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BISBEE — After a 28-year run with Cochise County, Martha Rodriguez is turning in her deputy director’s hat with the Elections Department and putting on the “I’m retired, so I can do what I want” hat.

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BISBEE — Throw in a couple of spirited pottery instructors, add some students itching to get their hands in clay, sprinkle in enthusiasm along with a dash of hands-on instruction in a neighborhood studio, and you’ve whipped up a recipe that has an artistic community hungering to sign up for …

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BISBEE — The Subway Gallery will hold its first show of the year Saturday, Jan. 14, with Cheyenne McMasters’ presentation of Unexpected Adventures. The artist’s reception will be from 5-8 p.m. The show will continue through Feb. 5.

BISBEE — The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for overnight closures on State Route 80 from Sunday, Jan. 8, to Friday, Jan. 13, as work to upgrade the lighting begins in the Mule Pass Tunnel near Bisbee.

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BISBEE — Rather than give in to a new, five-year lease agreement at the rate of $59,815 a year with the U.S. Postal Service, which has not affirmatively responded to the city’s request to extend the hours at the Old Bisbee office on Main Street, the city council agreed to a month-to-month lease.

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Powered by a $1.2 million grant, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has taken its first steps in a new mental health initiative program by hiring a behavioral health specialist who has already hit the streets and helped intervene in a handful of situations.

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BISBEE — Almost as familiar as the sun and the sky she busks under, Christa Leigh is as close to a living — and singing — landmark in Old Bisbee as it gets.

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A civil lawsuit concerning the sexual abuse of the children of a former member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bisbee that has been dragging through the court for two years could be headed toward mediation, the parties said recently.

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BISBEE — If you live in Bisbee and are looking for a close to home night ride to see holiday decorations, look no further than Warren which for the first time will be the site of Christmas on the Vista, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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BISBEE — Once again, the kickoff of the holiday season in the city begins Friday, Nov. 25, with the 32nd annual Festival of Lights, a tradition sure to delight the youngster in everyone.

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BISBEE — If you’re looking for some company on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, you can sit down to a Thanksgiving feast at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sowles Avenue thanks to the generosity of the Bisbee community.

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BISBEE — The Hillcrest Apartments, on a 2.34 acre parcel in Warren, will become the new location for people in need of affordable housing as the mayor and city council approved the $700,000 sale of the buildings to Bisbee Lofts LLC with a move-in date sometime in 2023 or 2024.

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The Sidepony Express Music Festival took place last weekend in Bisbee. Musical acts of multiple genres played and entertained.

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BISBEE — If there was ever a time not to miss the annual Bisbee Women’s Club Home Tour, it is the 38th annual tour to be held Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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BISBEE — Proposition 421 which continues the 1% sales tax for streets, infrastructure and pay down city debt, passed with 72% of the vote as of 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

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The seventh Bisbee Mariachi Festival at Warren Ballpark Saturday was filled with food and fun, not to mention multi-talented mariachi groups and beautiful folklorico dancers. The festival’s proceeds benefit the Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless.

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BISBEE — Any property owner in the city who intends to use a home as a bed and breakfast or any short-term rental for less than 30 days will need a permit come January 1.