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BISBEE — A senior year with no prom, no honors ceremony and no graduation has left Bisbee High School (BHS) students with a big dent in what would normally be their most treasured year of memories.

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At the age of four I became pretty obsessed with the drums. No other instrument could quite compare with the magic that emanated from the throne at the back of the stage. Somewhere, there is a reel-to-reel tape with an OshKosh B’gosh wearing me, accompanying my pops on the bongos while he st…

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BISBEE — In order to limit exposure to COVID–19, Bisbee Unified School District (BUSD) is now offering five days of meals beginning Monday, April 6, for students and any children in the area from newborns to 18 years old.

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BISBEE — Following Gov. Doug Ducey’s “shelter in place” order, Bisbee Mayor David Smith shut down all non-essential services and businesses through the end of April.

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SIERRA VISTA — Plexiglass separating cashiers from customers. Bright blue decals on the floor that indicate where to stand for social distancing. Reduced store hours and special shopping times for the elderly. This is the new normal, for now, at your local grocery stores.

BISBEE — Copper Queen Community Hospital (CQCH) has new restrictions in place concerning access to the hospital and the screening of all patients and staff entering the facility.

BISBEE — Bisbee residents will have a new outdoor exercise court which touts a seven–minute, full–body workout at Higgins Park in Old Bisbee at no cost to the city.

BISBEE — As everyone struggles to find the necessary supplies to protect themselves from possible COVID-19 contamination, some are willing to donate the precious necessities to emergency services who are in dire need of personal protection equipment (PPE).

BISBEE — On Friday, Bisbee Mayor David Smith declared a State of Emergency (SOE) in the city due to the announcement of the first diagnosed case of Covid–19 in Cochise County and asked certain businesses to close at the end of the day and remained closed until further notice.

BISBEE — With concerns about the impact of COVID–19 could have on the health of older adults in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee and Santa Cruz Counties, Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization Area Agency on Aging (SEAGO–AAA) is taking action to protect the health of seniors, staff, voluntee…

BISBEE — To help Bisbee residents, Sparklight, formerly Cable One, is opening WiFi hotspots across its territory for public use during the COVID-19 crisis in order to keep individuals and communities connected to the online resources they want and need, according to a press release.

BISBEE — Mayor David Smith told members of the city council Tuesday he was not ready to shutter Bisbee businesses, despite a call from U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and others for all mayors in Arizona to declare a state of emergency.

BISBEE — The Bisbee Fire Department will not be transporting patients out of the county to hospitals in Tucson on a regular basis as the Mayor and City Council unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Arizona Ambulance.

BISBEE — As concerns mount due to the COVID-19 virus, the Copper Queen Community Hospital (CQCH) is reassuring clients and patients of its vigilance in protecting public health.

Tales From the Trash, a free showing of amateur art collected from thrift stores, swap meets, yard sales and even dumpsters, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, at the Central School Project on Howell Ave. in Old Bisbee.

BISBEE — Finally, after years of discussions, affordable housing in Bisbee is moving into the planning stage, with City Manager Theresa Coleman working in concert with Step Up Bisbee/Naco, Habitat for Humanity, Cochise County and the Mayor and City Council.

BISBEE — City Attorney James Ledbetter provided the mayor and city council with the time spent by his firm related to Public Records Requests (PRR) and time spent on Open Meeting Law (OML) complaints during Tuesday’s Bisbee City Council meeting.

BISBEE — After some testy exchanges Tuesday, the mayor and city council voted to remove Jon Sky from the Design Review Board due to a court plea of no contest on a felony charge.

BISBEE — Just who owns and is responsible for a failing retaining wall in Old Bisbee is now the subject of a lawsuit brought forward by a couple who want the city to take the necessary actions for its repair.

BISBEE — Candidate nomination packets are now available for pickup at Bisbee City Hall at 915 Tovreaville Road.

BISBEE — Celebrate the Return of Turkey Vultures in the historic mining town on Saturday, March 14, for a fun–filled day which includes meeting the birds face-to-beak, a parade and a dance.