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HUACHUCA CITY — Construction projects are underway throughout Tombstone Unified School District, made possible with funding from the state School Facilities Board.

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TOMBSTONE — The Tombstone High School JROTC program was presented with an award for its years of community service Friday by Tom Hessler, president of the Joint Service Clubs of Greater Sierra Vista.

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BENSON — Historic Highway 80, touted as the country’s first “National Road,” extends through southern Arizona as it stretches from Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia to San Diego, California.

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TOMBSTONE — In the first board meeting of the new calendar year Wednesday evening, Tombstone Unified School District Governing Board members were presented with a number of updates and agenda items.

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TOMBSTONE — After receiving recommendations from Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels and fromer Tombstone Marshal Bob Randall, Jim Adams has been named as Tombstone’s new marshal.

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HUACHUCA CITY — Tombstone Unified School District is providing seven-day meal kits while the district’s campuses are closed to in-person learning.

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TOMBSTONE — The TubaChristmas concert scheduled for Dec. 12 in Tombstone has been cancelled because of spikes in COVID-19 cases across the state.

“Following Wednesday’s executive order by Gov. Doug Ducey that sets special requirements on public events of 50 or more people, we are being forced to cancel the concert,” said Lorie Sheridan, band director of Joyce Clark Middle School and one of the TubaChristmas coordinators. “Even though this was planned as an outdoor concert, the City of Tombstone had concerns about the size of the crowd.”

Through Ducey’s order, when a public event is approved, the local jurisdiction is to announce details about what is being done to carry it out safely in order to enforce mitigation strategies.

“Since we don’t know how many players to expect for the concert, and have no way of knowing what the crowd size will be like, Tombstone officials felt it would be best to cancel. It's disappointing, but we certainly understand their concerns.”

The upcoming concert would have marked the tenth TubaChristmas performance in Tombstone. 

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TOMBSTONE — Robert Devere, superintendent of Tombstone Unified School District, is among 25 superintendents from across the country being recognized for completing the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent Certification program.

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TOMBSTONE — Wearing protective jackets, full-face welding helmets and special gloves, Tombstone High School students enrolled in Amber Ford’s Agriscience III class are learning basic welding skills for the first time.

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TOMBSTONE — No parade is complete without a band, and thanks to Benson Middle School, the Tombstone Helldorado Days Parade had a marching band in Sunday’s lineup.

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HUACHUCA CITY — Despite COVID-related restrictions and new challenges, the first nine weeks of school have gone well for Tombstone Unified School District, according to reports provided by the district’s superintendent and principals at a recent school board meeting.

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TOMBSTONE — Despite COVID’s restrictions of social distancing and mask recommendations, Tombstone is rolling out its 91st Helldorado Days celebration with the same exuberance its Old West fans look forward to every year.

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TOMBSTONE — Since 1929 Tombstone has celebrated Helldorado Days, a festival that draws Old West enthusiasts from all over the country and world for three days of rip-roaring entertainment.

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TOMBSTONE — Crowds lined Tombstone’s historic Allen Street Saturday morning for the town’s first-ever pack burro races.

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TOMBSTONE — Folks will literally be “hauling ass” through Tombstone Saturday as donkeys team up with human partners for the town’s first-ever pack burro races.

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SIERRA VISTA — A Tombstone Unified School District bus was rear-ended by a pickup truck while stopped at a red light at Coronado and Buffalo Soldier Trail around 7:30 Monday morning, according to TUSD Superintendent Robert Devere.

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TOMBSTONE — The United States Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with Tombstone Public Schools, is offering free lunch kits to all children up to 18 years of age through Dec. 31, 2020.

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TOMBSTONE — At Wednesday’s Tombstone Unified School District Governing Board meeting, administrators continue reporting a smooth start to the school year, along with good news about state funding that will pay for projects at two of the district’s campuses.

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TOMBSTONE — “It’s great to see visitors back in Tombstone again, stopping in the shops and restaurants and lining Allen Street for the shows,” Sue Simons said of the town’s annual Showdown in Tombstone on Saturday.