A Douglas man was stabbed Oct. 16 a little after 11 p.m. and died from his injuries.
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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.
Kramer, Ortega, Sabal elected to DUSD Board
Shaking hands with Veterans parade Sunday
The Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) will host this year’s Veterans Day parade and observance on Sunday, Nov. 11. The parade will start at 10 a.m. with the lineup at 9 a.m. on G Ave. and Fourth Street and the observance following at 11 a.m.
Douglas City Council holds special meeting
Local officials meet to discuss SENTRI program
Mayors on the border meet to promote tourism
AGUA PRIETA, Sonora, Mexico — Mayors from several cities from the border region met Monday, Oct. 29 in Agua Prieta, Sonora, to discuss ideas to promote tourism in Sonora, Mexico, and Cochise County.
American Legion celebrates Veterans Day and American Education Week
A Veterans Day Program will be held on Nov. 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the Douglas High School Auditorium.
Local wild land crew bosses help out land lab
Efforts to enhance the Douglas High School land lab continue with the recent donation of time, labor and equipment by Arizona State Forestry, Douglas Wild Land fire crew bosses, Jack Upchurch and Eric Huddleston and Douglas Department of Corrections Wild Land crew bosses, Gilbert Pizano and Oscar Badilla.
Smuggling activity at scene of Border Patrol shooting
BISBEE — Initial reports indicated that three U.S. Border Patrol agents were ambushed during a shooting on Oct. 2 in an area of the desert in southern Cochise County, although the incident was later determined to be "friendly fire."
Report indicates 2.5 percent job growth in Arizona
PHOENIX — It certainly won’t match the boom years of the last decade.
Local FFA Members help to package one million meals
INDIANAPOLIS – More than 9,500 FFA members, advisors and guests took part in the FFA Rally to Fight Hunger, October 24-26, in Indianapolis.
Douglas man arrested with $119,000 worth of marijuana
Environmental groups sue to protect desert eagle
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Former judge sues Cox over cable box rental fees
PHOENIX -- A former state Supreme Court judge is hoping to get what he believes is a little justice of his own for himself and other Arizona cable TV subscribers.
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.
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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.
Douglas ranger district office to be temporarily closed Nov. 13
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.
Zumba for the cure attracts crowd
The Ezra Gym and Fitness Center, located in the San Antonio Plaza, hosted a Zumba “Pink” Party this past Friday.
Trash pickup altered by holiday
Spay/neuter and vaccination clinic Nov. 14-15
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will offer a low cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinic to the Douglas community on Wednesday and Thursday Nov. 14-15 at the Douglas Animal Shelter/Animal Health Care Center, located at 2017 Rogers Avenue.
2012 4-H & FFA Cochise County Fair livestock results
The 2012 Cochise County Fair was a great success with many exhibits displayed by 4-H and FFA youth members. Below are the Champion and Reserve award winners from the livestock and small stock divisions. Congratulations to all the participants and many thanks to the numerous volunteers and donors that helped to make it a great year.
Applications for light parade available
ACT Call Center hosts Halloween event
Chargers win big at the SAYCL competition
An estimated 250 girls, ages 5-14, traveled to Benson from all over Cochise County on Nov. 3 to compete in the Southern Arizona Youth Cheer League event which took place at Benson High School gym.
Trunk or Treat attracts over 2,500 children
An estimated 2,500 children attended the trunk or treat event held by the City of Douglas and co-sponsored by the Douglas Dispatch on Oct. 31 at the Copper King Baseball Stadium.
Riebock speaks at Chamber event
Guest speaker for the Chamber of Commerce Nov. 1 luncheon was Tom Riebock Director of Human Resources for Wick Communications.
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.
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