Cyclists will roll in for El Tour de Zona March 25-27

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Sierra Vista and Cochise County will welcome nearly 700 cyclists, including many from out of state, to spend three days enjoying daily rides and a festival when the inaugural Benson Healthcare El Tour de Zona rolls into town on Friday, March 25. Hosted by Perimeter Bicycling, this new event will introduce people from at least 34 states to Sierra Vista …

Council approves amendments to redevelopment area plan

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The Sierra Vista City Council approved amendments to the West Sierra Vista Redevelopment Area Plan, which was the final step needed to enable the City to provide matching grant dollars to additional commercial tenants and property owners seeking to improve their sites in the West End. The original redevelopment area was established in 2017 and encompassed about 23 acres, before …

Local man arrested for luring a minor for sex

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The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man on Tuesday for luring a minor for sex, attempted child molestation, and attempted sexual exploitation of a minor. Jaime Cordova, a 52-year-old Sierra Vista resident, was arrested at about 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8. Cordova was employed as a facilities technician II with the City of Sierra Vista. His employment …

Council approves 4 percent pay increase for City staff

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The Sierra Vista City Council approved a mid-year 4 percent increase to compensation for City staff at its meeting on Thursday to help keep pace with comparable cities in Arizona. The increase will take effect on Feb. 28 and will be reflected on the March 18 payroll. It applies to both full time and part time City staff. Chief Human …

U.S. Border Patrol agent involved in fatal off-duty shooting

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The Sierra Vista Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting at a local home in the 4000 block of Loma Loop that occurred Wednesday night. SVPD officers responded to a reported accidental discharge of a firearm at about 7:48 p.m. When they arrived at the residence, SVPD officers found an unresponsive man lying on a bedroom floor with a gunshot …

Task force makes two DUI arrests in Super Bowl LVI 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 Sunday, Feb. 13, due to Super Bowl LVI. The detail was performed by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Bisbee Police Department, and Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The detail resulted in the …

Presidents’ Day holiday closures and service changes

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Most City facilities will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of Presidents’ Day. The Cove is the exception. The aquatic center will be open for regular activities in the morning and then only for open swim in the afternoon from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Monday’s trash pickup will be collected on Tuesday, Feb. 22, and Tuesday’s …

Potucek earns statewide recognition for professional excellence

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At Thursday’s City Council Meeting, Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller recognized City Manager Chuck Potucek for recently receiving the John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award at the Arizona City/County Management Association Winter Conference. As the top honor ACMA can bestow upon a member, the award recognizes city, county, and town managers who demonstrate the highest level of professional excellence in …

Controlled burns at EOP set to start Feb. 16

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The City of Sierra Vista Public Works Department will conduct controlled burns at the Environmental Operations Park beginning as early as Wednesday, Feb. 16, and continuing for several weeks, based on weather conditions. The burns will be conducted on weekdays, starting in the morning and lasting until about noon each day. The precise schedule will depend on weather conditions and updates …