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July 2015

Jul 3 2015 - 9:32pm
I believe the Founding Fathers were most diligent in protecting states’ rights, limiting the federal government’s power and preventing the rise of a tyrant. Today, I address my fourth point in my previous article “If I ran for the Senate.” Fifth Point: Abolish the 17th Amendment, which changed the election of senators by state legislators to a popular vote. Prior to 1914, senators were appointed by their state legislators and...
Jul 3 2015 - 9:12pm
By Chris Fisk For the Herald/Review The official holiday weekend festivities kicked off with an overload of cute, a lot of talent, and a dance party. The annual Third of July Talent Show ushered in a weekend full of activities to celebrate the nation’s birthday. In and around Centennial Pavilion there were sequins, tap shoes, flutes and almost too much cuteness. The annual show has been going on so long, nobody can remember...
Jul 3 2015 - 8:32pm
July 5 Faith Presbyterian Church will celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, July 5, with a hymn sing featuring America’s national hymns. During the singing, the stories behind these hymns will be told, and their significance in American history will be described. Faith is located at 2053 Choctaw Drive, and worship begins at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is invited to this meaningful celebration of our musical heritage, and of the freedom to...
Jul 3 2015 - 8:32pm
The number of surgeries and other inpatient procedures done on base by military physicians trails the inpatient workloads of private sector peers by wide margins, according to data comparisons run in support of a Defense Department study on modernizing the military health system. The inpatient workload at many bases is a readiness concern, which the surgeons general of Army, Navy and Air Force are trying to address with a variety of...
Jul 3 2015 - 5:12pm
In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, the words of President J.F. Kennedy offer lasting relevance to the principles of America. These are contextual remarks reprinted from Kennedy’s speech in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July, 1962.   Because our system is designed to encourage both differences and dissent, because its checks and balances are designed to preserve the rights of the individual and the locality against...
Jul 3 2015 - 3:42pm
By NICK WICKSMAN Cronkite News WASHINGTON — Just one day after it said the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission was legal, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will hear a challenge to the commission’s Statehouse district plans. The court agreed to hear a case brought by more than a dozen Arizona voters who accused the commission in 2012 of improperly drawing legislative district boundaries to favor ...
Jul 3 2015 - 3:42pm
Wow, Supreme Court — what a week. “The Supreme Court just upheld Obamacare yet again,” said Jeb Bush in a fund-raising shout-out. “This is the direct result of President Obama. He deliberately forced Obamacare on the American people in a partisan and toxic way.” Whoever actually wrote Bush’s email did a brilliant job since it, a) manages to blame Barack Obama for a Supreme Court dominated by Republican appointees, and b) does...
Jul 3 2015 - 2:42pm
Four presenters, including a survivor, will highlight an Oct. 16 conference in Sierra Vista on human trafficking. Sponsored by a coalition of local nonprofit civic groups, the conference features survivor and author Savannah Sanders. She now works as a victim’s advocate helping others recover as a source of inspiration and education. Other speakers include U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, Sister Susan Kolb of We Are One Family, and...
Jul 3 2015 - 1:12pm
Marcus Hartson is considered an expert in grilling and smoking. He comes from a long line of barbecue masters who previously operated a chain of restaurants in California. Previous Fourths of July he has done demonstrations at the festivities on behalf of Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative. When asked about the most common grilling mistake, he has a quick response: too hot. “Cooking too high, especially with charcoal...
Jul 3 2015 - 12:52pm
BISBEE — While most folks gather with their family and friends to celebrate the Fourth today, every single one of Bisbee’s police officers and many of the firefighters will be working to keep residents safe. “All our officers are on duty today,” said Sgt. Robert Coronado. “It is a mandatory work day for us because it so busy. We start at 6 a.m. and go until 3 or 4 a.m. We go from the coaster races to the parade to the mucking and...
Jul 3 2015 - 12:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — For seven years, visitors to the Canyon Vista Medical Center Wellness Depot in the mall have been greeted by the eager smile of Dee Winter. Since she was hired on as the community benefits coordinator for the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center eight years ago, Winter has been with the Wellness Depot since it first opened, and has her duties worked out with almost scientific precision. “I had, I calculated,...
Jul 2 2015 - 9:12pm
News that a 32-year old Benson man was killed by a lightning strike was a sobering reminder that there is danger mixed with the majestic beauty of the monsoon. The spectacular sunset Thursday colored ominous storm clouds an amazing hue of orange, blue, grey and white. It impressed even long time local residents who regularly witness Mother Nature’s evening show. Contrast that beauty with the fury of Tuesday’s storm — in some...
Jul 2 2015 - 8:32pm
July 3 Once again the San Pedro Kiwanis Club is hosting it’s annual thank you to Sierra Vista and surrounding communities on July 3 in Veterans’ Memorial Park with a street dance from 8 to 11 p.m., with music by “Train Wreck.” The event includes a youth talent show beginning at 6 p.m. The show has three age categories: (3-7), (8-12), and (13-18). There are a limited number of contestant spots available, so those interested need to contact...
Jul 2 2015 - 8:12pm
WASHINGTON — Of all the overwhelming news stories of the last week, there is one that has not quite made it across the Atlantic. Oh yes, President Obama suddenly was not the klutz the American right always made him out to be, but an overnight emerged visionary. Russia was close to invading Ukraine. ISIS may well be closing in on Damascus! But there is a story that may well turn out to be, as history spins its inexorable webs...
Jul 2 2015 - 7:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — At its special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Sierra Vista City Council voted 6-1 to adopt a tentative budget, setting the city’s spending limit at just over $70 million for the upcoming fiscal year, without changes to a proposed sales tax increase or the $800,000 in additions made over three consecutive budget sessions last month. Several Hereford residents appealed to the council to follow through with a pending...
Jul 2 2015 - 6:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — If you’re looking for something patriotic to partake in this weekend, American Border Patrol will be hosting its 8th annual Flags Along the Border celebration on July 3 from noon to 7 p.m. and July 4 from 2 to 8 p.m. Held at the American Border Patrol’s Ranch, Friday’s event centers around placing 50,000 flags from the non-profit organization’s supporters onto big letters that spell ‘America,’ to later...
Jul 2 2015 - 6:02pm
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally has recently reached out to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, R. Gil Kerlikowske, during a request that advancement be made with the new Douglas Commercial Port of Entry Project. According to City of Douglas Mayor Danny Ortega, McSally visited Douglas in May as part of a retreat with her staff. “The Douglas Port of Entry is one of her top three priorities,” said Ortega. “She wanted her...
Jul 2 2015 - 6:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — U.S. Rep. Martha McSally praised the collaborative efforts of several local agencies and organizations for their work to aid area at-risk youth following a tour of Mary’s Mission and Development Center on Thursday. The congresswoman was invited to visit the facility and meet with local law enforcement, child advocacy agencies and elected officials by Mary’s Mission CEO, retired Army Maj. William Lacey Jr. “It’s...
Jul 2 2015 - 6:02pm
BISBEE — While most people will be celebrating the county’s independence tomorrow, Jim and Amanda Gibson, owners of Beast Brewing Company in Bisbee will be celebrating something else as well — the passage of SB1030, otherwise known as the Arizona Beer Bill (www.arizonabeerbill.com) which allows small craft breweries like theirs to tap brews from other small brewers. How can that be a good thing, you ask? A brewery selling...
Jul 2 2015 - 5:42pm
When polled, most people will say they don’t know any “nontheists” or humanists.  This may be, because the stigma associated with non-belief often keeps people from sharing their views. It’s quite possible that your friendly neighbor or co-worker is keeping a low profile on being an agnostic for fear of being judged for their secular views, or worse, being labeled an atheist. “Atheist has been an insult for a long time,” said...
Jul 2 2015 - 5:42pm
BENSON — The monsoon took a deadly turn early Tuesday after a Benson man was struck and killed by lightning. Benson Police on Thursday confirmed the death and identified the victim as Alvaro Montoya, 32, whose burned body was discovered off El Paso Lane at about 1:18 p.m. on Tuesday, said BPD Chief Paul Moncada. Authorities believe the incident occurred in the early morning hours of June 30 between 3 and 4 a.m. Report of the...
Jul 2 2015 - 5:32pm
Kay Arlene Davis, 72, of Huachuca City, passed away peacefully in her home on July 1, 2015, with her loved ones by her side. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.hatfieldfh.com.
Jul 2 2015 - 5:22pm
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A Cochise County woman is accused of hitting her developmentally disabled 9-year-old son with a baseball bat. The Sheriff’s Office said 34-year-old Nakia Brice of Whetstone was ordered held on $200,000 bond during an initial court appearance Thursday. Brice was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and child abuse. The office said the arrest stemmed from the boy’s...
Jul 1 2015 - 9:02pm
Aztecs Baseball has been Sierra Vista’s travel baseball organization since 2013. The organization is comprised of four baseball teams determined by age, 18 and under (18u), 13 and under (13u), 12 and under (12u), and a 10 an under team (10u). All the teams, except for 10u, practice and play year round. The teams all play in the Kino League in Tucson, where the majority of their games are played at the Kino Sports Complex. They compete against...
Jul 1 2015 - 8:42pm
The contradiction of political rhetoric that emphasizes smaller government with the advent of 324 new state laws added to the books on July 1, never ceases to amaze in its apparent hypocrisy. When it’s campaign season the candidate who espouses less government and less regulation of private business is almost certainly the winner on election day in Cochise County. Our voting history shows a dedicated support for state politicians who...
Jul 1 2015 - 6:42pm
Leticia Gute was in her front yard Friday morning, watering a white oleander bush and potted plants with care at her home on Hereford Drive, just west of downtown Nogales. For roughly 50 years Gute and her late husband Johann Gute, who died in early 2011, lived in the charming home and raised their four children not much more than a stone’s throw from Mexico. From her back porch, she has sweeping views of Nogales, Sonora neighborhoods...
Jul 1 2015 - 6:32pm
It’s the last game of the World Series. The top of the ninth inning. The home team is ahead by one run, but the visiting team has the bases loaded and there are two outs. There is a full 3-2 count on the batter and the next pitch could decide the game. The visiting team feels the home plate umpire has been intentionally favoring the home team with his calls. The home team pitcher winds up for the all important pitch and fires toward...
Jul 1 2015 - 6:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — Two of the Sierra Vista area’s most prominent musical entities will be joining forces for a special Fourth of July performance this Saturday when the Fort Huachuca Military Intelligence Corps Band and members of the Sierra Vista Community Band share the stage during the fireworks at the end of the day. “The combined band is going to be playing throughout the fireworks display, whereas in the past it kind of built...
Jul 1 2015 - 6:12pm
Diane Marie Hrach, a long time resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on June 30, 2015, at the age of 68. She has been called to Heaven to be with her parents, her sister, Alice, and her son, Michael. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and inspirational teacher for many years. She is survived by her husband David Hrach of 48 years, her three daughters, April, Michele and Sarah, their husbands, Dusty,...
Jul 1 2015 - 6:12pm
PHOENIX — Come Friday, you’ll be able to escape speeding tickets twice as often, sell junk food to raise money for school programs, and be able to hide your big lottery win from friends and families, at least for awhile. And you will no longer need a special motorcycle license to pilot a three-wheeled car — assuming you can find one to drive. All those changes to state law enacted this past session by the Legislature...
Jul 1 2015 - 6:12pm
PHOENIX — Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a new attempt to prevent “dreamers” from getting the same lower resident tuition rates as other Arizonans. Brnovich on Wednesday filed a notice of appeal of the May 5 decision by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson that those accepted into the Obama administration’s Deferred Action Program for Childhood Arrivals makes them “lawfully present...
Jul 1 2015 - 5:52pm
July 2 Bill Hartmann will speak on The Coronado Expedition: Arizona and Sonora in 1540 when he presents at the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners on Thursday, July 2, at 7 p.m. at the Bisbee Senior Center.  Hartman will be drawing from his new book from the University of Arizona Press, “Searching for Golden Empires.” The talk will emphasize new research on the Coronado expedition in 1540, its motivation, its route through Sonora,...
Jul 1 2015 - 5:52pm
PHOENIX — State Health Director Cara Christ wants a federal judge to throw out a challenge to a controversial new abortion law because no doctor has yet been disciplined for breaking it. In legal filings in federal court, attorney Douglas Drury who represents Christ tells Judge Steven Logan that he should dismiss the lawsuit filed on behalf of abortion providers and doctors because the case is not “ripe” for ...
Jul 1 2015 - 5:32pm
What: Water Harvesting Talk and Tour When: Saturday, July 11, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where:  Sierra Vista area. Pre-registration required. Contact Water Wise at valeriedavidson@email.arizona.edu, or 458-8278 Extension 2141. A $5 bus ride donation is suggested.   The monsoon has arrived. Are you ready to collect nature’s free bounty? If not, now is the time to put a bucket under the gutter, direct...
Jul 1 2015 - 5:32pm
FORT HUACHUCA — After two years at the helm of the U. S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, Col. Raymond Compton credited the organization’s personnel for the many achievements it has accomplished under his tenure as it came to an end with a change of command ceremony Wednesday morning. Compton handed over command to Col. Donald “Brent” Wilhide, who has served for 26 years and recently earned a master of science in national security and...
Jul 1 2015 - 5:32pm
Fugitives from the law. Desperate. Defiant. Hiding out in plain sight. Won’t go down without a fight. We thought the two New York prison fugitives were a tough case. Now come the fugitives from the historic U.S. Supreme Court pronunciations on marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act. Where to flee? Canada has national health coverage and same-sex marriage. Mexico has – Mexicans. Become boat people? Set sail to...
Jul 1 2015 - 4:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — Tuesday’s storm dropped marble-sized hailstones and more than an inch of rain on many parts of Sierra Vista, flooding streets and contributing to a rollover injury accident near the airport. It was just after 7 p.m. when Sierra Vista police received a report of a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 90 near Airport Road. “It probably was weather-related. It was at that time when the rain and hail storm was coming...
Jul 1 2015 - 4:32pm
FORT HUACHUCA — Fort employees, family members and the public are invited to enjoy a celebratory lunch at the Thunderbird Dining Facility on the post. The Independence Day meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., July 2. Cost of the meal for civilians is $5.55. The menu includes all-American favorites like burgers, hotdogs, BBQ chicken, grilled corn on the cob, pies and assorted desserts.
Jul 1 2015 - 4:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — The public is invited to learn about the mixed legacy of former U.S. President Richard Nixon during this month’s installment of Tuesday Talks at the Library on July 7 at 1 p.m. in the Sierra Vista Public Library’s meeting room. These free talks are held on the first Tuesday of every month through October. In August, the talk will focus on Sitting Bull, Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Tuesday’s talk...
Jul 1 2015 - 2:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista’s animal control supervisor is hoping that this year’s Fourth of July won’t be a busy one by asking dog owners to secure their pets ahead of any fireworks celebrations. The loud noises and bright colors are fun for friends and families, but not so much for man’s best friend, said Arleen Garcia. “They have very sensitive hearing, what seems OK or normal to us will be extremely loud for a dog...
Jul 1 2015 - 2:32pm
BISBEE — The summer vacation season is in full swing but organizers of the Bisbee Backpack event are busy trying to make sure area children are ready for the new school year. Adrianna Romero, a Community Connections Specialist with Cenpatico, which organizes the event, said the group hopes to supply a record number of backpacks full of school supplies this year to Bisbee and Naco students. In its third year, the program...
Jul 1 2015 - 1:52pm
Between the parade and fireworks and time with family and friends, take a minute to remember why July 4 is a holiday. Remembering why it exists might help us return to a time when we were closer as a people to what the Founding Fathers probably had in mind. More than 200 years ago, we were just a colony with little power to determine our own destiny. When the Continental Congress convened to write the Declaration of Independence, there...
Jul 1 2015 - 1:52pm
The Cochise County Community College District is seeking interested citizens who live within the Precinct 2 and Precinct 4 voting districts to fill vacancies on its Governing Board of Trustees. Citizens should make their interest known, in writing, to: Superintendent of SchoolsAttn: Trudy BerryCochise County School Superintendent OfficeP.O. Box 208Bisbee, AZ 85603 The deadline for letters of interest from Precinct...
Jul 1 2015 - 1:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — Registration is now open for the annual Women in Business Conference, set for Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. The event is presented by the Cochise College Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vista Herald, and sponsored by American Southwest Credit Union. This year’s theme is “Telephone Skills and Customer ...

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