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Planet admirers have been waiting for August with eager anticipation. This month, the two most impressive planets in our solar system both come to opposition: Saturn on the 2nd, and Jupiter on the 19th. At opposition, a planet is directly opposite the sun resulting in it being above our hori…

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It takes a village to save a desert river, including partnerships and persistence.

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CASCABEL — As muddy, branch-and-debris-filled water raced down a wash, taking 77-year-old Jean Schmechel with it, the septuagenarian’s clothes, shoes and glasses were torn from her body as she tried to grab onto anything that would stop the wild ride.

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As I have mentioned before, farmers’ markets are an ancient invention brought to us by the Egyptians some 5,000 years ago. The Europeans then brought the market concept to America, and, in 1634, the first farmers’ market opened in Boston. But did you know that farmers’ markets almost died ou…

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COCHISE COUNTY — It’s unclear whether the corporation that was awarded the state license to operate one more cannabis dispensary in Cochise County will open in Douglas as originally planned, officials say.

BISBEE — Bisbee’s historic Copper Queen Library has been a vital resource to the community for 114 years and for a building of its age, it is in remarkable, sound condition, though there are a number of things that need to be done.

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No matter how you parse it, growing food, whether it be produce or meat is hard and difficult work. While some farms and ranches spread out as far as the eye can see, others can be small and self contained such as Donna Henricks’ greenhouse farm in Hereford.

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Arizona Land and Water Trust is pleased to announce the protection of the Pyeatt Ranch in Canelo Hills, just west of Fort Huachuca. This fourth-generation working landscape is home to three perennial springs, rare sacaton grasslands and riparian floodplains. Permanent protection of this prop…

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SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Unified School District Governing Board approved the City of Sierra Vista’s purchase of 15 acres of land from the district for the new “Roadrunner Park.”

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Many of you have come to love our Farmers’ Market here in Veterans Park, but I’m sure most of you know that we are more than just a “farmers” market.

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ST. DAVID — The annual Pioneer Days celebration in St. David kicks-off with a 9 a.m. parade on N. Miller Lane, followed by a lineup of family activities.

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WILLCOX — The Cataract Cowboys are three men older than 70 who have two things in common, a love for music and a love for “Arizona Cowboy” Rex Allen.

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Violent storms beginning on July 7 and continuing through the weekend have caused numerous power outages throughout Cochise County and resulted in Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative line crews working nonstop, Operations Chief Nathan Hodges said this week.

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You have probably heard this phrase before, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That is a catchy phrase uttered by a French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, in the January 1849 issue of his journal Les Guêpes (“The Wasps”). “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” Tr…

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SUNSITES — Tuesday, during a cleanup response to debris on U.S. Route 191 after heavy rains north of Sunsites, the Arizona Department of Transportation discovered a number of problems with the highway due to erosion and fissures and closed a portion of it to traffic in both directions.

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BISBEE — In front of well more than 100 people, Mike Frosco, Bisbee’s “Mr. Baseball,” received a special retirement honor Saturday as the Bisbee High Alumni Association and Bisbee Unified School District dedicated the ball diamond at the historic Warren Ballpark to him for his 55 years servi…

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HUACHUCA CITY— Huachuca City Council approved the town’s $5,098,302 budget for fiscal year 2022 at its June 24 meeting.

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SIERRA VISTA — The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center has suspended intakes of dogs and cats turned in by their owners until further notice as the shelter stretches its capacity during a busy summer.

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What do the Swedish word “Kanelbulle”, the Danish word “Kanelsnegl”, the Norwegian word “Skillingsboller”, and the Finnish word “Korvapuusti” all have in common? They all mean “Cinnamon Roll” here in the good old USA. But more about that in a minute. I want to talk about another mouthwaterin…

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HUACHUCA CITY — The Huachuca City Community Garden has made big strides since its launch three years ago, from providing free produce for residents in need to providing learning opportunities for students of all ages.

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SIERRA VISTA — A new mainstay addition is coming soon to the Henry F. Hauser Museum, with a space that was originally planned to be part of a never-finished project now turned into a sensory room designed to help those with special needs.