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BISBEE — For years now, a group of locals has been working to preserve the storefronts on Erie Street in Lowell in memory of a slice of time in 1950s America when window shopping was a favorite Saturday outing.

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BISBEE — “I get it. The public is tired of this. We’re tired of this. There’s all kinds of reasons we’re tired of it. But, this thing is not going to go away. It’s going to be with us for a long time.”

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BISBEE — The mile-high city attracts many visitors for many reasons and now there is one more — the Bisbee Crank Bender, a series of challenging mountain bicycle routes up and down Old Bisbee’s roads.

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BISBEE — On the Vedge restaurant opened Dec. 23 and already it is a townie favorite serving up non–GMO organic veggies, homemade breads, sauces and dressings in a tiny kitchen, even by Bisbee standards, by native Bisbeeite Mike Donahue and his new partner Katie Hartman.

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BISBEE — A videographer who was accosted by police after he recorded an animal control officer at a public park intends to sue the city and the police department for injuries he says he suffered after officers handcuffed him and took him to the ground face first.

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BISBEE — With the passage of Proposition 207 which will allow the sale of recreational marijuana, the city will need to amend its zoning code to accommodate new facilities, testing facilities, retail sales and establish a limit on the plants residents can grow.

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Continual adjustments marked 2020 as complications of the COVID-19 pandemic forced small-businesses owners to adapt their operations to the safety guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health.

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BISBEE — Touted statewide as a boon to tourists, the ambitious Sun Corridor Trail stretching from Las Vegas, Nev., to Douglas is getting serious consideration from the counties it will cross, including Cochise.

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BISBEE — The widow of a cyclist killed inside the Mule Pass Tunnel last summer intends to sue several government entities and the motorist who struck her husband with her vehicle, claiming negligence by all the parties involved. She is seeking $2 million in damages.

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BISBEE — Progress is being made on a proposed plan to construct a multiuse path for pedestrians and cyclists down the mountain and around the Lavender Pit on State Route 80 from the Queen Mine Tour to Erie Street.

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BISBEE — Newly elected Bisbee Mayor Ken Budge faces an uphill battle in the first year of his administration as the city faces budget shortfalls, business slowdowns, reduced revenues and a seemingly relentless pandemic.

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BISBEE — Last Friday, things were looking bleak for the Bisbee Fire Department’s Food and Toy Drive, but over the past weekend the giving nature of Bisbeeites shined clear and bright like the Christmas star.

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BISBEE — In order to reduce the risk of fire here at the holidays and beyond, the Bisbee Fire Department is offering local residents with dangerous, inefficient electric heaters who may not have the money to replace them the opportunity to turn them in and get replacements.

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It was a day for remembering those who gave so much for all of us. Saturday was the annual Wreaths Across America event, and Bisbee’s Evergreen Cemetery was the location that saw Bisbee Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts participate. Wreaths were placed at the gravesites of U…

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BISBEE — Bisbee firefighters are in dire need of more nonperishable food and toys, age newborn to 12 years old, for the 2020 Christmas drive to help low income families and individuals.

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BISBEE — Like many nonprofits across the country and the state, the Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless is serving more people and fighting to keep the doors open for those who need help.

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BISBEE — It was good news for the restaurants and bars in Bisbee as the mayor and city council members voted unanimously to adopt a temporary extension of premises application permit for these businesses to move dining outdoors.

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BISBEE — In lockstep with the state and nation, Bisbee’s student population has dropped about 7% this year. Although that means less money, the Bisbee Unified School District remains in the black.

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BISBEE — Newly sworn in Mayor Ken Budge and Councilman Frank Davis joined the City Council for their first meeting Dec. 1.

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BISBEE — With the wafting scents of Thanksgiving floating in the air, the crew was busy in the kitchen Thursday getting the traditional hot meal ready for those who would soon be at the Goar Park Lunches’ door.

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SIERRA VISTA — The Upper San Pedro Partnership Nov. 18 launched the first of a series of meetings to be held over the next year to gain insight for the proposed web–based Hydrologic Information Portal for the Upper San Pedro Basin.

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BISBEE — Though the Cochise County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial, the Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning request of 4.43 acres from SR–43 (one single family residence per 43,000 square feet) to RU–4 (one single family home per four acres) during Tuesday’s meeting.

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BISBEE — After discussing the matter in executive session closed to the public, the Bisbee mayor and City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve funding of $4,999 for the Friends of the Bisbee Animal Shelter to run the shelter for 30 more days unless a response from a new request for proposal …

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BISBEE — The three schools in the Bisbee Unified School District will return to remote learning on Monday, Nov. 23, as the positive cases of COVID–19 continue to increase in the county, which reported 595 active cases on Tuesday.