SIERRA VISTA - The need for health care reform to ensure a basic level of care for everyone in Arizona is one of the most pressing issues facing our state.
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Migrant woman pinned underneath BP agent's vehicle
A migrant women hiding in a bushy lot was injured Friday night when she was pinned underneath an agent's Border Patrol vehicle, Douglas police authorities said.
Impact fees, surcharges jump 25 percent in county
SIERRA VISTA - Government-imposed impact fees and other surcharges on new homes now average $14,534 in Cochise County and Sierra Vista, the Southern Arizona Homebuilders Association reports.
Cochise County prosecutors win state awards
SIERRA VISTA - Deputy Cochise County Prosecutor Doyle Johnstun received a state award for Prosecutor of the Year last month.
Need for more rural physicians gets help from new UA school
PHOENIX - Even though Darrell Brimhall has just started at the new University of Arizona medical school in downtown Phoenix, he already knows he wants to practice in his hometown of Snowflake.
Douglas REALTORS get new wireless lockboxes-
Douglas is the first city's nation to use this boxes
Cuts may hurt county transportation systems
BISBEE - With only a possible $86,658 in state Local Transportation Assistance Funds to spread among all the needed transportation systems in the county, organizations that provide such transportation may have a difficult time meeting their budget.
Looking for an opportunity to make a difference?
Catholic Community Services' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program provided free tax preparation services to more than 300 low-income families last year, bringing $500, 000 into the local economy. These families saved approximately $53,000 in preparation fees and were able to get their refunds in as little as 7 to 10 days. Volunteers are needed this year in order to serve more families, bring more dollars back to Cochise County, and assist families with free financial planning services. Please contact Eryka at (520) 364-6789 to find out how you can gain free IRS-certified tax training and make a difference to our community.
Young fiddlers to participate in fiddle contest
Ellen Whitehead of McNeal, a member of the Cochise County Youth Orchestra, rehearses with the group in preparation for their lunchtime performance of fiddles tunes at the Sierra Vista Fiddle Contest. Many young orchestra members will also be competing in the youth divisions this year. Area residents are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Sierra Vista Fiddle Contest on Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veterans' Memorial Park. Admission is free. All are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket and be prepared for an exciting day of great music featuring the "Orange Blossom Special Blowout Competition." Fiddlers from all over the Southwest will compete for trophies and $3,000 in cash prizes. Buena Bands will provide food concessions and there will be many items for raffle, including two acoustic/electric guitars. Proceeds from the contest benefit the Cochise County Youth Orchestra. Rain location will be Buena High School Cafeteria. For more info call 220-1166 or visit www.dkmusicstudio.com/fiddlecontest.
Harvested goodies at Farmers Markets
Sierra Vista Farmers Market
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