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On the weekend, Bisbee Pride filled the bars, hotels and shops of Bisbee in place of the usual parade. Many people remarked there were less people than past years, but that the city still felt busy.

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After a break from in-person programming last year because of COVID-19, pride events are returning to the streets of Bisbee this weekend with most events on Friday and Saturday.

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BISBEE — As of June 15, all permissible consumer fireworks, like those sold in packages in stores, are banned within the city limits through July 6 or until fire restrictions have been lifted.

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BISBEE — Just two years ago, the Copper Queen Library was recognized as the Best Small Library in America by the Library Journal and now the library’s program coordinator, Alison Williams, has been named as one of the publication’s Movers and Shakers for 2021.

BISBEE — “It was wild. Like climbing Mount Everest,” said Sally Holcomb, co-owner of Café Roka, when describing what opening back up to the public last weekend was like.

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BISBEE — It was almost as if COVID–19 had not made the 2020–21 school year as difficult as possible as 41 gowned Bisbee High School seniors took their seats for their graduation amidst the cheers and applause of a few hundred family and friends shouting congratulations.

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BISBEE — The idea to create a bikeway path around town kicked off a citywide mobility master plan that Cochise County planner Christine McLachlan presented to the mayor and council during the June 1 meeting.

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BISBEE — Cochise County may enter an agreement with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona to run a shelter in a former county building on Tovreaville Road in Bisbee.

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BISBEE — Fine tuning the zoning regulations for recreational marijuana may be an ongoing effort for a time as the Cochise County Board of Supervisors endeavor to establish where production, processing, retail sale and testing can be permitted.

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COCHISE COUNTY — It’s been almost two weeks since the Arizona National Guard landed in Cochise County to help the Sheriff’s Office with its endeavors on the border, and with the number of illegal crossings spiking monthly, the assistance is needed more than ever, the Sheriff’s second in comm…

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BISBEE — Bisbee High School classrooms will be cooler and the air cleaner thanks to 40 new air conditioners and ionizers which will be installed over the summer after the school board unanimously approved the $625,085 project.

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BISBEE — It could not have been a better setting — under a shade tree in Grassy Park with a light breeze —to engage youngsters once again in the stories held on the pages of a book.

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BISBEE — Now that cases of COVID–19 have begun to decline and people are getting vaccinated, the Copper Queen Library will soon open its doors to the public once again with a few restrictions.

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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.