News » Features
A Douglas man was stabbed Oct. 16 a little after 11 p.m. and died from his injuries.
National Video News
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.
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.
5 candidates running for 3 seats on school board
Five candidates are running for three seats on the Douglas School Board this year.
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.
Special city council meeting Wednesday
Domestic violence victims honored at candle light vigil
The House of Hope remembered and honored the victims of domestic violence at the 18th annual House of Hope Domestic Crisis Shelter Candle Light/Walk and Vigil on Oct. 24.
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.
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.
The Centennial closing ceremonies ends with time capsule
The Centennial Committee held their final event on Oct. 27 with a historic photograph exhibit of Douglas and the dedication of the time capsule at the government center.
Douglas’ newest pet lover
Douglas Animal Control welcomes new staff member, Shyla Farnsworth.
Voting locations in Douglas
With Election Day fast approaching, Nov. 6, many are asking where and when they need to vote.
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.
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
Trisha Maldonado/Douglas Dispatch
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.
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.
Local youth qualifies for pageant
Miss Jiselle Arciniega, daughter of Priscilla Lord and Michael Arciniega, has earned the opportunity to attend Nationals through her successfully scored events in casual wear, modeling and most recommendations.
Stevenson Elementary PTSO holds Red Ribbon Week
Stevenson Elementary students showed their commitment to a drug free lifestyle during Red Ribbon Week sponsored by the PTSO Oct. 22-26.
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.
Clawson holds annual trunk or treat
Clawson Elementary students held their annual trick or treat celebration on Oct. 26.
En el Nobre de Dios exhibit coming to Douglas Nov. 5
Music festival brought community together
The 100 years of music event held on Oct. 20 at the Castro Park was a huge success.
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
Copyright © 2013 Douglas Dispatch