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  • More rain causes road problems, hotel closed in Bisbee

    09/23/2014 1:29:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Shar Porier
    BISBEE – Some parts of Bisbee received more heavy rainfall Saturday and Sunday nights which caused mudslides, rock slides and flood damage to homes, buildings and streets. Andy Haratyk, Bisbee streets operation manager, said his department is doing the best it can to maintain access to homes on damaged roads. Haratyk said two roads have been closed to traffic. “I only have one person with me on streets right now,” Haratyk said Monday. “We have only two. One is away on vacation.” Brewery Road is still closed after the Sept. 18 rain and more debris and rock came down from...
  • Sen. Rubio, ‘You Know Nothing About Our Border’: Arizona Sheriff Hammers Immigration Bill

    08/13/2013 10:57:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/13/13 | Sara Carter
    SIERRA VISTA, Arizona — Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels doesn’t mince words. He’s angry that local law enforcement and the citizens who call the Southwest border home have been left out of the decision making process when it comes to security and immigration reform. Dannels has lived along the border since 1984. He remembers when the dangers from smugglers circumventing the rocky, mountainous terrain were few and far between. Now, he says, a different breed of narcotics traffickers has amassed weapons, technology and small armies of death; threatening not only the stability of Mexico but U.S. national security as well....
  • Bisbee pulls ordinance on civil unions. [threatened AZ lawsuit]

    04/13/2013 6:39:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Az AG Tom Horn made the threat. Bisbee will rewrite it's city ordinance.
  • Arizona City Flaunts State, OKs Same-Sex Civil Unions

    04/03/2013 8:21:53 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/03/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    Local bumper stickers hail Bisbee, Arizona, as a "liberal oasis in a conservative desert," and the small city made good on that reputation last night: Despite warnings from the state's attorney general, it became the first in the state to legalize same-sex civil unions. After three hours of debate, the City Council voted 5-2 in favor of the move in the presence of 100 opponents and supporters, the Arizona Republic reports. Though just hours before the vote AG Tom Horne threatened to take legal action if the ordinance was approved, a city attorney says he doesn't think Horne has a...
  • County supervisors reach deal for dead body storage

    02/15/2013 4:38:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Shar Porier
    BISBEE — To be prepared for a deadly emergency affecting large numbers of people, the county Board of Supervisors and Bisbee business owner Joan Werner entered into an agreement that would provide facilities for the cold storage of human remains. The item was on the consent agenda of the supervisors’ meeting held Feb. 12 and was unanimously approved. It provides the county with a secure place to store human remains if there were mass fatalities in Cochise County.
  • Angry at Sheriff Joe, activists are seeing red, ­but thinking pink

    09/19/2010 2:23:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies
    BISBEE— About a dozen people gathered at a home a mile from the border on Saturday to raise money in support of people who need help on both sides. They also sent a special message to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the form of about 50 pairs of pink panties. Arpaio forces inmates to wear pink underwear as a means to humiliate them. Progressive Democrats of Cochise County’s Pink Panty Party was inspired as a means to use his weapon against him, said Alison McLeod, Southern Arizona field organizer for the Progressive Democrats of America. She thought of the...
  • Boy Scout upgrades Bisbee cemetery as Eagle project

    04/17/2009 4:37:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 605+ views
    BISBEE — Seventeen-year-old Andrew “Andy” Laborin has nearly achieved a project of upgrading Memory Gardens Cemetery on Highway 92. At 10 a.m. Saturday, community members will dedicate the refurbished memorial area. “I found a lot of veterans in there,” the Bisbee High School senior said, describing his Eagle Scout project with Troop 1. The pinnacle of his good turn was the installation of a 30-foot-tall illuminated flagpole at the cemetery. To do that, Laborin rallied community support. Jim’s Electric, located on Naco Highway across from Bisbee’s Safeway, donated half of the cost of the $1,400 flagpole and provided all the...
  • Arizona’s first Scout troop restores sign

    02/16/2009 8:33:36 AM PST · by SandRat · 30 replies · 913+ views
    BISBEE — There’s something new in the Warren Community Church yard that is the result of a Boy Scout’s Eagle service project. Sunday after church, 17-year-old Michael Donahue of Troop 1 in Bisbee unveiled his Eagle Scout project that took nearly two years to complete. It was the original Scout sign for Troop 401 that used to reside at the former clubhouse of the scouts. Donahue had to raise $400 to pay for the project, which included a new rock base, wood repair and repainting of the sign. “This sign was once in front of the Boy Scout meeting hall...
  • Bisbee observes Veterans Day: Young and old march to cemetery, honor the warriors

    11/12/2007 8:23:49 AM PST · by SandRat · 134+ views
    BISBEE — Along the old cemetery’s iron fence American flags caught the soft breeze and waved as the men, women and children made the walk to the site of the Veterans Day ceremony in Bisbee, held by the Bisbee VFW Post 836 and American Legion Post 16. The 60 or so people had come to honor those who had fought in battles long past and those still fighting far from home. As the parade came to rest at Evergreen Cemetery, VFW Post 836 Commander Frank Martinez began the ceremony with a thanks to the soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors who...
  • Rancher sees benefit from a fence

    11/04/2007 8:48:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 32 replies · 132+ views
    BISBEE — Richard Hodges was driving his Jeep along International Road after 8 p.m. one night this past summer when he noticed an opening in the barbed wire fence along one side of his property. He owns 372 acres near Bisbee Junction. The edge of his land is located on the border with Mexico. Fearing his cows might escape and cross the border, he stopped to close the hole in the fence. He parked his vehicle so the headlights were shining on the fence. As he was mending the section of barbed wire, he was struck in the chest by...
  • Wife of presidential candidate Kucinich visits Bisbee

    10/18/2007 5:56:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 42 replies · 96+ views
    BISBEE — Elizabeth Kucinich received a warm welcome when she visited Bisbee and Naco, Sonora, to discuss border policies, the war in Iraq and other issues related to the presidential campaign of her husband, Dennis, on Wednesday. In Naco, Sonora, she met with Mayor Jose Lorenzo Villegas at El Maguey restaurant. She told him and nearly 50 other people in attendance that the leaders of the United States need to acknowledge Mexico as a partner in international relations. “We need to cancel NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and we need to withdraw from the WTO (World Trade Organization),” she...
  • Model of USS Bisbee finds home (USCG frigate in WWII [this thread's for you Tonk])

    04/27/2007 5:30:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 1,274+ views
    BISBEE — A replica of the USS Bisbee now rests in the council chambers of Bisbee city hall. Thanks to donations by members of the USS Bisbee Association, the name-sake model frigate is proudly displayed where all the citizens of Bisbee may see it. The 11 surviving crew members, and family, of the 304-foot long Coast Guard frigate arrived in Bisbee Thursday morning to present the hand-crafted ship and a stainless steel plaque to the city in a special ceremony. The men of the ship have always held the City of Bisbee and its copper mines in high regard, said...
  • Bisbee group protests Bush speech with 'joyful noise' (Nut Jobs on the March)

    02/01/2006 5:49:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 670+ views
    BISBEE — Not everybody was listening to President Bush’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night. In Bisbee’s Goar Park, a group of about 50 anti-Bush protesters “made a joyful noise to drown out Bush’s lies,” according to organizer Mary Elinor “Walking Mary” Adams, 65. The festive din poured up Brewery Gulch. Children joined in the noisy chorus. Coffee and refreshments were served. “Today, I’m with the people who speak the truth,” Adams said as her friend Beverly “Bobo” Quick, 60, danced nearby, smacking a tambourine on hip and hand. Local jewelry maker Joe Hogan, 70, wearing a Tibetan hat,...
  • Bisbee resident heading to Houston with plans to help animals displaced by storm

    09/07/2005 8:44:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 274+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Sep 7, 2005 | Michael Maresh
    BISBEE - Marilyn Jones was tired of sitting at home and crying about what was happening on the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Jones, who has been involved with the Bisbee Animal Shelter, was to leave for Houston today to put her animal skills to work. The Houston chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has reported more than 1,000 cases of pets being separated from their owners. Jones said she will first travel to Houston, and, if possible, then go to Louisiana to care for pets. "I think my particular skill will...
  • Sierra Vista, Bisbee and Tombstone area hurricane relief efforts.

    09/03/2005 12:21:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 226+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Sep 3, 2005 | unattributed
    Mall at Sierra Vista The Mall at Sierra Vista is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help raise fund for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Starting Monday, the mall will display free-standing donation sites with remittance envelopes for shoppers wanting to donate to the Red Cross. Shoppers can then mail their contributions to the Red Cross. "Our hearts go out to all of the people affected by this disaster," said Diana Coleman, the mall property manager. "As a business and community partner in the areas being impacted, we want to offer our support in any way we can." The...
  • Vigil held in Bisbee in support of Texas mother (Bisbee -CPUSA AZ HQs)

    08/18/2005 6:15:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 577+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Aug 18, 2005 | Michael Maresh
    BISBEE - More than 50 people Wednesday night ignored the steady rain in their candlelight vigil that was held at Grassy Park to support Cindy Sheehan. Sheehan is a mother who lost a son in Iraq, and she has been camped out near President George Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch in hopes she will get to speak to him again. Valerie Stephens, one of the organizers of the vigil, said it was held to support Sheehan. "We need to make people aware of this incredibly brave person, a grieving mother who has finally managed to focus interest on what is happening...
  • Scouts graduate from program that gives insight into Border Patrol (Boy Scouts that is)

    07/22/2005 6:34:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 467+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | July 22, 2005 | Michael Sullivan
    PALOMINAS - Future U.S. Border Patrol agents may have been among 14 Explorer Post 869 Scouts who graduated Wednesday night from a three-month training program sponsored by the Border Patrol's Naco Station. At least that's the thinking of some of the young men and women who turned out for the graduation ceremony at Valley View Elementary School. "I have an uncle with the Border Patrol. I think it's a good program," 16-year-old Corey Roddey of the Three Canyons area told a Herald/Review reporter before the ceremony. "I learned a lot." Asked what the most useful lesson was, Roddey said, "As...
  • Historical Context of the Bisbee Deportation

    02/06/2005 9:53:26 PM PST · by Cultural Jihad · 4 replies · 437+ views
    Historical Context of the Bisbee Deportation "How it could have happened in a civilized country I'll never know. This is the only country it could have happened in. As far as we're concerned, we're still on strike!" - Fred Watson The Bisbee Deportation was still fresh in Fred Watson's mind when interviewed 60 years later. This is not surprising, because on July 12, 1917, Watson and 1,185 other men were herded into filthy boxcars by an armed vigilante force in Bisbee, Arizona, and abandoned across the New Mexico border. The Bisbee Deportation of 1917 was not only a pivotal...
  • 7th District GOP race pits five conservatives against a moderate (RINO Schwarz)

    05/19/2004 10:05:51 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 7 replies · 1,597+ views
    ap ^ | 5-21-04 | Dee-Ann Durbin
    7th District GOP race pits five conservatives against a moderate By DEE-ANN DURBIN The Associated Press 5/19/2004, 11:45 p.m. ET BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's 7th congressional district stretches from Washtenaw County in the east to Battle Creek in the west. On the way, it takes in the city of Jackson, the farms of Hillsdale County and every kind of Republican voter, from religious conservatives to ticket-splitting moderates. This summer, six candidates are aiming to win the hearts of the district's Republicans and find out just how conservative the voters are in this longtime GOP stronghold. Five of the...
  • Bisbee gains Chamber of Commerce endorsement (7th District Congress, Michigan)

    05/10/2004 3:48:15 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 1,449+ views
    AP ^ | 5-10-04
    Bisbee gains Chamber of Commerce endorsement The Associated Press 5/10/2004, 5:49 p.m. ET LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Rep. Clark Bisbee has received the endorsement of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce's federal political action committee over five other Republican candidates in the race for a conservative congressional seat in southern Michigan. "Clark Bisbee has the campaign skills, political base and work ethic to win the August Republican primary," chamber President and CEO James Barrett said in a news release. He praised Bisbee for being "pro-business, pro-jobs and pro-taxpayer." It was the second influential endorsement for Bisbee in two weeks. Late...
  • Right to Life endorses Bisbee in primary for conservative 7th congressional district

    04/26/2004 8:24:25 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 11 replies · 1,832+ views
    Mlive/AP ^ | 4-26-04
    Right to Life endorses Bisbee in primary for conservative 7th congressional district The Associated Press 4/26/2004, 10:35 a.m. ET JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — State Rep. Clark Bisbee has received the endorsement of Right to Life of Michigan over other Republican candidates who advocate against abortion in the race for a conservative congressional seat in southern Michigan. "It's going to help out tremendously," Bisbee, of Jackson, said Monday about the endorsement for the Aug. 3 Republican primary for the 7th District seat. Right to Life of Michigan doesn't typically endorse in primaries that feature more than one candidate who advocates against...
  • DeRossett, Schwarz leading race for congressional seat

    04/20/2004 8:53:35 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 4 replies · 1,174+ views
    AP ^ | 4-20-04
    DeRossett, Schwarz leading race for congressional seat The Associated Press 4/20/2004, 6:42 p.m. ET LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Rep. Gene DeRossett and former state Sen. John Schwarz are leading fellow Republicans in the race for a congressional seat in southern Michigan, according to a poll released Tuesday. A third candidate, attorney Brad Smith, won the endorsement of the conservative Club for Growth on Tuesday. The endorsement could bring an infusion of cash to Smith's campaign; the Washington-based group said its members will donate total contributions "in the six-figure range." Smith is the son of U.S. Rep. Nick Smith, R-Addison,...
  • MI 7th Congressional race

    04/16/2004 9:37:07 AM PDT · by robgop79 · 1,042+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 4/16/04 | robgop79
    GOP rivals raise cash in race for U.S. House 6 Republicans in 7th District have over $100,000 7th District GOP race Here's how much Republican candidates in the 7th Congressional District have on hand as of March 31, according to campaign finance records released Thursday: Rep. Gene DeRossett: $547,000 Former Rep. Paul DeWeese: $261,000 Attorney Brad Smith: $239,000 Rep. Clark Bisbee: $201,000 Former Sen. John Schwarz: $144,000 Former Rep. Tim Walberg: $102,000 By Chris Andrews Lansing State Journal State Rep. Gene DeRossett has a substantial money advantage over Republican rivals in the 7th Congressional District race to succeed U.S. Rep....
  • Right to Life wants to stop Schwarz (RINO hunting in Michigan's 7th congressional district)

    03/21/2004 1:17:27 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 1,614+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 3-21-04 | Stacey Range
    Right to Life wants to stop Schwarz Abortion rights candidate vies for 7th District By Stacey Range Lansing State Journal Six Republicans are hustling to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Nick Smith, but an early endorsement by the ever-powerful Right to Life of Michigan could stop several anti-abortion candidates in their tracks. The reason: Right to Life wants to block the nomination of former state Sen. Joe Schwarz of Battle Creek, the only abortion rights GOP candidate. "We want to make sure the nomination goes to someone who supports us," said Larry Galmish, director of the Right to Life political action...
  • In Bisbee, peace day statements are made (they didn't advertise or they would've been FR'D)

    03/21/2004 7:36:28 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 162+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | March 20, 2004 | Bill Hess
    BISBEE - A large postcard for the people of Spain thanking them for having the courage to vote a pro-President George W. Bush government out of office that will remove nearly 1,300 Spanish troops from Iraq was placed in Vista Park Saturday. Johannes Wilm from Denmark was one of the first people to sign. He was looking for the gathering to protest the war in Iraq and traveled from Douglas to Bisbee Saturday to take part in Peace and Justice Day at the park. Wilm, 23, moved to Douglas in January to work on his master's thesis about the U.S.-Mexico...
  • Charges, names in carjacking released: (Attack of the Illegals)

    02/01/2004 6:10:42 AM PST · by SandRat · 60 replies · 293+ views
    BISBEE - The three illegal immigrants involved in the carjacking and beating of a woman and her daughter early Thursday morning in the Hereford area have been charged by the Cochise County Sheriff's Department. Each man was charged with the same offenses involved in the incident in which they reportedly pulled a 35-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter from a vehicle as the pair was about to leave to take the girl to school, said Carol Capas, a spokeswoman for the department. She said the charges each of the three face are armed robbery, aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary, motor vehicle...
  • Nearly half undecided in 7th District House race (MI)

    11/23/2003 9:50:15 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 1,115+ views
    Nearly half undecided in 7th District House race Thursday, November 20, 2003 Staff and wire reports Former state Sen. John J.H. Schwarz of Battle Creek would be an instant front-runner in the race to be Jackson's next representative in Congress, according to a poll released Wednesday. State Rep. Clark Bisbee of Jackson leads five Republican candidates with 17 percent support, but the race would change significantly if Schwarz becomes a candidate, the poll found. Schwarz, who ran for the seat and lost to incumbent U.S. Rep. Nick Smith in 1992, has not said whether he will run in 2004. Smith...
  • Training on the border: Marines practice building fences, repairing roads and being a team

    09/05/2003 6:15:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 309+ views
    Marine Lance Cpl. Eduardo Velez welds together a portion of fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border near Naco, Ariz., on Thursday. (Mark Levy-Herald/Review) BISBEE -- The Marines have landed. Although they are not taking a beach from an enemy, they are working along the border to help slow drug smugglers from entering the United States from Mexico. Nearly 60 members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 from Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California arrived late August for a monthlong deployment. Their mission is to improve a portion of the border road and install more fencing in support...
  • Marines building fence along border near Naco

    08/31/2003 6:26:14 AM PDT · by Travis Bickel/Marine Inspector · 100 replies · 314+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | Aug. 31, 2003 12:00 AM | Associated Press
    <p>TUCSON - A Marine unit is building a fence nearly a half-mile long to keep people from crossing an area of the U.S.-Mexico border near Naco.</p> <p>The 12-foot-high fence will be made of steel posts placed about 8 inches apart in a zigzag pattern, said Armando Carrasco, a spokesman for the Defense Department's Joint Task Force 6, based at Fort Bliss, Texas.</p>
  • DeWeese sets sights on congressional seat(3 Anti gunners possibly running-primary 2004 congress)

    03/26/2003 8:45:07 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 1,206+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 3-26-03 | Chris Andrews
    Andrews: DeWeese sets sights on congressional seat Paul DeWeese isn't ready to let last year's state Senate defeat end his career in politics. The former Republican state representative from Williamston lost a long, tough and expensive race to Democrat Virg Bernero. Now he is renting an apartment in Eaton Rapids to position himself for a 2004 campaign. This time, his target is Congress. He hopes to succeed U.S. Rep. Nick Smith, R-Addison, who is retiring. DeWeese is already on the campaign trail. His loss to Bernero wasn't for a lack of money or effort. He spent nearly $350,000 and was...
  • Smith considering run against Stabenow (Bisbee running for Smith's spot)

    01/28/2003 5:03:08 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 9 replies · 472+ views
    ap ^ | 1-28-03
    Smith considering run against Stabenow The Associated Press 1/28/03 3:58 PM WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Nick Smith said Tuesday he is considering a run against U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow after he leaves the House. "It's premature now, but I'll look at it in two years," said Smith, R-Addison. "I'm not closing any doors." Smith will not run for re-election to the House in 2004, fulfilling a promise he made to serve no more than six two-year terms. Smith was first elected in 1992. Stabenow, a Democrat, was first elected in 2000 and will be up for re-election in 2006....
  • SHERIFF ASKS FOR BORDER HELP - AGAIN

    12/01/2002 12:42:45 PM PST · by madfly · 54 replies · 419+ views
    The Bisbee Observer ^ | Nov. 28, 2002 | Catharine Webb
    Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever met recently with officials from the U.S. Attorney General's Office and once again asked for help at the border. "Funding is the big question for all of us," Dever said. "What is currently being done? The answer is there is something being done but not enough." In Cochise County, undocumented aliens cost the county criminal justice system about $3 million in fiscal year 1999-2000, the most recent year for which figures are available, Dever said. The federal push for a Department of Homeland Security may - or may not - help areas like Cochise...