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  • Agents discover pounds of dope concealed in a casket

    05/01/2017 6:50:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 66 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Border Patrol, Tucson Sector Public Affairs Office
    WILLCOX – Willcox Border Patrol Agents, from the State Route (SR) 80 Immigration Checkpoint near Tombstone, stopped a hearse and found more than 67 pounds of marijuana concealed in a casket. Early Saturday evening, agents working near the immigration checkpoint noticed a white hearse travelling north of Tombstone. Upon further investigation of the hearse, agents conducted an immigration vehicle stop at the intersection of Highway 90 and Highway 82. After several inconsistencies and based on the totality of the circumstances, a Border Patrol canine unit was requested and alerted to an odor it was trained to detect emitting from the...
  • Riding, roping, and ranching Third-graders learn the art of the cowboy

    02/25/2017 9:58:32 AM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies
    TOMBSTONE – Saddle up and hang onto your hats! It’s rodeo time! While Arizona celebrates Tucson Rodeo festivities, third-graders from Huachuca City School are learning all about riding, roping and ranching, as well as a little rodeoing on the side. On Wednesday, about 50 young buckaroos traveled to Tombstone High School for a crash course on cowboys and ranching. The Future Farmers of America students organized the event and worked with the young cowboys and cowgirls as they dabbled in bull riding and roping and learned how to saddle a horse. They met goats and other petting zoo animals and...
  • Donald Trump Tombstone to Be Displayed in Brooklyn Art Gallery

    09/24/2016 8:24:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 23, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    The tombstone will reportedly be displayed on a raised platform along with a photo from Central Park and a gravestone rubbing. “The exhibit feels like an opportunity for pro-Trump people to come and cause trouble, so we’ll have security,” Whiteley told the paper. The Christopher Stout Gallery is opening its second year of programming with the Trump tombstone exhibit. The gallery describes itself as a “contemporary art gallery showing subversive and difficult work by New York City artists.”
  • Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers Pearl Harbor survivor honored in Tombstone

    06/30/2016 12:44:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    TOMBSTONE — Nelson Mitchell drew cheers and salutes from spectators lining Tombstone’s Allen Street, as he waved to the crowd from the back of an antique convertible. Mitchell served as grand marshal for the eighth annual Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers parade on Saturday, a celebration that commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers and honored Mitchell, the last African American survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. “He’s a celebrity,” said Charles Hancock, president of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers, an organization based out of Sierra Vista. “He was clearly the star attraction for today’s ceremony and...
  • 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
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 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 Tuesday’s 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 school’s 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
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The family of a Colorado preacher’s 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 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....
  • 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 Tombstone’s 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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: Tombstone’s 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. Tombstone’s population explosion...
  • SPOTTED OWL MAY DESTROY HISTORIC TOWN THAT'S "TOO TOUGH TO DIE!"

    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 couldn’t 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 city’s waterline, which was damaged by mudslides and boulders after last summer’s Monument Fire flooding. While the 26-mile waterline — fed by springs in the Huachuca Mountains — has been Tombstone’s main water source...