Man arrested for assault, kidnapping

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man on Tuesday evening after investigating a kidnapping incident at the Regency Inn & Suites, located at 250 Carroll Drive. Officers responded to the hotel at about 6:48 p.m. on Tuesday after a woman reported she had been attacked. Officers learned the victim had been held against her will inside the suspect’s …

Independence Day weekend detail nets one DUI arrest

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made one misdemeanor DUI arrest during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on July 1, due to the Fourth of July holiday. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Huachuca City Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and Arizona Department of Public Safety. In addition …

Pottery studio to host public bowl-a-thon

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The public is invited to make ceramic bowls to help the hungry at the second bowl-a-thon being held to prepare for the 10th Sierra Vista Empty Bowls Project this fall. The bowl-a-thon will take place on Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pottery Studio @ Sierra Vista. The studio is located inside the Oscar Yrun …

Fourth of July closures

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Most City facilities will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center “The Cove” will only be open from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. for open swim on Tuesday. Vista Transit will not offer bus service that day. Tuesday’s trash pickup will occur on Wednesday, July 5. There will be no …

Keep your pets safe on the Fourth of July

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While Independence Day promises plenty of family-friendly fun, the combination of extreme heat, large crowds, and loud noises can make it anything but fun for the furry members of the family. The most common risk is the potential for fireworks to spook pets, especially dogs, into running away and getting lost. With one of the largest fireworks shows in the …

Animal care center to host open house on Saturday

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The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center will host a free open house to celebrate Independence Day and encourage pet adoptions with the help of special rates on Saturday, July 1, from noon to 5 p.m. Called Raise a Paw for Freedom, the open house will feature special adoption rates, pet safety information, and a Fourth of July themed pet …

City financial reports receive awards

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Two of the City’s annual reports have once again received awards from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for excellence in sharing the City’s financial story. The GFOA awarded the City’s 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. It also awarded the City’s 2016 Popular Annual …

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 …