Inaccurate social media post raises safety concerns at Buena

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An inaccurate social media post on Snapchat that implied a Monday school shooting circulated among students on Sunday, causing significant community concern about safety at Buena High School, especially given recent national events involving shootings in public venues. The chat was sent to one or more students and began circulating rapidly before it was reported to the Sierra Vista Police …

SVPD urges drivers to be alert as students head back to school

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Soon local children will begin walking, bicycling, and taking the bus to school as classes begin this week. To keep the students safe, the Sierra Vista Police Department will be patrolling around local schools and strictly enforcing the laws regarding school zones and bus stops. School zones are clearly marked with signs indicating the 15 mph school zone is in …

RV, trailer parking code takes effect Aug. 1

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A City ordinance prohibiting the long-term parking of recreational vehicles and trailers on public streets in Sierra Vista takes effect on Thursday, Aug. 1, after being approved by the City Council in May. The proposed code change was reviewed and recommended for approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission, before being discussed and fine tuned by the City Council at …

Apply for the Citizens Fire Academy

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Area residents seeking to gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to be a firefighter, EMT, or paramedic can now apply for Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services’ upcoming Citizens Fire Academy. At no cost, participants in the academy will learn about this exciting profession in the classroom and through hands-on training covering areas like emergency medical services, firefighting, search …

#RenewYourBlue Upcycling Contest starts today

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Starting today, Sierra Vista residents can enter a photo or video with a caption sharing how they have breathed new life into their blue recycling bins for a chance to win prizes. To participate, residents can enter a photo or video (up to 1-minute long) with a caption describing how they upcycled their blue bin, in whole or in part, …

City seeks mural designs by Aug. 20

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The City of Sierra Vista is inviting artists to submit designs for a mural to be produced on the surface of the water tank located on the southwest corner of Denman Avenue and Canyon Drive in Fry Townsite. The artist or artists who submit the design that is selected will receive $500. “The City wants to help foster public art …

Task force makes three DUI arrests in Independence Day detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made three DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Wednesday, July 3, due to the Independence Day holiday.   The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Huachuca City Police Department. The detail resulted …

Fourth of July holiday closures

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Most City facilities will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The Cove will only be open from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. for Open Swim. Thursday’s trash pickup will shift to Wednesday, July 3. There will be no special pickups on Wednesday.

Celebrate Independence Day safely and responsibly

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As we prepare to celebrate Fourth of July, the City of Sierra Vista urges local residents to do so responsibly by heeding state and local fireworks laws, protecting their pets, and keeping drones grounded in City parks and sports fields. In Sierra Vista consumer fireworks can only be used on private property, with the permission of the property owner. Any …

SVPD arrests man for attempted second-degree murder in domestic violence case

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a man found hiding in his ex-girlfriend’s residence on Monday morning on charges that include aggravated domestic violence, attempted second-degree murder, and kidnapping. Joel Zubiate, a 42-year-old Sierra Vista resident, was reported for approaching his ex-girlfriend outside her residence on Sunday, June 23, and kidnapping her by forcing her inside her home and holding …