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BISBEE — It is not too early to think about getting tickets for the concert of the year in Bisbee as Los Lobos, the multi–Grammy awarded Mexican–American group will be headlining a benefit concert at the historic Warren Ballpark this fall.

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BISBEE — The Bisbee City Council hammered out the new $23,524,485 budget for the 2021–22 fiscal year over three nights of deliberation which started on April 26.

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BENSON — Historic Arizona 80 and its importance to Cochise County’s tourism was the featured presentation Friday at the Southeast Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting.

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BISBEE — Colonia Bay Acres north of Douglas has needed protection from flooding for years, and though it could cost more than $7 million to protect it from a 25-year flood, the county’s Floodplain District is looking into funding to turn the plan into a reality.

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BISBEE — A number of retaining walls in the city have been in need of repair for some time and now three such walls are on the fast track list.

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BISBEE — The Copper Queen Community Hospital Foundation has begun a fundraiser to create a walkway for the new administration building currently under construction.

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BISBEE — Bisbee’s mayor and council appointed Steve Pauken as the new city manager by a 6-1 vote Wednesday in a special session, and already he is on the job.

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BISBEE — To help students who participate in sports and extracurricular activities at Lowell Junior High School and Bisbee High School, the board of the Bisbee Unified School District agreed to the purchase of two 14-passenger buses during Tuesday’s meeting.

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BISBEE — A survey on the Cochise Health and Social Services website will help residents who are homebound get on the list to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

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BISBEE — On Thursday, the mayor and City Council accepted the resignation letter of City Manager Theresa Coleman and after an executive session appointed City Clerk Ashlee Coronado as interim City Manager, though neither was by a unanimous vote.

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BISBEE – Ever since Gov. Doug Ducey lifted restrictions and opened the state for business as usual people have once again returned in droves to the city’s unique shops and galleries, highly rated restaurants and favorite local nightspots.

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COCHISE COUNTY — Health officials are saying a “vaccine hesitancy” seems to have settled over the county with several appointments for inoculations left unmet and more than 2,000 open slots over the area still available for anyone who is interested in getting a COVID-19 shot.

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BISBEE — Blues in Bisbee, sponsored by the Easterseals Blake Foundation, will be held on Sept. 18 in City Park with Brewery Avenue and Review Alley closed for the event.

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BISBEE — Over the past year and a half, Bisbee City Manager Theresa Coleman has been battered by negative comments on social media from a handful of residents who want to see her head on a platter.

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The fiancee of a man killed in a head-on collision on U.S. Route 80 is asking the court to compel the defendant accused of causing the fatal crash to give testimony in the case while it’s still being investigated.

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BISBEE — Cochise County Director of Facilities Henry Meraz has offered a multiyear plan to get a number of buildings throughout the county some needed roof repairs, HVAC replacement and upgrades, and a lot of stucco and paint work.

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BISBEE — On Friday, Mayor Ken Budge announced the end of mandates put in place by the former mayor, lifting the mask requirement in public places and public gathering restrictions in accordance with Gov. Doug Ducey’s order.

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BISBEE — Work on the historic county courthouse in Bisbee will begin possibly as soon as this summer after the county Board of Supervisors approved two contracts totaling $1.8 million during the March 23 meeting.

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BISBEE — The city is moving forward on the plan to upgrade a fire suppression system for Old Bisbee thanks to a $273,000 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant and Arizona Water Company.

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BISBEE — For Old Bisbee, the problem with lateral sewer lines crossing private properties and under homes, sheds and garages began 100 years ago. Now the city has to deal with the problems of leaks on private property that have arisen from lack of regulation on lateral sewer lines.

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BISBEE — Students and teachers both are very happy to be back to relative normal as in–person classes began again March 15 after the spring break.

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BISBEE — Bisbee City Manager Theresa Coleman came away with 10 successful bids on properties in sewer bill arrears out of 12 at the county tax lien auction last month.