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COCHISE COUNTY — Late on June 24, the state Legislature approved the appropriation of $1 billion over the next three years for the expanded Arizona Water and Infrastructure Finance Authority to search for ways to alleviate the state’s water woes due to the drought and climate change.

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The Fourth of July is celebrated in communities throughout Cochise County with the traditional parades, barbecues, family entertainment and evening fireworks displays for the public’s enjoyment.

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Even though a Cochise County judge is still weighing whether a residential program for troubled minors should remain open after state health officials decided to shut it down, the attorneys representing the facility are requesting a jury trial.

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SIERRA VISTA — If you’ve ever thought about pursuing or switching to a new career in culinary arts, cybersecurity, nursing, allied health or even virtual reality, this may be the perfect time to learn more about these various careers.

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PALOMINAS — Inflation is kicking everyone hard and the people who run Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch and Foundation, and the needy equines they bring into their fold, are feeling the pain as prices for everything from feed to medication continue to skyrocket.

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Those of us that shop at the Sierra Vista Farmers’ Market have all come to know that buying from our market brings a fresher, and therefore more nutritious, product than at the grocery store.

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TUCSON — Early monsoon rains have been a blessing for county residents not just in the form of water, but in relaxing the fire restrictions in place on the Coronado Memorial and Coronado Monument parks, the Dragoons and the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.

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COCHISE COUNTY — With skyrocketing gas and food prices, more families are turning to free food distributions to help stretch limited resources.

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HEREFORD — Tucked away amongst small ranches and grazing land, just southeast of Sierra Vista in Hereford, there’s a lot of horse learning going on.

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Hello history fans! In our last episode we saw Millville open the Corbin brothers mill, which could only add to Charleston’s boom. Despite the town’s rough reputation that it’s known for today, locals held fund raisers for a school.

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BISBEE — Moving forward on paying off the county’s $36.7 million unfunded liability to the state Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors decided to make a second payment of $2.5 million in the 2021–22 fiscal year.

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Many of us were trained by parents and family members to grow vegetable gardens in a row and furrow configuration. Actually such gardening methods are an adaption from commercial vegetable growing so machinery could plant, cultivate and harvest the produce.

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SIERRA VISTA — The NAACP and the Cochise County Democratic Party hosted a Juneteenth Meet & Greet Forum on Saturday, June 18, at the Rothery Center Library.

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COCHISE COUNTY — With the U.S. Supreme Court’s pending action on the 1973 landmark decision Roe v. Wade, questions arise from both sides about what the government’s role is when it comes to women’s reproductive choices, what the current law dictates in Arizona and how the circumstances will …

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BENSON — In April 2022, estimated retail sales in Cochise County were down 0.8% from April 2021, after adjusting for inflation (compared to a 3.1% increase for all of Arizona). For the first four months of the year, Cochise County’s retail sales were down 0.1% while statewide sales were up 4…

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The Coronado National Forest has responded to a fire that is approximately 500 acres and growing. The Raspberry Fire was reported on June 14 at 11:52 a.m. in the Chiricahua Wilderness, Douglas Ranger District. Under the leadership of Type 4 Incident Commander Lincoln Dziuk, ground crews, two…

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FORT HUACHUCA — Two veteran soldiers were honored at Brown Parade Field early Thursday as both took on new leadership roles at the installation.

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COCHISE COUNTY — Financial assistance and literacy are now in the hands of 25 Cochise College students who were awarded the ”Earn to Learn” scholarship on May 16. Cochise College is the first rural college the Earn to Learn organization has partnered with.

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BISBEE — A new eco–minded business to teach water harvesting and conservation and sustainability received approval of a special-use authorization from the county Planning and Zoning Commission during a June 8 meeting.

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BISBEE — Budget Manager Daniel Duchon explained to Supervisors Ann English, Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby that Cochise County hit more than $1 billion in net assessed valuations for the first time, which will boost property tax revenue to $27,368,063.

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SIERRA VISTA — Though the Federal Court dismissed a suit between environmental groups and the federal government, the Center for Biological Diversity, Maricopa Audubon Society and Sierra Club Grand Canyon division are appealing the court’s decision about the amount of water savings attribute…

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Vista Park will soon have a kiosk illustrating the historic nature of the City Beautiful, Warren District. According to Michael Page of Trike Communications, who is leading the design and construction project, they are now at stage four that includes the creation of the frame, building the r…