Local woman riding bicycle dies in collision with car

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A Sierra Vista woman died Monday night after being struck by a car at the intersection of S. Highway 92 and Kachina Trail while she was riding a bicycle.  The Sierra Vista Police Department responded at about 6:42 p.m. when a call came into dispatch for an injury collision involving a bicyclist. Witnesses advised officers that a gray Honda four-door …

Threat leads to lockdown at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School

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The Sierra Vista Police Department referred a sixth-grade student at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School for disruption of an educational facility after several students reported seeing a threat on Snapchat late this morning. Four students reported to the school principal that they had seen another student post a threat on Snapchat. In that post, the student claimed to be planning to …

Task force makes no DUI arrests in Thanksgiving weekend detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made 86 traffic stops or contacts with no DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted on Saturday, Nov. 30, due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. “The goal of the task force is to reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads. We’re always happy to end a detail with no DUI arrests because …

Last call for Sierra Vista Community Arts & Humanities Awards nominations

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Citizens have until the end of the week to submit nominations honoring area residents and organizations that have made significant contributions to the arts and humanities in Sierra Vista. Nominations for the Sierra Vista Community Arts & Humanities Awards 2019 are due by Friday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, at …

Cat adoptions and turn-ins temporarily suspended

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The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center has temporarily suspended cat adoptions and turn-ins due to capacity limitations and an outbreak of upper respiratory infections among the felines. On Tuesday, the Animal Care Center announced that cat adoptions were suspended while staff provided medical care to the felines experiencing the respiratory infections. With adoptions suspended, the “kitty room” quickly reached …

One hospitalized, one dead, following Tuesday morning collision

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A Huachuca City woman was killed and a Sierra Vista man was flown to a Tucson hospital early this morning, both victims of a head-on collision on Highway 90 at Airport Road.  Sierra Vista Police arrived on the scene just before 6 a.m. this morning, where they found two vehicles with extensive front-end damage blocking the northbound lanes of Highway …

Altercation ends with gunshot injuries and felony arrest

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An argument on Sunday on Brae Burn Street resulted in two people being injured from a single gunshot and one person arrested and charged with multiple felonies. Steven Hupcej, 29 of Sierra Vista, was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, endangerment, disorderly conduct with a weapon, and one count of discharge of a firearm at a residential structure. …

Thanksgiving holiday closures and special hours

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City facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center will also be closed on Saturday, Nov. 30, and will instead be open on Monday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when the facility would typically be closed. Thursday’s trash pickup will shift …

Artists sought to host Youth Arts Festival activities

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The Sierra Vista Arts and Humanities Commission and Cochise College are seeking proposals from artists and craftspeople to host activities for children in kindergarten through eighth grade at the Youth Arts Festival in February. The 2020 Youth Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, February 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sierra Vista campus of Cochise College, …

Not all vehicle lights are legal on public roads

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Sierra Vista Police Department officers have observed a recent increase in vehicles being driven with extra lights installed and sometimes drivers are surprised to learn that not all of the lights available to buy are actually legal on public roadways. “It’s a common misconception that just because the lights and related equipment can be purchased it means they must also …