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May 2015

May 27 2015 - 10:52pm
I’m a member of the Thunder Mountain Detachment of the Marine Corps League here in Sierra Vista. While attending the Memorial Day celebration Monday at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, I was thanked for sponsoring the Global War on Terror monument placed at the cemetery chapel entrance. But the Marine Corps League had nothing to do with it. The Cochise County Marines, mentioned in the Herald as being responsible for...
May 27 2015 - 10:52pm
This afternoon the students of McNeal Elementary School attended a Character Education field trip, rewarding them for being persons of good character. This field trip included going to the movies and Vinny’s New York Pizza for lunch, while at the same time taking us on one of the most educational journeys ever. This afternoon Vinny’s New York Pizza owners graciously complimented our soft drinks for students and staff. And when we went...
May 27 2015 - 10:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — The newly unveiled strategic plans developed by Sierra Vista’s economic development and tourism departments were met with both excitement for the array of ideas, and concern about a focus that one council member found too broad. Economic development director, Simone McFarland, used a metaphor to explain the roles of community members in attracting new opportunities. Like a football team, McFarland said, the city council...
May 27 2015 - 9:32pm
BISBEE — A small group of people gathered in Grassy Park in Bisbee on Wednesday afternoon as part of a regional initiative to protest the increasing militarization of the border. As part of a community day of action, residents of Bisbee joined residents of Ajo, Arivaca, Patagonia, Tucson and the Tohono O’odham Nation to stage protests in their communities to raise awareness of the issue. Paul Tompkins, who has been...
May 27 2015 - 9:02pm
When power and authority get in the way of working relationships between law enforcement agencies, crime wins and public safety loses. That’s what is happening between at least two county sheriff’s departments and a federal program aimed at investigating and prosecuting drug dealers. Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels dispatched a letter to a Washington, D.C., official last week stating that his agency no longer plans to...
May 27 2015 - 8:12pm
May 28 Military Order of The Purple Heart will hold its May monthly meeting on Thursday, May 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Landmark Cafe. The 2015 Election of Officers for Sierra Vista Chapter 572 will be conducted along with any other business matters. General public is welcome and invited. For information contact MOPH Chapter 572 at JrVCmdr@moph572.Org. The Italian American Social Club of Sierra Vista seeks to promote Italian...
May 27 2015 - 7:52pm
Radar shows blowback against test-heavy school policies Hold on to your coffee cup. We have identified the endangered species known as bipartisan consensus in America. You thought that we would never see it again. Yet, amazingly, consensus is forming on two key issues. The first should be no surprise, having been self-evident all along. But now that the Republican presidential candidates all appear to admit it, we...
May 27 2015 - 7:32pm
By Amanda Ballie For the Herald/Review What can visitors expect to find during the three-day Chrome Pony Rally at Veterans Memorial Park on May 29, 30 and 31? The event kicks off on Friday, May 29, at 3pm with vendors, a beer garden, food and music provided by a DJ. There will also be a Swap Meet until 10 p.m., face painting, a kids’ Big Wheel Race, and adult racing courtesy of Wolf Safari Rides from the Mall...
May 27 2015 - 7:22pm
By Amanda Baillie For the Herald/Review As the spotlight continues to shine on the economic development stage, Diane (Dee) Erwin believes event tourism will become one of its rising stars. This weekend Erwin will present the 2nd annual Chrome Pony Rally, a major motorcycle gathering she hopes will boost local business prosperity. During her seven-year stint as the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce’s...
May 27 2015 - 7:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — Fifthwind Gallery of Fine Art and Collectibles, a beautifully presented display of mixed medium work, represents the fruition of a lifelong passion for artist Laureen McArdle.  Located in the northwest end of the Mall at Sierra Vista near Dillard’s, Fifthwind Gallery celebrated its grand opening on May 20, on McArdle’s 55th birthday. “I’ve been an artist my whole life and opening this gallery is the...
May 27 2015 - 7:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — With an eye on greater safety and an improved work space, Barnett’s completed swapping out a pair of above ground propane tanks for a single, underground tank with more than twice the capacity on Wednesday, briefly halting traffic while a crane maneuvered and hoisted the tank into place. The result is a new 30,000 gallon tank weighing 51,000 pounds having been safely deposited in a 7 foot by 11 foot hole atop a bed of...
May 27 2015 - 6:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — A 74-year-old Sierra Vista man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he attempted to lure a 13 year old girl for sexual conduct through text messages. Jerry Orr was arrested outside of The Mall at Sierra Vista at about 2 p.m. after attempting to pick up the girl for sexual conduct. Detectives with the Sierra Vista Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau began investigating Orr on Tuesday, when they were...
May 27 2015 - 6:52pm
The future of professional baseball in Bisbee is still cloudy, but interest still remains. The Bisbee Blue could make a return in the summer of 2016. However, no guarantees have been made. Pecos League commissioner Andrew Dunn said, that he is still interested in bringing the team back to Warren Ballpark. “There is still interest in bringing the team back to Bisbee,” Dunn said. “We have a right to renew our...
May 27 2015 - 1:02pm
FORT HUACHUCA — The Joint Interoperability Test Command change of responsibility ceremony marked the end of a chapter for one and the beginning of another for Sgt. Maj. Lewis A. Brown and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Y. Denkins, at the Greely Hall auditorium on Fort Huachuca May 21. As family, friends and colleagues gathered in attendance, Brown passed all responsibilities as JITC’s senior enlisted leader to incoming senior enlisted leader...
May 27 2015 - 12:42pm
On May 17, the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter held an open house to show its appreciation to the Ryan Miele Endowment for Animal Welfare During the past few years the shelter has been the recipient of several grants from the endowment via the Arizona Community Foundation. This has allowed the shelter to do needed improvements. The latest grant, received last December, paid for a renovation of two-thirds of the shelter kennels with new walls,...
May 26 2015 - 8:42pm
Here is the real difference between Republicans and Democrats. When a Republican is elected president, Democrats want him to succeed and the country to benefit. When a Democrat is elected president, Republicans plot how they can destroy him, even if they take the country down in the process. Proof? Below are some of the congressional bills filibustered by the Republicans, apparently because making Barack Obama a failed president was a...
May 26 2015 - 8:22pm
Before we step away from our recent focus on the Sierra Vista budget and the city’s strategy for economic development, we can’t ignore tourism. Up to this point the focus has been on what can be done to draft job creators to the community, with an eye toward maximizing the city’s existing strengths and pursuing businesses that match up with those strengths. It’s not a surprise that the city is considering tourism as one of...
May 26 2015 - 8:22pm
On a recent weekend, I was in the Sierra Vista Mall. A nationwide chain store was doing a “Fashion Show.”  The theme was summer wear for women. However not all the participants were women. Many were minors, under the age of 18. In our society which is plagued by multiple and lifetime negative consequences of overindulgent and early sex, utilizing skimpily clad minor females to parade to the whistles and cat calls of...
May 26 2015 - 6:59pm
We are calling for a party. A ribbon-cutting. Some kind of celebration. When are we, Mr. and Mrs. Public, going to celebrate the completion of the multi-use path that cost more than $1 million and extends from Seventh Street to Golf Links on the south side of Highway 92? We can’t be so ho hum about these accomplishments. This path, along with the Path to Higher Education recently completed between Buena High School...
May 26 2015 - 6:59pm
Is Bernie Sanders pulling Hillary Clinton to the Left? No, for the same reason a canoe doesn’t pull an aircraft carrier. The Vermont socialist running in the Democratic presidential race is currently at 7.4 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, versus Clinton’s 64.2 percent. Clinton is in fact moving leftward on issues like immigration, gay marriage, inequality and more, but it’s not because she...
May 26 2015 - 6:32pm
May 27 Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Club is holding a quilting bee on May 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Rothery Educational Services Center. View quilt tops on the design wall, cut leftover fabric, share ideas and get advice.  Participants can bring their own machine or use a Guild one. For information visit www.hummingbirdquiltguild.com.   May 28 Military Order of The Purple Heart will hold its May monthly...
May 26 2015 - 6:12pm
PHOENIX — A three-term U.S. representative from Flagstaff hopes to do what Arizona Democrats have been unable for do since 1982: Sideline John McCain. In announcing her bid Tuesday for the Senate, Ann Kirkpatrick hammered on her local rural roots as a lifelong Arizona resident. Her video included pictures of her with her family and small business. But it’s the boots she bought with her waitressing tips that are likely...
May 26 2015 - 5:42pm
Ben Armijo, 97, passed away May 19, 2015, in Sierra Vista. Ben was born in Reserve, N.M., on Sept. 28, 1917. He was the son of Luis and Maria Armijo and had two brothers, Frank and Salvador, and five sisters, Perfie, Josie, Annie, Virginia, and Julia, the only remaining sibling. Ben’s early years were spent in Reserve until he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC’s) as a young man. He was greatly influenced by the CCC...
May 26 2015 - 5:42pm
Mary Leisner, 77, of Sierra Vista, passed away at Canyon Vista Medical Center. As per her wishes she was cremated and no services will be held. Assisting the family was Hatfield Funeral Home.
May 26 2015 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — Early signs are pointing to a successful transition to a new credit-based system for determining the promotion and retention of students at Joyce Clark Middle School, after a leveling off or possible improvement in promotion rates this year. While the success of several students enrolled in summer school will determine the ultimate outcome of the promotion rate, the current percentage of students who will certainly have...
May 26 2015 - 5:32pm
HUACHUCA CITY — Mr. Shed owner Jim Goad is hosting a number of events in June as his company celebrates 25 years in business. “We’re going to be hosting several activities through the month to benefit a very worthwhile nonprofit organization, All the King’s Horses Children’s Ranch,” said Goad. The children’s ranch, located in Benson, provides refuge for abused and neglected children in need of long-term care. The events will...
May 26 2015 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a 19-year-old Indiana man after investigators said he sexually assaulted two minors at knifepoint. Anthony Quinzer has been charged with sexual assault, sexual conduct with a minor, threatening and intimidating, indecent exposure and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after the sheriff’s office received a call at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday from a 13-...
May 26 2015 - 3:32pm
Palominas School District will participate in the National Summer Feeding Program, taking place at Palominas School, 10385 E Highway 92,  on June 1 through June 26, serving breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Palominas School District is proud to bring free meals to anyone 18 years old and younger. No qualification needed, meals served in the gym and must be eaten on site. Questions? Call (520) 366-6204...
May 26 2015 - 3:12pm
A memento is a memory, an item that serves as a reminder for a special place, person or point in time. For Carolyn Bahn, a memento is a three by five inch postcard of the United States naval ship Buckner. A 50 year old postcard as old as her marriage. Carolyn and Chet Bahn, married on Aug., 23, 1964, and 50 years later,Carolyn still giggles excitedly when she thinks about her wedding day. “I was a happy bride,” Carolyn said, with a...
May 26 2015 - 3:12pm
BENSON — It’s time to tee it up for Senior Meals. The 11th annual Northern Cochise County Senior Meals golf tournament is just around the corner. Slated for June 20, “Another Wonderful Day of Golf” is hosted by the San Pedro Golf Course, 926 E. Madison St. in Benson. This annual tournament is the primary fundraiser for the local Senior Meals program, where about 140 senior citizens are provided with packages of frozen, home-...
May 26 2015 - 3:12pm
The Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District, will close the Cochise Stronghold Campground on June 1 due to increasing temperatures that occur in that location during the summer. Recreationists can still enjoy dispersed camping in both the East and West Stronghold areas. Campers are encouraged to practice Leave-No-Trace and extinguish campfires completely during their camping experience. The campground is scheduled...
May 25 2015 - 11:02pm
SIERRA VISTA – “Coach, can I go to the restroom again? “Well, I suppose so, but leave your glove here this time.” When enrolling my son to play baseball with the Sierra Vista Little League, I checked every box on the volunteer form. “I work for free,” I told the league representative. A couple of weeks later, I was notified of my new status as a team manager in the league’s 8-to-10-year-old division...
May 25 2015 - 10:42pm
It would make sense for a high school with a colt as its mascot for one of Buena’s best overall sports entailing athletes riding objects. Buena High’s Mountain Bike Club has slowly and steadily flourished since its founding in 2013. The club is a bright spot competively on the state level in an athletic department that’s experienced a lull in success for its team sports in recent years. The Colts began their third season this...
May 25 2015 - 9:42pm
Welcome to the Tuesday after a week of ceremonies. Graduation and Memorial Day bring our community together like few other events. Families and friends gather at local high schools in celebration when our seniors cross the stage and get their diplomas. Area Memorial Day ceremonies bring people together for a somber moment of reflection and respect. The last of these community gatherings is on the Fourth of July, when...
May 25 2015 - 9:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — There are two things Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally dislikes about Memorial Day. One is people who wish others a “Happy Memorial Day,” which means they have no idea of the significance of the day. Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifice those who served in the nation’s armed forces and gave their lives and there is nothing joyful about that, she told more than 400 people who attended the late...
May 25 2015 - 8:22pm
Everyone familiar with the recent history of Sierra Vista economic development efforts will agree that unfortunate and unforeseen events have governed the city’s momentum toward its “Plan for Prosperity.” The resignation of the first development director, Nancy Martin, just four months after she started the job was unexpected. That outcome was followed by a candidate who turned down the city’s offer and a third candidate who died...
May 25 2015 - 6:42pm
Iris Lynch is on shaky ground when she condemns the Democratic Party for moral laxity and praises the Republican Party’s moral superiority. Several bold-faced names come to mind: Newt Gingrich and marital infidelity; Mark Sanford, David Vitter, Larry Craig, and that paragon of probity, Richard Nixon. It saddens me that Ms. Lynch is evidently repeating talking points from the likes of Rush Limbaugh. I would encourage Ms. Lynch to expand her...
May 25 2015 - 6:42pm
Although he may not be aware of it, when Gov. Ducey vetoed Senate Bill 1200 he enabled the Arizona Historical Society to continue defying Arizona law. When the AHS was given control of the state mineral museum to prepare for the centennial celebration, Arizona Revised Statutes Title 41.827 established a clear responsibility to continue operating the mineral museum and education programs in a portion of the building. The subsequent failure of...
May 25 2015 - 6:32pm
BISBEE — Memorial Day ceremonies at two Bisbee cemeteries honored veterans who paid the ultimate price and sacrificed their lives in service to this country. Frank Martinez, commander of both the V.F.W. Post 836 and The American Legion Post 16, organized the ceremonies. Scouts from Bisbee’s Boy Scout Troop 1 and volunteers spent Saturday morning placing hundreds of flags on veterans’ graves in both cemeteries in preparation...
May 25 2015 - 6:32pm
Cool your automatic negative traffic response jets for a moment or two and look around. You will see that every action executed in traffic is a dance of one form or another. Every dance form from ballet to stylized Keystone Kops is part of traffic. For the most part, traffic is an amazing example of a vehicular ballet performance. In this particular ballet, the dancers are encouraged to come as they are. Tutus are optional and even...
May 25 2015 - 6:32pm
May 26 Thunder Mountain Republican Women’s Club  will begin their meeting with lunch buffet at 11 a.m. on, Tuesday, May 26, at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St. Andrews Drive. Guest speaker will be Kale Kayibu, retired nurse and political activist. Kale will be speaking on the topic of Self-Governance. Also a reminder that TMRW will not be meeting in June and July, and will resume with regular meetings in August. For luncheon...
May 25 2015 - 5:52pm
FORT HUACHUCA — Memorial Day is the time to remember those who gave all — their lives — in defending the freedom Americans believe in, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley told more than 800 gathered at the post cemetery Monday morning. A bright sun created shadows on the ground, as one bird constantly chirped throughout the ceremony, as a slight breeze rustled leaves in the trees. It was one of many ceremonies commemorating the fallen...
May 25 2015 - 5:52pm
New logo for a not so new church. In preparation for their centennial, St. Patrick Catholic Church sponsored a logo contest. Twentyfour artist from all over Cochise County submitted 41 entries, with Bisbee’s Larry Milam claiming the Centennial Steering Committee’s $500 prize. Chairman of the committee Ruth Dugie said, picking a winner was no easy task. “The judging was a real challenge,” Dugie said. “There were so many ...
May 25 2015 - 5:42pm
Remember Douglas Adams’s 1979 novel “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”? It began with some technology snark, dismissing Earth as a planet whose life-forms “are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.” But that was then, in the early stages of the information technology revolution. Since then we’ve moved on to much more significant things, so much so that the big technology idea of 2015,...
May 25 2015 - 5:42pm
PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain said it’s President Obama’s fault that ISIS has taken control of Iraqi cities where American troops being mourned on Memorial Day had previously died defending. McCain insisted that the war for Iraq was won after the 2007 troop surge. “And yet the president, in one of the worst decisions of history, pulled all of the troops out,” McCain said. In a sometimes testy...
May 25 2015 - 5:22pm
We are deep into spring and closing in rapidly on summer. Many of us are planning vacations and travel. So many joyful activities and events fill this time of year. The challenge for some of us is how easily time slips away during this fun time. You may want to consider pausing right now at this crucial time of the year. Take time to refocus, plan, and strategize how you are going to enjoy this summer and still accomplish what you want...
May 25 2015 - 5:22pm
Balance affects all of our normal daily activities, as well as our ability to engage in active hobbies, such as hiking, biking and so forth. Since it is with us every step of our way, it’s a good idea to take a serious look at balance. This starts off sounding like bad news, but hang in there. Balance begins to diminish at around age 18.  This is why we may lose interest in roller coasters with age, not a huge loss, but we can...
May 24 2015 - 10:12pm
Buena rising sophomore runner Sady Bayne inched by two modest, yet positive advancements in her fundraising initiative to race on the international stage. The most impactful is, according to mother Windy Burney Bayne, Down Under Sports and the Down Under Cross Country Meet extended the top flight runner’s fundraising deadline to June 8th from its initial May 31st cutoff. More significantly, Bayne finally broke four-...
May 24 2015 - 9:02pm
Pardon our dust. If you’re a patron of the Herald/Review office and you haven’t stopped in for awhile, you may be surprised during your next visit. We are in the midst of a renovation, a relocation, a reconstruction. The newspaper itself isn’t the only thing that is changing at 102 Fab Avenue. As it is told by veterans who were here, the current address was expanded several years back when a large press...
May 24 2015 - 8:42pm
Sierra Vista City Manager Chuck Potucek has been careful to state that the budget he is presenting to the city council does not include revenue increases. The message behind that statement shows a respect for our elected city council. Instead of presuming that the city’s needs demand a tax increase and presenting a budget reflecting that presumption, the weight of deciding the city’s revenues is on the council. The work of...
May 24 2015 - 7:32pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Your Mind allows people to voice their opinions anonymously. Read the entries with the idea that sometimes it is the same person making multiple comments; that opinions of callers may or may not be based on facts. In some cases, entries are edited which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a variety of reasons. The printing of...
May 24 2015 - 7:32pm
May 25 This year’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista will be hosted by the Coronado Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. The ceremony will start at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 25, and last about an hour. Immediately following the ceremony there will be an unveiling of a monument by the “Cochise County Marines” dedicated to the “Global War on Terror-Arizona’s Fallen” near...
May 24 2015 - 7:02pm
Time flies when you’re having fun. Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and then, the next thing you know, it will be Aug. 6, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the date of the first Republican presidential debate. Less than 11 weeks away! True, 11 weeks is nearly twice the length of the entire national election schedule in the United Kingdom. But this is why we had the Revolutionary War. “It’s actually not...
May 24 2015 - 6:42pm
Duane A. Diehl, 84, passed away on May 21, 2015. He was born in Wichita, Kan., to George and Florence (Meeder) Diehl, where he attended high school. He served in the U.S. Navy and became a contract draftsman. He was also an avid woodcarver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jaqueline Diehl on Dec. 31, 2006. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2053 Choctaw Drive...
May 24 2015 - 6:12pm
It’s time for a short American history lesson, especially appropriate on the day we honor our war dead, those killed in combat defending us. Surprisingly, Memorial Day has its genesis not in the Revolutionary War, which we fought to gain our independence from England from 1775 to 1783. Rather, it was the 20th war or conflict of the 74, so far, we as a nation have engaged in — including 20 named against Native ...
May 24 2015 - 5:42pm
I didn’t attend my commencement ceremony at American University inWashington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn’t want to listen to a boring speaker, likely unaffiliated with the school or anyone in it, drone on in Washington’s notorious summer heat. Too bad graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy did not have the same option. They had to endure a ...
May 24 2015 - 5:22pm
On Saturday a few dozen cheerful demonstrators, some clad in vegetable and cow costumes, hit Fry Blvd at Veterans’ Park to draw attention to the importance of food labeling. There were honks and thumbs up for the group from some of the passing cars. “That’s all we want, labeling. How simple is that?” said Steve Schmitt, out for the march. This was the first “March Against Monsanto” in Sierra Vista, although the third year...
May 24 2015 - 5:12pm
Dear M & M: Can restaurants charge a flat fee for a party of six or more and call it a tip? — Mr. M Dear Mr. M: Yes, a restaurant can charge a flat fee, but if paid to the waiter or waitress it is technically part of the workers’ wages not part of tip income. The employer must pay payroll taxes on service fees paid to workers as wages. Here is the official IRS ruling, “The absence of any of the following factors...
May 24 2015 - 4:52pm
Local craft beer brewed right here in Cochise County scored a massive victory this week as Bisbee’s Beast Brewing Company recently inked a statewide distribution deal with all 11 Whole Foods in Arizona. The deal marks a culmination of a nearly year-long discussion between the two-person brewery and the international organic supermarket. Whole Foods specializes in selling locally sourced goods and a rep from their location on East River Road in...
May 24 2015 - 4:52pm
Newly minted Buena grad Joe Schaff was one of the first runners to fully embrace the Colts’ long distance coach Roger Bristow’s team unity ethos of “pulling the rope.” It just so happened that on the other end of the rope that kept Buena runners united in their conquests for Schaaf was a full ride athletic scholarship to run long distance for Division II Western New Mexico University.  Schaff finalized his commit to run for the...
May 24 2015 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — Buena High School’s SkillsUSA engineering technology section has been selected among 24 top chapters nationwide to receive the SkillsUSA Models of Excellence award. In recognition, three chapter representatives from Buena High School have been invited to participate in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., from June 22-26. Representatives will be honored at an awards dinner...
May 24 2015 - 4:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — The confluence of two unrelated incidents near Veterans’ Memorial Park on Saturday night resulted in significant disruption at the popular Movies in the Park event. It was at 8:25 p.m. when several Sierra Vista police officers responded to the skate park on the east side of Veterans’ Park after receiving a report of a fight. At about the same time, personnel with medical helicopter transport company Air Evac,...
May 24 2015 - 12:52am
Considering what the statistics show, it may prove hard to make the argument in Sierra Vista that kids have “nothing to do.” While the city council struggles finding enough money to accomplish its budget, the truth about the local teen center is low attendance. The city worked with the school district to renovate the building and offer it as a safe place for kids to go after school or during other free times. But since the...
May 23 2015 - 10:42pm
Do you have an interest in economic and community development, social services, housing, water quality, transportation, or public transit? Have you ever had a desire to play a role in regional planning, development, and policy, but didn’t want to run for political office to do so?  If so, SEAGO may have just the opportunity you’re looking for.   SEAGO’s Executive Board (Board of Directors) is comprised primarily of one...
May 23 2015 - 10:42pm
WASHINGTON — ON a reporting expedition to Los Angeles recently, I realized I could stop renting cars. I would never again have to brave the L.A. freeway behind the wheel. I would never have to obsess, like the characters in the “Saturday Night Live” skit, “The Californians,” about taking the 101 to the 110 and Canyon View Drive over to San Vincente to the 10, then switching over to the 405 North and getting dumped out onto ...
May 23 2015 - 10:32pm
May 24 Friends of the San Pedro River hold Bird Walks at The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park each Sunday morning at 7 a.m. Walks last about 2 hours and groups depart from the viewing platform of the Environmental Operations Park off of Highway 90 between mile markers 324 and 325. Groups are lead by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, Huachuca Audubon Society and  the Friends of the San Pedro River. All walks...
May 23 2015 - 10:32pm
By Chris Fisk For The Herald/Review Sunshine and the Blues paired perfectly with the wine and beer on Saturday in the Elk’s Lodge ramada and parking lot. The inaugural event marked the birth of a blues festival for Sierra Vista, long without one. Previously, the Elks hosted two wine festivals each year, one in the fall and one over Memorial Day weekend. The spring event has now morphed into a blues fest with wine,...
May 23 2015 - 10:12pm
It’s a start. A small one. Hillary Clinton answered six questions in five minutes during a campaign stop in Iowa, making no news and giving prepackaged statements we’ve heard many times before. She has to do a lot better than that. Neither the press — nor her Republican opponents — will let Clinton get away with a campaign strategy that continues to isolate her from meaningful media encounters. The...
May 23 2015 - 10:02pm
Area resident Iris Lynch recently presented the following speech to a luncheon meeting of the Huachuca Area Republican Women’s Club. As we all know, there are two major political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans.  In the decades long since gone, there were fewer distinct differences between the two major political parties than there are today. The two parties have evolved considerably and party affiliation doesn’t...
May 23 2015 - 9:32pm
A local organization dedicated to representing the interests of abused and neglected children in court is looking to raise awareness of the needs of foster children and parents. May is National Foster Care Month and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cochise County is hoping to get more people involved as foster parents or volunteers. Supporting foster parents is a county priority, said Abby Dodge, program manager for CASA...
May 23 2015 - 9:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — Tombstone chapter, Daughters of The American Revolution, hosted their annual Youth Citizenship and DAR Good Citizens awards Saturday, April 18 at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. The DAR encourages and promotes service, leadership, dependability and patriotism by presenting state and national awards to the youth. Students who received the Youth Citizenship award are Karley Burke, Lexi Gorman,...
May 23 2015 - 9:12pm
PHOENIX — Fearing defeat at the Supreme Court, more than a dozen members of Congress from California and Arizona introduced legislation Friday to preserve the congressional boundaries set by independent redistricting commissions. HR 2501 specifically bars the legislatures in six states, including Arizona, from redrawing the lines ahead of the 2020 decennial census. That preserves the current political balance of power of each state...
May 23 2015 - 7:52pm
If you were looking for adventure Saturday night the spot to be was Movies in the Park. Contrary to what you might think, this family-oriented celebration of goodness was in the middle of broadcasting its free entertainment to a full house when the sirens went off. Suddenly a helicopter appeared. Flashing red lights, police cars racing to the area, and there was clearly some kind of emergency, right? Wrong...
May 23 2015 - 7:12pm
Chaplain (Col.) Joseph Huseth, age 88, passed away at Oakwood Village in Madison, Wis., on May 17, 2015. He grew up in Lake Mills, Iowa, and after graduating from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was part of the 2nd Armored Division in Europe during the later part of World War II. He graduated from St. Olaf College in the spring of 1950 and married Elaine Carson in September. Two weeks later, he was again called to military service...
May 23 2015 - 7:12pm
Judith Hageman Cooney, 61, passed in peace on Wednesday May 20, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. She was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., on Oct. 2, 1953. She was preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Vera McCartney; and brother Barry Mccartney. She is survived by her husband Nigel Cooney; her two children Thomas Dale Hageman II (son), and Ashley Nicole Maria Hageman (daughter). She had three grandchildren....
May 23 2015 - 6:52pm
Meet Tom. He’s the guy on today’s front page of the Herald/Review. I met Tom in Flagstaff seven years ago when my professor at Northern Arizona University wanted a project for the semester. Back then, he was known as “Pops” I wanted to do something different. Everyone was doing architecture or pets. I wanted adventure and I found it under the railroad tracks where people lived outside. People commonly referred to...
May 23 2015 - 6:52pm
David M. Jordan, 80, of Sierra Vista, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Devon Gables Health Care Center of Tucson, Ariz. He had been a resident of Arizona for 18 years. A Celebration of David’s Life Service in New York are pending at this time. Private family interment will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home with online condolences at hatfieldfh.com.
May 23 2015 - 6:52pm
Edward Harry Pagel, 85, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015. Memorial services will be on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery featuring the Navy Honor Guard. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hatfieldfh.com.
May 23 2015 - 6:52pm
Corina C. Leza, 95, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2015. Mass of the Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 12 p.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church. A reciting of the Rosary will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Hatfield Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hatfieldfh...
May 23 2015 - 6:52pm
Joann Helen Campbell, 63, a 29-year resident of Hereford, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. She was born at Ft. Lewis, Wash., to Dale L. and Helen J. (Blydenstein) Winston. Joann was a loving Wife and Mother. She is survived by her husband of 42-years, Ronald Campbell; a daughter, Mary Darren of Arizona, and a son, Christopher Campbell of Arizona; and two grandchildren, Kiley Amber Madrid Campbell, and Sienna Helena Darren,...
May 23 2015 - 6:32pm
Bennie N. Armijo, 97, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Cochise Memory Gardens. Further information will be in a later edition. Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home with online condolences at hatfieldfh.com.
May 23 2015 - 4:42pm
By Ken Showers kens@eacourier.com SAFFORD — Despite nature’s best effort, the decades-long drought continues to plague Arizona and the Southwest. During a recent Safford City Council meeting, it was made known that the city is working with Eastern Arizona College on a way to save water. Currently, the college receives some of its water supply from Safford, but recent drought conditions around the area have led the...
May 23 2015 - 4:42pm
By JAMIE COCHRAN Cronkite News WASHINGTON — Sportsmen called on a House panel Wednesday to support a sweeping proposal that they said would guarantee hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting rights on federal lands for future generations. The 13-part Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act covers everything from ivory possession and use of lead shot to a requirement that federal agencies adopt a policy of ‘...
May 23 2015 - 4:12pm
Few names are as synonymous with Tombstone as Wyatt Earp and the big eponymous weekend in Tombstone could not have kicked-off any better than with Wyatt Earp himself, on stage at Schieffelin Hall. It wasn’t just dress up Friday night, it was Wyatt Earp, although technically a nephew of the legendary lawman and gunfighter with the same name, performing his one-man show. Kenneth Barrett, director of the Tombstone Repertory...
May 23 2015 - 3:52pm
TUCSON — U.S. Representative Martha McSally will take part in Memorial Day events around Southern Arizona on Monday. In the morning, Rep. McSally will speak at the South Lawn Cemetery Service held by VFW Post 549. Later in the day, she will speak and sing at the Arts Express Memorial Day Event, “A Hero’s Salute,” at the Pima Air and Space Museum. In the evening, she will speak and sing at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Memorial...
May 23 2015 - 3:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — There will be two events Monday to remember America’s fallen military members who have served defending the nation. The first event will take place at the Old Post Cemetery on Fort Huachuca, starting at 11:30 a.m. Post Public Affairs Officer Angela Camera said people who want to attend the event should arrive earlier than the start time. There will be designated parking areas, where buses will...
May 23 2015 - 3:22pm
BISBEE — Bisbee residents will have two Memorial Day ceremonies to attend on Monday morning, a brief 30-minute event at Evergreen Cemetery at 9 a.m., followed by a longer gathering at Memory Gardens at 11 a.m. Frank Martinez, commander of both VFW Post 836 and American Legion Post 16, will be conducting both ceremonies. Following the welcome address, and the Pledge of Allegiance, Martinez will read the names of the seven...
May 23 2015 - 3:22pm
BENSON - Memorial Day observances in the San Pedro Valley are conducted with support from the Benson VFW 6271, American Legion and VFW Women’s Auxiliary at different times in the communities of Pomerene, St. David and Benson. Ceremonies in all three communities are typically well-attended. Observances start at 8 a.m. at the Pomerene Cemetery, with residents arriving early to work on gravesites and includes a pancake...
May 23 2015 - 3:02pm
Votes cast by locally-elected federal officials, representing Congressional District No. 2 and the State of Arizona. Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate; U.S. Rep. Martha McSally represents District No. 2 among Arizona’s nine congressional districts in the House of Representatives.
May 23 2015 - 1:42pm
PHOENIX — On Tuesday, May 19, Arizona Registrar of Contractors signed a consent order settling 11 cases filed against B & M Excavating and Hauling, Inc., and revoking their three contracting licenses, effective on June 1. From late-2013 to Jan. 2015, the Registrar received 10 complaints against B & M for issues related to work they were contracted to perform stemming back to late-2012 and as recently as July 2014....
May 22 2015 - 10:32pm
May 23 “Harvest Rain,” sponsored by the Water Wise Program on Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at C-A-L Ranch, 673 N. Highway 90 Bypass, Sierra Vista.  Come learn how to put together a Rain Water Harvesting System from Gutter to Irrigation with Rick Weisberg from Oasis Water Harvesting and Cado Daily from Water Wise. For more information, call UA Cooperative Extension at (520) 458-8278, ext. 2141 or visit ...
May 22 2015 - 10:12pm
While Permanent Change of Station orders mean brand new towns with a fresh set of strangers to meet for a military family, one of the few things they can count on is that sports are played just the same in North Carolina as they are in Cochise County. On the opposite end of the spectrum, locals don’t care where you from as long as you can hit a baseball. It’s the universal language of sports that’s allowed Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jeff...
May 22 2015 - 9:32pm
Furlough. The mention of the word is likely to stir a dust-up in Bisbee these days. The City Council voted this week to adopt a budget for the coming fiscal year that will furlough 62 city employees for either 80 hours or 40 hours, depending on wages. Higher paid employees, $45,000 or more, will miss 10 days from their paycheck, while those who make less, will lose five days. Former Bisbee Council Member Ken Budge complained at Tuesday...
May 22 2015 - 8:52pm
It seems like ages ago now. But it’s worth remembering how America’s latest war in the Middle East began. In early August, shortly after militants from the Islamic State had taken over Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, President Obama authorized a volley of airstrikes. The goal then was to save Yazidis, an ethnic minority, who were being slaughtered and displaced by Islamic State militants, and to prevent the terrorist group from...
May 22 2015 - 8:52pm
Parents were almost dragging their little ones out of the annual spring open house at the Cochise and Western Model Railroad Club last weekend. The sights and sounds of a working railroad, and the various layouts on display transfixed all the children who stopped by the club with their parents. There were layouts of several different sizes of gage, or scale, complete with all sorts of details to take in. Model trains are a hobby that...
May 22 2015 - 8:52pm
The Senate Armed Services Committee has accepted a Defense Department plan to pare taxpayer support of base grocery stores, which if enacted into law would lower shopper savings at least two percentage points next year as well as cut store operating hours and other shopper services. Defenders of the benefit for military families and the military resale industry fear the committee’s action, if it becomes law, would be a significant...
May 22 2015 - 8:32pm
BISBEE — “per aspera ad astra,” the class of 2015 departed with a bilingual ceremony amid fireworks, blustery wind, and the trio from Pomp and Circumstance Military March No. 1 on Thursday night at Warren Ballpark. “You have made one of the most important choices of your life; the choice to stay in school and graduate from Bisbee High School,” said keynote speaker Juan Franco, the superintendent of Naco Schools. “Remember, education...
May 22 2015 - 8:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — Nearly a week after a confrontation between rival motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas left nine people dead and more than a dozen injured, the organizer of the Chrome Pony Rally in Sierra Vista next week said her event would showcase that isolated incidents of violence should not color an entire community of people. “That is an ultimate goal, to dispel that dirty biker image, because that’s the minority. The majority are...
May 22 2015 - 8:12pm
TOMBSTONE - Glitter and sparkles will be adding a splash of pizzazz to Tombstone High School’s graduations. For the first time in its 93-year history, the high school allowed graduates to decorate their caps Thursday for its commencement ceremony. Caps were adorned in gold glitter, silver sparkles, beads, messages and photos. A bold “12” dominated Branden Sanchez’s cap. “I played basketball and baseball, and that was my...
May 22 2015 - 8:12pm
University of Arizona’s Southern Campus received the 2015 Peter Likins “Inclusive Excellence Program Award.” The award was given to U of A South for excellence in their Transition to Teaching Masters in Education Program. The program was awarded funding by the United States Department of Education, and seeks to provide quality teachers and support to the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)....
May 22 2015 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — A man suspected of peddling heroin in the Sierra Vista area for at least a year has been arrested along with an accomplice following an investigation by the Sierra Vista Police Department’s Community Response Team. Anthony Kelly, 52, also known as Prince, was charged with possession of narcotic drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, transporting narcotic drugs for sale and possession of dangerous ...
May 22 2015 - 5:32pm
Eleanor was born on January 12, 1918, in Denver, Colo., to Stella and Julius (Dutch) Uhrlaub. While she was still a baby, the family moved to Florence, Colo. Eleanor loved school and thought vacations lasted way too long. In high school in Florence she was named valedictorian of her class.  After graduation she moved to Emporia, Kan., where she worked as a secretary in an uncles law office. While living in Emporia, she met John...
May 22 2015 - 5:32pm
Robert (Rob, Bob) died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 20. He was born in Williamsburg, Iowa, and moved to Arizona with his family when he was 7 years old. He was second in a long line of family members that attended Tombstone High School. Robert worked many years in the Sierra Vista area for Southwestern Plumbing while singlehandedly raising his two children before starting his own business (San Pedro Plumbing) in 1992. He then...
May 22 2015 - 5:22pm
TOMBSTONE — With 84 graduates and two exchange students, the Tombstone High School class of 2015 celebrated its 93rd commencement ceremony Thursday evening as the largest class in the school’s history. Along with fond reflections of past experiences and anticipations of things to come, the celebration was filled with congratulatory well wishes, the traditional silly string, balloons and flowers. And it had its “not so...
May 22 2015 - 5:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — After two full days, the Oak Tree fire has burned more than 2,000 acres of land along Highway 83 north of Sonoita. As on Friday afternoon, a total of 185 personnel from more than a dozen regional fire districts and 10 local, state and federal safety and environmental agencies have together managed to contain more than 90 percent of the fire, which was first reported Wednesday afternoon. The majority of the fire...
May 22 2015 - 4:42pm
This Memorial Day, with David Letterman retiring the week before the holiday and the recent death of legendary bluesman B.B. King, I began to think about ways to honor our servicemen and women beyond the traditional parades and prayers of Memorial Day weekend. Both King and Letterman took part in USO-sponsored tours overseas to entertain our troops stationed far from home. Many of these tours travel through areas close to active...
May 21 2015 - 10:22pm
As much as Buena High School’s 56th Commencement ceremony Thursday night was a celebration for 471 graduates, it was also a time to reflect on how far each has come as well as a moment to look forward on where their lives will take them. For graduate Katherine Burnett, her past came in the form of a surprise visit from a childhood friend who drove 20 hours overnight from Northern California to be in the stands at Loveless Field for...
May 21 2015 - 9:42pm
Last Saturday the community of Bisbee hosted a training seminar sponsored by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to develop the skills of volunteers in developing the Under 10 Tennis Program for our youth.  Over 30 people participated. Although the plan to use the four courts at Bisbee (Warren) was not possible because of the windy conditions, on short notice the Lowell Gymnasium was made available. Thank you ...
May 21 2015 - 9:22pm
May 22 The Sierra Vista Historical Society invites you to its annual membership luncheon at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, St. Andrew’s Drive, on Friday, May 22. Our speaker will be Carrie Gustavson, executive director of the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum. She will give a presentation on the history and restoration of “Grassy Park.” There will be a short business meeting beforehand. Doors open at 11 a.m., with a buffet lunch beginning...
May 21 2015 - 9:22pm
WASHINGTON — One really has to wonder, why all the fuss about Jeb Bush? Yes, of course, he does have a careless tongue and a delivery that reminds you of your tax accountant. And after listening to him for a while, one has to stop oneself from asking how he got the moniker in Bush family lore as the “smart son.” But, hey, give him at least some credit. He’s being criticized for clinging to his family in his thinking...
May 21 2015 - 8:52pm
BISBEE — What started as an idea to give Bisbee kids something to do has morphed into a program that now gives back to the community through a free monthly community meal — which the kids now prepare and serve — along with free monthly outdoor movie nights for kids and families. The Bisbee Naco Youth Crew started as an idea in 2013. Affiliated with St. Patrick Church in Bisbee and the St. Michael Mission in Naco, Arizona...
May 21 2015 - 8:32pm
Life was much different in Bisbee 32 years ago The city had more residents and despite the recent closing of mining operations, Bisbee was a popular tourism spot in Arizona. That’s when Katherine Hagstrum and Alvin Sandler invested in Bisbee by purchasing property at 5B Moon Canyon. Several years back, and now well into their retirement years, the couple decided to sell. Like all responsible property owners entering the...
May 21 2015 - 5:52pm
SIERRA VISTA—The Bureau of Land Management held an open meeting on Tuesday, for discussion about policy in its management of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The meeting was held at the Sierra Vista Ranger Station/BLM San Pedro project office on Highway 92 in Hereford The local San Pedro River, which flows north from Mexico, is the lifeblood of the upper San Pedro River valley in Cochise County, and it is...
May 21 2015 - 5:52pm
By David Rookhuyzen Green Valley News Firefighters working to contain the 2,000-acre Oak Tree Fire north of Sonoita made significant headway overnight, authorities said Thursday. Michelle Fidler, a spokeswoman with Coronado National Forest, said 30 people staffed the fire Wednesday night and were able to continue working to complete lines around the blaze because of high relative humidity and low winds....
May 21 2015 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — Fry Fire District Firefighters Local 4913, raised $5,000 during the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 60th annual Fill the Boot campaign to help save the lives of Southern Arizonans battling muscle disease. Every weekend in April, local firefighters, who are members of the International Association of Firefighters, participated in Fill the Boot events to fund research for cures and treatments toward muscular dystrophy,...
May 21 2015 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — After 13 years of lunch lines, stressful tests and long school days, Berean Academy seniors celebrated becoming graduates during Wednesday’s ceremony. Surrounded by friends and family, 28 Berean students draped in red and blue caps and gowns sat on stage in the school auditorium and listened to speeches from fellow classmates and staff. Graduates were honored by receiving awards for character and student...
May 21 2015 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — With the monsoon approaching, the National Weather Service is again calling upon those living in Southeast Arizona to aid its effort in producing the accurate weather-related warnings by being the agencies eyes on the ground. These weather spotters provide vital information on extreme weather conditions that cannot be captured by radar, said Ken Drozd, warning coordination meteorologist for the NWS in Tucson. “...
May 20 2015 - 11:52pm
Parents are encouraged to make plans for the summer by thinking ahead. It will be time well-spent. Your children will test you. You need to be ready for their actions, good and not so good, by preparing a list of consequences and rewards that are realistic to the children’s development levels. This will give you a roadmap for how to deal with the challenges your children present through the summer. Think of small consequences for...
May 20 2015 - 10:32pm
More and more Arizona youth are taking up soccer as they look up to the stars in the FIFA World Cup and Major League Soccer. The Arizona Youth Soccer Association, a Phoenix-based group that governs youth soccer for the entire state, reported participation by boys and girls spiking from 31,504 in 2013 to 40,078 this past year, a 27 percent increase “With the increased popularity of soccer and the growth in our state, we would be excited...
May 20 2015 - 9:52pm
BISBEE — More than 60 Bisbee city employees will take furlough days this year to help balance the city’s budget, which has been battered by increased pension costs and declining revenue.  The Bisbee City Council passed a $26.9 million tentative budget Tuesday night for the 2015-16 fiscal year which calls for dipping into reserves to the tune of $600,000 and requiring 62 city employees in all general fund departments to take...
May 20 2015 - 7:52pm
If it appears the lights are a little brighter tonight. If the smiles of teens appear a bit more broad or if you notice a few more people in town, we have an explanation. Three local high schools will celebrate graduation tonight, and two will celebrate Friday night. To the seniors who will receive their diplomas we offer a hearty congratulations. To their parents and guardians, we offer our appreciation and...
May 20 2015 - 7:52pm
Many adults publicize their personal lives without thinking of the cost. I couldn’t care less about these adults, or about what to do behind closed doors. However, when these same adults are so focused on their own desires that they don’t consider the children in their lives – I do care.  Adults are supposed to protect children, not leave them to fend for themselves.   Children who are trapped in the mix-ups adults make...
May 20 2015 - 7:52pm
The behavior of our elected Superintendent of Public Instruction is bewildering, if not bizarre. She ripped away microphones at a public meeting, believed she had the right to fire board members, was reprimanded by the governor for doing so, and has created a “hostile” work place, causing the board to vacate their offices.  Now comes the way to fix everything: a lawsuit! The department is fractured. Underlying all the...
May 20 2015 - 7:12pm
PHOENIX — The suburbs on the edge of the state’s big metro areas are no longer the places to move — at least not at the same rate as in the past. New figures today from the U.S. Census Bureau show the big population shifts are occurring farther and farther out from the Phoenix area. “There’s a fairly steady progression outward of the ring of growth,” said Tom Rex, an economist at the W.P. Carey School...
May 20 2015 - 7:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — At its latest meeting on Wednesday, the Sierra Vista Metropolitan Planning Organization board voted to funnel federal money to a City of Sierra Vista project that would resurface Buffalo Soldier Trail between Fry Boulevard and the Highway 90 bypass. Created as a result of the city’s continuous urbanized area reaching a population of 50,000 according to the 2010 Census, the city was required to establish the MPO in order...
May 20 2015 - 7:12pm
BISBEE — Bisbee High School will send 59 young minds out into the world tonight following the 2015 commencement ceremony at the historic Warren Ballpark. The graduates were offered more than $1.1 million in scholarships and awards.  Graduates are expected to arrive at the park by 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Each graduate has been provide with two tickets for the family members to sit on...
May 20 2015 - 6:42pm
I know the place: the place where bullets flew and blood flowed the other day, where TV crews set up their trucks for one more gruesome body count. I know that place. It’s called America. For those caught up in the moment — fixated as the media are on the most recent “breaking news” to break, I know the place that caught all the nation’s attention Sunday. Yeah, Waco, Texas. The shootout between biker gangs — nine...
May 20 2015 - 6:42pm
May 21 The Patterson Observatory will open to the public on Thursday, May 21.  This event is free and family-friendly.  Viewing begins about 7:45 p.m.  Members of the Huachuca Astronomy Club will be on-hand to share their telescopes and answer your questions. Guests will view the moon, planets and a variety of deep sky splendors through the 20-inch telescope. The Patterson observatory is located on the campus of the...
May 20 2015 - 6:32pm
BISBEE — Cochise County Supervisors voted unanimously on two agenda items Tuesday that will change how people vote. County board members voted to purchase equipment from Election Systems & Software for $1.125 million and directed the elections department to develop a plan for “vote centers” beginning with the elections in 2016. Supervisors were unanimous in supporting both items and there was little discussion of the...
May 20 2015 - 5:52pm
In the last school board meeting for the 2014-2015 academic school, Sierra Vista School District Superintendent Kriss Hagerl updated the school board in a work session work on the progress the district made in its strategic plan that it adopted last summer. “It’s a living, breathing document,” Hagerl said. “What you adopted was the standards with the goals and then you turned that me and the leadership team and we had to develop...
May 20 2015 - 5:32pm
TOMBSTONE - Maira Nunez is the valedictorian of Tombstone High School’s graduating class of 2015, followed by Katelyn Scott, class salutatorian. Nunez carries a 4.142 grade point average, with Scott right on her heels with a 4.080. While the two graduates will be heading to college on very different career paths, both were inspired by high school experiences. Valedictorian Maira Nunez Raised in Whetstone, Nunez has...
May 20 2015 - 5:32pm
For a presidential campaign that has started so early, it’s striking how little most of the candidates want to engage with major issues of the day, let alone the future. Hillary Clinton won’t take a clear stand on two big issues she helped to negotiate as secretary of state: the free-trade deal with Pacific nations and the nuclear deal with Iran. Jeb Bush’s campaign seems stuck on whether he is or is not his brother’s keeper. Marco Rubio was for...
May 20 2015 - 5:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — Work to widen a stretch of Avenida del Sol south of Highway 90 has begun, requiring the multi-use path on the west side of the roadway to be closed to pedestrians. Crews with KE&G Construction are working to extend the culverts located in Coyote Wash, just south of Corral Road. It is the first phase of a larger project to widen Avenida del Sol from the highway to Camino del Norte. A traffic impact study for...
May 20 2015 - 5:12pm
A murder mystery dinner theater play that’s about a play rehearsing a murder mystery, all while a real murder is committed sounds like either a plotline in the 2010 film “Inception” or an episode out of “Community.” Theater on the Move’s June production of the meta “play about a play,” “Acting Can Be Murder” at Village Meadows Baptist Church is sure to be a lot more entertaining than a quick sentence blurb. “The only person...
May 20 2015 - 5:12pm
Funding to help beginning, veteran, and socially-disadvantaged farmers and ranchers expand businesses; $30 million available to develop new products USDA Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C.– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making $30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines. Funding will be made...
May 20 2015 - 5:12pm
It’s about 85 miles from Huachuca Mountain Elementary and Joyce Clark Middle, then a four-year pitstop at Buena High, before heading to the University of Arizona in Tucson. Buena’s Class of 2015 valedictorian Amanda Tran and its salutatorian Christopher “Trey” Blocker have taken every step together in that journey. In fact, if it were not for the .053 of a grade point that nudges Tran ahead of Blocker in the final class...
May 20 2015 - 4:52pm
TOMBSTONE — This notorious Old West town will be transformed into a rip-roaring three days of gunfight re-enactments and entertainment on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, as it celebrates the 34th annual Wyatt Earp Days. Festivities take place on historic Allen Street, with organizers promising “three full days of action-packed entertainment” throughout Memorial Day weekend. Re-enactment groups from Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico,...
May 20 2015 - 4:52pm
Dedicated pharmacist John F. Nicolais of Hereford, died in the loving arms of his family at the Hospice of the Valley, in Phoenix in the early morning of May 19, 2015. After many loving visits by family and friends, he slid away from us to heaven. John F. Nicolais was born at the Naval Air Station at Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 16, 1946, to Laura D. Nicolais and Pharmacist Mate, Bernard V. Nicolais. He grew up in Mamaroneck, N.Y.,...
May 20 2015 - 4:32pm
On May 16, the Fraternal Order of Free and Accepted Masons Huachuca Lodge 53, held its Second Annual Charity golf tournament, raising $4,200 for local academic youth organizations. Fifteen teams completed in a four-person scramble format at the Mountain View Golf Course on Fort Huachuca, with the top three teams receiving trophies for their efforts. The event began last year to assist youth programs that focus on academic achievement...
May 20 2015 - 3:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista residents are hankering for Red Lobster and Costco to come to town, according to a recent online survey conducted in preparation for RECon, the a global retail real estate convention running from May 17 to May 20. Of the nearly 500 people who responded to the two-question survey asking for Sierra Vistans’ most-desired stores and restaurants, 109 said they’d like to see a Red Lobster, earning nearly twice as...
May 20 2015 - 3:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — KE&G Construction has started work on a City project to widen and improve Avenida Del Sol from Highway 90 to Camino Del Norte, in anticipation of increased traffic along this corridor. A traffic impact study for the new Canyon Vista Medical Center and existing traffic patterns indicate that this stretch of Avenida Del Sol and its intersection with Highway 90 need to be improved to accommodate more cars during ...
May 20 2015 - 12:32am
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Your Mind allows people to voice their opinions anonymously. Read the entries with the idea that sometimes it is the same person making multiple comments; that opinions of callers may or may not be based on facts. In some cases, entries are edited which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a variety of reasons. The printing of...
May 19 2015 - 8:52pm
It’s impossible to miss her big smile and bright blonde hair bouncing through the football facility. If you know anything about Arizona football, then you know who Coach Rich Rodriguez is. But if you know the ins and outs of the team, you know “Miss Rita” Rodriguez. Rita grew up playing sports and has loved football for as long as she can remember. She attended Fairmont State College for three years and then met Rich. She transferred...
May 19 2015 - 8:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — After hearing that city staff had just completed crafting a balanced budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, city council members saw just what kind of personnel cuts had to be made to make that happen. Information on personnel expenditures was presented on Tuesday at the latest special work session. Based on the city’s current revenue policy, the budget proposal does not include any new revenue sources,...
May 19 2015 - 7:52pm
The Greater Huachuca Men’s Golf Club held its Modified Stableford tournament Sunday at Mountain View Golf Course on Fort Huachuca. During a beautiful spring day, 62 men and women competed from three sets of tees trying to score as many points as possible. Rather than counting strokes, players were awarded points for each hole, with one point for a one over par bogey, two points for a par, three points for a one under par birdie and...
May 19 2015 - 7:52pm
BISBEE — Patty Miller, RN, is the 2015 recipient of Copper Queen Community Hospital (CQCH) Jane Delano Nursing Award. As a nurse working with Copper Valley Home Health, Miller’s care for her patients embodies the qualities that define this award. Miller received her bachelor’s degree from Marymount College in Salina, Kansas and has been a Registered Nurse for 35 years. She began her healthcare career as an aid when she was in her teens...
May 19 2015 - 7:32pm
This newspaper has blown the trumpet on past frustrations concerning Cochise County elections. Though not alone in Arizona, the backlog of counting ballots during the 2012 and 2014 election cycles was the focus of several editorials questioning the local tabulation process. There were also concerns with the failure of the elections department to relay new state laws governing nomination petitions, which resulted in two candidates being...
May 19 2015 - 7:32pm
Photo by Kristi O’Brien Members of the Sierra Vista Martial Arts Club competed in the semi-annual tournament on Saturday at Buena High School. The event, sponsored by SVMAC, welcomed local martial arts schools and individual martial artists to participate in the tournament. Students ranging in age from 4 years old to adult, from beginner to black belt, competed in Form, Team Form, Sparring and Chambara. Gold, silver and bronze...
May 19 2015 - 6:02pm
Attending the Strategic Planning Initiative meeting (May 16, 2015) for Bisbee schools, I learned that the public was to have 30 days (now less than) to give input on the school’s budget. It is imperative that the website and final date for input be distributed to our community: budgetinput@busd.k12.az.us. The staff, the students, and concerned citizens of the community must have a say in this important process...
May 19 2015 - 5:42pm
Gianna Ulmen, 17, of Sierra Vista, is the first recipient in Arizona to earn the prestigious Stars and Stripes Award from the American Heritage Girls.    The Stars and Stripes Award is highest award offered and is earned by:   • completing 16 Merit Badges including citizenship and government, money management, camping, emergency preparedness, outdoor skills and more; • planning, developing, leading, and documenting a service...
May 19 2015 - 5:42pm
If you could go back to 1889 and strangle Adolf Hitler in his crib, would you do it? At one level, the answer is obvious. Of course, you should. If there had been no Hitler, presumably the Nazi Party would have lacked the charismatic leader it needed to rise to power. Presumably, there would have been no World War II, no Holocaust, no millions dead on the Eastern and Western fronts. But, on the other hand, if there were no World War II...
May 19 2015 - 5:42pm
In Monday’s, May 11, Sierra Herald Herald Liza Rubin of the Arizona Sonora News Service stated that tourism in Tombstone has seen a significant decrease within the last decade. Some say yes and some say no. I am a volunteer in Tombstone and a board member of the Tombstone Chamber of Commerce, I am usually a member of a Special Events Committee or I am sometimes a chairman of an event. (i.e Wyatt Earp Days, Helldorado Days, Tombstone...
May 19 2015 - 5:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. From 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., traffic flow will be significantly restricted on Charleston Road in the area around the Buena High School. Only motorists with authorized Buena graduation parking passes will be allowed to travel on Charleston Road toward Buena High School. It is highly recommended that attendees who do not have parking passes, utilize...
May 19 2015 - 5:22pm
May 20 Zeolites will be featured at the monthly meeting of the Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club Wednesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. The group will meet in the conference room at the Cochise College Library. Zeolites, both natural and synthetic, are used as water softeners, in catalytic cracking, absorbing sulfur dioxide (a cause of acid rain), etc. Attendees are invited to bring examples of zeolites to share with the group. The public is most welcome...
May 19 2015 - 5:12pm
Dennis was born in Dawsom, N.M., to MaryAnn and James Brandolino. Dennis began his Forest Service career on the Cibola National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. He later worked on the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest and then on to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Dennis served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970 as an artillery surveyor. After returning home he attended the University of Arizona...
May 19 2015 - 5:12pm
John F. Nicolais, 69, of Hereford passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Hospice of Valley in Phoenix. Visitation will be held at Hatfield Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church at 12 p.m. Burial will take take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2015, at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Further information will be forth coming in an...
May 19 2015 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista Public Library is partnering with McDonald’s to encourage children to read this summer. Sign up for the Sierra Vista Public Library Summer Reading Program and receive a free Happy Meal bookmark coupon. Participating children will receive a reading log to keep track of books they read and the library will be offering special events and reading incentives for children. Hosted by the City of Sierra...
May 19 2015 - 4:52pm
PHOENIX — Arizona pitches itself as a great place to retire. But an analysis of factors by WalletHub shows that, at least for veterans, the state is not the top spot to finally settle down. In fact, it isn’t even in the Top 10. The financial advice web site rates Arizona just No. 18 nationwide. A host of factors are bringing down Arizona’s score. For example, WalletHub looked at the number of...
May 19 2015 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — The nature of warfare is changing, and the Army and other armed forces are changing with it, the leader of Fort Huachuca said Monday. It was at a meeting of the Cochise Chapter of the Air Force Association that Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley spoke about the changes in both methodology, philosophy and training for modern warfare and the military’s ongoing commitment to citizens that hold it in the highest regard. Ashley is the...
May 19 2015 - 4:52pm
It’s fairly safe to say that the University of Arizona is yielding a pleasant return on their investment in head football coach Rich Rodriguez. While Rich Rod is the second-highest paid coach in the conference at $2 million annually, most experts believe that UA’s miraculous run to claim the Pac-12 South came a year early. The Wildcats appear to be trending the same upward direction that Rodriguez’s West Virginia Mountaineer teams were...
May 19 2015 - 4:52pm
BISBEE — Who said the youth of today have no aspirations?  Bisbee High School’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian both have big ones — both plan to go into the medical field after graduation. Valedictorian Alysia Shields-Haywood, 17, has called Bisbee High home for the past two years, after growing up mostly in Sierra Vista, and North Carolina before moving to Bisbee following her sophomore year. “At Bisbee High,...
May 19 2015 - 4:52pm
TOMBSTONE - Eighty-six graduates are expected to take part in the Tombstone High School class of 2015 commencement program Thursday night, marking the largest graduating class is the school’s 90-year history. As families and friends prepare to gather at the high school football field to celebrate this milestone, district officials are offering the following information for a smoother, more streamlined commencement celebration...
May 19 2015 - 1:52pm
TUCSON — The top ten finalists for the Southwest Regional Ben Vereen Awards were announced on Sunday, May 3 at the local Sing-Off competition held at the historic Fox Tucson Theatre. The finalists are: Gino Cocchi (Tucson High Magnet School); Quinn Corrigan (Catalina Foothills High School); Sophia Crawley (Tucson High Magnet School); Manuel D’Auria (Rincon University High School); Maya Encila (The Gregory School); Kaitlyn Fabry (...
May 19 2015 - 1:02pm
Submitted As part of our Grassy Park Public Art Initiative, last month Bisbee artists and photographers were invited to work in two-dimensional art to join us in bringing art and history together in celebration of our community. We asked for a series of three digital images of their artwork in a contest to choose the first series for the planned set of 4-foot by 8-foot “banners” to hang on the large retaining wall in the park. We are...
May 18 2015 - 10:22pm
May 19 May 19 the Sierra Vista Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1:15 p.m., in the Mona Bishop Room at the Sierra Vista Public Library. The guest speaker will be Peggy Foster, a personal trainer at the Racquetball Club, who is specifically trained and certified in treating Parkinson’s. Refreshments will be served before discussion and sharing by everyone, including the “care-partners.” The meeting ends at 3 p.m. The Parkinson’s Support...
May 18 2015 - 9:02pm
When visiting Sierra Vista two to three times a month I continually see the following. The large disparity between senior drivers (patient, persistent and lane blocking) and younger drivers (impatient, speeding and red light running, many by women) and close calls when the two do not mix. The poor visibility of business addresses on Fry Boulevard and Highway 92 also contribute to the poor mix. Avenida Cochise...
May 18 2015 - 9:02pm
I agree with Steve Muratore’s comments (5/18/15) in the Herald: Gowan is a fool (my assessment, not Muratore’s). Gowan’s words should never be taken without serious scrutiny. That’s if you can get him to say anything relevant. Gowan is a salesman for hire who gets elected to keep big business happy. Having tried on more than one occasion to have a discussion with Gowan about legislation he’d promoted, I...
May 18 2015 - 7:42pm
Diana Douglas, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, has a lot to put on her resume in her short tenure in office, however, we’re not sure if any of it is productive. Douglas has scheduled Sierra Vista as one of 14 stops around the state for a “listening tour” on May 30. Between now and then, we’re watching what develops in a high-stakes fight she is having with the Department of Education. It’s all ...
May 18 2015 - 6:42pm
Cochise County supervisors will gather this morning to discuss buying new voting equipment and whether to switch to a centralized polling system Tuesday county officials listened to a presentation by Election Systems & Software representatives who demonstrated their line of voting and tabulating equipment. The company presented three devices, including a tablet computer that would contain the entire voter registration...
May 18 2015 - 6:42pm
Before Buena rising sophomore Sady Bayne even began high school, she was one of the top long distance runners in the state and used her freshman year to showcase that she’s as good as advertised having earned all-state honors. Bayne may be able to outrun the state, however, she may not be able to keep up with the quickly approaching fundraising deadline for her first invite to international competition. After she was named to an all...
May 18 2015 - 6:42pm
In January 2007, shortly after entering the race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton traveled to Iowa, where one of the first questions she faced was about her vote to authorize the war in Iraq. “If we had known then what we know now, there never would have been a vote,” Clinton said, “and I never would have voted to give (President George W. Bush) that authority.” Clinton...
May 18 2015 - 6:02pm
Some 215 mostly business customers were without electricity for about two hours Monday when a switching cabinet shut down in an area on Sierra Vista’s south side. Chief Member Services Officer Jack Blair reported that the outage was reported at 1:30 p.m. at meters located along Paseo De La Luna. He said it appeared dirt had been thrown into a switching cabinet, possibly by a squirrel, which caused the cabinet to automatically shut...
May 18 2015 - 5:32pm
A significant change to the defensive driving school law will take effect on July 3, 2015, which will allow a person to attend defensive driving school once every 12 months, instead of the current limit of once every 24 months. State law allows eligible parties to resolve civil traffic violations by attending defensive driving school. Violations involving serious injury or a fatality and persons who hold a commercial license, remain...
May 18 2015 - 5:12pm
Strong bones literally carry us through our later years, so it is vital that we understand some basics about improving and maintaining the bone density that we have right now. Everyone wishes to stay active for as long as possible, and bone loss and fractures aren’t inevitable as we age. We don’t need a pill to accomplish this. By incorporating a few essential points about nutrition and weight-bearing exercise, it’s possible to stave...
May 18 2015 - 5:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — Local high school students with an interest in the fire service are invited to sign up for the next round of the Sierra Vista Fire Department’s CADET program for a hands-on experience of the daily duties of firefighters. Interested students between the ages of 16 and 18 with a GPA of at least 2.5 have until May 25 to submit an application, available at any Sierra Vista Fire Station, to SVFD station 363, at 675 Giulio...
May 18 2015 - 5:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — Area law enforcement agencies stopped more than 100 vehicles and arrested seven people for driving impaired over a multi-day DUI enforcement effort earlier this month. In an effort to curb inebriated driving around the Cinco de Mayor holiday, the Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force deployed in and around the Sierra Vista area from May through May 5. In addition to the seven DUI arrests, officers made one arrest...
May 18 2015 - 5:12pm
The Sierra Vista Governing Board is slated to hear fresh updates on the progress of the district’s strategic plan at a public work session tonight. Superintendent Kriss Hagerl will present the progress the district has made regarding its governance and leadership standards that it set for itself when the board adopted the strategic plan last summer. The standard entails that the district operates under governance and leadership that...
May 18 2015 - 5:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — Social media is one of the best ways to market a business for free, and the Cochise College Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop in June to help business owners lay the foundation for social media marketing success. The SBDC will host a seminar titled “Creating Your Facebook Business Page” from 9 to 11 a.m. June 17 in room 900 on the Sierra Vista Campus. Instructor Andy Ward will teach several of the...
May 18 2015 - 5:12pm
By Kristi O’Brien Special to the Herald/Review TUCSON — The 98-lap Super Late Model feature at Tucson Speedway left spectators in awe Saturday as the 15-car field put on a show that fans will not soon forget. Super Late Models The field came around to the green flag with Cassie Gannis of Phoenix and Mariah McGriff of Tucson in an all-female front row. Gannis had the early lead with Chuck...
May 18 2015 - 4:52pm
In a class at a local college where I teach, we recently talked about how to be a strong leader without being bossy. Most of the students associated “strong” with negative character traits. Many of the leadership models and examples people have experienced are aggressive, pushy, and downright nasty…and they don’t want to be like that! Yet, this same group of people doesn’t want to be “weak” or considered pushovers. They don’t want to...
May 18 2015 - 4:42pm
Patricia Jean was born on Feb. 10, 1944, in Tacoma, Wash. to Clarence August and Ann Mac Glodowski. She grew up in Jerome, Idaho. Pat attended Carol College (Montana) and University of Nevada Reno. She is survived by her husband, Richard; daughter, Alli Elizabeth; son, John Scot, and granddaughter, Jessica Lynn. She is also survived by her brothers, Dan and Steve; and her sister, Margaret Manes. Pat graduated from Saint Mary...
May 17 2015 - 8:32pm
The Sheriff makes good sense. There was a day not long ago where the accountability of the citizenry to police was appreciated, not questioned. In comments published Sunday Sheriff Dannels was accepting of body cameras for police officers but disappointed that this technology will replace at least some of the trust shared between citizens and police. He called it a failure of leadership. Watching the events in...
May 17 2015 - 7:12pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Your Mind allows people to voice their opinions anonymously. Read the entries with the idea that sometimes it is the same person making multiple comments; that opinions of callers may or may not be based on facts. In some cases, entries are edited which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a variety of reasons. The printing of...
May 17 2015 - 7:12pm
Under Buena football’s 12th regime in 18 years, new head coach Joe Thomas used the annual spring game to solidify his players’ bonds of brotherhood to further settle the tumult from years’ past and build toward the future. “The spring game itself, the kids were excited,” Thomas said. “We tried to put them in game time mode although we didn’t have pads on. The execution wasn’t 100 percent, but it did go well.”...
May 17 2015 - 5:32pm
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are unconstitutional and violate civil rights; in short, whether or not the police force there is racist. It will come as no surprise if the investigation concludes that it is, because accusing the department of racism diverts attention from the city’s real problem: Baltimore, a laboratory for...
May 17 2015 - 5:32pm
As the 25th annual Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb approaches, we would like to thank those who have supported this popular and vital event to the economies of community-at-large. It is thanks to our volunteers, businesses, merchants and participants that we have been able to bring $5 million to the regional economy over the past 24 years and $500,000 in donations to various local non-profits, schools and colleges. We are now...
May 17 2015 - 5:12pm
By COREY MOORE For the Herald/Review An astonishing piece of history available freely for the interested public, the well-known Brown Canyon Ranch sits atop a plot of land settled in the late 1800s by John Thomas Brown (hence the name). It remains well-kept to this day thanks to “The Friends of the Brown Canyon Ranch” — a group of volunteers dedicated to keeping the ranch preserved. With many items on display...
May 17 2015 - 5:12pm
May 19 May 19 the Sierra Vista Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1:15 p.m., in the Mona Bishop Room at the Sierra Vista Public Library. The guest speaker will be Peggy Foster, a personal trainer at the Racquetball Club, who is specifically trained and certified in treating Parkinson’s. Refreshments will be served before discussion and sharing by everyone, including the “care-partners.” The meeting ends at 3 p.m. The Parkinson’s Support...
May 17 2015 - 4:32pm
BISBEE — Nearly 50 Bisbee artists turned out at the crack of 9:00 Sunday morning for a group portrait, a feat some might say for the not-known-for early-rising group of painters, sculptors, musicians and performance artists. Organized by artist Jeff Tarbell, a newcomer to the Bisbee artist community, Tarbell said he always liked historic group photographs and was inspired by the famous “A Great Day in Harlem” shot of Jazz...
May 17 2015 - 4:32pm
A Douglas man died Saturday morning following a two vehicle crash. According to Douglas Police Department officials at approximately 4:30 am, Douglas police and Douglas Fire Department personnel responded to a single vehicle accident into a parked vehicle at the 2100 block of Washington Avenue. Officers found the driver of the silver Chevy Camaro, later identified as Jorge Quintana, 27, unconscious and in need of immediate...
May 17 2015 - 4:32pm
The Chiricahua Community Health Center’s mobile clinic has been a boon for the region in recent years since it’s designed to treat rural and low income areas like those found in Cochise County. The clincs are empowered by grants from the national Children’s Health Fund, which made possible the story that NBC News will tell the world this week about Buena rising sophomore Efrain Gonzalez II. The mobile clinic treats Gonzalez for...
May 17 2015 - 4:12pm
Dear M & M: How do I create policies to discipline employees and keep the playing field level for everyone from the management team to the part-time employees? — Ben Dear Ben: The job of managing employees isn’t as simple as it sometimes seems. Determining what rules that need to be followed is equally important as what happens if you don’t follow them. How you set up the rules and layout punishment need to be...
May 17 2015 - 4:12pm
BISBEE — American Southwest Credit Union celebrated its 60th anniversary with a traditional diamond theme — baseball diamond that is! “The first time we held a big celebration was for our 50th,” said CEO and President Brian Barkdull. “That was geared toward our history and finding our charter members from 1955, so this year we thought we would do the diamond celebration — and hit a homerun with baseball.”...
May 17 2015 - 3:52pm
The number of homes sold in Cochise County in the first quarter of 2015 was up 8.3 percent from the fourth quarter and 3.8 percent from the first quarter of 2014. There were 351 homes sold countywide in the first quarter, up from 324 in the fourth quarter and 338 the first quarter last year. The median home price countywide in the first quarter this year was $116,200, up 1.1 percent from the fourth quarter and 2.4 percent from the...
May 16 2015 - 8:22pm
Community Development Block Grants provide funding for vital improvements that small communities in the SEAGO region would otherwise struggle to finance. These grants are not funded through a competitive application process — funding amounts are based on population and poverty numbers and SEAGO entities have agreed to a rotation system for receiving funds. Often times, these grants are the ‘seed money’ used to leverage other financing sources...
May 16 2015 - 8:02pm
At the time of enlistment into the armed forces, recruiting sergeants are known to have made many promises to those of us enlisting during the Korean and Vietnam eras and beyond. Every meal was to be a picnic and every hike a walk in the park, phrases often bantered about in humor by enlistees. Health care forever was another promise made as part of the recruitment enticement, although I ‘m not sure at the age of 18...
May 16 2015 - 8:02pm
By Sally Harrison  We Arizonans know that in the desert nothing comes easy, and we take that much more pride in our accomplishments. That’s why Arizona businessmen and women rightfully bristle at claims that our companies depend on handouts or have succeeded only because of corporate welfare or government giveaways.  Yet those are exactly the kind of attacks being leveled by political ideologues in Washington, DC,...
May 16 2015 - 7:12pm
May 17 May 17 Climate Reality: Dr. Elna Otter, scientist and chair of the Grand Canyon chapter of the Sierra Club. This past year has been marked by accelerating and alarming changes in the world’s climate.  Some changes have been surprising and counterintuitive — such as the cold weather in the Midwest and East. Find out what’s up. We’ll also talk about climate-induced conflict, transporting oil, and tipping points. Directions to the...
May 16 2015 - 7:12pm
Dear Mrs. C: Our son, ‘Waldo’, a senior, is in danger of not graduating — why? Because he does his homework, but won’t turn it in. We see him do his work every day after school, so we know it’s done. We even watch him put it in his backpack. His Dad and I are so frustrated. What would you do? Signed: Frustrated Parents Dear FPs: I would not be amused, for one thing! Silly Waldo. Does he enjoy having a conversation...
May 16 2015 - 7:12pm
Pi day was celebrated recently both nationally and internationally, not by astrologers, numerologists and the devotees of horoscopes (horoscopulators?) . Pi, the Greek symbol π, denotes the ratio of the circumference of any circle to its diameter. It is a non-recurring decimal without end, where π = 3.14159265358… . So Pi day for Americans was 3-14-15 (March 14, 2015) at 9:26:53.58 seconds, a.m. and p.m. because we denote dates as month, day,...
May 16 2015 - 6:52pm
By Dr. J.D. Rottweiler I was not here the last time Cochise College completed the re-accreditation process. That was in 2006, and the granting of accreditation for 10 years, with no interim reports or focus visits required, was one of the highlights of that decade. It capped more than a year of hard work on behalf of employees and marked the first time since 1969 that the college had received the maximum accreditation. Those in...
May 16 2015 - 6:52pm
BISBEE — From car guys to car kids, there was a little something for everyone at the 14th annual Copper Classic Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday in Old Bisbee. Brought back downtown after a two-year hiatus, turnout was light but there was plenty of variety on display from Rat Rods to muscle cars to classics to custom trucks, with a few motorcycles and even a few coasters thrown in.   Cars on display included a...
May 16 2015 - 6:32pm
Four serious injury collisions in three weeks. Four life-changing crashes at intersections on Buffalo Soldier Trail from April 23 to May 12. It will undoubtedly require a study by the Arizona Department of Transportation, years of analysis by public officials and probably one or two emotional town hall “fights” until something can be decided, but people drive too fast on BST. Traveling north from the Highway 92 intersection,...
May 16 2015 - 6:12pm
Our dear Beth Danica (nee Kathy Pakos) joined her beloved Angels on May 1, 2015, surrounded by family and friends, following a five-year “dance” with cancer. Beth resided in Crestone, Colo., with her husband, Bob Ellingham of Sierra Vista, since 1997. She lived in Sierra Vista from 1994 to 1997 where she practiced Reiki, hypnotherapy, and massage. In her earlier life, Beth was a successful free-lance writer and ...
May 16 2015 - 6:12pm
John Daniel Zanca, 54, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away from cancer on May 13, 2015. He was born Aug. 22, 1960, in Lodi, N.J. Another soul gone too soon — John loved his family and his friends. He had a big heart and a big smile. His son’s, Tyler and Brody, were his heart and soul. His biggest passions were art and music with one of his idols being the late great, Johnny Cash. John was an avid bodybuilder and a fan of the WWF. John was...
May 16 2015 - 6:02pm
Robin Gary Moore, age 66, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died May 12, 2015, at Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He was a 45-year resident of the city. He battled cancer for two years enduring countless rounds of chemo and radiation. He tried so hard to win the battle. What he did accomplish was to show people how to be strong and fight long. Robin was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Independence, Mo., to Cecil Ray Moore and Frances...
May 16 2015 - 6:02pm
Phyllis was born the oldest child of Richard Begell and Anna Carstens Begell in Toledo, Ohio. As a youth she loved horses and dancing, and cared for children and the elderly. On a bus trip from Ohio to California, Phyllis met a returning World War II soldier named Thomas Parmley. After a five-month-long-distance courtship, they were married in February 1948 and spent the next 56 years together. During Tom’s 26 years in the U.S. Army...
May 16 2015 - 6:02pm
Pamela Faye Sanders, age 62, passed away in the early morning hours on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Solace Assisted Living in Sierra Vista. Pam had been battling cancer for several months.She was born in Bisbee, then Pam’s family moved to Elfrida, where she attended school graduating from Elfrida High School. Pam attended Cochise College and graduated from Northern Arizona University.Pam’s life was dedicated to teaching. After graduating from NAU,...
May 16 2015 - 5:52pm
The headline over the Wall Street Journal editorial reads: “No-Growth Republicanism.” The subhead explains: “The GOP’s anti-immigration wing is anti-trade too.” The common mentality that animates both anti-trade and anti-immigration policies is “hostility to markets and globalization,” writes the Journal. “This wing of the party opposes immigration and thus turns away thousands of the...
May 16 2015 - 5:42pm
Henry Thomas Williams, Hank, passed away on Friday morning, May 8, 2015 near his home in Sierra Vista, Ariz., after succumbing to serious illness. Hank recently had celebrated his 63 wedding anniversary, traveling across Europe with his family. Hank was a gentle man and a gentleman with many interests and accomplishments. Hank was an accomplished Electronics Engineer who enjoyed traveling and camping throughout the West, rock...
May 16 2015 - 4:12pm
BISBEE — The Bisbee Unified School District hired a new principal, teacher, and renewed two retired teacher’s contracts following an executive session Thursday night, Superintendant Jim Phillips said. The board hired Tari Hardy, to be the principal at Lowell Junior High for a salary of $60,000. Fiona Austin was hired as a new teacher for Greenway Elementary School at a salary of $35,802. They also accepted the resignation of...
May 16 2015 - 3:32pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Raul Castro was remembered Saturday as a devoted public servant who made history when he became Arizona’s only Hispanic governor. Castro, who died last month at 98, was honored with a state memorial service hosted by Gov. Doug Ducey in the old State Capitol. Ducey said it was impossible not to acknowledge Castro’s mark as the state’s first Mexican-American governor, but his true legacy was...
May 16 2015 - 3:32pm
By Chris Fisk For the Herald/Review They take it seriously, while seriously enjoying themselves. More than 60 chili cooks are taking over the back lot of Paul’s Pub this weekend for a chili cook-off hosted by the High Desert Pod. The event will benefit the Southern Arizona Memorial Cemetery Foundation and Boots for our Troops. Many of these cooks are old friends and compete with each other regularly. “We...
May 16 2015 - 3:12pm
DOUGLAS — Cochise College’s 50th commencement ceremony Friday was extra special for not only the 300 graduates who walked but also the five members from the college’s first ever graduating class who came back for the historic night. Fred Necoechea, Dr. David Mosow, Mike Foster and John and Rosaline Pintek were all part of the opening of Cochise College when it opened its doors in 1964. Necoechea was one of three graduates who graduated...
May 16 2015 - 2:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — As the call for increased officer accountability rises in the wake of deadly incidents in Baltimore, Maryland, Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere, local law enforcement leaders are welcoming what many see as the inevitability of officer-mounted body cameras as a way to protect both civilians and officers. Last month, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law Senate Bill 1300, establishing a committee of lawmakers,...
May 16 2015 - 2:52pm
COCHISE — A Florida pastor sought in the disappearance and murder of his girlfriend has been arrested in the tiny community of Cochise between Benson and Willcox. According to an Arizona Dept. of Public Safety news release, James Ty Flanders, 46, was arrested without incident Thursday by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offender Task Force. Flanders was wanted in connection with the disappearance of Marie Carlson...
May 16 2015 - 2:32pm
TUCSON — Paving work will take place next week in the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, located on the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. The work is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20 in the afternoon and early evening. Times are approximated to be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Pavement maintenance will be done by a contractor on roads in the recreation area. Half of the road...
May 16 2015 - 2:32pm
It was just a few minutes past 7 a.m. on a exceptionally chilly and windy Saturday morning in mid May and in the face of the abnormally early hours and inclement weather, the Cove’s parking lot was already packed with bicycling enthusiasts that included the bunny-hopping, state champion-caliber Buena High School mountain biking team. The seventh iteration of of the city’s bicycling promotion event, Cycle Sierra Vista, was piloting a...
May 15 2015 - 8:52pm
BISBEE — The Copper Queen Community Hospital, to the CEO’s great dismay, will have to go back to the drawing board for a permit to install a new sign at the Hereford/Palominas Clinic, after the Cochise County Planning Commission denied a special use modification request Wednesday night. The hospital applied for the special use permit asking the Commission to allow the new sign to encroach into the 10-foot setback as required by...
May 15 2015 - 8:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — As the last vestiges of the school year fade away into another summer, the Sierra Vista Kiwanis Skate and Bike Court in Veterans’ Memorial Park is primed to become a Dogtown in the desert this year, better than in the past. Every Friday night for the last two months, skaters of all stripes have congregated at the park for games of S-K-A-T-E as well as for impromptu skate video shoots. Obviously, the city can...
May 15 2015 - 8:32pm
Pay close attention to the issue developing in Phoenix on the operation of Uber and Lyft, the ride-sharing services operating in our capital city and elsewhere across the country. Friday the governor announced he dismissed the interim director of the state’s Weights and Measures department because of a plan aimed at shutting down the two taxi services during Super Bowl weekend in Phoenix. The media is jumping on the story...
May 15 2015 - 8:32pm
TOMBSTONE — A paranormal event planner who allegedly scammed visitors and businesses in Tombstone out of thousands of dollars earlier this month is under investigation, according to Marshal John Houston of the Tombstone Marshal’s office. Carol Malone allegedly sold packages for an event as far back as eight months ago that included paranormal investigations, meals and hotel rooms, but failed to deliver on promises made through the...
May 15 2015 - 7:12pm
Motorists traveling on State Route 80 west of Bisbee in Cochise County can expect lane closures and delays starting next week while the Arizona Department of Transportation continues work on a pavement preservation project. Crews expect to finish work this week on a segment where an eastbound passing lane allows shoulder maintenance work while keeping one lane of SR 80 traffic open in each direction. Starting Monday, May 18,...
May 15 2015 - 6:52pm
Proudly signed “former history teacher,” Donald M. Vandine’s letter to the editor appeared in the Herald on May 13th, 2015. Thank you for serving as a teacher, Mr. Vandine. My mother, an aunt, and uncle, and my sister all were public school teachers. From my sister, I have heard of the hard work of public school teachers. Mr. Vandine’s letter tries to shame Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710 into disbanding and the Herald into not...
May 15 2015 - 6:52pm
I find it disturbing that your reporter would take Gowan’s word for it on answers to questions posed when your editorial board decides it should tell readers the other lawmakers should reign in Gowan’s authority. First, claims of the need for asbestos abatement are dubious. Asbestos abatement has been done previously, if I recall correctly. And I worked at the Capitol Times for three years at the turn of the ...
May 15 2015 - 6:52pm
May 16 The Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association/Army Women United San Pedro Chapter No. 95 extends an invitation to all women veterans and the public to join them at their 23rd Anniversary Luncheon at the Old Cochise County Courthouse Bldg,, 4401 E. Foothills Blvd., in Sierra Vista, on May 16, beginning with a social at 11:30 a.m. The featured guest speaker will be CPT Fulton, CDR, HHC USAICOE,. Cost for the buffet meal is $20 per...
May 15 2015 - 6:32pm
Both the Senate and House armed services committees have rejected two TRICARE reform plans, one from the Obama administration to raise fees and consolidate the triple-option health benefit, and a second from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission to replace TRICARE entirely with a menu of civilian health insurance options. Both ideas went too far to win support in Congress this year. Indeed only the Senate...
May 15 2015 - 6:12pm
Bright green bikes are spreading through the state. Last fall, Phoenix collaborated with CycleHop and Social Bicycles to launch Arizona’s first bike share program, Grid Bike Share. Members reserve one of 500 bikes from among 50 stations planted in downtown Phoenix. Tucson, Tempe and Mesa are not far behind. “The more people we get riding a bicycle with the understanding that the bicycle is part of a multimodal...
May 15 2015 - 5:52pm
A spring of uncertainty became a summer of restoration as the Tombstone football team finally found its head man just last week in YellowJacket lifer Mike Hayhurst. Hayhurst didn’t want to pick up his whistle unless he was asked and like the devotee that he is, he was happy to assume of “Tombstone head football coach” one more time. “When they asked me, I was thrilled,” Hayhurst said. “I wanted to do it.” Accepting...
May 15 2015 - 5:52pm
By Curt Prendergast Nogales International While California residents struggle through a record drought and Tucsonans fret over a drying Colorado River, migratory birds splash around the new wetlands in the Meadow Hills area and the area’s underground aquifers are flush with water. Nourished by the Santa Cruz River and recent heavy rains, Santa Cruz County residents are dodging the worst of the drought that spurred the...
May 15 2015 - 5:52pm
BISBEE — After obtaining a new court-appointed attorney, a man accused of brutally attacking a National Park Service employee will have additional time to review evidence against him before deciding whether or not to take a plea deal. Gil Gaxiola, 34, is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, armed robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping and theft of means of transportation as a...
May 15 2015 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — A string of serious accidents on Buffalo Soldier Trail during the last three weeks, though they have different underlying causes, should serve as a reminder to drivers to be more attentive on the busy thoroughfare, said the head of the police department’s patrol bureau, particularly with an expected increase in traffic build up when Fort Huachuca enacts tighter access measures this summer. Between April 23 and May...
May 15 2015 - 5:32pm
By Robert Charette robert.charette@svherald.com Despite Sierra Vista being the economic capital of Cochise County, the distinguished honor of being the “craft beer capital” of the county belongs to Bisbee. Bisbee has two local craft breweries to Sierra Vista’s grand total of zero. Just because Sierra Vistans don’t have a local craft beer-engineering watering hole to call their own, there are, however, local homebrewers...
May 15 2015 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista City Council cleared the way for several grant-funded projects on the city’s west end during its regular meeting Thursday evening. Utilizing the 2015 round of Community Development Block Grant funds of about $170,000, the city voted unanimously to accept recommendations from staff for three infrastructure improvements on the oldest side of the city and one project at a popular park on the city’s ...
May 15 2015 - 2:32pm
For the past two decades, trade deals have been a contentious battleground between the presidential and Congressional wings of the Democratic Party. President Bill Clinton supported the North American Free Trade Agreement, a deal that many inside the party believed destroyed good American jobs and made it harder for workers to bargain for lucrative contracts here at home. Progressive and liberal-leaning groups have very legitimate...
May 14 2015 - 7:52pm
May 15 The Auxiliary Ladies of the American Legion Post 52 will hold a fish fry or chicken planks dinner on Friday May 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $9. The meal is open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and families. It will be held at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Drive, Sierra Vista. For more information, call (520) 459-6050. The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are having a Mainstream Square...
May 14 2015 - 7:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — Students from all walks of life celebrated years of hard work as they turned their tassels and became graduates during Thursday’s commencement ceremony for the University of Arizona South at the Buena Performing Arts Center. Approximately 146 students received their undergraduate degrees while 31 obtained a master’s degrees, resulting in what is likely the largest graduating class since UA South officially became a...
May 14 2015 - 7:32pm
MASTER OF EDUCATION Secondary Education, Amy Alessi, Scott Bryan Chism, Nicole Dee Miller, Randi Lee Buros, Sally Costich, Rachel Myer, Karina Lizarraga Calderon, Zachary Daniel Davidson, Dawn Myers, Noell Emily Castro, Tiffany Nicole Jones, Shawn LaRae Paumen, Blais T. Cross, Daniel Robert Matchette, Kristina Michelle Thoman, Christine Kelly Tolley. MASTER OF SCIENCE Educational Technology, Michelle Jean Airola, Laura...
May 14 2015 - 7:32pm
PHOENIX — Saying he has concerns about abuse, Attorney General Mark Brnovich late Thursday yanked his formal legal opinion which said public officials can use their offices and resources to “educate” voters on an upcoming ballot measure. In a prepared statement, press aide Kristen Keogh said there were “allegations” that his opinion, issued less than two weeks ago “may have provided an opportunity for...
May 14 2015 - 7:22pm
Josephine L Knutson (nee Kacvinsky) passed away on April 22, 2015, at Condell Hospital in Libertyville, Ill. She was born on May 28, 1919, in Streator, Ill., to Anna (Novotney) and John Kacvinsky. She attended St. Stephen’s school and graduated from Streator Township High School. On May 1, 1948, she married Wade H. Knutson. Wade was in the Navy and they lived in several different cities and states within the U.S. They were also...
May 14 2015 - 7:02pm
Two perspectives on the same number illustrates the difference between the private sector and the public sector. Recent discussions in Sierra Vista and other cities around Arizona has focused on the local sales tax rate. Faced with the same or less funding from the state and stagnant local economies, cities are looking for ways to increase revenue. Members of the Benson City Council voted last week to increase the...
May 14 2015 - 7:02pm
BISBEE — The Bisbee Unified School District will hold its second Community Forum from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Boys and Girls Club of Bisbee, 405 Arizona St., to hear feedback from the public on what they would like to see in their schools. The forums are to help gather information so the board can create short term goals as well as a 5-year strategic plan for the district. This forum will be facilitated by ...
May 14 2015 - 7:02pm
BENSON — For the past five Sundays, Fox News Channel has been presenting Legends & Lies, a 10-week documentary mini-series featuring historical characters that shaped the Wild West. This Sunday’s hour-long episode, which airs at 5 p.m., features the life of Billy the Kid, with local actors as part of the cast. Most of the production was filmed at the Mescal movie set and Old Tucson Studios. Warren Neff of Mescal, whose...
May 14 2015 - 7:02pm
BISBEE — A 22-year-old Benson man will spend the next 15 years in prison for his role as the ringleader — and self-described “king” — in the planned attack and attempted murder of Anthony Quander, who was a Benson resident at the time. Thomas Clayton Steres was the third and final defendant to be sentenced in the case that dates back more than a year to March 10, 2014 when Steres and Katherine Elizabeth Francois attacked...
May 14 2015 - 6:32pm
Sierra Vista Buena High School There will be a Summer Youth Academy for students interested in law enforcement. It will be sponsored by the Sierra Vista Police Department June 15 to 19 , from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no cost. Please see Mrs. Scott in room 2315 for more information.  Graduation practice for seniors is on Wednesday, May 20, at 4 p.m. Parents are welcome to take pictures at this time....
May 14 2015 - 5:32pm
Let’s discuss Jeb Bush’s terrible week. I’m really troubled by his awful performances, and I’m generally a person who takes bad news about politicians pretty well. For instance, a friend just sent me a story about the Texas agriculture commissioner’s vow to bring deep-fried foods back to school cafeterias. (“It’s not about French fries; it’s about freedom.”) I would classify this as interesting, yet somehow not a shocking ...
May 14 2015 - 5:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — While the term “sky islands” stood out in the update presented by North Star Destination Strategies on its efforts to develop a brand during a presentation last week at a council work session, the phrase may not even make it into the company’s final proposal when it is announced at the end of the summer. The reference to sky island — picturing that Sierra Vista rests at the foot of the Huachuca Mountains on...
May 14 2015 - 5:22pm
According to FY 2013 data from the Department of Defense, six to seven out of every 1,000 18- to 24-year-olds in Arizona enlisted in the military. In this school year alone, Buena High School’s JROTC is responsible for providing those six to seven high schoolers. “This was a pretty good year for us,” Colts Battalion senior instructor Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Monty McDaniel said as nine Buena cadets have already enlisted in...
May 14 2015 - 5:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise College chapter of AFCEA hosted the second annual Cochise College President’s Cup competition on April 18, and next year’s CyberPatriots are already starting to gear up for the upcoming competition season. Six of the 14 CyberPatriot teams in Cochise County participated in high school and middle school divisions at the competition last month. Buena High School’s open team, “Unitary Luminescence,” beat Buena’s...
May 14 2015 - 1:32pm
BISBEE — After a two-year hiatus from downtown, Old Bisbee will again be teeming with classic cars as the Copper Classic Car and Motorcycle show returns to Main Street this Saturday. Organized by the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce, the show had 45 cars registered on Wednesday afternoon, but organizer Tom Nelson said he expects 75 to 100 to turn out. “For the last few years it had moved to a couple of different locations,”...
May 14 2015 - 1:12pm
The Second Annual “American Classics” car show was an overwhelming success with 67 Corvettes and Mustangs from all over southern Arizona. Thunder Vette Set brought out cars, as did the Southern Arizona Mustang Club from Tucson. The show was made possible by the support of Lawley Team Ford, Lawley Chevrolet, Mr. Fix It and the City of Sierra Vista’s West End Commission. Winners of the show included: Best 50-60s Class Winner: Donna...
May 13 2015 - 10:52pm
By Kristi O’Brien Special to the Herald/Review May is Military Appreciation Month and Tucson Speedway will honor all active-duty and veterans with free admission to the races on Saturday. Armed Forces Night is presented by Arizona National Guard and Family Air Cooling and Heating. In 1999, the Senate passed a resolution designating National Military Appreciation Month, which encourages U.S. citizens to observe...
May 13 2015 - 9:22pm
I appreciate this article, but let’s not forget why we take to the road. Our roads move people and things. Time we spend on the road is wasted, so the less time we spend on the road the better. But accidents happen, and there are a host of contributing factors. Relative velocity is one. Other factors include the incompatible mix of automobile, heavy truck, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, weather related factors, distracted drivers,...
May 13 2015 - 9:22pm
The article by Dutch Nagle and Ron Stewart on Murray Springs was excellent. In their article, they mention, Beringia, or, The Bering Sea Land Bridge, of which I am quite familiar. I visited the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, while doing my research. Most people know relatively little about the Bering Sea Land Bridge. At over three million square miles it was almost as large at the continental...
May 13 2015 - 9:02pm
May 14 The next AARP Driver Safety Course will be on May 15, from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Be sure to bring a lunch for eating. The course will be held at the Arizona Department of Public Safety office at 2599 E. Tacoma in Sierra Vista. To take advantage of this opportunity call George McKinley at (520) 234-1120. The Sierra Vista Farmers Market will host an educational food demonstration called, “Making Tortillas from Mesquite...
May 13 2015 - 8:52pm
Re: the letter published in the May 13 issue of The Sierra Vista Herald, entitled “Racism can’t be ignored.” The writer is “disappointed” in the Herald for daring to print a photo of one of the community’s organizations celebrating its anniversary. He wanted to know why the Sons of Confederate Veterans were celebrating our “humiliation.” We were not celebrating our humiliation but rather...
May 13 2015 - 8:52pm
A tried-and-true advertising concept is a technique called myth analysis. In it, the marketer establishes a narrative that has nothing to do with the product, but which sticks in the minds of consumers. It applies to beer and beach volleyball, GEICO and geckos, Budweiser and Clydesdales, AFLAC and a duck. It applies as well to Republican presidential candidates and Christliness. As with beer and beach volleyball,...
May 13 2015 - 8:52pm
BISBEE — Beginning next year, students at Bisbee High School will have access to free or very low cost medical services through a mobile medical clinic at the school provided by Chiracahua Community Health Service. The mobile clinic will be similar to others at the Douglas and Willcox high schools, presenter Dr. Jonathan Melk said at Tuesday night’s school Bisbee school board meeting. Melk is the CEO and chief medical...
May 13 2015 - 8:02pm
TOMBSTONE — When the Tombstone Unified School District governing board met on Tuesday, board members listened to a rather dismal budget presentation from Superintendent Robert Devere. Between past budget mistakes made by the district, drops in student enrollment and a 5 percent cut in state funds, Devere went through a list of projected cuts he is proposing for all three of the district’s school sites in order to recover from nearly $...
May 13 2015 - 7:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — The city council heard the challenges facing operations at the Teen Center during Tuesday’s work session, including low attendance and just over a year before monthly rent costs of nearly $4,000 begin. Once identified by city leaders and local youth as one of the most sought-after additions to city services, the Teen Center continues to struggle with lagging attendance. With an annual budget of just over $42,...
May 13 2015 - 7:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has released more details about the ongoing investigation into a Bisbee man murdered in his home in March. Michael Molina Sr., 54, was found dead from a gunshot wound inside his home on A Street on the night of March 28 after investigators say he interrupted an attempted burglary. The sheriff’s office, investigating the incident at the request of the Bisbee Police Department...
May 13 2015 - 7:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — A motorcycle operator was taken to a local hospital after suffering injuries in an attempt to avoid a collision on Fry Boulevard Wednesday afternoon. Police were called to the intersection of Fry and Coronado Drive at 4 p.m. for a report of a collision. There, officers found an injured Taggart Fuller on the asphalt. An investigation found that, while traveling east on Fry Boulevard on his 2002 Ducati, a 1992...
May 13 2015 - 7:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — When transitioning to civilian life after serving in the armed forces, many servicemen and women can find it difficult to acclimate to a less-regimented workplace, while employers who want to hire veterans for their unique skill sets may not find it easy to retain them when expectations are not clear. With the goal of helping both employers and former service members get on the same page, instructors with the Arizona...
May 13 2015 - 6:52pm
Esther Almandarez Rivera, age 76, of Bisbee, born Esther Almandarez April 14, 1939, in Douglas, Ariz., went home to be with her Lord God May 5, 2015. Esther who will always be known as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a great cook and “patas caliente shopper,” graduated from Bisbee High School in 1958. Upon graduation she became employed by the U.S. Department of the Army on Fort Huachuca where she retired after 36...
May 13 2015 - 6:52pm
On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 6:15 a.m James P. “Jim” Estes Jr., 68, lost his battle with lung cancer at his home in Sierra Vista, Ariz., in the loving arms of his wife Theresa Estes. Born at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Ill., at 5:24 a.m. on March 28, 1947, to James P. Estes Sr. and Betty Estes, Jim learned hard work and a dedication to family through their loving guidance. Despite his birth in Illinois, his heart was that of a true...
May 13 2015 - 6:42pm
After eight years of the Bill Clinton presidency, America was ready to embrace the “compassionate conservatism” of George W. Bush in 2001. As an example, Bush called for faith-based organizations to step forward and take on some of the challenges that government-supported programs were tasked with offering in local communities. His education initiative — No Child Left Behind — represented something of a revolution for schools...
May 13 2015 - 4:02pm
As you enable your children’s own choices, you must also support what they decide to do. Planning and patience need to be a part of choice. Self-regulation will give them the skill to make better choices. Self discipline or self-regulation is a skill to be taught from an early age.   A wise parent will use childhood to prepare a child for success as an adult. Self discipline is one of the most important character qualities a...
May 13 2015 - 11:52am
SIERRA VISTA — Peter and Hilda Bergsneider don’t have long to live. According to Peter’s understanding of the immutable science of round numbers, the 89-year-old couple has 11 trips around the sun left in them. So, for the founders of the Sierra Vista Ballet, who conduct all practices in the top-notch ballet studio they built on to their home, it’s time to start checking shows off their bucket list. For their spring show in...
May 13 2015 - 11:42am
Fans usually have pay out the nose or win a publicity contest to sit up close and meet the band or musician, at a massive and cumbersome stadium. For a donation of just a couple bucks, locals in and around Sierra Vista can get up close and personal with a decorated Western folk singer in the cozy intimacy of a Hereford hay barn. Even that description of Zia Buchoff’s fourth-annual house concert series is a little too formal ...
May 13 2015 - 11:42am
I’ve caught Junioritis! So this is the final week of school for Buena’s seniors, and I am an ocean of emotion. I’m going to miss all my upper-class buddies who used to give me rides, or give me advice on females, or listen to my epic poems of melancholy desperation. Their wisdom is truly special. I will forever hold their magnificent advice close to my heart, like when my dear friend and fellow Buena Pegasus writer Savannah Sayers said...
May 12 2015 - 11:42pm
An article in the May 12 edition of the Herald/Review regarding the arrest of Curtis Sullivan incorrectly stated that images of child pornography were located on computers and a cell phone during a search warrant by local investigators. The email provider reported that images were uploaded from the IP address and email account registered to Sullivan. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined Sullivan uploaded child pornography...
May 12 2015 - 10:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista city council members learned of the serious financial and staffing challenges facing one of the city’s most popular and costly facilities when it reviewed the operations of the Cove aquatic center at Tuesday’s work session. Singled out by both members of the Citizens Advisory Commission and members of the community during the commission’s public input sessions as a concern due to high operating costs, the...
May 12 2015 - 10:22pm
“I am not going to be defeated. I am going to fight.” — The mother of an unarmed 19-year-old biracial Wisconsin man fatally shot by a white police officer is vowing to continue fighting to end injustice after a prosecutor said the officer would not be charged. Tony Robinson’s mother, Andrea Irwin, spoke to a crowd of supporters Tuesday outside Grace Episcopal Church in Madison. “It’s amazing...
May 12 2015 - 9:12pm
Pruning a tree sometimes cuts the flowers. It’s a bit like that for a newspaper editor trying to adapt to the modern media landscape. Some part of the pruning process requires the master gardener to shape the plant. A cut here, a cut there, and the decisions aren’t always about getting rid of the dead stuff. I do have to say the newspaper audience in Southeast Arizona has been the friendliest I’ve encountered in 30 years of...
May 12 2015 - 9:02pm
I’m extremely disappointed in the Herald for printing the picture of the “Confederate Secret Service Camp” (April 28). Today’s photo was from a Bisbee unit, but there have been others from Cochise in times past. The Civil War ended 150 years ago. Why are you getting dressed up in your gray uniforms and 1860- style dresses to celebrate your humiliation? What is more troubling to people of empathy and intelligence is the...
May 12 2015 - 8:12pm
By Curt PrendergastNogales International When the City of Nogales faced a budget deficit five years ago, the fire marshal position was put on the chopping block and has gone unfunded since then. Instead, the Nogales Fire Department has relied on Division Chief Jesus Gomez to inspect new construction and respond to complaints, leaving regular inspections on the city’s more than 1,000 businesses undone. Nogales City...
May 12 2015 - 7:29pm
BISBEE — No one gets more excited about coffee than Seth Appell. A bearded redhead with a cascade of dreadlocks down his back, Appell is the Emeril Lagasse of coffee. But instead of adding flavors — Bam!-style like Lagasse — Appell uncovers them in the coffee he buys and carefully roasts in his Old Bisbee shop. With a personality as big and bright as the coffee he buys, Appell tells each coffee’s story in...
May 12 2015 - 7:12pm
By Kaleigh Shufeldt & Gabby Ferreira/Arizona Sonora News The clop of horses’ hooves and jingle of spurs on the wooden sidewalk peppers the dusty morning air of Tombstone. “First shootout at noon,” calls a man with a snowy white beard and sheriff’s costume as he wanders toward Allen Street, Tombstone’s historic district. In Tombstone, history is a part of the fabric of everyday life, one that draws visitors...
May 12 2015 - 7:12pm
“As long as you’ve got enough money for gas, you can stay in the race,” says one veteran Iowa Republican operative of the sprawling 2016 presidential field. “It’s going to take a long time for this to play out.” Yes, there are tons of stories in the press about this or that candidate raising zillions of dollars. But the truth is, a lot of Republican hopefuls — an unprecedented number — will have the...
May 12 2015 - 7:12pm
Millions have been spent in building and marketing the brand-new Canyon Vista Medical Center, yet the hospital’s best spokesman comes at no cost and doesn’t speak a lick of English, or any human language for that matter. “I was invited to the ribbon cutting…we…excuse me..Crockett was invited to the ribbon cutting because he’s the best P.R. they got,” Crockett’s owner and trainer Jan Guy said. “He’s just so charming. I...
May 12 2015 - 6:52pm
May 13 Birders of all levels are invited to participate in upcoming bird walks sponsored by the Friends of the San Pedro River. The walks are scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, and Saturday, May 23, at 7 a.m. Bird walks depart from the San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, east of Sierra Vista at the river. There is no charge for the walks; however, donations are accepted to support the docent programs. Dress appropriately for the weather,...
May 12 2015 - 6:32pm
When I first heard about solar ovens, I thought it sounded like a good idea, but. They seemed to be the bastion of serious “greenies” living off the grid in the outlands and “preppers” (those preparing for cataclysmic events), not for “regular” people. I continued hearing of them over the years, and after landing here, my curiosity piqued. This past Thursday at the Farmers Market I got to see a few solar ovens live and in person, and...
May 12 2015 - 6:32pm
Wet Your Whistle Be sure to come by and see what’s new at Wet Your Whistle for their grand opening on May 23, or to order some of your favorite drinks from last year. Popular drinks that will return to the menu include Prickly Pear tea, Moroccan Mint tea, and the Chia Refresher.  Specialty drinks to watch out for include Old Fashioned Strawberry Lemonade (made with real strawberries) and Very Blueberry Soda (homemade blueberry...
May 12 2015 - 6:32pm
Mesquite Flour Tortilla Demo The market will host an educational food demonstration called “Making Tortillas from Mesquite Flour” this Thursday at noon at the Market information area.  Esperanza Arevalo of Tortilleria Arevalo will give a short presentation showing the steps needed to make delicious tortillas with the flour ground from mesquite pods. Market Video on YouTube In January, Local First AZ sent a film crew to showcase...
May 12 2015 - 6:22pm
The rest of our conversation with the Arizona Speaker of the House last week focused on the current controversy that has swirled in Phoenix since plans to remodel the building where the House of Representatives works were leaked to the press. Native son and House Speaker David Gowan told us that he was asked by his staff for permission to develop plans to remodel the basement of the building and sometime before he was consulted on the...
May 12 2015 - 2:52pm
BENSON — A 52-year-old man continues to recover from severe leg injuries following a crash Wednesday on Interstate 10 east of Benson. Arizona Department of Public Safety Sgt. Brian Summerfield of the Benson office identified the victim as Robert Prince, 52, of Goodyear. Prince’s eastbound 1998 Chrysler Town and Country minivan collided with the rear of a slow moving tractor trailer hauling an oversize load [heavy equipment]...
May 12 2015 - 2:32pm
The Douglas Border Patrol Station is accepting applications to attend a U.S. Customs & Border Protection “Citizen’s Academy” set for May 27 through June 24. Participants will meet at the Douglas Border Patrol Station every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. The Citizen’s Academy will give participants an insight into CBP’s daily operations, provide a first-hand look at what it takes to become a Border Patrol agent, and allow for...
May 12 2015 - 2:32pm
Douglas Police Detectives are awaiting the autopsy results of a Douglas woman who was found dead Saturday. According to Sgt. Mark Wilkinson at around 3:45 p.m. DPD officers were called to the 1300 Block of D Ave. regarding an unattended death. Upon arrival officers were led to a rear apartment where Jaqueline Kay Deiss, 54, was discovered deceased. Sgt. Wilkinson said during the initial investigation detectives...
May 12 2015 - 2:32pm
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent stationed in Douglas and three other men have been indicted on federal drug charges. CBP Officer Johnny G. Acosta, 37, was arrested April 27 by the Cochise Border Corruption Task Force on drug charges along with Andres Rodriguez, 34, Ricardo Peralta Cuevas, 24, and Jorge Tovar, 36. Court records show Rodriguez and Acosta, who has been with CBP since December 2008, to be residents of...
May 12 2015 - 2:32pm
BENSON - The City of Benson will be experiencing a 1 percent sales tax increase at the start of the new fiscal year in July. The increase was approved by a 4-2 vote during Monday’s city council meeting before a packed council chambers and round of applause from city employees. While the increase is opposed by the business community, city officials say the additional revenue will avert future staff reductions, provide the city with...
May 12 2015 - 2:32pm
BENSON – Two true-crime television shows will be filming episodes about Cochise County murder cases. Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall will be airing an episode sometime this summer about the 2010 murder of Devvra Keyes in Benson. The Deadline show is part of the Investigation Discovery lineup where producers are seeking to uncover what happened within a case and determine whether justice was served. Keyes was killed September...
May 12 2015 - 1:43pm
SIERRA VISTA — Thousands of students have walked through the doors of Roger Weller’s classrooms since he started teaching at Cochise College in 1974. Millions more have learned from the science instructor without ever setting foot on campus. In 2000, Weller began quietly working on a website of geology resources that in 2007 would officially become the Virtual Geology Museum, a site containing thousands of Weller’s photographs of...
May 11 2015 - 8:32pm
By Derek L. Stalling As a writer, I’ve had the privilege of penning many articles for several newspapers about the community service, enthusiasm, exploits, and professionalism of Starworld Academy of Martial Arts & Fitness (AMAF). As a parent; I am so very proud of who they are, what they do, and how they do it. They have helped my children immensely with their discipline, focus on education...
May 11 2015 - 8:12pm
UA South Faculty Etta Kralovec was recently recognized as University Distinguished Outreach Professor at the University of Arizona. This prestigious award was given in recognition of Dr. Kralovec’s sustained commitment to community and academic outreach. U of A Provost Andrew Comrie wrote that this is “the highest University honor in this area so central to our land-grant mission.” Dr. Etta Kralovec who is Associate Professor of...
May 11 2015 - 7:52pm
May 12 Cochise College will host a reception to unveil a new archeology collection on display in the lobby of the Andrea Cracchiolo Library on the Sierra Vista Campus at 4:30 p.m. May 12, prior to the monthly governing board meeting. “The Prehistoric Peoples of Cochise County” is a collection of artifacts from an archeology program that thrived during the first two decades after Cochise College opened its doors. For more information about...
May 11 2015 - 6:52pm
The proposed development near Benson will be called “The Villages at Vigneto” because the developer says the project is inspired by “the Tuscany hill country” of central Italy and by “its unique location.” The west side of Tuscany is a seacoast with beaches that attract thousands of tourists each year. It has an average annual rainfall of 36 inches and supports a strong agricultural-based economy, in addition to the tourism. Benson is a high-...
May 11 2015 - 6:52pm
Refer to SSVEC “Important notice to SSVEC members” in Apr 2015 and Tim Doyle’s “Nothing to worry about” article in the Our Readers’ Views column in the April 21 Herald. SSVEC’s assertions in their notice are not entirely forthright. SSVEC’s cost of electricity depends on where you calculate it. At the point of generation (Apache Power) it costs about 3 cents per kilowatt hour (KWH). At the...
May 11 2015 - 6:12pm
Change is part of life. Stagnation in any form is unacceptable. If you doubt this, think of a bayou. The water is brackish, boggy and stagnant. And, it is populated by a variety of amphibians and reptiles, including American alligators, American crocodiles, turtles, crawfish, etc. You could call it a seafood restaurant on the hoof, so to speak. So, unless you are into sushi without the niceties, a bayou may not be the ideal, romantic...
May 11 2015 - 5:52pm
Despite being high school cadets, the JROTC change of command ceremony is just as charged with emotion as their active duty counterparts and even perhaps more so. While both units are changing hands in their commanding roles, the rest of the senior class is following the outgoing commander out the door as well. That means Colts Battalion senior instructor Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Monty McDaniel has to say goodbye to a lot more people...
May 11 2015 - 5:52pm
By Chris Fisk For the Herald/Review Border Animal Rescue, BAR, hosted a pup-friendly party in Veterans’ Park on Saturday afternoon. The event was a thank you to all of the volunteers, adoptive families, and donors. BAR President Dori Duvall explained that “throughout the year we are always asking for help and donations, so this is a way to thank everybody and give back,” she said. This was the first such...
May 11 2015 - 5:52pm
Marvin W. Zumwalt, 88, a resident of Sierra Vista for 29 years, passed away on May 6, 2015. Marvin served in the U.S. Navy from December 1943 to August 1964 and retired as a Lieutenant Commander. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjorie Zumwalt; a son, Marvin C. Zumwalt of North Carolina; a daughter, Susan E. Devereaux of Virginia; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements are entrusted...
May 11 2015 - 5:52pm
Charles Milk, age 94, a 41-year resident of Hereford, Ariz., passed away peacefully May 8, 2015. Chuck, as he was known to most, was born in Union City, N.J., to Charles Milk and Mary Julia (Boyle) Milk. He blessed his family with wit and humor almost to the end of his life. He loved his family very much and reiterated that on his 94th birthday. He earned a lot of respect from everyone as he was always ready to help anyone whenever needed. He...
May 11 2015 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — A local man has been arrested on nine counts of sexual exploitation of a minor following an investigation that found he had downloaded several images of child pornography. Curtis J. Sullivan, 25, was arrested on Friday, May 8, after members of the Sierra Vista Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau were contacted in April by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The organization...
May 11 2015 - 5:32pm
How many times in the history of the world has it been a good day to claim you are from Arizona and a bad day to be from Texas? Monday was one such day. We can be proud to be from Arizona for two reasons. First, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake and secondly, the fact that the Arizona Cardinals are not among the 14 teams being paid by the Department of Defense to “honor” U.S. servicemen and servicewomen. Sen. Flake’s office...
May 11 2015 - 5:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — A man is dead from an apparent suicide after he was found unresponsive in the bedroom of a burning home south of Sierra Vista early Monday morning. Sierra Vista, Fry and Palominas fire personnel responded to East Hobbs Road off of Highway 92 at about 3:50 a.m. after fire dispatchers were contacted by a U.S. Border Patrol agent reporting smoke and fire coming from a double-wide manufactured home. The agent...
May 11 2015 - 3:52pm
The real news isn’t that many Texans seemingly subscribe to an apocalyptic, delusional worldview that has them convinced that a U.S Army training exercise called “Jade Helm 15” is the opening wedge of an Obama-led coup d’etat — seizing guns, importing thousands of ISIS fighters to subdue local patriots and throwing dissenters into FEMA concentration camps. Because where else would you start a military takeover...
May 11 2015 - 3:52pm
During my years in a corporate career, I saw many around me afflicted with “analysis paralysis” syndrome. In our “show me” culture, we want to see empirical proof of everything. If you can substantiate something on an Excel spreadsheet, you gain instant credibility. We want to analyze everything and make it fit a tiny cell formula. The “prove it” mantra has served us well in many respects, especially for the skeptics. However, this...
May 10 2015 - 7:52pm
Thank you to the Speaker of the House, David Gowan, for sitting down with our senior reporter, Bill Hess, and agreeing to an interview that was published in the Sunday, May 10, edition of the Herald/Review. Rep. Gowan, a Sierra Vista resident, has cooperated with this newspaper and other media in Arizona as part of his job. What was requested for Sunday’s article was a bit more — an explanation for decisions on remodeling the basement at the...
May 10 2015 - 6:42pm
May 11 Cochise College musical ensembles will present a concert on the last day of finals, 6 p.m. Monday, May 11, at the Student Union on the Sierra Vista Campus, located at 901 N. Colombo Ave. The performance features early music ensemble Nuevo Mundo, co-directed by Christina Jarvis and Lori Keyne; the Bisbee High School Chorus, directed by Keyne; and the Cochise College String Chamber Ensemble and Orchestra, directed by Callie Hutchinson...
May 10 2015 - 6:22pm
Have you noticed that Utah doesn’t seem to be worried about a military takeover? This was not a sentence I had ever envisioned writing. Yet here we are. A military training exercise is in the works for the Southwest this summer, and conspiracy theories are abloom. It’s hard not to be enthralled when Walmart denies that tunnels are being built under its stores to ferry troops into Texas where they will tear up the Constitution and...
May 10 2015 - 6:12pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Your Mind allows people to voice their opinions anonymously. Read the entries with the idea that sometimes it is the same person making multiple comments; that opinions of callers may or may not be based on facts. In some cases, entries are edited which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a variety of reasons. The printing of...
May 10 2015 - 6:12pm
The Obama administration says it is still trying to determine whether ISIS was behind the attack in Garland, Texas, in which two terrorists were shot dead after trying to kill people attending a “draw the Prophet Muhammad” contest. ISIS is not only claiming responsibility, but promising new attacks. On anonymous message board JustPasteIt, a group that identified itself as ISIS posted its intentions: “The...
May 10 2015 - 4:42pm
PALOMINAS — The gymnasium at Valley View Elementary School echoed with the excited chatter of dozens of students on Friday as the drama club held its first dress rehearsal for this week’s performance of Peter Pan. For the last six months, students from various grade levels have been working to memorize lines, build props and get into character in time for two performances this week. On Wednesday, the four scene play will be...
May 10 2015 - 4:02pm
By Chris Fisk For the Herald/Review The Key Club at Center for Academic Success (CAS) hosted the first annual Veterans’ dinner Friday evening at St. Andrews Church, with about 70 guests in attendance. The Key Club is the high school portion of the Kiwanis family of organizations that focus on community involvement and volunteerism. Sarah Burton is the faculty advisor for the Key Club at CAS and explained that the...
May 10 2015 - 4:02pm
During the recessionary years of 2008 and 2009, the national economy lost 8.7 million jobs. From January 2010 through March 2015, 11.5 million jobs were added. In 2014, 3.1 million jobs were created (up from 2.4 million in 2013). The national unemployment rate in 2014 was 6.2 percent (down from 7.4 percent in 2013). The seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate in March 2015 was 5.5 percent, down from 6.6 percent in March 2014. The...
May 10 2015 - 4:02pm
Dear M & M: I can’t stay open if I don’t get more sales. Help! — William Dear William: This isn’t an overnight fix and it takes a commitment by everyone in the organization. Many times companies get caught up in what they are selling and don’t realize all businesses are really in the people business. Paying attention to each individual customer “every time” they do business with you and providing them the “best”...
May 10 2015 - 4:02pm
We know certificate of deposits (CDs) rates are so little anymore. Well that is true, however, certificate of deposits usually are used just as a cash holding and only rarely are the rates high enough to provide much income. Need income? Bond yields may be low, look at the closed end funds for some real treasures. What is a Closed-End Fund? A closed-end fund is a publicly traded investment company that invests in a variety of...
May 10 2015 - 3:42pm
The newly-christened Defence Lab SV off Highway 92 specializes in training the next Batman. “They didn’t want Batman to do all kinds of flippy, jumpy, spinny kicks like you see in the movies nowadays,” Defence Lab SV’s head coach and owner Tony Torres said. Defence Lab is a combat style that Torres is trained in and teaches to students that teaches realistic threat scenarios with traditional martial arts. The fighting style’s...
May 10 2015 - 3:42pm
As they head for college this fall, several Tombstone High School seniors have been assisted with scholarships.  More than $150,000 in scholarships have been awarded to THS seniors, with renewable awards bringing the total value up to more than $330,000. Emily Addington, an aspiring large animal veterinarian who will be heading to New Mexico State University this fall and Katie Scott, the outgoing Yellowjacket JROTC battalion...
May 9 2015 - 10:22pm
SURPRISE — Bisbee’s run in the Division III state tournament ended in the quarterfinals for the second time in the last three years, as the Scottsdale Christian Eagles, seeded fourth, broke open a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the third to score 1, 3 and 5 over the next three innings and win 12-2. Staff ace Manny Ramirez took the mound for Bisbee and took the loss, not helped any by three Bisbee errors. He allowed 11 hits, six walks...
May 9 2015 - 8:12pm
In honor of Mother’s Day, the following collection of quotations offer a heartfelt tribute to mother’s everywhere on their special day.   “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” — Stevie Wonder, American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.   All that I am...
May 9 2015 - 5:12pm
Come to Tombstone Memorial Day weekend and see the “Old Wild West” come alive honoring Tombstone’s most notable and legendary lawman, Wyatt Earp. Tombstone’s 34th Annual Wyatt Earp Days celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, through Monday, May 25, on Historic Allen Street. This event is sponsored by the Tombstone Lions Club and it will feature three full days of continuous action-packed street entertainment starting at 10 a.m...
May 9 2015 - 4:52pm
Valor Hospice Care hosted its third annual butterfly release on Saturday at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. About 150 people took part in the event to commemorate a deceased loved one. Shanda Lefffelman, the volunteer coordinator for Valor, headed up the team putting on the release, which was characterized by a quiet joy with plenty of sun, gentle wind and children playing. “The release is simple and beautiful,...
May 9 2015 - 3:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — Tennis is occasionally a game featuring curious match-ups. Such was the case at Sierra Vista Community Tennis Association’s second of three Junior Satellite Tennis Tournament of the year Saturday that featured a sixth grader facing off against a junior in high school. If the contrast wasn’t stark enough, there was close to a two-foot and close to a hundred pound difference between 11 year-old Robert Gavin and 16 year-old...
May 9 2015 - 3:12pm
The Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation (SVEDF) leads the way in certifying property through the Arizona Commerce Authority’s certified sites program. Certified sites and buildings represent an established set of minimum real estate standards among national site selection consultants, corporate real estate professionals and companies seeking to expand or that need a new business location. Commercial sites in...
May 9 2015 - 2:52pm
What’shis face went to a class recently. He was impressed when the presenter used my title to open his remarks. The presenter was a doctor whose specialty was “palliative care.” These physicians specialize strictly in end of life care or chronic illnesses. The cost of home care is not only saving insurance dollars it is allowing many people to be where they truly want to be at the end of their life or when aggressive care is...
May 9 2015 - 2:52pm
May 11 Cochise College musical ensembles will present a concert on the last day of finals, 6 p.m. Monday, May 11, at the Student Union on the Sierra Vista Campus, located at 901 N. Colombo Ave. The performance features early music ensemble Nuevo Mundo, co-directed by Christina Jarvis and Lori Keyne; the Bisbee High School Chorus, directed by Keyne; and the Cochise College String Chamber Ensemble and Orchestra, directed by Callie Hutchinson...
May 9 2015 - 2:52pm
We all face difficult choices. We all have to make tough decisions, especially in the face of tough financial circumstances. As CEO of the region’s largest health care provider, I struggle with ways to keep our budget in line with our mission of providing quality care, close to home, while exceeding patient expectations. Now that the dust has settled and the legislature has adjourned, I want to take a moment to commend the work of our...
May 9 2015 - 2:52pm
Have you ever wondered what Area Agencies on Aging do? Do you have an elderly friend or relative in need of information or services to improve their quality of life or stay in their own home or community? Are you interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease? If so, the SEAGO Area Agency on Aging will be holding a free event that will answer many of your questions and provide information about the role of the SEAGO AAA and the...
May 9 2015 - 2:32pm
The past is not set in stone. How’s that for an opener? We tend to think of the past, present, and future as something like train tracks we are a bit stuck with. While we may feel we can coax a certain amount of trajectory with the future, the past feels irrefutably fixed. The truth is, that the past is what we think of the past. The past only exists in relation to the present. There is no past separate from the present. So, what we...
May 9 2015 - 2:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — The press says the Arizona Speaker of the House is in hot water with some of his Republican cohorts. But David Gowan says he doesn’t know what all the media “hoopla” is about. He did tell the Herald/Review he doesn’t have all the financial facts at his fingertips when it comes to administering the 60-member state House of Representatives, occasionally saying his chief of staff, Tami Stowe,...
May 9 2015 - 1:52pm
MCNEAL — Faith and family are everything to Jennee Garcia. The 33-year-old mother of five has a full schedule: mornings she home-schools her children, Isabel, 11; Andre 10; Olivia, 8; Josie, 6; and Desmond, 4. Afternoons are for household chores, laundry, and maybe working on her blog, www.vintagemamasew.wordpress.com. Evenings, she drives the 30 minutes to Bisbee from her rural home to manage Tavolo Pizza. But when asked how...
May 9 2015 - 1:32pm
Submitted by Judy Hector Marketing and Public Affairs Manager Public Information Officer City of Sierra Vista SIERRA VISTA — Brand development firm North Star Destination Strategies presented months of research to the city council at a special work session on Tuesday, culminating in an all-encompassing brand platform statement that will be used as a foundation to create a competitive and unique brand for...
May 9 2015 - 1:22pm
Edith Marie Mize, 90, of Huachuca City passed away at Villa Vista Assisted Living Center in Sierra Vista. As per her wishes, she will be cremated with services and interment at a later date in Missouri. Assisting the family was Hatfield Funeral Home. If friends wish to send an online condolence please go to our website, hatfieldfh.com.
May 9 2015 - 1:22pm
Cresencio Tablac Vega, 87, of Sierra Vista, passed away on Friday May 1, 2015, at Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 10:30 a.m at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church. Assisting the family was Hatfield Funeral Home.
May 9 2015 - 1:12pm
While all mothers certainly deserve to be honored by their own families in time for Mother’s Day, few mothers locally impact other families in the community in addition to their own like Yulonda Boutte. It’s best put succinctly by her husband Lawrence. “She’s that mom, she does everything,” as her husband of a quarter century says it. Boutte helms Buena High School athletics’ Colt Booster Club overall in addition to her more...
May 9 2015 - 12:32pm
On Saturday afternoon, May 2, 2015, Cresencio “Sonny” Vega left this world to be reunited with his wife, Gina. Born in the Philippines, Sonny learned at an early age that self-sufficiency and a deep faith in God would be the two characteristics that would carry him through some of the most dangerous times in his life, particularly when he was stationed in Vietnam. Sonny left home at a young age to work on a plantation in Hawaii. After...
May 9 2015 - 12:32pm
Jean Florence Miller, 78, of Sierra Vista, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Canyon Vista Medical Center. She had been a resident of Arizona for 44 years. Jean was born on May 6, 1936, in Southeast London to George and Margaret Constance (Messenger) Gale. She attended the Roan School and the College of London there and then served in the Women’s Royal Air Forces as a Telegraphist II Supervisor from 1954 to 1958. She then was a...
May 9 2015 - 12:32pm
Mary Kathryn Ruterman, 67, passed away on May 5, 2015, in Hereford, Ariz., from pancreatic cancer. She was born in Philipsburg, Pa., on Sept. 19, 1947. She was adopted by Frank and LouEmma (Fish) Pierwola in 1952. They moved to Globe, Ariz., in 1954 where she attended Globe Public Schools, graduating in 1965. She moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1966 where she met Richard Ruterman in 1967. They married in 1968 in Douglas, Ariz., then resided in...
May 9 2015 - 12:32pm
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of former Sierra Vista resident Harry Thiel, age 84, on May 5, 2015, in his home in Highland Ranch, Colo. Harry was born on March 13, 1931 in Denver, Colo. as an only child. He worked as a commercial Tile and Marble supervisor, and was very good working with his hands. He married his longtime sweetheart Dixie Lea Hale in Denver, Colo., and stayed married for 62 years. They moved...
May 8 2015 - 11:02pm
Two years ago I wrote a letter to the Herald/Review concerning the inclusion of the racist Confederate battle flag in photos submitted by the local Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710. My letter prompted others to write, as well as call “On Your Mind,” expressing similar concerns and revulsion. For nearly two years your paper has printed Confederate Secret Service Camp 1710’s event photos, but it has not, until recently, resumed...
May 8 2015 - 10:02pm
Recreational exercise is always more fun when it accomplished with a group. Gathering a few friends and fellow enthusiasts for a bike ride promises to make the miles melt away enjoying the experience of multiple cyclists rolling along the countryside. But where do you look to find that kind of fun. In Cochise County, you don’t have to look very far. Bicyclists are a friendly sort who like to gather and ride,...
May 8 2015 - 9:42pm
PHOENIX — State agencies don’t have to keep highways free of unreasonably dangerous hazards if they simply warn motorists about them, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday. In a decision one justice said has serious implications for public safety the majority concluded the Department of Transportation has no legal obligation to upgrade roads, bridges or other structures if they were built to the standards in effect at the time...
May 8 2015 - 9:22pm
SURPRISE - Eric Sproule threw a complete game shutout and fellow senior Gil Ruiz went 3 for 3, with two key RBIs on a base hit in the sixth, and the Bisbee Pumas, the school with likely the least enrollment of Division III, reached the state quarterfinals for the second time in three years with a 3-0 win over Wickenburg. It sends the Pumas to an 11 a.m. date today against Scottsdale Christian, the No. 4 seed, which knocked off No. 20...
May 8 2015 - 9:22pm
DOUGLAS — The Cochise College baseball team won’t be making another trip to the Juco World Series this year. The Apaches’ season came to an end Friday afternoon with a 12-11 loss in the Region I Division I championship as Yavapai College rallied for eight runs in the top of the ninth inning, and a strikeout left Cochise’s tying run at third base to end the game. “There’s nothing I can say to alleviate the pain from that,”...
May 8 2015 - 9:02pm
Once again John Young entered the arena of education and education reform without a clear idea of the problem and with a solution that is at best questionable. He begins his diatribe with the statement that vouchers are deceitful and not about education at all. The first piece of evidence that he offers is a story about his son, at best an anecdote and at worst a distraction. It seems to suggest a discussion of the ever rising cost of higher...
May 8 2015 - 9:02pm
I hear from several sources that ISIS is recruiting young people for their cause here in the United States. These animals are telling us how many followers in many states they already have. I feel that it’s time to put political correctness aside. Being politically correct will not take care of this infestation. Taking care of business should have happened a long time back but “we the people” just stick our heads farther in the...
May 8 2015 - 9:02pm
May 9 University of Arizona Alumi HuachuCats Chapter will host a Scholarship Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Windemere Hotel. Guest speaker is The Honorable Matthew W. Borowiec. Seating for this event is limited and cost is $20 per person. Menu choice: Lasagna, Beef Burgundy or Grilled Chicken. RSVP by May 3 to Dan Montoya at catnotes@cox.net or phone 459-7486. The National Association of Letter...
May 8 2015 - 8:42pm
Many current Reserve and National Guard members, particularly those who are younger and have fewer years of service, are likely next year to face a difficult choice of retirement plans. It will be a decision as complex as the one being prepared by Congress for their active duty counterparts. More details of that choice are emerging as architects of the new plan answer questions posed by military associations, veterans groups,...
May 8 2015 - 8:42pm
A record of how federal representatives from Arizona and Congressional District No. 2 voted during recent actions in Congress.
May 8 2015 - 8:32pm
Sierra Vista school board members were of differing minds this week on the need to restore the public information officer position to full time. The job was cut to half time for the current fiscal year, primarily as a result of continuing budget struggles that most agree were the result of lagging state funding support. The position was created at a time when the district faced serious competition in the area from private charter...
May 8 2015 - 8:32pm
“(The book) has moments of appalling power and occasionally a terrible beauty. … It confronts the white West with dreads from its deep unconscious. It leaves a reader to ponder a haunting, ‘What if?’” — Edmund Fuller, Wall Street Journal, 1975 WASHINGTON — In 1973, a prominent French writer, Jean Raspail, set forth on the French literary stage a novel that managed to fascinate even as it shocked the...
May 8 2015 - 6:42pm
As Cochise College celebrates its first ever class of Hall of Fame inductees, just in time for its golden anniversary, perhaps there’s no one better equipped for the occasion than Joe Gilliland. Gilliland’s passion for the college predates even the college’s existence, which he details in the first part of his phonebook-size memoir “A Teacher’s Tale.” While the 600 page, 300,000 word tome acutely describes Gilliland’s pre-Cochise...
May 8 2015 - 6:22pm
BISBEE — After completing a return to competency program, a man suspected of attacking a National Park Service employee nearly two years ago has been found competent to stand trial by a Cochise County Superior Court judge. Gil Gaxiola, 34, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, armed robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping and theft of means of transportation as a result of the...
May 8 2015 - 6:02pm
Inspired by John Steinbeck’s descriptions of Northern California, Bob moved from Malden, Mass., to San Francisco in 1957 after serving in the Air Force as an instrument repairman for the Strategic Air Command in the Aleutian Islands and Japan. San Francisco’s public education and transportation system were a draw for Bob, and he took cable cars and other transport across the city to study Business Administration at San Francisco City...
May 8 2015 - 6:02pm
By Judy Hector City of Sierra Vista SIERRA VISTA — Gov. Doug Ducey, along with the Arizona Office of Tourism proclaimed May 2-10, as Arizona Travel and Tourism Week, coinciding with the U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week, giving recognition to Arizona’s top revenue generator and a major employment sector. “I’ve always said that Arizona is a premier place to live, work, play, recreate, retire...
May 8 2015 - 6:02pm
Wednesday, April 8, the CAS fourth-grade students in Mrs. Delgado’s class performed two concerts for students, family and friends. The programs consisted of six lummy (rhythm) sticks selections (two done with partners), two square dance numbers, and ended with doing the Tennessee Twist country western line dance to Dumas Walker by Kentucky Head Hunters. Performing students were:  Elizabeth A., Andres A., Patience A., Ryan A., Mickenly B.,...
May 8 2015 - 4:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — The annual Public Works Open House scheduled for May 16 has been cancelled due to challenges resulting from staffing reductions in recent years and increasing financial constraints. While providing a valuable opportunity for community outreach, the event carried expenses tied to food and materials, while also requiring staff time before, after and during the open house. As staffing levels have been reduced through...
May 8 2015 - 4:32pm
By Adam Curtis City of Sierra Vista Marketing and Public Affairs Division SIERRA VISTA — Between National Bike Month, National Bike to Work Week, and the 7th annual Cycle Sierra Vista, this is a prime time to dust off that two-wheeler and enjoy the many bicycle paths and trails the area has to offer. Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month offers an opportunity to showcase the...
May 7 2015 - 11:02pm
As though I needed another reason to disapprove of The Associated Press Style Guide, it came to my attention this week that the proper abbreviation for the Arizona Diamondbacks is D-Backs. That’s D, then hyphen, then capital B, then acks. This makes no since and it goes against the abbreviation I’ve always used, which is D’backs, as in D, apostrophe taking the place of the letters i-a-m-o-n-d, just like it takes the place of...
May 7 2015 - 10:42pm
BISBEE — At most schools, big or small, pole vaulting is an afterthought and most coaches are just glad if they’ve got a couple kids daring enough to do it and coaches responsible enough to teach it. It’s not this way at Bisbee high, where at the track mats are kept with the utmost care and scores of poles are filed across the rafters of what feels more like an airplane hanger than a storage shed. Before Thursday’s practice,...
May 7 2015 - 10:42pm
BISBEE — For the second straight year, the Bisbee Pumas enter the state tournament coming off a first-round bye. But that didn’t do much good for them last year, after the top-seed in Division III lost to 16th-seeded Bisbee in the second round of the tournament. “I don’t even want to think back to that game,” said senior shortstop and today’s starting pitcher Manny Ramirez. “We learned not to trust anything. We’ve just gotta hard and...
May 7 2015 - 10:42pm
DOUGLAS — The Cochise College Apaches are 13-3 in elimination games the last three seasons. They’ll need that trend to continue today to keep hope alive of reaching a third straight NJCAA World Series after falling to Yavapai College in Game 1 of their best-of-three Region I championship series, 7-3 Thursday on the Douglas Campus. Jordon West, who had been lights out in his last two starts at home, fought through some early...
May 7 2015 - 8:22pm
I was surprised by the unusual appearance of the Herald on Saturday, May 2, with its huge photograph filling the front page as it lay unopened. The image of the young woman Alicia, the headline “Who was Carlos?” and the caption words “killed by Bisbee police” all elicit sympathy for the misfortune of losing a parent. The text that continues with additional photographs to fill all of page A9 appears aimed at extending public sympathy to the...
May 7 2015 - 8:02pm
Do you want the next president to be somebody who brags about not being a politician? Think about that for a minute. “Politician” isn’t a popular term right now. But claiming that you’re not one when you run for president is a little like applying for a job as brain surgeon by announcing, “I am not a physician.” This week we acquired three new candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. Two are running on the not-a...
May 7 2015 - 7:42pm
Washington politicians talk a good game about improving border security, but when it comes time to actually do something about it, the willingness to act is lacking. That statement became abundantly clear on Thursday when Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain ran into opposition on legislation that would give Customs and Border Protection agents more access to federal land. Access to federal land? It would be logical to assume that...
May 7 2015 - 7:42pm
May 8 The Thunder Mountain Twirlers’ Mothers Day Square Dance is Friday, May 8, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aprons and apple pies! Don Haney will call Mainstream, with a Plus Tip at the end of the night. There will be Rounds by Lisa Wall. Only $5 for members, $6 for non-members, and free for non-dancers to come watch and socialize! Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 North Lenzner, Sierra Vista. For more info contact Sandy at (520)...
May 7 2015 - 6:52pm
FORT HUACHUCA — Following the story of Gideon in the Bible, Chaplain (Col.) Gregory Edison called on soldiers and civilians attending Thursday’s annual prayer breakfast on Fort Huachuca to be “ready and resilient” as the Army re-energizes after more than a decade of war. Stating that conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have put a tremendous strain on the nation’s military force, Edison pointed to five dimensions of strength — emotional,...
May 7 2015 - 6:42pm
An American hero entered Heaven on March 31, 2015. Lee H. Steward “Stu” was born June 7, 1930, to O.D. and Bernece Steward in Sacramento, Calif. Lee is survived by his wife, Sylvia “Susie” Steward of Prescott, Ariz.; a daughter, Leanna Steward Rasmussen, of Prescott, Ariz., and a son, Steven Lee (Debra) Steward, of Astoria, Ore.; a step-daughter, Iona Morgan, of Prescott, Ariz., and a step-son, James E. (Sandra) Morgan, of Tucson, Ariz...
May 7 2015 - 6:42pm
Dawn was born in Phoenix, Ariz., on March 27, 1968, to Donna and William Anderson. She left this world on May 3, 2015, after a long illness. Dawn lived life on her own terms. She loved children, animals, butterflies, flowers, and of course her conversation with The Big Dipper each evening. Dawn was a Sierra Vista resident for most of her life. She was a Buena High School graduate and received a degree in psychology from Cochise College. She...
May 7 2015 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — One man was cited and another was taken to a local hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Buffalo Soldier Trail Thursday afternoon. The driver of a Jeep failed to yield to a Volkswagen traveling north on Buffalo Soldier Trail when it attempted to turn onto Golf Links Road at about 12:49 p.m., said Officer Darryl Scott of the Sierra Vista Police Department. The result was a nearly head-on collision that...
May 7 2015 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — It was 70 years ago today — May 8, 1945 — when World War II ended in Europe. That day, Army buck private Sam Rumore was heading south in battle-ravaged Germany heading for a “repo depot,” after landing at Bremerhaven. “I didn’t see any combat,” Rumore told the Herald/Review. But what he saw was what Hitler and his Nazi henchmen ended up doing to Germany, causing the allied powers to lay waste to the Third Reich...
May 7 2015 - 4:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Arizona Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction and sentence of a man found guilty of multiple charges related to a 2009 home invasion in Sierra Vista after determining the judge in the second trial erred when granting a mistrial. Tywan Woods was tried three separate times for his alleged involvement in the home invasion incident, in which several men held up a woman, her four children, her boyfriend and two...
May 7 2015 - 2:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — An abundance of monsoon and winter rainfall last year has translated into early and plentiful blooming of various plants in Cochise County, resulting in a significant increase in bee activity throughout the area. Local beekeeper Gilbert Mills has been removing troublesome swarms and hives humanely for decades and said this season has been one of the most active bee seasons in recent memory. “I’ve got so many...
May 7 2015 - 2:52pm
The Sierra Vista Unified School District voted Tuesday to adopt a revised budget approved for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015. In Thursday’s Herald/Review, it was reported that the budget adpoted was for next year’s Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget.  The budget for FY15-16 has not yet been adopted. The Herald/Review regrets the error.
May 7 2015 - 2:42pm
PARADISE VALLEY — Arizona is now in the bottom 10 of all states for per capita personal income, the result of the jobs here paying less than those being created in the rest of the country. Lee McPheters, an economist at from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University said the latest figures put Arizona at No. 41. That’s because the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis puts average per capita income for 2014 at just...
May 7 2015 - 2:22pm
“I don’t want to go to school.  I don’t want to do that homework. I can’t wait until school is out.” After hearing  these statements, it is no wonder that parents and grandparents are also ready for school to be out. Soon, the choice to play video games  or watch TV is going to be  children’s daily choice. .. unless parents, grandparents and kid caregivers provide other ...
May 7 2015 - 1:52pm
SIERRA VISTA — After a year’s hiatus, Buena High School’s advanced Rhythmix Choir returned to the 2015 Winter Park Ski and Music Festival in Colorado to recapture the honor of Grand Champion against every show and jazz choir competing. Buena choir teacher Jill Brown’s group had already claimed the top honor in 2013 and after taking a year off, the instructor decided to take her elite choir squad back on the road to see if they could go...
May 7 2015 - 1:52pm
A tiny lady who can master giant pipe organs and great electronic ones as well, Billie Hayes sees her contribution to church life is to “enhance worship…keeping everything in harmony with the scripture passages for the day.” As the new organist at Sierra Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 N. Lenzner Avenue, Hayes strives “for a mix of recognizable music including praise, gospel and classical pieces to please everyone.”...
May 7 2015 - 1:32pm
BENSON — Benson police continue to investigate what appears to be a tragic accident Wednesday in which a 2-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool. Police and medics responded to the 400 block of W. Cactus Street following the 911 call shortly before 11:30 a.m. reporting a child had fallen into a pool and was not breathing, Benson Police Chief Paul Moncada said on Thursday. He said the unresponsive boy was transported by ambulance to...
May 7 2015 - 11:32am
The Arizona Coalition for Military Families will conduct a free training session in Sierra Vista on May 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hosted by the City of Sierra Vista, this event will be held at Fire Station 3, 675 Giulio Cesare Ave. in Sierra Vista. It will be an opportunity for public and private sector employers to attend a 2-hour training focused on how to effectively hire, manage and retain service members, veterans and their family members...
May 6 2015 - 11:42pm
MESA — It was a tough opening day of the Division I state meet for the Buena Colt track and field team. Already without their top thrower William Partridge, who injured his knee on Tuesday, the Colts also went without top girls distance runner Morgan Woodman, qualified in the 1,600 and 3,200, who stayed home sick. Once the racing did start, Buena’s top male sprinter Mojave Nick had a tough go of it.  Seeded...
May 6 2015 - 11:42pm
DOUGLAS — To reach the Western Districts for a third straight year, the Cochise College Apaches must win two of three starting today in their final weekend at the Douglas Campus. The Apaches take on Yavapai College in the NJCAA Region I Finals. The Roughriders took the No. 2 seed to the playoffs, finishing five games behind Cochise in the Division I standings. In four regular season meetings, the teams split both...
May 6 2015 - 11:42pm
It couldn’t be boxing’s gilded, magnificent farewell without a scandal worthy of its golden age. Two days after what appeared to be a close, but uncontroversial unanimous decision for Floyd Mayweather, it was revealed Manny Pacquiao had a shoulder injury that required rotator cuff surgery prior to the fight that he did not disclose, even checking a none-of-the-above box in a pre-fight waiting room questionnaire.  People...
May 6 2015 - 9:42pm
Smugglers thought they could sneak nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana into the United States by packaging it to look like watermelons. Instead, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Port of Entry found the bundles mixed in with a commercial load of authentic melons after a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the shipment Monday. In all, they discovered 128 watermelon-shaped pot packages worth nearly $728,000, CBP said...
May 6 2015 - 8:02pm
This letter may help to end the periodic derogatory remarks regarding Vista Transit. Cited statistics are provided by the Arizona Transit Association, the Federal Transit Administration and the American Public Transit Association. All public transportation, not just transit, is supported by taxes. This includes trains, trams, buses, roadways, highways, airports, even bike and pedestrian paths. The best way to describe tax dollar...
May 6 2015 - 8:02pm
By Lauvon White Oh, to be a kid again…The Sierra Vista Community Chorus is inviting you to return to your childhood and hear some of your favorite Disney songs that you can still sing and hum. Of course Disney is still bringing us delightful movies, TV and music for you, your children and grandchildren to enjoy. The Chorus, under the direction of Sharon Keene, will present “Disney Dazzle” on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Buena...
May 6 2015 - 7:42pm
Someone explain why Republicans like Don Coram are so hard to find. You’ll have to travel all the way to Montrose, Colo., to find him, unless he’s at the Colorado state Capitol. There the state representative recently encountered frustration with fellow Republicans on something you’d think every person of any persuasion would support: fewer unwanted pregnancies among teens, and fewer abortions. Coram, a self-described “...
May 6 2015 - 7:22pm
May 7 Doug Hocking, independent scholar and novelist, will speak on the Black Legend of Lieutenant George Bascom at the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Road, Bisbee (off of Naco Highway near Safeway). Bascom is blamed for insulting Cochise and starting 11 years of bloody warfare. Early historians lacked primary documentation and blessed us with a legend. The Bisbee...
May 6 2015 - 7:02pm
Higher education in Arizona has reached a tipping point. Monday the Board of Regents approved increasing the price of going to college to help offset the Legislature’s $99 million budget cut. Even before the increase, the cost of earning a diploma and the student debt associated with that accomplishment were a subject of national concern. Consider that next year freshmen at the U of A will pay $11,403 a year, NAU students...
May 6 2015 - 7:02pm
BISBEE — A Bisbee couple will get to keep their garage/studio, for now. This after the Bisbee City Council, at its Tuesday night meeting, tabled a motion to transfer the property to the highest bidder from the previously held public auction. The debacle started back in 2007, when Katherine Hagstrum and Alvin Sandler had their property at 5B Moon Canyon surveyed as they were planning to sell it. It was at that time they...
May 6 2015 - 6:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — Before the Sierra Vista School Board voted to pass its Fiscal Year 2015 budget revision, it ran into a lengthy back and forth discussion of the merits of the district’s recommendation to restore its public information officer as a full time, salaried employee. The board’s discussion on whether a public information officer warrants a full-time salary came only nine days after the part-time position responded on a Sunday...
May 6 2015 - 6:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — At a work session on Tuesday, the city council got its first glimpse at the results of several months-worth of interviews, surveys and studies conducted by a consulting firm hired to help the city of Sierra Vista craft a brand and manage its reputation. Staff of North Star Destination Strategies reviewed about 2,000 surveys conducted by local residents, community leaders and visitors from Tucson and Phoenix to get...
May 6 2015 - 6:02pm
Stephen “Lee”  Eddy, 62, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Funeral services will be on May 8, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Chapel and will be conducted by Rev. Mark Conrad of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, along with Military Honors. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.
May 6 2015 - 4:22pm
Charles Wayne Whelan, 26, of Huachuca City, passed away on May 2, 2015. There will be a public visitation on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 4 p.m to 6 p.m at the Hatfield Funeral Home for loved ones and friends to say goodbye and share stories. A memorial service will be held on, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 1 p.m at Cochise Memory Gardens. Online condolences for the family maybe left at www.hatfiedfh.com.
May 6 2015 - 4:22pm
John Garner, 86, of Huachuca City, passed away on May 2, 2015. John was born in National City, Ill., on Feb. 10, 1929. He served in the Army for 25 years.  John is survived by his older brother, Sam; and his wife, Rosalie; children, Isela, Edna, Elizabeth, Joseph, Athena and Henry; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Services will be held Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall, 3584 E....
May 6 2015 - 4:22pm
Panny Campbell came to this world Oct. 20, 1949. After a rich life our cowgirl left this dimension Feb. 21, 2015. She is survived by her son, Bill Stoller, and myriad of Bisbee and Tucson family. We miss her very much, but also know that she had a good and merciful death. We are grateful she got relief from illness. She made it known that she was ready. Panny wanted her friends and family to have a...
May 6 2015 - 4:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — Newly released budget figures from the state, an influx of new students, and miscellaneous accounting changes meant the Sierra Vista School District was able to revise for a 1.4 percent increase in its Fiscal Year 2015-‘16 budget, which is roughly $450,000 more than it expected. The school board voted on the budget revision after a public hearing when District Chief Financial Officer Cheryl Guldenschuh presented the...
May 6 2015 - 4:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — In selecting its officer and civilian of the year for 2014, the Sierra Vista Police Department chose someone who helps craft the high standards the department holds itself to and someone who exemplifies those standards in action. An officer with the department for nearly 10 years, Officer Paul Clark said he had no intention of going into law enforcement when he moved to the area in 2004. Once he joined the force, however...
May 6 2015 - 4:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Blue Mustard Seed Studios will host its Summer Art Camp June 22-29 at its Sierra Vista location. The one-week camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day and the cost is $160. For 6-7 year-olds, the dates are June 1 through June 5; and for 8-11 year-olds, there are camps June 15-19 and July 13-17. There will also be a batik class for teenagers and middle-schoolers from June 22-26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....
May 6 2015 - 4:02pm
Diane Douglas, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, will visit Sierra Vista May 30 as part of a statewide tour that will gather comments and opinions from people concerning K-12 education issues. Sierra Vista is one of 14 tour stops around the state that began last month. The superintendent’s office said the meetings will be part of an process that will result in recommendations to improve education in Arizona....
May 6 2015 - 1:52pm
Over the last year or so, Tucson events promoter Matt Kearney has carved out a nice comedy niche at the Z-Bar in Sierra Vista. His last show, back on March 27, might have been the biggest to date with Brooklyn native A.G. White headlining. On the undercard was Phoenix-based comic Aziza Jokes, whose high-energy act spawned the idea of an all-women Mother’s Day theme for the next time the LOL Comedy Jam would pass through Cochise...
May 6 2015 - 12:52pm
By Judy Hector Marketing and Public Affairs Manager SIERRA VISTA Sierra Vista City Council Member Alesia Ash was named a Community Luminary by the State of Black Arizona (SBAZ) in an awards ceremony held in Tempe on April 30. The awards are presented to six Arizonans who demonstrate selfless community volunteerism, devoting time and effort to affect change in their communities and contribute to the quality of life...
May 6 2015 - 12:12pm
BISBEE — The Bisbee Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual car and motorcycle show in downtown Bisbee. This annual event attracts visitors and car clubs from all over. We will have events starting Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. in San Jose and possibly Lowell for early arrivals and registrations. If we get enough interest we will also have a smaller Sunday morning event in Warren. For more information, contact...
May 6 2015 - 12:12pm
Sid Hausman loves good horses and stories of the Wild West. When not writing cowboy tales and western lore, he performs at Cowboy Poetry Gatherings and Folk Festivals across the country. This troubadour has also performed four times at the Edinburgh International Folk Festival in Scotland.   A strong and varied instrumentalist, Hausman plays banjo, guitar, ukulele, harmonica and “bones.” His songs and stories reflect his...
May 6 2015 - 11:52am
Jean has always been interested in crafting. After moving to their summer home in Wisconsin, she became much more involved in doing different kinds of crafts and going to craft shows. It was after her and her husband’s retirement from their formal jobs that they decided to move to a warmer climate. The move to AZ. brought them closer to Tombstone and The Tombstone Art Association. Jean joined the Association in the year 2000. She has...
May 6 2015 - 10:12am
By Peter Bergsneider For the Herald/Review The community dancers of Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca are polishing up their respective parts in preparation for the ballet on May 16 at the Buena Performing Arts Center. To refresh your memory, here is how the story goes: The King and Queen (Jim and Pat Herrewig) are presenting their long awaited daughter, Princess Aurora to the kingdom.  The adult...
May 6 2015 - 9:32am
Friends of the Tombstone Library are holding their sixth annual Wine and Beer Tasting at the Four Deuces Saloon on Third and Allen Street in Tombstone on May 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are a $10 donation per person or $15 for a couple. 
May 5 2015 - 11:32pm
PHOENIX — A new poll suggests that Sen. John McCain appears to be more vulnerable to a Republican primary challenge now than he was in 2010. And the reason has less to do with McCain than with who might run against him. Pollster Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling found that half of Republicans likely to vote in next year’s primary disapprove of the job the five-term senator is doing, against 41 percent approval. And among...
May 5 2015 - 11:12pm
While Major League Baseball tries desperately to speed up the pace of play so as to keep fans interested, Arizona community college baseball has already got it all figured out. Saturday’s Game 3 of the NJCAA Region I Semifinals between South Mountain Community College and Cochise College took 2 hours and 27 minutes to play. That’s actually a long game by ACCAC standards, and especially fast considering the teams combined for 51 outs,...
May 5 2015 - 11:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena Colt track and field team qualified 10 individuals and two relay teams for a total of 20 entries for the Division I State Track and Field Championships today and Saturday at Mesa Community College. Sprinters Mojave Nick, on the boys side, and Amber McCroskey on the girls, have the best shot at coming home state champions. First things first is qualifying in the top eight to make it to Saturday’s...
May 5 2015 - 11:12pm
PHOENIX — Attorney General Mark Brnovich has cleared the way for public officials to use their offices and resources to “educate’’ voters on why they believe marijuana should not be made legal. In a new formal opinion, Brnovich acknowledged various laws prohibit the use of public funds to influence the outcome of elections. And the attorney general said that restriction applies even before a proposal has qualified for the ...
May 5 2015 - 10:12pm
SIERRA VISTA — Incumbent State Sen. Gail Griffin has confirmed she will seek re-election in 2016 to her fourth term representing District 14 in the State Legislature. Griffin, who served four terms as a state representative during the 1990s, said Tuesday there is “still a lot to accomplish” and the issue of federal intrusion in Arizona is too important to people in her district. “People need to be aware that there...
May 5 2015 - 9:32pm
Ben Carson declared his presidential candidacy in Detroit Monday. Not a minute too soon. The retired neurosurgeon and conservative star formed a presidential exploratory committee on March 3. Since then, he’s been traveling around the country in what might be called a non-strategic way — making paid speeches that he had longstanding commitments to give, appearing at events for his Carson Scholars Fund (which awards money to...
May 5 2015 - 9:12pm
By Chris Fisk For the Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA — Well over 500 people touched by cancer convened in Veteran’s Park Friday evening for the 20th annual Relay for Life, a fundraising event put on by the American Cancer Society and local sponsors. Everyone involved is either a survivor, a caregiver for those with cancer, or in some way connected with someone affected by the disease. Various tents, RVs and other...
May 5 2015 - 9:12pm
May 6 The Compassionate Friends will meet Wednesday, May 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 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. For more information call Jennifer or Ed Shiver at (520) 458-1389, Judy Slarve at (520) 249-3110 or emailtcfsierravista@gmail.com. To learn more about The...
May 5 2015 - 8:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena Colt track and field team qualified 10 individuals and two relay teams for a total of 20 entries for the Division I State Track and Field Championships today and Saturday at Mesa Community College. Sprinters Mojave Nick, on the boys side, and Amber McCroskey on the girls, have the best shot at coming home state champions. First things first is qualifying in the top eight to make it to Saturday’s...
May 5 2015 - 8:32pm
For most residents in Cochise County, solid waste disposal is “out of sight and out of mind.” That is, once something gets put in the trash container, most people don’t think about what happens next. Even the monthly bill fails to raise any real awareness of all that’s involved in getting rid of what people discard. That may soon change, however, as county and city officials gather May 12 to figure out what to do about the...
May 5 2015 - 7:42pm
A statewide leadership summit, called by Governor Ducey will take place May 14 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Arthur Brooks, representing the American Enterprise Institute (think Koch Brothers) is a featured speaker. The Institute is one of about a dozen Koch groups that provide legislative bills for legislators, espousing the wishes of corporations who want an easier ride to the one percent. David and Charles Koch learned some...
May 5 2015 - 7:32pm
Appeasing a bully will only encourage him. We need to stand up to the bully, Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry urges congressional opponents of the emerging Iran nuclear deal to “hold their fire.” If they do, Iran will delay signing any deal until it is ready to fire at Israel. It is estimated that they are only 2-3 months from breakout. If the agreement lifts sanctions without unannounced inspections verifying...
May 5 2015 - 7:32pm
There was a recent comment in OYM where the reader asked why we can’t we place glass in the blue recycling bin so it could be sorted at the recycling center and sent to the landfill. The material sent to the recycling center is hand sorted and glass would present a very serious safety issue for those sorting. In addition, all material accepted at the center is actually shipped to other locations where it is recycled,...
May 5 2015 - 7:02pm
BENSON — Members of Benson’s business community have organized a Citizens Advisory Group to research and compile recommendations for the City of Benson regarding a proposed sales tax increase that will be going before City Council on May 11. The group’s members include Mark Fenn, Dan Barrera, David DiPeso, Jim Gray, Lupe Diaz, Kay Daggett, Teresa Bennett, Kim Lockhart and Mahlon MacKenzie. With a goal of finding other...
May 5 2015 - 6:52pm
Mary Lou left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father with a look of joy on her face. She loved her Lord, Jesus Christ, with all her heart, mind and soul, and was ready to go and be with Him after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Her faith, smile and positive attitude through it all was an inspiration to many. Mary Lou (nickname Toni) was born in New York to Theresa Forbes. She was adopted by Raymond and Mabel Coon....
May 5 2015 - 6:52pm
Jean Florence Miller, 78, of Sierra Vista, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Canyon Vista Medical Center. She had been a resident of Arizona for 44 years.No formal services are planned at this time.Private family interment will be at a later date.Arrangements are by Hatfield Funeral Home with online condolences at hatfieldfh.com.
May 5 2015 - 6:52pm
Naeko Legaspi, 73, of Sierra Vista passed away at Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista on Friday, May 1. Naeko was born on June 15, 1940, in Okinawa, Japan. She was raised and educated there. In December 1971, she married the love of her life, Sgt. Robert F. Legaspi while he was stationed there with the U.S. Army. She was an amazing woman traveling as dutiful army wife from duty station to duty station. During all...
May 5 2015 - 6:32pm
Carlo Sanfilippo went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2015. He was born in San Diego, Calif., to Margaret and Anthony Sanfilippo. He had four children, Tony, Vicki, John and Mike. He has two sisters and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and his son Tony. Services will be at Village Meadows Baptist Church on May 11 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at Southern Arizona Veterans...
May 5 2015 - 6:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — Just over three weeks after a small fire forced west end mainstay Pyrimid Comics and Games to close its doors last month, its appropriately named successor, Ascension Comics and Games, has emerged. Fire investigators blamed a faulty wall socket for sparking the fire that charred the east wall of old the shop and filled the store with smoke on April 10, saturating the comics and other inventory. “Some of it was...
May 5 2015 - 6:22pm
As the St. David School Governing Board continues to ponder the proposed four-day school week, we have to wonder if the end result is going to be worth  it all. The item is on the school board’s May 12 meeting agenda. School administrators have already said they could find no direct correlation between the four-day week and increased academic achievement. That says it all.  Superintendent of Schools Mark...
May 5 2015 - 6:12pm
By Ellen Sussman Special to the Green Valley News It has been 10 years since the inaugural Honor Flight out of Springfield, Ohio, flew 12 World War II veterans on private planes to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial built in their honor. Since then, Honor Flight chapters have formed in more than 40 states, sending 100,000 veterans on the all-expenses paid trip. The waiting list of World War II veterans...
May 5 2015 - 5:52pm
Vietnam veteran Rick Alliman suffers from neuropathy in his legs, Type 2 diabetes, memory loss and post-traumatic stress disorder. Like many veterans with illnesses stemming from exposure to chemicals, the Tucson resident has had trouble getting timely medical care from the Veterans Affairs health care system. These veterans have found themselves in a hamster wheel of phone calls and an ever-growing pile of paperwork. To help...
May 5 2015 - 5:52pm
Two former Buena Colts will have the chance to make a National Football League team this season, their journeys down completely different avenues. Lawrence Gibson will take the more traditional route. The Virginia Tech Hokie and Buena graduate of 2009 never thought he was going to get drafted into the NFL last weekend despite delivering an exceptional combine performance as an anonymous invitee and having visited 30 pro teams ...
May 5 2015 - 5:42pm
Submitted by Al Chariton, Director of Public Relations The members of the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista were overwhelmed on Monday, May 4, by a speech made by Mohammad Khan. Mohammad won the Rotary 4-Way Test speech contest recently and goes on to the district level to compete for a prize of $1,000. He made his speech to the club without notes and with a lot of historical information regarding the assassination of Julius...
May 5 2015 - 5:42pm
FORT HUACHUCA — The Joint Interoperability Test Command will conduct a change of responsibility ceremony between Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader, May 21 at 10 a.m. in the Greely Hall auditorium here. A retirement ceremony for Brown will immediately follow.   The public is invited to attend this event. For more information, please contact Maranda...
May 5 2015 - 5:42pm
BISBEE — Copper Queen Community Hospital has reduced its radiology charges for x-rays by 40 percent to better serve patients in Cochise County. The reduction in radiology fees benefits patients with and without insurance as well as insurance companies. CQCH Chief Financial Officer James Ehasz explained patients with insurance will have lower out-of-pocket expenses because a smaller amount will be applied to their deductible and...
May 5 2015 - 4:42pm
Steve Headley, a personal protection professional, has established his assault prevention training services in the Sierra Vista area. Assault Prevention Workshops, a three-hour session, is designed to train and prepare people for unexpected assaults that have become increasingly common because of violence within our society. Workshop participants are trained in survival awareness that includes observation of the surroundings...
May 5 2015 - 4:42pm
A monument to those from Southern Arizona who have fallen in action during the ongoing global war on terrorism will be unveiled on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. A two year effort to honor the fallen is on schedule to be dedicated during a ceremony at the local cemetery. Family and friends of the fallen are asked to contact the VFW post 9972 Marine Committee...
May 5 2015 - 4:42pm
The Cochise and Western Model Railroad Club meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at 680 Fort Avenue in Sierra Vista. Members can run trains on more than 800 feet of HO and N-scale track, get help troubleshooting, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow model railroading enthusiasts. Other club activities include day trips to photograph railroad operations, road shows, and an annual club dinner. We provide a positive environment...
May 5 2015 - 4:22pm
The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association is encouraging people to celebrate the joys of pet ownership during National Pet Week, May 3 to May 9. The observance, created by the American Veterinary Medical Association and its Auxiliary, is dedicated to celebrating the pets and promoting responsible pet ownership. “The human-animal bond is powerful and positively impacts human health, wellness and happiness,” said...
May 5 2015 - 4:02pm
The Boy Scouts of America announce that Cody Iwertz has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. One of the seven requirements to earn the rank is to plan and lead a service project to help the local community. Cody led a group of 15 volunteers in improving the town of Fairbank, which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The group cleaned the area to make it more accessible to visitors. The group then painted 50 feet of corral fencing to help...
May 5 2015 - 1:32pm
 Farmers Markets Provide Education  A benefit of farmers markets, besides providing fresh local foods, is that they offer a gathering place in which educational experiences can be shared. Recently the Sierra Vista Farmers Market hosted the Huachuca Astronomy Club, which brought solar telescopes for a fascinating look at sun spots and prominences. Many cooking and food preparation...
May 5 2015 - 1:32pm
We’ve been gone the past two Saturdays due to other events taking place in Veterans’ Memorial Park. We’ll be back this Saturday so be sure to come by and see us! CJ Fletcher will be entertaining us, and Geneva will be serving her Jamaican style food. New Events Scheduled We’ve been scheduling quite a few events for the upcoming summer, including a best cookie contest, a best cupcake contest, a...
May 5 2015 - 1:22pm
Friends of mine here have a garden, and have already gifted me with the first spring onions of the season.  New Yorker that I am, I am ever amazed that people grow things.  I have had a few basil plants over the years, and I am currently doting over a small pomegranate tree that is covered in flowers, but that is the extent to my gardening exploits. The first time I experienced food offerings, other than zucchini, which are...
May 4 2015 - 10:02pm
By DOUG FEINBERG The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Brittney Griner opted out of the U.S. women’s national basketball team training camp that began Monday. The 6-foot-8 star of the Phoenix Mercury was arrested April 22 on suspicion of assault after a fight with her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson. Griner, who was expected to be one of the 27 players at the camp, let USA Basketball know of her choice over...
May 4 2015 - 9:42pm
By Kristi O’Brien Special to the Herald/Review TUCSON — Tucson Speedway drivers in the Pro Stock, Modified and Hornet divisions shared the NASCAR Home Track Saturday with the K&N Pro Series West division. Serving as opening act for the national touring series, the local drivers went straight to main events lining up based on pill draw. Modifieds First out were the Modifieds showing up 16-strong. Jeff...
May 4 2015 - 9:42pm
By PAT GRAHAM The Associated Press DENVER — Arizona manager Chip Hale gave his team a pep talk about its recent hitting woes. He’ll have to wait a day to see if it did any good. Maybe even a couple of days. The scheduled game between the Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies on Monday night was postponed because of rain. The game was called 2 hours, 30 minutes after it was supposed to begin, and no...
May 4 2015 - 9:22pm
By Kristi O’Brien Special to the Sierra Vista Herald TUCSON — Tucson Speedway welcomed the return of the K&N Pro Series West Saturday for the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat 150. With a lap time of 15.794, Ron Norman of Tucson set the pace for the 150-lap main event. The reigning Tucson Speedway Super Late Model Champion led the 23-car K&N field to the green flag. Brandon McReynolds of...
May 4 2015 - 9:02pm
CAPTION PRELUDE: Cochise College’s Nursing Department held a 50th anniversary nursing reunion on Saturday, May 2, on the Sierra Vista Campus. More than 85 of the college’s nursing faculty and staff, current and former students, and community health care professionals joined the celebration that included brunch, a silent auction, tours and networking opportunities. Tables of memorabilia offered a taste of the history of nursing...
May 4 2015 - 9:02pm
Environmentalists do not believe in privacy, at least not our privacy. In their relentless drive to eradicate the infestation of humans from the Big Blue Marble, they stick their (grubby, brown-tinted) noses into our private lives, including our bathrooms. More specifically, they slithered in between you and your toilet. If their more recent plotting goes as planned, they will be in your shower as well. The plan is to equip...
May 4 2015 - 8:02pm
Anyone familiar with the recent election history in Cochise County will remember the difficulties that haunted local officials last year. Failing equipment forced a decision to utilize the Sheriff’s Department helicopter and fly to Graham County to tabulate ballots after the polls closed Nov. 4. Prior that, the elections director resigned in part after it was discovered her office had given candidates the wrong information on changes...
May 4 2015 - 6:02pm
Stephen “Lee” Eddy, 62, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Funeral services will be on May 8, 2015, at 1 p.m at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel and will be conducted by Rev. Mark Conrad of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, along with Military Honors. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.
May 4 2015 - 6:02pm
Hildegard Miles age 79, a 40-year resident of Sierra Vista, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She was born March 12, 1936 in Duisburg, Germany to Walter and Hildegard Hirdt. Hildegard met and married Frank Miles in Germany in 1972. She was a military spouse and traveled with him until they settled in Sierra Vista in 1974. She often enjoyed playing Kino at the Desert Diamond Casino. Hildegard was preceded in death by her...
May 4 2015 - 5:22pm
Despite its esteemed perch among Fort Huachuca’s decorated iconography, it wasn’t until just last Friday when the 4th Cavalry Regiment B Troop could finally have a place to call home. “For all those years, B Troop never really had its own facility,” B Troop program coordinator Christopher Zimmerman said in his introductory remarks to an assorted crowd in front of the 4th Cavalry’s pristine new horse stables. “The...
May 4 2015 - 4:52pm
The Sierra Vista Unified School District Governing Board is slated to review a proposed budget revision for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 at a public hearing, and then vote on whether to approve it in the subsequent board meeting Tuesday night at the Rothery Conference Center. The additional funds that will be revised into the current budget were made possible by an increase in district student attendance. More than $700,000 in the total...
May 4 2015 - 4:42pm
Dr. Benjamin Carson for president When Dr. Benjamin Carson announced his bid for president in Detroit this morning (Monday, May 4), his supporters should take a victory lap. They have engineered the only successful conservative grassroots presidential draft since the draft Goldwater effort in ‘64. Dr. Carson is a straight-talking, brilliant brain surgeon, of high character who loves this country and is willing to do what is necessary...
May 4 2015 - 4:42pm
During a group coaching session with a local client, we discussed how full our “plates” are and how difficult it is to complete our work. Sometimes in our day-to-day living, we find that we have way too much on our plates. When we literally have too much on our plates, we experience unhealthy consequences such as weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. When we have too much on our plates in the figurative sense, we...
May 4 2015 - 4:42pm
BISBEE — After he was restored to competency to stand trial and continue with legal pretrial proceedings, a man facing murder charges for allegedly beating a man to death with a baseball bat in Sierra Vista two years ago is being evaluated to determine if he was legally insane at the time of the attack. Alvin Williams is charged with the first-degree murder of Sean Bauer after, according to witnesses, he attacked Bauer with a metal...
May 4 2015 - 4:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — A man suspected of robbing three pharmacies in Benson and Sierra Vista during the last two weeks has been arrested on Fort Huachuca. Jason Rubin, 32, has been charged with one count of armed robbery for holding up the pharmacy inside Kmart in Sierra Vista on April 20. Further charges are pending for similar incidents in Benson, one at Safeway grocery store on April 27 and another at Walmart on Saturday, May 2....
May 4 2015 - 4:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — The theme was set. Dresses and suits were decided on, the decorations were up, the photographer was arranged, and the music was cued.  It was Prom… at McDonalds. It wasn’t a prank; it was a night to remember — under the stars and not very far from the fryer. 17 year-old Cera Norris of Tombstone was handed proverbial lemons, but not only did she make lemonade, she put up a stand for everyone to enjoy. The...
May 4 2015 - 4:22pm
Every time you’re tempted to say that America is moving forward on race — that prejudice is no longer as important as it used to be — along comes an atrocity to puncture your complacency. Almost everyone realizes, I hope, that the Freddie Gray affair wasn’t an isolated incident, that it’s unique only to the extent that for once there seems to be a real possibility that justice may be done. And the riots in Baltimore, destructive as...
May 4 2015 - 11:52am
TOMBSTONE — The Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is hosting an open house to showcase newly completed renovations made possible through the Ryan Miele Endowment for Animal Welfare. The event is May 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the shelter location, 1037 S. Landin Park Way, in Tombstone. The grant total of $7,860 paid for a number of improvements at the facility, to include: resurfacing 12 indoor dog kennel walls; resurfacing six...
May 4 2015 - 11:42am
If you’re going to live somewhere when you have Alzheimer’s, Sierra Vista is a pretty good place to do it. Not only do we have some good community resources in care and caregiver support, but we have the Sierra Vista police department which does not shoot you dead if you have dementia. Not like the Seattle police who responded to an old gentleman at home who had made a 911 call and shot him dead. Why? Because that man,...
May 3 2015 - 8:02pm
Tightening security by changing access policies on Fort Huachuca and other military installations is another indication of the times in which we live. Rather than believing we are not vulnerable or failing to recognize existing threats until they are played out, steps are being taken to eliminate assumptions and identify those seeking access to the fort. This policy change is also a reflection of today’s technology...
May 3 2015 - 6:12pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Your Mind allows people to voice their opinions anonymously. Read the entries with the idea that sometimes it is the same person making multiple comments; that opinions of callers may or may not be based on facts. In some cases, entries are edited which is usually shown by the use of an ellipsis. Comments are limited to 100 words. Some comments submitted are not published for a variety of reasons. The printing of...
May 3 2015 - 6:12pm
May 4 Join Associated Students of UA South at Vinny’s New York Pizza in Sierra Vista on Monday, May 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. During your visit, 10 percent of your purchase will be donated to ASUAS. We will also be working alongside the Vinny’s crew for tips. All proceeds will benefit student activities and events at UA South. The Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt guild will host its regular monthly night meeting on Monday May 4, at 6 p.m....
May 3 2015 - 6:12pm
Tombstone Chapter, Daughters of The American Revolution recognized Retired Army Colonel Doris Caldwell as a Woman in American History on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. Doris was born in 1930 in Oakland, California.  Her family has lived in California for five generations, making their living in various fields of business.  Doris has one brother and two sisters who are living....
May 3 2015 - 6:12pm
The Rotary Club of Sierra Vista held its weekly meeting on Monday, April 27. Dennis Bilecki of the Rotary Sunrise Club informed the members that the fundraiser held at Vinny’s Pizza the previous Monday, raised $2,500 for Project Graduation. Project Graduation is an annual Rotary charity where graduating seniors at Buena High School are able to celebrate without engaging in dangerous behavior. They are offered food, games, dancing, and are kept...
May 3 2015 - 5:52pm
BISBEE — The board of supervisors tabled a tipping rate hike for the county’s solid waste transfer stations at Tuesday’s regular meeting, pending negotiations with city managers and the rate advisory board. The proposed fee increase was from $55 to $57.75 by way of annual 5 percent increments for two years. However, that increase would have left a $345,000 budget shortfall for the Cochise County Solid Waste Department. Instead, a $5.20...
May 3 2015 - 5:32pm
Despite vigorous opposition from a few colleagues who are military retirees, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelming on Wednesday to give future generations of service members something different from the all-or-nothing 20-year retirement system the military has relied on for seven decades. The 55-8 vote was so lopsided that the last member to cast got a laugh by asking if his yea or nay would be decisive. In the next...
May 3 2015 - 5:12pm
PALOMINAS — As if the job market wasn’t competitive enough, now employment seekers have to contend with sharply dressed Coronado Elementary eighth grade entrepreneurs. The scene in the Palominas school’s courtyard was straight out of an episode of “Shark Tank” and Avry Eichelberger’s “Sling-Toss” looked like it would be a business Mark Cuban would purchase equity in. “You know those water balloon sling shots when people hold...
May 3 2015 - 5:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Cinco de Mayo, a day of cultural celebration for some and libations for others, occupies a unique place in the landscape of holidays in that, according to one local historian, it is observed much more in America than in its country of origin. Often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day, which actually falls in September, Cinco de Mayo commemorates a victory by the vastly outnumbered Mexican Army against the occupying...
May 3 2015 - 4:12pm
In December, Cochise County’s inflation-adjusted retail sales saw strong growth, while restaurant and bar sales were up marginally and accommodation receipts fell, compared to December 2013. Countywide retail sales were up 10.1 percent in December—the third straight month of growth, after adjusting for inflation.  Despite strong performance in recent months, retail sales were down 1 percent for the year, compared to 2013. Retail...
May 3 2015 - 4:12pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following opinion piece was recently published in the Green Valley News and Sun, a sister publication operated by Wick Communications. I’ve seen a lot over my decades in politics, and not much alarms me. But I have to be blunt: Money is poisoning our political system. The people who matter most to a representative democracy — the ordinary voters in whose interests elected politicians are supposed to...
May 3 2015 - 4:12pm
In 2-1/2 hours of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, JusticeAnthony Kennedy asked the right question: whether it is appropriate for the Court to discard a definition of marriage that “has been with us for millennia,” adding, “it’s very difficult for the court to say, ‘Oh, well, we know better.’ ” Kennedy, who is regarded as the swing vote on this and many...
May 3 2015 - 3:52pm
Dear M & M: I am having trouble coming up with meaningful goals in my business that actually can be implemented and are meaningful to my organization. Can you help me? — Bob Dear Bob: Organizations and people need goals. Think of a goal as a road map to your future. Whether you want more out of your life or your business you need to formally plan things as you travel down either path. Goals need to be written down, specific...
May 3 2015 - 3:02pm
Tucson —  Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for Arizona’s fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes awards program. A total of $20,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists. Nominations are being accepted through 5 p.m. MT on May 18 at www.cox7.com/cox-conserves for volunteers in Southern Arizona who are creating, preserving or...
May 3 2015 - 3:02pm
Thousands of Mexican nationals visited Arizona earlier this month to celebrate Mexican Holy Week or Semana Santa. Perhaps you noticed the many Sonoran and Sinaloan license plates. Or the packed restaurants and hotels. In the United States, we celebrate Easter with our families primarily on Easter Sunday. Many businesses were closed on Easter Sunday as families took the opportunity to go to church and reflect. However, in Mexico in...
May 2 2015 - 11:52pm
By Matt Hickman matt.hickman@svherald.com DOUGLAS — If there’s a key to winning in the Arizona community college ranks, it’s not great pitching, nor great hitting, but great defense. That’s been the recipe Todd Inglehart’s Cochise College Apaches have followed in reaching the NJCAA World Series the last two years, and it was that same discipline that proved the difference on Saturday in game three of their semifinal series...
May 2 2015 - 11:52pm
May 3 John Philip Sousa IV will narrate the Sierra Vista Community Band’s spring concert, featuring all John Philip Sousa music, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Veterans’ Memorial Park. The concert will include familiar tunes by the American composer, also known as the March King, such as “The Thunderer,” “Semper Fidelis” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” as well as several lesser-known works. Admission is free, but donations will be...
May 2 2015 - 10:12pm
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally asked some important questions in her recent letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection about its repair of a 60-foot section of border fence in Nogales. (“Congresswoman questions cost of fence fix,” NI, April 21.) The fence was knocked down by floodwater last July when the Border Patrol failed to open the gates that had been built into the barrier specifically to alleviate pressure from runoff. After felling...
May 2 2015 - 10:12pm
BUCKEYE — Buena’s third straight trip to the state tournament ended the same way the last two did in a first-round loss. On Saturday, the Colts, holders of the 24th and final seed, headed to Buckeye to take on Verrado, the No. 9 seed and came away on the short end of an 8-4 decision. “I’m happy with the kids; they did a great job,” Buena head coach Mark Schaefer said. “It’s the kids. They worked hard and tried to learn...
May 2 2015 - 9:52pm
By Georgie Anne Geyer WASHINGTON — Every day now, it seems, we can expect to see an African-American youngster being shot dead by a white policeman somewhere in our vast country. This horrible picture then morphs into protests and then riots  on the streets. Today, it’s Baltimore. How can it be that there has been such a drear repetitiveness in our days from last fall to this winter and spring? How is it that...
May 2 2015 - 9:22pm
A case built more on isolated incidents and media sensationalism than any hard science argues that police across America have become out-of-control, trigger-happy racists. People’s suspicions of police and attitudes toward them are the most skeptical they’ve been since at least the late 1960s. Even when race isn’t a factor in a particular incident, you can feel that unease and dwindling confidence in the thin blue line. In...
May 2 2015 - 6:32pm
John Oscar Fullerton, 84, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away April 17, 2015, at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center after a very short illness. John was born in Lincoln, Neb., the son of Evans and Edith Fullerton. He was raised on a farm during his youth and was a farmer at heart. He graduated from Wahoo High School, Wahoo, Neb. In 1949, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served 22 years until his retirement in 1971. During...
May 2 2015 - 6:32pm
Ruth Carolyn Coulter, 71, of Sierra Vista, passed away at Cornerstone Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., on April 29, 2015, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ruth was born in Spangler, Pa., to Robert and Ruth Krouse and was the eldest of four children. Most of her youth was spent in Johnstown, Pa., where she lived until she was an adult. In 1966 she married James Dravis and their daughter Kellie was born in 1968. James died in...
May 2 2015 - 6:32pm
Anton “Tony” Emil Zahradnik, 84, of Sierra Vista, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  Tony was born on April 8, 1931, in Czechoslovakia, to Anton Milan Zahradnik and Angela Zahradnikova. He was raised and educated in Slovakia. He was sent to a camp in Italy, when old enough he ran away and there joined the U.S. Army. He proudly served for more than 25 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He...
May 2 2015 - 6:12pm
Michael Rager Pine, 79, passed away at home on Monday, April 27, 2015. He was born on March 24, 1936, in Ajo, Ariz., to Beulah Ferris Pine and Kenneth Rager Pine. He attended grades one through eight at the Empire School near Sonoita, Ariz., and was a graduate of Patagonia High School.   He was a highly regarded professional land surveyor living and practicing in the states of Oregon, Washington and Arizona, where he has been a...
May 2 2015 - 6:12pm
Augustus J. Bock “Gus” passed away on April 26, 2015, peacefully at home, after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of Augustus W. and Grace Margaret (Buckley) Bock of New Jersey. He was born on April 18, 1933, in Newark, N.J. His sister, Judith, died in 1980 and his grandson, Dwayne Celestine Jr., passed on April 24, 2014. He is survived by his three children, Gus Bock Jr. and daughter-in-law, Linda, Teresa (Bock) Maldonado...
May 2 2015 - 5:22pm
BISBEE—Recounts, inefficient or outdated voting equipment, and efforts to keep up with the changing times have put Cochise County in the market for all-new electoral infrastructure. Staff from the county’s procurement, geographic information system, elections and special districts, and the county attorney’s office, met with the board of supervisors at a work session on Tuesday. The object is to improve voters’...
May 2 2015 - 5:22pm
BENSON – Sometime between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Saturday, Benson Police Department responded to a robbery at the Benson Walmart pharmacy where a white male subject approached the pharmacist and requested oxycodone. “I have not had an opportunity to review the photos in today’s incident, but based on what my officers are telling me, we believe this is the same subject who robbed the Benson Safeway pharmacy on Monday and is wanted in...
May 2 2015 - 4:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Sunshine, music and the sweet smell of fair-favorite foods filled the air along a stretch of Fry Boulevard Saturday as the West End Fair brought hundreds of pedestrians through this historic part of town for the 10th consecutive year. Dozens of vendors both from the area west of 7th Street and parts beyond lined the sides of the road, enticing perusing visitors with an array of hand-crafted goods, services and...
May 2 2015 - 4:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — Despite sharing a first, middle and last name with America’s ‘first rock star,’ whose music and invention of a serpentine tuba got marching bands marching, John Philip Sousa IV didn’t know all that much about his great-grandfather growing up. His parents separated when he was just four, and he moved with his mother to Los Angeles. It was his father’s side that contained the famous lineage. “I didn’t...
May 2 2015 - 4:02pm
FORT HUACHUCA — Following the issuance of new orders pertaining to access to Army installations last year, Fort Huachuca officials are preparing to implement a new series of criteria that will affect a majority of people wanting to go onto the post. Beginning Aug. 3, visitors, contractors and anyone else 18 years old or older who want access to Fort Huachuca and do not already have a Department of Defense identification card will...
May 2 2015 - 10:22am
Friday, April 24th Buena’s Career Technical Education (CTE) department hosted their semi-annual dinner to recognize individual, and collective accomplishments made at Buena by students and staff members involved in CTE. The dinner’s theme was “Superheroes,” because as CTE Principal Jacqui Clay said, “the community, our teachers, and the industries that assist CTE are our superheroes.” Clay is thankful for the support the Sierra...
May 2 2015 - 10:22am
Buena Remains Un-phased Despite Shooting Threat Last Saturday night an anonymous Facebook user posted a status on area Facebook page, “Greater Sierra Vista Anonymous Confessions.” The Facebook post reveals several issues concerning the Sierra Vista community and society as a whole: The kid The person that made the alarming status was a 16 year old homeschooled Sierra Vista boy. Shortly after making the post, he flagged...
May 2 2015 - 10:02am
SIERRA VISTA — Flying of any sort requires a significant amount of trust. It’s as Sir Isaac Newton said, “what must up, must inevitably come crashing down to the ground.” It’s on the pilot to see to it that the landing is a comfortable one. University of Arizona freshman cheerleader and Buena alumnus Lauren Austin trusts her tools more than most pilots since as a flyer. Her role on the squad is to literally get catapulted in the air in...
May 1 2015 - 11:02pm
Twenty years from now, documentaries will be made about tonight’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight and the bizarre funeral pyre it was for one of the great American sports. The last couple of weeks, sports journalism has been just spinning with excitement over the contradiction of an event being so popular, and generating so much money for a sport that will never see anything like this again. Of all the pieces I’ve read on it, the...
May 1 2015 - 10:22pm
By Matt Hickman matt.hickman@svherald.com DOUGLAS — Things did not look hopeful for the Cochise College Apaches going into Friday’s Game 2 of their best-of-three NJCAA Region I semifinal against South Mountain Community College. Not only had they lost the opening game of the series 5-4 on Thursday, they had lost their best all-around player when starting pitcher Darick Hall fractured a bone in his hand hitting a dugout...
May 1 2015 - 8:22pm
by Terry Mattingly Looking at women’s lives worldwide, Hillary Clinton is convinced that faith is offering strength and hope to many, while “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases” continue to oppress others. The Democratic presidential candidate cited her own Methodist heritage as an example of positive faith during the recent Women in the World Summit in New York City. But...
May 1 2015 - 7:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — One way or another, the day was going to end with pizza for the Buena Colts. And as luck, fate, or, as head coach Mark Schaefer would put it, “Phoenix math” had it, the Colts had two things to celebrate Thursday night at Vinny’s New York Pizza. There, senior pitcher Mark Fulbright signed his letter of intent with Minot State University, a Division II in North Dakota, and the Buena players continued a...
May 1 2015 - 7:22pm
DRAGOON — Twenty-five full-time employees of the Johnson Camp Mine in Dragoon are breathing a collective sigh of relief after a judge signed off on the sale of the mine’s assets, averting job losses and the mine’s closure. Owned by Nord Resources Corporation out of Tucson, Johnson Camp Mine is an open-pit copper operation that has been in receivership since Nov. 18, 2014 after Nord’s principal secured lender, Nedbank Ltd. refused...
May 1 2015 - 7:02pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Easter Seals Blake Foundation was home base for the You Are Loved project on Thursday as volunteers came together to assemble care bags for children in transition, or dealing with trauma or loss. As the name indicates, the intention is for these children to feel loved and cared for. The project is a collaborative effort between Cochise Victim Awareness and Easter Seals Blake Foundation, and is organized completely by...
May 1 2015 - 7:02pm
This week, the Supreme Court heard opening arguments in a case that’s not the most important of its spring session, but certainly the most sensational. Twenty-one states and counting have legalized and now recognize marriage between people of the same sex, and in this non-election year, DeKoe and Kostura vs. Tennessee, is giving the Court the opportunity to put the marriage equality question to bed once and for all. But given...
May 1 2015 - 6:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — As the odds for tonight’s titanic clash between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao continue to inch closer together into the run up for the fight, the pay-per view receipts have trended in the exact opposite direction. A record-bursting four million people are expected to plop $100 to watch it, which almost doubles the amount of people paid to see the soon-to-be runner-up Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya fight eight...
May 1 2015 - 6:02pm
By Christine Steele christine.steele@svherald.com BISBEE — Friends and family described Carlos Ramirez as a kind and generous man who loved to laugh, wanted to fit in and wanted people to like him, but also as a troubled soul who battled with his demons of drugs, alcohol and possibly mental illness.  His 51 year-life, defined at times by tragedy and struggle came to an end last Wednesday, when he was shot and killed by a...
May 1 2015 - 5:52pm
Mary Lou Clayton, 75, of Sierra Vista, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2015, at Life Care Center in Sierra Vista. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 8, 2015, at 2 p.m at First Christian Church. Interment will take place at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif. Further information will be in a later edition. Local arrangements are under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.   
May 1 2015 - 5:42pm
SIERRA VISTA — This year’s annual Law Day event, organized by the Cochise County court system, focused on a milestone of Western jurisprudence, the creation of the Magna Carta. The 800 year-old document, first signed into law by King John of England in 1215, was meant to create peace between the unpopular king and the wealthy, land-owning barons opposed to excessive, war-funding taxation. While the document would under a number of...
May 1 2015 - 5:22pm
TOMBSTONE — Tombstone High School will be hosting its annual open house for incoming freshmen and new students from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. The event will feature tours of the campus, an opportunity to meet teachers and other staff and an overview of the classes and programs offered at the high school.  Dinner will be served. “We also will be accepting registration that night,” said Tombstone School District Superintendent...
May 1 2015 - 5:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office on Friday announced the arrest of a Hereford man after an investigation into an older male having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl. The sheriff’s office was contacted on Monday, April 20 about the incidents, which were occurring in the St. David area. Deputies and detectives began an investigation, which identified Brian Gill, 63, as a suspect. On...
May 1 2015 - 11:42am
Like peanut butter goes with jelly, like the ballpoint pen to paper, golf goes with Southeast Arizona. Year-round sunshine and temperatures that moderate between midday brisk in the winter and not-too-hot in the dead of summer eliminate weather as a deterrent for the most enthusiastic of the port. With four courses within less than 45 minutes from Sierra Vista and tournament-level courses in Tucson, there is no shortage of green, grass...

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