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Douglas man arrested for murder
After eight days of intense searching, a Douglas man wanted in connection with a murder was captured on Oct. 24 a little after 5:30 p.m.
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U.S.D.A. commodities distribution Oct. 15
City takes over Douglas Rides
The City of Douglas took over the operation of the bus transit program on Monday, Oct. 1.
Charges not dismissed against ICE employee arrested for smuggling
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney, Acting Public Affairs Officer, Bill C. Solomon, the case against Stella Peterson has not been dismissed.
The City of Douglas continues work on various projects. This work is being completed by the Department of Public works and is part of the Mayor and Council’s ongoing infrastructure improvement program.
English and McDiarmid square off for county
BISBEE — In a matter of weeks, the District 2 county Board of Supervisor’s seat will be determined by voters and will indicate if they have been happy with the performance of the incumbent, Ann English.
Huge audience celebrates Dever's legacy
SIERRA VISTA – His quick wit, honesty and passion for his family and the community he served earned Larry Dever the respect and admiration of all those who had the honor of knowing him.
Report released on Dever’s accident
A report released Monday by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has officially ruled the death of former Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever as accidental.
Race for sheriff heats up
Since the Sept. 20 vote to replace Sheriff Dever’s name on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, five men have entered the race as write-in candidates.
Relay for Life this weekend
The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Douglas will kick off their event with a special Survivor’s Lap on Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Douglas High School baseball field.
Border Patrol agent shot and killed
A Border Patrol agent was shot and killed and another sustained non-life threating wounds early Tuesday morning.
Douglas man stabbed and killed
A Douglas man was stabbed Oct. 16 a little after 11 p.m. and died from his injuries.
Chief Melis honored at retirement luncheon
An estimated crowd of about 100 people attended a retirement luncheon Oct. 10 at the Douglas Visitors Center for Douglas Police Chief Alberto Melis who is retiring this Friday following five years in Douglas and 40 years in law enforcement.
Douglas’ Turkey Trot around the corner
The 11th Annual Douglas Run/Walk for the Cure will be held Nov. 22 at the Airport Park and co-sponsored by the City of Douglas.
SPARK makes health presentation at City Council meeting
The Douglas City Council meeting on Oct. 10, held at city hall started off with a presentation by Cochise County Health Policy Manager, Iris Alvarado.
Douglas BP loses another agent
The U.S. Douglas Border Patrol station has had a rough week, losing a second agent right on the heels of the high profile friendly fire death of Agent Nick Ivie on Oct. 2.
Benson new SAMC CEO
Officials for Southeast Arizona Medical Center announced that Annie Benson has been promoted to chief officer executive on Oct. 17.
Supervisors back away from interim sheriff appointment
BISBEE — Concerned that a vote to appoint an interim sheriff might be construed as a political endorsement, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors voted not to appoint the current chief deputy to the position in a two-to-one decision Tuesday, Oct. 9.
SEACP holding Weatherization Bidders Conference
Southeastern Arizona Community Action Program, Inc. (SEACAP) will be holding a Weatherization Bidders Conference on Oct. 29 at the Cochise College Benson Center, located 1025 S. Hwy 90 Benson from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog
Tony Cortez Rose passed away on Sept. 27 after a short battle with cancer surround by loved ones.
Rothrock announces write-in candidacy
Cochise County interim Sheriff Rodney Rothrock, made the announcement on Sept. 27 that he plans on being a write-in candidate for the Cochise County Sheriff election Nov.6.
City Council meeting tonight
The Douglas City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers.
School Board candidates forum Oct. 15
DUSD Board moves quickly through agenda
The Douglas School Board of Education breezed through its agenda at its Oct. 2 board meeting finishing in just under an hour.
Agent’s death caused by friendly fire
The tragic death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and the injury to a second agent was the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents, according to a statement from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge, James L. Turgal, Jr.
Candidates forum a huge success
Thirteen candidates and two surrogates for candidates who could not be there in person attended an all-candidate forum, sponsored by KDAP and the Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce, last Tuesday at the Douglas Unified School District Administrative building. Candidates had two minutes to outline their platform and priorities, and then another two minutes to answer two questions from the audience. Howard Henderson was the moderator.
New report shows elevated level of alcohol at time of Dever’s death
Officials for the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday that former sheriff Larry Dever had an elevated blood alcohol level on his system at the time of his death Sept. 18.
Relay for Life sets a new record
The American Cancer Society’s 18th Annual Relay for Life took place in Douglas this past weekend at Copper King Stadium. The event is the only 24 hour relay in the state.
Candidates forum to be held Oct. 2
On Oct. 2, KDAP and the Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce will hold a political forum at the Douglas Unified School District Administrative building from 7–9 p.m.
DUSD Board accepts new evaluation system
The Douglas School Board of Education accepted a new evaluation system for all administrators and teachers at its Sept. 18 board meeting.
FLI kicks off registration
Douglas Unified School District held their Family Leadership Institute (FLI), registration kick off Sept 20.
Douglas’ economy looking better
The Cochise College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) held its 17th annual Douglas Economic Outlook luncheon on Sept. 21, at the Cochise College campus.
Douglas celebrates Arizona’s centennial
During the month of October the Douglas Centennial Committee invites all of Douglas to come out and celebrate Arizona’s 100th birthday.
New SAMC CEO announced
At a town hall staff meeting held at Southeast Arizona Medical Center approximately 45 staff members gathered to hear SAMC Board of Directors President James Riley officially announce the promotion of Annie Benson as the new chief executive officer on Oct. 17.
School board candidates speak at forum
In an effort to give interested parents, teachers, students and community members the opportunity to meet the Douglas Unified School District Board of Education candidates, KDAP Radio and the Douglas Education Association (DEA) hosted a forum on Oct. 15 in the Douglas High School Auditorium.
DUSD board hears reports at meeting
The Douglas School Board of Education received updates from Midstate Energy and had a presentation delivered to them on the implementation of the AIMS letter grade at their regular board meeting Sept. 16.
Dannels picked to replace Dever on ballot
Following the unexpected death of longtime Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever there has been some confusion as to who would replace him on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
Are You Okay program begins
Former Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever first saw a demonstration of the Are You Okay “RUOK” program several years ago while at a law enforcement conference.
Fullen named interim police chief
Douglas’ City Manager Carlos De La Torre announced last week the Lieutenant Kraig Fullen will serve as the Interim Chief of the Douglas Police Department beginning Oct. 19.
Friends of the Douglas Library hold fall book sale
Friends of the Douglas Library held a meeting on Sept. 24 in preparation for their fall book sale and Centennial Celebration.
Letter to the Editor
The Pirtleville Community Action Committee, Inc., wants to thank all the individuals who participated in our Pirtleville Community Clean-Up Day event held Saturday, September 22, 2012. The event was very successful and was made possible only by the many people and organizations that contributed their time and/or donations. We appreciate the volunteers that showed up for the event. Two large container bins were filled to capacity and about thirty-two truck loads of refuse were issued vouchers and dispatched to the transfer station for disposal. This project helped residents dispose of a lot of unwanted items and other debris.
Fun at the Cochise County Fair
Four days of fun and festivities ended Sunday night when the 2012 Cochise County Fair came to an end.
Authors and Artists weekend Oct. 13
On Saturday Oct. 13 the Douglas Centennial Committee will present the Authors and Artists weekend.
Centennial celebrations continue
Authors and artists from all over southern Arizona were in Douglas Saturday taking part in Douglas Centennial Committee’s continued celebration of events.
Spirit of Douglas essay winners honored
The three winners of the First Annual Spirit of Douglas essay contest were honored Saturday night at an awards ceremony at the Douglas Government Building.
Bank of America celebrates Customer Appreciation Week
For customer appreciation week, held the week of Sept. 24-29, the Douglas branch of Bank of America donated $575 to Douglas Association for Retarded Citizens (DARC) on behalf of its customers, Pictured above, left to right, are Araceli Quinonez, Gary Clark, Maria Elena Chiquette, Juana Burquez and Victor Varela.
Galiano’s grand opening held Saturday
Galiano’s held their grand opening on Oct. 13 with open mic night, many raffles and free pasties.
Going pink for breast cancer awarness
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Library to hold fall book sale
Border Patrol offering citizen’s academy
Guest speaker for the Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week was Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Edgardo Garayua.
JC Penny offers free cut and style to cancer survivors
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, JC Penny Salons will be offering free haircuts and styling to breast cancer survivors throughout the month of October.
Douglas kicks off month of Centennial celebrations
This past Saturday Douglas’ Centennial Committee kicked off what will be the first of four straight weekends of events all celebrating Arizona’s 100th birthday.
Spirit of Douglas essay contest winners announced
The results are in for the 2012 Spirit of Douglas Essay Contest and this year’s winners hail from Sarah Marley Elementary, Loreto, and Douglas High School.
Mexican Consul holds Bi-National Health Week
The Douglas Mexican Consul will hold its 13th Annual Bi-National Health Week Oct. 1-5.
A 39 Day walk through Ephesians
Studying the word of God verse by verse, is not only how Pastor Mike Lingenfelter teaches his Sunday service, but also how he was inspired to write his first book “Stepping Forward: A 39 Day Walk Through Ephesians.”
Wal-Mart appreciates Clawson teachers
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Douglas’ newest pet lover
Douglas Animal Control welcomes new staff member, Shyla Farnsworth.
Fall Festival takes place at DHS
The Douglas High School land lab, art and culinary departments plus the Bulldog 4-H Club held a Land Lab Festival this past Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the land lab located on Louie Ave. near the Joe Carlson School.
Saddleback has new additions to staff
Saddleback Liberty Traditional has three new teachers this year. Kindergarten and Special Education Director, Edward Mealy; fourth and fifth grade teacher Ruth Acedo and physical education Juan Carlos (J.C.) Criado Ortiz.
Pediatric Center of Excellence holds dedication
Chiricahua Community Health Centers Pediatric Center of Excellence held their building dedication on September 9.
Douglas man arrested following two separate accidents
Trunk or treat Halloween fun
The City of Douglas and the Douglas Dispatch will hold a spooktacular Halloween event at the Copper King Baseball Stadium Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m.
Walk for Hope tonight
The House of Hope Domestic Crisis Shelter Candle Light/Walk and Vigil will take place this evening.
Taste of Home Show Nov. 1
Sierra Vista - Once again the Sierra Vista Herald is hosting a Taste of Home Cooking School Show to the Buena (high school) Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 1.
Mirage is now accepting art and literature
The Cochise College Literary Magazine, Mirage, is now accepting submissions for its 2013 issue. The staff of Mirage invites those from Sierra Vista, Douglas, Bisbee, Benson, Willcox and Nogales areas to submit work for consideration in this new issue.
DUSD and council work together to make Douglas better
On Sept. 13 the Douglas Unified School District governing board and the Douglas Mayor and City Council held a joint study session at the Douglas Government Center.
Music festival brought community together
The 100 years of music event held on Oct. 20 at the Castro Park was a huge success.
Cochise County Bookmobile schedule
Bookmobile Schedule for October 2012
Zumba for the cure
Ezra Fitness, on 1356 San Antonio Ave., will be holding a Zumba “Pink” Party on Nov. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a $10 charge.
Taco sale Sunday in Pirtleville
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