the urge to create art, whether in pencil, clay or paint. In college she pursued both performing and visual arts, which introduced her to set design and to the art of serigraphy. However, marriage to a USAF officer and the birth of three daughters kept her busy for a number of years and did not allow...
Oct 23 2013 - 9:32pm
Bisbee’s Obscure Productions will have an open call for actors for their upcoming production of “Twelve Angry Men” by Reginald Rose.  Auditions will be held in the O.G. Squffy Theater at Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave., in Old Bisbee, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, beginning at 1 p.m. each day. “Twelve Angry Men” was first staged as a television drama before being made into one of the world’s most beloved...
Oct 23 2013 - 6:22pm
Dillon’s NightClub: 6415 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista, 458-8209. Wednesdays, Karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight; Thursdays, 2 for 1 until midnight, hip hop and dance music all night; Fridays, ladies night all drinks for the ladies $3 or less until midnight; Saturday, line dancing lessons 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover charge anytime.  Partners will play on Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Landmark Cafe: Fry Boulevard, in the Landmark ...
Oct 23 2013 - 6:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Despite potential concerns about driving safety, digital signs are becoming more commonplace and Sierra Vista has joined the list of municipalities considering whether to open the flood gates and, if so, how wide. Currently the City of Sierra Vista does not allow digital reader boards, though there are some examples within the city limits. Cochise College and Buena High School have them but they are located on...
Oct 23 2013 - 6:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Two people were booked into the Cochise County jail on drug charges after police responded to a local motel early Wednesday morning. James Gooding, Jr, 37, and Ernestina Martinez, 33, both of Sierra Vista, were each arrested by police on charges of possession of narcotic drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and possession of prescription drugs...
Oct 23 2013 - 5:53pm
In the event of an emergency, residents or visitors to the City of Sierra Vista use the 911 call system. When a person calls 911, a dispatcher receives the call and quickly notifies the closest available fire station with an audible alarm known as a “tone.” This tone is followed by emergency radio traffic alerting responders to the location and nature of the 911 call. To illustrate, an example of a emergency medical tone is as follows: “...
Oct 23 2013 - 5:49pm
It had every ingredient of Election Day — the crispness of autumn, the electricity of pronouncements, the winners, the losers. It was as if Americans had voted. In fact, they had. And for the second time in two years, Republicans finally conceded defeat. They would cede to the popular will and, in this case, let our government govern. So lopsided was the result this time that not even Karl Rove could say it wasn’t so.  And,...
Oct 23 2013 - 5:44pm
Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture at the Sierra Vista Farmers Markets on Oct. 24 from 10 a,m. to 2 p.m. for our annual mesquite milling. Have your mesquite pods milled into nutritious flour, purchase mesquite flour and other goodies, and learn about harvesting a variety of native desert foods. Free, but milling charge is $1.50/gallon of whole pods. See www.bajaaz.org/calendar for details or contact Meghan at 520-331-9821 or meghan....
Oct 23 2013 - 4:32pm
FORT HUACHUCA — For nearly 21 years a Sierra Vista man has served in the Army. But Wednesday Master Sgt. Jeramey W. Ireland returned to the civilian world when he retired as the senior enlisted adviser for the Human Intelligence Joint Center of Excellence on the post. Taking his place is Master Sgt. Wesley E. Derrick, who accepted the responsibility in a short ceremony in Ellis Auditorium. The passing of a NCO sword...
Oct 23 2013 - 3:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — Armed with fake dollar bills, the fourth-graders at Village Meadows Elementary School went shopping on Wednesday. They walked up to stations manned by Buena High School culinary arts students, who offered them cups full of fresh-picked vegetables, letting the shoppers decide what they wanted to put on their very own pizza. Then they got the dough. “It smells good,” one student said, “mine’s...
Oct 23 2013 - 3:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — When Frankie Applelin would give directions to her house in Sierra Vista she would just say to head up North Avenue and look for the big pine tree. After Wednesday she’ll need to find a new landmark. Her neighbor hired a landscaping company to take down the towering old pine, ending a love/hate relationship that goes back to 1961 when Applelin moved into the neighborhood. Back then the tree was just about...
Oct 23 2013 - 2:33pm
As multiple efforts throughout Southeastern Arizona focus on drawing economic development to the region, Cochise County continues to make a strong argument for the advantages offered by its education system. Further evidence of that was presented this week as state-level education program specialists toured two schools in Cochise County — Pueblo Del Sol Elementary School and Benson Middle School. The two are among a field of 11 Title I...
Oct 23 2013 - 1:05pm
Come one, come all to the games, refreshments, prizes and Trunk or Treat festivities being offered on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the parking lot and Fellowship Hall of the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church.  This annual Fall Festival is completely free and open to the entire community. The special highlight of the evening will be the assortment of cars especially decorated with a Fall Festival theme. Members of the...
Oct 23 2013 - 1:02pm
On Sunday, Oct. 27, Christiane Heyde, the new consulting Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Southeastern Arizona, will address the issue of hunger and poverty and our role in seeking and creating justice in a sermon entitled “Empty Bowls.” After the service there will be the “Great Pumpkin Potluck” to raise money for the local food banks. This will be the church’s Sixth Annual Empty Bowls’ Celebration. The salad and dessert...
Oct 23 2013 - 12:56pm
Sierra Vista School District Buena High School Report cards will be sent home with all Buena students today. If your student does not receive it, please contact the school.   The second quarter is a week underway. Students who would be willing to serve on either the attendance committee or the handbook committee to develop policies and procedures for next year are invited to talk to Ms. Escarcega as soon as possible....
Oct 23 2013 - 11:25am
The big concert news this week comes from Phoenix where Kayne West along with Kendrick Lamar will be stopping by US Airways Center on Dec. 10 as part of his Yeezus tour. Tickets are already on sale.   Look for the asterisks for many other great new shows added this week. Compiled from a variety of websites   TUCSON Thursday, Oct. 24 Paul Rodriguez: Fox Theatre Pitbull: AVA Amphitheatre   Friday, Oct....
Oct 22 2013 - 8:19pm
To the Editor: On Oct. 19, a perfect autumn Saturday morning in Bisbee, nearly 2,000 participants took to the streets of Bisbee to start the 23rd Annual Bisbee 1000. Once again, we had record registration of more than 2,100, an additional 100 from 2012, and 500 more than in 2011. With this continued climb (no pun intended!), the Bisbee 1000 has firmly staked a place beside other fall traditions. This great event would not be...
Oct 22 2013 - 8:14pm
Former resident Carrie Hayes-Valentine, 35, lost her battle with cancer on Sept. 20 within a month after being diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer. The loving mother to two girls, Isabella, 7, and Amelia, 4 also left behind her husband, U.S. Army Capt. Michael Hayes. The family was stationed at Fort Huachuca at the time of her diagnosis. Friends describe Carrie as a people person who loved her family. And she loved music and sang in...
Oct 22 2013 - 8:09pm
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning hosts a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Colombo Ave., in Sierra Vista from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Join us for a presentation of Abrahamic Sojourn in Israel with George McGuire. McGuire is inviting you to a slide and memorabilia show of his “Abrahamic Sojourn” through the land of Israel. During his five-month impromptu trek, he was blessed to follow where...
Oct 22 2013 - 6:09pm
It’s that time of the year again. The sun sets a little earlier each night and rises a little later each morning. The subtle change makes it easier to stay asleep in the morning and harder to drive home into an early setting sun in the evening. Fall also brings with it certain inherent dangers.  Especially at Halloween. A recent study released by a national home and auto insurance company reported that kids have a greater...
Oct 22 2013 - 5:33pm
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb. A more vibrant, uniquely challenging race you won’t find anywhere. Other races will try to tell you they’re unique by making you crawl through mud, or hop across a stream on the backs of turtles while swordfighting holographic pirates, or cover you in neon paint and send you out running into the night. But these races are all affected, contrived, artificial. The stairs...
Oct 22 2013 - 5:33pm
BISBEE — The Cochise County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday granted a special permit to allow a daycare facility for developmentally disabled children and adults to remain open for an additional six months while its operating company addresses health and safety issues at the facility and looks for a new location to relocate. Arizona Integrated Residential and Education Services (AIRES) LLC did not obtain the necessary business permits...
Oct 22 2013 - 5:13pm
SIERRA VISTA — Area Marines are gearing up for their birthday and major holiday events which will take place from now until nearly the end of the year. The annual Toys for Tots is already under way, according to Jim Willig, a member of the Marine Corps League’s Thunder Mountain Detachment. The Cochise County Coordinator again this year is Marine veteran Jim Adams who has been appointed by the national headquarters of...
Oct 22 2013 - 4:42pm
    *** The Thunder Mountain Running Club will be hosting a Halloween run on Oct. 26 starting at 8 a.m. Called “Here Comes the CuCuy,” the 5-mile run, it will start at Garfield Park in Old Bisbee near the old fire station. Registration is from 7 to 8 a.m., and the cost is $10 or a new stuffed teddy bear, with all gifts and proceeds going to the Bisbee Fire Department’s holiday toy drive. Race organizer...
Oct 22 2013 - 4:42pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA - Some high schoolers have better things to do. Others endure it, some never want it to end, and still others can’t move beyond it fast enough. There is yet another kind of high schooler. This is the sort which recognizes the short window high school years occupy in the space of one’s life and drinks up everything the experience has to offer. Nikki Shear would seem to...
Oct 22 2013 - 4:42pm
After suffering tough defeats Friday night, the football teams of Buena, Bisbee and Tombstone High Schools all fell in the AIA power point standings. But none fell as far as they might have, and with two games left in the regular season, none is as yet eliminated from state playoff contention. Of the three, Buena has the best chance of getting in. The Colts fell four places to No. 19 in Division II after their 45-12 loss at...
Oct 22 2013 - 4:42pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review TUCSON - On his way to Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors, Arizona sophomore running back Ka’Deem Carey carried the ball a school record 40 times for 236 yards, the last a 44-yard burst on third down with 1:34 to play that sealed Arizona’s 34-24 win over Utah last week. For an encore, Carey gets a shot at the team he had his best game against last year when the Wildcats visit ...
Oct 22 2013 - 4:42pm
MESA — The Cochise College women’s soccer team came up short against Mesa Community College on Saturday, falling 2-1. The loss was the fourth straight for the Apaches, who have been outscored 16-2 during that stretch. The loss drops the Apaches to 10-8 this season and fourth in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference standings heading into their final two games of the regular season. On Thursday, Cochise travels to...
Oct 22 2013 - 4:42pm
In another record-setting week at Desert Lanes, the house witnessed the emergence of two more champions and a host of scratch scores brag worthy at any alley. Earlier last week, Michael Peterson had a conversation with a friend regarding his hunger for another honor score. His ambitions were not just to instill fear in peers and talk trash, but rather a personal triumph. A comeback of that caliber would be nice given the...
Oct 22 2013 - 4:42pm
TUCSON - On Tuesday, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) released the week five national poll. Since the USTFCCCA was established in 1995, this marks the first time the University of Arizona women’s cross country team has been ranked No. 1 in the national poll. The women’s squad entered the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 19, as the No. 3 team in the nation. Competing against a...
Oct 22 2013 - 4:42pm
On Oct. 17, Angelita Lomeli celebrated the grand opening of Lomeli’s Too Childcare Center, located on 1047 10th Street in the old Lestonnac pre-school building.                 Lomeli opened her first childcare center in April 2007, located at 1240 23rd Street, which will continue to remain open.           ...
Oct 22 2013 - 3:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — One of Sierra Vista’s most celebrated schools is in the running for another major award, this time an honor tied to a program benefiting disadvantaged students. Pueblo Del Sol Elementary School hosted representatives from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) on Tuesday, as the state-level education program specialists are in the midst of touring 11 Title I schools in the running to be named one of two National...
Oct 22 2013 - 2:22pm
October 15 12:04 p.m. A resident on the 100 block of D Street reported a known male subject was stalking her and threatening to kill her. 1:46 p.m. A resident on the 100 block of Graham Drive reported someone withdrew funds from her credit card account to pay for utilities. 2:06 p.m. Someone broke a window and wrote graffiti on a rental property on the zero block of Brewery Avenue. 4:20 p.m. A resident on the...
Oct 22 2013 - 2:22pm
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – Members of the community would like to see Benson’s eyesores cleaned up, with some questioning the city’s ability to enforce compliance when problems are reported.  Questions about such issues as how to remedy unkempt properties and abate dilapidated structures were raised at a community forum on Monday where Luis Garcia, the city’s building official and zoning administrator, addressed...
Oct 22 2013 - 2:13pm
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – About 1,000 bikers gathered at the Arena Bar in Benson on Saturday for an annual biker rodeo.   Organized by the Southern Arizona Harley Riders Motorcycle Club out of Sierra Vista, the 19th annual biker rodeo started Friday afternoon, ran all day on Saturday and ended Sunday morning around 10 a.m. Several of the participants then headed to Tombstone for the town’s annual...
Oct 22 2013 - 2:13pm
Chiricahua Community Health Center Pediatrician Darlene Melk, knows the importance of getting test for diabetes at an early age, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of eight.                 On Sunday Oct. 20, at Castro Park, she organized the type 1 diabetes TrialNet and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) screening event, where over 50...
Oct 22 2013 - 2:13pm
DOUGLAS — Business planning is important for farmers market vendors of all shapes and sizes, from small-scale backyard growers to established farmers and ranchers. Join the Cochise College Small Business Development Center from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 12, on the Cochise College Douglas Campus for a free workshop, “Business Planning for Food Producers,” sponsored by Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture. The session will...
Oct 22 2013 - 2:13pm
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – It’s hard to believe, but organizers are already hard at work, planning Benson’s annual Relay for Life event.   The community is invited to the official kick-off celebration, to be held 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the City Council Chambers, 120 W. 6th Street. The event will feature a Halloween themed celebration, with a costume contest and light refreshments, said Jill Brown,...
Oct 22 2013 - 2:13pm
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – When voters go to the polls on Nov. 5, they will be deciding on an initiative to extend an existing tax levy for the Benson Hospital.   The levy, which has been in place since 1989, translates to $0.90 per $100 of assessed property value for those living in the San Pedro Valley Hospital District. In order to keep the tax levy in place, it must be renewed every five years by...
Oct 22 2013 - 2:13pm
The Cochise College literary and arts magazine, Mirage, is now accepting submissions for the upcoming 2014 issue. The staff of Mirage invites Cochise College students and residents of Cochise and Santa Cruz counties to submit their work for consideration in this new issue. Mirage Literary and Arts Magazine showcases high-quality art and literature produced by community members. The works are selected via an anonymous process: Each...
Oct 22 2013 - 8:55am
Quote of the day: “And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting, On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon that is dreaming.” — From “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) *** We have around 150 tickets left for our Taste of Home Cooking Show. That means we may or may not have some for sale the day of the event which is this coming ...
Oct 21 2013 - 11:53pm
William G. Kees II, 49, Douglas resident, passed away on Oct. 14, 2013. No services are planned.
Oct 21 2013 - 11:51pm
NEW YORK — Together with GreenCE, the Copper Development Association (CDA) has developed a two-part video case study, highlighting the craftsmanship of the Health Sciences Education Building at The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix (HSEB) as one of the most innovative, sustainable construction projects in the United States utilizing copper.  Now available, “Oasis: Designing a LEED Campus in the Desert - Part 2,” ...
Oct 21 2013 - 11:47pm
I recently conducted  some market research to learn from leaders how I can best support their leadership growth and development.  I asked a series of questions and received great responses, food for thought, and feedback.  When I spoke with a man in the military, he said one of the most important aspects he looks for in leadership is “keepin it real.” OK, he is quite a bit younger than I am! ...
Oct 21 2013 - 11:45pm
By BARRY WILNER The Associated press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.— With six losses on their resume, the New York Giants could have been wondering if they would ever win a game this season. Instead, they searched within to see what they are made of. “The players and coaches have great pride in what we’re doing,” Eli Manning said Monday night after — at last — the team’s first victory, 23-7 over the Minnesota Vikings. “We just had to...
Oct 21 2013 - 9:24pm
Local economic development representative, Mignonne Hollis has been named to the statewide transportation investment committee with the Arizona First Leadership Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization started earlier this year by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith to bring leaders together to tackle Arizona’s most pressing issues. The first initiative of the group was launched this month and features iArizona: interconnect, invest,...
Oct 21 2013 - 9:21pm
Tired of using a small remote control for navigating around your Smart HDTV? The Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 is a perfect addition to any room with a Smart HDTV. The Logitech K400 is a small, wireless keyboard with an integrated mouse touchpad. The keyboard’s long-range wireless will allow a person to be up to 33 feet away from the TV. Just think — surfing the Internet on the big screen from the comfort of your couch. The Logitech...
Oct 21 2013 - 9:15pm
To the Editor: I just want to recognize our police officers and our firemen. They have such tough jobs. But I see kindness and concern. They are polite and respectful. They do their daily work of protecting us the best they can. I have met some awesome workers in their field. I don’t want to leave out the state troopers or the Sheriff because they are also awesome. Don’t forget our Border Patrol. All these people are just doing...
Oct 21 2013 - 9:14pm
To the Editor: The Sierra Vista Citizens’ Police Academy Associates (CPAA) hosted a fundraising holiday shopping bazaar in the Mall at Sierra Vista on Saturday, Oct. 19. By any measure, this inaugural venture by the CPAA was a success. We had nearly 60 vendors — mostly local home-based businesses — and mall visitors partook in the raffle of dozens of prizes donated by the vendors, all to raise funds for the Sierra Vista Police Officers...
Oct 21 2013 - 9:10pm
Fore!  It’s time for the Boys and Girls Club of Bisbee’s 10th annual golf tournament.  Tee off times are on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 9:30 a.m. (shotgun start) at the beautiful Turquoise Valley Golf Club, in Naco. This yearly fundraiser for the the Bisbee Boys and Girls Club will feature team prizes, skill prizes, a raffle, and much more.  Mulligans will be available, along with the “World Famous” Mexican Brunch....
Oct 21 2013 - 9:05pm
Thunder Mountain Republican Women’s Club  monthly luncheon meeting will be called to order at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St. Andrews Drive.  The program speaker will be Tim Cervantes, Administrative Director of The Cochise Water Project, who will give a presentation about various water conservation strategies.  For lunch reservations, please call Sarah at 234-0952.  Visitors and...
Oct 21 2013 - 8:38pm
It isn’t often this space supports state lawmakers staying “off the job,” but the recent call for a special session to give more money to the Independent Redistricting Commission certainly provides a good reason to keep the lights off in Phoenix. Put aside your political opinions for just a moment and consider the question of whether it’s possible to pay attorneys contemplating the boundaries of federal and state legislative districts...
Oct 21 2013 - 7:22pm
The doors of heaven received our beloved father on October 21, 2013, joining his beloved wife, our mother, Micha Encinas, his best friend, love of his life and partner of 70 years. Dad is now at peace and rejoicing with our mom forever. He is preceded in death by parents Jose Lugo and Beatriz Encinas, brothers Joaquin,Evaristo and Albert Gracia, grandson, David Swizter, granddaughter, Belinda Montano and beloved nephew, Ricardo Amador...
Oct 21 2013 - 6:53pm
WHETSTONE – Celebrating National Fire Prevention Week, Whetstone Fire District hosted a community event on Saturday, featuring activities for children and live music, along with treating families to hamburgers and hot dogs. “This year we partnered with Huachuca City Fire and went into Huachuca City School and talked to kindergarten, first and second graders about fire prevention week,” said Whetstone Fire Chief Peter Bidon. “By going...
Oct 21 2013 - 6:02pm
BISBEE — Three teens arrested and charged as adults for more than 100 instances of vehicle damage and several cases of arson in Sierra Vista were arraigned in Cochise County Superior Court Monday, while the Cochise County Attorney’s Office has made the decision to try a fourth suspect in the case as an adult as well. Zachary Taylor Carter Bennett, 17, Christian Kyle Bense, 18, and Jacob Evan Hocker, 16, all of Sierra Vista, were each...
Oct 21 2013 - 5:53pm
SIERRA VISTA — Regardless of claims by Fort Huachuca personnel the more than 70-year-old black officers club has lost its historical significance, Arizona’s senior preservation officer disagrees. The World War II officers club used by blacks is a historic entity and needs to be saved since it was the only such structure built for what were then called “colored officers” during the nation’s days of a segregated military....
Oct 21 2013 - 5:42pm
Congratulations to Robert Webster of Sierra Vista, who weeathered a tough week of games to pick to win this week’s installment of the Herald/Review Football Contest. Webster missed five, the most of any winner since we’ve started this contest, but in a week of wild upsets in college football, Webster missed just one in the top half. He called Missouri over Florida, Florida State on the road over Clemson, and even got Ole Miss...
Oct 21 2013 - 4:33pm
BISBEE — A trial date has been set for a man charged in the assault of a woman in the community of Cochise this summer. Phillip Vincent Livesay, 33, is facing two counts of sexual assault, one count of aggravated assault and a single count of first degree burglary stemming from the Aug. 19 incident in which he allegedly attacked a woman who came home to her boyfriend’s house to find him inside trying to steal a television, according to...
Oct 21 2013 - 4:13pm
BISBEE — Moments before a jury trial was set to begin concerning two men in connection to a home invasion just south of Sierra Vista earlier this year, a plea deal was struck that will see both men sent to prison. Calvin Anastasia Driver Jr., 22, and Darius Allen, 24, have both accepted a plea agreement form the state that sees them plead guilty to burglary in the first degree while they or an accomplice possessed a deadly weapon, a...
Oct 21 2013 - 4:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — While it’s a little more than a month off, planners for this year’s Festival of Trees need to know how many entries — trees, wreaths, centerpieces and gingerbread houses — will be on display. The Nov. 8 deadline for entries is fast approaching, Amanda Baillie said, adding the annual event creates a special winter wonderland, allowing people to display their decorating skills while at the same time helping the needy in...
Oct 21 2013 - 3:53pm
FORT HUACHUCA — The ribbons are red. Red is a color which means, stop, don’t go. And when it comes to the annual Red Ribbon Week, the caution is for children not to become involved with drugs, the mind numbing, killing crutch of too many people. The week was succinctly put into perspective by Gen. Myer Elementary School student Andrew Francis. “It tells me don’t use drugs,” the third-grader...
Oct 21 2013 - 2:33pm
Richard Lee Deines Feb. 13, 1934 – Oct. 12, 2013 Richard Lee Deines age 79, of Maxwell, NM, passed away after a long illness on Saturday October 12, 2013 in Lakewood, CO. He was born February 13, 1934 in Boulder, CO, the son of David Randolph and Nellie Eudora Cole-Deines. Richard was raised on a dairy farm outside Boulder, CO. Throughout his married life he was a rancher, living in Almont, CO; Akron, CO; Wray, CO; Chadron,...
Oct 21 2013 - 10:53am
Adela Gonzales will be offer a spooktacular good time at the Haunted House located on 114 21st Street on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. and Nov. 1 from 6:30 - 11.                 Gonzales along with her family has started remodeling her house for the scary event last week.         ...
Oct 21 2013 - 9:53am
                On October 11, Bob Gent former president of the Huachuca Astronomy Club, gave a presentation on our galaxy and those around ours.                 The audience saw pictures of stars up-close and also had the opportunity to see the sun through a telescope. He also told the...
Oct 21 2013 - 9:42am
The House of Hope remembered and honored the victims of domestic violence at the 19th annual House of Hope Domestic Crisis Shelter Candle Light/Walk and Vigil on Oct. 16.                 For over 25 years, Catholic Community Services Domestic Violence Program has been providing domestic violence information, training and other prevention services, as well as,...
Oct 21 2013 - 9:33am
                  The Arizona Department of Public Safety reported that a fully-loaded semi-tractor trailer rolled over on Highway 80 at Mile Post 381 on Oct. 17 at 10:04 p.m.                 The driver, Octavio Orozco, 30, and the cattle inside the trailer were not injured...
Oct 21 2013 - 9:22am
The Douglas Mercado Farmers Market will open for the last time this season this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CastroPark on 10th Street. Also on the last day of the market, a bountiful gift basket will be raffled and kids will be competing in a pumpkin decorating contest. Pumpkins will be given to the first 30 kids who sign in at CastroPark’s stage area. Small and large pumpkins will also be available to purchase...
Oct 21 2013 - 8:43am
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Come January, Arizona’s minimum-wage workers will be able to afford an extra Big Mac a week — but not if they want fries and a drink with it. The state Industrial Commission voted last week for a 10-cent-an-hour hike in the state minimum wage, to $7.90 an hour. The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour, where it has been stuck since 2009...
Oct 21 2013 - 8:32am
The Douglas High School FFA, DHS art and culinary departments plus the Bulldog 4-H Club held a Land Lab Festival this past Saturday at the land lab located on Louie Ave. near the JoeCarlsonSchool. Local residents were able to go into the pumpkin patch which was run by the 4-H Department and pick their own pumpkins which were a variety of sizes. The 4-H also sold hamburgers, chips and a drink for $5 with all proceeds going to the 4...
Oct 20 2013 - 11:28pm
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M & M: I What’s the best way for me to drive customers into my restaurant on slow days? How do you suggest I get traffic flowing in when I need it the most?  —Darren Dear Darren: Great question! This is a problem experienced by almost every business, restaurant or not, at one time or another.  Here are some thoughts on this from Gil Nelson, owner of Blastmybusiness on...
Oct 20 2013 - 11:26pm
Suppose I told you I owe $1 million to creditors. You’d probably think I’m in pretty rough financial shape. What if I then told you my annual income is $10 million? Then you might think I’m not so bad off.  Such is the case with the national debt. When we hear the number $16,747,370,534,090.62 (that’s sixteen trillion, seven-hundred-forty-seven billion, three-hundred-seventy million, five-hundred-thirty-four thousand, ninety dollars...
Oct 20 2013 - 11:24pm
By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated press TALLADEGA — Everyone expects the big one to happen at Talladega Superspeedway. For some reason, it never occurred Sunday. Oh sure, there was a wreck on the final lap, which allowed Jamie McMurray to coast to the victory under caution. But by the standards of this place, it was about as clean as can be. “Once you get toward the end, it usually gets more intense and everybody...
Oct 20 2013 - 11:22pm
By KEITH FREEMAN The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Webb Simpson cruised to victory Sunday at TPC Summerlin, pulling away for a six-stroke win in the second event of the PGA Tour’s new wraparound season. Winning for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Open, Simpson closed with a 5-under 66 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished at 24-under 260 after opening with rounds of 64, 63 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead...
Oct 20 2013 - 11:20pm
BY MICHAEL MAROT The Associated press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck and the Colts ruined Peyton Manning’s return to Indianapolis and handed the Denver Broncos their first loss of the season. Luck, who replaced Manning as quarterback of the Colts, threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns, ran for another score and didn’t even need a fourth-quarter comeback to end Denver’s 17-game regular-season streak with a 39-33 victory Sunday...
Oct 20 2013 - 6:13pm
TOMBSTONE — Horses and Harleys dominated historic Allen Street Sunday during the 84th annual Tombstone Helldorado Days Parade. Hundreds of people, some from other parts of the state and country, packed Tombstone on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the town’s biggest celebration, with the parade featured on Sunday. Helldorado Days was started in 1929 as the town’s 50th anniversary celebration. Festivities are always the third...
Oct 20 2013 - 5:12pm
American Legion Post 52 will host Monday night football, and open the kitchen from 5 - 7 p.m. with great food for football night, seven TVs . Open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and family. For more information, call 459-6050, American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Drive, Sierra Vista. Thunder Mountain Republican Women’s Club  monthly luncheon meeting will be called to order at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013,...
Oct 20 2013 - 5:03pm
HEREFORD — Like the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure — hidden treasure, that is. Open since August, the Hidden Treasure Mall, located off Highway 92, specializes in high quality collectibles and antiques. Everything from ornate glassware to Beatles memorabilia can be found in its nostalgic, homey space. This upscale mall is different than other antique and thrift stores, though. It boasts more than...
Oct 20 2013 - 2:06pm
Want to make a difference in your community in just five minutes?  Interested in finding out whether all that is being said and done about water conservation is doing any good? The answer to both questions requires your participation in The Cochise Water Project’s annual online survey, which will be available for the next 13 days. This is the second year area residents have been polled on their awareness of local water...
Oct 20 2013 - 12:35am
TUCSON — Ka’Deem Carey rushed for 236 yards in a school record 40 carries, capping off his night with a 44-yard touchdown run with 1:30 to play to seal Arizona’s 35-24 victory over Utah Saturday. B.J. Denker ran for two touchdowns and passed for another for the Wildcats (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) in their first conference victory of the season. Utah (4-3, 1-3), coming off its stunning upset of then-No. 5 Stanford, lost quarterback Travis Wilson...
Oct 20 2013 - 12:32am
by JOHN MARSHALL The Associated press TEMPE — Washington forced Arizona State into a quick punt on its first possession and methodically marched down the field for a touchdown right after that. Then it got ugly. No one could block, no one could tackle and the game quickly got out of hand, sending the 20th-ranked Huskies to their third straight loss. “That was embarrassing,” Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said after his...
Oct 20 2013 - 12:29am
By JIMMY GOLEN The Associated press BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are going back to the World Series for the third time in 10 seasons. Shane Victorino’s seventh-inning grand slam propelled Boston to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night, clinching the AL championship series in six games and setting up a World Series rematch with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Red Sox will host Game 1 on Wednesday night against...
Oct 19 2013 - 11:44pm
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” That dialogue from the book ‘Through the Looking Glass’ came to mind when the assurance from the big man down the rabbit hole in Washington that we can keep the same doctor is a ‘terminological inexactitude,’ to...
Oct 19 2013 - 11:40pm
Justin Michael Levesque passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. He was 34 years old. Justin was born to Linda Diane Levesque on Sept. 6, 1979, at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Hospital on Fort Huachuca. Justin was a lifelong resident of Sierra Vista. Justin was a graduate of Buena High School’s Class of 1998. Justin’s first job was as a photographer with the Sierra Vista Herald. He won several awards to include the Arizona Associated...
Oct 19 2013 - 11:40pm
Raymond “Ray” Sevara III, 69, of Sierra Vista, passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Hatfield Funeral Home with services in the chapel beginning at noon. Interment will follow at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. Ray was born on Nov. 7, 1943 in Fort McPherson, Ga., to the late Raymond Sevara and the late Elizabeth Helen Cermanskas. He...
Oct 19 2013 - 11:38pm
To the Editor: People who whine about being subjected to the Fox news channel in “public” places should visit a local, friendly drug store and procure a set of inexpensive earplugs. Better yet, listen, and learn what the opposition has to say. You will either learn something of substance, or you will learn how people with opposing views present their case. The latter is very useful if you wish to intelligently refute their arguments....
Oct 19 2013 - 11:37pm
To the Editor: Enough! Have we not heard enough about Tom Horne, current attorney general, to question why this man is still in office? He is barred by the security and exchange commission from any securities dealings and his rant with Tucson 1 school district over cultural studies when he was education secretary caused a fury. Now we learn that the judge he personally appointed to review his campaign funding, says he and Ms. Winn were in “...
Oct 19 2013 - 11:35pm
I have always loved mums for fall color and I am surprised how well they do in our climate. I have an entire collection that I grow in pots and they come back every year. Mums come in many shapes and colors. Of course they do not like our alkaline soils and as my soil is also heavy clay, these plants are best grown in containers or raised beds.  Mums like rich, well-draining and moist soil, but they are forgiving and do not mind...
Oct 19 2013 - 11:33pm
As you have read here previously, SEAGO is a Council of Governments (COG). As such, we are an important regional body that is replicated throughout the United States for multiple statutory reasons. Best of all, we serve as gladiators willing to do battle against waste and mismanagement.  COGs are called regional councils, regional commissions, regional planning commissions, planning district commissions, or development districts...
Oct 19 2013 - 11:32pm
This past week the Sierra Vista Area Chamber was delighted to help Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store celebrate its grand opening at The Mall at Sierra Vista. And next Saturday we will conduct a ribbon cutting for the newly constructed Tractor Supply Store. These events follow hot on the heels of the opening of Hobby Lobby and last week’s ceremonial groundbreaking for the new hospital. This is an exciting time for Sierra Vista and in...
Oct 19 2013 - 11:30pm
Lettuce Get Healthy is a monthly group meeting to support one another in our journey to a better health through a plant-based eating lifestyle.  We share recipes, cooking ideas, and tips that will help us discover good food and lifestyle choices.  Everyone is welcome.  Our next meeting is at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20,  at Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, 3225 St. Andrews Drive, in the Fellowship Hall, Room 5. For more...
Oct 19 2013 - 8:23pm
                Hi I am a three year old St. Bernard Golden Retriever mix boy. I am looking for someone to take me on long walks and to rub my tummy.                 I am very obedient and social, I get along with others very well. I am looking for a forever home were I will be loved. I...
Oct 19 2013 - 7:45pm
When the professionals who are risking their lives and doing the work of serving people at desperate times don’t get listened to on matters of local security, there is something wrong with the process. That failure was explained Friday by Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, Sierra Vista Police Chief Tom Alinen and Benson Police Chief Paul Moncada, to an influential group of local and state leaders during a friendly gathering at the Sierra...
Oct 19 2013 - 7:43pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review BISBEE - For the second straight year, Eric Meyer of Bisbee is the champion of the Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb. In doing so, he finished in 31:21, shaving 32 seconds in off his time and won by an even bigger margin than 2012. “I’ve never walked more stairs, more than even in training,” Meyer said. “I thought I was running quite a bit slower, but when I realized there wasn’t anybody...
Oct 19 2013 - 7:02pm
The Army chief of Staff has announced Maj. Gen. Gregg C. Potter, currently the deputy chief of staff, intelligence, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, next assignment will be as director of plans and policy for U.S. Cyber Command at Fort George G. Meade, Md. Prior to his assignment to Afghanistan, Potter commanded the Army Intellience Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca.  
Oct 19 2013 - 7:02pm
By Bruce Whetten Douglas Dispatch DouglasHigh School’s swim team held its final home meet of the season last Thursday as the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs hosted Walden Grove. The Lady Bulldogs were 87-43 winners while the Bulldogs fell 88-53. It was senior night for five of the DHS swimmers Andrea Parra, Sara Altamirano, Maria Palacios, Lorna Faulkner, and Israel Andres. The five swimmers and their...
Oct 19 2013 - 7:02pm
The Douglas Bulldogs had their two game win streak snapped in a 50-20 loss to the Catalina Trojans Friday night in Tucson. Things got off to a bad start beginning with the coin toss at the start of the game. The Bulldogs won the toss but opted to defer to the second half and kicked off to Catalina to start the game. The opening kick went to Catalina’s start player Marquise Moore who ran it back 87-yards for a touchdown giving...
Oct 19 2013 - 7:02pm
            Portal will hold its 10th Annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. – 1p.m. in front of the Portal library and post office.             Oktoberfest is sponsored by the Sew What? club. This fundraiser provides scholarships for local Rodeo and Portal are high school seniors.      ...
Oct 19 2013 - 7:02pm
DouglasHigh School’s cross country team held its final home meet last week when it hosted Sahuarita and Catalina at the Douglas course. In the girls’ meet Sahuarita came in first with 24 points, Douglas was second with 40 and Catalina third with 62. In the boys’ meet Catalina was first with 27 points, Douglas second with 30 and Sahuarita did not score having just three runners. There were 21 runners in each of ...
Oct 19 2013 - 7:02pm
                Freeport-McMoRan through United Way assist 22 non-profit organizations in Bisbee, Douglas, Naco and Pirtleville.                 Through Freeport’s matching gifts program employees raised approximately $52,000.         ...
Oct 19 2013 - 7:02pm
                The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) continues their cookbook fundraiser.                 PEO is one of the oldest American societies for women. The organization was founded in 1869, by seven female IowaWesleyanCollege students.    ...
Oct 19 2013 - 7:02pm
On October 17, 2013 at approximately 12:30 A.M., Douglas Police Officers along with the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP Officers) conducted an inspection of a white in color 2003 Ford F-350 truck with three male occupants. CBP Officers referred the vehicle for a secondary inspection and the Douglas Police Officer conducted a records check of the vehicle registration. The Douglas police officer was informed...
Oct 19 2013 - 7:02pm
                The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona announced on September 17 its plans to award $200,000 in grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide programs to help children.                 The fact that Southern Arizona continues to battle poverty is...
Oct 19 2013 - 7:02pm
BISBEE — An event as unique as the city that gave birth to it, the Bisbee 1000 stair climb continued to draw thousands of runners, walkers and onlookers in its 23rd year on Saturday. Greeted by a cool and sunny morning, an array of participants of all skill levels gathered near the steps of the Cochise County Superior Courthouse in the moments leading up to the race. This was 83-year-old Vince Kopec’s fifth time taking part...
Oct 19 2013 - 5:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — Nearly two full years into its water conservation efforts, The Cochise Water Project is once again turning to area residents to help gather data. Its second survey will ask many of the same questions as the one conducted last year, which is how the nonprofit organization hopes to see and demonstrate the impact it and other local organizations have in spreading the message to not waste water. The survey went live on www....
Oct 19 2013 - 5:52pm
DouglasHigh School’s golf team ended its season last Friday with a home match against Nogales on the back nine holes at the Douglas golf course. There was some pressure on DHS golfers Jake Salmon and Diego Campas as the match started as both golfers were seeking at fifth state qualifying score they needed in order to be eligible for state in two weeks. Salmon came up one stroke short missing a shot on the last hole that could...
Oct 19 2013 - 5:52pm
The Douglas Lady Bulldogs suffered two more losses last week as the losing streak continues. Douglas fell 3-0 to Palo Verde Oct. 15 in Tucson then fell 3-0 to Empire on Oct. 17. Scores or individual stats from the games were not reported by the Douglas coaches. The Lady Bulldogs were at Pueblo on Tuesday night and will then host Catalina Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Huber gym on what will be Mom and Dad’s night for the...
Oct 19 2013 - 3:32pm
Rotarians say thanks Dear Editor: On behalf of the Rotarians, I would like to express our whole heartily thanks to the sponsors of the “Fly to the Border event”.  The sponsors include city of Douglas, CochiseCollege and UETA Duty Free store. Also, we would like to thank all the pilots throughout the state and Douglas locales for attending. Your participation allowed us to raise money for Douglas High School...
Oct 19 2013 - 2:03pm
                The Douglas High School Student Council will be hosting two talent shows this year.  The first will be held on October 30 at 5 p.m. the second one to be announced.                 There will be four categories: single vocalist, duo or group vocals, dance performance...
Oct 19 2013 - 1:52pm
                Southeast Arizona Medical Center may have found a way to keep offering the Douglas and surrounding areas health services.                 On October 11 the US Bankruptcy Court approved the consulting agreement between SAMC and People’s Choice Hospital (PCH).  ...
Oct 19 2013 - 1:52pm
Raymond “Ray” Paz November 21, 1965 – October 2, 2013                   Raymond “Ray” Paz was delivered to heaven on October 2. Paz was born in Douglas on November 21, 1965, with a twin brother David, to Enrique G Paz and Amalia Fu.                 His...
Oct 19 2013 - 1:43pm
The city of Douglas along with the Douglas Dispatch and Southwest Gas will present this year’s “Trunk or Treat” on Oct. 31.                 The event will be from 4-7 p.m. at the Copper King Baseball Stadium, located on north of 15th Street Park on Dolores Ave.                ...
Oct 19 2013 - 9:26am
LOCAL-STATE Oct. 12 For the upcoming retirement appreciation day at Fort Huachuca in November they are offering a retirement lunch buffet for just $14. This is the same buffet they offer everyone every day for about $6. I’d say that’s real appreciation for our retirees to pay double for what they can have any other day.   Oct. 14 Regarding the comment by the woman who took her mother into emergency at the hospital on Oct. 11...
Oct 19 2013 - 1:31am
By R.B. FALLSTROM The Associated press ST. LOUIS — Carlos Beltran, Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series — not even Clayton Kershaw could stop them this year. Beltran and the Cardinals stunned the Dodgers’ ace with a four-run third inning, Wacha was again magnificent on the mound and St. Louis advanced to its second World Series in three seasons by roughing up the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in Game 6...
Oct 19 2013 - 1:28am
MORENCI — The Tombstone High football team traveled to Morenci on Friday night and lost 52-12. Tombstone’s fourth straight loss after winning three of its first four came in ugly fashion against a very good Morenci team, that feasted on the Jackets in special teams.  One Morenci touchdown came by virtue of a blocked punt, another a punt return for a touchdown and an interception return for a touchdown helped Morenci surge to a 45-0...
Oct 19 2013 - 1:26am
BISBEE — It was heartbreaking. Every time the Bisbee football team appeared knocked to the mat in a title-like boxing match with Florence on Friday night, the Pumas willed themselves back into the game. Down 28-12 entering the fourth quarter, Bisbee accomplished an onside kick and rallied for two touchdowns — and accompanying 2-point conversions — to knot the score just before the clock ran out. But the exhaustion of playing catch...
Oct 19 2013 - 1:21am
J. Paul Stoll, 86, a resident of Sierra Vista since May 1968, died Oct. 12, 2013, in Tucson. He will be entombed in the Abbey of the Angels Mausoleum at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Oct. 18, 2013, next to his wife of 54 years, Frances E. Stoll. No services are planned. In June 1931, the family moved from Denver to Liberal, Kan., where Paul’s father was employed as manager of the first self-service (today we call...
Oct 19 2013 - 12:42am
DOUGLAS — Cochise College will be hosting an open house to showcase the renovated Stronghold Gymnasium and athletic facilities at the Douglas Campus on Friday, Oct. 25. The free event will be held in the afternoon and coincides with the inaugural Alumni Weekend. Campus tours, open to the community as well as alumni, will start from the Administration Building at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 25 and weave through campus before concluding at...
Oct 19 2013 - 12:42am
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – With its 8-bed emergency room, 24-hour emergency care and wide range of medical services, Benson Hospital has 101 full-time and 32 part-time employees and is ranked 35th in the county in the list of Top 75 employers.   Broadly, the hospital’s inpatient services include acute care, nursing, swing beds, hospice care, respiratory therapy and inpatient drug therapy....
Oct 19 2013 - 12:42am
BY BILL HESS Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA — Although the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center saw a loss of 89 employees from last year’s Top 75, it went from eighth place in 2012 which also it had in 2011, to seventh for 2013. A RegionalCare Hospital Partners spokesman said once the new 100-bed medical facility is built — its groundbreaking was Wednesday — additional staff, to include physicians, are expected for the 175,000...
Oct 19 2013 - 12:42am
BY DANA COLE HERALD/REVIEW TOMBSTONE – Ranked 73rd in the county’s list of Top 75 employers, the City of Tombstone has 24 full time and six part-time employees.   Once a booming mining town, Tombstone’s survival is now dependant on tourism, with the town offering several events throughout the year to attract visitors. Known for its quaint shops, boisterous characters and gun fight re-enactments, Old West appeal and colorful...
Oct 19 2013 - 12:42am
MORENCI — The Tombstone High football team traveled to Morenci on Friday night and lost 52-12. Tombstone’s fourth straight loss after winning three of its first four came in ugly fashion against a very good Morenci team, that feasted on the Jackets in special teams.  One Morenci touchdown came by virtue of a blocked punt, another a punt return for a touchdown and an interception return for a touchdown helped Morenci surge to a 45-...
Oct 19 2013 - 12:42am
BISBEE — Bisbee resident and Buena High School teacher Eric Meyer wasn’t sure if he’d come back to defend his title after winning last year’s Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb, nor if he’d even still be in the area 12 months later. Heading into today’s 23rd annual edition of the spectacular event, its affirmative on both counts for the 35-year-old Meyer, who won last year with a time of 31:53. The Kansas-native is likely to get his...
Oct 19 2013 - 12:33am
BISBEE — It was heartbreaking. Every time the Bisbee football team appeared knocked to the mat in a title-like boxing match with Florence on Friday night, the Pumas willed themselves back into the game. Down 28-12 entering the fourth quarter, Bisbee accomplished an onside kick and rallied for two touchdowns — and accompanying 2-point conversions — to knot the score just before the clock ran out. But the exhaustion...
Oct 18 2013 - 11:53pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review TUCSON - Part of it was that Buena was missing three key starters on offense. Part of it was that at the end of their fall break the Colts came out flat on homecoming night at Sahuaro. But most of all, it was a superior game plan and even better execution that allowed the Cougars to beat Buena 45-12 and take a firm seat in the driver’s seat in the sectional standings. “Brian Graves is the best...
Oct 18 2013 - 9:41pm
Once upon a future, chapter 16: “The difference between science fiction and fantasy is that science fiction purports a rationale based in things we know to be true, whereas fantasy invokes a rationale based in things we know to be not true.” From “The Long Look Back from Tomorrow, a Science Fiction and Fantasy Memoir” by James Tucker © 2022. “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Out of.” “Out of who?” “Out of the deeps of...
Oct 18 2013 - 5:13pm
BY DANA COLE HERALD/REVIEW TOMBSTONE – In a district that serves about 960 students, with 120 full time and 20 part-time employees, Tombstone Unified School District is the county’s 33rd top employer.   Organized in 1922, TUSD is located in one of the most well-known towns in the western United States, historically linked to the likes of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. The district is spread out over three...
Oct 18 2013 - 5:13pm
SIERRA VISTA— Meeting with top law enforcement officials and visiting with local ranchers, more than a dozen state lawmakers got a first-hand take of Cochise County’s border issues on Friday. In a presentation at the Sierra Vista police station that morning, Sierra Vista Police Chief Tom Alinen, Benson Police Chief Paul Moncada and Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels emphasized the scale and severity of border-related crimes in...
Oct 18 2013 - 5:03pm
SIERRA VISTA — Dozens of CenturyLink customers in Sierra Vista have been dealing with spotty telephone outages for a week as the company struggles to replace equipment and find the source of the outage. Residents first reported the outage on Saturday, said Cherla Ramsey, market development manager for CenturyLink. The outage has impacted less than 100 people, Ramsey said. The apparent random nature of the outages,...
Oct 18 2013 - 5:03pm
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON - With 130 full-time and 30 part-time employees, Benson Unified School District is the county’s 31st top employer.   The district has an elementary, middle, and traditional high school, along with San Pedro Valley High School, a district-sponsored alternative school with a web-based instructional model. In addition, BUSD offers online instruction through San Pedro Valley...
Oct 18 2013 - 5:03pm
BY BILL HESS Herald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — Although this southern Arizona Army post saw its work force decline by 1,073 positions from 2012, it still retains the number one slot in the Top 75 listing of employers in Cochise County. It is a position it has held for the 15 years of the Herald/Review publication of top country employers. What makes the post a viable entity is it numerous high-tech organization, which are...
Oct 18 2013 - 3:43pm
SIERRA VISTA— With a stable year under its belt, Cochise College moved up one spot on the Top 75 list to be ranked as the county’s 8th largest employer this year. Aside from a hit to its adult education offerings, due to the expiration of grant funding, Cochise College has a very similar workforce to last year. Due to a stable enrollment, even the part time positions are similar to the year prior though these jobs fluctuate...
Oct 18 2013 - 3:43pm
BISBEE — New water conservation methods are under review by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission that will bring the city in line with recently passed requirements put in place by Sierra Vista.  During the meeting Thursday, Commissioners Mark Apel, Judy Anderson, Jenny Druckman, Larry Borger and Keith Dennis discussed the coming changes in plumbing and plumbing fixture standards, as well as outdoor water ...
Oct 18 2013 - 3:43pm
October 11 8:00 a.m. An Upland, Calif. man, 49, was charged with possession/use of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools and theft of means of transportation. 8:10 a.m. A Willcox man, 37, was charged with unlawful use of means of transportation and possession/use of drug paraphernalia. 8:49 a.m. A Sierra Vista man, 53, was charged with stalking – fear for safety. 12:45 p.m. A Palominas woman, 35, was...
Oct 18 2013 - 3:43pm
BISBEE — The Copper Queen Library will be hosting short-story author Elena Diaz Björkquist who will explain how the Day of the Dead came about at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29. What is Día de los Muertos? Where did it come from, what are its roots? How do we celebrate it here in the United States? Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a significant and widely celebrated holiday in Mexico, Latin America, and the Southwestern part...
Oct 18 2013 - 3:32pm
In contrast to its reputation as a state proud of its self-reliance and the independence of its citizens, Arizona has a successful organization that has a long list of accomplishments developed through thinking and cooperating. Tuesday, local leaders in business, education and government gathered at the Sierra Vista campus of Cochise College and participated in a forum organized by Arizona Town Hall, a non-profit dedicated to gathering...
Oct 18 2013 - 1:43pm
SIERRA VISTA — Despite significant decreases in overall full-time equivalent employment levels, two area call centers remain some of the largest employers in the county, according to the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s latest survey of top employers in Cochise County. The unexpected termination of one of its clients in April prompted Aegis to warn of potential massive layoffs. Many of those jobs were able...
Oct 18 2013 - 12:53pm
BISBEE — The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday night to discuss how solar rooftop installations will affect the status of historic homes and local scenic views.  Commissioners were charged with amending the solar zoning ordinance by the city council after a commercial installation of large solar panels went up at The Gardens of Mile High Ranch on Tombstone Canyon in February last year. Neighboring property...
Oct 18 2013 - 12:33pm
SIERRA VISTA— After spending last year at the sixth spot, Sierra Vista Unified School District has risen to be the third largest employer on the Top 75 list. The rise doesn’t actually reflect a significant increase in staffing but it does show some stability that has been uncommon in recent years due to the state budget crunch, declining enrollment and the sunset of the district’s budget override. Even better, the district...
Oct 18 2013 - 12:33pm
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – Boasting 241 employees, Arizona’s G&T Cooperatives is ranked as Cochise County’s 18th top employer and holds the number spot for Benson and the surrounding communities.   Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO), Southwest Transmission Cooperative (SWTC) and Sierra Southwest Cooperative Services (Sierra) collectively make up Arizona’s G&T Cooperatives, all...
Oct 18 2013 - 12:33pm
SIERRA VISTA— The City of Sierra Vista rose three spots to become the county’s 12th largest employer but this change does not reflect an increase in its workforce. While the Top 75 survey found the city had add the equivalent of four employees, the city has actually reduced its staff compared to last year, continuing a trend of attrition that has led a 20 percent reduction of city staff over five years. This year, for the first...
Oct 18 2013 - 12:33pm
Copper Queen Library 6 Main Street Old Bisbee (520) 432-4232 Hours: Monday and Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Visit the website at: http://sites.google.com/site/msbwhite/home   BISBEE — The old mining town was hit hard when the mines closed, but the tradition of providing the population with riches continues within the pages of thousands of books...
Oct 18 2013 - 12:33pm
SIERRA VISTA — Several employers showed remarkable resilience in the last year, shooting up the list after bolstering their employment levels by 20 percent or more, demonstrating the potential for growth and expansion for local industries following several years of stagnation and recession. “I think we’ve started coming out of that period of time where things are down, and figured out how to grow our business,” said Frank...
Oct 18 2013 - 12:33pm
SIERRA VISTA — For years, the private defense industry has been one of the largest employers in Cochise County thanks to Fort Huachuca. With seven of the top 22 employers in the county being defense contractors, this year is no different, however, all of these companies have reported decreases in their full-time equivalent employment levels over the last year, though for different reasons. As reported by the Cochise College...
Oct 18 2013 - 10:53am
Dolores V. Ruiz Aug. 12, 1923 – Oct. 7, 2013  After a long illness Dolores, affectionately known as Nini to her family, went with the Lord surrounded by her family on October 07, 2013 in Douglas. She was born in Nacozari, Sonora and came to Douglas at the age of three months. After her marriage to Fernando Ruiz Sr., they moved to Bisbee where she worked for J.C. Penny’s and was active with the...
Oct 18 2013 - 10:53am
Thanks Congressman Barber Dear Editor:                 On Monday, Oct. 14 the Douglas ARC received a check from Ron and Nancy Barber. Ron works for us in Washington, D.C. We will use half of this check for our “Meals on Wheels” programs as we deliver over 200 meals per day to our homebound senior citizens and our funds were cut severely this past ...
Oct 18 2013 - 10:42am
Jack and Chris Upchurch will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on October 28. They have two children and five grandchildren.  They were married in Bisbee at the courthouse by Judge Richard J. Riley. The newlyweds made their home in Morenci, AZ. Their first son (Chad) was born in 1980 during the Phelps Dodge Copper strike. The company hospital charged $1 to deliver their son. In 1983 during the...
Oct 18 2013 - 10:33am
The two men arrested in Elfrida shooting have been arraigned and a pretrial date has been set according to court documents.                 On Sept. 21 Gadiell Valenzuela-Buitimea, 18, of Sonora Mexico and Manuel Corona, 20 of Sierra Vista were arrested in the allege attempted murder of three Elfrida people.        ...
Oct 18 2013 - 10:33am
D’Amien Anthony Valdez turns two years old on Oct. 24. He is the son of Jessica Valdez of Douglas. His brother is D’Andre and J’mien Acosta. His grandparents are Maria Baltierrez and Robert Valdez Jr. of Phoenix, Carmen Sierra of Douglas and Robert Valdez Sr. of Tucson. His great grandparents are the late Mr. Manuel and Ernestina Sierra. His godparents are Ernesto Moreno and Jennifer Chavez. Happy Birthday D’Amien, we love ...
Oct 18 2013 - 10:22am
The Douglas school board held its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 15 in the board room of the DUSDAdministrationBuilding. Three of the five board members were at the meeting. Board president Mike Ortega and board member Patricia Lopez were absent. The entire meeting lasted less than an hour. One of the items on the agenda involved a school teacher, Ana Fe Lopez, who was seeking release of her contract. The...
Oct 18 2013 - 9:42am
Oct 18 2013 - 12:02am
It’s no secret that the Buena defense has had its troubles this season. They’ve allowed an average of more than 40 points per game, even after last week’s shutout of Desert View. And though the offense has gained an average of 550 yards per game, the defense has allowed nearly that many. Some of that is to be expected. High scoring teams have defenses that give up a lot of points and yards.  The Oregon Ducks have a very...
Oct 18 2013 - 12:02am
SIERRA VISTA — Despite 18 kills from junior Bryn Popovich, the Buena volleyball team lost in four sets to Sahuaro on Thursday at Ensign Gymnasium. The Colts were competitive in every game, dropping the first 25-20 and the second 25-23 before staving off the sweep in game three, 25-19. The Colts weren’t able to force a deciding fifth game, dropping the fourth 25-20. The loss drops the Colts to 15-11 on the season and 8-4 in...
Oct 18 2013 - 12:02am
SIERRA VISTA — The stakes couldn’t be much higher in Tucson tonight where the Buena Colts and Sahuaro Cougars will look to take a firm hold on first-place in the race for the championship and automatic state berth of Division II Section 2. With a win, Buena could all but wrap up the crown, as the Colts would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker edge over Sahuaro and Cienga, the two teams most likely to challenge them. Judging by...
Oct 18 2013 - 12:02am
TUCSON — Tucson Speedway will present Monster Mash sponsored by Southwestern Paint on Saturday. Featured will be the Super Late Models, Late Models, Southwest Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists Modified, Pro Stocks, Bombers, Mighty Compacts and Hornets. There will be a costume contest with prizes for best adult and child costumes presented at intermission. There also will be spooky games for the kids to play before the races ...
Oct 18 2013 - 12:02am
TUCUMCARI, N.M.— The Cochise women’s rodeo team took home first place at the Mesalands Rodeo last weekend, the final rodeo of the fall season. The Cochise men took fifth. The women had 450 points, followed by Central Arizona with 425 and New Mexico State University with 215. Cochise was led by Makayla Boots with a first-place finish in goat tying. Georgia Diez took second in the women’s all around with 195 points, including a second-...
Oct 17 2013 - 11:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — For most, the four miles and 1,000 stairs of the Great Bisbee Stair Climb are challenge enough. But for Sierra Vista firefighters Chris Klasen and Matt Irlmeier, that run two years ago was just the spark for a clever idea. The next October, they and Klasen’s wife were at the start line in full firefighter gear. A whoppingly slow, yet unbelievably impressive hour and 45 minutes later, the trio had crossed in ...
Oct 17 2013 - 10:12pm
To the Editor: Seventy years ago on the shores of northern France, the deserts of North Africa, the mountains of Italy, and the islands of the Pacific, the soldiers, sailors, and airmen of our country’s armed forces sacrificed their youth, and often their lives, to preserve freedom and defend liberty against the forces of oppression. Armed with courage and a belief in the righteousness of their cause, they went into battle confident in the...
Oct 17 2013 - 10:11pm
To the Editor: What with all the hoopla about the third grader antics in Washington (both sides of the aisle) this may seem like a trivial situation but it does concern public safety. I’ve noticed a marked increase in the number of dogs being accepted in our stores that are obviously not service dogs. No one likes dogs and cats more than I but I want to point out a couple of things about this that really concern me and should raise a...
Oct 17 2013 - 10:07pm
One of the most poignant moments after my mother died was the day I was working in the kitchen trying to whip some cream. I thought she had told me something about using a cold bowl, but it wasn’t until my hand was reaching toward the telephone, to be sure of that advice, that I realized she wouldn’t be there. My mother was always there when I needed her; as a kid and when I had kids of my own. Whether I was cooking or I had a child care...
Oct 17 2013 - 9:48pm
TOMBSTONE — This historic mining town is about to explode with 1880s rip roaring drama as it relives its notorious past through Tombstone Helldorado Days. This annual three-day event, celebrated from Oct. 18 to 20, is now in its 84th year. Sponsored by Helldorado, Inc., Tombstone Helldorado Days started in 1929 to memorialize and preserve the town’s Old West mining era, a time known for its prosperity, saloons, street brawls and gunslingers...
Oct 17 2013 - 8:24pm
Mark Nov. 1, 2, and 3 on your calendar for the Vette Thunder Weekend, set to bring a large number of Corvette owners and their classic American racing cars to the community. Events include a car show Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Lawley car dealership on Fry Boulevard, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Auto-cross events are planned for the Sierra Vista airport on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. There will be lots of opportunities to see, enjoy and...
Oct 17 2013 - 8:16pm
Mark Levy • Herald/Review •  On Thursday the Network Enterprise Technology Command was presented a special award by the Cochise Health and Social Services. Pictured are, from left, Marisol Robles, breast-feeding peer councilor, Renee Cooper, Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC) manager, and Daniel Bradford, deputy to the commander and senior technical director at the Network Enterprise Technology Command on Fort Huachuca. The command...
Oct 17 2013 - 6:36pm
If you have a sigh of relief now that the federal government is back to work and you are celebrating a bipartisan agreement that ended the shutdown Wednesday night, you might want to keep holding your breath. At least that is the opinion of Congressman Ron Barber, who stepped on an airplane in Washington, D.C. at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday to return to his district before noon on “the morning after.” With the shutdown, debt and deficit out...
Oct 17 2013 - 6:13pm
Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber made his last charity donation, ending 16 days of giving his daily congressional salary to organizations in his 2nd Arizona Congressional District during the federal shutdown. Wednesday one of three charities selected by Barber was the Fort Huachuca Chaplain’s Food Locker. With the last selection the congressman supported 16 charities in Cochise County at one a day during the...
Oct 17 2013 - 6:13pm
BISBEE — These days you will find Charles Bethea in one of two places — the KBRP Radio station or the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. Bethea, a Bisbee native, runs the archival library at the museum and takes bits from Bisbee’s past and writes up subjects for five to 10-minute radio broadcasts for The Copper Chronicles that run three times a week. The name comes from the newspaper that once was produced at the high...
Oct 17 2013 - 6:13pm
SIERRA VISTA — Two separate panels of about a dozen students tackled the topic of early childhood education at a Future Leaders Town Hall at Cochise College in Sierra Vista on Wednesday night. But this event, mirrored by other student-led Arizona Town Hall panels throughout the state, wasn’t just about what was being discussed. The real take away is how it was being discussed. “It all comes under the general...
Oct 17 2013 - 6:02pm
BISBEE — A Sierra Vista husband has been sentenced to prison and his wife to probation after they both pled guilty earlier this year to conducting a criminal enterprise that saw them launder drug money for more than a decade by purchasing property in the area. In August, Juan Manuel Alvarado-Fajardo and Neriah Kidebar Morin-Alvarado, entered into a plea agreement that saw them plead guilty to one count of conducting a criminal...
Oct 17 2013 - 6:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Construction crews and workers at a parcel delivery service warehouse were temporarily evacuated, when a gas line at a nearby construction site was struck Thursday afternoon. Sierra Vista police and fire personnel were called out to 6755 E. Highway 90 at 1:27 p.m. after crews working on the construction of a new building struck a Southwest Gas service pipeline, according to police and gas company officials. “It...
Oct 17 2013 - 6:02pm
All three National Parks Services facilities in Cochise County reopened to the public on Thursday. Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site have been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations. “We are very happy to be open and to able to welcome visitors to these national treasures,” said Superintendent H. Lane Baker on Thursday...
Oct 17 2013 - 5:53pm
SIERRA VISTA — Two separate crashes delayed traffic on Fry Boulevard for about an hour Thursday afternoon. The first incident impacted westbound traffic on Fry Boulevard, when a grey four-door sedan going south in the wrong lanes on Moorman Avenue attempted to turn east onto Fry Boulevard, colliding with a westbound white Camaro, said Cpl. Scott Borgstadt. Sierra Vista police responded to the scene shortly before 3:30 p.m....
Oct 17 2013 - 4:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — The United States is facing a failure of leadership now, more so than at any other time in the nation’s history, said Republican congressional hopeful Martha McSally. “America is in decline,” she told nearly 40 people at a Wednesday Southeastern Arizona Contractors Association luncheon. But it doesn’t mean the decline can’t be reversed, because it can be with the elections of the...
Oct 17 2013 - 1:23pm
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Oct 17 2013 - 12:24pm
  The Tombstone Small Animal Shelter has partnered with the website That’s My Storybook. http://tinyurl.com/TSAS-TMSF as a means for raising funds to support orphaned dogs and cats. For each animal related item purchased the shelter will receive $5.00 and for each non-animal related item $3. There are some fun things on this website. Great animal items and items for kids, too. Christmas ideas galore. Please check...
Oct 17 2013 - 12:12pm
Oct. 19, 2013, marked the 50th anniversary of the wedding of M. David Meeker and Brenda A. Cole. They were married for 49 1/2 years. On April 26, 2013, six months before their 50th wedding anniversary, David made his transition.  The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Joseph Barth at King’s Chapel Unitarian-Universalist Church in Boston. Stephanie Cold and William Meeker were matron of honor and best man. Brenda wore a...
Oct 17 2013 - 11:42am
SIERRA VISTA — Imagine trying to present a defense for Charles Manson and winning. That’s what the two defense attorneys managed to do in one of the mock trials performed in Buena High School’s new criminal justice class last week. As it turned out, establishing the connection of Manson to murders he did not commit himself, even though he was responsible for them, proved to be difficult. “I’m not happy,”...
Oct 17 2013 - 11:42am
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc. is Cochise County’s 45th top employer. With 94 regular employees and nine long-term contractors on staff, the company manufactures and markets a diverse portfolio of ammonium nitrate-based products.   Formed in 1920 as Apache Powder Company, Apache’s initial focus was to be a regional supplier of nitroglycerine-based explosives. At the time,...
Oct 17 2013 - 11:42am
This just in! Cochise College is looking for alumni.  I know what some of you are thinking. “Where’ve you been?” Or, “We’re right here!” Well, we know many Cochise College alumni ARE right here, and that many others have moved away. We also know that we rub shoulders with some alumni on a regular basis and that many of you value Cochise College as the place where you got your start or found your way in higher education....
Oct 17 2013 - 8:31am
Alice Cooper promises a fancy Christmas Pudding show on Dec. 8 at Comerica Theatre. The show will feature KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, as well as Rob Zombie and Vince Neil. Up in Tucson, The Cult plays the Rialto on Dec. 20. And no foolin’ Joe Bonamassa will be at the Tucson Convention Center on April 1.     Look for the asterisks for many other great new shows added this week. Compiled from a variety of ...
Oct 16 2013 - 11:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — Until last week, every team’s game plan for stopping the potent Buena offense was to focus on containing senior running back Dominique Drake, who rushed for 2,100 yards a season ago. Perhaps a blend of Drake’s persistent high ankle sprain that hasn’t fully healed since the first half of Buena’s week three game at Marcos de Niza, and the Colts’ very efficient passing game, the M.O. on stopping the Colts has changed....
Oct 16 2013 - 11:33pm
One of the great spectacles in the endless tourism machine that is Bisbee, Arizona, and, in fact, one of the great spectacles in the brave new world of creating new sports, is the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb, which goes off for the 23rd this Saturday. Part of what makes the Bisbee 1000 such a draw is the troupes that compete in costume, whether it’s the lucha libre minions complete with their masks and capes, or the firefighters who brave...
Oct 16 2013 - 10:25pm
The Sierra Vista Area Gardeners Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. in the Constable’s Office in the old County Complex at 4100 E. Foothills Drive in Sierra Vista. The public is invited to join the Club’s group of friendly members who share an avid interest in high desert gardening and listen to Henry Haros discuss winter gardening. For additional details, visit our site at www.svgardenclub.org or call Jane at 732-1822. The Happy...
Oct 16 2013 - 7:28pm
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON - Founded in 1880 when Southern Pacific Railroad constructed a railway from California to Texas. Benson’s history is deeply etched with the railroad. As track was laid across the Arizona Territory, the line reached the San Pedro Valley in the summer of 1880, with crews constructing a railroad bridge across the San Pedro River just south of where the old Butterfield Trail passed ...
Oct 16 2013 - 7:28pm
October 8 1:11 p.m. A suspicious green and gold Bronco was reported on Yucca Street, going up and down the road several times. 2:32 p.m. A 1000 pound concrete gargoyle statue was reported stolen from a location on the 100 block of OK Street. 7:01 p.m. A bicyclist reported being hit by a car near the Shell station driven by a female subject driving a blue SUV who headed south toward Naco. A medic was not required....
Oct 16 2013 - 7:28pm
BISBEE — Cochise County has been reducing staff over the past five years and those who have stayed have not seen a raise since the economy went into a tailspin.  However, just as important as raises are the continued health care and retirement benefits for all the full-time employees, noted freshly-appointed Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Arlethe Rios and the county tourism liaison and regular go-to-gal Gussie ...
Oct 16 2013 - 7:28pm
Cochise College Governing Board Chair Jane Strain has been elected to the Association of Community College Trustees Board of Directors as the Pacific Regional Director, announced last week. The ACCT, founded in 972, is the nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees of community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. Strain is the first...
Oct 16 2013 - 7:28pm
SIERRA VISTA — A baker’s dozen of shovels full of dirt symbolized yet another step in building the new Sierra Vista Regional Health Center late Wednesday afternoon. The groundbreaking signaled the eventual raising of a four-story 100-bed private room hospital, held in the month of the half century anniversary of the current medical facility serving Sierra Vista. Ron Wagner, the chairman of the board of directors of...
Oct 16 2013 - 6:18pm
It’s a bit early for a New Year’s resolution, but the best campaigns are those that get mentioned often enough that people actually get the message. So we’re asking readers to make an early New Year’s resolution and we will follow that up with a reminder as 2014 approaches. Next year or sooner, pledge to get on a Sierra Vista bus and take a ride. Then send this newspaper a letter, or email us through our website...
Oct 16 2013 - 5:42pm
By Carolyn Santucci For the Herald/Review Dolan Ellis will be at the Arizona Folklore Preserve this Saturday and Sunday. Arizona is a special place. Other states have canyons — Arizona has the Grand Canyon. Other states have Native American sites and Native American warriors — Arizona has Canyon de Chelly, Casa Grande, Cochise and Geronimo. Other states have mining camps — Arizona has Tombstone, “The Town too Tough...
Oct 16 2013 - 5:42pm
Join Central School Project (CSP) for two outdoor performances of the Bi-Cultural Road Show on Oct. 18 and 19. The Bi-Cultural Road Show is a physical theatre spectacle from Verbobala and Nemcatacoa Teatro hosted by Tucson performance group Flam Chen.  On Friday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 p.m., Verbobala presents Sonoran Strange. Sonoran Strange is an outdoor multimedia performance piece celebrating the varied histories of Arizona....
Oct 16 2013 - 5:42pm
By Angel Rutherford For the Herald/Review Barbara Sisneros is the featured artist for October at the Huachuca Art Gallery at the Mall at Sierra Vista. From childhood Barbara had the urge to create art, weather in pencil, clay or paint. In college she pursued both performing and visual arts, which introduced her to set design and to the art of serigraphy. However, marriage to a USAF officer and the birth of three...
Oct 16 2013 - 5:42pm
BEHIND THE SCENES By Renee J. Clark For the Herald/Review  Buena talent is currently in rehearsal for “Mort,” an unusual play based on the popular Discworld series of novels by Terry Pratchett. Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, the comic-fantasy will be performed in November at the Buena Performing Arts Center. The play is set in the fantastical Discworld. This world actually exists on a disc, which...
Oct 16 2013 - 5:33pm
Dillon’s NightClub: 6415 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista, 458-8209. Wednesdays, Karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight; Thursdays, 2 for 1 until midnight, hip hop and dance music all night; Fridays, ladies night all drinks for the ladies $3 or less until midnight; Saturday, line dancing lessons 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover charge anytime.  Partners will play on Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Landmark Cafe: Fry Boulevard, in the Landmark ...
Oct 16 2013 - 5:33pm
PARTNERS AT DILLON’S Dillon’s night club originally opened in 1985. It was called “The Iron Blossom” featuring live Rock’n Roll music. Turns out that the Rock and Rock Era was on its way out and country music was on its way in. It wasn’t until the big country music boom swept the country in 1987 that the name was changed to Dillon’s. Dillon’s was the hottest place in Sierra Vista for many years. Peggy Lopez who has since...
Oct 16 2013 - 5:33pm
On Saturday, Oct. 19, approximately 2,000 people from — everywhere — will queue up for the 9 a.m. start of the 23rd Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb. All year, while most people are going about their daily business, volunteers and staff of Bisbee Vogue, Inc., the 501(c)3 that produces the Bisbee 1000, are working to provide one of the most memorable weekends of the year.  The Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb, partnered now with the nascent Bisbee...
Oct 16 2013 - 5:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — Four tennis players from King’s Court had an open discussion with the city council on Tuesday, leading one council member to request a closed-door meeting to talk about the pending lease agreement with developer Scott Ries before it is signed. Jeff Emory, one of four people who met with the council at Tuesday’s work session, said the local group has officially established a tennis association under the United States...
Oct 16 2013 - 5:13pm
SIERRA VISTA — To youths who face stints in juvenile detention, finding a positive direction in life and recognizing the potential to change can be tough. Artist Emanuel Martinez offered Cochise County detainees a simple message this week, “You Can (Se Puede).” That’s the title of a mural he helped six of the juveniles paint in one of the Cochise County Juvenile Detention Center hallways. Depicting a row of young people...
Oct 16 2013 - 5:02pm
FOUNTAIN HILLS - Coming off a strong fifth-place showing at the first race of the season on Sept. 29, the Buena High mountain bike team arrived at race two on the four-race schedule raring to go.  This one, held at the McDowell Mountain Park on Sunday, consisted of a slightly more difficult course, which played to the strengths of the Buena athletes, who spend most of their training on the technical trails of the ...
Oct 16 2013 - 4:12pm
BISBEE — A public hearing was held on the proposed increase of sewerage fees and those for garbage collection during Tuesday’s city council meeting.  Tom Klimek, public works director filling in for finance director Sharon Buono, explained that each year the the increase in wastewater fees was necessary to effect improvements and cover increasing costs at the treatment plant.  This year’s increase will...
Oct 16 2013 - 3:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning will be launching a new, non-credit, Supervisory and Leadership Certificate in February. The certificate provides practical knowledge for new or experienced supervisors, front-line managers, or anyone seeking a promotion to a management position. Completion of the two-part course ensures students meet pre-requisites for the Certified Public Manager program at Arizona State...
Oct 16 2013 - 3:43pm
BISBEE — The city council voted unanimously to post the position for a part-time shelter manager to run the Bisbee Animal Shelter.  Over the past few months, complaints of animal neglect and abuse have been leveled at the Bisbee Police Department and Animal Control Officer Hector Marinez by the now-former volunteer Jutamanee Eddleman and local veterinarian Carol Burke.  Charges of mismanagement, lack of record...
Oct 16 2013 - 3:43pm
Friends of the Cochise College Library are currently conducting a membership drive and organizing an event for members. The Friends of the Cochise College Library is a volunteer-based activity under the auspices of the Cochise College Foundation, a non-profit organization. The mission of this organization is to foster understanding and appreciation of the Cochise College Libraries. At 3 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Douglas Campus Library,...
Oct 16 2013 - 11:58am
Jack and Chris Upchurch will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on Oct. 28, 2013. They have two children and five grandchildren.    They were married in Bisbee at the courthouse by Judge Richard J. Riley. The newlyweds made their home in Morenci, Ariz. Their first son (Chad) was born in 1980 during the Phelps Dodge Copper strike. The company hospital charged $1 to deliver their son. In 1983, during the “Big...
Oct 16 2013 - 11:56am
By Dr. James E. Moffett Sr. For the Herald/Review  Contributing to the article were: Joshua D. Rummerfield, Jerity E. Krambeck, James R. Brousseau,  P. Tad Eickenbrock and John D. Lervold This article discusses the benefits and practical values of creativity and innovation.  While innovations occur in four categories, the article concentrates largely on “management” innovations, those that managers and leaders often...
Oct 16 2013 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate — you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.” — Renowned chef, author Julia Child (1912-2004). *** Not too many days left for the annual Taste of Home Cooking Show and Expo at Buena High School. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, better hurry as we are getting close to a sellout! The event starts at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Buena High School with...
Oct 16 2013 - 12:10am
Stanley J. Wenc, after living a long life of 91 years, went to Heaven on Oct. 11, 2013. Stanley was born in New York. After growing up through the Great Depression, he then served in the United States Army Air Force under General Chennault’s Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force 69th Depot Repair Squadron, China/Burma/India. While an early time in his life, his World War II experience endured his entire life. After the war, he attended...
Oct 16 2013 - 12:10am
Thomas “Tom” Allan Boswell, 65, a 13-year resident of Sierra Vista, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Tucson. Thomas was born July 5, 1948, in Massillon, Ohio, to Paul Hubert and Jean (Harsh) Boswell. He was a graduate from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and served his country with the U.S. Air Force. His favorite station was in Cold Bay, Alaska where he developed many of his photographic skills....
Oct 16 2013 - 12:10am
Raymond Louis Kervahn, 85 years old, passed from this earth on Oct. 12 2013. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., on June 3, 1928, Ray was a longtime resident of Sierra Vista. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Dorothy Kervahn; a brother, William Kervahn; his son, Will Kervahn; daughters, Alexanderia Lane, Dorothy Lindsley and Claire Kristl. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Danielle and Remy Kervahn, Jessica Lane, Ava Lavisa Robson,...
Oct 16 2013 - 12:10am
Next time you are walking down the street in Bisbee, don’t be surprised if you bump into Officer Friendly. Earlier this month the Bisbee City Council voted unanimously to initiate a six-month trial period that will put police officers on the street, walking foot patrols in Old Bisbee. The benefits of a successful community policing program are well documented. The federal Department of Justice, through its office of Community Oriented...
Oct 16 2013 - 12:10am
Emma “Marie” Trader, 88, of Huachuca City passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Hacienda Rehabilitation & Care Center in Sierra Vista. She had been an area resident for more than 59 years. Marie was born on Saturday, March 21, 1925, in Kirksville, Mo., to the late Ernest and Della Carter. Marie’s life’s work was her family; she took great pride in her family. She was a devoted wife for more than 67 years, and a very devoted...
Oct 16 2013 - 12:10am
Rosa Belia Ruiz, loving daughter, sister, devoted wife, caring Mother, Nana, Yaya, and a true woman of honor and Bisbee resident passed away in Tucson on Oct. 4, 2013. Rosa Belia was born on July 11, 1930, in Rodeo, N.M., to Juan Hernandez and Eduvigis Baltierrez. On Oct. 21, 1950, she married the love of her life, Luis F. Ruiz. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Eduvigis; loving husband, Luis F. Ruiz; and brothers and...
Oct 16 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Although construction for the new Sierra Vista Regional Health Center hasn’t started — a groundbreaking will occur at 4 p.m Wednesday — recruiting new physicians, especially those with special medical disciplines, is already happening, said a RegionalCare Hospital Partners vice president. Once the final paperwork is completed, a cardiologist who has credentials to do invasive and intervention heart surgery will be added...
Oct 15 2013 - 10:32pm
Those of you who play our weekly football pick ‘em contest probably noticed that the games listed in the entry in Tuesday’s paper were those of the week prior. We apologize for that boo boo and are re-running the entire package in today’s paper. Turn to Page B4 and B5 where you’ll find the correct list of games. Anyone who enters the incorrect list can’t win — obviously, but the entry will be kept for the end-of-season...
Oct 15 2013 - 10:32pm
TOMBSTONE — The Tombstone High School volleyball team’s march to its first state tournament berth in years continued Tuesday night, as the Yellowjackets bounced Alta Vista Charter School in three quick sets. The 25-5, 25-4, 25-4 win improved the Jackets to 8-4 in power point counting games. It’s a mark good enough to earn them the No. 8 seed in the Division IV rankings, a rank, which, if it holds, would not only secure a long-awaited...
Oct 15 2013 - 9:34pm
TUCSON - Last Thursday, the Arizona Wildcats had the misfortune of being the guests of a USC team fired up after firing its wildly unpopular coach. This Saturday, they’ll be home for the first time in a month against another team flying high. The Utah Utes, a team on no one’s radar heading into the Pac-12 season, pulled off the upset of the year so far, knocking off fifth-ranked Stanford 27-21 last week. What the Utes will do for an...
Oct 15 2013 - 9:33pm
FORT HUACHUCA - Only a few weeks into the season and it appears to be one for the Desert Lanes record books. The first month yielded four champions, and the second is not showing signs of slowing down any time soon. Ernie Benjamin earned the fifth honor score of the season when he bowled 11 strikes in a row in the Wednesday Night Mixed league.   Oct. 2 was a night plagued by many obstacles such as mechanical failure,...
Oct 15 2013 - 9:33pm
David Gray survived two chip-offs to win a five-player shoot out and take home the 2013 Greater Huachuca Men’s Golf Club Match Play Championship over the long Columbus Day weekend at Mountain View Golf Course on Fort Huachuca.    Gray came out of the Palmer bracket with a 2 and 1 win over Bill Roberts. Dave Hendrickson took the Nicklaus bracket finals 1-up over Bill Ingram. Rich Ashley cruised through the...
Oct 15 2013 - 8:22pm
To the Editor:  If the government is going to pay the workers that are on furlough why not just call them back to work and forget the shutdown? Elliott Wilson Sierra Vista
Oct 15 2013 - 8:21pm
To the Editor: My husband and I feel very fortunate to have Sierra Vista Regional Health Center within 10 minutes of our home.  On Sept. 26 at about 3 a.m. we checked in to the emergency room. Within a short time, Bob had appropriate testing, a correct diagnosis and had treatment begun. Within 12 hours he had a surgical procedure by Dr. Wolk, who had explained everything in detail and kept me informed about Bob’s condition. Within...
Oct 15 2013 - 8:19pm
To the Editor: The Democratic Party and its pals in the mainstream media bombard us with their “divisive ridiculing” tactics calling parts of the Republican Party and the Tea Party “extreme” (or much worse). What’s the difference between “mainstream” and “extreme?”  Are you “mainstream” or “extreme?” Let’s see. A $17 trillion debt is “mainstream,” but wanting to reduce it and move toward a balanced budget is “extreme.” An unfunded...
Oct 15 2013 - 7:44pm
Raymond Sevara III, 69, of Sierra Vista, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at his home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday, Oct. 21. Funeral services will follow at noon in the chapel of Hatfield Funeral Home with interment following in the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. Further information will be in a later edition.
Oct 15 2013 - 7:23pm
Since the federal government shutdown Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, has donated his daily congressional pay to charities within his Arizona 2nd Congressional District, which includes all of Cochise County From Oct 1 through Tuesday, Barber has provided funds to 15 charities in the county, as follows: • Tuesday to The House of Hope Domestic Crisis Shelter in Douglas. • Monday to Renaissance House in ...
Oct 15 2013 - 7:12pm
BISBEE — Bisbee residents who knew and loved Amy and Derrick Ross, better known as Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, were honored Tuesday night in a special, twilight celebration of lives cut short by tragic consequences.  Amy suffered from lupus, an immune system disease that wreaks havoc on internal organs. She died Monday morning in Tucson from kidney complications resulting from the disease, according to reports received ...
Oct 15 2013 - 6:33pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review Friday’s 51-0 win over Desert View was enough to vault the Buena football team two spots and into the state tournament field, if the season ended today. Buena jumped nine spots, from No. 26 to No. 17 after beating Cienega two weeks ago, and now the Colts stand at No. 15 heading into a critical game this week at Sahuaro. Buena and Sahuaro are tied at the top of the Division II Section 2...
Oct 15 2013 - 6:33pm
SIERRA VISTA — Today at 4 p.m. ground will be symbolically broken for a new hospital to serve this rural area of Arizona on the east campus of the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center. Noting it has been “15 years in the making,” Bruce Dockter said making it happen has involved five board chairs, three chief executive officers and many trustees. “Everyone of them played a significant part in getting us here today to break...
Oct 15 2013 - 6:13pm
SIERRA VISTA — Local contractors walked away from Tuesday night’s informational meeting with the general contractor for the new Sierra Vista Regional Health Center with renewed confidence in the opportunities available for local businesses during the upcoming construction. More than 50 people crammed into the current health center’s Jenney Room for a meet and greet hosted by JE Dunn Construction, representatives of which reiterated the...
Oct 15 2013 - 4:33pm
BENSON — During the regularly scheduled city council meeting Monday night, the council voted to retain Interim City Manager Jim Cox until a new city manager is hired, and pushed for special meetings to start interviewing law firms that have responded to the city’s Requests for Proposal in its search for a new city attorney. In addition, the council approved Ordinance 566, which provides a different calculation of what a “majority of...
Oct 15 2013 - 4:22pm
BISBEE — The residents that filled Cafe Roka greeted a world leader in the fight for equal rights for those who are lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual Monday night. The event was sponsored by Bisbee Pride as a fundraiser to raise awareness of the challenges the LGBT community faces on a daily basis. Stuart Milk, the nephew of Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay man elected to serve in a public office, came to the...
Oct 15 2013 - 3:58pm
Tucson —  Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture (BASA) is teaming up with the Sierra Vista and Bisbee Farmers Markets to mill mesquite pods collected by local community members into nutritious flour.   What:  Community Mesquite Milling Events When/Where:  Thursday, Oct. 24 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Farmers Market; Saturday, Oct. 26 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bisbee Farmers Market As eating mesquite...
Oct 15 2013 - 3:56pm
By Earl Doane For the Herald/Review Entertainment The Druckman Brothers will be playing for the Bisbee market this week. This week’s event The Youth Outreach “Art Fun” booth continues to meet with great fun and creativity and provides healthy snacks for participants.  Up and coming Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture at the Bisbee Farmers Markets on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our annual Community...
Oct 15 2013 - 3:54pm
By Laura Foor For the Herald/Review Yes, it’s true Good news! The Sierra Vista Community Market is moving to Veterans’ Park in the very near future. We’re so excited to be a part of the Veterans’ Park community and will keep you all updated as more details come forward.  Pomegranates Pomegranates are one of those fruits that you either really like or you really don’t. Full of flavor yet hard to eat, pomegranates are...
Oct 15 2013 - 3:40pm
  Chelsey Ann Wolf and Derek Matthew Renn were married on Aug. 24, 2013, at Brown Canyon Ranch in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Chuck Loubert officiated at the ceremony. Maid of honor was Claudissa Simmons. Brides maids were Tristan Tomes, Channing Wolf, Kathryn Christensen and Whitney O’neal. The best man was Zachary Renn. The groom’s attendants Jonathan McCracken, Josh Graeber, Robert Hardy and Shane Luhr. The flower girl was...
Oct 15 2013 - 2:33pm
SIERRA VISTA— Arizona’s students face a moving target. The skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace are constantly changing in step with evolving technologies and the emergence of a global marketplace. In order to remain competitive, the attainment of relevant higher education is increasingly vital, both for individuals and the state of Arizona itself. This year, Arizona Town Hall, a nonprofit organization...
Oct 15 2013 - 1:13pm
SIERRA VISTA — Hoping they are as proficient at bussing tables and delivering food as they are at putting out fires, Sierra Vista firefighters will host at a special Tip-a-Firefighter event at Vinny’s New York Pizza on Monday. Following the most successful year in its history last Christmas, the Sierra Vista Fire Department’s annual toy drive for local underprivileged families has not received its regular donations over the course...
Oct 15 2013 - 12:43pm
Thunder Mountain Bridge Center has American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned games every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30 and Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. They are located at 999 E. Fry Blvd. Suite 214.   For information visit the website at (sierravistabridge.com) or call Joyce Davis at 378-1112, cell  678-0185, Paul Soper at 439-4501or Diana Smith at 432-3883. Want to Improve your game? Free bridge lessons every...
Oct 15 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The local Habitat for Humanity affiliate has high hopes for its Playhouse Build-Off fundraiser this year and plans to break ground on a new home in early 2014. After showcasing the playhouses at Art in the Park, Habitat has already raised about $3,500 in raffle tickets, surpassing last year’s total by about $500, according to Executive Director Rachel Gray. With the fifth installment of its playhouse fundraiser,...
Oct 15 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — With bids in hand, the City of Sierra Vista is poised to move forward with a sewer project in the Sulger Subdivision in the nick time to meet the deadline tied to the grant-funded construction of curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on a stretch of Busby Drive. Bids for the city’s long-sought sewer project came in significantly lower than the $3.4 million in multi-national grant dollars allocated for it, with the Avondale...
Oct 15 2013 - 12:10am
For a little while last Thursday, Ron Barber was a Republican. At least, he voted like one. Democratic 2nd District Arizona Congressman Barber joined with a majority of Republicans — and broke with his party — in support of a resolution to fund the U.S. Border Patrol and other U.S. Department of Homeland Security agencies to the tune of $19.1 billion for all of 2014. Barber explained his vote from the floor of the House, noting...
Oct 15 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A single-vehicle accident resulted in the death of a Sierra Vista man after he lost control of his motorcycle. James K. Hardin, 29, was riding a motorcycle south on Lenzner Drive at a high rate of speed at about 8:44 p.m. on Friday. As he approached Joyce Clark Middle School, Hardin apparently saw a marked Sierra Vista police vehicle in the parked at the school and quickly applied his brakes. According to the...
Oct 14 2013 - 11:42pm
Did using the sounds of the long and short vowels help you in 70 percent of the new words you and your children encountered?   Did you catch me in words with an “r?”   I used to tell my classes that “r” is like a lion roaring; its sound overcomes any other sound, but a vowel is still necessary to make a syllable,  as in cor-ner-stone,  fish-er-man,  let-ter-board.  Another hint: divide words between like...
Oct 14 2013 - 11:41pm
As leaders, we often buy into the perception (more likely than not, self-imposed perception) that we must know the answers, be strong, and just like the Energizer bunny, keep going, going, and going. Enough!   As leaders, the most import-ant lesson we can model and teach others is that we are human.  As humans and leaders, we do not always have the answers.  This requires us to fess up and be honest. Big deal, we...
Oct 14 2013 - 11:37pm
By BERNIE WILSON The Associated press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers kept Andrew Luck on the sideline most of the night, giving the Indianapolis Colts quarterback no chance for another comeback. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. Rivers methodically moved the...
Oct 14 2013 - 11:35pm
By BETH HARRIS The Associated press LOS ANGELES — Led by a pair of precocious rookies, the Los Angeles Dodgers got themselves right back into the NL championship series. Hyun-Jin Ryu outpitched Adam Wainwright with seven innings of three-hit ball, and Yasiel Puig tripled home a run to help Los Angeles beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Monday night in Game 3. Adrian Gonzalez’s RBI double ended a 1-for-17 drought for the...
Oct 14 2013 - 6:53pm
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – The Butterfield Rodeo has a new queen.   Nichole Hull, an Elgin resident who is a junior at Benson High School will be wearing the Butterfield Rodeo Queen crown, winning the honor in a competition of six contestants.     She was crowned on Sunday at the Butterfield Rodeo coronation ceremony, held at the Arena Bar in Benson.    Hull...
Oct 14 2013 - 6:35pm
The Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m.,  at Pueblo del Sol Country Club in Sierra Vista.  Our speaker this month is Stan Garner, Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.  Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the meeting as a donation for the food bank. Everyone is invited to an important and timely program at the Huachuca Audubon...
Oct 14 2013 - 6:34pm
The Nexus 7 is a tablet computer developed by Google and manufactured by Asus. The tablet was introduced in 2012 and updated in 2013 with a 1920x1200 pixel display, dual cameras and stereo speakers. It has 2GB of system memory and includes support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a GPS. Additionally, a gyroscope, accelerometer, and a digital compass are included as well. Nexus 7 is available with either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal flash memory ...
Oct 14 2013 - 6:31pm
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that the accused in a criminal prosecution “shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial,” but how quickly must a trial occur to be “speedy?” As with other portions of the Constitution, the details of the right to a speedy trial are found in appeal decisions and court rules. The federal courts have never set a specific deadline by which trial must start or there is a violation of the...
Oct 14 2013 - 6:29pm
To the Editor:  Last night a friend and I attended the 10th annual gospel concert performed by the Sierra Vista Community Chorus. It was an evening filled with beauty and heavenly music.  The musical selections were superb and performed to the “T.” I found myself several times just closing my eyes and letting this beautiful sound wash over me. Led by the brilliant directions of Linda Gilbert and Sharon Keene, the chorus...
Oct 14 2013 - 6:28pm
To the Editor: On behalf of the Bisbee Community Tennis Association, I would like to thank Bisbee Vogue for their generous matching gift to our youth tennis programs. Not only did we receive the money we raised through the sale of Bisbee 1000 Raffle Tickets, but we were given an additional matching gift of $1,000, for a total of $2,140. These funds will definitely further Bisbee Vogue’s stated mission “to create, promote and support...
Oct 14 2013 - 6:27pm
To the Editor: I want to say “thank you to all the men and women of heart”  I met during the last nine weeks while participating in the Citizens Fire Academy at Station 363 in Sierra Vista.    When I signed up I was “interested” and when I finished I was “fascinated.” Not to mention completely impressed with what I learned, witnessed and participated in under the tutelage of Captain Bob Fields and his highly trained ...
Oct 14 2013 - 5:22pm
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – The Benson Museum, also known as the San Pedro Valley Arts and Historical Society, bustled with activity Saturday during the town’s annual Butterfield Overland Stage Days celebration.   A wide array of vendors’ booths attracted crowds to the museum following the Butterfield parade, the celebration’s official kick off event. In addition to the vendors, the 10th...
Oct 14 2013 - 5:12pm
Schedule for November T hanks for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.A for autumn’s frosty art, and abundance in the heart.N for neighbors, and November, nice things, new things to remember.K for kitchen, kettles’ croon, kith and kin expected soon.S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that about.That spells THANKS for joy in...
Oct 14 2013 - 5:07pm
Lots for kids at the Market Got kids at home for Fall Break looking for things to do? Bring them to the Sierra Vista Farmers Market. Spend a relaxing day at the park getting some fresh air, sunshine, and exercise.  There is so much to see and learn at the market. Basic Farm 7 is planning to bring one of its Nigerian Dwarf goats dressed in a Halloween costume! Grammy’s Garden will give a free apple to each child who comes to...
Oct 14 2013 - 4:26pm
By Jazlynn Pinzon  For the Herald/Review  The Bisbee High School Culinary Arts Department is based on a curriculum that teaches real-world skills, building positive friendships and providing opportunities for students to receive scholarships through its student organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Bisbee High School’s Culinary Arts instructor, Jessica Tate-Vertrees, created the FCCLA chapter...
Oct 14 2013 - 4:24pm
Cohen Robert Ericio was born on Sept. 16, 2013, to David and Ashley Ericio of Sierra Vista, Ariz. The 20 1/2-inch baby weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Karen Martin of Thatcher, Ariz. Paternal grandparents are Bernie and Mallene Ericio of Safford, Ariz. Siblings are Brody and Avery Ericio.   RileyAnn Marie Butterfield was born on Sept. 25, 2013, to Scott and Cara Butterfield of Sierra...
Oct 14 2013 - 4:07pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Southeastern Arizona will have a special meeting on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 5.30 p.m. with Buddhist nun Kelsang Kunshe at 125 S. 2nd St., Sierra Vista. Buddha taught that the main cause of world peace is inner peace — peace in the heart brought about through meditation. Within modern Buddhism, this practice of compassion is regarded as a principal cause of world peace. The more people...
Oct 14 2013 - 2:53pm
BENSON — There will be a public forum to discuss Benson City Codes on Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., in the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 W. 6th Street. The event has been organized by local businessman JT Moffett, who has held similar public forums in past months. The discussion will address current Chapter 9 codes, with Benson Zoning Administrator and Building Official Luis Garcia on hand to answer...
Oct 14 2013 - 2:53pm
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – Saturday’s Butterfield Overland Stage Days Parade was showered with extra sparkle and pizzazz this year, as several members of royalty were represented from all over the state.   Five Butterfield Rodeo queen contestants, along with the Arizona High School Rodeo Queen, Cave Creek Fiesta Days Queen, Lost Dutchman Days Queen and Rex Allen Days Rodeo Queen and Princess added a...
Oct 14 2013 - 1:23pm
FRANCISCO D. RAMIREZ August 21, 1918 – October 12, 2013 Francisco D. Ramirez, age 95, passed away to be with our Lord on October 12, 2013, surrounded and loved dearly by his family. He was born on August 21, 1918 to Juan Ramirez and Maria De la Torre. Francisco was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Guadalupe Ramirez, son Juan Ramon Ramirez, and siblings Juan Ramirez, Alfonso Ramirez, Maria Jesus Ramirez,...
Oct 14 2013 - 12:02pm
RANA - The Buena boys cross country team took fifth-place in the 30-team Rattler Invitational at Mountain View High School on Saturday, while the Buena girls placed eighth out of 22 teams posting scores. Mark Egan led the Buena boys pack, finishing 24th in a time of 16:03, followed by Andrew McNary, 31st in 16:18, Dallen Haws, 35th in 16:28, Ammon Sieler, 51st in 16:52 and Dominic Valentin, 63rd in 17:20. Buena finished with...
Oct 14 2013 - 11:03am
I am a gentle giant looking for a good loving and forever home. I am about a year old Mastiff and Staffordshire terrier, who’s been at the Douglas Animal Shelter for over a month.                 I know that my size scares people but I promise to be loving and loyal.               ...
Oct 14 2013 - 11:03am
Perimeter Bicycling held their 26 Annual Cochise County Cycling Classic on Saturday, Oct. 12. All three races started and finished at the Cochise County Fairgrounds. More than 150 people participated in what Perimeter Bicycling considers the jewel of bicycling events. Richard Horn from Tucson, who came in second last year, took first place this year in the 165 mile race at 8:13; second place winner was Bob McKenzie...
Oct 14 2013 - 10:13am
NAME: Ariel Lopez AGE: 19 RACE: Hispanic SEX: Male HEIGHT: 6’0” WEIGHT: 147 HAIR: Brown EYES: Green PLACE OF BIRTH: Arizona ID MARKS: Scars: surgical scar down middle of sternum, bullet hole scar on lower right of abdomen OFFENSE: Attempted domestic violence/aggravated assault, and possession of marijuana for sale REMARKS: Lopez is believed to be traveling between Arizona and the Mexico...
Oct 14 2013 - 9:23am
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that she does not want U.S. House Republicans to succeed in their bid to shut down the Affordable Care Act, saying it would “devastate” the state budget. Brewer said she has never been a fan of “Obamacare.’’ And she pointed out she was among several governors who sued — unsuccessfully — to have it declared unconstitutional. But the...
Oct 14 2013 - 9:03am
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Facing pressure by community groups and criticism from legislative Democrats, Gov. Jan Brewer agreed late Monday to have a state agency shuffle around $650,000 in its budget to cover welfare payments for 3,200 needy families through the end of the month. The move comes as Arizona, one of just 11 states that use only federal funds for Temporary Assistance for Needy...
Oct 14 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Those who look into the sky with curiosity and wonder were offered a treat Saturday when the Huachuca Astronomy Club celebrated National Astronomy Day and International Observe the Moon Night at the Patterson Observatory. The goal of this free biannual observance is to promote and share the heavens with people who may have never looked through a telescope before. Featuring a family-friendly environment along with...
Oct 14 2013 - 12:10am
LOCAL-STATE Oct. 5 I am writing to say thank you to the woman who paid for my lunch and said to have a blessed day! I was at McDonald’s for lunch today (Oct. 3) around 1:25 p.m. and when I pulled up to the window to pay, the gentleman said the woman in front of me had already paid for my meal and said to have a blessed day. I am thankful for that and it made my day! It is awesome to know that we still have people kind enough to do nice...
Oct 14 2013 - 12:10am
If our annual calendar of holidays were a family, Columbus Day would have to be considered the black sheep. Unlike Christmas, which brings an annual debate on the level of commercialism and whether the true meaning of the season has been lost, celebrating Columbus Day has become a point of some controversy in the recent past. Depending on your perspective, you are either proud of the accomplishment of Italian mariner and explorer...
Oct 14 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — On the steps leading up to City Park sat an elderly couple waiting for 4 o’clock to come so they could enter and taste some of Bisbee’s finest cuisine and the many wines from across Cochise County, Arizona, California, Washington state and Argentina. On Saturday, Robin Middleton, president of the Bisbee Rotary Club, said the couple has always been first to show up at Bisbee Vintage, the annual fundraising event now in its...
Oct 13 2013 - 11:26pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation has been recognized by the governor’s office for its effort to provide affordable, low-risk office space for area entrepreneurs. The EDF was one of three recipients throughout the state to receive the Governor’s Excellence in Economic Development award during a presentation at the annual Arizona Governor’s Economic Development Conference in Flagstaff earlier this month....
Oct 13 2013 - 11:21pm
SIERRA VISTA — Amy Wolken a financial advisor, with  Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., has received high marks from her clients in the recent Ameriprise Financial Client Relationship Study.   Wolken ranked in the top 25 percent of participating advisors who scored 96 percent or higher based on overall client satisfaction. Conducted by a third party research organization, the survey provides clients with the opportunity to...
Oct 13 2013 - 11:19pm
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M & M: I am uncertain as to which type of business structure to choose. Any thoughts to help me out would be appreciated. — Dennis   Dear Dennis: There are many possible choices one could make in regards to a legal entity for a business. Tax considerations and legal considerations should be examined to best fit your organizational needs. As always, it is strongly advised that...
Oct 13 2013 - 11:16pm
As of Oct. 3, the U.S. national debt was $16,747,468,275,799.20. That’s sixteen trillion, seven-hundred-forty seven billion, four-hundred-sixty-eight million, two-hundred-seventy-five thousand, seven-hundred-ninety-nine dollars and twenty cents. For short, it’s $16.7 trillion.  To give you a sense of how big that number is: If you had $16.7 million and spent it at a rate of $1,000 a day, it’d take you about 46 years to spend it all. If...
Oct 13 2013 - 11:11pm
By JIMMY GOLEN The Associated Press BOSTON — David Ortiz revived the Red Sox with a tying grand slam in the eighth inning, then Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a winning single in the ninth as Boston stunned the Detroit Tigers 6-5 Sunday night to even the AL championship series at 1-all. The Tigers were cruising to their second straight win at Fenway Park, with starter Max Scherzer taking a no-hitter and a 5-0 lead into the sixth ...
Oct 13 2013 - 11:09pm
RALEIGH, N.C.(AP) — After being outscored 10-2 in the first two games of a five-game road trip, the Phoenix Coyotes had reason to wish they could pack their bags and return to Arizona. “It was a morgue around here — nobody was happy, everybody was miserable,” said Rob Klinkhammer. The mood on the team has certainly changed in the course of three games over five days. Klinkhammer scored two goals Sunday, including the game-winner...
Oct 13 2013 - 11:06pm
By JANIE McCAULEY The Associated press SAN FRANCISCO  — Everybody on the San Francisco 49ers understood the plan perfectly: Get the ball to Vernon Davis. He lined up as a wide receiver and in his natural spot at tight end. He made an acrobatic, over-the-shoulder catch on the sideline even coach Jim Harbaugh thought was nearly impossible, and Davis went straight over the middle for big gains, too. Davis caught touchdown...
Oct 13 2013 - 4:00pm
P.E.O. Chapter T will  be honored with a visit of the State Organizer, Cindy Heath Smith at the regular meeting at the home of  Ople Sorich on Monday,  Oct. 14, 2013 at 6 p.m. Visiting members are welcome. For further information, call 520-432-7407. American Legion Post 52 will host Monday night football, and open the kitchen from 5 - 7 p.m. with great food for football night, seven TVs . Open to all members, guests and all...
Oct 13 2013 - 3:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Joining the many alumni who gathered in Sierra Vista for Buena High School’s homecoming weekend, one of the school’s first graduating classes reunited after 50 years. “As a freshman, we had study hall in the school bus,” said Sammy Wartman, at a social with about two dozen of her classmates on Friday. The school, located on the northwest corner of Highway 92 and Fry Boulevard, was still under construction....
Oct 13 2013 - 2:12pm
The Douglas Elks Lodge held a dinner this past Saturday night at which time members of the Douglas Police and Fire Departments as well as the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department were honored. Event master of ceremonies Buddy Williams said they were there to honor what has now become a Heroes Program. “Back in the day it was to honor a firefighter or law enforcement that went above and beyond or just did something to deserve...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:53pm
By Bruce Whetten Douglas Dispatch Following a 0-5 start to begin the season the Douglas Bulldogs put together an impressive display of offense, defense and special teams this past Friday night coming away with their second straight win after beating the Pueblo Warriors 27-6 at Armando DeLucas Stadium. The Warriors entered the game 12 point favorites with a 3-3 record. All three of those losses came on the road ...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:01pm
In a recent celebratory Sunday service, Christiane Heyde was officially welcomed as the new minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Southeastern Arizona. She loves Unitarian Universalism for its acceptance of many viewpoints and its strong commitment to honoring the dignity and worth of every person. She is committed to lead the congregation in celebrating diversity and pursuing new avenues of service to our community and our world...
Oct 13 2013 - 11:43am
TUCSON – The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has announced its plans to award $200,000 in grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that are working to alleviate poverty and its effects on children. The maximum grant will be $25,000 and agencies have until Friday, Nov. 1 to submit a letter of inquiry. Instructions and guidelines are available at cfsaz.org.   “The Foundation is known for helping to...
Oct 13 2013 - 11:43am
Old Pearce Heritage Days, presented by the Old Pearce Preservation Association and sponsored by Commonwealth Silver and Gold, is coming soon, and vendor spots are still available. Make plans to join your friends in the ghost town that comes alive once a year: Friday, November 29th and Saturday, November 30th from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. As always, admission and parking are free. Fun for the entire family. Tour historic buildings,...
Oct 13 2013 - 11:32am
The Douglas Bulldog 4-H club had a good showing at the Cochise County Fair. Reese Necas and Marianna Laredo were grand and reserve grand champions in Junior Horticulture.  Necas won with green chile; Laredo won for yellow cherry tomatoes. Laredo also received ribbons for her pencil drawing and for her acrylic painting. Those two items were sent to the Arizona State Fair to compete. The other members...
Oct 13 2013 - 11:13am
                The October 9 city council meeting began with an entertaining presentation by Cochise College Art Director Tata Rich on the CochiseCollege pit-fire.                 This year’s pit-fire entertainment will include the Bi-Cultural Road Show, which includes all of the...
Oct 13 2013 - 10:53am
                On October 17 at approximately 12 a.m. U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted an ultra-lite aircraft about seven miles north of Plantation Rd.                 According to a statement from U.S. Border Patrol one of their cameras spotted the ultra-lite aircraft.  Using...
Oct 13 2013 - 10:42am
Douglas celebrated Binational Health Week (BHW) on October 9 at the Douglas Mexican Consulate parking lot.                 The fair started on October 1, 2001 in WashingtonD.C. and it is held all over the U.S., Mexico and Canada. All 50 consulates within the U.S. participate at the fair in conjunction with the embassies,” Mexican Consulate of Douglas, Mariana...
Oct 13 2013 - 10:33am
                “The most violent element in society is ignorance” said the late Emma Goldman.  Douglas residents remember those who have died and survived domestic violence.                 Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to remember those who have died at the hands of a...
Oct 13 2013 - 10:33am
By Robert Carreira For the Douglas Dispatch   As of Oct. 3, the U.S. national debt was $16,747,468,275,799.20. That’s sixteen trillion, seven-hundred-forty seven billion, four-hundred-sixty-eight million, two-hundred-seventy-five thousand, seven-hundred-ninety-nine dollars and twenty cents. For short, it’s $16.7 trillion. To give you a sense of how big that number is: If you had $16.7 million and spent it at a...
Oct 13 2013 - 10:33am
                The Douglas Run/Walk for the cure will hold their First Annual Turkey Trot hamburger fry this Saturday, October 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Border Mart, located on 100 3rd Street.                 Plates will be $6 each and include double patty hamburger, chips and a...
Oct 13 2013 - 10:33am
The Douglas Lady Bulldogs volleyball team saw its losing streak reach 11 games with two more losses last week. On Oct. 7 Douglas fell to Sahuaro 3-0 in Tucson. Scores nor stats from the game were available. On Oct. 8 the Lady Bulldogs fell to Santa Rita 3-0. Scores were 25-20, 28-26 and 25-21. In the second game Douglas had a 20-15 lead. Stats from the game were not available. Douglas had just six games...
Oct 13 2013 - 10:22am
The DouglasHigh School cross country team spent Homecoming day in Queen Creek running in the Desert Twilight Invitational. The event had over 20 races with over 5,000 total runners taking part. Douglas was entered in the small school varsity race. The boys’ race had 264 runners with 35 complete teams. The Bulldogs came in fifth overall. Jesus Loreto led Douglas with his 29th place finish and a time...
Oct 13 2013 - 10:22am
Stephen M. Paun Feb. 3, 1942 – Oct. 1, 2013  Stephen M. Paun, resident of Douglas since 1963, peacefully left us on October 1, 2013. He was born on February 3, 1942 to Stephen and Anne (Stanisich) Paun in Eveleth, Minnesota. Growing up in Gilbert, MN, he thrived in small-town life with his mom, sister (Bonnie), numerous cousins and extended family. The love and guidance of his family helped him cope with the...
Oct 13 2013 - 10:22am
Elena de la Vara, who lives in Douglas, celebrated her 100th birthday in Los Angeles at a small family gathering last Saturday.  She was born in Cananea, Mexico on October 17, 1913, the eldest of six children born to Manuel and Brigida Elmange. When she was still young her family moved to Agua Prieta, Sonora and later migrated to Douglas when she was nine years old. She married at age 20 to Arnoldo de la Vara who passed away ...
Oct 13 2013 - 10:22am
A Ford pickup truck slammed into the south wall of Ricardo’s Restaurant and Grill Saturday evening, causing extensive damage to the south end of the popular Mexican restaurant. Owner Richard Aguirre and his daughter-in-law, Sheryl, said there was a loud crash that reverberated throughout the restaurant when the truck hit, startling occupants. The driver was examined for injuries and submitted to a sobriety test, which he passed,...
Oct 13 2013 - 9:57am
Stanley Morganstein holding a book signing at Hastings on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. His books include Hard Core, Outsider: War on Terrorism, and Apparitions: Human and Inhuman.   Mina Tang Kan’s show “Light + Energy” opens at the Tang Gallery on Saturday, in conjunction with the Bisbee after 5 Artwalk on that day. There will be an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. The Tang Gallery is located at 32 Main Street in Bisbee. “Light +...
Oct 13 2013 - 9:55am
Dillon’s NightClub: 6415 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista, 458-8209. Wednesdays, Karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight; Thursdays, 2 for 1 until midnight, hip hop and dance music all night; Fridays, ladies night all drinks for the ladies $3 or less until midnight; Saturday, line dancing lessons 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. No cover charge anytime.   Landmark Cafe: Fry Boulevard, in the Landmark Plaza, 459-4624. THE CANTEEN At THE WINDEMERE HOTEL AND...
Oct 13 2013 - 9:54am
By Carolyn Santucci For the Herald/Review Ronstadt Generations performed twice on the AFP stage during the 2012-13 season, playing to a packed house each time. Representing the multi-cultural roots America was founded upon and dating back five generations in North America, Michael J. Ronstadt, younger brother of Linda Ronstadt, continues the family tradition with his two sons.  A family Thanksgiving gathering in 2009 — more...
Oct 13 2013 - 9:51am
On Saturday Oct. 19, approximately 2,000 people from all over the world will queue up for the 9 a.m. start of the 23rd Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb. All year, while most of us are going about our daily business doing whatever it is we do, board members, volunteers, and staff of Bisbee Vogue, Inc., the 501(c)3 that produces the Bisbee 1000, are fussing about the details, fussing about the permits, fussing about safety and security, fussing...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:23am
By R.B. FALLSTROM  The Associated press ST. LOUIS — Matched against ace Clayton Kershaw, the only thing Michael Wacha lacked was a no-hit watch. “He’s becoming a guy a lot of teams wish they drafted,” teammate David Freese said. “What he’s done is remarkable, especially on this stage.” Wacha stared down a bases-loaded test in the sixth inning and pitched into the seventh, and the kids in the bullpen also were impervious...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:21am
By JIMMY GOLEN The Associated press BOSTON — Lose the no-hitter, win the game. That’s a trade Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers were happy to make to take the lead over the Boston Red Sox in the AL championship series. Sanchez and four relievers came within two outs of the first combined no-hitter in postseason history, striking out 17 to beat Boston 1-0 in the series opener on Saturday night. “At this point,...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:19am
By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated press TEMPE — Taylor Kelly accounted for three touchdowns and Marion Grice ran for two more in a dominating first half, leading Arizona State to a 54-13 rout over listless Colorado on Saturday night. Arizona State (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12) wanted to make a statement after a tough stretch in the schedule and did just that, overwhelming the Buffaloes with 25 points in the game’s first 11 minutes. Kelly...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:10am
Road woes continued for the Tombstone Yellowjackets on Friday night as they fell at Safford 49-20. A week after playing within a touchdown of Division V’s top ranked team, Thatcher, which had beaten Safford by seven earlier in the season, the Jackets fell behind early and could never catch up in falling to 3-4 on the season. Tombstone trailed 35-7 at the half, and though the Jackets got two touchdowns in the second half, one...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:10am
As homecoming evolved from its collegiate roots to more of a high school institution, the point became for grads to come back to tell little lies to old mates about how swimmingly things are going out in the world. All this as practice for the whoppers you’ll be telling at your 10th, 20th, 30th reunions. But social media in general, and Facebook, in particular, have rendered that part of homecoming essentially irrelevant. Every day is...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:10am
The fabric of a community is bound together by all sorts of people who are willing to offer their expertise and insights in making a better place to live. An example of that ethos was presented Tuesday to the Sierra Vista City Council in a report by Assistant City Manager Mary Jacobs. Input from 20 local leaders in business, the military and education, gathered with Sierra Vista officials to define the outline of what can be done to...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — It was a walk down memory lane for many. For others it was a time to browse among the many horsepower machines, the mechanical beasts of transportation. And for those who displayed their vehicles at the 26th Annual Cars in the Park, it gave them the opportunity to show off their loving care they have invested in their cars and trucks. The 2013 Sierra Vista Car Club’s show pulled in 344 exhibits...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Skilled hands and a trained eye looked over the large, slightly oddly-shaped geode at the Huachuca Gem and Mineral Club Show on Saturday.  Under the black canopy, nick-named the “ooh-ahh” tent after the murmurings of children looking at the chasm filled with tiny quartz crystals inside the geodes, club member John Sorgel was trying to find the exact cut line he would use to open the mystery that lay...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA – Fredy Arevalo, a world class karate competitor and instructor, is using his sport to help mold a new generation of good citizens and future champions. Born and raised in what he describes as “the jungles of Peru, land of the Inca and Machu Picchu Ruins,” Arevalo started studying karate in 1980, when 14 years old. “My instructor was a military man who was teaching karate in the area where I grew up and I started...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — In the wake of a devastating house fire that has stripped them of nearly everything, a local family is struggling to land on its feet. Living with a dog, a cat and several cockatiels in their home on Plaza Benito, there were typically few moments of quiet in his house, said Hubert Rodriguez. So on Monday afternoon, when he first heard a noise that he described as similar to a cat playing with a plastic bag, he initially...
Oct 13 2013 - 12:10am
In the Sierra Vista region, nature blesses us with some great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Places where you would expect to experience the quiet serenity that comes from a relationship with nature. The San Pedro River area and Ramsey Canyon quickly come to mind. These are places where one can experience nature’s “symphony” of sounds. Sadly, quiet places like this are hard to find. Quiet places in nature are an endangered species that...
Oct 12 2013 - 9:58pm
SIERRA VISTA — The City’s Dream Your City visioning process not only won residents’ nods of approval and participation, it’s being awarded this year’s Best Public Outreach by the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). The award was given at the annual Arizona APA conference on September 26 in Scottsdale, AZ.  Similar campaigns by other Arizona communities competed for this top recognition for promoting,...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:55pm
A meet and greet barbecue for all Marines in the Cochise County area will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 and hosted by Tombstone Wild West Detachment Marine Corps League, beginning at 2 p.m. All active duty, retired, reserve, former Marines and Navy FMF corpsmen as well as current members of the Marine Corps League are urged to attend. Come and meet your fellow Marines and Navy FMF corpsmen and see what the Marine Corps League is all about. There is no...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:54pm
Dear Mrs. C:  Our son, ‘Waldo’, is a good kid, but has an annoying habit. He loves sunflower seeds, and spits the shells on the floor. He’s done this ever since he was in fourth grade, and we just can’t break him of the habit. Some of his teachers are Buena are starting to get after him … making him clean up after himself, or totally not allowing him to eat the seeds in class. Could you please ask them to cut Waldo a little slack? We...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:52pm
Article and photo submitted by Rachel Thomas The Hereford Natural Resource Conservation District with the support of Mary Darling, Darling Geomatics and Brad Fulk of the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) sponsored a workshop about antelope and their habitat for the Tombstone agriculture class and FFA (FFA) on Thursday. The FFA will gather and record data to support the AGFD program to supplement the dwindling herd of antelope...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:48pm
To the Editor:  Once again, the Sierra Vista Police Department has demonstrated its expertise and professionalism by apprehending those responsible for the vandalism spree over the last few weeks.  Also, concerned citizens phoning in their tips should be acknowledged. Thank you all for making our community a safer place! Rick Young Sierra Vista
Oct 12 2013 - 6:46pm
To the Editor: The article written by John Young Oct. 10, 2013 represents exactly what is wrong with our country by castigating those who offer a different opinion than the Obama line out of Washington D.C. Thank goodness we have Fox news. O’Reilly, Hannity, Ollie North and others who offer a different slant on what is wrong in Washington. Should we listen solely to ABC, NBC, CBS where we get nothing but the line put out by the White...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:45pm
To the Editor: So far this year Border Animal Rescue has adopted out 97 dogs and 46 cats. This is a tremendous number of adoptions, especially when you consider that we do not have a physical facility. Each one of the animals was placed in a foster home from the time we received them until the time of their adoption. Many required medical care and many just needed a loving home to regain their confidence and social skills. Time in a foster...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:40pm
Economic development in Cochise County has become urgent as the effects of Congressional abdication of responsibility take hold. Focus areas of economic development have been geared to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Although these areas are important, conspicuously missing from the discussion is Agriculture-the oldest job creator in history.  That’s unfortunate because a viable organic/sustainable agriculture...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:32pm
David T. Moore, 60 years young of Sierra Vista, passed peacefully at home on Oct. 7, 2013. He was born on May 5, 1953, in Miami, Fla., to Elva Truman Moore and Beulah Louise Moore. He married the love of his life, Wendy, on April 12, 2002, in Livonia, Mich. Dave was a 35-year retiree of Ford Motor Company. In his spare time he loved fishing and cooking for his family and friends. Of all he achieved, he was especially proud of his second...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:32pm
Martha B. Smith, longtime resident of Sierra Vista, passed Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Our beautiful, courageous angel has her wings. Martha was a truly devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother who always gave more than she received, even giving comfort to those trying to comfort her in her last days. She never complained and always had a beautiful smile for everyone seeing her during those final hours. She put aside personal needs to...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:31pm
Robert L. Macke, 69, Whetstone resident, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at TMC Hospice in Tucson from cancer. He was born on June 10, 1944 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Robert was a “bad-ass gunslinger and great family man.” He had retired from the U.S. Marines as a staff sergeant. He also was a long time member of SASS and the First Christian Church in Sierra Vista. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife,...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:28pm
During the Civil War, the U.S. Cavalry was plagued by dishonest horse traders. To remedy this problem Congress passed the False Claims Act (FCA). Often called the Lincoln Law, the FCA imposes severe monetary fines, treble damages, or prison time on individuals who submit false claims to the federal government. The FCA is considered a “no-fault” law in that there does not have to be criminal intent … just the very act of...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:27pm
Finding funds for local highways Most people have no idea that the SoutheEast Arizona Government Organization (SEAGO) works diligently to obtain approximately $1.5 million in federal highway construction funds each year for the Transportation Improvement Program, (TIP). These funds are then awarded to SEAGO-member entities on a competitive basis. Once the SEAGO executive board approves a given project, it is added to the TIP. The best...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:25pm
Submitted by Tricia Gerrodette Huachuca Audubon Society A University of Arizona climate expert will discuss how increasing climate instability will affect the residents and landscapes of the U.S. Southwest during the Huachuca Audubon Society meeting on Oct. 15. The meeting is free and open to the public. Gregg Garfin, deputy director for science translation and outreach at the UA Institute of the Environment, will outline regional...
Oct 12 2013 - 6:23pm
SIERRA VISTA — Applications are now available online for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RLYA), offering an opportunity for young people to learn leadership skills. RYLA is an intensive 4-day workshop for youth ages 14 to 17. These young adults are chosen for their leadership potential to attend an all-expenses-paid training program designed to build, strengthen, and exercise leadership skills used in all aspects of business, community...
Oct 12 2013 - 5:20pm
He roams the streets, his once bright red, white and blue outfit now shabby, his beard unkempt as hat in hand he hopes some citizens or charities will help restore the damaged dignity of the country. Oh, yes he will accept money, large amounts of it. Not for himself but for the programs the misguided Congress and the president has caused to be shutdown in their silly game of political one-up-man-ship, all done with ...
Oct 12 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — People could not wait for the refurbished restaurant to reopen so they could once again enjoy the delicious and delectable lunches that has made Cafe Cornucopia a favorite among loyal locals and visitors.  Friday, after 10 weeks of hard work, Patty Fishlock and her staff opened the doors at the Main Street restaurant and folks flocked in, some with flowers, sharing congratulations and their compliments on the new...
Oct 12 2013 - 12:10am
HUACHUCA CITY — After receiving no applications that met its criteria of having a law degree, the Huachuca City Town Council on Thursday voted to drop that requirement for on open municipal judge position and continue searching for candidates. Current interim magistrate Ann Lund has opted not to continue her contract with the town, Mayor Ken Taylor said during Thursday’s regular meeting, necessitating the need for finding a ...
Oct 12 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — After the final vote from the city council on Thursday, a fledgling local Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will chart its own course from here on out. With the approval of three appointments to the five member MPO board of directors, the Sierra Vista City Council completed its last step to establish the new transportation and planning body via a 6-1 vote in favor of Mayor Rick Mueller’s recommendation....
Oct 12 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Southwest Gas has recognized an alert and smart thinking of a local girl who helped make an entire neighborhood safer after discovering and reporting a gas leak that resulted in the evacuation of more than a dozen homes this summer. Erika Caperon, 8, was presented with a special basketball signed by the University of Arizona basketball team for being the first to understand that something wasn’t right when she first...
Oct 12 2013 - 12:10am
Requiring more stringent proof of citizenship could add to existing challenges for county and state election officials. Earlier this week Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne issued an opinion that ballots cast for federal offices by voters who registered using a federal form — not a state form — must be counted separately. Unlike Arizona, which requires a driver’s license, birth certificate, passport or similar document, registering to...
Oct 11 2013 - 11:53pm
THATCHER — The Bisbee Pumas brought big defensive line to Thatcher to play the speedy Eagles run game on a Homecoming Friday night. In the end, the speed of the Eagles was able to keep the Pumas’ defense, and it was Thatcher taking the win, 46-21. “Their offense is unique,” Thatcher coach Dave Jefferies said. “And tough to replicate in practice.” The Pumas chewed up half of the first quarter with their power run...
Oct 11 2013 - 11:53pm
SIERRA VISTA — Buena’s high-powered offense was lukewarm all night, but that might have been a good thing. It gave the Buena defense a chance to stand and deliver in the spotlight, and defensive coordinator Brice Bernbeck’s unit answered the call, limiting Desert View to just 136 yards in a 51-0 win on homecoming. “There’s a lot of talk about Buena would be a good team if we had a better defense,” Buena linebacker Seth Doser said. “I...
Oct 11 2013 - 9:15pm
Sierra Vista School District Joyce Clark Middle School A Scholastic Book Fair will be held at Joyce Clark Middle School starting on Tuesday, Oct. 29, and will run through Wednesday, Nov. 6. The hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be one late night event on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. This event will take place in the school cafeteria. The proceeds from the book fair go towards purchasing new books for the...
Oct 11 2013 - 8:56pm
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this with hope that those who shut down much of the federal government will soon sound retreat, perhaps thank a veteran. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, a retired four-star general and former Army chief of staff, called on House Republicans Wednesday to pass a “clean CR” or continuing budget resolution to avoid harming millions of veterans. Shinseki told the House Veterans Affairs...
Oct 11 2013 - 8:52pm
To the Editor: I read Bill Hess’ Oct. 1 article on Martha McSally’s announcement that she is running for Congress.  The way Mr. Hess reported on Col. McSally’s slogan, “why not?” suggests that her decision was less than serious.  He hints at an almost flippant use of the phrase “why not?”  I am not sure if that was Mr. Hess’ intent.  If it was, I certainly disagree.  I met Col. McSally in early 2012, when she...
Oct 11 2013 - 8:46pm
To the Editor: It should be clear by now that the extreme right will subvert the Democratic process and shut down our government in an effort to avoid health care options for Americans (today; tomorrow’s issue is a moveable feast). The over-arching concept of “total costs” is something they choose not to recognize. The health care system we had (until Oct. 1) employed the dreaded ‘death panels’ much ballyhooed and bandied about on Fox News...
Oct 11 2013 - 8:12pm
It was the time of The Great Depression. Jobs were created to help the massive numbers of unemployed. And, some of the jobs went to artists. Cochise County benefited from both putting people to work and for artists to provide some beauty to brightened up the Grapes of Wrath drabness of the country. Since 1935 the Copper Man, or if you prefer the Copper Miner, has been a pedestal below the Cochise County...
Oct 11 2013 - 8:02pm
Huachuca Gem and Mineral Show will be held Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cochise College in Sierra Vista. Admission and parking are free. Helen Serras-Herman will speak about carving gems at 2 p.m. on the Oct. 12. A presentation on the life of a miner in the 1860s will be presented on both days. There will be a raffle and silent auction with a grand prize of a 7 lb. amethyst geode. A geode sale and cuttings will be...
Oct 11 2013 - 2:53pm
Cochise County is the site of three National Parks Service facilities. The Coronado National Memorial, south of Sierra Vista honors the travels of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and his quest to find the seven cities of Cibola — and their gold riches. Reportedly as the Spanish explorer headed north into what today is Arizona, he followed a river which many believe is the San Pedro and which is a few miles east of the...
Oct 11 2013 - 2:33pm
October 4 9:01 a.m. A Sierra Vista woman, 25, was charged with possession/use of prescription drugs and violation of promise to appear. 11:17 a.m. An Elfrida man, 22, was charged with interfering with a judicial proceeding. 6:02 p.m. A Sierra Vista man, 34, was charged with obtaining utility service fraudulently. 6:29 p.m. A Sierra Vista male juvenile, 16, was charged with two counts of defacing/damaging...
Oct 11 2013 - 1:23pm
What was family life like on Fort Huachuca in the late 1800s. Well, a look at three exhibits at the main post museum can provide some answers. On the second floor — which is not handicap accessible — are the setups of three rooms — a parlor, bedroom and kitchen. The kitchen display has a recording, as the woman mannequin speaks, a wee bit of an Irish lilt to her voice, describing family life on a frontier Army...
Oct 11 2013 - 1:23pm
Charles P. Alexander, 39, Sept. 30: disorderly conduct/domestic violence; 2 years probation.  Nancy M. Ayers, 58, Sept. 23: criminal simulation; 1 year probation.  Kimberly J. Bakarich, 34, Sept. 6: criminal simulation; 2 years probation.  Elone Brooks III, 34, Sept. 16: aggravated assault on an officer;  3 years probation.  Seth A. Brymer, 36, Sept. 16: disorderly conduct/domestic...
Oct 11 2013 - 1:23pm
BY DANA COLE SANPEDROVALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – Five young ladies are vying for the title of Butterfield Rodeo Queen, with the coronation happening on Oct. 13 around 2 p.m. at the Arena Bar.   “We are thrilled with the five talented young ladies that are competing in our queen contest,” said Helen Kilpatrick, who is the rodeo committee’s queen coordinator. “All five have tremendous experience with horses and are excellent...
Oct 11 2013 - 1:23pm
  BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – Five young ladies are vying for the title of Butterfield Rodeo Queen, with the coronation happening on Oct. 13 around 2 p.m. at the Arena Bar. “We are thrilled with the five talented young ladies that are competing in our queen contest,” said Helen Kilpatrick, who is the rodeo committee’s queen coordinator. “All five have tremendous experience with horses and are...
Oct 11 2013 - 11:22am
Douglas Dispatch                 Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO) Area Agency on Aging and AARP will be presenting a Hispanics 50+ conference on Saturday, October 19.                 The free conference will cover the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Social...
Oct 11 2013 - 8:53am
Thanks to all those who help make event a success Dear Editor: Recently DouglasHigh School celebrated Homecoming with a parade and a bonfire. Neither of these activities would have been possible if it hadn’t been for the cooperation of many agencies.    The bonfire was not originally scheduled to be a part of the festivities. The DUSD central administration and DouglasHigh School...
Oct 11 2013 - 8:42am
National Friends of Libraries week coming up Dear Editor: October 21-27, 2012, is the sixth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries week making it a good time to publicly thank the Friends of the Douglas Public Library who contribute so much of their time and expertise to significantly enhance our services.  Our Friends group has donated to cover the costs of Teen & Children...
Oct 11 2013 - 8:42am
Angel Alexander Munoz was born on October 3, 2013 to Cheyenne Cota and Ernie Munoz of Pirteville. The 18 inch baby weighed five pounds, 10 ounces.                 Maternal grandparents are Elizabeth and David Cota of Artesia, California.                 His paternal...
Oct 11 2013 - 8:42am
The Douglas 4-H and FFA clubs will be holding a land lab fall festival Saturday, Oct. 19 at the DHS land lab located between 19th and 15th Street off of Louis Ave. next to Joe Carlson Elementary. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be hay rides, carnival games, hamburgers, face painting and caramel apples from the DHS Culinary Arts Department. The event is open to the public. Call...
Oct 11 2013 - 8:42am
Oct 11 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Friends of the San Pedro River has come out in support of new protections proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services for the western yellow-billed cuckoo and the red-knot cuckoo.  Under the Act and Service policy, USFWS has determined that the species is threatened species based on two factors: the present or threatened destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat; and other natural or man-made...
Oct 11 2013 - 12:10am
It might not seem like a time when there would be interest in elections at any level. This is when the focus should fall on getting things done in office, not worrying about what comes next. And while there has not been a full-throttle media blitz or extensive campaign events, there is a bubbling interest in who will run for which office when voters go to the polls next year. There are already, for example, two candidates who have...
Oct 11 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — As requested by the governing board of the Bisbee Unified School District last month, a report on the Interactive Television Program (ITv) was presented by Doug Miller, the Cochise County ITv program director, and Bisbee High School Principal Lisa Holland at Tuesday’s meeting.  Last month a number of students complained that teachers providing the ITv program instruction were not engaging them in the subjects being...
Oct 11 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Dressed in immaculate white button-up shirts, black slacks, freshly-shined shoes and hats with newly-pinned insignias, eight Center for Academic Success (CAS) high school students stood at attention in the school’s basketball court last week. One at a time, they each took a turn at the front, barking drill commands, while the rest tried to follow orders in unison. “About, face,” one student said, a little...
Oct 11 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista’s business license fees will likely drop significantly starting, in part, this year. In a report to the city council at Tuesday’s work session, City Clerk Jill Adams said an analysis of the city’s fee structure found that its license fees were among the highest in the state among cities of similar sizes. As a result, Adams is recommending a two-tiered reduction in the $130 business license renewal fee, to $...
Oct 11 2013 - 12:10am
BENSON — Ravi Zacharias Ph.D., a world renowned Christian evangelical lecturer, will be coming to Benson on Oct. 27 for two different speaking engagements. Hosted by First Baptist Church of Benson, Zacharias will be speaking at the Benson High School gymnasium at 10:45 a.m. for the first of two presentations, returning at 6 p.m. for the second.  News of Zacharias’ visit has created a stir among churches throughout the area, with...
Oct 11 2013 - 12:10am
In loving memory of Margaret Vargas Kildare, our most precious, daughter, sister, mommy, aunt, wife, grandmother and friend. We would like to announce the passing of Margaret Vargas Kildare. She went to be with the Lord the morning of Oct. 3, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Bisbee on March 11, 1958, to Julio and Artemisia Vargas, Margaret lived most of her life in Bisbee. Surrounded by her loved ones, Margaret passed away in...
Oct 11 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — For the last week, members of the Sierra Vista Fire Department have been hitting the road, traveling to local schools, smoke house in tow, for interactive fire education with local students as part of Fire Prevention Week. Thursday found three firefighters at Village Meadows Elementary School, where classes were divided into the two small rooms in the smoke house to learn about the importance of fire safety in the...
Oct 11 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A sixth-grade campus proposal will be on the table again, after a request from Sierra Vista school board member Melissa Avant on Tuesday. Avant asked that the board discuss the idea at a future meeting after it came up during a routine update presentation from Joyce Clark Middle School Principal Jim Sprigg and Assistant Principal Brenda Bland regarding their school. Bland and Sprigg presented data on the school...
Oct 11 2013 - 12:10am
For many in Sierra Vista, the Good Neighbor Alliance (GNA) is an unknown. Theirs is a rather non-descript building on Seventh Street, a few blocks north of Fry Boulevard. But, for local social services the temporary shelter provides a crucial strand in the network to help families and individuals whose lives and wellbeing are at risk. GNA works with St. Vincent De Paul, Sierra Vista Public Schools, SEABHS, local law enforcement,...
Oct 11 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — It was 15 months ago when a dream began to build a chapel on the grounds of the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. Like many things involving money, especially since it had to be raised in times of economic hardships, the cemetery’s foundation, a non-profit group, envisioned it would take about two years to raise the $200,000 for the chapel building and another year before it could open. At a meeting...
Oct 10 2013 - 11:53pm
TOMBSTONE — As encouraging as Tombstone’s 35-27 loss to then-top ranked Thatcher was last week, it was still a loss. And in the teeth of the most brutal stretch of their schedule, the Tombstone Yellowjackets are going to have to pull off an upset to make the state tournament field. “I told the kids, a lot of people thought we were going to get run all over by Thatcher,” Tombstone head coach Joe Thomas said. “But we were playing to win...
Oct 10 2013 - 11:53pm
BISBEE — For the fourth straight week, the Bisbee Pumas will take the field on homecoming night. And tonight in Thatcher, the opponent is the toughest to date with the stakes the highest, too. Beating the Eagles, ranked No. 2 in all of Division V, won’t be an easy task, but the Pumas have a number of factors going for them. Topping the list is a full complement of players.  “This is the first time in years we...
Oct 10 2013 - 11:53pm
SIERRA VISTA — Buena picked up its most important win of the season last week, but the 60 points and 582 yards on offense his team allowed to a Cienega team that had struggled to produce either all season, forced head coach Ryan Scherling to take another look at his defense. To address personnel issues on the defensive side of the ball, Scherling is moving Adarius Blake, one of the Colts’ five-deep stable of talented receivers, to the...
Oct 10 2013 - 11:53pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena boys and girls swim teams dropped a pair of matches with the swimmers from Vail Cienega on Thursday at The Cove Aquatic Center. The Cienega boys won 98-76, while the Bobcat girls won a much closer 94-85 affair. Buena head coach Doug Esch said that in the girls meet, his team was on top all the way through the 200 freestyle relay before the Bobcats pulled away in the last couple of events....
Oct 10 2013 - 11:53pm
With tonight’s kickoffs, the high school football season crosses the halfway point. And for local teams, securing wins tonight are of utmost importance.  Those who lose, probably see their playoff hopes go by the wayside. Let’s get started with homecoming night at Buena, where the Colts look to avoid what would be a colossal loss to a 1-5 Desert View Jaguars team.  Desert View (+26) at Buena...
Oct 10 2013 - 8:17pm
The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are having a Mainstream Square Dance on Friday, Oct. 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., with a plus tip at the end of the evening. Our caller will be Dennis Farrar, and Lisa Wall will cue rounds. Review starts at 6:45 p.m. for anyone who needs or wants a little extra practice. Only $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and free for non-dancers to come watch and socialize! Snacks and friendship are provided. Sierra Lutheran...
Oct 10 2013 - 5:06pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation has been recognized by the governor’s office for its effort to provide affordable, low-risk office space for area entrepreneurs. The EDF was one of three recipients throughout the state to receive the Governor’s Excellence in Economic Development award during a presentation at the annual Arizona Governor’s Economic Development Conference in Flagstaff earlier this...
Oct 10 2013 - 5:06pm
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – There are plenty of events in Benson and its neighboring communities to keep visitors busy throughout the year.   Holy Trinity Monastery, just off highway 80 in St. David, hosts two festivals every year that attract a large number of vendors and visitors to the peaceful Monastery grounds, a property covered with huge trees, ponds and inviting trails along the San Pedor...
Oct 10 2013 - 5:06pm
September 3 David W. Arnold, 23, of Wahiawa, Hawaii and Kayla N. Milam, 23, of Cabot, Ark. Kenneth W. Andrews, 43, and Alisha J. West, 33, of Sierra Vista David B. Robinson, 56, of San Simon and Alissa M. Stockton, 46, of Safford Peyton H. Deane, 38, and Malinda L. Zuk, 43, of Bisbee September 4 Victor A. Ramos, 22, and Guadalupe D. Grijalva, 23, of Douglas Paul R. Gruen, 56, and Kendra...
Oct 10 2013 - 5:03pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista Thursday announced the hiring of a new executive director to replace Damara Lotten who resigned, said Deanna Coffman, the chair of the organization’s board. Lotten, tendered her resignation so that she can complete a double masters degree in pursuit of her career and academic goals, she said. “The Board is appreciative of the many contributions...
Oct 10 2013 - 2:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — A day after it was announced the payments of death benefits to family members whose five loved ones had been killed in action in Afghanistan would not be processed due to the government shutdown, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber introduced a bill requiring payment. On Tuesday he introduced a bill on the House floor requiring the payment of death benefits, reimbursements for funeral expenses and travel, survivors’s...
Oct 10 2013 - 2:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — A simple mobile solution is available for the three most common problems that face restaurateurs and other small businesses: How to increase customer purchase frequency; how to increase customer total purchase spent per visit; and how to get new customers. The Cochise College Small Business Development Center is offering a free workshop for businesses that want to implement proven mobile technology and see profits in the...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Beginning Nov. 9, Huachuca City will once again find itself without a town clerk after Louie Valdez submitted his letter of resignation this week. In the letter addressed to Mayor Ken Taylor and dated Oct. 9, Valdez writes that he has accepted a tentative offer of employment with the city of Bell, Calif. Valdez pointed to several areas of progress that he was able to help the town achieve while serving as its...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — A curriculum review committee has decided the book “Dreaming in Cuban” will stay on Buena High School library shelves and remain available for use in classes, at the discretion of teachers, but an appeal is likely on the way. Debbie Stoner, the parent of a sophomore at Buena, filed a complaint requesting that the book authored by Cristina Garcia be removed from both the school library and curriculum after her son’s...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Cochise College will be holding its annual Haunted Union from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in the Student Union on the Sierra Vista Campus. The event is open to all ages, students as well as members of the community, to enjoy carnival games, costume contests and food on campus while fundraising for Cochise College clubs. Attendees buy tickets, four for $1 or in exchange for canned food items and school supplies, to use at carnival...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Horseshoe Draw flood and erosion mitigation plan gained more support, this time from the Cochise County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting.  Horseshoe Draw lies on land owned by ranchers Jack and John Ladd who found old berms installed along the draw that they assumed were constructed in the 1930s.  The Hereford National Resource Conservation District (HNRCD) is applying to the Arizona Water...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
Frances S. Kelly, 88, of Sierra Vista passed over to the other side on Oct. 8, 2013, at home surrounded by her loved ones. She had been a Sierra Vista resident for the past 30 years. Frances was born on Sunday, Sept. 27, 1925, in Oswego, N.Y., the youngest daughter to the late J. Harold “Herbie” and Mary Scanlon. She graduated from Eastman Dental Dispensary of Rochester and the State University of New York at Cortland. Following...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
The Buena Marching Colts received an excellent rating Saturday at the Canyon del Oro Marching Band Invitational in Oro Valley, qualifying the Colts for the State Marching Festival in November. Buena, performing Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, was one of only six bands that received an excellent rating out of 18 total bands at the competition. No bands were awarded a superior, the highest possible rating at a marching ...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Bisbee’s school superintendent put to rest some concerns and accusations made by speakers at the September meeting of the school board about the district’s inability to retain teachers due to low salaries and where certain grant money went.  Tuesday night during the school board meeting, Superintendent Jim Phillips said, “I would like to present to you, the board, and the public an update of facts … I want to clear up the...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Lighter is better. But in the military world, equipment adds weight to a solder’s rucksack and ways are being found to reduce the poundage but still keep the ability for a GI to have the special items needed for their own safety and that of their battle buddies. And in today’s conflict zones the need to communicate faster through a number of high-tech systems is critical. Sometimes, today...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
Goodwin’s Law: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1. The assertion was made in 1990 by attorney and author Mike Goodwin, and has become a common reference in Internet humor blogs. Unfortunately there was nothing funny this week about the statements and references made by Arizona legislator Brenda Barton. Commenting on her Facebook page, the Republican state...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — At the first of two economic development summits the City of Sierra Vista got direction from industry leaders on what needs to be done. Up next will be a discussion of who does what. In a report to the city council at Tuesday’s work session, Assistant City Manager Mary Jacobs offered an overview of staff’s session with 20 local leaders in business, the military and education last week. The input will be used in another...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press FLORENCE, Ariz. — Arizona on Wednesday executed the oldest person on its death row, nearly 35 years after he was charged with murdering a man during a robbery and dumping his body along a highway. The execution of 71-year-old Edward Harold Schad Jr. came about two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his final appeals. At about 10 a.m., the warden at the state prison in Florence read Schad’s...
Oct 10 2013 - 12:10am
BENSON — Information uncovered during a background check by the League of Cities and Towns has the Benson City Council going back to the drawing board in its search for a new city manager. Three felony convictions from nearly 30 years ago mean that city manager candidate Donald Howard is not bondable. The council voted against offering a contract to Howard following an executive session Monday night during a special city council...
Oct 9 2013 - 11:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — On its way to racking up 550 yards and 48 points per game, figures that rank No. 2 in the state and No. 21 in the nation, the Buena offense takes an average of 63 snaps per game. Each and every one of those snaps is of the shotgun variety, which for most high school teams trying to run the pistol or the single wing would mean a good number of balls airmailed over the quarterback’s head, or dribbled to his feet. But not...
Oct 9 2013 - 10:22pm
If you saw Tuesday’s Herald/Review, then you know we’ve made a significant change to our Football Contest pick ‘em challenge. Namely, that we’ve moved the feature from Thursdays to Tuesdays. If you didn’t know that, don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Turn to Page B3 for the entry to drop off at Herald/Review offices, or any of the participating sponsors listed below, by Friday night. Good luck, and make sure to look...
Oct 9 2013 - 10:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — Nathan Thomas of Salpointe won the individual boys race Wednesday at Loveless Stadium, but though he had a strong team backing him, a dominating pack of Colts weren’t about to let the Lancers hand them their first loss of the season. Buena put runners in spots 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 and sped to a 23-39 win over Salpointe with Walden Grove coming in third at 106 on senior day at Buena. For the second straight race...
Oct 9 2013 - 9:22pm
BENSON – A Tucson man was killed in a remote area off Apache Powder Road Southeast of Benson Wednesday afternoon when the side of a wash caved-in on him while he and a friend were excavating for rocks, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s office. The victim, whose name will not be released until family has been notified, was rock hunting with his friend Barbara Muntyan, both Tucson residents. Muntyan, who had stepped away...
Oct 9 2013 - 8:53pm
To the Editor:  Everyday men and women go to work in hospitals, local businesses and government offices where they have to work together in collaboration to accomplish goals. They cooperate to help patients get well, to provide quality customer service and bring in more business to their stores and to make sure deploying soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen have what they need to defend our country. They solve problems, come up with...
Oct 9 2013 - 8:51pm
To the Editor: Our two-party Congress is in a litter box trying to scratch contamination on each other. They are only contaminating the taxpayers. Closing the World War II memorial is ridiculous because it was paid for by private funds as was Mount Rushmore. The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder as are Yosemite Park and Yellowstone Park. Who do the bureaucrats think they are? Our national memorials and parks are property of...
Oct 9 2013 - 8:50pm
To the Editor: In a recent op-ed Bill Goldcamp expressed his outrage at President Obama backing away from endless war. He said we have to wage preventative war to attain peace. Yes, peace through war he said. Because he was a bureaucrat for the CIA he want’s us to believe he knows what’s best for America. Is preventative war a good idea?  Iraq is lawless once again. What did we gain aside from pumping more oil?  In WWII...
Oct 9 2013 - 8:47pm
The Patterson Observatory and the Huachuca Astronomy Club will host a public viewing of the night sky on Thursday, Oct. 10, at about 7:15 p.m. Weather permitting, we will view the crescent moon, Venus, double stars, planetary nebulae, star clusters, other nebulae and distant galaxies. Everyone is invited; the event is free but donations to the University South Foundation will be gratefully accepted. The Observatory is located at 1140 N. Colombo...
Oct 9 2013 - 6:38pm
SIERRA VISTA — A day after it was announced that payments of death benefits to family members of five soldiers killed in Afghanistan would not be made, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber introduced a bill on the House floor requiring payment. His proposed legislation was cosponsored by U.S. representatives — Republican and Democrat — from the districts where the four men and one woman lived. The bill was supported by a dozen...
Oct 9 2013 - 5:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — A man has been cited and will be charged with a misdemeanor for the two-vehicle injury collision at Buffalo Soldier Trail and Wilcox Drive Tuesday afternoon. Justin P. Foose, 26, has been cited by Sierra Vista police for speeding and failing to stop at a red light after the blue Dodge Caravan he was driving crashed into a gold colored Volkswagen. According to police, the Volkswagen had the green light to turn...
Oct 9 2013 - 4:47pm
SIERRA VISTA — A truck hauling a turbine to California will cause a brief delay in traffic on Interstate 10 near Benson this Sunday, the Arizona Department of Transportation is reporting. “Eastbound I-10 will close for up to 30 minutes as a heavy load truck, traveling under permit by the Arizona Department of Transportation, continues west on the eastbound lanes from the junction of Business Route B-10 to the State...
Oct 9 2013 - 4:38pm
  Venues up in Phoenix steal the spotlight this week with influential 1980s rock band The Pixies hitting Comerica Theater on Feb. 24; the Arctic Monkeys at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Dec. 9 and Imagine Dragons at US Airways Center on Feb. 17.     Look for the asterisks for many other great new shows added this week. Compiled from a variety of websites   TUCSON Friday, Oct. 11 Vince Neil, Great White:...
Oct 9 2013 - 2:09pm
BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press FLORENCE, Ariz. - Arizona has executed the oldest person on its death row for killing a man in 1978. Seventy-one-year-old Edward Harold Schad Jr. was given a lethal dose of the pentobarbital and was pronounced dead at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Florence. Schad was convicted twice of killing 74-year-old Lorimer “Leroy” Grove of Bisbee, in southeastern Arizona. Grove was...
Oct 9 2013 - 8:10am
WHETSTONE — A Waste Management proposal to bring a solid waste transfer station into a Whetstone residential area has residents circulating petitions in opposition and vowing to attend a planning and zoning hearing where a light industry zoning request will be considered by P&Z commissioners. The meeting is at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Board of Supervisors hearing room, 1415 Melody Lane in Bisbee. If Waste Management’s...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:23am
Delores Jean Jorgenson, a Sierra Vista resident for 53 years, passed away on Sept. 25, 2013, of a broken heart. She was born on Dec. 16, 1929, in Arthur, N.D. Jean married Parnell Jorgenson on June 17, 1954, in El Centro, Calif. She was a housewife and mother, always involved in the kids’ and grandkids’ activities. Jean was the family’s peacemaker. She had a wonderful infectious laugh. She loved sports, especially NASCAR and the...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:22am
Crystal Louise “Cricket” Prince, 53, resident of Sierra Visa for 29 years, passed away. She was born to Atha and Ernie Pantel on Nov. 4, 1959, in Fortuna, Calif. She moved to Sierra Vista in 1985 from Colorado. Crystal was best known for being a mother, a caregiver and the business owner of C & R Automotive. She was a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and a victim advocate. Her favorite things to do were...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:17am
By NOAH TRISTER The Associated press DETROIT  — On a night of desperation, dispute and finally, delirium, Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers kept their season alive by the slimmest of margins. A tying home run, helped along by a couple of fans in right field. A full-count pitch with the bases loaded that was low and inside but became strike three when the batter swung. A line drive down the line with the bases...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:15am
By FRED GOODALL The Associated press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — Shane Victorino’s infield single snapped a seventh-inning tie and journeyman Craig Breslow gave Boston a huge boost out of the bullpen, sending the Red Sox into the AL championship series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Koji Uehara got the final four outs — one night after giving up a game-winning homer — and the Red Sox rebounded to take the...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:10am
BENSON — The Benson Juniors — the women’s club that organizes and sponsors the Butterfield Stage Days Parade every year — chose “Celebrating Our Community Volunteers” as the parade’s theme. While Bob Nilson, director of the Benson Visitor Center, says he is honored the club selected him as grand marshal of this year’s parade, he wanted to share the spotlight with another community volunteer that he feels deserves recognition as...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:10am
BENSON — Eight horseback riders are participating in the Pony Express commemorative mail delivery from Benson to the Dragoon Post Office as part of the Butterfield Overland Stage Days celebration in Benson on Oct. 12. Three riders will be leaving from the Benson Museum, 180 S. San Pedro St., at noon that day representing the first stage of the 21 mile route. All eight of the riders will have participated in the Butterfield Parade that...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “Actually, watching television and surfing the Internet are really excellent practice for being dead.” — Author Chuck Palahniuk, from his book, “Damned.” *** Actor Gary Sinise has played many roles in movies and TV shows. Perhaps the one that brought him the most acclaim was as Lt. Dan in the movie “Forest Gump”. His role as a soldier who lost his legs in the Vietnam War brought him unexpected attention by...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:10am
A rather odd memorandum issued by Bisbee City Attorney John MacKinnon in February has come to light, offering an interesting opinion on a new challenge to the state Open Meetings Law. We have not heard the formal reason MacKinnon rendered the memorandum, but the subject of the correspondence deals with electronic communications during public meetings. “Based on my review of this issue, it appears to be one for which the technology has...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:10am
The Ned Freeman Ratings System appeared to be impressed by Buena’s 63-60 win over Vail Cienega on Friday night, as the Colts jumped nine spots in the Division II rankings from 26 to 17. The top 16 teams make it to state, minus any section champions that finish outside the top 16. This week, the Colts host Desert View for homecoming looking to hold on to the share of first place in Section 2 Friday’s win earned them...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — One person received minor burns and two pets were lost after a structure fire on Plaza Benito in Sierra Vista on Monday afternoon. The initial investigation by Sierra Vista Fire Marshal Paul Cimino indicates the fire likely started inside a wall in the home’s laundry room. From the interior of the wall, the fire burned up into the attic space of the home in the 1000 block of Plaza Benito, where it had “free...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — While this year’s Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association show is “a little light” when it comes to display, it still will present a look at new and developing technologies. It’s a statement both the outgoing president of the Southern Arizona Chapter, Richard Besselman, and the incoming president, Laura Hanson said is correct. This year about 100 vendors will display items in the Barnes...
Oct 9 2013 - 12:10am
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA - As the starting shortstop for the baseball team, Buena sophomore Briggs Duce throws with his right hand. But he bats exclusively from the left-handed box. Which way do you think he golfs? Answer: Right. Ethan Whitis writes and throws with his right hand. Which way do you think he golfs? Answer: Left. Inverted as that may be, there’s no...
Oct 8 2013 - 9:42pm
On Wednesdays through Nov. 20, from 12:10 to 1 p.m., Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning hosts a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. These lectures are free and open to the public. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation of River of Life with Bob Luce. R.J.(Bob) Luce has authored several technical wildlife publications and published two outdoor...
Oct 8 2013 - 8:34pm
The 84th Annual Helldorado Day’s, a rip-roaring celebration of Tombstone’s Historic Past will be in full swing on the weekend of Friday, Oct. 18 to Sunday, Oct. 20. It will be a weekend of continuous entertainment for the entire family. Attending this year’s event will be gun-fighting groups from all over the southwest as well as local entertainment from Cochise County. All entertainment will take place on Historic Allen Street,...
Oct 8 2013 - 8:31pm
Echoing Hope Ranch (EHR), a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, will host a grand opening to celebrate its first year in operation with a Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will be held at the ranch, located at 8344 S. Hereford Road in Hereford. It will include kid’s games, hay rides, farmers market vendors, food, a raffle, an open drumming circle and some great entertainment. Make plans to come enjoy your...
Oct 8 2013 - 5:33pm
FORT HUACHUCA — Granny apples, and bananas were on Rose Lomax list when she was shopping at the post Commissary on Tuesday. It was the first day in a week that military and retired military personnel, and their families, could shop at the fort’s grocery store. On Oct. 1, the facility was closed as part of the federal government shutdown, denying the authorized customers shopping privileges that generally save about 30...
Oct 8 2013 - 5:22pm
BISBEE — The Cochise County Humane Society has decided to suspend its support of the Bisbee Animal Shelter until issues surrounding how the facility is run are settled, and proper care for the animals is assured.  In a letter from CCHS president Donna Graybill dated Sept. 29, she stated that the organization would suspend sponsorship effective Oct. 11. She says the CCHS board is willing to re-evaluate the funding program once the...
Oct 8 2013 - 5:13pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a man is in custody and has been charged in connection to a burglary and assault that occurred in the community of Cochise this summer. Phillip Livesay, 33, of Willcox, has been charged with sexual assault and aggravated assault in connection with the Aug. 19 incident in which a woman arrived at her boyfriend’s home south of Willcox to find a man attempting to...
Oct 8 2013 - 3:02pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review TUCSON - Two years ago, the Arizona Wildcats came off a bye week after head coach Mike Stoops was fired, and simply throttled the UCLA Bruins before a national, Thursday night audience. Thursday night, the Wildcats get to be on the other side of that fury, as they visit a USC team that just fired its head coach Lane Kiffin during a bye week. It’s a variable to this critical Pac-12 South...
Oct 8 2013 - 3:02pm
Of all the sports I cover, the one I understand the least has to be volleyball. I don’t get the whole rotation thing coaches keep track of with that Twister spinner/constellation tracker thingy. I don’t understand what a ‘libero’ really is. But most of all, I have no idea why a whistle blows half the time it does. Girls volleyball is cool enough to watch. You can feel the tension build when one kill try is thwarted by a dig,...
Oct 8 2013 - 2:53pm
October 1 12:12 p.m. An unwanted subject was reported on school grounds at Bisbee High School. 2:01 p.m. A drug pipe was found on Temby Avenue. 8:01 p.m. A Caucasian woman with brown hair ordered food at Tachos Tacos and left with the food without paying the bill. She appeared to be accompanied by her teenaged daughter. 8:40 p.m. Two subjects were reported causing a disturbance, pushing and yelling at each...
Oct 8 2013 - 2:33pm
FORT HUACHUCA - The Cochise Athletic Conference middle school cross country championships were held last Wednesday at Colonel Smith Middle School on Fort Huachuca. On the boys side, Lowell Middle School from Bisbee took first place with a total of 29 points. Smith was second with 53 points, Coronado Elementary was third with 62 and Huachuca CIty was fourth with 133. Individually, Jake Lane of Coronado was the winner in a...
Oct 8 2013 - 12:02pm
DOUGLAS — The Cochise College women’s soccer team won its third straight game Saturday, 4-0 over Gateway Community College. All four goals were scored in the first half, starting with a direct kick by Tori McNary in the seventh minute, followed by Brynn Bowden crossing to Jennifer Calanche to score a minute later. In the 13th minute, Calanche crossed to Bowden for another goal, and just before halftime,...
Oct 8 2013 - 7:13am
NAME: Michael Bankes AGE: 44 RACE: White SEX: Male HEIGHT: 5’7” WEIGHT: 120 HAIR: Brown EYES: Brown PLACE OF BIRTH: Pennsylvania ID MARKS: Tattoo right shoulder-Panther OFFENSE: Committed disorderly conduct with a weapon/dangerous instrument. REMARKS: Bankes is believed to be in the Bisbee area. He has worked in construction. CAUTION: Bankes absconded from probation on July 29, 2013. He has...
Oct 8 2013 - 1:50am
by NOAH TRISTER The associated press DETROIT — The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that’s left the Tigers on the brink of elimination — and simmering with frustration. Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick and Seth Smith homered for the Athletics, who chased Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning Monday and defeated the Tigers 6-3 for a 2-1 AL division series lead. Moss broke a 3-all tie in the fifth...
Oct 8 2013 - 1:47am
By WILL GRAVES The Associated press PITTSBURGH — Michael Wacha heard the chants. Then again, when 40,000 people clad in black scream your name relentlessly for the better part of three hours, it’s kind of hard to miss. The goal was to rattle the St. Louis rookie, remind him that 22-year-old pitchers aren’t built to withstand the pressure of an elimination game. One problem. Wacha doesn’t really do rattled. He doesn’t do...
Oct 8 2013 - 1:42am
Bisbee Chiropractic and Natural Health Center is offering a free 1/2 hour massage or chiropractic adjustment for every ticket purchased from the office for the Vintage Bisbee event on Saturday, Oct. 12, held annually by the Bisbee Rotary Club. “We believe strongly in giving back to the community; be it with our volunteer time, money, or with services that help people feel better,” says Dr. Phyllis Cavanaugh, owner of Bisbee Chiropractic and...
Oct 8 2013 - 1:40am
J im Rohn, the great businessman and motivational leader stated, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  What does this say about us?     When we think about this statement, we may immediately go to the literal — physical people in our circle.  This concept is realized when we start taking on new patterns in our speech, beha-viors, and manner-isms.  Have you ever...
Oct 8 2013 - 1:18am
Oct 8 2013 - 1:16am
If you have had a heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot affecting the lungs, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) — a serious condition when a blood clot forms in a vein deep inside your body, you may have been prescribed an anticoagulant medication by your doctor. Anticoagulants are often called ‘blood-thinners’. Their purpose is to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in the body. One very common anticoagulant...
Oct 8 2013 - 1:13am
Bruce R. Found, faithful Christian, loving father, son, brother and uncle, was born May 4, 1946, in Watertown, S.D., and entered eternal life Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Tucson. Bruce became a resident of Arizona in 1956, and graduated from South Mountain High School in Phoenix, in 1964. From 1966 to 1970, he served in the United States Air Force, receiving many awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross for service in Vietnam. After...
Oct 8 2013 - 1:03am
By WILL GRAVES The Associated press PITTSBURGH — Michael Wacha heard the chants. Then again, when 40,000 people clad in black scream your name relentlessly for the better part of three hours, it’s kind of hard to miss. The goal was to rattle the St. Louis rookie, remind him that 22-year-old pitchers aren’t built to withstand the pressure of an elimination game. One problem. Wacha doesn’t really do rattled. He doesn’t do...
Oct 8 2013 - 1:01am
By FRED GOODALL The Associated press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays are still afloat in the AL division series. Jose Lobaton hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning into the giant fish tank beyond center field, and Tampa Bay staved off elimination once again by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Monday night. Evan Longoria had a three-run homer and the Rays averted a playoff sweep, cutting...
Oct 8 2013 - 12:59am
By BETH HARRIS The Associated press LOS ANGELES — Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009. Carl Crawford homered his first two times up for the Dodgers, who won the best-of-five playoff 3-1. Manager...
Oct 8 2013 - 12:10am
As if Arizona needed more bad publicity, it now has the distinction of being the only state in the union that temporarily stopped handing out checks to welfare recipients due to the federal government shutdown. On Oct. 1, every other state government figured out a way to keep funds flowing to the poorest of the poor, except Arizona. In this state, when federal funds stop flowing, the poor stopped receiving their monthly allotment for...
Oct 8 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Walking a trail near the San Pedro River on Friday, Ron Beck pursed his lips and made a “Pssssshpsssshp” sound, surveying the tall reeds on either side. By emulating an alarm call, Beck hoped to get some of the birds rustling in the reeds to check out their surroundings and hop into view. More than nine months into his “Bicycle Big Year,” — a fundraising quest to identify as many species as possible in Cochise...
Oct 7 2013 - 9:56pm
To the Editor: On behalf of the Bisbee Community Tennis Association, I’d like to thank Bisbee Vogue for their generous matching gift to our youth tennis programs.  Not only did we receive the money we raised through the sale of Bisbee 1000 Raffle Tickets, but we were given an additional matching gift of $1,000, for a total of $2,140. These funds will definitely further Bisbee Vogue’s stated mission “to create, promote and support...
Oct 7 2013 - 9:54pm
To the Editor: On behalf of the Cochise College Dance Club, I would like to give a big Zumba thanks to all who attended and sponsored our recent Zumbathon for the Forgach House. We were able to donate $660 to the Forgach House due to the generosity of the following sponsors:  Summit Fitness Center, Broxton’s Coffee, La Casita, Schlotzsky’s Deli, Fry’s Foods, The Bread Basket, the Cochise College Bookstore, Ace Hardware, Pizza Hut...
Oct 7 2013 - 9:46pm
The Boonie Hat also known as “Hat, Jungle, with Insect Net” or “Hat, Camouflage (Tropical Combat) Type II” entered military service in the late 1960s. Since the late 1960s little has changed with the Boonie Hat. Constructed with cotton rip-stop material, it has a foliage ring to hold camouflage materials, chin strap, and black metal eyelets with screens for ventilation. The U.S. Military Boonie is available in a variety of camouflage patterns...
Oct 7 2013 - 9:43pm
To the Editor: This is in reply to Rachel Whyte, Sunday, Oct. 6. Her own letter contained the sentences:  “Personal attacks are actually bullying behavior. It is unfair, unethical and childish …” This comment was in the same paragraph she said she is “disgusted by the Tea Party…”  and inferred that they are “hostage”-takers. Does she, then, not believe she is using the tactic of bullying a group? ...
Oct 7 2013 - 9:41pm
To the Editor:  In my editorial of Oct. 3, 2013, I was very critical of  Congress for closing our commissary and other services.  I humbly apologize to Arizona 2nd District U.S. Rep. Ron Barber. He and some of his colleagues donated their earnings to charity. But it was his diligence in pursuing the intent of the Pay Our Military Act that it did, in fact, allow for all support services  to continue.  Bravo...
Oct 7 2013 - 9:40pm
To the Editor: The article in the Sierra Vista Herald by Neil Barrett, is a little misleading. It left out one important factor: Common sense. I suggest that Mr. Barrett spend two hours at any intersection in Sierra Vista or Tucson and see just how many drivers run a red light during that time. I have had the light in my lane change to green and as many as five to six cars pass through from the cross street. That means...
Oct 7 2013 - 9:38pm
To the Editor: The Bisbee Pride fundraiser, “A Conversation with Stuart Milk,” is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. Held at Café Roka in Old Bisbee, it promises to be an event not to miss. Stuart Milk is an international human rights advocate, speaker, author and diversity consultant. He accepted on behalf of his uncle, Harvey Milk,  the highest civilian honor in the U.S., the Medal of Freedom, from President Barack Obama....
Oct 7 2013 - 9:24pm
TUCSON – The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has announced its plans to award $200,000 in grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that are working to alleviate poverty and its effects on children. The maximum grant will be $25,000 and agencies have until Friday, Nov. 1 to submit a letter of inquiry. Instructions and guidelines are available at cfsaz.org.   “The Foundation is known for helping to shine a...
Oct 7 2013 - 9:23pm
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reminding residents to be aware that Halloween pumpkins, as well as fall decorations like gourds or squash, attract wildlife when displayed outdoors. “Javelina, coyotes, deer and even bears eat some of the vegetables that are part of traditional holiday displays,” said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of Game and Fish in Tucson. “When displayed outdoors, they may attract wildlife to homes, potentially...
Oct 7 2013 - 9:22pm
The Huachuca Area Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. Registration and coffee time begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and a program will start at 11 a.m. Our guest speaker will be Former Border Patrol Agent and pilot Tom Crosby who will address some of the causes of border security failure.  Cost for lunch is $16. Please call Nancy at 366-0012 to make a reservation no later than Oct. 6....
Oct 7 2013 - 7:12pm
You may notice in today’s paper that we’ve changed procedure regarding our increasingly popular Football Contest. In order to give you more time to fill out your selections, and have more time to visit with our sponsors before slipping your picks into the cardboard box, we’re now running the selections on Tuesdays rather than Thursdays. You still have until Friday night to turn them in, so turn to Pages B6 and B7 and get...
Oct 7 2013 - 5:13pm
SIERRA VISTA — On the day Fort Huachuca’s commissary reopens, another branch of the federal government is laying off 7,000 workers, which starts today. The Department of Veterans Affairs is furloughing Veterans Benefits Administration employees which will suspend some programs during the time of the lay offs. However, the Arizona Department of Veteran Services will continue to provide assistance which the state supports but...
Oct 7 2013 - 4:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — A local grassroots organization is hoping its vigil in Old Bisbee on Wednesday, scheduled to coincide with the state execution of a man convicted of killing a Bisbee resident, will inspire people to ruminate on Arizona’s use of capital punishment. “What we’re just trying to do, we want to provoke questions. We think that’s what grassroots is all about,” said Mimi Ferraro, a member of The Seven Generations Peace...
Oct 7 2013 - 4:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — Three teenagers, including two juveniles, have been arrested for the criminal damage of more than a hundred vehicles in Sierra Vista since August, which police have estimated has caused about $100,000 in damage. Zachary Taylor Carter Bennett, 17, Christian Kyle Bense, 18, and Jacob Evan Hocker, 16, all of Sierra Vista, have each been charged with 10 counts of criminal damage of more than $10,000, a felony....
Oct 7 2013 - 4:42pm
October 4 9:02 a.m. A woman, 25, was arrested in Sierra Vista and jailed for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of shoplifting. She was also found to be in possession of a prescription drug. 11:01 a.m. Several children from Ray Borane Middle School in Douglas took non- prescribed pills and were transported to SEMAC for treatment. 11:35 a.m. A resident of E. Karen Drive in Sierra Vista...
Oct 7 2013 - 4:42pm
BY DANA COLE SAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUN BENSON – Five young ladies are vying for the title of Butterfield Rodeo Queen, with the coronation happening on Oct. 13 around 2 p.m. at the Arena Bar.   “We are thrilled with the five talented young ladies that are competing in our queen contest,” said Helen Kilpatrick, who is the rodeo committee’s queen coordinator. “All five have tremendous experience with horses and are...
Oct 7 2013 - 4:37pm
FORT HUACHUCA — The post commissary will reopen at 9 a.m. this morning after being closed due to employees being furloughed as a result of the federal government shutdown during the past week. When the recall of most of the furloughed Army civil service employees on post was announced on Sunday, some of the store’s employees were called to work that day to prepare for the Tuesday reopening of the facility, post spokeswoman Tanja...
Oct 7 2013 - 4:22pm
The RC of Sierra Vista West held a ‘fun’draiser 5K/10K run/walk on Saturday. This third annual event was a true success. Beautiful weather, exceptional volunteers and a record turnout of over 120 participants made this event the largest in the race’s history. This was the first year that our event was expanded to include both 5k and 10k. Titled, “How the West was Run”, the course circled around and...
Oct 7 2013 - 3:44pm
SIERRA VISTA — Three teenagers, including two juveniles, have been arrested for the criminal damage of more than a hundred vehicles in Sierra Vista since August that police have estimated to cost upwards of $100,000. Zachary Taylor Carter Bennett, 17, Christian Kyle Bense, 18, and Jacob Evan Hocker, 16, all of Sierra Vista, have each been charged with 10 counts of criminal damage over $10,000, a felony. Hocker and Bennett have also...
Oct 7 2013 - 1:36pm
SIERRA VISTA — In a court document, Sierra Vista police have identified three people of interest in an investigation into nearly 100 instances of criminal damage to vehicles across the city. In a probable cause statement filed with the Sierra Vista Justice Court on Friday, police describe an investigation into three local teenagers. Police have been investigating the damages since the morning of Sept. 20, when more...
Oct 7 2013 - 10:32am
                The Ezra Gym and Fitness Center, located in the San Antonio Plaza, hosted their Second Annual Zumba “Pink” Party on October 3.                 Participants paid $5 each to dance, exercise and enjoy cake during the fight against breast cancer. Zumba merchandise was also...
Oct 7 2013 - 10:32am
The Douglas Rotary Club, CochiseCollege and the city of Douglas presented the Second Annual Fly to the Border Pancake Breakfast on Oct. 5 at the DouglasMunicipalAirport. The Rotary Club members sold and served over 150 pancake breakfast plates. An estimated 35 planes arrived at the DouglasInternationalAirport from Phoenix, Tucson, Marana, Chandler and Coolidge, Arizona. “The FAA is looking at closing unused airports...
Oct 7 2013 - 10:32am
FORT HUACHUCA — The commissary on Fort Huachuca will reopen Tuesday, post spokeswoman Tanja Linton said this morning. Commissary personnel reported back to work Sunday and are stocking, ordering and cleaning the store to open, she said. The Herald/Review is working on a more in depth story abut the commissary reopening for Tuesday’s paper.  
Oct 7 2013 - 12:17am
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is celebrating the grand opening of the new Sierra Vista Jo-Ann Oct 17. Sewing and crafting enthusiasts in the Sierra Vista area now have a new resource for shopping and saving on a wide selection of merchandise to inspire their creative endeavors. From sewing and quilting to knitting, jewelry-making, scrapbooking and more, this store offers an outstanding range of crafting, floral and seasonal accessories, an...
Oct 7 2013 - 12:15am
By Mignonne Hollis and Mark Schmitt Dear M & M: Do you have any practical advice on bettering my chances to get financing for a small business loan? — Christian Dear Christian: Money is the lifeline of any business, so whether you’re starting a business or running an existing one, securing financing is a major factor, for any small businesses.   Here are some practical steps one can take when applying for a small...
Oct 7 2013 - 12:13am
In July, inflation-adjusted retail and accommodation sales in Cochise County were up, while restaurant and bar sales were down, compared to July 2012. Countywide retail sales were up 5.6 percent in July, after the inflation adjustment. For the first seven months of the year, sales were up 2.3 percent compared to the same period last year. Retail sales countywide have been up in 12 of the past 17 months. Countywide accommodation sales were...
Oct 7 2013 - 12:12am
TUCSON — Every October, thousands of products display the pink ribbon or pink packaging in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While many of these products have a real tie to breast cancer charities, other pink-labeled products can be described as a form of “pinkwashing,” and provide very limited benefit to charities, if any at all.  “Pinkwashing” is a term used to describe unscrupulous companies that claim to support...
Oct 7 2013 - 12:10am
By BETH HARRIS The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The big-name bats for the Los Angeles Dodgers did more than enough to overcome some tentative rookie pitching. Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer, Juan Uribe added a two-run shot and Los Angeles routed the Atlanta Braves 13-6 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL division series. Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig each had three hits and scored three times on a...
Oct 7 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — After a six month break in order to not disturb the migratory habits of birds through the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, work on the second half of a new San Pedro Bridge on Highway 90 has resumed. In the initial planning days of the project, the Arizona Department of Transportation presented two options to local residents, one of which would have resulted in a complete closure of the highway at bridge,...
Oct 7 2013 - 12:10am
Ky Richards Jr. and his wife, Lois, started printing the Huachuca Herald on Fridays starting Oct. 7, 1955. They put out the first editions on a typewriter, composing stories on their kitchen table. They had come from Hawaii and Lois wore a muumuu while selling ads. She also was pregnant. — About Us on the Herald website *** Such are the humble beginnings of this newspaper, which grew with the community and today celebrates its 58th...
Oct 7 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The black late-model Corvette rolled up to the starting line. With the wave of a hand, the driver accelerates and within 45 seconds the car wheels through a course of orange cones, gunning the engine at straightaways and carefully navigating curves at high speeds to avoid slipping. Next up, a white, four-door family sedan. “It’s all about car control,” says John Lawson, a member of the Sierra Vista Sports Car...
Oct 7 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The small building which houses all the functions of the Sierra Vista Salvation Army is too small to accommodate the needs of the organization, one of its leaders said Saturday. Salvation Army Capt. Bob Schmig was reaching out to the area’s veterans organizations when he spoke at the monthly meeting of the United Veterans Council. “When my wife and I came here in 2006, we were already bursting at the seams,”...
Oct 7 2013 - 12:10am
  SIERRA VISTA — The furlough of federal employees which began on Oct. 2, the day after Congress failed to pass a continuing resolution is unraveling, as special exceptions are being made for Department of Defense civil service workers. Of the nearly 350,000 defense civilian workers laid off as part of the federal government shutdown, nearly all are expected to be back to be back at their jobs today. While no official...
Oct 7 2013 - 12:08am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-runner Josh Harrison stood on second base in the bottom of the eighth inning and pointed to Pittsburgh Pirates third base coach Nick Leyva. “I told him to get that arm ready, because I’m coming,” Harrison said. Moments later, Harrison was streaking across home plate to give the Pirates the lead. Minutes after that, the Jolly Roger that’s been a fixture on the Pittsburgh skyline all summer climbed up the flagpole...
Oct 7 2013 - 12:05am
GLENDALE — The return of Daryl Washington has made a good Arizona defense even better. Just ask Cam Newton. Washington had two of Arizona’s seven sacks of Newton and one of its three interceptions in the Cardinals’ 22-6 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. “He was the same old D-Wash,” teammate Patrick Peterson said, “running sideline to sideline.” Washington was back after serving a four-game suspension for...
Oct 6 2013 - 11:32pm
                Through the Great Depression, smelter strikes, the peso devaluation and the recessions in the 80’s, 90’s and currently Ortega Inc. still stands strong after 90 years in business.                 This week the Ortega family celebrated 90 years in the shoe and clothing...
Oct 6 2013 - 9:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College Small Business Development Center will host a free conference about procurement opportunities from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the Student Union on the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. This event offers attendees the chance to learn from and network with buyers and procurement professionals from federal, state, county, city and private sector firms. Breakfast and lunch will be provided....
Oct 6 2013 - 8:37pm
The Public King’s Court Tennis Club, 3514 King’s Court Drive, Sierra Vista, will host “Flying Feet,” a music-based tennis movement workout beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 7. The event is free of charge but requires pre-registration. For registration and additional information, call 458-0602 to leave recorded information or sdb_pro@yahoo.com. The Huachuca Area Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Pueblo del Sol...
Oct 6 2013 - 5:42pm
                A special council meeting will be held before the regular meeting today at 5 p.m. The special meeting is to discuss or decide and conduct an executive session on a pending or contemplated litigation against the city of Douglas by Van Veen Investments LLC.                 The...
Oct 6 2013 - 5:33pm
The Douglas Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon networking meeting was held on Oct. 3 at the DouglasUnifiedSchool District patio.                 The meeting started with an informal networking gathering where everyone entering the room had a chance to freely mingle and chat with others.           ...
Oct 6 2013 - 4:42pm
Oct 6 2013 - 4:12pm
Knowledgeable sources said nearly every civilian assigned to Fort Huachuca will return to work on Monday. They said more than 90 percent of those furloughed Tuesday will be informed by various means to return to their jobs. On Saturday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that, based a Department of Justice legal interpretation of the new Pay Our Military Act, the furlough of most Department of Defense civilian employees...
Oct 6 2013 - 4:03pm
By Bruce Whetten Douglas Dispatch Following a long and crazy D-week in Douglas the Douglas Bulldogs had reason to celebrate Friday night as they beat the Cholla Chargers 35-14 on homecoming night which not only snapped a five-game losing streak but also gave Douglas its first win of the season. Bulldog quarterback Blaze Rose tied his uncle, the late Tony Rose, by throwing for four touchdowns and running for another as...
Oct 6 2013 - 3:32pm
Hundreds of people from Douglas and other parts of the state took part in the 19th Annual Relay for Life this past weekend at Copper King Stadium. The event is the only 24-hour relay in the state. The theme this year was Tackling Cancer. There were 28 teams taking part. The event began Saturday with recognition of the six Hometown Hero’s of Hope: Chuck Hoyack, Monica Ochoa-Canez, Louis McKay, Lucia Mendez, Tanny...
Oct 6 2013 - 3:23pm
By Bruce Whetten Douglas Dispatch Douglas Fire Department personnel became busy in a hurry Friday morning when a call came in informing them of some students at RayBoraneMiddle School were feeling ill. Douglas Fire Chief Mario Novoa reports the call came in around 9:30 a.m. and within a matter of minutes several ambulances were at the school. In all 18 students were transported to both...
Oct 6 2013 - 3:23pm
Oct 6 2013 - 3:12pm
The high school golf season is winding down and several DHS golfers are attempting to get state qualifying scores. The Bulldogs had two matches and a tournament last week. On Sept. 30 the Bulldogs hosted Salpointe and fell 157-173. Jake Salmon shot his third state qualifying score of 38 while Diego Campas followed with a 39 which was his second state qualifying mark. Andres Rico and Jake Paun each had...
Oct 6 2013 - 1:23pm
The 2013 Cochise County Fair 4-H Dog Show was held Saturday, September 28, 2013.  Below are the Champion and reserve award winners from the dog competition.  Congratulations to all participants and many thanks to the numerous volunteers and donors who helped to make it a great success. Champion Pre-novice Obedience – Josiah Mascarenas - StewartDistrict 4-H Reserve Pre-novice Obedience – Cameron Emrie - San Pedro...
Oct 6 2013 - 1:03pm
The city of Douglas continues to work on various projects. This work is being completed by the Department of Public Works and is part of the Mayor and Council’s ongoing infrastructure improvement program.  The Street Maintenance Division continues to work on various projects throughout the city of Douglas.  There will be lane restrictions in order to perform road repairs on 3rd Street. The west bound lane on 3rd Street will...
Oct 6 2013 - 1:03pm
DOUGLAS — The Cochise College college men’s basketball team will offer one exciting session of its annual Cochise Buddies Youth Basketball Clinic from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at gym located on the Douglas Campus.The clinic is hosted by the Runnin’ Apaches’ coaching staff and players, who will teach basketball fundamentals to boys and girls in grades kindergarten through ninth grade.The cost to attend the clinic is $10 per participant,...
Oct 6 2013 - 12:52pm
The Douglas Lady Bulldogs allowed a 2-0 lead to slip away from them in a 3-2 loss to the Amphi Lady Panthers Oct. 1 in the Huber gymnasium. Douglas won games one and two by scores of 25-18 and 25-21. Amphi came back to win games three and four 17-25, 19-25. In the fifth and final game Amphi won 11-15 keeping the Lady Bulldogs winless on the season. Lupita Ballesteros recorded four assists, four digs and two aces in...
Oct 6 2013 - 12:42pm
By Bruce Whetten Douglas Dispatch After spending the first month of the season on the road the DouglasHigh School cross country team finally had its home opener Oct. 2. Both the Bulldog and Lady Bulldog runners hosted Empire at the “old” course on Airport Road and the border. The Lady Bulldogs were 21-34 winners while the Bulldogs won 25-34. In the girls’ race there were 16 runners. Karla Loreto was...
Oct 6 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — For three generations a family of the Navajo Nation Traveling House Clan has made bows and arrows. Today, arrows are pieces of art, in the hands of Leon Roe. Saturday, he made arrowheads out of agate and obsidian attaching them to a shaft with a customer making the choice of the arrowhead and the shaft to which it would be attached. Calling his art business Native Creation, Roe said, “I learned to do...
Oct 6 2013 - 12:10am
COCHISE — In a bright, open field south of Willcox one recent autumn morning, about a dozen men in jeans and hardhats stand below a 35-foot power pole, watching as one of their counterparts scales the pole with nothing but a leather belt, spiked shoes and an egg in his mouth. In less than a minute, the apprentice lineman climbs up the pole, touches the peak, then quickly scrambles down. While the other events at the annual...
Oct 6 2013 - 12:10am
Don’t let me get too melodramatic about Dominique Drake. He’s only 17, his injury is only a stubbornly sprained ankle, there’s still plenty left of his senior season and college scouts are still banging down his door. But it’s not easy watching a guy who used to attack the line of scrimmage like none other relegated to tip-toeing at it. That hesitation was likely the result of a fumbled handoff on a critical third quarter drive for...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:42pm
The Real Wishes Foundation Coats for Kids Drive is ongoing now through Dec. 5. Drop off new and good condition children’s winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves at any of the locations listed below. All item donated are given to local area children. Cash donations are always welcome and you can send to: Real Wishes Foundation, 125 S. Second St., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 Donation points include: ERA Four Feathers Realty, 1993 Frontage...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:40pm
Question: What do our young people need to know and be able to do to be college and career ready? Employers expect more today than they did in the past from their employees. Eighty five percent of high growth-high wage jobs in Arizona require some type of education or advanced training beyond high school. Employers are also expecting to hire employees who have the skills to help their companies compete in the global marketplace and keep up...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:37pm
Older adults and their advocates are invited to join members of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging, State Legislators and local officials for Senior Action Day on Monday, Oct. 7, from 2-4 p.m. at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. in Sierra Vista. The event is sponsored by the Advisory Council on Aging. The biennial Senior Action Days offer an opportunity for older adults to engage in a dialogue with the council and...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:35pm
The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP) is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks take about two 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). The walks begin Sundays at 8 a.m. on Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27 and depart from the viewing platform inside the EOP. The entrance is located on Highway 90 between mileage...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:32pm
This week marks the official launch of the 14th Annual Festival of Trees. There are a few changes to this popular event, which we believe will benefit area businesses in particular. This year, the festival is being jointly hosted and organized by the Sierra Vista Area Chamber, Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review and the Mall at Sierra Vista. The collaboration of these three major entities means exposure of this event and its...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:28pm
To the Editor:  There have been some highly inappropriate letters printed in the newspaper that are character assassinations on President Obama.  It is my view that these letters should not be printed because they are irresponsible and they are loaded with intentional distortion of facts.  There are never any substantiated specifics or factual information displayed.   I am disgusted by the Tea Party Republicans...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:26pm
To the Editor: Our neighbors around the Grand Canyon are under economic attack by U.S. government. Our governor has offered to pay to keep the park open, and the U.S. House of Representatives sent legislation to fund the park to the Senate, where the senator who dominates there refuses to fund the parks. Arizona’s delegation to the U.S. Congress should introduce legislation on both the senate side and the house side to transfer...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:25pm
To the Editor:  The 9th Annual Bisbee Blues Festival, presented by Lawley Automotive Group and the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce, was a tremendous success. Bringing the festival back to its roots in Old Bisbee, was just what the town and the festival needed. The streets were busy, and restaurants were packed. Attendees started calling the day after the festival wanting to know the dates for next year, so they could go ahead and book their...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:22pm
The Colonias Set Aside Projects Account, simply called Colonias, is an allotment of funds available from the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH). Information on the account is available at the state department of housing websit, at www.housingaz.com.  Annual or bi-annual competition is announced as an information bulletin on the ADOH website at www.housingaz.com. Applications are submitted directly to ADOH and are rated and...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:20pm
Today I write in cold fury. I no longer have any “hope” that President Obama will stand in the way of tyranny and defend freedom. After listening to parts of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly, it’s clear that any assurances Obama might have given Netanyahu during their meeting, that we would back and support Israel against Iran, must have rung hollow.  For Obama, Israel is only an afterthought, a...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:16pm
The 2013 Cochise County Fair 4-H Dog Show was held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.  Below are the Champion and Reserve award winners from the Dog competition.  Congratulations to all participants and many thanks to the numerous volunteers and donors who helped to make it a great success. • Champion Pre-novice Obedience – Josiah Mascarenas - Stewart District 4-H Reserve Pre-novice Obedience – Cameron Emrie - San Pedro Spirits...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:14pm
From 1902 to 2013, 4-H has been providing youth with positive opportunities to develop life skills. With nearly 7 million youth actively involved, 4-H is the largest youth organization in the nation. More than 45 million alumni have been “making the best better” by using the skills learned through their 4-H experience. In the beginning, 4-H met the needs of youth by providing agricultural information that assisted with crop production as...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:10pm
W hile I am disappointed that the monsoon of 2013 is history (and what a great monsoon it was), there is good news. The weather is cooling and it’s time to put in your winter vegetable garden. It’s too late for tomatoes, squash, beans, cucumbers, peppers, and the like. Unless you have a greenhouse or another special means of taking care of these warm weather lovers, just pass them by on your next trip to the nursery. That’s alright, though,...
Oct 5 2013 - 8:07pm
Jupiter is a favorite target of backyard astronomers and October sees the giant planet begin its return to prime time. By mid-month, Jupiter is rising about 11 p.m. and each night sees it rise four minutes earlier. Time to dust off that small telescope and take a look at the king of planets. It will be easy enough to spot, being the brightest object in the eastern sky among the stars of Gemini.  Aside from the moon, there is nothing in...
Oct 5 2013 - 7:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — Some of the cremains of veterans had remained uncommitted in a cemetery for years. One Air Force veteran, who died in 2006, was finally laid to rest Saturday at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. Ed Torres is the coordinator of Southern Arizona’s Missing in Action Project, a group which locates the remains of unclaimed veterans — many who were homeless or indigent when they died. The...
Oct 5 2013 - 7:33pm
GILBERT — The Buena boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Desert Twilight Invitational in Gilbert on Friday evening. The Buena boys were among 27 teams, some of them from out of state, invited to compete in the meet’s elite race the Sol Sports Sweepstakes. The Colts finished 19th, led by Mark Egan, who finished 63rd in a time of 16:33. Dallen Haws came in 100th in 16:53, Ammon Sieler was 105th in 16:57...
Oct 5 2013 - 3:55pm
In Southeast Arizona there is a tendency to think of fire as an outdoor hazard in the spring and summer. Until the monsoon arrives, Mother Nature offers a consistent weather pattern of drying winds and plenty of sunshine, culminating in conditions that are ripe for fueling massive wildfires. It was June 12, 2011 when this scenario played out during the Monument Fire. October in this region clings to the last of what the monsoon has brought...
Oct 5 2013 - 3:02pm
The Douglas school board held a special meeting Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 a.m. The meeting was called so that DUSD Business Manager Cesar Soto could get approval on the 2012/2013 DUSD #27 annual financial report which is due into the Arizona Department of Education by Oct. 15. With fall break being next week the board decided to meet Friday and approve the report and take care of a few other issues as well. Soto told the board...
Oct 5 2013 - 2:08pm
This month, the RSVP Program returns to Cochise and Santa Cruz counties.  RSVP in Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties is sponsored by the Civic Service Institute at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and offers Americans 55 years of age and older the opportunity to volunteer by connecting them to non-profit agencies in need of volunteer support. The RSVP Program draws on the unique abilities, wisdom, professional skills, and experiences of...
Oct 5 2013 - 9:26am
LOCAL-STATE Sept. 28 I’m really disappointed in KTAN…This 24/7 weekend sports and dumping a lot of variety that they used to have is truly disappointing. You can only take so much sports especially since these guys just talk over each other all the time. On any given Sunday morning you will find somewhere between 14 to 18 tennis players enjoying some exercise and each other’s company at King’s Court…These players range in...
Oct 5 2013 - 12:33am
SIERRA VISTA — With his defense unable to stop Cienega after the first quarter, and star running back Dominique Drake still a shell of his former self thanks to a sprained ankle that doesn’t seem to want to heal, Buena senior quarterback Rafael Adames knew he had no room for error. So he played a flawless game. Adames completed 25 of 32 passes for 407 yards and six touchdowns, leading the Colts to a vital 63-60 win over the...
Oct 5 2013 - 12:22am
WILLCOX — Just as when the teams met for the first time this season, the Bisbee Pumas jumped out to a two-touchdown lead over Willcox, only to see the senior-laden Cowboys rally. This time, however, the Pumas withstood the charge, winning in overtime 30-28 to improve to 4-2 on the season. “These kids are resilient and they’ve been through a bunch of close games,” said Bisbee head coach Chris Vertrees, whose team lost at home...
Oct 4 2013 - 11:22pm
TOMBSTONE — With just over a minute left in the game and the outcome at hand, Yellow Jackets head football coach Joe Thomas needed another miracle. All game long against Arizona’s top-rated Thatcher, Thomas watched his team pull remarkable plays from dire situations. Facing fourth-and-three, the coach needed one more miracle to have a chance at winning the game. He called for a reverse and Eagles swarmed the line, causing a...
Oct 4 2013 - 9:52pm
As House Republicans prepared to close down a large part of the government in their latest attempt to gut the 2010 Affordable Care Act, one of their own introduced the Pay Our Military Act (HR 3210) to allow military members to be paid through the shutdown. Congress quickly passed the bill from Rep. Mike Coffman, Colo., a Marine Corps Reserve retiree, and President Obama signed it into law. So military pay continues even as 400,000 defense...
Oct 4 2013 - 9:48pm
Lets not blame the Democrats, Republicans or the Tea Party for the ills of the government. Put the blame where it belongs … squarely on the voters. We elected these self-serving individuals and the only way to rectify that is to vote them out and pray for a better crop next time. Concerning food stamps and unemployment, bring back the CCC. Put people to work on state and federal projects at a fair wage, try and get honest...
Oct 4 2013 - 9:47pm
With the latest Pew Poll showing 88 percent of Americans believe the government controls the people versus 8 percent who feel the people control the government the similarities between Obama’s America and Stalin’s Soviet Union increase weekly. What the poll doesn’t show is how many Americans are just fine with that ratio. It must be significant since Santa Claus –even accounting for the obvious rampant (and increasing) voter fraud- was...
Oct 4 2013 - 9:44pm
The Huachuca Saddle Club will be holding open gymkhanas and open western/English Horse Shows during the 2013 show season. All events are held at Fort Huachuca at Wren Arena. Plenty of parking under the oak trees, no charge for spectators. Events are open to all equines. Remaining Western/English A combination show will be held Oct. 5. Books open at 8 a.m., show starts at 9 a.m. Cost: $5 members/$8 non-members.  Cochise Dressage and...
Oct 4 2013 - 4:42pm
September 23 8:53 a.m. A man, 47, was arrested in Sierra Vista and jailed for criminal damage, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. 11:10 a.m. A woman, 33, turned herself in to CCSO for outstanding warrants for transportation of marijuana for sale, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. 12:44 p.m. A man, 28, was arrested in Winchester and jailed for two outstanding warrants...
Oct 4 2013 - 4:35pm
The donation of three laptops to middle-schoolers in Palominas this week may sound, on the surface, like little to get excited about. But don’t overlook the bigger picture. These laptops will enable teams from two of the district’s schools to prepare for and participate in a national cyber defense competition. They will be among the first middle-schoolers in the nation to do so. When the Air Force Association announced...
Oct 4 2013 - 4:33pm
September 27 10:00 a.m. A Willcox man, 62, was charged with aggravated assault – deadly weapon or instrument. 11:20 a.m. A Hereford man, 34, was charged with possess/use/produce/sale/transport of marijuana and possession/use of drug paraphernalia. He was released. 3:00 p.m. A Hereford woman, 44, was charged with possession/use of drug paraphernalia, possession/use of narcotic drug, possession/use of dangerous drug,...
Oct 4 2013 - 4:33pm
BENSON — The community’s very own version of Batman, known by Benson locals as “Bat Dude,” will be leading the Butterfield Stage Days Parade in his customized “Bat Car,” to kick off the festivities on Oct. 12. With a “Celebrating our Community Volunteers” theme, Bob Nilson was selected as the parade’s Grand Marshal by the Benson Juniors for the extra effort he puts into events and projects throughout Benson, said...
Oct 4 2013 - 4:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — The October meetings of the Upper San Pedro Partnership have been cancelled due to the shutdown of the federal government. Mary Anne Tolme, secretary to the USPP, sent out a notice Friday stating the meetings were cancelled “due to the uncertainty of many our federal partners’ attendance. Even if a solution has been reached by next week, we want to give them time to catch up on their work, and also have time to prepare...
Oct 4 2013 - 4:13pm
SIERRA VISTA — Thanks to more business groups getting involved, the Tucson Supplies Teachers Drive grew significantly this year, netting Sierra Vista teachers more than $12,000 in classroom supplies. Combining the Nogales, Tucson and Sierra Vista efforts, Tucson Values Teachers raised more than $192,000 worth of school supplies for teachers in southeastern Arizona, which is an increase of about 86 percent compared to last year,...
Oct 4 2013 - 4:02pm
SIERRA VISTA— Amid a sea of brochures and pamphlets laid out on tables inside the Buena High School cafeteria on Thursday night, chemistry teacher Vince Creviston offered a distinctly personal touch at the school’s College Night. Laid out in front of Creviston were news clippings about his stint as the starting quarterback for Northern Arizona University in the early 1970s. There was also the football from his last game and his...
Oct 4 2013 - 4:02pm
BISBEE — After school at Lowell Junior High on Thursday, a group of sixth, seventh and eighth-graders booted up computers and began studying for the next Knowledge Bowl.  The A Team had come in first place after the first Knowledge Bowl meet last month and were eager to maintain the lead as they prepared to compete against schools in seven other districts.   Cindy Homant, sixth-grade teacher, gladly...
Oct 4 2013 - 3:53pm
BISBEE — This year’s 2,000 participants and spectators will have a treat when the 23rd annual Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb gets underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.  “The Great Stair Climb now brings the ‘The Running of the Beers’ – a spinoff of the Spanish tradition in Pamplona of the Running of the Bulls. But Instead of running alongside six, 2,000-pound stampeding bulls, Bisbee 1000 participants will be lead by six...
Oct 4 2013 - 11:39am
Although Kartchner Caverns State Park and the Throne Room tour opened to the public in 1999, it wasn’t until 2003 that Arizona State Parks added the Big Room tour.  On Nov. 8, as a special celebration of the Big Room’s 10-year anniversary, Kartchner Caverns State Park will have special speakers and unique presentations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presentations will start at 10 a.m. including a development presentation at 10 a.m., the...
Oct 4 2013 - 12:10am
PALOMINAS — Valley View Elementary School sixth-graders Shelby Stubbs and Michael Zelazny acted like supervisors last week. They guided a huddle of first-graders who were taking hand-fulls of compost and gently spreading it around their newly sprouted snap peas. Each found and marveled at their own tiny green plant stretching out of the soil next to numbered popsicle sticks they staked in for identification. This was nothing...
Oct 4 2013 - 12:10am
Thursday’s luncheon also gave SSVEC CEO Creden Huber a chance to update community leaders on the co-op’s need for a rate increase. In September, SSVEC submitted an application for an average rate increase of 4.91 percent with the Arizona Corporation Commission. “A number of things obviously keep going up, even though the economy is slow. The cost of our equipment keeps increasing. We’ve mentioned the cost of power is up,”...
Oct 4 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The struggle is not over, but progress has been made in the fight against an Environmental Protection Agency mandate that could result in a rate increase of more than 20 percent for members of Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, the utility provider’s CEO told community leaders on Thursday. Speaking at SSVEC’s annual Community Leaders Luncheon at the Windemere Hotel, Creden Huber said that the EPA’s plan to...
Oct 4 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Bisbee firefighters have a benefactor who provided them with a new brush fire truck in May and now has donated another $3,600 in necessary odds and ends for victim extrication from wrecked vehicles. This equipment included special gloves used for extrication, a number of pole stabilizers, straps, struts and stabilization jacks that can lift a car in seconds with a hydraulic wrench, said fire chief Jack Earnest....
Oct 4 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Two middle school teams in Palominas will be among the first students nationwide to compete in a pilot program to expand the Air Force Association’s annual high school cyber defense competition. Originally the middle school pilot was restricted to just schools in Los Angeles and San Antonio but only 21 of the targeted 100 teams registered, so the program was opened up to middle schools across the country, said Ross...
Oct 4 2013 - 12:10am
DOUGLAS — The seventh annual Cochise College Pit Fire Festival will feature performances by the Bi Cultural Road Show, a collaborative effort that’s on a spring-fall tour across the Southwest border states. The Pit Fire Festival is a unique extravaganza that combines the arts of ceramics, music, dance and cuisine. This year’s event is from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 on the Cochise College Douglas Campus, free and open to the...
Oct 4 2013 - 12:10am
As calm as things may appear in Sierra Vista, there are two ongoing investigations that local police could use the extra eyes and ears offered by an astute community of neighbors. Earlier this week authorities confirmed more cars parked outside at night were vandalized. Usually this has involved a large rock being thrown through a vehicle window sometime during the night. “I would ask people, if they hear something unusual, to...
Oct 4 2013 - 12:02am
TOMBSTONE — The Tombstone High volleyball team kept on rolling Thursday night, beating Morenci in four games. The Jackets won the first game 25-20 and the second 25-18 before the Wildcats bounced back in game three to win 25-16. In a tight fourth game, Tombstone avoided a fifth, winning 25-22 to improve to 11-11 overall, and more importantly, 7-3 in power point counting games. “We had a great defensive effort tonight,”...
Oct 4 2013 - 12:02am
TOMBSTONE — The Tombstone Yellowjackets have not only never lost a game on their home field, they’ve never surrendered a point. Granted, the stadium is only four weeks and three games old, but outscoring opponents 114-0 in that span is nothing to sneeze at. Tonight, that streak will get its sternest challenge of the season as Thatcher, the No. 1 ranked team in Division V visits, fresh off a 47-14 win over Benson. “...
Oct 3 2013 - 9:53pm
Once upon a time in Arizona high school sports, there were things called “regions,” and teams would qualify, and be seeded, for state tournaments based on how they finished in these “regions.” Then about 10 years ago, some administrators in the Phoenix area decided this system wasn’t producing tournament fields representative of the very best teams in the state. So, they installed a power points system that used mathematics to gauge...
Oct 3 2013 - 9:53pm
BISBEE — In week two, fresh off their thrilling win over arch rival Douglas, the Bisbee Pumas stormed to a 14-0 lead over Willcox only to watch the senior-laden Cowboys run off the last 18 points and hand them their first loss. Much has changed since then, and for Willcox, almost none of it’s been good. Already lacking in depth, the Cowboys were in no position to try to survive injuries, and over the last three weeks, they’ve...
Oct 3 2013 - 9:53pm
SIERRA VISTA— Heading into the season, the two favorites in Division II Section 2 were Vail Cienega and Buena. But after the two meet tonight, one will have an inside track to the championship and automatic state playoff berth, and the other may need to win out and get help, to return to the state field. “I think our guys know the urgency right now,” Buena head coach Ryan Scherling said. “It’s a five-game season and we’ve got...
Oct 3 2013 - 9:13pm
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — A federal judge has rejected arguments by the Department of Justice that she cannot intercede in a congressional bid to investigate how and why the agency first lied about the Operation Fast and Furious “gun walking’’ operation in Arizona. Judge Amy B. Jackson said federal courts are entitled to determine whether the Obama administration is wrongfully withholding documents...
Oct 3 2013 - 9:08pm
In loving memory of Rebecca Elaine Coons, most precious mommy, grandma, daughter, sister, wife and friend. A celebration of Becky’s Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, from 2 to 4 in the afternoon, at the Windemere Hotel, 2047 State Highway 92, Sierra Vista, Ariz. Born Oct. 13, 1945, in Seymour, Ind., Becky married Harry Coons in 1962.  Together they raised three children in Winchester, Ky., before moving to Sierra Vista...
Oct 3 2013 - 6:21pm
To the Editor:  I would like to thank the person who turned my wallet into Safeway. You saved me a big headache and lots of work to replace the items. I’m so thankful that everything was still in it. You have renewed my trust in the human heart. Honest people seem to be few and far between. Thank you! Vicki Singleton Sierra Vista
Oct 3 2013 - 6:20pm
To the Editor:  The Sierra Vista Rotary Club wishes to thank Pam, the Landmark Restaurant and all of its employees for hosting our “Pam” cake Breakfast fundraiser this past Saturday. With their help our event was a great success. David Dechant, President Sierra Vista South Rotary Club Sierra Vista
Oct 3 2013 - 6:14pm
My second husband died from complications of early-onset Alzheimer’s, although we had divorced years before he was diagnosed. Alzheimer’s wasn’t something we talked about, although he told me about his father being taken away suddenly and institutionalized, following a violent outburst at home. My ex-husband never saw his father again; nor did he know what brought about the tragedy. It wasn’t something he even seemed to talk about with his...
Oct 3 2013 - 5:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — As Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber continues to try and have his voice heard in the House of Representatives, he continues to write checks to charities in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District. Thursday Barber donated to a charity in Douglas, one in Green Valley and another to a group which serves Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima and Santa Cruz counties. A donation of slightly more than $158 was given to the...
Oct 3 2013 - 5:13pm
FOUNTAIN HILLS — On September 29th, the Arizona High School Cycling League held its first race of the 2013 season at the McDowell Mountain Park in Fountain Hills, AZ.  Twenty-four high school teams showed up to compete in the first race of the inaugural season for high school mountain bike racing in Arizona.  Arizona was the ninth state in the United States to be granted acceptance into the National Interscholastic Cycling...
Oct 3 2013 - 3:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — The drive to find military veterans who have died and fell through society’s cracks, leaving them without final military honors, continues. At 1 p.m. on Saturday the cremated remains of 35 veterans, and the wife of one of them, will be placed in columbaria niches at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery off of Buffalo Soldier Trail in Serra Vista. Cemetery Administrator Joe Larson said honoring the...
Oct 3 2013 - 3:33pm
DOUGLAS — A unanimous vote by the Douglas mayor and city council not to provide any funds to the Southeast Arizona Medical Center (SAMC) jeopardizes the future of the facility and a one-time matching grant previously approved by the Cochise County Board of Supervisors. At a special meeting Monday, the council voted down a one-time disbursement, that together with the county’s funds would have paid SAMC $480,366. “This is...
Oct 3 2013 - 3:13pm
BENSON – Patrick Boyle will be Benson’s newest city councilman, filling a position vacated by former councilmember Brain Crafts when he resigned on Sept. 9. Appointed in a 4-2 vote after a rather long and convoluted process, Boyle was sworn-in as the new councilmember by City Clerk Vicki Vivian during a special meeting Monday night. Along with Boyle, there were five applicants vying for the vacated council position, to include: former...
Oct 3 2013 - 3:13pm
SIERRA VISTA – Back in 1980 when Dr. Dean Ettinger started his pediatrics practice in Sierra Vista, he was the only pediatrician in the area. Ettinger first arrived in Sierra Vista as an active duty US Army officer assigned to FortHuachuca. He liked the area and upon leaving the military, decided to stay. He recalls entering the local medical scene at a time when the emergency department had one trauma room and a couple...
Oct 3 2013 - 3:02pm
Sept. 24 10:16 a.m. A caller on the 100 block of Campbell Avenue reported an identified man was yelling at him causing a disturbance and he wanted him removed. 2:40 p.m. Someone stole a BBQ from the Warren Ball Park. Sept. 25 12:08 a.m. Several male subjects were reported fighting outside St. Elmo’s Bar. 6:50 a.m. A caller reported someone spread white paint all over Upper C Street and left a paint...
Oct 3 2013 - 2:13pm
HUACHUCA CITY — Sonoita-based veterinarian J Phelps will be holding a vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and horses on Saturday at Yaqui Hay and Feed, 209 S. Huachuca Boulevard in Huachuca City. The clinic, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer rabies and yearly vaccinations. In addition, there will be a limited supply of rattlesnake vaccinations for dogs and horses, said Kathy Phelps, office manager of Desert...
Oct 3 2013 - 2:13pm
BISBEE — Despite the still-summery temperatures, flu season is already getting under way and it is time to think about getting a flu shot.   Health department public information officer Ray Falkenberg explains in a press release that flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and, at times, can lead to death. The best way to prevent the...
Oct 3 2013 - 11:02am
The City of Douglas Animal Shelter and the Santa Cruz Veterinary Clinic to hold low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic on October 17-18. Fees are cat neuter $25, dog neuter $75, cat spay $55, dog spay $85 up to 50 pounds, $100 50-100 pounds, $130 over 100 pounds. Vaccination clinic will be from 2 – 4 p.m. No appointment necessary. All vaccines $15 each, deworming $15, toe nail trims $15 each and anal gland...
Oct 3 2013 - 10:53am
            The Douglas library presents “Astronomy Night” on October 11 from 3-4 p.m.             Bob Gent from the Huachuca Astronomy Club will make a presentation on astronomy. Gent is a retired USAF lieutenant colonel. He is the past president of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).      ...
Oct 3 2013 - 9:43am
All the King’s Horses Children’s Ranch, a licensed residential care facility in Benson, has 89 acres and  two homes for children, as well as homes for additional staff members. They have gentle-spirited animals and good-hearted people help the transition when children are removed from a familiar place and routine and are placed into a safe home with a different routine and vocabulary. Their mission is to provide a refuge in a traditional...
Oct 3 2013 - 9:36am
Corbin Tiberius Boggs was born on Oct. 16, 2013, to Kirt Thomas and Darcy Rae Boggs of Sierra Vista, Ariz. The 19 1/2-inch baby weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Sheila Hubbard of Yorba Linda, Calif. Paternal grandparents are Michael Boggs of Palmdale, Calif., and Karen Fairchild of Sparks, Nev. Sibling is Serenity Adair Boggs.   Dianney Izmel Padilla was born on Oct. 18, 2013, to Jorge...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERA VISTA — Going to a hospital emergency room is traumatic for most, but when a person is a victim of a sexual assault, it is even more psychologically and physically painful. Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley came to the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center to thank those who work in the hospital emergency department. He had a two-fold mission, one to express his appreciation for the service provided to Fort Huachuca...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
There is a frustrating irony that members of Congress and the president continue to receive their salaries while some 800,000 federal employees — including several thousand here in Southeast Arizona — live with the reality of not knowing when they will receive their next paycheck. After losing six days of pay during the summer due to sequestration, many local civilian federal employees now face an indefinite furlough that will once again...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — This year proved to be a wetter than average monsoon for southern Cochise County in general, but in particular for Douglas, which experienced more than doubled its 30-year average and set not one, but two rainfall records. Using instruments at the Douglas airport, the National Weather Service reported 10.12 inches of rain in July, which represents the wettest month on record for the city. Over the course...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Back in July, a new Buena High School teacher, soon to be named the school’s new swim coach, took in some laps at The Cove, training for competitions as an adult master swimmer. In another lane, Doug Esch spotted a young man also swimming laps, butterfly laps. Esch had qualified for state in the 100 butterfly in his days at Brophy Prep in Phoenix, and continued to excel in the sport into adulthood. He recently...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
Phyllis Evelyn Shelander, a 20-year resident of Sierra Vista, died on Sept. 26, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Charles H. Shelander. The daughter of Wilbur and Edna (Staples) Foster, she was born Dec. 29, 1918, in Nashua, N.H., grew up in Merrimack, N.H., and graduated from McGaw High School in 1935. She received a PhB degree from the University of Vermont in 1939, where she was a life long member of the Alpha Chi Omega...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
Sandra J. Echternach, 77, a 45-year resident of Sierra Vista, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. She was born in Carson, Iowa. Sandy survived by her children, Becky J. Cristobal, David Echternach, Kevin Echternach and Stacey Echternach, all of Sierra Vista; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dale Echternach; her parents; and a sister, Sharon Howard...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
Look it up. The symptoms of hyperventilation are dizziness, tingling in the lips and extremities, fainting, and in the most extreme circumstances, full or partial shutdown of the U.S. government. We are seeing hyperventilation’s fruits in the Republican Party’s frantic bid to talk away the Affordable Care Act. The duly authorized, duly appropriated, already-law Affordable Care Act. And to think that this could be addressed simply...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Fly sweeps, bubble screens and bombs. A season ago, that was the Buena Colts’ primary use for track and field star Ben Sims. But in this, his senior year, Sims is showing he’s not only capable of running away from tacklers, but by them, past them and through them, as well. “I know they used my speed a lot last year, and now I have to prove what I have at the line of scrimmage,” Sims said. “We have a lot more...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — For the third straight year, the city’s tourism commission has rallied Sierra Vista restaurants to offer diners a special discount in return for mentioning “Restaurant Week.” After kicking-off on Monday, the 3rd Annual Almost Employee Pricing Event will run through Sunday as 17 different Sierra Vista eateries give 10 to 25 percent discounts on their food. Intended to boost interest in local restaurants, the event...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — This year Bisbee Vogue Inc. is proud to announce the inception of a new award that will be given out annually called The Lizzy Leake Perseverance Award. This award is named after a fearless woman, Lizzy Leake, who lived her life believing that perseverance can overcome anything.  In 1902 when Lizzie was 17 years old, her father loaded up a three-horse wagon and set off with his wife and seven children on a 900 mile trek...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
BENSON — The annual Butterfield Overland Stage Days Festival, celebrated on Oct. 12 and 13 in Benson, features a  list of activities that include a two-day rodeo, parade, events at the museum, commemorative Pony Express delivery from the Benson Museum to the Dragoon Post Office and a city-sponsored fireworks display at Lions Park. Festivities kickoff with the annual Butterfield Stage Days parade at 9 a.m. on Oct. 12, organized and...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Military leaders on Fort Huachuca are looking forward to the construction of the new 100-bed Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, the ground-breaking for which will be held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 16. After Wednesday’s ceremony honoring the hospitals’s emergency department’s staff, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley said it’s addition to the local communities, military and civilian, will improve health care ...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — While the main part of this Army post is working to install a future solar-array, the elementary school system on the fort is on its way to having two of its three school buildings powered by the sun as well. And some of the panels will have a double duty, acting as a roof over car ports and in the future may also cover a sitting area at the outdoor athletic field serving Col. Smith Middle School, where...
Oct 3 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — People in Old Bisbee may see more of Bisbee police officers as a new six-month trial program for foot patrols was approved by the city council during Tuesday’s meeting.  Councilman Doug Dunn said that he had been told by various members of the public that they would like to see more Bisbee officers on the streets rather than sitting in cars. He considers foot patrols as a positive step toward better relations and...
Oct 2 2013 - 11:03pm
SIERRA VISTA — A night after succumbing to Tucson High and its many tall and powerful hitters, the Buena Colts went against another tough customer from the Old Pueblo, this one attacking in a very different way. With pin-point, consistent passing and aggressive serving, the Salpointe Catholic Lancers dropped the Buena volleyball team to 10-5 on the season, 25-12, 25-23, 25-17. “Passing and serving, they beat us with that,”...
Oct 2 2013 - 11:03pm
Kudos to Ray Rousseau of Sierra Vista, our week four winner in the Herald/Review’s Football Contest.  Rousseau missed only the Minnesota-Iowa and Bengals-Browns games on his way to an 18 out of 20 total. Rousseau edged out a bundle with three wrong, including Larry Little of Sierra Vista, who won two weeks ago with two wrong, which remains the score to beat. Rousseau chose to take his $20 gift certificate at Famous...
Oct 2 2013 - 9:26pm
To the Editor: In 1982, my son David and I arrived in Sierra Vista.  At that time, we did not know what an impact this community would have on our lives. For the past 31 years, Sierra Vista here has been home, but now I must say goodbye.   My professional career has included working in various hospitals in the United States and in Israel.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues at Sierra Vista...
Oct 2 2013 - 9:25pm
To the Congress: Gosh! I’m sure glad Jim Hightower, the ‘ah shucksie’ former Texas Agriculture Commissioner, was happier than a flea at a dog show to be amongst his folk, and having those Bisbee progressives laughin’ so hard they was in tears.   Making fun of the Republicans and those Tea Partiers for havin’ a hissy-fit for a wantin’ to deny a woman the right to kill her baby. Ha! Ha! Ha! Man-o-man that some pretty darned funny...
Oct 2 2013 - 9:22pm
To the Editor:  Harry Reid, whose best interest are you looking out for? Whatever happened to the American people? Mrs. Jeanette Robichaud Benson
Oct 2 2013 - 9:21pm
To the Editor:  The House of Representatives wants to make Obamacare fair to all. Obama has no concept of fair and this is why he has given exemptions to his crony liberals while leaving you and I holding up the whole thing. Write your senators. Excuse me, McCain is a liberal RINO, and won’t listen. Write Flake. Oops, he’s a flake. David Mabe Sierra Vista
Oct 2 2013 - 9:20pm
To the Editor:  Why do we tolerate a system of government where the president of the Senate and the president of the United States can point fingers at the House  of Representatives for an action they are responsible for … all to wrestle over power, and not to truly represent the people that elected them to office?   Hardworking,taxpaying citizens of this country do not want Obamacare, and even the unions, at...
Oct 2 2013 - 9:19pm
To the Editor: This is an absolute horrible thing for Mr. Reid to force upon the American people. Give us, the rest of the citizens, the same break you gave your staffs and major corporations. Don’t try to sell this as an extremist act on the part of the Tea Party.  This an extreme act on the part of the Democratic left wing. The House has given you a way to continue to operate the government — pass it.  Get off your...
Oct 2 2013 - 9:18pm
To the Editor:  Republicans have followed through on their threat to shut down the government. Let’s be clear: this is just one more GOP manufactured crisis that should never have happened. The rigid right wanted to kill Obamacare, ran on a platform of doing that, and lost. But instead of facing the reality that in a democracy political parties do not always get what they want, they decided to nullify the will of the people, hold...
Oct 2 2013 - 9:17pm
To the Editor: When the majority of Americans do not want ObamaCare it is time the government listens to the people not what the Democrats want. I know there is parts like children being able to be on parents insurance until they are more stable and able to get jobs that offer insurance to them is good. But that does not compare enough to have hundreds of pages of changes that do nothing but raise debt for the U.S....
Oct 2 2013 - 9:15pm
To the Congress: You thoughtless idiots. You self-centered fat cats milking we taxpayers dry, safe in the knowledge that your benefits will never be touched by the government shutdown because you say so. Oh, you’re still going to pay the troops? Our fighting men and women who sacrifice limbs, their lives, their mental peace of mind every day? Oops, but you overlooked feeding their families. You know, the loved ones they leave behind?...
Oct 2 2013 - 8:30pm
Well Owners Workshop Saturday, October 19, 2013 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Palominas Fire Training Room 9222 Kings Ranch Road, Palominas, AZ Free Do you know what is in the water you are drinking? Owners of domestic wells are their own water suppliers and are not required to test the safety of their water. Fortunately,  groundwater in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed is pretty good, but it doesn’t mean that well water...
Oct 2 2013 - 8:25pm
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1400 will meet Thursday, Oct. 3, at Manda Le Restaurant at 11 a.m. Please plan to arrive early to order from the menu. The guest speaker will be Jerry Procter, Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Fort Huachuca. All federal retirees and guests are welcoame to attend. For more information about this meeting or membership call 458-6777 or 366-4213. The...
Oct 2 2013 - 7:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — The first checks donated to charities, two-days of pay from Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, have gone to six charities, two in Cochise County. Barber, who promised he would forego his pay while the federal government is shut down selected Sierra Vista’s Good Neighbor Alliance on Tuesday and the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Foundation, also in Sierra Visa, on Wednesday. Barber...
Oct 2 2013 - 4:27pm
They have stormed the beaches of North Africa, Sicily, Anzio and Normandy. They came ashore at Guadalcanal, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa Before them were deadly barricades. Greeting them was fire from small caliber weapons to large artillery pieces. As they would not be denied their goals, regardless of the barricades put up against them in the 1940s a number of World War II veterans showed those in the...
Oct 2 2013 - 4:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — For the first time since taking a nose-dive in 2012, hotel tax revenue in Sierra Vista has shown some signs of life. In August, the city’s sales tax collections for hotels increased by $8,012 compared to last year, which is a bump of 12 percent. That’s the first increase of the year and the first significant increase since the U.S. Army made a policy change in April, 2012, requiring its temporary duty...
Oct 2 2013 - 4:22pm
BISBEE — Bisbee Chiropractic and Natural Health Center is offering a free 30-minute massage or chiropractic adjustment for every ticket purchased from the office for the Vintage Bisbee event on Saturday, Oct. 12, held annually by the Bisbee Rotary Club.  Besides being a major fundraiser for the Bisbee Rotary Club, Vintage Bisbee, a Wine Tasting and Culinary Delight event, is also a major social event in Cochise County. Taking...
Oct 2 2013 - 4:22pm
BISBEE — The Bisbee Community Chorus and Friends will offer the opportunity to get rid of old documents and help the non-profit organization at the same time with a “shed it–shred it” festival from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Ace Hardware on Naco Hwy. on Saturday, Oct. 19.  Since Arizona ranks first for identity theft, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, this event will provide secure document...
Oct 2 2013 - 4:02pm
BISBEE — Despite the shutdown of the federal government and the subsequent stopping of many U.S. government activities, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors is emphasizing that all county departments and offices remain open for business as usual.   This includes operations at all county facilities. Even federally-funded programs, such as the Women, Infant, and Children Program (WIC) are continuing at this...
Oct 2 2013 - 3:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — The immediate and lasting economic benefits from the construction of a new 100-bed hospital in Sierra Vista, thanks to the partnership between the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center and RegionalCare Hospital Partners, are expected to be varied and wide-reaching, according to several area economic and business insiders. While it’s difficult to say precisely what the economic impact will be, the overall benefits look...
Oct 2 2013 - 9:23am
In Tucson, Heart is coming to the AVA Amphitheatre on Saturday, Nov. 9. Up in Scottsdale, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic hits the Talking Stick Resort stage on Friday, Nov. 15. Heart throb Demi Lovato will be at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.   Look for the asterisks for many other great new shows added this week. Compiled from a variety of websites   TUCSON Friday, Oct. 4 Red...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.” — Groucho Marx, comedian with the Marx Brothers (1890-1977). *** The 26th annual Cars in the Park will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Veterans’ Memorial Park. This popular event is limited to 375 pre-registered participants and usually the park is full of registered vehicles...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — If funding is approved, this southern Arizona post will have the largest solar-array in the Army, two men involved with the project said. The proposed 20 megawatt facility will generate enough power “for six hours a day to operate everything on the post,” said Bill Hill, the garrison’s energy manager. The facility will only operate during daylight hours, and there will be no storage capacity, so it will...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Arizona Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, including Cochise County WIC, continues to be open for business, even though the federal government is shut down. Participants should keep their WIC appointments. The county is also enrolling new participants at this time. For more information, contact Renee Cooper, Cochise County WIC Program Manager at (520) 432-9463. For more information on Cochise County health services,...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to work to prevent the flow of illegal immigrants and the transport of drugs into the country during the government shutdown, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Both the Tucson Sector Public Affairs Office and the Customs and Border Protection Media Division at headquarters in Washington, D.C., were closed on Tuesday due to the shutdown. In a...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
BISBEE — In order to provide funding to keep the Southeast Arizona Medical Center (SAMC) near Douglas open, a temporary board has been formed with the intent to form a hospital tax district.  The district was a suggestion made by the Cochise County Board of Supervisors during a work session back in May as the hospital asked the county for $480,000 to keep the doors open and provide a way for the hospital to gain funds from the...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
The Compassionate Friends will meet Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 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. They offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents, and adult siblings during the natural grieving process after a child of any age has died. For...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
FORT HUACHUCA — For the second time this year, many civil service employees on post were furloughed, while the federal government struggles with its budget woes. In July and August those furloughed were ordered to give up 11 days without pay, but ended up surrendering six. One thing which will impact active duty and retired military personnel and their families is, starting today, the post commissary is closed until the...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Whose to blame? Just about everybody in Washington, D.C. At least when it comes to elected officials — members of Congress and the president. That’s how three men saw the federal shutdown, as they sat around a table at The Breadbasket Tuesday morning, enjoying a cup of coffee, or tea, and eating breakfast pastries. “Why can’t grown men in Congress sit down down and talk with each...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
Thank you to the first responders, the police, the firefighters, the EMTs and all those who came together on National Night Out at Veterans’ Memorial Park Tuesday evening. The community event accomplished its stated goal of providing lots of information to a large group of families, friends and neighbors. National Night Out in Sierra Vista is another example of a great community event that pulls together people who genuinely care...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Police are continuing their investigation into an ongoing string of damage to vehicles throughout the city, even as 20 more vehicles had windows destroyed Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Police began receiving calls reporting the damage on Tuesday at 5:24 a.m. Many of the calls were reported from the area of Coronado Drive and Avenida Cochise, such as Periwinkle Way, Thunder Meadows Drive, Iris Drive and Sunflower...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — The federal government’s shutdown is affecting many U.S. agencies in Cochise County All three National Park Service functions — the Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site — are closed. Julena Campbell, the spokeswoman for the NPS functions in the county said, of the 40 civil service employees 29 have been furloughed and the remaining will continue to...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
As most of us are aware, the federal government shut down at 12:01 a.m.,Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. What this means is that approximately 1,000 federal employees on Fort Huachuca, won’t be reporting to work this week. This number could be higher, the final numbers have not come in yet. This means in addition to the six furlough days over this past summer, these same employees will not be paid during this shutdown. It hurts them, their families,...
Oct 2 2013 - 12:10am
PHOENIX — A federal judge refused late Tuesday to block a scheduled hearing today by the Board of Executive Clemency on the fate of Edward Schad, convicted in the 1978 murder of a Bisbee man. The attorney for Schad and another inmate on death row presented testimony into Tuesday evening from former board members who said their votes to recommend clemency in two prior high-profile cases resulted in Gov. Jan Brewer refusing to reappoint...
Oct 1 2013 - 9:43pm
By Matt Hickman Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA — Given the wealth of options the Tucson Badgers had to dial up kills, Buena head coach Todd Bradbury couldn’t be too upset with his team’s three-set loss at home on Tuesday. “They’ve got height and a good setter over there who got it where their hitters needed it most of the night,” Bradbury said following his team’s 25-19, 25-18, 25-21 loss. “There’s nights we’ve done better (...
Oct 1 2013 - 9:06pm
To the Editor:  We do not need ObamaCare and do not want it. We really know who is responsible for the shutdown and it is not the Republicans. Quit playing games and lying to the American and stop this mess. Do something good for America for a change and not just for your political gain.   Dr. A B Blair Benson
Oct 1 2013 - 9:05pm
To the Editor: Well, folks, it’s finally happened. The first time in 17 years we’ve had a government shutdown. Now I don’t know very much about politics but I do know that there are many people that should be ashamed of themselves and ashamed for our great country. In no particular order the names that come to mind are Harry Reid, John Boehner, President Obama, Old penny pincher John Mc Cain, and the list goes on. How long have our...
Oct 1 2013 - 9:04pm
To the Editor: On Sept. 12, my parents were in a car accident at the corner of Buffalo Soldier Trail and St. Andrews, this letter has taken me two weeks to compose because of all the “daughter” emotions that surface.   I was at work in Tucson when my Dad had a medical emergency while driving home, Mom and Dad ended up in the drainage ditch next to the Methodist Church totaling their car. There is absolutely no way that I, my...
Oct 1 2013 - 8:43pm
By Larissa Thurman For the Herald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — The first month of the new season is over and Desert Lanes has already seen a record for honor scores. While none were achieved this week, bowlers still performed at a level far above average. All high scratch games reported for men this week were above the 230 pin mark, with the highest being Ronald Wehr’s 278 on Thursday night’s Diamond Men’s Handicap league...
Oct 1 2013 - 8:43pm
The first power points ratings came out in all fall sports on Tuesday, and for virtually every area high school team, there’s plenty of work to do to ensure they have a postseason. No one’s exactly sure how the Ned Freeman ratings are calculated, but the belief that it rewards quality wins and punishes bad losses, seems to hold water. The Buena football team opened the season with, what seemed like, the four toughest games in...
Oct 1 2013 - 7:54pm
SIERRA VISTA — Congressional hopeful Martha McSally has a new phrase she hopes will catch on and win her the 2014 race for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District. “Why not?” she asked nearly two dozen Republicans on her third and last announcement rally on Tuesday. Previously that day, McSally, who lost the 2012 race to Democrat Ron Barber by less than 1 percentage point, had made the announcement to seek the GOP nod to...
Oct 1 2013 - 7:41pm
SIERRA VISTA — Held at Veterans’ Memorial Park at dusk, the annual National Night Out event brought out hundreds of families eager to mingle with local first responders and other area law enforcement groups in a fun, educational environment. Amidst the flashing lights of police cruisers, ambulances and fire trucks and between bites of free pizza and popcorn, spectators watched with captured attention as Cpl. Mike Mitchell of the Sierra...
Oct 1 2013 - 3:12pm
BISBEE — The new hospital to be built in Sierra Vista is a win-win situation, said Cochise County Board of Supervisor member Pat Call.  Call stated that he hoped the new hospital would provide more doctors as well as more services.   “I would like to see some new doctors in various fields come into the area to use the new hospital’s facilities,” said Call. “We need more doctors,...
Oct 1 2013 - 3:12pm
Sept. 20 9:32 a.m. A Sierra Vista woman, 29, was charged with intentional injury to another. 3:00 p.m. A Sierra Vista man, 21, was charged with five counts of endangerment – intimidate/stalk, three counts of aggravated assault – deadly weapon or instrument, two counts of murder 1st degree, recklessly handling/discharging a weapon, misconduct involving weapons and discharging a firearm at a residential structure. 3:00 p.m...
Oct 1 2013 - 12:43am
We all know about those embarrassing talks, don’t we? The ones we never want to have? Like mom having that special little chat about sex when you’re 13 and know it all already. Or Dad awkwardly sharing his own druggie memoirs as a warning from the 1960s, for goodness’ sake, as you roll your eyes and swear you’ll never be old like him. Fast forward to the happy day when you have to have an embarrassing talk with your parents. The talk about...
Oct 1 2013 - 12:42am
The importance of reading was emphasized last week. Reading is a skill, and like all skills, it takes time and practice — doing things over and over until the skills become internalized, automatic. There are steps in the learning-to-read process, and if your children miss a step, are not taught that step, or do not fully understand what and why they are learning each step, or have not been given the opportunity to practice at each step, they may...
Oct 1 2013 - 12:40am
We have so much we want to do and accomplish as leaders. We dream, create, plan, review, plan some more, and tweak, tweak, tweak. Is this perfectionism or is this fear; and really, aren’t they both the same? Sometimes, we stand behind all of these activities to “legitimately” stay busy. However, these activities keep us behind the computer. There comes a time (probably now) that we need to step out from behind the computer and into the...
Oct 1 2013 - 12:10am
By Bruce Whetten Douglas Dispatch Four days of fun and festivities ended Sunday night when the 89th annual Cochise County Fair officially came to an end. Overall attendance numbers are not available at press time but preliminary figures indicate more people than last year attended this year’s fair. Participation numbers were up as well. Sunday’s livestock sale had 145 animals go through, up 20 from last year....
Oct 1 2013 - 12:10am
Time not being spent worrying whether the United States government will shut down, might be spent considering some of the other national headlines of interest. For example, 10 days ago Vice President Biden traveled to Mexico City where his praised the Mexican economy. Biden said unlike other visits he has made to Mexico, this trip didn’t focus on security issues and instead focused on trade. Couple Biden’s remarks with statistics...
Oct 1 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Apart from the parent who filed the complaint against the book “Dreaming in Cuban,” no one objected to its use in the classroom or availability in the Buena High School library, while four people spoke in the book’s defense on Monday. Addressing the curriculum review committee formed to address Debbie Stoner’s complaint, these individuals contested the claim that the book contains pornographic material,...
Oct 1 2013 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Amanda Baillie is resigning her position as executive director of the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce, though she plans to stay on until Dec. 7. After receiving Baillie’s letter of resignation, Mike Benson, chairman of the executive board, announced the news on Monday. “Amanda’s done a great job, the chamber’s in a much better position than when she started,” Benson told the Herald/...

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