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The Coronado MOAA Chapter is happy to announce its 2021 scholarship recipients. Six students received a total of $9,600, including a $1000 Grombacher Award. COVID presented communication challenges but there were still had six qualified applicants. Our sole JROTC applicant came to us from To…

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While the Peacock experience has long been synonymous with full service waitstaff, chandeliers, tablecloths and venues for private parties, the new location at 1287 E. Fry Blvd. delivers a fresh, modern experience with the classic Vietnamese dishes customers from Sierra Vista and far beyond …

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SIERRA VISTA— A handful of community leaders led by former City Councilwoman Gwen Calhoun in a virtual town hall Thursday tackled some weighty topics that included COVID-19 and racism and how these are being handled in Sierra Vista.

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Although the calendar says it is spring, and certainly the temperature as I write this would agree, for the birders, we are still awaiting spring. Many of our indicators of spring are late arriving this year. Whether it is the effects of the prolonged drought and last year’s non-existent mon…

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WILLCOX — Elsie S. Hogan Community Library is hosting a gardening program for local youth, ages nine and up. Meetings are every Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m, and refreshments are provided.

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This Thursday is the special Earth Day event, and the Sierra Vista Farmers Market opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m. as usual.

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WILLCOX — Duane Velasquez, health and safety superintendent for NatureSweet Tomatoes, spoke to the Herald/Review recently about how despite his company facing its own personal epidemic when over 100 associates tested positive for COVID-19 at the farm in Willcox, a winning multipart plan was …

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Thursday is the day for the Farmers’ Market, opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m.. Don’t forget, next week is the Earth Day event and I just heard that BASA will bring mesquite flour (for sale) and mesquite cookies (for a treat) along with sun ovens. Sierra Vista Community Gardens will have…

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NACO, Sonora— While the number of single migrant adults and unaccompanied migrant children continued to swell at the border in the Tucson sector and the rest of the Southwest in March, officials in this small border town say they occasionally see small groups attempting to cross over into th…

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WILLCOX— While the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for local business owners throughout southeastern Arizona, for two local wine businesses in Willcox wine country, Barrelhead Farms Winery and Bodega Pierce, are finding other ways to market their product while thriving in what they do…

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COCHISE COUNTY — A new accommodation school and district, which will give youth who’ve dropped out of high school another chance at earning a diploma, is getting set to launch soon thanks to efforts by Cochise County Superintendent Jacqui Clay and Outreach Coordinator Ben Reyna.

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I have an update on the “Earth Day” event for April 22, 2021; there will be some special appearances on that day. Bring the kids as the Thunder Mountain Alpaca Ranch will bring some alpacas. Looking for strawberries, fig trees, flowers, tomatoes, black berries, and vegetable bedding plants, …

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PHOENIX — UPS recently announced that 32 elite drivers from Arizona are among 1,412 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

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COCHISE COUNTY — Arizona Gives Day, an annual online fundraising event, provides the opportunity for Arizona nonprofits to promote their causes and gain additional donations, especially with the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April is a wonderful time to enjoy the night sky. The winter constellations still hang in the west, offering a chance to enjoy their splendors without braving the January cold. Meanwhile, the spring constellations become ever more prominent in the evening sky each night bringing exciting new…

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DOUGLAS — It’s like a forest in the making. Thousands of trees of various heights and species form neat rows and every single one can be planted in not just Cochise County, but just about anywhere in the state.