Police arrest three suspects for Feb. 18, 2021, robberies

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The Sierra Vista Police Department recently arrested three suspects for their involvement in two armed robberies that occurred on Feb. 18, 2021, after anonymous tips aided a joint investigation conducted with the assistance of the Benson Police Department. SVPD officers responded to the first robbery at about 6:38 a.m. on Feb. 18, 2021, when a report was received of an …

City celebrates early repayment of bond debt

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At Thursday’s meeting, the Sierra Vista City Council celebrated the early repayment of bond debt tied to many of the public facilities and amenities our community has been able to benefit from over the past two decades. The bonds were originally issued in 2000 and 2008, before being refinanced together in 2017. They amounted to more than $38 million and …

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday closures

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All City facilities will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday’s trash collection will shift to Tuesday, Jan. 18. Tuesday’s trash pickup will occur on Wednesday, Jan. 19. No special pickups will be available on Wednesday.

Task force makes four DUI arrests in New Year’s Eve detail

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The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force made four DUI arrests during a saturation detail conducted in the Sierra Vista area on Friday, Dec.31, due to New Year’s Eve. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The detail resulted in the following: 65 traffic stops or contacts, 33 …

Direct bill pay ensures fast account credit

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With the new year upon us, third party-bill paying services are doubling down on marketing to encourage residents to pay bills through their portals instead of paying directly to each biller. While convenient, third-party apps don’t always send your payments to your creditors quickly, resulting in late fees and potential service interruptions. “Some of our customers learned the hard way …

Upcoming holiday closures and trash pickup changes

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City facilities will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 31, for the observed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays. The trash pickups for Thursday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 24, will be shifted one day earlier, as will the pickups for Thursday, Dec. 30, and Friday, Dec. 31, due to the observed Christmas and New Year’s …

Sierra Vista area ranked third most affordable housing market in U.S.

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Boasting relatively high incomes and low home prices, the Sierra Vista-Douglas area was ranked as the third most affordable housing market in the United States in a national Housing Opportunity Index released in November. According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, 92.9 percent of the homes sold in the third quarter of 2021 in the …

Council approves creation of Economic Development Commission

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The Sierra Vista City Council approved the creation of a new, nonregulatory City commission focused on economic development at its regular meeting on Thursday. The Economic Development Commission will work to maximize economic development opportunities through citizen engagement, partnerships, and public input. It will also review and support efforts to achieve City economic development goals outlined in its current economic …