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BISBEE — “We have to do what we can to keep these kids in school, and sports does that.”

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BISBEE — According to reports by the school principals at the Bisbee Unified School District meeting Tuesday, the first day of the hybrid schedule classes went well with just one main problem — the lack of the required home health screening forms for each student.

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BISBEE — A collection of more than 1,000 mineral specimens originating from Bisbee mines will be returned home in the near future and put up for sale at the Bisbee Mine Tour gift shop.

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BISBEE — When life gets back to a semblance of normal, the 2,000 patrons of the Copper Queen Library and the San Jose satellite library will be in for some big surprises when they walk through the doors.

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BISBEE — Tucked away under Rose Canyon Suites off Subway Street, the owner of a new herb store is keeping his fingers crossed as he readies for a grand opening Friday, Aug. 28.

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BISBEE — Joining in the national day of protest at Post Offices across the country, those in Bisbee who wanted to be a part of it all made known their displeasure with current decisions allegedly made to slow mail delivery on “Save the Post Office Saturday.”

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BISBEE — Realizing the need of students in Bisbee and surrounding areas, the Boy & Girls Club of Bisbee is opening its doors to provide a safe, healthy and fun learning environment for after school activities.

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BISBEE — For many years, people have complained of the unsafe conditions of a walkway and roadway for pedestrians and cyclists along the Lavender Pit on state Route 80 running between Old Bisbee and Warren.

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BISBEE — In response to complaints about a fee increase by the city for recycling, Mayor David Smith held a town hall Zoom meeting Aug. 11 to talk about the problems the program faces and to get a feel for what residents want to happen.

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BISBEE — This year, thanks to the COVID–19 outbreak, instead of the annual work day every autumn to fix up homes in need of repair, Step Up Bisbee/Naco embarked on a new partnership with the city and began renovating the first home to be offered in the Workforce Housing Program.

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BISBEE — With all students, even those who came to Bisbee’s three schools, participating in online lessons, the first day of the new school year began without much in the way of mishaps.

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BISBEE — The Bisbee Unified School District board members made it official Tuesday night as they approved a resolution establishing the manner in which the three schools will be opened next week and mitigation plans as the school year progresses.

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BISBEE — The Bisbee City Council shot down a request from Bisbee Police Chief Albert Echave to spend $64,883 for body cameras for the officers, even though the city attorney reported the purchase could save taxpayer money in the future.

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BISBEE — Though it took nearly four hours, members of the Bisbee Unified School District board agreed to recommend all students attend class via online courses for the first six weeks of school, which begins Aug. 18, with a caveat.

BISBEE – Due to the effects of COVID-19 on the city, the mayor and city council agreed to waive inspection fees charged to businesses for fire inspections Aug. 1 through Oct. 31.

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BISBEE — Fifty properties in Arizona cities, including Bisbee, were either suspended or removed from Airbnb’s rental platform due to complaints and violations of its policies over the weekend.

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A Cochise County Board of Supervisors work session called to discuss court consolidation agreements between the county and six municipalities ended in uncertainty after a justice of the peace said he was not signing the contract.

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SIERRA VISTA — There’s no guarantee every business will survive the pandemic. More than 500 local businesses received relief from the Paycheck Protection Program to help them manage through the uncertainty.

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BISBEE — Though some important questions remained unanswered, the Bisbee Unified School District board members voted to reopen its three schools on Aug. 17 and use a hybrid system of learning.

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BISBEE — Current Bisbee mayor David Smith is facing off against former Bisbee council member Ken Budge. The Herald/Review sent both candidates questions, and their answers are below.