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  • PBS TV series visits Cochise County for upcoming episode

    02/23/2016 7:13:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Terri Jo Neff
    The host and production crew of the television show “Mineral Explorers” visited several areas of Cochise County last week to film scenes for an upcoming episode of the popular show. “” is an unscripted, reality series of 30-minute episodes that features mineral dealer Thomas Nagin as he educates viewers about minerals, and showcases the cultures of miners, mining history and some myths about the industry. Earlier this month Nagin and his crew explored mining-related sites throughout southern Arizona, starting with the Tucson Gem & Mineral show, the Old Tucson movie set, then they were off to Bisbee and Tombstone.
  • Hottest year on record? Not in Cochise County Arizona

    01/26/2016 8:04:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Liz Manring
    SIERRA VISTA — While the national media discusses recent findings deeming 2015 as the warmest year on record, in terms of global average temperatures, southeast Arizona didn’t quite follow the trend. According to temperatures gathered at the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, 2015 was the 23rd warmest on record in Cochise County at an average of 62.7 degrees, according to data maintained by NOAA Regional Climate Centers dating back to 1949. “There certainly could be considerable difference between that location and another part of the county,” said Ken Drozd, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Tucson bureau. “Because we get...
  • Tombstone shooting: Old West gunfight re-enactment leaves two wounded from live rounds

    10/19/2015 10:23:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 65 replies ^ | October 19, 2015 | unknown
    TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) An actor staging a historical gunfight in the Old West town of Tombstone and a bystander were shot with live rounds during a show that was supposed to use blanks, leading officials to call for the re-enactments popular with tourists to be put on hold. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon as two performers from the Tombstone Vigilante group re-enacted a gunfight in the 19th century mining town made famous by Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the O.K. Corral.
  • Libya attack kills former Sierra Vista man. Berry a 2000 graduate from Tombstone

    01/29/2015 6:25:37 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    A U.S. Marine veteran who grew up in Sierra Vista was one of nine people killed in Libya by a gunman in an apparent attack by the Islamic State. David Berry, a 34 year-old combat veteran who was working for a Virginia-based security contractor, was the sole American who died in Tuesdays attack. Berry grew up and spent most of his early life in Sierra Vista, attending Buena High School and graduating from Tombstone High School in 2000. He enlisted in the Marine Corps immediately after high school and earned promotions to become a gunnery sergeant. He was deployed to...
  • Tombstone JROTC to present colors at Cardinals game. Cadets prepare for Dec. 21 national broadcast

    12/12/2014 10:56:57 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    TOMBSTONE The Tombstone High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard will be making a national television debut Sunday, Dec. 21, when they present the colors during the Arizona Cardinals football game against the Seattle Seahawks. Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tom Gross, the schools JROTC senior army instructor learned Monday the color guard had been asked to present the colors. This is by far the biggest event we have done, as it will be on the national broadcast, said Gross. The five cadets Gross plans to send are Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Sam Powers, Cadet Sgt. 1st...
  • Tombstone's water woes continue [ Arizona ]

    04/25/2014 7:41:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    KVOA ^ | April 25, 2014
    A recent fire in Tombstone's historical district has brought back the battle between the city and the feds over the town's water supply. Tombstone gets its water from a highly protected wilderness area in the Huachuca Mountains. The pipeline that transports water 30 miles across Cochise County has had problems since the Monument Fire in 2011. According to the City they still haven't been able to get the proper equipment into the area to permanently fix the issues. The structures in Tombstone's historic district are like a tinderbox. In the past few years alone the site of what is currently...
  • Arizona bill would allow cities to ignore federal rules

    04/16/2014 9:35:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | Apr 15, 2014
    The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would allow cities and towns to enter restricted federal land without permission in emergencies. ... Republican bill sponsor Rep. Kelly Townsend of Mesa says she was inspired by the battle between the city of Tombstone and the federal government over access to repair its water supply system in the Coronado National Forest. She says local authorities should have the right to go in where needed without being granted approval first in cases of emergency.
  • City-Owned Cemetery Refuses to Engrave 'Jesus' on Preacher's Wife's Headstone

    10/23/2013 6:08:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | October 22, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The family of a Colorado preachers wife is still fuming after the director of the city-owned cemetery refused to engrave her final resting place with the name Jesus because it might offend people. The city eventually reversed course under public pressure. We were in disbelief, said Stacy Adams, the daughter-in-law of Linda Baker. Who tries to censor Jesus from a cemetery? Linda Baker lost her battle with cancer last week. She was the wife of Mark Baker, the pastor of Harvest Baptist Church in Ovid. Adams said her mother-in-law was passionate about her Christian faith and her family. Her final...
  • 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 doesnt mince words. Hes 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....
  • In Tombstone, Ariz., the ricochets of the O.K. Corral What has made the town what it is today?

    09/17/2012 10:29:55 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    washington post ^ | 9-13-12 | Matt McClain
    Stephen Keith, left, plays Doc Holliday, in a production he wrote, directed and produced at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, with, from left, Aaron Gain (Frank McLaury), Craig Oldfather (Wyatt Earp) and Jim Morris (Morgan Earp). We have founded our entire economy on a 30-second triple homicide, Keith says. Without the gunfight, this town would be rubble in the desert with a pretty name.
  • Out Of Touch President Obama Fiddles While Tombstone, AZ Burns

    08/19/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/13/2012 | Ralph Benko,
    Welcome to the Wild West, 2012 style. The Feds to Tombstone: If you want to fix your water line, better lawyer up and talk to President Obama.... Obama, is truly the out of touch candidate. The U.S. Forest Service of which the president is ultimate boss is preventing, on the flimsiest of excuses, Tombstone Arizona from rebuilding its water pipeline. Obama, conniving, is putting Tombstone, a fixture of American history, in mortal danger. ... A massive forest fire in 2011 wiped out the vegetation in Coronado National Park, wherein lies Tombstones waterworks which were destroyed by the...
  • U.S. Forest Service Trying to Kill the Town Too Tough to Die

    07/23/2012 4:47:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 23. 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The showdown between the federal government and the historic town of Tombstone is headed to court.  Using the 10th Amendment as a defense for the residents of Tombstone, the Goldwater Institute will be pushing back against the United States Forest Service (USFS), which is preventing the repair of crucial water lines to the town. More from Goldwater: The City of Tombstone is squaring off against the U.S. Forest Service over water rights in a fight to rescue “The Town Too Tough to Die.” Citing the Wilderness Act, the Forest Service is refusing to allow the city to repair its waterlines...
  • Shovel brigade reports minimal progress

    06/22/2012 6:06:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    TOMBSTONE Temporary repairs were made at Gardner Spring on the Tombstone water line, City Clerk George Barnes reported. The Shovel Brigade organized earlier this month has hopes the repair will hold up during the upcoming summer storms, Barnes said. Work involved on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, redirected and lifted the waterline out of the flow path. There was also construction of a diversion to protect the line as much as possible. Barnes said 60 people did the physical work, which involved moving large rocks and debris, along with pick and shovel work. The crew never made it to...
  • Hometown History: Tombstones Huachuca Mountain water connection

    06/17/2012 11:10:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    On July 8, 1882, the Tombstone Epitaph newspaper quipped that Heretofore it was a standing joke that Tombstone people had to drink whiskey in order to escape the malarial effects of the water. Now, however, that agreement will no longer work. The clearest and purest of waters flow through our streets in unlimited quantities and thirsty souls can quench their appetite without having recourse to that which inebriates. Of course for many in Tombstone, pure water or not, Whiskey would remain a favorite. The project was a triumph over the challenges of the life in the desert. Tombstones population explosion...

    06/14/2012 2:42:40 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 32 replies
    Liberty News Network ^ | June 12, 2012 | Duane Lester
    A Spotted Owl may do what Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Johnny Ringo, the Clanton gang, the Gunfight at the OK Corral and two major fires couldnt do: destroy Tombstone, known throughout the century as The town too tough to die! According to several CNN reports, Tombstone may soon run out of water because of a broken 26-mile water pipeline, which runs through a National Forest....
  • Tombstone readies picks and shovels

    06/08/2012 6:59:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    TOMBSTONE The City of Tombstone is embroiled in another dynamic showdown. The Town too Tough to Die is now squaring off against the U.S. Forest Service in what could be the fight of its life, a battle over water rights. On Friday and Saturday, a group called the Shovel Brigade will gather in Tombstone and head to the Huachuca Mountains to make repairs to the citys waterline, which was damaged by mudslides and boulders after last summers Monument Fire flooding. While the 26-mile waterline fed by springs in the Huachuca Mountains has been Tombstones main water source...
  • Tombstone Readies Picks and Shovels

    06/07/2012 9:02:20 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 31 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | June 7, 2012 | Dana Cole
    TOMBSTONE The City of Tombstone is embroiled in another dynamic showdown. The Town too Tough to Die is now squaring off against the U.S. Forest Service in what could be the fight of its life, a battle over water rights. More than 500 shovels have arrived in Tombstone from all over the country and are being stored at Tombstone City Hall. This photo was taken about two weeks ago, and the shovels just keep coming in. (Photo courtesy of George Barnes) On Friday and Saturday, a group called the Shovel Brigade will gather in Tombstone and head to the...
  • U.S. high court denies Tombstone water relief

    06/02/2012 9:12:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 48 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald/Review ^ | Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX The chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid by the city of Tombstone for an emergency order allowing it to immediately repair its damaged water supply in the Huachuca Mountains. Without comment, John Roberts rebuffed the argument that the city is likely to suffer irreparable damage if it does not get to start work soon. Roberts did not explain his decision. But attorney Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute, which is representing the city, said he is not giving up. Dranias, using a procedure allowed by the high court, is now asking Justice...
  • Shovel Brigade sends a message [Tombstone takes action to get water]

    05/28/2012 10:08:50 AM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald/Review ^ |
    A group called the Tombstone Shovel Brigade is planning an event in the Huachuca Mountains in June in an effort to make additional repairs to the city’s water supply. The City of Tombstone’s waterlines and reservoirs in the Coronado National Forest were damaged by mudslides after last year’s Monument Fire, and the U.S. Forest Service refused to let the city use heavy machinery in some areas, citing the Wilderness Act. Tombstone filed a lawsuit to prevent the Forest Service from interfering with its ability to adequately access the water, but a federal judge recently ruled against the city. According to...
  • Why Are the Feds Trying to Kill Tombstone?

    05/18/2012 4:37:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    In Arizona, it's no surprise that water can be hard to come by, but why is the federal government is cutting off the water supply to the famous Old West town of Tombstone?   Nearly a year ago, Tombstone's water supply lines were heavily damaged in a flood after a heavy rain due to a massive wildfire leaving loose soil in the area. (Read this article to find out why we can thank the Forest Service for catastrophic wildfires) Since the damage, Tombstone residents have been fighting to repair the water lines, but because they run through a wilderness area,...
  • U.S. District Court rejects Tombstone's water supply request

    05/16/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT · by AZHSer · 26 replies
    CBS5AZ ^ | May 15,2012 | By Breann Bierman
    TOMBSTONE, AZ (CBS5) - Officials in Tombstone, AZ, are appealing a U.S. District Court's ruling which denies the city use of mechanical equipment to restore its water system. City officials said the the 130-year-old water system was destroyed by massive flooding from torrential rains and the destruction of surrounding forests in the Monument Fire. The court ruled Monday that the city did not exhaust efforts to obtain federal permits to use equipment. But city officials claim they've spent the past nine months trying to secure the U.S. Forest Service's cooperation. The Goldwater Institute, which is representing the City of Tombstone,...
  • 'Existential threat' to Western U.S. states (FedGov wants water rights)

    05/15/2012 7:45:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies ^ | May 14, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    The Obama administration has launched a new battle over water rights that threatens not only the the economies of arid Western states, which largely voted against him in the 2008 election, but their very existence. WND reported last month that the federal government was creating obstacles for Tombstone, Ariz., to restore its water supplies following last years forest fire and monsoon-triggered floods in the nearby mountains. The federal government said crews could not use machinery to rebuild pipelines and spring-water collection systems. Now, a letter contradicting longstanding federal practice asserts a claim to water in arid Western states, such as...
  • DC Tells Tombstone, AZ They Can Repair Water System, As Long As They Use Horses and Hand Tools

    05/11/2012 9:24:09 PM PDT · by inkling · 29 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | May 11, 2012 | Duane Lester
    This is an incredible story showing how far the federal government is from rational thought. Heres what happened in Tombstone: Between May and July 2011, the Monument Fire engulfed a large part of the eastern portion of the Huachuca Mountains. Record-breaking monsoon rains followed. With no vegetation to absorb the runoff, huge mudslides forced boulders to tumble down the mountain sides, crushing Tombstones mountain spring waterlines, destroying reservoirs and shutting off Tombstones main source of water. In some areas, Tombstones pipeline is under 12 feet of mud, rocks and other debris; while in other places, it is hanging in mid-air...
  • Forest Service Demands $80,000 to Turn Over Public Records to Non-profit Group

    05/02/2012 5:24:35 PM PDT · by inkling · 13 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | May 1, 2012 | Press Release
    Phoenix, AZ -- Transparency in the Obama Administration has a price. The U.S. Forest Service wants $78,935.80 before it will share public records the Goldwater Institute has requested under the Freedom of Information Act. Not only is the U.S. Forest Service blocking emergency repairs to the City of Tombstone’s Huachuca Mountain water supply, it is now hiding the documents that might explain its outrageous conduct.  In a showdown with the “town too tough to die,” the U.S. Forest Service blocked Tombstone from repairing its mountain spring aqueduct after it was destroyed in the 2011 Monument Fire. The Forest Service is...
  • Tombstone, Arizona is ground zero for state sovereignty

    04/11/2012 11:32:22 AM PDT · by inkling · 11 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | April 11, 2012 | Nick Dranias
    In a showdown between the Obama Administration and the Town Too Tough to Die, the U.S. Forest Service is refusing to allow the City of Tombstone to repair its mountain spring water infrastructure after the 2011 Monument Fire destroyed pipelines and catchments. Despite Gov. Jan Brewers declared state of emergency to empower Tombstone to restore its municipal water supply, the feds continue to block Tombstone, citing the Wilderness Act, which was passed decades after Tombstone secured the water rights. The Forest Service's decision risks the lives and properties of Tombstone residents and tourists due to the loss of adequate fire...
  • Obama's a Target at O.K. Corral (BHO and Dems Not Welcome in Tombstone, AZ)

    02/26/2012 8:34:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | February 25, 2012 | ALLEN ABEL
    Obama's a target at O.K. Corral In modern-day Tombstone, they're quick to condemn Democrats and a president whose middle name is Hussein At high noon today, just as it was in history, gunfire crackles over the saloons and stagecoaches of the Old West's most authentically phoney village. Mortally wounded desperadoes stagger, topple, and croak, while their tin-badged terminators repair to Big Nose Kate's for poker and rotgut until it's time to slay for pay again. In the old silver-and goldmining centre of Tombstone, down in Cochise County, 50 kilometres north of the Mexican border, the best-attended duels are staged daily...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - January 11, 2012

    01/11/2012 8:20:41 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 210 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 01/11/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and hes not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • The Doc Holliday Principle

    06/26/2011 7:42:09 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 28 replies ^ | 06-27-11 | stolinsky
      The Doc Holliday Principle David C. Stolinsky June 27, 2011 Boot Hill Cemetery, Tombstone, Arizona In the film “Tombstone,” lawman Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and his friend Doc Holliday confront a violent outlaw gang. But Doc has tuberculosis − of which he will die at age 36 − and should be resting. A member of the posse asks Holliday why he is exerting himself. Doc replies, “Wyatt’s my friend.” The man says, “Hell, I’ve got lots of friends.” Doc replies, “I don’t.” Here we have the first part of the Doc Holliday Principle: When...
  • Tombstone from 1890 an Oracle for Democrats?

    11/26/2010 3:17:17 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-26-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    I received this in an email. Snopes says this is real. The last picture is the money shot. More than speaks for itself... Random thought: I think all Democrat graves are empty and that's where zombies come from.
  • Tombstone Of The USA

    05/21/2009 7:09:40 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 13 replies · 1,295+ views
    Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 Republicans: 29 Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000 Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1 Professor Olson adds: In aggregate, the map of the territory Republicans won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare
  • Democrat Party Tombstone

    07/09/2008 3:47:24 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 15 replies · 73+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 9, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    From a Hillary Democrat. Not sure the Party is dead, but there is definitely something wrong with the Kool-Aid. Headstone complete with dead donkey.
  • On This Day In History - November 8, 1887: John Henry "Doc" Holliday Dies Of Tuberculosis

    11/08/2007 6:58:23 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies · 724+ views ^ | November 8, 2007 |
    On This Day In History November 8, 1887 Doc Holliday dies of tuberculosis On this day, Doc Holliday--gunslinger, gambler, and occasional dentist--dies from tuberculosis. Though he was perhaps most famous for his participation in the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, John Henry "Doc" Holliday earned his bad reputation well before that famous feud. Born in Georgia, Holliday was raised in the tradition of the southern gentleman. He earned his nickname when he graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery in 1872. However, shortly after embarking on a respectable career as a dentist in Atlanta, he developed...
  • Roman Tombstone Found At Inveresk

    10/29/2007 10:26:18 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 95+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-29-2007
    Roman tombstone found at Inveresk The tombstone was found near the line of a Roman road The first Roman tombstone found in Scotland for 170 years has been unearthed at Carberry, near Inveresk. The red sandstone artefact was for a man called Crescens, a bodyguard for the governor who ran the province of Britain for the Roman Emperor. The National Museum of Scotland said the stone provided the strongest evidence yet that Inveresk was a pivotal Roman site in northern Britain. It was found by amateur enthusiast Larney Cavanagh at the edge of a field. It had been ploughed up...
  • On This Day in History: Oct. 26, 1881 - The Earps Shoot It Out at the OK Corral in Tombstone...

    10/26/2007 6:22:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 154+ views ^ | October 26, 2007 |
    October 26, 1881 The Earps shoot it out at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona After years of feuding and mounting tensions, on this day in 1881, the law and order Earps and the cowboy Clanton-McLaurys engage in their world-famous shoot-out near the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, leaving three men dead and three more wounded. Both sides in the conflict were ostensibly looking for revenge for what they perceived as malicious attacks and insults, but on a larger level the conflict revolved around which side would control the fate of Tombstone and Cochise County. That hot Arizona day, the...
  • (On This Day In History) July 19, 1879: "Doc" Holliday Kills For The First Time

    07/19/2007 12:01:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies · 2,546+ views ^ | July 19, 2007 |
    On This Day In History July 19, 1879: Doc Holliday kills for the first time Doc Holliday commits his first murder, killing a man for shooting up his New Mexico saloon. Despite his formidable reputation as a deadly gunslinger, Doc Holliday only engaged in eight shootouts during his life, and it has only been verified that he killed two men. Still, the smartly dressed ex-dentist from Atlanta had a remarkably fearless attitude toward death and danger, perhaps because he was slowly dying from tuberculosis. In 1879, Holliday settled in Las Vegas, New Mexico, where he opened a saloon with a...
  • Emmett's final show: Memorial service looks back at man known as 'world's most famous clown'

    12/06/2006 4:32:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 339+ views
    TOMBSTONE There were a few tears, but there also were many memories. Memories of a man who was known for his ability to make others laugh, but who was always apparently amazed by the effect his alter ego had on the people he met. Emmett Kelly Jr., otherwise known as Weary Willie, the worlds most famous circus clown, was laid to rest on Tuesday, following his death at the age of 82 last Wednesday. A resident of Tombstone, friends and family gathered to remember and say farewell to the seasoned entertainer at the towns First Baptist Church. The group...
  • Tombstone grad wounded by explosion in Iraq

    11/17/2006 4:17:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 399+ views
    HUACHUCA CITY U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bruce Bazes parents received a scary phone call at 4:30 a.m. Sunday. His mother, Becky, remembers the conversation word for word: He said Hey, and I said, What happened? He said, Mom, I dont want you to freak out. Bruce suffered a grade III concussion when the seven-ton truck he occupied passed over an improvised-explosive device, often called a road-side bomb. Thats (the truck) what saved his life. If hed have been in a Humvee, he wouldnt be calling, his father, Hal, said. Bruce is with the 3rd AABN Delta Company,...
  • This is Constitution Week

    09/18/2006 5:50:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 429+ views
    SIERRA VISTA Locals celebrated the U.S. Constitutions 219th birthday on Sunday with patriotic music, ringing bells and saluting the flag. The Tombstone Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the program, Bells Across America, held at Veterans Memorial Park. We do this every year, Vicki L. Brown, Constitution Week chairwoman. She added schools and churches may also participate. Mayor Tom Hessler read a proclamation declaring Constitution Week, which is Sept. 17-23, as a small group many wearing American flag pins or patriotic clothing listened. Judy Jolley Waterman, DAR chaplain, read an invocation. She thanked God...
  • Soldier wounded in Iraq recovering at home in Tombstone

    04/28/2006 10:23:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 381+ views
    KVOA Tucson Channel 4 News ^ | News 4's Paul Cicala
    More than 17,000 Americans have been wounded in Iraq, and Thursday evening, one of those wounded returned home in Southern Arizona. Private First Class Michael Manning hugs his wife for the first time since his army unit headed to Iraq on December 1st. You can't describe it, says Theresa Manning, the soldiers wife. Pfc. Manning cried tears of joy as the Tombstone graduate hugged and saw his son, Aiden, for the first time since the baby was 4 weeks old. Hes gonna be proud of his dad, says Mannings wife. Pfc. Manning says hes elated, Just to be home with...
  • Cindy Sheehan Goes To War Over No Tombstone For Son (Unhinged Jihad Cindy Alert)

    04/12/2006 11:14:22 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 50 replies · 2,316+ views ^ | 04/13/06 | N/A
    Cindy Sheehan, the anti-Bush activist dubbed the "Peace Mom" for her efforts to stop the war in Iraq is lashing back at detractors who decry her lack of a tombstone for her son, Casey Sheehan, who was killed in the conflict two years ago. Cindy Sheehan lies above her son's markerless grave in Vanity Fair's January 2006 issue "I am so tired of the Rovian, heartless, and ignorant smear machine attacking me and my family at every turn of my back," Sheehan writes in an online commentary. Sheehan is responding to criticism aimed at her for not having a headstone...
  • Video tombstone rocks funeral industry

    09/09/2005 2:21:03 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 29 replies · 678+ views
    Inland Vakkey Daily Bulletin ^ | 9-9-05 | By John Pain, Associated Press
    Could idea be grave mistake? MIAMI - Video screens have shown up all over in recent years cell phones, bathrooms, car head rests, subway cars, even elevators. Next up: a solar-powered video panel embedded in a tombstone that plays a clip reminiscent of "This Is Your Life." Tasteless, you might say? A magnet for vandals? On the contrary, says inventor Sergio Aguirre. His soothingly named Serenity Panel is all about helping families celebrate the life of a lost loved one. "While nothing ever replaces the gift of life, memories can now come one step closer to forever being remembered and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • favorite funeral music question...(vanity)

    06/21/2005 10:40:17 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 131 replies · 1,750+ views
    me ^ | 6-21-05 | Rakkasan1
    if you could pick a song or 2 to have played at your funeral, what would it be? list whatever- rock,country,contemporary, religous,etc.
  • Museum has piece of USS Arizona

    05/20/2005 6:57:01 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 9 replies · 846+ views
    TOMBSTONE - On the corner of Fremont and Sixth streets in this town famous for the Shootout at the O.K. Corral, there is a museum dedicated to the lore and history of the Old West. With a collection of more than 25,000 items, ranging from small bottles to leg irons from the Arizona Territorial Prison in Yuma to documents like one demanding $3.50 "to remove one dead horse" in Tombstone to one-of-a-kind photos to historic guns to the original roulette table from the Crystal Palace, on display, soon another connection to the state's history will be officially unveiled - saved...
  • Tombstone at the eye of Minuteman storm

    04/01/2005 9:57:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 58 replies · 1,408+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 04.01.05 | Michael Marizco
    Tombstone at the eye of Minuteman storm TOMBSTONE - A Minuteman volunteer roams the streets in this town, the Colt .45 on his hip as much for show as anything. His shirt is stenciled, "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent." At any given moment, reporters descend on him for interviews with an actual Minuteman Project volunteer. He doesn't mind; he's proud of what he's doing, he says. Protesters in Tucson gather pots and pans to bang in protest of today's 1,000-strong Minuteman Project, a protest of the current state of border enforcement, in a "show of solidarity" with the illegal entrants who...
  • Showdown at border?

    03/07/2005 12:18:01 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 57 replies · 2,088+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 7, 2005 | JOSEPH FARAH
    Violent, terror-connected gang threatens to confront civilian immigration patrols It looks like there is going to be a second "showdown at the OK Corral" in Tombstone, Ariz., April 1. A leader of the violent, terror-connected Latin American gang Mara Salvatruchas, Ebner Anivel Rivera-Paz, has reportedly issued orders from federal prison to members of his international criminal organization to teach a lesson to a group of Americans taking border control into their own hands. The American civilians, known as the "Minutemen," say they have some 750 volunteers ready to show up in Tombstone to start policing the border and dealing with...
  • Border-watch group: All talk?

    02/22/2005 4:38:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies · 1,066+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 02/22/05 | Michael Marizco
    Published: 02.22.2005 Border-watch group: All talk? Plan for action against entrants may be just hype By Michael Marizco ARIZONA DAILY STAR Civilian border-watch groups: >> Minuteman Project: The organization is supposed to patrol the Cochise County border with hundreds of protesters beginning April 1. >> Civil Homeland Defense: The Tombstone-based group began after founder Chris Simcox launched a "call to arms" in October 2002. The group patrols the border, and leaders say they apprehend illegal entrants and turn them over to the U.S. Border Patrol. >> American Border Patrol: The border-watch group uses its Border Hawk,...
  • Earth First! holding event this weekend in county (WATERMELONS Gather to plot next ECOTerror Act)

    02/18/2005 4:33:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 24 replies · 489+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | 02/18/05 | Michael Sullivan
    TOMBSTONE - The self-described "radical environmental" organization Earth First! will hold its winter organizers' conference today through Monday near Middlemarch Road in the Dragoon Mountains. Attendees will begin gathering in their campsites this afternoon, with dinner planned at 6 p.m. Saturday's sessions are devoted to "Alienation and Connection." A trip is planned early Sunday morning to the Willcox Playa to observe sandhill cranes, followed by an afternoon sessions on how to work on environmental campaigns with indigenous groups and "rural folk." The latter session will be conducted by local residents Jean Eisenhower and Asante Riverwind of the Chiracahua-Dragoon Alliance. The...
  • Nomination for mole of the year

    11/22/2004 4:53:28 PM PST · by SAR_dude · 14 replies · 648+ views
    Great work was done recently on a well-known liberal website by ConservativeUnderground's own "freeper". I hereby nominate him for "Mole of the Year, 2004" Read about freeper's exploits here: