City to require face coverings in public effective Saturday

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At a special meeting today, the Sierra Vista City Council voted unanimously to authorize Mayor Rick Mueller to issue an emergency declaration. Mueller issued an emergency declaration requiring that people over the age of 10 wear face coverings or shields while in public in Sierra Vista when physical distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible, effective Saturday, June …

City suspends face covering order as cases decline

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This afternoon, Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller issued a suspension of the June 26 emergency declaration requiring that people wear face coverings or shields while in public when physical distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible. The suspension will take effect at 1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Residents are still highly encouraged to wear face coverings while out …

Controlled burn planned for Thursday morning at EOP

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The City of Sierra Vista Public Works Department will conduct a controlled burn at the Environmental Operations Park on Thursday from about 9 a.m. to noon and residents may see significant smoke on the east side of Sierra Vista. This controlled burn at the City wastewater treatment facility will address a dried-out cell of wetland and will aid in mosquito …

Spotlight Breakfast video premieres Thursday

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It’s almost time for the City of Sierra Vista’s annual Spotlight Breakfast and this year residents need not worry about reserving a seat or getting dressed to impress. This year has brought more than its share of challenges for our whole community, from residents and business owners to the City itself. In lieu of its typical annual state of the …

Council adopts plan needed to set new development fees

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The Sierra Vista City Council voted unanimously to adopt a Land Use Assumptions and Infrastructure Improvement Plan, which lays the foundation for proposed development fees that will be considered in October and December. The plan forecasts future growth and public improvements that will be needed to serve new residents and development. Adoption of the plan is the second of four …

Drive with care as students head back to school

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With the Sierra Vista Unified School District offering in-person learning starting Monday, the Sierra Vista Police Department reminds drivers to observe posted speed limits and use caution when traveling around schools and school buses. SVPD officers will be patrolling around local schools and strictly enforcing the laws regarding school zones and bus stops. School zones are clearly marked with signs …

Local man arrested for sexual conduct with minors

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man on Friday, Sept. 4, for multiple felony charges, including two counts of sexual conduct with a minor. SVPD Special Operations Bureau detectives conducting an investigation into 20-year-old Sierra Vista resident Dylan McGrath learned that he allegedly made arrangements to meet two juveniles for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct. During …

Task force makes two DUI arrests in Labor Day weekend detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made two DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Saturday, September 5, due to the Labor Day weekend. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Bisbee Police Department, and Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The detail resulted in the following: 45 traffic stops or contacts, 25 warnings or repair orders, five miscellaneous civil …

Police investigating death of 7-month-old child

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The Sierra Vista Police Department Special Operations Bureau is investigating the death of a 7-month-old child that occurred in the evening on Saturday, Sept. 5. SVPD officers responded to a call for an “unresponsive child” at a residence in the 300 block of Seventh Street at about 8:15 p.m. Officers on scene found the child not breathing and began CPR. …

SVPD arrests local man on drug charges

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a Sierra Vista man on Friday for multiple drug charges as a result of an investigation conducted over the last nine months with the assistance of multiple agencies. SVPD Community Response Team detectives launched the investigation into 39-year-old Sierra Vista resident Brandon Ellis after receiving several reports of possible drug activity at his apartment …

Labor Day holiday closures

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City facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Monday’s trash pickup will shift to Tuesday, Sept. 8, and Tuesday’s pickup will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 9. No special pickups will be available on Wednesday.