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TOMBSTONE — Outgoing Commander of Tombstone High School Army Junior Officer Corps, Cadet Lt. Col. Keenan Gross, delivered a farewell speech filled with encouragement and well wishes Wednesday at the school’s 10th annual JROTC Change of Command and Awards Ceremony.

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TOMBSTONE — The historic old mining town will be hosting its second “Desert Donkey Dash” as part of Tombstone’s Schieffelin Days celebration and rich mining history.

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Every spring, Tombstone celebrates the annual blooming of roses by holding a festival that attracts visitors from around the world. Saturday was the second day of activities, which included a parade. The rose festival is sponsored by the Tombstone Vigilettes, a nonprofit organization of ladi…

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TOMBSTONE — This Old West mining town is transitioning from guns to roses Saturday and Sunday while celebrating its “softer side” through an annual rose festival.

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TOMBSTONE — In celebration of the first train to roll through Tombstone 118 years ago, the Tombstone Restoration Commission is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony dedicated to a newly renovated Southern Pacific Railroad caboose.

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TOMBSTONE — While students were on spring break, Tombstone Unified School District’s campuses bustled with activity, mostly related to construction projects.

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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.