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BISBEE — Following a superior court judge’s recommendation, Cochise County supervisors Tom Borer, Ann English and Peggy Judd approved an intergovernmental agreement with Santa Cruz County to guarantee housing for a maximum of four juveniles, beginning Jan. 1 at a cost of $675,000 a year, thr…

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SIERRA VISTA — Cochise County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and Sheriff’s Assist Team (SAT) members gathered Wednesday afternoon for a committal ceremony in memory of Mel Beck, a dedicated volunteer who passed away in August.

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WILLCOX, AZ — A capital credits distribution of $3 million for Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) members of record in 2019 will begin Oct. 15, Chief Executive Officer Creden Huber announced Monday.

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BISBEE — The final state required testing of Cochise County’s voting machine and ballot count tabulators, known as the Logic and Accuracy Test (LAT), was performed last Thursday by a team from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office, and after a nearly two–hour, hands–on test run, all was fo…

Arizonans can rightfully be proud of our home-grown NASA mission named OSIRIS REx. The University of Arizona is a major player in this mission to collect a sample of the asteroid Bennu and return it to Earth. About 500 people at UA have worked on the mission, including about 200 students and…

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BISBEE — A county employee fatality at the Douglas work yard on April 6 resulted in an Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health inspection and a $2,500 penalty to the county, though it was decided the money would better be spent toward internal safety training.

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Early voting begins Oct. 7 when ballots are mailed to those voters who have requested them or are on the Permanent Early Voting List. Residents are reminded there are multiple ways they can participate in the Presidential General Election. More than 55,000 of the counties 79,000 registered v…

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BENSON — The three Division 5 Superior Court Judge candidates were invited to speak at a candidate forum organized by Pastor Tim Thacker of Broken Arrow Baptist Church in Pearce on Sunday morning.

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SIERRA VISTA — The 2019-2020 academic year has presented multiple difficulties and hardships for our educators, students, and their families. One of the most notable challenges being the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the mass closure of schools enacted by the state legislature in mid-M…

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SIERRA VISTA — Police will be meeting with the Cochise County Attorney’s Office next week to determine whether criminal charges should be filed in the skirmish that erupted during a recent Black Lives Matter demonstration and a counter protest across the street in Sierra Vista.

DOUGLAS — The Cochise County Fairgrounds was buzzing with activity this past Saturday as approximately 80 volunteers from all over Cochise County were busy setting up pens and preparing the showring for the upcoming Cochise County Livestock Show and Sale scheduled for Sept. 24-27.

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BISBEE — A rezoning for a medical marijuana indoor growing facility and packing office was approved by the county Board of Supervisors during the meeting Tuesday, though not without some protest from the community and Supervisor Peggy Judd.

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BISBEE — Though objections were made by the county school superintendent and the county sheriff, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors followed through with its plan to end the housing of juveniles in the county detention center on Tuesday.

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BISBEE — Sulfur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) will be adding another solar plant able to generate 20 mega watts of power, enough for 3,000 to 4,000 homes in the customer service area, after approval by the Cochise County Planning and Zoning Commission granted a special use auth…

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BISBEE — “We have to do what we can to keep these kids in school, and sports does that.”

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BISBEE — According to reports by the school principals at the Bisbee Unified School District meeting Tuesday, the first day of the hybrid schedule classes went well with just one main problem — the lack of the required home health screening forms for each student.

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SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Evangelical Lutheran Church will be offering a three week Zoom session on climate change during the Commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi and the “Season of Creation.”

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BISBEE — Though the primary election decided the seats for District 1 and District 3 on the Cochise County Board of Supervisors, District 2 is up in the air as three women vie for the seat.

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BISBEE — In order to stay abreast with the ever changing COVID–19 landscape, county School Superintendent Jacqui Clay has been holding weekly meetings with administrative heads in the rural school districts.