Celebrate Fourth of July responsibly

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As Sierra Vista residents prepare to celebrate Independence Day, they should be aware that the use of fireworks in the City limits is strictly regulated and only certain kinds of consumer fireworks are legal in Arizona. In light of high temperatures and dry conditions, it’s especially important to take common sense precautions and know the law so a well-intentioned celebration …

Collisions show danger of distracted and impaired driving

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In light of two rear-end collisions on Monday, June 19, the Sierra Vista Police Department reminds residents to always avoid distractions while driving and to never drive while impaired. Both collisions resulted in minor injuries treated at Canyon Vista Medical Center. The first was caused by a distracted driver, while the second involved a driver who was arrested for an …

Library receives grant for a mobile makerspace

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The Sierra Vista Public Library will soon offer patrons the chance to get hands-on experience in robotics, coding, 3D printing, and textile projects thanks to a $22,050 grant from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. The grant provides funding for a mobile makerspace, which will be used primarily for programs focused on children and teens at the library …

Second suspect arrested for May drive-by shooting

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a second suspect on Friday, June 16, in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred in the early morning of May 18. The shooting resulted in multiple occupied residences being struck by projectiles but no one was injured. Evidence at the scene indicated there were two shooters. SVPD detectives conducted interviews of witnesses and …

Owner of abandoned puppy identified

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Sierra Vista Police Department detectives assisted animal control officers to identify the owner of a puppy that was discovered in a dumpster on Wednesday, May 31. The investigation into the incident concluded on Thursday, June 15. The owner was recently identified and contacted by detectives, who learned more about why and how the puppy was left in the dumpster. After …

City to share annexation information at family festival

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Residents in the Fry Townsite area are invited to a special festival offering a variety of family-friendly fun and an opportunity to learn about what potential annexation into the City of Sierra Vista would do for them. The Star-Spangled Spectacular Family Festival on Saturday, July 1, will take place in Len Roberts Park from 3 to 6 p.m. and is …

Teen Center to pilot extended summer hours

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Starting Tuesday, June 20, the Sierra Vista Teen Center will open three hours early for the next two weeks in an effort to better serve local teens on summer break. From Tuesday, June 20, through Saturday, July 1, the Teen Center will open at noon Tuesday through Saturday. While the Teen Center typically opens at noon on Thursdays, which is …

Man arrested for super extreme DUI following rollover

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a Hereford man for a super extreme DUI on Wednesday after responding to a single vehicle rollover accident near Coronado Drive and Buffalo Soldier Trail that afternoon. Police officers and Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services personnel responded to the reported accident at about 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday. A vehicle with a single occupant …

SVPD urges residents to be mindful of fire danger

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In light of many recent fires seen in the region, the Sierra Vista Police Department urges residents to play it safe while rising temperatures, dry conditions, and occasional high winds make for prime fire conditions. Although the Lizard and Dragoon Fires now burning in the Dragoon Mountains were reportedly caused by lightening, other recent fires were sparked by human activity. …

City Council to host town hall on proposed budget

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Citizens are invited to submit questions regarding the City’s proposed budget for next fiscal year, which starts July 1, to be addressed by the Sierra Vista City Council at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The proposed budget is available here. Local residents can submit questions for the City …